March 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

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

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

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.

March 13, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

After landing, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3281) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) advised of traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) traffic advisory (TA) with a helicopter doing circuits to the East.

March 20, 2020

Incident at 3NM KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7A (C-GWMD) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) experienced a bright light source which illuminated their cockpit and wings. It was white in colour and appeared to be coming from behind them from the East. 911 advised of the information.

March 16, 2020

Incident at 11NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Horizon Air Industries Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N644QX/QXE2898) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), vectored to a 290° for the area navigation (RNAV) 26R approach, descended to 2,000 feet 11NM East of the threshold and 1NM South of the final approach course. Last assigned altitude was 3,000 feet. No operational impact.

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At approximately 2220Z, an aircraft at the Nanaimo Flying Club reported a man and a dog on the threshold of Runway 34. A man was observed on the West side of the threshold running across and exiting on the East side of the threshold. Vehicle (ST22) was sent to investigate and resolved the situation. No operational impact.

March 6, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway G, Runway 19, Taxiway E to the East side. Aircraft instead taxied via Taxiway G, across Runway 19, Taxiway B to the East side.

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Beech C24R from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway G, Runway 19, Taxiway E to the East side. Aircraft instead taxied via Taxiway G, across Runway 19, Taxiway B to the East side.

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 150K from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway G, Runway 19, Taxiway E to the East side. Aircraft instead taxied via Taxiway G, across Runway 19, Taxiway B to the East side.

February 2, 2020

Incident at 1NM E PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna 170B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported being struck by a green laser from the south while travelling westbound over the Lougheed Highway at 1500 above sea level (ASL). The laser originated from an industrial complex 1 mile East of CYPK. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and shift manager notified.

January 23, 2020

Incident at 20NM SANDSPIT BC (CYZP) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900 (N821DN/DAL1957) on a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) reported observing a stream of bright lights, approximately 30 in a row, perfectly spaced and moving from West to East. An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N478AS/ASA84) on a flight from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) and an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N462AS/ASA103) on a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Fairbanks, AK (PAFA) subsequently reported seeing the same.

March 11, 2020

Incident at 3NM E BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

The pilot of an Air Transat Airbus A321-211 (TSC916) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a green laser strike east of Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) while inbound to CYYZ.

February 14, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

The pilot of a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GGFX) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) contacted the Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) tower indicating that they had entered the CYTZ control zone from the East to fly over the downtown but did not have a transponder that worked. The pilot was told to leave the control zone as they had not been given authorization to enter the control zone. The pilot then reported that they were still flying towards the downtown and wanted to sightsee, at which point the pilot was again told to exit the zone. No impact to operations. (Duplicate AOR-261781-V2 deleted)

February 13, 2020

Incident at 123NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQG/POE476) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) declared PAN PAN on initial contact with East Low Controller due to medical emergency on board. Aircraft landed at 0047Z, no impact to operations.

February 5, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Spectrum Airways Cessna 152 (C-FESI) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Burlington, ON (CZBA) in the circuit for Runway 08 was instructed to fly the runway heading due to traffic off left crosswind. Tower again instructed the pilot of C-FESI to turn right to runway heading, and they then continued East to Burlington. No further impact to operations.

January 29, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

East satellite handed off a Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GDEQ) that was inbound to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) with oil issues. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) called. Aircraft landed on Runway 30 and taxied in safely. ARFF released. Three aircraft were delayed for 5 minutes for taxi until aircraft landed safely. Three aircraft departed, and three aircraft taxied to active at their discretion prior to runway inspection.

January 25, 2020

Incident at 12NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Several aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal 10 to 12NM East of Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (YTR) advised.

January 8, 2020

Incident at NORTH SPIRIT LAKE ON (CKQ3) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Runway 13/31 at North Spirit Lake, ON (CKQ3) was closed due to disabled maintenance equipment. NOTAM issued. East Low Trout Lake sector advised.

January 10, 2020

Incident at 135NM E Las Vegas/McCarran Int'l, NV (KLAS)

TSB Report #A20F0010: C-GWVB, a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, was operating as flight SWG569 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to General Mazatlán/Rafael Buelna Intl (MMMZ). At FL330, approximately 135 nm east of Las Vegas/Mc Carran Intl (KLAS), NV a TCAS RA DESCEND DESCEND NOW was received. The flight crew complied with the command and descended until clear of conflict at FL325. The flight continued to the destination uneventfully.

March 24, 2020

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Aviation Incident Report #16579: Runway lights at St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) reported out on the East side of 04-22. Emergency lights deployed.

March 15, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Sunwest Aviation Learjet 35A (CNK633) MEDEVAC from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was 20NM East of CYEG and declared Mayday due to an engine failure. Emergency services were arranged. CNK633 landed safely on Runway 30 at 0146Z. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3132) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was delayed to allow CNK633 and emergency vehicles to clear the runway.

