January 31, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL

A United States Armed Forces Military Airlift Command aircraft (RCH109) changed its destination from McGuire Field, NJ (KWRI) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) for fuel consideration. RCH109 did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

February 4, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome - other)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GPAU/PVL908) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) conducted a missed approach and headed towards Gander, NL (CYQX) due to the unavailability of de-icing at CYBX. No impact on operations.

January 26, 2020

Incident at ALKOB intersection

After initial contact, a Ministry of National Defense of Turkey Lockheed C-130 (TUAF401) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Dover Air Force Base, DE (KDOV) reported that it was flying DCT YRI while the cleared route was YYR L600 YZV J582 PQI J55 HTO. The aircraft was cleared again for DCT PQI J55 HTO to its destination. No impact on operations.

September 11, 2020

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GUPW) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) reported sighting some small birds, with a possible bird strike, while landing on Runway 11. The aircraft landed without incident. The airport wildlife patrol confirmed a single bird strike.

August 30, 2020

Incident at LEROS intersection

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GSJZ/JZA8899) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) descended through the cleared altitude. No operational impact. No loss of separation.

July 1, 2020

Accident at 20NM NNE GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

TSB Report #A20A0021: A privately operated Murphy SR3500 (Murphy Moose) on floats was conducting a flight from Lake Melville, NL, to Red Wine River, NL. During the takeoff, the aircraft hit several waves prior to the rotation speed and became airborne, approximately 6 to 8 feet in the air, before the left wing dropped and struck the water, resulting in the aircraft flipping over. The pilot, the passenger and a dog egressed and were rescued by a boat operating nearby. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries.

August 17, 2020

Incident at 15NM GREENWOOD NS TACAN (UZX)

A Government of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) inadvertently squawked the emergency code. No emergency or impact on operation.

August 1, 2020

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador Beech B300C (C-GNLO) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) was on approach into CYAY and advised the Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) flight service station (FSS) that aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) lighting was unserviceable. C-GNLO diverted to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) after multiple attempts to turn on the lights. CYAY Airport Security and airport maintenance were advised. No traffic. No further impact on operations.

June 9, 2020

Incident at 6000N / 04800W

An automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) report indicated that an American, corporately registered Piper PA-46-500TP (N392MA) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) was descending from FL270 without a clearance. The aircraft was cleared to maintain FL240. The flight was subsequently cleared to descend out of controlled airspace. No traffic or impact to operations.

March 24, 2020

Incident at 5755N / 05013W

An American, corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech B300 (N364CA) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) requested and subsequently received clearance to divert to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) due to a mechanical issue. No traffic. No impact on operations.

Incident at ST. ANTHONY AIRPORT (Aerodrome - visual aids)

An inbound Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Beech B300 (C-GNLF) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) advised that the CYAY runway lights were not working. Lights were confirmed to have been down for maintenance, but came back into service. Aircraft proceeded to land without incident. No impact on operations.

March 8, 2020

Incident at 5942N / 04700W

At 2221Z, an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N780AN/AAL141) from London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) declared a medical emergency and requested to be directed to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). At 2223Z, clearance was issued from present position direct HOIST CYYR. No traffic. Aircraft landed at 2358Z.
Aviation Incident Report #16561: Report of medical emergency by an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N780AN/AAL141).

February 20, 2020

Incident at 6024N / 06335W

A United States Armed Forces Military Airlift Command Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RCH473) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Thule Air Base, Greenland (BGTL) was seen more than 5NM from its route, on the path LAKES-INGUM. The route known to air traffic services (ATS) was LAKES-YJI-INGUM. No impact on operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at 5856N / 06319W

A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (RCH558) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Thule Air Base, Greenland (BGTL) was observed on the radar leaving FL230 for FL210 without clearance. The aircraft was out of range of very high frequency (VHF). Clearance for RCH558 to maintain FL210 was relayed by a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 (CPA845). No impact on operations.

