May 30, 2017

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

While taking off from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), a German corporately-registered Short & Harland SD3 60 (DCCAS), conducting a flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), was observed in a turn when it had received and accurately read back a clearance for standard instrument departure (SID) Sept-Îles 2 (runway heading to 5 000 ft). No impact on operations.

August 11, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines (C-GPCF/operating as flight PCO835) on an IFR from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Port Hardy (CYZT). PCO835 departed runway 26L and reported a hydraulic issue when they were 3 miles west of the departure end of the runway. The pilot cancelled IFR, diverted to the VOR and resolved the issue before returning to a normal landing on runway 26L at Vancouver. Three departures were delayed for 4 minutes while the runway was inspected and returned to service. Minimal impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB A12P0138: The Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 835, a Shorts 360, C-GPCF (serial # 3620), departed CYVR on an IFR flight plan to Port Hardy (CYZT). During the gear retraction immediately after takeoff, the left and right hydraulic warning lights alerted the crew to a hydraulic loss of contents, resulting in the left main gear unsafe warning light. The crew advised YVR Tower that they had a hydraulic problem and would be returning to land once they had assessed the situation. The crew did not declare an emergency, however they advised Tower that they would be returning VFR for a flapless landing without nose-wheel steering and that they may need a tow from the runway. The Tower provided the flight with priority for the runway and arranged to have the aircraft followed by emergency vehicles. The flight landed without further incident and was able to taxi to the terminal unaided.
UPDATE Operator is investigating in accordance with their SMS.

January 30, 2012

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The American, corporately-registered McNeely Charter Service Inc. Short Bros. & Harland SD3-30 aircraft (N262AG, operating as MDS262) was concluding an IFR flight from West Memphis Municipal Airport, AR (U.S.A.) (KAWM) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower advised that the aircraft was flown in a missed approach (flight crew initiated) to runway 06 due to the aircraft's high speed on final. The aircraft subsequently landed on runway 12. Ops. impact -- none.

December 15, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

On short final Runway (RWY) 08R , the Pilot of the Pacific Coastal Airlines Short SD3-60 operating PCO100, IFR Victoria (CYYJ) to Vancouver (CYVR), reported a flap configuration problem. Aircraft cancelled IFR and orbited VFR. Emergency standby initiated. Aircraft landed RWY 08R. No Operational Impact
UPDATE from TSB: A11P0170: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Shorts 3-60 (C-GPCF) was on an IFR approach and suffered a malfunction of the flap system. The aircraft cancelled IFR and remained VFR while attempting to rectify the fault. The malfunction could not be cleared so the pilots asked for emergency services and made an uneventful landing.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The incident has been recorded in the Pacific Coastal SMS system and will be followed up in accordance with the SMS Manual.

October 17, 2011

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATM - other)

A11P0152: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO705, a Short SD3 60 (SH36), C-GPCF, departed Comox (CYQQ) Runway 36 on an IFR flight to Vancouver (CYVR). Prior to the C-GPCF departure, the Tower departed a USAF P3 maritime patrol aircraft for VFR circuits off runway 12. The P3 was advised of the SH36 departure and was told to stay on the runway heading. The SH36 pilot entered cloud and began a turn on course through 1,100 feet when he noticed a target on TCAS (traffic alert and collision avoidance system). The target continued to close and the TCAS issued a RA (resolution advisory) to climb. With the target at 1/2 mile and closing rapidly at the same altitude, the SH36 pilot increased power to emergency transient and increased the rate of climb as much as possible until clear of conflict. The pilots of the SH36 could not see the P3 as they were in cloud during the incident and were not able to determine how close they passed. The encounter was reported to Comox Tower by the SH36 pilots.

