July 21, 2022

Accident at Clos Louvain de la ville de Montreal

TSB Report #A22Q0090: A City of Montreal Drone DJI Matrice 600 Pro was on a thermal imaging flight approximately 110 metres over a Louvain Est Street city property in Montréal, QC, when it suddenly began to descend. The batteries were at 51% and the pilot attempted to regain control of the drone, which struck the ground and was substantially damaged. There were no injuries or damage to the ground. There was no post-impact fire; however, there were signs of plastic overheating. Battery inspection did not reveal any defects.

August 29, 2022

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

When departing from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-200 (RAG100) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported having one or two possible flat tires. RAG100 said it was continuing its flight to CYUL and declared PAN PAN. Coordination was performed. RAG100 was on the ground on Runway 24R at 2220Z without incident. Impact: Taxiway B2 was closed from 2220Z to 2233Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB #A22Q0106: C-FFAL, a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2R8C (RAG100) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 35 passengers and 4 crew members on board. During rotation during takeoff, the flight crew heard a detonation coming from the left side of the aircraft, followed by the smell of rubber. A passenger observed small flames coming from engine #1. The crew suspected a left landing gear tire failure and followed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The flight continued to CYUL with the landing gear extended. The crew contacted the CYUY flight service station (FSS) to advise of possible debris on the runway. Once in communication with the Montreal ACC, the crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN) and reported possibly one or two flats. The aircraft landed without incident on the right of Runway 24 at 2220Z. No injuries and no damage. Engine #1 was shut off and inspected on the taxiway and no damage was observed. After a check, it was discovered that a bird strike had occurred at CYUY.

August 23, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), on right base for Runway 06, conducted a visual approach. The pilot declared "PAN PAN" due to an engine failure and continued its approach for landing. Fire alarm was set off. Safe landing. No impact.

June 18, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The Air Canada (ACA) dispatcher called the tower to report that an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA664) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) had a tire pressure drop during take-off from Runway 24L and there was a possibility of debris. Inspection completed; none found on runway.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-287087-V2: An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GJXN/ACA664) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared "PAN PAN", advised the Moncton (YQM) high-level controller that they blew a tire on departure from CYUL, and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on stand-by for their arrival into CYHZ. The aircraft landed at 2007Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22A0028: C-GJXN, an Airbus 220-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA664 from Montréal/Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, to Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS. Immediately following departure from CYUL, the flight crew noted indication of low tire pressure. The flight crew discussed the low tire indication with the company maintenance control and operations departments, and decided to continue to destination. Once in radio communication with CYHZ, a PAN PAN was declared and a request to have airport emergency services standing by was made. The flight landed at CYHZ without further incident. Inspection by emergency services did not reveal any damage to landing gear. The aircraft taxied in and deplaned passengers at the gate. Further inspection by company maintenance revealed low tire pressure and tire tread damage consistent with FOD impact. The damaged tire was replaced, and no other damage was found.

June 6, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GQBA/GRFEU06) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared "PAN PAN" due to a hydraulic issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit notified. The aircraft landed at 1843Z on Runway 24 and exited the runway at 1849Z. Several delays of light VFR aircraft and the departure of PVL1910 and arrival of SWG381.

May 20, 2022

Incident at OVUNI intersection

Between DAPIG and OVUNI, the pilot of a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO102) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared that an engine fire warning light came on, but that no fire was observed. An emergency was not declared. Return to CYUY was requested. The aircraft landed safely at 1700Z.

May 11, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Quad City Challenger II experienced a runway excursion when conducting taxi tests on the ground at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The aircraft lost a wheel and the pilot reported seeing smoke come from the aircraft. No fire was declared. Impact: the runway was closed until 2002Z. Flight and ground delays for several aircraft.

May 9, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA2335) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency at 1211Z due to a non-normal rotation, where the crew mentioned feeling the aircraft pull to the right. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at 1634Z and remained on the runway for an inspection by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. Operational impact: minor delays for two VFR aircraft.

May 7, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (QUE10) on an IFR MEDEVAC flight from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared "PAN PAN." The aircraft had a problem with its right engine and lost oil pressure. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and Airport Safety were notified. The aircraft landed without further incident at 0710Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATM - operations)

Fire alarm system activated. Evacuation of the air operations coordination centre (AOCC) control tower. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and airport security were notified. Return of controllers at 0610Z. The alarm was set off by a water leak. No impact on operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.

April 16, 2022

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

At 0244Z, a failure of the fire detection system caused the evacuation of the Montreal/Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) tower. Return to the tower at 0351Z. Impact on operations: delayed arrivals for ROU1639, EDV4937, ACA494, TSC107, ACA328, WJA598 and TSC999. EDV4937, ROU1639 and ACA328 asked to land at their discretion.

