June 1, 2021

Accident at 30NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR): A Foxair Héliservice-Helico Pro Inc. Bell 206B-1 (C-FKAN) crashed at 30NM south of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The extent of the damage is unknown. The only person on board was not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.

May 30, 2021

Incident at 15NM LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

A Richcopter Inc. Bell 206B (C-FTNS) declared a PAN PAN in the La Tuque, QC (CYLQ) area due to oil pressure issues. The aircraft successfully landed 15NM west of CYLQ without incident. No damage, no injuries. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.

May 29, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Parachute-related event, Aerodrome property - death/injury, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Around 1730Z, a vehicle (ST22) informed the flight service specialist (FSS) that it was looking for 2 parachutists who had crashed north of the runway. The parachutists were located approximately 500 feet northeast (NE) of the Runway 27 threshold by a privately registered Pitts S-1T, from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND ) which was flying over the airport. Emergency services were called. Emergency vehicles embarked on the runway around 1740Z without escort or authorization. Impact: Runway 09/27 closed from 1750Z to 1849Z; a Parachutisme Adrenaline Cessna 208B (C-GYRQ/ADRNL8) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), and a privately registered Cessna 172K from St- Jean, QC (CYJN) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) landed at Ottawa/Rockliffe, ON (CYRO); and a privately registered Piper PA-28-236 from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) proceeded to CZBM. National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) notified.

Accident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A privately registered Jodel D-9 from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported that it was on final for Runway 07 at CYXK, and then made no further contact. An aircraft that was following the Jodel D-9 mentioned that the Jodel D-9 had overran the runway. The Jodel D-9 exited the runway on the south side, traveled about 200 feet south of the runway, and then rolled over onto its roof. The passengers exited on their own. A vehicle (ST25) notified by people present at the airport provided assistance to recover the aircraft. Damage unknown. No other impact. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) have been notified.

May 15, 2021

Accident at LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. A privately registered, amateur-built Wagaero Wagabond crashed between Mont Laurier and Mont Tremblant. The extent of the damage is unknown. The 2 people on board were not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.

May 30, 2021

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

At Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), while on the ground at Starlink, a NovaJet Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GRMZ) reported smoke in the cockpit. Firefighters were advised and deployed. Impact: the Starlink ramp was inaccessible. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

May 23, 2021

Incident at 3NM VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) from Geraldton (Greenstone Regional), ON (CYGQ) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), inbound, advised of a left engine failure when 3NM from CYVO. 911 was notified. C-GJMA landed on Runway 36 at 2103Z without incident, left the runway via Taxiway E, then became immobilised. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

May 25, 2021

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A BSA Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDRD) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) landed on Runway 29 at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) without its nose landing gear being deployed. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. Impact: Runway 11/29 was closed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

May 18, 2021

Accident at 145NM NE CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR). A Go Helico Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FHPQ), on a flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), encountered a vortex and crashed sideways. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries or deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

Incident at 4NM NE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Cessna 150M on a flight from Lachute, QC (CSE4) declared an in-flight emergency due to an engine problem. The aircraft landed safely at the Contant aerodrome in Laval, QC. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

March 25, 2021

Accident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

At 1755Z, a College denseignement general et professionnel de Chicoutimi Beech C23 (C-GLYC) encountered issues on its takeoff run at Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC). While taking off from Runway 30, the aircraft was observed losing control, making a sharp right turn and exiting the runway. The aircraft then crashed into the infield. The three persons aboard the aircraft were uninjured, however, the aircraft suffered damage. The extent of the damage is unknown. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

February 7, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

On a flight from Albany, NY (KALB), a Commutair/United Express Embraer EMB-145XR (UCA3262) from Albany, NY (KALB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed at CYQB, thus contravening NOTAM H0253/21. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Aviation Starlink Inc. Beech B300 (C-GCAQ/TLK418) from Freeport, Bahamas (MYGF) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed at CYQB, contravening NOTAM H0253/21. The National Operations Centre and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. There was no NOTAM violation since TLK418 involved a ferry flight.

