March 20, 2022

Incident at NÉMISCAU QC (CYHH) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #17583: An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FDWO) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Nemiscau, QC (CYHH) struck a rock ptarmigan while landing. The bird struck the left propeller. No damage to the aircraft. The bird was found on the runway.

May 8, 2022

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GCJZ/JZA7993) from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had a bird strike on short final, over the threshold of Runway 06R. Nothing found.

April 28, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Bird presence)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (AIE854) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) conducted a go-around due to birds at the threshold of Runway 21. AIE854 flew a circuit and landed at 2213Z.

April 27, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Upon takeoff, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA7933) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike (several birds). The aircraft continued its flight to CYUL. No impact on operations. Bird remains were found after inspection of the runway.

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an Air Inuit aircraft (AIE650) reported that there was significant bird activity (snow geese) on the Runway 21 threshold at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW).

April 15, 2022

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A Chrono Jet Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (MBK810) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Waskaganish, QC (CYKQ) reported seeing many birds when taking off from Runway 22; possible bird strike. Aircraft on approach were notified, as was the airport manager. No operational impact.

April 18, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported a possible bird strike during take-off on Runway 24. A runway inspection was completed, nothing was found. No impact on operations.

April 14, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE802) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Salluit, QC (CYZG) took position for departure from Runway 03 and was advised of the presence of a dead bird near the Runway 03 threshold. The airport attendant was notified. A small bird carcass was removed.

April 12, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GYCV/PVL1909) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) reported a possible bird strike at the threshold of Runway 09. A runway inspection was performed; remains were found on the ground. PVL1909 was notified. No impact on operations.

April 3, 2022

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC677) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported a bird strike when taking off from Runway 28. After an inspection of the runway, no birds were found. No operational impact.

April 1, 2022

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

At 1.5NM on final for Runway 24L, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7376) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike. No operational impact.

March 28, 2022

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

A Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 (JYBAA/RJA267C) from Amman/Queen Alia, Jordan (OJAI) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported birds and decided to pull up. No impact.

March 24, 2022

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Government of Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-GURM/QUE40-M) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) reported a bird strike when departing from Runway 10. A carcass was found on the ground by airport staff. Unknown impact to operations.

March 17, 2022

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

A Chartright Air Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (HRT451) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike on takeoff from Runway 24L. A runway inspection was conducted and no bird remains were found. Impact on operations: a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-9 (RAM208) from Casablanca, Morocco (GMMN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL); a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE483) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL); and a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8105) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) were delayed by approximately 10 minutes due to the inspection.

March 18, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (JZA8045) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported striking a bird. The carcass was found in the grass. No impact on operations.

February 15, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At the point of rotation on departure from Runway 24 at 1521Z, a Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Boeing 747SP-J6 (PWV743) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported impacting a small bird. The remains of 12 small birds were removed from the runway at 1537Z. A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL944) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) was delayed for approximately 15 minutes. The runway reopened at 1537Z.

February 9, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GVIK/MAX150) from Bathurst, NB (CZBF) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported striking birds while landing on Runway 24R. Carcasses were found on the runway. No operational impact.

May 16, 2022

Incident at Vancouver Int'l Seaplane Base, BC (Water) (CAM9)

A Seair Seaplanes Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FPCG) from Vancouver Intl Seaplane Base, BC (Water) (CAM9) to Ganges, BC (Water) (CAX6) reported a bird strike while departing from the river. No operational impact.

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGAH/JZA8277) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported possibly hitting a hawk on rotation.

May 12, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

After landing and doing an aircraft walk-around, the pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOF/JZA8445) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a possible bird strike. Airport maintenance found no evidence of a bird strike on the runway.

May 10, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

A Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FHAS/HR312) from Powell River, BC (CYPW) to Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC) reported a bird strike while one mile final for a westbound landing. No assistance required. No operational impact.

May 11, 2022

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Wilderness Seaplanes Ltd. Grumman G-21A (C-FUAZ) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) reported striking a small bird on touchdown for Runway 26. The airport staff was notified and reported retrieving a small shorebird from the runway.

May 10, 2022

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GYSJ/GLR8216) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a bird strike on departure. The staff vehicle retrieved the bird. No impact to operations.

May 7, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Frequent Flyers Holdings Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GGCP) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a bird strike on short final for Runway 16 at CYLW. A small bird struck the windscreen when the aircraft was 300 feet above ground level (AGL) and 1/8 mile on final. The pilot landed safely.

May 5, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8152) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on take-off. No remains were found. No operational impact.

April 30, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GCJZ/JZA8503) from Sakatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 08L. Nothing found.

March 30, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8156) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on departure. No remains were recovered.

April 30, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW/WEN3224) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) struck a blue heron on departure from Runway 34.

April 28, 2022

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCL/PCO866) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon departure from Runway 11. The aircraft elected to fly a circuit and landed on Runway 11. No operational impact.

April 23, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA8827) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported a bird strike on landing. Remains were found. No impact on operations.

April 25, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGBF/JZA8269) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) struck one heron on departure.

April 28, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLKI/FLE799) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike when landing on Runway 08R. Audio reviewed.

April 23, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA412) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possible bird strike as they were rotating. The aircraft continued to its destination. No remains were found. No operational impact.

April 26, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8034) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was delayed by 2 minutes due to the removal of remains found on the runway from a potential bird strike. There were no reports of any bird strikes prior.

April 25, 2022

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-GPCW/PCO861) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) reported a flock of small birds in the touchdown zone (TDZ) of Runway 29 and a possible bird strike. Airports advised.

April 20, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Bird presence)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) reported an eagle diving approximately 50ft from the aircraft while on short final for Runway 34.

April 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEO/WEN3323) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike. Audio reviewed.

April 18, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE516) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike upon roll out on Runway 09.

April 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GTZH/ACA201) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 08R. Audio reviewed.

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FLSF/WSW407) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike after take-off, at 1000-1500 ft above ground level (AGL).

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FCSX/WJA8103) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike. Audio reviewed.

April 19, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Morningstar Air Express Inc. Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMOC/MAL7051) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) experienced a bird strike. Audio reviewed.

April 11, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNZ/JZA8471) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) landed on Runway 34 and reported a bird strike. The remains of one bird were recovered. No operational impact.

April 10, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8368) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 21. The North Peace Airport Services (NPAS) unit was advised and found no bird remains. No operational impact.

April 11, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab 340B (C-FPCZ/PCO3057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) landed Runway 34 and reported a bird strike while landing. The remains of one bird were recovered. One VFR departure was delayed a few minutes.

April 7, 2022

Incident at 10NM S Peachland

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172S (C-GPWR) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) reported a possible bird strike en route to Penticton and elected to return to Kelowna.

April 6, 2022

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A privately registered Cessna 150M from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) aborted takeoff Runway 26L and reported a bird strike near Taxiway B. No injuries reported. Several hours later airport staff found bird remains. No other operational impact.

April 4, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA304) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike departing Runway 26L. One red tailed hawk was found , no operational impact.

April 11, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3150) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 34. The remains of one mallard were recovered upon a runway inspection.

April 4, 2022

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Bird presence)

After landing, a Cascadia Airways Piper PA-31 (CBF512) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) reported birds on Runway 08R between Taxiways B and C, and stated they may have hit them. Too dark to confirm, so a note was left for morning controller, and a cautionary message recorded on the automatic terminal information service (ATIS).

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