October 14, 2019

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

A 8348944 Canada Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FJUC) on a VFR flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) 4 NM east of the airport declared a PAN PAN due to an erratic engine. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified. The aircraft landed on Taxiway Echo without a problem at 1355Z. Echo was closed until 1430Z.

September 15, 2019

Incident at DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

En route to CYSJ, a privately registered Mooney M20C on a flight from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) had to make a precautionary landing at Drummondville, QC (CSC3) due to a probable electrical fire on board.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 35NM MONT-JOLI QC VOR/DME (YYY)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL1909) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency because of a gauge malfunction and a power lever malfunction. PVL1909 asked for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team to be on standby at CYQB airport. Landed at CYQB without further incident. No impact on operations.

September 2, 2019

Incident at 22NM NE OMBRE intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8740) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cabin. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1824Z. Inspection completed at 1825Z. No impact on operations.

July 8, 2019

Incident at 45 NM NW ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

TSB #A19Q0104: C-FAWQ, a Government of Quebec Service aérien gouvernemental (SAG) Canadair CL-215-6B11 CL251T, was on VFR flight Q239 from Roberval, QC (CYRJ) to a forest fire approximately 45 NM northwest of CYRJ, with 2 pilots on board. During a bucketing manoeuvre on a lake, the planes hull collided with shallows, causing damage to the hull. The crew ceased fire fighting operations and returned to CYRJ where the aircraft landed without incident. Once the damage was evaluated, a flight permit was issued to bring the aircraft to the SAG main operations base to be repaired there.

August 25, 2019

Incident at 18NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An École de pilotage Évolution Cessna 172M (C-GWXV) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. The engine was shut down. The aircraft landed in a field near Wendover, ON. The two people on board were safe and sound.

May 8, 2019

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

TSB #A19Q0060: An Envoy Air Embraer EMB-135KL (N853AE/ENY41270) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 39 passengers on board. At 28 NM south of CYUL, the crew noticed that the oil level in engine 2 had dropped to 2 litres. The crew consulted the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services present and ready to intervene. No damage or injury to report.

August 13, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (C-GTSN/TSC646) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Athens, Greece (LGAV) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed at 0202Z and stopped on the runway for an inspection. Runway 24R was closed from 0202Z to 0217Z.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0135: C-GTSN, an Air Transat Airbus A330-200 (TSC646) was flying IFR from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, to Athens/Eleftherios Venizelos Intl (LGAV), Greece. During its initial climb after takeoff, the crew received an indication of internal turbine temperature exceeding limits. The crew declared a situation of urgency (PAN PAN) and returned to CYUL. The aircraft landed safety with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

August 2, 2019

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8734) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) conducted a missed approach (MA) due to a gear indication. Situation was resolved and landed on second approach. No emergency declared but Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested. Aircraft had to be towed off runway. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19A0058: C-GTAT, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flightJZA8734 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC. When the crew extended the gear for landing, they initially received the 3 green indication, but then the nose gear started to retract and cycle. The crew executed a missed approach and performed an alternate gear extension. The crew did not declare an emergency but requested ARFF to be on standby. The aircraft landed uneventfully and was towed off the runway. Maintenance is investigating.

July 29, 2019

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Rockwell 114 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on its belly on Runway 29; its landing gear had not been deployed. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services (ARFF) was notified.
Update TSB #A19Q0126: C-GIHQ, a Rockwell Commander 112TC with one private pilot and one flight instructor, was conducting touch-and-go landings at Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. For the last landing, the flight instructor simulated an engine failure during the final approach. The landing gear was not lowered during the aircraft’s glide to Runway 29. The aircraft landed on its belly, resulting in substantial damage. The two occupants were not injured.

July 28, 2019

Incident at 42NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA7974) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 2331Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. Impact: Runway 24R was unavailable between 2331Z and 2335Z, the time required for the inspection.
Update TSB #A19Q0121: C-GJZC, a Jazz Aviation LP DHC-8-400 operating as JZA7974 with 4 crew members and 36 passengers, was conducting an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. Shortly before beginning the descent, the flight crew noted a failure in the No. 1 hydraulic system. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without flaps on Runway 24R at CYUL. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the passenger bridge.

July 10, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACT/JZA8705) from Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was not able to lower the landing gear, and the pilot declared an emergency at 1122Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was notified. FJZA8705 eventually succeeded in lowering its landing gear and landed without any problems at 1148Z. No impact.

