March 17, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

Aviation Incident Report #17015: At 1638Z, the crew members of a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna 208B (C-FDJN) requested authorization to take photos from taxiways Alpha and Bravo. It was agreed that the photographers would first go to the terminal and then be escorted by airport staff. At 1740Z, a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ), on a flight from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), had just dropped a photographer off on Taxiway Charlie. An employee then exited the universal communications (UNICOM) office to ensure a presence, as planned. On arrival at Charlie, the photographer waited at the edge of the runway, about 60ft past the flashing lights on the runway side (i.e. the wigwag). The photographer was instructed to go to the taxiway side. The photo session ended at 1807Z.

September 17, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

After landing Runway 24, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C (C-GNLN/NRL951), from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montréal/Mirabel International, QC (CYMX) advised the air traffic service (ATS) unit that there was a runway edge light much brighter than the others. The airport manager was advised. No impact on operations.

April 18, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (Security acts, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Aviation Incident Report #17049: At 0408Z at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), two people on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) drove the full length of the runway at full speed. The runway edge lights were turned on at full intensity in an attempt to make the ATV realize CYPX was aware of their presence. At 0412Z, they were gone. There was no reported traffic at the time.

June 14, 2021

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (FOD (foreign object debris))

After mention by a vehicle (ST21) that a cart (used for sealing work) had been removed from the edge of the runway, ST21 (with another driver) asked to travel to put it more than 200 feet from the runway. In the meantime, a Government of Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-200 (QUE30-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) departed, and a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-300 (PVL907) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) landed with the cart within 200 feet of the runway. (Reference CADORS 2021Q1492)

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (Aerodrome - other)

A Government of Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-202 (C-GQBT/QUE30-M) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) reported after landing that there was a cart with a propane tank on the edge of the runway, approximately halfway down the runway. The object was removed before the departure of QUE30-M, which experienced a slight departure delay. There was patching work being done and a vehicle (ST21) was advised that it could not leave anything within 200 feet of the runway when it left the runway.

April 12, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Two American, corporately registered Cirrus SR20 aircraft (N666CA and N264CZ) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) landed at CYGL and took off while the runway edge lights (REDL) were unserviceable (U/S). No impact on operations.

March 24, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At 0010Z, the flight service station (FSS) was unable to turn on the edge lights for runway 13/31 at La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL). Airport staff was advised. A NOTAM indicating that the runway edge lights (REDL) 13/31 and the lighting (LGT) for all taxiways were out of service (U/S) at CYGL until 03242200Z was issued via the Quebec (QC) flight information centre (FIC). Impact: A flight plan for an aircraft (SUM7194) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) was cancelled. Other impacts unknown.

March 19, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Wild turkeys were observed on the edge of Runway 06/24, near B6, at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). The runway was closed while airport firefighters carried out the dispersal. The runway was closed between 2102Z and 2111Z. Impact: A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223 (C-GCJT/CJT1951) from Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) had its landing delayed by approximately 5 minutes, and an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GVKP) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) performed low approaches instead of touch-and-go manoeuvres.

March 2, 2021

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

During the airport advisory service (AAS), an Entretien Paysager S. Proulx Inc. Piper PA-30 (C-GVEH) on a flight from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) was notified of 2 vehicles (MOB1+1) on the runway. Before the vehicles reported being off of the runway, the aircraft advised taking off. The vehicles confirmed that they were on the runways edge, in the runway protected area (RPA) and en route to the taxiway, when the aircraft conducted its takeoff roll.

August 17, 2021

Incident at QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

Aviation Incident Report #17261: A privately registered Mooney M20E from Lillooet, BC (CYLI) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) landed at CAT4. While the aircraft was taxiing, the leading edge of the wing contacted a signage post, causing some cosmetic damage. No damage to the sign post. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2021

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

Aviation Incident Report #17171: A privately registered Cessna 172H on a flight to Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) flew through airspace that closed by NOTAM for annual Snowbird air demonstration training at 19 Wing Comox. The aircraft penetrated the edge of the closed airspace, descending through 1200 feet, and eventually landed at CAH3. The Tower Controller attempted to reach out to the aircraft on 126.2 MHz with no success. At the time of the occurrence, the air demonstration aircraft were preparing to land. The Tower Controller confirmed that the demonstration aircraft would do their final break over the water (away from CAH3) and that there was no conflict.

