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747 Cargo Plane Destroyed in Overun
747 Cargo Plane Destroyed in Overun
A Boeing 747-400 was landing on a wet runway in a brisk quartering tailwind when it was destroyed in a runway excursion at Halifax-Stanfield International Airport on Thursday. Four crew ...
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Mid-air Collision Near Ottawa (Update)
Mid-air Collision Near Ottawa (Update)
One person is  dead after two aircraft collided in mid-air collision in Carp near Ottawa on Sunday morning. One of the aircraft crashed into a field in Ottawa's west end ...
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Electrical Sabotage By Airplane
Electrical Sabotage By Airplane
Crown prosecutors are recommending the maximum 10-year sentence on mischief charges against a Quebec kit aircraft manufacturer and pilot who used a light aircraft to almost cut off electricity to ...
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Featured Videos


Air Race 1

Edmonton pilot Scott Holmes took part in Air Race 1 in Thailand last year, where this short video was shot, and is now in China for his second race ...
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A Tour of Twin Otter Plant

Viking Air’s parent company Longview Aviation Capital bought Bombardier’s Q400 program earlier this week. Russ Niles toured Viking’s Twin Otter plant in Victoria a few years ago ...
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Updated Stealthy F/A-18

Just to make things interesting as Canada gets ready for its latest attempt to buy new fighters, Boeing has created a new stealthy version of the F/A-18 Super Hornet ...
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Mr. Bentley Goes Flying

B.C. Helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen has earned a wide audience for his nicely shot and edited videos featuring his Robinson R-44 helicopter. Mr. Bentley is his fun-loving bulldog ...
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Flying the L45 Seabear

The Russians have developed this interesting twin-engine amphib and it’s powered by two Rotax 915iS engines supplied by Rotech Research, of Vernon, B.C ...
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New King Air Surveillance For RCAF

The RCAF is getting three new King Air 350ER aircraft outfitted with the latest in surveilance gear. We looked at the U.S. Army’s version of the plane at Sun ’n ...
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Recent Incidents

2018-11-08
C-FEJF, an Embraer ERJ 170-200 aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines, was performing flight SKV7634 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to New York/La Guardia (KLGA), NY with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 210 nm North of KLGA, in the vicinity of Saranac Lake, NY, the aircraft experienced severe turbulence.

All passengers were seated at the time of the event, but the aircraft experienced violent shaking and banked to the side. Once the aircraft returned to wings level, the flight crew was able to confirm that no passengers had been injured, however both cabin crew members sustained minor injuries.

Emergency medical services (EMS) was requested upon arrival at KLGA, and both cabin crew members were released after examination. The flight crew were relieved for the return leg back to CYUL.

Following an inspection by the operator’s maintenance, the aircraft was returned to service.

2018-10-28
N660UA, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by United Airlines, was conducting flight UAL931 from Chicago/O’Hare Intl (KORD), IL to London/Heathrow (EGLL), UK with 11 crew members and 178 passengers on board. Approximately 100 nm southwest of Goose Bay (CYYR), NL, the flight crew declared an emergency and requested a diversion to CYYR due to a cracked windscreen. The aircraft landed without further incident at CYYR.

2018-10-26
D-AIMJ, an Airbus 380-841 aircraft operated by Lufthansa, was conducting flight DLH401 from New York/John F. Kennedy Intl (KJFK), NY to Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Intl (EDDF), Germany with 23 crew members and 432 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 190 nm southeast of Gander Intl (CYQX), NL, the flight crew smelled smoke on board and requested a diversion to either KJFK or Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (KBOS), MA. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, while some of the cabin crew members donned their smoke hoods. The QRH procedure for smoke/fumes was executed, and the environmental system was suspected as a source of the smell; consequently, the number 1 environmental pack was shut off.

Cabin crew members reported feeling sick, which prompted the flight crew to consider Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS as a possible diversion option. While the flight crew started to jettison fuel in preparation for the landing, KBOS was selected for the diversion as the air condition in the aircraft had improved.

Enroute, the flight crew noticed that the number 2 engine (Rolls Royce Trent 970B-84) oil quantity was decreasing. Approaching KBOS, medical services were requested to meet the aircraft at the gate. The aircraft landed without further incident. Two cabin crew members received medical attention following the landing at KBOS.

