September 6, 2020

Accident at LAC SÉBASTIEN QC (Eau) (CTD3) (Aerodrome - other)

TSB Report #A20Q0084: A privately operated Cessna U206A (equipped with floats) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sébastien, QC (CTD3) to Rivière-des-Prairies, QC, with a pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on the step during take-off in a westerly direction, a pontoon to the left of its path turned just in front of it. The pilot evaded and stopped its take-off, however the aircraft struck the shore of an island and came to rest in a swamp. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

October 5, 2020

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC837) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem and requested to change its destination to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The aircraft cancelled the emergency at 1310Z and landed without issue at 1330Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched and a runway inspection was conducted. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1245Z (0845 EDT) on October 05, 2020, flight PSC837, en route from St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), declared an emergency due to a problem with its landing gear. The crew made the decision to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) before they were finally able to resolve the problem. The emergency was canceled and the aircraft continued to CYZV, where it landed safely.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0096: C-GPPS, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan Aviation with the callsign PSC837, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), with 12 passengers and 2 crew on board. During the visual approach to Runway 10 at CYBC, the crew observed that the green indication for locked nose landing gear was not illuminating. The crew performed the associated checklist and changed the indicator lights, but the problem remained. The nose wheel was observed to be descended by ground personnel at CYBC. The crew decided to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), and an emergency was declared. En route to CYZV, the green indication for locked nose gear came on. The emergency was cancelled and the aircraft landed safely at CYZV. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The microswitch was adjusted and no other faults were found.

October 3, 2020

Accident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An École de Pilotage Évolution Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GWEM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was conducting touch-and-gos. The landing gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft was immobilized on Runway 09/27. There were no injuries but there was damage to the aircraft. Operational impact: Runway 09/27 was closed for approximately 15 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0095: C-GEWM, a Diamond DA-20 operated by Evolution Flight School Inc., was on a local training flight from the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport under visual flight rules, with a student pilot on board. During a simulated short landing exercise, the aircraft bounced several times and, on the third touchdown, the nose landing gear gave way and the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft came to a stop at the edge of the runway, in the grass. There were no injuries, however the aircraft sustained damage primarily to the propeller, engine cover and nose gear.

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.

September 6, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE851) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) declared a PAN PAN on initial climb out from Runway 25 due to the failure of an engine. The presence of emergency services was requested. The aircraft came back to land at CYVP and landed safely on Runway 25 at 2230Z. AIE851 taxied to the ramp under its own power. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0087: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C) operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE851 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and returned to land at CYVP safely. There were no injuries or damage.

August 14, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

At 1413Z, a call came from an individual (a pilot) who reported having seen and heard a Cessna type aircraft (C150 or C172) that seemed to be having trouble with its engine and was heading south, either to Lachute, QC (CSE4) or Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). The person was approximately 38 km north of CSE4. The Area Control Centre (ACC) shift manager was notified. Around 1445Z, the ACC shift manager confirmed that an Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) had an engine failure and landed without damage at CSE4.

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.

August 13, 2020

Accident at ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Grondin Transport Inc. Cessna 310R (C-GAST) from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) experienced a runway excursion. NOTAM issued for runway closure from 2012Z until 2220Z.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0081: C-GAST, a Cessna 310R operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local flight from St-Frédéric airport, QC (CSZ4), following maintenance work on the aircraft, with two crew members on board. During landing on Runway 23, the right landing gear strut slumped and the aircraft deviated to the right, followed by a lateral runway excursion. The aircraft came to rest on its stomach, adjacent to a drainage ditch about 100 feet from the runway. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

July 24, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16706: A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Dassault Ajet (CHETA28) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) was inbound to the airfield via the West and was cleared to join initial (3NM final at 2000 feet) via the South, while a privately registered Cub L4BX from Lac des cèdres, QC to Lac Otis, QC (without a transponder) was flying towards the airfield at 2500 feet. Both aircraft came to 1NM from each other at co-altitude without traffic passing or situation awareness of the second aircraft. In reaction to seeing a civilian aircraft to its left, CHETA28 dived to get below the altitude of the Cub L4BX to avoid any risk of collision. The Cub L4BX had no transponder and a misunderstanding let the Tower Controller think the pilot was heading towards the water (La Baie); therefore, no conflict with CHETA28 was expected. No further incident, both aircraft landed safely at their destinations.

