May 13, 2022

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

A Royal Leasing Company (2007) Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FRSV) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) flew through the approach to Runway 24L without clearance after having departed from the general aviation apron. C-FRSV had received and read back instructions to not cross the runway.

May 9, 2022

Incident at 10NM SW BERUT intersection

A Max Aviation Inc. Beech B200 (C-FBYG/MAX230) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) did not follow the flight data entry (FDE) route; it flew "BERUT NOVID" instead of "BERUT NOSUT." No impact on operations.

May 11, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Eon Aéroporté Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GJDD) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) flew a transborder flight without an active VFR flight plan.

May 3, 2022

Incident at KESLU intersection

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GMGA/LSJ629) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) flew "KESLU direct YBC direct CYZV" when the route known by the air traffic controller (ATC) was "KESLU direct CYZV." No operational impact.

April 28, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Bird presence)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (AIE854) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) conducted a go-around due to birds at the threshold of Runway 21. AIE854 flew a circuit and landed at 2213Z.

April 14, 2022

Incident at 20NM VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL951) from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) decided to depart VFR from CYVO and obtain IFR clearance on takeoff. NRL951 flew to 12,500 ft without clearance and showed up on radar at 13,000 ft before getting IFR clearance. No impact on operations.

April 2, 2022

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Go Hélico Inc. Eurocopter EC120B (C-GLCN) took off from Quebec/Capitale Hélicoptère, QC (Heli) (CCH7) to conduct a tour of the city at an altitude of 1,400 ft. During the departure from the airport, the controller was no longer able to establish communication with the pilot. C-GLCN flew in the control zone for 10 minutes before reestablishing communication. Several VFR aircraft were flying over the city. A Sasair Cessna 152 (C-FCYU) had to be instructed to change its altitude to avoid the aircraft.

April 7, 2022

Incident at 5NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Despite being cleared for 1,600 ft and correctly reading back the clearance, a Propair Inc. Beech 1900D (PRO4601) from Geraldton, ON (Greenstone Regional) (CYGQ) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) continued its descent to 1,200 ft. Impact: PRO4601 flew below the minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) of the airspace.

April 5, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Saint-Hubert Flying School Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GUZG) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was cleared for Runway 24R. The aircraft flew past the final on Runways 24R and 24L. The aircraft climbed to 1,100 ft to join the final, and once again went past final for Runways 24R and 24L, and then finally landed. No impact on operations.

March 31, 2022

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A 9439-9458 Quebec Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GDTE) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (Heli) (CTG2) to Burlington, VT (KBTV) flew in the Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone for two minutes, without establishing communications with the tower. No impact on operations.

March 16, 2022

Incident at 4602N / 07325W

The Joliette correctional service reported that a small white aircraft flew over the prison at low altitude. Unknown aircraft type and registration.

March 23, 2022

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A Chicoutimi Collège denseignement général et professionnel de Chicoutimi Beech C-23 (C-GZEV) from Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT), entered the CYMT mandatory frequency (MF) zone without calling initially. The aircraft flew 1 NM in the zone before turning 180 degrees to leave the zone going south. No operational impact.

March 11, 2022

Incident at GONUM intersection

A Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (SLQ738) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was assigned Runway 06 (as per the automatic terminal information service (ATIS) and active runway status), then flew the standard terminal arrival (STAR) for Runway 24 without advising air traffic control (ATC). No impact on operations. (Reference CADORS 2022Q0695/AOR 283464)

March 3, 2022

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (Other operational incident)

Aviation Incident Report #17565: The mandatory instruction sign announced that Runway 08/26 was damaged while a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 helicopter taking part in the "Arctic Warrior" wintertime operation was hovering over Taxiway Alpha. The top of the sign, as well as the plastic panel for Runway 08/26 (terminal side), flew away. The sign for Runway 08/26 could not be immediately found. It is most likely that it was buried under the snow. No damage to the aircraft. No impact on flight operations. An investigation is currently taking place. It is assumed that the clasp that secured the top of the sign may have been improperly attached, and that it was therefore not working properly to secure the top cover with a certain degree of tension.

March 7, 2022

Incident at IKDEB intersection

An American, corporately registered Compagnie Daher TBM 700 (N940MS) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was on the SIMTO4 arrival, but instead of flying SIMTO AXANU, the aircraft flew SIMTO direct RAGUP. No operational impact.

March 1, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-FJDQ/MAX100) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) took off, flew 4 NM, then came back to land due to a cockpit indication. No emergency was declared. No impact on operations.

February 26, 2022

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

A Wendake Hélicoptère Inc. Aerospatiale A350 B3 (C-FWLA) from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) flew 3NM in Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) Class C airspace before making contact with the tower. The initial call was made 4NM from the airport. No impact on operations.

April 29, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3295) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) cancelled its IFR clearance and initiated a missed approach due to an unsecured cabin. The aircraft flew a VFR circuit and landed. No operational impact.

April 28, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GQZB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) flew through the northeast portion of the control zone at 1300 feet without clearance. CYNJ tower officials reached out multiple times, but C-GQZB did not reply.

