February 24, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

When landing on Runway 24L, a Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (JZA7591) from Newark/Liberty, NJ (KEWR) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported having to stop at the Runway 06R threshold because it no longer had directional control. Impact: a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7958) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8596) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on approach were instructed to pull up, and the departure of a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-800 (SWG604) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Varadero/Juan Gualberto Gomez, Cuba (MUVR) was delayed. Holds for: an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA332) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL); an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA324) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL); and a Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (JZA8006) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL). JZA7591 was able to depart by itself around 1705Z. An inspection was performed after its departure.

February 25, 2022

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUJR/WJA212) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a go-around for Runway 06R because of an I.M.P. Group Limited Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GPGD), which was slow leaving the runway. No impact.

January 23, 2022

Incident at 4605N / 07550W

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GROV/ACA351) from Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported that it was returning to land at CYOW due to smoke in the cabin. The aircraft landed without incident at 1205Z and left the runway at 1220Z. No operational impact.

January 9, 2022

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

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GUPG/ACA324) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) pulled up from Runway 24R due to a wind shear alert. ACA324 landed on Runway 24L at 1745Z. No impact on operations.

June 17, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA188) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to taxi via Echo but used Taxiway Charlie, contrary to the NOTAM. No operational impact.

June 9, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (ASP511) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), on a visual approach, did not check in until 4000 feet and 3NM inside the control zone.

June 12, 2022

Incident at 5NM N PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWJK/WEN3281) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was approximately 5NM North of CYYF at 2151Z when they reported getting a resolution advisory (RA). The RA was most likely in reference to a privately registered Cessna 425 from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) that had departed VFR from CYYF at 2148Z, off of Runway 34. Traffic had been passed to both aircraft and updates provided to both aircraft. The Cessna 425 had just given their position as 5NM North of CYYF. No operational impact.

June 13, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJZL/JZA8394) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) exited Apron 1 via Taxiway C and not E as instructed by ground control. Taxiway C is currently not authorized for aircraft to exit off of Apron 1 due to a construction NOTAM. No impact on operations.

June 17, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE516) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) conducted a go-around for Runway 09 due to an unstable approach. No operational impact.

June 7, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3160) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) taxied out of main apron from Taxiway Charlie, violating the NOTAM that was in place (i.e. "I2482/22 NOTAMR I2480/22 A) CYLW B) 2205312349 C) 2206302359 E) APN I ACCESS VIA TWY C ONLY AND EXIT VIA TWY E ONLY DUE CONST").

June 10, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA187) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) outside the zone while on approach for Runway 16. Multiple targets outside the zone were passed to WJA187. WJA187 landed safely at 1721Z, no impact on operations.

June 5, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWBL/WJA116) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike on departure from Runway 08R.

June 4, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA450) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its takeoff due to a minor mechanical indication. No impact to operations.

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GVEN/WEN3375) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), while inbound, requested medical assistance at the gate for an unwell passenger. No operational impact.

June 2, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBX/WJA280) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway E and Taxiway D to Runway 16, but they had already turned onto Taxiway C without authorization to do so. No operational impact.

May 28, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8396) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), departing from Runway 34, struck a hawk after rotation. A runway inspection was completed to pick up foreign object debris (FOD). One hawk was found.

June 1, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN3375) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible bird strike upon landing on Runway 34. Runway and aircraft inspection found no evidence of a strike. No impact on operations.

May 28, 2022

Incident at 4929N / 11930W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZK/JZA8469) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal south of Penticton, BC (CYYF). The ELT was studied for approximately 20 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised, no operational impact.

May 30, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/JZA8267) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a go-around for Runway 08R due to an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GMIU/ACA201) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was slow to vacate the runway.

May 24, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3414) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its takeoff on Runway 09, taxied off the runway and departed later, with no impact on operations.

May 18, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8029) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) conducted 2 missed approaches and a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEJ/WEN3109) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) conducted 1 missed approach due to an unstable approach caused by wind and turbulence. WEN3109 diverted to CYVR.

May 23, 2022

Incident at 5007N / 11925W

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA225) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported picking up an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal while flying over Kelowna city center at FL360. Unknown duration. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria notified. No operational impact.

