August 14, 2018

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Transport Canada, Government of Canada Cessna 550 (C-FKDX/TGO855) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was cleared to conduct approach RNAV09. A 9192-2194 Québec Inc. Robinson R44 II (C- GTJD) took off towards Aluminerie Alouette. Information was exchanged concerning the two aircraft, but TGO855 and C-GTJD did not see each other. The flight service station (FSS) asked C-GTJD to remain south of the runway centreline and to follow the beaches. TGO855 conducted a go-around and told C-GTJD that C-GTJD was too close to the runway centreline.

May 11, 2017

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

A Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FKDX/TGO855) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported a ?bad fan indication? on departure and asked to be vectored for an approach Runway 07 at CYOW. TGO855 did not request the equipment and landed safely at 1338Z. No impact on operations.

November 1, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (TCAS alert)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 550 Citation II aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was returning from an IFR flight from Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) International Airport (CYZR) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). The privately-registered Beech B-36TC aircraft was on a local VFR flight from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton Tower advised that TGO855 was flying the runway 30 localizer approach at an altitude of 3,000 feet ASL. The Beech aircraft was holding at the Binbrook (Hamilton) NDB beacon (ZHM) inbound on the runway 30 localizer approach at an altitude of 3,500 feet ASL. The TGO855 flight crew reported a TCAS RA that instructed them to maintain altitude. Traffic information had been passed earlier to both aircraft flight crews. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 20, 2011

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 Citation aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as flight TGO855) was concluding an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). NAV CANADA staff at Timmins F.S.S. advised that the flight crew reported striking birds during the landing on runway 18. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of two (2) turkeys were recovered. There was no reported damage. Ops. impact -- none. It was noted that airport staff had chased turkeys from the runway earlier in the day.

June 10, 2011

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 550 Citation II aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as flight TGO855) was departing on an IFR flight from Kenora Airport (CYQK) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). The flight crew advised Kenora F.S.S. staff that a coyote crossed the runway (runway 26) 500 feet from the runway threshold as TGO855 was on the take-off roll. Ops. impact -- none.

May 31, 2011

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (TCAS alert)

The privately-registered Piper PA-28-236 aircraft had just departed on a VFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to London International Airport (CYXU). The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 550 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was nearing the conclusion of a VFR flight from St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN). NAV CANADA staff at Hamilton control tower reported that the Piper aircraft was restricted to an altitude not above 2,500 feet when it departed off of runway 30, while TGO855 was restricted to an altitude of (not below) 3,000 feet while inbound to the field. Traffic information was passed to both flight crews. The TGO855 flight crew advised that they had the Piper aircraft on TCAS. At 1449Z, the TGO855 flight crew reported that they had responded to a TCAS RA (with the Piper aircraft) and climbed 300 feet. Ops. impact -- none.

March 19, 2010

Incident at Au sud de Val d'Or

TGO855, un Cessna 550 exploité par Transports Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination de Val d?Or (CYVO). En rapprochement pour CYVO, TGO855 a été autorisé à 6000ft mais a poursuit sa descente jusqu?à 5200ft.*** ** *** Transport Canada Cessna 550 TGO855 was VFR from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Val d?Or (CYVO). On approach for CYVO, TGO855 was authorized for 6,000ft but continued to descend to 5,200ft.

March 4, 2010

Incident at 10NM northeast of DJB (Dryer VOR, OH) (TCAS alert, Other operational incident, ATS operating irregularity)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 550 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as flight TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Wichita (Mid-Continent) Airport, KS (U.S.A.) (KICT) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). Cleveland ARTCC issued a clearance to descend from their cruising altitude of FL350 down to FL280. The aircraft was established in the descent at 1,500 fpm when the flight crew received a Traffic Alert (TA) warning from the aircraft's TCAS. The traffic was identified on the TCAS as being on a converging course heading south-southeast and showing 900 feet below their altitude. The traffic (a CRJ) was also identified visually outside of the aircraft. Almost immediately after the TA, a Resolution Advisory (RA) was received instructing them to climb. The RA was followed as per the SOP (at a rate of approximately 500 fpm) until the "Clear of Conflict" message was announced and the descent was resumed. At no time did the Cleveland ARTCC Sector Controller point out the traffic to the TGO855 flight crew nor did they acknowledge the reported TCAS RA. The flight continued without further incident. Weather at the time was CAVOK with winds from the north-northeast. METAR CYXU 051900Z 35011KT 15SM FEW050 FEW240 01/M07 A3027 RMK CU0CI0 SLP262 METAR CYHM 051900Z 36008KT 15SM FEW240 03/M08 A3023 RMK CI1 SLP246

June 12, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Weather - visibility, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The following aircraft taxied on the maneuvering area with the reported ground visibility below 1/4 mile and/or RVR's reading below 1200 feet. At 14:12Z, TGO855 taxied Alpha to Hotel for runway 14. Ground visibility was 1/8 Mile RVR 14 lights setting 5. At 15:14Z SPM1122 taxied hotel for Runway 14. Ground visibility was 1/8 mile, RVR 16. Nil TSB.