February 5, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An explosive engine was found in the city of Ancienne-Lorette. It was decided to transport the explosive engine to the perimeter of the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport with the aim of detonating it. The CYQB airport authority requested that no arrivals or departures be allowed for a period of 05 minutes before and after the explosion. The explosion took place at 0055Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

February 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ATM - operations)

Due to a fire alarm, the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) tower had to evacuate and operate from its contingency site from 1518Z to 1555Z. Impact: some VFR aircraft experienced take-off delays. The National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 271170-V1: An alarm sounded, and the 3 controllers had to evacuate the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) control tower and move to the contingency site. A few minutes later, limited air traffic control (ATC) service resumed from the contingency site. Impact: refusal of flight authorization for certain training flights. (Duplicate AOR-271170-V1 deleted after information merge)

January 2, 2021

Incident at 35NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB), a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC487) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) reported an indication of an open door and requested to be redirected to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). PSC487 declared a "PAN PAN". Coordination was carried out. PSC487 landed on Runway 06 at 1632Z without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

June 10, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA161) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while inbound, advised the area control centre (ACC) that it had an unruly passenger onboard and required the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft at the gate. The ACC Shift Manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transport Canada (TC) Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

April 17, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

At Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard outside of the testing period for approximately 1.5 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified. The JRCC determined that the ELT signal was an accidental activation by a privately registered Cessna A185F from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). No impact to operations. (Additional information from Aviation Operations (AVOPS) incorporated into narrative)

May 24, 2021

Accident at MANITOWANING / MANITOULIN EAST MUNI ON (CYEM)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) to Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) landed "wheels up" on Runway 02/20 at CYEM. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.

April 13, 2021

Incident at 6NM W TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An Aviation Peak Inc. Eurocopter EC-130 B4 (C-FWFJ), en route to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), advised that it was conducting a landing 6NM west of CYTZ due to deteriorating weather. Communication with the aircraft was initially lost, but was subsequently re-established after the aircraft executed a successful landing. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact on operations.

April 4, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

The local Police and Fire Department advised the Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) tower that a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH 601 HDS had conducted an emergency landing in a field approximately 6SM North of CYOO. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) with no injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and Customs were advised. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.

February 21, 2021

Accident at Canal Lake, ON

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: At approximately 1940Z, while attempting to land on Canal Lake, ON, a privately registered, amateur-built Rans S6ES caught its skis in the snow and the aircraft flipped over. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) with no injuries. Aircraft damage is unknown. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0014: A ski equipped, privately registered and amateur-built Rans S6ES aircraft was landing on Canal Lake, ON. During the touchdown, the nose landing gear dug into the soft snow and the aircraft nosed over. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft received substantial damage to the lower engine cowl and vertical fin.

April 5, 2021

Incident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

An amateur-built Ontario Aviation Historical Society Fokker DR1 (C-GFJK) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) is reported to have flipped over upon landing. One person on board (POB), with no injuries reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. No NAV CANADA involvement.

March 15, 2021

Accident at 4431N / 07913W

At approximately 1936Z, a privately registered ultralight Fischer crashed on Lake Simcoe (44 31.38N, 079 13.73W) under unknown circumstances. There was difficulty in determining the registration of the aircraft due to the damage the aircraft sustained in the crash and the post impact fire. There is one confirmed fatality.The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0017: A privately registered Fisher Super Koala Ultralight aircraft, with one person on board, crashed into the frozen surface of Lake Simcoe, near Lagoon City, ON, approximately 1.5NM from shore. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post-crash fire. The TSB deployed a team to the accident site.

January 24, 2021

Accident at 54NM N KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The Toronto area control centre (ACC) was advised by both the National Operations Centre (NOC), which had been advised by the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), and by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton of an aircraft accident at Lake Eugenia, ON, involving a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7A. There are no injuries and the damage is unknown. No NAV CANADA involvement.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0002: An privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-7A was conducting a local private sightseeing flight from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON(CYKF) with only the pilot onboard. While cruising northbound in the direction of Collingwood, ON, the engine lost power. The pilot made a 180 degree turn for a precautionary landing on Eugenia Lake, which was frozen and snow covered. During the landing, the nose landing gear collapsed, however, the aircraft did not flip over. The propeller and wheel fairings were also damaged. The pilot exited the aircraft without injury. Police services attended the site.

May 2, 2021

Incident at 65NM SW CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (CAV484) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) reported an engine outage, declared an emergency and advised it was diverting to Churchill, MB (CYYQ). Emergency services were arranged and the aircraft landed without further incident at 1532Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact to operations.

