November 1, 2022


The tower gave an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1637) from Orlando, FL (KMCO) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) instructions to pull up from Runway 24L to avoid being too close behind a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-311 (HYD151) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), which was slower on approach and slower on the runway before exiting.

August 11, 2022


A Piedmont Airlines Embraer EMB-145LR (N647AE/PDT6100) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) received and read back instructions to taxi on Taxiway Golf and Runway 10. PDT6100 taxied on Runway 06L, which was closed by NOTAM. The controller gave instructions to turn around and go back onto Runway 10. No impact.

July 7, 2022


A Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GDGB) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) that was departing from Runway 24L was seen turning left at 800 ft, entering into direct conflict with another aircraft at the same altitude. Departure procedure prohibits all turns under a 1,100 ft altitude. Information about the aircraft passed and the air traffic controller (ATC) gave the instruction to turn.

June 14, 2022

Incident at 4539N / 07119W

An Airsprint Inc. Embraer EMB-545 (C-GXAS/ASP826) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) requested a change of destination as they wanted to check something at the rear of the aircraft. The controller gave them a new route to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). The pilot did not declare an emergency. There was no impact on operations.

May 26, 2022


After an Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-101 (CRQ704) from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) gave a correct readback of instructions to fly the heading for Runway 090, the aircraft was observed deviating off course. No impact to operations.

February 15, 2022


A GoJet Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C11 (N533GJ/GJS4505) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Washington/Dulles, VA (KIAD) was instructed to climb to FL230 on initial contact. GJS4505 was observed level at 5,000 ft and seemed to be flying what appeared to be a heading of 230. Air traffic services (ATS) gave new clearance to GJS4505 to fly to FL230. Impact: GJS4505 did not respect noise abatement procedures and turned instead of climbing; no separation impact.

July 11, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A Romeo Juliet Golf Ltd. Cessna 182N (C-GRJG) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed CYBL for CZBB at 1806Z. At 1820Z, the pilot called via cell phone and advised of a complete avionics failure. The pilot gave their position, intentions, and estimated time of arrival (ETA). The pilot was given an advisory over the phone and was advised of pertinent traffic. Skydiving was held as C-GRJG planned to cross the midfield. Once C-GRJG was visual on the downwind, skydiving resumed. C-GRJG landed safely at 1832Z.

September 3, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

After landing, an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA429) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to proceed via Taxiway D, A and AK. An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (ACA800) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) was authorized to exit the apron at Taxiway AM onto Taxiway A and the aircraft cut off ACA429 turning from Taxiway D onto Taxiway A. ACA429 gave way. No other operational impact.

September 10, 2022

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITY/ACA725) from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to taxi on Taxiway Charlie and Taxiway Alpha, and hold short of Taxiway Tango, which conflicted with an Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 (TFICE/ICE605) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with a taxi clearance on Taxiway Delta to Taxiway Alpha, short of Taxiway AK. ACA725 gave way to ICE605.

August 26, 2022

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

At approximately 1653Z, a Toronto Airways Cessna 172S (C-GIST) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) landed on the active runway and began to backtrack. The aircraft then reported that there was foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway and was taxied off the active runway to hold short. The airport duty manager was called and sent a vehicle out to inspect and clear the FOD. During this time, an inbound, privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) completed a full field circuit. Airport staff gave the all clear after the inspection and operations continued as normal.

July 10, 2022

Incident at 15NM W KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

The pilot of a Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GYGH) from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) reported being illuminated by a laser while inbound to CYGK at A045, approximately 15NM West of the airport. The illumination was brief and did not injure the pilot. The pilot gave the coordinates of the house from where the laser originated. The Toronto Shift Manager and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised.

May 19, 2022


A Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GYAP) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) had radio difficulties but could hear air traffic control (ATC). So ATC gave clearances and the aircraft acknowledged by squawking its identification.

February 24, 2022


Aviation Incident Report #17555: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJLZ/WJA2581) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was being belligerent toward the flight attendants, not wearing a mask and vaping. The Captain gave the passenger a "Notice from Captain". Peel Police met the aircraft upon arrival, and the passenger was arrested on mischief charges. There were multiple witnesses to their vaping and unruly behaviour. No impact to operations.

March 17, 2022

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

The tower misidentified a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GZKT) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) holding short on Taxiway Alpha, and gave them a take-off clearance, with the intended aircraft, a Waterloo-Wellington Cessna 172S (C-FRAR) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF), lined up on the threshold of Runway 26.

March 3, 2022


Ground controller cleared a tow (BLU342) to the Air Canada (ACA) hangar via Taxiway A. A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA731) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) contacted North Ground while exiting the apron via Taxiway AJ. Ground controller cleared WJA731 to the central de-icing facility (CDF) bay via Taxiway S while a JetBlue Airways aircraft (BLU342) was continuing northbound on Taxiway A. WJA731 asked ground controller about the tow and gave way to the tow before proceeding to the CDF bay.