April 1, 2022

Incident at 27NM NNE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

At 2055Z, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit and asked to return to CYUL. Emergency vehicles were dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 2108Z. Impact on operations: several aircraft were put into a holding pattern for about 10 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0033: C-GJBV, a Sky Jet M. G. Beech A100 (SJ512), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). When the aircraft was nearing the SINRO point (approximately 27 nautical miles [NM] north-northeast of CYUL), the crew requested to return to CYUL due to smoke in the cockpit. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on alert. The aircraft landed without incident and there were no injuries.

March 12, 2022

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

An Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (C-GTSR/TSC399) from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared "PAN PAN" due to a flat on the right main landing gear. Emergency vehicles were dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 2322Z and left via B2. A runway inspection was performed and no anomalies were found. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0027: C-GTSR, an Air Transat Inc. Airbus 330-243 (TS399) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Punta Cana Intl, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Shortly after takeoff, the crew saw a low tire pressure message on the ECAM (electronic centralized aircraft monitor), along with a similar message on the panel for wheel number 4. While in flight, the crew contacted the companys maintenance service; a decision was made to continue the flight to its destination. Upon approach to CYUL, an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit inspected the landing gear and the aircraft was towed to the designated parking area.

February 24, 2022

Incident at 100.00NM NE ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FHGG/PRO4245) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) aborted its approach for Runway 04 at CYMT to perform a check. Erroneous "gear not down" indication. PRO4245 decided to return to CYUY. At 0105Z, 100NM northeast (NE) of CYUY, PRO4245 declared an emergency and called for emergency vehicles.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0023: C-FHGG, a Propair Inc. BE10 operating as PRO4245, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) with 1 passenger and 2 pilots on board. On approach to CYMT, the crew selected landing gear down and a left gear abnormal indication appeared. The crew decided to pull up and return to CYUY. Approximately 100 nautical miles Northeast of CYUY, an emergency was declared and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident, and there were no injuries or damage.

February 22, 2022

Incident at 30NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA334) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a de-icing problem. The aircraft landed safely at 2327Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0021: C-GJYC, an Air Canada Airbus A220-300 (ACA334), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 135 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Upon descent, at approximately flight level 250, a right pneumatic system failure occurred, which led to a loss of de-icing capacity in flight. The crew consulted the checklist and declared an emergency due to the higher speed required to cross through the icing area. The aircraft landed without incident; Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was deployed. No injuries or damage.

February 21, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Shortly after takeoff, a Max Aviation Inc. Beech B200 (C-GISZ/MAX220) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft asked to return to CYHU; emergency vehicles were dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 2113Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0020: C-GISZ, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B200 (MAX220), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) with two pilots on board. On the initial climb after takeoff, the crew selected landing gear up and an abnormal indication for the gear in transition appeared. The crew declared an emergency and performed a hold circuit to consult the checklist and the company to correct the discrepancy. The landing gear was finally extended and the indications returned to normal. As a precaution, the crew overflew the runway to get visual confirmation that the landing gear was extended and returned to CYHU to land on Runway 06L without incident; the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was deployed. No injuries or damage.

February 14, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

At 1620Z, a Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GKUC/KUK848) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it was aborting its approach due to a landing gear indication. After three missed approaches, an emergency was declared at 1648Z. The aircraft landed at 1659Z without incident. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17548: A Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GKUC/KUK848) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised the CYVP Flight Service Station (FSS) that they had landing gear issues. Initially, no emergency was declared. KUK848 conducted an overshoot of Runway 25 so the FSS could visually confirm if the landing gear was out. At 1648Z, KUK848 requested emergency services. The CYVP Foreman conducted an inspection of Runway 07/25, and the aircraft conducted another overshoot of Runway 25 until emergency responders were on the scene at 1655Z. Police arrived on scene and opened the Equipment and Procedure Training Verification Checklist (ECC) at 1657Z. The fire department arrived at 1659Z. KUK848 landed Runway 25. CYVP Foreman performed an inspection of Runway 07/25. The emergency was declared over at 1704Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 282732-V1: A Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GKUC/KUK848) reported that it had to fly to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with its landing gear down because of an on-board indication that the system was not locked. The aircraft did not declare an emergency; no operational impact. (Duplicate AOR 282732-V1/CADORS 2022Q0387 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0014: C-GKUC, a Kudlik Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47 (KUK848) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). On approach to CYVP, the crew conducted a visual approach to Runway 25. When the landing gear was being extended, an instrument panel caution light illuminated to indicate that the right landing gear was not secured. The crew then consulted the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist and used the manual emergency gear lever. A missed approach was conducted and the aircraft conducted a visual flight rules (VFR) circuit. The aircraft made two further missed VFR approaches due to a problem with the manual emergency landing gear lever. The crew declared an emergency and decided to land Runway 31, where the aircraft landed safely.