April 25, 2021

Accident at 7454N / 09545W

Transport Canada (TC) Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) reported that a Great Slave Helicopters 2018 Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FYDA), on a VFR flight to Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB), crashed on Griffith Island, NU. 3 souls on board. No known survivors. No impact to the operations.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 130NM NE Edmonton AB

A privately registered, amateur-built Swedgan Hummingbird 260L rolled over in a field while attempting to land in the vicinity of St. Paul, AB. The accident was reported to the National Operations Centre by the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS). One person was on board with no reported injuries. No NAV CANADA services were provided to this aircraft, no impact to operations.

February 9, 2021

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Saint John, NB (CYSJ), at approximately 1455Z, a vehicle (ST21) informed the Flight Service Station (FSS) that a person was shovelling snow near the lights on Taxiway I. A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNHO) from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, QC (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, QC (CYQM) was on approach for Runway 32. The FSS observed a vehicle and person on Taxiway I. C-FNHO proceeded with a stop-and-go. After the aircraft was airborne, the FSS observed the person shovelling snow across the hold short line and a second person walking from the Irving ramp onto Taxiway I to join the first person. The vehicle stayed on Taxiway I. The FSS notified the maintenance garage. While a vehicle (ST26) was en route to Taxiway I, the two individuals and the initial vehicle (ST21) returned to the Irving ramp. (Additional information from NAV CANADA was provided via the Aviation Operations Centre [AVOPS])

December 10, 2020

Incident at 198NM E MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

En route to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR), a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC902) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) reported an engine failure and requested to be rerouted to CYQB. PSC902 declared "PAN PAN". PSC902 landed safely on Runway 24 at 1908Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), the Joint rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) and the JRCC Halifax (HZ) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0109: C-GUSC, a Jetstream 32 operated by Pascan Aviation under designator PSC902, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). While the aircraft was in cruising flight, approximately 198 nautical miles east of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), the left engine parameters began to give erratic indications. The crew shut down the engine (Garrett TPE331) as a precaution, and declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The aircraft returned to CYQB, where it touched down safely.

September 29, 2020

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL (ATM - operations)

A fire alarm was heard in the Montreal Area Control Centre (ACC) building. The administrative staff present evacuated the building. In the operations room, only the evacuation pre-alarm was visible (strobe lights only). Sub-units stabilized their traffic and notified adjacent units. At 1824Z, the fire alarm and pre-alarm in the operations room ceased. Negligible impact. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

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.

July 2, 2020

Accident at 5.5NM SW SOREL QC (CSY3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a privately registered Cessna 140X, in flight in the area of Sorel, QC (CSY3), hit trees while in the ascent. The two people on board were injured. Services have been deployed. Significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0067: A private Cessna 140X was flying under visual flight rules from a private grass runway near Saint-Ours, QC, to Joliette, QC (CSG3), with a pilot and a flight instructor on board. The aircraft began its take-off roll after the engine had been idling for approximately 10 minutes. The pilot-owner, who was flying, had some difficulty controlling the aircraft. The flight instructor, therefore, took control to complete the takeoff, which was carried out at midway, approximately 1,500 feet. A few seconds after the start of the initial climb, the instructor noticed that the speedometer indicated a engine rotation about 300 rpm less than normal and the aircraft was unable to maintain its decreasing speed. Although the throttle was fully open, the aircraft stopped gaining altitude and collided with the treetops. This resulted in a sudden stop of the aircraft, followed by a dive to the ground. The emergency locator transmitter (406 MHz) was activated and its signal was received by the Mission Control Center (Cospas-Sarsat). The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak occurred without a fire breaking out. The two occupants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

June 24, 2020

Incident at 30NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), a Trans Capital Air Ltd. Diamond DA 42 M-NG (C-FMJM) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) advised of the loss of the right engine and declared an emergency. C-FMJM requested to be redirected to CYQB. Coordination performed. C-FMJM landed without further issue at 1901Z. The National Operations Center (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Center (AVOPS) were notified.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0063: C-FMJM, a Diamond DA42 operated by Rans Capital Air Inc., was flying according to the rules of instrument flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) with 2 crew members on board. In cruise flight, at an altitude of 7000 feet, the crew heard two "bangs", immediately followed by the indications "ECU AFAIL" and "ECU B FAIL" for the right engine. The indicated temperature and pressure of the engine remained within operational limits. The crew declared an emergency and asked to return to CYQB. The aircraft landed safely at 1901 UTC. There were no injuries.

