August 10, 2012

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

SPR921, DHC 8 106, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), contacted the Wabush Flight Service Station (FSS) at 18:27Z advising of an onboard medical emergency and that they were unable to contact the company at Wabush. Patient information was copied and passed to the hospital and the Provincial Airlines counter. There was no impact on operations.

May 3, 2012

Incident at 30 nm North of CYQX

UPDATE; All gear indications were normal including the gear doors being closed however the flight attendant noticed one of the gear doors not being closed and the aircraft returned to base for repairs.
SPR921, a Dash 8 departed St. John's (CYYT) at 1531Z enroute to Goose Bay (CYYR). Approximately thirty miles north of Gander (CYQX), the pilot requested to return to CYYT due to a mechanical issue. No emergency declared and no assistance required. SPR921 landed at 1655Z without incident.

February 24, 2011

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) that the aircraft would circle to the west of the airport to check a landing gear indication. The flight crew subsequently advised that all indications were okay and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 36 at 20:02Z. There was no impact on operations.
UPDATE Commercial & Business Aviation: The aircraft experienced a gear unsafe indication on approach to Wabush (CYWK). The flight crew conducted a 360-degree turn on final to recycle the gear and obtained the three-green indication. The aircraft landed without incident. After consulting with maintenance, a visual inspection of the gear was conducted and the aircraft returned to service.

December 20, 2010

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Due to an unsafe left main gear indication, SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Goose Bay, declared an airborne emergency. The aircraft landed safely and once on the ground the pilot reported the gear indicating 3-green.
UPDATE Commercial & Business Aviation: When the crew selected gear down the left main showed a red unsafe condition. The gear was cycled twice and the alternate gear extension procedure was conducted. This did not solve the problem. The alternate verification lights however showed 3-green. After discussions with maintenance they decided that the gear was safe. As a precaution they declared an emergency and landed uneventfully. It was discovered that a spring had broken in the wheel well and damaged the gear indication mechanism.

August 30, 2010

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

UPDATE : Commercial & Business : Rejected takeoff was due to a speed lever that slipped back. A run-up was completed and flight departed without a problem.
SPR921 SW4 departing St. John?s (CYYT) rejected take-off due to a light indication. Aircraft returned to ramp and departed safely 1051Z. NIL TSB

July 29, 2010

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

SPR921, DHC 8 106, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), was given a departure clearance on Runway 34 that was partially closed by a NOTAM.

May 16, 2010

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Goose Bay, reported a possible bird strike on departure. The remains of a seagull were retrieved. Nil TSB.

April 8, 2010

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (Conflict - loss of separation)

C-FIML, Cessna 310Q, enroute from Wabush (CYWK) to Pokemouche (CDA4) was cleared to 5,000 ft. JZA704, DHC 8 102, inbound to Wabush from Sept-Îles (CYZV) was cleared to 6,000 ft. C-FIML was cleared to 8,000 ft through the altitude of JZA704 AND SPR921. Separation was not assured. TSB Evaluating.

February 23, 2010

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), conducted a rejected take-off at 14:48Z (Runway 07), backtracked and executed a second rejected take-off at 14:52Z. The aircraft returned to the ramp at 14:54Z and shut down. The pilot advised that they had a high RPM indication on the right hand engine. Nil TSB.

February 22, 2010

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

Initial contact with SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake, was the XETEN Fix while inbound for Runway 07. The flight crew also did not report on final approach. (Mandatory Frequency ? MF). There was no impact on operations. Nil TSB.

September 7, 2009

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF) arrived on Runway 25 and advised several gulls had landed on the runway. It was observed that the prop struck at least one bird. The aircraft was advised. SPR921 taxied without incident to the main terminal. Nil TSB.

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

SPR921, DHC 8 106, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), reported the airframe had de-icing boot indication problem. The flight requested to return to St. John?s. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 13:00Z without further incident. Nil TSB.

April 23, 2009

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Goose Bay (CYYR) was issued a Standard Instrument Departure (SID) for Runway 07 at Deer Lake. The aircraft was observed to deviate from the clearance and turn northward immediately upon departure. Gander Center advised that the aircraft had not received prior approval to deviate.

