September 1, 2022

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

An American, corporately registered Beech A60 (N311AN) was seen crossing St-Jean, QC (CYJN) Class D airspace from east to west at an altitude of 2,400 ft without radio contact. No impact on operations.

September 16, 2022

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Corporation Hélico.Store Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FJPV) was observed crossing the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone (CZ) from north to east at 1,000 ft above ground level (AGL) without having established radio contact. No impact on operations.

August 13, 2022

Incident at 2NM E ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Delisle C.A.D.I. reported seeing a powered hang-glider about 2NM east of Roberval, QC (CYRJ). Altitude was estimated at less than 500ft. No impact on operations.

August 15, 2022

Incident at 15NM E QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FTPJ) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) entered the Québec tower Class C control zone (CZ) from the east, at an altitude of 2,000 ft, without establishing contact. It orbited and climbed to an altitude of 2,500 ft before contacting the Québec terminal, which immediately transferred it to the tower. No impact on operations.

August 10, 2022

Incident at 5NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 172L (C-GXGF) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) transited the CYND mandatory frequency (MF) area, from east to west, over the Ottawa River at 1200ft, without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

August 5, 2022

Incident at 4945N / 07056W

A Contant Aviation Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GBMX) from Mont-Laurier, QC (CSD4) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was observed at A115, VFR, and entering CYR630 from the east. The aircraft was not responding to calls on the en route frequency, but established contact with the Sept-Îles flight service station (FSS) further on. Impact on operations: a military aircraft was flying in the zone. Attempts to communicate with the military aircraft monopolized the frequencies and the air traffic controller (ATC) for several minutes.

July 27, 2022

Incident at 45NM E GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR08) flew within NOTAM H2269/22 airspace (zone 5.1, remotely piloted aircraft systems [RPAS] operations) without prior clearance. The target was observed on radar approximately 45 NM east of Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) at 3,500 ft. No impact on operations.

July 22, 2022

Incident at 4612N / 07428W

Several aircraft in flight reported hearing a "MAYDAY" call, on frequency 126.7 MHz, from a privately registered Cessna 180H, with an engine problem that was about to make an emergency landing in the Mont-Tremblant area. Coordination was done with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton; they located the aircraft, which landed safely on Lake Superior east of Mont-Tremblant. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) notified.

July 24, 2022

Incident at 2NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported in the Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) area. The signal seemed stronger on the east side of the airport. The signal stopped at 1126Z. Source: a privately registered Piper PA-28R-201. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

July 7, 2022

Accident at 20NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The Sureté du Québec (SQ) reported a possible crash near Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) involving a yellow light aircraft with black smoke coming out that was rapidly descending to the ground. Possible crash site: south of Jacques-Cartier River, east of Route 367, and west of Autoroute 573. The Joint Rescue Coordination (JRCC) Trenton and ground services (GS) were notified and informed of the details.

May 15, 2022

Incident at 10NM ENE LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FAID/AIE881) from Kangiqsualujjuaq/Georges River, QC (CYLU) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) made its initial call 10 NM east-northeast (ENE) at 3,500 ft above sea level (ASL).

May 10, 2022

Incident at 5NM E MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYBV) from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), 5 NM east of CYMX, was approaching right downwind for Runway 06, indicated a loss of control, and was on final for Runway 24 when it declared an emergency. C-GYBV landed on Runway 24 at 0439Z without incident. The runway was inspected and everything appeared normal.

April 6, 2022

Incident at 27NM ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GORC/PRO100) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was observed on radar approximately 15NM east of its authorized route. No operational impact.

March 9, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Quebec Inc.Cessna 152 (C-GQVQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) lost communications approximately 3NM east of the airport.

