July 30, 2019

Accident at 5NM S SECHELT BC (CAP3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that a privately registered de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I from Vancouver, BC (Water) (CAM9) to Pender Harbour, BC (Water) (CAG8) on floats crashed 5NM south of Sechelt, BC (CAP3). No fatalities. No information on file at the Flight information Centre (FIC). Duplicate AOR-253347-V1 deleted.
Update TSB #A19P0113: a privately operated, float-equipped DHC2 aircraft, was conducting a flight from Vancouver Int’l (CAM9), BC to Ruby Lake, BC with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. During cruise, the aircraft experienced engine (Pratt and Whitney R-985-AN-14B) power loss, declared an emergency, and forced landed approximately 3nm south of Sechelt (CAP3), BC. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and became submerged underwater. All occupants sustained minor injuries. The ELT activated. The cause of the engine power loss has not been undetermined.

August 17, 2019

Incident at ELLIOT LAKE MUNI ON (CYEL)

A Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FOEW) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on the ground at Elliot Lake, ON (CYEL).

July 16, 2019

Accident at 40NM SW of Voisey's Bay, NL (CVB2)

Aviation Incident Report 2019-07-05826: At 00:08Z on 16 July 2019 (20:08 EDT on 15 July 2019), a De Havilland DHC2 Beaver registered C-FJKI to Air Saguenay Inc. was reported overdue to Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC). The aircraft, having last made contact with the company at 07:00 local time, was expected to have returned from a fly-in fishing expedition on Lake Mistastin in Northern Labrador. A total of seven (7) persons were scheduled to be aboard the aircraft, including one (1) pilot, two (2) guides and four (4) passengers. JRCC located a crash site on Lake Mistastin, approximately 40 nautical miles southwest of Voiseys Bay, NL (CVB2). The aircraft is described as significantly damaged and submerged in water. Of the total seven (7), three (3) persons are confirmed deceased. A search remains ongoing for the remaining four (4). The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) closely following this situation in order to determine its next steps. Transport Canada Atlantic and Quebec regions have been notified accordingly. UPDATE: The Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) has concluded their search and rescue response. At present time four individuals remain unaccounted for. The Missing persons case has been transfer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has confirmed that investigators will be deployed to gather information and assess the occurrence.
Update TSB #A19A0052: C-FJKI, a DHC-2 Beaver aircraft on floats operated by Air Saguenay, had departed Crossroads Lake, NL for a day trip to Mistastin Lake, NL, for a fishing excursion with the pilot and 6 passengers on board. When the aircraft did not return in the evening, JRCC was contacted. SAR was dispatched and the aircraft was found submerged in the Mistastin Lake the following morning. Three deceased occupants were recovered. The RCMP and military carried out a search for the remaining occupants and a fourth deceased passenger was recovered. The pilot and the remaining 2 passengers are still missing.

June 29, 2018

Incident at 34NM MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

A Pioneer Construction Inc. de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FYWT) on a VFR flight, contacted Air Traffic Control (ATC) for flight following enroute to Buttonville, ON (CYKZ). C-FYWT confirmed altitude at 13500 feet. ATC advised C-FYWT VFR flights not authorized above 12500 feet. CFYWT descended to 11500 feet. No impact to operations.

September 19, 2017

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FOEW) on a flight from Cochrane, ON (CYCN) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) indicated a possible gear issue when established on final Runway 21. The aircraft completed a missed approach and a low and over off Runway 10 so the flight service station (FSS) could inspect front right nose gear. After fly over, the gear appeared in good condition. The aircraft landed Runway 10 safely at 1907Z.

August 12, 2017

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Pioneer Construction de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FYWT) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) made first report to Sudbury Flight Service Station (FSS) at 8 SM SW. Control zone is 7 NM. Aircraft was in close proximity to the approach Runway 04, not on RADAR display until first report.

September 28, 2016

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

A 70017 Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd. de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FOEE) on a local flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF), inbound, advised that they were having a gear indication problem. The pilot requested a low-and-over on Runway 25 for a visual confirmation that the wheels were down. The pilot flew past the Tower and the flight service specialist (FSS) advised that it appeared that the wheels were down but could not confirm if they were locked. The pilot then advised that they were requesting emergency services on standby. C-FOEE landed Runway 07 without incident. No further operational impact.
UPDATE TSB #A16A0095: C-FOEE, a privately operated de Havilland DHC2 MK3 aircraft on amphibious floats, was landing at Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) when the pilot observed an unsafe indication when the landing gear was extended. A missed approach was conducted and a low fly-pass inspection was made. The Flight Service Specialist stated that the wheels appeared to be deployed, however could not confirm if they were locked. The pilot requested emergency services to be on standby and conducted an uneventful landing. Maintenance personnel determined that the front right gear down-lock sensor was faulty and replaced it with a serviceable unit.

