February 1, 2020

Incident at 5028N / 11437W

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Saab SF340A (PCO3041) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) declared "Mayday" due to severe turbulence and requested to return to CYYC. Aircraft was given priority and returned to CYYC. Aircraft landed without incident at 1829Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20W0009: C-GOIA, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab-Fairchild 340B, was operating as flight PCO3041 from Calgary International (CYYC), AB to Cranbrook (CYXC), BC. The crew encountered severe turbulence 52 nm SSW of CYYC, declared an emergency and returned to CYYC. Following the flight, maintenance inspected the aircraft for any anomalies that would have resulted from the flight through the turbulence. No defects were found. The aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A "Severe Turbulence Inspection" was carried out in accordance with (IAW) SF340 Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 05-50-00-06, with no defects found. Aircraft released back into service. Safety Management System (SMS) Report #8732 opened for further investigation.

September 12, 2017

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab SF340 (PCO340) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) delayed its take off roll due to a coyote crossing Runway 15. No operational impact.

August 25, 2012

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Port Hardy Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab SF340 (C-GPCG/operating as PCO807) hit small bird while landing runway 29. No apparent damage reported.

May 16, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

JAZZ Dehavilland Dash 8 Flight JZA502 IFR from Sandspit (CYZP) to Vancouver (CYVR) approximately 3NM final runway RWY08L was issued missed approach instructions due to an unfavourable speed difference between Pacific Coastal Saab SF340 Flight PCO412 IFR from Trail (CAD4) to Vancouver (CYVR) on the approach ahead. JZA503 landed runway 08L at 0030Z. No operational impact to other operators.

April 18, 2010

Incident at Près de Trois-Rivière (CYRQ)

SPR912, un Saab SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Sept-Îles (CYZV). À 1810Z près de Trois-Rivières (CYRQ), l'équipage a demandé à retourner à Montréal/Trudeau, en raison d'une indication lumineuse à bord de l'aéronef. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée. À 1846Z, l'aéronef a atterri à Montréal/Trudeau sur la piste 24 droite, sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** SPR912, a Saab SF340 operated by Provincial Airlines, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Sept-Îles (CYZV). At 1810Z, when they were near Trois-Rivières (CYRQ), the crew requested to return to Montréal/Trudeau due to a warning light on board the aircraft. No emergency was declared. At 1846Z, the aircraft landed on Runway 24R at Montréal/Trudeau, without incident. There was no impact on ATC operations.

April 2, 2010

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

SPR1902, un SAAB SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Sept-Îles (CYZV) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). L'équipage a effectué le décollage de la piste 31 à Sept-Îles, alors que les conditions météorologiques étaient sous les minimums requis (RVR piste 09 1200FT). (METAR 1200Z 00000KT VIS 1/4SM FG VV002FT 00/00 A3018).*** ** *** SPR1902, a Saab SF340 operated by Provincial Airlines, was preparing to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The crew took off from Runway 31 at Sept-Îles, even though the weather was below the required minima (RVR for Runway 09: 1 200 ft).(METAR 1200Z 00000KT VIS 1/4SM FG VV002FT 00/00 A3018).

December 14, 2009

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

C-FPAG, un SAAB SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis St-Augustin (CYIF) à destination de Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX). L'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue pour la piste 23 à Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, en raison des conditions météorologiques. L'aéronef a atterri sur la piste 05 sans encombre. (WX: 1700Z 140/14 VIS 1 1/2 -SN OVC 007 ALT 2981)*** *** *** "Provincial Airlines SAAB SF340 C-FPAG was IFR from St-Augustin (CYIF) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX). The crew missed approach on runway 23 at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon due to weather conditions. The aircraft landed on runway 05 without further incident. (WX: 1700Z 140/14 VIS 1 1/2 -SN OVC 007 ALT 2981)"

February 27, 2009

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

SPR912, un Saab SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) à destination de Sept-Îles (CYZV). L'équipage a mentionné qu'il avait effectué une approche interrompue, car l'appareil était trop haut pour atterrir. Les équipages des avions suivants, ont mentionné un vent de dos de 40 noeuds jusqu'à 400 pieds sol, diminuant graduellement jusqu'au sol pour être du sud et la piste en vue à 700 pieds ASL.

October 13, 2009

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab SF340, Flight PCO340 on an IFR Flight from CYVR (Vancouver) to CYDQ (Dawson Creek) did not report down or off runway in CYDQ, last call was final at 2215Z. They were confirmed down safely when ST20 confirmed they were on the apron at 22:27Z.