January 16, 2020

Incident at SAXAN intersection

At time 0324Z and in the vicinity of SAXAN, a Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787-9 (LNLNJ/NAX2WB) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Oslo, Norway (ENGM) reported a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The aircraft was re-cleared as requested and landed at 0410Z.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16506: Details on passenger medical emergency provided in AIRA report.

January 6, 2020

Incident at 5440N / 05748W

A United Airlines Boeing 767-400 (N66057/UAL70) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) originally requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) due to a medical emergency but subsequently requested to return to KEWR. The aircraft was cleared as requested. No traffic or impact to operations.

October 28, 2019

Incident at 6100N / 06931W

A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-9 (LNLNO/NAX7UA) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) declared a medical emergency for a passenger on board and requested a destination change to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). Directly above MT, the aircraft reported that the passengers condition had improved, and it requested to be vectored to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD). Coordination carried out. No impact on operations.

October 11, 2019

Incident at 5055N / 06507W

A privately registered, American corporate Piper PA-31-350 (N27735) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) crossed into Class B Airspace 60 NM NE from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) without clearance. No impact on operations.

September 24, 2019

Incident at 45NM BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A French registered Dassault Falcon 900EX (FWWFY) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Little Rock, AR (KLIT) declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft requested to descend and land at Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Necessary measures were taken with the adjacent sectors. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report A19Q0160: a privately registered Falcon 900LX (F-FWWY) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Bill & Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field, U.S. (KLIT) with just 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was cruising at FL430 approximately 45 NM west of YBC, a crack appeared on the middle windshield in the 3 right-side windshields. The crew declared an emergency and diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries or damage.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 4718N / 07756W

A Cessna 525 operated by Bemidji Aviation (N224CJ/BMJ93) from Goose Bay (CYYR), NL, to Wabush (CYWK), NL, filed a flight plan (CYYB DCT CYWK) with travel through active CYR665 (NOTAM from the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) 192108). The flight was rerouted direct OMTOL CYWK.

July 30, 2019

Incident at 35NM CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

En route to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) (the route in its flight plan), a Fox Flight Learjet 45 (C-FEMC) on a MEDEVAC flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) crossed through active airspace CYR666. Impact: C-FEMC was rerouted by the air traffic controller (ATC).

August 5, 2019

Incident at 40NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Although it received and read back the descent clearance to FL280, a British Aerospace HS125 (C-GOHJ), operated by Hawker Limited Partnership, flying from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) continued its descent after FL280. Despite quick action by the Air Traffic Controller (ATC), the space between C-GOHJ and a U.S.-owned and -operated Beech B300 (N506KB), flying from Manassas, VA (KHEF) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) was reduced to 3 NM and 800 ft.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0132: C-GOHJ, a British Aerospace HS125 operated by Hawker Limited Partnership was conducting a flight from Port-Menier (CYPN), QC, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. At 40 NM southwest of Quebec City, QC, it was cleared for a descent to FL280 and read back the clearance correctly. C-GOHJ continued descending below FL280. As a result, separation between C-GOHJ and N506KB, a Raytheon B300 flying from Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field (KHEF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), Labrador, was reduced to 3 NM and 800 feet, though separation should have been 5 NM or 1,000 feet.

July 26, 2019

Incident at 25NM BAIE-COMEAU QC VOR/DME (YBC)

En route, a foreign-registered de Havilland DHC-8-400 (D2EUR) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was without a radio (NORDO) from 1830Z to 1922Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

July 22, 2019

Incident at ULDON intersection

A foreign, privately registered Socata TBM 700 (series N) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) had been cleared for ULDON DCT CYYR. After the intersection at ULDON, the aircraft continued the route that was initially in its flight plan: ULDON VOKET CYYR. A deviation from the route was detected before the flight entered active CYR665. The airspace warning feature (AWF) went off. No impact on operations.

June 18, 2019

Incident at 291NM ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC VOR/DME (YGR)

The transponder of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TIGR333) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) cycled through the emergency code without input. No emergency, no impact on operations.