January 25, 2022

Incident at 78NM E PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to flight control issues. AIE754 changed its destination to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). Emergency vehicles were dispatched and AIE754 landed without incident at 1915Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0008: C-GMAI, a Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE754) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 52 passengers and 4 crew members on board. At flight level 180, the inside edge of the left-hand slat was observed to be in an asymmetric position. Although the controllability of the aircraft was not significantly affected, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), where the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries. Following inspection by maintenance, the inboard slat actuator was replaced.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17551: An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), with an en route stop at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), took off from CTP9 heading south, but when they were east of CYPX, they re-routed to CYPX indicating they had a flight control problem and declared an emergency at 1857Z. CYPX emergency services, the fire department, ambulance and Nunavik Police were called. Police arrived at 1910Z. Emergency services were on standby for the aircraft to land. AIE754 landed safely without incident. CYPX universal communications (UNICOM) advised. CYPX emergency services were advised and a runway surface condition (RSC) report was sent after the incident.

January 5, 2022

Incident at 92NM ENE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GBJZ/JZA7937) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared "PAN PAN" due to a cargo door issue that was causing pressurization problems. No emergency declared; the aircraft descended to 6,000 ft and continued to its destination. JZA7937 landed without incident at 2125Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During cruise, the flight crew received a "FUSELAGE DOORS" red warning indication linked with the aft baggage door. A "PAN-PAN-PAN" was declared and the altitude was reduced. During the descent, the warning light went out. The flight continued to the destination airport and landed without further incident. During maintenance troubleshooting, the aft baggage door lock sensor fitted on the door handle housing was found to be out of limits. The sensor was adjusted and the system was tested serviceable before returning the aircraft to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0002: C-GBJZ, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland Dash 8-400 was on instrument flight rules flight JZA7937 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). En route, approximately 92 nautical miles (NM) east northeast (ENE) of CYUL, at an altitude of 14,000 ft ASL, an unsecured aft cargo door indication appeared. The crew initiated a descent to 8,000 ft, during which time the indication disappeared. An emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The aircraft landed without incident at CYUL.

September 7, 2022

Incident at 30NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Beech B350 (LVW357) departed from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), eastbound. Approximately 30NM east of CYVR, and at FL180, the aircraft experienced an oil pressure indication. Clearance was requested back to CYYJ and an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed safely at 1730Z.

September 1, 2022

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

An LR Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS350 B2 (C-FNCH) on a flight to Calgary/Springbank, B (CYBW) was observed on radar at 3400 feet, 4 miles north (N) of Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ), without contact, at 2304Z. Radio contact was attempted, with "no reply heard" (NRH). The aircraft appeared again on radar at 3700 feet, 5 miles east (E) of CYDQ at 2309Z. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340A (PCO3027) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) was inbound from the southeast (SE) for a landing. C-FNCH was passed as known radar traffic. No impact on operations.

August 22, 2022

Incident at 5NM NW Kelowna (CYLW)

An Airsprint Inc. Embraer EMB-545 (ASP839) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), inbound from the east, cancelled its IFR and did not check in until they were at 5000 feet and 5NM northwest (NW), in front of departing traffic and in the path of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZH/JZA8282) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) that was inbound from the west. The pilots reason was that the centre had just switched them.

August 24, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH 300 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) squawked a radio failure code just outside of the CYXX control zone, to the East. The pilot phoned the tower and was given permission to continue inbound. The aircraft was given a green light and landed safely. No operational impact.

August 16, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FFLZ/FLE098) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 26R due to an unstable approach. While at 3000 feet for the second approach, FLE098 reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) due to VFR traffic that was just east of the Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) control zone. FLE098 landed safely at 2357Z.
UPDATE: AOR-289879-V2: A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FFLZ/FLE098) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 26R due to an unstable approach. While at 3000 feet for the second approach, FLE098 reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) due to VFR traffic that was just east of the Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) control zone. Traffic included: a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GZSA) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB); a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOOV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB); and a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GBLP) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). FLE098 landed safely at 2357Z.

August 11, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH)

An unidentified aircraft squawking 1200 was observed transiting the Victoria Harbour (Water), BC (CYWH) control zone, from the southeast to the northwest and between 1000ft and 1500ft, without contacting the flight service station (FSS). The aircraft was observed on radar continuing up the east coast of Vancouver Island.

