November 1, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

An erroneous runway report was issued at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW). An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE803) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) reported a windrow, 1 to 2 feet high, on the runway surface, 15 feet from the edge of the runway, on the west side. The aircraft also reported a windrow on Taxiway A. The 2 windrows were not reported in the runway surface condition (RSC) report. AIE803 also advised that they had taxied on Taxiway A because a snow bank was blocking access to the ramp.

October 18, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

After leaving the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) zone and switching to the enroute frequency, a CPAQ.AERO Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEPV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed to be conducting orbits at the edge of the zone to the northwest, rather than departing towards Saint-Philippe, QC. No impact on operations.

October 3, 2020

Accident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An École de Pilotage Évolution Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GWEM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was conducting touch-and-gos. The landing gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft was immobilized on Runway 09/27. There were no injuries but there was damage to the aircraft. Operational impact: Runway 09/27 was closed for approximately 15 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0095: C-GEWM, a Diamond DA-20 operated by Evolution Flight School Inc., was on a local training flight from the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport under visual flight rules, with a student pilot on board. During a simulated short landing exercise, the aircraft bounced several times and, on the third touchdown, the nose landing gear gave way and the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft came to a stop at the edge of the runway, in the grass. There were no injuries, however the aircraft sustained damage primarily to the propeller, engine cover and nose gear.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

July 23, 2020

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an iFly College Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised of a runway excursion in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) due to wildlife on the runway. No injuries. The aircraft is currently 65ft to the left of Runway 06. The extent of the damage is unknown.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0078: C-FOUA, a Cessna 172R type aircraft operated by iFly College, was on visual flight rules to and from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with a touch-and-go in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) with a pilot on board. During landing on Runway 06 at CSR3, the pilot saw an animal on the runway. They then turned to the left in order to avoid it and went out on the edge of the track. They then attempted to return to the runway, but the aircraft passed into a small ditch, where the propeller touched down and the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot was not injured.

June 26, 2020


TSB Report #A20Q0065: C-FAIY, a DHC-6-300 operated by Air Inuit, was preparing to taxi from the ramp to the runway to take off from Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYLU) airport with 2 crew members at edge. The sole ground officer in front of the aircraft showed the pilots their thumbs to indicate that the lane was clear and that they had started to taxi. After the aircraft began a left turn and advanced a few feet, the ground officer signaled the pilots to stop. The wing tip at the end of the left wing collided with a truck that was parked too close to the rear left side of the aircraft. The flight was canceled and maintenance personnel were dispatched to assess the damage to the wing.

June 8, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), a pedestrian (photographer) was observed less than 200 feet from the edge of Runway 24 without an escort while a vehicle (S205) had been instructed to stay away from the 2 runways.

June 4, 2020

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

Runway 05/23 at Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) was closed due to a brush fire at the edge of the runway.

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 31, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIAS QC (CSP5)

TSB Report #A20Q0042: A privately operated Cessna A185E aircraft on wheel-skis, with 1 pilot on board, was flying under visual flight rules from the St-Mathias, Quebec (CSP5) aerodrome to its destination of Neuville (CNV9), Quebec. During the take-off roll, 40 to 50 feet after the tail wheel lifted, a gust of crosswind caused the aircraft to turn to the left. The pilot cut power to abort takeoff. The aircraft exited the runway and the pilot saw a ditch in front of them. Finding that their speed was too high to be able to stop before the ditch, they returned to full power in an attempt to pass over the ditch, since there was a field after. The right ski went over, but the left ski hit the edge of the ditch. The aircraft fell flat and sustained significant damage. There were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.

March 16, 2020


The Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL ACC) reported that a 9736140 Canada Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GIOX) had conducted a missed approach at Schefferville, QC (CYKL), since it was unable to activate the runway edge lights (REDL) using the aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL). Verification: no NOTAM issued. Later, ZUL ACC called back to report that C-GIOX had managed to activate the REDL and that its radio was probably faulty. No other known impact.

