September 4, 2022

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS345) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported being unable to retract the landing gear after departure and advised returning to the field after troubleshooting and a fly-by of the tower. BLS345 landed without incident at 1556Z. No impact to operations.

May 30, 2022

Incident at 3NM SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS373) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) was on a standard instrument departure (SID) that required the runway heading to 4000ft. BLS373 turned on course without clearance and, when queried by the controller, thought they had departed VFR.

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) had a bird strike on landing.

May 27, 2022

Incident at 25NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SW4 (BLS319) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) was cleared to descend to 7000 feet and was subsequently observed descending through 6500 feet. The pilot cancelled its IFR clearance, at which time the controller advised that the clearance was to 7000 feet. No impact to operations.

May 20, 2022

Incident at 4306N / 08004W

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS805) from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) was cleared to 6000 but read back 11000, which was missed by the controller. No impact on operations.

March 28, 2022

Incident at 5NM NW OLIGO intersection

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS808) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) did not fly the same route as indicated in the flight data entry (FDE). BLS808 flew OLIGO YXI instead of OLIGO LIDAG.

April 29, 2022

Incident at 4823N / 08549W

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS7027) from Marathon, ON (CYSP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) contacted the Winnipeg (YWG) Area Control Centre (ACC) for IFR clearance after departure from CYSP. There was no flight plan on file.

April 27, 2022

Incident at 4839N / 08651W

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS7027) from Marathon, ON (CYSP) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) contacted the Winnipeg (WG) Area Control Centre (ACC) controller for IFR clearance after departing CYSP. No flight plan was found on file.

February 16, 2022

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS370) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) lost its nose gear steering at the threshold of Runway 22. The aircraft was disabled for a few minutes. An inbound Morningstar Air Express Cessna 208B (MAL8056) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) and an outbound Air Bravo Pilatus PC-12 (AB237) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) had minor delays while BLS370 slowly taxied clear.

January 11, 2022

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

At Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL), a Perimeter Aviation aircraft (PAG664) was taxiing for a departure from Runway 34 with a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG2664) from Pikangikum, ON (CYPM) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) on final for Runway 16, causing call-sign confusion.

January 6, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: MUSKRAT DAM ON (CZMD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An inbound Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-FQWA/WSG751) from Muskrat Dam, ON (CZMD) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared "PAN PAN" due to their gear not extending. The aircraft proceeded with a manual extension, conducted a "low and over", and landed without incident. The aircraft shut down on the runway and was towed off. Taxiway A, Runway 16/34, and Taxiway B were closed for approximately 10 minutes. Emergency services called. The Airport Operator (APO) and the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ZWG) were advised. One departure, a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS361) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL), was delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0001: C-FQWA, a Beech 1900D operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG751 from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Muskrat Dam, ON (CZMD) with 2 crew members and 5 passengers on board. While on approach for CZMD, the flight crew selected landing gear down; however, the gear remained up and the crew did not receive the three landing gear down annunciator lights. The flight crew decided to return to CYXL and requested emergency services to be on standby as a precaution. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The operators maintenance identified an issue with the aircraft bus tie control PC board and replaced these components. GCUs were adjusted, gear swings were completed on the ground, and a successful in-flight test flight was completed. The aircraft has been released into regular service. Previous similar occurrences: A21C0113 and A21C0114.

September 7, 2022

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG01) from Dauphin, MB (CYDN) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) conducted a missed approach for Runway 18 due to a gear indication. PAG01 returned to arrival, resolved the issue and landed at 0831Z. No emergency declared. No operational impact.

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG1200) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) informed the tower they had a nose wheel indication. The aircraft remained VFR with the tower and landed safely. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was brought out on stand-by.

August 25, 2022

Incident at DAUPHIN (LT. COL W.G. (BILLY) BARKER, VC APRT) MB (CYDN) (Bird presence)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG09) on a MEDEVAC flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Dauphin, MB (CYDN) performed a missed approach due to bird activity. PAG09 landed safely at 2131Z.

June 23, 2022

Incident at 65NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG2611) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported an equipment issue and requested priority handling. PAG2611 landed at CYWG at 0017Z. No emergency declared. No impact to operations.

