July 12, 2019

Incident at 11NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After it had been changed over and correctly read back the frequency change to go onto 135.02, a privately registered Cirrus SR22T from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) lost communication with air traffic services (ATS). North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was notified. Communications were reestablished in the eastern sector at 4740N07016W around 1625Z. No impact on operations.

August 28, 2019

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB 340A (PCO868) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a deer on the runway threshold, and 3 bears near the runway intersection. Airport Technical Services (APTS) was advised.

August 18, 2019

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Wilderness Seaplanes Grumman G-21A (C-FIOL) on a flight from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) reported deer South of Runway 08 while taxiing.

July 26, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-FPCZ/PCO1618) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported deer on the airside vicinity of the Runway 25 threshold at CYAZ. The Flight Service Station (FSS) passed the information to airport maintenance. No impact to operations.

July 20, 2019

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Port Hardy, BC (CYZT), three deer were spotted on the infield by a taxiing aircraft, a Wilderness Seaplanes Ltd. Grumman G-21A (C-CFIOL) from origin unknown to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT). Airports advised.

June 28, 2019

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8424) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported seeing a deer jump the fence onto CYKA airport property. Airport maintenance were advised, with 3 vehicles able to corral the deer and escort it off airport property through an opened gate. One VFR aircraft conducting circuits was delayed in order to accommodate the vehicle movement.

May 25, 2019

Incident at 5NM NW DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

A Pat Powell Holdings Ltd. Grumman G-44A (C-FNOX) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was observed on surveillance at 3500. C-FNOX entered the Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) control zone, 5NM Northwest of CYDQ, at 1506Z with no prior contact. The flight service station (FSS) attempted to contact the aircraft three times on the mandatory frequency, with no reply. The aircraft proceeded through the control zone, exiting 5NM to the East, at 1511Z. No impact on operations.

January 2, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ELT)

At the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) aerodrome, a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard on the National Voice Communication System (NVCS) frequency 121.5 from 1611Z to 1612Z. No impact to operations.

October 16, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FYZS/BF706) on a flight from North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) conducted a missed approach Runway 16 due to a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAMC/PAG220) on a flight from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) entering the runway at Taxiway A. BF706 subsequently arrived Runway 34 without incident.

September 2, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Due to an emergency landing Runway 33R and the requirement to inspect the full runway, a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GYSD/WJA523) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to overshoot Runway 23 because the full length of 33R had not been inspected. WJA523 landed at 1937Z. No operational impact.

August 24, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWIJ/WJA523) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to go around, Runway 06L by tower. The previous arrival, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIN/ROU1840) from Portland, OR (KPDX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, ON (CYYZ) slow to exit runway. WJA523 landed at 1928Z without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.

July 5, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FGJI/ACA724) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) on a visual departure from Runway 24R reported a wake turbulence. An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUG/ROU1702) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was 3NM ahead and 2000 feet above. No impact to operations.

June 18, 2019

Incident at AGNOB intersection

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1702) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was filed on the VERDO6 standard instrument departure (SID). After AGNOB, ROU1702 flew direct ELSUB and then expected to fly to LORKA, which is not the correct transition. No conflicts or operational impact.

June 15, 2019

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A privately registered Piper PA-32R-300 from London, ON (CYXU) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) landed on Runway36 and reported that a deer was spotted on the runway. No impact on operations.

June 12, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A deer crossed Runway 12 in front of landing traffic, a North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPA) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). No operational impact.

May 21, 2019

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At approximately 1315Z, a Jazz de Havilland DCH-8-102 (JZA8644) from London, ON (CYXU) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on Hotel reported 2 deer east of Runway 33 and south of Alpha. Garage was called and came out to scare them away. JZA8644 was delayed 10 to 15 minutes waiting for the deer to clear the area. The aircraft departed at 1329Z. No other impact on operations.

May 9, 2019

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

A North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GVKC/BF708) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) had blown a tire on landing.