February 27, 2020

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

A Flightpath Charter Airways Inc. Learjet 45 (C-GFFT) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on Runway 06, but during its landing roll, it made a runway excursion and hit several runway lights and flashing lights. C-GFFT left the runway on its own and taxied up to the private aerodrome operator. An inspection was conducted. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed from 1650Z to 1813Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0026: C-GFFT, a Learjet 45 operated by Flightpath Charters Airways Inc. was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. Upon touch down on Runway 06, the crew experienced high wind gusts and white out visibility. The aircraft drifted slightly into the right runway strip of Runway 06, and came into contact with a number of Runway Edge Lights during rollout. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the right landing gear door suffered slight damage as a result of contact with the light fixtures.

October 12, 2020


A privately registered Cessna R172K from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) departed Runway 18 for a local flight to the north. When the aircraft was at the northwest (NW) edge of the control zone, they reported having issues with their radio and being unable to hear the tower. The aircraft broadcasted their intentions to complete a 180-turn and return to land on Runway 18. The tower approved their request and cleared the aircraft to land. The aircraft was able to re-establish communication with the tower as they got closer to the airport. The tower used a light gun signal to ensure the aircraft knew they had clearance to land. The aircraft landed without incident.

October 6, 2020


A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 16, 2020


While a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Bell 47G-2 (C-FKGU) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was outbound from the airport, they failed to maintain a listening watch on the frequency. The controller tried to call C-FKGU multiple times to pass traffic regarding 3 different aircraft. C-FKGU finally came on the frequency when at the edge of the control zone. They said they read the tower 5x5. No operational impact.

August 17, 2020


A Kalitta Charters II Boeing 737-300 (N764CK/CKS1917) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to a mechanical issue, performed a missed approach, and then landed safely at 1516Z.
Update TSB Report #A20P0083: N764CK, a Boeing 767-300 cargo aircraft operated by Kalitta Air, was conducting flight CKS1917 from Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA), WA, to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC, with 2 crew members on board. While on final approach to Runway 08R, the flight crew received an EICAS caution message of Trailing Edge Flap Disagree when the flaps were selected to the 30 position. The flight crew performed the missed approach, declared an emergency, and completed the appropriate checklists. A second approach was attempted and the aircraft landed without further incident. The operators maintenance subsequently observed an issue with the right hand wheel well flap drive unit when the flaps transitioned between the 20 and 30 position. The drive unit was serviced and aircraft returned to service.

August 5, 2020

Accident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a privately registered American Aviation AA-1 from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) in the circuit requested a simulated engine out landing on Runway 24 at 1558Z. The pilot then requested a runway change to Runway 19 which was approved with the simulated procedure. At approximately 1600Z, the aircraft made contact with the runway, bounced, and flipped onto its roof. There were numerous delays to aircraft.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0077: A privately registered American Aircraft AA-1 was conducting circuits at Prince George (CYXS), BC, with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. During one of the circuits, a simulated engine failure was conducted with the plan to land on the runway and complete a full stop. On final, the instructor took control as they deemed the aircraft to be too high. During the attempted go around, power was not sufficient to prevent heavy contact with the runway surface. Directional control was lost and the aircraft departed the side of the runway and nosed over in the turf. The aircraft slid to a stop 10 feet from the edge of the runway. Both the instructor and student were able to egress from the aircraft and they both sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

June 22, 2020

Accident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (FOD (foreign object debris))

TSB Report #A20P0062: C-GZSH, a private amphibious float-equipped Cessna A185F, utilized by Conair Aerial Firefighting, was conducting a flight from Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, to Abbotsford (CYXX), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger onboard. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported a loud bang followed by significant vibrations and abnormal handling characterisitics in the pitch axis. The pilot requested an immediate landing, performed a 180 degree turn, and landed without incident. There was substantial damage found on the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer. Upon further inspection, the right hand float access hatch was missing and was presumed to have struck the horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft had recently undergone maintenance on the hydraulic system for the amphibious landing gear. The access hatch was recovered from the runway.

