February 26, 2015

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Runway 05/23 at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX), QC, was closed from 1212Z to 1237Z because of the weather. Unknown impact on operations. METAR CYBX 261200Z CCA 35018G25KT 2SM -SN DRSN BKN020 M08/M10 A2909 RMK SC7 SLP853=.

June 9, 2015


At approximately 0220Z, a Summit Air Short & Harland SC7 3 (SU1071T) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Rae/ Edzo, NT (CRE2) called Yellowknife Tower holding short Runway 28 requesting position with a one minute delay. SU1071T was instructed to line up Runway 28 and report ready. SU1071T commenced takeoff roll. No further operational impact.

October 19, 2014

Incident at Dans les environs de: MONTRÉAL INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound for Montréal, QC (CYUL), an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA1164), from Calgary, AB (CYYC), to Montréal, QC (CYUL), reported being targeted by a laser. The police were notified. METAR CYUL 192300Z 30014G19KT 15SM BKN055 06/M05 A2996 RMK SC7 SLP145=

October 15, 2014


An ExpressJet Airlines Embraer EMB-145XR (ASQ4443), from Newark, NJ (KEWR), to Québec, QC (CYQB), reported being targeted by a laser beam. No impact on operations. METAR CYQB 150200Z 36002KT 15SM BKN060 16/14 A2993 RMK SC7 SLP138DENSITY ALT 300FT=

May 5, 2014

Incident at MONTRÉAL / MASCOUCHE QC (CSK3) (Laser interference)

Several aircraft were targeted by a red laser beam coming from the following coordinates: 454205N/0733507W. Mascouche/Terrebonne police were notified. Montréal, QC (CYUL) 052300Z 25008KT 15SM BKN050 12/04 A2986 RMK SC7 SLP113

March 17, 2013

Incident at DAWSON CITY YT (CYDA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The CYDA CARS operator called to advise that a Ten Barrel Inc Short & Harland SC7 3 (C-GTBU) on a VFR local flight from Dawson City (CYDA) landed at CYDA and encountered a flat tire while taxing on the runway. The disabled aircraft was safely removed from the runway with no further damage at 1920Z. No operational impact.

September 1, 2012


Whitehorse tower reported that C-GTBU, an SC7, operated by Ten Barrel Inc., was instructed to taxi on "E" and hold short of runway 01 due to a Cessna 180 landing on runway 19. The controller observed C-GTBU crossing the hold line and issued another instruction to hold short. The aircraft came to a stop approximately 50 feet past the hold line with the Cessna touching down on runway 19. C-GTBU did not enter the runway. No impact on operations.

July 30, 2012

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the crew returned to High Level, shut down the engines and inspected the aircraft. No abnormalities were found. The fuel caps were secure, the fuel level was correct and there was no fuel evident anywhere on or around the aircraft. The aircraft had flown through some heavy rain showers just before landing at High Level, and after inspecting the aircraft and after discussing the matter with maintenance, it was concluded that residual water from the rain was misting from the aircraft drain holes on departure. The aircraft then departed High Level for Josephburg. The crew diligently tracked the fuel burn and quantity during the trip and re-checked the fuel quantity on landing at Josephburg. There was no discrepancy between flight planned arrival fuel and actual arrival fuel.
High Level FSS observed fluid venting off the back and tail of SU 702. a Summit Air Charters Shorts SC7 on departure from Runway 13. The crew returned and checked both fuel caps, which were installed correctly. The crew advised FSS that the venting was due to the high angle on departure. SU 702 departed a second time at 1929z and was still venting fluids.

July 5, 2011

Accident at Rackla River

UPDATE TSB reported that the Sustut Air Inc. Shorts Brothers SC-7 Skyvan, C-FUMC, was on a cargo flight from Mayo, YT to Rakla airstrip, 81 NM northeast. After touchdown toward the east on the right side of the 3,000-foot long gravel airstrip, the aircraft veered to the right, departed the runway surface, and travelled through a ditch into low brush. The aircraft came to rest about 30 feet from the edge of the strip, and sustained substantial damage to the nosegear and related structure. There were no injuries to the crew. The cargo, consisting mainly of fuel drums, remained secure. At the time of the occurrence, the winds were very light from the west.
A Shorts Skyvan SH7, C-FUMC owned by Sustut Air Inc experienced unspecified damage after a hard landing and exiting the right side of the runway at Rackla River airstrip, Yukon. Preliminary information indicates there were no injuries and it was a cargo flight with two crew on board and no passengers. Cargo included nine barrels of diesel fuel that remained contained with no spillage. TSB report to follow.