September 15, 2015

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FOEW) on a local flight from Timmins, ON (CYTS) advised that a rope had fallen off the aircraft on departure. Staff (ST23) located rope near threshold Runway 21. No impact to operations.
Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? East [2015-09-30]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator for more information and was advised that this occurrence was being managed through the operator?s safety management system (SMS). The CASI was provided with additional information on this occurrence and the operator`s intended corrective action plan (CAP) to attempt to reduce a similar occurrence from happening in future. The CASI was satisfied with the operator`s actions and advised that no further follow-up was required at this time.

August 12, 2014

Incident at Dans les environs de: VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

Update: TSB Report #A14Q0124: The privately operated de Havilland DHC2 on floats, registered C-FJBM, was on a local VFR flight from lac Simard QC, heading to a lake 100 NM east of Val-d'Or. The aircraft experienced engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada R-985) trouble while flying over the Val d'Or, QC, airport (CYVO). The pilot declared an emergency and landed in a water treatment reservoir, approximately 7 NM east of CYVO. Nobody was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
A Machines Roger Ltee de Havilland DHC-2 MK I (C-FJBM), from Lac Simard, QC, to a destination 100NM east of Val-d'Or, QC (CYVO), declared PAN PAN due to mechanical trouble before landing on a body of water 7NM east of CYVO. Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) advised. No impact on operations.

May 27, 2014

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

Aviation Incident Report#13465: A Province of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC2 MK3, from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Timmins, ON (CYTS) was fuelling when a small amount of fuel was spilled onto Apron 3 at CYSB. When Red 1 arrived on scene it was determined that the fueler could resume fuelling while Red 1 was on standby at the scene. Once the fuelling operation was completed the aircraft departed for Timmins, ON with no further incident. The fuel spill was then diluted with water and allowed to evaporate.

September 26, 2014

Incident at Big River, NL/ 5448N05908W

Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Halifax was contacted at 1632Z when preliminary search failed to locate a 70017 Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd de Havilland DHC 2 MK3 (C-FOEE) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Big River, NL. Subsequently, it was reported by PAL Airlines (PVL955) overflying Big River that the aircraft is secured at the Big River dock. JRCC advised.

August 25, 2014

Incident at Big River, NL

Joint rescue co-ordination centre (JRCC) Halifax was contacted at 2245Z when preliminary search failed to locate a 70017 Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd de Havilland DHC2 MK3 (C-FOEE) and a Communication Search was started. Company later called to advise aircraft was safe on the ground at Big River. JRCC was advised and the flight plan was closed.

August 7, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC) (Aerodrome - other, ATM - other)

A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC 2 MK I (C-FWAC/ HR5219) from Vancouver Harbour, BC (CYHC) to Purpoise Bay, BC and a Tofino Air Lines de Havilland DHC 2 MK I (C-GFLT) from Vancouver Harbour, BC (CYHC) to Nanaimo Harbour, BC (CAC8) were taxiing eastbound at their discretion south of the aircraft operations "Area A", with C-GFLT being the lead aircraft. Both aircraft had been instructed by the Clearance Delivery controller to contact the Tower controller when ready for the published northwestbound departure. The cruise ship "Volendam" was at the dock at Canada Place and without sounding its horn began to move forward from the dock. HR5219 contacted Tower requesting take-off clearance as it appeared to the pilot that the cruise ship was bearing down on him. The Tower controller did not have HR5219 in sight and could not safely issue take-off clearance as another DHC2 was on short final for a westbound landing. Tower instructed HR5219 to continue taxiing eastbound so as to clear the "Volendam's" path and become visible to the Tower controller. The "Volendam" sounded its horn numerous times and passed to the west of the two DHC2's as they continued their eastbound taxi.

