November 8, 2019

Incident at 30NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FLZA/TGO859) enroute from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) advised of an intermediate stop at Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) in order to take on more fuel before continuing to its destination. No emergency declared nor was priority requested. No impact to operations.

December 13, 2019

Incident at 5432N / 10410W

A Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FLZA/TGO859) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) was enroute when the pilot advised that they had an avionics issue and were returning to CYWG. Aircraft landed safely in CYWG, no impact to operations.

September 13, 2018


A Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FLZA/TGO859) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to London, ON (CYXU) rejected takeoff due to door malfunction warning.

February 3, 2017


A Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FLZA/TGO859), from Winnipeg (CYWG), MB, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, received and read back the authorization to intercept Runway 24L. TGO859 intercepted the wrong runway and was instructed to pull up from Runway 24R in order to maintain separation with a Sky Regional Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/SKV7512), from Toronto/Billy Bishop (CYTZ), ON, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, which was on final for Runway 24R. No loss of separation.

November 8, 2017


A Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Cessna 550 (TGO859) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) departed Runway 36 for Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) and advised of an unsafe gear indication. The flight remained VFR with the tower, solved the issue, held for 5 minutes to burn fuel and returned to land Runway 36 at 1510Z. No assistance required and no operational impact.

March 18, 2016


On departure, a Government of Canada, Department of Transport Cessna 550 (C-FLZA / TGO859) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported a gear issue and requested a return to CYQM. No assistance was required. Aircraft landed safely at 1755Z. Two arrivals were delayed a few minutes.

August 6, 2015

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Department of Transport Cessna 550 (TGO859) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) contact Area Control Centre (ACC) level 5,000 feet off of North Bay. The controller queried pilot and the pilot confirmed they had been given the standard instrument departure (SID) off YYB which is runway heading to 4,000. Pilot indicated where trying to avoid VFR traffic.

June 18, 2014

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 727 200 (CJT618) from Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) landed runway 29 and started hydroplaning approximately when around 5000 feet down the runway. Crash alarm was activated. Aircraft stopped on the runway at a 90 degree angle and requested Emergency services to check for hot brakes. No hot brakes were reported and emergency services stood down at 1403Z. Runway 11/29 was closed from 1355Z to 1447Z in order to check the runway for foreign object debris (FOD) due to rubber from blown tire. The departure for Department of Transport (TGO859) was delayed 8 minutes. Weather at the time was 3SM +RA.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0052: The Cargojet Boeing 727 (C-GCJZ) aeroplane landed on runway 29 in CYQM Moncton after a heavy rain shower. Immediately after touchdown the crew applied full reverse thrust on all three engines and maximum braking. The aircraft hydroplaned and began to swing to the left. Reverse thrust was reduced then reapplied on the right and center engine. Throughout the landing roll maximum braking was applied. As the aircraft slowed it continued to swing left and reverse thrust was removed. The aircraft came to rest on the runway about 90 degrees to the intended direction of landing with more than 3000 feet of runway remaining. ERS were dispatched to check brake temperatures and tire condition. The crew taxied the aircraft to the ramp without further incident. Standing water was noted on the runway at the time of landing. Company maintenance replaced three of the four tires due to reverted rubber damage caused from hydroplaning.
Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? West [2014-07-03]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator and was informed that they were handling this incident through their safety management system (SMA). The CASI was also advised that there was no wheel failure or blown tire, however, the #2 main wheel was replaced. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further Transport Canada follow-up was required at this time.

December 19, 2011

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - animal)

One aircraft (TGO859, Cessna 550) was delayed less than five minutes as field staff ensured that two foxes spotted on the runway were removed.

November 28, 2008


A Canadian registered Cessna 550, enroute from St. John's (CYYT) to Moncton (CYQM) landed on Runway 11 and reported a multiple bird strike. The fire hall confirmed findng the remains of six birds.

December 2, 2005


TGO859, Cessna 550, advised that they might have hit some snow buntings on departure Runway 29. Five snow buntings were found on Runway 11/29 at Taxi D. TGO859 was advised. Nil TSB.

January 25, 2005

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

TGO 859, a Cessna Citation 550, departed Runway 32 in Saint John at 1858. TGO859 did not report clear of the circuit. FSS made approximately 4 calls to the aircraft on the Mandatory Frequency between 1859 and 1900Z, with no reply. At 1902Z TGO859 reported, ""clear of the area at 11 Thousand feet"".