April 27, 2011

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

SU 702, a Summit Air Charters SC7, was on a local flight at Yellowknife and when the aircraft landed on Runway 27, the aircraft had a flat tire. The wheel was changed on the runway and when repairs were completed, the aircraft was removed and the runway was re-opened about an hour later at 0321z.

November 19, 2010


Update #1: According to information received from the Commercial and Business Aviation Division: After the crew had carried out the overshoot briefing and had returned to the flight management system page, the aircraft has passed OVUNI. The flight direction was then corrected. This situation was discussed with the pilot-in-command.
AIE808, a de Havilland Dash 8, operated by Air Inuit, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The aircraft landed and taxied even though visibility was 1/8 SM. The weather conditions reported were as follows: METAR CYGW 191700Z CCA 27024G29KT 1/8SM -SHSNGS +BLSN BKN020 M05/M09 A2996 RMK SC7 SLP145.

October 25, 2010


C-GKOA, a Shorts SC7 operated by Summit Air Charters, was inbound to Stony Rapids and the flight crew broadcast their intentions when 3 miles east of CYSF at 1858z. They did not make an initial call prior to entering the mandatory frequency zone, however Regina FSS initiated communication and provided an advisory. C-GKOA landed at 1903z.

October 18, 2010


C-FTBI, a Shorts SC7 operated by Ten Barrel, was on a VFR flight plan with a routing from Whitehorse to Don Camp CBX5 Don Camp back to Whitehorse. The aircraft became overdue at 0300z an hour after the ETA and Whitehorse FIC initiated a communication search. The pilot called to close the flight plan at 0308z.

August 1, 2010


UPDATE TSB reported that the Summit Air Charters Shorts SC-7 Skyvan, registration C-GKOA, was en route Kugluktuk, NU to Stuart Point, NU when the right engine (Airesearch TPE 331-2-201A) flamed out. The flight crew secured the engine in accordance with checklist procedures, declared an emergency and returned to Kugluktuk. A single-engine landing was completed without further incident. Maintenance found a broken flare on the fuel line between the fuel control unit and the enrichment valve. The stainless steel line was reflared, resecured, and the aircraft was returned to service.
C-GKOA, a Shorts SC7, departed Kugluktuk and shortly after takeoff, the crew declared an emergency due to an engine failure. They returned to CYCO and landed without further incident at 1908z.

December 12, 2009


Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Infraction au règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) - alléguée" a été enlevée. Selon les informations obtenues de la division Aviation commerciale et d'affaires, la station d'observation météo est loin de la piste et plus haute que celle-ci. Il y a souvent des phénomènes localisés à l'aéroport rendant ainsi les observations non-valables. Il semblerait qu'il y ait un projet de déménagement de la station. *** ** *** Update #1: The category ?Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction? was lifted. According to the information obtained from the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch, the weather observation station is a long way from the runway and is also higher up. There are often localized phenomena at the airport which make the observations invalid. Apparently there is a plan to move the station.
AIE651, un De Havilland Twin Otter exploité par Air Inuit, avait effectué un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis La Grande Rivière (CYGL) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'équipage a effectué l'atterrissage et la circulation au sol à Kuujjuarapik, alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient en dessous des minimums requis. (CYGW 122122Z 21019G24KT 1/2SM SN BLSN BKN007 RMK SC7) (CYGW 122100Z 21020G26KT 1/4SM +SN +BLSN VV006 M14/M16 A2982 RMK SN8 SLP101).*** *** *** "Air Inuit De Havilland Twin Otter AIE651 was IFR from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The crew landed and taxied at Kuujjuarapik, when weather conditions were below the required minima. (CYGW 122122Z 21019G24KT 1/2SM SN BLSN BKN007 RMK SC7) (CYGW 122100Z 21020G26KT 1/4SM +SN +BLSN VV006 M14/M16 A2982 RMK SN8 SLP101)."

December 11, 2009


PSC214, un Pilatus PC12 exploité par Pascan Aviation, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis St-Hubert (CYHU) à destination de Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue à Kuujjuarapik en raison des conditions météorologiques. L'aéronef a atterri à 1944Z. (SPECI CYGW 111917Z 16004KT 1 1/2SM -SN OVC020 RMK SC8) (SPECI CYGW 111906Z 14005KT 4SM -SN BKN0250 RMK SC7) (METAR CYGW 111900Z 15006KT 15SM -SN FEW015 SCT070 M08/M10 A2915 RMK SC2AC1 SLP872)*** *** *** "Pascan Aviation Pilatus PC12 PSC214 was IFR from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW). The crew missed approach at Kuujjuarapik due to weather conditions. The aircraft landed at 1944Z. (SPECI CYGW 111917Z 16004KT 1 1/2SM -SN OVC020 RMK SC8) (SPECI CYGW 111906Z 14005KT 4SM -SN BKN0250 RMK SC7) (METAR CYGW 111900Z 15006KT 15SM -SN FEW015 SCT070 M08/M10 A2915 RMK SC2AC1 SLP872)"

