March 17, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

Aviation Incident Report #17015: At 1638Z, the crew members of a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna 208B (C-FDJN) requested authorization to take photos from taxiways Alpha and Bravo. It was agreed that the photographers would first go to the terminal and then be escorted by airport staff. At 1740Z, a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ), on a flight from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), had just dropped a photographer off on Taxiway Charlie. An employee then exited the universal communications (UNICOM) office to ensure a presence, as planned. On arrival at Charlie, the photographer waited at the edge of the runway, about 60ft past the flashing lights on the runway side (i.e. the wigwag). The photographer was instructed to go to the taxiway side. The photo session ended at 1807Z.

July 17, 2021

Incident at INUKJUAK QC (CYPH)

Aviation Incident Report #17285: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FIAI/AIE802) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) conducted a go-around on final Runway 25 due to a vehicle on the runway. When the driver noticed the aircraft about to land, they tried to get out quickly, but the crew preferred to conduct an overshoot and give the vehicle time to clear the runway. The universal communications (UNICOM) was not aware of the presence of the vehicle on the runway. The aircraft landed without further issue.

November 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A privately registered Beech B19 from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), at 2,500 ft heading east-northeast (ENE), was illuminated by a green laser. The crew turned off the lights. No other impact. The Montreal Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) was amended accordingly.

November 4, 2021

Incident at 4527N / 07338W

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSWE/WEN3534) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) descending to 10,500 ft, reported a laser illumination. No impact to crew or operations. The automatic terminal information service (ATIS) was modified.

October 13, 2021

Incident at SOKYE intersection

At 2140Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8708) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 2157Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After starting their descent, the flight crew noted an acrid smell in the cockpit and forward cabin, followed by visible smoke in the cockpit originating from the right windshield. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks and declared an emergency. The windshield heating system was turned off and the smoke dissipated. The aircraft landed without further incident. During troubleshooting, one of the electrical terminals was found to be loose, as an incorrect length fastener had been installed. The terminal and the fastener were replaced, the system was tested serviceable, and the aircraft was returned to service. No Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted, as the event was related to Human Factors. A Safety Management System (SMS) Report (SMS-MNT-821) was submitted and is currently being investigated. The CASI will follow-up on the investigation and related corrective measures.

August 9, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (QUE10+) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) conducted a go-around due to a landing gear issue and declared an emergency. While in the go-around, the aircraft changed its destination to CYQB. Emergency vehicles were sent out. The aircraft landed without incident at 0402Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0065: A Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec Canadair CL60 (C-GURG) was flying QUE10 under instrument flight rules from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Upon approach for landing, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the crew received an abnormal indication noting that the right main landing gear was not locked. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the crew decided to go to CYQB. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. The operator’s maintenance staff changed the position of the wheel and retraction indicator lights.

July 30, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10M) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) declared an emergency on takeoff from Runway 24. Emergency services were immediately notified. QUE10M landed on Runway 06 at 0451Z.
UPDATE: TSB report No. A21Q0063: A Canadair CL60 medevac flight operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec (C-GURG/QUE10M) and performed according to instrument flight rules from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), QC, to Baie-Comeau (CYBC), QC. During initial climb, pitch control required unusual force. Once levelled off at 4,000 ft. ASL, the crew received a message indicating that channel 1 of the electric pitch trim was inoperative. The channel automatically switched to channel 2. The pitch trim was once again operative and the aircraft controls returned to normal. The crew declared an emergency and landed in CYQB, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) ready to respond. The aircraft landed without incident. The operator’s maintenance personnel replaced the pitch trim control box and the channel 1 actuator. A check ride confirmed that the issue had been resolved.

