April 30, 2015

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15W0059: The Air Georgian Ltd. Beech 1900D, C-GMGA, was operating as flight GGN7203 from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). During the landing rollout on Runway 17R in CYYC, both left hand (LH) main landing gear (MLG) tires ruptured. The aircraft became disabled at the intersection of RWY29 and 17R. Due to smoke emanating from the LH MLG area, Calgary Tower requested that ARFF attend. Passengers were deplaned and bused to the terminal. Damage was limited to wheel assemblies only. There were no injuries to passengers or flight crew.
An Air Georgian Beech 1900D (GGN7203) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) landed on Runway 17R and their brakes locked up. The aircraft became disabled in the intersection of Runway 29 with 2 flat tires. The tower controller had Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) respond due to excessive smoke seen from the tower. Aircraft had 10 souls-on-board and 1400 lbs fuel.

August 3, 2013

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

An American Corporately Registered Learjet 45 (N45LR) from Boise, ID (KBOI) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) landed CYZT RWY29 at 1538Z without contacting with Port Hard Flight Services (YZT FSS). Numerous attempts were made to contact aircraft prior to landing. No operational impact.

January 27, 2013

Incident at Vicinity of Qualicum Beach Airport (CAT4)/ ARMAC RNAV FIX

An Orca Airways Piper PA31 (operating as ORK143) filed IFR from CYVR to CAT4. Pilot indicated in the flight plan aircraft was RNAV equipped as the only IFR approach into CAT4 is an RNAV approach. ORK143 was cleared direct ARMAC (RNAV transition fix for the RNAV RWY29) and subsequently a RADAR hand-off was conducted to COMOX TCU. Two miles from ARMAC (4 miles from a higher MRVA) QQ TCU returned ORK143 via a RADAR hand-off. On initial contact with QQ TCU, ORK143 had advised the aircraft was not RNAV equipped and cannot fly the assigned RNAV Approach. ORK143 was immediately vectored to avoid high terrain. With a clearance the aircraft descended to 2000? and eventually cancels IFR.

June 6, 2013

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

STAFF23 had requested permission to proceed from Apron 8 to Apron 1. The vehicle (STAFF 23) was given and read back the instruction to hold short RWY29. STAFF 23 was observed by tower proceeding onto Runway 29 from taxiway Delta and had traveled approximately 100 feet down the runway. A privately owned Piper PA-28-236 from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was on final Runway 29 with a landing clearance and was instructed to pull up (approximately 1 NM at 600feet ASL).

September 9, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0105: The Cargojet Boeing 727 aircraft, registration C-GCJZ, was on a scheduled cargo flight from St. John's NL to Moncton NB. Shortly after commencing the take-off roll on Runway 29, the number 2 engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A) experienced a compressor stall then failed. The crew aborted the takeoff and secured the engine. The aircraft was taxied back to the hangar without further incident. Runway 29 was closed temporarily so that debris from the failed engine could be removed. Runway 34 was utilized for arrivals and departures during this time. The number 2 engine was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
Update: Follow-up information received from Airworthiness ? West [2013/09/24]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI advised that the operator (Cargojet Airways Ltd.) is handling this occurrence through their SMS process. No further action required at this time.
The Pilot of a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 727 200 (CJT621) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) aborted take off from CYYT runway 29 shortly after commencing take off roll due to an issue with number 2 engine. Engine was found to be missing some compressor blades and pieces of metal were found on the threshold of the runway. Runway 11/29 was closed from 2101Z to 2249Z. Runway 34 was used for arrivals and departures during this time.

