November 18, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), while crossing the runway, a vehicle (SER641) came to rest on A3 while it was still inside the runway protected area (RPA).

October 23, 2021

Incident at 8NM NE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-FTOD) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered Class C airspace, southeast-bound, and came within 2 NM of the Runway 24 threshold before flying westward. C-FTOD flew in Class C airspace over a distance of 15 NM. Impact: a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GIXX) from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was instructed to come to a complete stop on Runway 06 and wait on the runway.

September 11, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - weather observation systems)

There was a telecommunications link outage impacting The Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS), weather data entry (WDE), NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS), air traffic controller (ATC) 445, and Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) 118.5 MHz. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was informed, Bell link was out of service (U/S). The CYVO remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was not provided. Came back online on September 12 at 1600Z. The Québec City/Jean Lesage Int’l, QC (CYQB), ATC, Roberval (CYRJ) observatory was informed.

September 16, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Cessna 172, from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), received and read back the restriction to not descend under 2,000 ft. The aircraft descended to 1,600 ft and came into conflict with traffic observing it at 1 NM in front, in the opposite direction, at 1,500 ft.

July 29, 2021

Incident at 5NM N Sorel, QC

A privately registered Cessna 150J from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) was targeted by a laser strike 5NM north of Sorel (heading 050 and 5500 ft). The green beam came from 3 or 4 NM northeast of the high voltage line that crosses over the river in Sorel. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was notified.

July 19, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

At Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), an American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (N20HQ) did not follow the departure procedure published for the PESAC route and came within 1NM of CYR606, approximately.

June 23, 2021

Accident at 3NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F requested clearance from the tower for a take-off from the river of the Prairies. The aircraft crashed into the river. There was significant damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0051: A privately registered Cessna 185 on floats that was tied to a private dock on Rivière des Prairies, approximately 4 NM north-west of Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), was getting ready to perform a local visual flight rules flight. While the aircraft taxied on water, the pilot followed the checklist in preparation for takeoff. The checklist did not indicate to check for removal of the control surface locking device and the aircraft was not equipped with an approved device. However, an unapproved device had been installed the previous day and had not been removed during preparation for takeoff. The aircraft began its takeoff on the water when the pilot noticed that the flight controls were blocked. The aircraft was able to rise above water but was not able to rise any further. The aircraft descended back down and nosed over forward just as the floats touched the water’s surface, and then flipped over. The pilot was held in the seat by a 4-point seatbelt and was wearing a PFD. The pilot was able to quickly evacuate the aircraft and was not injured. A boat came to rescue the pilot, who was brought to shore.

June 22, 2021

Incident at 15NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Academie de Pilotage Internationale Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GZTE) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), inbound, squawked 7600 on its transponder. About 3 minutes later, the aircrafts radio came back on and it was able to contact the flight service station (FSS). No impact on operations.

June 3, 2021

Incident at Lanoraie QC

Laser attack reported by a Lanaudiair Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GTIR) from Joliette, QC (CSG3) to Joliette, QC (CSG3), while overhead Lanoraie, QC. The laser came from the other side of the St. Lawrence river, in the area of the Sorel port. The pilot was briefly blinded.

May 25, 2021

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

A BSA Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDRD) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) landed on Runway 29 at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) without its nose landing gear being deployed. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. Impact: Runway 11/29 was closed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0039: A privately registered Piper PA34-200T (C-GDRD) was on a visual flight rules flight from the Bromont/Roland-Désourdy, QC (CZBM) airport. On approach to land, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the pilot received an abnormal indication noting that the front wheel was not locked. The aircraft declared an emergency and diverted to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). A gravity landing gear extension procedure was tried but was unsuccessful, and the aircraft landed on Runway 29 at CYQB with an unlocked front wheel. The aircraft remained on the centreline of the runway until it came to a complete stop. The propellers and the nose wheel fairing were damaged. The pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. A mechanical verification after the flight enabled identification of a bolt installed contrary to manufacturer’s recommendations.