June 20, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

TSB Report #A21Q0047: A Les Hélicoptères Canadiens Airbus AS355N helicopter (C-FXIH) was on a visual flight rules flight from Sept-îles, QC (CYZV) to the IOC helipad at approximately 4 NM south-west. Shortly after take-off, the red “REG” warning light lit up and extinguished at the same time as the Ng fluctuations (engine gas generator) appeared. An intermittent aural warning sounded, indicating rotor revolution overspeed (RPM); however, the pilot noticed that the RPM were in the normal functional range. Following this, the “ENG P” and “R/H GEN” warning lights lit up and the “delta Ng” indicator of engine number 2 squawked zero. The pilot followed procedures for continuing the flight with only one functioning engine. The aircraft turned back and landed without issue on Taxiway Bravo at CYZV. Maintenance crew found that the digital engine control unit (DECU) had reacted to a faulty overspeed warning and had cut the fuel feed on engine number 2.

June 3, 2021

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

TSB Report #A21Q0031: C-GJZX, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by Jazz under the callsign JZA8975, was about to perform an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) with 5 passengers and 4 crew members. While pushing back and starting the engines, a flight crew member became physically incapacitated. The aircraft returned to the boarding area and the crew member was replaced. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

June 20, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

At 1215Z, the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FAID/AIE880) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kangiqsujuaq, QC (CYKG), in position on Runway 31, advised that they were returning to the ramp to conduct some verifications. IFR clearance cancelled. AIE880 departed at 1314Z.

July 14, 2021

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

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) declared an emergency due to an indication of a fire in the left engine. The aircraft landed at CYQB safely at 1201Z. Runway 24 was closed from 1201Z to 1235Z. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0057: A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 5,000 ft ASL during a climb, the crew declared an emergency due to the indication of a fire in the left engine and asked to return to CYQB. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the engine was shut down, but the engine fire indication remained. The aircraft landed without incident at CYQB at 1202Z (UTC). The crew evacuated the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries. An inspection determined that the engine fire detection wires were providing false indications when they were moving. The wiring was repaired.

July 2, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC587) of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), en route to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB), reported an engine failure and requested to be rerouted to CYQB. PSC587 declared an emergency. PSC587 landed on Runway 06 at 1420Z without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0055: A Pascan Aviation British Arerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GPSK/PSC587) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB). While the aircraft was in cruise flight, while passing over the VODIX fix, the “Duct Light On” right engine warning light illuminated. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the crew shut the engine down. An emergency was declared and the crew then requested to divert to CYQB. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 06 at CYQB.

June 26, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon initiating descent to the alternate airport destination of Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) after a missed approach at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a flaps problem. The aircraft landed without incident at 1921Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0048: C-GMAI, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE780 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) with 2 crew members on board. While on approach to CYPX, when the Flap 1 setting was selected, the flaps did not respond. Due to weather concerns, the crew diverted to their alternate airport Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The crew declared an emergency. They performed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, and the flaps were lowered with an alternate selection. The aircraft landed in CYPX and taxied to the terminal without further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17268: An Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was diverted due to a flap problem. The aircraft had two people on board, 9000 lbs of fuel (expected 8000 lbs at landing), and dangerous goods in compartment C4 (11.4kg of Lithium; 8.1kg of Flammable Lithium, with emergency response protocol 12FZ and 10L). The pilot declared an emergency. A fire truck and ambulance were on standby. After the aircraft landed safely, firefighters inspected the aircraft on the runway. Runways were inspected and reopened 6 minutes after. No other operational impact.

June 21, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Max Aviation Inc. Beech 200 (MAX210) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) departed CYHU at 1310Z. The flight crew reported a warning indication at 1313Z and requested to return to CYHU. The aircraft landed without incident at 1319Z. No impact to operations.

June 19, 2021

Incident at 4801N / 07528W

Flight path deviation detected by the automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) for a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-323 (C-GAJG/CJT470) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB). Flight plan route: RADEN YFM 61N071W BILKU. Aircraft route: RADEN YFM 60N071W BILKU. The crew admitted their mistake. No impact on operations.

June 16, 2021

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

After departing from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI/AIE802) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) advised of a change of destination for a return to CYUL due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft then declared an emergency at 1220Z. The aircraft landed safely at 1247Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0041: An Air Inuit DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI/AIE802) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), with 3 crew members and 13 passengers on board. Shortly after take-off, the crew requested to return to CYUL due to a loss of No. 2 hydraulic system fluid. An emergency was declared and the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed. The aircraft touched down without incident at 1247Z and was immobilized on taxiway A2. The aircraft was towed to the gate. No injuries.

