October 21, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Vancouver Airport Authority (YVRAA) advised of a possible bomb threat received for a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A350-900 (B306N/CSC8502) from Vancouver, BC (CYRV) to Chengdu/Shuangliu, China (ZUUU).

July 8, 2020

Incident at 40NM SE MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

Aviation Incident Report #16698: A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500S (C-GJLO/BRDG159) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) and 3 de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otters (Tanker 844, Tanker 846 and Tanker 847) were dispatched to a 1.1 hectare forest fire located 40 miles southeast of CYQA (Latitude 44 44.69 Longitude 78 27.25). The forest fire was visible from 30 miles and had a plume of smoke about 1000 feet high. While approaching the fire, BRDG159 made an initial radio call at 30 miles, using large lakes to describe the location of the fire. Shortly afterward, the pilot of an Ornge Global Air Agusta AW139 on a flight to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) issued a position report, stating they were in the Haliburton-Peterborough corridor. At 10 miles, BRDG159 announced they were taking over the airspace over the fire and stated the intentions and the altitudes of all four aircraft. BRDG159 established the birddog over the fire at 3000 feet above sea level (ASL), while Tanker 844, Tanker 846, and Tanker 847 conducted an inspection of a lake 3 miles west of the fire. While inspecting the lake, one of the Tanker pilots reported that the Agusta AW139 was within 1 mile or less of the fire, at a low level. Likely due to the orbit of the birddog and the position of the helicopter, it was not seen from the birddog. Contact was not established with the Agusta AW139. During their debrief, the three Tanker pilots stated that the helicopter was at a low level and in their circuit pattern for the fire. If they had started bombing the fire, there would have been a serious risk of collision with the helicopter.
UPDATE: Correction of aircraft information for Tanker 844, Tanker 846, and Tanker 847. Narrative modified to read as follows: "A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500S (C-GJLO/BRDG159) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) and a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 844), a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 846), and a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 847) were dispatched to a 1.1 hectare forest fire..."

August 23, 2020

Incident at 20NM NE Chico, CA (KCIC)

TSB Report #A20F0146: C-GHZI, an Air Spray (1967) Ltd. Lockheed 188, was conducting aerial firefighting operations 20NM Northeast of Chico airport (KCIC), CA. The aircraft inadvertently entered smoke in short final and dropped the retardant load. Exiting the smoke, the flight crew observed tree tops near the left wing level. The aircraft performed a second bomb run without incident. Evidence of tree strikes was discovered during the maintenance port flight inspection. The aircraft was ferried back to the companys maintenance base for repair.

August 19, 2019

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Airport operations called around 2105Z and advised of a bomb threat to a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJWE/WEN3162) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) that was parked at Gate 8. The departures of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ/WJA348) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMU/JZA8415) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZK/JZA8417) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) were delayed. A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-36N (C-FKCN/MPE9202) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was delayed by having to wait for a new gate because of the incident. The threat was deemed not credible at 2135Z, at which point normal operations resumed.

May 29, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: PIKANGIKUM ON (CYPM)

TSB #A19C0055: C-GOGZ, a Bombardier CL-415 water bomber aircraft operated by the Province of Ontario, was conducting fire suppression operations near Pikangikum (CYPM), ON with 2 pilots on board. While scooping water on a lake, the flight crew heard a bang and immediately received failure indications on the bomb system panel. The flight crew aborted the pickup, climbed out of the lake, and returned to Dryden Regional (CYHD), ON where the aircraft landed without further incident. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the hull and water bombing system.

August 8, 2018

Incident at 111NM LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

The Air Inuit dispatch called the shift manager on duty at the Montreal area control centre (ACC) to advise that they received a bomb threat on an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE470) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) at 1625Z. The North American Aeropsace Defence Command (NORAD) was advised. AIE470 landed safely at 1711Z and were met by police.

March 31, 2018

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

An unknown person called CYYZ Tower and reported a bomb on an Emirates Airbus A380-800 (A6EUJ/UAE242) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (OMDB). Emergency services on airport notified. Aircraft isolated on Runway 33L. Dubai International Airport, Dubai (UAE) dispatch deemed the threat as a non-credible threat and authorized the flight to continue. UAE242 departed Runway 23 at 0222Z. No impact to operations.

February 23, 2018

Incident at 6NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHKA/ACA1116) on a flight from Regina Int'l, SK (CYQR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) declared a PAN PAN on the downwind for Runway 05. The pilot informed the terminal controller that they received a bomb threat on board. ACA1116 landed Runway 15R at 0125Z and stopped on F2 high speed exit until escorted back to terminal. Minor impact to operations.

