August 25, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SUT1543) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), on a visual approach for Runway 34, established two-way radio communications approximately 4 miles in the zone, when turning final.

August 4, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (NCB2013) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported a possible bird strike on approach for Runway 03. The North Peace Airport Services (NPAS) unit conducted a runway check, and no bird was found. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMQ/JZA8370) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had a slight departure delay due to the runway check. NCB2013 reported no damage to the aircraft. No further impact to operations.

July 28, 2022

Incident at 13NM FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (NCB2012) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) stated that they were responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) in reference to a VFR aircraft. After the air traffic control (ATC) unit acknowledged, NCB2012 immediately replied that they had traffic visual and were back on course. No impact to operations.

July 1, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (NCB1508) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) entered the control zone without contacting the tower.

March 2, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Geotech Aviation Ltd. Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-FGAL) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was reported inside Kelowna Class D controlled airspace on approximately 7NM final for Runway 16 with IFR traffic, a Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SUT1543) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), on the approach and 4NM in trail.

February 22, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1545) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) rejected its takeoff early into its takeoff roll due to an indication of an open door. No impact to operations.

January 6, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 (C-GSUI/NCB1512) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) experienced an engine failure on short final for Runway 33. The engine was shut down during the roll out. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0002: C-GSUI, a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100, was operating as flight NCB1512 from Calgary Int’l, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) with 4 crew and 77 passengers on board. On short final for an ILS approach, at approximately 400 feet above ground level, the aircraft encountered wind shear, causing an aerodynamic performance degradation and deviation from the glide slope. The aircraft auto-throttle system compensated for the performance change and enabled the crew to regain the glide slope. The crew then observed a GEN 4 caution light for the No. 4 engine (Avco Lycoming, LF-507-1F) and noted the engine continued to produce power based on the associated gas producer speed (N1) indication. The crew proceeded with the landing and touched down without further incident. Once on the ground, the crew found the No.4 engine was now indicating a decrease in N1 with an exceedance in the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limitation. The No. 4 engine was shut down on the taxiway, with no additional indications or warnings. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft. Following arrival, the crew inspected the engine and no damage or leakage was found. When weather permits, the aircraft will be ferried on the 3 remaining engines to CYYC for completion of the required maintenance actions.

September 2, 2022

Incident at PARQE intersection

A Summit Air Avro 146 RJ100 (SUT1507) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) had a medical situation involving a passenger, and requested an ambulance at the gate. SUT1507 landed at 2356Z. No impact to operations.

June 30, 2022

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Avro 146 RJ100 (NCB2251) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike upon touchdown on Runway 35L. A vehicle (Airport 1) picked up the bird remains. 3 aircraft were delayed for approximately 5 minutes.

June 13, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Buffalo Airways Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6 Series 200 (BFL01T) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) rejected its takeoff on Runway 16 due to an engine indication, no assistance required. BFL01T taxied back to the company safely. A Summit Air Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8241) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) went around in a controller-initiated go-around. No further impact to operations.

May 10, 2022

Incident at 4436N / 07229W

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SUT8246) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was seen off course from the cleared route flying direct RABIK. The route known to the air traffic services (ATS) unit was "Q951 RABIK." No impact on operations.

March 15, 2022

Incident at 5817N / 11643W

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SUT8122) was en route from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) when the pilot reported a mechanical issue and was diverting to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG). No emergency declared, no impact to operations.

March 3, 2022

Incident at 5257N / 11553W

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB2012) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported an engine issue and declared an emergency. NCB2012 elected to return to CYYC. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested. NCB2012 landed without incident at 1846Z. No impact to the operation.

March 1, 2022

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal burst occurred at 2053Z for approximately 2 minutes. ELT signal was determined to be from a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-GSUI). No operational impact.

February 9, 2022

Incident at 6653N / 10845W

Shortly after departure, a Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FRJY/SUT8232) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hope Bay, NU (CHB3) asked to return to CYZF due to an anti-skid system issue. The aircraft landed safely at 1904Z. No impact to operations.

January 7, 2022

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB2007) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) shut down one engine while inbound to CYYC, no reason given and no emergency declared. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 35L with 3 engines. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: AOR 282098-V2: A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB2007) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was inbound to CYYC with one engine shut down. They were on a maintenance ferry flight, so no emergency was declared. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 35L with 3 engines. No impact to operations.