August 17, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from TSB: A11P0125 A Loss of Separation occurred between a Shorts SD3-60 (Flight PCO705), and a DHC-2T (Flight HR315), overhead Vancouver International Airport. Both aircraft were operating under VFR. PCO705 was given a southbound overhead crossing to join the circuit for runway 26L at 2500 ft. HR315 was given an overhead crossing at 2500 ft as part of a transit route south to Victoria. Neither aircraft was given traffic information by the controller. The SD3-60 was equipped with TCAS and the system warned the crew that there was a conflict. The crew queried the tower controller who then gave directions to separate the aircraft. The aircraft passes within 0.3 nm at the same altitude.
The Pacific Coastal Airlines Short SD360, operating flight PCO705, inbound VFR Comox (CYQQ) to Vancouver (CYVR), was assigned the "overhead" arrival route for Runway 26L. A Harbour Air DeHavilland Beaver DHC2 MK1, operating flight HR315 VFR Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) enroute to the Victoria Harbour water aerodrome (CYWH), was assigned the "Tower Transit Route" southbound. PCO705 advised they had received a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert and asked "do I have traffic"? ATC immediately issued a turn to HR315 and passed the traffic to PCO705. Safety was not assured as necessary traffic was not passed as required.

June 14, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATS operating irregularity)

Pacific Coastal Short SD 3 60 flight PCO432, IFR Tofino to Vancouver on arrival into Vancouver was cleared from 9000 feet to 3000 feet while the aircraft was in a 7000 foot vectoring area. The aircraft exited the 7000 foot vectoring area at 5900 feet entering a 4600 foot vectoring area. The error was caught when the aircraft was at 5600 feet and was cleared to maintain 4600 feet.

December 19, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The American Alliance Air Charter Shorts SD-360-300 aircraft (operating as flight TTX2675) was on an IFR flight from Indianapolis International Airport, IN (U.S.A.) (KIND) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). On approach into Hamilton, the aircraft?s nose landing gear didn?t come down. The aircraft went back to Toronto ACC and was vectored while the flight crew worked on the problem. The aircraft subsequently returned to land without further incident with ARFF services standing by. Ops. impact ? one aircraft (Kelowna Flightcraft flight KFA311) was delayed five (5) minutes.

April 1, 2011

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

The Alliance Air Charter Short & Harland SD3-60 aircraft (operating as TTX2348) was commencing an IFR flight from Windsor Airport (CYQG) to Willow Run Airport, MI (USA) (KYIP). The Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C aircraft (operating as SLQ734) was concluding an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Windsor Airport (CYQG). The flight crew of TTX2348 was taxiing for departure and were instructed to hold short of runway 07. Hold short instruction readback was received. SLQ734 landed on runway 25 and decelerated to taxi speed. The flight crew of TTX2348 then crossed the hold short line at this time and were advised of the error. SLQ734 exited the runway at taxiway FOXTROTT and TTX2348 was then cleared for takeoff. Ops. impact - unknown.

August 15, 2010

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Aerodrome - other)

The pilot of a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Short and Harland SD360, VFR Tofino to Vancouver, reported pogo stick inadvertently left under tail on departure. Pilot indicated it may be on TWY G or RWY 07/25. Three other aircraft reported item not on RWY or TWY.

September 2, 2009

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Campbell River Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Short & Harland SH36 flight PCO705 (C-GPCF), VFR Campbell River to Comox FSS observed debris falling from the back of the aircraft. PCO705 was notified of debris and then stated that they had hit a bird. Aircraft continued to Comox. Airport maintenance confirmed that they found a turkey vulture near the runway.

August 12, 2009

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A09P0243: The Pacific Coastal Shorts SD3-60 aircraft (C-GPCF), operating as PCO701, was taking off at Campbell River for a flight to Comox. During the take-off run the crew noticed that the auto feather armed light was not illuminated so the captain rejected the take-off. After troubleshooting, the crew were able to arm the auto feather system and the aircraft departed for Comox without further difficulty.

April 21, 2009

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO100, a Short SH36 Flight Rule Unknown Victoria to Vancouver, rejected take-off on Runway 02 citing a suspected bird strike. No bird remnants were found on either the runway or the aircraft.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Victoria Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

October 3, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A08P0327: The Pacific Coastal Shorts SD-36 aircraft, operating as PCO701, was taxiing onto the runway at Vancouver for a flight to Campbell River when the FWD SMOKE warning light illuminated. The crew advised the Tower and vacated the runway. As they could neither see nor smell any smoke they returned to the South Terminal. Maintenance inspection found a defective smoke detector. The smoke detector was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The forward cargo smoke detector was giving false indication. The unit was replaced with a serviceable unit and tested serviceable. No further defects were noted.

