April 30, 2021

Incident at 5130N / 07559W

A United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Lockheed C-5 (Galaxy) (RCH282) from Fairfield/Travis Air Force Base, CA (KSUU) to Naval Station Rota, Spain (LERT) experienced a mechanical problem with the fuel management system. RCH282 requested a change of destination for Dover Air Force Base, DE (KDOV). RCH282 did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

April 27, 2021

Incident at 14NM NE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Top Aces Inc. McDonnell Douglas TA-4J (C-FGWT/FD99) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported mechanical difficulties and requested the presence of emergency vehicles. The aircraft did not declare an emergency, and landed safely on Runway 29 at 1837Z. Although the runway was closed, the landing was cleared by the airport duty manager (ADM) and the runway was inspected beforehand. The aircraft had one person on board (SOB) and 3,000 pounds of fuel. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No impact on operations.

March 15, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Shortly after take-off, a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GOND/VAL9887) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) advised that it was returning to the airport due to an indication. No emergency declared, no service required. VAL9887 burned fuel to the north and landed safely at 1542Z.

March 3, 2021

Incident at 10NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKMG/AIE570-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) returned to the airport without declaring an emergency due to a low level fuel leak problem from above one of the wings. The airport manager (APM) then performed a runway inspection. No known impact on operations.

February 26, 2021

Incident at 5029N / 06648W

A United Airlines Boeing 777-300 (UAL801) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to New Delhi, India (VIDP) declared a medical emergency due to sick passenger. The aircraft requested to return to KEWR and requested medical assistance on the ground. The aircraft dumped fuel and all information was passed to the Montreal area control centre (ACC). No impact to operations.

February 24, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

Shortly after departure, an Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMXD) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Eastmain River, QC (CZEM) advised that it was returning to land at CYVO due to an indication problem (i.e. fuel pump issue). No emergency declared or assistance requested. While inbound, C-GMXD advised of a "return to normal" and asked to proceed towards CZEM. Moments later, C-GXMD requested to be rerouted to CYVO again. The aircraft landed safely at 1211Z. No impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR 271590-V1 / CADORS 2021Q0445 deleted after information merge)

February 18, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

After taking off from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4240) on a MEDEVAC flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Nemiscau, QC (CYHH) reported an issue and requested to be rerouted to CYUY. No emergency was declared, and the nature of the issue was not specified. PRO4240 burned fuel at 4000ft, then landed safely at 0132Z. No impact.

April 15, 2021

Accident at PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reported an aircraft accident at Princeton, BC (CYDC). At approximately 2310Z (1610 PDT), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) on a VFR flight plan from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), with a stopover at CYDC, departed CYDC for Oliver, BC. The pilot reported experiencing a downdraft upon take-off from Runway 04, and subsequently lost control. The aircraft went through a fence and hit the median of Highway 5A. The pilot experienced only minor injuries, however, the aircraft suffered extensive damage, including a fuel leak. The TSB authorized the removal of the aircraft due to its location. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

February 7, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

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

February 5, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), departing northbound, reported a rough running engine and returned to land. No emergency declared or assistance requested. C-GSFR landed without incident, no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Cessna C172S aircraft (C-GSFR) returned to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) due to a rough running engine. The crews description of the engine symptoms to maintenance were interpreted as an engine cough rather than extended rough running. Maintenance checked fuel for contamination, with no issue found, and checked the spark plugs and leads, with no faults found. Additionally, the fuel injectors, magneto timing, and fuel injector servo mixture adjustment were checked, with no faults found. A review of G1000 recorded engine data found no issues. Extended ground runs were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service with no faults found and has had no recurrences since.

January 16, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The nose wheel of a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GDDP) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) fell off during a touch-and-go. Air traffic control (ATC) noticed and advised the pilot. The aircraft circled until emergency vehicles were at the airport and then landed on Runway 26L. All occupants exited the aircraft safely, but the aircraft was disabled on the runway. Other traffic was moved to Runway 26R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0002: C-GDDP, a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Diamond DA 20-C1, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with 1 instructor and 1 student onboard. The lesson was focused on short-field take-offs and soft field landings. During the 5th circuit, the crew observed a small vibration upon touchdown, however, the vibration was minimal due to the back pressure on the flight controls as part of the soft field landing procedure. Once flaps were selected to take-off, the vibration increased slightly and then the aircraft became airborne. On the cross-wind leg, the CYPK tower advised the pilot that the aircraft may have lost the nose wheel. The pilot conducted a "low and over" while the tower confirmed that the nose wheel had departed the aircraft. The aircraft was put into an orbit above CYPK while emergency crews were assembled on the ground and checklists were completed in the aircraft. Approximately 25 minutes later, the aircraft landed. During the landing, the aircraft was operated at a reduced airspeed, with the fuel and magnetos shut off. The front nose gear strut broke off the aircraft and the aircraft slid to a stop on the front lower engine cowl. There were no injuries and no fire.

