October 27, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) advised that they had to return to CYND due to an unknown reason. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. C-GEEH landed on Runway 27 at 1749Z. Impact: a privately registered Zenair Zenith CH-300 from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) and an Academie de Pilotage Internationale Piper PA-31-350 (C-GUNP) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) were both inbound from the east and both conducted 360s to give C-GEEH time to land first.

October 25, 2020


After having received and correctly re-read the clearance to climb to 5000 feet via the flight service station (FSS) at Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), a Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was observed climbing to 9,000 feet when transferred to the east sector controller. No impact on operations.

October 11, 2020


The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that was heard 40NM East Southeast (ESE) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) for a privately registered Piper J3C-65S. An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-101 (CRQ206) that was in the area conducted a search on 126.7 MHz, and did not receive the ELT signal. The flight service station (FSS) searched on 122.0 MHz, 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz, with no response. The FSS notified JRCC Trenton of the inconclusive results of the communication searches.


An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) squawked 7600 at 28NM East Northeast (ENE) of CYMX and inbound to CYMX. C-GIGW landed safely. No operational impact.

September 22, 2020


A privately registered Cessna 172R on a flight to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) made its initial call at 12NM East of CYGL at 1100 feet when they were already in CYGL airspace. No loss of separation. No impact to operations.

September 17, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Gouvernement du Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-202 (C-GQBT/QUE30) on a MEDEVAC flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported a bird strike east of the intersection upon landing on Runway 06. Runway inspection conducted and 2 hawks were recovered.

September 19, 2020


A privately registered Cessna 172RG from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) entered the Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) tower class C airspace at 1100 feet, heading east, without establishing communications. Short delays of less than 5 minutes were imposed on a few aircraft waiting to depart. No loss of separation or other impact to operations.

September 4, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During the morning inspection at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), a vehicle (SAUVETAGE 59) reported concrete debris on Taxiway India, east of Taxiway Delta. This part of Taxiway India was closed by the tower. Airport maintenance removed the debris and inspected Taxiway India. The taxiway re-opened at 1320Z. No impact on operations.

September 11, 2020


An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA865) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported a red drone, at 8NM final for Runway 24R, at the East point of the island of Montreal, at an altitude of 2000 feet.

August 26, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report # 16757: An École De Pilotage Évolution Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEWM) on a flight to Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) landed at 1355Z on a portion of the runway that was closed by NOTAM. The runway was closed between the threshold of Runway 05 and Taxiway Charlie for patching operations. The pilot was warned twice by the universal communications (UNICOM) attendant that they had to operate east of Taxiway Charlie, but still landed west of Charlie. The offset threshold was identified by orange cones. No worker was on the runway at the time of the incident.

August 6, 2020

Incident at Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal

Aviation Incident Report #16730: A Foxair Héliservice - Helico Pro Robinson R44 (C-FJLK) was transporting a client who had rented its services. At the request of the client (for recreational/personal reasons), C-FJLK landed in a small field near a condominium building on Sherbrooke Street East (in a residential area). Two calls from landing suits were made to 911 and police were dispatched to the scene. The pilot considered the landing safe as there were no electrical wires or other dangerous objects. Photo evidence available.

