April 18, 2020

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Aviation Incident Report #16590: Airside incursion of a white-tailed deer. Frightened with the horn of the service vehicle and a whistle. The animal exited via one of the barriers about 1 hour and a half later. No impact on traffic or services, as well as on infrastructure. Fence repaired immediately.

March 5, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GYBX) on a MEDEVAC flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) taxied on Taxiway Charlie without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

April 30, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An Air Spray (1967) Ltd. Aero Commander 695A (ASB062) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) rejected its take-off on Runway 35, taxied back and requested a high speed taxi, then exited the runway and returned to base. No impact on operations.

April 20, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An Air Spray Ltd. Gulfstream 695A (C-GSHQ/ASB063) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) departed IFR, cancelled IFR and returned to airport. No impact on operations.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Two moose crossed Runway 17 at Red Deer, AB (CYQF), resulting in one unknown aircraft having to do a go-around. The airport manager (APM) was advised.

April 11, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A privately registered Cessna 172F from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Camrose, AB (CEQ3) departed "no radio" (NORDO). The pilot received a verbal in-person advisory from the Flight Service Station (FSS). No impact on operations.

April 7, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), the runway edge lighting for Runway 17/35 is unserviceable (U/S). NOTAM to be amended.

April 6, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

During a runway check at Red Deer, AB (CYQF), a vehicle (ST25) found a tow-bar on Runway 17/35 that belongs to a Cessna 172. No impact on operations.

April 1, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at Red Deer, AB (CYQF), lasting for one second. Flight data was advised.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), the National Voice Communication System (NVCS) at Workstation 103 was briefly intermittent. Two aircraft tried calling unable to get through, the NVCS was still lighting up but no audio could be heard. About 20 seconds later it was working fine. The south position (Workstation 102) was working fine as well. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

March 21, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: INNISFAIL AB (CEM4)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) Flight Service Station (FSS) about an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that went off, possibly from an aircraft at or near Innisfail, AB (CEM4). The signal source was identifed as a privately registered Bellanca 8GCBC. No contact with the aircraft from the FSS. No ELT sound was heard on 121.5 from the specialist. Local traffic also did not hear any ELT on 121.5. A call was received from CEM4 to update the CYQF FSS that the Bellanca was not on the field at CEM4. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) and JRCC Trenton advised at 2138Z.

March 20, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 for approximately 10 minutes with a of couple short breaks. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. No impact to operations.

March 12, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An aircraft from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) ready to depart Runway 35 said they noticed some animal debris near the threshold of Runway 35. The airport was advised. No impact to operations.

March 8, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

The flight plan for a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GORL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was inadvertently closed at its stopover point of Red Deer, AB (CYQF) prior to arriving at its destination.

March 10, 2020

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), on final, reported failure of their flaps. Aircraft was able to land safely without issue.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Montair generated an internal safety report which stated that the report was submitted by an instructor who had witnessed an event with one of Montairs aircraft in the circuit. The student pilot had said on the radio that the flaps would not extend. When the logbook was requested it was discovered the student had landed and not snagged or reported the aircraft issue and the aircraft had subsequently flown on other flights. Upon discovery of this the aircraft was immediately grounded and sent for inspection. Logbook records were attached and the aircraft returned to service.

March 6, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-FMIC), in the circuit (CCT) at Red Deer, AB (CYQF), was not responding to radio calls. Aircraft was then asked to make a full stop landing. Moderate impact on operations. Landed safely at 1630Z.

March 5, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GORL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) made its first call inside the CYQF zone, three miles to the Southeast at 4600ft. No impact to operations.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GGPP) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), inbound from BRIDGE, continued Eastbound, almost crossing the departure path of Runway 17 instead of joining the right downwind as per published procedure. C-GGPP was requested to turn downwind (DW) to avoid a departing Cessna 172.

March 4, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GFND) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) entered Runway 30 and departed with no established communications with Radio. After several times of Radio trying to make contact with the aircraft, C-GFND called Radio after they were airborne and almost clear of the zone. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Operator stated that the student pilot made all of the required radio calls, but on the wrong frequency. They forgot to switch over on the radio. No maintenance related issues.

February 19, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GFYI) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was seen entering the CYQF control zone on radar and came as close as 4 miles to the west at 050. The flight service station (FSS) tried to make contact with the aircraft on 118.5 but there was no response. C-GFYI then proceeded westbound out of the zone. No impact to operations.

February 12, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), a white pickup truck was observed on Taxiway A and C. No impact on operation.

February 5, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF), there were reports of a wolf on Runway 17, visible by two different Cessna 172 aircraft in landings and circuits, moving on or along edge of the runway.

January 29, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Red Deer, AB (CYQF) a pedestrian was observed on the west side of Taxiway Alpha. Passed to taxiing aircraft. No impact on operations.

January 27, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GTQL) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) made its first call while the aircraft was 5 miles northwest of CYQF at 4500 feet. C-GTQL was asked to climb to 5000 feet and approach the airport from the east. Minimal operational impact.

