May 13, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG907) was conducting a high speed run on Runway 24 between the threshold and B5. Pilot advised the tower that after the first high speed run, the aircraft had a flat tire. Aircraft left the runway and returned to Hélibellule. An inspection of Runway 24 and Taxiway Bravo was completed, no impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the performance program testing, the aircraft blew a tire while carrying out flight tests related to braking efficiencies. Wheel assembly was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 20NM NNW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG907) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) asked to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) due to an engine that would not start up again after tests were conducted. At that time, no emergency was declared. On final 5 NM Runway 24, the aircraft declared an emergency with the tower at CYMX. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (AARF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed at 2249Z without incident and a runway inspection was completed at 2255Z. No impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0038: C-FYAG, a Fairchild SA227AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP under flight number PAG907, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) airport on a local flight in order to perform flight tests. After voluntarily shutting down an engine, the crew was unable to restart it. The crew therefore requested to be redirected to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), where they declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 3 aircraft C-FYAG, while on a flight test program, was carrying out single engine performance checks when the shutdown engine failed to restart. Flight crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport uneventfully. Maintenance performed a functional test of the right-hand (RH) feather valve, performed a functional test of the RH auto ignition system as per Maintenance Manual (MM) 72-10-06, performed a functional test of the RH engine unfeather system, and performed a functional test of the RH I/B squat switch. The RH engine unfeather pump output pressure was checked and found to be set at 180psi. The RH unfeather pump pressure was adjusted to 210psi.

July 17, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

On the area navigation (RNAV) Z into Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FQWE/WEN3419) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) alert with a Carson Air Ltd. Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GTTM/CA8057) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) when descending through 7300ft. WEN3255 climbed 300ft and then proceeded on course for their arrival once the conflict was resolved. WEN3255 was passed traffic.

May 12, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a hydraulic failure. Requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. Aircraft landed safely.
Update TSB Report #A20P0057: C-FAFR, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Carson Air Ltd, was conducting a cargo flight from Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members onboard. During descent into CYLW, the crew observed a hydraulic pressure annunciator light with a corresponding low pressure indication. The crew followed the emergency checklist, advised the CYLW tower of a hydraulic failure, and requested ARFF on standby. The crew lowered the landing gear manually and carried out a flapless landing without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found the right hand hydraulic pump return line was chaffed through at the hydraulic reservoir. The rigid return line was temporarily replaced with a flexible line as per the AMM and the hydraulic system was ground tested satisfactory.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into CYLW, C-FAFR experienced fluctuating hydraulic pressure, accompanied by both hydraulic warning lights and subsequent hydraulic failure. The crew completed the hydraulic failure checklist and completed a manual landing gear drop and flapless landing. On the ground, maintenance found hydraulic fluid dripping from the right-hand (R/H) engine cowl and landing gear doors, further inspection revealed a pinhole leak in a chaffed hydraulic line at the R/H engine firewall. It appeared that the line had chaffed against a clamp on an adjacent line, causing the leak. The damaged line was replaced, the hydraulic system was tested for function and the aircraft was returned to service. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation was carried out, as there had been no previous failures of this part number (P/N) line in the fleet and the area has a general visual inspection every 300hrs under the Phase Inspection Program. The operator has published a bulletin for company ACA holders and will monitor the fleet for further failures of this type.

May 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An incursion of Runway 26L was committed by a Carson Air Ltd. Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GTTM/CA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). No impact to operations.

March 26, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8081) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was cleared to 5000 feet and read back 5000 feet. Aircraft was subsequently observed descending through 5000 feet. The arrival controller instructed CA8081 to climb to 5000 feet. There was crossing VFR traffic, a Helijet International Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJP) from Vancouver Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Victoria Harbour (Camel Point), BC (Heli) (CBF7) 2NM away, level at 4000 feet.