April 4, 2021

Accident at ST-JEAN CHRYSOSTOME QC (CSG5)

TSB Report #A21Q0015: A privately registered Grumman (American Aviation) AA-5 was on a local visual flight rules flight from the St-Jean Chrysostome, QC (CSG5) aerodrome. The aircraft made an approach to land. Shortly before reaching the runway threshold, the aircrafts speed dropped and the aircraft stalled. The left wing touched down first and the aircraft came to rest beside the runway. The pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage.

April 14, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Aerodrome - other)

After having received the instruction to cross the threshold of Runway 27 at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) without delay and to proceed via Delta and Charlie, a vehicle (ST20) came to a stop on Runway 09/27. Air traffic control (ATC) re-issued the instruction for the vehicle to cross the threshold without delay, and ST20 exited the runway. No impact on operations.

April 10, 2021

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

At 1033Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8701) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated a missed approach for Runway 06R due to an indication of a landing gear problem. At 1104Z, JZA8701 declared a "PAN PAN" and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 1122Z and left the runway at 1203Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0018: C-GGOY, a Dash 8-402 operated by Jazz Aviation under the callsign JZA8701, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 34 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 06R at CYUL, the "Left Gear Unsafe" light illuminated when the landing gear was selected for the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the light remained on. The aircraft touched down on Runway 06R safely and the aircraft came to a stop. The landing gear was secured and the aircraft was towed to the boarding gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During approach, the flight crew received a "left" red Main Landing Gear (MLG) unsafe warning indication. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) was reviewed and an alternate gear extension was performed, with the same result. The alternate gear extension verification light was also indicating an unsafe condition. An emergency was declared. After burning off excess fuel and repositioning passengers in the cabin, the aircraft landed without further incident, stopping on the runway. Maintenance confirmed that the left MLG was not in a locked position. The gear was physically moved to a locked position and secured with a ground lock safety pin. The aircraft taxied to its assigned gate, where passengers deplaned. Following troubleshooting, the left MLG downlock actuator was replaced and the system tested serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service following a successful test flight. Service Difficulty Report No. 20210414003 was submitted

April 6, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

At Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz. The shift manager was advised. The ELT signal came from an aircraft on the ground. The signal ended at 1202Z.

March 17, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0034Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE854) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) declared an emergency due to an indication of a landing gear problem. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were advised. AIE854 landed safely at 0122Z. A runway inspection was carried out, and the runway reopened at 0130Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0013: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit under call sign AIE854, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW). After take-off, the "weight on wheels" warning light came on. The crew decided to divert to La Grande, QC (CYGL), where the company’s maintenance base is located. On approach to CYGL, when selecting the landing gear to extend, an indication appeared noting that the nose wheel was not locked. The crew initiated a holding pattern to assess the situation. An emergency was declared to the CYGL flight service specialist (FSS). The emergency checklist was completed and the landing gear was lowered manually by the crew. The aircraft landed without issue.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) crashed under unknown circumstances.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A privately registered R44 helicopter, on a local flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), crashed near Saint-Henri de Taillon, QC, in the vicinity of Lac Saint-Jean. There were 2 souls on board who sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0006: A privately registered Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) airport with a pilot and one passenger on board. The pilot was hovering about 20 or 30 feet from the ground in front of a chalet located on the shores of Lac St-Jean, in the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector. As the pilot turned to the right, the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot attempted to sustain the aircraft at the lower altitude, but had to land the helicopter in the snow. The left skid sank and the helicopter flipped over. When the aircraft came to a stop, the pilot shut down the engine, which was still running. The pilot and passenger evacuated and sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

January 8, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Despite a Pascan Pilatus PC-12 (PSC366) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) having been authorized to fly direct CYRQ UFX, and despite the pilot properly re-reading the authorization, the aircraft flew direct CYRQ CYHU instead. Impact: PSC366 came within 0.25NM of restricted airspace CYR606. No other impact on operations.

November 6, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3307) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), on 5 miles final, elected to climb to 6000ft after a wind check. The aircraft was then switched back to the Edmonton (YEG) area control centre (ACC). The aircraft came around and landed safely on Runway 30. No impact to operations.

October 31, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GTAE) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) advised air traffic control (ATC) of an engine failure while climbing on the downwind leg for Runway 26L, eastbound. ATC moved 2 aircraft ahead to allow an immediate landing on Runway 26L. The aircraft landed and came to a stop on Runway 26L without further incident, but the runway was obstructed until the aircraft could be towed clear.