December 11, 2008

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 550 Citation aircraft (operating as TGO855) was concluding an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). TGO855 had a TCAS RA when the aircraft was approximately 19NM from Hamilton prior to intercepting the localizer for runway 30. An unidentified, northeast-bound VFR aircraft turned inbound towards the airport. The controller passed the traffic (although all three (3) flight crew members on board the aircraft did not hear this transmission). The TGO855 flight crew advised that they had a TCAS RA as a result. TGO855 came within 0.6NM and 800 feet of the VFR aircraft. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 6, 2008

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 500 Citation II aircraft (operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). TGO855 departed Ottawa and was cleared to 6000 however they climbed to 6500. They came within 2.5 nm of a Cessna 206 that was at 7000. -- TGO955 au décollage de CYOW a monté à 6500' alors qu'il avait été autorisé et relu 6000'. Il s'est approché de Cessna 206 à 2.5nm alors que celui-ci était en pallier à 7000'.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0279]: The Government of Canada Cessna Citation 550 (C-FKDX, operating as TGO955) was on climb out with autopilot selected on and cleared by ATC to 6,000 feet ASL. An Ottawa Police Service Cessna U206G (C-GMJF) was in cruise flight at 7,000 feet ASL. TGO955 overshot their altitude by 500 feet when the autopilot failed to capture and hold at 6,000 feet ASL. Both aircraft came within 2.5 miles lateral separation instead of the required 3 miles.

July 31, 2008

Incident at 20NM east of Sarnia

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A08O0206]: The Cessna Citation 550 airplane (operating as flight TGO855) was on an IFR flight plan from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to Port Huron (St. Clair County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN), in level flight at 4,000 feet, approximately 20NM east of the Sarnia Airport on approach to Port Huron. Unidentified VFR traffic was passed to the TGO855 flight crew as being at 3,500 feet, 11 o'clock. TGO855 received a TCAS RA for the traffic. The TCAS showed it 400 feet below and there was no visual contact. The TGO855 flight crew followed the TCAS RA and climbed 300 feet to clear the alert, then returned to assigned altitude and continued to destination.
The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 500 Citation II aircraft (operating as TGO855) was concluding an IFR flight from Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM) to St Clair County International Airport Port Huron, Michigan, USA (KPHN). TGO855 was cleared to descend to 4,000 feet. VFR traffic was passed at 3,500 feet and 11 o'clock. TGO855 responded to a TCAS RA.

June 11, 2008

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna 500 Citation II aircraft (operating as TGO855) was concluding an IFR flight from Pickle Lake Airport (CYPL) to Hamilton (JCMIA) (CYHM). The flight crew reported a TCAS RA from uncontrolled VFR traffic 500 feet above and approximately two (2) miles behind TGO855. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 8, 2007

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2007/08/09]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that this was an indicator problem caused by a failure of the light bright/dim relay. The entire relay module was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna C-500 Citation 2 aircraft (operating as TGO855) was concluding an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). The aircraft was on approach to Sudbury when the flight crew observed a landing gear unsafe indication and opted to return to Hamilton. The flight crew requested ARFF standby at Hamilton. After a fly-by of the control tower to permit ground observers to check the position of the landing gear, the aircraft landed without incident at 1539Z. Ops. impact -- one (1) aircraft was delayed five (5) minutes.

August 11, 2006

Incident at MIDLAND / HURONIA ON (CYEE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2006/08/21]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that as the post-bird strike inspection indicated, in addition to fan damage (there are three bent blades in the front fan), there is evidence that at least part of the bird went into the engine core. An engine change is now in progress. The engine will be sent to an overhaul facility for further inspection and repair/disposition.
The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna C-550 aircraft (C-GKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Midland/Huronia Airport (CYEE) to perform a PAPI check. While executing the PAPI check approach and rounding out to commence the overshoot, the aircraft struck a bird over runway 34. The flight crew checked the aircraft instrumentation and, not noting any unusual indications or vibrations, elected to return to the base at Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport. Midland/Huronia Airport staff were alerted and the runway was inspected. The remains of an immature herring gull were recovered. Ops. impact -- unknown. A bird strike report was submitted and an internal company incident report was filed. The Aircraft Service Directorate Regional Manager of Maintenance advised that the front fan in the #1 engine was damaged and a more detailed inspection (to check for additional damage) is underway. More information to follow.