January 5, 2005


TSB Update A05A0001: The Cessna 550, registration C-FLZA, was in the circuit at Moncton and reported an unsafe, left main landing gear indication. Forty three minutes later, the crew advised that the landing gear was in the down and locked position, that they were declaring an emergency and requested trucks on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance determined that the internal micro switch inside the left main landing gear side brace had failed.
Update: A gear swing was accomplished after the incident with no fault found. Although the fault could not be duplicated, the operator is replacing the L/H gear actuator and sending it to the O/H shop for investigation because the down lock microswitch assembly is integral to the actuator. The indicator portion of the switch is thought to be intermittent.
The Transport Canada Cessna Citation (TGO859) was in the circuit at Moncton when the pilot reported an unsafe, left, main landing gear indication. At 2318Z the pilot advised that the landing gear was in locked position but he was declaring an emergency and requested trucks on stand-by. The aircraft landed safely at 2332Z.

July 5, 2004

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A04A0077: The Cessna Citation C-FLZA, operating as TGO 859 (CAR 703) was en route from Goose Bay to Moncton, and, shortly before reaching cruise altitude the #1 RMU display went blank (red) for several seconds and then returned to normal. Immediately thereafter, the crew noticed a strong electrical smell in the cockpit, which dissipated after approximately one minute. There was no visible smoke. The crew consulted the ELECTRICAL SMOKE OR FIRE checklist procedure and disabled the #1 RMU by opening the COM1 circuit breaker. The aircraft continued as planned to Moncton, landing at approximately 1930 UCT. One crewmember had minor difficultly removing the oxygen mask from the retaining bracket. Maintenance removed the #1 RMU and did not find any damage to the unit. However, four damaged wires in the wire bundle were found approximately 8 inches from the RMU cannon plug (PI607). Two of the wires were a shielded twisted pair of which only the shielding was exposed. The other two wires were the 28VDC power line for the RMU and the 5VDC power line for the lighting. These wire's were damaged to the point that the center core was exposed. There was no evidence of arcing or sparking on, in, or around the wires. The necessary repairs were completed and the aircraft was returned to service. Update July 13, 2004. ASD technical services has issued a campaign notice (851-23-10-23) for the ASD C550 fleet. The notice requires that all aircraft RMU's be removed and that the wire bundles be inspected for damage.

February 26, 2004


TGO859 a Cessna 550 enroute from Fredericton to Moncton was given a clearance to maintain 5000 depart Runway 33 turn right direct the Fredericton VOR proceed on course. Rather than intercept V310 Eastbound at the VOR the aircraft was observed on radar to continue Southbound which would have penetrated Camp Gagetown ( CYR724 ). The controller informed the aircraft on the navigation error and the track was corrected. The aircraft came within 1/2 mile of the CYR. Shortly after departure the aircraft requested and received clearance to 9000 ft. While correcting its track the aircraft overshot its altitude to approximately 9500 ft before the controller observed the deviation and re-cleared the aircraft to 9000 ft.

February 13, 2004


TSB Update - The Cessna Citation (C550) operating as TGO859 was on approach to Halifax Intl when the crew conducted an overshoot due to a landing gear problem. The flight diverted to Moncton and crew requested ERS on stand-by for the landing. Flight landed without further incident 1857 AST. Company advised that a burnt out bulb was the cause of the problem. Bulb replaced and aircraft returned to service.
At 2225Z TGO859 a Cessna 550 from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl to Halifax Intl overshot Halifax due to a gear indication problem. The Aircraft then diverted to Moncton. When the Aircraft was 40 NM South of Moncton the aircraft requested emergency vehicles standing by. The aircraft landed safely at 2257Z.

February 12, 2004


A C172 - C-GTRA was instructed to join Downwind for Runway 29 in Moncton by Moncton Tower. TGO859 a Cessna 550 was on an approach to Runway 29 in Moncton. The 172 was told he was to be #3 behind the C550. The C172 was later observed to join the circuit on a base leg for Runway 29. He was asked by the tower if he had the C550 in sight. The pilot of the C172 stated that he had lost sight of the jet. At that point the Cessna 172 G-GTRA was told to make an immediate turn south and TGO859 was told to stop it's decent. At this point the two targets were observed to 'Merge' on radar. C-GTRA was at 1200 feet and the Citation was at 1800 feet.

