September 1, 2022

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

After an Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12 (AM267) from La Romaine, QC (CTT5) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was cleared on approach to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), its IFR clearance was cancelled by the air traffic controller (ATC), even though this was not requested by the crew. No impact.

August 28, 2022

Incident at 40NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

En route to Glasgow, United Kingdom (EGPF), an Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (TSC244) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Glasgow, UK (EGPF) reported a medical issue regarding a crew member and asked to be diverted to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No emergency. TSC244 was on the ground on Runway 24R at 0038Z. No impact.

August 23, 2022

Incident at 5026N / 07314W

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 (N825AA/AAL90) from Chicago/O’Hare, IL (KORD) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) experienced a mechanical issue. The crew requested to return to KORD. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA2335) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency at 1211Z due to a non-normal rotation, where the crew mentioned feeling the aircraft pull to the right. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at 1634Z and remained on the runway for an inspection by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. Operational impact: minor delays for two VFR aircraft.

March 13, 2022

Incident at 9NM E IKDEB intersection

At 0223Z, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-8HX (C-FLSW/SWG635B) from Moncton/Romeo-LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared a medical emergency due to a sick passenger on board. The aircraft requested an ambulance at the gate. No operational impact.
UPDATE from operator: The flight crew that operated this flight reported that there was no emergency declared – only an ambulance requested to meet the aircraft at the gate.

February 16, 2022

Incident at 8NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 (FCON479) from Valcartier, QC (CYOY) to Valcartier, QC (CYOY) made a 180-degree turn, then descended 500ft without clearance in order to return to CYOY due to technical problems. No emergency. Impact: separation between FCON479 and a Pascan Saab 340B (PSC588) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was reduced to 600ft and 2.6NM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0016: C-GRDU, a Pascan Aviation Saab 340B (PSC588), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). A Department of National Defence Bell 412 helicopter (FCON479) was on a local instrument flight rules flight from Valcartier, QC (Heli) (CYOY). When FCON479 was 8 NM west of CYQB on approach at an altitude of 4,300 ft, the crew turned 180 degrees and descended 500 ft without contacting air traffic services (ATS). PSC588 was then on FCON479s right side at an altitude of 2,900 ft. At that moment, the minimum required lateral 3 NM and vertical 1,000 ft separation could not be maintained and this was decreased to 2.6 NM laterally and 600 ft vertically. The air traffic controller contacted FCON479. Due to technical issues , FCON479 requested cancellation of its IFR clearance in order to continue via a visual flight rules flight and return to CYOY, where it landed safely.

February 21, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Shortly after takeoff, a Max Aviation Inc. Beech B200 (C-GISZ/MAX220) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft asked to return to CYHU; emergency vehicles were dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 2113Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0020: C-GISZ, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B200 (MAX220), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) with two pilots on board. On the initial climb after takeoff, the crew selected landing gear up and an abnormal indication for the gear in transition appeared. The crew declared an emergency and performed a hold circuit to consult the checklist and the company to correct the discrepancy. The landing gear was finally extended and the indications returned to normal. As a precaution, the crew overflew the runway to get visual confirmation that the landing gear was extended and returned to CYHU to land on Runway 06L without incident; the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was deployed. No injuries or damage.

February 10, 2022

Incident at 73.00NM NE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC707) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed descending when altitude clearance was 17,000ft. At the same time, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GJZZ/JZA7939) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was about 4.5NM in front with 600ft separation.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0011: C-GUSC, a Pascan Aviation Jetstream 3212 (PSC707) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Gaspé, QC (Michel-Pouliot) (CYGP) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). C-GJZZ, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier CL-600 (JZA7939), was on an IFR flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). Air control instructed PCS707 to descend to 17,000 ft and the crew correctly read back the instructions. Upon reaching 17,000 ft, the aircraft continued its descent. The air traffic controller called PSC707 back to ask it to maintain the previously assigned altitude. At that moment, lateral and vertical separation with JZA7939 had decreased to 4.5 NM and 600 ft. PSC707 climbed again to reach 17,000 ft. A minimum separation of 5 NM laterally or 1,000 ft vertically is required.