January 24, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

Weak and intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard from 1638Z to 1641Z at Red Deer, AB (CYQF). Source unknown. Edmonton Flight Information Region (CZEG) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised. (Duplicate AOR-261034-V2 deleted)

January 19, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172P (C-GJSK) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) flew directly to VCBDG instead of via VCCOL. The aircraft conflicted with a Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GTQL) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) at VCBDG.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Cessna 172 was just airborne from a touch and go and informed the flight service station (FSS) of a moose on the runway. A second Cessna 172 was advised and was able to do touch and go after the moose crossed.

January 10, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GAGV) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF), on a touch and go, reported deer crossing the runway. The next aircraft did a low and over, no animals sighted. No impact on operations.

April 20, 2020

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GERI/EV601) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Gander, NL (CYQX) reported a bird strike upon landing Runway 03. Field foreman conducted a field inspection and removed the debris at 1208Z. No impact on operations.

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPBG/PVL1925) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a fox near Runway 34 while taxiing out for departure. Aircraft departure was delayed by 5 minutes for wildlife control to conduct a check.

March 30, 2020

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

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GAAT/EV788) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land Runway 34. At 2 miles final, a wind check was issued, and the pilot indicated that the wind was outside their tolerance and executed a missed approach.

March 17, 2020

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GFJZ/JZA8509) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) aborted take off due to an engine indication. The aircraft taxied back to the apron.

February 26, 2020

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM), a vehicle (STAFF 23) was given permission to cross Runway 29 by the ground controller when a Government Of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPM/SST011) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) was cleared to land by the air controller.

January 29, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOY/JZA8639) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) in position on Runway 32 reported two deer crossing the runway at the midpoint. The tower instructed a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOI/JZA8780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) on final to overshoot. The runway was inspected, nothing was found.

January 20, 2020

Incident at 55NM J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (CYQY)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNW/JZA8881) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) reported a small pressurization issue at FL240 and requested slow descent. No emergency declared or assistance required. No impact on operations.

January 16, 2020

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

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GHRJ/PVL928) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) on terminal ramp mistakenly activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal outside testing parameters.

January 8, 2020

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At St. Johns, NL (CYYT), Runway 02 was closed for taxi. A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GNCF/PVL927) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was given taxi instructions to the De-Ice Facility via Taxiway F, cross Runway 02, D, Runway 34, G, and H, because an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUE/ACA2071) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was pushing back into the taxi lane on the terminal ramp. PVL927 instead taxied F, Runway 02, Runway 34, G, H.

January 1, 2020

Incident at 15NM NNW ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GYCV/PVL411) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) at about 15NM final Runway 16 declared an emergency through Gander (YQX) Area Control Centre (ACC) due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft landed at 1854Z without incident, taxied in and cancelled emergency.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20A0002: C-GYCV, a De Havilland DHC8-300 aircraft operated by PAL Airlines, was conducting flight PVL411 from Deer Lake (CYDF) , NL to St. John’s Intl. (CYYT), NL. When the aircraft was approximately 15NM final from RWY 16 the crew contacted Gander Area Control Center and declared an emergency due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft landed uneventfully with airport rescue and firefighting standing by. Company maintenance determined that a flared fitting on the number one (#1) hydraulic system manifold had cracked which depleted the fluid level below the quantity required for the system to work. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service. The company has submitted a Service Difficulty Report to Transport Canada.

November 14, 2019

Incident at GRINDSTONE (ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE) QC (YGR) VOR/DME

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR332) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Summerside, PE (CYSU) cycled through an emergency code with no input from the pilot. No emergency, no impact on operations.

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.

December 22, 2019

Incident at 40NM N SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

After departure, a North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GVKC/BF708) on a flight from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Bearskin Lake, ON (CNE3) was cleared to FL190 and told to expect higher due to crossing traffic, a Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-FJJH/THU104) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) at FL200. Traffic was passed to both aircraft and BF708 was observed climbing through FL195 in close proximity (1.4 miles) to THU104, who reported traffic in sight and clear of traffic.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19C0154: C-GVKC, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by North Star Air Ltd, was operating as flight BF708 from Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON to Bearskin Lake (CNE3), ON, with 2 crew and 8 passengers onboard. During the climb through 5 700 feet ASL, BF708 was cleared by ATC to climb and maintain FL190. At FL190 the aircraft did not level off and continued the climb to FL196. ATC asked BF708 to verify the aircrafts current altitude at which time BF708 descended to FL190. A loss of separation occurred with aircraft C-FJJH, a Beech A100 operated by Thunder Airlines as flight THU104, that was enroute from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Deer Lake (CYVZ), ON at FL200. Vertical separation between the two aircraft reduced to 400 feet vertically where 1000 feet is required. There were no TCAS resolution advisories from either aircraft.

December 18, 2019

Incident at 3NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GUPP/THU106) from Deer Lake, ON (CYVZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was cleared for area navigation (RNAV) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) for Runway 16 at Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) and conducted an unplanned missed approach and climbed to 4300ft. The published missed approach altitude is 3000ft. No impact to operations.

December 5, 2019

Incident at 60NM RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FMAV/PAG220) on a flight from Deer Lake, ON (CYZV) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) departed CYVZ whereas their flight plan indicated North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) as the departure point. The pilot advised the Winnipeg area control centre (ACC) controller of the change. The Winnipeg ACC controller cleared PAG220 from CYVZ direct to CYXL, the pilot read back the clearance as present position direct.

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