October 22, 2020

Incident at 16NM SW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) had radio problems at 16NM Southwest (SW) of CYMX. The pilot remained out of controlled airspace, then communicated with the tower by telephone before entering the area displaying the code 7600. This communication channel was interrupted due to poor quality. C-GIGW was finally able to establish radio communication with the tower and landed on Runway 29 safely at 1933Z. Operational impact: a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence McDonnell Douglas F-18 (VAPR01) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) broke off its approach to Runway 11 under the instructions of the Montreal terminal (relaying the requests from CYMX).

October 21, 2020

Incident at 3NM E RAGUP intersection

After receiving and re-reading the instruction to descend to 4000 feet, a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC824) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) was observed descending to 3600 feet. PSC824 was cleared for the approach and was able to continue its descent. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

October 5, 2020

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC837) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem and requested to change its destination to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The aircraft cancelled the emergency at 1310Z and landed without issue at 1330Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched and a runway inspection was conducted. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1245Z (0845 EDT) on October 05, 2020, flight PSC837, en route from St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), declared an emergency due to a problem with its landing gear. The crew made the decision to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) before they were finally able to resolve the problem. The emergency was canceled and the aircraft continued to CYZV, where it landed safely.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0096: C-GPPS, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan Aviation with the callsign PSC837, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), with 12 passengers and 2 crew on board. During the visual approach to Runway 10 at CYBC, the crew observed that the green indication for locked nose landing gear was not illuminating. The crew performed the associated checklist and changed the indicator lights, but the problem remained. The nose wheel was observed to be descended by ground personnel at CYBC. The crew decided to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), and an emergency was declared. En route to CYZV, the green indication for locked nose gear came on. The emergency was cancelled and the aircraft landed safely at CYZV. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The microswitch was adjusted and no other faults were found.

September 28, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

On final for Runway 24L, an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA865) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was unable to establish communications with air traffic services (ATS). Consequently, ACA865 squawked code 7600. At 1916Z, ATS was able to communicate with the aircraft while it was 2NM final for Runway 24L. ACA865 landed without issue. No impact.

September 19, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Cessna 172RG from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) entered the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) tower class C airspace without prior authorization. The tower was able to establish communication with the aircraft when it was at 2NM inside the zone. Impact to operations: short delay to an aircraft on departure.

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

An iFly College Cessna 172R (C-FUWO) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported a bird strike while at approximately 2200 feet over Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). The aircraft was able to land without issue at CYRQ.

August 31, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sasair Cessna 152 (C-FCYU) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had a runway excursion following their landing on Runway 29. The aircraft was able to exit the grass and return to the runway under their own power. The occurrence happened on the South side of the runway, near the precision approach path indicators (PAPI). Runway inspection completed. No impact.

August 18, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (Weather - other)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 that departed Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) declared PAN PAN due to an electrical problem. Emergency services at CYBC advised. Due to the weather at CYBC, NDL543 requested to be diverted to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). Coordination performed. The aircraft landed at 1811Z without issue. No impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The airport received a "code white" message from the emergency call centre at 1755Z. The Mont-Joli, QC, Flight Service Station (FSS) advised that a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FCVD/NDL543) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had an electrical failure. The aircraft was changing direction for Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), because of the weather at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). The aircraft landed at CYYY. A runway inspection was carried out at the meeting point.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0083: C-FCVD, a Pilatus PC-12/45 operated by Chrono Aviation, was on flight NDL543 under instrument flight rules from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) airport to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. Lightning was observed 5 NM east of the runway. Immediately after take-off from Runway 28, the ESNTL BUS and AV BUS lights came on; the crew performed the quick reference handbook (QRH) checklist for “ESNTL BUS”. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 2,000 feet during a climb, a left-side instrument failure occurred, resulting in the crew being able to partially recover the electrical system. The crew completed the QRH checklist for “AV BUS”, followed by the one for runaway trim. The crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN) and, due to weather conditions at CYBC, conducted a diversion to the airport of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). A descent was made to maintain visual flight rules (VFR) flight conditions. The crew had to deploy the landing gear manually and the aircraft landed safely at CYYY at 1813Z. After the aircraft was parked, the crew noticed a smell of burning plastic in the non-pressurized portion of the aircraft. Maintenance personnel subsequently found 3 tripped circuit breakers, 2 misadjusted voltage regulators and the turbo-cooler engine burned out. The weather radar and the aileron and elevator trim tabs were indicating out of service.