February 18, 2022

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

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE700) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) reported a mechanical problem upon approach to CYGL. The aircraft landed at 2001Z without incident and left the runway without asking for any necessary assistance. The runway was closed from 2001Z to 2012Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0019: C-GMAI, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE700), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montréal/Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) with 26 passengers and 4 crew members on board. When the aircraft was about 150 NM south of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), the crew noticed a decrease in the amount of left engine oil (Pratt & Whitney USA JT8D-17) and decided to divert to CYGL. When the aircraft was approximately 30 NM from CYGL, it experienced a decrease in engine oil pressure. The crew declared an emergency and requested a hold circuit to consult the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist. Afterwards, the crew continued the approach with the left engine on idle and the aircraft landed safely. On the ground, the engine was turned off and inspected by the emergency vehicle. The aircraft then taxied to the apron. No injuries and no damage to the aircraft.

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600F (N171UP/UPS473) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Louisville, KY (KSDF) declared an emergency after takeoff from CYMX due to a landing gear issue. UPS473 landed at CYMX approximately 10 minutes later.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0018: N171UP, a UPS Airlines Inc. Airbus A300 F4-322R (UPS473), was conducting an instrument flight rules cargo flight from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Louisville/Muhammad Ali Intl, KY (KSDF) with two pilots on board. After takeoff, the crew selected landing gear up but it did not retract. The crew declared an emergency and returned to CYMX to land on Runway 06 without incident. No injuries and no damage to the aircraft.

February 8, 2022

Incident at 30NM NE RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GYYR/PVL1909) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported that it was conducting an emergency descent but did not state the nature of the problem. The aircraft cancelled the emergency at 0015Z and landed safely at 0030Z. No impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0012: C-GYYR, a PAL Airlines Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (PVL1909), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). When the aircraft was 30 NM northeast of Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI), level at flight level (FL) 240, it developed a cabin pressure issue. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was consulted and the crew made an emergency descent. The flight continued to CYQB and the aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 50NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Air Transat Airbus 330-200 (TSC38) on a flight from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT) reported a fire indication in the baggage hold and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared, but the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified. TSC38 landed safely on Runway 24R at 0234Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0009: C-GJDA, an Airbus A330-243 operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC038 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT). As the aircraft was climbing through flight level (FL) 330, the crew received a "FWD Cargo Smoke and Land ASAP" message from the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system. The crew carried out the ECAM procedures and returned to CYUL. No emergency was declared, but the aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services were on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance inspected the forward and aft cargo hold and no evidence of smoke, or events that would have caused a smoke indication, were found. A faulty Smoke Detection Control Unit (SDCU) was suspected. Maintenance replaced the unit.

February 8, 2022

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2R4C (C-GNLW/NRL954) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) declared an emergency on final due to a left engine failure. On the ground, 2 minutes later, the aircraft reported that it did not require emergency services and taxied to the apron without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Operator: Upon review, it was discovered that there was no engine failure. Rather, the crew had conducted a precautionary engine shut down following an oscillating oil pressure indication.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0013: C-GNLW, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2R4C (NRL954), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO). While the aircraft was on final approach to land at CYVO, the crew declared an emergency due to a left engine failure (Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17). The aircraft landed without incident a few minutes later. No injuries.

January 28, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-200 (CJT626) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was instructed to conduct a go-around for Runway 06 due to the presence of a Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-200 (CJT952) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG), which was in position on the runway and took additional time to get airborne. Impact on operations: loss of separation between CJT626 and CJT952. CJT626 landed at 0502Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0010: GTCJ, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (CJT626), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Hamilton/John C. Munro, ON (CYHM) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). While the aircraft was on final, the crew was instructed to pull up because C-FLAJ, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (CJT952), was trying to take off in order to fly from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, KY (KCVG). The required separation standard of 1,000 ft or 3 NM was not met.

January 21, 2022

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

A GoJet Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N562GJ/GJS4535) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/O’Hare, IL (KORD) was on an instrument flight rules flight from CYUL with 22 people on board. Shortly after takeoff, the crew declared an emergency due to an open door indication and returned to land at CYUL, where it landed without incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0005: N562GJ, a GoJet Airlines Inc. Bombardier RJ-550 was on instrument flight rules flight GJS4535 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) with 22 people on board. Shortly after takeoff , the crew declared an emergency due to an open door warning and returned to land at CYUL, where the aircraft landed safely.

