November 5, 2019

Incident at KAPUSKASING ON (CYYU)

A North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GDGC/BF710) on a flight from Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) climbing through 18 600 feet requested immediate descent due to a pressurization issue. BF710 cleared to 10 000 feet and continued onto destination. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19O0165: C-GDGD, a Pilatus PC12/45 flight BF710 aircraft operated by North Star Air Ltd., departed Kapuskasing (CYYU), ON for Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON and was climbing through 15000 feet when the flight crew received a cabin altitude warning. The flight crew donned oxygen masks and instructed the one passenger to put on an oxygen mask as well. The flight crew carried out the Cabin Pressure Fail checklist and found that the Environmental Control System (ECS) switch was in the off position. The switch was placed in the on position and pressurization returned to normal. The flight crew requested a lower altitude as a precaution and continued to CYPL. Flight landed safely.

February 16, 2018

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During flight training, the left main landing gear gave an unsafe indication. i.e., no green light, just red light. Issue troubleshot and traced down to the left hand (LH) cannon plug on the landing gear actuator. Replaced cannon plug on landing gear actuator with new. Gear swings performed, function tested okay.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18Q0036: C-GFLA, a Pilatus PC12 aircraft operated by Keewatin Air was conducting flight KEW400 from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) with a planned return to CYFB with 2 flight crew members on board. While conducting an approach to CYFB, the flight crew declared and emergency due to a left main gear unsafe indication. The aircraft landed without further incident, and remained on the runway until it was towed off.
A Keewatin Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GFLA/KEW400T) on a flight from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) and landing at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe indication for the left main landing gear. The aircraft landed safely at 0636Z. Runway 16/34 was closed until the removal of the aircraft at 0648Z. No impact on operations.

October 16, 2017

Incident at 21NM S NANRO intersection

A loss of separation occurred at 16,000 ft between a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (NDL321) from Mont-Joli (CYYY), QC, to Wabush (CYWK), NL, and a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC835) from Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, to Wabush (CYWK), NL, while the aircraft were descending inbound to CYWK.
UPDATE: BST#A17Q0171: NDL321, a Pilatus PC12 aircraft operated by Chrono Aviation, flying under instrument flight rules from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Wabush, NL (CYWK). C-FZVY, a BA Jetstream 32 aircraft operated by Pascan Aviation, flew PSC835 from Sept-Iles, QC ((CYZV) to CYWK. While both aircraft were at an altitude of 16,000 feet at 21 nautical miles south of the NANRO final approach course fix, in descent and inbound for CYWK, the spacing between NDL321 and PSC835 was reduced to 2 nautical miles, whereas the non-radar procedural control standard environment requires a separation of 5 nautical miles with a speed differential of 40 KTS.

July 14, 2017

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Bearskin Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVB/ BLS318) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) called Sioux Lookout aerodrome advisory service (AAS) on the Mandatory Frequency (122.0). BLS318 had an IFR flight plan filed. BLS318 was asked to standby due to Flight Service Station (FSS) was providing continual traffic information to four inbound aircraft estimating in 3 to 5 minutes and using opposite end runways: PC12 from SE, Runway 34 in 3 min; MU2 from NE, Runway 16 in 3 min; PA31 from NW, Runway 16 in 4 min; PC12 from SE, Runway 34 in 5 min. BLS318's next call on 122.0 was while holding short of Runway 16/34 on Taxiway Bravo and directed to an inbound aircraft.

February 25, 2016

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Tower initiated overshoot of Air Canada Airbus A320 200 (ACA447) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) Runway 33L due an Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC12 (PUL107) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) not exiting 33L in time.

