Jazz Aviation – DHC-8-400 – Aborted Takeoff – Tire Failure

C-GGNF, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8955 from Fredericton Intl, NB (CYFC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During the takeoff on Runway 27 at CYFC, the aircraft experienced a nose shimmy. The flight crew rejected the takeoff and, consequently, both nose landing gear tires failed as the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft was disabled on the runway until the operator’s maintenance replaced the tires. The aircraft was ferried back to CYYZ for maintenance assessment.