May 31, 2011

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A Conair Group Inc. Convair 440 operating Flight CRC442, VFR Williams Lake return, reported bird strike on short final RWY29. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Williams Lake Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

May 11, 2009

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Helijet International Learjet (GHJJ), IFR Fort St. John to Kamloops departed Runway 20 at 0149z and declared an emergency immediately after departure reporting a smell of burning rubber. Aircraft returned to CYXJ and landed on RWY29 at 0150z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09W0078 - When the gear was retracted on the MEDEVAC Helijet International Learjet 31 (C-GHJJ) after takeoff from Fort St. John BC (CYXJ), the two "main landing gear unsafe" red lights illuminated for ten seconds then went out. A strong odor of burnt rubber was detected as well, which intensified without any visible smoke. An emergency was declared, the landing gear was extended, and the aircraft returned to CYXJ. After an inspection at CYXJ, the aircraft was ferried to its base at Vancouver with the gear down. Maintenance was unable to determine a reason for the problem, and the aircraft was returned to service. C-GHJJ was the subject of an incident on 07 May 2009. After takeoff from Victoria (A09P0109), a thumping sound was heard accompanied by unsafe gear indication. A gear door micro switch malfunction was suspected.

July 4, 2008

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Navigation error, Conflict - potential, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) discussed the issue with the pilot. The pilot stated he had little experience with multiple runway airports and became slightly disoriented with respect to which runway he was aligning with. The CFI discussed techniques to use in this type of situation. No further action required.
A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172, VFR Victoria to Port Hardy, was provided with an airport advisory for RWY29, including traffic, a Pacific Coastal deHavilland DHC2 VFR Port Hardy to destination unknown, on threshold RWY07. The Cessna acknowledged and later reported downwind for RWY29. Aircraft was subsequently observed on approach for RWY25. Aircraft did not respond to calls from FSS which necessitated the DHC2 being directed to exit from threshold RWY07. The Cessna landed RWY25.

May 11, 2008

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The Captain of Central Mountain Air Flight GLR334 rejected take-off because the autofeather did not arm on one side. He then taxied back, re-set the switch, and brought the power up a few times to see if the system would arm. It functioned normally during his test, so he departed with a normal take-off and the system has not malfunctioned since.
Central Mountain Air Flight GLR334, IFR Campbell River to Comox, aborted takeoff RWY29, taxied back to the threshold and departed without further incident. No explanation provided.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0123: The Central Mountain Air Beech 1900D aircraft, operating as GLR334, was taking off from Runway 29 at Campbell River for Comox. During the take-off roll, the crew noticed that the auto feather annunciator indicated that the auto feather system was not armed. The captain rejected the take-off. The crew reset the system and the annunciator indicated armed. The crew taxied the aircraft back to the threshold of Runway 29 and departed without further event. OPI changed to Maintenance & Manufacturing.

September 12, 2008

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

ACA698, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to St. John?s (CYYT), while conducting the Avalon Nine arrival for St. John?s, advised of needing more time and was cleared by controller to continue on heading at 4,000 ft. At 05:38Z, flight declared an Emergency due to flight control problems and requested Emergency Response Services (ERS) on arrival. The aircraft landed safely at 06:00Z and, after inspection by ERS, taxied to ramp at 06:06Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE A08A0116: The Air Canada Embraer E190, ACA698, was inbound to RWY29 at St. John's Intl. airport when the flight crew declared an emergency due to a flight control warning message(EICAS; slat/flap fail). After completing the QRH procedures for a flap zero landing the crew then requested that ARFF be on standby-by for arrival. The aircraft landed safely at 02:30 NDT. Maintenance discovered that the #7 slat actuator indicator had tripped. The actuator, P/N 27-80-0407, was replaced and returned the aircraft to service.

July 3, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-FJXD, Diamond DA 20 C1, landed on Runway 24 and was instructed to vacate into Taxiway "D" and hold short of Runway 29. C- FJXD crossed the hold short line as JZA990, RJ200, was touching down on Runway 29. C-FJXD was instructed to stop and he did so just short of the edge of Runway 29. JZA990 landed and rolled past the "D" intersection. TSB Case closed.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0090: The Moncton Flight Collage Diamond DA-20, registration C-FJXD, landed at Moncton Intl. RWY24 and was instructed to vacate taxiway "D" then to hold short of RWY29. An Air Canada Jazz Canadair RJ, operating as JZA990, was touching down on RWY29 when the tower controller noticed C-FJXD crossing the hold short line. The controller instructed C-FJXD to stop and the pilot complied. C-FJXD had stopped short of the edge of RWY29 as JZA990 rolled past the taxiway "D".