May 28, 2020


Vehicle (TR156) had been given permission to work up to the Runway 07 edge between C4 and hold short Runway 01. A Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-FCHC) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) taxied out from Taxiway Alpha onto Runway 07 and was told to "line up Runway 01"; however, they then departed Runway 07. At the time C-FCHC departed, TR156 was situated by Taxiway Charlie. No operational impact.

March 30, 2020


TSB Report #A20P0044: C-GTCJ, a Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223, was operating as flight CJT926 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (KCVG), USA, to Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, with 2 flight crew onboard. During approach to CYVR, Flap 1 was selected that resulted in a trailing edge flap disagree message on the Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). The flight crew requested a hold to complete the checklist. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft had 2 previous flap disagree incidents on 17 March 2020 (TSB A20P0037) and 25 March 2020 (TSB A20O0034). Maintenance adjusted the left hand and right hand slat position transmitters as per the Fault Isolation Manual and carried out the system operational checks with no faults found.

March 3, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8564) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) reported a possible bird strike on departure Runway 08R. No birds found however 4 balloons were found on the edge of the runway. Three departures were delayed. Runway reopened at 0048Z.

February 18, 2020

Incident at PEMBERTON BC (CYPS) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The Pemberton, BC (CYPS) airport manager called the Kamloops Flight information Centre (FIC) and reported that a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPY) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Pemberton, BC (CYPS) attempted to land on a snow covered runway. The aircraft sustained damage to the propeller and the port wing tip. There were no injuries to the persons on board.
Update TSB Report #A20P0026: The Coastal Pacific Aviation, Cessna 172P, C-GSPY, was conducting flight training departing from Abbotsford Airport (CYXX), BC and making a short stop at Pemberton Airport (CYPS), BC with 2 crew and 1 passenger on board. During landing at CYPS the aircraft veered to the edge of the snow covered runway and struck the left wingtip and propeller in a snowbank damaging them both. There were no injuries.

February 10, 2020

Accident at MERRITT BC (CAD5)

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the Merritt, BC (CAD5) airport maintainer at 0915Z advising of a crash on the runway at CAD5 and that the runway will be closed until 1600Z. Aircraft involved was a privately registered advanced ultralight Zenair Stol CH 701. Emergency vehicles were already on site. Kamloops sector controller notified and NOTAM issued.
Update TSB Report #A20P0021: Shortly after takeoff from Runway 21 late in the afternoon, a Zenair CH 701 STOL advanced ultralight, C-IHAN, impacted the left side runway edge in a nose down attitude. The pilot was trapped in the cockpit due to crushing damage incurred to the forward cabin area. The ELT signal was not triggered and the time of the occurrence with reduced daylight, precluded a timely emergency response. The pilot was reported missing and the RCMP initiated a search of the Merritt area establishments, and pinged the pilots cell phone for location. The aircraft was eventually spotted on the runway edge at the airport in the early morning hours with its tail in the air. The pilot was alive, conscious, but suffering from the cold, and serious injuries. He was extricated from the wreckage and taken to hospital. This was the first flight in the aircraft after the pilot purchased it. The aircraft had been delivered and reassembled the previous day.

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur built Pipistrel Virus SW from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) made a long landing (at pilots request) as they suspected they had a low tire. Aircraft landed safely and appeared to be exiting but turned into the grass (perhaps due to the tire going completely flat). Runway 07 was closed for approximately 15 minutes while the aircraft was removed. No other aircraft impacted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0022: A privately registered Pipistrel Virus SW, amateur-built tailwheel aircraft, was returning to Abbotsford (CYXX) BC from a trip to Oliver BC when, during the landing roll out, the left main tire deflated. The aircraft had experienced a deflating left main tire after landing at Oliver and the pilot obtained a tire fix-it kit, to re-inflate the tire and in the process coat the inner tube with a sealing compound. The tire had been holding air pressure and the pilot elected to depart for Abbotsford. On initial contact with the Tower Controller the pilot requested to land long and was expecting to land on Runway 19. Tower cleared the aircraft to land on Runway 25. The aircraft landed long and slow, and during the roll out, almost at the intersection to Runway 19, the pilot lost directional control due to the drag produced on the left main wheel by the deflating tire, the aircraft nosed down, the propeller struck the paved surface, and the aircraft veered to the runway edge.