August 8, 2020

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Docteur Mathieu Côté Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GAKE) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) sustained a puncture and remained immobilized on Runway 25. Impact on operations: Runway closed by NOTAM from 1635Z to 1900Z.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-266438-V1: Re-opening of Runway 07/25 at 2015Z following a Docteur Mathieu Côté Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GAKE) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) being disabled due to a flat tire. Aircraft moved to the ramp. (Duplicate AOR-266438-V1 / CADORS 2020Q2256 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16736: A Docteur Mathieu Côté Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GAKE) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) landed on Runway 07 at CYGR at 1611Z. The pilot noticed that the aircraft was pulling to the right, because the right tire had a puncture. The aircraft remained on the runway, being unable to move. Runway 07/25 was closed by NOTAM. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 on a flight to Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC, amongst others, had to be diverted to Moncton, NB. Staff were able to clear the aircraft from the runway at 2015Z. The 4-hour delay was mainly due to a lack of appropriate equipment to react in this type of incident.

August 6, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Lake LA-4-200 entered the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone from the SE heading West without contacting the tower. The air traffic controller (ATC) was able to communicate with the aircraft on 126.7. No impact.
UPDATE AOR 266369-V4: Correction of aircraft registration to C-FSTJ. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A Quebec Helicopters Inc. Bell 505 (C-FSTJ) entered the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone from the Southeast (SE), heading West, without contacting the tower. The air traffic controller (ATC) was able to communicate with the helicopter on 126.7 MHz. No impact."

July 15, 2020

Incident at 23NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJJZ/JZA8932) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared to 8000ft and was advised to switch to the terminal frequency. These instructions were readback correctly. JZA8932 was then observed descending below 8000ft and was not in contact with the air traffic control (ATC). En route, ATC was able to contact JZA8932, and cleared JZA8932 to 6000ft and advised them to switch to the terminal frequency. JZA8932 advised ATC of their loss of navigational instruments, and requested a visual approach. JZA9832 landed safely at 1940Z. Impact: an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPX/ACA835) from Geneva, Switzerland (LSGG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was pulled out of its approach to maintain spacing.

July 5, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At the fixed point on the de-icing bay, the pilot of an Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GVKP) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported having a flat tire and not being able to move. Tire was reinflated by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and aircraft was escorted to its departure point at the airport. No impact on operations.

June 26, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Cessna 182P, on code 1200, entered the St. Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone without having contacted the tower. Air traffic control (ATC) was able to establish communications with the pilot. No impact on operations.

June 22, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During takeoff from Runway 24L, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GAIA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) exited the runway, to the left, between Taxiways P and G. The pilot advised that everything was alright and that they were able to return to the club. The runway was inspected and returned to service approximately 25 minutes later. No other impact.

June 18, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A privately registered Cessna 150E from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) had a runway excursion upon landing on Runway 27. The pilot was able to taxi off the runway. A vehicle (ST22) conducted a runway inspection and found debris.

