July 30, 2019

Incident at 4504N / 06332W

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/SPR04) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) requested return to CYHZ for unspecified issue. No assistance required. No impact. The aircraft landed at 1111Z.

August 7, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/SPR04) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) rejected take-off Runway 23. No reason given. No assistance required. No impact on operations.

March 24, 2019

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

A foreign registered Cessna 680 (HI985) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) over ran the hold short line on CYYT Runway 20 for Runway 29, causing a controller initiated missed approach for a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/SPR04) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT)

March 17, 2019

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

At 1337Z, a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/SPR04) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land and overshot Runway 29, requested to do a circuit and then a few orbits to work on an issue. The aircraft landed at 1353Z.

March 26, 2018

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 1950Z, Provincial Airlines (PAL) Operations advised that one of their Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR04) on fisheries patrol departing St. John's, NL (CYYT) and landing at St. John's, NL (CYYT) had their Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activated and were unable to turn it off until after landing. CYQX Area Control Centre (ACC) and Halifax (CYHZ) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) were advised by PAL. At 2127Z, the aircraft landed and taxied to the hangar. ELT was shut down at 2139Z.

July 18, 2017

Incident at 4732N / 05256W

A Provincial Aersopace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) reported sighting a paraglider over Topsail Bluff outside the control zone at approximately 1300FT ASL. SPR04 was at a similar altitude and called Tower to advise of the paraglider.

May 18, 2017

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

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 400 (KLM661) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Houston, TX (KIAH) taxied and departed Runway 29, closing the terminal ramp and all manoeuvring areas. 2 Aircraft outbound, an Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 Medevac (SPM7447-M) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to St-Pierre (LFVP) and an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FLWH/ ACA667) and 2 Aircraft inbound, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/ JZA8992) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYZ) and a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) were delayed, waiting for the foreign object debris (FOD) to be removed. Surfaces were closed at 1610Z when KLM661 commenced taxi, and all surfaces were re-opened at 1800Z.

June 6, 2017

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

A PAL Aerospace Ltd. Beech 200 (SPR04) on a local flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency 35 south east of the field. The Crew reported that the number 2 engine went out. The flight landed safely at 1647Z. Runway 34 was closed by airport authority for inspection. Runway was reopened at 1653Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17A0040: C-GTJZ, a Beech B200 aircraft operated by PAL Aerospace, was conducting a local flight SPR04 from St. John?s, NL (CYYT). When inbound and approximately 40 nm east of CYYT, the flight crew noticed a vibration and number 2 engine torque indication fluctuations of +/- 50 to 75 pounds-feet. Sparks and smoke were observed coming from the number 2 engine cowling. The crew shut down the number 2 engine, completed the checklist items and declared an emergency. The left-hand DC generator was offline and could not be reset. The landing gear was lowered early and the aircraft landed uneventfully at CYYT RWY 34 with ARFF standing by. ARFF inspected the aircraft and the aircraft taxied to the ramp on one engine.

April 19, 2017

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

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/SPR04), on a local flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) rejected take-off to avoid a flock of birds. The aircraft backtracked and departed Runway 34. No assistance required.

April 16, 2015

Incident at 55 NM NW SANDSPIT BC (CYZP) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR04) en route to Comox, BC (CYQQ) was cleared to FL230 however FL210 was entered into the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS). Discrepancy was identified when aircraft levelled at FL230. No operational impact.

April 4, 2015

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

A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 departed Runway 29 at St. John's, NL (CYYT) with reduced visual range (RVR) 29A at 1800 feet, and RVR 29B at 1000 feet. Ground visibility was 1/8 SM.

January 15, 2015

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

At 1555Z, a Canadian North Boeing 737-36Q (C-GCNU/ MPE1527) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) rejected takeoff Runway 29 due to a configuration issue, no assistance required. Backtracked and departed Runway 29 at 1615Z. A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR04), VFR, on final for Runway 29 instructed by Tower to pull up and given a right turn to join left downwind for Runway 16. Inbound aircraft were switched to Runway 16. No other impact on operations.

November 4, 2014

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

A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) inbound to land Runway 29 was sequenced number 2 to follow traffic on instrument landing system (ILS) 29 approach. SPR04 was observed joining 2 distance measuring equipment (DME) final as a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GKNR/ CHI71E) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was landing Runway 29. Spacing was insufficient to ensure safe landing, tower instructed SPR04 to execute missed approach and fly right-hand circuit to rejoin final Runway 29. SPR04 landed Runway 29 at 2010Z.

