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.

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.

October 14, 2021

Incident at 30NM ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

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.

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.

July 12, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Thompson, MB (CYTH), a mowing vehicle (TT154) was cutting the grass along Runway 06/24, about 100 feet from the runway edge, when a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG781) from South Indian Lake, MB (CZSN) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported final for Runway 06. TT154 was issued hold short instructions and was clear of the runway protected area (RPA) when PAG781 was 1 mile final. No other impact on operations.

March 4, 2020

Incident at 35NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS312) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) reported a fire indication and advised it was returning to CYWG. The aircraft landed without further incident at 0133Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Metro 23 flight BLS312 had an air return due to an engine fire indication. The right fire light on fire extinguisher panel illuminated dimly. Engine was shut down and fire extinguisher was activated. The no. 2 fire detector probe (450°F) on the lower left side of the right-hand (R/H) side of the engine firewall was found to be defective. No. 2 fire detector probe was replaced and the R/H engine fire extinguisher bottle was replaced.

February 1, 2020

Incident at 9NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG117) from Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported 3 green flashes from a laser. No impact to the pilot. Police notified and investigated.

September 5, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 aircraft (PAG12) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was assigned and accepted the XX9 departure by the Ground controller. PAG12 misread the standard instrument departure (SID) and flew the runway heading. The Victoria (YJ) Terminal corrected the pilot.

September 22, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS361) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) requested that an ambulance meet them on arrival due to a sick passenger. 911 advised.

September 24, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (C-GJVH/BLS371) from Sault Ste.Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a possible bird strike while landing Runway 30, nothing found on inspection.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. No evidence of bird strike noted.

August 23, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Bird presence)

The pilot of a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS377) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) initiated a go around on short final for Runway 30 due to birds in the approach path.

August 14, 2019

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

At Sudbury, ON (CYSB), an unknown float plane was observed visually with a corresponding primary target entering the control zone just west of the departure path of Runway 22, eastbound. Lost visual and radar contact with the aircraft as it was passing the extended centreline of Runway 04/22, approximately 6.5NM out. A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) was taking position for a departure from Runway 22 at the time.

July 1, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Lake Air Service Swearingen SW4 (BLS319) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported an engine indication and advised returning to CYQT. The pilot indicated that there was no emergency. No impact to operations.

January 18, 2019

Incident at 4953N / 09647W

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS319) from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported the cockpit being struck by a green laser while on arrival to CYWG. No operational impact.

June 14, 2019

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

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR-72-202 (CAV136) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Gillam, MB (CYGX) rejected its takeoff due to an engine indication. A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 (PAG191) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) executed a missed approach due to CAV136 still being on the runway, and stayed VFR with the tower.

December 27, 2018

Incident at 20NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

20 nautical miles east of Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), a Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS374) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a generator problem and advised returning to CYQT. No assistance requested and the aircraft landed without further incident at 1750Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft returned to CYQT for "left hand (L/H) Gen" going off line and would not reset. The L/H Generator Control Unit (GCU) was replaced.

December 17, 2018

Incident at 90NM THUNDER BAY ON VOR/DME (YQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS373) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was level at 14 000 feet, and was subsequently observed on the radar to descend rapidly to 10 000 feet without clearance. When queried, the pilot said the descent was due to severe turbulence. There were no other aircraft in the area. No other impact to operations.

August 12, 2018

Incident at In the vicinity of: SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Mag Aerospace Canada Corp. Cessna 172M (C-GNXM) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) squawked 7600, 5 nautical miles southwest of the airport, not receiving transmissions and returning to land. The aircraft landed safely. An inbound Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 changed runways to accommodate. No other operational impact.

November 25, 2018

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 Merlin 4 (PAG09) from Gods Lake Narrows, MB (CYGO) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) conducted a missed approach with no reason given. A departing aircraft, a North Star Air ATR-GIE ATR 72-212A (BF501) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Arviat, NU (CYEK) elected to wait until PAG09 had circled and landed without incident. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: Correction: Aircraft model information corrected to SW3 Metro. Specific narrative portion updated to read: "A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW3 Metro (PAG09)..."

September 25, 2018

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

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SW4 (PAG12) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Int'l, MB (CYWG) reported failure to get receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM). The aircraft returned to arrival for vectors. No operational impact.

August 31, 2018

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SW4 Metroliner (PAG963) from York Landing, MB (CZAC) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported a possible bird strike after landing on Runway 24. The staff vehicle found the remains of an unknown bird and removed them from the runway. No impact on operations.

June 7, 2018

Incident at NORWAY HOUSE MB (CYNE) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Received phone call from North Low Controller indicating they issued a Clearance for a Perimeter Swearingen SW4 (PAG986) from Norway House, MB (CYNE) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) on the ground looking to depart CYNE. No transmissions received in Kenora. Unknown impact to operations as it is unknown how long receiver was out for. Last working transmission was approximately one hour previous. NOTAM issued.

May 26, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech 200 (CW924) from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) was instructed to line up and wait at the threshold of CYYC Runway 17R. The instruction was read back, however CW924 lined up and commenced the takeoff roll without clearance. The tower stopped CW924 from departing, as ground was crossing a Swearingen aircraft (SW4) at Taxiway U. CW924 had travelled approximately 800 feet down the runway. No operational impact.

March 22, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Swearingen SW4 (CA100T) on a local flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected take off Runway 17R. No reason given. The aircraft taxied back to hangar. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was about to depart from CYYC on a training flight when the left hand (L/H) torque indication dropped to zero as they started the takeoff roll, they rejected the takeoff and taxied back to hangar. Maintenance found the L/H torque transducer had failed. The transducer was replaced and the indication checked serviceable on ground runs. Aircraft was returned to service.

August 7, 2017

Incident at CHARLO REGIONAL AIRPORT

After landing, a Provincial Airlines SW4 (PVL904) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Charlo, NB (CYCL) reported having encountered an unidentified helicopter overflying the airport while they were on base leg 2 miles away with no communication having been made on the Aerodrome Traffic Frequency (ATF).

June 16, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Orca Airways Ltd. Swearingen SW4 (C-FIOB / ORK340) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) returned to CYVR due to a minor aircraft issue. Tower initiated a precautionary standby and ORK340 landed on Runway 08R without incident. There was no operational impact.

July 30, 2016

Incident at 14NM SE SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Bearskin GP Inc. Fairchild SW4 (BLS318) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported deviating due to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) advisory climbing through approximately 7800 FT eastbound after departure from CYXL. Traffic was a Wasaya Airways Beech 1900 (WSG615) from CYQT to CYXL who had cancelled IFR on descent to CYXL. Traffic advisories had been provided to both aircraft by the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ACC) controller. BLS318 was observed on radar passing 2000 FT above WSG615 and 0.3 miles laterally. No other impact to operations.

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