May 7, 2021

Incident at 5NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Thunder Airlines Limited Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (THU860) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a mechanical problem on departure. The aircraft requested, and was given, vectors to burn off some fuel, and subsequently returned to land at CYQT. No emergency was declared and no other assistance was required.

April 14, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

An Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12/47E (PUL110) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Big Trout, ON (CYTL) received a clearance to depart from Runway 34 and taxied into position. The aircraft then advised the flight service station (FSS) that it had a fuel issue and would be taxiing back to the main apron. The aircraft taxied back to the main apron without issue.

April 9, 2021

Incident at LOGLI intersection

On departure, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-200 (CJT583) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a little problem and requested a level-off. CJT583 then reported a flap problem and advised of a return to CYHM. Due to landing weight requirements, CJT583 entered a hold to burn off fuel. At 0612Z, CJT583 declared a "PAN PAN" and requested that trucks meet the aircraft after landing to check for hot brakes. CJT583 landed uneventfully at 0645Z. No operational impact.

April 3, 2021

Incident at TILAM intersection

A Dreamline Aviation Learjet 60 (DLX654) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Denver/Centennial, CO (KAPA), reported a duct overheat indication during climb-out and requested a return to CYYZ. An emergency was not declared. DLX654 entered a hold to burn off fuel in order to reach landing weight. Within a few minutes, the issue had resolved itself and DLX654 continued to its destination. No operational impact.

March 15, 2021

Incident at 100NM NW TRENTON ON (CYTR)

A United Airlines Inc. Boeing 787-9 (UAL79) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Tokyo/Narita, Japan (RJAA) advised of a non-emergency situation that required the aircraft to return to KEWR. UAL79 dumped fuel for 25 minutes while approximately 90NM to 120NM north northwest (NNW) of Trenton, ON (CYTR) before returning to KEWR. No impact on operations.

January 9, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HANOVER / SAUGEEN MUNI ON (CYHS)

Aviation Incident Report #16942: A privately registered Cessna R172K from Wiarton, ON (CYVV) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS), with an en route stop at Owen Sound/Billy Bishop, ON (CYOS), was heading South, in the vicinity of CYHS. A privately registered Cessna 172M from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS) was heading West, towards CYHS. The Cessna 172M advised it was over the town of Hanover, 2NM out, and that it would be crossing over the field to join the mid-left downwind for Runway 01. The Cessna 172M noticed the Cessna R172K, approaching from the North, at the Cessna 172Ms "12 oclock" position. The Cessna 172M broadcast its intention three more times, but to no avail. The Cessna R172K then turned East, towards the Cessna 172M, and the Cessna 172M asked the Cessna R172K to immediately state its intentions. The Cessna R172K advised that it needed fuel and proceeded to land at CYHS.

March 4, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GANF/WSG814) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5) declared an emergency approximately 07 minutes after departing CYPL, northbound to CNM5, due to an onboard diesel fuel leak on the aircrafts fuel delivery tank. WSG814 returned to CYPL and landed safely. No impact on airport operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0023: C-GANF, a de Havilland DHC-8-100 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG814 from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Kingfisher Lake, ON (CNM5). The aircraft was transporting unleaded gasoline in a collapsible tank installed in the cabin. Shortly after departing from CYPL, the flight crew noticed a strong odour of unleaded gasoline in the flight deck. The first officer entered the cabin to investigate and discovered that the 2 vent line valves were open and that the line had been left uncapped, allowing gasoline to spill into the cabin. The first officer closed the vent line and the flow of gasoline ceased. The flight crew depressurized and ventilated the aircraft, and elected to return to CYPL. An emergency was declared and the subsequent landing was uneventful. After shutdown, some gasoline leaked from the aircraft fuselage onto the apron and prompted spill response procedures.

