January 24, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal starting from 2123Z until 2129Z. Intermittent and weak. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised. Source unknown.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Weak and intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard from 1638Z to 1641Z at Red Deer, AB (CYQF). Source unknown. Edmonton Flight Information Region (CZEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised. (Duplicate AOR-261034-V2 deleted)

January 23, 2020

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

At 1804Z, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal went off for approximately 20 seconds. Rangeland called to inform the flight service station (FSS) that it was a Super T Aviation Cessna 172P (C-GGAD) from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH). Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised.

January 3, 2020

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

At 2048Z, an intermittent strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard lasting approximately 2 minutes. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified. Shortly afterwards, the Edmonton (YEG) Center advised that the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) had determined the source of a 406 ELT signal. No impact to operations.

November 12, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The planned route in the flight plan of a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12 (NDL432) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Némiscau, QC (CYHH) was CYQB YQB UDBAM DICEN BEIRUT CYHH. The route the pilot was following was CYQB BV VBS CYHH. Verification was done with the air traffic operations specialist (ATOS); only one flight plan had been filed. No impact on operations.

June 25, 2019

Incident at 16NM SE ÎLE AUX COUDRES QC (CTA3)

An Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 152 (C-GUZJ) from Isle-aux-Coudres, QC (CTA3) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was directly above La Pocatière heading to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) at an altitude of A045 when the pilot was targeted by a green laser coming from the Saint-Onésime area. The pilot changed the aircrafts heading for a few moments to avoid being blinded. According to him, the act seemed to be intentional. The shift manager and the air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) were notified at 0237Z, and the Sûrete du Québec (SQ) du Bas-Saint-Laurent was informed at 0242Z.

December 8, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

At 1826Z, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard over 121.5 for 45 seconds. A strong signal was heard for the entire 45 seconds. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised of the signal and requested that officials report back with any other updates.

November 29, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

The pilot of a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech 200 (C-FCGM/NCB911) from Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, on frequency 126.7, at strength 3-4, from the time they tuned into the frequency (approximately 15NM SE, bearing 141, at 1949Z) until they were 5NM SE (1952Z). Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) training was in progress north of CYXJ, with a practice ELT tuned to 121.775. Source aircraft was a privately registered Cessna 182H from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ). Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised.

November 22, 2019

Incident at 67NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) inadvertently deleted the live flight plan for a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-GIPC/PCO451) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Trail, BC (CAD4).

November 24, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

At 1924Z, an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from an unknown aircraft on 121.5 for five seconds. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised. Source unknown. No impact to operations.

April 15, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ELT)

At the Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) aerodrome, a strong and continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 from 2327Z to 2336Z. Origin unknown. The air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. No impact to operations.

February 28, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ELT)

At the Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) aerodrome, a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard starting at 2212Z, and was suspected to be on frequency 243, since only an overflying United States Air Force Boeing KC-135R (MOLSN02) was able to pick the signal up on the radio, aside from the flight service station (FSS). The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified, who then notified the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. The ELT signal ended at 2233Z, and the location of the ELT was still unknown. At the time, all known aircraft around CYXJ were accounted for.

August 27, 2019

Incident at TORONTO CENTRE / ACC DE TORONTO (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TIGR333) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) departed CYOO on a composite IFR/VFR flight plan for search and rescue (SAR) training in vicinity of 4543N07228, then landing CYUL. The Toronto Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) did not send a departure message to the Montreal Area Control Centre (ZUL) to initiate alerting.
UPDATE AOR 254935-V3: Update to narrative: A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TIGR333) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) departed CYOO on a composite IFR/VFR flight plan for search and rescue (SAR) training in vicinity of 4543N07228, then landing CYUL. The Quebec Flight Information Centre (FIC) did not receive a departure message to initiate alerting.

July 19, 2019

Incident at PEAWANUCK ON (CYPO)

Alerting was not assured when Air Creebec dispatch contacted the Winnipeg (YWG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) to report the arrival of an Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (CRQ601) from Moosonee, ON (CYMO) to Peawanuck, ON (CYPO), and no flight plan was found on file.

