September 11, 2019

Incident at SATOT intersection

An Air Transat Boeing 737-8Q8 (C-GTQF/TSC127) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was cleared and readback a descent to 8000 feet. TSC127 then checked in with YUL Terminal stating a descent to 5000 feet. No impact on operations. Terminal controller caught it on initial contact.

September 19, 2019

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Although it received and correctly read back the authorization to fly at 4,000 feet, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8847) flying from Windsor Locks-Bradley (KBDL), CT, to Montreal/Trudeau (CYUL), QC, continued its descent to 3,000 feet. No impact.

September 13, 2019

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

A vehicle (Sauvetage16) reported the presence of a skunk carcass on Runway 06/24 at about 300 feet west of taxiway B6. No bird strikes were reported by the latest aircraft. No impact on operations.

September 7, 2019

Incident at BUBAK intersection

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU1963) on a flight from Marseille, France (LFLM) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) at 3 000 feet reported a black remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) directly below it at approximately 2 000 ft. No impact on operations. No other aircraft report.

September 6, 2019

Incident at 7NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (VSL613) on a flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) in the north downwind Runway 06 was cleared for 4 000 ft and read back the instruction, but it was seen in descent below 3 700 ft. When this was mentioned, the aircraft pulled up to 4 000 feet. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2019

Accident at 5NM NE VALCOURT QC (CSQ3)

Missing aircraft: A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GSEN) took off from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to conduct approaches at Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC). The aircraft never arrived at CYSC. The last radar echo was at 0146Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. Search and rescue operations were in progress. On September 7, 2019, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton confirmed it had found aircraft C-GSEN at 1718Z northwest of Lake Brompton, Estrie (QC). The pilot had died. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was on the scene. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (BST) was notified and went to the accident site. NAV CANADA and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0153: A Cessna 172 (C-GSEN) operated by Cargair Ltd. was conducting a night VFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC, to Sherbrooke (CYSC), QC, with one pilot on board. While the aircraft was cruising at 3,500 feet approximately 20 NM to the west of CYSC, it quickly lost altitude, collided with trees and crashed into the ground. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

August 22, 2019

Incident at 16NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

There was a loss of separation between an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA410) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3368) from New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) while the two aircraft were establishing themselves on final for Runways 24R and 24L. Separation was reduced to 2.5 NM and 400 ft while the requirement was 3 NM or 1 000 ft.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0147: C-FDRH, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA410), was flying from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. N813AE, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3383), was flying IFR from New York/LaGuardia (KLGA), NY, to CYUL. While the two aircraft were preparing for final approach on runways 24R and 24L, separation was reduced to 2.5 NM horizontally and 400 feet vertically, whereas the prescribed separation was 3 NM or 1,000 feet.

Accident at 4636N / 07237W

Information received from the Sureté du Québec: a Bel-Air Laurentian Aviation Cessna U206G (C-GPPZ) crashed just east of Lac-à-la-Tortue (Water), QC (CSU7) in a wooded area. There were 6 people on board, 4 of whom were injured. The aircraft was significantly damaged. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (TR) were notified. The JRCC in TR informed the TSB.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0146: C-GPPZ, a float-equipped Cessna U206G operated by Bel-Air Laurentien Aviation Inc., was conducting a local VFR flight from Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSU7), QC. The engine failed while the aircraft was on a northbound final approach. The aircraft crashed into trees south of the lake, approximately 800 feet from the shore. The pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and the four other passengers were not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 12NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

On initial contact with the Montreal Terminal at 2049Z, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-800 (SWG650) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Holguin/Frank Pais, Cuba (MUHG) was cleared to 5000 feet, and VFR traffic was exchanged. SWG650 reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a Cessna 210 (NORM10) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) at 2050Z. Spacing reduced to 0.4NM and 600 ft.
Update TSB #A19Q0137: C-GBZS, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight SWG650 from Frank Pais Intl – Holguin, Cuba (MUHG) Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). While on approach for CYUL, the crew was cleared for an altitude of 5000 feet, and ATC advised of VFR traffic, a Cessna 210 (NORM10). The flight crew then received a TCAS resolution advisory (RA). Spacing was reduced to 0.4 nm horizontally and 600 feet vertically. The flight crew notified ATC and continued the approach without incident.

August 18, 2019

Incident at 10NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A 8086753 Canada inc. Robinson R44 (C-GAMU) on a flight to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) with no communication until 10NM W at 1400 feet.