March 7, 2021

Incident at 8NM S OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) declared a "Mayday" due to an engine failure issue. The aircraft was able to restart its engine soon after. The problem was related to a wrong fuel tank selection. The aircraft landed safely at 1645Z. No service requested. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0016: A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 was conducting a local VFR flight from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). While in cruise flight and 8NM South of Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), the pilot declared "Mayday" due to an engine failure. The pilot restarted the engine shortly afterwards and cancelled the emergency, as the issue was found to be related to the fuel tank selection. The aircraft landed safely in CYRP without further incident.

March 1, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-AC (C-GMEW/BLS377) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) declared an emergency with the Toronto Centre when 4NM North of CYYB, during the climb, due to a failing left engine. The aircraft was vectored back to CYYB and landed safely at 1904Z. Fire and ambulance services were dispatched, but cancelled once pilots advised that there were no injuries and no risk of fire upon arrival.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GMEW had an inflight shut down and an air return to North Bay, ON (CYYB). After take-off, the #1 engine started to lose power. The flight crew carried out a precautionary shut down. Maintenance carried out full form 503 engine runs and the engine fuel bypass valve was replaced, including the engine fuel filter. The aircraft completed a successful test flight and was returned to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0015: C-GMEW, a Fairchild SA-227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight JV377 from North Bay/Jack Garland, ON (CYYB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM). Shortly after takeoff from CYYB, the No. 1 engine experienced a loss of power while passing through 1000 feet above ground level. The flight crew conducted the applicable procedures and elected to perform a precautionary No. 1 engine shutdown and return to CYYB. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed back in CYYB without further incident. Emergency response vehicles were dispatched, but were cancelled after the flight crew advised that there was no injury and no risk of fire upon arrival.

February 13, 2021

Incident at 16NM PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ)

A C340 Holdings Corp. Cessna 340A (C-GSGQ) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) advised air traffic control (ATC) that it had lost one of two engines and diverted to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ). No emergency was declared. C-GSGQ landed safely and without further incident at 2045Z. No services were required on the ground. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0008: C-GSGQ, a privately operated Cessna 340A, was conducting an IFR flight from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with one pilot and two passengers on board. During descent from 5000 feet, the right hand (RH) engine (Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-NB) failed due to fuel starvation, as the RH auxiliary fuel tank had been emptied. Attempts to restart the engine after selecting the main tank were unsuccessful, and the pilot arranged with ATC to divert to nearby Peterborough, ON (CYPQ), where an uneventful landing was made at 2043Z. The vapor lock was the suspected cause of the failed restart attempts while airborne. On the apron at CYPQ, the RH engine was restarted successfully and a run-up was conducted, which revealed no anomalies. The pilot departed at 2115Z and arrived uneventfully at the planned destination of CYKZ.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: SANDY LAKE ON (CZSJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1514Z, a Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-GMAA/WSG807) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) reported inbound with a mechanical issue. WSG807 landed safely at 1531Z and had to be towed off the runway. The Airport Manager (APM) closed the runway from 1531Z until 1543Z, until the aircraft was removed from the runway. 2 inbound aircraft, a Wasaya Airways Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FWAQ/WSG512) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) and an Air Tindi Ltd. de Havilland DHC-7-103 (C-GUAT/TIN805) from Kasabonika, ON (CYAQ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL), and one outbound aircraft, a Wasaya Airways Cessna 208B (C-FHWA/WSG124) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3), were delayed as a result.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0014: C-GMAA, a Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Series 2A aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways Ltd., was conducting flight WSG807 from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ). While on approach to CZSJ, the flight crew selected the landing gear down. During the landing gear extension, the hydraulic system pressure dropped to "0". The landing gear extended and locked, and the flight crew elected to return to CYPL. Fuel calculations for reduced airspeed with the landing gear down were completed and the QRH was referenced. The subsequent landing in CYPL was successful and the aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway. The operators maintenance personnel found a fractured fluid fitting on the high pressure hydraulic filter. Both fittings were replaced and a SDR was submitted to Transport Canada.

April 30, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 2023Z, a First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (C-FTIR/AKT656) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Gjoa Haven, NU (CYHK) departed for CYHK. At 2027Z, AKT656 requested to return to CYZF, with no assistance required. At 2041Z, the pilot requested a short hold at OMTAX to burn off fuel. At 2058Z, AKT656 landed safely on Runway 34. No further impact to operations.