September 24, 2021

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

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

August 4, 2021

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

An American, corporately registered Canadair T-33 (N933GC/ACEMKR1) from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) landed on Runway 15 at 1944Z and blew a tire. The aircraft subsequently went off the runway and impacted a runway edge light. The aircraft was able to taxi to the apron without further incident. No impact to operations.

June 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 1735Z, the terminal advised a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-863 (C-FFLC/FLE513) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was inbound with a flap issue. The tower initiated an emergency standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 26L, without issue, at 1759Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0051: C-FFLC, a Boeing 737-86J aircraft operated by Flair Airlines, was conducting flight FLE513 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 6 crew members and 141 passengers. On approach, the trailing edge flaps did not extend beyond "Flap 5" and then moved uncommanded to the "Flap 2" position. The flight crew notified ATC, discontinued the approach and received vectors to complete the associated QRH checklists and landing performance calculations. During the alternate flap extension, the trailing edge flaps remained at 2 degrees. ATC notified the flight crew that ARFF was on standby and the aircraft landed uneventfully.

May 22, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed upon landing at Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The aircraft was disabled on Runway 09/27. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and there were no injuries. NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0036: A privately registered Piper PA-12 equipped with amphibious floats, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale, WA (S20) to Merrill Field, AK (PAMR). After completing the leg from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the aircraft bounced upon initial contact with the runway surface during the landing. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the aircraft began an airframe shimmy, which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centreline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees, with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

May 8, 2021

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

At Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), a privately registered Beech C24R landed on Runway 07. At taxi speed, the aircraft exited the runway to the left and collided with the Taxiway Charlie sign. Minimal impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0032: A privately registered Beech C24R departed from Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3) for Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to have maintenance performed on the braking system. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 and, upon initial application of the brakes to exit at Taxiway C, the aircraft pulled to the left. Upon nearing the taxiway, the pilot applied the brakes again and the aircraft departed the runway surface, veering into the grass, where it struck the taxiway sign with the left wing leading edge. Damage included a crushing puncture of the sheet metal and exposure of the main wing spar. The aircraft was towed to a maintenance facility for further evaluation of the structural damages incurred.

April 10, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), it was reported via telephone that there was a pedestrian on Helipad Alpha. The airport manager (APM) was advised and went to have a look. It ended up being 5 individuals filming with a news crew on the edge of the helipad. The APM moved them onto the apron. No operational impact.

April 11, 2021

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FGIM) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) suffered a hard landing with a propeller strike. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0024: The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S, C-FGIM, was following other aircraft in the circuit for Runway 09 at Victoria, BC (CYYJ) when, on final approach to land, ATC advised that winds were "220 at 06 knots". The pilot elected to continue the approach at 70 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) and 10 degrees of flaps. While in the landing flare, the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft veered towards the runways edge, and the right wing tip contacted the ground before the aircraft came to rest. The pilot exited Runway 09 at Taxiway Golf. ATC advised the ARFF unit, which attended the scene. The pilot was wearing both lap and shoulder harnesses, and was not injured. The aircraft was towed to the flying club facility.

April 6, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-FEIE) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a bird strike on its right wing when 1NM final for Runway 13 at 500. The pilot requested and landed safely on Runway 07. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The organizations Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) advised that while the aircraft was on approach to Runway 13, a bang was heard from the right-hand side of the aircraft. Feathers and a blood splatter were observed at the right-hand wingtip. The aircraft landed and taxied without incident. Following the bird strike, an inspection of the right-hand wing leading edge was performed, and the impact area was assessed in accordance with the Cessna 172M Service Manual (SM), section 18-13. The damage exhibited was equivalent to a negligible amount and the aircraft was returned to service, in accordance with Cessna 172M SM, section 18-13. No further action is required.

January 14, 2021

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16947: A privately registered Vans RV-9A from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) landed on Runway 23 and the right main landing gear tire became flat. The aircraft stopped 300 feet past the intersection of Taxiway Bravo on the north side of the runway edge. Airport vehicles (STAFF 542+1) responded and assisted by placing a dolly under the flat tire and towing the aircraft off the runway at Bravo. A runway inspection was completed. No other aircraft were in the pattern at the time. The airport resumed normal operations at 2316Z.