August 3, 2019

Incident at DUTIL intersection

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC485) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was cleared to 6000 feet and was observed descending through 5400 feet. Air traffic services (ATS) instructed the aircraft to stop its descent at 5000 feet and inquired. PSC485 concurred they were cleared to 6000 feet only. No impact on operations.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 9NM N MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound for Runway 24R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (EDV5503) from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (KMSP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) did not turn at AGNAG towards TIDAS and maintained its heading. Impact: the separation between a Mesa Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N513MJ/ASH6138) from Washington/Dulles, DC (KIAD) and EDV5503 was reduced to 2.6 NM and 400 ft, where 3 NM and 1 000 ft are required. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0136: N902XS, an Endeavor Air Canadair CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) (EDV5503) was flying IFR from Minneapolis—St. Paul/Wold-Chamberlain, MN, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL), QC. During its approach to CYUL, the aircraft did not turn towards TIDAS after AGNAG, as prescribed, and instead continued on its course. Separation with N513MJ, a Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) (ASH6138) flying from Washington-Dulles Intl (KIAD), Washington, DC, to CYUL was reduced to 2.6 NM horizontally and 400 feet vertically, whereas the required separation was 3 NM horizontally or 1,000 feet vertically.

August 5, 2019

Incident at 40NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Although it received and read back the descent clearance to FL280, a British Aerospace HS125 (C-GOHJ), operated by Hawker Limited Partnership, flying from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) continued its descent after FL280. Despite quick action by the Air Traffic Controller (ATC), the space between C-GOHJ and a U.S.-owned and -operated Beech B300 (N506KB), flying from Manassas, VA (KHEF) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) was reduced to 3 NM and 800 ft.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0132: C-GOHJ, a British Aerospace HS125 operated by Hawker Limited Partnership was conducting a flight from Port-Menier (CYPN), QC, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. At 40 NM southwest of Quebec City, QC, it was cleared for a descent to FL280 and read back the clearance correctly. C-GOHJ continued descending below FL280. As a result, separation between C-GOHJ and N506KB, a Raytheon B300 flying from Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field (KHEF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), Labrador, was reduced to 3 NM and 800 feet, though separation should have been 5 NM or 1,000 feet.

July 27, 2019

Accident at 56.6NM N SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An American, corporately operated Cirrus SR22 (N699RS) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency and requested to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). En route to CYZV, the aircraft made an emergency landing using its parachute: 510072N/0670097W. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal went off. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Thanks to the help of aircraft in the area, the crash site was located. There was one person on board, who was safe and sound.
Update TSB #A19Q0119: N699RS, a privately operated SR22, was conducting an IFR flight from Wabush Airport, NL, to Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Intl, QC, at an altitude of 8,000 feet ASL. The pilot, who was alone on board, noted a drop in engine oil pressure and high oil temperature. The pilot declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Sept-Îles Airport (CYZV), QC. Approximately 60 NM north of CYZV, the engine (TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL MOTORS IO-550) stopped. The pilot glided the aircraft down to approximately 4,000 feet before deploying the aircraft’s parachute system. The aircraft crashed into trees about 56 miles north of CYZV and sustained significant damage. The pilot was not injured. The pilot activated the SOS mode of his Garmin InReach hand-held GPS. He was rescued about five hours after the crash by Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue.

July 11, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Academie De Pilotage Internationale Inc. Cessna 172P (C-FPAU) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) reported coming into close proximity of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) while on right base for Runway 09. The aircraft was at 500 feet, and the red and blue UAV was estimated to be at 400 feet.

June 10, 2019

Incident at 31NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The separation between a Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Dornier 328-300 (C-GCPW/PWC328) from Windsor Locks-Bradley, CT (KBDL) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU), which was inbound for Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU), and a Delta Private Jets Cessna 560XL (DPJ487) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Naples, FL (KAPF) was not maintained. PWC328 was descending to 10 000 ft while DPJ487 was in a holding pattern in the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (YJN) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR), at 10 000 ft.
Update TSB #A19Q0085: C-GCPW, a Dornier 328-300 aircraft operated by Pratt & Whitney Canada, was on flight PWC328 under instrument flight rules from Hartford-Springfield/Bradley Intl (KBDL), CT to destination of Montreal/St-Hubert (CYHU), QC. N487AV, a Cessna Citation 560XL aircraft operated by Delta Private Jets, was conducting flight DPJ487 under instrument flight rules from CYHU to Naples Municipal (KAPF), FL, and was conducting a holding pattern at 10,000 feet ASL at YJN VOR. While on the way to CYHU, PWC328 was cleared to 11,000 feet ASL by Boston Air Traffic Control (KZBW), which did not correct the error when the crew re-read the authorization to descend to 10,000 feet. PWC328 had been informed of the presence of DPJ487 before commencing its descent, and for this reason the crew decided to stop the descent at 11,000 feet. When the Boston controller was asked about DPJ487 in circuit waiting at YJN by the crew of PWC328, they authorized the latter to maintain 11 000 feet. Although separation was not ensured by the air traffic control service, there was no loss of separation.

