May 20, 2020

Incident at 135NM GERALDTON (GREENSTONE REGIONAL) ON (CYGQ)

An Air North Charter & Training Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (ANT150) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) anomaly on frequency 121.5. An ELT signal was pinging very faintly every 10 to 20 seconds. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact to operations.

June 24, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), vehicles (RED1+3) requested to work on Taxiway A at the runway sign. Air traffic control (ATC) instructed the vehicles to proceed on A and hold short of all runways. ATC observed the vehicles proceeding past the runway hold line. ATC subsequently instructed the vehicles to get off of the runway. A North-Wright Airways Ltd. Beech 1900D (NWL126) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Deline, NT (CYWJ) was delayed on the departure for 2 minutes. No other operational impact.

June 8, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKN/KEW203) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway Juliet, and contact the Tower on frequency 118.5 while holding short. KEW203 was seen crossing the hold line, and was instructed by the tower to stop. No impact to operations.

June 9, 2020

Incident at 50NM N YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1755Z, a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE228) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO) was 50 miles North of CYZF when it reported to the Edmonton (EG) Centre that it needed to return to CYZF due to an engine thrust indication. No assistance required. The aircraft needed to burn some fuel for some time prior to returning. The aircraft landed on Runway 34 at 1830Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance found that the P2 line in the spinner of the engine had broken and was affecting the engine pressure ratio (EPR) indications any time the anti-ice system was active, as bleed air is supplied to heat the spinner. Spinner and P2 line replaced.

June 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

An Air Tindi Ltd. Beech 200 (C-FCGU/TIN502) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) cancelled its IFR and requested to enter a hold to address an equipment issue, no assistance required. At 1827Z, TIN502 advised they had a gear issue and requested the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to be on standby. A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (FAB5850) from Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was switched to Runway 34 to accommodate. At 1833Z, TIN502 landed safely, no other issues.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20W0037: The Air Tindi Beech King Air 200, C-FCGU, was operating as flight TIN502 from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). While en route, the flight crew noticed the landing gear in-transit light was illuminated. While assessing the situation, the flight crew observed the main landing gear doors open, followed by the landing gear starting to lower. The flight crew reduced airspeed and selected landing gear down as a precaution to prevent the loss of hydraulic pressure. The landing gear was confirmed down and locked. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to CYZF. The aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance will report findings to TSB.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Enroute between Yellowknife, NT, and Edmonton, AB, the co-pilot of C-FCGU noticed that the landing gear handle in-transit light had come on. After bringing it to the Captains attention, the flight crew monitored the situation and, over the next 5-10 minutes, the main gear doors gradually came open and the gear began to lower. After discussing the situation, they made the decision to return to Yellowknife. The Captain made the decision to lower the gear while they still had hydraulic pressure. The gear appeared to lower correctly and they continued back to Yellowknife. The aircraft landed without any further incident. Company maintenance jacked-up and inspected the aircraft, replacing the pressure switch, which controls power to the hydraulic motor. They completed multiple landing gear swings with no issues, a satisfactory test flight was completed, and the aircraft was returned to service.

June 7, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (ATM - operations)

The Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) tower opened at 1315Z, 15 minutes late. No operational impact, as there were no aircraft or vehicles that were operating during the 15 minutes.

June 10, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (ATM - other)

Ground was working, cross-coupled, with the tower frequency. An Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-6-300 (TIN230) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Whati, NT (CEM3) was given taxi clearance to taxi via Taxiway Bravo and Charlie for Runway 28 at 2207Z. At 2208Z, there were 2 to 3 calls that stepped on each other and a Buffalo Airways Curtiss-Wright C46 (BFL310) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) taxied from Delta onto Bravo without clearance for Runway 28. A privately registered Cessna A185E was also calling the tower at 2208Z, ready for departure off of Long Lake. BFL310 was instructed to hold short of Bravo and requested details for their flight. Impact: A truck (RED 1) proceeding from Bravo to Delta, and an Air Tindi Cessna 208 (TIN212) from Wekweeti, NT (CYWE) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) that was taxiing on Bravo to Echo, needed to give way.

June 9, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-500 (FAB240) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) departed CYEG and reported a hydraulic issue. Aircraft returned to CYEG and landed safely. No impact to operations.

June 5, 2020

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

An Air Tindi Beech 200 (C-FCGU/TIN502) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) aborted landing to avoid geese on Runway 10/28. Aircraft arrived safely on its second approach. No strike or potential strike reported. No further impact to operations.

May 21, 2020

Incident at TALOYOAK NU (CYYH) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Tindi Beech 200 (TIN502) from Taloyoak, NU (CYYH) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) advised they had a bird strike on departure from CYYH at approximately 2350Z. The pilot reported no damage to the aircraft. NOTAM was issued for debris/bird carcasses on/near the runway.