March 11, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 34, departed the runway onto the grass, north of the Taxiway B sign. The aircraft came to a full stop upright and well outside of the runway protected area. The pilot reported no injuries. The airport manager was advised and the aircraft will be removed. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17007: The student pilot of a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 34 and experienced a runway excursion. They had touched down approximately 1000 feet from the threshold of Runway 34 and were on their take-off roll. As they increased the aircrafts power, they felt the aircraft pulling to the left, and when they deployed the full right rudder, it pulled to the left and they were unable to stay on the runway surface. They immediately reduced power and left the runway surface and traversed the grass surface approximately 248 meters in a northwest (NW) direction. The aircraft came to a complete stop on the west side of Runway 34, approximately 100 meters perpendicular from the runway edge. There was no damage to the aircraft and the pilot did not sustain injuries. A BP Aviation flight instructor completed an initial inspection of the aircraft and determined there was no damage, so the aircraft taxied to the flying school for further inspection. The airport operator completed a runway surface condition inspection at 1959Z, and the surface was deemed to be bare and dry, however, there was some minor foreign object debris (FOD) on the surface. Runway sweeping operations were carried out to remove the FOD. No impact to airport operations.

February 21, 2021

Incident at TRAIL BC (CAD4)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRXX/CRN811) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Trail, BC (CAD4) reported a bird strike on approach to CAD4 and requested clearance to return to CYLW. Airport maintenance was informed and was dispatched to the field. CRN811 landed safely at 0130Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While on approach to Trail, BC (CAD4), a Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRXX) contacted a flock of geese. The crew elected to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) and landed safely. Maintenance inspected the aircraft and found that the aircraft had struck 2 geese; one bird had hit the left-hand (L/H) wing leading edge outboard (O/B) of the nacelle, and one had hit the L/H engine oil cooler. The oil cooler was found undamaged after the bird was removed. The wing de-ice boot had been ripped, and when it was removed for inspection of the leading edge, a large dent was found. The dent was beyond repairable limits and the aircraft remains grounded for replacement of the first 6 feet of the leading edge outboard of the nacelle.

February 18, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Beech C90A (C-FGXL/TGO996) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) had to conduct an emergency landing at CYVR due to smoke in the flight deck. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0013: C-FGXL, a Transport Canada Beech C90A, was being flown on a night training flight as TGO996 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) with 2 crew members on board. During the climb to cruise altitude, approximately 10 minutes after departure, a strong smell of electrical burning and some smoke was observed in the cockpit. An emergency was declared with ATC and the appropriate checklists from the QRH were actioned. A request to return to CYVR was made and, during the descent, the burning smell dissipated. After landing, the smell recurred and the crew deplaned on the taxiway. Neither of the crew members required medical attention. The aircraft was inspected by emergency authorities and was towed to the Air Services Directorate hangar. Maintenance determined the source of the odour and the smoke to be the edge-light panel on the co-pilot side. One of the back lighting elements on the hour meter panel had failed and there was a burned area around the bulb contacts. The aircraft has returned to service.

November 16, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-39H (C-FGSJ/CJT572) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) landed on Runway 30 and passed Taxiway G. When the pilot attempted to turn the aircraft around, it became stuck on the edge of the runway. A tug vehicle responded and assisted the aircraft onto the centre of the runway. CJT572 taxied back to the apron under its own power. No operational impact.

November 15, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-39H (C-FGSJ/CJT514) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) landed on Runway 30 and was instructed to execute a 180 degree turn around in order to exit at Taxiway Golf. The pilot advised that they had run out of room and were on the edge of the pavement at the grass, unable to complete the turn. The following three arrivals had to be rerouted to the area navigation (RNAV) 24 approach (wind 290 at 10G18), and all landed safely. A tow vehicle could not free CJT514 and the aircraft was advised by its operations unit to "power back". The aircraft then taxied back to the ramp on its own power 30 minutes later.

October 28, 2021

Incident at 68NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE/PVL3062) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared “PAN PAN” due to erroneous readings and requested priority for CYUL. Services were also requested at the edge of the runway. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 06R at 1925Z. No impact on operations.

June 6, 2021

Accident at BROCKVILLE REGIONAL TACKABERRY AIRPORT ON (CNL3) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Aviation Incident Report: An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYKP) from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) landed at Brockville, ON (CNL3) on the wrong side of the runway, mistaking it for the active runway. Due to the tailwind they lost control after touchdown, swinging to the right and hitting two edge lights. They tried going back on the runway, but one wheel was on the asphalt and the other on the grass causing the aircraft to swerve to the right again and hitting another light. The aircraft ended up in the ditch. The aircraft sustained damage to the leading edge of the propeller and passenger side fuselage. The aircraft was moved and taxied back to the apron.