June 7, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The departing message of an Estrie Hélicoptères Robinson R44 (C-GDOE) from Plattsburgh, NY (KPBG) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was not received by KPBG. The pilot contacted the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) Tower for a transponder code. CYJN air traffic service (ATS) advised that there was no transborder flight plan and they were not able to provide the transponder code. The flight plan was activated and the transponder code was provided to the pilot. No operational impact.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

March 31, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIAS QC (CSP5)

TSB Report #A20Q0042: A privately operated Cessna A185E aircraft on wheel-skis, with 1 pilot on board, was flying under visual flight rules from the St-Mathias, Quebec (CSP5) aerodrome to its destination of Neuville (CNV9), Quebec. During the take-off roll, 40 to 50 feet after the tail wheel lifted, a gust of crosswind caused the aircraft to turn to the left. The pilot cut power to abort takeoff. The aircraft exited the runway and the pilot saw a ditch in front of them. Finding that their speed was too high to be able to stop before the ditch, they returned to full power in an attempt to pass over the ditch, since there was a field after. The right ski went over, but the left ski hit the edge of the ditch. The aircraft fell flat and sustained significant damage. There were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.

March 16, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) conducted a go-around at CYRJ due to the landing gear, which did not go down, and the aircraft went to CZBM. No emergency declared. En route to CZBM, the aircraft declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. In the circuit at CZBM, the aircraft was able to lower its gear, then it landed without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

January 17, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Declared emergency/priority)

The pilot of a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GAUB) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) in the Runway 24R circuit notified the tower controller that it was experiencing difficulties with its engine and that it was declaring an emergency. The tower thus gave it priority and the aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R. It was then able to taxi to the club on its own. Emergency services were notified and cancelled during the same communication due to the short window between the beginning and end of the emergency. The tower had to extend an aircraft in the Runway 24R circuit and delay a departure from Runway 24R.

November 1, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna 150J on a flight to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) called the CYPK tower near Port Moody using a handheld radio and squawking 7600. The tower was able to communicate with the aircraft and cleared it straight-in for Runway 08R. No impact on operations.

October 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Flying Club Piper PA-34-200 (C-GJMG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a flat tire after touching down and was not able to taxi off on its own power. Circuit aircraft were moved to Runway 07.

October 21, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Willow Bay Aviation Cessna 182Q (C-FGDG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) flew 2 miles in the CYXX control zone when the controller had instructed them to remain clear. Another controller was able to make contact with the aircraft on the practice area frequency. Traffic passing was required to ensure visual separation.

October 27, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was in the right downwind for Runway 01 when it turned unexpectedly to the east after making a couple of transmissions which the tower did not understand. Other aircraft in the circuit (CCT) were rerouted away from C-GTYI until the aircraft was able to find the airport and land.

October 12, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna R172K from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) departed Runway 18 for a local flight to the north. When the aircraft was at the northwest (NW) edge of the control zone, they reported having issues with their radio and being unable to hear the tower. The aircraft broadcasted their intentions to complete a 180-turn and return to land on Runway 18. The tower approved their request and cleared the aircraft to land. The aircraft was able to re-establish communication with the tower as they got closer to the airport. The tower used a light gun signal to ensure the aircraft knew they had clearance to land. The aircraft landed without incident.

September 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172L (C-FQNC) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) taxied across Runway 25, from Taxiway Delta, in front of a departing Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The tower controller was able to stop the departing Cessna 152.

October 1, 2020

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 170B from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) stalled on Runway 33, forcing a Tsayta Aviation Quest Kodiak 100 (C-FTCP) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) to conduct a go-around and circle. The Cessna 170B was able to restart its engine and taxi off of the runway, and C-FTCP landed safely. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8563) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was holding short on Taxiway C, waiting to depart. No further operational impact.

September 15, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS

A Carrier Lumber Ltd. Bell 407 (C-GKOR) on VFR flight plan from Abbotsford, BC (CYXS) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXS) reached the information request (INREQ) stage at 2030Z. While talking to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, the pilot was able to be contacted via the Mackenzie (YZY) remote communications outlet (RCO). The pilot had entered an incorrect estimated time of arrival (ETA), and the correct ETA of 2200Z was obtained. Flight plan (FP) was amended.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Pacific Air Crane Ltd. Bell 206B (C-GBAV) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Terrace, BC (CYXT), inbound from the Southeast, was unable to transmit to, or receive, from the CYXT flight service station (FSS). The helicopter landed at the airport and was able to establish contact. No impact on operations.