August 24, 2018

Incident at 50 NM NE GIMLI INDUSTRIAL PARK AIRPORT MB (CYGM)

TSB #C-GMFW, a Bombardier CL-415 water bomber aircraft operated by the Province of Manitoba, was dropping water on a fire, 50 nm North East of Gimli Industrial Park, MB (CYGM). After one of the scooping passes, the aircraft experienced a total hydraulic system failure. The flight crew jettisoned the water load, discontinued water bombing operations, and returned to their base at CYGM. Prior to landing, the flight crew completed the emergency landing gear extension procedure and carried out an uneventful landing. A subsequent inspection by the operator's maintenance revealed a damaged hydraulic line. The line was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

December 15, 2018

Incident at MONCTON CENTRE / ACC DE MONCTON

The Gander (QX) Area Control Centre (ACC) called to advise that a Lufthansa Boeing 777-200 (DALFE/GEC8174) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Atlanta International, GA (KATL) had a possible bomb threat.

January 15, 2017

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Security acts)

At 1333Z, Québec airport security reported having received an email regarding a bomb threat targeted at Air Canada. The flight number was not specified. At 1416Z, airport security reported that the bomb threat was no longer in effect. Delayed report from January 15, 2017.

March 25, 2017

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Security acts)

Aviation Incident Report#14722: A WestJet Encore Ltd de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/ WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a security-related incident prior to departure. A WestJet Customer Service agent (CSA) in CYXS called to advise that an incident occurred resulting in a bomb threat/act of terrorism by a passenger's relative. An airport security agent had both the passenger and the relative leave the airport. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised to contact 911 if the person showed up to the airport again.

October 14, 2017

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

Air Traffic Control (ATC) was advised of possible bomb threat against an Emirates Airbus A380-800 (UAE242) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Dubai, UAE (OMDB). The aircraft was held on Runway 33R. Following assessment, UAE242 was released for departure at 0209Z. No operational impact.

August 4, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (ATM - operations)

A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA142) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) diverted to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) due to a bomb threat. All emergency agencies notified. Aircraft landed safely at 0229Z and taxied to threshold of Runway 12. Control tower remained open past published hours for 45 minutes.

June 14, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: Vicinity of MYNN - Nassau (Bahamas)

TSB #A16F0093: C-FJOU, an Airbus A321-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was operating as flight ROU1966 from Toronto/LBPIA, ON (CYYZ) to Bridgetown/Grantley Adams Intl, Barbados (TBPB). Shortly after departure, the cabin crew noted a passenger exhibiting abnormal behaviour. Despite actions by the flight and cabin crews, the individual?s behaviour worsened to the point that the threat of a bomb on board was made. The crew, assisted by several passengers, immediately restrained the individual. The flight crew declared an emergency and the individual's belongings were searched; no evidence of said device found. Based on the information made available, the flight crew, in consultation with the operator?s Operational Control Centre, deemed the threat to be non-credible and decided to continue to TBPB. Upon arrival, the aircraft was positioned at a secluded portion of the airport where local authorities detained the individual. A security sweep was performed with no concerns identified.

July 1, 2016

Incident at 55 E SAULT STE MARIE (SSM) VOR/DME

Department of National Defence (DND) called to advise that they had a suspected bomb threat against a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA661) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). Dispatch was aware and determined the threat to be non-specific. National Operations Centre (NOC) was advised.

March 23, 2016

Incident at 80NM E WAWA ON

North American Aeropsace Defence Command (NORAD) called to advise of a "non credible bomb threat" regarding an El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 777 300 series (ELY006) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Central District, Israel (LLBG).

July 5, 2016

Incident at 44N050W

At approximately 0155Z, New York Oceanic informed Gander Oceanic that an El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747 400 (ELY002) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Tel Aviv, Israel (LLBG) had declared Pan Pan because of a Bomb Threat. New York could not provide any additional information. The flight exited Gander Oceanic via 48N030W at 0335Z without further incident.

December 12, 2016

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (Security acts)

At about 1615Z, the Regina Airport Authority contacted the Control Tower to advise their Emergency Response Services were investigating a bomb threat in the airport terminal building. The Airport Authority Emergency Co-ordination Centre was activated. City of Regina emergency response services on scene. The situation was contained and active until about 2050Z. The Control Tower was not evacuated. Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations continued without interruption. Site Manager and Centre Shift Manager (CSM) advised. Three aircraft were delayed on Apron 1 after landing which were unable to access terminal building loading gates: an Air Canada Embraer 190 (ACA1113) arrival from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) at 1619Z. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-400 (JZA8436) arrival from Calgary, AB (CYYC) at 1705Z. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400 (WEN3296) arrival from Calgary, AB (CYYC) at 1731Z. Corresponding 3 departures also delayed.