May 31, 2022

Incident at 140NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG209) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Oxford House, MB (CYOH) reported a de-icing issue and advised returning to CYWG. No assistance required. Aircraft landed at 0116Z; no impact to operations.

May 25, 2022

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG218) from Red Sucker Lake, MB (CYRS) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) conducted a missed approach (M/A) for Runway 18. The aircraft stayed VFR with the tower and landed at 1801Z.

May 19, 2022

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG1840) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Brochet, MB (CYBT) rejected its takeoff on the roll. No assistance required. No operational impact.

April 29, 2022

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Ltd. Swearingen SW4 (CRN7074) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted a missed approach over the threshold of Runway 17R due to gusty winds. No operational impact.

April 20, 2022

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Ltd. Swearingen SW4 (CRN7081) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted a missed approach for Runway 35R due to an unstable approach. The aircraft diverted to CYLW. No operational impact.

December 16, 2021

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS805) from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) conducted a missed approach on final for Runway 19 due to low-level wind shear (LLWS).

November 16, 2021

Incident at 9NM SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At 2254Z, a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS373) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) was cleared to descend to 6000ft when ready, and read back the same. At this time, the controller began to experience significant issues with their transmissions on 134.42 MHz, and had multiple flights state that they were only receiving partial transmissions. At 2257Z, the controller coordinated the departure of a Skylink Express Beech 1900C (SLQ727) on a flight from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) with the CYAM tower. The controller continued to troubleshoot the radio problem by switching jacks/headsets and checking with flights for the clarity and completeness of their transmissions. During this time, BLS373 descended below 6000ft and levelled off at 4000ft. SQL727 was in the opposite direction, also at 4000ft, but passed without conflict.

November 1, 2021

Incident at NUBER intersection

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS808) from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) was cleared to maintain FL230 and to switch its frequency to 132.57 MHz at 0004Z. Numerous attempts to contact BLS808 were unsuccessful on several frequencies, including 121.5 MHz. The Toronto (YYZ) Shift Manager (SM) contacted the Bearskin dispatch to see if they could contact the crew on their cell phone, in order to re-establish radio contact. At 0024Z, BLS808 contacted YYZ on 135.62 MHz and advised they had been monitoring this frequency the entire time. No conflicts or impact to operations.

August 26, 2021

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS377) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) aborted its takeoff from Runway 30 due to an aircraft issue. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew was conducting a wet take-off, and the captain felt that the water would be activated beyond 40% torque (TQ), so they rejected the take-off. The aircraft then conducted another take-off, with no issue. No maintenance action was requested or required for this event.

August 9, 2021

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) arrived on Runway 22. A vehicle observed 1 dead seagull on the runway. BLS371 was advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FXUS experienced a bird strike upon landing in Sudbury, ON (CYSB). The flight crew confirmed the bird strike after landing, with evidence on the right-hand (R/H) side of the aircraft and the #2 propeller. Maintenance was dispatched and confirmed no evidence of engine ingestion. The chip detector was inspected and an engine soap sample was taken. The aircraft was released for service.

August 2, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG510) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) started its departure roll, aborted its takeoff, reported an indication error and returned to the apron. Clearance was cancelled, no impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FMAV aborted its take-off in CYXL due to a #1 Single Red Line (SRL) fail light illuminating. The SRL controller was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service

March 30, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), on final, requested to conduct a "low and over" in order to have the tower visually confirm that the landing gear was down. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GYTL conducted a "low and over" in Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) due to no down/locked indication for the left-hand (L/H) main landing gear (MLG). The aircraft landed with no other issues. Maintenance relamped the L/H MLG down indication.
UPDATE from Airworthiness (2nd): A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The left-hand (LH) "gear down and locked" indication lamps were found to be burnt out. All 4 bulbs on the LH gear indicator were replaced and landing gear swings were completed and checked serviceable, in accordance with (IAW) maintenance manual (MM) 32-00-00.

February 26, 2021

Incident at LEPUX intersection

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS803) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) descended below the cleared altitude of 7000ft to 6600ft. BLS803 was advised to maintain 7000ft and climbed back to 7000ft.