September 3, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered, amateur-built Glastar from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was inbound to the airport with a communication failure. The aircraft was able to receive but could not transmit. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 26L. No operational impact.

August 29, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

The pilot of a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Beech 1900 (PCO9196) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was unable to receive transmissions from the flight service station (FSS) using the aircrafts main radio. After 5 minutes, the pilot called the station and realized it was an issue with their equipment. PCO9196 was able to re-establish communications and depart. No impact on operations.

August 20, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: INGENIKA BC (CAP6)

A communication search was initiated due to an American, privately registered Cessna 150H from Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) to Ingenika, BC (CAP6) being overdue at destination. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was able to contact pilot and the flight plan was updated. The communication search was cancelled.

August 18, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cirrus SR20 (C-GXRC) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was briefly disabled on the runway after landing on Runway 16. The pilot was able to fix the issue. As a result, the NOTAM closure of the runway was delayed by a few minutes. The airport authority and the area control centre (ACC) were advised.

August 9, 2020

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 180 on a flight to Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) called via telephone stating that they landed at CYDQ at 1550Z and were unable to hear any radio transmissions. They asked if the specialist was able to hear any broadcasts or radio transmissions. The specialist was unable to hear anything from the Cessna 180 and were unable to see them on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS). No known impact to operations.

August 5, 2020

Accident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a privately registered American Aviation AA-1 from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) in the circuit requested a simulated engine out landing on Runway 24 at 1558Z. The pilot then requested a runway change to Runway 19 which was approved with the simulated procedure. At approximately 1600Z, the aircraft made contact with the runway, bounced, and flipped onto its roof. There were numerous delays to aircraft.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0077: A privately registered American Aircraft AA-1 was conducting circuits at Prince George (CYXS), BC, with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. During one of the circuits, a simulated engine failure was conducted with the plan to land on the runway and complete a full stop. On final, the instructor took control as they deemed the aircraft to be too high. During the attempted go around, power was not sufficient to prevent heavy contact with the runway surface. Directional control was lost and the aircraft departed the side of the runway and nosed over in the turf. The aircraft slid to a stop 10 feet from the edge of the runway. Both the instructor and student were able to egress from the aircraft and they both sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

August 6, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

After landing on Runway 26L, a privately registered Murphy Maverick ultralight on a flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) exited the runway into the grass South of the runway and East of Taxiway B and subsequently ground-looped after re-entering Taxiway B. The aircraft was able to taxi to Apron 2 without assistance. No impact on operations.

July 22, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A 1063682 BC Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-FDGO) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed Runway 19 on the POPPY departure. The aircraft was observed turning off course and into the approach of Runway 25 where a Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYQ) was about to turn base. C-FDGO was initially unresponsive to calls from the tower, but C-GTYQ was able to avoid the aircraft and continue their approach.The tower called C-FDGO several times to try and turn them back on course, and when that wasn’t successful, the tower restricted C-GTYQ to 1 000 ft and passed the traffic. When C-GTYQ reported C-FDGO in sight, they said they could turn in behind them and the conflict was resolved. Contact was made with C-FDGO soon after and they were informed of their error and said they were unfamiliar with the area.

July 18, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

The Victoria, BC (CYYJ) tower phoned Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to advise of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GJZB) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) that was enroute with its radio stuck on 119.1 (YYJ tower frequency). The pilot was unable to change their frequency and would be landing at CYCD with "no radio" (NORDO). C-GJZB landed safely at 0303Z, and was able to fix their radio problem on the ground. No impact to operations.

July 15, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GKMY) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) experienced a flat tire upon landing on Runway 09. C-GKMY was able to exit the runway. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted a runway inspection, and no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-FPAK) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) descended into the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone, conflicting with an overflying Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB). The tower was not able to make contact on 119.0.