July 13, 2019

Incident at 4513N / 07400W

Shortly after takeoff, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA485) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) stated that it was coming back and landing at CYUL due to a problem with the flaps and landing gear. An emergency was declared, and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 1112Z. Runway 24R was closed until 1135Z for an inspection. No other impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0113: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus 320-200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight ACA485 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 5 crew members and 125 passengers on board. When it had just taken off from CYUL, the flight crew noted that the yellow and green hydraulic systems had overheated. The flight crew declared an emergency, and the aircraft returned to CYUL and landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries or damage. The operators maintenance service replaced the power transfer unit (PTU) in the green system, as well as the accumulator. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 21, 2019

Accident at 4537N / 07537W

A privately registered, amateur-built Lionel Petit Escalade 2060 from Rivière Blanche/Cardinal Aviation, QC (water) (CRB7) to Rivière Blanche/Cardinal Aviation, QC (water) (CRB7) crashed in the Ottawa training zone, in Val-des-Monts, at 15 chemin March. Two people on board received minor injuries.
Update – TSB #A19Q0093: an amateur-built Escalade 2060 equipped with floats was on a VFR flight from Rivière La Blanche, QC to the Gouin, QC reservoir with one pilot and one passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, the engine (General Motors L94 Vortec 6.2L) stopped running, and the aircraft crashed into the forest. The occupants received minor injuries, and there was no fire.

June 18, 2019

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

The manager of the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) airport informed the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) that there had been a crash at the side of the runway. A Cargair Ltd. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GDUL) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) conducted a training approach followed by a runway excursion and caught fire. Firefighters were at the scene and intervened quickly. The airport was closed by NOTAM until 2000Z, and a Visajet Ltd. aircraft (VJT744) was redirected to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL).
TSB Update #A19Q0091: a Cargair Piper PA-23-250 Aztec (C-GDUL) was on a visual flight rules (VFR) night flight from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. According to the flight plan that was filed, an approach with a pull-up was expected at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) before returning to CYHU. During the approach for CYRQ, the pilot modified his intentions and conducted a touch-and-go. At takeoff,the aircraft skidded to the left and crashed at the edge of the runway. The occupants were injured, but they managed to exit the aircraft quickly before being looked after by emergency services that had already arrived at the scene, at the request of another aircraft. A post-impact fire destroyed the aircraft.

June 16, 2019

Accident at St-Jean-Port-Joli QC

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB): during takeoff from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC, a privately registered, amateur-built Pitt S2E crashed. The extent of the damage is unknown. Two people were on board, one of which was killed. The status of the second person is unknown.
Update – TSB #A19Q0088: an amateur-built PITTS S-2E was on a VFR flight from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC to Montreal/Aéroparc Île Perrot, QC (CSP6) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. After it had taken off from Runway 24 at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, the aircraft was seen gaining altitude, tilting to the left, and losing altitude before crashing into a ditch along a route approximately 120 metres south of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by the violent force of the impact. A fire started but was quickly brought under control by people in the area, who provided the 2 occupants with emergency assistance. The passenger died from injuries; the pilot was seriously injured. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off during the impact.

June 20, 2019

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

At Montreal, Trudeau, QC (CYUL), the fire alarm went off at 2011Z. The tower was evacuated. Everything was back to normal at 2101Z.

June 30, 2019

Accident at AMOS / MAGNY QC (CYEY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Information was received from the airport administration. A 1107093 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-30 (C-GZLV) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) landed at CYEY without its landing gear down. The extent of the damage is unknown. The person on board was not injured. Emergency services were present during the landing. Impact on operations: the runway was closed until 0400Z on July 1. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
TSB Update #A19Q0098: C-GZLV, a privately registered Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from La Crête, AB (CFN5) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) with only the pilot on board. While the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 14 at CYEY, the pilot forgot to lower the landing gear. The aircraft therefore landed on its belly, and the propellers hit the runway. The aircraft came to a stop after having travelled an approximate distance of 1 500 ft. The pilot was not injured and could evacuate without difficulty. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but no fire was reported. The Amos municipality fire service was advised, and an emergency vehicle and an ambulance were deployed.

June 23, 2019

Incident at 5017N / 06606W (Aerodrome - other)

There was a forest fire 7 NM east of the Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) airport that had a minor impact on operations. A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL1909) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) had to deviate.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 10NM S DUTIL intersection

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GAWP) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency when 10NM South of the DUTIL intersection due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft landed at 1154Z without issue. No impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0084: C-GAWP, a Pascan Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 2 pilots and 1 passenger on board. During the descent for the approach for Runway 29 at CYQB, the crew declared an emergency due to a crack that appeared in the windshield on the right side. The aircraft landed without incident and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services was deployed. There were no injuries.