January 6, 2016

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

TSB#A16C0004: The Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D flight WSG930, registration C-GWOV, was holding short of RWY 16 on Taxiway B in Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) as a North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC12 (CGKAY) was on final approach for landing. When C-GKAY landed, Sioux Lookout Radio informed WSG930 that their IFR clearance was now valid. WSG930 taxied to position on RWY 16, power was applied for the takeoff run, and the crew advised Radio that they were ?rolling?. Radio immediately replied that C-GKAY was still on the runway. The WSG930 crew observed C-GKAY taxiing on the runway near Taxiway A and rejected the takeoff run at a low speed. C-GKAY subsequently exited the runway at Taxiway A. WSG930 repositioned to the threshold of Runway 16 and conducted an uneventful takeoff.

December 11, 2015

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNF/FAB866), from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) called to report that it was ready to taxi on Runway 25. It received the airport advisory service (AAS) information about Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GVDG/NDL321), from Schefferville, QC (CYKL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) which was 10 NM on final for Runway 07 with an estimated time of arrival of 4 minutes. FAB866 was positioning on Runway 25 and once in position, reported that it would be ready to take off in one minute. NDL321 was notified of the presence of the aircraft; it slowed down and then aborted its approach to let FAB866 take off. NDL321 tried to reposition for Runway 07 but was too tight and aborted its approach; it integrated the left base for Runway 31. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A15Q0187: A First Air Boeing B737-400 (C-FFNF/ FAB866) was on a flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Iqaluit (CYFB), NU. The crew notified the aerodrome advisory service at CYVP that they were ready to taxi into position for takeoff from Runway 25. The aerodrome advisory service operator informed the crew that a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC12 (C-GVDG/ NDL321), on a flight from Schefferville (CYKL), QC, to Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, was 10 NM on final for Runway 07. However, once in position on Runway 25, the crew of FAB866 reported that they needed a minute before proceeding to take off. NDL321 slowed down and deviated from its path in order to let FAB866 take off. NDL321 tried to reposition itself for a Runway 07 approach but did not have enough space to conduct the manoeuvre. The crew conducted a missed approach and then conducted another approach for Runway 31.

August 14, 2015

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737 200 (NRL57), from Mirabel (CYMX), QC, to Mont-Joli (CYYY), QC, experienced a bird strike upon landing on Runway 24. A Pascan Aviation Pilatus PC12 (PSC826), from Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, to Mont-Joli (CYYC), QC, had to conduct a low altitude approach to visually inspect the runway before landing without incident on Runway 06. An attendant then conducted a runway inspection and recovered a bird carcass.

March 9, 2015

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

The aircraft type indicated in the flight plan of a Pascan Aviation British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC402), from Québec (CYQB), QC, to Gatineau (CYND), QC, indicated that it was a PC12 when in fact it was a JS32.

May 4, 2015

Incident at 10 NM E ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Conair Group Convair CVLT Convair 580 (FGD444) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a VFR flight, entered Class C airspace prior approval and came into conflict with a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPA), an IFR aircraft inbound to Vancouver / Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB).
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0094: After departing the Abbotsford (CYXX) control zone, the flight crew of the Conair Group Convair CVLT 580 operating VFR as flight FGD444 requested flight following from CYXX Tower. The CYXX Tower Controller issued the incorrect en route frequency for flight following. About 10NM east of CYXX, FGD444 entered Class C airspace prior to approval, and came into conflict with an RCMP Pilatus PC12 (C-GMPA) operating an IFR flight inbound to Boundary Bay (CZBB). The aircraft were opposite direction at 4.6 NM and same altitude when ATC turned C-GMPA. They passed within 2.5 NM and 500 feet.
UPDATE: AOR #186593-V4: Narrative Change: Aircraft passed within 2NM and 500 feet.
UPDATE: AOR #186593-V3: Narrative change: After departing Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone, a Conair Group Convair CVLT Convair 580 (FGD444) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a VFR flight, requested flight following from CYXX Tower. The CYXX Tower Controller issued the incorrect en-route frequency for flight following. FGD444 subsequently entered Class C airspace prior to approval and came into conflict with a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPA), an IFR aircraft in bound to CZBB. Aircraft were opposite direction at 4.6 NM and same altitude when air traffic control (ATC) turned C-GMPA. Aircraft passed within 2.5 NM and 500 feet.