August 18, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (Weather - other)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 that departed Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) declared PAN PAN due to an electrical problem. Emergency services at CYBC advised. Due to the weather at CYBC, NDL543 requested to be diverted to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). Coordination performed. The aircraft landed at 1811Z without issue. No impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The airport received a "code white" message from the emergency call centre at 1755Z. The Mont-Joli, QC, Flight Service Station (FSS) advised that a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FCVD/NDL543) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had an electrical failure. The aircraft was changing direction for Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), because of the weather at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). The aircraft landed at CYYY. A runway inspection was carried out at the meeting point.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0083: C-FCVD, a Pilatus PC-12/45 operated by Chrono Aviation, was on flight NDL543 under instrument flight rules from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) airport to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. Lightning was observed 5 NM east of the runway. Immediately after take-off from Runway 28, the ESNTL BUS and AV BUS lights came on; the crew performed the quick reference handbook (QRH) checklist for “ESNTL BUS”. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 2,000 feet during a climb, a left-side instrument failure occurred, resulting in the crew being able to partially recover the electrical system. The crew completed the QRH checklist for “AV BUS”, followed by the one for runaway trim. The crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN) and, due to weather conditions at CYBC, conducted a diversion to the airport of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). A descent was made to maintain visual flight rules (VFR) flight conditions. The crew had to deploy the landing gear manually and the aircraft landed safely at CYYY at 1813Z. After the aircraft was parked, the crew noticed a smell of burning plastic in the non-pressurized portion of the aircraft. Maintenance personnel subsequently found 3 tripped circuit breakers, 2 misadjusted voltage regulators and the turbo-cooler engine burned out. The weather radar and the aileron and elevator trim tabs were indicating out of service.

August 1, 2020

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

A powered parachute was observed transiting from east to west at approximately 2NM south of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). No impact to operations.

July 21, 2020


A privately registered Cessna 172L from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) contacted the flight service station (FSS) via cell phone to inform them of a complete electrical failure. The aircraft was 21NM East of CYND, at 2000 feet. They confirmed they were on approach for a full stop landing on Runway 09 and that they would join the left downwind. Circuit and landing conducted without issue. No impact to operations.

Incident at 4NM N SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Héli-Boréal Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GMHC) from Sept-Îles/Héli-Boréal Heliport, QC (CHB4) to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) was seen 4NM North (N) of Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) without having established communication with the CYZV flight service station (FSS). Communications were established when C-GMHC was 4NM East Northeast (ENE) from CYZV. No impact.

July 17, 2020

Accident at 50NM E ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While 50NM East of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ/VSL443) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at CYUY at 1339Z. The landing gear collapsed during the landing. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No injuries. Impact: Runway closed by NOTAM, 3 aircraft were diverted to another airport (an Exact Air Inc. aircraft (flight ET839), a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8 (HYD207), and a Pascan aircraft (flight PSC366)). A privately registered Beech C-23 flew over the facilities instead of conducting a touch-and-go.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0072: C-FSKQ, a Beechcraft 200 operated by Skyjet Aviation with the callsign VSL443 was on a flight according to instrument flight rules from Québec/Jean Lesage airport, QC (CYQB) to destination of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) with 2 crew members and 8 passengers on board. While retracting the landing gear from CYQB, the crew heard a noise, but this one didnt seem to be of concern. On approach for Runway 26 at CYUY, when the the landing gear control lever was operated to extend the gear, there was no effect. The approach was aborted and the emergency checklist was completed. The crew attempted to exit the train manually, but no pressure on the emergency lever was perceived and the train did not exit. A second attempt was made and the nose gear was pulled out and locked however there was no pressure left in the manual pump to exit completely the main gear. A low approach was carried out so that ground personnel can check the position of the train. The 3 wheels appeared to be out and the crew declared an emergency to land on Runway 26. Passengers received emergency instructions and the device has landed. The touchdown was normal, but when the speed reached about 60 knots, the right main landing gear sagged, followed by the left. The aircraft was evacuated and there were no injuries. A cursory inspection of the aircraft revealed that the landing gear system circuit breaker was in the pulled out position.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 266811-V1: After lowering the landing gear manually, the pilot of C-FSKQ conducted a low altitude pass for a visual check. The pilot declared an emergency and, upon landing, the gear collapsed when at low speed on the runway. No injuries. Runway closed until further notice (UFN). (Duplicate AOR 266811-V1 / CADOR 2020Q2381 deleted after information merge)

July 20, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: BROMONT QC (CZBM)

A loud and strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard and reported east of Bromont, QC (CZBM) at 1403Z. The source was an Eid Air Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GJVU) in flight in the region of Knowlton.

July 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report: At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), the pilot of a Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (N320FE/FDX130) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) noticed scratches on their landing gear tires. The plane was not delayed and continued on its way. The airport was notified and the firefighters later arrived on scene to investigate. The investigation found 6 broken lights along the runway at B5 East that may have contributed to the scratches. The lights are now being fixed and the debris cleared.