May 16, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A privately registered Cessna U206E from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was on short final for Runway 28 when a First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-GSRR/SU7191) from Kugaaruk, NU (CYYB) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), on Taxiway C, reported that the Cessnas nose gear was sideways. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised. The Cessna U206E landed at 2323Z and was towed off the runway without incident. Minimal impact to operations.

May 13, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GJPY/SU7121) from Gahcho Kue, NT (CGK2) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) taxied onto Taxiway Bravo from the G&G Hangar without authorization. No impact to operations.

May 14, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of an Air Tindi Beech B200GT (C-GATK/TIN511) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a bird strike on roll out after landing on Runway 12. Remains of a hawk were found on inspection. No impact to operations.

May 15, 2020

Incident at 31NM EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE1749) from Fort Mackay, AB (CYNR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), in descent to 15 000ft, received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with opposite direction traffic, an Air Tindi Beech 200 (TIN510) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) at 14 000ft. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1836Z, a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE228) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO) advised they were returning to CYZF due to a stick-shaker issue, no assistance required. MPE228 landed safely on Runway 34 at 1844Z, with no impact.

April 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE245) from Inuvik, NT (CYEV) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was inbound, and Runway 16 edge lights were set to brightness 5 with precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) on. Runway identification (ID) lights did not appear to activate. Controller attempted to toggle the edge lights from 4 to 5 in attempt to activate the ID lights, with no success. After landing, MPE245 confirmed that the Runway 16 ID lights were not on. Impact was that the runway identification lights (RILS) were not operating as published.

May 9, 2020

Incident at 6428N / 11443W

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE228) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO) requested a return to CYZF due to an indication problem. No emergency declared, no further assistance required. Aircraft landed without incident 1843Z. No impact to operations.

April 28, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (ATM - operations)

The tower at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) opened 26 minutes late, at 1326Z.

May 4, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Shortly after departure, the pilot of a Buffalo Airways Douglas DC3C-S1C3G (C-FLFR/BFL704) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) indicated they needed to return to land due to a precautionary engine shutdown, no assistance required. The aircraft landed on Runway 34 at 2242Z without incident. No impact to operations.

April 29, 2020

Incident at CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (CYCB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1939Z, the Edmonton Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a phone call from Nunavut Airports in Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB). It was indicated in the phone call that they wanted the runway closed at CYCB from 1945Z until 2145Z. The NOTAM was issued at 1943Z, closing Runway 13/31 at CYCB due to a disabled aircraft. At 2021Z, the Edmonton FIC received another call from Nunavut Airports advising that the incorrect airport was closed via NOTAM, and that the closure request was for Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB). The NOTAM that closed the runway at CYCB was immediately cancelled and a new NOTAM was issued that closed the runway at CYBB until 2200Z. Impact to operations: a First Air Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 (FAB5846) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) was inbound. No delay occurred. No other known impact to operations.
UPDATE AOR 263734 V-4: At no time did the NOTAM originator identify that the runway NOTAM should be for Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB), even when the Flight Information Centre (FIC) specialist confirmed the location.

April 25, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (ATM - operations)

The tower at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to close at 2215Z and hand off to radio early. Airspace changed to Class E five hours early.

April 21, 2020

Incident at 30NM N YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-275C (C-GOPW/MPE228) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugluktuk, NU (CYCO) departed CYZF at 1653Z on an IFR clearance to CYCO. Approximately 30 miles North of CYZF, MPE228 reported an issue with a window and requested clearance back to CYZF. At 1708Z, MPE228 entered a hold to burn fuel in preparation for landing. At approximately 1720Z, MPE228 declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit, which at this point had dissipated. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised. At 1740Z, MPE228 landed on Runway 16 with no further assistance required. There were no operational delays to any other aircraft.
TSB Report #A20W0030: C-GOPW, a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-275C, was operating as flight MPE228 from Yellowknife (CYZF), NT, to Kugluktuk (CYCO), NT, with four flight crew and 4 passengers on board. During the initial climb on departure from CYZF, the flight crew smelled and then observed smoke on the flight deck. It was suspected to be associated with the captains side window heat plug. The QRH was actioned and when power was removed from the window heat, the smoke dissipated. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned for a landing in CYZF with ARFF standing by. Maintenance identified a faulty window heater.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On initial climb out from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the Captain of flight MPE228 noticed an odor, which was followed immediately by smoke appearing in the flight deck. The suspected source was the plug for the Captains side window heater. Upon removing power from the window heater, the smoke dissipated quickly. Maintenance attended the aircraft and found that the window heat connection was burnt. The window and the window heat controller were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. Operator submitted Service Difficulty Report (SDR).