January 25, 2022

Incident at 78NM E PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to flight control issues. AIE754 changed its destination to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). Emergency vehicles were dispatched and AIE754 landed without incident at 1915Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0008: C-GMAI, a Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE754) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 52 passengers and 4 crew members on board. At flight level 180, the inside edge of the left-hand slat was observed to be in an asymmetric position. Although the controllability of the aircraft was not significantly affected, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), where the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries. Following inspection by maintenance, the inboard slat actuator was replaced.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17551: An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), with an en route stop at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), took off from CTP9 heading south, but when they were east of CYPX, they re-routed to CYPX indicating they had a flight control problem and declared an emergency at 1857Z. CYPX emergency services, the fire department, ambulance and Nunavik Police were called. Police arrived at 1910Z. Emergency services were on standby for the aircraft to land. AIE754 landed safely without incident. CYPX universal communications (UNICOM) advised. CYPX emergency services were advised and a runway surface condition (RSC) report was sent after the incident.

January 16, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC) was activated by the maintenance crew for 15 seconds between 07:00:09Z and 07:00:24Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was notified. No impact on operations.

January 10, 2022

Incident at COMAU intersection

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA8008) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) that filed, and was cleared on, the ALOET3 standard terminal arrival (STAR) route, deviated off of the STAR (30 degrees left off-course) to a maximum lateral deviation of 3NM. The controller advised the flight crew and they indicated that they would correct and that it had been caused by a flight management system (FMS) issue.

January 6, 2022

Incident at 130NM S LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GJNL/HYD160) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to La Grande-4, QC (CYAH) reported engine issues and asked to be diverted to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). HYD160 declared an emergency. Coordination was performed. HYD160 landed safely on the ground at 1507Z. Impact: the runway was unavailable from 1507Z to 1519Z. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0004: C-GJNL, a DHC-8-311 operated by Hydro-Québec, was on instrument flight rules flight HYD160 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to La Grande 4, QC (CYAH). When the aircraft was in level flight approximately 130 nautical miles (NM) south of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), the crew observed a complete loss of hydraulic fluid from system no. 2. An emergency (PAN PAN) was declared and the aircraft was diverted to the CYGL airport. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) check was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at CYGL. Maintenance staff replaced a hydraulic line that was leaking and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 5, 2022

Incident at 92NM ENE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GBJZ/JZA7937) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared "PAN PAN" due to a cargo door issue that was causing pressurization problems. No emergency declared; the aircraft descended to 6,000 ft and continued to its destination. JZA7937 landed without incident at 2125Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During cruise, the flight crew received a "FUSELAGE DOORS" red warning indication linked with the aft baggage door. A "PAN-PAN-PAN" was declared and the altitude was reduced. During the descent, the warning light went out. The flight continued to the destination airport and landed without further incident. During maintenance troubleshooting, the aft baggage door lock sensor fitted on the door handle housing was found to be out of limits. The sensor was adjusted and the system was tested serviceable before returning the aircraft to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0002: C-GBJZ, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland Dash 8-400 was on instrument flight rules flight JZA7937 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). En route, approximately 92 nautical miles (NM) east northeast (ENE) of CYUL, at an altitude of 14,000 ft ASL, an unsecured aft cargo door indication appeared. The crew initiated a descent to 8,000 ft, during which time the indication disappeared. An emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at CYUL.

February 11, 2022

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

TSB Report #A22P0012: C-GWFE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland Aircraft of Canada DHC-8-400, was conducting flight WEN3540 from Kamloops (CYKA), BC, to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB, with 71 passengers and 4crew on board. After takeoff when the crew selected the flaps to 0, the flaps stopped travelling at 5 and the FLAP POWER caution light illuminated. The crew completed the associated checklist but the issue did not resolve. The crew decided to continue to CYYC. On arrival, the crew completed the "Abnormal Flap Landing" checklist and declared a PAN PAN as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate. Maintenance carried out a functional test of the flap drive system and flap control system; both systems tested serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service.