January 9, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Aviation Incident Report #17481: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FCTK/WJA2702) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS) became verbally abusive after several warnings to put on a mask. A red card was issued, but the passenger refused it. The crew declared this incident a Level 2 and diverted back to CYYZ (approximately 1 hour into the flight). Police met the aircraft upon arrival. The passenger was arrested. Two Flight Attendants (FA) did not want to continue. The crew gave police their statements.

January 21, 2022

Incident at KITOK intersection

A Jetblue Airways Airbus A321-211 (JBU264) from Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac), WA (KSEA) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) checked in with the Centralia controller at 1136Z. At 1142Z, Centralia gave JBU264 the frequency of the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) controller for a handoff, but there was no response. For several minutes, Centralia attempted to contact JBU264 on 125.77 MHz, on the guard frequency and via another Jetblue Airways aircraft (JBU1006), with no success. At 1146Z, JBU264 crossed back into ZOB airspace. There was no operational impact.

August 24, 2022

Incident at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, AZ (KFLG)

TSB Report #A22F0277: C-GEKZ, an Air Canada B737-8 on route from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL), QC, to San Diego International Airport (KSAN), CA, when the crew requested vectors to deviate around some weather near Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (KFLG), AZ. Halfway through the turn, SkyWest was given vectors but also responded with deviations for weather. The controller gave vectors for a turn 30 degrees to the right (crew were in a 30 degree turn to the left). Still in the process of rolling out level to turn to the right, the crew received a TCAS TA and shortly after the controller told them to turn a further 15 degrees to the right. Immediately following that, the crew received a TCAS RA to descend. After descending around 1000 feet, received the CLEAR OF CONFLICT aural and started climbing back up to FL340.

October 28, 2022


A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3237) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) departed Runway 26 and made an unauthorized left turn to a heading of 120. When questioned by the controller, the pilot advised the Regina (YQR) Tower gave them a heading of 120 after departure where in fact YQR Tower instructed them to contact Centre on 120.1 MHz. Controller corrected their course to a heading of 270. No impact on operations.

September 26, 2022


A Namao Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GVAY) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) went for a flight northeast (NE) of CZVL, and while inbound, the pilot could transmit but not receive. The pilot phoned the tower, and the tower gave an entry pattern instruction and received a green light on final, at which point the pilot informed they could now hear the tower. No impact on operations.

September 22, 2022


A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GEBB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given runway heading and was told to contact the outer tower when airborne. C-GEBB didnt call outer tower until 1,000ft above ground level (AGL) and started a right turn prior to contact. The aircraft was then instructed to go direct petro canada but instead turned on course. Outer tower then gave C-GEBB another turn to go towards the Petro. A Springbank Air Training College Ltd Cessna 172N (C-GXUV) was in the circuit on the crosswind and the inner tower passed traffic as C-GEBB was cutting them off. No further impact.

July 7, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT)

The Regina (YQR) flight service station (FSS) advised the La Ronge (YVC) FSS that a Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency Beech 95-B55 (C-GSAO/BD145), just airborne off of Buffalo Narrows, SK (CYVT) and heading to La Ronge, SK (CYVC), was having a landing gear issue. BD145 called the FSS for an advisory. FSS gave the advisory and asked if they required assistance upon landing. BD145 said they would like to have emergency services standing by. All services were called at 0109Z. BD145 circled until all emergency vehicles were standing by. BD145 proceeded to land safely, without incident, at 0133Z.

May 11, 2022


The initial call of a privately registered Cessna 182H on a flight to Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) was 10 miles north, inbound. The CYLL flight service station (FSS) gave an advisory as well as information on 3 aircraft traffic in the zone. The CYLL FSS requested the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the Cessna 182H for entering the zone and the pilot advised in 2 minutes. The Cessna 182H informed other aircraft of the inbound traffic with an updated ETA. No impact to operations.

February 24, 2022


Aviation Incident Report #17556: The Captain of an aircraft on a flight to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) requested CYWG to arrange for police to meet the aircraft for a passenger. The passenger swore at the Flight Attendants (FAs) multiple times. The FAs did not feel comfortable giving the Captains notice to the passenger as they were worried about them escalating the situation. Police went onto the aircraft upon arrival and gave the passenger a warning.

April 28, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), at around 2120Z, ground control gave a vehicle (ST26) instructions for proceeding via Runway 10/28, crossing Runway 16/34, until further advised. ST26 replied "proceeding." Shortly after, ST26 was observed near the threshold of Runway 34 and was told to exit via Taxiway Golf. No further impact to operations.