February 23, 2020

Incident at 5113N / 11355W

A Canadian Pacific Railway Company Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GKCP) from West Palm Beach Intl, FL (KPBI) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on base leg for Runway 17R, indicated that there was a flap malfunction. The aircraft was vectored East of the airport to resolve the problem. Shortly after, the pilot indicated they were ready to land. C-GKCP landed on Runway 17R at approximately 2132Z. No emergency declared. No impact to the operations.

February 20, 2020

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

A privately registered Cessna T240 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) squawked communication failure at 0256Z. Aircraft landed at 0303Z. Pilot advised afterwards that they were "receiver only" (RONLY). Operational impact: A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA7940) from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was held on the ramp and a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Saab 340 (PCO3016) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was manoeuvred East of CYXH until the Cessna T240 arrived.

February 14, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (WJA166) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was cleared for an area navigation (RNAV) Y Runway 02 approach with a crossing restriction at APKIT of 8000. A 10770582 Canada Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYPB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) was operating at 8500 VFR and passing through the approach path 4NM East of APKIT. WJA166 was passed traffic. At APKIT, WJA166 reported that they had a traffic advisory and wanted to be vectored around the traffic. WJA166 was vectored off of the RNAV Y approach and cleared for a visual approach. No impact on operations.

February 13, 2020

Incident at LLOYDMINSTER AB (CYLL)

At 2028Z, a Mitchinson Flying Service Limited Cessna 172S (C-FARC) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) called 3NM East at 3400ft, inbound for landing Runway 12. Specialist gave advisory for Runway 08 with traffic, a Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIDW), on Runway 08 ready for circuits. Pilot of C-FARC advised they were actually to the North and were planning an overhead left downwind for 08, then corrected to just join left downwind for Runway 08. Specialist tried to get C-FARC to have visual with other Cessna 172 traffic. C-GIDW called visual with C-FARC when in mid downwind for Runway 08. C-FARC orbited to the North then followed in behind C-GIDW.

February 6, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ/WJA271) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on final approach to Runway 35R, commenced a pilot initiated missed approach due to two coyotes on the runway. East Ground Controller had alerted East Tower Controller when the coyotes were near Taxiway Delta and approaching the runway. East Tower Controller notified WJA271 of the coyote presence (one on the runway edge and the other on the runway centreline, approximately 200 feet north of Sierra intersection). Pilot commenced the missed approach over the runway touchdown zone at approximately 50 feet above ground level (AGL); coyotes were last observed headed towards the golf course south of the Runway 35R threshold.

February 3, 2020

Incident at 5NM ELERO intersection

Arrival controller lost contact with a CargoJet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-200 (CJT919) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) on a heading of 060 on base leg for Runway 17R. CJT919 flew through both 17R and 17L localizers at 7000 feet and contacted arrival again approximately 6NM east of the 17L localizer. CJT919 was then vectored to final for 17R. A Syncrude Canada Ltd. Cessna 560 Citation V (SYN563) from Fort McMurray/Mildred Lake, AB (CER4) to Cornwall, ON (CYCC) that was flying heading 060, also on base leg, 6NM ahead of CJT919, was unable to contact arrival and contacted tower for instructions. Terminal control unit (TCU) relayed an instruction to the tower to turn and clear SYN563 for the visual approach. No loss of separation.

January 27, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The pilot of a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA220) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC), on approach to Runway 35L, initiated a missed approach at approximately 3 miles final due to a report of foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. Vehicle (Airport2) inspected and found crack sealant on the east edge of the runway approximately 100 feet from the threshold.

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

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

January 20, 2020

Incident at 24NM EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3227) on a flight from Regina Intl, SK (CYQR) inbound to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) from the east when the pilot reported a green laser strike in the cockpit. Edmonton Police Services notified, no impact to operations.

January 10, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Montreal Area Control Centre (ZUL) East called to advise that a First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (C-FTIL/FAB882) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Arctic Bay, NU (CYAB) was diverting back to CYFB due to a medical emergency and requested an ambulance. Aircraft landed safely at 2048Z. Followed medical emergency checklist. No impact on operations.

February 1, 2020

Incident at 40NM S WABUSH NL (CYWK)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FADF/JZA8697) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was seen approximately 13 NM east of its cleared route. No impact on operations.

