May 27, 2020

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

At Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) a drone was reported at 6NM final for Runway 24L, 1700 feet and 500 feet West of the centreline.

May 30, 2020

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

At 1500 feet, a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH-601-HD reported a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1808Z and 1812Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to operations.

May 21, 2020

Incident at 20NM NE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (CNUK11) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) received and followed a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while in flight. A Cargair Ltee. Cessna 172N (C-GVXM) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was at 500 feet below. Traffic was exchanged. No loss of separation and no other impact on operations.

May 23, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

An aircraft on code 1200 transited the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone at 1700 feet, heading West, 3NM North of CYJN. The controller tried to contact the aircraft on the en-route frequency without success. No impact to operations. During the aircrafts approach to Montreal/Aeroparc Ile-Perrot, QC (CSP6), the controller contact the aircraft, which was identified as a privately registered Cessna 177. No impact.

May 20, 2020

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

At 1600Z, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GTDT) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) reported an unknown powered parachute in the control zone between 300 and 500 feet and estimated at being located on the North shoreline, East of the bridges. No impact to operations.

May 16, 2020

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

A Heli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GBPH) on a flight to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) made its first call when it was 10NM East, at 2000 feet above sea level (ASL). No impact.

May 18, 2020

Incident at 2NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

After having been authorized for and correctly re-reading CYZV2, a Pascan Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GAWP) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed in a left turn, passing 1800 feet. No impact on operations.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

May 6, 2020

Incident at 8NM MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Robinson R44 entered Class C airspace at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) at 19 000 feet, going towards Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3), without having established communications. No impact on operations.

April 20, 2020

Incident at 3NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Steland Aviation Limited Partnership Cessna 172S (C-GKTF) on a flight from Cornwall, ON (CYCC) to Cornwall, ON (CYCC) transited the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) mandatory frequency (MF) zone while Eastbound over the Ottawa River at 2000 feet without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

April 18, 2020

Incident at 4NM N ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Gestion C-GBCK Inc. Diamond DA40 (C-GBCK) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed at 2000 feet in the area of control in the North, about 4NM, from St-Jean, QC (CYJN), without communication. No impact on operations.

April 17, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Foxair Héliservice Bell 206B (C-GIBS) on a flight to Montreal/St-Hubert Heli, QC (Héli) (CTG2) entered Class C airspace at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU ) at 1500 feet, Northwest, without having established communications. No impact on operations.

March 25, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A 3457265 Canada Inc. amateur-built Gray-Sherick (Gray Special) (C-GBEP) on a flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was observed at 280 knots and 200 feet over the north shoreline of the Ottawa River. The aircraft then joined the "upwind" at 270 knots and 900 feet from a privately registered Cessna 182M on a flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) that was on short final for Runway 09.

March 18, 2020

Incident at 12NM MANIWAKI QC (YMW) NDB

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSF/WJA214) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared to FL310 with a correct read back. WJA214 was informed of traffic at FL300. WJA214 reported having the traffic in sight. At FL314, with a descent rate of around 2900/minute, WJA214 advised air traffic control (ATC) of a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) and climbed a few hundred feet. The other aircraft in the vicinity was a Japan Airlines Boeing 787-9 (JA865J/JAL7) from Boston, MA (KBOS) to Tokyo/Narita Intl, Japan (RJAA). After crossing traffic, WJA214 was observed descending below FL310. No impact.

February 18, 2020

Incident at 35NM MANIWAKI QC NDB (YMW)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GXNR/RAG200) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a loss of pressurization. The aircraft was stabilized at 10 000 ft. No equipment requested at the destination.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-261963-V1: Aircraft (C-GXNR) landed at 1543Z without incident. No impact on operations. Duplicate AOR-261963-V1 deleted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0022: C-GXNR, a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-200 (RAG200) was on an IFR flight from depuis Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). In cruising flight, at 1515Z approximately 145 nautical miles (NM) southeast of CYUY, the "Cabin Altitude Warning Horn" alert went off and the crew went through the emergency checklist (QRH). The crew then declared PAN PAN due to a pressurization problem and requested a descent to 10 000 ft. Due to delays from ATC, the crew declared MAYDAY to accelerate the descent to 10 000 feet. The aircraft then continued its flight to CYUY where it landed without incident at 1543Z. There were no injuries.

February 3, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3R) (C-GURG/QUE10) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) conducted a missed approach on Runway 24 due to an instrument problem. The aircraft received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 and to climb to 3 000 ft. Impact: separation was reduced to 2.7 NM and 800 ft with the aircraft that preceded it due to late execution. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0019: C-GURG, a Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL-600-2B16 (QUE10), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). C-GDTL, a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus (NDL543), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from CYQB to Wabush, NL (CYWK). QUE10 initiated a missed approach RWY 24 due to an instrument problem. It received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 degrees and to climb to 3 000 feet. When it reached 2 900 feet in altitude, separation with NDL543, which had taken off before it, was lost. Separation was reduced to 2.7 nautical miles (NM) horizontally and 800 feet vertically, while 3 NM horizontally or 1 000 feet vertically was required between the 2 aircraft. No injuries or damage.