May 17, 2021

Incident at 4821N / 07318W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) message indicated that an Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 (N416MC/GTI539) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Incheon, South Korea (RKSI) did not proceed to the correct coordinates after 50N07251W. The flight plan route (FP) was: 50N07251W 55N07138W 60N07050W. The route of the aircraft was: 50N07138W 55N072W 60N07050W. Crew error. The coordinates had been rounded. Three interventions were necessary before the crew corrected the flight management system (FMS). No impact on operations.

June 4, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) had to conduct a pull-up at CYPX due to an issue with its flaps. The aircraft diverted to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). On approach to CYVP, the aircraft declared an emergency and minimum fuel for arrival at CYVP. Emergency services were required on the ground at CYVP. The flight landed at 1615Z without incident.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0032: C-GSPW, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit under the callsign AIE780, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). During the approach, AIE780 ascended due to a flap problem and diverted to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). Approaching CYVP, AIE780 declared an emergency and a minimum fuel condition. The aircraft touched down safely, in the presence of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17129: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) emergency response plan was activated by NAV CANADA Flight Service Station (FSS) when notified by the crew of an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW) that there was a flap issue. Kativik Regional Government (KRG), NAV CANADA FSS, the fire department, Nunavik Police Service (NPS), Health Centre (ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. No injuries. A Safety Management System (SMS) file was activated and a debrief of the occurrence was scheduled.

May 23, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) from Geraldton (Greenstone Regional), ON (CYGQ) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), inbound, advised of a left engine failure when 3NM from CYVO. 911 was notified. C-GJMA landed on Runway 36 at 2103Z without incident, left the runway via Taxiway E, then became immobilised. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0037: A MAG Aerospace Canada Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Greenstone Regional, ON (CYGQ) to Maniwaki, QC (CYMW), with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, about 60 NM west of Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO), the crew observed a drop in oil pressure from the left engine (IO-540-E1A5) indicator. The crew then requested to be rerouted to CYVO. On approach, the oil pressure continued to drop and the “Low Oil Pressure” indicator lit up. The crew shut off the engine as a precautionary measure. The aircraft landed without incident at CYVO. No injuries. On the ground, inspection showed that the left engine’s magneto had loosened and had caused an engine oil leak. No other damage or faults were detected.

May 16, 2021

Incident at 8NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3543) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, ON (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared to 5,000 feet. After briefly levelling off, the aircraft was observed at 5500 feet, 2.5NM behind a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GOJZ/JZA8970) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL).
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Shortly after departure, the crew was made aware of potential conflicting traffic 1000ft above their assigned altitude. Visual confirmation of the traffic was made by the crew. At the time of acknowledging and passing the conflicting traffic, the crew was assigned a heading by air traffic control (ATC). The pilot that was flying, upon hearing the instruction given by ATC, began to both initiate the turn (as directed), but also self-initiated a climb. The climb was initiated in error due to the flying pilot anticipating a higher altitude because the potential traffic no longer posed a threat. The flying pilot quickly realized their error, and elected to gradually level off for guest comfort. The 400ft deviation in altitude can be attributed to the gradual altitude capture rather than an abrupt one (again, because the conflicting traffic posed no threat). The Flight Safety Standards pilot debriefed with the flight crew following the event, and reviewed the following contributing factors leading to the altitude deviation, which included: expectation of being assigned a clearance (i.e. confirmation bias); role transfer and the subtle disorientation operating from a seat not commonly occupied by the Pilot Flying (PF); and a lightly loaded aircraft, namely in increased climb performance.

May 14, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Upon departure, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Havre St. Pierre, QC (CYGV) had an issue with its landing gear and diverted to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), then to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The pilot declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely at 1556Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0028: A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). Shortly after take-off, a stuck landing gear problem was reported. The aircraft was rerouted to Sept-îles, QC (CYZV), then to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), where an emergency was declared. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at CYQB at 1556Z. Following an inspection by the maintenance crew, it was noted that the right main landing gear actuator was defective.

