September 24, 2021

Accident at 2NM S Ferme Neuve QC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a privately registered Piper PA-18S-150 had crashed into a river close to Ferme Neuve, QC. The two souls on board were killed. No service was provided for the aircraft. The general manager (GM), manager of area control centre operations (MACCO), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

August 22, 2021

Accident at QUÉBEC / NEUVILLE QC (CNV9) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) landed without its landing gear extended at CNV9. One person was on board and was uninjured. There was damage to the aircraft. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed for approximately 2 hours. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.

July 13, 2021

Incident at 17NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Boxer Aviation Inc. Piper PA-28-151 (C-GKYZ) en route from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) declared an emergency due to engine issues. Coordination was carried out. The aircraft landed safely at 0023Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

July 2, 2021

Accident at Lac Cayamant, QC

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton: a privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed at Lac Cayamant, QC (4608.39N / 07616.33W), 55NM from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). The circumstances, as well as the extent of the damage, are unknown. Both people on board were injured. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0053: A Piper PA-12 on floats was on a local visual flight rules flight from Lac Cayamant, QC. Upon takeoff, during the initial climb, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and struck some trees. The aircraft completed its course partially submerged on the shore of the lake. The pilot and the passenger were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The pilot later reported being surprised by a downdraft during the initial climb.

June 26, 2021

Accident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Precision West AG Corp. Ayres S2R-T34 (C-GERO) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) suffered an engine failure on final for Runway 10 and crashed more than 200 feet from the threshold of Runway 10. Following the crash, there was a fuel or spray product (insecticide) leak. Emergency services and airport manager (APM) advised. Impact: a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-FELO) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Mitchinson Flying Service Cessna 310R (C-GFXA) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Precision West AG Corp. Ayres S2R-T34 (C-GURO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-FDLO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); and a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-GESO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) experienced landing delays. Runway 10/28 was closed from 1155Z to 1500Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0046: C-GERO, a Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 operated by Precision West AG corp., was conducting an aerial application flight from and to Gaspé, QC (CYGP) with one pilot on board. On short final, with the engine at idle, the pilot moved the power lever to apply more power, but there was no response from the engine. A high ITT warning quickly followed. The aircraft could not reach the runway and struck the ground approximately 200 feet short of the threshold of Runway 10, striking the perimeter fence before coming to a complete stop. The Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was triggered. The pilot secured the airplane and was not injured.

July 4, 2021

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

Upon landing on Runway 06R, an Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12 (AM360) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) sustained a tire puncture and was immobilized on the runway. Runway re-opened at 1712Z. Impact: arrival delays occurred for the following aircraft: an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA410); a Martyn Mini Hoe Ltd. Piper PA-32-300 (C-FHOE); an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-101 (CRQ1M); a Dorval Aviation Cessna 172L (C-FHNO); a Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Bombardier Challenger 300 (SYB277); an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA2346) and a PSA Airlines flight (JIA530). Departure delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Royal Air Maroc flight (RAM207M); an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (EDV4739); an Air Canada Airbus A220-300 (ACA503); a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8902) and an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA305). A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8735) proceeded for its alternate destination of Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). Taxiway A2 was closed by NOTAM. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

June 26, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Upon initiating descent to the alternate airport destination of Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) after a missed approach at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a flaps problem. The aircraft landed without incident at 1921Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0048: C-GMAI, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE780 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) with 2 crew members on board. While on approach to CYPX, when the Flap 1 setting was selected, the flaps did not respond. Due to weather concerns, the crew diverted to their alternate airport Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The crew declared an emergency. They performed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, and the flaps were lowered with an alternate selection. The aircraft landed in CYPX and taxied to the terminal without further incident.

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0035: C-FKAN, a Bell 206B-1 operated by Foxair Heliservice - Heli Pro Inc., was scheduled to perform a local flight under visual flight rules from Saint-Pierre de Broughton, QC (30 nautical miles south of the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport) with 1 pilot on board. During the take-off manoeuvre, a skid remained stuck to the ground and the helicopter overturned. The aircraft was damaged and there were no injuries.

May 30, 2021

Incident at 15NM W 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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0030: A Richcopter Inc. Bell 206B (C-FTNS) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Mountain, QC, to Drummondville, QC (CSC3), with 1 pilot and 3 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, the pilot noticed an oil pressure fluctuation indication, followed a few minutes later by a fluctuation of the drive shaft torque indication. As a precautionary measure, the pilot diverted to the La Tuque, QC (CYLQ) airport. While the aircraft was approximately 15 NM west of CYLQ, the “Chip Detector” (particle detector) warning light lit up. An emergency (“PAN PAN”) was declared and the aircraft landed without issue in a field. No injuries. When exiting the aircraft, the pilot noticed a major oil leak coming from the engine and the main gearbox. The aircraft was unable to take off again and was towed to a maintenance facility for a more in-depth verification.