March 1, 2008

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A08A0034: The CanJet Boeing 737-500, was operating as CJA923. The aircraft was on a visual approach to RWY29 at Moncton when the crew carried out an overshoot at three miles final due to an unsafe gear indication. The crew flew to south of the airport to carry out checks and declared an emergency at 0830 ADT; ARFF crews took up standby positions. At 0838 ADT CJA923 conducted a flyby and the tower controller observed that all of the landing gear appeared to be down. The aircraft held to the east of the airport as the flight crew worked on the problem. A short time later the crew advised they had indication that all gear were down and locked. The aircraft landed on RWY29 uneventfully at 0905ADT. Maintenance discovered that the Bright/Dim test feature for the landing gear position indicator had failed. The source of failure was pinpointed to a Diode P/N 1N3311B and a Circuit Card P/N 69-60764-1. Both parts were replaced and the aircraft returned to service. The company is submitting a Service Difficulty Report to Transport Canada.
CJA923, Boeing 737-522, enroute from Cancun (MMUN) to Moncton (CYQM), on a visual approach to Runway 29, executed an overshoot at three miles final due to an unsafe gear indication. The aircraft went to the south of the airport to carry out checks and declared an emergency at 00:30Z. Emergency response vehicles were deployed to standby positions. CJA923 conducted a flyby at 00:38Z and visual observation showed that the three gear appeared to be down. The aircraft delayed to the east of the airport to perform more checks. At 00:55Z, CJA923 advised they had a "three green" indication. Emergency response vehicles remained in place. The aircraft started the approach to Runway 29 and landed at 01:05Z. The aircraft taxied to the apron without incident. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: After arrival in Moncton, CanJet Maintenance personnel proceeded to the aircraft to conduct troubleshooting and found fault with the "Dim/Bright" switch for the instrument panels and indication lights. This fault caused multiple light failures when selected to the "Dim" position. These failures included the landing gear position indication. When selected to the "Bright" setting, all indicator lights including the landing gear position indication functioned correctly. The Master Dim control was found to be at fault and was placed on MEL 33-23B. The aircraft then conducted a non-revenue positioning flight to Halifax. In Halifax, CanJet Maintenance personnel replaced the M208 Diode in the lighting circuit and as a precaution; the M564 Circuit Card for the lighting control was also replaced. If defective, both the Diode and/or the Circuit Card could have created the same aircraft fault. The lighting system was then tested serviceable several times and the MEL removed and aircraft returned to service. SDR 20080304003 has been submitted for the subject Diode.

June 25, 2007

Accident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

UPDATE TSB: A07A0067: The Moncton Flight Collage Piper Seminole, C-GMFC, departed RWY29 at 1046 ADT with an instructor and student on board. They requested permission to complete one circuit prior to departing for training area. On downwind, the pilot advised the tower controller that they had a gear problem. A fly-by of control tower confirmed the right main gear was partially extended. The aircraft continued to the training area in an effort to rectify the problem and used most of the four hours of fuel on board. The aircraft was then joined by a Military C130, TSKR307, that happened to be in the area. The C130 crew provided support and radio communication with the control tower as C-GMFC was communicating with flying school technical staff. C-GMFC did two more fly bys with no change to gear observed. At 1345z, GMFC and TSKR307 started practice approaches to determine preferred landing runway. At 1400ADT, RWY24 was chosen and emergency response vehicles positioned. C-GMFC landed gear up RWY24 at 1711z with minor damage to the fuselage but encountered prop strikes. The crew exited the aircraft uninjured. Maintenance discovered that the RH main gear oleo scissor link halves had detached from one another. The attachment bolt was found in one link half however, the castellated nut and cotter pin that completes the installation was missing and had not been recovered. It could not be determined when or how the nut had been lost.
C-GMFC, Piper PA44, departed Runway 29 at 13:46Z requesting one circuit prior to departing for the training area. On downwind, the aircraft advised the tower controller that they had a gear problem. A fly by of control tower confirmed that the right main gear would not extend. The aircraft went to the training area to burn some of the four hours of fuel on board and to try to rectify the problem. The aircraft was joined by TSKR307 (C130), which provided support and radio communication with the control tower as C-GMFC was communicating with technical staff. C-GMFC did two more fly bys with no change to the landing gear. At 16:30Z, TSKR307 advised that no foam would be required. At 16:45Z, C-GMFC and TSKR307 started to practice approaches to determine the preferred landing runway. At 17:00Z, Runway 24 was chosen and emergency response vehicles were positioned. C-GMFC landed gear up on Runway 24 at 17:11Z with minor damage, and no injuries.