May 5, 2021

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

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE704) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) declared an emergency due to a flap issue. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 1604Z. The runway was closed until the runway inspection was completed. Nothing abnormal was reported. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0023: C-GMAI, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE704 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) with 33 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While on approach to CYGL, when the "Flap 1" setting was selected, the flaps did not respond. The crew performed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, and the flaps were lowered with an alternate selection. The crew declared an emergency and briefed the cabin crew. The aircraft landed in CYGL and taxied to the terminal without further incident.

April 13, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4320) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to the loss of an engine. PRO4320 landed safely at 0528Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0017: C-GJJF, a Beechcraft BE10 operated by Propair under the callsign PRO4320, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While the aircraft was in cruising flight, about 30 minutes from CYUL, the parameters of one of the 2 engines (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28) began to give erratic indications. The crew shut down the engine as a precaution, and declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The aircraft landed safely at CYUL. Maintenance replaced an FCU and the aircraft was returned to service.

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

March 27, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Following takeoff from Runway 06, a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared a "PAN PAN" due to a landing gear problem. The aircraft asked to come back and land. A few minutes later, PSC582 cancelled the emergency and asked to continue to its destination. The requested services were cancelled. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 272408-V1: A Pascan British Aerospace 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a faulty landing gear position indication and requested a low approach for a visual inspection by the CYHU tower at 2054Z. The tower advised that the landing gear appeared to be down. PSC582 decided to land without declaring an emergency or requesting emergency services. PSC582 landed without any other issues. (Duplicate CADORS 2021Q0744 / AOR 272408-V1 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0014: C-FPSC, a Jetstream 32 operated by Pascan under the code PSC582, was flying under from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 3 passengers and 2 crew members on board. When the landing gear was retracted, an abnormal left wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared an emergency. The indication went out as the crew prepared to return to CYQB. They then cancelled the emergency and proceeded to CYHU. The crew conducted a low approach and climb to confirm with the tower that the landing gear was in the extended position. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The problem was found to be related to the microswitch and the weather conditions, and no other fault was found.

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.

March 1, 2021

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8730) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem after takeoff. JZA8730 returned to land at 0059Z. No impact, nothing to report upon inspection of the runway.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the initial climb, the flight crew of JZA8730 received an intermittent "#2 HYD ISO VLV" amber caution light. The hydraulic systems quantity and pressure were checked, and were found to be normal. The decision was taken to declare an emergency and perform an air turn back. The aircraft landed without further incident. Upon arrival, the aircraft was removed from service. Troubleshooting revealed that the #2 hydraulic isolation valve output pressure switch 2931-P20 was contaminated. Associated wiring was tested and found to be serviceable. The connector was cleaned and the pressure switch 967002-1 was replaced, the system tested serviceable and the aircraft was released to service. Aircraft times: 19464:42 flight hours and 16632 cycles.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0009: C-GGAH, a DHC-8-402 operated by Jazz under call sign JZA8730, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) airport to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport. While the aircraft was climbing to a cruising altitude, an indication of a hydraulic problem was observed. The crew declared an emergency and made the decision to return to land at CYUL. The aircraft landed without issue.

February 26, 2021

Incident at 18NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Heli-Inter Inc. Aerospatiale AS 355 F2 (C-FXHE) from St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) to St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) reported a "PAN PAN" due to an indication of a left engine fire when 18NM east of the field. Emergency services were deployed. C-FXHE landed safely at 1548Z and no smoke was observed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #2021Q0476: C-FXHE, an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 operated by Héli-Inter, was on a power line patrol between Mirabel, QC, and Gatineau, QC, when the crew noticed an odor of burnt electrical wire followed by an indication that the left engine generator was "offline". The pilot declared an emergency and proceeded to the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport. The aircraft landed safely on the ramp at CYND.

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.