June 21, 2019

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

At takeoff from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7634) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) was cleared for 7 000 ft. Despite the perfect readback, SKV7634 continued its climb beyond 7 000 ft up to 7 700 ft. Impact: the separation between SKV7634 and an American corporately owned Learjet 45 (N65TP) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was reduced to 1.1 NM and 300 ft.
TSB Update #A19Q0101: C-FJBO, a Sky Regional Embraer ERJ 170-200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight SKV7634 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA). N65TP, a privately registered Learjet 45, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to CYUL. During the initial climb, SKV7634 was cleared by air traffic control (ATC) for up to 7 000 ft ASL, and the clearance was read back correctly. However, the crew continued the climb up to 7 700 ft ASL, which reduced the separation with N65TP, which was inbound for CYUL, to 1.1 nautical mile horizontally and 300 ft vertically. The required separation of 1 000 ft vertically or 3 NM horizontally was not maintained.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 112NM SEPT-ILES QC VOR/DME (YZV)

An American corporately owned Beech B90 (N139WF) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) contacted air traffic services (ATS) to ask them if it could divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) due to a problem with an aircraft door. No emergency declared and no impact on operations.

April 2, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL

After a hand off (H/O) from Gander (QX), a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8899) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was seen approximately 17 NM east of the route indicated in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS). Air traffic control (ATC) at Gander (QX) confirmed that the tower at CYYR had given it the flight planned route. When questioned, JZA8899 confirmed that it was going directly (DCT) to 4700N06249W.

March 26, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: BAGOTVILLE QC

The route in the flight plan of a foreign, corporately registered Cessna 525C (DCWIR) from Wichita, KA (KICT) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) crossed the restricted airspace CYR665, which was active. Impact on operations: the route of DCWIR was changed to avoid CYR665.

June 25, 2019

Incident at SEDOG intersection

A Latitude Air Ambulance Learjet 35A (C-GLNL) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) MEDEVAC was filed SEDOG Q901 YXI but flew SEDOG direct YXI. When queried by the controller, C-GLNL stated they had been flying the flight planned route. No operational impact.

July 27, 2019

Incident at 5700N / 00540W

An American, corporately registered Cessna P210N (N210BA) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) requested FL210 due to a low oxygen problem. Unable to give IFR clearance due to traffic. Aircraft descended to FL210 using contingency procedures. Gander Area Control Centre involved.

June 17, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech B200 (C-FRLM/SPR811) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT), while inbound for Runway 16, initiated a missed approach due to a minor global positioning system (GPS) issue. The aircraft came around and landed on Runway 16 with no issue.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 25NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A United States Air Force aircraft (TABOR15) reported a hydraulic issue. Emergency declared. Separated from altitude restriction (ALTRV) with another United States Air Force aircraft (TABOR12) and diverted to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The flight landed at 1351Z.

May 15, 2019

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Aviation incident report #16075: It was reported that there was a medical issue with a passenger onboard a PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC (C-GYCV/PVL901) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR).

December 29, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (EV807) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) was inbound to CYQX and reported a possible landing gear issue. The aircraft conducted two low approaches on the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 13 and landed safely on the third approach with no issues to report.

February 1, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Aviation Incident Report #15881: Passenger required medical attention onboard a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA8898) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT). The aircraft diverted to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR).

April 26, 2019

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Aviation Incident Report #16005: A Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8 (SPLRA) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Warsaw, Poland (EPWA) experienced a medical emergency, a doctor was on board.

December 8, 2019

Incident at HOIST Intersection

A Beech 400, corporately registered to Pakistan (APSKJ) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) descended without clearance, and indicated that they could not maintain their altitude. Aircraft was re-cleared at a lower altitude and off of its cleared track due to traffic. Aircraft requested to divert to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), and was re-cleared as requested. The flight landed 2050Z. No impact to operations.

December 5, 2019

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

At takeoff from Wabush, NL (CYWK), a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-301 (PVL902) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) followed a route different from the one that was known and protected by the air traffic controller (ATC). PVL902 followed route 331 while the route known by ATC was V331.