January 3, 2022

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 (C-FXRJ/SUT8041) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) aborted its take-off from Runway 32. No assistance was required, but the aircraft returned to the fixed-base operator (FBO). No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft rejected takeoff from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) because the Primary Flight Display (PFD), top electronic horizontal situation indicator (EFIS) screen, displayed all flags, the altimeter (ALT) went black and the FTC (flight guidance) light appeared. The aircraft returned to the ramp without further incident. Maintenance re-racked Flight Guidance Computers (FGCs) 1 and 2, then performed return-to-service tests on the FGCs and the FLAD system. They checked serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service, with no further faults reported.

August 23, 2021

Incident at 6NM NW NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A privately registered Luscombe T8F operating 6NM northwest (NW) of Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), near the approach for Runway 16, was squawking code 1200 at 1900ft, with no contact with the Flight Service Station (FSS). A North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB1544) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on 9NM final for Runway 16, was on descent and got a visual of the Luscombe T8F. NCB1544 observed the aircraft turning away from the approach. NCB1544 landed at 2302Z, at which point the Luscombe T8F called the FSS.

July 29, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An Oceanview Helicopters Ltd. Hughes 369D (C-GDCM) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) was observed on radar just outside the CYCD control zone, 6NM north northeast (NNE) at 1500ft and westbound. C-GDCM flew across the approach path for Runway 16 at 7NM north with no contact, while a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB2010) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was on an IFR visual approach for Runway 16 at 10NM north. The flight service station (FSS) helped NCB2010 establish visual contact with C-GDCM; however, NCB2010 deviated from the approach to avoid C-GDCM and re-established the approach at approximately 5NM final. C-GDCM was in uncontrolled airspace, below 2500ft, and was not monitoring the CYCD mandatory frequency (MF) or the terminal frequencies.

August 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possibly unsafe gear door. The aircraft then circled over the city for 5 minutes before commencing a low approach for Runway 34. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit had been called for standby positions. The tower informed the aircraft that the doors appeared to be closed, so the aircraft opted to continue on to CYVR. No operational impact. The runway was inspected, and there was no foreign object debris (FOD).
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 276256-V2: A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had an unsafe landing gear indication, so an emergency standby was initiated at CYVR. The aircraft landed on Runway 26R without incident. (Duplicate AOR 276256-V2 / CADORS 2021P1248 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) for a positioning flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), the crew noticed a "Landing Gear - Not Retracted" warning light. They completed a couple passes by the CYLW tower and were informed that the gear was, in fact, retracted. They elected to continue to CYVR, where maintenance was available, and the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance conducted a resistance check of the right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG) sensors GJ3 and GJ5 in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 32-60-07. The RH MLG and door uplocks were lubricated IAW AMM 12-10-32. Additionally, the RH and left-hand (LH) MLG uplock relays GF7 and GF5 were swapped for troubleshooting, IAW standard practices, with respect to SWM 32-60-07. The aircraft was released for a test flight to check the MLG uplock indication. The test flight was unsatisfactory, and the aircraft was positioned to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), IAW Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) document no. BAE5.1SEC.2. Shimming of the RH MLG door was carried out IAW BAE RJ AMM 32-10-21. An operational test was carried out IAW AMM 32-30-00, with no faults found. The aircraft was released for a test flight and was found to be satisfactory. There have been no further incidents reported.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had an unsafe landing gear indication, so an emergency standby was initiated. The aircraft landed on Runway 26R without incident.

July 29, 2021

Incident at Kelowna (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU1543) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was on approach to CYLW and a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GJLK/CRN811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was subsequently cleared for the approach prior to SU1543 arriving. The error was realized, CRN811s approach was cancelled and it was subsequently cleared for the approach upon the arrival of SU1543.

July 8, 2021

Incident at 4NM SE NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GSUI/NCB2010) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on a visual approach for Runway 34, received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) when approximately 4NM Southeast (SE) of CYCD. The RA was in reference to a privately registered, amateur-built Mustang Bushby Mustang II on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ). No operational impact.

April 20, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A21P0026: C-FXRJ, a Summit Air Ltd. Avro RJ-100, was conducting a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT). On approach for Runway 33 at CYXT, the flight crew was prepared for a 10kts crosswind. While in the flare, at approximately 50 feet, the aircraft started a rapid descent. The crew pitched the nose up slightly to arrest the descent and landed the aircraft. The aircraft taxied off the runway without further issues. Damage to the tail bumper fairing of the aircraft was observed by the flight crew on a post-flight walk around. The damage was indicative of a tail strike. The operators maintenance inspected the aircraft and verified that the damage was localized to scrapes and missing paint. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 22, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 (Series RJ100) (C-GZRJ/SU1542) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) was told to hold short of Taxiway B. The aircraft entered onto Taxiway B to hold short of the runway. No impact on operations.