May 3, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Fuel - spill)

Airport security noticed a fuel leak on the main apron coming from a Swissport refuelling truck. Fire fighters were informed via internet, and they rushed to the location. No impact on operations. The clean-up operation ended at 0100Z.

May 15, 2019

Incident at 4NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3A) (C-GQBQ/QUE20E) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) rejected its approach approximately 4 NM on final for Runway 06, in the absence of a gear-down indication. The aircraft headed south to try to lower its gear mechanically and landed 15 minutes later without any problems, after the pilots had managed to unlock the gear.
Update - TSB #A19Q0068: a Service aérien du gouvernement du Québec Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 601 (C-GQBQ) on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 2 pilots and 4 passengers on board. When the gear unlocked position was selected on approach for Runway 06 at CYQB, the front gear did not go down. After having consulted the appropriate checklists, the aircraft declared an emergency and landed without any other problems, in the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services, which was ready to intervene. The aircraft was not damaged and no one was injured. Maintenance services replaced the gear control box and the aircraft was returned to service.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An aircraft on Taxiway A noticed a fuel leak coming from the wing of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Emergency services were called by air traffic services (ATS), and the area involved was cleared. Impact on operations: 2 aircraft on approach for Runway 24L had to overshoot, and several aircraft at arrival had to be redirected to Runway 24R. Three aircraft that were following ACA307 on Taxiway A waited 20 minutes before they were able to taxi. Operations returned to normal at CYUL at 2350Z.
Update - TSB #A19Q0066: an Air Canada Airbus 320-200 (C-FZUB/ACA307) was flying on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on Alpha for its takeoff, the crew of ROU1742, which was taxiing behind ACA307, noticed a significant fuel leak coming from the right engine. The ground controller then directed ACA307 to Taxiway A1 and informed Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. ARFF met the aircraft and cleaned up the leak. Passengers were led to the terminal on passenger transport vehicles before being transferred into another aircraft. The cause of the fuel leak is unknown at this time.

May 9, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetsream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) saw smoke coming from the engine while it was on apron 3. Firefighters were notified. No impact on operations.
TSB #A19Q0061: C-GPPS, a Pascan Jetstream 32-12 (PSC582), was getting ready for an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 13 passengers and 2 crew members. During start-up, the right engine (GARRETT TP331-12UHR) had a hung start and the crew saw flames in the engine exhaust pipe. The procedure for an engine fire on the ground was followed and the passengers were evacuated through the main entrance. A ground worker requested that aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services intervene. The flames did not spread and no one was injured.

May 8, 2019

Incident at 28NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Envoy Air Embraer E135 (N853AE/ENY4127) from New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a problem with engine 2. It landed without incident at 0350Z. No impact on operations.
TSB Update A19Q0060: N853AE, an Envoy Air Inc. Embraer EMB-135KL (ENY4127), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 39 passengers on board. At 28 NM south of CYUL, the crew noticed that the oil level in engine #2 had dropped to 4 pints. The crew followed the checklist (QRH) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. There were no injuries or damage.

April 18, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On its initial climb during departure from Runway 24R, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (MAX130) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared an emergency and levelled off at 1 000 ft due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency services were notified. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1422Z. Impact on operations: a short delay at arrival for the other aircraft flying on instrument flight rules (IFR), the time during which MAX130 landed and cleared the runway.
TSB Update #A19Q0048: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Beech B100, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) training flight MAX130 from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with just 2 pilots on board. During the initial climb after the departure from CYHU, smoke appeared in the cockpit. The crew decided to return to CYHU and land, and it declared a state of emergency. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services were deployed, and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident. There were neither injuries nor damage. The post-flight inspection did not reveal the presence of smoke; the source of the smoke has not been identified.

April 9, 2019

Incident at cyhu 060 / 12

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (MAX180) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal, QC (CYHU) on initial climb with the en-route sector, requested to return to CYHU due to an engine fire indication. No emergency declared. The aircraft landed without incident at 1059Z. No impact on operations.

April 8, 2019

Incident at CYUL 240 / 25

A SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (SKW3130) from Chicago, IL (KORD) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported that it had lost its airspeed indicator and declared an emergency. Emergency measures were taken. SKW3130 landed on Runway 06R at 1510Z. No impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q046: A SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ-200 (N928EV/SKW3130), with 3 crew members and 44 passengers on board was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Chicago O’Hare, IL (KORD) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While inbound for CYUL, at FL200, speed indications became unreliable; the pilot-in-commands anemometer displayed an "amber IAS flag" (indicated airspeed); the co-pilots indicated 40 kts and his altimeter was fluctuating. The flight crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 06R, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services present and ready to intervene. No damage or injuries to report.

