June 3, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Aviation Incident Report #17123: A Federal Express Corporation Boeing 757-236 (N978FD) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) arrived in CYMX at 0907Z. Maintenance discovered the right hand (R/H) engine Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) servicing door (door number 423CL) was missing. It is assumed that the door departed while the aircraft was en route from CYWG to CYMX.

October 18, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE851), from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) indicated after landing on Runway 29 that they had an open baggage door indication at approximately 2 NM on final. Runway was inspected. Impact: An Orizon Aviation Québec Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GUMQ) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Sasair Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GTHL) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) had to wait for a few minutes.

August 31, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3)

An Airspeed Aviation Piper PA-34-200T (C-GBOZ) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) declared an emergency due to an open door. The aircraft landed without incident at Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3). No impact.

August 5, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GLZR/SNAAP6) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) rejected its takeoff from Runway 25 due to the cockpit door opening. The runway was inspected at 1800Z. The aircraft repositioned and departed without incident at 1801Z. No impact on operations.

July 4, 2021

Accident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO)

Information received from the Sureté du Québec. While taxiing, the pilot of a privately registered, amateur-built Osprey II from Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) to Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) lost control of the aircraft and collided with a hangar. Significant damage to the aircraft occurred. The only person on board was injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (COA) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0058: A privately registered, amateur-built Osprey II was to conduct a local visual flight rules flight to and from the Dolbeau/St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) aerodrome. During startup, the engine began overspeeding and went to full power. The pilot was not able to control the aircraft and collided with a hangar door located approximately 300 ft in front. The aircraft became embedded in the door and was destroyed. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

May 1, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Approximately one minute after take-off, a Canadian Helicopters Limited Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GBCZ) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) advised that it was returning to land due to a door light coming on. C-GBCZ did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

March 29, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GKCJ/AIE680) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) departed from Runway 31 and returned to the airport due to a door indication light. No emergency declared. The aircraft landed without incident. The flight service station (FSS) advised the pilot that while the aircraft was on Taxiway A and heading for the apron, the rear cargo door opened and closed briefly. A vehicle (ST50) performed a runway inspection, and no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No impact on operations.

March 1, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Immediately after takeoff, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE803) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) notified the flight service station (FSS) of a problem with the wheel doors and returned to land. AIE803 landed on Runway 31 at 0032Z without incident. AIE803 did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

February 13, 2021

Accident at 7NM SE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

In Saint-Eustache, QC, at approximately 1805Z, a privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to St-Donat, QC (CSY4) rolled over upon takeoff. No injuries. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0004: A privately registered Robinson R44 II was preparing for a visual flight rules flight from a private field in St-Eustache, QC, to St-Donat, QC (CSY4) with only the pilot on board. While the engine warmed up, the aircraft began to spin on the ice, and then rolled over, ending up on its back. The pilots shoulder belt was not fastened and the pilot was ejected through the open door of the aircraft. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated and there were no injuries.

January 20, 2021

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

Upon takeoff, a Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7560) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised of an issue with its landing gear door and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared. SKV7560 landed without incident. No impact.

January 2, 2021

Incident at BODPO intersection

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC4877) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB), while climbing after departure, advised of a problem with a door and indicated that it had to return to CYQB. The aircraft landed on Runway 06 at 1729Z without incident. No impact on operations.

Incident at 35NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB), a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC487) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) reported an indication of an open door and requested to be redirected to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). PSC487 declared a "PAN PAN". Coordination was carried out. PSC487 landed on Runway 06 at 1632Z without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

January 5, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

After take-off, an Air Inuit Beech B300 (C-FKMG/AIE532) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) advised that it was cancelling its instruments and returning to the airport because it had an indication of an improperly closed door. AIE532 did not declare an emergency and landed on Runway 09 at 2240Z. No impact.

November 16, 2021

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOY/JZA8279) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had a door indication after departure. The aircraft returned to CYXC. No impact on operations.

November 4, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8368) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), after departure from CYXJ, advised that they had a fuselage door indicator light come on. The aircraft returned to CYXJ and landed safely.