October 2, 2014

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

Aviation Incident Report#13660: A Provincial Airlines Beech 200 (C-GTJZ / SPR04) on a local flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) reported a bird strike on short final approximately 550 feet. No damage noted to aircraft, slight smudge on aircraft nose on captain's side and left inboard wing. Bird appeared to be a seagull. No impact to operations.

September 8, 2014

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land on Runway 11 while there was still a NOTAM in effect that prohibited landings on Runway 11 until 2130Z.

August 30, 2014

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

A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT), on 7 distance measuring equipment (DME) final to Runway 29, was sequenced #2 for Runway 29 to follow a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GIKN/ CHI61) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) on the right hand downwind. When SPR04 crossed the shoreline final (3 DME) for Runway 29, SPR04 was advised to continue the approach & be prepared for a possible pull-up due to landing traffic (CHI61) on short final to Runway 29. SPR04 was instructed to pull-up & go around at 1 DME final to Runway 29 due to landed traffic (CHI61) still on Runway 29. SPR04 carried out the missed approach and joined left hand downwind to Runway 34 and landed at 1639Z.

March 20, 2014

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWBX/ WJA246) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land runway 11 with a PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) on approach runway 34. SPR04 was told to expect landing clearance short final and asked to reduce speed. This failed to achieve intended spacing and the SPR04 was asked if able to land runway 34 short of runway 11. He advised he could. This seemed the safest option as there was traffic behind SPR04 for runway 34. SPR04 landed runway 34 and stopped approximately 4000 feet short of runway 11 as WJA246 went through the intersection.

August 3, 2013

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

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJF / WJA267) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) taxied up CYYT runway 02 past the hold short line for runway 20 with a PAL Aerospace Ltd Beech 200 (C-GTJZ / SPR04) from Stephenville, NL (CYJT) on final. WJA267 was instructed to leave the runway protected area via Bravo. When WJA267 was clear of the hold short line, SPR04 was issued a landing clearance at 1 mile final.

May 8, 2013

Incident at 100 NM E ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

UPDATE: TSB Report A13A0051: The Provincial Aerospace Beechcraft 200 aircraft (C-GTJZ), operating as flight SPR04, had departed St. John's on a local flight. When the aircraft was about 100nm east of St. John's the crew noted fluid leaking from the right nacelle area. The crew requested a return to St. John's and the aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance found the fuel probe gasket on the right nacelle fuel tank to be unserviceable. The gasket was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
A PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) was eastbound approximately 100 nm east of St. John's, NL, when the crew requested to return due to an engine oil leak in the right engine. No emergency was declared or further assistance required. Aircraft landed at 1644Z.

February 13, 2012

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

A vehicle was working on Runway 34 in St. John?s (CYYT) with a hold short Runway 29 restriction. The vehicle was subsequently observed in the intersection of Runways 29/34 with an aircraft on final approach. The landing clearance for SPR04, Beech 200, was cancelled until the vehicle could clear the runway.

October 12, 2011

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF) (ELT)

SPR04, Beech 200, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Deer Lake (CYDF), reported an ELT signal on frequency 121.5, estimating the position to be approximately 32 miles northeast of Deer Lake. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) later reported that it was a false alarm.

February 18, 2011

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

SPR04, Beech 200, departed from St. John?s (CYYT) enroute to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (CYBX) at 13:07Z. At 13:18Z, the pilot requested clearance to return to St. John?s due to a maintenance issue with the landing gear. No emergency was declared and no additional assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 13:29Z without further incident.

October 19, 2010

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

SPR04, Beech 200, reported an unsafe gear indication on approach to St. John?s (CYYT) and declared an emergency requesting Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) to standby. SPR04 landed safely and without incident. There was no impact on operations.

March 30, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE TSB: A10A0034: SPR04, a Provincial Airlines Beech King Air 200, had departed Halifax for an aerial surveillance flight when the cabin door warning light illuminated. The crew advised ATC that they were returning and landed safely without further incident with the ARFF standing by in accordance with the airport authority SOPs.
SPR 04, Beech 200, departed from Halifax (CYHZ) at 18:07Z for a fisheries patrol. At 18:16Z, the Terminal Control Unit (TCU) advised that the aircraft was returning due to an unsafe gear indication. The Airport Duty Officer was advised. The aircraft landed on Runway 14 at 18:25Z with no assistance requested by the flight crew. TSB Case Closed.