July 12, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A strong, steady emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was received at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) outside of the testing time. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised. The source turned out to be a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-30 (C-FWYC) on the ground at CYXX. The pilot was able to turn it off at 2254Z, JRCC Victoria was advised.

June 25, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was issued a clearance to back track and take-off from Runway 25. The aircraft left the hard surface on the displaced threshold of Runway 25, and came to a stop. The controller asked the pilot if they would be able to turn around, to which the pilot replied that they likely could. The aircraft managed to turn around and depart. No operational impact.

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A privately registered, amateur built Vans RV-6A from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) departed well before the estimated time of departure (ETD) from a site without air traffic service (ATS). The aircraft arrived at CYYF and the message was received before the flight plan (FP) was able to be activated.

June 1, 2020

Incident at OLIVER BC (CAU3)

Aviation Incident Report #16638: A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) was on a training flight out of Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Oliver, BC (CAU3), and were entering the Class F (A) practice area East of the CAU3. The aircrafts reported altitude was 4500 feet above sea level (ASL). The aircraft had made calls to CAU3 on 122.8 and 126.7 a few minutes prior. The pilot of C-GHBM looked below and saw a yellow aircraft 200 feet below them. They never replied to C-GHBMs radio calls. C-GHBM took evasive action by climbing. BP Aviation was able to determine the identity of the aircraft a short time later when it landed in Penticton. The aircraft was a privately registered Piper J3C-65.

May 19, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech B200 (NCB911) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported on the ground that they were unable to get a signal from the Taylor non-directional beacon (NDB). A request was made to a North Cariboo Flying Service Beech B200 (NCB912) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) to attempt to get a signal, but NCB912 was not able to get a signal either. NCB911 advised being able to pick up the Fort St. John NDB, which they had reported a day earlier as down, by mistake. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised of the situation. No impact to operations.

Incident at 14NM NE PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At 2105Z, the pilot of a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) called MAYDAY and reported that the aircraft was partially submerged in Pitt Lake, near Goose Island. One person on board, uninjured. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Cormorant CH-149 (AIRR1) was dispatched. At 2111Z, AIRR1 was in the vicinity and monitoring.
Update TSB Report #A20P0058: A privately operated Lake LA-4-200 was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot on board. While conducting a landing at Pitt Lake, BC, 14nm NE of CYPK, the aircraft was struck by a gust of wind. The right hand wing sponson struck the water hard as the pilot tried to maintain control. The sponson ruptured and began taking on water, making the aircraft uncontrollable. The pilot declared a MAYDAY as the aircraft began to list and the right hand wing began to partially submerge. A helicopter responded, as well as 2 private boats. The boats were able to tow the disabled aircraft to shallow water. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft was retrieved the following day and returned to CYPK for repairs.

May 15, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Bailey Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-GAVO) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), inbound to CYXJ, squawked 7600 due to not being able to transmit. C-GAVO landed without incident at 0114Z. No other impact to operations.

April 12, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

The pilot of a Cantex Engineering & Construction Co Ltd. Cessna 182H (C-GDWN) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) called for a radio check while holding short of Taxiway A. The aircraft was next observed on A with no call to another aircraft that was taxiing. When queried as to their intentions, the pilot advised doing checks. No impact on operations; other aircraft was able to taxi past.

April 20, 2020

Incident at MILL BAY (VICTORIA INTL) BC (MB) NDB

A privately registered Cessna 150M from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was cleared to follow a twin otter aircraft at the Mill Bay (Victoria) BC (MB) non-directional beacon (NDB). Aircraft had radio issues and squawked 7600. Aircraft was able to rectify the issue and re-established communication on final and went back to a discreet code. No operational impact.

April 16, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Canadian Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GZPO) that was conducting circuits at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) experienced a radio issue. They were able to communicate this to the Tower and requested a full stop. Squawked 7600. Landed without incident.

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