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.

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GDPI/PRO4600) from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) aborted its takeoff run because smoke was coming from one of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway via Taxiway C. Emergency services were not requested. The aircraft returned to the terminal; no impact.

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.

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.

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.

April 29, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A 2376239 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-24-250 (C-GUYE) from Squamish, BC (CYSE) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) advised the tower of a possible landing gear issue on final approach for Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out on stand-by. C-GUYE landed safely on Runway 09 with no impact to other airport traffic.

April 13, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Conair Group Inc. Rockwell 690A (FGD134) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) did not have a green light showing for their left main landing gear. The tower had the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on stand-by for their landing. The aircraft landed safely at 2028Z. No impact to operations.

April 7, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Kisik Aerial Survey Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXNF) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) declared an emergency North of Vancouver (YVR) with the Vancouver Terminal. The aircraft had an engine failure and returned to CZBB. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on stand-by at the scene. The aircraft landed safely at 2250Z. No operational impact.

March 11, 2022

Incident at 4NM N Kelowna (CYLW)

The Kelowna, BC (CYLW) Tower received a report of a drone working low level in the vicinity of a fire 4NM directly north of the airport. This did not appear to have been coordinated with air traffic service (ATS). Police services advised. No operational impact.

March 3, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters Diamond DA-42 (C-FSGM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) departed from CYXX, reported a landing gear indication problem and returned to land at CYXX. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called to standby, otherwise no operational impact.

March 1, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8489) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a possible bird strike while landing on Runway 09. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted a runway inspection, no remains found. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GVVG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) declared an emergency on short final due to a vacuum pump failure. C-GVVG landed safely. Two VFR general aviation (GA) aircraft were pulled up in order to accommodate C-GVVG. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded.

January 10, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Aviation Incident Report #17482: A passenger on a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3233) on a flight to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was vaping in the lavatory, which triggered the fire alarm. The Operations Control Centre was notified and the CYXX Airport Service Agents contacted the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit, who escorted the passenger off of the aircraft.

February 16, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome - other, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A non-airport vehicle was observed on the East Apron, entering Taxiway Sierra without air traffic control (ATC) contact and then continuing on the East Apron behind the hangar line. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit and security responded. No operational impact.

February 7, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Lockheed C-130 (HAULR24) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) indicated a landing gear malfunction on departure. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised. The aircraft immediately returned and landed safely. No operational impact.

February 3, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGFZ/ACA116) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was taxiing out for a departure from Runway 08R and advised ground control that they had to return due to a medical emergency. The aircraft returned to the gate. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded. Audio was reviewed.

January 28, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Okanagan Aviation Academy Cessna 172M (C-GJES) from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) touched down and made a left turn on the runway, into the snow on the east side of the runway. Crash alarm was pulled, and emergency vehicles attended the scene right away. The runway was closed via NOTAM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0006: C-GJES, an Aurora Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172M, was conducting flight training exercises near Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) with a student pilot on board. During the landing roll at CYLW, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the left side of the paved surface of Runway 34, in the vicinity of Taxiway B. The aircraft did not collide with any obstacles. The aircraft became stuck in the snow and the student pilot shut down the engine to prevent a prop strike. Aircraft rescue fire fighting personnel responded and assisted with towing the aircraft back onto the runway. There were no injuries and no apparent damage to the aircraft. The operator will complete an aircraft maintenance inspection prior to returning the airplane to service.

January 22, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3202) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) had a mechanical emergency. WEN3202 returned to CYVR with a landing gear issue. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on site to assist. The aircraft landed without incident. Runway 26R was closed as result, but reopened once vacated.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After takeoff, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear (MLG) failed to retract. Appropriate Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) actions were carried out and the aircraft (A/C) returned to the point of departure. Maintenance replaced the LH MLG retraction actuator. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) 20220125009 was filed in connection with this event.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0005: C-FENO, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (flight WEN3202), was conducting an instrument flight rules flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Fort Saint John, BC (CYXJ) with 4 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the flight crew selected gear up after take-off from CYVR, the annunciators displayed an amber “main left gear door” indication, and a red “left main gear” indication. The crew actioned the landing gear door malfunction checklist, completed the alternate gear extension procedure, and decided to return to CYVR. They did not declare an emergency but indicated a need for emergency response vehicles to be on stand-by. The airplane landed without incident and was met by aircraft rescue fire fighting vehicles. Maintenance found the left retract actuator was bypassing internally and replaced the retract actuator. The inspection also found the right main landing gear alternate extension cam mechanism assembly and the alternate extension up-lock release cable were broken. Those were replaced and, after a rigging check, the airplane was returned to service.