April 27, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1503) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its take-off from Runway 15 due to an indication that a cargo door was not closed. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp to ensure that the door was closed.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that the warning light extinguished upon rejection of the takeoff. At the ramp, the door was confirmed closed and the trip continued as scheduled, with no further issues. When the aircraft returned to base, company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found the cargo door switches to be out of Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) limits. The affected switches were adjusted to AMM limits and operational checks were carried out. This intermittent door warning has occurred previously and the company is in the process of acquiring the necessary system components to replace the original parts. No further action.

December 22, 2021

Incident at 134NM SE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SUT8225) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported a pressurization problem and requested a descent to 10 000ft. No emergency was declared and no assistance was requested. At 0157Z, the aircraft requested a diversion back to CYQT. There was no operational impact.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the climb-out after departure from Thunder Bay, on the crew got a high cabin altitude alert when passing through at approximately FL300. They checked the cabin altitude and it was sitting just over 8000 ft. They verified that the pressurization system had been set correctly, but the cabin altitude continued to rise. At this point, an emergency descent was conducted. The crew attempted to control the cabin altitude on the descent, but the #2 discharge valve was stuck open, in approximately the 1/3 open position. They selected manual mode and "full close", and the #1 discharge valves closed but the #2 remained in the same position. They then attempted to close the valve by selecting "#2 shut". This also did not work. The aircraft levelled at 10,000 ft, and after a few more minutes at this altitude, the crew regained control of the #2 discharge valve and were able to properly control the cabin altitude. The aircraft returned to Thunder Bay and landed with no further incident. Maintenance troubleshot the valve and found it had a spike during the closure. During the closing sequence, when the valve was at the 3/4 shut position, it spiked all the way to 1/4 and closed. The valve was replaced and the aircraft returned to service without further incident. Reference: Service Difficulty Report (SDR) #20211229004.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0137: C-FRJY, a British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ-100 aircraft operated by Summit Air Ltd., was conducting flight SUT8225 from Thunder Bay International, ON (CYQT) to Waterloo International, ON (CYKF) with 4 crew and 31 passengers on board. During the climb, when passing through approximately FL300, the flight crew got a high cabin altitude alert. At this point, the cabin altitude was indicating just over 8000 feet. After verifying the pressure setting, the cabin altitude continued to rise. The flight crew requested a descent from ATC and started descent to 10 000 feet. As the cabin pressure continued to climb, both flight crew members donned their oxygen masks and increased their descent rate to an emergency descent as they completed the applicable checklist. The passenger oxygen masks deployed during descent. The flight crew attempted to control the cabin altitude but the #2 discharge valve was stuck open at approximately one third of the open position. The aircraft levelled at 10 000 feet and the flight crew requested a return to CYQT. After few more minutes at this altitude, the crew regained control of the #2 discharge valve and of the cabin altitude. The aircraft landed without further incident in CYQT.

November 29, 2021

Incident at 20NM NORTH BATTLEFORD SK (QW) NDB

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FRJY/SUT8221) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported company request to return to CYEG for a maintenance issue. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was en route from Edmonton, AB, to Thunder Bay, ON, when the crew had a #1 Engine Air Valve fault indication. Company Minimum Equipment List (MEL) relief for this item prevents dispatch into known or forecast icing conditions, which were present for the remainder of the intended flight. The aircraft returned to Edmonton for maintenance. The #1 Engine Pressure Reducing Shutoff Valve (PRSOV) was replaced and function checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service and there have been no further reported incidents. Reference: Service Difficulty Report (SDR) 20211229002.

September 28, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8124) on an IFR flight from Gahcho Kue, NT (CGK2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) advised tower at 1712Z that they would require a missed approach off Runway 16 due to an instrumentation failure. A second approach was conducted, and SU8124 landed Runway 16 safely at a time of 1724Z. No assistance required, and no impact to operations.

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FRJY/SU8223) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Gahcho Kue, NT (CGK2) had been issued the CYTH3 departure. The aircraft was observed in the left turn through 035 and was subsequently cleared on course. No impact on operations.

September 4, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8092) from Masset, BC (CZMT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 17R. A runway inspection found a deceased hawk. Three aircraft were delayed.

July 22, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Two departures occurred below minima due to fog: a Regional Aviation Campbell River Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-FKXC) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) and a Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ 100 (SU8051) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). No other impact on operations.

March 17, 2021

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU8001) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a loss of its reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) capability on the climb-out from CYVQ. No impact on operations.