March 16, 2020

Incident at 7NM NW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Carson Air Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GGTM/CAL8057) on a fight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was cleared to 7,000ft and climbed to 7500ft. The aircraft was subsequently cleared to 9,000ft and climbed to 9,500ft. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-FPCV/PCO552) on a flight from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was 4NM West, level at 10,000ft.

January 29, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GTTM/CA8081) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported engine issues. The engine was subsequently shut down and the pilot indicated they would do a single engine approach. The pilot indicated they were in VFR conditions with the field in sight. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely at 1525Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0012: C-GTTM, a Swearingen SA227-AT operated by Carson Air Ltd. was conducting flight CA8081 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC, with 2 flight crew members on board. During cruise flight the pilot flying determined the right engine (Garret TPE 331-11U) was no longer responding to cockpit power lever movements. The flight crew actioned the emergency checklist for no response to power lever movement. With no change to the condition, the crew actioned the engine shutdown checklist. The flight crew notified ATC of the event, but did not declare a PANPAN or MAYDAY. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions determined the propeller pitch control bracket became detached during flight. The hardware including the bolt and washer were located within the engine cowling, but the lock wire was not. The aircraft has since been returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Internal investigations performed by the company found that a maintenance error led to the secondary retention screw on the Propeller Pitch Control (PPC) input arm not being locked and the arm detaching from the engine at cruise power. Safety Management System (SMS) investigation and Maintenance Quality Assurance (QA) investigations were carried out, and short term and long term corrective actions were put in place.

January 22, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8353) on a flight form Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach Runway 08L due to a Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJKK/CA8081) on a flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) being unable to exit runway in a timely way due to a coyote on the runway. Audio reviewed.

July 28, 2020

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

While on final approach, a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS318) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) had a landing gear indication. On a fly-over, a staff vehicle advised that the gear appeared to be down. The aircraft landed safely.

July 10, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FMAV/PAG220) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) was observed taxiing onto Alpha without receiving an advisory or stating intentions. There was mowing vehicle traffic (TT152) on Runway 16/34 and Taxiway Alpha. C-FMAV was asked to hold short of the runway and the vehicle was instructed to exit the runway. No risk of collision or impact to operations.

June 17, 2020

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

Upon departure from Runway 30, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYRL) on an IFR flight from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) aborted its take-off. The pilot declined emergency assistance and returned to the main apron.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GYRL had a rejected take-off due to the right-hand (R/H) engine torque reduced from 105% during take-off roll. Maintenance carried out the following: the Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWI) tested for operation on ground checks serviceable. Engine controls inspected, lubed, ground runs completed, with CAWI on and off, and checked for MAX power, no faults found. A successful test flight was carried out and the aircraft was released for service.
Update TSB Report #A20O0064: Perimeter Aviation flight JV377, a Fairchild SA227AC (C-GYRL) aircraft, was departing Sudbury (CYSB), ON, when the right engine (Garrett TPE331-11U-612G) lost power just before V1. The flight crew rejected the takeoff and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft did not require assistance and returned to the gate. The aircraft was conducting a continuous alcohol water injection (CAWI) when the power loss occurred. Maintenance inspected the aircraft, tested the CAWI system for correct operation and performed max power grounds. Maintenance was unable to find any problems with the engine or CAWI system. A successful test flight was carried out and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 9, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVH/BLS362) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared a medical emergency during short final. Requested ambulance upon arrival. No impact to operations.

March 30, 2020

Incident at 120NM SE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-DC (C-GJVW/BLS377) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared an emergency due to an engine fire light. BLS377 continued to CYQT with a single engine, and landed without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0039: Bearskin Airlines flight BLS377, a Fairchild SA-227DC aircraft (C-GJVW), was on route from Sault St. Marie (CYAM), ON to Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON when the right engine (GARRETT, TPE331-12UHR) fire lights illuminated. The flight crew performed the emergency procedures, shut down the engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft continued to Thunder Bay and landed without incident. No evidence of fire was detected during inspection, maintenance are investigating the cause of the fire indication.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 23 aircraft C-GJVW had an inflight engine fire indication. Engine was shut down, fire bottle was discharged and the aircraft landed safely in CYQT. Maintenance found that the fire control module was unserviceable (U/S) and was replaced. Aircraft returned to service after a successful test flight.