December 5, 2009

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

KBA 203M, a King Air operated by Kenn Borek Air, was on approach to Runway 17 at Iqaluit when the crew performed a missed at 0537z due to a low ceiling composed of ice crystals. A second approach clearance was given for Runway 35 and KBA203M landed safely at 0550z. METAR CYFB 050500Z 09002KT 15SM BKN025 M16/M17 A2997 RMK SC3 IC SLP155= SPECI CYFB 050541Z 10002KT 5SM IC BKN006 RMK SC7

August 23, 2009


UPDATE General Aviation reported that the Springbank Aero Flight Training CFI has taken corrective actions to avoid similar occurrences from happening again. New policies implemented include diligent briefings with students prior to solo navigation with an emphasis on pilot decision making and option of diversion. VMC and VFR flying vs. weather will also be reviewed before solo navigation. The instructors have been advised to consult radar and satellite (METARs and TAFs) before flights. These steps will be incorporated as amendments in the school's Policies and Procedures.
C-GYDE, a Cessna 172 owned by Springbank Aero Flight Training, was on a VFR flight from Springbank to Red Deer and the pilot first reported to Red Deer FSS east (DF bearing 076) of YQF above cloud. FSS provided the pilot the altimeter setting and asked him if he was IFR capable (he was not.) The pilot then reported in cloud and descending, and shortly after reported below cloud and then was given VDF assistance to find the airport. The aircraft then landed without further incident. METAR CYQF 231800 30010KT 8SM BKN013 14/10 A2981 RMK SC7

July 13, 2009


UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the crew noticed that the #1 engine was only producing 98.5% RPM and elected to reject the take-off. The aircraft had not reached rotation speed when the reject occurred. The aircraft was returned to the hangar and ground runs were carried out by the maintenance department to confirm the problem. The #1 engine rpm ?x screw? was adjusted as per the maintenance manual and the aircraft was further ground run, checking rpm to be serviceable. The aircraft was then released for service.
C-FYSQ, a Short Skyvan operated by Summit Air Charter, was departing Yellowknife when the crew rejected their takeoff. No reason was given to Tower and no assistance was required.

May 1, 2008

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

CRQ954, a Creebec Embraer E110, was conducting an IFR flight from Chibougamau (CYMT) to Roberval (CYRJ). The pilot reported inclement weather conditions (haze), made a missed approach at Roberval (CYRJ) and requested to be diverted to (CYBG). There was no impact on ATC operations.(CYRJ 1100Z 36002KT 40 SM BKN035 M02/M04 A3019 RMK SC7) **** ** **** CRQ954, un Embraer E110 exploité par Air Creebec, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Chibougamau (CYMT) à destination de Roberval (CYRJ). En raison des conditions météorologiques (brume) rapportées par le pilote, celui-ci a effectué une approche interrompue à Roberval (CYRJ) et a demandé à être réacheminé vers Bagotville (CYBG). Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC. (CYRJ 1100Z 36002KT 40 SM BKN035 M02/M04 A3019 RMK SC7)

November 14, 2008


UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft had been in the hangar for several days of maintenance. Before pushing the aircraft outside, maintenance personnel decided to drain the pitot static system of any moisture that may have accumulated in the system during that time via the pitot static drain fittings. The aircraft departed for a maintenance test flight and after rotation, the crew noted an erroneous airspeed indication on the # 1 airspeed Indicator and promptly returned to Yellowknife for landing. Upon further investigation in the hangar, the port side pitot static drain fitting was found to be leaking due the rubber o-ring being displaced when the fitting was reassembled following the moisture draining. A new o-ring was installed in the drain fitting which was then checked serviceable. A full pitot static test was then carried out and the aircraft released again for the interrupted flight test.
A Shorts SC7 Skyvan operated by Summit Air Charters departed Yellowknife however, the crew returned to YZF due to "instrument discrepancies." The flight landed without incident at 2149z.

