May 7, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (LSJ613) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was cleared, and read back, to descend to 6,000 feet. The aircraft was observed on radar at 5,300 feet and in descent. The air traffic service (ATS) unit responded. No impact on operations.

May 1, 2021

Incident at 4547N / 07222W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C-GJXW/ACA665) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) at 4547N 07222W and 20,000 feet. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source identified as a BP Aviation Ltd. Air Tractor AT-502B (C-GOBP). No impact on operations.

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

A Services Hélicocorp Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FZRA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) spotted a red drone at 1,500 feet while 1 NM west of Mount Royal. No impact on operations.

April 28, 2021

Incident at 9NM NW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 on a flight to Lachute, QC (CSE4) was observed on radar to be 9NM northwest of the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) airport, flying towards CSE4 at 2000 feet, without having established radio contact with the air traffic services (ATS) unit. The aircraft transited the area for 6NM, without contact. No impact on operations.

April 24, 2021

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

A privately registered American Aviation AA-5B from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to Montreal/Les Cedres, QC (CSS3) entered into Class C airspace of the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) terminal at 2000 feet, southbound, without having established communications. Traffic was passed to a Dorval Aviation Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FHNO) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No impact on operations.

Incident at Bassin Chambly, QC

After receiving and correctly re-reading the clearance to descend to 2,500 feet, a Montreal Flying Club Bellanca 8KCAB (C-GVPV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed descending to 1,800 feet. Traffic had been passed and a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GOVG) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) had to turn in order to avoid conflict. No other impact on operations.

April 16, 2021

Incident at 10NM SSE LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GMGA/LSJ629) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) reported receiving a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) notification at 1800 feet, while 10NM south southeast (SSE) of CYBX, in the mandatory frequency (MF) zone. The other aircraft was not in contact with the air traffic services (ATS) unit. No impact on operations.

Incident at 4517N / 07347W

After having received and correctly re-read the clearance to descend to 3000 feet, a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GJNL/HYD353) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was observed descending to 2,500 feet. No impact on operations.

April 14, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-FPSC/PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) descended below 3000 feet while on base for Runway 06L, when it had been instructed not to descend before being established on final. No impact on operations.

April 10, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Services Hélicocorp Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FZRA) from Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) had been restricted to 1100ft via the Expo exit and instructed to conduct orbits during the time needed to resolve its transponder problem. The aircraft advised that it was climbing to 1,500 feet. The air traffic service (ATS) unit did not correct the incorrect altitude. No impact on operations.

April 9, 2021

Incident at 4519N / 07324W

After having received and correctly re-read the clearance to descend to 5000 feet, an American, corporately registered Learjet 60 (N841SC) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFXE) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed descending to 4700 feet. No impact on operations.

March 14, 2021

Incident at 4907N / 07748W

An Air Inuit Beech B300 (C-GRJZ/AIE550) from Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported a pressurization problem and asked to descend to 23,000 feet. The aircraft continued on its way and did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

March 9, 2021

Incident at 4531N / 07338W

After having received and correctly re-read the instruction to maintain 3000 feet until it was established on final, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8756) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was observed turning on final for Runway 24L at 1700 feet. No impact on operations.

January 6, 2021

Incident at SALLUIT QC (CYZG) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Aviation Incident Report #16937: While on approach, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI) on a flight to Salluit, QC (CYZG) asked the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) operator for the runway surface condition (RSC). The CARS operator reported that there was 3 feet of snow on the runway. C-FOAI could not land and diverted to Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG). Maintenance was working on the runway. No updated RSC was provided.

March 3, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A 6800009 Canada Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GVWT) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) entered the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) zone from the southwest, at 1500 feet, without calling the tower. The aircraft crossed the whole area from the south without the tower being able to reach it. No impact.

March 5, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cargair Cessna 150L (C-FDPX) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was observed in a left turn, approximately 400 feet in the initial climb from Runway 24G, where the procedure dictates a climb to 1100 feet before any turn. No impact on operations.

March 1, 2021

Incident at SIMTO intersection

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3201 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was cleared to descend to 8,000 feet, but continued its descent to 7400 feet. The aircraft was then re-cleared to 7000 feet. No impact on operations.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) crashed under unknown circumstances.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A privately registered R44 helicopter, on a local flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), crashed near Saint-Henri de Taillon, QC, in the vicinity of Lac Saint-Jean. There were 2 souls on board who sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0006: A privately registered Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) airport with a pilot and one passenger on board. The pilot was hovering about 20 or 30 feet from the ground in front of a chalet located on the shores of Lac St-Jean, in the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector. As the pilot turned to the right, the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot attempted to sustain the aircraft at the lower altitude, but had to land the helicopter in the snow. The left skid sank and the helicopter flipped over. When the aircraft came to a stop, the pilot shut down the engine, which was still running. The pilot and passenger evacuated and sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

February 11, 2021

Incident at Port de Trois-Rivières, QC

Aviation Incident Report #16977: A Héli-Tremblant Robinson R44 (C-GCHI) was observed passing about 75 feet from the port side of a Coast Guard boat, near the wheelhouse, at the Trois-Rivières port. The aircraft was travelling at a low speed. Several other vessels in the Lac St-Pierre sector were reportedly overflown, at a low altitude, by the same helicopter.