May 4, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Canadair CT-114 Tutor (SNBD11) from Moose Jaw, SK (CYMJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a landing gear problem and conducted an overshoot of Runway 35L. The published missed approach could not be carried out due to reported "low fuel". No other impact to operations.

May 6, 2021

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

A 67238 Manitoba Ltd. Bellanca 7ECA (C-GYVS) from Morden, MB (CJA3) to Regina, SK (CYQR) diverted to Brandon, MB (CYBR) due to insufficient fuel for its planned destination of CYQR. No operational impact.

April 30, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A privately registered Aeronca 15AC arrived at Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) without a serviceable Mode C transponder and reported a possible fuel leak when over the field. The aircraft landed safely and a runway inspection found no spilled fuel. No impact to operations.

April 8, 2021

Incident at SANIRAJAK NU (CYUX) (Aerodrome - other)

The Sanirajak, NU (CYUX) community aerodrome radio station (CARS) informed the Edmonton (CZEG) flight information centre (FIC) that a fuel truck was laying on its side. NOTAM for fuel truck issued. No further impact.

April 5, 2021

Incident at TOFIELD AB (CEV7) (Aerodrome - other, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

No fuel available at Tofield, AB (CEV7). No NOTAM issued. Impact to operations unknown.

Incident at WINNIPEG FIC / FIC DE WINNIPEG (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A NOTAM for the unavailability of fuel called in by The Pas, MB (CYQD) was not issued by the Winnipeg (WG) flight information centre (FIC).

March 1, 2021

Incident at 20NM W YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GFSA/SU7514) on an IFR flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Déline, NT (CYWJ) departed CYZF from Runway 34 at 2039Z. Approximately 20NM West of CYZF, SU7514 advised the Edmonton Centre that it needed to return to CYZF for mechanical reasons, no assistance required. SU7514 landed on Runway 10 at CYZF safely at 2058Z, with no impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the crew of SU7514 received a #2 Engine Fuel Clog indication, and the decision was made to return to CYZF. The aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance replaced both the left-hand (L/H) and right-hand (R/H) Low Pressure and High Pressure fuel filters. Ground runs and leak checks were completed, with no faults noted, the aircraft was returned to service, and there have been no further reported incidents.

February 27, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Transwest Air Beech 200 (TW911) on a MEDEVAC flight from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) declared an emergency due to an engine outage and advised diverting to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA). Emergency services were dispatched. The aircraft landed safely at 1833Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0021: C-GKHI, a Beech B200 operated by Transwest Air, was conducting MEDEVAC flight TW911 from Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) with 2 flight crews, 2 EMTs, and 1 passenger on board. While enroute to CYXE, the flight crew observed an erratic fuel flow indication on the No. 1 (left-hand) engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-42) and an uncommanded torque increase. The flight crew performed a precautionary engine shutdown, declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Prince Albert, SK (CYPA). An uneventful single-engine approach and landing was conducted, with the ARFF standing by. The operators maintenance inspected the engine, and no issues were found. Further investigation is being conducted by the operator.

February 13, 2021

Incident at Pine Lake, MB

TSB Report #A21C0018: C-GECO, a ski-equipped Cessna 185F operated by Kississing Lake Lodge (dba Wings Over Kississing), was enroute from Egenolf Lake, MB, to Thompson, MB (CYTH), with only the pilot onboard. While in cruise, the engine (Teledyne Continental IO-520-D) lost complete power. The fuel selector was set to "both" and the pilot then attempted to restart the engine, without success. The pilot then successfully forced a landing of the aircraft on Pine Lake, MB. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft did not sustain any damage. The pilot was subsequently picked up in a helicopter by the air operator. An inspection of the fuel cells after landing revealed that they were dry, and excessive fuel staining/streaks were found coming from the outboard fuel caps and on the underside of the flaps.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company responded that C-GECO had taken off from Egenolf Lake, MB, to Thompson, MB (CYTH), but had an engine shutdown due to fuel starvation, leading to an "engine off" landing in Pine Lake. Upon investigation, it was found that due to extreme cold and moisture, ice had built up, causing the fuel vents to clog, leading to fuel starvation to the engine and the bladders to collapse. For the corrective action, the fuel vents were cleaned and the tanks were inspected and refuelled. Extended engine run-ups were carried out to confirm operation and the aircraft flew back to base safely.