July 8, 2008

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The crew of a Provincial Airlines Saab SF340 informed the Quebec City (CYQB) tower controller that there was smoke in the cockpit. Emergency procedures were initiated and the aircraft landed at Quebec City/Jean-Lesage without incident. The smoke had come out of the air vents at the rear of the aircraft. The passengers and their baggage were driven to Shell. **** ** **** L'équipage de SPR1902, un Saab SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuant un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Sept-Îles (CYZV), a avisé le contrôleur de la tour de Québec (CYQB) que l'appareil avait de la fumée dans le poste de pilotage. Les procédures d'urgence ont été enclenchées et l'aéronef a atterri à Québec/Jean-Lesage sans encombre. De la fumée était sortie par des bouches d'aération à l'arrière de l'appareil. Les passagers ont été conduits à la compagnie Shell ainsi que leurs bagages.
Update #1: The TBS investigation number and class have been added. According to TBS report #A08Q0128L: The SAAB 340 operated by Provincial Airlines under flight no SPR1902 was making an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). Smoke was observed in the cabin. An emergency was declared and a diversion to Quebec City/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was made. The aircraft landed without incident. The smoke originated from an air circulation fan in the cabin. ***** ** ***** Mise à jour #1:Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A08Q0128: Le SAAB 340 exploité par Provincial Airlines sous l'indicatif SPR1902, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments de Montréal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) à Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). De la fumée a été observé dans la cabine. Une urgence a été déclarée et une diversion à destination de Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) a été effectuée. L'appareil c'est posé sans encombre. La fumée provenait du ventilateur de recirculation d'air de la cabine.

June 20, 2008

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

SPR1901, a Saab SF340 operated by Provincial Airlines, was preparing to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). The crew rejected its takeoff due to a faulty engine indication. The aircraft exited the runway via Taxiway DELTA, without incident and with one engine shut down. There was no impact on ATC operations. **** ** **** SPR1901, un Saab SF340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Sept-Îles (CYZV) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). L'équipage a interrompu le décollage en raison d'une mauvaise indication de moteurs. L'appareil a quitté la piste par la voie de circulation DELTA sans encombre avec un moteur éteint. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.
Update #1: TSB number and investigation class added. According to TSB report #A08Q0114: A Provincial Airlines Saab 340 was flying from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL). During takeoff, the crew noticed that the internal temperature of the turbine was too high and tension was low on engine #1. The crew decided to interrupt their takeoff and turned off the engine as a precaution. Maintenance personnel found and repaired the problem and the aircraft was returned to service. **** ** **** Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST #A08Q0114: Un Saab 340 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuait un vol depuis Sept-Îles (CYZV) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Lors de la course au décollage, l'équipage a remarqué que la température interne de la turbine était trop élevée et la tension était basse sur le moteur numéro un. L'équipage a décidé d'effectuer un décollage interrompu et par mesure de précaution a fermé le moteur. Le personnel de la maintenance a trouvé et réparé le problème et l'aéronef est retourné en service.

September 11, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO821, a Saab 340, on departure reported brake pressure difficulties and requested to return to Vancouver. The aircraft circled in the Southeast to evaluate the sitruation before returning. The pilot requested ERS on standby and landed Rwy 26R at 1707Z. The aircraft remained on the runway until 1730Z. All arrivals were asigned Runway 26L. There was no impact to operations.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0295: A Saab 340, operating as Pacific Coastal 821, lost hydraulic pressure when selecting gear up after departing Vancouver. The crew completed the relevant checklists and requested an ATC clearance to return. The aircraft circled in the vicinity to evaluate the situation and burn off fuel to comply with the aircraft maximum landing weight restriction and then requested ARFF to standby for the landing. The emergency gear extension procedure was used and emergency brakes were available; nosewheel steering was not available. Airport operations were diverted to R26L while PCO821 landed and remained on R26R until being towed off.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: PCO821 returned to base after take-off due to a hydraulic system warning and low quantity indication. Upon landing, inspection revealed that a hydraulic swivel fitting on the right hand main landing gear had failed, causing a loss of fluid. The fitting was replaced and the gear swings carried out. A fleet campaign is in the process of being carried out to inspect all SF340 swivel fittings. A Service Difficulty Report will be filed.

October 22, 2008

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The crew of a Transwest Air Saab 340 checked in with the Winnipeg ACC controller climbing to FL 180 after departure from La Ronge and requested FL 240. The Winnipeg ACC Sector Controller cleared the aircraft to FL 240. An ATC Operating Irregularity occurred as WEW 431, an ATR 42 operated by West Wind Aviation, was level at FL 190 and passed the Saab with less than the required 5 NM lateral separation.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Transwest Air Saab SF340, was climbing out of La Ronge, SK, en route Saskatoon, SK. The Westwind Aviation ATR-42-400 was en route from McCarthur Lake, SK, to Prince Albert, SK, and in the vicinity of La Ronge at FL 190. The Saab was cleared to climb to FL 180 and requested FL 240 during the climb. The Winnipeg controller cleared the crew to FL 240. The ATR 42 passed the Saab co-altitude with 3.2 miles spacing where the required separation was 5 miles.

