This Page contains the latest List of Aviation Incidents from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board. These are updated daily and may also include Breaking News items as required.
C-GNCH, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight SWG429 from Punta Cana Intl, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 6 crew members and 187 passengers on board. During refueling at MDPC before the departure, fuel began leaking out. ARFF was requested and attended to the aircraft until the situation was rectified. The flight continued to destination without further incident.
C-FTJR, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA1219 from Orlando Intl, FL (KMCO) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ). During the climb to cruising altitude after the departure from KMCO, the flight crew heard a thump from the belly as the aircraft climbed through FL240. Since no abnormal indications were noted on the flight deck, the flight continued to destination. When the landing gear was selected down on the approach to CYHZ, there was no response. The flight crew declared an emergency, executed a missed approach and performed a manual extension of the landing gear. The aircraft landed normally and the aircraft was brought to a full stop on the runway as the nose wheel steering is disabled in manual extension. The operator’s maintenance was called to tow the aircraft to the gate and observed that one of the left main tires was flat. Additionally, damage to the landing gear doors was observed.
The tire had exploded in the climb causing the noise and damage to the landing gear doors. The tire is being analyzed to determine the cause.
C-GMDQ, a privately operated Cirrus SR22 aircraft, was conducting a flight from Bedford County, PA (KHMZ) to Massena Intl/Richards Field, NY (KMSS) with one pilot and 2 passengers on board. While flying on an Instrument Flight Plan (IFR) at 9000 feet ASL in the vicinity of Lowville, NY, the pilot inadvertently allowed the aircraft to enter an unusual attitude and got spatially disoriented. As a precaution, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) was deployed. While the aircraft descended with the parachute, the pilot shut the engine down and declared a Mayday. The aircraft landed vertically upright and all 3 occupants evacuated the aircraft with minor injuries. Subsequently, the wind dragged the aircraft and flipped it inverted, causing substantial damage.
C-FUSF, a privately operated Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, was conducting a flight from Morgantown/Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field, WV (KMGW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City, ON (CYTZ) with 2 persons on board. Shortly after touchdown on Runway 26 at CYTZ, the aircraft veered to the right and departed the runway surface onto the grass. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the main landing gear. There were no injuries, however the aircraft was substantially damaged.
C-GJIG, a Bombardier DHC-8-100 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA756 from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 33 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the cabin crew reported smoke coming out from the ceiling at Row 6AC. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks and declared an emergency which was later cancelled as the smoke had dissipated. The aircraft continued to destination where an uneventful landing was carried out.
Following a post flight inspection, the cabin zone temperature sensor was found to be faulty. The sensor was replaced as per Aircraft Maintenance Manual 21-60-44 and the aircraft was returned to service.
ATC audio communications from the Southwest 1380 flight which sustained an uncontained engine failure which resulted in one passenger losing her life. Remarkable, calm, professional by all involved in this emergency, least of which by the flight crew of SW 1380.
“Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.”
N4AT, a privately registered Cessna C550 Citation Bravo aircraft, was conducting a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Bedford/Laurence G Hanscom Field, MA (KBED). After starting the engines on Apron II at CYWG while under the guidance of a ground marshaller, N4AT began to taxi for the departure. During the initial turn from the parking area, aircraft control was lost and N4AT’s right wing collided with the nose gear of C-FXWT, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (Challenger 605) aircraft, which was parked. The pilot of N4AT subsequently shutdown the aircraft and exited with the passenger without injuries. The right wing of N4AT was substantially damaged, causing a fuel leak on the apron. The left wing of C-FXWT was also damaged in the collision by the nose of N4AT. Local 911 was advised of the collision and fuel leak. ARFF was dispatched to the site, and the fuel leak was contained.
C-GTQJ, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC679 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl, FL (KFLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ). While on approach to CYHZ with the flaps set to the Flaps 5 position, the flight crew selected Flaps 10 and received an indication that the flaps did not move. The flight crew carried out the applicable checklist and followed the alternate flap extension procedure to lower the flaps to the Flap 15 position. A PAN PAN was declared and ARFF responded. The flight landed at CYHZ without further incident. Maintenance personnel determined that the left-hand proximity sensor was operating intermittently. The sensor’s connector was cleaned and the flap system was tested with no faults found. The airplane was returned to service.