April 13, 2022

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

An American, corporately registered Cessna A185F (N4756E) entered the Campbell River, BC (CYBL) control zone near the CYBL non-directional beacon (NDB), and flew through the zone, eastbound, with no radio contact at 1000 feet. Numerous contact attempts were made on the mandatory frequency (MF), as well as various other frequencies on portable radio. Comox, BC (CYQQ) was advised. The pilot contacted the CYQQ tower when 6NM east of CYBL.

April 7, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of an Aquila Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172R (C-FCAU) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) flew through the altitude restriction on the Greenhouse Departure off of Runway 01.

March 25, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A KF Cargo Convair 340 (C-GKFG/KFA576) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach due to a coyote crossing the runway. The aircraft flew a VFR circuit and landed without further incident at 0119Z.

March 16, 2022

Incident at 15NM W Duncan, BC

A privately registered Cessna 150L from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) entered Victoria, BC (CYYJ) Class C airspace without contact. The aircraft flew in the opposite direction to an IFR departure off of Runway 27 at 2000 ft, then exited the zone by Maple Bay. No impact on operations.

March 18, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOWE/WEN3326) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) flew a missed approach for Runway 34.

March 4, 2022

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 172R (N9379F) flew transborder from Bellingham, WA (KBLI) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) without a flight plan on file.

March 3, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3233) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a bird strike at touchdown. Airport Operations found a live hawk near the runway that subsequently flew away. No operational impact.

January 21, 2022

Incident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #17498: A flock of ducks flew into the path of a privately registered Cessna 150H from Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) shortly after it left the runway. The aircraft made contact with a number of them. After impact, the pilot checked their instruments to ensure everything was operating correctly, climbed to approximately 400 feet, and made a left crosswind turn to join the circuit and land on Runway 13. After landing, the pilot witnessed airpark members cleaning the debris off the runway, which included 4 deceased ducks and the shattered lens cover from the aircrafts landing light. The aircraft sustained damage to their landing light lens cover, a dent in the leading edge of the port side wing, duck debris on the nose wheel, and some staining on the propeller.

February 13, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Cessna 172C from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Duncan, BC (CAM3) flew through the altitude restriction given for the departure procedure. Operational impact: Other VFR traffic were given orbit instructions to remain clear of the Cessnas flight path.

Accident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Mooney M20C from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) flew "no radio" (NORDO) into the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone (CZ). The aircraft landed on Runway 01 with its gear up. Undercarriage and propeller were damaged. Emergency vehicles approached the aircraft after it stopped on the runway. Operational Impact: multiple aircraft were moved out of the way. Runway closed.

January 25, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJFZ/JZA8889) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) was assigned the VANCOUVER ONE departure (DEP) off of Runway 26L, with a heading of 263. JZA8889 instead flew a heading of 250. Audio reviewed. No operational impact.

January 22, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (SLQ101T) flew through the southeast portion of the Langley, BC (CYNJ) zone, at 1500ft, with no contact.

January 15, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Helo Investments Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GUGP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) asked for a west departure and was given the Cloverdale departure. The aircraft flew 2NM to the northwest on departure from Runway 01 and was told to turn southwest towards Cloverdale. The aircraft instead changed its frequency to Pitt Meadows and turned north.

January 14, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna T210L from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Bellingham, WA (KBLI) flew through the control zone (CZ) extension of Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) at 2100ft, southbound, without contact with air traffic control (ATC). No operational impact.

January 8, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered, amateur-built Bushmaster flew a transborder VFR flight from Yakima, WA (KYKM) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) with no active flight plan (FP).

March 11, 2022

Incident at Elginburg, ON

Aviation Incident Report #17571: An individual reported that a Federal Express Corporation Boeing 757-2B7 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) flew over their house at a low altitude, causing the house to shake.

March 28, 2022

Incident at 5NM NW OLIGO intersection

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS808) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) did not fly the same route as indicated in the flight data entry (FDE). BLS808 flew OLIGO YXI instead of OLIGO LIDAG.

May 5, 2022

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

A Toronto Airways Cessna 172S (C-GFFQ) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was cleared for take-off. The pilot then informed the tower that their engine had shut down. A privately registered Cirrus SR22 from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), on final, was instructed to conduct an overshoot, and a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 1721 (C-GBMK) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) flew a full field circuit. The pilot was able to restart the engine and taxied back to their apron. No substantial impact on operations.

April 2, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

At Hamilton, ON (CYHM), an aircraft flew through one end of the control zone to the other without contacting Air Traffic Control (ATC) or responding to hails from ATC at 1440Z. The aircraft was observed doing circuits at Brantford, ON (CYFD).

April 6, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-200 from Grimsby Air Park, ON (CNZ8) to Burlington, ON (CZBA) flew 2NM into the control zone without contacting air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft also did not comply with further issued instructions.