January 30, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

After having received and correctly read back clearance to climb to 3000 feet, while pulling up, a Dornier Alpha Jet Model A operated by Top Aces (C-GNTA), from Drummondville (CSC3), QC, to Drummondville (CSC3), QC, was observed on radar at 4000 feet. No impact on operations.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pilatus PC-12 operated by Chrono Aviation (NDL543), from Lebel-sur-Quévillon (CSH4), QC, to Québec/Jean Lesage Int. (CYQB), QC, was instructed to pull off from approach runway 24 and to maintain 4000 feet, in order to maintain separation from the previous aircraft. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

While flying over Runway 31, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPRU/MAX130) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a problem in the right engine and reported that the engine had to be turned off. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were notified. MAX130 made it to the ground without incident at 2023Z. Impact: Runway 13/31 was closed from 2023Z to 2052Z. The arrival of a Voyageur de Havilland DHC-8-102 (VAL9885) and an Air Inuit flight AIE685 was delayed. The takeoff of Air Inuit flight AIE882 was delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0016: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B100, was on a flight from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the climb, at approximately 5 000 feet, the torque and oil pressure indicators in the right engine indicated abnormal values. The crew notified air traffic control services and started returning to CYGL. After having performed some checks, the crew shut off the right engine (GARRETT TPE331-6-252B) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 31 without any problems. The technicians on site noticed that the bypass valve for the right engine had partially come out from the crankcase. The helicoil thread inserts into which the bypass valve had been screwed had been pulled from the crankcase.

January 3, 2020

Incident at 18NM SW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While passing 11 000 ft, and at the moment of frequency transfer to Boston centre, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3989) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) declared an emergency due to a pressurization problem, then went back down to 10 000 ft. ENY3989 requested to continue en route. Coordination carried out. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0002: N824AE, an Envoy Air Inc. Embraer 135 (ENY3989), was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) in the U.S. with 44 passengers and 3 crew members. At approximately 18 NM southwest of CYUL, while the aircraft passed 11 000 ft on climb, the crew declared a state of emergency due to a pressurization problem and immediately went back down to 10 000 feet. The crew advised ATC that the situation was stable and that the aircraft was continuing the flight to its destination, KLGA.

May 15, 2020

Incident at 30NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A West Fraser Air Ltd. Learjet 35A (C-GWFG) from Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was cleared to 7 000 feet, but descended to 6 600 feet and was corrected. No operational impact.

May 10, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Mooney M20C from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Port McNeill, BC (CAT5) transited the the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) control zone, westbound over Highway 1, without contacting the tower and with no transponder. Altitude was estimated at 2000 feet above sea level (ASL).

April 4, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GZSP) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was observed on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) inside the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone at approximately 2.6NM N at 1300 feet. Tower established radio contact and pilot confirmed. No operational impact.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 30NM SE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A20P0033: C-GJZG, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8236 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. The flight was held near CYXT for approximately 30 minutes due to winds, snow, and runway conditions before diverting to Smithers (CYCD), BC. After departure from CYCD the flight crew planned to conduct an approach at CYXT. While in descent through 14 000 feet ASL, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a momentary loss of control. The aircrafts autoflight system disconnected and the flight crew noted large airspeed fluctuations. The flight crew decided to divert to CYVR. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service for inspection following severe turbulence, and no faults were found by the operators maintenance.

March 21, 2020

Incident at 20NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJO/ACA1185) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was given clearance for the area navigation (RNAV) Runway 26R via the CANUCK4 ARRIVAL. The aircraft crossed OBTOT at 4,100 feet. No other aircraft were affected.

February 1, 2020

Incident at 6NM WNW VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

TSB Report #A20P0014: C-FEXW, a Morningstar Air Express Limited Cessna 208B aircraft, was conducting flight MAL7058 from Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with one crew member on board. During the climb out of CYYJ, the flight encountered severe turbulence from 500 feet ASL up to approximately 4000 feet ASL and the aircraft became difficult to control. Once clear of the turbulence, the aircraft continued to CYVR and landed without further incident. There were no injuries to the crew or damage to the aircraft. Maintenance conducted an inspection of the aircraft and found no damage. The aircraft was returned to service.