July 31, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-JOLIETTE QC (CSE3) (Parachute-related event)

A privately registered PA-22-160 on a flight from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) was observed at 3500 feet penetrating CYA632 which was active. No communication was established with the aircraft at the time of the incursion. Traffic was exchanged with an aircraft that was dropping parachutists, and the Piper PA-22-160 came in close proximity to the parachutists.

July 23, 2020

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an iFly College Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised of a runway excursion in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) due to wildlife on the runway. No injuries. The aircraft is currently 65ft to the left of Runway 06. The extent of the damage is unknown.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0078: C-FOUA, a Cessna 172R type aircraft operated by iFly College, was on visual flight rules to and from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with a touch-and-go in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) with a pilot on board. During landing on Runway 06 at CSR3, the pilot saw an animal on the runway. They then turned to the left in order to avoid it and went out on the edge of the track. They then attempted to return to the runway, but the aircraft passed into a small ditch, where the propeller touched down and the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot was not injured.

July 19, 2020

Incident at 4NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

At 0211Z, on final for Runway 27, a privately registered Mooney M20C from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared MAYDAY MAYDAY due to loss of engine power. The aircraft immediately came back and said it was a false alarm. The pilot confirmed having fuel reserves, engine power and control of the aircraft. The aircraft landed on Runway 27 without issue at 0214Z.

July 10, 2020

Incident at 8NM E Carrière Beauport

The pilot of a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (QUE20) on a MEDEVAC flight from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised having been targeted by a green laser while on final for Runway 24, which came from their left, around the Beauport quarry. 911 notified. No impact on operations.

June 29, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Slowdown and unexpected failure of the Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) system occurred between 1310Z and 1357Z. Impact: the possibility of providing NOTAM information was lost. The Flight Service Station Information System (FIMS) flight plan templates were not available during the outage period. Starting at 1310Z, the CFPS system slowed considerably and had service interruptions. Around 1328Z, the system became totally inoperative. The National Systems Control Center (NSCC) was notified and advised the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) that they were restarting the system, which would take 2 to 5 minutes. The system returned to service around 1357Z. During the slowdown and the breakdown, the Quebec FIC lost the possibility of giving NOTAM information to pilots, because there was no backup system. In addition, the flight plan templates were also inaccessible via FIMS because the information attached came from the CFPS system. Pilots called the Quebec FIC to obtain NOTAM information because they were unable to do so online, and Quebec FIC officials had to tell the pilots that they were also unable to provide them with the NOTAM information.

June 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FDOS/ET824) from Poste Montagnais (Mile 134), QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) declared PAN PAN due to a landing gear issue. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1602Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing abnormal was found. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0054: C-FDOS, a Beech A100 operated by Exact Air Inc., flew ET824 according to instrument flight rules from Poste Montagnais, QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré airport, QC ( CYRC) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was cruising towards CYRC, the hydraulic pump warning light flashed intermittently. The crew pulled the pump circuit breaker to prevent it from overheating. A few minutes later, the "Gear Unsafe" lights came on; the crew selected the deployment of the landing gear and the train partially extended. The pump stopped and the transition lights remained on. The crew successfully completed the manual landing gear extension procedure. The crew then declared an emergency and requested priority. The aircraft landed safely at 1602Z. There were no casualties. Maintenance personnel diagnosed a failure of the hydraulic pump.