January 14, 2021

Incident at 129NM YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8052) from Ekati, NT (CYOA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a flap issue and requested a diversion to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). The aircraft circled to burn fuel and landed without issues at 0256Z. No emergency declared, no assistance needed.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Ekati, NT (CYOA), the aircraft flaps failed to retract and remained at the 18 position. The aircraft diverted to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) and landed without further incident. Maintenance reset the flaps in accordance with standard procedure. The flaps checked serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service, with no further reported incidents.

October 29, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

On approach for Runway 03, a North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB2012) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) elected to deviate and change the intended runway to Runway 30, due to an inbound Adventure Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GHOU) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) performing a touch-and-go on Runway 21. Traffic was passed both ways, with C-GHOU estimating a couple minutes ahead of NCB2012. NBC2012s speed was observed on radar to be faster than what the pilots estimated time of arrival (ETA) suggested. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from operator: Upon investigation, it was determined that the flight crew of NCB2012 cancelled their IFR clearance and notified Fort St. John radio of the intended runway change in order to avoid traffic conflict. Estimated time of arrival was provided utilizing planned approach speed and not the initial radar speed, which would not be maintained to arrival.

September 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1540) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) advised of a rejected take-off on Runway 26L. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator advised that during NCB1540s takeoff from Runway 26L at Vancouver, BC (CYVR), power was advanced to takeoff power and a warning light indicating "Lower Door Not Shut" was immediately observed. Takeoff was rejected and the aircraft rolled forward onto Taxiway A2. The operator taxied to the South Terminal and shut down the aircrafts engines and waited for maintenance to conduct an inspection. The companys maintenance department carried out maintenance actions. All lower doors and service panels latching mechanisms and door position switches were checked. No faults were found. Shoot bolts for all doors were lubricated, and all doors were tested for correct closing. The "Lower Door Not Shut" light did not illuminate on ground when all doors were closed. Ground checked as serviceable. The aircraft then completed the days flying without reoccurrence of the incident. No further action.

August 25, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1502) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) rejected their take-off after receiving an unsafe cargo door indication when applying initial power. NCB1502 returned to the gate, solved the issue, and departed. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company reported that upon the initial advancement of the thrust levers for the departure of C-FSUA from Runway 34, the amber "LOWER DOOR NOT SHUT" annunciator illuminated on the Caution Warning Panel (CWP), accompanied by the amber attention getters, suggesting that a lower door (cargo door, AE bay and/or hydraulic bay door) may not have been fully latched, and the take-off was aborted. Prior to the thrust advancement, the "LOWER DOOR NOT SHUT" annunciator had not illuminated during pre-start/start, after start and/or taxi. The aircraft was shutdown at Gate 09 and all lower doors were inspected by the flight crew. No latches were found to be open and/or partially open; all doors/latches appeared to be in the closed/locked positions, with all baggage/cargo accounted for. All lower door latches were cycled and the "LOWER DOOR NOT SHUT" annunciator was observed to illuminate and extinguish as expected with latch movement. The annunciator extinguished upon completion of lower door(s) inspection. The aircraft was assessed as airworthy by the flight crew; no observed defect was noted or persisted. The companys Operations Control Centre (OCC) was advised of the low-speed rejected takeoff (RTO) and delay. Fuel was sufficient for a subsequent departure. The aircraft departed uneventfully on its second attempt, approximately 30 minutes following the RTO event. The "LOWER DOOR NOT SHUT" annunciator was not observed to illuminate unexpectedly throughout the remainder of the flight day (i.e. 3 legs). When the aircraft was returned to the maintenance department, the following follow-up actions were taken: A lower fuselage pressure doors warning operational check was performed in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 52-71-00. For the "LOWER DOOR NOT SHUT" light illuminating defect, no faults were observed during an operational check, and the defect could not be duplicated. Operational functions checked as satisfactory. The aircraft was returned to service, no further action.

August 12, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace AVRO 146 RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1503) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) landed Runway 34 reported a definite bird strike on landing. A runway inspection was done, but nothing was found. No impact on operations.

March 23, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

On departure, a North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB1201) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was instructed to climb runway heading to 9000 feet before proceeding. Air Traffic Control (ATC) observed NCB1201 turning on course prior to climbing to 9000 feet. No impact to the operation.

March 20, 2020

Incident at 4856N / 12334W

A North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB2011) on a flight from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). The closest traffic was a Skylink Express Cessna 208B (SLQ467) on a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) that was 3500ft below and 1.9NM away.

February 26, 2020

Incident at 5346N / 12001W

A Summit Air British Aerospace AVRO 146 Series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU8092) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) experienced a mechanical problem en route and asked for, and received, clearance to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). No assistance required. No impact to operations.