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0029: A privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Nominingue, QC, to Kiamika Reservoir, QC, with 2 people on board. As the approach for landing began, descending through 1,800 feet ASL, approximately, and shortly after selecting the flaps to 15-degrees, the pilot felt the right wing slow down. The aircraft then entered a spin, and the technique for exiting the spin was applied. On the second turn, the pilot regained control of the aircraft, but the altitude was too low to avoid the trees. The left wing hit the trees and the aircraft crashed. There were no injuries. (Duplicate CADORS 2021Q1841 deleted after information merge.)

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 VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0037: A MAG Aerospace Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Greenstone Regional, ON (CYGQ) to Maniwaki, QC (CYMW), with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, about 60 NM west of Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO), the crew observed a drop in oil pressure from the left engine (IO-540-E1A5) indicator. The crew then requested to be rerouted to CYVO. On approach, the oil pressure continued to drop and the “Low Oil Pressure” indicator lit up. The crew shut off the engine as a precautionary measure. The aircraft landed without incident at CYVO. No injuries. On the ground, inspection showed that the left engine’s magneto had loosened and had caused an engine oil leak. No other damage or faults were detected.

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0039: A privately registered Piper PA34-200T (C-GDRD) was on a visual flight rules flight from the Bromont/Roland-Désourdy, QC (CZBM) airport. On approach to land, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the pilot received an abnormal indication noting that the front wheel was not locked. The aircraft declared an emergency and diverted to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). A gravity landing gear extension procedure was tried but was unsuccessful, and the aircraft landed on Runway 29 at CYQB with an unlocked front wheel. The aircraft remained on the centreline of the runway until it came to a complete stop. The propellers and the nose wheel fairing were damaged. The pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. A mechanical verification after the flight enabled identification of a bolt installed contrary to manufacturer’s recommendations.

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)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0025: C-FHPQ, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 helicopter operated by Go Helico Inc., was on a visual flight rules flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to a designated landing area 145 nautical miles north of the point of departure, with one pilot and four passengers on board. During the approach maneuver, the aircraft lost altitude, the right skid caught trees and the aircraft continued its descent. Once on the ground, the aircraft rolled over on its right side. The occupants evacuated and suffered no injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage; there was no fire or fluid spills. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was manually activated by the pilot.

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.

September 9, 2021

Accident at 5021N / 12441W

While on route to pick up loggers in Toba Inlet, an Oceanview Helicopters Hughes 369D (C-FBVH) suffered an engine failure, which caused an autorotation landing and roll over when it hit a ditch at approximately 2215Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), no injuries. Extent of the damage to the helicopter unknown. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) aware.

July 13, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: Malibu Club, BC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised the Vancouver (VR) area control centre (ACC) of an accident near Malibu Club involving a privately registered, amateur built Savannah VG XL on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD). No operational impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.

July 16, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

At approximately 2345Z, a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-8 (C-FLKC/FLE711) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) up on arrival at CYXS due to an unruly passenger. The aircraft landed safely at 0024Z. The RCMP, the National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) were notified. No operational impact.

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 31, 2021

Incident at Komoka, ON

Aviation Incident Report #17113: An individual reported that a motorized hand glider on a flight from Strathroy, ON, flew over their farm at a low altitude. It startled their livestock and sent them stampeding. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised via their emergency telephone line.

September 4, 2021

Accident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Quad City Challenger II crashed on final for Runway 28 at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. A NOTAM was published to close the CYRP airport until September 5th at 1200Z.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17312: At approximately 13h58 local time, the Carp airport office received notification from Ottawa Police Services of a downed aircraft on the south side of the approach to Runway 28 and at the intersection of Carp road and the Magee Pit side road. Emergency agencies were already on site when notified of the crash. The pilot and passenger survived the crash but suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Operational impact: Runway 10/28 was closed via NOTAM from 1415Z to 1800Z.