April 8, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

UPDATE TSB: A07A0032: The Air Labrador Dash 8, operating as LAL8336 was cleared on a straight in approach to RWY29 at St. John's Intl. The crew conducted a missed approach at 1545UTC due to turbulence. The pilot reported light to moderate turbulence on approach with a speed change of plus to minus 20kts over the threshold with strong gusty conditions. The turbulence resulted in the full deflection of flight controls in order to maintain control of aircraft. On the second attempt the aircraft landed uneventfully on RWY29 ; time 1600 UTC.
LAL8336, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to St. John?s (CYYT), cleared ASI29 and missed the approach at 15:45Z. The pilot reported light to moderate turbulence on approach with a speed change of plus to minus 20 knots over the threshold with strong gusty conditions resulting in full deflection of the controls so as to maintain control of the aircraft. The aircraft went around and landed on runway 29 AT 16:00Z. TSB Case Closed.

September 16, 2006

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

N6195R an American registered Cessna C210 departed RWY29 without contacting Cambell River (CYBL) FSS for an advisory. Called on 121.5 to switch to MF. Pilot said he was on wrong frequency.

August 19, 2006

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

C-GQQQ was conducting stop and go maneuvers on RWY29. C-GMFE, Diamond DA 20, was told to taxi to position on Runway 24. The aircraft proceeded to take off without a clearance. C-GQQQ was told about the traffic and the pilot reported visual contact with C-GMFE. Nil TSB.

February 14, 2006

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Canadian Armed Forces EH-101, TSKR909, was given winds and told landing on apron at pilot's discretion. TSKR909 called back after landing on ALHPA taxiway, for taxi to apron. Staff 25 + 1 earlier cleared on ALPHA to hold short of RWY29. Nil TSB

February 15, 2005

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Coyotes present on the field near rwy29 and on rwy02. Coyotes departed at 0022. No Road Runners were spotted.
Update from Aerodrome Safety: Fort St. John has a wildlife control plan in place. No further action required.

January 10, 2003

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

CGUHJ PA28 LANDED RWY29 AT 1548Z. WHILE TURNING AROUND ON RWY STRONG WINDS MOVED THE AIRCRAFT INTO A SNOW BANK. THE PILOT AND PASSANGER PUSHED THE AIRCRAFT BACK ONTO THE RWY AND TAXIED CLEAR OF THE RWY (NO DAMAGE TO A/C). AS A RESULT, ACA600 HAD TO EXECUTE A MISSED APPROACH (1550Z)AND RECEIVE VECTORS FOR A SECOND APPROACH WHEN THE RWY WAS CLEAR AND LANDED AT 1604Z. NIL TSB

July 22, 2002

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

C-GXGJ taxied to RWY29, while holding short of RWY the aircrafts engine quit. The pilot advised FSS and assistance from airport staff was provided to remove aircraft from taxiway.

February 12, 2002

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

SPR902 SF34 IFR FROM ST.ANTHONY TO ST. JOHN'S CANCELLED IFR APPROX 25NM NORTH AND LANDED RWY29 VFR. CLEARED BACK TRACK AND HOLD SHORT RWY34. A VFR CFAJP PA28 HAD RECIEVED TAKE-OFF CLEARANCE RWY 34 AT 2049Z.TWR OBSERVING SPR901 INCURSION ONTO RWY34 CANCELLED CFAJP DEPARTURE CLEARANCE (JUST COMMENCING ROLL).AIRCRAFT WERE APPROX 3000FT APART. TSB CASE CLOSED WITH MORE TO FOLLOW.
TSB - Followup - The SAAB 340 aircraft, operating as SPR 902 was on an IFR flight from St. Anthony to St. John's. Approximately 25 NM North of St. John's, SPR 902 cancelled IFR and landed VFR on runway 29. SPR 902 was then cleared to backtrack runway 29 and hold short of runway 34. C-FAJP, a Piper PA-28-140 aircraft, was then cleared to take-off on runway 34 and had just commenced the take-off roll when the tower controller observed SPR 902 enter runway 34. The tower controller cancelled the take-off clearance for C-FAJP and the pilot rejected the take-off. The aircraft were approximately 3000 feet apart when C-FAJP came to a stop