Incident at REVAL intersection

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS809) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was observed descending to 5500 feet while cleared for, and having correctly re-read, 6000ft. No impact.

February 25, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Other operational incident)

After landing, a Tudhope Airways Ltd. Found Brothers FBA-2C (C-FSDC) on a flight to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a possible flat tire. The aircraft slowly taxied off the runway and onto the taxiway. Once off the runway, C-FSDC reported that it was able to taxi and proceeded to the main apron. 2 departures were delayed and 1 arrival was delayed as a result. The departures involved a Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA226-TC (C-GKPX) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Pikangikum, ON (CYPM) and a Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (WSG955) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Bearskin Lake, ON (CNE3), and the arrival involved a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG510) from Pikangikum, ON (CYPM) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL).
UPDATE from Transport Canada Inspectorate: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The pilot of C-FSDC advised the inspector that they had landed with extra speed to facilitate traffic flow, as there was a line up of faster aircraft behind them. The pilot believes this caused a tail wheel shimmy that initially made them think the aircraft might have a flat tire. After exiting the runway, the pilot realized the aircraft did not have a flat tire and reported that the aircraft was "ok" and that they were able to taxi to the hangar. The pilot had the aircraft inspected and nothing was found.

February 19, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

After landing on Runway 07, a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS805) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was instructed to exit at the end of the runway onto Taxiway Bravo. BLS805 was observed turning onto Taxiway Foxtrot, which was closed via NOTAM. BLS805 then taxied via Foxtrot and Bravo to the fixed base operator (FBO). No impact to operations.

January 4, 2021

Incident at SANDY LAKE ON (CZSJ)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG510) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) contacted the Winnipeg (ZWG) area control centre (ACC) for IFR departure clearance, and no flight plan was on file, nor was one ever received. Alerting was not assured.

December 19, 2021

Incident at 5NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Shortly after departure, a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS362) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) reported a pressurization issue and advised returning to CYWG. No emergency declared. The aircraft landed at 2056Z without further incident nor impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJVH, on December 19th instead of December 16th, had an air return due the Captain’s altimeter failing after takeoff. Captain’s altimeter was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

October 22, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS318) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) aborted its take-off from Runway 36 due to a warning light. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GJVH aborted its take-off due to the left-hand (L/H) engine not making required torque. Maintenance carried out a Negative Torque Sensing (NTS) lockout and propeller governor reset checks. A propeller governor adjustment was carried out, as well as replacement of the NTS orifice. Ground runs were carried out and the aircraft was returned to service.

October 15, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG1030) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) declared an emergency due to a starboard engine fire indication light. The aircraft elected to continue to CYWG and landed without incident or impact to operations at 0112Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0099: C-GAMI, a Fairchild SA-227-AC aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation as flight PAG1030, was en route from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson International, MB (CYWG) with only a crew of 2 on board. While in cruise, the crew received a fire light indication for the right engine (Garrett TPE331-12). The crew consulted the quick reference handbook (QRH) and shut down the right engine. An emergency was declared and the crew continued on to CYWG, where an uneventful single engine landing was conducted. The aircraft was met by emergency vehicles, who determined that there was no sign of any fire or smoke. The aircraft then taxied to the ramp.

August 3, 2021

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

After receiving an initial advisory, a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FGWR/KEW212) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Gods River, MB (CZGI) was observed entering Taxiway E. When queried, the pilot confirmed they would be holding short of Runway 06/24 for departing SW4 traffic. No other impact on operations.

June 19, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG1751) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) conducted a missed approach (M/A) for Runway 31. The aircraft stayed VFR with the tower and landed on Runway 36 at 0051Z.

April 21, 2021

Incident at 100NM S THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG190) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) declared an emergency, reported an engine failure, and continued to its destination. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were arranged at CYTH. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1526Z. Five aircraft were delayed by 10 to 15 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0036: C-FAMC, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight PAG190 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Thompson, MB (CYTH). When approximately 100NM south of CYTH, the right-hand engine (TPE331-11U-612G) failed. The flight crew secured the engine and declared an emergency with air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft landed safely in CYTH with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. The operators maintenance removed the engine driven fuel pump and observed that the reduction gearbox fuel pump drive gear had failed. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FAMC had an in-flight shutdown upon descent into Thompson, MB (CYTH). The aircraft landed without any further events. Maintenance found, upon removal of the engine-driven pump (EDP), that the reduction gear box (RGB) drive for the pump had failed. An engine change and tear down will be required to further investigate the cause of the failure. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been generated.