July 10, 2021

Incident at ARNPRIOR MUNI ON (CNP3) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

TSB Report #A21O0053: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV was conducting a VFR flight from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3). After announcing their landing intention on 122.7 MHz, the pilot was on final for Runway 28 when they saw a truck towing a floatplane, a privately registered Cessna 172I, on the North side of the runway and proceeding to the runway from Taxiway A. As the airplane continued the final approach, the pilot noticed the truck with the airplane in tow proceeded to cross the runway and move toward the seaplane ramp access road. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft landed on Runway 28 and was still on its main landing gear when passing the floatplane on the trailer, lowering the nose shortly after. The truck towing the floatplane was not equipped with a VHF radio and the driver did not see the aircraft on final approach when they stopped at Runway 28. The truck driver saw the arriving airplane when they were already on the runway, and accelerated to clear the runway. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft completed the landing roll without further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3) was conducting an overhead approach into CNP3 from the north, with radio call over the city of Arnprior, at 1600 feet. When the aircraft was over CNP3 at 1400 feet, they made a second radio call immediately following the Skyvans radio call. They entered the mid-downwind for Runway 28 at 1400 feet and made the radio call accordingly. The aircraft lowered its landing gear and called base and then final. They saw a pickup truck towing a privately registered Cessna 172I on the right side of the runway (north) moving south toward the runway. The aircraft continued its approach and the truck did not stop at the edge of the runway. The truck continued across the runway approximately 1200 feet in front of the aircraft as it crossed the threshold of Runway 28. The aircraft moved a few feet to the right of the centreline to ensure no contact during braking. The truck continued on its route to the seaplane ramp and did not stop. The truck had no flashing light and did not stop and check for arriving/departing aircraft before crossing the runway. The truck did not make any radio calls on 122.7 MHz.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: Arnprior, ON (CNP3) synchronized the pilots in flight video with CNP3s 4K surveillance cameras. The vehicle pulling the trailer does come to a complete stop prior to entering the runway. The camera used in the cockpit is a wide angle lens, making things appear further away than they are. Observation: The pilot was still on their main as they passed the trailer, lowering the nose just shortly after.

September 7, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA128) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a bird strike on landing.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft operating as WJA128 on Sept 7, 2021 was verified to be tail 845, registration C-FLSF, travelling from CYXX to CYHM. A bird strike on landing was recorded on logbook page AM27356. Maintenance carried out a bird strike inspection in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18, and no damage was found. Two hits were found on the right-hand (RH) leading edge, and debris was removed. The aircraft was returned to service September 7, 2021, as per log page AM27356.

August 19, 2021

Incident at KENORA ON (CYQK) (Aerodrome - visual aids, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Kenora, ON (CYQK), the runway edge lights failed while a Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA226-AT (C-GCPX) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Kenora, ON (CYQK), was inbound. Airport staff were able to resolve the issue after about 30 minutes. C-GCPX had to circle for approximately 25 minutes before landing, and one outbound aircraft, an Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GRXM/PUL106-M) from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was delayed by approximately 10 minutes.

July 25, 2021

Accident at 3NM NE BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

A 2244095 Ontario Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FVPA) crashed approximately 3.3NM North Northeast (NNE) of Brantford, ON (CYFD) at 1100Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), with sustained injuries. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0056: C-FVPA, a Robinson R44 helicopter, was performing aerial spray application on a corn field near Brantford, ON. During a spray run, the helicopter impacted a set of hydro wires at the edge of a corn field, and subsequently crashed. The helicopter came to rest approximately 270 feet from the hydro wires, and was destroyed. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The TSB deployed two investigators to the scene.

July 14, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Toronto Airways Cessna 172S (C-GUGB) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) landed on Runway 30, veered to the left of the runway, and ended up in the grass area a few feet away from the runway edge. No damage to the aircraft or the airport lighting was found. The aircraft was towed back to the apron. Two arriving aircraft were delayed and later landed on the inactive runway. One departing aircraft decided to cancel its flight and return to the apron.

July 4, 2021

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome - other)

While a privately registered, ultralight Sonex from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 07, the Kingston (YGK) flight service station (FSS) observed the aircraft rolling towards the north edge of the runway, where it hit an edge light and possibly rolled partially off the edge of the runway, before becoming airborne again over the grass. The FSS advised the pilot of possible light damage to the aircraft, and the pilot elected to conduct a full stop on the next circuit in order to assess potential damage. The FSS contacted the airport authority and a vehicle (ST24) confirmed damage to one edge light. No impact to operations.