March 26, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FAFR/CA8081) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was cleared to 5000 feet and read back 5000 feet. Aircraft was subsequently observed descending through 5000 feet. The arrival controller instructed CA8081 to climb to 5000 feet. There was crossing VFR traffic, a Helijet International Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJP) from Vancouver Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Victoria Harbour (Camel Point), BC (Heli) (CBF7) 2NM away, level at 4000 feet.

March 11, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Eurocopter EC120B (AIRR1) on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) reported ready for departure from the North Apron. A TRK Helicopters Bell 412 (C-GTRK) on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was right downwind for Runway 25, conducting circuits, and was instructed to extend downwind to allow for AIRR1 to depart. C-GTRK was observed turning base, so the tower instructed the aircraft to pull up and turn crosswind to avoid overflying the runway. C-GTRK did not pull up as instructed and flew over the runway at about 3 feet off the pavement. Impact: AIRR1 was held on the North Apron until C-GTRK was West of AIRR1.

March 24, 2020

Incident at 4905N / 12315W

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-FPCV/PCO1415) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), climbing through F184, reported a warning indication and declared an emergency. The aircraft diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and landed uneventfully at 2314Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0041: C-FPCV, a Beech 1900C operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines, was conducting a flight from Victoria International (CYYJ), BC, to Prince George (CYXS), BC with 2 flight crew and 10 passengers on board. During climb at 18 400 feet, the forward cabin door annunciator illuminated in the cockpit. The flight crew confirmed the cabin pressure was holding, the door was latched, and the passengers were secure. The flight crew followed the QRH, declared a MAYDAY, and diverted to Vancouver International (CYVR), BC. ARFF was on standby and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The door functioned normally for deplanement at the gate. Maintenance replaced a corroded sill switch, cleaned the main connector, and released the aircraft back into service.

March 23, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

On departure, a North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (NCB1201) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was instructed to climb runway heading to 9000 feet before proceeding. Air Traffic Control (ATC) observed NCB1201 turning on course prior to climbing to 9000 feet. No impact to the operation.

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Airports advised that a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FUWE/WEN3153) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) had a possible bird strike at 500 feet on approach while landing Runway 16. The flight landed at 0143Z. Damage to the #1 engine side of plane which grounded the aircraft.

March 20, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBMO) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) went through the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone extension at 2500 feet northbound without permission. No impact to operations.

March 19, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

During climb out from Runway 34, a Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised of engine troubles and requested landing. The aircraft declared MAYDAY and was cleared to land Runway 16. The aircraft landed safely a 2038Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) was on a touch and go when at about 100ft on the climb out the engine dropped to about 30% power. The crew declared an emergency and prepared for a forced landing when the engine power came back. The crew climbed back up and managed to land back on the opposite runway. There was no damage to the aircraft upon landing and it was able to taxi back to the hangar under its own power. Maintenance confirmed that the fuel was on and sufficient (about ½ tanks), an inspection found no fuel contamination and no obvious defects. Ground runs were performed and full power was achieved. The aircraft is equipped with a Garmin G1000, which records engine parameters, so maintenance downloaded and analyzed the data. A sudden drop of fuel flow from 15GPH to 1GPH at the time of the power loss was indicated. Based upon the aircraft inspection and the engine data, the fuel injector servo is suspect and has been removed and sent for test/repair. A preliminary Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0039: C-GSFR, a Cessna 172S operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd, was conducting circuit training flights at Kelowna International Airport (CYLW), BC, with 1 flight instructor and 1 student on board. During the second circuit, the aircraft experienced a sudden engine power loss (Avco Lycoming, IO-360-L2A) during climb out at approximately 200 feet AGL. The flight instructor took control, declared a MAYDAY and pitched the aircraft forward in preparation for a forced landing. The flight instructor recovered engine power with throttle manipulation at approximately 75 feet AGL and climbed to 300 feet AGL. A second MAYDAY was declared and the aircraft landed without incident on Runway 16. ARFF was on standby. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The G1000 download indicated a fluctuating fuel flow with a drop to 1.08 gallons per hour. Maintenance removed the fuel servo (Precision Airmotive Model RSA-5AD1) to inspect for intermittent operation.

March 18, 2020

Incident at 3NM SW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFJ/JZA8265) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) departed CYVR on a 230° heading cleared to 2,000 feet. The aircraft climbed to 3,000 feet before descending back down to 2,000 feet. No other aircraft were affected.

Incident at 3NM SE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An American corporately registered Cessna 525 (N525FC) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Port Alberni (Alberni Valley Regional), BC (CBS8) departed Runway 13 on the BOUNDARY BAY5 DEPARTURE with clearance to 2,000 feet. The aircraft climbed to 3,000 feet. No other aircraft were affected.