March 6, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS373) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) initiated a missed approach due to nose wheel indication. Aircraft landed safely, no operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJVO carried out a missed approach due to a nose landing gear (NLG) having no down and locked green light indication. Eventually the green light illuminated and the aircraft landed safely. Maintenance found the NLG Right-Hand (R/H) down-lock switch intermittent. Switch replaced and aircraft returned to service.

February 13, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The Terminal Control Unit (TCU) advised that a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVW/BLS384) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was returning to airport with a gauge issue, no assistance required. Emergency Response Operations Centre (EROC) advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJVW had an air return due to an outside air temperature (OAT) gauge rapidly fluctuating between +20C and -40C. The approximate OAT was -20C. OAT probe was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

February 21, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) became stuck in the snow within the runway protected area (RPA) of the active runway. A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYXL/BLS377) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) had to accept a crosswind departure instead of a delay. No other impact on traffic.

February 24, 2020

Accident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVB/BLS344) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a loss of control during take-off, resulting in the aircraft sustaining damage. One minor injury was reported.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16550: At approximately 2205Z, a Bearskin Airlines Metro aircraft (C-GJVB) became disabled off the side of the runway, 150 metres from the threshold, due to an aborted take-off on the initial take-off roll. The Emergency Response Plan was activated. Airport Staff and Emergency Crews attended the scene. Runway re-opened at 0200Z following removal of aircraft and a runway inspection for foreign object debris.
UPDATE National Operations Centre (NOC): While taxiing for departure at Dryden for Sioux Lookout, a Bearskin Airlines flight (BLS344) struck something that caused the propeller to detach and strike the fuselage. One passenger on board suffered minor injuries. The aircraft was reported to be C-GJVB, a Fairchild SA227 Metroliner registered to Perimeter Aviation. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Aircraft C-GJVB had a runway excursion during the take-off roll at Dryden, ON (CYHD). Aircraft went off the runway and suffered substantial damage on both engines/propellors and airframe. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is currently onsite investigating. Currently, there has been no aircraft mechanical issues found related to the cause of the incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0016: C-GJVB, a Fairchild SA227-DC operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight Bearskin Airlines 344, was conducting a VFR flight from Dryden Regional (CYHD), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON with 2 crew members and 6 passengers on board. As C-GJVB started the takeoff roll on Runway 12, the aircraft directional control was lost and the aircraft exited the right side of the runway. The propellers subsequently contacted a snow bank and broke apart. Parts of the broken propellers penetrated the fuselage, injuring 1 passenger. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

February 14, 2020

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

Vehicle was stuck in snow at the intersection of Runway 04/22 and Runway 12/30 at Sudbury, ON (CYSB). Airport vehicles dispatched to pull it out. Two aircraft, a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYXL/BLS374) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) and a Morningstar Air Express Cessna 208B (C-FEXX/MAL8056) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Timmins, ON (CYTS) were delayed by 10 minutes.

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS371) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) rejected its take-off from Runway 21 at 1352Z due to an instrument malfunction. Aircraft vacated runway to perform engine tests. Advised unable to depart and shutting down at 1357Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020O0291 / AOR 261775-V1 deleted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Aircraft C-GJVO had a rejected take-off due to the #2 engine indicating 97% torque at take-off. Maintenance rectification as follows: Swapped bridges on torque signal conditioner from bridge 2 to 1 and calibrated as per Engine Maintenance Manual (EMM). Several runs completed and aircraft checked serviceable.

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVO/BLS371) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) rejected its take-off from Runway 21 at 1352Z due to an instrument malfunction. Aircraft vacated the runway to perform engine tests. Advised unable to depart and shutting down at 1357Z.

