November 23, 2021

Incident at 5002N / 06537W

A DHL Air Limited Boeing 767-300 (GDHLG/DHK377) from Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to East Midlands, United Kingdom (EGNX) reported moderate to severe turbulence at FL350. The aircraft climbed to FL370 and reported a much better ride. The London (XU) flight information centre (FIC) was informed. No reported injuries and no impact on operations.

November 11, 2021

Incident at 5NM ENE OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Cessna 172EX from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) performed an emergency landing approximately 5 NM east-northeast (ENE) in a field due to engine problems. The aircraft was not damaged and no one was injured. 1 person on board. Area control centre (ACC) and emergency services were notified.

November 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A privately registered Beech B19 from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), at 2,500 ft heading east-northeast (ENE), was illuminated by a green laser. The crew turned off the lights. No other impact. The Montreal Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) was amended accordingly.

October 23, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Autogyro Cavalon from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed at 1,500 ft in the Mirabel zone to the east having not contacted the tower. Two aircraft were warned about the traffic.

October 20, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Lake LA-4-200, from Saint-Mathias, QC (CSP5) to Saint-Mathias, QC (CSP5) called the control tower 1 NM east of the airport at 1,800 ft. Impact: traffic information was passed to several aircraft and departures were suspended long enough to confirm the aircraft’s altitude and intentions.

October 7, 2021

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GWXV) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) reported seeing 4 hot air balloons at 4,500ft. The balloons were approximately 5 NM to the east of C-GWXV’s position and in Montreal terminal Class C airspace. No communication.

October 8, 2021

Incident at 10NM SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

En route to Newark, NJ (KEWR), at FL380, a United Airlines Boeing 777-300 (UAL830), from Mumbai, India (VABB) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) reported being targeted by a green laser, north east from the city of Sherbrooke. No impact.

September 29, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Cessna 182P from Charlevoix, QC (CYML) to Edenvale, ON (CNV8) crossed the Class C area of the Québec tower from east to west at 1000 ft and below without contacting the control tower. No impact.

September 13, 2021

Incident at 2NM E RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

At 1539Z, a Hélinovations Inc. Bell 206B (C-GIBS) from Rimouski, QC (CYXK), failed to report when on final for St-Anaclet-de-Lessard industrial park (approximately 2 NM east of CYXK). Sûreté du Québec assistance was requested to locate the aircraft, which finally called in at 1641Z to confirm that it was on the ground. No impact on operations.

September 2, 2021

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A Government of Quebec Bell 412 (QUE150) arrived at Rimouski, QC (CYXK) from the east broadcasting its intentions, but was unable to establish radio contact with the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

August 19, 2021

Incident at 14NM ENE ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

A target was observed on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS), approximately 14 NM east-northeast (ENE) of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR), at 900 ft. The target was observed leaving the mandatory frequency (MF) zone 25 NM north (N) of CYGR at 800 ft, at 2112Z. No communication with the flight service station (FSS). Impact: The information was given to a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GGAO/SPR03) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) that was operating in the area.

August 12, 2021

Incident at 005NM E TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported picking up a 406 emergency locator transmitter signal east of Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) from a privately registered Magni Gyro M24 Orion. No flight plan was on file for this aircraft.

August 3, 2021

Incident at AVSUD intersection

A VFR aircraft operated in the Montreal Terminal Class C airspace for about 30 minutes. The aircraft transited from east to west. No impact.

July 22, 2021

Incident at 2NM E HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

A Go Helico Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-GKUN) on a flight to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) failed to call when on final for its destination, approximately 2NM east of CYGV. The helicopter was located at 1642Z by a Canadian Coast Guard aircraft (CTG444), upon its arrival at CYGV.

July 16, 2021

Incident at 25NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately-registered, amateur-built Gray-Sherick Gray Special on a flight to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered Class C airspace of the Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) terminal, crossing from east to northwest, without having obtained authorization or established communications.