March 24, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1925Z, a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, de Havilland DHC-6 (VMPR2) on a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) called requesting a low approach so the tower could check that the wheel skis looked right. At 1933Z, the aircraft conducted a low approach and the tower confirmed it looked right from what they could see. The aircraft landed at 1937Z on the ice strip at Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) instead to check it. At 1945Z, the aircraft departed CEN9 for CYZF. VMPR2 landed Runway 16 safely at 1950Z at CYZF. No further impact to operations.

March 23, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1705Z, the tower at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) instructed a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE226) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) to backtrack/line up for Runway 34. At 1706Z, a vehicle (Truck 464) was instructed to proceed Hotel, then cross threshold Runway 16 to the Northwest Quadrant road. The vehicle got stuck in the snow on the Northwest Quadrant road, within the runway protected area (RPA) of Runway 16/34. An Air Tindi Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (TIN200) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Lutselke, NT (CYLK), a Canadian North Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (MPE656) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB), and a North-Wright Airways Ltd. Beech 1900D (NWL126) from Déline, NT (CYWJ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) were all rerouted to Runway 28 instead. MPE226 was delayed by approximately 20 minutes while the vehicle was removed from the RPA by airport maintenance.

March 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), a small building was noticed to be on fire and the airport firehall was called to respond. The local Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and the city firehall responded. The building is located about 400 feet Northeast (NE) of the threshold of Runway 16. Taxiway Hotel was closed by the airport duty manager. Runway 16/34 was closed by the Airport Manager (APM) from 1505Z until 1519Z. No impact to operations, as Runway 10/28 remained open. A Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 operating as a First Air flight (FAB238) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) and a Summit Air ATR 72-200 (SU7121) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Gahcho Kue, NT (CGK2) were re-assigned to Runway 10 due to the closure of Runway 16/34. No further impact.

Incident at In the vicinity of: GJOA HAVEN NU (CYHK)

A Canadian North Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (MPE656) on a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. MPE656 advised air traffic control (ATC) that no assistance was required. MPE656 landed without incident at 1946Z. No impact to the operation.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0025: C-GRGO, a de Havilland DHC-8-106 aircraft operated by Canadian North, was conducting flight MPE656 from Yellowknife (CYZF), NT to Kugaaruk (CYBB), NU. During the descent through 10 000 feet ASL, smoke began to appear in the cockpit. The flight crew donned masks and followed QRH procedures. The smoke quickly cleared from the cockpit. The flight crew declared an emergency and elected to divert to Gjoa Haven (CYHK), NU. The flight crew requested ARFF and the subsequent landing was conducted without further incident. The passengers deplaned safely. There was no evidence of fire and the operators maintenance personnel are investigating.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The weather radar display was removed and confirmed that it smelled of smoke. The aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) was able to take pictures of the shorted circuitry confirming the display was the source of the smoke in the flight deck. The AME replaced the weather radar display and tested the system as serviceable. The AME replaced the crew O2 bottle and released the aircraft back to service. A service difficulty report (SDR) was also submitted for the failure.

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 (C-FERJ) operating as a First Air flight (FAB238) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) rejected its takeoff on Runway 12. Pilot said they had some kind of indication. Returned to the gate. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After the crew of C-FERJ had received their clearance, and prior to take-off, the External Power door light went on. The aircraft returned to the main ramp, the door was re-latched and the light was confirmed out. The aircraft departed without further incident.

March 16, 2020

Incident at 0600N / 10700W

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 (KLM677) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a medical emergency due to a sick passenger and requested to divert to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). KLM677 subsequently cancelled the medical emergency and continued to CYYC. No impact to the operation.

March 14, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3197) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) returned to CYYC due to a gear door issue. WEN3197 landed on Runway 35L at 0142Z. No emergency. No services from the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were called out. No impact to operations.

March 16, 2020

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Inuvik, NT (CYEV), a vehicle (BAR1) was stuck in runway protected area (RPA) on the south side of Runway 06/24. A Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-FKBI/ KBA200) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Inuvik, NT (CYEV) was held for 5 minutes. Vehicle was able to free itself and vacate runway. No other impact to the operation.

March 9, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Beech 200 (KBA200) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Inuvik, NT (CYEV) taxied onto Taxiway Bravo without authorization. No impact to operation.

March 6, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1750Z, an Air Tindi Ltd. Cessna 208 (TIN200) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Lutselke, NT (CYLK) departed Runway 28. At 1752Z, they asked to return to the airport to drop off a passenger who was not feeling well. They did not declare an emergency, and there was no assistance required. Landed at 1757Z. No further impact to operations.