February 3, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Bird presence)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOEN/WEN3109) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported a possible bird strike. Aircraft checked while backtracking and saw the bird sitting on the edge of the runway and watched it fly away. A vehicle (ST22) did a runway check and also found no remains.

January 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains in the approach area (10+ geese). No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0006: C-GJWS, a WestJet Boeing 737-800, was operating as flight WJA209 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Victoria (CYYJ), BC. During short final at CYYJ the aircraft encountered a flock of geese and struck approximately 10 of them. The crew executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. With ARFF on standby, the aircraft was given priority clearance and it landed without further incident. The aircraft nose cone had been punctured by the impact. There were no injuries.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of WJA209 reported multiple bird strikes on log page AK85946 during approach into CYYJ. Maintenance performed a bird strike inspection in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18. Nose radome assembly replaced IAW AMM 53-52-00. Weather antenna flat panel and drive unit replaced IAW AMM 34-43-11. Number 08 slat vortilion placed on Component Deficiency List (CDL), reference (Ref) LP AK85948. Left-hand (LH) outboard main flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-21. Right-hand (RH) aircraft (aft) outboard trailing edge flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-22. Number 02 trailing edge flap mid fairing replaced IAW AMM 27-51-28. RH inboard aircraft trailing edge flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-12. Number 01 engine oil cooler replaced IAW 24-11-21 due to evidence of ingested bird remnants. Number 01 engine fan blades replaced IAW AMM 72-21-02 due to position 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 20, 21 impact damage. Engine borescope inspection of fan booster and High Pressure Compressor (HPC) stage 1 through 9 carried out IAW AMM 72-00-203-803. No damage noted. LH outboard trailing edge flap replaced IAW 27-51-22 due to identified delamination. Aircraft returned to service on January 19, 2020 and has operated 131 cycles and 403:15 hours.

October 7, 2020


TSB Report #A20O0095: A privately registered Cessna 337G was conducting a mission flight for the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) from the St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) district with 2 crew members and 2 spotters onboard. The aircraft was on the return leg after the first track crawl when four large birds dove at the aircraft from above. One bird struck the left wing leading edge at approximately 2 feet outboard the wing root. The pilot declared an emergency and continued their return leg to CYSN, escorted by the Military Search and Rescue C-130 Hercules aircraft as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely, without further incident. There were no injuries to the crew or passengers. The left wing leading edge sustained substantial damages.

October 25, 2020

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GQHU) from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) was advised of the departure advisory for Runway 07 and confirmed the use of Runway 07. The specialist activated the runway edge lights for Runway 07, as well as the taxiway lights. The aircraft taxied via Taxiway A and immediately started to roll on an unlit Runway 01. The aircraft successfully departed Runway 01 with no operational impact.

September 27, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A CargoJet Airways Boeing 757-223 (C-FGKJ/CJT1891) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Havana/Jose Marti Intl, Cuba (MUHA) advised, 8 minutes after departure, that they had a flap issue, requiring a return to CYHM, and also advised that they required a 45 minute hold to burn fuel. At 2347Z, CJT1891 declared a PAN PAN. At 0041Z, CJT1891 landed safely and advised that a tow to the apron was needed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0091: C-FGKJ, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Cargojet Airways Ltd., was conducting flight CJT1891 from Hamilton/John C. Munro Intl, ON (CYHM) airport to Havana/Jose Marti Intl, Cuba (MUHA) airport with 3 crew members and 2 passengers onboard. Approximately 08 minutes after departure from CYHM, the flight crew advised ATC of a flap issue (Flap Asymmetry message) requiring return to CYHM with a 45 minute hold to burn fuel. The flight crew declared PAN PAN and landed safely; the aircraft was towed back to the gate due to high brake temperature, emergency vehicles were standing by. Company maintenance found that the flaps were locked out on arrival at approximately 01 degree. The left inboard flap outboard trailing edge was extended slightly more than the inboard edge. After troubleshooting, maintenance found a discrepancy with the flap drive torque tube on the left wing. The torque tube bearing assembly between the inboard and outboard flaps had failed. The bearing assembly has been replaced.