December 2, 2016

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Security acts)

Discovery Air reported to the tower that they had received a bomb threat, no specific aircraft (also see CADORS 2016C4675). 3 Discovery Air aircraft, an Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GMAZ/ DA219) from Whatì, NT (CEM3) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), an Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-7-103 (C-GCEV/ DA201) from Lutselk'e, NT (CYLK) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), and an Air Tindi Beech B200GT (C-GATK/ DA551-M) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) were sent to the bomb isolation area while the emergency coordination centre (ECC) decided further action. All aircraft taxied back safely at 2012Z. No impact on operations.

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Security acts)

Air Tindi received a potential bomb threat to the company (also see CADORS 2016C4676). An Air Tindi Beech 200 (DA512+) on a local flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) landed Runway 20 at 2012Z and was stopped on the runway while emergency vehicles responded to the threat. The threat was called off at 2016Z. No other impact to operations.

September 22, 2016

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Security acts)

The Airport Manager (APM) advised that they had received a bomb threat at the airport terminal building (ATB). The threat was judged to be non-credible so no evacuation was needed. The flight service specialist (FSS) Swept the Tower cab and tech room with Techs. No devices were found. The APM and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) swept the ATB and a First Air Boeing 737 200 (FAB861) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) and reported that no devices were found.

August 17, 2016

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Aviation Incident Report#14409: An incident has been assessed by Corporate Security as a non-specific (amber) threat involving a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA225) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). CYEG Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received a call @ 0142Z regarding a bomb threat on flight WJA225. A conference call was initiated. The threat was assessed by Transport Canada, CYEG RCMP and WestJet Corporate Security where it was deemed to be a non-credible, non-specific threat. Update: WJA225 had landed safely in CYEG @ 0423Z with no further incident. Dispatch has determined this incident to be Category G.

August 16, 2016

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

It was reported with 911 that there was a bomb threat on a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA675) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). It was determined the threat was non credible. No impact to the operation.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14407: WestJet Flight WJA675 has experienced an elevated incident. PEEL Police, Toronto, ON (CYYZ) received a call regarding a bomb on WJA675. WestJet Operations Duty Manager initiated a conference call. The threat was assessed by Transport Canada, CYYC Airport Authority, WestJet Corporate Security and Peel Regional Police and it was deemed to be a non-credible, non-specific threat.

July 16, 2016

Incident at HAY RIVER / MERLYN CARTER AIRPORT NT (CYHY)

TSB#A16W0100: C-FIJX, a Lockheed 188C Electra aircraft operated by Buffalo Airways Ltd, was conducting forest fire suppression operations from Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY). During a bombing run, the flight crew observed the number 1 propeller RPM drop below the lower limit. A precautionary shutdown of the number 1 engine (Allison 501-D13) was carried out in accordance with the L-0188 Standard Operating Procedures. The retardant load was jettisoned and a 3 engine landing was carried out in CYHY without further incident.

July 5, 2016

Incident at 74NM NE FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)

TSB#A16W0086: C-FIJX, the Buffalo Airways Ltd. Lockheed L-188C, was conducting fire suppression operations 74 nm NE of Fort Smith, NT (CYSM). While conducting a bombing run FIJX experienced a loss of power in the # 1 and #4 engines (Allison 501-D13). The flight crew actioned the SOP and performed the engine failure drill for both the #1 and #4 engines. The aircraft returned to CYSM and landed uneventfully. No emergency was declared and there were no injuries. The power section of engine # 1 experienced a compressor stall and engine #4 had decoupled.

June 23, 2016

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

An Air Spray (1967) Ltd Lockheed 188A (C-GZVM/ ASB485) from Loon River, AB (CFS6) to High Level, AB (CYOJ) reported inbound for landing at 2157Z with one engine shut down. Pilot was not declaring an emergency nor did he/she require assistance. Aircraft landed without incident at 2208Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB#A16W0073: C-GZVM, a Lockheed L-188A Electra operated by Air Spray (1967) Ltd, was operating as flight ASB485 to a forest fire in the vicinity of High Level, AB (CYOJ). While transiting to the fire, the crew noticed that the TIT, Fuel Flow and HP indications on the number 4 engine (Allison 501-D13) would not change, regardless of power lever position. The crew also tried to adjust the TD system, prop sync and phase, however nothing worked. The crew decided to jettison the load and returned to CYOJ. The Engine Failure checklist was carried out and a precautionary shutdown of the number 4 engine was executed. The aircraft landed at CYOJ without further incident.
UPDATE TSB # A16W0075: C-GZVM, a Lockheed L-188A Electra operated by Air Spray (1967) Ltd, was operating as ASB485 to a fire approximately 60 nautical miles west of Loon River, AB (CFS6). After a bombing run, the flight crew observed that the Number 4 engine (Allison 501-D13) hung at 200HP and 600 TIT. When power was applied, the RPM decreased. The flight crew shut the Number 4 engine down as per SOPs and diverted to High Level, AB (CYOJ) for an uneventful 3 engine approach and landing. The operator?s maintenance trouble shooting in ongoing; see A16W0073 for similar event.