May 6, 2013

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT / SEAL COVE BC (Water) (CZSW)

An Inland Air Charters de Havilland DHC-2 floatplane (C-GCYM) departed Seal Cove, BC (CZSW) at 1712Z and headed to the SE. A Helijet International Sokorsky S-76C (C-GIHJ) on a medevac flight departing Seal Cove, BC (CZSW) to Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) called for departure advisory at 1714Z and was observed departing at 1715Z. The FSS observed a DHC2 on final from the SE and queried the aircraft if he had departing C-GIHJ traffic visual. Aircraft was identified as C-GCYM. C-GCYM advised they were returning to base and had forgotten to call. Operational impact: C-GIHJ had originally intended to make a left turn toward the airport and instead chose to continue SE and made a right turn to the airport.

November 21, 2012

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines DHC2 on a VFR flight, hit a goose upon landing rwy 25. Pilot reported minor damage to rudder cable on amphibious float.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Port Hardy Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

October 23, 2012

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT / SEAL COVE BC (Water) (CZSW)

A12P0184: The Dehavilland DHC-2 Beaver, C-FOSP, operated by North Pacific Seaplanes from Hartley Bay to Seal Cove was on a VFR flight at 8000 feet ASL and commenced descent when the pilot experienced a rough running engine with backfiring and popping noises. He declared an emergency while on downwind for the approach. The floatplane was given priority, landed at Seal Cove, and taxiied to the dock without assistance. Company suspected a rough running engine due to carburettor icing.
A Harbour Air DHC2 (C-FOSP) declared an emergency while on the down wind for the approach. Aircraft was given priority, landed safely, and taxied to the dock without assistance. No impact to operations.

October 9, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (Water) (CAM9)

A privately registered Dehavilland DHC2 MKI arrived after the official grounding time of 0208Z and landed on the river at 0218z.

July 26, 2012

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

An Upper Winds Air Ltd Dehavilland DHC2 MKI aircraft, registered as C-FIUY, departed Dawson Creek Airport (CYDQ) with a malfunctioning radio without following NORDO procedures. Information was relayed to YPE RDO via another aircraft.

June 15, 2012

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Conflict - potential, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A privately registered Dehavilland DHC2 MK 1, VFR Ganges (CAX6) to Pitt Meadows (CYPK), transited through 9 miles of Victoria's (CYYJ) Class D Airspace from south to north without contacting anyone. The DHC2 came within 900 feet vertically of another privately registered aircraft, a Mooney M20B VFR Nanaimo (CYCD) to YPK, as it transited through 17 miles west to east in YYJ Class D airspace also not in communication with YYJ.

May 29, 2012

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

At approx 2348Z aircraft #1200 observed on mosaic radar entering Nanaimo (CYCD) Control Zone from WNW with prior call on Mandatory Frequency. Aircraft appeared to be a Dehavilland DHC2 floatplane. Aircraft broadcast mostly unreadable over Quennel Lake (CBQ9) 2 NE of Runway 34 at CYCD. Aircraft did not respond to query from FSS on 122.1. A PA31 and a C172 on right base for Runway 34. No conflict with those aircraft. The float plane then descended from visual sight over Quennel lake. No operational impact.

May 14, 2012

Accident at Junction of Hwy 97C and the Brenda Mine. (W of CYLW)