October 22, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Oceanside Air Ltd. Piper PA-34-200 (C-FTNG) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) returned after departing from Runway 08R due to an issue with an open door. The runway was inspected and the aircraft landed without incident. No operational impact.

October 7, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Mooney M20R from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) returned to land after departure Runway 11 due to a issue with a door. No assistance required, no operational impact.

September 23, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-400 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a door being ajar after departing from Runway 09. The aircraft returned to CYYJ and landed safely on Runway 09. No impact on operations.

September 3, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (ATM - operations)

The Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) tower was unattended from 0415Z to 0425Z while the controller opened the front door for a Chubb Security technician.

August 13, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An Okotoks Aircraft Holding Co. Piper PA-34-200 (C-GFOC) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) departed CYCD for CYBW at 2055Z. When East of the aerodrome (AD), the pilot reported an "Unlocked Door" alarm and advised returning to CYCD to land on Runway 16. The pilot declined assistance and landed safely on Runway 16 at 2103Z. Minimal impact to operations.

August 29, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY/JZA8218) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) departed CYVR for CYXC and, after departure, requested to return due to a door indicator light. No emergency.

August 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possibly unsafe gear door. The aircraft then circled over the city for 5 minutes before commencing a low approach for Runway 34. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit had been called for standby positions. The tower informed the aircraft that the doors appeared to be closed, so the aircraft opted to continue on to CYVR. No operational impact. The runway was inspected, and there was no foreign object debris (FOD).
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 276256-V2: A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had an unsafe landing gear indication, so an emergency standby was initiated at CYVR. The aircraft landed on Runway 26R without incident. (Duplicate AOR 276256-V2 / CADORS 2021P1248 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) for a positioning flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), the crew noticed a "Landing Gear - Not Retracted" warning light. They completed a couple passes by the CYLW tower and were informed that the gear was, in fact, retracted. They elected to continue to CYVR, where maintenance was available, and the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance conducted a resistance check of the right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG) sensors GJ3 and GJ5 in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 32-60-07. The RH MLG and door uplocks were lubricated IAW AMM 12-10-32. Additionally, the RH and left-hand (LH) MLG uplock relays GF7 and GF5 were swapped for troubleshooting, IAW standard practices, with respect to SWM 32-60-07. The aircraft was released for a test flight to check the MLG uplock indication. The test flight was unsatisfactory, and the aircraft was positioned to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), IAW Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) document no. BAE5.1SEC.2. Shimming of the RH MLG door was carried out IAW BAE RJ AMM 32-10-21. An operational test was carried out IAW AMM 32-30-00, with no faults found. The aircraft was released for a test flight and was found to be satisfactory. There have been no further incidents reported.

August 4, 2021

Incident at 55NM NNW BELLA BELLA (CAMPBELL ISLAND) BC (CBBC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY) from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) began a rapid descent to 14,000ft due to a pressurization issue. The aircraft resumed its flight to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0075: C-GGNY, a Jazz Aviation LP de Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating as flight JZA8281 from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 42 passengers on board. While in cruise at 25,000 feet ASL, the cabin pressure was lost. The flight crew performed an emergency descent to 14,000 feet ASL, advised ATC, and vectors were given for terrain clearance. JZA8281 later descended to 10,000 feet ASL, where they were able to regain pressurization and continued to CYVR. A few passengers experienced discomfort with their ears popping. Jazz Aircraft Maintenance advised that a leak was found at the aft baggage door inflatable seal. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR 20210805003) was submitted to Transport Canada on August 05, 2021.

July 30, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Le Fevre & Company Property Agents Ltd. Cessna 560XL (C-FLFE) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported that its main cabin door had blown open shortly after takeoff. The aircraft elected to return to CYYJ and requested emergency vehicles. Landed safely on Runway 27 at 1724Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0074: C-FLFE, a privately operated Cessna 560XL, was conducting a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino, BC (CYAZ) with 2 flight crew and 1 passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, at approximately 1000 feet ASL, the main cabin door opened. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to land at CYYJ. After landing, ARFF inspected the aircraft and the flight crew taxied the aircraft back to the hangar. There were no injuries; the aircraft sustained minor damage to the main cabin door. It was determined that, prior to departure, the door had been latched on the pre-catch only. The aircraft was ferried to the manufacturer for repair.