May 18, 2016

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Security acts, Aerodrome - other)

The Calgary, AB (CYYC) Airport Duty Manager called to inform that there was a bomb threat in the Terminal building. The Duty Manager called back after about an hour to inform that it was a non-credible threat. There was no impact to operations.

January 7, 2016

Incident at 20NM EAST CHARLOTTETOWN PE VOR/DME (YYG)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Defence Network advised Moncton, NB of a potential Bomb threat on an Air France Airbus A330-200 (AFR017), from New York/JFK, NY (KJFK) to Paris, France (LFPG). Aircraft was advised, as well as Aircraft Fire Rescue (AFR) Dispatch. The threat was not deemed credible by the airline and the aircraft opted to continue its flight. No impact on operations.

July 29, 2015

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

A British Airways Boeing 747 400 (BAW274), from Las Vegas (KLAS), NV, to London (EGLL), UK, asked to change its destination to Montréal (CYUL), QC, after receiving information from its dispatcher about a bomb threat for its flight. BAW274 landed at 0948Z. Runway 24R was closed until 1630Z. No impact on operations.

July 16, 2015

Incident at 56 35N 135 55W

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 800 (N530AS/ ASA98) from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Seattle, WA (KSEA) travelling through Canadian airspace was the subject of a bomb threat. The threat was deemed non-credible and the flight continued to destination. No impact to operations.

May 15, 2015

Incident at 70 NM W PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

The Lockheed Electra (L188C), C-FLXT, operated by Airspray (1967) Ltd., was returning to Prince George, British Columbia after dispensing a load of retardant. During completion of the climb-out checklist from the fire zone, the engine oil quantity for the #4 engine (Allison 501-D13) was observed to have lost 6 out of 8 gallons since completion of the pre-bombing checklist. The crew completed a precautionary engine shut down and completed the planned return to Prince George. Maintenance action identified a broken wire at the oil quantity transmitter which produced a false indication.

August 7, 2015

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

National Operations Centre (NOC) advised of an unconfirmed bomb threat against an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA1128) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) inbound to CYYZ at 0210Z. Situation Centre (SITCEN) Headquarters advised threat was non-credible and no further action was taken. The aircraft landed safely in Toronto at 2334Z.

July 2, 2015

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

Aviation Incident Report#13966: A British Airways Boeing 787-8 (BAW92) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to London, England (EGLL) was involved in a security-related incident. The North Bay Airport, ON (CYYB) received a phone call on the Airports security line advising them of a bomb threat regarding British Airways flight 92 from Toronto to London, England. City police were advised and attended the airport. The Transport Canada Aviation Operations Centre was notified, as well as the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Senior Director.

June 7, 2015

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

At 0420Z, the Air Traffic control (ATC) controller in adjacent Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) sector advised Toronto, ON (ZYZ) controller that an Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIP/ ACA796) enroute from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), was the subject of a bomb threat. Air Canada dispatch was in contact with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC) and the threat deemed non-credible. ACA796 landed CYYZ at 0504Z without further incident.

February 4, 2015

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Security acts, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

FEDEX reported suspicious bomb-like material at their location. FEDEX ramp and western half of Taxiway J closed until it was determined the material was not hazardous. Area opened and active at 1849Z. All required agencies responded.

January 16, 2015

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Security acts)

The Waterloo, ON (CYKF) Tower was advised at 2350Z of a non-specific bomb threat to the airport. Police and Security had been advised.

May 27, 2015

Incident at E SAULT STE MARIE MI VOR/DME (SSM)

The Department of National Defence (DND) advised that it had received an unconfirmed bomb threat against a Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777 300 Series (CPA826), from Hong Kong (VHHH) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), inbound to CYYZ. CPA826 appeared to be following Flight Path (FP) and was in normal communication with Air Traffic Control (ATC). Temporary Reserved Airspace (TRA) was conducted and determined that it was a non-specific threat and no further action was taken.