October 9, 2003

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

TGO859, un C550 de Transports Canada, effectuait un atterrissage selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) à Baie-Comeau (CYBC). Après le contact initial, le pilote a dirigé toutes ses communications vers le trafic de Baie-Comeau plutôt qu'à la station d'information de vol (FSS). Le pilote n'a rappelé la FSS qu'une fois au sol en remontant la piste.

June 19, 2003

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

The Air Canada aircraft (A320)(operating as ACA1184) was an IFR flight that departed the Calgary International Airport (CYYC) for the Ottawa M-CI Airport (CYOW). The Government of Canada, Department of Transport aircraft (C550)(operating as TGO859) was a local IFR flight that departed CYOW. A loss of separation occurred between ACA1184 and TGO859 when ACA1184 was given descent clearance through the altitude of the opposite direction traffic TGO859. A NAV Canada investigation is in progress.
Update provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 30-Jun-2003: A03O0149: A loss of separation occurred between an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft (registration C-FZUB, operating as Air Canada flight 1184 from Calgary to Ottawa/MCIA) and a Transport Canada Cessna 550 Citation aircraft (registration C-FLZA, operating as Transport 859) when the Air Canada flight was cleared to descend through the altitude of the opposite direction Citation. The aircraft were within 400 feet vertically and 2 nm laterally where the standard is 1000 feet/3 nm. The incident occurred during a handover of control between two on-job trainee controllers and their respective on-job instructors. The original trainee controller issued the errant clearance after the incoming instructor had plugged in to the monitoring position at the console and while he was being briefed by the outgoing instructor. The mistake was missed until the actual conflict developed. The Ottawa ATC unit has reviewed the procedure for handovers involving trainee controllers. Until a trainee reaches the final phase of training, he or she will unplug from the console during the position handover and the outgoing instructor will plug into the controller jack on the console (the instructor normally uses the monitoring jack). The outgoing instructor then conducts the position handover briefing with the incoming controller/instructor. Once the incoming controller/instructor accepts control of the sector, only then may a trainee plug into the controller jack on the console.

April 3, 2003

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

TGO859 was aborted take-off as JZA8946 had not turned on course and was still on runway heading, not in contact with ATC.

September 11, 2002


A Cessna Citation was departing Moncton when it rejected take-off due to a bird strike. No bird was found by airport staff. TSB - NIL

October 2, 1999

Incident at Moncton NB

TGO859 C550 departing Moncton reported a problem with Main Compass system. Flight returned to Moncton nil assistance required. Nil TSB

March 27, 1999

Incident at Deer Lake NF

TGO859 C550 landing Deer Lake reported unable to get green light on left Landing Gear. Flight landed with ERS standing by. Nil TSB

October 28, 1998


TGO859 C550 departing Gander advised of Pressurization problems, requested hold to burn off fuel. No emergency declared, no assistance requested, aircraft landed safely 2223z. Nil TSB

May 29, 1998

Incident at 60 nm West St. John's NF

TGO859 C550 enroute Moncton to St. John's reported a pressurization problem and returned to Moncton. TSB case closed.

July 4, 1997

Incident at 40 North of Moncton

TGO859 C550 enroute Charlo to Moncton apprx 40 miles North of Moncton had an apparent lightning strike. Aircraft squawked 7700 then 7600. It became evident that the aircraft was enroute then to Fredericton. At 1515z Fredericton FSS was advised of the inbound and CFR requested by Supervisor. Contact was made with the Transport Hangar to determine if anyone on board was in possession of a cellular phone - no one was. At 1527z TGO859 established radio contact with Fredericton FSS and advised them that he was doing a VOR approach to runway 27. Aircraft landed without further incident at 1536z One aircraft held on ground at Fredericton for 15 minutes, another air delay of 10 minutes. TSB advised.

March 15, 1995


After landing on rnwy 33, the pilot informed tower that he was unable to taxi and he suspected that the aircrafts'brakes were frozen. Further investigation revealed that the two main wheel tires were flat. TSB evaluating. UPDATE -Maintenance determined that the aircraft had taxied through slush and snow before departure from Gander and this contamination had frozen in flight. TSB case closed.