July 10, 2021

Incident at 3NM E Berthierville QC

The pilot of an École de Pilotage Évolution Piper PA-38-112 (C-FNGU) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) reported a laser attack while at 2,500 feet, 3NM east of Berthierville. Shift Manager advised. Sureté du Québec advised.

June 24, 2021

Accident at 17NM SW LA GRANDE-4 QC (CYAH)

Information received from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). A Heli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GXZW) crashed 130NM East of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). The circumstances of the crash, as well as the extent of the damage, are unknown. The only person on board was not injured.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0045: A Héli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GXZW) helicopter was on a visual flight rules flight from and to the Pourvoirie Mirage, QC (CPM3) aerodrome with one pilot on board, intending to do local work. On initial climb-out, while moving a platform with a 100-ft longline, the pilot felt a jolt and noticed that the load had been lost above the lower hook. The pilot released the longline, which had wound around the tail rotor. An emergency landing was performed. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the main rotor blades impacted the rocky surface during landing on the sloped terrain. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was not activated.

June 17, 2021

Incident at 4.5NM E CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 (BNGL439) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG), on code 0201, passed through the Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) control zone to the east without contacting the tower. The aircraft was not reachable. Identity confirmed by the Bagotville tower. No impact on operations.

June 15, 2021

Incident at 4NM E Lac la Pêche, Gatineau (Other operational incident)

The Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) flight service station (FSS) reported a forest fire approximately 4NM east of La Pêche Lake, in Gatineau Park. Emergency services were advised, no impact to operations.

June 12, 2021

Incident at 7NM E ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

An aircraft was observed at 1000 feet and about 7NM east of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to be heading southeast, without any communication with the flight service station (FSS). A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12 (NDL321) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) took off at the same time from Runway 07, but headed northwest. No impact on operations.

June 3, 2021

Incident at 3NM E SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GWGA/LSJ609) on an IFR flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) departed from Runway 09 and, at 3NM to the east, the pilot advised cancelling its IFR clearance and returning to land on Runway 27 as VFR. The pilot advised having a bad indication but did not declare an emergency. No impact.

May 20, 2021

Incident at 25NM E SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

When 25NM east of Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), 2115828 Ontario Inc. Cessna 414 (C-FBSX/BASE1) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) advised returning to CYZV due to vibrations. No emergency. BASE1 landed safely at 1554Z. 911 notified. No impact on operations.

May 24, 2021

Incident at 12NM W MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Lachute Aviation Cessna 172N (C-GDSW) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) entered Class C airspace, at 160 feet and heading east of Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), without having established contact and without authorization. The aircraft called and received a clearance when 2NM inside the zone. No impact on operations.

May 29, 2021

Incident at 3NM E ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

Airspace incursion committed 3NM East of Roberval, QC (CYRJ) at 3000 feet by an Exact Air Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GILC) on a flight to Dolbeau-St-Felicien, QC (CYDO). No impact.

May 26, 2021

Incident at 2NM E CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

A privately registered Cessna 172 called 2NM east of Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) to cross the zone.

May 11, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Heli-Inter Inc. Aerospatiale AS 355 F2 (C-FXHE) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) entered the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) zone to the east, northbound, at 1700 feet. C-FXHE never called the tower, and the tower was unable to establish communications with C-FXHE on other frequencies. No impact on operations.

May 15, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Piper PA-23-250 from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) left the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) control zone (CZ) 14NM to the East Northeast (ENE) and, at 1450Z, climbed into Class C airspace to 3500ft without clearance. The aircraft remained in Class C at that altitude for 15NM, until it exited Class C airspace laterally at 1422Z. No impact on operations.

April 29, 2021

Incident at 1NM SE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GFDE) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed turning south after have confirmed to the air traffic control (ATC) line an exit to the east. An avoidance maneuver was initiated by ATC to resolve a conflict with a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GZBF) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), which was inbound to the airport at the same altitude and in the opposite direction.