December 22, 2005

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The American, corporately-registered 607BF Inc. Gates Learjet Corp. 55 aircraft (N607BF) was on an IFR flight from Chicago (Midway) Airport, IL (U.S.A.) (KMDW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Government of Canada, Department of Transport Aircraft Services Directorate Cessna C-550 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG). N607BF was cleared to (and read back) an altitude of 11,000 feet. TGO855 was level at 10,000 feet. The controller monitored the descent of N607BF and saw it descend below the cleared altitude. The controller re-cleared N607BF to 11,000 feet. The separation between the two aircraft decreased to 4.5 miles laterally and 800 feet vertically in airspace where the separation standards are 1,000 feet vertically and five (5) miles laterally. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0291): The American, corporately-registered Learjet 55 aircraft (N607BF) was on an IFR flight from Chicago (Midway) Airport to Toronto (LBPIA). The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Cessna C-550 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton to Winnipeg. N607BF was cleared to (and read back) an altitude of 11,000 feet. TGO855 was level at 10,000 feet. The controller monitored the descent of N607BF and saw it descend below the cleared altitude. The controller re-cleared N607BF to 11,000 feet. The separation between the two aircraft decreased to 4.5 miles laterally and 800 feet vertically in airspace where the separation standards are 1,000 feet vertically and five (5) miles laterally.

November 18, 2005

Incident at 15NM west of Ottawa VOR

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Maintenance & Manufacturing [2005/11/28]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) contacted the operator for more information on this occurrence. The CASI was advised that a duct connector located near the air cycle machine and the coalescer unit had slipped out from under the retaining clamp. The connector was repositioned and the clamp re-secured.
The Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Branch Cessna C-500 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM). The aircraft was approximately 15 miles west of Ottawa when the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and requested to return to Ottawa (M-CIA). No emergency was declared and priority was not requested. The aircraft landed on runway 25 at 1554Z.

August 3, 2004

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

C-FKDX, a Cessna 550 aircraft operated by Transport Canada as TGO855, departed Hamilton for Windsor. While en-route the flight crew reported problems with the left aileron. The flight crew declared an emergency and diverted back to Hamilton. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance checked the aircraft and found the ailerons to be slightly out of rig. The ailerons were re-rigged and the aircraft was test flown without incident.
Pilot declared emergency due to mechanical 60 NM SW of Hamilton, requested return to Hamilton with emergency equipment available. Aircraft reported left aileron problem, landed safely on Runway 30 at 1558Z.

October 24, 2003

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

The Transport Canada Cessna 550 aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (John C. Munro) International Airport (CYHM) to Kenora Airport (CYQK). The flight crew advised F.S.S. staff of a bird strike on arrival. F.S.S. staff notified the Airport Authority, who had one of their staff conduct a runway check. The remains of one small bird were reported found on the runway.

August 8, 2003

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The Government of Canada, Department of Transport aircraft (C550)(operating as TGO855) was an IFR flight that planned to depart the Hamilton Airport (CYHM) for the London Airport (CYXU). TGO855 rejected the take-off due to a failed generator.

May 30, 2002

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

Ottawa/MCIA (CYOW) - Transport flight 855 (TGO855) reported unsafe gear indication on departure. No emergency declared, but returned and landed without further problem at 1215Z.

July 10, 2001

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

The aircraft (C-FKDX, operating as TGO855) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (CYHM) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM). The aircraft struck a seagull on touchdown on runway 04. A runway inspection found most of the remains of the bird. One wing was found in the landing gear. No damage was reported. NAV CANADA staff subsequently learned that there was some damage to the aircraft discovered on its return to Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport. This information was received on 2001/07/27. Transport Canada's Aircraft Services Safety Officer advised [on 2001/07/30] that there was no damage to the aircraft. The nose landing gear apparently severed the seagull and there was no engine ingestion. A compressor wash was performed in accordance with the Pratt & Whitney engine maintenance manual and no damage was reported.