July 4, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) departed from Runway 19. The pilot reported hearing a strange noise from the right engine and landed on Runway 25 as a precautionary measure. A Victoria Flying Club Piper PA-44-180 (C-FHDP) was told to initiate its planned missed approach early for Runway 07. The pilot of the Piper PA-30 later reported it was a minor issue with the right landing gear door. No operational impact.

May 28, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Barry Clark Enterprise Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIFM), upon landing on Runway 31 at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), experienced the logbook ejecting from the aircraft onto the runway when the door opened. Minimal impact on operations. One IFR aircraft was diverted to Runway 25 for a landing whilst the foreign object debris (FOD) occupied Runway 31. The logbook was later retrieved by the airport manager (APM).

May 29, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Piper PA-28-140 (C-GCEP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed from Runway 25 and requested to land due to an open door. No operational impact.

May 13, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GFBB), airborne off of Runway 25 at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), reported an open door. The aircraft returned for a landing. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2021

Incident at 5NM NW KELOWNA BC (LW) NDB

The pilot of a Lindsey Composites Inc. Mooney M20E (C-FPXG) from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised that the aircraft had lost a door handle and the door was subsequently secured with a seatbelt. No assistance required. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed at 2055Z, with nothing found.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 8NM SE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

TSB Report #A21P0016: C-GXNF, a Piper PA-23-250 operated by Kisik Aerial Survey, was conducting a VFR training flight 8NM Southeast (SE) of Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with 2 crew members on board. While in level flight at 2000ft ASL, the crew heard and felt a popping noise. The crew observed that the emergency exit door, located mid cabin on the left-hand (LH) side of the aircraft, was missing and had departed during the flight. There was no effect on the aircraft handling and control. The aircraft was over water at the time and there were no boats observed in the immediate area. The crew advised the CZBB control tower of the situation and stated their intention to return to CZBB. The crew landed without further incident. There were no injuries. The aircraft was inspected by company maintenance and minor damage was found in the door sill where the door had been attached. Evacuation drills had been conducted on February 19, 2021 using the exit door, and this was the first flight since those drills. The door was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: AOR-273509-V1: A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXNF) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported that its baggage door had opened and it needed to return to land. No operational impact.

April 27, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1503) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its take-off from Runway 15 due to an indication that a cargo door was not closed. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp to ensure that the door was closed.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that the warning light extinguished upon rejection of the takeoff. At the ramp, the door was confirmed closed and the trip continued as scheduled, with no further issues. When the aircraft returned to base, company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found the cargo door switches to be out of Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) limits. The affected switches were adjusted to AMM limits and operational checks were carried out. This intermittent door warning has occurred previously and the company is in the process of acquiring the necessary system components to replace the original parts. No further action.

April 26, 2021

Accident at FRASER LAKE BC (Water) (CBJ8)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that a privately registered, amateur-built Super 12 from Fraser Lake, BC (Water) (CBJ8) to Fraser Lake, BC (Water) (CBJ8) crashed on departure. There was 1 soul on board (SOB), and no injuries or fatalities.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 0200Z on April 25, 2021, a privately registered Super 12 crashed into Fraser Lake, BC, after losing control on take-off. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the aircraft. Local emergency services responded to the scene. The aircraft was partially submerged in the water and the extent of the damage was unknown at the time. The Transportation Safety Board was informed of the occurrence.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0027: A privately registered PA-12S Piper Super Cruiser (on straight floats) was being operated on Fraser Lake, BC (CBJ8) in glassy water conditions. While conducting a post-maintenance flight, low over Fraser Lake, the pilot entered a turn with the intent to return for landing. In the turn, the aircraft contacted the surface of the water and nosed over. The pilot egressed from the right door of the partially submerged and inverted aircraft. The pilot was rescued by locals who saw the crash and launched their boat to rescue the pilot. The pilot, who was sitting on one of the floats, was brought to shore, where EMS and Fire services were waiting. The pilot was transported to Vanderhoof, BC hospital and treated for minor injuries. The pilot had never taken dunker training, but had watched videos and read related articles. The pilot was able to release their seatbelt and egressed through the already open right side door (which had opened by itself during crash sequence). The floats were above water and the pilot was able to pull themselves on top of a float, where they waited for rescue. There was a PFD inside the aircraft, but the pilot did not access it.