February 18, 2021

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

An Excel Flight Training Incorporated Piper PA-28-151 (C-FULQ) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) declared "PAN PAN" at 0112Z due to a rough engine. The pilot quickly determined that carburettor icing was the likely cause. The aircraft orbited north of the field to ensure that the engine was running smoothly. The pilot advised that everything appeared normal and set course for a return to CYQL at 0118Z. No operational impact.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermilion, AB (CEZ4) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The crew elected to divert to High Level, AB (CYOJ), where the aircraft flew a low approach to confirm that only one of the main landing gear was partially extended. Emergency services were dispatched while the crew continued to troubleshoot the issue, with no success. The aircraft landed with its gear fully retracted on Runway 31 at 0052Z. There were no injuries to the four (4) persons aboard the aircraft, and no significant damage was immediately evident. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM for 3 hours. All appropriate agencies were notified, including the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: AOR-270986-V2: CWA925 had to perform a gear-up landing on Runway 31 at High Level, AB (CYOJ). The aircraft circled while waiting for emergency vehicles to arrive and emergency vehicles were on standby when the aircraft landed. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed via NOTAM for 3 hours. NOTAM I0494/21.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0006: C-GLUT, a Canwest Air Beech B200GT, was operating on a MEDEVAC flight from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4) with two flight crew and two medical crew on board. During the approach to CEZ4, the flight crew selected "landing gear down" and the RH main landing gear only partially extended. The nose and LH main landing gear extended fully. A low pass was performed over CEZ4, where company personnel were able to confirm that the RH main landing gear was not fully extended. The flight crew actioned the QRC "Landing Gear Manual Extension", but the RH main landing gear failed to extend. Several acceleration manoeuvers were performed; however, the landing gear did not move. Company operations was consulted, and a decision was made to conduct a wheels-up landing in CYOJ before dark. The aircraft then diverted to CYOJ. The flight crew advised the CYOJ FSS and declared an emergency, and emergency services were dispatched from the town of High Level. When the aircraft arrived over CYOJ, the flight crew selected "gear up" and the landing gear retracted normally. All 3 gear retracted, and the red "gear unsafe" light went out. The flight crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, but the RH main landing gear did not move. The landing gear was selected up and the landing gear, once again, retracted normally. The flight crew prepared for a gear-up landing. On short final, the flight crew shut down the engines and feathered the propellers. The aircraft touched down at approximately the 1000 foot mark and maintained the runway centerline. After the aircraft came to rest, the passengers and flight crew evacuated out the main cabin door; there were no egress issues. Emergency services arrived as soon as the aircraft came to a rest. There was no fire, there were no injuries and there was no fuel leak. Company maintenance will follow-up with TSB regarding maintenance findings and follow-up.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16957: At 0009Z, maintenance crews and a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), with an enroute stop at Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4), contacted the NAV CANADA flight service station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft would be declaring an emergency. One of the aircrafts landing gears was failing to drop, forcing them to make the decision to conduct a belly landing. The NAV CANADA FSS contacted emergency crews at 0011Z. Airport staff and the Airport Manager were notified at 0015Z. The Airport Authority and emergency personnel (fire, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], and emergency medical technicians [EMT]) arrived on scene and were in place at the staging area at 0032Z. Communications between emergency services was conducted. The Airport Manager called the FSS to advise them that all personnel were on site and standing by at 0038Z. The Airport Manager issued a 3-hour NOTAM for runway closure at 0043Z. C-GLUT completed a belly landing (gear up) on Runway 31 at 0044Z. Crews were escorted by Airport Authority at 0045Z as per the on-scene controller (fire). No reported injuries, fuel spill or fire.

January 23, 2021

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0420Z, a Transwest Air Beech 200 (TW911+) from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) declared an emergency, due to one engine failure. Emergency services, the Airport Manager (APM), and the Winnipeg (YWG) area control centre (ACC) were notified. TW911 proceeded to land safely on Runway 36 at 0433Z, but was unable to taxi off the runway. Emergency services extracted the patient from the aircraft on the runway at 0445Z. At 0515Z, the aircraft was towed off of the runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0011: C-GYDQ, a Beech 200 aircraft operated by Transwest Air as flight TWA911, was conducting a MEDEVAC flight from Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) with a crew of 2 and 3 passengers on board. While on descent into CYVC, the left engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41) began to surge. The crew noticed torque indications from 2000 to 0 ft-lbs, and surging fuel flow indications. The crew elected to shut down the left engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft then landed safely and came to a stop on Runway 36. Emergency services met the aircraft and the patient was offloaded and transported to the hospital. The aircraft was then towed off the runway. The operators maintenance is investigating the engine issue.