November 21, 2015

Incident at 15NM SW FREDERICTON INTL NB (CYFC) (Other operational incident)

An American corporately-registered Pilatus PC12 (N230UH) reported a fire on the ground 15NM southwest of Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Air Traffic Control (ATC). New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advised of all details.

September 2, 2014

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Upon landing, the Tower observed that a Pascan Aviation Pilatus PC-12 (PSC403), from Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Quebec, QC (CYQB), was not a JS32 (medium) but rather a PC12 (light). No impact.

June 16, 2014

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-GSKW/ SLQ727) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) taxied onto a manoeuvring area (taxiway A) without receiving an advisory. There was a DHC6 on final for 30, a PC12 taxiing A and a metroliner was on the role 30 at the time.

August 25, 2014

Incident at N6959/W7404

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12 (SST181) from Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) declared emergency due to frozen aileron. Aircraft diverted to Clyde River, NU (CYCY). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14Q0132: The Pilatus PC12, registration C-GMPV, operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was on an IFR flight from Pond Inlet, Nunavut (CYIO) to Iqaluit, Nunavut (CYFB). At a cruising altitude of 27 000 feet, 160 nm South of Pond Inlet, a CAS (Crew Advisory System) message AP HOLD LH WING DN came on and disappeared. The aircraft was on autopilot with altitude hold and GPS Nav mode selected ON. The message came on again, followed by the autopilot disengagement on his own. The crew realized that the ailerons were almost completely jammed and the outside temperature was minus 46 degrees. An emergency was declared and the crew diverted to Clyde River, Nunavut (CYCY), located 118 nm from their position. As the aircraft was descending, more response from the ailerons was obtained. The aircraft had previously overnight outside in the rain with a temperature of around 3 degrees.

February 21, 2014

Incident at 45 miles N PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPA) from La Ronge, SK (CYVC) to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) was issued descent from 15,000 feet to 10,000 feet inbound to Prince Albert, SK, with opposite direction traffic, a Transwest Air Beech 1900D (C-GTWG/ TW502) from Prince Albert, SK (CYPA) to La Ronge, SK (CYVC), at 14,000. When both aircraft were at 14,000 feet they were separated laterally by 3.5 miles in airspace where 5 miles lateral or 1,000 feet vertical separation is required.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14C0032: The RCMP Pilatus PC12 aircraft, registration C-GMPA was inbound to Prince Albert, SK, from La Ronge and was issued a descent clearance from 15000 feet to 10000 feet. Opposite-direction traffic, Transwest flight TW502 a Beech 1900, registration C-GTWG was cruising at 14000 feet. While descending through 14000 feet, C-GMPA received a TCAS indication and soon after the pilot had visual contact with C-GTWG. At the same time C-GTWG also received a TCAS warning and had visual contact with C-GMPA. The aircraft were separated by 3.5 mile lateral separation. C-GTWG was then given a clearance to descend to 13000 feet. Both aircraft initiated turns to the right for avoidance and at approximately 13000 feet the aircraft passed with a .3 nm lateral separation and 300 feet vertical separation in airspace where 5 miles lateral or 1000 feet vertical separation is required. Both aircraft then continued on to their destinations. ATC advised that they have begun an internal, class 2 investigation.

December 23, 2013

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Non-declared aircraft types took off from St-Hubert (CYHU). Declared aircraft that were authorized to take off: a Pascan Aviation Piper PC-12 (PSC822), from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Val-d'Or (CYVO), and a Pascan Aviation Piper PA31 (PSC895), from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Val-d'Or (CYVO). PSC895 was actually a PA31 and not a PC12 and PSC822 was a PA31 and not a PC12. No impact.