June 18, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Rockcliffe Flying Club Piper PA-31 (C-FRKG) from Ottawa/Rockliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared a "Mayday" during the initial climb for Runway 09 due to the failure of the right engine. The aircraft landed 6 min later on Runway 09.
Update TSB #A19Q0092: C-FRKG, a Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft operated by the Rockcliffe Flying Club, was conducting touch & go’s on Runway 09 at Ottawa/Gatineau (CYND), QC with 2 pilots on board. During the initial climb following the third takeoff at approximately 400 feet AGL, the right engine lost power. The flight crew feathered the propeller, carried out the applicable checklist, and declared a MAYDAY. A single-engine approach and landing was carried out at CYND without further incident. The operator’s maintenance performed an inspection and identified a faulty Fuel Control Unit.

May 23, 2019

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

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2L9 (C-GNLA/NRL41) from Montreal (Mirabel), QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a foreign object debris (FOD) on Taxiway H between G and F. A vehicle (RED16) inspected and located a metal bar, blue in colour, 3 inches wide and some feet long.

May 9, 2019

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

An American, corporately registered Learjet 36 (N361PJ) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Cleveland, OH (KCLE) was observed on a track, instead of a heading, while departing CYUL. Separation was reduced to 2.3NM and 100 ft between N361PJ and a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FRQP/SKV7685) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Houston, TX (KIAH).
Update TSB #A19Q0063: N361PJ, a Learjet 36 operated by Premier Jets Inc. took off from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC on an IFR flight to Cleveland Hopkins Intl (KCLE), OH. After take-off, the aircraft deviated from the standard instrument departure (SID) procedure, which resulted in a loss of separation with C-FRQP, an Embraer 170 operated by Sky Regional airlines as flight SKV7685 that was also departing from CYUL. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 2.3 nm horizontally and 100 feet vertically while the required minimum separation is 3 nm or 1000 feet.

May 2, 2019

Incident at 6NM SE QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (KUK761) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on VFR at 1 900 ft had been cleared to climb to 7 500 ft, even though an Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 152 (C-GQVQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on VFR at 2 500 ft was converging on it. The two aircraft came within 100 ft vertically and 0.5 NM of each other.
TSB #A19Q0056: C-GQVQ, a Cessna 152 operated by Orizon Aviation Quebec, was conducting a local VFR training flight from Quebec City/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with two people aboard. When returning to CYQB, the pilot of C-GQVQ was cleared to enter the control zone at 2 500 ft ASL, from the southeast, by the Air Traffic Controller at the Quebec City VFR Terminal. Almost at the same time, C-FKGE, a Pilatus PC-12/47 operated by Kudlik Aviation making a KUK761 local VFR flight from CYQB, had been cleared to take off on Runway 06 with an altitude restriction of 2 000 ft ASL. A few minutes later, KUK761 was cleared to contact the VFR Terminal, before the pilot of C-GQVQ contacted the CYQB control tower. The CYQB tower cleared C-GQVQ on approach at 2 500 ft ASL to enter the circuit pattern for Runway 06 and sent the information regarding the presence of KUK761 2 000 ft to the southeast. The Quebec City VFR Terminal cleared KUK761 to ascend to 7 500 ft ASL, without notifying the aircraft that C-GQVQ was on approach. A few seconds later, the Air Traffic Controllers instructed their respective aircraft to perform an evasive manoeuvre. At that point, the distance between the two aircraft was 1 NM, on a convergent heading. At the closest point, the distance was reduced to 100 vertical feet and 0.5 miles horizontally.

April 20, 2019

Incident at MUSDU

A de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8909) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) asked if it could descend due to a cabin depressurization problem. The situation was stable at 8 000 ft. An emergency was declared. JZA8909 continued its flight to CYUL where it landed without incident on Runway 06L at 0102Z. No impact on operations
Update TSB #A19Q0052: C-GKUK, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8909 from Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc Intl (CYQM), NB to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC with 4 crew members and 61 passengers on board. During cruise flight at 16 000 feet, the aircraft experienced a loss of cabin pressure, accompanied by a loud popping sound heard from the back of the aircraft. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, initiated an emergency descent to 10 000 feet, and declared a PAN PAN. The flight continued to destination without further incident. The operator’s maintenance identified a leak from a faulty cargo door seal.