March 17, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built Nabocik T-Bird from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was issued the Cloverdale departure off Runway 01. The aircraft was observed on radar climbing through 1300 feet. The Air Traffic Controller (ATC) reminded the pilot of the altitude on the route. The pilot decided to remain at 1500 feet and overflight traffic passed as a result. No operational impact.

March 16, 2020

Incident at 11NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

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

Incident at 5NM VICTORIA BC VOR/DME (YYJ)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-GCPZ/PCO1523) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) climbed through the cleared altitude of 7000 feet. Pilot recognized the error and descended back to the cleared altitude. No operational impact.

March 12, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FMCN/PCO1523) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was cleared to 7 000 feet, but climbed to 7 500 feet. No operational impact.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-46R-350T from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) checked in while climbing to 5000 feet. Air Traffic Control (ATC) asked pilot to confirm cleared altitude and pilot reiterated 5000 feet. The Standard Instrument Departure (SID) altitude is 3000 feet.

February 27, 2020

Incident at 4913N / 12322W

A Compass Airlines Inc. Embraer EMB-170 (CPZ6023) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) appeared to descend below the altitude restriction of 2000 feet prior to being established on final approach. A Harbour Air Ltd. (HR302) was transiting VFR below the glide path at 1000 feet. HR302 reported the aircraft insight.

February 19, 2020

Incident at 18NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GJWI/ACA551) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) encountered wake turbulence descending out of 10 000 feet following a Korean Airlines Boeing 777-200 (HL8076/KAL278) from Guadalajara, Mexico (MMGL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) by 8.2 miles. One flight attendant was injured in a fall.

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

An International Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FCCV) was observed at 1500 feet over the Alex Fraser Bridge (Class C airspace) during Runway 26L/R operations at Vancouver, BC (CYVR), with conflicting arrivals. Vancouver Terminal and Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) tower advised. C-FCCV descended to 1000 feet, Southbound to CZBB airport. C-FCCV had not established communication with CYVR Tower or Vancouver Terminal air traffic control (ATC).

February 27, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Bird presence, ATS operating irregularity)

A Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N612CZ/CPZ5778) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach for Runway 08L due to birds in the vicinity. Pilot did not fly the published missed approach but rather continued on runway heading while a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900 (PCO551) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) departed Runway 08R simultaneously on runway heading.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0034: N612CZ, a Compass Airlines E175 conducting flight CPZ5778 from Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA), WA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC conducted a missed approach from the ILS 08L approach in CYVR due to birds. During the missed approach, Vancouver tower ATC did not provide missed approach instructions and N612CZ flew runway heading. At the same time, C-GPCE, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D operating flight PCO551 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Williams Lake (CYWL), BC departed Runway 08R and an IFR loss of separation occurred. The published missed approach for ILS 08L initially instructs aircraft to climb to 420 feet on heading 083 degrees and then to conduct the climbing left turn to 3500 feet on heading 051 degrees.

February 23, 2020

Incident at 80NM N PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FNTA/NTA201) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a loss of pressurization. Descended from FL270 to 110 and elected to land at Prince George, BC (CYXS) instead of proceeding to CYVR. No operational impact. (Additional information merged from duplicate AOR-262082-V1, record deleted)
Update TSB Report #A20P0030: C-FNTA, a Beech King Air 300 operating as flight NTA201, operated by Northern Thunderbird Air, was on a MEDEVAC flight from Fort St. John (CYXJ) BC, to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC. During cruise, at 27 000 feet, approximately 80nm North of Prince George (CYXS), BC, the aircraft experienced a rapid decompression. The flight crew initiated a descent and donned their oxygen masks while completing the emergency checklist. The crew then declared an emergency with ATC and leveled off at 11 000 feet. The aircraft diverted to CYXS and landed without further incident or injuries. Maintenance found that the door seal was leaking and worn. The seal was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 19, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Blue Bird Flight Academy Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GVVG) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared for the left downwind for Runway 01, not below 1500 feet. Aircrafts mode C portion of the transponder was not working. Aircraft had previously been squawking 7600.

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A 1209211 B.C. Ltd. Cessna 172 (C-FMRG) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared outbound via Trinity Departure. Aircraft instead flew direct Northeast (NE) and climbed up to 1800 feet, conflicting with an overflying Canadian Aviation College Cessna 172K (C-FQLQ).

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was cleared outbound via the Cloverdale departure. The aircraft climbed to 1800 feet. No operational impact.

January 27, 2020

Incident at 4NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Horizon Air Industries Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N625QX/QXE2044) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) instruction to level off prior to reaching their assigned altitude of 9,000 feet. The traffic was a SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (N253SY/SKW3898) on a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) who was level at 10,000 feet. No operational impact.

January 26, 2020

Incident at 14NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GSJZ/JZA8421) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was cleared to 3 000 feet, and descended to 2 700 feet while turning base leg. No operational impact.

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