February 4, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Similar identifications of a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4200) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH), and a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4220) from Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), in flight simultaneously, caused confusion among the crews. No impact.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 9NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe nose wheel indication. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1553Z. Consequently, 20 minute delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) de Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FTAR/MAL8069) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0002: C-FFPA, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan under the callsign PSC582, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board. When the landing gear was lowered, an abnormal nose wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared a state of emergency. The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 safely with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 15, 2021

Incident at 3NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On initial contact, the crew of a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC837) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) reported an indication issue for the main landing gear and asked to fly the runway heading. At 30NM west, PSC837 asked to return to CYZV. No emergency declared.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 8NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised that it would conduct a missed approach due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft declared an emergency at 0102Z and landed on Runway 25 at 0126Z, without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0001: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE858 under instrument flight rules from Kangirsuk, QC(CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 7 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on approach for landing at CYVP, the "Gear Unsafe" light for the nose wheel illuminated when the landing gear was selected in the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency was declared with the Kuujjuaq Flight Service Station (FSS). Once established in a holding pattern, the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft touched down on Runway 25 without issue.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16949: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) Emergency Response Plan was activated by the NAV CANADA Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) notified the FSS of a landing gear issue. The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transportation unit, NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the health centre (i.e. ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on January 14, 2021.

November 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE HOPE BC (CYHE)

A Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna R182 (C-FBKJ) on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI) was not in contact with air traffic control (ATC) and disappeared off the radar approximately 15NM northeast of the Hope, BC non-directional beacon (NDB). Subsequently, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off that was consistent with the aircraft identification.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 2350Z, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Operation Centre (NOC) received a call from the US Army Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) regarding an aircraft that was last seen on their radar 15 miles east of Hope, BC. The aircraft was a Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna 182 (C-FBKJ) which had departed from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) and was en route to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI). The aircraft was following the flight plan until it became erratic when it approached bad weather in Central Washington State, which forced the pilot to return across the Canadian border. The aircraft was last seen approximately 15NM east of Hope, BC. Following a conversation between the RCMP NOC, AMOC and the NAV CANADA Operations Centre in Surrey, BC, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) unit was notified. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated and a signal was heard. The CAF unit attempted to send a Cormorant, however it was not able to reach the area due to the current weather. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and the RCMP Hope detachment was investigating the incident. At 0940Z, the crash site was located. The coordinates are 49 32.96N / 121 07.99W, approximately 18.5NM NE of Hope, BC (CYHE). The fuselage was noticed from the air. Part of the aircraft was observed up in a tree. There had been 2 occupants onboard C-FBKJ. The Search and Rescue (SAR) crew was hoisted on site but the Cormorant had to leave the site to refuel. The Cormorant was unable to return to the crash site due to deteriorating weather. It was arranged for a second helicopter to be sent at first light to the crash site, weather permitting. The SAR technicians later confirmed that the 2 occupants of the aircraft did not survive.

June 5, 2021

Incident at 55 11.367N; 120 28.713W

Aviation Incident Report: At 0135Z, a drone operator reported a wildfire and grounded their drone. Crews were dispatched to the fire with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of two-plus hours. At 0145Z, the drone operator contacted for operational information regarding the fire. They could see a plume of smoke coming over the tree line close to the campground and offered to take drone video footage for reconnaissance. British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) determined the information would be critical to operational planning due to the remote site and proximity to a campground, and authorized the drone operation. At 0155Z, BCWS received the drone footage, but they were not sure if the drone was going to be re-launched as they could not get in contact with the drone operator. The pilots of aircraft doing aerial fire suppression were notified of the situation. They were en route to the fire, but would not enter the airspace until they received confirmation of the grounded drone. At 0240Z, the drone was confirmed down. Aerial suppression operations commenced.

