June 21, 2017

Incident at KEVBO intersection

A West Wind Aviation Beech 200 (WEW200) on a flight from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) was instructed to climb to FL210 and read back the clearance correctly. The aircraft was observed climbing to FL217 and when queried indicated they believed they were cleared to FL220 at KEVBO. No impact to operations.

January 28, 2017

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

While taxiing for departure Runway 06, a West Wind Aviation Beech 200 (C-GWWN/ WEW200) from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) to Cigar Lake, SK (CJW7) reported four (4) snowmobiles being operated in the immediate vicinity of the threshold of Runway 06. No avoiding action was required by the aircraft and it departed at 2003Z. CYSF airport manager (APM) was contacted and a runway check was carried out at 2016Z. The snowmobiles had departed before the APM arrived. No other operational impact.

May 22, 2013

Incident at CYR223, Cold Lake, AB (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At 2015Z, a West Wind Aviation Beech 200 (WEW200) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) was issued a clearance by Winnipeg ACC through active restricted military airspace at Cold Lake, AB. No operational impact and the military confirmed there were no military aircraft in the restricted area.

August 22, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the upper braided brake hose was ruptured and leaking fluid. The line was replaced, system bled and tested, and the aircraft returned to service.
West Wind, WEW 200, a BE20, landed on runway 09 at Saskatoon and while on the roll, which was fairly slow, the aircraft turned sharply to the left but did not leave the runway. The pilot stopped and elected to wait for a tow. No operational impact.

March 29, 2012

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

WEW200 landed runway 18 and their brakes froze. Disabled on runway for 13 minutes.

March 27, 2012

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

TW300 landed RWY 06 at 0123Z and advised PAPI U/S. WEW200 landed RWY 24 at 0129Z and advised PAPI U/S. APM advised. PAPI 06/24 NOTAMed U/S til 1203271800

March 5, 2012

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

WEW200 landed RWY 26 at 1732Z. Aircraft came to stop and reported that they were unable to exit the RWY and would require a tow off the RWY. Aircraft was towed off at 1756Z and reported that the left main gear had a flat tire. Operational impact WEW630 circled for ten minutes and then proceeded to Saskatoon (CYXE), WEW431 overflew to CYXE and WEW690 departure was delayed 20 minutes.

June 24, 2011

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

WEW220, a King Air 200, operated by West Wind when on approach to runway 27 at Saskatoon was overshot when it overtook a preceding Mooney 20P. WEW200's initial call to tower was at 2 NM final.

August 7, 2008

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (ATS operating irregularity)

Aircraft 2, WEW200, BE20 CYVT-CYXE arrived CYXE at 0513z requesting VFR flight plan closure. Saskatoon FSS had closed a VFR flight plan after the arrival of Aircraft 1, WEW200, BE20 CYVT-CYXE at 0430z. It was subsequently determined that Aircraft 1 was IFR. As a consequence, Aircraft 2 did not receive VFR alerting service from 0430z to arrival at Saskatoon at 0513z.

January 30, 2008

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that company maintenance dried the moisture from the outflow valves and pressurization controller lines. Ground checked serviceable and the aircraft was released for return to service with no further problems.
WEW200 returned with a minor pressurization problem. Aircraft landed safely at 1600z, no other aircraft affected.

November 8, 2001

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

At 2008Z the pilot of Westwind BE200 WEW200 reported a crack in his windshield to the Area Control Centre (ACC) at Montréal (CYUL). He decided to continue to his destination. The aircraft landed without incident at Quebec City (CYQB) at 2108Z. Le pilote de WEW200, un BE200 exploité par la compagnie Westwind à signalé au Centre de contrôle régional (CCR) de Montréal (CYUL) une fêlure dans son pare-brise ( à 2008Z). Le pilote a toutefois décidé de poursuivre vers sa destination. L'aéronef s'est posé sans problème à Québec (CYQB) à 2108Z.

March 11, 1997

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The pilot of WEW200 departed Saskatoon at 1410Z with clearance to FL240. Approximately 20 miles north of the airport the crew reported having pressurization problems and would be returning to Saskatoon. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1423Z. UPDATE: The crew of West Wind Aviation Beech 200 aircraft, C-GWWN, departed Saskatoon Airport. Approximately 20 miles north they reported that they were returning due to problems with the aircraft pressurization system. Company maintenance personnel determined that the problem was caused by a faulty squat switch.

November 27, 1996

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (ATS operating irregularity)

West Wind 200 was enroute Saskatoon from Key Lake. West Wind 7, a HS748, was conducting IFR training at Saskatoon. The crew of WEW200 had been cleared to maintain 3200 feet for the ILS approach at 2 miles from the beacon. WEW 7 had been cleared to maintain 4200 feet and not to descend until further advised. While both aircraft were approaching each other, the crew of WEW 7 descended, ATC recognized the altitude deviation and re-cleared the crew of WEW 7 back to the original altitude. The aircraft came within 600 feet vertical and 3/10 of a mile horizontally of each other. TSB are not investigating, however, ATC are planning a fact finding board.

October 30, 1996

Incident at Winnipeg, Manitoba

The crew of WEW200 landed the 200 series Beechcraft on runway 31 at Winnipeg and immediately turned off onto runway 36 and shut down both engines. The crew advised Winnipeg Tower that they were experiencing steering problems. The problem was subsequently rectified and the aircraft was taxied to the apron area. There was a minor delay of one departing aircraft as runway 31 was inspected for debris. Severely small chucks of ice were found. Runway 36 was closed for approximately 15 minutes while a FOD check was conducted.

September 24, 1996

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The crew of WEW200 advised Saskatoon Tower that they were returning due to a faulty gear indication. The crew landed the aircraft without incident. The aircraft was returned to the hangar for maintenance inspection. ERS was advised.

November 30, 1995

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The crew landed the aircraft at Saskatoon which was on the return leg of a routine charter to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The landing was uneventful, however, the aircraft was unable to taxi due to frozen brakes. The aircraft came to a stop at the intersection of 09/27 and 15/33 which delayed landing and departing aircraft. Maintenance once again resolved the problem and the aircraft was taxied to the ramp area. This brake system is in a drag state when snow is introduced. The plates seal and then freeze. The Saskatoon/Regina area had been under the influence of near blizzard like conditions which left runway clearing at these different locations strained.

September 16, 1993

Incident at SASKATOON

BE10 KING AIR WEST WIND WEW200 - A/C RETURNED TO SASKATOON DUE TO PRESSURIZATION PROBLEM. PILOT ADVISED THAT ERS WAS NOT REQUIRED AND A/C LANDED SAFELY. A DOOR SUSPECTED TO HAVE OPENED OR BEEN OPENED, BECAUSE A/C SEAT CUSHION WAS DISCOVERED ON RWY AT 0032Z. UPPER REAR SPADE LATCH ON DOOR LATCHING MECHANISIM LET GO AND DOOR CAME OPEN. 1 A/C OVERSHOT DUE TO MATERIAL ON RWY. TIME = 0019Z.