August 31, 2015

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Follow-up information received from Enforcement: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has reviewed this occurrence and the appropriate action has been taken.
Prior to 1730Z, the Vancouver, BC (CYVR) Airport Authority received a bomb threat to a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA448), from Vancouver (CYVR), BC, to Winnipeg (CYWG), MB. Concerned parties were notified. Aircraft landed without incident at 1859Z in CYWG. No impact to operations.

July 2, 2015

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

At 0117Z, a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA722), from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), advised it was diverting to Calgary, AB (CYYC) due to a bomb threat. WJA722 landed Runway 35L at 0137Z.

June 27, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK

Aviation Incident Reports 13957/13958/13959/13960: A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA391) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a security-related incident. At approximately 0800 MDT (1400Z) WestJet Operations Control Centre received a call from the Nav Canada National Operations Centre (NOC) advising that the manager of the Kincardine Ontario airport had received a phone call regarding a bomb threat at 1315Z. The NOC reported that the military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had been advised and that WJA391 would land as soon as possible. Dispatch contacted the flight and it was determined that the nearest suitable airport was Saskatoon, SK (CYXE). WJA391 landed safely in Saskatoon at 1530Z and the aircraft was parked taxiway ?A? and was met by emergency vehicles. The passengers were deplaned and taken to a hangar where they were interviewed and their hand luggage checked. The aircraft and checked baggage were swept. Nothing was found and the aircraft was released and departed at 0449Z to position to Calgary.

November 22, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737 800 (WJA229) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was the subject of a bomb threat. Information was passed onto Moncton area control centre (ACC) from the 911 dispatch operator. Appropriate agencies were notified. Aircraft was still on the ground in Halifax.

Incident at 4742N 05732W

At approximately 0340Z, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-200 (TCJNN/THY2) from New York-John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Istanbul, Turkey (LTBA) had just been handed off to Gander, NL (CYQX) domestic when QX advised that the flight wanted to divert to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) due to a bomb threat received via dispatch. The aircraft was cleared direct to CYHZ and began a descent down to 10000ft and landed at 0500Z. No impact to operation.

November 18, 2015

Incident at 20 NM NE 1B (Sable Island, NS)

UPDATE: TSB#A15A0092 : The Air France Boeing 777-300 (F-GZNB), operating as flight AFR055, was en route from Washington/Dulles Intl, VA (KIAD) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle Intl, France (LFPG). While in cruise over Sable Island, NS, the crew received a bomb threat and declared an emergency. The crew diverted to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) where the aircraft landed safely. The aircraft was stopped on the taxiway and the passengers and crew were deplaned from the aircraft. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police searched the aircraft and interviewed the crew and passengers. No bomb was found and the aircraft was released to service.
An Air France Boeing 777 300 (AFR055) from Washington, DC (KIAD) to Paris, France (LFPG) advised that they had a Bomb Threat from an external agency. The pilot declared Mayday. The aircraft elected to divert to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) and was rerouted and given immediate descent. Appropriate agencies were notified. The aircraft landed at 0224Z in CYHZ on Runway 23 exiting into Taxiway Alpha. No impact on operations.

July 8, 2015

Incident at 40 nm SW SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY)

North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) reported an American Airlines Airbus A330-300 (AAL754) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Paris, France (LFPG) was subject to a bomb threat, which was later determined to be non-credible.

July 1, 2015

Incident at TOPPS Intersection

Saint John, NB (SJ) Flight Service Station (FSS) advised Moncton, NB (QM) Area Control Centre (ACC) that the Saint John Airport Authority Commissionaire had received a bomb threat against an Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAQX/ ACA623), routing from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ).

June 25, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FLWH/ACA143), from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW), declared a PAN PAN PAN emergency with a non-specific bomb threat to the aircraft. Security was advised. As a result, airport was closed by NOTAM from 2230Z to 0152Z. Full operational impact unknown.

June 14, 2015

Incident at 65 NE MIRAMICHI NB (CYCH)

Moncton, NB (QM) Area Control Centre (ACC) advised of possible bomb threat from an Alitalia Airbus A330-200 (EIEJJ/ AZA604) from Milan, Italy (LIMC) to New York, NY (KJFK).

August 14, 2014

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A vehicle, which had been escorted to the old ?bomb dump? site between two parallel runways, drove toward the DASH-L garage without radio or escort and crossed Runway 24L. The airport manager (APM) was notified and intercepted the vehicle. No impact on operations.

May 22, 2014

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

An Air France Airbus A340-300 (AFR344), from Paris/Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) and inbound for Montréal, QC (CYUL), received different bomb threats. AFR344 landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1934Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were notified.

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