February 10, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16540: At Bagotville, QC (CYBG), a runway incursion was committed by a foreman at the intersection of Runway 18/36 and Runway 11/29 while a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) was landing on Runway 36. Foreman was instructed to proceed on the airfield, holding short of Runway 36, and had read back the restriction. A few minutes later, the foreman was on Runway 29, driving towards Runway 36 faster than expected, so the ground controller reiterated to the foreman to hold short of Runway 36. This was followed by the instruction to stop immediately when the vehicle was seen crossing the hold short line. The vehicle was then immobilized at the center of the main intersection when the aircraft touched down. Ground control issued instructions to the vehicle to vacate the runway without delay, while the tower controller told the pilot about the unauthorized vehicle at the main intersection. The pilot had a visual on the vehicle and, after touching down, decided to pull up. The aircraft ended up conducting an overshoot less than a 100 above the vehicle when it was exiting the runway. The aircraft stayed on the tower frequency and came back for a landing on the active runway (Runway 29) without further incident.

April 28, 2020

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

A Mag Aerospace Cessna 337G (C-FBRH) in Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) encountered a broken front wheel support when landing at 1525Z. Breakage and immobilization occurred on Runway 18. 1 person was on board, 0 injured. Impact on operations: Runway 18 was closed until 1630Z, so a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL956) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) performed a go-around and re-routed to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY).
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0044: C-FBRH, a Cessna 337G operated by MAG Aerospace Canada Corp., was on visual flight rules from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). When landing on Runway 18, a gust of wind helped bounce the aircraft onto the runway. Following the rebound, the aircraft struck the ground hard, causing the front landing gear to collapse, and causing the propeller to strike the ground. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The company temporarily suspended flights from its other Cessna 337G aircraft to conduct detailed inspections of the nose landing gears, and no anomalies were reported.

March 31, 2020

Incident at 48NM WSW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3538) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared MAYDAY due to flight control problems. Coordination carried out. WEN3538 landed without incident at 0248Z. No impact.
UPDATE from TSB Report #A20Q0039: C-FENO, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was operating flight WEN3538 under instrument flight rules from Toronto/Lester B Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to its destination of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 21 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYUL, the "mistrim left wing low advisory light" light came on. The crew disconnected the autopilot and found that the flight controls were very stiff. They pulled the roll disconnection lever, and the commanders controls became free but those of the first officer remained stiff. The crew completed the associated Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist and an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the descent of WEN3538, the MISTRIM LEFT WING LOW advisory light illuminated. When the First Officer (FO) / Pilot Flying (PF) disconnected the autopilot, it was noticed that the controls were very stiff and the Captain confirmed the same. The roll disconnect handle was pulled, which freed the Captain’s side while completely freezing the FO’s side. Quick Reference Card (QRC)and Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedures were actioned and air traffic control (ATC) was advised with a MAYDAY call that the aircraft was experiencing flight control malfunction. The runway assigned was the Instrument Landing System (ILS) 06R due to it having a longer available landing distance than 06L. Flight attendants were briefed for a non-normal landing, and the passengers were also notified. The approach and landing were normal and, upon stopping on the runway, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted an inspection to confirm that no abnormalities were present. The aircraft taxied to the gate for a normal shutdown.

March 1, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Although it had received and read back the instruction to hold short of Runway 06R, a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FOPC) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) crossed the stoplines, and the aircraft came to a stop after the air traffic services (ATS) unit intervened. Impact: an aircraft on final was instructed to pull up.

February 27, 2020

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

A Flightpath Charter Airways Inc. Learjet 45 (C-GFFT) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on Runway 06, but during its landing roll, it made a runway excursion and hit several runway lights and flashing lights. C-GFFT left the runway on its own and taxied up to the private aerodrome operator. An inspection was conducted. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed from 1650Z to 1813Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0026: C-GFFT, a Learjet 45 operated by Flightpath Charters Airways Inc. was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. Upon touch down on Runway 06, the crew experienced high wind gusts and white out visibility. The aircraft drifted slightly into the right runway strip of Runway 06, and came into contact with a number of Runway Edge Lights during rollout. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the right landing gear door suffered slight damage as a result of contact with the light fixtures.

January 3, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.