June 21, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVS/ACA7211) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported 3 flat left-hand (L/H) main landing gear tires upon arrival at the gate. Runway 24L and the taxiway route were inspected, and some tire debris was found at the intersection of 24R and D3. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0047: C-FIVS, an Air Canada Boeing 777-300 cargo flight AC7211, was taxiing to the gate after landing on Runway 24L in Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF). During taxi, the crew received an EICAS message of low pressure for tires #5 and #6 on the left wheel assembly. Upon arrival at the gate, maintenance reported metal debris on tires #1, #5, and #9. After landing, the aircrafts taxi route was from Runway 06L to Taxiway D3, then Taxiway DQ to Gate 177. A number of amber edge lights were found broken at the intersection of 06L and D3. Maintenance replaced the #1, #9, #5 and #19 wheel assemblies. No other damage was found.

May 31, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), during a regular inspection, foreign object debris (FOD) consisting of a Killdeer bird was found on the edge of Runway 24R. No operational impact or bird strike reported.

May 12, 2021

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A radar target was observed inside the northwest (NW) edge of the Sudbury, ON (CYSB) control zone. A Mag Canada Aero Commander 500 (BD153) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Chapleau, ON (CYLD), departing to the northwest (NW), observed that the target was a white Cessna 172 with blue trim, on floats. BD153 had to change altitude to avoid the aircraft.

April 9, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

On departure, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-200 (CJT583) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a little problem and requested a level-off. CJT583 then reported a flap problem and advised of a return to CYHM. Due to landing weight requirements, CJT583 entered a hold to burn off fuel. At 0612Z, CJT583 declared a "PAN PAN" and requested that trucks meet the aircraft after landing to check for hot brakes. CJT583 landed uneventfully at 0645Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0025: On April 09, 2021, at 0540 UTC, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767 (registration C-FGAJ), operating as CJT583, departed from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) for an instrument flight rules flight to Calgary, AB (CYYC). Shortly after departure, as the flaps were moved from Position 1 to "Flaps UP", the amber engine-indicating and crew-alerting system message "LE SLAT ASYM" (leading edge slat asymetry) appeared. The flight crew requested a level-off to carry out the associated checklist and requested to return to CYHM. Due to landing weight requirements, the flight crew entered a hold to burn off fuel. At 0612Z, the flight crew declared a PAN PAN emergency and requested that the aircraft rescue and firefighting personnel meet them after landing to check for hot brakes. The alternate trailing edge flap system was used to move the trailing edge flaps for landing. The aircraft landed uneventfully at 0645 UTC.

April 5, 2021

Accident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

An amateur-built Ontario Aviation Historical Society Fokker DR1 (C-GFJK) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) is reported to have flipped over upon landing. One person on board (POB), with no injuries reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. No NAV CANADA involvement.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0024: C-GJFK, an amateur-built Fokker DR1 tail dragger triplane aircraft, was landing at Brampton, ON (CNC3). During the landing roll, after the tail was lowered, the pilot applied the brakes, however, the left brake failed and the aircraft drifted to the right and went off the runway. The aircraft transitioned across the grass infield area before contacting the edge of a narrow taxiway, where the left wheel sustained damaged. The aircraft continued across the taxiway onto the grass, where the left wheel dug into the soft ground and the aircraft came to rest on its nose. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured.

March 17, 2021

Incident at BURLINGTON EXECUTIVE ON (CZBA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1900Z, on March 17, 2021, a 1502780 Ontario Inc. Aero Commander 112 (C-GGXF) landed gear-up on Runway 14/32 at Burlington, ON (CZBA). The sole pilot was uninjured and the aircraft sustained no significant damage. The gear-up landing resulted in the aircraft being disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM until approximately 2200Z. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0020: A privately operated Rockwell Commander 112A (C-GGXF) was conducting circuits at Burlington, ON (CZBA) with only the pilot on board. While on final approach for landing on Runway 14, the pilot did not extend the landing gear and performed an unintentional gear-up landing. The aircraft came to a stop slightly off the right edge of the runway. There were no injuries or fire. The aircraft sustained damage to the fuselage and propeller.