February 5, 2020

Incident at 5NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYRL/BLS361) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) departed CYXL and was cleared to 4000ft, with inbound IFR traffic 25NM North descending to 5000ft. BLS361 checked in with the IFR controller level at 5000ft. No other impact to operations.

January 31, 2020

Incident at KINGFISHER LAKE ON (CNM5)

A 2080061 Ontario Inc. Fairchild SA227-TT (C-FRPX) reported to the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) that MAYDAY was heard from a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (WSG814) on a flight from Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) due to an electrical fire in the flight deck. Wasaya Airways contacted the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller to advise that WSG814 had landed safely in CNM5. No impact to operations. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0006: C-GANF. a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Wasaya Airways as flight WSG814, was enroute from Wunnumin Lake (CKL3), ON to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON with two flight crew members on board. While in cruise at 12000 feet, the aircraft experienced failure of the left side and overhead instrument panel. The crew was able to make radio contact with a nearby aircraft and advised them of their situation and that they would be diverting the aircraft to Kingfisher Lake (CNM5), ON. The nearby aircraft was able to activate the runway lights at CNM5 and relayed a MAYDAY to the Winnipeg ACC. While on base leg, the crew of WSG814 reported a strong smell of fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft then landed safely and was stopped on the runway where both engines were shut down and the master switch was turned off. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. It was reported that the following circuit breakers had tripped: #1 Air Data Computer, #1 Radar Altimeter, 3 separate lighting breakers and 2 annunciator breakers. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personal revealed an unserviceable left starter-generator. The starter-generator was replaced and the aircraft was flown to base under the authority of a ferry flight permit for further inspection.

January 24, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The pilot of a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVH/BLS341) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Dryden Regional, ON (CYHD) rejected takeoff Runway 07.

January 15, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

On departure, a Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYRL/BLS344) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported on initial contact climbing through initial cleared altitude. Controller corrected and cleared to flight planned altitude. No impact to operations.

July 31, 2020

Incident at 40NM REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (SLQ720) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Regina, SK (CYQR) declared a PAN PAN due to a mechanical issue with the right engine. SLQ720 was given priority landing at CYQR and landed without incident at 1629Z. Two arrivals, a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Beech King Air 90A-90E BE9L (MSTG83) from Portage La Prairie/Southport, MB (CYPG) to Regina, SK (CYQR) and a Carson Air Ltd. Fairchild SA227-DC (CRN8059) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Regina, SK (CYQR) were delayed by a few minutes while the aircraft was inspected on the runway prior to taxiing off.

July 17, 2020

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Island Lake, MB (CYIV) remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) frequency 122.2 failed at 1918Z. The frequency was unserviceable for approximately 3 minutes and 2 aircraft were impacted: one landing, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GWVH/PAG1060) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST), and one ready to depart.
UPDATE AOR-265725-V2: Information on departure aircraft affected by frequency failure added: A Northway Aviation Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GNWZ/NAL890) from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) was ready to depart when the frequency became unserviceable.

July 9, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJLO/PAG773) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) rejected its take-off and returned to the apron. No reason was given, and no assistance was required.

June 22, 2020

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) airport manager (APM) advised seeing an item fall from a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYHD) from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) near the threshold of Runway 34 at 2010Z. Staff vehicles recovered the item by 2020Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Correction to aircraft registration. Narrative portion updated to read as follows: The Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) airport manager (APM) advised seeing an item fall from a Transwest Air Ltd. Bell 205A-1 (C-FYHD) from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) near the threshold of Runway 34 at 2010Z. Staff vehicles recovered the item by 2020Z. No impact to operations."
Update TSB Report #A20C0055: C-FYHD, a Bell 205 helicopter operated by Northern Shield Helicopters, had completed a series of engine starts for maintenance purposes with ground power connected to the aircraft at Prince Albert/Glass Field (CYPA), SK. After one such start, a crew member exited the helicopter and did an abbreviated walk around prior to a planned takeoff for a local flight. The helicopter took off with the ground power cables and ground power start pack still attached. Prince Albert FSS advised the crew of C-FYHD that they saw something fall from the aircraft. The pilot initiated a non-aggressive landing on airport property. The operators maintenance personnel located the ground power pack, which was not damaged, in the airport infield. A subsequent inspection revealed no damage to the helicopter.