January 29, 2008

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

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0029: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Shorts SD3-60 aircraft, operating as PCO103, took off from Vancouver, from a slush covered runway, for Victoria. During the climbout, the crew cycled the gear down to clear any accumulated slush from the brakes. However, the left main gear did not show a down and locked indication. The crew retracted the gear and continued on to Victoria, in the hope that warmer temperatures in Victoria would melt slush which might be contaminating the gear down microswitch. When the crew extended the gear to land at Victoria, the left main gear still gave a not down and locked indication. They completed the gear unsafe emergency checklist but were unable to resolve the problem. They returned to Vancouver, declared an emergency, and landed on Runway 08L without further event. During the landing roll, the red gear unsafe light went out, and the gear down and locked green light came on.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO103, a Shorts 360 departed Vancouver for Victoria, returning due to a gear indication showing one main gear stuck up. The aircraft landed on Runway 08L safely at 1752Z. The runway was re-opened at 1755Z. Approximately 4 arrivals were diverted to Runway 08R.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company advised the aircraft returned to Vancouver for a failed "down and locked indication" on the Left Hand main. After an uneventful landing, the Left Hand main green "down and locked" light illuminated and the aircraft taxied to the terminal. The gear pins were installed in the gear, and the retractable gear MEL'd for the remainder of the day. That evening the Left Hand main gear micro switches were rigged and 10 gear swings were carried out. No further problems have occurred.

June 6, 2008

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0150]: The Sky Way Enterprises Inc. Short Bros. SD-3-60 aircraft (operating as flight 378) was concluding an IFR flight from Flint, MI (U.S.A.) (K) to Oshawa Municipal Airport (CYOO). The flight crew carried out a localizer approach to runway 12 at Oshawa. Due to problems activating the ARCAL lighting system, the airplane was already overhead the field when the runway lights were activated. The flight circled VMC south of the airport but continued to have difficulty with the intensity of the ARCAL lights as well as discerning the runway from other lights. The flight crew again overflew the field and intended to return to the localizer and re-fly the approach. However, when power was advanced, the left engine auto-feathered (Pratt and Whitney PT6A-65R). The engine was secured. The airplane was in a favourable position to land on runway 30 and winds were calm. A safe, single-engine landing was made on runway 30. The fuel control and pump were replaced and the airplane returned to service. The operator will follow up by SDR after further testing of the removed components.
The Skyway Enterprise Inc. Short SD3060 operated as flight SKZ378 was on an IFR flight from Bishop International Airport Flint, Michigan, USA (KFNT) to Oshawa (CYOO). It was reported by an external agency that around 0700Z a SH36 SKZ378? (incomplete ident), was after making a couple attempts, landed long and almost went of the end of the runway.

November 29, 2007

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0394: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Shorts SD3-60 aircraft operating as PCO113 took off from Vancouver for Victoria. During the approach at Victoria, when the gear was lowered, the left main gear green light did not illuminate but the red unsafe light was illuminated and the horn sounded. The crew flew by the Victoria tower and were advised that the left main gear was down at a 45 degree angle (which is normal). The crew completed the Unsafe Gear Indication emergency checklist, but there were no changes to the indications. The crew decided to divert to Vancouver where another visual inspection was made by the Vancouver tower. The crew also inspected the left gear visually and found it down and appearing normal. The aircraft landed at Vancouver without further difficulty with AFF in attendance. Company maintenance is investigating the reason for the unsafe gear indication.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The Left Hand gear actuator was replaced and gear swings carried out, test flight complied with. No further faults were found.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO113, a Short & Harland SHD6 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Victoria (CYYJ), departed CYVR for CYYJ with 27 souls on board and 1800 lbs of fuel. Upon approaching CYYJ, the pilot reported experiencing problems with the left main landing gear. After several fly-bys in front of the CYYJ Control Tower, the pilot was able to confirm that he had a problem with the port main gear. At that point, the pilot requested a return to CYVR and declared an emergency. Emergency Response Services and the Rescue Coordination Centre were alerted. PCO113 conducted a 'fly by the CYVR Control Tower' for a visual inspection after which the aircraft landed on Runway 08L uneventfully, taxied clear of the runway, and shut down for a visual inspection. The aircraft moved to the south terminal under its own power. There were no delays to other airport operators.