April 18, 2019

Incident at DEER LAKE ON (CYVZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) Runway 13/31 was closed from 1420Z until 1600Z.

March 2, 2019

Incident at DEER LAKE ON (CYVZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) aerodrome closed a runway due to a disabled aircraft, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYWG/PAG223) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Winnipeg/Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG).

February 24, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUG/ROU1703) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) initiated a "go around" on approach for Runway 05, due to being unstable. The flight landed at 1204Z. No operational impact.

February 19, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-GWVH/PAG220) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) aborted takeoff from Runway 16 and returned to the apron.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GWVH had a rejected take off in CYXL due to an engine torque fluctuation indication. Torque Bridge failure on #1 engine. Torque Bridge changed to alternate bridge and re-calibrated per EMM 72-00-00. Aircraft ground run tested serviceable.

February 7, 2019

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

The pilot of a North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPA/BF709) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) arrived on Runway 08 and did not report when they were off the runway. As the position of BF709 could not be established, the subsequent aircraft, a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GANF/WSG814) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL) conducted a missed approach for Runway 26. The airport staff phoned to advise that BF709 was off the runway and WSG814 landed.

February 3, 2019

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Summit Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GASB/SU1811) from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) was given incorrect waypoint information as part of an IFR clearance.

January 29, 2019

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/45 (AB237) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) advised that they had a gear indication. Emergency services activated. It landed at 1215Z without incident.

Incident at 15NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON NDB (YXL)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GBJV/AB237) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a gear indication issue on arrival to CYXL and subsequently landed without incident at 1215Z. No impact to operations.

Incident at DEER LAKE ON (CYVZ)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12 (AB239) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) conducted a missed approach at CZVZ due to a flap issue and continued on to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 0352Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was not requested or required.

October 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GGPP) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) reported a bird strike while on climb-out from Runway 35. No remains found and no impact on operations.

October 12, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An Executive Air Craft Learjet 60 (C-GCIH) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was given electronic clearance to 90. The aircraft checked in climbing through 10,300ft. The pilot was questioned about clearance limit, and started descending back to 90. No impact to operations.

October 11, 2019

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GYHA) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was observed on NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) entering the circuit from the West. No prior contact. Contact established on Brooks Regional, AB (CYBP) aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) frequency. Aerodrome advisory service (AAS) provided. No operational impact.

October 5, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Beech 90 (MT1) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) reported an electrical issue and elected to return to CYQF. No impact on operations. The aircraft landed safely at 1215Z. (Duplicate AOR 256759-V1 deleted).

September 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A balloon was observed by the flight service station (FSS) floating through the approach for Runway 35. It was red, approximately 1-2 feet in diameter, moving west and climbing. The balloon continued through the circuit pattern. Two aircraft advised, minimal impact.

October 9, 2019

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Buffalo Airways de Havilland DHC-3 (BFL609) filed and IFR flight plan from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and departed Runway 28 at 2044Z. Tower controller observed BFL609 deviating from the ZF2 standard instrument departure (SID) in a left turn and advised centre. BFL609 was then advised to contact centre. No impact to operations.

Incident at EDMONTON AB (YEG) VOR/DME

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GGPQ) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was cleared into Class C airspace at 5000 above sea level (ASL). C-GGPQ started to climb without authorization with traffic in the vicinity. The controller passed traffic to a Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) who was at 5500 and instructed C-GGPQ to descend immediately to avoid C-GDMK. The aircraft reported each other in sight at 1.0NM and 300 apart.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GFYI) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) made its first call inbound over VCBDG (3NM SW of airport). No impact on operations.

October 7, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) rejected takeoff due to a mechanical issue and returned to base. No impact on operations.

October 5, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An Okanagan Air Ventures Ltd. Piper PA-31 (C-GVSO) from Innisfail, AB (CEM4) to Innisfail, AB (CEM4) declared an emergency with an engine failure. The aircraft elected to divert to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF). The aircraft (A/C) landed safely at 1719Z. Minimal impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR 256772-V1 deleted).