March 15, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Overshoot/missed approach, ATS operating irregularity)

Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A13Q0047: The CRJ, operating as flight AWI4034 from KPHL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to CYQB Quebec/Jean Lesage Int'l had just landed runway 24 and was cleared to turn left and taxi on runway 12 and JULIET. The taxi clearance was given to AWI4034 while C-GOAQ, a Cessna 172 was landing runway 30. C-GOAQ landed short as the CRJ had just started the turn off runway 24. There is 3836 feet of runway between the threshold 30 and the intersection with runways 06/24. Land and Hold Short operations were in effect for 06/24 and on ATIS. While AWI4034 was starting to exit runway 24, C-GMQZ, a Pilatus PC12 on final approach was cleared to land runway 24. The clearance to land was given to the PC12 while C-GCYU, a Cessna 172 was holding on the threshold runway 24 for take-off. C-GMQZ was given instructions to go-around and rejoin the circuit. The occurrence took place during daylight hours, in VFR weather, with 30 sm visibility, and no precipitation. Nav Canada is investigating.
C-GMQZ, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by Chrono Aviation, was conducting VFR touch-and-goes in the Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) area. At 2059Z, the pilot was authorized to conduct a touch-and-go on Runway 24 while C-FCYU, a Cessna 152 operated by Sasair, was lined up and waiting at the threshold of the runway. Thus, the pilot of C-GMQZ was instructed to conduct a go-around and he continued his flight in the circuit.
Update #1: According to new information from NAV CANADA on version 2 of AOR 158630: C-GMQZ, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by Chrono Aviation, was conducting VFR touch-and-goes in the Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) area. At 2059Z, the pilot was authorized to conduct a touch-and-go on Runway 24 while C-FCYU, a Cessna 152 operated by Sasair, was lined up and waiting at the threshold of the runway. Thus, the pilot of C-GMQZ was instructed to conduct a go-around and continued his flight in the circuit. Minutes before this occurred, the crew of AWI4034, a Regional Jet operated by Air Wisconsin, was instructed to leave via Runway 12 after landing on Runway 24, and C-GOAQ, a Cessna 172 operated by Orizon Aviation, was on landing for Runway 30.

August 11, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Seair Seaplanes Cessna 208 (C-FLAC) from Vancouver/ Richmond Water, BC (CAM9) to Kyuquot Water, BC (CAR7) entered and descended in the Tofino, BC (CYAZ) control zone without prior contact on the mandatory frequency (MF). C-FLAC did not respond to calls from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) FSS on the CYAZ RAAS MF. At approximately 2212Z, C-FLAC contacted CYCD on the MF and advised that they had passed a PC12. C-FLAC was advised that they had entered the control zone without prior call and IFR traffic departed CYAZ. The PC12 was IFR traffic registration N670WH. The American corporately registered Pilatus PC-12/45 (N670WH) from Tofino, BC (CYAZ) to Bellingham, WA (KBLI) was passed C-FLAC traffic prior to departure from CYAZ.

October 12, 2013

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

UPDATE: Helicopter owner changed from Geotech Aviation to 618232 Alberta Ltd.
A Helicopter, 618232 Alberta Ltd. Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-FGEO) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) landed on the apron at CYXL with no prior radio contact or Special VFR approval with the weather being 1.5 miles visibility and 800 feet overcast. At the time of landing, a B190 was final runway 16 and a PC12 was taxiing for departure runway 16. The Pilot advised they were having radio issues.

July 31, 2013

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-FRWK/ THU850) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a TCAS warning on final for runway 25. No TCAS action was taken. At the time, a C172 was on downwind, another C172 was 2 miles off the approach and a PC12 was at 4000 feet above.

