October 28, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

SPR501 SW4 reported to the Moncton Shift Manager that he had encountered wake turbulence landing runway 24 at Halifax. Pilot stated that the aircraft rolled approximately 90 degrees. Radar replay showed the aircraft in trail of an A319 aircraft with the required spacing and that the turbulence was encountered 1 mile from the J NDB. The aircraft descended from 2200 to 1900. Controller stated that the pilots said he had encountered a few bumps and needed to be taken out of the arrival. The controller turned and climbed the aircraft and resequenced. SOB 2 pilots, 2 Company pax. Weather at HZ 0226z: wind 170/09, 3/8 mile, RVR24 2000, Fog, Ceiling 100 feet, Temp 11 Dewpoint 11, Altimeter 2998 Nil TSB

January 4, 2000

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

PA31 SPR501 enroute Saint John to Fredericton was cleared by Moncton Center on approach to runway 27 circle 15. Aircraft received airport advisory from Fredericton Radio and advised they would report VOR and confirm circling runway 15 with an ETA of 1111Z. SPR501 reported VOR at 1106Z and was informed of two runway sweepers on threshold 33 who were told to exit without delay. Aircraft asked to land straight ahead on runway 27 but was requested to overshoot due to runway being 100 percent snow-covered up to 2 inches and vehicles in the intersection. Moncton Center was advised of situation and issued a clearance for an ILS runway 15 approach. Aircraft landed on runway 15 at 11:22Z and reported visibility was lower to the North and his DME and Loran were unserviceable. Nil TSB

November 1, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

SPR501 PA31 departed Halifax and reported an unsafe Landing Gear indication about 25 NM Northwest of the airport. Flight requested return to airport and burned off fuel for 30 minutes. Flight cancelled IFR and landed safely 1031z. Prior to landing pilot advised Gear was in the green. No assistance required. TSB Case closed. Update: Nil TSB

October 21, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

SPR501 PA31 advised of a Landing Gear problem shortly after take off and returned to Halifax Airport. Landed safely 0920z Nil TSB

October 1, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

SPR501 PA31 departing IFR runway 15 returned due "Light Indication" problem. No assistance required. Landed 0930z. Nil TSB

August 6, 1997

Incident at Fredericton

ATL428 BA41 enroute Fredericton to Saint John NB was issued an amended SID Clearance to 3000'. Aircraft was observed leaving 3400' and was advised of restriction and recleared to 5000'. ATL428 had been radar identified prior through 2200'. Traffic was SPR501 PA31 inbound at 4000'. Separation was not affected. Pilot contacted ACC after landing and advised that he had noticed the error through 3200' and was correcting when contacted by ATC.

December 30, 1993

Incident at HALIFAX

PA31 NAVAJO SPR501 C-GMHX LOST ALL NAVAIDS EXCEPT FOR ADF ENROUTE SAINT JOHN FROM HALIFAX. HALIFAX TERMINAL VECTORED A/C FOR LANDING AT HALIFAX. ERS ON STANDBY. A/C LANDED SAFELY AT 1131Z. TIME = 1130Z. ACTION = MAB. UPDATE (94/01/12): ALL NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT CHECKED SERVICEABLE AFTER THE A/C LANDED. MAINTENANCE CHECKED ALL STATIC WICKS FOR RESISTANCE. CLEANED CONTACT SURFACES. REPLACED BONDING STRAPS ON FLAPS ELEVATOR AND RUDDER.

September 15, 1993

Incident at FREDERICTON

PA31 NAVAJO EASTERN FLYING SVCES SPR501 - A/C ON TAKE-OFF STRUCK GULL AND ABORTED TAKE-OFF WHILE STILL ON GROUND. TIME = 1048Z. ACTION = MAB.

June 11, 1993

Incident at FREDERICTON

PA31 NAVAJO SPR501 - SPEEDAIR FLT SPR 501 IN POSITION RWY 33 AWAITING VALID TIME FOR TAKEOFF IFR FREDERICTON-ST LEONARD. OBSERVED TAKING OFF BY CONTROLLER. NO LOSS OF SEPARATION. TIME - 1057Z. ACTION - MAP.

February 9, 1993

Incident at HALIFAX

PA31 CHIEFTAIN SPR501 C-GMHX - TOWER CONTROLLER OBSERVED THE A/C ENROUTE HALIFAX TO SAINT JOHN RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT. THERE WAS NO RADAR CONTACT. THE A/C LANDED ON RWY 06 AT 1023Z AND CONTACTED THE TOWER AND EXPLAINED THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE IN THE COCKPIT. TIME = 1016Z. ACTION = MAH-HZ.