March 29, 2019

Accident at In the vicinity of: Lac Malartic QC

Police were informed of a crash involving a privately registered Zenair CH-701-L near Highway 117, close to Lac Malartic. The ultralight was a write off. On March 29, 2019 at 2353Z, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) indicated that the pilot of the Zenair had died as a result of injuries.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-246929-V1 deleted.
Update: TSB #A19Q0038: A privately operated ski plane registered as a Zenair CH-701-L basic ultralight was making a local flight from Lac Malartic, QC using visual flight rules (VFR) with only its pilot aboard. After taking off from Lac Malartic around 13:20 local time, the aircraft flew over Chemin du Lac Malartic at low altitude before disappearing behind the treeline. Soon after, flames and smoke were seen at the site of the crash, about 50 m east of Route 117, at highway marker 548. A post-impact fire partly destroyed the aircraft. Although the pilot initially survived the crash, he died of his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. According to Environment Canada reports, the weather conditions at the time of the crash were favourable for visual flight, with a clear sky and light winds from the north.

February 4, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB866) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) 10 NM on final for Runway 25 notified the flight service station (FSS) that it was going to reject its approach on Runway 25 due to a flap problem, and the aircraft requested that emergency services be present for its landing. The aircraft landed safely at 2047Z and came to a stop on the runway for a brake inspection. The aircraft then taxied up to the terminal, then the runway was inspected. No impact on operations.
Update - TSB report #A19Q0020: C-FFNC, a Bradley Air Services / First Air Boeing 737-406 (FAB866) with 4 crew members and 78 passengers on board, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). During to approach for Runway 25 at CYVP, the crew received an asymmetric flaps indication. The approach was rejected, and the crew followed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services for the landing. C-FFNC landed without incident and stopped on the runway for a brake inspection. The aircraft then taxied to the terminal. There were no injuries. The flap position indicator and transmitter were changed and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 28, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-8FN (C-GKVL/SWG193) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl Airport, MX (MMPR) requested to divert to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) due to a bird stike on departure. SWG193 landed without complication at 1349Z. No impact on operations.
Update - TSB Report #A19Q0016: A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (C-GKVL/SWG193), which was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Puerto Vallarta/Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexico (MMPR), had 7 crew members and 162 passengers on board. During the initial climb at departure from Runway 24 at CYQB, the flight crew heard a loud noise right when the landing gear retracted. Although there was no indication or anomaly in the cockpit, the crew initially believed that a tire had exploded, and they notified ATC. However, the control tower at CYQB confirmed that no tire debris had been found. The operators maintenance control centre was then contacted, then it was decided that the aircraft would be diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and requested the presence of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The aircraft landed overweight and without incident on Runway 24R and taxied to the terminal after a brake inspection by ARFF services. No one was injured. The aircraft was returned to service that same day.

January 24, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The passengers on an Air Transat Airbus A321-211 (C-GEZD/TSC782) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) were bothered by glycol vapour while the aircraft was de-icing at the gate before takeoff. Information provided by the aerodromes aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0012: C-GEZD, an Airbus A321-211 operated by Air Transat under flight number TSC782 with 6 crew members and 185 passengers on board, was carrying out a flight under instrument flight rules from Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl, FL (KFLL). While parked at the gate and undergoing de-icing, fumes were noticed in the flight deck as well as reported by the cabin crew. It was quickly attributed to de-icing fluid being ingested by the APU. The aircraft was deplaned and emergency services contacted. 11 passengers and 4 crew members were seen by paramedics and transported to the hospital for observations.

January 14, 2019

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

A de Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by Jazz (C-GUJZ/JZA8792) from Montreal/Trudeau International (CYUL), QC, to Saint John (CYSJ), NB, declared an emergency because of a fire in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely at 0129Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During climb, the Cabin Crew observed abnormal smoke originating from the outboard coffee maker along with a strong smell. After notifying the Flight Crew, the associated circuit breakers were pulled and an orange color glow was observed behind the coffee maker. A portable fire extinguisher was discharged along with a 1.5 liter water bottle. The Flight Crew declared an emergency and executed an air turn back without further incident. The coffee maker and the portable fire extinguisher were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted. Note: Sugar packets were found behind the coffee maker; however, there was no evidence that it contributed to the incident.
Update - TSB Report #A19Q0003: C-GUJZ, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-400, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight JZA8792 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) with 4 crew members and 66 passengers on board. Approximately 45 NM east of CYUL, when the aircraft was climbing past 16 000 ft ASL, the cabin crew noticed smoke as well as a reddish glow behind the coffee maker. With the use of an extinguisher, the fire was brought under control. The flight crew members put on their oxygen masks, declared an emergency, and requested a return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without any problems. The aircraft taxied up to the walkway, from which passengers were able to exit the plane. No one was injured and the aircraft sustained no damage.