July 3, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE265) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was filed CYQT-CYTZ. Another Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was filed as POE265 and became airborne at 2152Z while the first POE265 was crossing the waypoint WALAC. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was alerted as this occurred and contacted East Low who amended the 2nd flight to POE265A. No operational impact.

March 29, 2019

Incident at ATTAWAPISKAT ON (CYAT)

Alerting was not assured when the Air Creebec dispatch contacted the Winnipeg (YWG) air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) to report the arrival of an Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-100 (CRQ861) from Moosonee, ON (CYMO) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) at CYAT, and no flight plan was found on file.

March 25, 2019

Incident at 2.9NM PETAWAWA ON (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The NOTAM issued by the Toronto Area Control Center (CZYZ) for restricted airspace CYR540 was not sent to the Cochrane, ON (CN) sector by the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS). An Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FDWO/CRQ703) from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) was therefore transferred to the North Bay (YB) sector on a route that entered CYR540. The North Bay (YB) air traffic services (ATS) transferred CRQ703 to avoid CYR540. Impact: CRQ703 rose to 2.9NM from CYR540.

July 3, 2019

Incident at WAGGO intersection (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE487) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was crossing WAGGO when a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE487) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) became airborne. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) alerted East Low who changed the 2nd flight to POE487A. No operational impact.

December 28, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Multiple aircraft in the vicinity of Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) reported multiple unidentified objects above them. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified. No impact to the operation.

December 17, 2019

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on 243.0 and 121.5 started at 1609Z and continued until 1615Z. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised at 1624Z. They called back to say that the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) had identified the aircraft on the field that had caused the event.

November 28, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) burst was heard from an unknown aircraft for approximately 40 seconds. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised who in turn advised the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. No impact to operations.

November 5, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

At Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard, lasting longer than 5 seconds at 2053Z. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) informed.

November 4, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard very loud and very steady from 2005Z to 2020Z. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

The Red Deer, AB (CYQF) flight service station (FSS) reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal outside normal testing parameters for 1 second. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

November 2, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was heard on 121.5 at Edmonton, AB (CYEG) for more than 5 seconds, Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified. ATOS advised that a Summit Air Ltd. Bae Systems (operations) Limit RJ85 (C-FLRJ) was responsible and they were turning ELT off at 1809Z.

October 14, 2019

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ)

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal went off briefly, then again one minute later, then became continuous on 121.5. Operations Specialist (ATOS) was called and informed that local companies were being contacted (a recently landed aircraft was suspected to be the source). North Wright and Great Slave Helicopters were contacted, to confirm with both that they did not have any inbound aircraft and to have them check their machines. Signal source based off the very high frequency directional finder (VDF) suggested a local Beechcraft 1900 (B190). ATOS called back and confirmed it was a Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GHUE) sending the signal as anticipated (C-GHUE had landed at 2321Z). North Wright was informed, maintenance arrived, and ELT turned off at 0006Z.

October 23, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for 30 seconds at 2201Z. Source unknown. Edmonton, AB (CYEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

October 22, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was received from an unknown aircraft on 121.5. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised. Source unknown.

September 24, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ELT)

Two short bursts of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal were heard at 1714Z at the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) aerodrome. The Edmonton (YEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised.

September 7, 2019

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

Loud emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on 121.5 for 4 seconds at 1844Z and for 4 minutes starting at 1845Z. Source located to be an accidental activation by an Adventure Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GYYM). The Edmonton (EG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised.

August 26, 2019

Incident at URANIUM CITY SK (CYBE) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Airco Aircraft Charters Ltd. Beech 1900D (AR178) was on a flight plan from Uranium City, SK (CYBE) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). A loss of alerting occurred when the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) specialist did not submit the flight plan to the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (CZWG). No impact to operations.

August 7, 2019

Incident at WHALE COVE NU (CYXN)

The Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an arrival (ARR) message for a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FULE/CAV470) from Whale Cove, NU (CYXN) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) from the Edmonton Flight Information Region (CZEG) Integrated Information Display System (IIDS) at 2341Z. There was no active VFR flight plan for CAV470. Calm Air dispatch advised that CAV470 was originally on an IFR flight itinerary (FITN) from CYTH-CYEK-CYXN-CYTH and went mechanical in CYXN. Dispatch spoke to the Winnipeg Area Control Centre (CZWG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) to close the IFR FITN in CYXN, and attempted to file a proposed IFR flight plan from CYXN-CYRT with CZEG ATOS and then attempted to change it to a proposed VFR flight plan with CZEG ATOS. No proposed VFR flight plan was forwarded to the Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC). It appears CAV470 flew CYXN-CYRT without VFR alerting.