UPDATE from TSB; A12P0070: A privately registered De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on amphibious floats departed Pitt Meadows, BC on a round-robin flight plan to Kelowna and return. After dropping off 1 passenger in Kelowna the flight departed at about 1827 PDT for Pitt Meadows with 3 POB. The aircraft was witnessed to crash in a wooded area alongside Highway 97C, near the top of the mountainside forming the Okanagan valley (Kelowna,15 nm SW). An ELT signal was recorded at 1850 hours. All 3 POB perished and a post impact fire destroyed most of the wreckage.
Update According to the TSB Final Report A12P0070 authorized for release on 9 August 2013: The privately operated de Havilland DHC-2 MK 1 amphibious floatplane (registration C-GCZA, serial number 1667) departed Okanagan Lake, near Kelowna, for a daytime flight under visual flight rules to Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, with the pilot and 2 passengers on board. While enroute, the aircraft struck trees and collided with terrain close to and 100 feet below the level of Highway 97C, near the Brenda Mines tailings hill. At 1850 Pacific Daylight Time, a brief 406-megahertz emergency-locator-transmitter signal was detected, which identified the aircraft; however, a location could not be determined. Most of the aircraft was consumed by a post-impact fire. The 3 occupants were fatally injured
At 0206Z Kelowna (CYLW) TWR advised Kamloops (CYKA) Flight Information Centre (FIC) that the RCMP had advised TWR of a possible aircraft crash west of CYLW and asked if we had any contact or info regarding a privately registered amphibious Dehavilland DHC2 on a VFR round robin flight plan from Pitt Meadows (CYPK) - CYPK with a stop on Okanagan Lake (south of the Mission Bridge). Confirmation with JRCC, that the DHC2 with 3 persons on board had crashed approximately 100 feet from the highway in the vicinity of Hwy 97C and Brenda Mine Junction while enroute back to CYPK. JRCC and ACC shift supervisor advised. SAR dispatched.
UPDATE from JRCC: 140153Z. C-GCZA CRASH (495290N 1195600W - HYW 97C KELOWNA-MERRITT). CMCC ALERTED JRCC TO 406 ELT REGISTERED TO C-GCZA. MOMENTS LATER, RCMP NEAR KELOWNA RESPONDED TO AN EYE-WITNESS REPORT OF A BEAVER FLOAT PLANE CRASHING OFF HWY 97C NEAR KELOWNA AND SUBSEQUENT REPORTS OF EXPLOSIONS AND FIRE. CALL SIGN OF CRASHED PLANE QUICKLY CONNECTED TO ELT ALERT. INITIAL REPORTS OF 5 POB WERE REVISED TO 3 POB. RCMP, EHS AND FIRE DISPATCHED TO SCENE. BUFF AND CORM TASKED. GSAR ALSO PROCEEDED. RCMP AND FIRE SECURED SCENE, AND ONCE DETERMINED THERE WAS NO SIGN OF SURVIVORS, BUFF AND CORM STOOD DOWN EN ROUTE. NOK CONTACTED. RCMP TOOK LEAD ON CASE AND ARE HANDLING NOK FROM THIS POINT ON. TSB ADVISED. CORONER ON SCENE. CORM 901 442 - 2.0, BUF 456 442 - 1.8 [V2012-00843]

April 11, 2012

Incident at PORT McNEILL BC (Water) (CAM8)

UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: This report has been reviewed by the PMI and no further action is required.
A12P0051: While taxiing out of McNeill Harbour, the DHC2 Beaver floatplane, C-FDSG, operated (VFR) by Pacific Coastal Airlines to Port Hardy struck a pillar. The pilot became distracted when securing the seat belt. There was a slight wind from the West and the aircraft drifted East off track. By the time that the aircraft drift was noted, it was too late to change course and prevent the right wing tip from contacting the pillar. The plane was then parked on the McNeill dock and the flight was cancelled.

April 10, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The PIC/Owner explained the Beaver aircraft was on wheels, and believes the confusion was cause by ATC assuming the aircraft was on floats. The PIC noted some confusion with ATC. The PIC stated they should have better confirmed ATC?s understanding of the situation. Nav Canada conducting their own investigation. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
A privately registered deHavilland DHC2, VFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Fort Langley (CBQ2), was issued departure clearance off the river (CAM9) but was observed departing off runway 26L.

March 31, 2012

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT / SEAL COVE BC (Water) (CZSW)

UPDATE/ Add info: This aircraft is registered to Harbour Air but operated by North Pacific Seaplanes.
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: On the aircraft's return to Seal Cove (CZSW) the radio failed. The aircraft landed without a radio (NORDO) and without incident. It is currently grounded for trouble shooting and repair.
A Harbour Air deHavilland DHC2 (C-FOSP), VFR Kitkatla Water Aerodrome (CAP7) to Seal Cove (CZSW), arrived CZSW at 23:20z no radio (NORDO). C-FOSP called dispatch at 23:10z on a cell phone to pass the message to Prince Rupert Flight Service Station (FSS) that the aircraft would be arriving CZSW NORDO. FSS had the aircraft on NARDS for the duration of the flight with no traffic conflict. There was no impact on operations.

February 21, 2012

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Victoria Harbour airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
On final for a west-bound arrival at Victoria Harbour (CYWH), the Harbour Air deHavilland DHC2 (C-FFHQ), flight HR5203, VFR Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9) to CYWH, reported a bird strike just before touchdown. No injuries reported and no impact to operation.

February 9, 2012

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (Water) (CAJ8)

UPDATE from General Aviation: This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
A privately registered deHavilland DHC2, VFR Victoria Water Aerodrome (CAP5) to Pitt Meadows Water Aerodrome (CAJ8), landed on the waterdrome after twilight. No operational impact.