April 17, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An aircraft entered the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) airspace to the east without establishing communications and obtaining clearance. No impact on operations.

April 10, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Two cranes were 1/4SM east of the threshold of Runway 18 at Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). No NOTAM.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator of the Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) airport was notified of the crane work and provided the necessary information to NAV CANADA for the publication of the NOTAM. There was an error in handling the NOTAM information within NAV CANADA.

March 31, 2021

Incident at 12NM E KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GTYX/AIE672-M) from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) zone without establishing communication with the flight service station (FSS). Communications were established 12NM to the east, at an altitude of 024 above ground level (AGL). No impact on operations.

March 15, 2021

Incident at 4751N / 07845W

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FDOU/PRO4375) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was observed on radar 3.5NM to the east of its anticipated profile. The aircraft was cleared direct IMEBA from its present position. No impact on operations.

February 26, 2021

Incident at 18NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Heli-Inter Inc. Aerospatiale AS 355 F2 (C-FXHE) from St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) to St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) reported a "PAN PAN" due to an indication of a left engine fire when 18NM east of the field. Emergency services were deployed. C-FXHE landed safely at 1548Z and no smoke was observed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #2021Q0476: C-FXHE, an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 operated by Héli-Inter, was on a power line patrol between Mirabel, QC, and Gatineau, QC, when the crew noticed an odor of burnt electrical wire followed by an indication that the left engine generator was "offline". The pilot declared an emergency and proceeded to the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport. The aircraft landed safely on the ramp at CYND.

January 27, 2021

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A major power failure in the east affected the peripheral stations (PAL) and remote communications outlets (RCO) of: Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV); Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV); Natashquan, QC (CYNA); Ivujivik, QC (CYIK); and Wabush, NL (CYWK). The flight service stations (FSS) of CYZV and CYWK experienced failures of the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS). Known impact: sector request to relay a message to a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (LSJ445) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was not possible.

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A major power failure in the east affected the peripheral stations (PAL) and remote communications outlets (RCO) of: Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV); Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV); Natashquan, QC (CYNA); Ivujivik, QC (CYIK); and Wabush, NL (CYWK). The flight service stations (FSS) of CYZV and CYWK experienced failures of the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS). Known impact: sector request to relay a message to a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (LSJ445) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was not possible.

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A major power failure in the east affected the peripheral stations (PAL) and remote communications outlets (RCO) of: Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV); Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV); Natashquan, QC (CYNA); Ivujivik, QC (CYIK); and Wabush, NL (CYWK). The flight service stations (FSS) of CYZV and CYWK experienced failures of the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS). Known impact: sector request to relay a message to a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (LSJ445) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was not possible.

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A major power failure in the east affected the peripheral stations (PAL) and remote communications outlets (RCO) of: Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV); Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV); Natashquan, QC (CYNA); Ivujivik, QC (CYIK); and Wabush, NL (CYWK). The flight service stations (FSS) of CYZV and CYWK experienced failures of the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS). Known impact: sector request to relay a message to a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (LSJ445) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was not possible.

January 31, 2021

Incident at 60NM SW PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

After receiving and re-reading "CYPX DCT CYGL", an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GAIG/AIE705) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) was observed 15NM east of the route known to the air traffic service (ATS) unit. The aircraft was advised and cleared "direct CYGL" from its present position. No impact on operations.

January 7, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

While taxiing, a Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE802) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) advised that there were 2 dogs on the runway. The attendant was notified. A few minutes later, the 2 dogs moved away to the east side, more than 200 feet from the runway. AIE802 took off a few minutes later, without incident. No other impact on operations.