September 13, 2008

Incident at HALL BEACH NU (CYUX)

A Shorts Skyvan with 3 people on board operated by Summit Air Charters was en route Iqaluit to Hall Beach when the flight crew called Arctic Radio and advised they had smoke in the cockpit coming from between the glareshield and windshield. The amount of smoke was significant, affecting the crew's vision and breathing. They opened cockpit windows to allow fresh air into the cockpit and turned off all electrical equipment. The crew requested emergency vehicles on arrival at YUX. The aircraft landed safely at 2308z and the occupants vacated the aircraft on the ramp without injury. The crew opened the nose compartment of the aircraft and observed no smoke or fire. They were checked at the local nursing station and released. The cause of the smoke is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the windshield wiper motor had failed. The flight crew stated that they had been utilizing the wipers frequently lately due to the local weather conditions. The wiper motor was replaced with a serviceable unit and function checked. The aircraft was then released back to service. An SDR has been submitted by the company.
UPDATE The company reported that the cause of the smoke was the windshield wiper motor. It seems the wiper blade was stuck under the stem that sprays isopropyl onto the windshield, inhibiting the wiper arm movement. The wiper motor was burnt and was replaced.

July 2, 2008

Incident at IGLOOLIK NU (CYGT)

The Summit Air Charters Shorts SC-7 Skyvan was en route from Igloolik, NU to Mary River Camp. At approximately 30 minutes into the flight the crew noted a loose right rudder pedal on the Captain's side. Further inspection indicated that this rudder pedal had become disconnected. The crew continued on without the use of the rudder. An uneventful landing was made at the Mary River camp. Company maintenance was flown in and a subsequent inspection revealed a missing link pin (PN SC7.45.1183) in the rudder control assembly. The link pin was later found lying on the floor of the cockpit without its retaining clip. The link pin was replaced and secured with a new clip and the aircraft was returned to service. The company subsequently inspected its two other Skyvans to ensure no similar conditions existed.

July 23, 2007


A Shorts SC7 operated by Alkan Air was on a VFR flight plan to Tungsten, NT and the aircraft went overdue at 0905z. A communication search commenced and it was later confirmed by the company that the aircraft had arrived at destination.

June 30, 2007

Incident at CYSR

An arrival report was not received from the crew of a Summit Air Charters Shorts SC7 which had a ETA of 0159z at Nanisivik. North Bay FIC initiated a communications search and the RCMP conducted a field check. An arrival report was received from company dispatch at 0258z.

June 20, 2006


C-GJGS, a Shorts SC7, was taxiing for departure from Fort Simpson when the aircraft blew a tire just prior to the take-off roll.

July 20, 2005


C-GJGS, a Short SC-7 Skyvan, was en route VFR to Yellowknife when the aircraft's radio(s) failed in-flight. The crew established communications with the FSS via a satellite phone and landed NORDO. The cause of the failure is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance advised that the cause for the communication failure was heavy rain passing through the nose door seal onto both of the radio cannon plugs. This moisture caused both radios to be inoperative. The nose door seal was repaired and both radios were replaced with serviceable units. The system tested normal and the aircraft was returned to service. The removed radios sent out for repair. There have not been any recurrences of this incident.

April 30, 2005


C-GJGS, a Shorts SC-7, was 1 mile north of Yellowknife airport on right base for Runway 27 when the crew reported that the right engine was unserviceable and requested fire trucks be called out. The aircraft landed safely at 0208Z. It was later reported that the engine quit due to fuel exhaustion.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Summit Air Charters Shorts Skyvan SC-7, C-GJGS, was one mile from Yellowknife when the number two engine quit. C-GJGS requested direct to the airport and that AARF be alerted. The aircraft landed and taxied clear of the runway. The engine failed due to fuel exhaustion.

March 16, 2003

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada completed a Level 2 Operational Safety Investigation.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Summit Air Charters Shorts Skyvan SC-7, C-GJGS, was cleared to land when on a five mile final approach for Runway 27 at Yellowknife. A taxiing Air Tindi BE20, Flight AT 502, registered C-FCGU, was cleared to position on Runway 27 at the same time to await takeoff clearance. The crew of AT 502 and C-GJGS, as well as the Tower Controller, noticed the potential conflict and took corrective action independently. AT 502 proceeded no further than the runway edge, and the Tower Controller instructed C-GJGS to conduct a missed approach which had already been initiated by the Skyvan crew when it was two miles from the runway. AT 502 subsequently departed and C-GJGS landed without further incident. The weather was clear with unlimited visibility at the time of the occurrence.
C-GJGS, a Shorts SC7, was inbound VFR to Yellowknife from Hilltop Camp and the crew reported 5 mile final to land on Runway 27. They were cleared to land by the Tower Controller. AT 502, a Beech King Air, was cleared to position on Runway 27 and the Controller believed that there was sufficient time for AT 502 to depart. C-GJGS then reported 2 mile final and the crew did a 360 degree turn for spacing because AT 502 was still on the runway. AT 502 then departed from Runway 27 and C-GJGS landed on Runway 27 without incident. An Operational Safety Investigation has been recommended.