January 14, 2021

Incident at GJOA HAVEN NU (CYHK) (Aerodrome - other)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (KEW208) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kugaaruk, NU (CYBB) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), during a stopover in Gjoa Haven, NU (CYHK), reported that jet fuel (JA-1) was not available at CYHK. Due to the unavailability of fuel, KEW208 had to add a stopover in Cambridge Bay, NU (CYCB) to refuel before returning to CYZF.

Incident at 129NM YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8052) from Ekati, NT (CYOA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a flap issue and requested a diversion to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). The aircraft circled to burn fuel and landed without issues at 0256Z. No emergency declared, no assistance needed.

January 2, 2021

Incident at WINNIPEG FIC / FIC DE WINNIPEG (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A NOTAM should have been issued, starting January 02, 2021 from 0000Z until 1359Z, daily, until January 05, 2021. A NOTAM for the Thompson, MB (CYTH) fuel services was rejected by the NOTAM office due to the daily times not coinciding with the start and end times. The rejected NOTAM was not noticed by staff until the next day. New NOTAM J0008/21 was issued for January 03, 2021, from 0000Z until 1359Z, daily, until January 05, 2021.

February 13, 2021

Accident at 41NM SSE GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYQM)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) landed the aircraft in a field due to a rough running engine. No injuries. Damage was sustained to the wing and propeller.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21A0004: A privately operated Piper Cherokee PA-28-140 was conducting a local flight from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM). While in cruise, the engine experienced a fuel starvation for undetermined reasons. The pilot conducted a forced approach into a field approximately 41NM south southeast of CYQM. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot reported no injuries. Two weeks prior to this occurrence, the aircraft had a power loss, resulting in a forced landing, and the aircraft was not damaged. Subsequently, maintenance had inspected and replaced a carburettor heat hose before returning the aircraft to service.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 20NM W HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Sunwest Aviation Learjet 35A (C-GTJL/CNK633) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared an emergency on approach to Runway 23. The aircraft advised of one engine shutdown. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax were advised. The aircraft landed safely at 1208Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21A0002: C-GTJL, a Learjet 35A aircraft operated by Sunwest Aviation Ltd., was conducting flight CNK633 from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). At an altitude of about 10 000 feet and 20NM West of CYHZ, the flight crew noted a master warning and number 1 engine (Garrett, TFE731-2-2B) power loss, accompanied by low number 1 engine oil pressure, as well as the illumination of left fuel pressure and left generator indications. The flight crew declared an emergency and carried out checklist actions for engine failure in flight and single-engine landing. The flight continued the approach to CYHZ, where the flight landed without further incident. The operator will coordinate with the engine manufacturer to determine the cause of the engine power loss.

December 1, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (Héli) (CSH6)

TSB Report #A20Q0107: C-GLQY, a Bell 206L helicopter operated by Les Hélicoptères Canadiens Limitée, was on a local visual flight rules training flight from the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSH6) heliport with 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was on short final for the final approach and takeoff area (FATO), at approximately 30 feet above the ground, the engine suddenly decelerated. The landing was completed without issue. Once on the ground, the engine shut off when the throttle was put to idle. The crew closed the fuel inlet valve and vented the engine. There were no injuries.

October 31, 2020

Incident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

TSB Report #A20Q0104: C-GCQJ, a privately operated Cessna 150F, was on a local visual flight rules flight from Joliette, QC (CSG3) with a pilot on board. While the aircraft was on approach for a landing, the engine stalled and the pilot executed a forced landing in the aircraft parking lot, located north of Runway 15. Upon contact with the ground, the nose wheel buckled. There were no injuries, and the aircraft sustained damage to the nose wheel, gear assembly, lower engine cowling, and exhaust pipes. Inspection of the fuel tanks after landing revealed that the fuel tanks were empty.