May 19, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA399) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was given taxi clearance for D and C, for Gate 4. They entered the ramp via E. Airport authority had restricted using E for entrance because of gate construction. No impact on operations.

May 17, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - other)

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSO/WJA124) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on departure, was issued clearance to 16 000 feet when 12 000 feet was required for the overflight procedure.

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 10, 2022

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

Aviation Incident Report: Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) advised that an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA529) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Honolulu, HI (PHNL) reported a Level 1 disturbance on board due to four passengers failure to comply with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security directive on face masks. The aircraft diverted and landed at Vancouver, BC (CYVR) without further incident. The cockpit remained secure. A Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) met the aircraft at the gate. The four passengers were interviewed and allowed to exit.

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 29, 2022

Incident at 5015N / 11626W

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA110) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was given a speed restriction, but did not follow the clearance. An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA1130) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was vectored.

May 2, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3202) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), on final for Runway 03 on the correct slope, reported that the precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) were "white-white-red-white". A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (GLR743) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), on final 7 minutes later, reported the same thing. The North Peace Airport Services (NPAS) unit was advised and confirmed that there was an issue with the PAPIs after an inspection. A NOTAM was then issued by NPAS.

May 1, 2022

Incident at 4906N / 12250W

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE087) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported being struck by a green laser while on approach to Runway 26L at CYVR. No operational impact. Police notified.

April 29, 2022

Incident at 5114N / 11638W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A frequency change was issued to a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA657) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) and it was read back by a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA110) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). The controller did not notice the readback was from the wrong aircraft.

April 27, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3133) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) initiated a go-around for Runway 09 due to wind. WEN3133 stayed with the tower and landed on Runway 27. No impact on operations.

April 23, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA412) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possible bird strike as they were rotating. The aircraft continued to its destination. No remains were found. No operational impact.

April 26, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (C-FASR/ASP524) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) conducted a missed approach, no reason stated. Aircraft landed safely on second approach, no operational impact.

April 25, 2022

Incident at 55NM ENDERBY BC (YNY) VOR/DME

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW/WEN3304) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a medical emergency and expedited to CYYC.

April 17, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

An I.M.P. Group Limited Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GNRC) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported losing both the glide path and localizer as they descended through 250ft above ground level (AGL) on the instrument landing system (ILS) approach. A second aircraft verified the equipment to be functional. Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. No operational impact.

April 18, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE516) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike upon roll out on Runway 09.

April 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GTZH/ACA201) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 08R. Audio reviewed.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FCSX/WJA8103) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike. Audio reviewed.

April 17, 2022

Incident at 5910N / 12256W

Three aircraft on final approach, a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLEJ/FLE087) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MMPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), and a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLKD/FLE253) from Palm Springs, CA (KPSP) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), reported being struck multiple times by a green laser when 9 miles to touchdown for Runway 26R. Police notified.

April 19, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Morningstar Air Express Inc. Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMOC/MAL7051) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) experienced a bird strike. Audio reviewed.

April 14, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA983) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), cleared to land on Runway 34, conducted a missed approach due to winds. The aircraft remained with the Kelowna tower and circled to land, without incident.

March 27, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7824) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was taxiing northbound on Taxiway H and a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLEJ/FLE223) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was taxiing southbound on Taxiway H, with no traffic passed. SLQ7824 asked if they should give way when they saw FLE223, so ground control re-routed them.

April 11, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNZ/JZA8471) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) landed on Runway 34 and reported a bird strike. The remains of one bird were recovered. No operational impact.

April 8, 2022

Incident at 23NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

While on approach to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a Flair Airlines Boeing 737-8 (FLE602) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was cleared to 6000 feet while in an area that has a 7000 feet minimum vectoring altitude. No operational impact.

April 12, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The Victoria (YJ) tower reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT), originated from a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GRTB/WJA195) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) on ramp.

April 13, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA118) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), in the climb to A120, reported responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900 (PCO1414) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) descending to and leveling at A130. Traffic was passed to both aircraft. No operational impact.

April 11, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3150) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 34. The remains of one mallard were recovered upon a runway inspection.

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FQWE/WEN3111) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) executed a missed approach for Runway 27 due to a flap caution light appearing when 5 miles final. No operational impact.

April 10, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GVWE/WEN3294) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike on departure from Runway 16. 1 carcass found. No operational impact.

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