September 25, 2019

Incident at 5146N / 11054W

A Novajet Raytheon Hawker 800XO (NOJ75) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was instructed to turn right. NOJ75 read back the instructions correctly but proceeded to turn left. The air traffic control (ATC) subsequently instructed NOJ75 to turn right. No other impact to the operation.

September 23, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172M (C-GWVR) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was 2 miles inside the mandatory frequency (MF) area within 2 minutes of initial call inbound. No operational impact.

September 7, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A MontAir Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GXJB) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), after landing Runway 35 experienced one wheel getting stuck in the grass between the runway and Taxiway A. One aircraft on short final was requested to overshoot. C-GXJB was able to exit without further incident about 2 minutes later.

September 21, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

The following aircraft entered the mandatory frequency (MF) area within less than 5 minutes of initial call-up inbound between 2200Z and 2215Z: a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-GGPQ) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF); a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GMDT) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF); a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FSOF) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF); and a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GMAW) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF). A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7 from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Indus/Winters Aire Park, AB (CFY4) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) area within less than 5 minutes of initial call-up at 2225Z, and a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GAGV) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) did the same at 2246Z. No impact.

September 23, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), the flight service station (FSS) noticed pedestrians inside the Runway 12/30 runway protected area (RPA) at 1848Z and contacted the airport operator to investigate. Runway 12/30 had been closed by NOTAM from 1830Z, but the NOTAM did not appear in the CYQF Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) weather data entry (WDE) until 1909Z. The NOTAM was available on the flight planning website. Runway 17 was in use, no operational impact.

September 24, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ELT)

Two short bursts of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal were heard at 1714Z at the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) aerodrome. The Edmonton (YEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised.

September 18, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Prairie Bible Institute Champion 7ECA (C-FXRN), from origin unknown to Hespero, AB (CFB3), was inbound to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) from the Northeast (NE), was unable to locate airport and needed direction finder (DF) assistance to locate CYQF. Aircraft did a "touch and go" and departed to CFB3 at 2218Z.

September 6, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FSOF) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) departed Runway 12 and was planning a right turnout to WPA #2. Pilot was observed climbing the runway heading to 5NM, then making a wide left turn and flying over the city towards WPA #2. On their return, aircraft was inbound via BDG, and the pilot was observed flying east from BDG instead of the published right base for Runway 12. Pilot was requested to join the right base. The pilot seemed confused and continued flying east, eventually joining the early-mid downwind. There were 2 other Cessna 172s inbound from SKS that were to cross overhead and join the downwind (DW) for Runway 12 at the time.

September 5, 2019

Incident at Red Deer FSS

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GAGV) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) called two miles south of VCSJT (8NM W) at 045. Traffic was passed to C-GAGV, intentions were requested, no reply. Conflict with inbound privately registered Glastar Glastar GS1 from origin unknown to Red Deer, AB (CYQF). Traffic passed privately registered aircraft, and pilot requested conflict avoidance assistance. C-GAGV landed at 1521Z with no further incident.

September 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Pilot of an American, corporately registered Beech C90A (N127ZW) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Fargo/Hector, ND (KFAR) rejected its take-off from Runway 35. No impact on operations.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

The pilot of an American corporately registered Beech C90A (N127ZW) on a flight from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Fargo, ND (KFAR) rejected its take-off from Runway 35. No impact on operations.

September 14, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A privately registered Cessna 182P from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was observed taxiing from Apron 3 and holding short of Runway 17 via Taxiway A without establishing contact with Ground Advisory (121.9) or Radio (118.5). Pilot did not respond to numerous radio calls from the flight service station (FSS).

September 12, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-GGPQ) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) initial call inbound was at 1745Z and was 2 miles inside the zone less than 2 minutes later. No operational impact.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A privately registered Cessna 150L from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) rejected its take-off from Runway 17. No operational impact. Pilot said it was due to being on a flight test.

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