April 12, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Shortly after departure, an American, corporately registered Cessna 510 (N369MU) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) returned to CYCD due to a possible door issue. No impact to operations.

March 17, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A 1072422 B.C. Ltd. Cirrus SR22 (C-GMEM) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) returned to CYLW after 10 minutes to re-secure a door that had popped open. After a short stop, the aircraft departed without further incident.

March 8, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A 1072422 B.C. Ltd. Cirrus SR22 (C-GMEM) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) departed from Runway 34, and had a door open upon takeoff. The aircraft returned to the airport and landed safely. No impact on operations.

January 25, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported smoke in the cockpit and evacuated the aircraft. The aircraft was still at the terminal. No operational impact.
Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1735Z, on January 25, 2021, the captain of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8256) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to smoke in the flight deck and cabin and initiated a rapid deplanement of passengers through the front and back doors. The aircraft was being de-iced at the gate in CYCD in preparation for departure to CYVR when smoke fumes entered the flight deck and cabin via the auxiliary power unit (APU). Emergency crews responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0004: C-GJZG, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402, was scheduled for a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 47 passengers onboard. During de-ice operations at the gate, the auxiliary power unit (APU) ingested de-ice glycol, causing smoke and fumes to enter both the cockpit and the cabin. The captain shut down the aircraft and ordered an evacuation over the public announcement system. The cabin crew directed passengers through the front left main cabin door and both aft exits boarding stairs were moved to the aft left exit part way through the evacuation. The ground crew observed the deplaning and ceased de-ice operations at the right wing. Emergency crews responded, but were not required. There was 1 minor injury reported by a passenger to the Nanaimo Airport Commission. Maintenance confirmed the smoke and fumes were from de-ice glycol entering the aircraft through the APU bleed system. The APU was ground run to purge all glycol from the system and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 18, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) requested priority landing due to a door malfunction. The aircraft landed safely, without impact.

November 14, 2021

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-161 from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Brandon, MB (CYBR) reported an open door shortly after departure. The aircraft returned to CYQK, closed the door and departed again without incident. No further impact to operations.

November 9, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A Toronto Airways Inc. Piper PA-44-180 (C-FISY) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) departed IFR from CYOO. Approximately 2 miles after departure, the pilot reported they had an open door and needed to return for a landing. The aircraft joined the circuit upon coordination with the IFR controller. The aircraft flew a normal circuit, landed and taxied in without issue. The door was closed, and the aircraft departed again, IFR, 15 minutes later.

July 24, 2021

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

Aviation Incident Report #17205: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWSR) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) tried to open the flight deck door while screaming that the aircraft was going to crash. The passenger assaulted the lead Flight Attendant. Other passengers helped diffuse the situation. No restraints were used and the aircraft continued to CYYZ. The Peel Regional Police were arranged to meet the aircraft on arrival. (This record replaces CADORS 2021P1957, which was deleted due to an incorrect region.)

November 1, 2021

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

On departure, a privately registered Beech F33A from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Buffalo, NY (KBUF) advised that a door was not closed properly, and the aircraft had to return to CYQA. No impact to operations.