September 11, 2002

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

PCO 801 departed CYZT at 1714z. Shortly after making contact with YVR ACC, the pilot reported a birdstike. The aircraft returned to CYZT and landed safely at 1730z.

May 25, 2002

Incident at Scroggie Creek

C-GKOA, a Shorts SC7, arrived at Scroggie Creek airstrip about 45 NM south of Dawson on a VFR flight plan at about 0700Z. The pilot did not close the flight plan as expected and a communication search ensued. FSS staff were eventually able to confirm the arrival after calling the company. The flight plan was officially closed at 1229Z, 5.5 hours after arrival.

October 8, 2000

Accident at 3 NM from Port Radium, NT

The crew of C-FSDZ, a Shorts Skyvan, was on a VFR round robin flight from Yellowknife to Kugluktuk and back when it became overdue at 2330Z on October 8. An ELT signal was detected in the vicinity of Port Radium, but it was not until approximately 1630Z the next day before the weather allowed a search aircraft to spot wreckage 3 NM from Port Radium. The search aircraft advised that the aircraft was destroyed and it is believed that all 3 people on board have perished. A helicopter was dispatched from Norman Wells with RCMP members to secure the accident scene and an investigator from TSB Edmonton is enroute to the site. OPI - System Safety

June 23, 2000

Incident at McGregor Lake, NT

The pilot of C-FSDZ, a Shorts Skyvan, reported that the aircraft was on the ice at McGregor Lake, with the nose gear through the ice. The time of the occurrence is unknown. RCC was advised. Yellowknife (YZF) FSS further reported that C-FSDZ subsequently departed McGregor Lake and landed at YZF at 0304Z. RCC advised. OPI - System Safety

July 1, 1999

Accident at Rusty Springs, YT

The aircraft departed Whitehorse, YT on a routine flight to Rusty Springs. The aircraft experienced a hard landing at Rusty Springs - 50 miles south of Old Crow, which resulted in damage to the stub wing and landing gear. There were no apparent injuries. Flight conditions and weather unavailable at this time. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that examination of the a/c revealed that the rear spar in the stub wing that supports the gear had failed. After touchdown, the right gear collapsed and the a/c swung sideways, tearing off the nosegear. Damage is assessed as substantial. The two crewmembers were not injured.

May 12, 1999

Accident at Matson Creek, YT

The crew of C-FSDZ, a Shorts Skyvan, was on a cargo flight from Whitehorse to the Matson Creek airstrip hauling bulk diesel fuel. The a/c was reported to have had an accident on landing and experienced substantial damage to the left wing, right main gear and empennage. The two crew members were not injured. TSB Edmonton has been advised and more information concerning the accident will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the a/c sustained substantial damage when it landed hard about 100 yards short of the airstrip. The strip is of suitable length but is very undulating in an uphill direction. It was reported that the a/c had a tailwind of about 10 to 15 knots during the approach. The crew had operated into this strip with this a/c, a number of times prior to this accident.

August 30, 1997

Incident at Whitehorse, YT

C-FSDZ was inbound to Whitehorse from the north and the crew advised Tower that they suspected that the nosewheel may be flat. They requested ERS to be on standby and the a/c landed on Runway 31L without further incident. It was reported that there was no operational impact at the airport. UPDATE On departure from Watson Lake, there was a shimmy in the nosewheel, which caused the suspicion of a flat tire, however the nosewheel was not flat and the landing at Whitehorse was uneventful.

June 12, 1996

Incident at Wolverine L, YT

While landing the aircraft on a gravel strip, the nosewheel and fork separated. Sheet metal on the belly was dented and scraped. Pilot is suspicious of breaks in the nose wheel fork and may send the part to TSB Lab for detailed examination.

August 22, 1995

Incident at Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Tower advised pilot that something had been observed falling from a/c after take-off Rwy 15. Pilot advised it was the emergency hatch above cockpit and returned to airport. Debris was recovered from threshold Rwy 33. CDN 444 delayed on ramp approx. 5 minutes.

March 11, 1994

Incident at unnamed lake - 135K NE Holman 71 41 N 111 45 W

While landing on an ice covered lake, the pilot entered an area of deep snow. Damage was reported as steering linkage to nose gear bent, and the bulkhead mount for the nose gear was also damaged. No injuries.

May 12, 1994


Aircraft was being moved in preparation for replacing tail so aircraft could be flown to new home. Aircraft taxiied into fuel pumps. Emergency response services responded -- no fire. Ops. Impact -- none.