A privately registered Piper PA-31 on a flight to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), was observed on code 1200 transiting class C airspace in a South-East direction without having established contact with the Air Traffic Service (ATS) unit. The pilot was contacted on frequency 126.7 by the ATC. No impact on operations.

June 14, 2020


TSB Report #A20Q0055: An amateur-built Ultravia Pelican, in private operation, was on a local flight under visual flight rules from the Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) airport, with a pilot on board. The aircraft made several orbits in the control area of St-Honoré, and calls from the tower controllers remained unanswered. As it was impossible to communicate by radio, the aircraft was considered to be NORDO. In order to avoid possible conflicts, the other aircraft in the control zone received the instruction to deviate. While the Ultravia Pelican aircraft was approximately 2.6 nm east of CYRC, the aircraft struck the ground. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was fatally injured.
UPDATE AOR 264704-V2: A privately registered, amateur-built Ultravia Pelican from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), was "no radio" (NORDO) and in orbit in the zone, was no longer in orbit in the area observable by the tower and appeared to land outside the airport limits. Other aircraft were deviated. (Duplicate record CADOR 2020Q1767 deleted after information merge).

June 19, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-GDSG/VSL607) was on an IFR flight from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV). The East sector of the Montreal Centre advised that the pilot declared PAN PAN and requested emergency services on standby during their landing due to an uncertain indication on the state of the landing gear. 911 advised. The pilot conducted a low approach and requested that the position of the nose wheel be visually verified. It appeared locked and the pilot was advised. The aircraft joined the right downwind for Runway 09 and landed without issue at 1458Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing abnormal found. No impact. (Duplicate AOR 264809-V1 deleted)
Update TSB Report #A20Q0060: C-GDSG, a Beech 1900D type aircraft operated by SkyJet MG, carried out flight VSL607 according to instrument flight rules from Port-Menier airport (CYPN), QC to Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC with 13 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Departing from CYPN, approximately 41 nautical miles southeast of CYZV, the crew observed a problem with the landing gear indicator. The crew completed the associated checklist and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The crew manually lowered the landing gear and called for emergency services. The aircraft conducted a low approach over the runway so that ground personnel could confirmed if the gear was lowered. The aircraft completed a circuit and landed at CYZV without incident. There were no injuries. A runway inspection was conducted after the landing and nothing unusual was reported.
Aviation Incident Report: The pilot of a Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-GDSG/VSL607) reported having a problem with the landing gear that would not come down. The aircraft overflew the tower for visual confirmation that the gear was down. The aircraft landed without issue.

June 14, 2020


A Cargair Ltee. Cessna 172N (C-GFEJ) from Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) reported having encountered a drone at 2000ft, 1NM East of Mount Royal. No impact.

June 9, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYBV) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) crossed the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone from west to east without contacting the tower. No impact on operations.

June 1, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - other, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a vehicle (SER354+1) was authorized to taxi on Taxiway India whilst the taxiway was closed by NOTAM East of E. No impact to operations.

May 29, 2020


Strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard 30NM East of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) by an aircraft descending through 9400 feet. The signal was heard for 2 minutes. Source unknown. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

May 20, 2020


At 1600Z, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GTDT) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) reported an unknown powered parachute in the control zone between 300 and 500 feet and estimated at being located on the North shoreline, East of the bridges. No impact to operations.

May 16, 2020


A Heli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GBPH) on a flight to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) made its first call when it was 10NM East, at 2000 feet above sea level (ASL). No impact.