June 18, 2020

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GAMI/PAG1010) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported striking a bird upon landing on Runway 30.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GAMI had a bird ingested into the #1 engine on landing roll out at Island Lake, MB (CYIV). The #1 engine required replacement due to foreign object damage (FOD) prior to further flight.

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG1860) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) rejected its take-off due to a mechanical issue. No assistance was required. PAG1860 returned to Apron 01 and closed its flight plan. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FYAG rejected its take-off due to the right-hand (R/H) engine making 90% torque. Maintenance made adjustments to the propeller governor and also repaired a leak at the engine anti-ice bleed air supply line and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 10, 2020

Incident at 54NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GYHD/PAG218) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a hot battery indication and requested a return to CYWG. No assistance required, no impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GYHD had an air turnback due to a right-hand (R/H) battery "hot" indication. Aircraft returned to base. Maintenance found no signs of battery overheat. R/H battery temperature sensor was replaced and aircraft was returned to service.

June 8, 2020

Incident at 20NM NNE WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG1000) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) reported an issue with their trim and declared a PAN PAN. They advised returning to CYWG. No impact to operations. Aircraft landed without incident at 1718Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FYAG had an air return due to a stab trim failure. Aircraft returned to base. Stab trim actuator was replaced and aircraft completed a successful test flight and returned to service.
Update TSB Report #A20C0050: C-FYAG, a Fairchild SA227-DC, operated by Perimeter Airlines LP as flight PAG1000, departed Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG) MB, for St. Theresa Point (CYST) MB. When the aircraft was approximately 20 nm NNE of Winnipeg, the aircraft experienced a failure of the nose down pitch trim. The flight crew were able to control the aircraft and retuned to CYWG. The aircraft landed safely. The operators maintenance inspected the aircraft and found a pitch trim actuator had failed. The actuator was replaced, and the aircraft was successfully test flown and returned to service.

June 6, 2020

Incident at 70NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Sunwest Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GSAF/CNK302) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported an engine issue and advised they were returning to CYWG. The pilot subsequently declared an emergency related to the performance of one of the engines. The aircraft landed without incident at 1315Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0049: C-GSAF, a Fairchild SA227-DC operated by Sunwest Aviation Ltd. as flight CNK302, departed Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG) MB, for Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB. When the aircraft was approximately 70 nm west of Winnipeg, the flight crew observed the right engine torque was indicating 120 percent (Garrett TPE331-12UHR-7) and observed torque fluctuatiuons between 80 and 120 percent. When the flight crew made power lever movements, the EGT and fuel flow decreased and the torque decreased initially to 80 percent then increased to above 120 percent. The right hand engine was shutdown as a precaution, the flight crew declared an emergency, and requested a return to CYWG. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the ramp. The operators maintenance found a defective torque bridge sensor. The engine is equipped with two internal torque sensors and the connector was connected to the second torque bridge sensor. Ground runs were completed and the aircraft was retuned to service.

May 28, 2020

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

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (PAG987T) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) deviated from the expected instrument landing system (ILS) 31 approach, and subsequently ending up 3NM northeast (NE) of the track and as low as A025. Aircraft was vectored back on course. No impact to operations.