June 14, 2020

Accident at 15NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A PMR Inc. Cessna 180J on floats (C-FFTV) declared a MAYDAY and conducted an emergency landing on a forest road. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. Damage to the aircraft. 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020Q1758 / AOR 264688-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0058: C-FFTV, a Cessna 180 equipped with floats in private operation, was flying under visual flight rules from Lac Tozer, QC, to Lac des Iles, QC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. While the aircraft was in cruise flight, approximately 10 nautical miles northeast of the Lac Beauregard, QC (CTN3) water aerodrome, the engine failed. The power had been adjusted to the maximum position, and an engine failure occurred soon after. The pilot performed the applicable procedures in the event of an engine failure, and the aircraft was configured for descent for an emergency landing. The pilot declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and landed on a forest road. Once on the ground, the pilot made sure that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was signaling and used their satellite telephone to notify a person responsible for the situation and provide the coordinates of the location where the device was located. NAV CANADA has been notified and they have notified the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC). The aircraft was quickly located and the occupants were evacuated to Mont-Tremblant.

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 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At takeoff, an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-3Q8 (C-FJZK/ROU1726) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) reported that it had possibly hit something with an engine and requested a return to CYUL. ROU1726 declared an emergency. ROU1726 made it to the ground on Runway 06R at 1200Z without incident. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was unavailable from 1200Z to 1210Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0034: C-FJZK, an Air Canada Rouge LP Boeing 767-3Q8 (ROU1726), had to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Guadeloupe (TFFR). On initial climb, the crew heard a faint sound and observed an increase in engine vibrations. The air traffic controller told the crew that he had noticed what were probably flames coming out of the left engine during takeoff. The crew declared an emergency, turned around, and landed without incident. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services crew was deployed and inspected the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries.

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.

February 4, 2020

Accident at Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) notified the shift manager that a privately registered Cessna 150F had crashed near Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2). The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the manager of area control centre operations (MACCO), and the general manager (GM) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0020: A privately operated Cessna 150 was on a local VFR flight from Joliette/St-Thomas, QC (CJO2) with a pilot and a passenger on board. Once it was in cruising flight approximately 1 300 ft above sea level (ASL) and approximately 7 nautical miles (NM) east of the aerodrome, it experienced engine misfires. The pilot activated the carburetor heat. Engine power increased for a moment, but then fell back down. As the plane was unable to maintain its altitude, the pilot conducted manoeuvres to perform an emergency landing in a field. After the landing, damaged parts of the plane included the propeller, landing gear, and right wing tip, which had touched the ground. The occupants were not injured.

January 25, 2020

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

En route to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) at 5 500 ft on VFR, a privately registered, amateur-built Boisvert MPG01 from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported being in the clouds with a low voltage indication. Assistance was given to the aircraft. The aircraft made it to the ground at CYXK at 1540Z without incident. No impact. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax, Aviation Operations (AVOPS), and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While taking off from Runway 06R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (EDV5526), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson, GA (KATL) reported problems with its main landing gear and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. EDV5526 was on the ground on Runway 24L at 2209Z. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was closed from 2209Z to 2241Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0008: N695CA, an Endeavor Air CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) (EDV5526), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Intl., GA (KATL) in the U.S. with 76 passengers and 4 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff from Runway 06R, a brakes overheated indication appeared. The crew declared an emergency and went back to land on Runway 24L without incident, and afterwards, the aircraft was towed to the gate. No one was injured, and the aircraft was not damaged. The post-flight inspect revealed that the indication was erroneous.

January 3, 2020

Incident at 18NM SW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While passing 11 000 ft, and at the moment of frequency transfer to Boston centre, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3989) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) declared an emergency due to a pressurization problem, then went back down to 10 000 ft. ENY3989 requested to continue en route. Coordination carried out. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0002: N824AE, an Envoy Air Inc. Embraer 135 (ENY3989), was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) in the U.S. with 44 passengers and 3 crew members. At approximately 18 NM southwest of CYUL, while the aircraft passed 11 000 ft on climb, the crew declared a state of emergency due to a pressurization problem and immediately went back down to 10 000 feet. The crew advised ATC that the situation was stable and that the aircraft was continuing the flight to its destination, KLGA.

August 12, 2020

Incident at 30NM SW VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 (N440AS/ASA105) on a transborder flight from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Anchorage/Ted Stevens, AK (PANC) declared an emergency at 0155Z when they were 30NM Southwest of Victoria, BC (CYYJ) VOR at FL320 due to a single hydraulic failure. ASA105 elected to return to Seattle. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) was advised.