April 10, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16587: When arriving at Dolbeau-Saint-Félicien, QC (CYDO), the pilot of a Chicoutimi General and Vocational College Beech C23 (C-FMMQ) conducted the usual communications to notify that the aircraft was 5NM to the East on approach. There was no communication in response. Approaching the airport, the pilot made a second communication to indicate that they would be joining the tailwind for Runway 11. They obtained an answer and learned that a tractor was clearing snow from the edge of the runway, without radio, and that someone had to inform the tractor to clear the runway. The pilot saw a car leaving the terminal and driving to the middle of the runway to notify the tractor driver that the Beech C23 was going to land. The tractor and motor vehicle cleared the runway. The pilot had to lengthen their tailwind and slow down the aircraft in base and final to give the vehicles time to leave the runway before landing. The tractor driver never communicated via radio.

March 15, 2020


A privately registered Piper PA-28-161 from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) crossed into the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone from the north at 1 900 ft and heading east-southeast without establishing communication with the tower. The aircraft was reached on the en route frequency and then transferred to tower frequency. No impact.

March 5, 2020

Incident at 4549N / 07347W

A Morningstar Air Express Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMAI/MAL7054) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported a green laser strike 1 mile East of ODGUS. No operational impact. Police advised.

February 29, 2020

Incident at 9NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GTYX/AIE673) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) zone without communication before 9NM East at 1 000 ft. No known impact on operations.

February 17, 2020

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

Information received from the Sûreté du Québec. While on a local flight in the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) region, a privately registered Cessna 150M hit power lines and crashed. The two people on board died. There was significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0023: C-GYEV, a privately operated Cessna 150M, was on a local VFR night flight from Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3), with one pilot and one passenger on board. While the aircraft was approximately 1.75 NM east of Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3), it hit 2 power lines before crashing into the ground. The aircraft was destroyed, and the 2 occupants were fatally wounded.

February 4, 2020

Accident at Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) notified the shift manager that a privately registered Cessna 150F had crashed near Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2). The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the manager of area control centre operations (MACCO), and the general manager (GM) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0020: A privately operated Cessna 150 was on a local VFR flight from Joliette/St-Thomas, QC (CJO2) with a pilot and a passenger on board. Once it was in cruising flight approximately 1 300 ft above sea level (ASL) and approximately 7 nautical miles (NM) east of the aerodrome, it experienced engine misfires. The pilot activated the carburetor heat. Engine power increased for a moment, but then fell back down. As the plane was unable to maintain its altitude, the pilot conducted manoeuvres to perform an emergency landing in a field. After the landing, damaged parts of the plane included the propeller, landing gear, and right wing tip, which had touched the ground. The occupants were not injured.

January 22, 2020

Incident at OVUNI intersection (Other operational incident, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GKGC/JZA8767) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was cleared for an area navigation approach (RNAV) on Runway 26 at CYUY, even though a dynamiting operation was in progress 12 NM east of CYUY. A NOTAM was in effect, prohibiting clearance to conduct an approach on Runway 26 during the dynamiting activity.

January 8, 2020


The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton indicated the existence of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal east of Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX), and it asked aircraft in the area to verify. The JRCC reported that the aircraft had been found. No known impact.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 175NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3441) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with Boston Centre due to a loss of the hydraulic system. The aircraft then requested to be redirected to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and requested the services of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). The aircraft landed on Runway 06R at 1153Z without incident. Runway 06R was closed from 1153Z to 1210Z. Impact: a few departures were delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0004: C-GPWE, a WestJet Encore de Havilland, Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3441), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl., NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 66 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight approximately 175 nautical miles east of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a loss of hydraulic fluid in system number 1 occurred. The crew diverted to CYUL and declared an emergency, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 06R without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

November 1, 2020


A 2056548 Alberta Corporation Piper PA-34-220T (C-FXOY) on a VFR flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), climbing north on the east side of Okanagan Lake, was not on the radar until it turned in front of an Air Partners Corp. Cessna 750 (SDE757) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) that was on a VFR approach for Runway 16. SDE757 reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert. Traffic information and traffic updates were passed both ways. Evasive action was not taken by either aircraft.

October 31, 2020


At 1200Z, a target appeared on radar approximately 10NM East of Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), and continued west through the North side of the CYAZ control zone. The target reappeared 3NM North of CYAZ and continued descending towards Tofino harbour. Multiple attempts at communication were made. No impact to operations.