August 3, 2021

Accident at 14NM NW MIDLAND / HURONIA ON (CYEE)

From the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) via the National Operations Centre (NOC): At approximately 1745Z on August 3, 2021, a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 crashed under unknown circumstances 14NM northwest (NW) of Midland/Huronia, ON (CYEE) (44 55.16N 079 59.36W). The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. Damage to the aircraft is unknown. The Transportation Safety Board has been made aware.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0065: A privately registered LA-4-200 was conducting a water takeoff from Georgian Bay, to the east of Giants Tomb Island, ON, 14NM north northwest of Huronia, ON (CYEE). During the takeoff run, the aircraft encountered a boats wake, causing it to become momentarily airborne. The right wing dropped and the right wingtip float contacted the water and became detached from the aircraft. The resulting yaw to the left caused the left wingtip float to contact the water forcefully. The takeoff was abandoned and the pilot taxied the aircraft to shore. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. A witness contacted the police, who responded along with a Canadian Coast Guard vessel. There was significant damage to the right hand flap, which exhibited a bend about halfway along the wingspan, and there was evidence of buckling to the fuselage structure below the right wing attach point. The aircraft will be brought to a maintenance facility to further assess the damage. The ELT did not activate.

July 3, 2021

Accident at TILLSONBURG ON (CYTB)

A privately registered J Neely CX4 crashed in a field near Port Rowan, ON, 22NM Southeast (SE) of Tillsonburg, ON, at 1336Z. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) who sustained serious injuries. Substantial aircraft damage. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0051: A privately registered homebuilt ultra-light Thatcher CX4 was conducting circuits from Stoney Point (Le Cunff), ON (CRML). During a low speed final approach over a wheat field, following a wind gust, the aircraft drifted left of the center line. When the pilot re-applied power to go around, the left wing touched the terrain and flipped over in the field. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the left wing tip, vertical stabilizer and propeller. The pilot, sole occupant onboard, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

May 24, 2021

Incident at MANITOWANING / MANITOULIN EAST MUNI ON (CYEM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0038: On May 24, 2021, a privately registered Piper PA-24-250 Comanche aircraft, was operating on a local daytime VFR flight from Gore Bay-Manitoulin, ON (CYZE) with one pilot onboard. While attempting a touch-and-go on Runway 02/20 at Manitowaning/Manitoulin, ON (CYEM), the aircraft landed with its landing gear retracted. The aircraft came to rest on the runway. There were no injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17105: A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 was landing Runway 20 at Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) and the pilot did not extend the landing gear in time, resulting in a "gear up" landing. The runway was closed via NOTAM. The damaged aircraft was lifted and the gear extended, and moved to the apron. The runway was inspected for foreign object debris (FOD) and the NOTAM was cancelled. There were no injuries, and no damage to the airport runway or lighting.

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.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17036: A privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH 601 HDS on a flight from Port Perry/Utica Field, ON (CUT2) departed from CUT2. The aircraft was in the area of Ritson Road and Howden Road in Oshawa, ON, when the pilot indicated that they were experiencing engine anomalies and landed in a farmers field. Police arrived and commenced their investigation. There were no injuries and no apparent damage. The pilot did not have any documentation when requested by police. The pilot advised police that they would e-mail copies of their licence and insurance. The Civil Aircraft Registry has this aircraft as being based out of Utica, NY, but it is actually Utica, ON, as the aircraft flies out of CUT2.

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

Accident 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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0024: C-GJFK, an amateur-built Fokker DR1 tail dragger triplane aircraft, was landing at Brampton, ON (CNC3). During the landing roll, after the tail was lowered, the pilot applied the brakes, however, the left brake failed and the aircraft drifted to the right and went off the runway. The aircraft transitioned across the grass infield area before contacting the edge of a narrow taxiway, where the left wheel sustained damaged. The aircraft continued across the taxiway onto the grass, where the left wheel dug into the soft ground and the aircraft came to rest on its nose. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured.

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.

September 17, 2021

Accident at 25NM S TABER AB (CED5)

A Wildcat Helicopters Bell 212 (C-FCAD) flew into power lines and crashed onto a highway 25NM south of Taber, AB (CED5). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised. No impact to operations.

September 14, 2021

Accident at 6801N / 10638W

At 2230Z, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton called the Edmonton Shift Manager to report that a Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 206L-1 (C-GIKX) flipped over on departure, approximately 7NM south of the Hope Bay Mine in Nunavut. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: AOR 277821-V2: At 2230Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton called the Edmonton Shift Manager to report that a Canadian Helicopters Bell 206L-1 (C-GIKX) had flipped over while landing, approximately 7NM south of the Hope Bay mine in Nunavut, at 2102Z. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact to operations.

September 13, 2021

Accident at 160NM E MAYO YT (CYMA)

A 38252 Yukon Inc. Piper PA-18-150 (C-GCOQ) flipped on Stewart River, 160NM East of Mayo, YT (CYMA). No injuries. No NAV CANADA services provided. Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.