October 16, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900 (PCO1411) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a possible bird strike on departure Runway 03. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found nothing on inspection.

October 13, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Horizon Air Industries de Havilland DHC-8-402 (QXE2387) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) reported possible bird strike on departure. Nothing was found by aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF).

October 9, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3185) on a flight form Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported a possible bird strike on landing Runway 27. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) inspected and found nothing. No impact to operations.

October 8, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Horizon Air Industries de Havilland DHC-8-400 (QXE2382) on a flight from Seattle-Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported a possible bird strike on short final landing Runway 27. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found nothing on inspection. No impact on operations.

March 24, 2019

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172N (C-GMLY) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) veered off Runway 34 on landing. The pilot recovered and returned to the runway with no damage to the aircraft. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) recovered foreign object debris (FOD) from the runway. No operational impact.

October 6, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Nanchang CJ6A from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) performing engine run-up experienced oil loss. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) dispatched to tow aircraft to parking and clean up the oil spill. No impact on operations.

September 28, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A Westair Aviation Piaggio P-180 Avanti (C-GFOX) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible left main gear issue on final for Runway 34. C-GFOX overflew the runway and the gear appeared to be down. C-GFOX flew over lake to do checks, and landed without issue. Fire trucks were called out. A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GTWE/WEN3160) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was delayed on departure.

September 21, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Rutan Vari-Eze from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed on Runway 09 and experienced a nose gear collapse at the intersection of Runway 09 and Runway 14. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, and the pilot re-deployed the nose gear and pulled the aircraft off of Runway 09 within 5 minutes. 3 other aircraft were delayed for 5 minutes.

September 23, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3261) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed Runway 27 and reported a possible bird strike on roll out. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) responded, nothing was found.

September 18, 2019

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A320-211 (ROU1681) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) experienced a bird strike on touchdown for Runway 27. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit recovered 1 sparrow. No impact on operations.

September 10, 2019

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8064) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found 3 swallows. Pilot was advised. No impact on operations.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1681) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported a possible bird strike on arrival Runway 09. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found some feathers, but no bird. Pilot advised. No impact on operations.

August 11, 2019

Incident at SANDSPIT BC (CYZP)

TSB #A19P0121:C-GTAG, a Dehavilland DHC-8-301 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, had just completed the start sequence for the second engine for a scheduled flight (JZA 8519) from Sandspit, BC (CYZP) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 3 crew members and 45 passengers on board when the flight attendant noticed smoke in the middle of the passenger cabin. The flight attendant notified the flight crew; the crew opened the door and commenced a rapid de-planement. The passengers and crew exited the aircraft uneventfully. The fire department attended and did not find any hot spots. Maintenance personnel carried out engine runs as per the AMM, both air conditioning packs and pressurization function checks were completed with no faults noted. A test flight was carried out and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 1, 2019

Accident at Francois Lake

TSB #A19P0095: a privately operated float-equipped Savannah Homebuilt aircraft was attempting to land at Francois Lake, BC with 2 persons on board. During the first attempt to land, the left float made contact with the lake harder than usual and the aircraft began to porpoise. The pilot aborted the landing and came around for a second attempt. During the second attempt to land, the left float collapsed and the aircraft dug in. After the aircraft veered to the left, the right wing tip contacted the water causing substantial damage and the aircraft began to sink. Both occupants escaped without injury and were retrieved by nearby witnesses. Neither occupant was wearing a personal floatation device. The ELT did not transmit a signal and there was no post-impact fire.

July 9, 2019

Incident at 30 NM N TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB #A19P0089: C-GAVQ, a Bell 407 aircraft operated by Summit Helicopters, was conducting forest fire suppression operations 30 nm north of Terrace (CYXT), BC with only the pilot on board. While attempting to release the load of water on the fire, the pilot inadvertently depressed the cargo hook release button, resulting in the release of the bucket and longline. There were no injuries.

August 24, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEN/WEN3157) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike when departing Runway 09. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) inspected runway, but did not find evidence of strike.

August 23, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8063) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike on arrival to Runway 09. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) recovered 1 small bird.

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