November 2, 2020


At 2000Z, a helicopter was observed transiting the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) zone approximately 3 miles east of the field, travelling north to south. Subsequently, a Bighorn Helicopters Bell 206B (C-FBHR) called on the mandatory frequency (MF). The pilot confirmed that is was them and that they had been encountering radio issues. No impact on operations.

October 25, 2020


A privately registered Erco 415-C from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed from Runway 01 and was cleared outbound via the Trinity departure. The aircraft flew in Class C airspace without a working transponder, failed to respond to multiple calls from the tower, and exited the control zone 0.5NM East of the 232nd interchange.

October 27, 2020


A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was in the right downwind for Runway 01 when it turned unexpectedly to the east after making a couple of transmissions which the tower did not understand. Other aircraft in the circuit (CCT) were rerouted away from C-GTYI until the aircraft was able to find the airport and land.

October 1, 2020


A privately registered Cessna 150K from Hope, BC (CYHE) to Sechelt, BC (CAP3) entered the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) control zone from the east at 1500ft, and transited until the aircraft was directly over the airport before turning back and exiting the control zone. The aircraft was called multiple times on the tower, practice and guard frequencies, but did not respond. No operational impact.


A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA725) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on approach, was hit by a blue laser when 15NM East, northbound, at 5000 feet.

September 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The pilot of a Kootenay Valley Helicopters Ltd. Mooney M20K (C-FVLR) from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), inbound from the East, advised that in their inflight briefing with the Kamloops (YKA) flight information centre (FIC) (30 minutes earlier), they were not given the airspace restriction NOTAM for CYYF.

August 28, 2020


A privately registered Mooney M20J from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Ponoka (Labrie Field), AB (CEH3) transited from Porlier Pass, BC, to Active Pass (AP), BC, to East point, at 2000 through the Class D tower zone, without contact. No impact to operations.

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH) (Aerodrome - other)

While a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GHAZ/HR316) from Victoria Harbour, BC (Water) (CYWH) to Victoria Harbour, BC (Water) (CYWH) was on final, eastbound, a kayak was observed crossing Area A from near the Victoria International Marina to the east side. The aircraft conducted a missed approach and landed safely at 1936Z.

September 7, 2020

Incident at 5NM ESE Mount Cardin, BC

At 1504Z, the pilot of an American, privately registered Piper PA-18 on a transborder flight from Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC) to Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) reported an unsafe oil pressure indication while 5NM East Southeast of Mount Cardin, BC. The pilot advised making a precautionary landing at Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to assess the situation, with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1620Z. No assistance was required. The pilot was advised to make periodic position reports and to make contact after landing at CYPR. The problem was found to be a sensor issue. The aircraft then departed for PAKT with an updated ETA. No operational impact.

July 9, 2020

Incident at 21NM E KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

TSB Report #A20P0068: C-GWXP, a Mcdonnell Douglas MD900 helicopter operated by Ascent Helicopters Ltd, was conducting longline operations 21 NM east of Kamloops (CYKA), BC, with 1 pilot onboard. During short final for the staging area with a longline load connected, the pilot experienced a rush of air in the cockpit accompanied by vibration in the yaw control pedals. The pilot controlled the descent until the load touched the ground and then released the longline from the cargo hook. The pilot proceeded with a no hover landing without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the load or property. Upon inspection, the NOTAR (no tail rotor system) access panel was found dislodged from the right hand side and 2 NOTAR blades had foreign object debris (FOD) damage. The 2 NOTAR blades were replaced, the access panel was reinstalled, and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 18, 2020


A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed Runway 19 and was given the left downwind (LDW) departure. C-GTYI was observed flying towards traffic that was inbound from the North, and was instructed to exit the control zone East of the 232nd interchange. Traffic passed, no further impact.

August 17, 2020


At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on 121.5 was heard in the cab, intermittently, from 1738Z to 1744Z. A taxiing aircraft on the ground and one aircraft 7 miles East at 3500ft could also hear it. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and identified the source.