October 23, 2021

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 departed from Runway 01 at Kingston, ON (CYGK) on an IFR flight plan to Burlington, ON (CZBA). During the climb-out phase of flight, the pilot informed the Kingston (YGK) flight service station (FSS) that they needed to return due to an aircraft door issue. The YGK FSS notified the Montreal (YUL) area control centre (ACC) and received an arrival clearance. Aircraft landed without incident. Slight impact to operations as a Cessna 172 was inbound, VFR, and was asked to orbit to allow the Cirrus SR22 to land first.

October 15, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Upon departure, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8630) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared “PAN PAN” due to an unsecured cargo door, and requested to return to CYOW. Coordination was carried out. JZA8630 landed on Runway 14 at 1140Z. Impact: takeoff time for FLE807, AKT803 and GAJ805 was delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.

September 29, 2021

Incident at 15NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, a Cargojet Airways Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (CJT587) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a door indication and elected to return to the field. The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 0140Z. No Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested or responded.

July 30, 2021

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD)

A CAVU Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GDSP) departed Dryden, ON (CYHD) on an IFR clearance. Shortly after departure, the pilot indicated they had a door ajar and requested to return to CYHD. The pilot declined emergency services and was cleared back to CYHD. The pilot indicated they would be landing and then immediately departing to their destination. The flight service station (FSS) advised that once they landed, their IFR flight plan would be closed and they would need to re-file. The pilot reported off the runway and then the FSS observed C-GDSP airborne on radar and asked if they had departed from CYHD. The pilot indicated they had. Air traffic control (ATC) advised.

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK)

A privately registered Cessna 150J from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Kenora, ON (CYQK) aborted its takeoff due to an open oil door. The aircraft was airborne briefly off of Runway 26 before landing and taxiing off. The aircraft departed again, approximately 5 minutes afterwards, without incident.

May 24, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223 (C-FGKJ/CJT1245) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) rejected its takeoff from Runway 06. The pilot said they had a main cargo door indication. The aircraft returned to the gate. No operational impact.

April 15, 2021

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

Shortly after take-off from Runway 24R, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA7932) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a possible landing gear issue and elected to return to CYYZ. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested. No emergency declared. At 2203Z, JZA7932 advised that its gear indication was good. JZA7932 landed on Runway 24R at 2020Z, without incident. The aircraft was towed to the gate from Taxiway D4. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0026: C-GKUK, a Dash 8-402 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation, was conducting flight JZA7932 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) with 4 crew members and 50 passengers onboard. While on the initial climb, the nose landing gear (NLG) light remained green after selecting the gear retraction. The flight crew declared an emergency, elected to return to CYYZ and performed an alternate landing gear extension. On the first attempt, the nose landing gear indication was red and another aircraft confirmed that the NLG was still up. The crew then pulled the alternate release handle harder and, suddenly, the NLG doors opened and the gear locked down with the normal and alternate indications both showing green. JZA7932 landed on Runway 24R without incident, with emergency response vehicles standing by. The aircraft was towed to the gate from Taxiway D4. Company maintenance conducted an inspection and found that the nose gear light was always on during the gear swings. The selector landing gear control unit has been replaced and tested serviceable.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, after selecting "gear up", the flight crew noted that the Nose Landing Gear (NLG) was still showing a green "down and lock" indication. A decision was taken to execute an air turn back. An emergency was declared after the NLG failed to extend during the initial alternate gear extension. A subsequent gear extension was successfully conducted and the aircraft landed without further incident. The landing gear control panel was replaced and the system tested serviceable. Additionally, a test of the Alternate Release System was conducted, with no faults found. A Service Difficulty Report No. 20210419010 was submitted.

April 9, 2021

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Morningstar Air Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-FEXF/MAL8056) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) departed at 1845Z and returned immediately due to a door indication. No assistance required, no operational impact.

February 23, 2021

Incident at 60NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GJVC/BLS384) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) reported a pressurization problem at FL220 and requested a descent to 11000ft. No emergency declared, no assistance required. The aircraft continued to its destination.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While en route to Sudbury, ON (CYSB), C-GJVC requested clearance to descend from FL220 to FL110 due to a pressurization issue. Maintenance replaced the cabin door seal and shimmed the cargo door seal and the aircraft was returned to service.

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