July 23, 2017

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard on 121.5/243.0 from 1341Z to 1348Z. A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Bombardier CL-215-6B11 (C-FYWK/TKR284) on a local flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) arrived at Deer Lake at 1332Z and accidentally set off its ELT while on Apron 2. (Airport maintenance confirmed with crew). Halifax joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) and Gander Shift Manager were advised at 1355Z.

September 22, 2012


CL 215 TKR284 called 30 NM South of Gander (CYQX ) and reported one engine out. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were put on standby. TKR284 landed without incident at 1810Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A12A0095: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Canadair CL-215, registration C-FTXA, was operating on a local training flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) when, while about 70 nm south of the airport, the aircraft lost power in the number one engine. Following the engine (Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM) power loss, the aircraft also lost electrical power to navigation equipment and engine instruments. The crew secured the failed engine, contacted CYQX tower and returned to the airport with ARFF standing by. The flight landed without further incident 20 min later. Maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft and determined that fuel supply to number one became interrupted when the engine driven fuel pump drive spline became disengaged from the engine. Three electrical current limiters were found to have failed - believed to have failed when the LH generator came off line and the additional electrical load of the propeller feathering pump was added to number two generator. The current limiters were replaced, the electrical system inspected and tested, and the aircraft was released for service.

June 21, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Other operational incident)

C-FAVG, Cessna 172L, reported a forest fire near Thomas Howe Forest. The town fire hall was advised. The fire was located approximately two miles southwest of the airport. TKR284 was dispatched at 22:46Z and returned at 23:19Z.

May 18, 2010

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At 19:52Z TKR284, Canadair CL215, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to Deer Lake (CYDF) landed on Runway 25 and taxied to the ramp via Taxiway BRAVO. At 20:07Z, the pilot contacted the Flight Service Station (FSS) and reported that the aircraft brakes had exploded. It was uncertain whether this incident occurred on the runway or the taxiway. At 20:08Z a runway check was completed by STAFF 22. There was no debris found. No emergency service was required.

June 4, 2005

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF) (Other operational incident)

The emergency exit door lock was found to be out of adjustment and not providing positive locking action. A Fleet campaign was undertaken and all other fleet aircraft were found to have positive locking on the handle. The referenced check is also completed at each ""C"" check (6 year) and each 300 hour or ""B"" check cycle with visual checks carried out at each 50 hour or ""A"" check and a security check at each preflight check. No further action required at this time.
TKR284 CL2P departed Deer Lake (CYDF) for a fire mission in Plum Point at 1901Z. JZA8907 DH8A departing Deer Lake (CYDF) for Halifax (CYHZ), backtracked runway 25 in Deer Lake and reported a hatch and a rubber seal on the runway dropped from TKR284. Airport maintenance was dispatched and items retrieved. JZA8907 departed at 1910Z. TKR284 returned and landed at 1911Z without incident. Nil TSB

July 25, 2004

Incident at Norris Point

At approximately 1600Z Deer Lake FSS received a call from a gentleman in Norris Point, NL (approximately 30 NM North of YDF) reporting a low flying aircraft, a yellow water bomber, flying low enough to knock items from his kitchen counter. The incident occurred at 1530Z Approx. TKR284 CL21 departed CYDF 1518Z on a local flight, initially to the West. At 1600Z aircraft reported over Adies (16NM NE) inbound landing CYDF at 1612Z. Nil TSB

August 3, 2000


TKR284 CL2F upon entering the Gander Control Zone requested landing rnwy 04. Tower advised rnwy 04 unavailable due to traffic. TKR284 then reported experiencing Hydraulic fluctuations and again requested rnwy 04. Priority then given and TKR284 landed rnwy 04 with ERS at standby positions. TSB Case Closed Update August 15, 2000 TSB file # A00A0128. Maintenance reported that the main gear locked but the nose gear only extended half way during the approach into Gander. The crew then used Emergency Extension procedures to lock the nose gear. After inspecting the aircraft maintenance discovered a broken Hydraulic line in the Ski Slope area which resulted in a loss of fluid to the main Hydraulic system.