C-FDQQ, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA201 from
Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). ACA201 had been cleared for the ILS
Runway 17R approach in CYYC. C-GGOK, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz
Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA585 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) toCalgary Intl, AB (CYYC). JZA585 had been cleared for the ILS Runway 17L approach in CYYC. While both aircraft were being vectored, the separation between the two eroded to 2.6 nautical miles laterally and 500 feet vertically, where 3.0 nautical miles or 1000 feet is required.
C-GGJA, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ200 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8031 from Philadelphia Intl, PA (KPHL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 4 crew members and 33 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from KPHL, the flight crew noticed that the Air Driven Generator (ADG) had deployed. The flight crew requested to return to KPHL and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed back in KPHL without further incident.
C-GLKY, a Bombardier DHC-8-314 aircraft operated by Perimeter Aviation Lp, was conducting
flight PAG997 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) to Regina Intl, SK (CYQR).
When the aircraft was 3.8 nautical miles from Runway 31 at CYQR on final approach and at an
altitude of 3300 feet ASL, the flight crew observed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pass by the left side of the aircraft. The UAV was estimated to be approximately 50 metres from the aircraft laterally and at the same altitude. The aircraft subsequently landed uneventfully and CYQR Tower was advised of the incident.
C-FEJL, an Embraer ERJ-170-200 aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines, was conducting flight SKV7707 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Austin-Bergstrom Intl, TX (KAUS) with 4 crew members and 62 passengers on board. Shortly after becoming airborne from CYYZ, the flight crew received an EICAS SPOILER CONTROL FAULT followed almost immediately by a WING SHEAR caution message. The flight crew advised ATC and declared an emergency while levelling the aircraft at 5000 feet ASL. QRH procedures were executed and the cabin crew was notified that they were returning to CYYZ. The landing was uneventful with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance checked the flight spoiler operation and found no faults. The main landing gear was serviced due to the overweight landing and the inspection revealed no faults.
The aircraft was returned to service.
C-GWUE, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight
WEN3404 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Fredericton Intl, NB (CYFC) with 4 crew members and 58 passengers on board. During the climb out after the departure from CYYZ, the flight crew received a ROLL SPLR INBD HYD caution light passing through 14 000 feet ASL. An emergency was declared and a return to CYYZ was requested. The aircraft entered a holding pattern in order to reduce its weight for the landing, and the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. After coming to a stop, the flight crew shut both engines down and the aircraft was towed to the terminal.
The operator’s maintenance found the hydraulic return line for the inboard spoiler dump valve leaking. The line was replaced in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the aircraft was returned to service.
N692DL, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Delta Airlines, was conducting flight DAL1601 from Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl/Wold-Chamberlain, MN (KMSP) to Anchorage/Ted Stevens Intl, AK(PANC) with 6 crew members and 180 passengers on board. While in cruise flight at FL360
approximately 25 nautical miles East of Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), the flight crew noticed the LH
Engine (Pratt & Whitney – USA PW2037) oil quantity indication decease to zero. The indication
was accompanied by a LH engine low oil pressure EICAS message. The oil pressure indication
had decreased to 70 PSI. The flight crew referenced the QRH and reduced the LH engine to idle.
No vibrations were noted. The flight crew then declared an emergency and requested a diversion
to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) where the aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF in
attendance. A preliminary inspection of the aircraft found fluid on the left engine cowl. A subsequent inspection by maintenance personnel found a leak in an oil pressure line between the main gearbox and the angle gearbox.
C-FGEW, a Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II aircraft operated by Sunwest Aviation, was conducting local training flight CNK216 from Camrose, AB (CEQ3). The training flight was being conducted with the pilot flying (PF) seated in the right seat and the training pilot, pilot not flying (PNF), seated in the left seat. During the takeoff roll on Runway 32 while accelerating through 40 KIAS, the PF’s finger slipped off the nose wheel steering button on the power lever. While trying to press the button again, the PF didn’t notice the aircraft veering to the left. The PNF was not immediately aware of the deviation as they were both setting power. The PNF alerted the PF of the deviation and while the aircraft was accelerating through 60 KIAS, the PF rejected the takeoff. At that time, the aircraft was half way between the runway centerline and the runway edge. The PF was unable to regain directional control using nose wheel steering. The PNF took over and attempted to regain control by using differential power and braking. The left main wheels caught the snow, the aircraft departed the runway at an approximate 45° angle and came to rest approximately 150 feet from the runway edge. There were no injuries and the aircraft did not sustain any damage.