February 10, 2020

Incident at DIAVIK NT (CDK2)

TSB Report #A20W0014: The Summit Air Ltd. SU8142 British Aerospace BAE-146 (Avro RJ100), C-GZRJ, was operating from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Diavik, NT (CDK2). Approximately 20 nm from the initial approach fix the flight deck was informed that a cabin crew member became incapacitated and was unable to perform their duties. The aircraft landed without further incident and an ambulance met the aircraft. No emergency was declared.

March 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 0044Z, a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (KEW207-M) MEDEVAC from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) departed Runway 10. At 0053Z, they asked to return to the airport due to maintenance. No assistance required. No further impact to operations.

February 28, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 2000Z, the Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) Tower was notified of an inbound medical emergency. Further information obtained indicated that a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8225) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) had a flight attendant with a non-urgent injury and asked for an ambulance to meet them at the gate. No emergency declared. Information passed to the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), who passed the information to a city ambulance. JZA8225 landed at 2036Z without issue, ambulance met the aircraft at the gate. No impact to operations.

February 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GOSA/SU7021) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Diavik, NT (CDK2) rejected its take-off from Runway 10 at 1840Z, taxied back to the main apron and cancelled its flight. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the crew of SU7021 rejected the take-off due to a FLAP UNLOCK warning light indication. The aircraft returned to the main ramp, where the flight was cancelled and the aircraft moved to the Company’s hangar. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and bled the flap hydraulic control. The system tested as normal operation and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

February 9, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 0820Z, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), Edmonton Centre advised. ELT source located in local hangar, no impact to operations.

February 6, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian North Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (MPE656) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) was departing from Runway 10 for CYBB. At 1800Z, MPE656 rejected its takeoff. At 1804Z, they rejected it again and taxied back to the apron. No assistance required, no further impact to operations.

February 5, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8846) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a small fuel spill off the left wing on the apron. CYZF firehall advised. No impact to the operations.

January 23, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1900Z, a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence de Havilland DHC-6 (VMPR5) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), doing local VFR training, reported electrical issues affecting its radios. VMPR5 indicated that it would probably go "no radio" (NORDO). Air traffic control (ATC) issued a landing clearance and VMPR5 readback the clearance. VMPR5 landed at 1903Z without incident. No operational impact.

January 18, 2020

Incident at ADSAL intersection

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE245) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), on the approach for Runway 16, reported a green laser strike. Yellowknife Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No impact to the operation.

January 19, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Great Slave Helicopters 2018 Ltd. Bell 206B (C-FGSD) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) departed CYZF without a takeoff clearance. No impact to the operation.

January 16, 2020

Incident at 3.9NM MARY RIVER NU (CMR2)

During the approach of a Summit Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GJPY) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Mary River, NU (CMR2) into CMR2, the #1 flight management system (FMS) flagged both vertical and lateral guidance at 0445Z. It occurred 3.9NM before the runway threshold. This is due to the vertical protection limit (VPL) exceeding the vertical alert limit (VAL). The VPL value is determined by the available satellite information at the time.

Incident at 6339N / 10810W

A Canadian North de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GRGO/MPE677) on a flight from Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was cleared CYBB SEDAG 6352N11000W CYZF. MPE677 showed up on radar at 6339N10810W, approximately 35NM off course, and not heading directly at CYZF. MPE677 was cleared present position direct CYZF and corrected. No impact to operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at 20NM EDMONTON AB (YEG) VOR/DME

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8233) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported a faint emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. No impact on operations.

January 9, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (KEW207) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) was to taxi via Juliet and hold short of the runway. KEW207 crossed the hold short line and started taxiing down Runway 10. No operational impact.

January 14, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian North de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GRGO/MPE677) from Taloyoak, NU (CYYH) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported a medical emergency on board. The aircraft landed at CYZF at 2244Z. No impact to operations.

January 13, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Dornier 228-202 (C-FPSA/SU1023) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Paulatuk, NT (CYPC) departed CYZF on the standard instrument departure (SID) and turned on course instead of staying on the runway heading. No impact on operations.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8224) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) missed the approach to Runway 35L due to a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA736) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to London, ON (CYXU) departing in front. No operational impact. JZA8224 landed Runway 35L at 0219Z.

January 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON CENTRE / ACC D'EDMONTON (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

At 1147Z, a flight itinerary (FITN) for a Buffalo Airways Ltd. Beech 100 (BFL777) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB) was input into the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS). It was a single input and the FITN was left in. BFL777 departed at 1320Z and, at 1343Z, BFL777 had radar service terminated and cleared enroute, at which point the BFL777 FITN was deleted from CAATS. At 1811Z, the Flight Information Centre (FIC) called with an arrival at CYRB on BFF777 at 1806Z. There was no FITN in the system but, upon review, it was discovered that the FITN was not completed correctly and alerting was lost.

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