February 27, 2019

Incident at BROMONT QC (CZBM)

Aviation incident report #15905: An American corporately registered Gulfstream GV (N626UT) from Raleigh-Durham, NC (KRDU) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) on approach for Runway 23 at CZBM announced itself on UNICOM frequency when it was 9 NM, 5 NM, and 3 NM on final. An EON Aéroporté Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-FEON) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) informed the other aircraft that it was taxiing toward Runway 23 for immediate takeoff, while N626UT was 3 NM on final. The pilot of N626UT reported again, insisting that it was on short final for Runway 23. The Bromont UNICOM contacted C-FEON to advise it that N626UT was on short final and to ask it not to conduct an immediate takeoff, but C-FEON did not respond. The pilot of N626UT conducted a go-around to reintegrate into the circuit for a second approach. C-FEON took off right when N626UT was in a pull-up, and C-FEON turned to the right and passed directly over the facilities to head east towards Sherbrooke (CYSC) when N626UT was in the right downwind. N626UT landed without incident. The UNICOM worker spoke about the incident to the pilot of C-FEON once he had returned; the pilot indicated that his radios volume was on low. He could be heard when he was transmitting, but he could not hear communications addressed to him.

December 27, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After it had taken off from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA783) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) reported flight control problems and requested to be redirected to CYUL. No emergency declared. ACA783 burned off fuel east of Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) until 2341Z when it asked to be redirected to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). Coordination carried out. No impact.

December 26, 2019

Incident at 4838N / 06838W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8731) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported that it had crossed 40 lit-up objects heading east in groups of 15. The objects were north of its position. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was notified.

November 18, 2019

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by several aircraft at takeoff from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), to the south-east. The source was a privately registered American Aviation AA-5B on the ground at Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3). The signal stopped at 1350Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

October 1, 2019

Incident at 60NM ENE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

TSB Report #A19Q0164: a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-300 (C-GETA) was on regular instrument flight rules (IFR) flight JZA8745 from Bathurst, NB (CZBF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 48 passengers and 3 crew members on board. While it was in descent approximately 60 NM east-northeast of CYUL, the aircraft encountered heavy turbulence and the cabin crew member received minor injuries. The crew declared an emergency. The inspection revealed minor damage in the cabin ceiling.

November 4, 2019

Incident at 21NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8965) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) at 6 000 ft descending to 4 000 ft reported that it had heard a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the MAIRE sector. Signal lost 15 NM east of CYUL. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

October 14, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The flight plan specialty made a destination change in the flight plan of a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) while it was already in flight under the control of the East specialty. No impact on operations.

October 12, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

While it was south of the Champlain bridge at 300 ft, a privately registered Cessna 172M attempted to communicate with the tower, but radio transmissions were unintelligible. The aircraft seemed to hear the communications, but it could not transmit. The aircraft left the zone in the east. A phone number was communicated to the aircraft, but no call was received. The aircraft was then seen on the radar heading towards the river and overflying the DIX30 area before going back towards the river above the Champlain bridge, still without any communication. No impact.

October 14, 2019

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

While inbound for Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) an Openskies Airbus A330-200 (BOS7) from Paris/Orly, France (LFPO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported flap problems and asked if it could perform a few verifications east of CYUL. After a few minutes, BOS7 declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. The aircraft landed on Runway 24L at 0133Z without incident. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0174: F-HLVM, an OpenSkies Airbus A330-202, was on IFR flight BOS7 from Paris/Orly, France (LFPO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). During the approach, the flight crew declared an emergency due to flap problems. The aircraft continued the approach and landed without incident at CYUL.

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

A 8348944 Canada Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FJUC) on a VFR flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) 4 NM east of the airport declared a PAN PAN due to an erratic engine. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified. The aircraft landed on Taxiway Echo without a problem at 1355Z. Echo was closed until 1430Z.

October 9, 2019

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At landing, a Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) reported a bird strike. 3 to 4 dead small birds were found on the runway. During the runway inspection, 2 aircraft were each instructed to conduct a 360, one to the east and the other to the west.

September 26, 2019

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

While pulling up according to instrument landing system (ILS) 10, a 9736140 Canada Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMAO/PSC360M) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) indicated that it was at 2 800 ft while the published altitude in this case was 2 200 ft. Impact: a loss of separation with a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (HYD341) from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) in a holding pattern at 3 200 ft, east of CYBC. HYD341 also indicated that it had been forced to perform an evasive manoeuvre to avoid conflict with PSC360M.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0157: A Pascan Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47 C-FMAO (PSC360M) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). A Hydro-Québec Bombardier DHC-8-300 (C-GJNL) (HYD341) was on an IFR flight from Havre-St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). After it had conducted an approach on Runway 28 and a pull-up to 3 000 ft, PSC360M conducted an approach and a pull-up for an ILS approach on Runway 10. During the pull-up, the crew reported that it had gone past 2 800 ft, while the published altitude for the pull-up was 2 200 ft. HYD341, which was in a holding pattern at 3 200 ft east of CYBC, had to perform an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a conflict with PSC360M. Vertical separation was reduced to under 1 000 ft, which is the norm.

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