January 20, 2022

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

A Horizon Air Industries de Havilland DHC-8-400 (QXE2554) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) reported a bird strike during departure from Runway 27. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and recovered a gull. No impact to operations.

April 27, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Chartright Air Inc. Cessna 560 Citation Ultra (C-GVJT/HRT373) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Orlando, FL (KMCO) declared an emergency after an engine fire indication and elected to return to CYYZ. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched and HRT373 landed on Runway 33R at 1654Z without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations.

April 19, 2022

Incident at 180NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQE/POE630) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic issue and advised returning to CYQT. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched. The aircraft arrived at 1414Z, shut down on the runway and was towed off. Two departures and two arrivals were delayed between 7-20 minutes.

April 21, 2022

Accident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

Various aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal near Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised and confirmed that a Care On Logistics Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GMFG) from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) was involved in an accident near CYKZ. Police and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

April 13, 2022

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (ATM - operations)

The control tower at Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) was evacuated (EVAC) due to a fire alarm. Business resumed at the back-up site at 1930Z. No impact on operations. The tower re-opened at 1950Z.

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (ATM - operations)

The Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) tower evacuated due to a fire alarm (again). Limited service resumed at an alternate site at 2035Z. The tower re-opened at 2105Z.

April 8, 2022

Incident at 170NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Jet Logistics Inc. Learjet 35A (N421SV/JLG21) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared an emergency due to an overheating engine. The aircraft diverted to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) and landed without incident and impact to operations at 2151Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) did respond.

April 6, 2022

Incident at 37NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, an Air Bravo Pilatus PC-12/45 (AB229) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported an elevator issue, declared an emergency, and returned to CYQT. Landed without incident or impact to operations at 1403Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded.

March 21, 2022

Incident at 2NM SW TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An inbound Canadian Aviation Maintenance Cessna 172M (C-GCOH) from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) declared an emergency due to engine failure 2NM southwest. Three inbound aircraft were moved to accommodate. Fire trucks were called to the airport, but not needed. The aircraft landed safely and stopped in the runway intersection, blocking both runways for 18 minutes. The aircraft was towed off. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed and the runways returned to normal use.

Accident at BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

A Brantford Flying Club Cessna 172RG (C-GOFD) on a flight to Brantford, ON (CYFD) crashed on short final for Runway 29 at CYFD. Damage unknown. 1 soul on board (SOB) with serious injuries. Police, ambulance, and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit attended the scene. No known NAV CANADA involvement. No impact to operations.

March 9, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Approximately 3 minutes after departure, the pilot of a 2269831 Ontario Inc. Dassault Falcon 10 (C-GFJX) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) called reporting that they had an issue with gear retraction. The aircraft needed to remain airborne for approximately 15 minutes to burn off fuel before returning to land. East Satellite sector advised and communication was transferred for low level lines to reduce fuel. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was advised, trucks were on site at 1520Z. Aircraft was re-established for the visual approach Runway 12, and landed safely at 1528Z. ARFF was called off at 1530Z. Some delays administered for VFR departures, overall minimal impact on operations.

March 15, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-223 (C-FACJ/CJT462) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) on approach to Runway 12 declared PAN PAN PAN at 10 miles final. They reported an electrical smell in the cockpit but no sign of smoke. Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was advised and were on standby. The aircraft landed safely without reporting further issues.

March 4, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA2703) from Montego Bay/Sangster, Jamaica (MKJS) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN due to smoke in the flight deck and diverted to Hamilton, ON (CYHM). The flight landed safely around 2342Z on Runway 24. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched and met the aircraft at the gate. No other impact to operations.

February 21, 2022

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GAAR) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) went off the runway upon conducting a touch-and-go. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) alarm rang and fire was dispatched to assist. No injuries reported for the pilot-in-command (PIC) and the aircraft was towed back.

February 20, 2022

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, an Ornge Global Air Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (PUL104M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Summer Beaver, ON (CJV7) reported a prop deicing issue and elected to return to the field. The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 0444Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was not requested or required, and did not respond.

February 19, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Israel 1124 (C-FXDP) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported an emergency at 1830Z due to a hydraulic failure. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was alerted. The aircraft landed at 1856Z without further incident.

February 17, 2022

Incident at 50NM SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (OILR40) enroute from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported leaking fuel out of both the #1 and #2 engines and advised returning to CYWG. The pilot declared an emergency and requested the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit upon arrival.

February 11, 2022

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJEN/WEN3517) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to London, ON (CYXU), holding at OLEXI, declared "PAN PAN" with the Toronto Centre, reporting an icing detection system issue. No Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) equipment was requested; however, ARFF was advised and standing by. WEN3517 landed normally at 1543Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The right-hand (RH) wing leading edge 612DR was replaced.