December 30, 2011

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a privately-registered DeHavilland DHC2, VFR Kelowna (CYLW) to CYLW, reported gear indication on final. Aircraft did one low approach then landed safely at 2148Z. Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) standby. No operational impact.

August 6, 2012

Incident at RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

The privately operated Geary's Sportsman Lodge Ltd Dehavilland DHC2 MKI (C-GWEY) was on a VFR flight from an unknown departure point to Red Lake Water Aerodrome (CKS4). The Propair Inc. Beech A100 (operating as PRO105) was on an IFR flight from an unreported departure point to Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY). While inbound to the Red Lake Water Aerodrome, the pilot of GWEY received a radio advisory and passed an ETA. There was no further radio communication received from the aircraft. PRO105 was passing through the zone and did not see GWEY. The pilot of GWEY later contacted Kenora Flight Service staff via phone to inform them that he had a radio failure.

March 5, 2012

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Dehavilland DHC2 MKIII aircraft (C-FOPA) was on a VFR flight from Geraldton (Greenstone Regional) Airport (CYGQ) to Dryden (CYHD). C-FOPA was inbound for landing. After entering Dryden airspace the AWOS reported visibility had dropped below VFR minima. The aircraft was advised of the weather conditions and landed runway 12 without delay.

December 16, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Northern Thunderbird Air Beech 100 King Air operating NTA205, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Prince George (CYXS), reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) warning on departure RWY 08R. Only observed aircraft was a DHC2 departing the river adjacent to the airport. VFR departures off the river are a routine Operation. No Operational Impact.

September 4, 2011

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

At 0020z a DeHavilland DHC2 on floats was observed approximately 3 miles SE of the airport at around 3,000 feet MSL (mean sea level). The aircraft passed east of the airport northbound with no radio communication. Two aircraft in the zone were advised. There was no conflict with the other aircraft.

August 17, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from TSB: A11P0125 A Loss of Separation occurred between a Shorts SD3-60 (Flight PCO705), and a DHC-2T (Flight HR315), overhead Vancouver International Airport. Both aircraft were operating under VFR. PCO705 was given a southbound overhead crossing to join the circuit for runway 26L at 2500 ft. HR315 was given an overhead crossing at 2500 ft as part of a transit route south to Victoria. Neither aircraft was given traffic information by the controller. The SD3-60 was equipped with TCAS and the system warned the crew that there was a conflict. The crew queried the tower controller who then gave directions to separate the aircraft. The aircraft passes within 0.3 nm at the same altitude.
The Pacific Coastal Airlines Short SD360, operating flight PCO705, inbound VFR Comox (CYQQ) to Vancouver (CYVR), was assigned the "overhead" arrival route for Runway 26L. A Harbour Air DeHavilland Beaver DHC2 MK1, operating flight HR315 VFR Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) enroute to the Victoria Harbour water aerodrome (CYWH), was assigned the "Tower Transit Route" southbound. PCO705 advised they had received a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert and asked "do I have traffic"? ATC immediately issued a turn to HR315 and passed the traffic to PCO705. Safety was not assured as necessary traffic was not passed as required.

July 9, 2011

Incident at KYUQUOT BC (Water) (CAR7)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The Owner/PIC stated they normally close flight plans with a satellite phone. The phone did not work on this date. The PIC suggested an RCO could be installed to improve communication. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
The pilot of a privately registered Dehavilland DHC2, VFR Vancouver International Water Aerodrome (CAM9) to Kyuquot (CAR7), failed to close the flight plan upon arrival. Comsearch initiated. Contacted pilot on return flight to close flight plan. No operational impact.

July 3, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Navigation error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The Owner/PIC verified the events and accepted fault. The PIC detailed a personal review that they had conducted after the event. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
A privately registered Dehavilland DHC2 Mk.1, VFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Port Hardy (CYZT), departed RWY 26L on a West departure (Hdg 280). The DHC2 did not turn initially and was instructed to do so by Tower Controller, and told to transfer frequency to Tower Advisory (125.65). Tower controller then launched a Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340A operating Flight PCO871, IFR Vancouver to Bella Bella (CBBC), on runway heading. At this point the DHC2 unexpectedly turned left back towards the departure path. Tower controller passed traffic to PCO871 and instructed them to deviate to avoid the DHC2. PCO871 did have the traffic in sight and turned left to avoid. Meanwhile, the DHC2 called Tower Advisory Controller who instructed him to turn north immediately.