August 28, 2020

Accident at PICTON ON (CNT7)

Aviation Incident Report #16761: A privately registered, amateur-built Calvin Keizer Avid HH was on a recreational flight to sight-see and practise taildragger landings. After touchdown, the aircraft ground looped and ended up skidding to a stop beside the runway. Significant damage occurred to the fuselage and propeller, but the pilot was able to walk away. Most likely the aircraft will be taken apart for parts and scrap.
Update: TSB Report #A20O0082: The pilot of a Kitfox IV amateur-built aircraft departed from Picton, ON (CNT7) on a local flight to do some sight-seeing and practice some circuits. After approximately 15 minutes of flying, the pilot brought the aircraft in for landing. The aircraft bounced on touch down, the pilot attempted to correct and the aircraft started to deviate and head toward the runway edge. The pilot then applied full power in an attempt to overshoot and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft went off the runway and the landing gear caught a rut in the field, causing the nose to hit the ground and the main landing gear to collapse.

August 10, 2020

Incident at 29NM WSW FORT HOPE ON (CYFH)

Aviation Incident Report #16742: A Mag Aerospace Canada Aero Commander 690B (C-GYLD/BD160), a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GOGE/Tanker 271), a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GOGF/Tanker 272), and a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GOGW/Tanker 275) were aerial fire fighting forest fire (NIP045), 30NM west southwest (WSW) of Fort Hope, ON (CYFH). The fires smoke column was visible from 50NM away. Tanker 271, Tanker 272, and Tanker 275 reported two float planes—a privately registered Cessna A185F and a second privately registered Cessna A185F—were interfering with their circuit between the pickup lake and the fire. BD160 was monitoring 126.7 with Comm1 and Comm2 set to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Air to Air. BD160 broadcast periodic blind transmissions on 126.7 regarding the controlled airspace. BD160 spotted the low flying float planes heading northwest approximately 2NM from the edge of NIP045 and broadcast on 126.7 and 122.8 with no response. As BD160 passed the intruding aircraft, both started broadcasting on 122.8. Both aircraft were informed they had flown within 2NM to 3NM of an active fire at 600 feet above ground level (AGL). The float planes reported they were well outside 10NM of the fire. BD160 indicated this was the third such occurrence violating Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) 601.15 in the past 13 months.

August 8, 2020


A privately registered Beech G58 on an IFR flight from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) landed Runway 33 and experienced a flat tire. The aircraft went off the edge of the runway and dug into the ground. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.

June 3, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Chatsworth

Aviation Incident Report #16641: An individual reported that while sitting outside of their house on the south end of Williams Lake, South of Chatsworth, ON, a privately registered Corben Baby Ace flew directly overhead, less than 100 feet from the ground. The aircraft uses a small private airstrip at the North edge of the lake. The aircrafts path was towards the Southwest, away from the runway, but not in line with it. The individual has photo evidence, including a photo of the aircraft directly over their house, as well as another showing the aircraft approximately 20 or 30 feet above a tree at the end of their septic bed, which is about 60 feet tall.

May 28, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Chatsworth

Aviation Incident Report #16640: An individual reported that while three kayaks were paddling on a sunny evening on Williams Lake, South of Chatsworth, ON, a privately registered Corben Baby Ace flew directly overhead three times with less than 100 feet from the water and the kayakers. The aircraft uses a small private airstrip at the North edge of the lake. The aircrafts path was not in line with the runway at the time, and the kayakers were more than 500 meters from the runway in a different bay of the lake. Williams Lake has approximately 100 homes and cottages. The individual contacted Transport Canada and highlighted that this is a recurring issue with this aircraft flying low in the area.