November 7, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENK/WEN3516) from London, ON (CYXU) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported sighting a drone while 7NM final for Runway 24R. WEN3516 was descending through 2800ft and advised that the drone was above them. The approach was changed to Runway 23 for 30 minutes, and no further sightings were reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

October 5, 2020

Accident at 1NM SE PORT HOPE (Millson Field), ON (CMF4)

The owner of a privately registered, amateur-built Christavia MK I called to advise of a landing incident at their home farm air field, at Port Hope (Millson Field), ON (CMF4). On landing, the tail wheel locked, the aircraft veered left and hit a pile of gravel, damaging the landing gear. 1 soul on board, no injuries. Minor damage to the aircraft reported. No operational impact. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Transport Canada (TC) Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised by National Operations Centre (NOC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0093: A privately registered, amateur-built Christavia Mark-1 was preparing to land on a private strip (Runway 02), located about 01 Nautical Mile (NM) Southeast of Port Hope (Millson Field), ON (CMF4). The tail wheel touched the ground at about 25-30 MPH, then the aircraft veered sharply to the left. The pilot could not control the left veer and struck a gravel embankment; they were not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the right main landing gear folded in, the left main landing gear buckled out and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot found the tail wheel in full reverse position after the impact. A preliminary inspection from the pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer revealed that one of the tail wheel control arms showed signs of wear.

October 10, 2020

Accident at 4439N / 07849W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) advised the Toronto Area Control Centre (CZYZ) of a privately registered Cessna 180J that overran a private strip. There were three Souls on Board (SOBs) with no injuries. The extent of aircraft damage is unknown. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was active. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0096: A privately registered Cessna 180J aircraft was landing on a private grass strip at Balsam Lake, ON. The pilot first approached the strip from the south, and found the winds were favouring a landing in the southerly direction. The pilot set up to land on Runway 15 and, during the final approach, found there was a gusty tailwind and crosswind when landing. The aircraft touched down approximately halfway down the 1900ft wet grass strip and was unable to stop at the end of the runway. The aircraft went off the end of the runway at a very low speed and the right wing struck a small pine tree, which bent the wing and wing strut. The pilot and 2 passengers exited the aircraft without injury.

September 22, 2020

Incident at 4NM N HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Around 1558Z, an aircraft flew through the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) control zone from east to west, about 4NM north of the field, without initiating contact with air traffic control (ATC). Attempts to reach the aircraft were unsuccessful. The aircraft left the control zone without any further operational impact. Information from the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) indicated that the aircraft left the control zone after about five minutes. On the radar, the aircraft (code 1200) appeared to land at Stratford, ON (CYSA). A phone call to the London (YXU) flight information centre (FIC) was made in an attempt to identify the aircraft, which was unsuccessful. No further impact to operations.

September 7, 2020

Incident at 4630N / 08419W

Multiple reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal near Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised that a privately registered Cessna 182F on floats at the Bush Float Museum was confirmed as the source, and now under water. The National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised. No known NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.

August 30, 2020

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

TSB Report #A20O0083: Canadian Flyers International Colleges C-GWYC, a Cessna 172M with an instructor and student on board, departed Toronto Buttonville Municipal airport (CYKZ) Runway 33 on a flight to practice circuits. The student did the pre-flight walk around; an engine run-up and associated checks were carried out prior to departure with the instructor. During the take-off, the student pilot had control, and the aircraft accelerated normally on Runway 33. As the aircraft lifted off and began to climb, the engine started to lose power. The instructor took immediate control of the aircraft, and ensured full power was being applied, but the engine continued to lose power. The instructor kept the aircraft pointed straight ahead and carried out a forced approach to a short field, located just past 16th avenue and adjacent to the Northbound lanes on Highway 404. The right main landing gear and wing tip struck the top of a hill, and spun the aircraft around. Both pilots exited the aircraft with minor injuries. The Transport Safety Board (TSB) deployed two investigators to the scene of the accident.
UPDATE: AOR-267162-V2: A Canadian Flyers International Cessna 172M (C-GWYC) from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), believed to be on a local flight in the vicinity of Buttonville, went off Runway 33 at approximately 1745Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was made aware due to the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation. Two souls on board (SOB). No assistance required. Local authorities were on the scene. No operational impact and no known NAV CANADA involvement. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.

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