February 15, 2000

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

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) to Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport. The aircraft was in cruise flight at FL280 when the crossfeed was selected on. The flight crew heard several loud thumps from the back of the aircraft and elected to return to Ottawa for maintenance investigation. The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) were both pulled and examined. Maintenance work had been performed on the aircraft prior to this flight and the crossfeed lines had been disconnected to perform the work. It is believed that some air bubbles entered the system and were the source of the thumps. The crossfeed lines were purged and the aircraft was returned to service. Two (2) S.O.B. -- both crew. Supplemental information from T.C. Aircraft Services Division Company Aviation Safety Officer (re.: C550 momentary fuel starvation after selecting crossfeed to balance fuel): The crew had levelled-off at FL280 on the way to Hamilton when they noticed a fuel imbalance and selected crossfeed from R to L side. Shortly afterward, a brief series of thumps were heard in rapid succession. The crew immediately selected crossfeed to off. The crew did not notice any engine abnormalities. However, the crew slowed the aircraft down and initiated a descent back to Ottawa. Priority handling was requested but the crew did not declare an emergency. The crew landed without further incident with ERS on standby. The crew pulled the CVR CB after landing to allow maintenance to troubleshoot the problem. Additional information: The crew could not pinpoint the source of the noise, other than it was from the engine area at the rear of the aircraft and sounded similar to a small compressor stall. FDR data was downloaded and indicated a short fluctuation of the No. 1 engine fuel flow and N1 speed prior to power being reduced on both engines to slow the aircraft down and descend. CVR playback did not yield any supplementary information other than the muffled noise described by the crew prior to their action to return. Review of maintenance records indicate this was the 1st flight since work was carried out on the outflow valves the week before, during which the crossfeed line and shroud assembly had to be removed to allow access to the work area. The crossfeed line and shroud assembly were re-installed and a pressure leak test carried out, as per the Cessna 550 Maintenance Manual (ref. 28-20-07, page 205-207, dated MAR 1/90). The pressure leak test requires (in part) the following steps : 11) Opening of both manual shutoff valves; 12) Application of electrical power and operation of the fuel crossfeed system; 13) Checking for leaks at all connections; None of the steps in the Maintenance Manual require bleeding of the crossfeed line after installation. It is believed that a small air bubble may have remained in the crossfeed line, entering the No. 1 engine fuel system soon after crossfeed was selected and caused the brief engine noise due to flame out. This appears to be the first time that this has ever occurred to an ASD C550 aircraft. The crossfeed lines are often taken-off and re-installed during routine aircraft maintenance; however, this is often done as part of inspections which require full functional engine testing after maintenance is carried out. During such functional testing, the engines would be ground run and the crossfeed tested, allowing any air bubble to be expelled from the aircraft fuel system. It is not known to which extent the effect of an air bubble in the crossfeed line would be noticed when the engines are ground run, especially at idle speed. In this case, work was carried out on the outflow valve due to cabin pressurization problem and there was no requirement to carry out a full functional check of the engines and fuel system after re-installing the crossfeed line. Hence, there was no opportunity for the air bubble to be expelled from t

February 17, 1999

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Other operational incident, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

TGO855 CESSNA 550 GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT IFR from Sudbury to Hamilton OSCAR1 (a car) was cleared onto the field to hold short of runway 24. The operator read back the instruction correctly but subsequently crossed runway 24 onto runway 12L without a clearance. TGO855 was on a visual approach to runway 24 and was approximately 4.5NM on final without a landing clearance. Ops. impact -- none. However, NAV CANADA reported that the situation was discussed with the driver. O.P.I.: PAD

October 24, 1996

Incident at Hamilton, Ontario

TGO855, IFR YAM-YHM, circling approach to runway 24, pilot advised of an unsafe gear indication on the left main gear. No emergency was declared. ERS was alerted and on standby for the uneventful landing on runway 24 at 1832Z. Ops. Impact -- minimal.

March 2, 1995

Incident at Kingston, Ontario (Incursion - runway - animal)

TGO855 aborted takeoff due coyote crossing in front of aircraft on departure from runway 01. Airport manager advised and aircraft departed on second attempt. Ops. Impact -- none.

August 3, 1993

Incident at THUNDER BAY

C550 TGO855 - CREW HEARD A LOUD WHINE & THEN A WHOOSHING LIKE SOUND COMING FROM CABIN DOOR. CREW INITIATED EMERGENCY DESCENT PROCEDURES, TURNED LEFT OFF THE AIRWAY & DESCENDED TO 10000'. SUSPECTED DOOR SEAL MALFUNCTION. A/C LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 1548Z. ACTION - NIL.

May 19, 1993

Incident at THUNDER BAY

C550 CITATION II TGO855 - PILOT REPORTED NOSE GEAR PROBLEM. A/C LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 1630Z. ACTION - NIL.