June 3, 2021

Incident at Highway 97 North Okanagan, Vernon, BC

Aviation Incident Report: There were multiple reports of a drone entering airspace above a forest fire where BC Wildfire Service was flying air tankers and helicopters. The drone was capturing footage for a news outlet, and the footage is available online. A NOTAM and advisory were in place for the restricted airspace. (Merged information from Drone Incident Reports #19731, #19734, and #19738)
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: It was reported that the media flew a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) flew into forest fire restricted airspace (50 24.68N;119 19.3W) before crews arrived. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) observed the RPAS and reported to the arriving Incident Commander. The Incident Commander checked the area and determined the RPAS was no longer in the area, but did not advise the arriving Air Tanker Group and two Type 2 Helicopters. The aviation resources were shown the news footage and had no awareness that there had been an RPAS on sight. An Aviation Hazard Occurrence was submitted and a rapid safety lesson is being shared. The incident was reported to Transport Canada, including their NOTAM representative and the RPAS Task Team.

June 22, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17153: A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GKWJ) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) returned to the gate due to a mask non-compliant passenger threatening the flight crew. The crew did not feel comfortable allowing the passenger to fly. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were contacted to meet the aircraft. The passenger was offloaded. WestJet Corporation Security advised.

October 15, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER CENTRE / ACC DE VANCOUVER (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76C (C-GBHJ/JBA705) from Vancouver Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was cleared to 4600ft. The flight crew read back 4000ft. The controller missed the difference in altitude.

October 11, 2021

Incident at Kelowna (Other operational incident)

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172N (C-GMLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was departing to the North and decided to return to land due to a smoke smell. No emergency declared or Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service requested. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Upon the aircrafts return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), maintenance inspected the aircraft and found no defects. Following discussions with the crew and control tower staff, it was determined that the smoke smell was likely coming from a yard waste burn southeast of the airport.

September 28, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

While on climb out of Terrace, BC (CYXT) to FL240, the flight crew of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJWE/WEN3448) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were in an emergency situation, executed a rapid descent and coordinated a return to CYXT.

September 23, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8055) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when landing Runway 09. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) responded and found a bird carcass. The crew of JZA8055 was notified. No impact on operations.

September 2, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER CENTRE / ACC DE VANCOUVER (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An American corporately registered Textron Aviation Inc. (N585QS) from Boeing Field/King County, WA (KBFI) to Sitka, AK (PASI) was cleared to FL400. Upon checking in with Vancouver Center, the controller missed that the flight crew provided cleared altitude of FL410. When the aircraft was climbing through FL405, the controller queried and had the aircraft return to FL400. No operational impact.

September 1, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The tow crew of an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GHKX/ACA308) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) pushed ACA308 onto Taxiway J for a cross-bleed start without authorization. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZT/JZA8108) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Denver, CO (KDEN) taxiing southbound on Taxiway J was told to stop.

July 1, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

TSB Report #A21P0061: C-FHKF, a General Dynamics Convair 440 aerial fire fighting aircraft operated by Conair, was conducting flight TANKER455 from the Penticton, BC (CYYF) tanker airbase with 2 flight crew members on board. C-FKFL, another General Dynamics Convair 440 operated by Conair, was not operating and was parked at the north end of the tanker base near Taxiway C. As TANKER455 was taxiing northbound for departure towards Taxiway C, its left wingtip contacted the left wing of C-FKFL. There were no injuries. C-FHKF received minor damage. C-FKFL received substantial damage.

July 6, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

TSB Report #A21P0060: C-FCMU, a Textron (Beech) 1900D operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR708 from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 2 flight crew member and 4 passengers on board. Prior to landing, the flight crew could not extend the landing gear. The flight crew declared an emergency and carried out a manual landing gear extension. The flight landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions replaced a faulty landing gear motor relay (p/n: MS24171D1), and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 6, 2021

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA225) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared "PAN PAN" due to minor fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely at CYVR at 0333Z with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit present. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0078: C-FSJH, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8, was operating as flight ACA225 from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 6 crew and 90 passengers on board. In cruise flight at 40,000 feet above sea level, the flight crew noticed an electrical odour in the flight deck. They followed the "Fume Event Checklist", donned oxygen masks, and declared a "PAN PAN" emergency with air traffic services. ACA225 continued to CYVR and landed without incident approximately 35 minutes later. The aircraft stopped on the runway for an inspection by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. The aircraft was cleared and taxied to the gate. Company maintenance crews inspected numerous systems but could neither find any fault nor replicate the smell.