October 18, 2007

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE Aerodromes: Campbell River Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Pacific Coastal, PCO713, a SH36, struck 3 seagulls on landing RWY 11.

July 8, 2007

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Aerodrome - other)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The crew were orally counseled. A memo was sent to all crews advising them of Airport Operating Procedures. The incident is closed. No further action required.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Short SH36 flight PCO304 taxied off ramp onto TWY 'B' without establishing contact with FSS.

June 29, 2007

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The crew were orally counselled and the incident is closed. No further action required.
Pacific Coastal Airlines flight PCO433 Short SH36, IFR Vancouver to Tofino, The Pilot failed to report down after reporting final. The aircraft later was confirmed on the ground.

June 23, 2007

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The crew were orally counselled and the incident is closed. No further action required.
Pacific Coastal Flight PCO431 a Short SH36 IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Tofino (CYAZ) failed to file an Arrival Report at CYAZ. The aircraft's arrival had to be verified by contacting the local golf course personnel.

May 11, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The FDR and CVR were sent to the TSB and reviewed, and are back at the company base. As of yet the cause of the failure is unknown, although it appears something failed in the power section/reduction gearbox. The cause of the smoke in the cockpit was the loss of oil through a compressor seal, which then traveled through the bleed air system into the cabin.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0142: The Pacific Coastal Shorts 360 was enroute to Campbell River, BC, when smoke started coming from the cabin ventilation ducts. At the same time the number 2 engine (PWC PT6-65-AR) began losing power. The pilots shut the engine down, declared an emergency, returned to Vancouver, and landed on Runway 12 without further incident. There was no evacuation and no injuries. In flight, some electrical services failed, and the smoke began to clear once the engine was shutdown. The number 2 engine was found seized and a large amount of oil leaked from the engine. (TSB Class of Investigation being assessed.)
PCO709 a Pacific Coastal SH36, IFR from YVR to YBL, observed on RADAR squawking 7700. Tower initiated an emergency standby and moved 3 aircraft off the approach of RWY12 in preparation for PCO709. Pilot contacted tower 4 mile final and reported a fire on board. Aircraft landed safely at 1957Z, RWY12 was closed until 2055Z. System Safety attended with the TSB. The incident is being assessed by the TSB. There was no fire. There was a contained engine failure which resulted in smoke entering the cabin. The generator was knocked off line resulting in a com failure. The aircraft stopped on the runway and was met by emergency vehicles. The passengers were not evacuated as reported. The FDR & CVR were pulled for the TSB for analysis. The engine will be shipped to Standard Aero Winnipeg for tear down.
UPDATE /Add info from TSB: TSB Class of Investigation established as a Class 5.

April 7, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0097: The crew of a Pacific Coastal Airlines Shorts SD360 noted fluctuating ITT on the right engine (PWC PT6A-65R) while enroute from Comox to Vancouver International. The crew shut down the bleed air for the right engine. The ITT stabilized but then began to fluctuate again. The crew completed the checklist items and completed a precautionary shut-down of the right engine. Maintenance found a problem with the ITT indication system.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO709, a Short & Harland SH36 on a VFR flight Comox (CYQQ) to Vancouver (CYVR), inbound to CYVR reported the loss of one engine. Emergency services were notified. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 12 without further incident.

March 19, 2007

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0077: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Shorts S360 aircraft operating as PCO709, was taking off from Runway 11 at Campbell River on a flight to Comox when the crew heard a loud bang and the right engine rolled back. The crew rejected the take-off, brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway, and shut down the right engine. There was no fire and no injuries. The crew was able to taxi the aircraft to the ramp. The right engine hot section is being investigated by the company maintenance and may need to be replaced.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company reports that the engine is being replaced. More details will be available after the engine shop report is completed.
Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO709, a Short & Harland SH36 on an IFR flight Campbell River to Comox, aborted take-off on Campbell River Runway 11 after the FSS advised the pilot that they noticed fire coming from the port engine. The pilot shut down the engine and extinguished the fire. The aircraft exited the runway and deplaned the passengers.

February 9, 2007

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The company has operations specifications for low visibility operations. The incident is closed. No further action required.
PCO701, a Short 360 arrived at CYBL airport at 1700Z. Ground visibility was 1/4 sm RVR was 1800.