May 12, 2007

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

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: No damage was found on the post flight inspection and walkaround.
CME174, SAAB SF340, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to St. John's (CYYT), after landing, reported hitting a bird during the flare. The firehall found the remains of a sparrow. Nil TSB.

December 22, 2006

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A06P0284: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340A aircraft, C-GPCE, operating as PCO506 took off from Williams Lake for Vancouver. Soon after take-off the crew became aware of a burning rubber smell. The odour intensified and the crew decided to return to Williams Lake, where the aircraft landed without further event. Maintenance inspection, an engine run-up and a test flight did not reveal the source of the odour, nor did it recur. (Added Aircraft Registration)
The pilots of Pacific Coastal flight 506, noticed a burning rubber odour in the cockpit of the Saab SF340 one minute after rotation and returned to Williams Lake. The aircraft landed without incident at 2222z.
UPDATE M&M The company submits the following; Extensive trouble shooting carried out. Ground runs carried. Aircraft test flown. Unable to duplicate odour.

January 7, 2005

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that both vehicle operators were under contract to the Winnipeg Airport Authority. The two truck drivers had been briefed the previous day on airside vehicle movement requirements. Since the operators ignored the airport escort policies and jeopardized air safety their contract with the Authority was cancelled.
A preliminary investigation confirmed no ATS involvement.
UPDATE TSB reported that Calm Air flight 7514, a Saab SF340, was on a scheduled flight from Thompson, MB to Winnipeg, MB. While the aircraft was approximately one mile on final approach for Runway 31, two trucks approached and subsequently crossed the runway at the Golf/Kilo Taxiway. The Tower Controller observed the trucks approaching the runway and issued an overshoot for flight 7514. The aircraft completed the overshoot and subsequently landed safely on Runway 36. The two trucks were on contract to the airport for snow removal. Neither were radio-equipped and both drivers had been directed to wait at the combined-service building until an escort could be provided. The driver of Loader 159 had been cleared to cross Runway 31 and had crossed as cleared. The two vehicle operators had worked with Loader 159 the previous day and it was believed that they incorrectly assumed that the loader was their escort. They departed in pursuit of Loader 159, crossing the active runway in the process.
Two vehicles crossed the active Runway 31 at Winnipeg without authorization, which resulted in CAV 7514, a Saab 340, being given instructions to overshoot. Neither vehicle was radio-equipped and they were not authorized to operate airside without an escort. CAV 7514 landed without further incident on Runway 36. The Airport Manager was advised.

November 11, 2004

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

Three minutes after takeoff, QX232, a Québecair Express Saab SF340, reported that it wanted to return to land due to a technical problem. The pilot cancelled his instrument flight plan, and conducted two circuits. On his second fly-by, he reported that he would fly by at 500 ft in front of the station for confirmation that the landing gear was lowered. The flight service specialist reported that he could see the three wheels lowered. The aircraft then landed without further incident.

October 29, 2004

Incident at Entre St-Léonard (CYSL) et Québec (CYQB) (Navigation error, Diversion, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

PSC421, a Pascan Pilatus Eagle, was cleared from St-Léonard (CYSL) direct to Québec (CYQB). Shortly after takeoff, communication was broken between the aircraft and the Boston control centre. The aircraft then followed a route that was different from the one indicated on the progress strips. QX232, a QuébecAir Express Saab SF340, had to change altitude to avoid the Pilatus. Communication was finally restored, and the aircraft was re-directed on the right route.

September 13, 2004

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

QX209, a Québecair Express SAAB SF340, reported having struck a bird with its leading edge upon landing on Runway 09 at Sept-Îles (CYZV). There was no apparent damage found, and the airport director found a dead seagull on the runway.

September 4, 2004

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

QX204, a Québecair Express SAAB SF340, reported having struck a bird while landing on Runway 24 at Mont-Joli (CYYY). A sparrow was found during the runway inspection.