August 16, 2021

Incident at 25NM Kelowna (CYLW)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMR/GLR728) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), descending through 11700, began a rapid climb up to 15900, then settled at 15000. GLR728 subsequently reported moderate to severe turbulence in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and requested a diversion to Penticton, BC (CYYF).
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew of GLR728 reported turbulence as heavy, as per the IR report and log entry. Following the abnormal occurrence, the aircraft was inspected by the crew upon landing, as per the company MCP 16. With no discrepancies noted, they continued operations and finished the day. Upon arriving at the maintenance base, maintenance opened up a task card for an inspection and performed a more detailed inspection, including a flight data recorder (FDR) readout. No damage was found during this First Level inspection, as per Maintenance Manual (MM) C 5-50-00.

August 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possibly unsafe gear door. The aircraft then circled over the city for 5 minutes before commencing a low approach for Runway 34. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit had been called for standby positions. The tower informed the aircraft that the doors appeared to be closed, so the aircraft opted to continue on to CYVR. No operational impact. The runway was inspected, and there was no foreign object debris (FOD).
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 276256-V2: A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had an unsafe landing gear indication, so an emergency standby was initiated at CYVR. The aircraft landed on Runway 26R without incident. (Duplicate AOR 276256-V2 / CADORS 2021P1248 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) for a positioning flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), the crew noticed a "Landing Gear - Not Retracted" warning light. They completed a couple passes by the CYLW tower and were informed that the gear was, in fact, retracted. They elected to continue to CYVR, where maintenance was available, and the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance conducted a resistance check of the right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG) sensors GJ3 and GJ5 in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 32-60-07. The RH MLG and door uplocks were lubricated IAW AMM 12-10-32. Additionally, the RH and left-hand (LH) MLG uplock relays GF7 and GF5 were swapped for troubleshooting, IAW standard practices, with respect to SWM 32-60-07. The aircraft was released for a test flight to check the MLG uplock indication. The test flight was unsatisfactory, and the aircraft was positioned to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), IAW Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) document no. BAE5.1SEC.2. Shimming of the RH MLG door was carried out IAW BAE RJ AMM 32-10-21. An operational test was carried out IAW AMM 32-30-00, with no faults found. The aircraft was released for a test flight and was found to be satisfactory. There have been no further incidents reported.

August 4, 2021

Incident at 55NM NNW BELLA BELLA (CAMPBELL ISLAND) BC (CBBC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY) from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) began a rapid descent to 14,000ft due to a pressurization issue. The aircraft resumed its flight to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0075: C-GGNY, a Jazz Aviation LP de Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating as flight JZA8281 from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 42 passengers on board. While in cruise at 25,000 feet ASL, the cabin pressure was lost. The flight crew performed an emergency descent to 14,000 feet ASL, advised ATC, and vectors were given for terrain clearance. JZA8281 later descended to 10,000 feet ASL, where they were able to regain pressurization and continued to CYVR. A few passengers experienced discomfort with their ears popping. Jazz Aircraft Maintenance advised that a leak was found at the aft baggage door inflatable seal. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR 20210805003) was submitted to Transport Canada on August 05, 2021.

July 30, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Le Fevre & Company Property Agents Ltd. Cessna 560XL (C-FLFE) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported that its main cabin door had blown open shortly after takeoff. The aircraft elected to return to CYYJ and requested emergency vehicles. Landed safely on Runway 27 at 1724Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0074: C-FLFE, a privately operated Cessna 560XL, was conducting a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino, BC (CYAZ) with 2 flight crew and 1 passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, at approximately 1000 feet ASL, the main cabin door opened. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to land at CYYJ. After landing, ARFF inspected the aircraft and the flight crew taxied the aircraft back to the hangar. There were no injuries; the aircraft sustained minor damage to the main cabin door. It was determined that, prior to departure, the door had been latched on the pre-catch only. The aircraft was ferried to the manufacturer for repair.

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