June 28, 2011

Incident at BEDWELL HARBOUR BC (Water) (CAB3)

An American privately registered Dehavilland DHC2, VFR Boeing Field (KBFI) to Bedwell Harbour (CAB3), flew transborder without an active flight plan.

June 7, 2011

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

Pacific Coastal Airlines Dehavilland DHC2 (C-FMAZ), VFR Port Hardy to destination unknown squawked 7600 after taxiing for departure runway 34. Aircraft returned to the ramp to have radio fixed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from System Safety, aircraft type and registration updated as per company info. and has been entered in the company's SMS reporting system.

March 27, 2011

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (Water) (CAE3) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

A privately registered American deHavilland DHC2, VFR Kenmore, WA (KS60) to Campbell River (CAE3) flew transboarder without a flight plan. A query was sent to Seattle flight service who said the aircraft did file a flight plan but they were not sent to the Kamloops flight information centre (FIC).

January 21, 2011

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The VHF radio was replaced and the aircraft tested serviceable for release to service.
A North Pacific Seaplanes DeHavilland DHC2 (C-FOCZ), VFR Kitkatla (CAP7) to CAP7 departed at 1703Z (0903PST) with a working radio. At approximately 1710Z (0910PST) the flight service station (FSS) received a carrier signal only. Vancouver area control centre (ACC) called inquiring about an aircraft on transponder code 7600 in the vicinity of CAP7. FSS confirmed the ident of the aircraft. FOCZ's company dispatch called at 1755Z (0955PST) to confirm the aircraft was RONLY. A new transponder code was issued for identification and local traffic purposes. An advisory was passed to the aircraft and it clicked the mike to respond. Communications were also relayed through another aircraft in the area. FOCZ landed 1814Z (1014PPST). Down time was passed to Kamloops flight information centre (FIC) as per request.

October 24, 2011

Incident at KENORA ON (Water) (CJM9)

The privately operated Walsten Aircraft Parts & Leasing Inc. Dehavilland DHC2 Mk1 aircraft (C-GNXG) was on a VFR flight from an un-reported departure point to the Kenora water aerodrome (CJM9). While on final, the pilot initiated a go-around because an unidentified aircraft was departing CJM9. The unidentified aircraft was not broadcasting on the Kenora Mandatory Frequency of 122.2. Ops. impact -- C-GNXG returned for landing without further event.

August 4, 2011

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Dehavilland DHC2 MKIII aircraft (C-FOPA) was on a VFR flight from Pickle Lake (CYPL) to [destination not reported]. The aircraft was taxiing for departure on runway 27 when it was disabled by a flat tire. The aircraft was later removed from the runway. Ops. impact -- none.

August 3, 2011

Incident at LAC LA CROIX ON (Water) (CJU9) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Lac La Croix Quetico Air Services Limited de Havilland DHC2-MKI aircraft (C-GDZD) was conducting a VFR flight from Ely Municipal Airport, MN (USA) (KELO) to Lac La Croix Water Aerodrome (CJU9). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg FIC reported that the aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without a flight plan.

July 28, 2011

Incident at LAC LA CROIX ON (Water) (CJU9) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Lac La Croix Quetico Air Services Limited de Havilland DHC2-MKI aircraft (C-GDZD) was conducting a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to Lac La Croix Water Aerodrome (CJU9). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg FIC reported that the aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without a flight plan.

Incident at SAND POINT LAKE ON (Water) (CJD6) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Lac La Croix Quetico Air Services Limited de Havilland DHC2-MKI aircraft (C-GDZD) was conducting a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to Sand Point Lake Water Aerodrome (CJD6). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg FIC reported that the aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without a flight plan.