May 26, 2020

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GKLK/CRN8059) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Regina, SK (CYQR) conducted an overshoot for Runway 26 due to an unstable approach. Aircraft landed on second attempt. No impact to operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 75NM SE THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA227-AC (PAG13) from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported a wing overheat indication and declared a PAN PAN. Pilot declined assistance at destination and landed without further incident at 1800Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0043: C-GIQK, a Swearingen SA226-TC aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation LP., was conducting medevac flight PAG13 from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH). While in cruise to CYTH, the left-hand wing-overheat warning light illuminated. The crew performed the checklist items in the AFM and notified ATC of the issue. Following the checklist the wing overheat light extinguished and did not re-illuminate for the remainder of the flight to CYTH. The flight crew informed ATC of the event, declared a PAN PAN and landed the aircraft safely. The operators maintenance discovered a bleed air leak at the bleed air line/ turbine cooling fan attach point. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GIQK flying from Oxford House, MB (CYOH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) on a MEDEVAC flight had a left-hand (L/H) wing overheat indication. The flight crew turned off the bleed air as per the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) checklist, and the overheat caution light extinguished. The aircraft landed uneventfully into CYTH. Maintenance discovered that the bleed pipe connection at the cooling air turbine was leaking. The pipe connection was re-secured and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 10, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Sunwest Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (CNK302) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) conducted a missed approach for Runway 17R. No operational impact.

May 1, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

At 0650Z, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA227-AC (PAG11) from Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) was inbound to CYTH and requested the flight service specialist to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft on Apron 1 due to a passenger on board who was intoxicated and unruly. The specialist contacted the RCMP, and the RCMP and paramedics met PAG11 on Apron 1 at 0700Z. Emergency vehicles left with the unruly passenger at 0715Z.

April 29, 2020

Incident at SHAMATTAWA MB (CZTM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Shamattawa, MB (CZTM), Runway 01/19 was closed until 2004300100Z due to a disabled aircraft, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW-4 (PAG415) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Shamattawa, MB (CZTM).
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJLO/PAG415) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) had taxied out at CZTM and became stuck on the turnaround bay. The aircraft was pulled out of the turnaround bay and flown to CYTH for a gear inspection. The inspection was carried out with no faults found and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 13, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: NORWAY HOUSE MB (CYNE)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FMAV/PAG117) from Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) to Norway House, MB (CYNE) reported a gear indication and advised diverting to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) instead of original destination of CYNE. No emergency declared. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Norway House, MB (CYNE), the nose gear of flight PAG117 failed to come down upon gear down selection. It remained black while the main gear did the red in transit and gear down and locked. On approach into Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG), the gear all came down three green and locked on the first attempt. Aircraft has not flown since the CADOR was generated and maintenance troubleshooting is ongoing.

March 4, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20C0019: C-GJVO, a Fairchild SA227-DC aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation as Bearskin Airlines flight 312, departed the Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl. (CYWG), MB. for Red Lake (CYRL), ON with a crew of 2 and 5 passengers on board. Shortly after takeoff, the crew received a fire warning indication on the right engine. The crew decided to shut down the engine and return to CYWG. An emergency was declared and the crew then completed a successful single engine landing. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance revealed a faulty fire probe in the right engine bay area.

March 20, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Airsprint Cessna 525 (ASP510) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was pulled up by the tower at 4 miles final Runway 17R due to wake separation with a Carson Air Swearingen SA227 (CA7081) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) landing in front.

March 13, 2020

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

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GAMI/PAG1751) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) executed a pilot-initiated missed approach for Runway 31 due to an unsafe gear indication. PAG1751 returned to the terminal control unit (TCU) for vectors and landed on Runway 31 safely at 1805Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Upon gear down selection, the Left-Hand (LH) Main landing gear was not indicating down and locked. Light tested serviceable. Rectification as follows: Main landing gear assemblies cleaned and lubricated due to build up of fine gravel debris. Functional check of normal and emergency system extension and retraction carried out serviceable.