Maintenance personnel determined that there had been an internal oil leak on the number 2 engine, which was the source of the smell. The operator proceeded to ferry the aircraft to its home base (EDDF) on a manufacturer-approved 3-engine ferry


A Boeing 747-400 was landing on a wet runway in a brisk quartering tailwind when it was destroyed in a runway excursion at Halifax-Stanfield International Airport on Thursday. Four crew members on the Skylease Cargo plane suffered minor injuries in the accident, which occurred about 5 a.m. Transportation Safety Board investigator Austin Adams  said the aircraft landed on Runway 14 with winds reported at 33 kmh at 250 degrees. It ended up 210 metres from the runway near the airport perimeter fence.

Along the way, the it took out a localizer, lost its gear and two engines and one of the loose engines lodged under the tail and caught fire. The flight originated in Chicago and the 747 was due to be loaded with live lobster for a flight to China. 

One person is  dead after two aircraft collided in mid-air collision in Carp near Ottawa on Sunday morning. One of the aircraft crashed into a field in Ottawa’s west end while the other made a safe landing at the Ottawa International Airport located just south of Ottawa. No injuries were reported on that aircraft.

Paramedics are on the scene of the crash and the Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

The occupant of the aircraft  that crashed, a Cessna 150,  died at the scene due critical injuries according to paramedics.

The pilot of the Piper Cheyenne  that landed safely reported his aircraft had been struck on the bottom and that he had a landing gear issue.

more (CBC)

2018-10-11
The American Airlines Boeing 787-800, N814AA, was operating as flight AAL263 operating from Dallas-Fort Worth Int’l, TX (KDFW) to Beijing / Capital, China (ZBAA). During cruise flight, approximately 200 nm East of Fond-du-Lac, SK., the flight crew declared a passenger medical emergency and that AAL263 was diverting to Edmonton Int’l, AB (CYEG). On approach to CYEG, AAL263 experienced flap and slat issues and the flight crew declared an emergency.
As the aircraft was above the maximum landing weight, the flight crew entered a hold to burn fuel. While assessing the technical issue, the flight crew elected to divert to Calgary Int’l, AB (CYYC) due to the availability of a longer runway.
Upon landing, the flight crew reported nose landing gear steering issues. AAL263 stopped on the runway and was met by ARFF. The aircraft was towed from the runway.

2018-10-12
C-FUJA, an Embraer ERJ170 aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines, was conducting flight SKV7548 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson Intl, GA (KATL) with 4 crew members and 69 passengers on board. As the aircraft was descending through 3500 feet ASL during the approach to Runway 27L at KATL, the flight crew heard a bang. Shortly after, the EICAS displayed an APPR 2 NOT AVAILABLE message and thrust started to increase. The autopilot was disconnected, and thrust was reduced manually to the correct setting.

After confirming what the problem was and cross-checking parameters, the flight crew transferred control to the left side (ADS1), re-selected the APPR mode, AP on, and the aircraft proceeded to a stable approach for a landing on Runway 27L without further incident.

During the post-landing inspection, a dent and remains of a bird were found on the right side of the nose, forward of the ADS probes. There were also debris in the ADSP4 probe. After following the manufacturer’s repair procedures, the aircraft was returned to service.

2018-10-07
CN-RNT, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Royal Air Maroc, was conducting flight RAM208 from Casablanca/Mohammed V Intl, Morocco (GMMN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). As the aircraft went through 22 000 feet during the descent for CYUL, the flight crew declared an emergency due to an engine power loss. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without further incident.

2018-10-04
C-FNJD, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Canadian Flight Center, was conducting flight training circuits at Kamloops, BC (CYKA) with 1 pilot on board.
During a touch-and-go, the aircraft veered to the left and exited the runway into the grass.
After the excursion, the pilot taxied back onto the runway, followed Taxiway B off the runway, and immediately went to the parking area without assistance and under its own power. There was no damage to the aircraft or to the aerodrome. There were no injuries or fire.
The pilot reported that it was possible the feet were on the brakes during the landing, which caused control issues upon contact with the runway surface.

2018-07-05
N265WA, a privately operated CubCrafters CC11-160 aircraft, was conducting a VFR flight itinerary from Beaver Creek, YT (CYXQ) to Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) with one pilot and one passenger on board. The aircraft completed an uneventful landing at CYQH and during rollout, the pilot was unable to maintain directional control.
The left brake was ineffective, and the aircraft experienced a ground loop. The right wing contacted the ground and received substantial damage. The two occupants received no injuries.
A post-accident inspection found the left brake line leaking at the brake caliper

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