July 5, 2004

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

Update #1: The number and class of TSB investigation were added. The aircraft registration was added. The TSB reports that the aircraft had left the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and was bound for Mont-Joli, when the flight crew received an indication of a fire in the right engine (General Electric CT7). The applicable checklist was completed and the indication turned off. The air traffic control service declared an emergency, and the aircraft landed without further incident at Mont-Joli. Maintenance personnel will check the engine before returning the aircraft to service.
When it was 80 NM northwest of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QX204, a Québécair Express SAAB SF340, declared an emergency due to an indication of an engine fire. The pilot shut down the engine and requested a diversion to Mont-Joli (CYYY), where he landed without further incident.

July 2, 2004

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

During takeoff from Mont-Joli (CYYY), QX204, a Québecair Express SAAB SF340, reported debris and a trail of oil in the river, approximately 3 NM north of the airport.

July 1, 2004

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

While on final for Runway 06 at Mont-Joli (CYYY), QX207, a Québecair Express SAAB SF340, conducted a missed approach due to an indication of a landing gear malfunction. The aircraft returned to land once the indication was gone.

March 30, 2004

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Wake turbulence/vortices, Aerodrome property - death/injury)

During the unloading of his aircraft, the pilot of CME109, a Prince Edward Air Navajo, was hit in the face with a truck door due to a blast from the engines of QX201, a Québec Air Express SAAB SF340, which was taxiing on the apron.

October 2, 2003

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

QX218, un SAAB SF340 de QuébecAir Express, est entré en collision avec trois oiseaux lors de l'atterrissage.

August 13, 2003

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

Le pilote de QX211, un SAAB SF340 de Québecair Express, a avisé la station d'information de vol (FSS) de Mont-Joli (CYYY) qu'il avait frappé un oiseau à l'atterrissage. La carcasse d'un goéland a été retrouvée lors de l'inspection de piste. The pilot of Québecair Express SAAB SF340 QX211 informed the Mont-Joli (CYYY) flight service station (FSS) that he had struck a bird during landing. A dead seagull was found during the runway inspection.

February 4, 2003

Accident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At 1857Z a Provincial Airlines SAAB SF340 received a MAYDAY call from a Cessna 188 Agwagon on 122.2 declaring an engine failure and giving coordinates 4902N 5636W. The Information was passed to Gander ACC and Halifax RCC. The SF340 cancelled IFR and proceeded to crash site coordinates. At 1913Z the Pilot of the downed aircraft called the Deer Lake Airport manager on a Satellite Phone with more accurate coordinates 490137.6N 563353.7W. The SF340 located the downed aircraft and reported one person standing outside the aircraft. At 1934Z Halifax RCC requested an AS350D Astar (a Canadian Helicopters aircraft which was doing flight training) to proceed to the site for pickup. At 2010Z the pilot of the helicopter reported at the crash site, the downed pilot was aboard and no injuries sustained. The ELT was secured. At 2036Z the AS350 helicopter landed in Deer Lake. TSB Class 3 - A03A0013 - More to Follow
TSB Update - A03A0013: N6606Q, a Cessna 188B aircraft being ferried from Canada, was en route from St John's to Goose Bay when the pilot broadcast a MAYDAY on 122.2 declaring an engine failure (Continental IO-520-D) and giving co-ordinates. The pilot then carried out a forced landing in a snow covered bog. The aircraft nosed over during the landing. The MAYDAY was received by SPR 902 which was on a flight from Goose Bay to Deer Lake. SPR 902 cancelled IFR and proceeded to the co-ordinates given by the pilot and located the downed aircraft and reported one person standing outside the aircraft. In the mean time, the pilot contacted the Deer Lake airport manager on satellite phone and provided more accurate co-ordinates. Halifax RCC requested C-FETA, an AS350 helicopter which was on a training flight to proceed to the crash site for pickup. C-FETA arrived at the crash site approximately one hour after the accident and picked up the uninjured pilot and transported him to Deer Lake.

August 19, 2002

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

A SAAB SF340 enroute from St. John's to Deer Lake reported a bird strike on the landing roll at Deer Lake. A runway inspection revealed the remains of a seagull. Maintenance personnel did not discover any damage to the aircraft. TSB - NIL

February 28, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Weather CAVOK. EGF908 SF340 on final Runway 06. ARN 822 departed Runway 06. As controller was issuing landing clearance to EGF 908 at ½ to ¾ mile final, pilot initiated a missed approach. EGF908 was given a right turn out and landed on Runway 33 at 1546Z. EGF908 initiated the overshoot just as landing clearance was issued. Controllers deemed that spacing was adequate and didn´t know why the pilot initiated the overshoot. Nil TSB

January 20, 2000

Incident at Halifax Intl

gaa757 sf340 Shortly after departure, the pilot advised that he had a cracked windshield and requested clearance back to Halifax. Landed without further incident. NIL TSB