February 15, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

West Satellite contacted Oshawa Tower to state that an inbound privately registered Piper PA-28R-20T from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) had reported alternator issues. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called and the airport manager (APM) was notified. The aircraft safely landed at 2045Z in Oshawa, with no further issues.

February 6, 2022

Incident at IMEBA intersection

An Air India Limited Boeing 777-333ER (AIC187) from India Gandhi, India (VIDP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an aft cargo fire warning. AIC187 was given priority handling and landed on Runway 24R at 1308Z with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit in attendance. No operational impact.

February 10, 2022

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

Shortly after take-off, a Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (WSG1475) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Angling Lake/Wapekeka, ON (CKB6) reported an issue with the aircrafts rudder boost system and elected to return to the field. The aircraft landed without incident or impact to operations at 1708Z. No assistance was required and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit did not respond.

January 22, 2022

Incident at NOAHA intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On short final for Runway 24R, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA8234) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" due to an auxiliary power unit (APU) fault and momentary fire warning. JZA8234 landed at 1703Z and stopped on the runway as fire trucks met the flight. After an inspection, JZA8234 taxied to the gate. The subsequent 3 flights landed on Runway 23. No other operational impact.

February 3, 2022

Accident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An ITPS (Canada) Ltd. Cirrus SR22 (C-GZQT/SA29) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) experienced a hard landing while conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 33. The aircraft bounced and the nose wheel collapsed, and the aircraft came to rest on the runway. There were 3 souls on board (SOB), no injuries or fuel spill reported. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, and Runway 15/33 was closed via NOTAM. The aircraft was pushed off the runway and Runway 15/33 re-opened at 2035Z. The shift manager was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0015: C-GZQT, a Cirrus SR22 being operated by ITPS Canada Ltd. as SA29, was on a training flight in the circuit for Runway 33 with three pilots on board; there was an instructor and a student occupying the front seats. During a normal landing, the aircraft was allowed to slow down unintentionally during the flare, at approximately 5-10 feet AGL. The student attempted to correct by adding power, but moved the control stick in their left hand, mistaking it for the throttle. This resulted in the aircraft pitching down rapidly and contacting the runway, causing the nose wheel assembly to become detached from the aircraft. The instructor pilot intervened during this sequence, and landed the aircraft on the remaining runway. The aircraft came to rest on its nose. There were no injuries.

January 29, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA7116) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" at 2013Z due to flap issues. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched and the flight landed safely on Runway 05 at 2023Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0012: C-FZJA, a MHI RJ Aviation CL600-2B19 (CRJ200) aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation, was conducting flight JZA7116 from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 3 crew and 16 passengers on board. While on approach into CYYZ for Runway 05, the flaps failed to extend when the flight crew actioned the lever to lower the flaps. The flight crew completed the applicable procedure of the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH), conducted a missed approach and declared "Pan Pan" with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft performed a second approach, with the flaps up, for Runway 05, where it landed without further incident with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles standing by. The company maintenance inspected the system and found the brake and positioning sensing unit (BPSU) sensing the RH flaps position at 46.6 degrees and a full lock of the LH flaps. Maintenance adjusted the RH flaps with the BPSU to 45 degrees and replaced all four LH flap actuators. The applicable rigging was completed and the system tested serviceable.

January 28, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA2507) from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 06L due to a flap issue. The pilot then declared "PAN PAN" due to flight control issues. The aircraft landed without issue on Runway 05 around 2349Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of WJA2507 from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on January 28, 2022 reported on Log Page AM51564 that on final approach they selected "flaps 30" and the flaps stayed at 15 units. A go-around was conducted and the aircraft landed in the flap 15 configuration without incident. It was noted that, after landing, the flaps travelled to 30 units, with indication in the green and no asymmetry noted. WestJet (WJ) maintenance met the aircraft and performed a Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) check on the Flap Slat Electronic Unit (FSEU), and found no existing faults. The previous flight leg showed a Trailing Edge Left-Hand (L/H) sensor fail. A visual inspection of the L/H flap position sensor and connector was accomplished, with no defects noted. Further troubleshooting was conducted in accordance with the Boeing Fault Isolation Manual (FIM) 27-51 Task 813, with no faults found and the Flap Slat Electronics Unit (FSEU) still showing no existing faults, indicating that this was an intermittent defect. As due diligence, the L/H flap position transmitter and connector D275 were replaced and tested serviceable, in accordance with the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the Standard Wiring Practises Manual, and a Required Inspection Item (RII) inspection was accomplished. The aircraft was returned to service and has flown one leg with no recurrence of the defect. WJ Reliability was contacted to identify negative trends from all operators and to identify if there are any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) remedies being reviewed, with the following results: this is a condition known to Boeing that affects all operators and the OEM is working on a permanent fix. Although the Fault Isolation Manual indicates that the operator may choose to replace the Flap Position Transmitter or the Indicator or both, new information from a Fleet Team Digest from Boeing that was created on 12/30/2021 suggests that the operator may want to consider replacing both the transmitter and the indicator. Even though there were no defects on the last flight, WestJet is replacing the Flap Position Indicator prior to further flight, per the suggestion in the new Boeing Fleet Team Digest (Work Order 690253).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0011: C-GAWS, a Boeing 737-8CT operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA2507 from Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperon International, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 6 crew and 158 passengers on board. While on approach into CYYZ for Runway 06L, the flight crew selected the flaps to 30 but subsequently noticed the flaps stopped and remained at 15. The flight crew went through non-normal procedures, performed a go-around and declared "Pan Pan" with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft performed a second approach for Runway 05 with the flaps at 15, where it landed without further incident with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles standing by. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft, replaced the Trailing Edge (TE) Flap transmitters, the left TE Flap position transmitter connector, and the Flap position indicator, and the system tested serviceable.