January 21, 2020

Incident at 30NM S MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Czech corporately registered Boeing 737-800 chartered by Air Transat (OKTVY/TSC2527) from Samaná, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared PAN PAN due to a possible landing gear issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested by the aircraft, which landed at 2342Z without incident. Impact: Runway 24R was closed from 2342Z to 2358Z. A few aircraft were delayed at arrival.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0014: OK-TVY, a Smartwings for Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC2527), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from El Catey Intl, Dominican Republic (MDCY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 178 passengers and 6 crew members on board. At departure from MDCY and at V1 speed, the crew felt moderate vibration. During the climb, they asked airport staff to inspect the runway, and tire debris was found. All indications were normal in the cockpit, and the flight continued to CYUL. At approximately 30 NM south of CYUL, the crew declared an emergency due to a possible problem with the landing gear. At 2342Z, the aircraft landed without incident with emergency services on standby, but a moderate vibration was felt. There were no injuries. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway for an inspection, and it then proceeded to the terminal. A damaged wheel was replaced, and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 3, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FSOU/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) lost a wheel from its left interior back gear at takeoff from Runway 24L. JZA8684 burned off fuel and declared an emergency at 1933Z. JZA8684 landed without incident at 2014Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, the flight crew was informed by the air traffic controller (ATC) and the flight attendant (FA) that the aircraft (C-FSOU) lost the left inboard (#2) main wheel assembly. The decision was taken to execute an air turn back after burning some fuel. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident. The aircraft stopped on the taxiway, where passengers were deplaned and bused to the terminal. Troubleshooting determined the main wheel bearings failed, allowing the assembly to separate from the gear axle on rotation. As the axle sustained some damage, the landing gear assembly along with the brake units and wheel assemblies were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. The main wheel assembly has been recovered. On January 4, 2020, another aircraft (C-GABO) suffered a No. 3 main wheel bearing failure while taxiing to the gate. Due to the failures on these aircraft, a fleet campaign was commenced on the DHC classic fleet (All DHC-8-102/301/311) to inspect and report on the condition of the main wheel bearings. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation is currently underway. Further updates on the results of the campaign and SMS investigation will be made in Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) as part of the follow-up on the two Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs) submitted by the operator.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADOR 2020Q0365 deleted.

November 1, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna A152 (C-GMAX) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) (transponder 2401) entered the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone from the northwest, at 1200ft, without contacting air traffic control (ATC), and came within 2NM of the airport. A helicopter that was northwest bound was instructed to descend in order to avoid C-GMAX. The situation involved pilot training.

October 29, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATS operating irregularity)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUJ/ACA215) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), arriving at CYVR, came into conflict with an Air Tahiti Nui Boeing 787-9 (FOVAA/THT68) from Tahiti, French Polynesia (NTAA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) when the aircraft was inadvertently issued a heading intended for an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA212) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), which was on departure from CYVR. ACA215 and THT68 passed within 2.2NM and 100ft of each other, where 3NM or 1000ft is required.

August 25, 2020

Incident at 13.57NM NE STEWART BC (CZST)

TSB Report #A20P0085: C-FYHA, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 aircraft operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, departed a remote area located 13 NM northeast of Stewart, BC (CZST) to conduct external load operations with only the pilot on board. Shortly after liftoff, the load of steel pipe that was being slung with nylon straps on a 50 foot external line, using a Crosby-style hook, released due to an inadvertent opening of the keeper. There were no injuries. When the load was picked up, it was observed that one strap had flipped over the end of the hook and came to rest on the safety keeper, forcing a side load on the keeper rather than resting in the hook throat. This resulted in one strap releasing from the hook. After the incident, the Crosby-style hook was removed from service and replaced with a Sure-lock style hook.

October 6, 2020

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 19, 2020

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

The pilot of a Government Of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-GMPK/AIRR3) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) advised that an indicator light came on shortly after the aircrafts departure at 2158Z. The aircraft returned to land. No assistance was required. C-GMPK landed safely at 2200Z. No impact to operations.

September 16, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

While a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Bell 47G-2 (C-FKGU) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was outbound from the airport, they failed to maintain a listening watch on the frequency. The controller tried to call C-FKGU multiple times to pass traffic regarding 3 different aircraft. C-FKGU finally came on the frequency when at the edge of the control zone. They said they read the tower 5x5. No operational impact.