December 21, 2020

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB)

A Gouvernement du Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3R) (C-GURG/QUE10+) from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared PAN PAN due to a landing gear issue. No other assistance was required. The aircraft (A/C) continued to CYQB. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0111: C-GURG, a Canadair CL60 operated by the Quebec government air service, which was conducting flight QUE10 under instrument flight rules, had just taken off from Bonaventure, QC ( CYVB) for a flight to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). When selecting the landing gear for the retracted position, the nose wheel did not retract. The Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was followed and, after checking the fuel, the crew decided to proceed to CYQB. An emergency was declared. The aircraft touched down safely on Runway 24. The gear position sensor was found to be defective and was replaced.

December 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

A Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GOND/VAL9885) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) reported a minor mechanical problem and returned to CYGL. No emergency declared or assistance requested. The aircraft landed safely after completing a 40-minute holding pattern to burn fuel. No impact on operations.

November 7, 2020

Accident at QUÉBEC / NEUVILLE QC (CNV9) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While a 9359-0784 Quebec Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GXHW), from Rocher-Percé (Pabok), QC (CTG3) at Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) was attempting to conduct a go-around for Runway 06 at CNV9, the aircraft crashed on the north side of Runway 06. Three people on board (SOB), no injuries. Emergency services were deployed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) have been notified. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal (406) was activated. Runway 06 was closed by NOTAM. No other known impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0103: C-GXHW, a privately operated Cirrus SR22, was on a night flight under visual flight rules from Du Rocher-Percé (Pabok), QC (CTG3) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) with the pilot and 2 passengers on board. The aircraft made an approach for landing on Runway 06. Following touchdown, the aircraft rebounded and the pilot experienced instability in the aircraft. Deeming it best to take-off again, the pilot performed a go-around. Following the go-around, the aircraft deviated to the left and banked to the right, despite the maximum deflection of the right rudder. The right wing touched the ground and the aircraft came to rest in the ditch on the north side of the runway. The occupants, who were not injured, were able to extricate themselves from the aircraft. A fuel leak occurred following a fractured fuel tank, but no fire occurred. The emergency locator transmitter activated on impact and transmitted the distress signal. Firefighters were deployed to the scene of the accident.

November 8, 2020

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

The pilot of an American, corporately registered Cessna TU206G (N5411Z) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) advised that their aircraft was filled with an incorrect type of fuel at CYKL. The pilot tried to contact the supplier. The fuel supplier number was provided.

October 31, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Immediately after departure from Runway 24, an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) declared MAYDAY due to a missing fuel cap. The aircraft returned to land on Runway 06 a few minutes later. C-GIGW landed and left the runway of its own power. No impact.

October 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ÎSLE-AUX-GRUES QC (CSH2)

A privately registered, amateur-built Pipistrel Virus SW on a VFR flight from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Charlevoix, QC (CYML) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9), with code but without a flight plan, experienced a gasoline leak and then an engine failure. They made an emergency landing at Isle-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). No injuries or damage.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16824: The pilot of an ultralight (Pipistrel) contacted universal communications (UNICOM) in Montmagny, QC (CSE5) to advise that the aircraft had a possible fuel leak and that they were coming to make a precautionary landing. No emergency was declared at this time. The pilot contacted UNICOM again to advise that they would ultimately not have enough fuel to get to CSE5. The pilot then mentioned that they will instead land at Isles-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). Communication with the UNICOM of CSH2 was difficult due to the quality of communication (i.e. clarity). A helicopter pilot, who was flying in the vicinity, was involved in the communications to help the pilot orient and navigate to the runway of CSH2. Finally, communication improved and the UNICOM attendant managed to talk to the pilot in difficulty (note that the radio frequency is the same for both aerodromes because they are nearby). The pilot announced that their engine has just stopped operating (the fuel gauge was indicating 0 litres, whereas a few moments ago it indicated 10 litres). The pilot was having difficulty finding the airstrip on the island; the attendant informed the pilot that the runway threshold is near the farm silos. The pilot saw the runway and landed a few seconds later, without damaging the aircraft. The aircraft was then pushed off of the runway. No injuries. No impact on operations. No emergency was declared during the event.

September 13, 2020

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA212) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) initiated an overshoot on final for Runway 24R due to being too heavy for landing. WJA212 burned fuel before returning to land. No impact to operations.

August 18, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 152 (C-GPFX) from Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) reported a fuel spill while they were taxiing on the taxiways prior to departure. Emergency services advised. No impact to operations.

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