November 19, 2020

Incident at 5455N / 11327W

A Summit Air Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8641) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) advised air traffic control (ATC) they were experiencing a navigation issue and needed to return to CYEG. No emergency declared. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Enroute, the crew of a Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 (C-FERJ/SU8641) received multiple intermittent autopilot (AP), Auto-Trim (AT), Flap Trim Compensator (FTC), and "Comp Master" failure warnings. The decision was made to return to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) and the aircraft landed without incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found water in the #2 Air Data Computer (ADC) drains. The aircraft had been exposed to a severe winter storm the previous day. The water was removed, service checks were completed as required, and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

October 12, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (SU8132) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hope Bay, NU (CHB3) aborted its take-off at 1438Z on Runway 34, then immediately back tracked into position and departed at 1440Z for CHB3. At 1446Z, SU8132 called and advised returning to CYZF due to a flap issue. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel, and then landed safely at 1534Z, with no assistance required and no operational impact.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft (C-FXRJ/SU8132) conducted a low energy rejected take-off, at 50 knots, from Runway 34 at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), due to a master caution "ICE PROT" light and chime. When the thrust levers were brought to idle, the fault cleared. The crew elected to backtrack on the runway and conduct a second take-off. After rotation, at a height of 1000 with the flaps selected to 18, an immediate master caution and chime for "Flap Fail – Flap Inop" was announced. Due to cloud conditions, the aircraft continued to 8000, where the crew ran the required checklist and decided to return to CYZF. The flaps remained at 18 as the aircraft held in a pattern to burn fuel, then landed without further incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft, with no discrepancies noted. The fault was cleared and the aircraft returned to service. There have been no further reported instances of this fault.

August 13, 2020

Incident at 108NM WINNIPEG MB VORTAC (YWG)

A Summit Air Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8142) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a loss of its reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification. The aircraft continued to its destination. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During mid-flight from Thunder Bay, ON, to Edmonton, AB, at FL340, the crew of SU8142 lost the Flap Trim Compensator (FTC), Thrust Rating Panel (TRP) and autopilot, but only a FTC fault was indicated. The loss of the autopilot resulted in the aircraft no longer meeting reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) requirements. Air traffic control (ATC) was notified and the aircraft was allowed to continue on its designated route. All equipment operation was restored about 20 minutes after the initial fault and the aircraft completed the flight with no further incident. Company maintenance checked the Flight Guidance Computers (FGCs) and did not find any information related to the incident. Service tests were completed on both FGC1 and FGC2, with no faults found. Three faulty static wicks were replaced, bonding and static tests were completed and the aircraft returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents related to this event.

June 17, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1535Z, a Summit Air Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8142) on a flight to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was 4.5 miles final for Runway 10 reported an anti-skid indication issue, and requested an overshoot and to land Runway 16 instead. No assistance was required. At this point they were with tower control and were subsequently cleared into the circuit for Runway 16. SU8142 landed Runway 16 at 1541Z without issue. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On final approach to Runway 19, the crew of SU8142 reported an anti-skid indication issue and requested to conduct an overshoot and a landing on Runway 16 instead. The aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found fault with the #2 main wheel speed transducer. The transducer was replaced, the system function tested with no faults found and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

August 6, 2020

Incident at 5236N / 11808W

A North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (NCB1503) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) advised they had a cracked windshield and continued their flight at lower altitude to keep the pressure down. No further assistance required. The aircraft landed without incident 0214Z. No impact to operations.

February 10, 2020

Incident at DIAVIK NT (CDK2)

TSB Report #A20W0014: The Summit Air Ltd. SU8142 British Aerospace BAE-146 (Avro RJ100), C-GZRJ, was operating from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Diavik, NT (CDK2). Approximately 20 nm from the initial approach fix the flight deck was informed that a cabin crew member became incapacitated and was unable to perform their duties. The aircraft landed without further incident and an ambulance met the aircraft. No emergency was declared.

January 8, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (MPE1744) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Fort Mackay/Horizon, AB (CYNR) was issued taxi instructions for departure Runway 12 via S and B. A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU8092) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) arrived Runway 12 and was issued taxi to Apron 3 via A, B and R. A potential conflict existed on B until MPE1744 made a blank transmission on ground frequency. MPE1744 was reissued taxi via V, main apron, Q and B behind SU8092. No impact to operations.

July 24, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Summit Air Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU8093) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed past clearance cancelled time. Clearance cancelled time was 2335Z and SU8093 was airborne at 233530Z. No operational impact.

May 27, 2019

Incident at 5407N / 12208W

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB1200) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported a medical emergency for a passenger on board. Medical assistance was requested at the gate. No impact on operations.

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