August 3, 2020

Accident at NELSON BC (CZNL)

TSB Report #A20P0073: C-FZYZ, a privately operated Cessna 180, was conducting a VFR flight from a private grass airstrip at Blind Bay, BC, to Nelson (CZNL), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger pilot on board. During the landing on Runway 22, the aircraft encountered a strong cross wind from the North, which resulted in the right wing rising. The pilot applied power to try and stabilize the aircraft and to avoid a ground loop; however, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft left the runway surface and went through the airport fence, across a road, and came to rest in a parking lot approximately 80 meters from the runway centerline. Both persons on board sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

August 21, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A 1072422 B.C. Ltd. Cirrus SR22 (C-GMEM) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) came in receiver only (RONLY) from the terminal. The aircraft landed safely. Minimal impact on operation.

August 17, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZK/JZA8181) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), on approach to Runway 03, cancelled its IFR and went into the missed approach due to a tail wind and came around for Runway 30. No further impact to operations.

July 28, 2020

Accident at 27NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A downed aircraft was reported by a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GUET). The aircraft had two occupants. The aircraft was later identified as a privately registered Cessna 140 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK).
Update TSB Report #A20P0071: A privately operated Cessna 140 was conducting a VFR flight from the abandoned airstrip at Stave Lake, BC, to Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger-pilot on board. During the takeoff roll, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft came to rest inverted and in the opposite direction of the attempted takeoff roll. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The passenger pilot sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire. TSB investigators deployed to the site.

July 18, 2020

Incident at 4917N / 12259W

A privately registered Beech B36TC from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) to Port Alberni, BC (CBS8) came within close proximity of a large black and gold remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) at 4500ft while flying overhead the Burnaby Mountain Conservation area. No operational impact.

June 25, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was issued a clearance to back track and take-off from Runway 25. The aircraft left the hard surface on the displaced threshold of Runway 25, and came to a stop. The controller asked the pilot if they would be able to turn around, to which the pilot replied that they likely could. The aircraft managed to turn around and depart. No operational impact.

June 16, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Yak-50 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) aborted its take-off during a touch and go on Runway 19. The aircraft came to a complete stop on Runway 19, across the hold line for Runway 07. The aircraft was pushed off the runway without incident. One IFR trainer was pulled up on final and given a circuit (CCT) back to Runway 07. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During a touch and go, the aircraft engine began to lose power. The take-off was aborted and the engine was shut down upon landing. After investigation, maintenance found that the issue was with the pressure carburetor’s auto lean systems diaphragm, which had failed and resulted in excessive fuel being dumped into engine. The carburetor has been removed and sent for overhaul.

April 22, 2020

Incident at Coquitlam BC

Aviation Incident Report #16598: Member of the public reported that a helicopter was flying over 3100 Dayanee Springs Blvd, Coquitlam, and that the radius over the rooftops was low. Additionally, the aircraft sounded its police sirens more than 4 times while conducting two circling events over the Westwood plateau and Dayanee Springs areas. Aircraft was black and dark green and resembled a military helicopter, and appeared to have the word "Sherriff" written on its sides. The actions of the aircraft prompted some citizens to call the local police, who were unaware of anything going on, and numerous people came out on their balconies to see what was happening due to the police sirens sounding from this helicopter. Given that the helicopter did not appear to belong to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or local police, citizens were quite concerned as to who actually owns the helicopter and who was operating it in that fashion (i.e. flying low and sounding police sirens). A later research by Transport Canada officials at headquarters determined the aircraft to have been a Los Angeles County Sheriff Eurocopter AS 332L1 (N951LB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Coquitlam, BC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported a helicopter flying, for a second day in a row, low over Coquitlam, BC whilst using sirens such as police sirens. The helicopter has a Sheriff sign on it, black-dark green-light green, and also says "Los Angeles County" on side. The main concern is the use of police sirens. It is reported that there are Twitter feeds and video footage from private individuals. The RCMP also has footage.

April 25, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), a pedestrian was observed walking from the Canadian Flight Centre tie downs onto Taxiway Alpha, north of Runway 26L. They stopped on Alpha for approximately 2 minutes before exiting back the way they came.