June 15, 2013

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

First report from a Cameron Air Cessna TU206G (C-GGSG) was 4 west of the airport at 017 to join downwind for runway 36. At the time a privately registered Cessna 172 airborne was off runway 36 with a left turnout southwest bound for Collingwood, ON (CNY3), a Pilatus PC12 inbound from the NW to join left downwind runway 36 in 4 minutes and a Piper P28A doing stop, backtrack and go circuits runway 27. Pilot was advised for future reference that initial calls were requested 5 minutes prior to entering the zone.

September 8, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An AirSprint Pilatus PC12 (ASP353) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Oliver, BC (CAU3) rejected the takeoff roll on runway 26 due to an "avionics glitch". No operational impact.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: After selecting takeoff power, the left side lower screen went blank. The crew elected to reject take off, after pulling off the runway the screen had fixed itself. Maintenance was consulted and an avionics reset was carried out to make sure it was cleared. Aircraft departed, no further anomalies have been reported to date.

April 5, 2013

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North-Wright Airways Cessna 172N (C-GVKU/ NWL771) from CYEV to CYKD taxiing for departure runway 24, advised they had a flat tire near the threshold runway 24 and needed assistance at 1805Z. NOTAM runway closed as per APM. NWL771 was removed from runway at 1843Z. NOTAM runway open. Slight delay for a RCMP Pilatus PC12.

March 16, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Overshoot/missed approach)

Canadian Royal Mounted Police Pilatus PC12 (C-GMPE) on a IFR flight from Edmonton City Centre (CYXD) to Calgary (CYYC) was given missed approach instructions at 6 miles final runway 16 to maintain 4 miles radar separation from a Jazz Aviation De Havilland DHC 8 (operating as JZA8435) on a IFR flight from Regina (CYQR) to Calgary (CYYC) landing in front 2 mile final. C-GMPE was turned left to heading 070. No other impact on operations.

March 5, 2013

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Stony Rapids frequencies 122.2 (MF), 122.375 (FISE), and 126.7 (Flight Information Service En-route broadcast - FISE BCST) was unserviceable due to power failure at 1946z-2035z. Regina FSS was providing RAAS to FMPE (PC12) on 122.2 at the time. Other operational impact unknown.

February 5, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

After departure Runway 36, A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC12 (C-GMPP) on a IFR flight reported altimeter not working. C-GMPP remained VFR with Tower and landed runway 36 safely at 446Z. No operational impact.

November 2, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

KUK164, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Kudklik Aviation, was IFR from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Schefferville (CYKL). At 1250Z, the aircraft was observed climbing past 3500 feet whereas SID QUEBEC3, which had been authorized and read back by the crew, calls for 3000 feet. No impact on ATC operations.

October 26, 2012

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB)

PSC478, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Pascan Aviation, was on a VFR flight from Bonaventure (CYVB) to Mont-Joli (CYYY). At 2200Z, the crew contacted ATC to report that they were flying VFR. At that moment, the aircraft was seen at an altitude of 14 500 ft. Even though ATC told PSC478 that an authorization to fly in Class B airspace was necessary, the aircraft descended to 12 500 ft. No impact on ATC operations.

Incident at Approx, 42NM au nord/nord-ouest du VOR de Québec (YQB)

KUK164, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Kudlik Aviation was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage to Pivirnituq (CYPX). At 1710Z, the aircraft was seen turning right direct CYPX even though the crew had received and read back OLAVL direct MT direct CYPX. The controller corrected the route immediately. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: The mistake was made because the crew was confused. The company?s director of operations met with the crew to ensure that the situation does not reoccur.

October 22, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Rejected take-off, ATS operating irregularity)

PSC112, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Pascan Aviation had been authorized to take off from the runway while C-GXIT, un Piper PA23 operated by Cargair Ltd., was approximately 3 NM on final for Runway 30 on a planned IFR pull-up. The Quebec terminal control unit (TCU) had not given the tower permission to apply visual separation while PSC112 had been authorized to take off and had initiated the takeoff run on Runway 30. The tower controller ordered PSC112 to abort takeoff. There was no other impact on ATC operations.