February 14, 2022

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

TSB Report #A22P0013:C-GVEN, a WestJet Encore De Havilland Aircraft of Canada DHC-8-400, was operating as flight WEN3172 from Comox (CYQQ), BC, to Calgary (CYYC), AB, with 4 crew members and 10 passengers on board. While boarding, as the crew started the APU, the "APU Warning" light did not illuminate as usual on completion of the start procedure. The crew shut off the APU. The aircraft then stopped accepting external power. As the crew started the APU the second time, ground personnel reported to the flight crew that smoke was coming from the APU. The crew declared an emergency and a rapid deplanement was completed. When ARFF arrived at the aircraft, there was no sign of fire and the smoke was dissipating. Maintenance found that the APU starter-generator would engage when external power was applied to the aircraft. The APU starter-generator was replaced. After the completion of a function check, the airplane was returned to service. A Service Difficulty Report was submitted for this defect.

February 4, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17512: Approximately 90 minutes prior to arrival, a passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUJR/WJA837) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised a cabin crew member they were fleeing from a human traffic situation and believed they were in danger from another passenger on board the aircraft. The passenger requested police be called. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft and assisted the passenger.

April 20, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

TSB Report #A22P0028: C-FMCN, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D, was conducting flight PCO9192 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 2 crew members and 5 passengers on board. Immediately after aircraft rotation, the aircraft experienced an electrical failure. Multiple annunciator lights illuminated, including the "L GEN TIE OPEN", "BATT TIE OPEN", and "R GEN TIE OPEN" caution lights. The flight crew continued the takeoff, but could not retract the landing gear and determined multiple flight instruments were providing erroneous indications. Following the checklists, it was determined that the electrical voltage of the aircrafts center bus was zero. After consulting with maintenance, the flight crew declared PAN PAN with air traffic control and continued to CYVR under visual flight conditions. The flight landed without further incident. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance activities by the operator could not duplicate the failure after aircraft electrical power was reset. The operator removed and replaced the main battery and the bus tie printed circuit boards for evaluation. The aircraft has been returned to service.

August 19, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600F (N128UP/UPS499) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Louisville, KY (KSDF), while on the takeoff climb, declared an emergency due to its landing gear overheating. Hazmat confirmed on board. Emergency crew contacted and were on stand-by on the runway. The aircraft landed with no apparent issues. Moderate operational impact.

August 5, 2022

Accident at 5942N / 13245W

The pilot of Six Flying Fish Inc. Quest Kodiak 100 (C-FVOL) called to report that the aircraft was "down" at Trout Lake, BC, 5942N/13245W, approximately 25 east-northeast (ENE) of Atlin, BC. Aircraft crashed on take-off from Trout Lake, BC. There were 2 crew on board, no passengers, and no injuries. No impact to operations.

August 10, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

Before starting the engines on the apron, a WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWJK/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested an ambulance for a flight attendant who was unconscious and unresponsive. 911 was called.

August 1, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8150) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound to Gate 29 on Apron 6, abeam Gate 34, stopped and requested the Emergency Services unit due to a mechanical issue. The crew was concerned that there may be smoke coming from the auxiliary power unit (APU). The Airport Fire unit responded.

July 27, 2022

Accident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) received clearance to land at 0441Z. The aircraft touched down short of Runway 26L, hitting the perimeter fence. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was activated at 0443Z. At 0535Z, rescue crews departed.

July 9, 2022

Incident at LIKELY BC (CAX5)

The flight plan of an Andruschak & Associates Financial Services Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FELY) on a flight from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) was not closed after diverting to Likely, BC (CAX5) due to weather en route. Search and rescue (SAR) contact advised the aircraft was at CAX5, locked up, but with no crew present. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and shift manager were advised. The JRCC Victoria requested to close the flight plan.

July 10, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

Ground crew reported evidence of a bird strike on the exterior of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN3337) arriving from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) that landed at 0537Z. Maintenance found no remains on inspection. No impact to operations.

May 19, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Morningstar Air Express Cessna 208B (C-FFXD/MAL8071) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) checked in after departing from CYYJ through 1400 feet and climbing to 3000 feet, although the standard instrument departure (SID) states 4000 feet. Clarified with flight crew. No operational impact.

May 14, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJEN/WEN3145) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), while in a climb, advised that they would need to descend to 10,000 feet due to a loss of cabin pressurization. The flight crew advised Air Traffic Control (ATC) of a change to their destination from CYYC to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). No emergency services requested. No operational impact.