February 1, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Chartright Air Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GFGC/HRT623) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) declared a "PAN PAN" due to an engine fire indication after departing from Runway 23. HRT623 elected to return to CYYZ and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was dispatched. HRT623 landed on Runway 23 at 1732Z, without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0014: C-GFGC, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 operated by Chartright Air Inc. as HRT623, was on a scheduled maintenance flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA), with 2 crew and 2 passengers on board. Shortly after departure, the flight crew received an engine fire indication. The crew declared "PAN PAN" and requested a return to CYYZ, landing without incident at 1313 EST with ARFF standing by. Maintenance action revealed a faulty engine fire sensing loop, which was replaced before the aircraft was returned to service.

January 20, 2022

Incident at KERPU intersection (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A PSA Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JIA5110) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 05 and then asked for delaying vectors to action a checklist. At 1603Z, JIA5110 declared an emergency due to an outboard "anti skid caution message" and requested that fire trucks be on stand-by (STBY). JIA5110 was given priority and landed without further incident (WOFI) at 1614Z, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit in attendance. Minor operational impact, as other flights were moved to Runway 06R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0006: N587NN, a CL-600-2D24 operated by American Airlines as flight JIA5110, was on final approach into Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ). The flight crew selected the landing gear down, and received an outboard anti skid caution message. The flight crew conducted a go-around, followed the QRH procedures, and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. A post flight maintenance inspection tested the spoiler/stabilizer control units (SSCUS) and anti-skid control system and found no faults. The aircraft was subsequently returned to service.

January 16, 2022

Accident at In the vicinity of: NIXON ON (CNX8)

A privately registered Cessna 150G from Nixon, ON (CNX8) to Nixon, ON (CNX8), was flying locally in the Nixon area, experienced an engine failure with a forced landing, then crashed 1 1/2 NM west north-west (WNW) from the airfield.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0005: At 1620 Eastern Standard Time, a privately-owned Cessna 150G departed from Nixon, ON (CNX8) on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight. Upon return, the pilot positioned the aircraft on final for Runway 12 at CNX8. Shortly after commencing the final approach, the aircraft experienced a power loss. The pilot verified the engine instruments, which were all indicating normal. The pilot recognized that they would be unable to reach the runway, so elected to carry out a forced approach in a nearby farmers field. The aircrafts main landing gear touched down first, followed by the nose wheel. When the nose wheel contacted the rough terrain, it broke off and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted. The pilot was able to egress from the aircraft with minor injuries. There was no post-crash fire. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

January 12, 2022

Incident at 9NM WIARTON ON VOR/DME (YVV)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GLJZ/JZA8932) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported they had an issue with the nose wheel steering and requested Runway 23 for arrival in CYYZ. No emergency was declared. No assistance from the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested. JZA8932 landed on Runway 23 in CYYZ at 1800Z and exited the Runway at H2, without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations.

January 11, 2022

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FDJZ/JZA8930) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an issue with a fire indicator and requested to return to CYQT. The aircraft landed safely at 1110Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0005: C-FDJZ, Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation Ltd., was conducting flight JZA8930 from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with a crew of four and 29 passengers on board. During the climb to enroute altitude, the lavatory smoke alarm sounded and cabin crew reported a plastic burning smell, with no sign of visible smoke. The flight crew conducted the emergency procedures and requested to return to CYQT. ARFF services were requested to be on standby and the aircraft landed without further event. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance determined that the R/H pack internal failure produced smoke or vapour substantial enough to send off the lavatory smoke alarm. The R/H pack was deferred and a test flight conducted. The aircraft was routed to the operators CYYZ maintenance base and is scheduled to have the R/H pack replaced prior to returning to service.

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