June 13, 2012

Incident at 130NM au sud de Donaldson (CPT9) (Navigation error, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A12Q0100: The Boeing 737 registered C-FFAL and operated by Xstrata Canada Corporation en route from Rouyn, Que., to the Kattiniq/Donaldson, Que., airport had received the restriction to cross coordinate 59°30?N below FL280. Even though the readback had been correct, C-FFAL crossed 59°30?N at FL287. There was no risk of collision, but it was not possible to maintain the required standard separation with a PC12 registered C-GMPV and operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police en route from Sanikiluaq, Nun., to Iqaluit, Nun., at FL290.
C-FFAL, a Boeing 737-700 operated by XStrata Canada, was on an IFR flight from Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) to Kattiniq/Donaldson (CTP9). Considering the traffic at FL290 and in anticipation of the descent to Kattiniq/Donaldson, C-FFAL received the restriction to cross 5930N under FL280. Even though C-FFAL had read back the restriction, it crossed 5930N at FL287 creating a loss of separation with C GMPV at FL290.

May 30, 2012

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Pascan Aviation Pilatus PC12 PSC426 was IFR from Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) to Quebec City/Jean Lesage (CYQB). At 1309Z, the crew pulled up on instrument approach for runway 06 because the glide path signal was lost. The equipment was verified and was functioning at the time of the incident. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: There seems to have been a problem with the instrument landing system (ILS) signal because other aircraft that were on approach for Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) reported the same problem at the same time. The OPI was therefore changed to ANS and Airspace with a follow-up required.

May 27, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident)

A Pilatus PC12 being operated by Airsprint as flight ASP331 was IFR from Huronia (CYEE) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 1732Z, the crew was instructed to do a go-around because of insufficient separation from the next aircraft, a Falcon FA10 being operated by Air Nunavut (Air Baffin) as flight BFF10, and because of BFF10?s status as a medevac flight. ASP331 landed at 1737Z.

May 24, 2012

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Pilatus PC12, operated by Pascan under flight number PSC838, was IFR from Val-d'Or (CYVO) to St-Hubert (CYHU). At 2330Z, the crew indicated that they had a flap problem and requested clearance to return to CYVO. No emergency was declared, no priority requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 2341Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The maintenance team checked the memory in order to find the code for the problem. The flex shafts were inspected, cleaned and lubricated; no problem was detected during the in-depth inspection. The aircraft was therefore returned to service.

April 17, 2012

Incident at Approx.45NM est - sud-est du NDB de Rouyn (YUY)

A Pilatus PC12 being operated by Pascan Aviation under flight number PSC426, was IFR from Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) to Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). The crew failed to fly the route which had been authorized and which it had read back during departure. As a result it flew to within about 11 NM of an aircraft that had been cleared for an approach to Rouyn-Noranda. The authorized route was CYUY B7 REZIN OLAVO but the aircraft flew CYUY YVO OLAVO.

February 21, 2012

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

C-FKGA, a Pilatus PC12 operated by Kudlik Aviation as flight number KUK164, was on an IFR flight from Repulse Bay (CYUT) to Inukjuak (CYPH). The crew requested to be re-authorized for Puvirnituq (CYPX) due to a landing gear indicator. The aircraft landed without incident at 2247Z. No emergency declared. No impact on ATC operations.

February 14, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

PSC400, a Pilatus PC12, operated by Pascan Aviation, was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB) to Gatineau (CYND). While the aircraft was on approach, the crew notified the Montréal area control centre (ACC) that there was a pressurization problem. No emergency was declared; the aircraft descended to an altitude of 6 000 ft. The aircraft landed without incident at 0021Z. No impact on ATC operations.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The aircraft?s registration was added. The type of aircraft was changed to Jetstream 3212. The maintenance crew investigated and adjusted the landing gear squat switch and the aircraft was put back in service.