June 18, 2021

Incident at DELTA / DELTA HERITAGE AIR PARK BC (CAK3)

Aviation Incident Report #17150: An individual reported that a 544211 BC Ltd. Navion (C-FEZI) on a flight to Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3) flew at a low altitude over people walking along the dyke south of CAK3. The aircraft came from over the water to the south, passed northbound at about 200 feet over the dyke and aerodrome, then climbed into the circuit and landed at CAK3.

July 11, 2021

Incident at 57NM ESE CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

TSB Report #A21P0088: C-IWBN, a privately operated Murphy Rebel advanced ultralight, was conducting a flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to an abandoned airstrip at Sage Creek, BC, with 1 pilot on board. During a slow descent at 1300 feet AGL, the engine (Rotax 912ULS) made an escalating high pitched whine that was followed by a complete engine failure within approximately 5 seconds. The pilot performed a forced landing on a logging road without engine power. The left wing contacted trees during the landing roll, instigating a ground loop which caused the aircraft to veer off of the logging road as it came to a stop. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. An engine teardown found that the piston failed in the #2 cylinder. The annual inspection, including an engine borescope and dynamic vibration analysis, was completed 3 flight hours prior to the accident, with no faults found in the engine.

August 25, 2021

Accident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During departure, a privately registered Cessna 170B from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) veered to the side of the runway and its wheel came off. The aircraft crashed and tipped onto its side. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and advised that there were no injuries, but there was a fuel leak on the runway. No emergency services needed. A NOTAM was issued to close Runway 12/30 and Taxiway Alpha. All pertinent parties were informed. The runway was returned to service at 2055Z.

July 15, 2021

Incident at 4907N / 12219W (ATS operating irregularity)

A Telus Communications Inc. Gulfstream GV-SP (C-FTEL) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on a vectored climb, came within 3.4NM and 700ft of an American, corporately registered Cessna 441 (N23NW) from Burlington/Skagit, WA (KBVS) to Burlington/Skagit, WA (KBVS) that was conducting a photo flight at FL190. The controller was required to provide either 5NM or 1000ft of vertical separation. C-FTEL reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) and requested a heading to the left, allowing the aircraft to pass behind and continue their climb.

July 14, 2021

Incident at 5044N / 11633W

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA187) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported an equipment issue and elected to return to its point of departure. No operational impact. The aircraft landed at 1722Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft operating WJA187 on July 14, 2021 was verified to be tail 258, registration C-GWSP, traveling CYYC-CYLW. On log page AK00499, the flight crew reported that on takeoff, the "FEEL DIFF PRESS" light came on. It stayed on until short final. No control issues were felt. The aircraft returned to the gate. WestJet maintenance carried out Fault Isolation Manual (FIM) 27-31 Task 815 and found contamination in the elevator FEEL Computer pitot restrictors. WestJet maintenance carried out elevator pitot–static system flushing in accordance with Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 27-31-17. WestJet maintenance carried out repair confirmation in accordance with FIM 27-31 Task 815. Ground checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service July 14, 2021. The aircraft has flown 1 cycle since the occurrence, no further related issues.

March 13, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Aviation Incident Report #17010: At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a Jeep vehicle parked on the designated ramp taxiway was reportedly restricting access to the hangar and runway for manoeuvring aircraft . A privately registered, amateur-built Coot A on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ) came into contact with the vehicle. CYNJ management was reportedly notified and provided with photo evidence.

June 20, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW422) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on a visual approach, was too high while on short final for Runway 07, and commenced a missed approach. The aircraft stayed in the circuit (CCT) for Runway 07, came around and landed. No operational impact.

June 17, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Angel Flight of B.C. Cessna 172K (AN236) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) experienced a flat tire upon landing and came to a stop on the grassy area left of Runway 26L.

Accident at 20NM N CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

At 1522Z, the Campbell River flight service station (FSS) advised that, at 1445Z, a CBE Construction Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (C-FOES) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) crashed into the water, approximately 20NM north of CYBL, under unknown circumstances. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, a propeller issue developed. As the pilot was addressing the propeller issue, the airspeed was decreasing. When the aircraft was at a height of about 20 feet above the water, the stall warning system activated. Though the pilot attempted to recover from the stall, the aircraft impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042 - Adjustments to initial TSB narrative: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, at a height of approximately 20 feet above the water, the pilot focused briefly on adjusting the propeller. At the same time, the airspeed was decreasing and the stall warning system activated. The aircraft then stalled and impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.