May 27, 2020


A Technisonic Industries Limited Cessna 501 (C-GTOL) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) taxied onto Bravo without authorization. A vehicle was working on the edge of the taxiway.

May 11, 2020

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

At 2216Z, the Timmins Flight Service Station (FSS) received a call from the Beaver Creek Correctional Facility, located on the southern edge of the Muskoka, ON (CYQA) airport, reporting a drone flying over the facility. The FSS advised them to call the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) directly to investigate the drone activity and provide any necessary information to the FSS. The Toronto Area Control Centre (CZYZ) shift manager was advised. No air traffic involved.

May 7, 2020

Incident at KAPUSKASING ON (CYYU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Airport Manager (APM) called to advise that a cargo aircraft, a North Star Air Ltd. Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) went off the runway at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) at approximately 1220Z and was disabled. The runway was closed in order to unload the aircraft before removing it. NOTAM issued.
Aviation Incident Report #16612: At approximately 1245Z, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) from Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) broadcast on 122.2 their intentions to taxi on Runway 17 to 35 for a departure off of Runway 35 to CYAT. There was no reply on the frequency, so they proceeded to taxi. Approximately 3/4 of the way down Runway 15 to 35, a Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GGDC) on a flight to Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) broadcast on 122.2 that they were 4 miles final for Runway 35. C-FWUI rushed its taxi to the end of the runway and, upon braking, the aircraft veered to the left and ended up on the soft portion of the field and got stuck. C-GGDC landed safely, there were no injuries and no apparent damage. The runway was closed for approximately 3 hours. C-FWUI was towed back to the apron for inspection. Unknown downtime at this time. Upon investigation, it was discovered that C-GGDC was not on the right frequency while on approach to CYYU.
Update TSB Report #A20O0048: The flight crew of a NorthStar Air Douglas DC-3 aircraft, (registration C-FWUI), equipped with turbine engines, was backtracking on Runway 35 at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU). As the flight crew attempted to turn around at the end of the runway, the right brake seemed soft and not responsive. They attempted to slow the aircraft down with reverse power and braking, which caused the aircraft to swerve to the left, and go off the edge of the runway. While attempting to turn around on the grass, the left main wheel dug in and the aircraft became stuck. The flight crew shut down the engines and radioed for assistance. The aircraft was unloaded and pulled back onto the runway.

May 9, 2020

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A Mag Aerospace Canada Corp. Diamond DA 42 (C-GCSO) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) had an engine failure while circling overhead CYSB at A040. They requested priority, descended and landed on Runway 30 without incident. A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) did an orbit at the edge of the control zone (CZ) on final for Runway 30 to allow spacing.

February 1, 2020


The pilot of a Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA226-AT (C-GCPX) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) landing on Runway 16 had difficulty controlling the aircraft on landing and subsequently damaged runway edge light. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0007: C-GCPX, a Swearingen SA-226-AT operated by Skycare Air Ambulance was enroute from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON with two flight crew members on board. During the landing roll on Runway 16 at CYXL, the crew pulled the power levers in an asymmetric configuration and the aircraft veered off to the right side of the runway. While regaining directional control of the aircraft, the left propeller struck a runway light. The aircraft then taxied to the ramp without further incident. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance revealed damage to one of the blades of the left propeller.

February 14, 2020

Incident at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl, FL (KFLL)

TSB Report #A20F0037: C-GARO, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus 319-114, was conducting flight ROU1617 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. (KFLL), FL to Ottawa/ Macdonald-Cartier Intl. (CYOW), ON. During take-off climb, the flight crew had issues with the trailing edge flaps. Flight crew declared an emergency and landed uneventfully back to KFLL. No injuries reported.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: The Runway 18/36 edge lights at La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) failed at 2313Z. The airport manager (APM) was advised. APM installed temporary lights at 0016Z. A NOTAM was issued. No impact to operations.