November 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE HOPE BC (CYHE)

A Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna R182 (C-FBKJ) on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI) was not in contact with air traffic control (ATC) and disappeared off the radar approximately 15NM northeast of the Hope, BC non-directional beacon (NDB). Subsequently, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off that was consistent with the aircraft identification.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 2350Z, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Operation Centre (NOC) received a call from the US Army Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) regarding an aircraft that was last seen on their radar 15 miles east of Hope, BC. The aircraft was a Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna 182 (C-FBKJ) which had departed from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) and was en route to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI). The aircraft was following the flight plan until it became erratic when it approached bad weather in Central Washington State, which forced the pilot to return across the Canadian border. The aircraft was last seen approximately 15NM east of Hope, BC. Following a conversation between the RCMP NOC, AMOC and the NAV CANADA Operations Centre in Surrey, BC, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) unit was notified. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated and a signal was heard. The CAF unit attempted to send a Cormorant, however it was not able to reach the area due to the current weather. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and the RCMP Hope detachment was investigating the incident. At 0940Z, the crash site was located. The coordinates are 49 32.96N / 121 07.99W, approximately 18.5NM NE of Hope, BC (CYHE). The fuselage was noticed from the air. Part of the aircraft was observed up in a tree. There had been 2 occupants onboard C-FBKJ. The Search and Rescue (SAR) crew was hoisted on site but the Cormorant had to leave the site to refuel. The Cormorant was unable to return to the crash site due to deteriorating weather. It was arranged for a second helicopter to be sent at first light to the crash site, weather permitting. The SAR technicians later confirmed that the 2 occupants of the aircraft did not survive.

November 1, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / HARBOUR (PUBLIC) BC (Heli) (CBC7)

While preparing for departure, a Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJP/JBA901) from Vancouver/Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Nanaimo Heliport, BC (CDH5) reported a drone operating on the east side of Canada Place, 100ft and below. The Emergency Communications (ECOMM) unit was advised. File: VA21-182584. No operational impact.

October 31, 2021

Incident at 6NM E PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Golden Ears Flying Club Cessna 172E (C-FHTI) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) called "PAN PAN" 6NM east of CYPK and requested landing with an undisclosed mechanical item. The aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.

October 19, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered Cessna 177 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was instructed to turn east but turned south instead, which conflicted with a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3390) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) that was on approach.

October 7, 2021

Incident at 20NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8412) departed Vancouver, BC (CYVR) for Kelowna, BC (CYLW) and, approximately 20 miles east of CYVR, requested to return due to a landing gear issue. The tower initiated an emergency standby, although no emergency declared. The aircraft landed safely at 1954Z.

October 5, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GSFC) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) entered the south east portion of the control zone at 6400 feet without talking to tower. No impact on operations.

September 24, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Other operational incident)

A Wildfire Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Cessna P206B (C-GHDA) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) was on short final for the grass beside Taxiway A (from the east, over the main apron) when a vehicle (OPS1) was observed driving along the south edge of the main apron, towards the area where the aircraft would land. The flight service station (FSS) contacted OPS1 to advise them of the aircraft and OPS1 stopped. There was no time to pass the vehicle to the aircraft. The aircraft passed to the right side of the vehicle and landed safely on the grass. The aircraft was landing on the grass due to strong winds aligned with Runway 02/31, which was closed by NOTAM.

October 3, 2021

Incident at 4910N / 12306W

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3287) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported being struck by a laser 2.5NM east of CYVR shortly after departure. No operational impact.

Incident at 4910N / 12306W

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3330) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported being struck by a laser 2.5NM east of CYVR shortly after departure. No operational impact.

September 25, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna 180H called the landline to report they were "no radio" (NORDO) / No Transponder at 3NM east of Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK). Coordinated arrival through phone with tower. The aircraft landed without incident.

September 15, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

An American corporately registered Piper PA-32R-300 (N7016F) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA), at 7NM East of Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a possible gear problem and requested landing at CYXX. The aircraft landed safely. Emergency vehicles on standby. Minimal operational impact. Circuit traffic was instructed to land to accommodate the inbound aircraft.

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