December 1, 2007

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Air Cargo Carriers, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) Short Bros. plc SD3-60 aircraft (operating as SNC5775) was preparing to depart on an IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Detroit (Willow Run) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KYIP). The aircraft flight crew were cleared to taxi via taxiway DELTA for runway 33R and changed to the Tower frequency. Traffic was departing off of runway 33R from taxiway VICTOR. SNC5775 proceeded across runway 33R on taxiway DELTA behind the departure at taxiway VICTOR without clearance. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 7, 2006

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

UPDATE OPI changed to C&B
The pilot of Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO701, a Short SH36, initial contact with the FSS was 1 1/2 miles final for Runway 11 at Campbell River.

May 24, 2006

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO801 were notified by Port Hardy FSS of smoke coming from the port main tire. PCO801 was shut down at intersection Runway 11 and Taxi Bravo due to a flat tire. Runway 11/29 and Taxiway B were closed from 1725Z - 1932Z due to the disabled aircraft (opened after runway inspection).

April 29, 2006

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The company advised that the L/H mid flap was found to be "stuck" in the up position. The actuator was adjusted and the system function checked normally without further incident.
PCO803 a Pacific Coastal, SH36, departed Port Hardy at 1842Z. Approximately 10 miles northwest the aircraft advised of a flap problem and returning to Port Hardy. The pilot advised that there was emergency services were not required and landed safely at 1851Z.

March 3, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

PCO 101 a Pacific Coastal SH36, departed VFR and reported a nose gear problem. Aircraft RTB and landed safely at 1605Z.

December 22, 2005

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from the TSB: The Short Brothers 3620 SD3-60 variant 300, registration C-GPCF, was on approach to Vancouver when the pilot tested the brakes but no pressures were indicated. He advised ATC that he would be landing with emergency brakes only. ARFF was on stand-by when the aircraft landed and taxiied without further event. After landing the main brake system was selected and the pressure indications returned. Company maintenance determined that the cable that operates the brake selector control valve for the main and emergency systems was sticking.
Pacific Coastal flight PCO121 an SD360, reported he would be landing with emergeny brakes only and may not be able to clear runway after landing.Aircraft landed safly at 2323z and was able to taxi off. CFR did respond to emergency standby

December 16, 2005

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

Pacific Coastal flight PCO218 reported a bird strike-landing runway 12 at Vancouver. Runway closed 9 minutes for cleaning. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required.

November 14, 2005

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

Pacific Coastal flight PCO406 a Short SH36 landing at Vancouver blew a tire and came to rest in the intersection of R's 12/26. Runway 26L closed for 8 minutes; runway 12 closed until 1639Z. Minimal departure delays on 26L. No other operational impact.
The company submits that after landing, the propellers would not go into reverse. Maximum braking was applied. The anti skid system did not function as intended, thus resulting in one of the main wheel tires becoming scuffed to a point where it deflated.

October 29, 2005

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

First call to FSS by Pacific Coastal, S-360 flt PCO360 was 2 NM on final R11. No operational impact.

October 12, 2005

Incident at MASSET BC (CZMT)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO721 inbound to Masset declared a medical emergency and requested an ambulance meet the aircraft on landing; estimating in 15 minutes. ACC arranged it through Massett Medical Clinic. No operational impact.

September 7, 2005

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

Update from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required.
Pacific Coastal flight PCO711 a Short SH36 landing at Vancouver reported bird strike. Runway 12 closed for inspection; no damage to aircraft; no operational impact.

September 5, 2005

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required.
Pacific Coastal flight PCO701 reported a bird strike landing R12 at Vancouver. Runway inspection found 1 Swallow. No operational impact.

August 16, 2005

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO401 a Short SH36 landing at Tofino did not report down and clear. The aircraft was located on ramp. No operational impact.

August 2, 2005

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO701 a Short SH36 taxied for departure from Campbell River and was provided advisory, which included three training aircraft in the circuit for runway 29. All three confirmed in sight. PCO701 taxied onto runway while 1st Cessna still on the runway for touch and go and second short final. Aircraft advised second Cessna short final. Second Cessna short final completed 360 to allow departure.