January 18, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

C-FYUT, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by Pascan Aviation as flight number PSC254, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to St-Hubert (CYHU). At 1742Z, the crew declared an emergency due to a problem with the flight controls. The flight continued normally until the initial destination, where emergency services were waiting. The aircraft landed without incident at 1750Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Trenton Rescue Co-ordination Centre (TR RCC) and Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified.
Update #2 : According to information from the Maintenance Division : The aircraft was inspected; the yaw damper would move right for no apparent reason and would then deactivate. After the system was isolated and differed aircraft completed the daily scheduled flights. A subsequent inspection of the system revealed no faults found. The aircraft had been parked outside the previous night during snow, rain and freezing rain fall. Although it had been towed inside for a short period of 45 minutes prior to the ferry flight, it is possible that a buildup of humidity may have led to freezing and restricted yaw damper movement. As a precaution, maintenance replaced the autopilot computer. The aircraft was returned to service.
Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A12Q0008: The Pilatus PC12, registration C-FYUT, was on a ferry flight from CYUL Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l airport to CYHU Montreal/St-Hubert airport. Shortly after take-off and during cruise climb, the pilot noticed uncommanded right yaw damper movement. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without difficulty at destination. The aircraft was inspected; the yaw damper would move right for no apparent reason and would then deactivate. After the system was isolated and placed on the Minimum Equipment List aircraft completed the daily scheduled flights. A subsequent inspection of the system revealed no faults found. The aircraft had been parked outside the previous night during snow, rain and freezing rain fall. Although it had been towed inside for a short period of 45 minutes prior to the ferry flight, it is possible that a buildup of humidity may have led to freezing and restricted yaw damper movement. As a precaution, maintenance replaced the autopilot and yaw damper servos. The aircraft was returned to service.

November 2, 2012

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

After departure off runway 16, the pilot of an American privately registered Pilatus PC12 aircraft advised he had a mechanical problem. Aircraft returned to CYXC but required no assistance. ACC was notified. Aircraft departed after checking the issue and reported no further problems.

October 19, 2012

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A RCMP PC12 (C-FMPA) reported passing through a flock of small birds on landing and striking at least two birds. Runway check revealed that the deceased birds were sparrows. No damage to aircraft.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Nanaimo Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

July 26, 2012

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE TSB A12P0112: Shortly after the AirSprint PC-12 (C-FASR/ASP353) departed Kelowna, during the climbout at 7,000 feet the pilot received a cockpit warning of engine fire. However, when the engine power was reduced the light went out and there were no signs of smoke or fire. The pilot informed ATC and was cleared direct back to Kelowna. On final, the fire indication returned and the pilot declared an emergency; the light went out again on short final. The aircraft landed at 1255 without further event and with ARFF on standby. Maintenance inspection revealed no signs of fire; they found a faulty fire detection wire and replaced it. The aircraft was then returned to service.
An Airsprint Inc. Pilatus PC12 aircraft, operating as flight# ASP353, returned to Kelowna after departure, initially reporting an inability to climb with YVR ACC. On 5 mile final to Runway 34, the aircraft declared an emergency with tower - engine fire. The aircraft was cleared direct and landed. AFF on standby. Runway inspection was completed, no FOD found.
UPDATE - The aircraft departed Kelowna for Boeing Field/King County International Airport (KBFI) with two crew and two passengers. On the climb through 7000 the engine fire light illuminated. Once power was reduced the light went out and they had no other indications of smoke or fire. They requested a return to the airport and did a 360 to lose altitude. Rolling out of the turn the fire light again illuminated and they declared an emergency. On short final the light went out and they landed and taxied in with no problems. After shut down the engine compartment was checked but there was no obvious indications of fire.