March 22, 2022


A Springbank Air Training College Cessna 172P (C-GQCL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was about to enter the Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) control zone without any prior notice. The Flight Service Station (FSS) requested their intentions. Intentions were given for a right downwind (RDW) for Runway 21, and the FSS gave pertinent traffic information (with C-GQCL on 8NM final (FNL) for Runway 21). The FSS had to request intentions of C-GQCL again, and was advised they would extend until traffic was in sight. At approximately 2220Z, when their run-up was complete and they were ready to depart, they requested an advisory, which was given, but C-GQCL was going to enter Taxiway A without giving intentions. The FSS requested intentions from the aircraft and they were given. No further impact to operations.

February 27, 2022

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

The Flight Service Station (FSS) observed a truck (PL82) entering Taxiway A without permission. The FSS queried the trucks intentions and gave them the appropriate instructions. No impact to operations.

January 5, 2022

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA), a snow blower (BW12) entered Taxiway C without permission. The Flight Service Station (FSS) observed BW12 entering Taxiway C, queried the vehicles intentions, and gave instructions to enter. No impact to operations.

August 26, 2022

Incident at 5700N / 03000W

A Condor Flugdienst Boeing 767-300 (DABUP/CFG2027) from Phoenix, AZ (KPHX) to Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF), at a 30NM west (W) position report, gave PIKIL as the forward position, but was cleared for ETARI. No impact on operations.

June 15, 2022

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE248) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) departed from Runway 09 at CYFC. The controller gave an instruction of "right turn [to] heading 340 and climb to FL240". The controller meant to say "left turn". The error was caught before the aircraft infringed on CYR724 airspace.

November 25, 2021


A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-GSKU/SLQ739) from Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) announced on initial contact that it was a Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-GSKW/SLQ761) from Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). The air traffic service (ATS) unit gave the corresponding code to SLQ739, given the call sign used by the aircraft. It was later found that this flight was actually SLQ761, but that the crew had used the wrong flight number.

July 31, 2021


An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was given low altitude approach and go-around clearance for Runway 24 because of wake turbulence by a United Parcel Service Airbus A300-600F (N126UP/UPS497) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Louisville, KY (KSDF) that had taken off one minute before. The aircraft was observed touching down on the runway. The air traffic service (ATS) unit gave C-GFGQ the instruction to land on the runway and authorized takeoff once there was sufficient wake turbulence separation. No impact on operations.

April 8, 2021


Air traffic control (ATC) tried to contact a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GVXM) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) that was downwind for Runway 06. C-GVXM squawked 7600. ATC gave C-GVXM instructions and clearances, as well as light signals. C-GVXM landed without issue at 0045Z.

September 5, 2021


Aviation Incident Report #17395: A passenger on an aircraft from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported another passenger that was mask non-compliant and berating the flight crew shortly after departure. The passenger indicated that the flight crew gave the other passenger multiple warnings throughout the flight. The passenger indicated that the other passenger also threatened and intimidated them throughout the flight, took photos of them, and coughed on them. The passenger spoke to the Captain upon landing at CYYZ.

October 8, 2021


A privately registered, amateur-built Taylor Monoplane JT1B entered the Vancouver, BC (CYVR) zone, on a transborder flight from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), with no flight plan (FP) or code. The tower gave the aircraft a code, but no FP was filed.

July 1, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

An American, privately registered Cessna T337G on a flight to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tried to report inbound when 40NM to the east of CYLW. The call was unreadable to the tower. The tower subsequently responded to a privately registered Cessna 340A from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) that was inbound to CYLW, and the pilot of the Cessna T337G thought the call was for them and gave a response, which was again unreadable. There were no calls for the next 10 minutes until the Cessna 340A reported inbound on the area navigation (RNAV) Z approach. The tower passed traffic information to the Cessna 340A from an inbound aircraft on an unassigned code. Traffic information was passed 3 times before the Cessna T337G reported turning final for Runway 16, 3NM in front of the Cessna 340A. The Cessna T337G was given a left turn back, northbound, to follow the Cessna 340A. No other impact on operations.

April 30, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Communication error, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT), a vehicle (EFCTK1) requested access onto Taxiway A. Flight Services gave EFCTK1 permission onto Taxiway A. The Flight Service Specialist then noticed that there were two vehicles accompanying EFCTK1, and asked if EFCTK1 was a "plus 2". The Flight Service Specialist did not receive a response and, several seconds later, observed 3 vehicles enter onto Taxiway A on the camera. The Flight Service Specialist asked again, and EFCTK1 responded that they did have a "plus 2". The Flight Service Specialist gave permission for EFCTK1+2 to proceed onto Taxiway A.

April 26, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMU/GLR760) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) received an arrival advisory and gave an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 10 minutes. A vehicle (ST21) was permitted on the runway 6 minutes prior to the ETA. The aircraft advised that a vehicle was on the runway when calling 3 minutes prior to its ETA. The vehicle exited the runway 20 seconds prior to the aircraft reporting 1.2NM final. The vehicle had not been advised of the inbound aircraft.