July 10, 2021

Accident at 17NM ENE FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)

Information received from the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) that a Northwestern Air Lease de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FLLL) on a flight from Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) crashed on a lake 16NM East Northeast (ENE) of CYSM. 5 souls on board (SOB) with no reported injuries. No NAV CANADA services were being provided. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Transportation Safety Board advised that at 1715 MDT (1915 EDT), a North Western Air Lease Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 Otter (C-FLLL) flipped while attempting to land on a lake located 16NM East Northeast (ENE) of Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) (i.e. 607"34.31N / 11126"46.47W). There were 5 souls on board (pilot and 4 passengers). No injuries were reported, but substantial damage to the aircraft occurred. The 406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) alerted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0050: C-FLLL, a Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. amphibious float equipped de Havilland DHC-3T (Turbine Otter), was conducting a VFR flight from Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) to a lake 17NM ENE of CYSM with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. The aircraft touched down on the lake with the landing gear in the down position. The aircraft subsequently nosed over and came to rest almost inverted on the lake. The pilot egressed out the left cockpit door and swam to the rear of the aircraft, where the 4 passengers were waiting with the emergency exit open. 1 passenger entered the water and, shortly after, a boat came to gather everyone up. The pilot sustained a minor injury and the passengers were uninjured. The 406 MHz ELT transmitted.

May 2, 2021

Incident at 70NM W 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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0042: C-FCRZ, an ATR 72-202 operated by Calm Air, was conducting flight CAV484 from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) with only 2 pilots on board. When abeam Churchill, MB (CYYQ) at FL210, the crew observed a burning odour, followed by smoke in the cockpit. They also noted a high Inter Turbine Temperature (ITT) and erratic oil pressure indications on the #1 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B). The crew carried out the engine shutdown checklist and declared an emergency with ATC. The aircraft diverted to CYYQ, where an uneventful landing was carried out with emergency vehicles standing by. The operator sent maintenance personnel to CYYQ to examine the aircraft.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that on May 2, 2021, at 1545Z, C-FCRZ MSN 357 (Cargo Configuration) experienced a #1 engine event at FL210, approximately 70NM from CYYQ, while en route from CYTH to CYRT. Both the Captain and First Officer (FO) initially smelled smoke and then saw visible smoke in the cockpit. There was a master warning, followed by an electric smoke warning. During the smoke checklist, the Captain noticed the Inter-Turbine Temperature (ITT) was high on the #1 engine, at or near the "S" line (950F). Engine shutdown procedures were commenced and completed, followed by a declared emergency with air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft diverted to CYYQ and landed without further incident. Upon initial investigation, a number of items were discovered. The amount of oil in the sump was at the "1" line, the optimum level as per Calm Air oil servicing procedures. The oil filler cap was inspected after the flight and was found to be installed. Both pressure and scavenge filter bypass indicators were tripped. Debris was found on both the Turbomachine and reduction gear box (RGB) chip detectors. The PT rotor sustained heavy damage. Oil samples and metallic samples were collected and will be held until a further decision is made for analysis. Oil consumption was within limits for the previous 42.9 hours at 0.175 quarts/hour. The engine was sent for a full teardown and investigation. In addition, a significant event response process was launched from Calm Air Reliability Program. This investigation will be performed with the requested partnership of Pratt & Whitney, Standard Aero, and ATR.

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 operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0038: At approximately 1550 Central Daylight Time on April 25, 2021, a Great Slave Helicopters Airbus Helicopters AS350-B2 (registration C-FYDA) departed a remote camp located on Russell Island, NU, on a day flight, VFR, to Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB). On board was the pilot, an aircraft maintenance engineer, and a biologist. While flying over Griffith Island, approximately 12 nautical miles southwest of CYRB, the helicopter impacted the snow-covered terrain at approximately 1632 Central Daylight Time. The aircraft was destroyed; however, the emergency locator transmitter did not transmit a distress signal to the search and rescue satellites. A post-crash fire consumed much of the fuselage area. There were no survivors.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 4.6NM ESE ST. PAUL AB (CEW3)

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0010: An amateur-built Hummingbird 206L helicopter was conducting a local flight near St. Paul, AB (CEW3) under the "Initial Standard Operating Conditions - Amateur-built Aircraft" for the Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Amateur Built. The turbine powered helicopter was nearing the required 25 hours with no issues related to design or construction. During cruise, at an altitude of approximately 700 feet AGL, a loud bang was heard and the helicopter yawed to the left. An autorotation was carried out to an open snow-covered field. As the helicopter landed, it broke through a snowdrift and rolled over on its right side. The pilot exited the helicopter uninjured. Following the flight, it was determined that a weld had failed on a reduction gearbox bracket and the coupling between the engine and reduction gearbox had failed. Engine power to the reduction gearbox was lost.

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.

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