April 5, 2020

Accident at 39NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Bell 206B called the Flight Information Centre (FIC) on the Abbotsford, BC (YXX) remote communications outlet (RCO) to report that a privately registered Eurocopter EC120B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had rolled over while landing on a hilltop near Thomas Lake, BC. Other aircraft provided immediate aid and the passengers were rescued with only minor injuries being reported. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0045: A privately operated Eurocopter 120B aircraft was conducting a leisure flight with 3 persons on board, departing from Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. The helicopter was the first of three helicopters planning to visit Thomas Crater, BC, 39nm N of Abbotsford Airport (CYXX). On approach to the landing area, the pilot surveyed several options. He selected a location that would allow the other two aircraft to land nearby. The aircraft touched down on the snow and stabilized. The pilot began to "pump the collective", in order to solidify the helicopter into the snow, however the LH landing gear skid broke through the snow. A dynamic rollover ensued and the helicopter came to rest on its left side with substantial damage. One person received minor injuries. The ELT did not activate.

March 20, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. The aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager was notified, who passed to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation was due to the crash on the field. Operations moved to Runway 07.

March 19, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

During climb out from Runway 34, a Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised of engine troubles and requested landing. The aircraft declared MAYDAY and was cleared to land Runway 16. The aircraft landed safely a 2038Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) was on a touch and go when at about 100ft on the climb out the engine dropped to about 30% power. The crew declared an emergency and prepared for a forced landing when the engine power came back. The crew climbed back up and managed to land back on the opposite runway. There was no damage to the aircraft upon landing and it was able to taxi back to the hangar under its own power. Maintenance confirmed that the fuel was on and sufficient (about ½ tanks), an inspection found no fuel contamination and no obvious defects. Ground runs were performed and full power was achieved. The aircraft is equipped with a Garmin G1000, which records engine parameters, so maintenance downloaded and analyzed the data. A sudden drop of fuel flow from 15GPH to 1GPH at the time of the power loss was indicated. Based upon the aircraft inspection and the engine data, the fuel injector servo is suspect and has been removed and sent for test/repair. A preliminary Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0039: C-GSFR, a Cessna 172S operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd, was conducting circuit training flights at Kelowna International Airport (CYLW), BC, with 1 flight instructor and 1 student on board. During the second circuit, the aircraft experienced a sudden engine power loss (Avco Lycoming, IO-360-L2A) during climb out at approximately 200 feet AGL. The flight instructor took control, declared a MAYDAY and pitched the aircraft forward in preparation for a forced landing. The flight instructor recovered engine power with throttle manipulation at approximately 75 feet AGL and climbed to 300 feet AGL. A second MAYDAY was declared and the aircraft landed without incident on Runway 16. ARFF was on standby. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The G1000 download indicated a fluctuating fuel flow with a drop to 1.08 gallons per hour. Maintenance removed the fuel servo (Precision Airmotive Model RSA-5AD1) to inspect for intermittent operation.

March 10, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

The Controller observed a North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 1900D (C-FNCL/NCB2806) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) on Taxiway Foxtrot that came off the shell ramp without taxi clearance. No operational impact.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 14NM W Whistler, BC

A Blackcomb Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GFCC), while conducting heli-skiing operations 14 miles West of Whistler, BC, came into conflict with terrain while attempting to abort a landing.
Update TSB Report #A20P0027: C-GFCC, a Bell 407 helicopter operated by Blackcomb Helicopters was conducting heli-skiing operations with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board in the vicinity of Brandywine Mountain, approximately 14 nm W of Whistler (CBE9), BC. After transporting a different group of skiers to the staging area due to deteriorating weather conditions the helicopter returned to the pickup spot on the mountain to collect 4 heli-ski guests and 1 guide. The pilot and guide reassessed the weather conditions as favorable to attempt another skiing run. At the top of the ski run the pilot was unable to approach the staked drop-off location due to reduced visibility and attempted to approach a nearby, lower altitude location that was not staked. The pilot entered a hover but soon lost visual reference with the surface due to deteriorating weather conditions and attempted to abort the landing. During the aborted landing attempt, the helicopter struck the snow-covered terrain, rolled to the right, and came to rest its right side. The 406 Mhz ELT activated. The guide exited the helicopter and assisted the 4 passengers with egress. The pilot retrieved the halon fire extinguisher mounted in the cockpit and extinguished a small post-impact fire located in the engine area. The heli-skiing guide contacted the company dispatcher using a handheld radio who initiated the emergency response plan. A company helicopter was unable to access the occurrence site due to low visibility. The pilot and 5 passengers skied to a lower portion of the mountain where the company helicopter transported them to the staging area. The guide received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