February 26, 2021

Incident at 4NM NE PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A 618232 Alberta Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 332L (C-GVCS) was being re-positioned within Valard Yard, located 4NM northeast of Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). The pilot failed to report when the helicopter had landed. Confirmation was received from an employee located at the yard that the helicopter was down. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Correction to narrative: Valard yard is located close to the edge of the zone. It was the pilot, not an employee, that called down. When the pilot realized they were unable to contact air traffic control (ATC), they called on the phone.

November 18, 2021

Incident at ILFORD MB (CZBD) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Ilford, MB (CZBD), the runway edge lights (REDL) for Runway 09/27 were unserviceable (U/S). Impact to operations unknown.

November 19, 2021

Incident at ILFORD MB (CZBD) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Ilford, MB (CZBD), the runway edge lights (REDL) were partially/fully obscured as per the Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Report (AMSCR). NOTAM issued, as the REDL were unserviceable (U/S) as per the Canadian NOTAM Operating Procedures (CNOP). Impact to operations unknown.

Incident at PUKATAWAGAN MB (CZFG) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Pukatawagan, MB (CZFG), the runway edge lights (REDL) were partially/fully obscured as per the Aircraft Movement Surface Condition Report (AMSCR). A NOTAM was issued, as the REDL were unserviceable (U/S) as per the Canadian NOTAM Operating Procedures (CNOP). Impact to operations unknown.

November 20, 2021

Incident at LAC BROCHET MB (CZWH) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Lac Brochet, MB (CZWH), the runway edge lights (REDL) for Runway 03/21 were unserviceable (U/S) due to being partially obscured. NOTAM issued.

November 16, 2021

Incident at PUKATAWAGAN MB (CZFG) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Winnipeg flight information centre (FIC) reported that a NOTAM for unserviceable (U/S) runway edge lights (REDL) was issued for Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR) at 1400Z, when it should have been issued for Pukatawagan, MB (CZFG). The error was noticed and corrected at 1622Z.

August 23, 2021

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Communication error)

At Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY), a maintenance crew vehicle (STAFF24) was given permission to proceed up to the edge of Runway 14R for grass trimming and was unable to be reached for removal upon the arrival of an Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-505 (C-GANH/ANT702) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY). ANT702 was forced to pull up and conduct a go-around at 2021Z, while a secondary maintenance vehicle (STAFF21) was directed to retrieve STAFF24. ANT702 proceeded in a left-hand circuit and landed safely at 2029Z. An additional aircraft, a Tintina Air Piper PA-31 (C-GEUA) from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to MacMillan Pass, YT (CFC4) was delayed on its departure from Runway 14L due to wake turbulence separation from ANT702 while it was conducting a go-around. No other impact to operations.

August 13, 2021

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV) (Aerodrome - power failure, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Contact was lost with two aircraft at Yorkton, SK (CYQV) due to an unplanned power outage; one inbound aircraft, an Air Andrew Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GXRF) from Virden, MB (CYVD) to Yorkton, SK (CYQV), and one planning a departure after C-GXRF landed, a Leading Edge Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GECQ) from Yorkton, SK (CYQV) to Kamsack, SK (CJN2). Impact unknown. Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised.

August 9, 2021

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An aircraft clearing the runway at High Level, AB (CYOJ) noted a bird carcass on the runway edge. No reported strikes, airports advised and carcass removed. No impact on operations.

July 15, 2021

Incident at FLIN FLON MB (CYFO) (Aerodrome - other)

A forest fire was reported inside the east edge of the Flin Flon, MB (CYFO) control zone (CZ) at approximately 2240Z on July 15, 2021. A number of aircraft arrived or departed during aerial suppression activities, including: a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FGWR/KEW212) from Flin Flon, MB (CYFO) to Pukatawagan, MB (CZFG) which departed July 15 at 2306Z; a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-GDSS/CAV128) from The Pas, MB (CYQD) to Flin Flon, MB (CYFO) which arrived July 17 at 0028Z; and a Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (CAV129) from Flin Flon, MB (CYFO) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) which departed July 17 at 0101Z.

June 24, 2021

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Leading Edge Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GEFQ) from Yorkton, SK (CYQV) to Yorkton, SK (CYQV) reported a coyote on the intersection of Runway 04/22 and Runway 13/31 after the aircraft had departed Runway 31. A privately registered, amateur-built Rocket F1 Rocket on a flight to Yorkton, SK (CYQV) landed on Runway 22, 2 minutes later, and reported no sign of the wildlife.

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