March 4, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17563: The Captain of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ/WJA131) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) called WestJet Operation Control Centre mid-flight on the satellite phone regarding an unruly passenger who had been showing erratic behaviour from the time the aircraft was in the de-ice bay. The Captain indicated the passenger was running up and down the aisle causing a disturbance. The Flight Crew managed to de-escalate the passengers behaviours and they were in agreement that the passenger would not pose a safety issue to other passengers on the aircraft. The Captain noted that while in the air, the passengers erratic behaviour became more frequent and the Flight Crew had to move adjacent passengers to other seats in order to ensure their safety. The Captain requested the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft upon arrival at CYVR and advised WestJet Operations that the passenger may be dealing with possible mental health issues.

April 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMN/JZA8269) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was provided clearance instructions and read back correctly. However, the controller observed the actual course not aligning with the clearance and confirmed the pilot error with the flight crew. No operational impact.

April 18, 2022

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GYSJ/GLR8016) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) declared an emergency and requested to return to CYYD. GLR8016 reported smoke in the cabin and requested emergency crews on site. Landed safely at 1753Z, without incident.

April 6, 2022

Incident at 5025N / 11804W

A Carson Air Ltd. Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GKLK/CRN8081) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported an issue with its hydraulics. Requested emergency crew on stand-by at airport. Landed safely without incident. No operational impact.

January 7, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

TSB Report #A22P0003: C-FYPB, a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT, was preparing for flight WSW419 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 6 flight crew and 126 passengers on board. The aircraft was parked at the gate in CYLW and configured to be de-iced by Executive Aviation. The doors were closed, engines were off, and the APU was running. The de-ice truck was parked outside the aircraft clearance zone near the left wing with 1 operator in the bucket. The driver of the de-ice truck exited the vehicle to push another aircraft. Approximately 5 minutes later, the truck began rolling towards the aircraft and stopped when it collided with the left hand engine nacelle. The aircraft was deplaned and there were no reported injuries. The aircraft sustained damage to the outboard leading edge of the left-hand engine inlet cowl. Maintenance replaced the left engine inlet cowl and the aircraft was returned to service. The de-ice trucks braking system was inspected and function tested, with no faults found. Executive Aviation is conducting an internal investigation.

March 7, 2022

Incident at 4909N / 12347W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) relayed a report of 12 fast moving objects flying above Gabriola Island. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Mission Crew Commander was notified. No operational impact.

March 4, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8148) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while on climb-out from CYYJ, was cleared by the controller to 3500ft. The flight crew read back 2500ft and the controller missed the error in altitude. Error was corrected a minute later. No operational impact.

February 7, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17518: During the pre-boarding process, a passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWCN/WJA688) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) was involved in an altercation with a cabin crew member and a gate agent. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested the passenger and took statements. No injuries reported.

February 28, 2022

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A specialist observed the door panel fall off a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Boeing CH147 (VALKY42) from CFB Cold Lake, AB (CYOD) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) just before touch down. After landing and exiting the runway, the aircraft sent crew members to retrieve it. No further impact to operations.