January 7, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

While taxiing, a Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE802) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) advised that there were 2 dogs on the runway. The attendant was notified. A few minutes later, the 2 dogs moved away to the east side, more than 200 feet from the runway. AIE802 took off a few minutes later, without incident. No other impact on operations.

February 5, 2021

Incident at Campbell River Hospital (Heli)

TSB Report #A21P0011: C-GCHJ, a Sikorsky S-76C operated by Helijet International Inc., on a MEDEVAC flight, was on approach to the Campbell River Hospital, BC (CAT6) helipad when the pilot flying (PF) momentarily lost sight of the helipad and deviated slightly to the right. The pilot monitoring (PM) advised the PF that the pad was on the left of the helicopter; the aircraft was about 10 feet above the helipad at this time, and the PF recovered to about 25 feet above it, before continuing forward and down.

April 27, 2021

Incident at 15NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3231) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while on the approach 9NM East of CYXX. A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-FCQC) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was 4100 feet below and the alert may have gone off when the Mode C transponder of C-FCQC cycled off and on. No impact on operations.

April 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GCKA) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed from the runway on the Poppy departure. The aircraft headed in the wrong direction and climbed to 3000 feet into Victoria (YJ) terminal airspace. The tower contacted other units to find what frequency C-GCKA was on, and instructed C-GCKA to contact the terminal.

April 26, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

Two aircraft conducting circuits at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), a Canadian Aviation College 172M (C-FIIU) and a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FMIC), reported an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) at approximately 700 feet above ground level (AGL) and 0.5NM Northeast (NE) of the Pitt River bridge. The pilots described the UAV as white and briefcase-sized. The Shift Manager notified emergency communications (ECOMM).

April 21, 2021

Incident at 2NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A 2115828 Ontario Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GJDB) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed CYCD and climbed into Class C airspace without clearance and conflicted with another VFR aircraft, a Sealand Flight Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSKP) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4), that was being "worked" by the Victoria Terminal. The aircraft passed within 0.4NM and 200 feet of each other. Traffic was passed to C-GJDB, which reported traffic in sight.

April 20, 2021

Incident at 4NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A Skylink Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-FFGA/SLQ467) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised the Victoria terminal that a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS)/drone flew 500 feet under the aircraft at 2500 feet. Coordination was implemented with the Victoria terminal and the area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM). The flight service station (FSS) reported the incident to the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit.

April 16, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

South of Shawnigan Lake, a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GTEX) entered and flew through the Victoria, BC (CYYJ) tower Class C airspace. The aircraft flew northwest (NW) towards Duncan, crossing the instrument landing system (ILS) to Runway 09, 12NM out at 2300 feet above sea level (ASL). No impact on other traffic.

April 19, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FEFY) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) entered the control zone without a clearance at 1500 feet. No impact to operations.

April 16, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

An Abbotsford Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GGMA) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) turned left on the 264th departure off of Runway 01, at 1200 feet. No other impact.

April 15, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GGGN) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a bird strike at 500 feet above ground level (AGL) on final Runway 25. The aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.

April 14, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

An Abbotsford Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GGMA) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) was assigned the Greenhouse departure from Runway 01. Instead of climbing the runway heading to 1500 feet, the pilot was observed commencing the turn at 900 feet. No operational impact.

April 6, 2021

Incident at 5NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Federal Express Corporation Boeing 767-300 (N141FE/FDX142) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) on approach to CYVR. FDX142 had been cleared to 10,000 feet, while a Skywest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N282SY/SKW4477) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) had departed CYVR and had been cleared to climb to 9,000 feet. Both aircraft were provided with traffic and had each other in sight as they passed one another.

April 8, 2021

Incident at 23NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW183) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on approach for CYXX, was cleared to 7000 feet. The aircraft began its descent without clearance and descended to 6000 feet. The controller issued an instruction to the aircraft to climb back up to 7000 feet.

April 2, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Bell 212 (C-FAHL) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) lifted off and hovered approximately 50 feet above ground level (AGL) without contacting air traffic control (ATC). No impact to operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces CADORS 2021A0191, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

April 4, 2021

Incident at MILL BAY (VICTORIA INTL) BC (MB) NDB

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3114) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the MILL BAY EIGHT standard instrument departure (SID) climbed above the air traffic control (ATC) cleared altitude of 3500 feet to 4000 feet. WEN3114 was instructed to descend back down to 3500 feet. No impact on operations.

April 5, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172N (C-FYFT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared outbound via the Cloverdale departure. The aircraft climbed to 1500 feet. No operational impact.

