Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)


2020-05-21: An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
2020-06-04: Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.
2020-06-04: Update Aviation Incident Report #16631: The Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when they were notified by the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that, upon descent, the aircraft had lost hydraulic fluid. The crew was asked by the FSS if they wanted to declare PAN PAN, to which they responded yes. The response was answered by NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, ambulance services, Air Inuit Kuujjuaq, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the Kativik Regional Government, and the Transportation department. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the tarmac on its own power. No injuries.


CADORS Number 2020Q1416
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Government,NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2020-05-20 - 2138 Z
Day or Night? day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Quebec, Canada, North America, Quebec Region, 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)
TSB Occurrence Number A20Q1416
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 264082-V1
Reported By Government,NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXAI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type
Owner Air Inuit Ltd. Air Inuit Ltee
Operator AIR INUIT LTD/AIR INUIT LTEE (2955) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC-8-314
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model PW123B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AIE4812
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 705
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events 'Hydraulic problem','Declared emergency/priority'

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