February 11, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A military aircraft, a Lockheed C-130 (HAULR24) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), was cleared to depart on the Clearbrook standard instrument departure (SID) and climb to 5000 feet, then checked in on the Abbotsford 9 SID while stopping the climb at 3000 feet. When queried, the flight crew advised they were on the Clearbrook SID and climbing to 5000 feet. No operational impact.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 37NM KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8058) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), descending into CYXS, requested to return to CYVR due to a nose gear issue. Returned to CYVR and landed without issue.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0008: C-GJZY, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 (Q400) airplane operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8058 from Vancouver Int’l, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) with 4 crew and 69 passengers on board. During the initial approach into CYKA, the landing gear INOP caution light and the nose gear door light illuminated. The flight crew elected to return to CYVR. They performed a manual landing gear extension and landed at CYVR without further incident. There were no injuries and no emergency was declared. The operators maintenance performed an operational test of the landing gear. A fault was detected with nose landing gear sensor S19. Following the sensor replacement, rigging and inductance checks were performed, as were gear swings. No faults were found and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 22, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3202) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) had a mechanical emergency. WEN3202 returned to CYVR with a landing gear issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on site to assist. The aircraft landed without incident. Runway 26R was closed as result, but reopened once vacated.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After takeoff, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear (MLG) failed to retract. Appropriate Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) actions were carried out and the aircraft (A/C) returned to the point of departure. Maintenance replaced the LH MLG retraction actuator. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) 20220125009 was filed in connection with this event.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0005: C-FENO, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (flight WEN3202), was conducting an instrument flight rules flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Fort Saint John, BC (CYXJ) with 4 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the flight crew selected gear up after take-off from CYVR, the annunciators displayed an amber “main left gear door” indication, and a red “left main gear” indication. The crew actioned the landing gear door malfunction checklist, completed the alternate gear extension procedure, and decided to return to CYVR. They did not declare an emergency but indicated a need for emergency response vehicles to be on stand-by. The airplane landed without incident and was met by aircraft rescue fire fighting vehicles. Maintenance found the left retract actuator was bypassing internally and replaced the retract actuator. The inspection also found the right main landing gear alternate extension cam mechanism assembly and the alternate extension up-lock release cable were broken. Those were replaced and, after a rigging check, the airplane was returned to service.

January 16, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GDMP/WSW109) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was on descent into CYXX when the weather dropped below landing minima. The flight crew advised they were diverting to Calgary, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

January 15, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGHZ/ACA518) from Honolulu/Daniel K. Inouye, HI (PHNL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared "PAN PAN" due to a flap drive control issue requiring a higher approach speed. ACA518 landed safely at CYVR at 1356Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0004: C-FGHZ, an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, was operating as flight ACA518 from Honolulu, HI (PHNL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 10 crew and 89 passengers on board. During cruise, the flight crew received an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) "Slat Drive" message. In consultation with company dispatch and the Maintenance Operations Center (MOC), the flight crew decided to continue to CYVR. A "Pan-Pan" was declared due to the requirement for a higher than standard approach speed. The flight landed without incident with ARFF on standby. Company maintenance replaced the inboard slat skew 6 sensor as per the Maintenance Manual and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 1, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8490) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected their take-off due to a baggage door indication. The aircraft taxied back to the gate. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll, the flight crew experienced a fuselage door indication. The flight crew rejected its takeoff and returned to the gate. The baggage door was cycled successfully. The aircraft departed, with no further issues.

January 6, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 (C-GSUI/NCB1512) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) experienced an engine failure on short final for Runway 33. The engine was shut down during the roll out. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0002: C-GSUI, a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100, was operating as flight NCB1512 from Calgary Int’l, AB (CYYC) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) with 4 crew and 77 passengers on board. On short final for an ILS approach, at approximately 400 feet above ground level, the aircraft encountered wind shear, causing an aerodynamic performance degradation and deviation from the glide slope. The aircraft auto-throttle system compensated for the performance change and enabled the crew to regain the glide slope. The crew then observed a GEN 4 caution light for the No. 4 engine (Avco Lycoming, LF-507-1F) and noted the engine continued to produce power based on the associated gas producer speed (N1) indication. The crew proceeded with the landing and touched down without further incident. Once on the ground, the crew found the No.4 engine was now indicating a decrease in N1 with an exceedance in the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limitation. The No. 4 engine was shut down on the taxiway, with no additional indications or warnings. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft. Following arrival, the crew inspected the engine and no damage or leakage was found. When weather permits, the aircraft will be ferried on the 3 remaining engines to CYYC for completion of the required maintenance actions.

January 5, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC/CRN888) on a MEDEVAC flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was unable to retract its landing gear after departure. CRN888 returned to CYXT and landed without issue. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC) was unable to retract the landing gear following take-off from Terrace, BC (CYXT). The crew elected to return to CYXT and landed without incident. Due to the extreme cold weather conditions, maintenance suspected a frozen squat switch. Further investigation revealed that the scraper seal on the left-hand (L/H) oleo strut had been damaged, preventing the strut from fully extending and allowing landing gear retraction. It is likely that, during a previous flight, ice had formed on the oleo strut and damaged the scraper seal when it was compressed on landing. The seal was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

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