November 16, 2019

Incident at 5325N / 05821W

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 (N416MC/GTI8045) on a flight from Ramstein Air Base, Germany (ETAR) to Dover Air Force Base, DE (KDOV) advised that they were shutting down one engine as a precaution, however, were not declaring an emergency. The aircraft proceeded without further incident. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A19A0089: N416MC, a Boeing 747-412F operated by Atlas Air, was conducting flight GTI8045 from Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany (ETAR) to Dover Air Force Base (KDOV), DE. During cruise, 82 nm NW of Goose Bay Airport (CYYR), NL the crew observed the right hand outbard engine oil quantity turn magenta on the EICAS. The crew consulted with company flight dispatch and maintenance control. The crew completed a precautionary shut down of the right hand outbard engine but did not declare an emergency. The flight continued to KDOV where it landed without further incident. Maintenance has removed the engine and is being investigated for the original fault.

November 8, 2019

Incident at 6100N / 04000W

An American, corporately registered Cessna P337H (N88TN) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) declared an emergency due to number two engine failure and advised diverting to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW). Helicopter dispatched from Greenland and escorted the flight into BGBW. Landed without incident at 1347Z. No traffic or impact to operations.

November 6, 2019

Incident at HOIST intersection

At 1651Z, an American, corporately registered Beech B300 (N60125) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) declared an emergency and requested priority for landing at CYYR. The aircraft was cleared direct and landed at 1743Z without further incident.
Update TSB Report #A19A0087: N60125, a privately operated Beechcraft B300 aircraft, was conducting a flight from Narsarsuaq airport (BGBW), Greenland to CFB Goose Bay (CYYR), NL with 2 crewmembers on board. When about 158 nm northeast of CYYR, the crew received an amber master caution low right fuel warning (R FUEL QTY) and observed that fuel was not transferring from the right wing tank to the right nacelle tank. The crew declared an emergency and landed about 52 minutes later without incident.

November 5, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GNCF/PVL411) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) conducted a missed approach on a visual approach, joined the VFR circuit and landed.

October 16, 2019

Incident at MARY'S HARBOUR NL (CYMH)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Bell 412 (VIPR480) was overdue on a VFR flight plan (FP) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Marys Harbour, NL (CYMH). All attempts to contact the aircraft were unsuccessful. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were requested and filed a check. Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) located the aircraft at CYMH via RCMP and flight plan was closed.

October 11, 2019

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL415) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) had been given the advisory and was 2 minutes from landing Runway 25 when a Gander Flight College student pilot flying a Cessna 152 (C-GZSV) on a flight from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) made their initial call inside the zone on a tight left base. Traffic was passed and PVL415 requested the students pilots intentions. C-GZSV replied with its position. The flight service station (FSS) then asked if C-GZSV was able to conduct right hand turns for spacing with PVL415. The student pilot confirmed they would make a right hand turn for spacing. PVL415 landed and then 1 minute later, C-GZSV did a touch and go.

October 17, 2019

Incident at 5519N / 06003W

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GHKW/ACA843) from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Toronto/Lester. B Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). Aircraft was cleared as requested and landed at 1635Z. No traffic or impact to operations.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16370: At the diverted destination of Goose Bay, NL (CYYR), an ambulance was requested for the passenger experiencing the medical emergency. Aircraft departed CYYR at 1811Z.

October 11, 2019

Incident at GANDER CENTRE / ACC DE GANDER

At 1835Z, a Turkish Airlines Inc. Boeing 777-300 (TCLJA/THY5) on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey (LTFM) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The flight was cleared as requested and landed without incident at 1945Z.

October 10, 2019

Incident at 5700N / 04000W

An American corporately registered Cessna 680 (N59TF) on a flight from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) reported and confirmed the incorrect fix after 50W. The aircraft was re-cleared as per oceanic clearance. No impact.

October 6, 2019

Incident at 4522N / 06447W

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (RSCU344) on a flight from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) requested descent due to pressurization problem. After resolving the issue the aircraft requested climb to FL230 at 1937Z and continued to its destination. No impact to operations.

September 1, 2019

Incident at 40NM WABUSH NL (CYWK)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV804) on a flight from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) reported a cabin door alarm and requested to divert to CYWK. No emergency. EV804 landed at 1939Z without incident.

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