March 4, 2020

Accident at 9NM NW WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

Pilot-in-command (PIC) reported an aircraft accident for a privately registered Piper PA-18-150 on a flight to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) at approximately 10.8NM South of McCleese Lake, in a field on the West side of the highway. No fuel spillage or flames, no immediate assistance required. Pilot was retrieved by a farmer and had no injuries to report. No emergency assistance currently provided or requested.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0032: C-FINA, a privately operated wheel/ski-equipped Piper PA-18-150, was conducting a flight from South Cariboo/108 Mile (CZML), BC to Quesnel (CYQZ), BC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During cruise, the aircraft encountered unexpected weather and the pilot elected to divert to Williams Lake (CYWL), BC. Prior to reaching CYWL, the aircraft encountered IFR meteorological conditions and the pilot made a precautionary landing in a field. On landing, the aircraft bounced due to rolling terrain and came to rest at a fence line. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

March 2, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a nose gear indicator issue on final for Runway 15 and conducted a low pass over Runway 15. Flight Service Station (FSS) determined visually that nose gear appeared down. CA811 did left hand circuit and landed safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear indicator light extinguished. This same issue occurred 12 flight hours earlier on the February 29th, 2020 (CADOR 2020P0403). There was no gear warning horn and no warning on the G1000 screen (it will display a gear unsafe message if not locked down). There was a different flight crew for this event , however, their actions were the same. This crew also found the press-to-test indicator head had popped out slightly, they clicked it in and the light came back on. Maintenance replaced the light assembly with a new part and tested the old light assembly on the bench. With the head of the indicator removed, maintenance found the indicator light contacts were covered with a heavy sticky lacquer which smelled burnt. The lacquer appeared to have run out of the main body of the light assembly and contaminated the nose light contacts. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted for the light assembly.

February 29, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) advised of nose gear indication when on final for Runway 33. CA811 climbed to circle overhead CYXT to troubleshoot. CA811 resolved the issue and landed on Runway 15 without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear green light went out. The flight crew went around and climbed out to troubleshoot. When they touched the nose light indicator, the light came back on. The head of the press–to-test indicator was not fully locked in, so the crew pushed it until it locked and did a gear cycle to check the gear and got 3 greens. Maintenance has found that in their experience with this kind of press-to-test type indicator it was not unusual for the head to work loose over time and need to be clicked back in, no further maintenance action was taken. (Reference CADOR 2020P0418 for similar event for C-FKTE)

February 19, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A de Havilland DHC-8-400 registered in the United States (N794CP) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was doing powered runs on Taxiway Delta and was unable to be reached for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The firehall was called and came out to motion to the pilot to contact ground. During the 10 to 15 minute period, the aircraft would have been required to power down so aircraft could taxi behind.

February 11, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Vehicle (RED2) was given permission to enter Runway 01 from Taxiway C with a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPY) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) on short final. Permission was rescinded just as the aircraft was touching down. Vehicle had not crossed the hold short line yet and was told several times to stop before coming to a stop past the hold short line. Aircraft came to a full stop, vehicle exited the runway back on Taxiway C.

February 1, 2020

Accident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0013: C-FKWE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating flight WEN3107 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 43 passengers onboard. During the landing roll on RWY 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, travelled partially off the runway surface, returned to the runway and stopped. After the aircraft stopped, the flight crew requested ARFF. There were no injuries. The damage to the aircraft included the nose wheel collapsing and damage to the right propeller blades.

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