March 22, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Memento Mori Investments Limited Robinson R44 (C-GVBO) from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) flew too close to a 2141409 Ontario Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FGRI) from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Burlington, ON (CZBA). C-FGRI was towing a banner and C-GVBO was instructed to pass behind, and did have C-FGRI in sight. It appeared on radar as if they would not pass behind, so the pilot was questioned. No confirmation was given, so C-FGRI was instructed to do an orbit, which they replied to but did not action. C-FGRI also had C-GVBO in sight and said they had to descend to avoid a potential collision. C-GVBO claimed to have passed above the banner and behind the aircraft, with traffic in sight at all times. C-FGRI said it was unacceptably close and had to descend to avoid C-GVBO.

February 18, 2022

Incident at Parliament Hill, ON (CYR537)

A Divine Supercars Inc. Robinson R66 (C-GMRN) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) flew into restricted airspace over Parliament Hill, ON (CYR537) at 1500ft.

February 13, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A 5001235 Ontario Inc. Burkhart Grob G 115C (C-FLYO) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was cleared for the right downwind for Runway 08, but flew a straight-in approach for Runway 26 instead.

February 16, 2022

Incident at HABBS intersection

A Berry Aviation Inc. Embraer EMB-120 ER (BYA586) from Akron/North Canton, OH (KCAK) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) flew direct CYUL after HABBS, rather than following the standard terminal arrival (STAR). No operational impact.

February 14, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An Island Air Flight School & Charters Cessna 172S (C-GSAR) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was instructed to fly straight-in, south of the smoke stacks, for Runway 26. The aircraft flew over the downtown area and crossed over the airport to join the downwind. No impact to operations.

February 9, 2022

Incident at TIDAP intersection

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3405) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) flew under a drone that was approximately 200 feet above them. No operational impact.

January 16, 2022

Incident at KERPU intersection

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GNUE) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) departed from CNC3 and requested flight following to CYOO via the city centre. C-GNUE was not visible to the controller and was assigned a code, which was read back. C-GNUE appeared as a "chicken foot" as it entered Class C airspace. The transponder for C-GNUE finally appeared as the aircraft was crossing through the localizer for Runway 05, with an Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ICE37B) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on final. The controller passed traffic to C-GNUE and instructed them to descend. The tower passed VFR traffic to ICE37B. The tower passed traffic to an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1657) from Tampa, FL (KTPA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and C-GNUE continued southbound and crossed the localizer for 06L, with ROU1657 on final. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0004: C-GNUE, a Cessna 172R aircraft owned by Brampton Flying Club, was on a rental round-trip visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3), with a stop at the Oshawa, ON (CYOO) airport via the Toronto City Center, with one pilot and one passenger onboard. At 2301, the Toronto Terminal provided the occurrence pilot with a transponder code, and the pilot readback the correct code. The aircraft then entered Toronto Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) Class C controlled airspace without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance. At that point, the transponder code was not appearing on the ATC radar. The aircraft continued, crossing eastbound through the localizer of Runway 05 at CYYZ, where it appeared on ATC radar. The aircraft flew in front of flight ICE37B, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on final approach for Runway 05, resulting in a minimum separation of 300 feet vertical and 1 nm lateral. Subsequently, the aircraft crossed the localizer for Runway 06L at CYYZ in front of flight ROU1657, an Airbus A321 aircraft on final approach, resulting in a minimum separation of 900 feet vertical and 0.3 nm lateral. After crossing the localizer for Runway 06L, the occurrence pilot exited the CYYZ control zone under the direction of the Toronto Terminal, and the flight continued without further incident.

January 19, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: Portland, OR (KPDX)

TSB Report #A22F0016: C-GMIU, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8, was conducting flight ACA1054 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), to Phoenix/Sky Harbour Intl, AZ (KPHX). During cruise, in vicinity of Portland Intl, OR (KPDX), the flight crew experienced a failure of the Left Inertia Reference System (IRS), the autopilot, and the autothrottle. Flight crew did not declare an emergency, descended to FL270 and hand flew the aircraft for the remainder of the flight to KPHX, where it landed without further incident. Maintenance reset the Inertial Reference Unit (IRU) and performed a Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) test on the IRUs, with no fault found.

April 28, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An American, corporately registered Cessna 180K (N2732K) on a trans-border flight from Big Sandy, MT (K3U8) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) flew without an active flight plan (FP). No impact to operations.

April 15, 2022

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

A Millennium Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-28-140 (C-GRPN) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) was cleared for the right downwind for Runway 33. The aircraft flew the downwind, then appeared to turn base to final. C-GRPN flew through final and joined the right downwind for Runway 15 and called "downwind Runway 33". Traffic in the left downwind in the opposite direction was instructed to turn by the tower controller. No operational impact.

April 24, 2022

Incident at 5245N / 11355W

A Buffalo Airways Ltd. Beech 100 (BFL101) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) entered the Edmonton terminal Class C airspace at 10,500 ft without authorization. Air traffic control (ATC) attempted to contact the aircraft, with no answer. Aircraft flew through entire terminal area without contact or authorization.

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