August 6, 2019

Incident at KUGLUKTUK NU (CYCO) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

An Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-7-100 (TIN801) was on a multiple destination flight itinerary departing from Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) with final destination of Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO). A loss of alerting occurred when the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) specialist inadvertently arrived TIN801 in CYCO when company called to arrive TIN801 in CYCB.

August 16, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (ELT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard on 121.5 starting at 0846Z and ended at 0904Z. Reported to Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS).

August 4, 2019

Incident at WINNIPEG ACC / ACC DE WINNIPEG (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-200 from North Battleford (Cameron McIntosh), SK (CYQW) to High River, AB (CEN4) filed an airfile with the Winnipeg Flight Information Centre (FIC). When the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) processed the flight plan, the time for the given position by the aircraft was entered incorrectly. This resulted in no flight plan information being forwarded by the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) to the adjacent Area Control Centre (ACC).

May 29, 2019

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

2 strong signal emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals were heard within testing period, but over time limit. First was 10 seconds, second was 5 seconds. Source was on site but not determined. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

August 7, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (ELT)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) burst at 1643Z, ended at 1645Z. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised. No operational impact.

July 23, 2019

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

At Whitehorse, YT (CYXY), a continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on frequency 243.0 from 1639Z until 1824Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Edmonton (ZEG) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager and the Edmonton (ZEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) were advised. The source aircraft was located at CYXY, a 43598 Yukon Inc. Bellanca 8GCBC (C-GXVL).

July 22, 2019

Incident at CHURCHILL MB VOR/DME (YYQ) (ATS operating irregularity)

Separation was not assured when a Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) estimate for a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (PATH30) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) submitted by the Winnipeg (WG) air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) was not accepted by the Edmonton (EG) CAATS system.

July 11, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Navigation error)

Strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from 1902-1906. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

June 27, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ELT)

Strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) heard starting at 0021Z and ended at 0030Z. The air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) was advised. No operational impact.

May 30, 2019

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

At Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH), a strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on frequency 121.5, starting at 1707Z and continuing until 1718Z. Sourced to a privately registered, amateur built Zenair Zenith CH 300 Tri-Z aircraft that was being worked on in the recreational aircraft (RA) hangar. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

May 29, 2019

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH) (ELT)

A strong clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on frequency 121.5 for 20 seconds at 1813Z. Unable to source. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

May 28, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (ELT)

At Calgary, AB (CYYC), 4 short emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal bursts were heard outside the testing period. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised. No operational impact.

May 27, 2019

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (ELT)

At Whitehorse, YT (CYXY), a strong but intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was first heard on frequency 243.0 at 1853Z. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was contacted. The ELT signal ended at approximately 1915Z.

May 12, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ELT)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), a strong and steady emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 2229Z until 2251Z. ELT may have been from a privately registered Vans RV-6 or a Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GMKG). Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

April 20, 2019

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

Strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) heard on frequency 243.0 and 121.5 at 0242Z. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCJ/PCO3004) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) indicated that after troubleshooting, they did accidentally activate ELT and ELT was silenced. Advised the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS), area control centre (ACC), and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. No impact to operations.

April 25, 2019

Incident at TALOYOAK NU (CYYH) (ATS operating irregularity)

Edmonton flight information centre (FIC) advised Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) that they inadvertently closed flight plan on an Adlair Aviation Beech 200 (C-GCYN) by sending an arrival message using destination, Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) instead of stopover point, Taloyoak, NU (CYYH).

April 24, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON FIC / FIC D' EDMONTON (ELT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5, which started at 2040Z and ended at 2042Z. Air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) notified. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. Source unknown.

April 22, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (ELT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 from 1734Z until 1752Z. Source unknown. No impact to operations. The Edmonton air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) was advised.

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