April 6, 2019

Incident at 3NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Lake LA-4 from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO), while enroute, conducted a "touch and go" (T/G) on the river below Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airspace, then climbed to 1200 feet without contacting the flight service station (FSS).

February 18, 2019

Incident at 2NM W BIVTI intersection

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8718) from Montreal/Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) was established on the PESAC arrival and was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) Z 24 BIVTI transition approach. JZA8718 descended to 4000 feet (minimum sector altitude (MSA) 4500 feet) prior to reaching BIVTI.

February 17, 2019

Incident at KAVBI intersection

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1790) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB), established on the PESAC arrival (ARR) to Runway 24, was issued the area navigation (RNAV) Z24 BIVTI transition approach shortly after PIKVO. Air traffic control (ATC) expected the flight to descend to the approach minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) of 4500 feet until BIVTI. The flight descended to 4000 feet prior to the start of the approach (BIVTI). No impact.

January 24, 2019

Incident at EBDOT intersection

A Skyservice Business Aviation Learjet 45 (C-FHAG) from Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) to Montreal/Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) passed through EBDOT at 13,000 feet in descent when the restriction on the standardized terminal arrival (STAR) CARTR3 indicates 11000 feet or lower. No impact on spacing or operations.

January 16, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Wow Air EHF Airbus A321-211 (WOW25R) from Montreal/Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Keflavík International, Iceland (BIKF) that was cleared to 16000 feet turned right at 1800 feet instead of flying the runway heading as per the standard instrument departure (SID). The turn north created a conflict with a northeast bound Air France Boeing 777-300 (FGZNK/AFR345) from Montreal/Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) that was climbing out of 7000 feet. Air traffic services (ATS) reacted immediately by assigning a heading of 240 and an altitude of 6000 feet to WOW25R. No impact on separation or operations.

January 15, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N57HA) from Miami-Opa Locka, FL (KOPF) to Montreal/Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was cleared to descend to 4000 feet but descended to 3000 feet.

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPO) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Washington-Dulles International, VA (KIAD) climbed to 6000 feet when the aircraft was only cleared up to 5000 feet.

January 11, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL

A British Aerospace BAE Jetstream 3100, operated by Pascan (PSC882), flying from Bagotville (CYBG), QC, to Montreal/Saint-Hubert (CYHU), QC, was handed off from Bagotville climbing to FL200. Upon initial contact with Montreal, PSC882 reported that it was going to climb from 10,500 feet to 15,000 feet. PSC882 was then re-cleared to FL200. No impact on operations.

October 9, 2019

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Beech 76 (C-GTYG) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was given straight out departure on Runway 07. Instead, the aircraft turned left for the NE conflicting with a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GXPH) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to destination unknown which was above the zone. Aircraft was instructed not to go above 1500 feet to accommodate.

October 7, 2019

Incident at LANGLEY TOWER / TOUR DE LANGLEY

A Canadian Aviation College Cessna 172M (C-FIIU) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) entered the control zone 2NM to the east of the airport, northbound at 1600 feet, no contact. No operational impact.

October 9, 2019

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared for the left downwind for Runway 07 with a restriction of "not below 1500" feet. Aircraft descended through the restriction in conflict with a Skyquest Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GTYB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) on the downwind ahead.

Incident at 19NM TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR332) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) declared an emergency due to losing a panel on the side on the aircraft. The flight requested descent to 10 000 feet or lower and requested a return to CYXX. Aircraft was given priority and landed safely with equipment standing by at 2311Z. No operational impact.

October 10, 2019

Incident at 12NM NE QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

A Langley Flying School Cessna 172N (C-FYFT) on a flight from Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) to Sechelt, BC (CAP3) entered CYR107 at 2000 feet without authorization. Area was active by NOTAM until 3000 feet. Controller took action to make the aircraft exit the airspace. No operational impact.

October 5, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEP/WEN3155) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a bird strike on approach Runway 16 through 4500 feet.

Incident at GOREG intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-GJVT/ACA569) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) turning final for Runway 26R in the vicinity of GOREG reported a drone approximately 200 feet of their left. An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA855) on a flight from London/Heathrow Intl, UK (EGLL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) five miles in trail also reported sighting the drone at approximately 3 500 feet red in colour. Police advised.

September 25, 2019

Incident at WHITE ROCK (ABBOTSFORD) BC (WC) NDB

A 1081736 B.C. Ltd. Piper PA-28-140 (C-FLCT) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was orbiting over WC NDB at 2500 feet without contacting the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower. No operational impact.