July 24, 2009

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

SPR04, un Beech King Air 200 exploité par Provincial Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Halifax (CYHZ) à destination de Havre St-Pierre (CYGV). L'équipage a contacté le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) de Sept-Iles (CYZV) alors qu'il se situait à 19 milles nautiques (NM) au sud de Havre St-Pierre, avisant celui-ci de ses intentions de se poser sur la piste 09 au Havre St-Pierre avec une heure d'arrivée prévue (ETA) de 1735Z. À 1727Z, ET802, un Cessna 402 exploité par Exact Air, demande au spécialiste d'information de vol son autorisation pour un vol aux instruments au départ de la piste 27 au Havre St-Pierre à destination de Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC). ET802 reçoit le service consultatif d'aéroport précisant la position de SPR04 et la piste en usage 09. ET802 continue de circuler pour la piste 27 et prend position pour le décollage. À 1730Z ET802 a reçu et relu l'autorisation pour le vol, et le spécialiste d'information de vol informe SPR04 des intentions de ET802 et demande sa position. SPR04 se trouve à une altitude de 1300 pieds, à 2 NM en approche finale pour la piste 09. L'information est donnée à ET802 qui poursuit avec le décollage piste 27 affirmant avoir SPR04 en vue. SPR04 a interrompu son approche et a effectué un virage de 360° pour éviter ET802. SPR04 a effectué une deuxième approche et s'est posé à 1736Z. SPR04 effectuait ses communications en anglais et ET802 en français. La traduction était assurée par le spécialiste d'information de vol.*** *** *** SPR04, a Beech King Air 200 operated by Provincial Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Halifax (CYHZ) to Havre St-Pierre (CYGV). The crew contacted the Sept-Iles (CYZV) flight service specialist (FSS) when the aircraft was 19 NM south of Havre St-Pierre to notify him of his plans to land on Runway 09 in Havre St-Pierre with an ETA of 1735Z. At 1727Z, ET802, a Cessna 402 operated by Exact Air, requested clearance from the FSS for an instrument flight departing from Runway 27 in Havre St-Pierre for Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC). ET802 received airport advisory service detailing the position of SPR04 and that Runway 09 was in use. ET802 continued heading for Runway 27 and took position for takeoff. At 1730Z, ET802 received and read back flight clearance, and the FSS informed SPR04 of the plans of ET802 and asked for its position. SPR04 was at an altitude of 1300 ft. and a distance of 2 NM on final approach for Runway 09. This information was given to ET802, which continued its takeoff from Runway 27 and confirmed having SPR04 in its sight. SPR04 missed its approach and conducted a 360° turn to avoid ET802.SPR04 made a second approach and landed at 1736Z. SPR04 communicated in English and ET802 in French. The FSS translated for the two aircraft.

March 29, 2008

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

SPR04, a Provincial Airlines Beech Super King Air, was preparing to conduct a local instrument flight rules (IFR) flight in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR) area. At 1013Z, the crew aborted its takeoff because an illuminated indicator light was showing a malfunction. After conducting some checks, the crew took off at 1025Z. **** ** **** SPR04, un Beech Super King Air exploité par Provincial Airlines, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol local selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) dans la région des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR). À 1013Z, l'équipage a effectué un décollage interrompu en raison d'une indication lumineuse de mauvais fonctionnement. Après avoir effectué des vérifications, l'équipage a effectué un décollage à 1025Z.

January 6, 2008

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Eastern Flying Services Beech BE20 flight SPR04, VFR Comox to Prince Rupert overshot Runway 13 due to a wolf on the Runway. The aircraft circled and landed without further incident at 2009Z.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: Staff that were working on January 6, 2008 confirmed that the pilot stated he saw a wolf on or near the end of the runway which caused him to circle and landed without incident. While conducting daily checks and this occurrence investigation no wolf was seen. Wildlife Management Manual currently under review.

August 7, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE TSB: The diversion was due to a bleed air leak caused by a chafed line.
SPR04, Beech 200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Gaspe (CYPG), departed at 08:10Z. At 08:34Z, the flight advised they were returning to Halifax. The nature of the problem was not specified. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 08:57Z. Nil TSB.