March 3, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Swearingen SA227-AT (CA7064) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted a go around for Runway 17R due to a gear indication. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Carson Air Swearingen SA227-AT (C-GTTM), while on approach into Calgary, AB (CYYC), lost all gear indication lights. The crew went around and got vectored to the local area to troubleshoot. The gear lights are powered from the Left-Hand (L/H) essential bus and the “No GEAR LIGHT” checklist says to switch to the Right-Hand (R/H) essential bus. The crew switched the bus over and got full green gear indication. After landing, the crew found the L/H essential bus circuit breaker had tripped. The breaker was reset and power transferred back to the L/H essential bus, with no issues. Maintenance checks could not reproduce the fault, and checks of the L/H bus system could not find any defects. The aircraft has flown 20 hours since the event, with no further issues.

February 9, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG403) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) aborted take-off due to mechanical issues. The aircraft taxied back to Apron 01. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FYAG aircraft had an aborted takeoff at Thompson, MB (CYTH) due to a #1 engine torque indication failure. Rectification as follows: Left-Hand (L/H) engine inspected and found bridge 1 showing no signal. Swapped cannon plug to bridge 2 and calibrated bridge 2 to Data Systems Coordinator (DSC) sheets on file, in accordance with (IAW) 77-10-30. Aircraft ground ran serviceable.

February 4, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Sunwest Aviation Ltd. Fairchild SA227-DC (CNK214) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) rejected its takeoff roll on Runway 35L due to an indication in the cockpit. No operational impact.

January 18, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJTS) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) taxied onto Taxiway C and held short of Runway 06/24 prior to requesting to cross from Apron 2 to 1. No impact on operations.

January 19, 2020

Accident at SHAMATTAWA MB (CZTM) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJTS/PAG415) on a flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) slid off the runway. Minor damage and no injuries. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator has indicated that the aircraft registration for this occurrence should be for C-GWVH, not C-FJTS.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0005: C-GWVH, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP as flight PAG415, departed Thompson (CYTH) MB for Shamattawa (CZTM) MB with 12 passengers and 2 crew members. During the landing rollout on Runway 19 at approximately 60 knots, aircraft directional control was lost and the aircraft encountered a runway excursion to the right and collided with a snow berm at a groundspeed of less than 20 knots. The right hand propeller (MT Propeller MTV-27-1) made contact with a snow berm and shattered upon impact. RCMP responded to the scene. The ELT did not activate and there were no injuries. A NOTAM was issued closing the airport until the aircraft was removed from the runway. The aircraft sustained damage to the left engine nacelle, nose gear doors, and right propeller. The reported runway condition at the time of occurrence was 100% compacted snow. Data retrieved from the aircrafts navigation system indicated the winds were 255 degrees at 18 knots on short final prior to touchdown.

January 12, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GWVH/PAG403) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) declared an emergency due to left fire indication and advised returning to CYTH. The pilot reported no sign of smoke and was able to turn indication off, however, requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. PAG403 landed safely without further incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GWVH had a #1 engine fire indication. The crew carried out a precautionary engine shut down and, shortly after, the fire indication extinguished. The aircraft landed uneventful. Thompson, MB (CYTH) maintenance found the engine anti-ice shield was leaking. Ant-ice shield was replaced and all engine fire probes were replaced as a precautionary measure. Test flight carried out and the aircraft returned to service.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0002: C-GWVH, a Fairchild SA227-AC aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation LP., was conducting flight PAG403 from Thompson (CYTH), MB to Gods Lake Narrows (CYGO), MB. Shortly after levelling off in cruise at 15 000 feet ASL, the left engine fire warning light illuminated, followed by a CAS (Crew Alerting System) message for ENG FIRE. The flight crew performed the emergency checklist items for an engine fire warning and shut down the engine. The flight crew declared an emergency and elected to return to CYTH. The fire warning light extinguished after all checklist items were completed. The subsequent landing was conducted with the left engine inoperative. The flight crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway and ARFF responded. The passengers and crew deplaned and the aircraft was towed to the apron. There was no sign of fire. The operators maintenance personnel inspected the fire detection system and replaced all 5 fire detection probes.

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