July 31, 2005

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO404 a Short SH36 entered the Victoria Terminal Class C Airspace without authorization. No operational impact.

July 26, 2005

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

Pilot advised gear indication problem and overshot. Declined assistance and after troubleshooting problem landed safely. The TSB will follow up on this occurrence.

July 11, 2005

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO807 a Short Brothers SH36 on takeoff roll runway 07 at Port Hardy reported a bird strike as the aircraft approached V-1. PCO807 continued to Bella Bella.

June 4, 2005

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Pacific Coastal Airlines flight PCO403 a Short SH36 landed Tofino without contacting Nanaimo FSS on 122.3.
Update from C&BA: The Operator has been contacted and the above cadors reports were discussed. Operational directives will be promulgated to address the associated issues. No further action required.

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Update from C&BA: The Operator has been contacted and the above cadors reports were discussed. Operational directives will be promulgated to address the associated issues. No further action required.
The pilot of Pacific Coastal Flight PCO403 reported canceling IFR and flight plan at 0051Z for Tofino but did not report down and clear. The aircraft was located on apron by near bye golf course staff at 0059Z.

May 25, 2005

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Update from C&BA: The Operator has been contacted and the above cadors reports were discussed. Operational directives will be promulgated to address the associated issues. No further action required.
Pacific Coastal Airlines flight PCO360 a Short 360 departed runway02 at Victoria VFR on 'Moresby Island departure' and instead of leveling at 1500' the aircraft climbed to 2000' without authorization. No conflict was created with other aircraft.

March 22, 2005

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

Pacific Coastal Airlines flight PCO810 a Short SH36 rejected take off at Port Hardy due to a door warning light. Inspected and departed without further delay. No operational impact.

January 18, 2005

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Pacific Coastal flight PCO360 struck a seagull while departing Runway 02 at Victoria. No aircraft damage reported. AFF recovered the dead bird.

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

Pacific Coastal flight PCO217 departing Vancouver aborted due bird strike and returned to ramp for inspection. Runway closed and debris removed. Two aircraft delayed for 5 minutes. No other operational impact.

December 27, 2004

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

Pacific Coastal Flight 709, a Shorts 360 (C-GPCW) departed Campbell River, BC on a VFR flight to Comox, BC. During a visual approach to runway 12 at Comox, the crew noted that the landing gear was slow to extend and that the nose gear did not indicate down-and-locked. The crew completed the checklist items and landed with the emergency vehicles standing by.
Updated TSB information.
Update from M&M: Sytem troubleshot. Nose wheel steering line found to be leaking. Line replaced. Aircraft returned to service.
M&M Update: Sytem troubleshot. Nose wheel steering line found to be leaking. Line replaced. Aircraft returned to service.

December 11, 2005

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

G-CEAL, Short SD3 60, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Quebec (CYQB), aborted take-off (1253Z) due to indication of smoke fumes in the cockpit. CFR personnel were called-out at the pilot's request. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB A05A0158: G-CEAL, a Shorts 360 on a ferry flight was departing Goose Bay, NL for Quebec City, QC when the flight crew aborted the take off due to a frozen right engine throttle. The crew then shut down the right engine (Pratt and Whitney PT-6-67D) as the throttle would not return to flight idle. Shortly after, the crew noticed an odour and a slight haze of smoke in the cabin. ARFF was requested and the taxied the aircraft back to the airport ramp. Inspection revealed that water had pooled in a low section of the right engine throttle cable and had likely frozen as the aircraft had been exposed to sub-zero temperatures in Goose Bay for an extended period. It is suspected that the smoke was from engine exhaust ingested by the cabin air conditioning system when the engine was shut down. The throttle cable was cleaned and lubricated and the aircraft subsequently departed Goose Bay without further incident.
UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft was parked in Goose Bay (CYYR) Saturday night cold soaked. The aircraft aborted takeoff due to the #2 throttle stuck 3/4 from idle, engine was shut down at a high power setting, and this is the point where smoke was observed. The aircraft was towed into a heated hangar the throttle was found frozen at the FCU area on the engine. Previous to coming to CYYR, the aircraft was parked outside for a couple of weeks in England. The throttle was freed up and lubricated.

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