June 12, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPR04, Beech 200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Miramichi (CYCH), departed at 11:38Z. The flight crew advised that the aircraft was returning due a "light indication problem". No assistance was required. The aircraft landed on Runway 23. Nil TSB.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPR04, Beech 200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Gaspe (CYGP), returned due to a computer indication. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 08:27Z. Nil TSB.

April 13, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPR04, Beech 200, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Sydney (CYQY), advised that it was returning due to smoke in the cockpit and requested a fire crew. The crash alarm was activated. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 23 at 17:51Z. TSB evaluating.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0048: The Beech King Air C-GTJZ, operating as SPR04, departed Halifax for Sydney Airport when the crew advised they were returning due smoke in the cockpit. The crew then requested that ARFF be available on arrival. The aircraft landed safely on RWY 23 at 1351 ADT. Maintenance supplied ground power to the aircraft and all electrical equipment was operated for approximately 60 minutes without smell or a visual presence of smoke detected. The floorboards were removed to inspect the flap motor, flap relay, landing gear motor and landing gear relay; no faults found. The aircraft was ground run at high power and system function checks were completed and observed to be normal. The aircraft was released to service following a satisfactory test flight

July 27, 2007

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR)

The pilot of Provincial Airlines Ltd. Flight SPR04, IFR Comox (CYQQ) to Prince Rupert (CYPR), failed to close his flight plan and failed to amend the route. ETA was supposed to be 2241Z. The pilot did not arrive at his ETA. Prior to overdue time, the Flight Information Centre (FIC) contacted the company dispatch to query the status of the aircraft. Dispatch advised that he was on the ground at CYPR. FIC had concerns about the response after noticing that the next proposed flight plan for this aircraft was to be departing from Sandspit (CYZP) rather than CYPR. FIC called dispatch again to confirm the information. Another person at dispatch gave FIC information that the pilot had diverted to Masset (CZMT) instead. At this time, the FSS determine that the departure point on the next proposed flight plan should be CZMT and the amended Anticipated Time of Departure (ATD) was 2257Z. In addition, the pilot entered the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) without a correct flight plan as his flight plan showed a destination of CYPR while he actually landed at CZMT.

July 15, 2006

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: When the landing gear of the Provincial Airlines Ltd Beech 200 (C-GTJZ) was selected down on approach to Terrace, BC the red "gear in transit" light went out but the three green gear position lights indicating that the gear was down and locked did not illuminate. The aircraft conducted a missed approach and the pilot advised of a gear indication problem and declared an emergency. The gear appeared to be down on a flyby and the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance at Terrace pinned the gear in the down position and the aircraft departed Terrace on a ferry permit to the company base in Comox, BC. During the ferry flight the crew discovered that when the master lighting switch for cockpit lighting was selected on, the green gear position indicator lights would extinguish; this was reported to company maintenance on arrival in Comox. Maintenance determined that the defect is in the cockpit lighting dimming circuit; when the cockpit lights are on, the auto dimming circuit dims the gear position indicator lights to a level too low to be visible in daylight. When the cockpit lighting is switched off, the gear position indicating lights return to full intensity. Although troubleshooting is continuing in consulation with Raytheon, it is believed that the lighting optical photo sensor in the overhead light panel is at fault, causing the gear position indicator lights to dim when the master light switch is on.
C-GTJZ a Provincial Airlines Ltd. Flight SPR04 Beech BE20 inbound to Terrace received an advisory at 1731Z. The pilot of the aircraft conducted a missed approach at 1743Z. The pilot advised of a gear indication problem and declared an emergency. Emergency response vehicles responded and the aircraft landed safely without further incident at 1800Z.

August 27, 2002

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The Cessna 550 aircraft was flying under contract with the DND and was intended to be working the CYR airspace offshore, south of Halifax. The aircraft was observed flying 20 nautical miles north of the CYRs at various altitudes up to and including Flight Level 280. The aircraft was not communicating with Moncton ACC, NORAD, MARCOM or his company. Other aircraft had to be vectored around or leveled. Contact was established with the aircraft at approximately 1325Z. The pilot explained that the headings and position were dictated by the 'Ship' giving them direction. At the time, the aircraft was continuing to be flown outside the restricted areas on direction from the ship. MARCOM was advised to contact the ship and have the aircraft regain proper position or the excercise would be terminated. The aircraft was directed not to accept any further headings or altitudes from the ship unless coordinated and approved by Moncton ACC. The aircraft then entered CYR at 1345Z.