June 4, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) was conducting continuous right-hand circuits on Runway 34 at Penticton, BC (CYYF). The last report of a privately registered Schleicher ASH 31 MI (motor glider) on a flight to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was while the aircraft was climbing through A040 to orbit over the city of Penticton. After several minutes, with the motor glider not visible or on surveillance, C-GCAWs position was queried. The pilot advised that they had descended over the city to A024. The motor glider was then visible, and was updated about the location of C-GCAW in the downwind (circuit altitude A023). The pilot of C-GCAW was then advised of the motor gliders position, which was at their "9 oclock". On the next circuit, C-GCAW reported that it "came within about 1/2 mile" of the motor glider. Traffic was passed both ways, however, the motor glider deviated from its previously stated intentions.

May 22, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed upon landing at Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The aircraft was disabled on Runway 09/27. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and there were no injuries. NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0036: A privately registered Piper PA-12 equipped with amphibious floats, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale, WA (S20) to Merrill Field, AK (PAMR). After completing the leg from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the aircraft bounced upon initial contact with the runway surface during the landing. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the aircraft began an airframe shimmy, which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centreline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees, with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

May 20, 2021

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A CanWest Aerospace Bell 206B (C-GAHR) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) crashed while air taxiing in the vicinity of Helipad A.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0034: C-GAHR, a Bell 206B Helicopter, was conducting main rotor blades track and balance checks at Langley, BC (CYNJ). As the helicopter was lifting off (with the intent to reposition on the apron), the helicopter pitched nose down and banked left so that the main rotor blades impacted the ground. The helicopter came to rest on its left hand side. Both occupants were able to egress themselves and sustained only minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire, and both firefighters and local police responded. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.

May 12, 2021

Incident at Juan De Fuca Strait, BC (CYR109)

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N409AS/ASA75) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Juneau, AK (PAJN), transiting from the Seattle (ZSE) Flight Information Region (FIR) to the Vancouver (ZVR) FIR, was on a flight plan that, while in the climb below FL320, infringed upon the protected airspace of CYR109. An airspace warning filter alerted the controller, who issued a heading change in an attempt to maintain a lateral IFR separation of 5NM. The aircraft came within 2.3NM of CYR109, when 5NM+ or "2000ft above" should have been applied. No operational impact.

April 20, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GMLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a near miss with a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) over downtown Kelowna. The RPAS came within 200ft of the aircraft, at 3500ft above sea level (ASL). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

April 15, 2021

Accident at PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reported an aircraft accident at Princeton, BC (CYDC). At approximately 2310Z (1610 PDT), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) on a VFR flight plan from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), with a stopover at CYDC, departed CYDC for Oliver, BC. The pilot reported experiencing a downdraft upon take-off from Runway 04, and subsequently lost control. The aircraft went through a fence and hit the median of Highway 5A. The pilot experienced only minor injuries, however, the aircraft suffered extensive damage, including a fuel leak. The TSB authorized the removal of the aircraft due to its location. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0025: C-GHBM, a Cessna C-172M owned by BP Aviation Ltd., was on a round robin VFR cross-country flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Princeton, BC (CYDC), with 1 student pilot on board. Shortly after C-GHBM lifted off from Runway 04 at CYDC, the aircraft bounced on the right side of the runway. The pilot rejected the take-off and landed on the grass next to the runway. Despite power reduction and brake application, the aircraft went through the airport fence, down a small embankment, and came to rest on Highway 5A against a concrete barrier. The student pilot egressed approximately 30 seconds after the aircraft stopped; the student pilot sustained minor injuries. There was a fuel spill from the aircraft; however, no post-impact fire. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the ELT did not activate.