January 30, 2022

Incident at 50NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Air Transat Airbus 330-200 (TSC38) on a flight from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT) reported a fire indication in the baggage hold and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared, but the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was notified. TSC38 landed safely on Runway 24R at 0234Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0009: C-GJDA, an Airbus A330-243 operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC038 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, France (LFBT). As the aircraft was climbing through flight level (FL) 330, the crew received a "FWD Cargo Smoke and Land ASAP" message from the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system. The crew carried out the ECAM procedures and returned to CYUL. No emergency was declared, but the aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services were on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance inspected the forward and aft cargo hold and no evidence of smoke, or events that would have caused a smoke indication, were found. A faulty Smoke Detection Control Unit (SDCU) was suspected. Maintenance replaced the unit.

January 25, 2022

Incident at 78NM E PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to flight control issues. AIE754 changed its destination to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). Emergency vehicles were dispatched and AIE754 landed without incident at 1915Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0008: C-GMAI, a Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE754) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) with 52 passengers and 4 crew members on board. At flight level 180, the inside edge of the left-hand slat was observed to be in an asymmetric position. Although the controllability of the aircraft was not significantly affected, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), where the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries. Following inspection by maintenance, the inboard slat actuator was replaced.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17551: An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE754) from Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), with an en route stop at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), took off from CTP9 heading south, but when they were east of CYPX, they re-routed to CYPX indicating they had a flight control problem and declared an emergency at 1857Z. CYPX emergency services, the fire department, ambulance and Nunavik Police were called. Police arrived at 1910Z. Emergency services were on standby for the aircraft to land. AIE754 landed safely without incident. CYPX universal communications (UNICOM) advised. CYPX emergency services were advised and a runway surface condition (RSC) report was sent after the incident.

November 20, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3185) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a door indication with the CYYJ terminal. The aircraft landed safely and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit followed the aircraft to the gate.

November 3, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900 (PCO1537) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed and reported an aircraft equipment issue, returned and landed safely. Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on stand-by.

October 18, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE514) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted an inspection and found no remains.

October 10, 2022

Incident at 10NM SE Kelowna (CYLW) (Other operational incident)

The tower reported smoke and fire to the BC Wildfire unit at approximately 15h30 local (lcl) time. The unit informed the tower that that they were aware and there was no need for further information.

October 16, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8162) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on departure. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit found nothing upon inspection. No impact on operations.

October 12, 2022

Accident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A British Columbia Helicopters Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GELP) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) crashed in the infield on its initial approach. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) responded to the tower crash alarm.

September 27, 2022

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

A report of birds on the threshold of Runway 27 was made. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) recovered several Killdeers. No impact on operation.

September 26, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (REBL334) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) in circuit for Runway 19 advised one engine was out and needed to land. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was put on standby. The aircraft landed without incident. No operational impact.

September 25, 2022

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

A privately registered Piper PA-38-112 from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported high oil pressure. No emergency declared but the aircraft was given priority. The flight returned to CYYJ and landed safely. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. IFR departures, an Air North Boeing 737-500 (ANT542) and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8156) were delayed less than 10 minutes.

February 14, 2022

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

TSB Report #A22P0013:C-GVEN, a WestJet Encore De Havilland Aircraft of Canada DHC-8-400, was operating as flight WEN3172 from Comox (CYQQ), BC, to Calgary (CYYC), AB, with 4 crew members and 10 passengers on board. While boarding, as the crew started the APU, the "APU Warning" light did not illuminate as usual on completion of the start procedure. The crew shut off the APU. The aircraft then stopped accepting external power. As the crew started the APU the second time, ground personnel reported to the flight crew that smoke was coming from the APU. The crew declared an emergency and a rapid deplanement was completed. When ARFF arrived at the aircraft, there was no sign of fire and the smoke was dissipating. Maintenance found that the APU starter-generator would engage when external power was applied to the aircraft. The APU starter-generator was replaced. After the completion of a function check, the airplane was returned to service. A Service Difficulty Report was submitted for this defect.

September 9, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A white fuel vehicle crossed over the hold line of Taxiway Delta onto the runway protected area (RPA) while turning. Multiple fire-fighting aircraft were on final at the time. No impact to operations.

September 7, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. Beech B300C (LVW357) on a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a fuel pressure warning, declared an emergency, and returned safely to CYYJ with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on stand-by. No impact on operations.

September 8, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FNJZ/JZA8391) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a mechanical and navigation issue with the Area Control Centre (ACC) while inbound to land in CYLW. JZA8391 advised they required the area navigation (RNAV) A approach to Runway 34 when Runway 16 was the active runway. JZA8391 did not declare an emergency or require the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to be on stand-by. The aircraft landed without incident; runway inspection was clear. Minor impact on operations.