January 28, 2009

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

SPR921 (C-GPAU), DHC 8 106, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), requested clearance to return to St. John's due to a "heading indicator problem". No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident at 15:01Z. Nil TSB.

December 30, 2008

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, was enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF). Other than a call to check the current weather at 13:54Z, the initial call to the Deer Lake Flight Service Station (FSS) was to advise passage of the Deer Lake VOR at 14:16Z, landing on Runway 25 in one minute. The aircraft landed without incident at 14:17Z.

November 21, 2008

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

An ELT alarm was heard on frequency 121.5. The Flight Service Station (FSS) contacted aircraft on the apron concerning the alarm and SPR921, DHC 8 102, indicated that the alarm was from their aircraft. Nil TSB.

October 14, 2008

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

SPR921, DHC 8 106, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), was conducting an ILS approach for Runway 36. The pilot advised that when the aircraft was 13 miles east of DUTAS the autopilot began turning the aircraft inbound to intercept the localizer, as if it were lining up for the runway. The pilot responded by switching off the autopilot and continued the approach. The aircraft landed without further incident. The pilot further advised that the same occurrence happened two weeks ago with a different aircraft. An report was also filed for that incident on September 29, 2008. See CADOR 2008A1242

September 29, 2008

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) at 18:36Z that when the flight arrived (ILS36 at 17:22), indications were reading that it was on the Localizer (on course) and on the Glide Path but when the flight broke out it was actually two to three nautical miles right (east) of the threshold of Runway 36. Technical services in Montreal were advised at 18:40Z. Other aircraft did not report any abnormalities.

September 14, 2008

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

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), reported a possible bird strike on take-off from Runway 29. Nil TSB.

March 14, 2008

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), aborted take-off at 15:26Z and again at 15:32Z due to a fuel filter indication. The aircraft returned to the ramp for maintenance. Nil TSB.

February 10, 2008

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

SPR921, DHC 8 106, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), departed St. John?s at 13:54Z. At 14:08Z, approximately 42 nautical miles northwest of St. John?s, the flight requested clearance to return to the airport. The pilot stated that no assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 14:23Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0027: The Provincial Airlines De Havilland Dash 8-100 was operating as SPR921. The aircraft had departed St. John's on a flight to Deer Lake when shortly after departure the crew noted a #1 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) invalid message, followed by an Attitude Direction Indicator (ADI) mismatch. The # 1 ADI was indicating left bank in straight and level flight. The crew requested and received clearance to return to St. John's. Maintenance inspection of the aircraft determined the fault was with the # 1 ADI instrument (P/N 7001182-909). The indicator was replaced and the aircraft released on a check flight to confirm the fault was rectified.

September 23, 2007

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Deer Lake (CYDF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), departed Runway 07 and advised that birds had flown across the departure path as the aircraft was rotating with a possible strike. One gull was found on the runway. The aircraft was advised at 14:37Z. Nil TSB.

August 2, 2007

Incident at Approx. 80 nautical miles east of Wabush (CYWK) Gander ACC

SPR921, DHC 8 102, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), entered Montreal's airspace at an altitude other than what had been coordinated. Nil TSB.

May 10, 2007

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 100, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), reported a possible bird strike on arrival. Maintenance conducted a runway check and found a seagull that had been struck. The flight crew was advised. Nil TSB.

April 5, 2007

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

SPR921, DHC 8, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), received clearance to descend to 6,000 feet, but did not comply with the restriction to cross 30 nautical miles east of Wabush at 8,000 feet or lower. It was confirmed that SPR921 was leaving 11,000 feet 28 nautical miles east of Wabush. There was no impact on operations. Nil TSB.

March 27, 2007

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A short ELT burst was heard at 13:57Z. Investigation determined that the ELT was inadvertently activated by SPR921 on the ramp. Nil TSB.

March 15, 2007

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

SPR921, DHC 8, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), missed the approach on Runway 36. SPR921 was re-cleared and landed safely on Runway 36 at 16:54Z. The pilot advised that he was a little too high on the approach. No impact on operations. Nil TSB.