April 11, 2021

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FGIM) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) suffered a hard landing with a propeller strike. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0024: The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S, C-FGIM, was following other aircraft in the circuit for Runway 09 at Victoria, BC (CYYJ) when, on final approach to land, ATC advised that winds were "220 at 06 knots". The pilot elected to continue the approach at 70 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) and 10 degrees of flaps. While in the landing flare, the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft veered towards the runways edge, and the right wing tip contacted the ground before the aircraft came to rest. The pilot exited Runway 09 at Taxiway Golf. ATC advised the ARFF unit, which attended the scene. The pilot was wearing both lap and shoulder harnesses, and was not injured. The aircraft was towed to the flying club facility.

March 23, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) rejected its take-off after the oil flap came open as the aircraft started its take-off roll. C-GTYB exited the runway and taxied back to the hangar. No operational impact.

March 18, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A BP Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-30 (C-FUYD) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a flat tire upon roll out after landing on Runway 16. Minor operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company reported that the tire was in good shape, but it was suspected that it might have been low with air after the take-off and slowly losing air throughout the flight. Shortly after landing and during the ground roll, the pilot noticed it was pulling. At this point, as they cleared the runway, it slipped off the rim. The engineer came to inspect, found no damage, and changed the tire. No further action is required.

March 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

March 11, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 34, departed the runway onto the grass, north of the Taxiway B sign. The aircraft came to a full stop upright and well outside of the runway protected area. The pilot reported no injuries. The airport manager was advised and the aircraft will be removed. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17007: The student pilot of a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 34 and experienced a runway excursion. They had touched down approximately 1000 feet from the threshold of Runway 34 and were on their take-off roll. As they increased the aircrafts power, they felt the aircraft pulling to the left, and when they deployed the full right rudder, it pulled to the left and they were unable to stay on the runway surface. They immediately reduced power and left the runway surface and traversed the grass surface approximately 248 meters in a northwest (NW) direction. The aircraft came to a complete stop on the west side of Runway 34, approximately 100 meters perpendicular from the runway edge. There was no damage to the aircraft and the pilot did not sustain injuries. A BP Aviation flight instructor completed an initial inspection of the aircraft and determined there was no damage, so the aircraft taxied to the flying school for further inspection. The airport operator completed a runway surface condition inspection at 1959Z, and the surface was deemed to be bare and dry, however, there was some minor foreign object debris (FOD) on the surface. Runway sweeping operations were carried out to remove the FOD. No impact to airport operations.

October 3, 2021

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Thunder Airlines Cessna 208B (THU202) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) reported a bike strike upon departure. The aircraft came around and landed on Runway 10. A vehicle (ST27) advised that one bird was found on the runway.

August 13, 2021

Accident at 65NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of a light float plane accident north of Orillia, ON. The aircraft involved was identified as a privately registered, amateur-built Bushcaddy R80.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0072: A privately registered Bushcaddy R80 float plane was conducting local flights from the Orillia/Lake St John Seaplane Base, ON (CNV6). After landing in a sheltered bay, the pilot taxied the aircraft into the main part of the lake to conduct a takeoff into the wind. After applying power, and with the aircraft on the step, the pilot raised the right float, a technique used to facilitate a shorter takeoff run. As the right float came out of the water, the pilot lost directional control and the aircraft turned abruptly to the left, where the left wing struck the water as the pilot brought the throttle to idle. As the aircraft returned to a level attitude, the right float impacted the water and became detached from the aircraft. The pilot and passenger egressed from the left side of the aircraft and entered the water. They were rescued a short time later by nearby boaters. There were no injuries. The aircraft came to rest upside down in the water and was eventually towed to shore.

August 6, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: GERALDTON (GREENSTONE REGIONAL) ON (CYGQ)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12 (AB1276) from Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) entered controlled Class B airspace in the vicinity of Geraldton (Greenstone Regional), ON (CYGQ) without clearance. The control area extension is 20NM and the aircraft came within 12NM.

August 17, 2021

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

Just after take-off, a warning light came on and a Trans Capital Air Ltd. Diamond DA 42 M-NG (C-FMQM) on a flight from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) returned to CYRL. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft departed again and the same light illuminated. The aircraft returned to CYRL and landed again without incident. No impact to operations.

August 11, 2021

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

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3513) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) initiated a go-around due to the illumination of a caution light. The flight landed at 1151Z without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The #1 stall system and stick pusher fail lights came on. The #2 angle of attack (AOA) transducer was replaced.