August 5, 2022

Accident at 5942N / 13245W

The pilot of Six Flying Fish Inc. Quest Kodiak 100 (C-FVOL) called to report that the aircraft was "down" at Trout Lake, BC, 5942N/13245W, approximately 25 east-northeast (ENE) of Atlin, BC. Aircraft crashed on take-off from Trout Lake, BC. There were 2 crew on board, no passengers, and no injuries. No impact to operations.

August 8, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An East Fraser Fiber Co. Ltd. Bell 206L-I (C-GFVL) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) crossed through restricted forest fire airspace and entered the CYKA control zone (CZ) without establishing contact.

July 30, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GWJP) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was east of the control zone and called up to advise that they were inbound to land with a rough-running engine. The aircraft was cleared straight-in for Runway 25 and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were put on stand-by. The aircraft landed safely at 1800Z. No operational impact.

July 16, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built Bede BD5B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was observed on radar inside the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone. The pilot called the CYNJ tower 1 mile west of the airport, at 1500 feet, reporting to be 5 miles east of the airport at 1300 feet and looking to transit the zone. No operational impact.

July 7, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built NorthStar 150 called on the mandatory frequency (MF) when 3NM east and transiting the Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) control zone to the northwest (NW). Other aircraft were in position to depart from Runway 12. No other impact to operations.

July 18, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Dorman Air Services Ltd Piper PA-31-350 (C-FIPV) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) entered Class D airspace without contacting the controller. The pilot made contact 2 miles east of the White Rock (WC) non-directional beacon (NDB), at 2000 feet.

July 15, 2022

Incident at 3NM E WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 172S (N604TT) on a flight to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) reported 3NM east of the airport, inside the control zone.

July 12, 2022

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Elite from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) conducted a runway excursion off of the east side of Runway 16 upon arrival. The aircraft re-entered the runway and taxied off on its own power. The Airport Manager completed the foreign object debris (FOD) check. No damage or FOD found.

July 1, 2022

Incident at 3NM E LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 172F from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) experienced a radio failure 3NM east of the field while departing on the Poppy Departure. The aircraft called the tower cab using a phone and was cleared straight-in. The aircraft received the light gun on final and landed safely. No operational impact.

June 29, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3866) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) that was in reference to an Okanagan Mountain Helicopters Ltd. Robinson R44 II from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) that was doing circuits in the training area, east of Runway 16. Traffic had been passed, no impact on operations.

June 24, 2022

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

By agreement, parajump operators are required to obtain approval before releasing parajumpers. A Capital City Skydiving Inc. Cessna 182 (C-FQVL) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported being on a "jump run" and, subsequently, that jumpers were "away". No operational impact.
UPDATE: AOR-287377-V2: By agreement, parajump operators are required to obtain approval before releasing parajumpers. A Capital City Skydiving Inc. Cessna 182 (C-FQVL) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported being on a "jump run" and, subsequently, that jumpers were "away". The specialist was required to request two helicopters to remain east of the tower.

June 19, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GVNM) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), on arrival for left base for Runway 19, was instructed turn right but turned left. The aircraft was turned east, then north, to rejoin the left base. No operational impact.

June 11, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Golden Ears Aviation Ltd. Cessna 177RG (C-GQTF) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) made its first call inside the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone, on the Runway 07 centreline, 3 miles east of the White Rock (WC) non-directional beacon (NDB), at 2000 feet.

June 7, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During circuits at Penticton, BC (CYYF), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) exited the runway into the grass on the east side. No injuries or damage noted. The aircraft taxied off. The Airport Manager (APM) was informed and a runway inspection found no foreign object debris (FOD) or damage. There was a delay of a few minutes to 1 subsequently departing aircraft.

June 6, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Whistler Backcountry Aviation Beech 76 (C-FIRG) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), departing from Runway 19, veered left while on the take-off roll and entered into the grass on the east side of the runway, just south of Taxiway K. The aircraft did not appear to hit anything. C-FIRG maneuvered back to Taxiway K and subsequently departed without further issue. A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GVNM) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), on final for Runway 19, pulled up and went around.