December 7, 2006

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

At 13:43Z, SPR921, Saab SF340A, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), departed St. John?s and at a position 20 nautical miles northwest of the airport, requested to return to St. John?s due to gear light indication problems. No emergency was declared or assistance requested. The aircraft landed at 13:52Z without incident. Nil TSB.

November 14, 2006

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

SPR921, SAAB SF340A, enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), initiated a missed approach to Runway 18 due to an aircraft avionics problem at 18:02Z. The aircraft was re-cleared for an ILS36 approach. The aircraft landed safely without further incident at 18:10Z. Wabush Wx 141800z 1910KT 10SM OVC008(SC10) 3 / 2 ALT 30.07. TSB Evaluating.

September 11, 2006

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, DHC 8 100, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF), advised of a possible bird strike on landing roll, Runway 25. Maintenance was advised and recovered the remains of a gull. Aircraft crew and ATC were advised. There was no apparent damage to the aircraft. Nil TSB.

November 24, 2004

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (TCAS alert, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

SPR921, inbound for Sept-Îles (CYZV), detected an unidentified target on its TCAS and asked the FSS for information. The FSS indicated the presence of traffic, namely privately-owned Cherokee C-GNHI, which had just taken off from rwy 27 heading west and then was to turn north for training. SPR921 executed a manoeuvre to avoid the unknown target on the west. There was confusion concerning C-GNHI and SPR921 flew between the two targets, which had only 5 miles' separation. SPR921 then joined the right-hand base leg for the centreline of rwy 27.

October 7, 2005

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

SPR921, SAAB SF340A, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Deer Lake (CYDF) reported a bird strike on arrival. The remains of two gulls were found on the runway. The pilot advised that there was no damage to the aircraft. Nil TSB

October 4, 2005

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

SPR921, DHC8-102 enroute from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Wabush (CYWK), departed Goose Bay at 1641Z. Shortly after departure, the aircraft requested, and was cleared, to return to Goose Bay due to an ill Flight Attendant. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident at 1705Z. The aircraft was under the control of Goose Bay RATCON throughout the entire time frame. The aircraft departed again at 1725Z. TSB Case Closed.

February 16, 1996

Incident at Gander, Nfld.

On landing the aircraft struck a snow windrow which apparently caused the starboard engine to flame out.The crew shut down the engine and taxied to the ramp. Another aircraft reported smoke coming from the shutdown engine. The crew exited the aircraft and attempted to extinguish the fire. ERS responded and the fire was put out. No injuries. TSB evaluating. UPDATE - Case Closed.
UPDATE FROM TSB REPORT: A96A0027: THE SWEARINGEN (SPR921, C-GERW) LANDED ON RUNWAY 31 AT ST JOHNS, NFLD. DURING THE RUNWAY ROLL OUT, THE AIRCRAFT PASSED THROUGH A RIDGE OF SNOW THAT CROSSED THE RUNWAY AND THE RIGHT ENGINE FLAMED OUT. THE CREW EXITED THE RUNWAY AT TAXIWAY DELTA AND PROCEEDED TO THE RAMP WITH THE RIGHT ENGINE NOT OPERATING. GANDER ATC ADVISED THE CREW THAT SMOKE APPEARED TO BE COMING FROM THE RIGHT ENGINE. THE CAPTAIN STOPPED THE AIRCRAFT AND COMPLETED THE ENGINE FIRE PROCEDURE AND THE PASSENGERS WERE EVACUATED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE ERS RESPONDED AND SPRAYED THE RIGHT ENGINE WITH FOAM. MAINTENANCE INSPECTED THE RIGHT ENGINE (GARRETT TPE 331-11), AND FOUND NO INDICATION THAT A FIRE EXTERNAL TO THE EXHAUST AREA HAD EXISTED. THE FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENT WAS RINSED FROM THE ENGINE AND THE ENGINE WAS INSPECTED AND GROUND RUN PER GARRETT APPROVED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.