November 10, 1997

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

When departing RWY29 the Dash 8, callsign ARN875, struck a seagull prior to rotation. The takeoff was rejected and the aircraft returned to the terminal. Damage to the aircraft is unknown. The bird was found by the ERS crew. TSB no involvement.

November 6, 1997

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

The G159, callsign AWV20 did not make the mandatory 5 min. call before starting the approach to RWY29. First contact was made after the aircraft was on final and established on the localizer. No conflict with other traffic or ground equipment. TSB no involvement.

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

The Airbus 320, callsign ACA630, neglected to make the mandatory radio call at 5 minutes before commencing the approach. Inital contact with the aircraft was at 8 miles final established on the localizer for RWY29 at 0509Z. No conflict with vehicles or other aircraft occurred. TSB no involvement.

April 7, 1997

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The tower requested that the FSS activate the ILS for RWY29. The FSS was unable to activate the Glide Path for RWY29. It appears that neither the Tower nor the FSS were notified that the glide path was unservicable. The technicians say they had a maintenance release on the ILS. TSB no involvement.

January 16, 1997

Incident at St. John's, NF

The Convair 580, ARN8800 was on a flight from Goose Bay to St. John's. When they were two and one half miles final for RWY29 in St. John's the crew advised the tower of a TCAS warning and subsequent visual sighting of traffic cutting in front of their aircraft at an estimated distance of a half mile. Traffic was C-FOYL a PA28, Cherokee, on a local flight. The tower advised the Convair crew that there was an apparent misunderstanding of sequencing instructions. Tower re-issued instructions for the PA28 to follow the Convair. Evasive action was not required and the Convair landed at 1810z. TSB closed. UPDATE: When C-FOYL was downwind for RWY29 the student pilot was aware that an extended downwind would put him over the water. He mistook the traffic that was number one on final as ARN8800 and turned base leg, unaware that the ARN8800 was still to his right, on final. The flight academy discussed the incident with the student and will monitor his progress.

December 6, 1995

Incident at APPROACH RWY29 CYYT

Aircraft was enroute from Halifax to St. John's and while on final approach the pilot noticed that the N1 on his port engine was high although the engine seemed to be running OK. Pilot decided to overshoot and divert to Halifax because repairs could not be made in St. John's and the flight could not continue trans atlantic. At Halifax maintenance discovered that the cause was a faulty computer. It was changed and the aircraft continued on its way. TSB not evaluating- closed

September 4, 1993

Incident at ST CATHERINES (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

PA44 SEMINOLE N21426 - PILOT REPORTED ORIGINALLY 1 MILE NE OF FIELD, AFTER DIVERTING FRON TORONTO ISLAND, AND WAS INBOUND FOR LANDING AND GIVEN AN ADVISORY FOR RWY 29. A/C PASSED OVER WEST END OF FIELD TO JOIN LEFT DOWNWIND FOR RWY 29. A/C THEN REPORTED JOINING FINAL FOR RWY 29 AND WAS ASKED TO CONFIRM RWY AS IT WAS ON FINAL FOR RWY 24. PILOT THEN BROKE OFF FOR A CIRCLING RIGHT TURN FOR RWY 29. PILOT THEN REPORTED TURNING FINAL RWY 29, FORCING A C172, C-GFVS, WHO WAS ON FINAL TO DO A 360 DEGREE LEFT TURN. A/C LANDED RWY 29 WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AND C172 RE-ESTABLISHED ON FINAL AND LANDED RWY29. TIME = 1857Z. ACTION = PAP, PAE, TSB.