Incident at 290NM ACTIVE PASS BC (AP) NDB

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3228) on a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) reported receiving two traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisories (RA) whilst passing a Cessna 208 500 feet below . The pilot reported the Cessna 208 in sight and took no action.

September 4, 2019

Incident at 13NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Kispiox Valley Outfitters Ltd. Cessna 180H (C-FHPF) from Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) entered Class C airspace without a clearance. The aircraft proceeded to fly several miles through the airspace at 7500 feet before exiting the airspace. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0131: C-GSJZ, a Dash 8 400 operated by JAZZ as flight JZA8061 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR) to Victoria experienced on the take off roll just prior to rotation, a slight yaw to the left, that the crew corrected with rudder. The take off was otherwise uneventful and the pilot selected gear up. The flight crew thought they may have blown a tire on take off, advised ATC of such and extended the landing gear at 4000 feet for the flight attendants to inspect the landing gear; all tires seemed fine. The flight crew made an announcement to the passengers to advise they were returning to Vancouver. The crew did not declare an emergency, but requested ARFF on standby. The aircraft landed uneventfully.

September 21, 2019

Incident at 4NM ACTIVE PASS BC NDB (AP)

A privately registered Beech A36 from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) entered Victoria Class D without contact north of Active Pass and transited towards Porlier Pass at 2300 feet. No impact on operations.

September 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (SLQ768) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) climbed above the assigned altitude of 9000 feet. No impact on operations.

September 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GJWD/ACA554) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) departed on the GEORGIA5 standard instrument departure (SID) followed by a FlexJet Embraer EMB-505 (N331FX/LXJ331) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Bellingham, WA (KBLI) on the same SID and 3.2NM in trail. Due to LXJ331 gaining on ACA554, the Terminal controller stopped LXJ331 at 3000 feet and instructed LXJ331 to turn left heading 140.

August 10, 2019

Incident at 8NM NE NANAIMO HARBOUR BC (Water) (CAC8)

TSB #A19P0128: C-GHJW, a Sikorsky S76A aircraft operated by Helijet International, was conducting a VFR flight from Vancouver/Harbour (CBC7), BC to Nanaimo Harbour Heliport (CDH5), BC. In cruise, approximately 3 NM NE of CDH5, C-GHJW spotted N8397Q, a Cessna U206F floatplane in the opposite direction and at the same altitude, approximately 1500 feet ahead. C-GHJW made an evasive turn to the left and initiated a climb, while N8397Q also appeared to take evasive action. C-GHJW attempted to communicate with N8397Q several times without success. C-GHJW continued to CDH5 and landed safely.

September 2, 2019

Incident at BASRA intersection (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Large red and black balloon reported by a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8182) from Fort St John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) ascending through 4800 feet.

August 25, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An American, corporately registered de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (N565TM) from Port Townsend/Jefferson County, WA (K0S9) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) entered the Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) zone at 5NM East Southeast (ESE), transiting Northwest (NW) at 2 500 feet, then 2 minutes later climbed above the control zone to 2 600 feet. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8262) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was about to depart off of Runway 34 (clearance and flow time issued/valid). N565TM did not respond to numerous calls from the flight service station (FSS). JZA8262 delayed approximately 5 minutes.

August 17, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Untagged aircraft (CTG6504), origin and destination unknown, was observed on radar approaching from the South, circling around the sand heads marker at 500 feet (unverified), then leaving back to the South 10 minutes later. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. It was advised that the subject aircraft had originally been incorrectly identified.

August 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GJZA/JZA8062) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) level at 3000 feet was passed unverified VFR traffic, a YZW Inc. Piper PA-28R-200 (C-FYZW/AN105) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) at 2500. JZA8062 was climbed to 3500 by the arrival controller to ensure wake turbulence separation. Once level at 3500, JZA8062 informed the arrival controller that they did get a resolution advisory. No operational impact.

August 23, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An Air North Charter & Training Boeing 737-548 (C-GANJ/ANT474) from Nanaimo Airport, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) climbed to 4 000 off CYCD, when it was cleared to 3 000 feet. No operational impact.

August 17, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A Rendleman Contracting Inc. Cessna T337D (C-GKFE) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Duncan, BC (CAM3) departed Runway 09 and reported balloons ahead when turning crosswind at approximately 1000 feet. Tower observed approximately 10 balloons moving Northwest (NW) at 1500 feet in the vicinity of the left downwind for Runway 09. A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GTDK) from Bellingham, WA (KBLI) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was re-routed from the left downwind to right downwind to avoid the obstacle.

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