November 10, 2020


A North Star Air Ltd. ATR-GIE ATR 72-212A (C-FNIJ/BF503) from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) initiated a missed approach for Runway 22 at CYST due to a Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GLKY/PAG607) from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) that was holding short too close to the runways edge.

November 4, 2020


A Harvs Air Service Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-FIIK) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Yorkton, SK (CYQV) reported on final for Runway 22 at CYQV, but did not report when they were down or off of the runway. The flight service station (FSS) was unable to re-establish contact. After being unable to reach any airport agencies, the FSS called the Yorkton Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to arrange a field check. After arrangements were made, Leading Edge Aviation returned the FSS call and reported that the aircraft had arrived safely and had just refuelled. Yorkton RCMP was called and the field check was cancelled.

September 27, 2020


TSB Report #A20W0076: C-FSNB, a Wetaskiwin Air Services (dba Absolute Aviation) Cessna 172L, was being rented for a local pleasure flight from the Wetaskiwin, AB (CEX3) airport with one pilot on board. During the initial climb after take-off, the aircraft collided with a Canada goose at approximately 600 feet AGL. The pilot experienced some control difficulties and returned to land. Significant damage was noted on the leading edge of the right wing, outboard of the wing strut. The aircraft has been removed from service for repairs.

October 28, 2020

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The Island Lake, MB (CYIV) runway edge lights were unserviceable (U/S).

September 13, 2020

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Churchill, MB (CYYQ), an electrician advised that the Taxiway B edge lights were unserviceable (U/S). A NOTAM was issued. The Taxiway B lights were restored at 2345Z. No impact to operations.

August 26, 2020

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Churchill, MB (CYYQ), an electrician advised that the Taxiway B edge lights and Apron 01 lights were unserviceable (U/S). A NOTAM was issued, and the area control centre (ACC) was advised. The lights were restored at 0400Z. The area control centre (ACC) was advised. No impact to operations.

July 22, 2020


TSB Report #A20W0052: C-FUCN, a Dornier DO-228 operated by Alkan Air, was conducting a flight from Whitehorse (CYXY), Yukon, to Coffee Creek Airstrip, Yukon, with 2 flight crew and 7 passengers on board. The touchdown zone of the Coffee Creek airstrip is marked by fuel drums placed along the edge of the runway. During the landing, the aircrafts right-hand main landing gear wheel struck one of the touchdown zone marking fuel drums, which subsequently struck the right side of the fuselage and the right horizontal stabilizer. The remainder of the landing was uneventful. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained minor damage. Subsequent to the occurrence, the fuel drums were replaced with high visibility plastic cones and the vegetation near the edge of the airstrip was cut to provide better visibility of the new touchdown zone markers.

June 9, 2020

Incident at LAC LA BICHE AB (CYLB)

TBS Report #A20W0039: C-GSLX, Sunwest Aviation Ltd. Beech 1900D, was operating as flight CNK448 from Conklin/Leismer (CET2), AB, to Lac la Biche (CYLB), AB, with 2 crew on board. While on initial approach over the lake, the aircraft struck a Pelican at 1500 feet above ground. There were no handling or system anomalies and the aircraft continued to an uneventful landing. A post flight inspection revealed significant damage to the right wing inboard leading edge.

July 28, 2020

Accident at Silver Valley, AB

TSB Report #A20W0061: A privately operated Cessna 172E was conducting a local pleasure flight at Silver Valley, AB, with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. During the landing roll, the pilot was unable to affect positive steering and the aircraft departed the side of the runway. The aircraft collided with a culvert in a ditch and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The pilot and 2 passengers egressed without difficulty; there were no injuries. Maintenance follow up did not detect any problems or failures with the nose wheel assembly.
UPDATE: AOR 267083-V1: The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised that a privately registered Cessna 172E went off the edge of the runway. No NOTAM was required, as the aircraft landed on a private strip. No further impact.