October 5, 2020

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

Aviation Incident Report #16835: A passenger submitted a complaint about a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 aircraft (BLS371) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Fort Francis, ON (CYAG), with en route stops at: Sudbury, ON (CYSB); Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM); Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT); and Kenora, ON (CYQK). The individual reported that the aircraft was scheduled to depart CYYB at 1115Z. The aircraft taxied out to the runway, but rejected its takeoff, because it did not gain any thrust. The aircraft returned to the gate, where passengers exited the aircraft. Passengers departed CYYB on a different aircraft at 1218Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Regarding the specific events of the day in North Bay, ON (CYYB), the company had one aircraft depart the gate and, while it was taxiing for departure, it experienced a horizontal situation indicator (HSI) issue that the flight crew of BLS371 felt maintenance should look at. The crew turned around and returned to the ramp. An aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) was flown in to tend to the pilot’s concerns, and another aircraft was provided to the crew to service the passengers. The second aircraft boarded the passengers about an hour later and conducted an uneventful takeoff.

December 31, 2020

Incident at 60NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS342) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) returned to CYQT due to an unserviceable attitude indicator.

December 4, 2020

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS809) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was observed taxiing across the main apron and entering Taxiway B prior to receiving the airport advisory or advising of its intentions. Two vehicles were operating on Taxiway B at the time.

October 14, 2020

Incident at 8NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS318) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) departed CYXL as VFR, on the runway heading, and on initial contact accepted a clearance that included flying a heading of 100. Pilot then contacted the Centre and offered to continue a VFR climb. The controller restated the clearance to "fly 100" and subsequently stopped the aircrafts climb due to traffic. The pilot stated that they were still VFR, prompting the Centre to explain that they had accepted the clearance.

September 25, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Bird presence)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS805) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF), on an IFR flight, conducted a missed approach due to birds reported near the threshold.

August 9, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS377) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) struck a bird on landing.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After C-FXUS/BLS377 landed in Sault Ste. Marie, the tower requested they carry out a runway inspection for birds while taxiing to the ramp. One dead bird was seen on the runway. After shutdown, the flight crew carried out a walk around inspection of the aircraft, with no signs of a bird strike. It was determined the dead bird was from a previous flight.

March 9, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

At Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM), separation was not assured between a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) that was departing CYAM and a Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXL/TGO996) that was cleared for an approach.

January 14, 2020

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS384) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) landed with light gun, no effect on operations.

December 18, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG663) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Pikangikum, ON (CYPM) rejected its take-off from Runway 31 due to a gauge issue. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FTSK rejected a take-off in CYWG due to an engine indication issue. During the take-off roll, after max power was set, the left-hand (L/H) fuel flow gauge showed a red "X". Upon rejected takeoff and reduced power, the red flag went away. No other abnormal gauges were noticed. The L/H fuel flow transmitter was replaced in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 73-30-10. The aircraft was ground run and the leak checked serviceable.

October 4, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A North Star Air Ltd. ATR-GIE ATR 72-212A (BF502) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) and a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG781) from South Indian Lake, MB (CZSN) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) both reported that the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR)/ distance measuring equipment (DME) 112.9 MHz was unserviceable (U/S). PAG781 reported that the DME only worked when they were within 7NM of CYTH. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. NOTAM issued.

July 16, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG407) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Oxford House, MB (CYOH) rejected its takeoff and returned to the apron. No reason given. No assistance required.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYWG/PAG407) had an aborted take-off out of Thompson, MB (CYTH) due to the flickering of the Nose Wheel Steering (NWS) fail light. Maintenance tested the NWS, with no faults found. The aircraft was returned to service and it has since flown multiple legs, with no reoccurrence.

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

Centre advised that a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG01) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) was returning to the field shortly after take-off due to an indication. No assistance was required. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft returned to CYTH not for a maintenance issue but due to another MEDEVAC patient that required transport.

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