July 16, 2010

Accident at Lac Péribonca 12NM WSW (Coordonnées 4956N/07108W)

Update #3: The time of the accident was specified according to information received from the Compliance Division.
C-GAXL, a De Havilland DHC-2 operated by Air Saguenay, was VFR from Lac des Quatres to Lac Margane (4956N/07108W). At 1920Z, the Transportation Safety Board, which had been contacted by the aircraft's operator, notified the air traffic controller that the aircraft had not arrived at its destination. Air Saguenay staff were in contact with the pilot for the last time at 1445Z. Trenton Rescue Coordination Centre was notified. Around 2230Z, the aircraft was found; it had crashed at coordinates 495462N/0713256W.
Update #1: According to information obtained from the Trenton Rescue Coordination Centre (TR RCC), the aircraft flew in poor weather conditions and crashed into the mountain.
Update #2: TSB investigation number and class were added. According to TSB report #A10Q0111: De Havilland DHC2 Beaver, registration C-GAXL, operated by Air Saguenay took off from Lake des Quatre (Quebec) flying VFR for Lake Morgane (Quebec). A pilot and five passengers were on board. About 10 minutes after takeoff, the pilot reported that he was going to land, as a precaution, because of unfavourable weather conditions. The aircraft struck a mountain 12 NM WSW of the southern part of Lake Péribonca (Quebec). Part of it burned in a post-impact fire. The pilot and three passengers died. One passenger sustained serous injuries and another was slightly injured during the crash.

February 7, 2010

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

Mise à jour #1: selon les informations obtenues de la division Sécurité des aérodromes, des mesures sont présentement en discussion.
Des caribous se sont engagé sur la piste de La Grande Rivière (CYGL) au moment où un Beaver DHC2 s'apprêtait à décoller. Un véhicule de la sécurité aéroportuaire a été dépêché sur la piste avant le départ de l'aéronef pour faire fuir les caribous. L'aéronef a réussi à décoller avec quelques minutes de retard.*** ** *** Caribou entered the runway of La Grande Rivière (CYGL) right when a Beaver DHC2 was preparing to take off. An airport security vehicle quickly entered the runway before the aircraft took off to scare away the caribou. The aircraft took off a few minutes late.

July 23, 2010

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH)

Initially a very weak ELT transmission was heard on Frequency 121.5 at Victoria Harbour (CYWH) with 4-5 sweeps at 1936Z. West Coast Air Flight CZ606, a Dehavilland DHC2 MK I VFR CYWH to Bamfield (CAE9), reported receiving an ELT signal at position 4830.38N 12349.0W. The signal was lost at 4831.7N 12355.0W en route CYWH to CAE9 at 065. Harbour Air Flight HR304 en route CYWH to Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) at 1954Z reported no ELT heard outbound on the shoreline route at 010. All information was passed to the Rescue Coordination Centre.

June 27, 2010

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

The private American-registered Crystal Mountain Inc. Dehavilland DHC2 MK1, VFR origin unknown to Nanaimo, transited Campbell River (CYBL) control zone from north to southeast along the shoreline at 1500 ft without contacting CYBL FSS. The FSS tried to contact the aircraft on Frequency 122.0, but the pilot did not respond.
UPDATE from Nav Canada: There was no impact on operations.

March 24, 2010

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

The private American-registered Robinson R44II, VFR Port Hardy to destination unknown, departed with no contact with the Port Hardy FSS. The aircraft was passed as traffic to a departing Dehavilland DHC2.

March 15, 2010

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT / DIGBY ISLAND BC (Water) (CAN6)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: C-FKDC had its propeller P/N 2D30-405 stuck in fine pitch and would only coarsen blade pitch by approximately 100 RPM drop. It was found that the barrel of the propeller was dry. The propeller was greased and ground runs carried out with propeller functioning properly. The aircraft was returned to service with no further incidents.
The North Pacific Seaplanes Dehavilland DHC2 (C-FKDC), VFR Seal Cove to Kitkatla Waterdrome, departed at 1657Z. At 1659Z over Digby Island Waterdrome (CAN6), 4 nm southwest of CZSW, the pilot reported returning to CZSW due to a stuck propeller governor. The aircraft was given an advisory and asked if assistance was required, which was not. The aircraft landed at CZSW safely at 1704Z. There was no Impact on operations.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0066 - The North Pacific Seaplanes float-equipped DHC-2 aircraft (C-FKDC) took off from Seal Cove for a VFR flight to Kitkatla. Over Digby Island Waterdrome the pilot noticed that the RPM could not be adjusted with the prop control lever. He decide to return to Seal Cove, where the aircraft landed without further event.

January 31, 2010

Incident at Gabriola Island

UPDATE from General Aviation: OPI changed to Commercial & Business Aviation
Tofino Airlines DHC2, registration C-FJIM, on a VFR flight plan from CAC8 (Nanaimo Harbour) to Gabriola Island, went overdue. Pilot failed to close flight plan and comsearch was initiated. RCC contacted pilot at home and FIC closed flight plan.

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