June 29, 2012

Incident at STAVE Intersection (ATS operating irregularity)

The Airsprint ASP416 Pilatus PC12 was concluding an IFR flight from Springbank Airport (CYBW) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The aircraft made initial contact with ATC ?descending to 10000?. The controller advised that speed restrictions cancelled and ?eight left?. After a delay, the pilot readback ?descending to 8000? and the controller did not trap the error. The aircraft descended to 8600 before being cleared back up to 10000. There was no operational impact.

April 13, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

An Island Express Air Inc. Piper PA28 C-GICA, VFR Abbotsford (CYXX) to Princeton (CYDC) departed Rwy 19 with left turn instruction which was shortly amended to maintain runway heading to accommodate departing IFR traffic - a Westjet Boeing 737 operating WJA488, IFR CYXX to Calgary (CYYC) and a RCMP Pilatus PC12 C-FMPF, IFR Abbotsford to Bella Coola (CYBD). Tower controller made several calls to C-GICA but was unable to reach the aircraft. As a result, WJA488 was delayed in position at the threshold of runway 07, a Coastal Pacific Cessna 172 C-GIXQ had to pull up on final for runway 07, and subsequently the IFR departure of C-FMPF was delayed. The tower controller asked the ground controller to try C-GICA on that frequency. Immediately C-GICA responded on tower frequency and said he had "bumped his volume down".

March 12, 2012

Incident at 90 East of Ukiah, CA (Conflict - loss of separation)

The FAA reports: A United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C17 operating as COVRT66, IFR origin and destination unknown failed to maintain two-way communication with air traffic control (ATC) and descended 500 feet below their assigned altitude, conflicting with a Canadian, privately registered Pilatus PC12 operating at flight level 250 (FL250), IFR origin and destination unknown. The aircraft came within 100 feet vertically and 2.97 miles laterally.

February 18, 2012

Incident at Kelowna (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Horizon Air deHavilland DH8C operating flight QXE476, IFR Seattle (KSEA) to Kelowna (CYLW), was unable to exit the runway due to a winnrow. The Air Canada Embraer E190 operating flight ACA1188, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to CYLW, was 4NM final and given instructions to execute a missed approach. Maintenance cleared the snow and ACA1188 landed without further incident. The privately registered Pilatus PC12, IFR Edmonton City Centre (CYXD) to CYLW, delayed departure for approximately 5 minutes.

January 24, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A state registered Pilatus PC12 on IFR reported hitting a bald eagle over threshold runway 08L during arrival. The runway was closed and reopened 30 minutes later at 2121z. Minimal impact to arrivals and departures.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver (CYVR) airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

December 2, 2012

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO)

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Pilatus PC12 aircraft was on an [unknown flight rules] from Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional Airport) (CYLS) to Moosonee Airport (CYMO). NAV CANADA staff at Timmins FSS reported that the aircraft was on approach to Moosonee when the pilot requested a diversion to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) due to a problem with the aircraft flaps. No impact to operations.

May 22, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Overshoot/missed approach)

The American Airlines Inc. (US) Boeing 737 800 aircraft (operating as AAL420) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Dallas (US) (KDFW) to Toronto (CYYZ). The Airsprint Inc. Pilatus PC12 45 aircraft (operating as ASP433) was on an IFR flight from Philadelphia (US) to Toronto. While on approach to runway 05, the flight crew of AAL420 were instructed to carry out a go-around as ASP433 was still on the runway.

March 10, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Northern Air Solutions Pilatus PC12 45 aircraft (operating as NA245) was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Sault Ste. Marie (CYAM). Shortly after departing, the flight crew requested and was cleared back to Ottawa due to an un-specified abnormal instrument indication. Ops. impact -- none.

February 22, 2012

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Air Bravo Pilatus PC12 45 aircraft (operating as AB1212) was on an IFR flight from Sudbury (CYSB) to Kingston (CYGK). While taxiing for departure, a snow clearing vehicle became stuck within the runway protected area of runway 04/22. The vehicle was stuck for 9 minutes. Ops. impact -- AB1212 elected to depart from runway 30 instead of 22.

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