September 5, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3285) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike when departing from Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, but found nothing.
UPDATE: AOR 290903-V3 (update to aircraft registration, flight number, and destination): A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3295) from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) responded, but found nothing.

September 6, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

An Aaron Buys Gold Ltd. Mooney M20K (C-GPGW) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) returned to land with an engine issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on stand-by as a precaution. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLUT/FLE551) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), at the gate, requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit in order to deal with a passenger who was boarding the aircraft. Ground control passed instruction to the Fire Hall to make a 911 call.

August 30, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (WSW316) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) departed from Runway 16. The tower observed a fire and an explosion from the right engine, followed by a loud bang. A runway inspection yielded no debris. The aircraft requested clearance to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

September 1, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE514) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported unruly passengers in flight and requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Aircraft Recue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded as well.

August 31, 2022

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

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GSDZ) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) experienced a flat tire when attempting a touch-and-go on Runway 09 at CYYJ. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit recovered C-GSDZ. A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (WJA154) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was delayed by 15 minutes.

August 28, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard. The joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Victoria determined it to be from a privately registered Cessna T182T on the field. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched; aircraft was located and the ELT was disabled.

August 21, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: Oliver, BC

A Talon Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FTHY) reported hearing a "Mayday" call in the Oliver, BC, area, regarding an engine fire light, at 0108Z. It was broadcasted on Oliver, BC (CAU3), Kelowna, BC (CYLW), Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) and Kamloops, BC (CYKA) frequencies. No contact. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

August 23, 2022

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

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GXTZ) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike landing on Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit recovered a bird. No impact on operations.

August 22, 2022

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8161) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike upon touch down on Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit recovered a bird, no impact on the operation.

August 8, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An East Fraser Fiber Co. Ltd. Bell 206L-I (C-GFVL) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) crossed through restricted forest fire airspace and entered the CYKA control zone (CZ) without establishing contact.

July 29, 2022

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

Around 1912Z, a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc Cessna 172M (C-GWTE) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), on Apron 1 at CYPK, reported seeing a brief fire from the exhaust at the back of a Cascadia Airways Inc. Piper PA-31-350 (C-GZNB/CBF420), followed by some smoke. CBF420 was also on Apron 1. CBF420 had arrived earlier than C-GWTE and was no longer on the frequency. Ground control was not able to relay information about the report to CBF420.

August 2, 2022

Accident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Fire - aircraft (cockpit, cargo or passenger area), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Canadair CT-114 Tutor (SNBD13) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), departing from Runway 12, briefly became airborne then immediately fell to the ground at the end of Runway 12 and caught on fire. Runway 12/30 and Runway 03/21 were closed and the appropriate agencies were advised.

July 30, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GWJP) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was east of the control zone and called up to advise that they were inbound to land with a rough-running engine. The aircraft was cleared straight-in for Runway 25 and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were put on stand-by. The aircraft landed safely at 1800Z. No operational impact.

July 26, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Forest fire activities NOTAM I3767/22 was published with a decision altitude lower than that published on the approach plate (3500 feet). NOTAM altitude was intended to be 3740 feet, however, it was issued as 3470 feet.

August 1, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8150) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound to Gate 29 on Apron 6, abeam Gate 34, stopped and requested the Emergency Services unit due to a mechanical issue. The crew was concerned that there may be smoke coming from the auxiliary power unit (APU). The Airport Fire unit responded.

June 25, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Romeo Juliet Golf Ltd. Cessna 182N (C-GRJG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was flying a simulated missed approach off of the Runway 07 instrument landing system (ILS) when it advised of a "prop overspeed" and needed to land immediately. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on stand-by. The pilot landed immediately on Runway 19, without further issue. No operational impact.

June 16, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Shortly after departure, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab SF340A (C-GPCQ/PCO1609) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) declared a "Mayday" due to engine failure and returned to CYVR. The flight landed safely, with no operational impact (Duplicate AOR 287106-V1 deleted).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0047: C-GPCQ, a Saab SF340A operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited, was conducting flight PCO1609 from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to Tofino (CYAZ), BC, with 3 crew and 14 passengers onboard. Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew experienced an uncommanded yaw and saw abnormal indications for the right engine (General Electric CT7-5A2). The crew determined the aircraft was experiencing a propeller under-speed and declared a MAYDAY. They completed the propeller under-speed checklist, which required an in-flight engine shutdown, followed by the one engine inoperative checklist. The crew returned to the airport assisted by vectors from air traffic control. The airplane landed safely and the crew requested aircraft rescue and fire fighting personnel to inspect the right engine prior to taxiing back to the terminal. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was grounded and maintenance inspections are being conducted to determine the cause.

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