March 25, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYQ) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared outbound via the Trinity departure (not above 1000 feet). The aircraft climbed to 1500 feet. No impact to operations.

February 13, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: COMOX BC (CYQQ)

Aviation Incident Report #16997: At 1748Z, a Rocky View Air Cessna S550 (C-GMMT) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Comox, BC (CYQQ) was cleared by the Vancouver controller (CTR) to descend to 16,000 feet above sea level (ASL). The Comox terminal controller confirmed the aircrafts runway preference and advised that there would be a slight delay due to a recent Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) reading of .28, which required snow and ice control (SNIC) operators to apply a de-icing chemical to the runway. While the controller and pilot were discussing the situation, C-GMMT descended below its cleared altitude, through 14,900 feet ASL. The pilot queried the controller regarding their cleared altitude. The controller indicated that they had been cleared to 16,000 feet, and then cleared them to 10,000 feet. No operational impact. (Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #16996 deleted after information merge)

March 24, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna A185E from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed to enter the control zone at 1000 feet. The aircraft entered the zone at 1500 feet and conflicted with an L R Helicopters Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FTNC).

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 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

March 13, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Helo Investments Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GUGP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared outbound via the Cloverdale departure. The aircraft climbed to 1700 feet and was instructed by the tower to descend back down to 1000 feet. The aircraft descended to 1300 feet.

March 3, 2021

Incident at 76NM FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech 200 (NCB911) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported a pressurization issue and requested descent to 10,000 feet. The aircraft continued on to its destination without issue. No impact to operations.

March 2, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Sikorsky S-92A (STGR18) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) departed on the MILL BAY 8 standard instrument departure (SID) and checked in with the Victoria (YJ) terminal at 5,500 feet, climbing to 8,000 feet. STGR18 had been cleared to 4000 feet by the tower. No impact on other traffic.

February 27, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed from Runway 07 and declared "MAYDAY" due to "control issues" through 400 feet. The aircraft was given the option to land on any runway. C-GDON landed on Runway 25 without issue and exited via Taxiway G. The aircraft advised the ground controller that it had experienced a "flaps issue".
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0017: C-GDON, a Cessna 172K aircraft operated by Insignia College, was on the first take-off for circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. The student took off from Runway 07 and, during the climb, realized the aircraft airspeed was decreasing. As the aircraft was nearing a stall at 300 feet AGL, the pilot regained control by lowering the nose to keep the speed up. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY" and ATC gave the pilot the option of "any runway". Other traffic was cleared to allow C-GDON runway access. The pilot managed to make a 180 degree turn to land on Runway 25 without further issues. After landing, the pilot realized they had set "full flaps" and did not set them for take-off prior to departure, as required in the pre-flight checklist. Ground taxi clearances were obtained and the aircraft taxied back to the company facility.

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 17, 2021

Incident at 10NM PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

A CGPUC Holdings Ltd. Socata TBM 700 (C-GPUC) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), at FL310 and near the Princeton (YDC) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR), declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. C-GPUC conducted a descent to 15,000 feet and returned to origin location.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0012: C-GPUC, a Socata TBM 700 (Series A) turboprop aircraft destined for Red Deer, AB (CYQF), was at FL310 near the Princeton, BC (CYDC) VOR when the pilot declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. The flight descended to 15,000 feet and returned to Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB).

February 9, 2021

Incident at 50NM SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A United Parcel Service Co. Boeing 747-800 (N621UP/UPS63) from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Louisville, KY (KSDF) reported a cabin pressurization issue while en route. The aircraft descended from FL310 to 13,000 feet when approximately 25NM west of Smithers, BC (CYYD). After cruising at A130 for 45 minutes, UPS63 resolved the issue, climbed to FL270 and continued to its destination of KSDF.

February 6, 2021

Incident at 2NM SW VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A privately registered Cessna A185F, southwest bound, reported two drones at 700 feet and 2NM southwest of Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The Delta Police were notified. Some routing changes were issued to outbound traffic. Minor impact to operations.

February 7, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Guardian Aerospace Holdings Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GGAE) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) departed from Runway 33. The aircraft reported an engine failure and landed straight ahead. No operational impact. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit conducted a subsequent runway check.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0014: C-GGAE, a Cessna 172M operated by Guardian Aerospace Holdings Inc, was conducting a local training flight at Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 1 flight instructor and 1 student onboard. During a takeoff demonstration on Runway 33, the aircraft experienced a significant power reduction (Avco Lycoming O-320-E2D) at approximately 100 feet above ground level. The flight instructor advised ATC of the power reduction and immediately landed on the same runway without further incident. The aircraft exited the runway without assistance. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. Subsequent maintenance activities indicated the presence of ice crystals in the aircrafts fuel (91 MOGAS), as well as in the operators 600 litre tank. CYXS METARs indicate that the air temperature had dropped from -3 Celsius to -24 Celsius during the hours prior to the occurrence.

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