August 6, 2021

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing on Runway 24, a Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GKAJ/THU107) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) reported it had overrun the runway and were requesting a tow. Operational impact: Runway 06/24 was closed until 1500Z; a Thunder Airlines Cessna 208B (C-FWVR/THU202) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) diverted back to CYTS; and an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FCJD/CRQ871) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) attempted an approach to Runway 32, but conducted a missed approach and returned to CYTS.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0066: C-GKAJ, a Beechcraft A100 King Air, was conducting Thunder Airlines flight THU107 from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO). After an unsuccessful first approach to land for Runway 06, THU107 conducted a second approach for Runway 24. After touchdown, the aircraft continued along the runway and came to a stop approximately 50 feet beyond the threshold of Runway 06. There were no injuries to the 9 persons onboard. Heavy rain was reported in the vicinity of the airport at the time of approach and landing.

July 31, 2021

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A privately registered American Aviation AA-5 from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Burlington, ON (CZBA) entered the Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) control zone without clearance and failed to follow air traffic control (ATC) instructions to report when in the mid-left downwind for Runway 32. The aircraft came close to cutting off a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GPZV) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) on final approach.

August 2, 2021

Accident at TILLSONBURG ON (CYTB)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a privately registered Cessna 172 had crashed on the airfield at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB). There was 1 person on board (POB) with no reported injuries.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0063: A privately registered Cessna 172 was on the take-off roll at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB) with only the pilot on board. As the aircraft became airborne, the pilots seat slid back on the rails and the pilot was unable to reach the flight controls. The aircraft stalled, struck the ground with the left wing, and cartwheeled. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft came to rest in an inverted position. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but the pilot was uninjured. The 121.5 ELT activated during the impact.

July 23, 2021

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, homebuilt Zenair Zodiac CH 601 on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) experienced a hard landing with a nose gear collapse on Runway 15/33. The runway was closed by NOTAM due to the disabled aircraft. No contact with the flight information centre (FIC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0057: On 23 July 2021, a Zenair 601 CH advanced ultralight was landing on Runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with the pilot and one passenger on board. While crossing the threshold and during the flare, the nose inadvertently pitched up abruptly. The aircraft experienced a hard landing on the left main landing gear and bounced. Subsequently, on the second touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the side of the runway. The runway was closed by NOTAM. There were no injuries. Post occurrence examination indicated that the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

July 25, 2021

Accident at 3NM NE BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

A 2244095 Ontario Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FVPA) crashed approximately 3.3NM North Northeast (NNE) of Brantford, ON (CYFD) at 1100Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), with sustained injuries. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0056: C-FVPA, a Robinson R44 helicopter, was performing aerial spray application on a corn field near Brantford, ON. During a spray run, the helicopter impacted a set of hydro wires at the edge of a corn field, and subsequently crashed. The helicopter came to rest approximately 270 feet from the hydro wires, and was destroyed. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The TSB deployed two investigators to the scene.

April 10, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17042: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was just over the threshold of Runway 10 when the winds that were gusting suddenly died. Prior to the incident, winds were from the southeast (SE) and the Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated a wind speed of 8 knots (kts). The aircraft dropped, resulting in a hard landing. The left main landing gear sustained structural failure and cracked in half. The aircraft veered to the left, off of the runway, and came to rest in the grass. The left wing came into contact with the runway marker. The engine was shut down and secured. There were no injuries and both occupants exited the aircraft. Upon inspection of the broken gear leg, it was noted that the failure occurred at the site of the bolt hole, located mid-shaft of the gear leg where the cross wires insert.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17040 and #17041: At approximately 1525Z, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was reported to be disabled on Runway 10. The aircraft appeared to have sustained damage to its undercarriage assembly. The runway sign was also damaged. There were no injuries. The pilot indicated the aircraft was right over the numbers on Runway 10 when it was hit by a gust of wind, causing the aircraft to stall and drop, buckling the left main gear and right main nose gear, and causing it to turn where it came to rest on top of a runway sign on the north side of the runway. The Airport Manager was advised at 1532Z. The aircraft was moved to the hangar at 1700Z.

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