May 28, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172P (C-GSPD) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) transited the north end of the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone from west to east, between 1300 and 1500 feet along Highway 1, without clearance. Multiple attempts were made to contact, with no response. Minimal operational impact, C-GSPD passed as traffic to an over flight, an International Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-GWZB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), and a departure, a Skyquest Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GEIT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ).

May 22, 2022

Incident at 10NM E ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Pipistrel Virus SW from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) phoned the tower 10NM east of the airport with a radio failure. Over the phone, the tower cleared the aircraft straight-in for Runway 25 and eventually to land on Runway 25. No operational impact.

May 17, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / HARBOUR (PUBLIC) BC (Heli) (CBC7)

Pacific Heliport Services reported a drone operating over Vancouver/Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7), climbing to several hundred feet and then flying east, away from the heliport. No operational impact.

April 28, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Skyline Helicopters Ltd. Agusta AW119 MK II (C-GSLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), working on the north east-side field, was instructed to remain north of the control tower at all times; however, on their first circuit they proceeded south of the control tower, where another helicopter was working.

April 29, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) reported a brake failure when landing on Runway 01, exited the end of the runway and stopped North of Runway 25 and East of Runway 19 in the grass. All subsequent aircraft landed on Runway 25 safely. No injuries or damage reported.

April 25, 2022

Incident at 4859N / 12336W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8034) from Victoria, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while 10NM East of CYCD with a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GTDK) from Victoria, BC (CYCD) to Victoria, BC (CYCD) operating below Class C at 2500ft. Ascended to avoid. Traffic passed prior. No operational impact.

April 24, 2022

Incident at 4NM E ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Cessna 182H from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) descended to 3000 feet and into Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower Class C airspace, East of the airport.

April 13, 2022

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

An American, corporately registered Cessna A185F (N4756E) entered the Campbell River, BC (CYBL) control zone near the CYBL non-directional beacon (NDB), and flew through the zone, eastbound, with no radio contact at 1000 feet. Numerous contact attempts were made on the mandatory frequency (MF), as well as various other frequencies on portable radio. Comox, BC (CYQQ) was advised. The pilot contacted the CYQQ tower when 6NM east of CYBL.

March 31, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered Cessna 172L called the Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tower when entering the zone over the east ridge, referencing the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) of an aircraft that was conducting COSARA work. The tower did not understand what the Cessna 172L said, so another aircraft relayed it. The tower asked if they wanted to work along the east ridge, and the Cessna 172L never replied. The Cessna 172L worked in the zone approximately 4NM northeast and 1NM east of the approach, at 5000ft, descending. The tower called out multiple times and the Cessna 172L never responded. The Cessna 172L orbited in the area without being on the frequency and eventually left the zone.

April 11, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by multiple units (CYHC, CYPK, CYVR, EAST and HIGH specialty air traffic control). It was approximately 5 minutes in duration. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria notified. JRCC Victoria reported that it was a false ELT by a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3329) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), located at CYVR. The ELT was subsequently turned off. No operational impact.

April 16, 2022

Incident at 3NM E CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

First contact for an AAA Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FGDE) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with the Flight Service Station (FSS) was when the aircraft was 3NM east at A020, inbound to land. Minimal impact on operations.

March 31, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Graham Air Limited Bell 206L (C-GNMD) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) working in the east side grass doing circuits was restricted to 200ft east of the runway. C-GNMD requested a right-hand circuit. The Tower stated they were unable. C-GNMD crossed the runway with a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE758) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on 2NM final. The Tower corrected and C-GNMD moved east of the runway. No impact on operations.

Incident at 8NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Principal Air Cessna 152 (C-FOOU) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported being in a cloud approximately 8NM east southeast (ESE) of CYXX. The pilot was provided initial assistance in the form of maintaining aircraft control and keeping a lookout for terrain. The pilot reported the ground in sight and then reported being on top of cloud, climbing to 3500 feet. The pilot was instructed to contact Victoria (YYJ) Terminal after co-ordination was complete. The aircraft was steered towards an opening near CYXX and was able to land safely.

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