April 13, 2021


At Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ), a privately registered Schweizer G-164A requested an advisory in order to depart from Runway 25 and conduct circuits. The specialist gave the advisory to the aircraft. The aircraft failed to report entering Runway 25, but did call when down at 2320Z (1620 MST). The specialist called CYDQ staff on the phone to check if the aircraft did depart and land, which was confirmed by the CYDQ staff.

February 25, 2021

Incident at INVERMERE BC (CAA8)

A Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Bell 407 (C-GVIH) was completing work for BC Hydro near Invermere, BC (CAA8), with a pilot and 2 passengers (PAX) on board. Upon return to CAA8 at the end of the workday, the pilot observed a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operating 50 meters from the helicopter. The RPAS was described as a large one, with a width of approximately 16 inches by 18 inches. The pilot landed the helicopter without further issues, but they confronted the RPAS operator upon landing, who was standing near the helipad. The pilot was unclear why the RPAS operator was flying the RPAS at the airport, but the pilot believes that the RPAS operator was attempting to film landing and departing aircraft. The RPAS operator did not have a radio capable of ground to air communications and was therefore unaware of aircraft operating in the area. The RPAS operator claimed to be a licensed operator, and they gave the helicopter pilot their contact information. The 2 BC Hydro employees in the back have filed reports with BC Hydro (their employer), as all 3 persons onboard the helicopter were "rattled" by the occurrence. A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigator discussed the situation with the "defacto" airport operator, and the airport operator was not informed of any RPAS activity happening at the airport that day.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16995: The operator of a DJI Inspire 2 drone was operating at Invermere, BC (CAA8). The operator was flying the drone approximately 5 to 8 meters above ground level (AGL) while filming the pilot of a Cessna 177 and 2 passengers pushing the aircraft. The operator was in direct communications with the pilot of the Cessna 177 as they were only 20 meters apart. The drone had just commenced when a Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Bell 407 (C-GVIH) on a flight to Invermere, BC (CAA8) arrived on short final. The drone operator did not have communication with C-GVIH. The drone operator brought their drone back toward the take-off area, which was just beside the hangar, while always maintaining sight with C-GVIH and keeping the drone at a low level. C-GVIH landed without incident and shut down. The drone operator moved the drone further from the hangar area, but continued to hover at a low level. The drone operator landed shortly after C-GVIHs flight operations had ended. C-GVIH and the drone operator communicated about the failure in communications and radio protocol.

February 27, 2021


An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed from Runway 07 and declared "MAYDAY" due to "control issues" through 400 feet. The aircraft was given the option to land on any runway. C-GDON landed on Runway 25 without issue and exited via Taxiway G. The aircraft advised the ground controller that it had experienced a "flaps issue".
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0017: C-GDON, a Cessna 172K aircraft operated by Insignia College, was on the first take-off for circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. The student took off from Runway 07 and, during the climb, realized the aircraft airspeed was decreasing. As the aircraft was nearing a stall at 300 feet AGL, the pilot regained control by lowering the nose to keep the speed up. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY" and ATC gave the pilot the option of "any runway". Other traffic was cleared to allow C-GDON runway access. The pilot managed to make a 180 degree turn to land on Runway 25 without further issues. After landing, the pilot realized they had set "full flaps" and did not set them for take-off prior to departure, as required in the pre-flight checklist. Ground taxi clearances were obtained and the aircraft taxied back to the company facility.

August 31, 2021


An Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (TSC862) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to taxi to Runway 06R via Alpha and Delta, cross Runway 33R and Runway 06L, and hold short of Runway 06R, which was read back correctly. After crossing Runway 06L, TSC862 entered Taxiway D6 vice D. The controller advised TSC862 of the error and gave them the distance remaining. TSC862 advised they were okay and were cleared for take-off (T/O) from D6. No operational impact.

August 26, 2021

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A VFR target was observed entering the Sudbury, ON (CYSB) control zone on the approach path for Runway 04. Contact was confirmed visually as a float plane at circuit altitude. The aircraft squawked its identification when queried but did not respond on the frequency. The aircraft subsequently exited the control zone (CZ) over Whitson Lake, then re-entered the CZ south of Hanmer. The aircraft, a 1789666 Ontario Ltd. Cessna 175 (C-FGAK), gave its aircraft identification (ACID) at this time and exited the CZ, remaining clear until established northeast (NE) bound.

December 29, 2021

Incident at Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX)

TSB Report #A21F0255: C-FSNU, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 was conducting flight ACA990 from Mexico City/Benito Juárez Intl, Mexico (MMMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During taxi sequence in MMMX, the flight crew was given clearance to taxi west on Bravo, left on B7 and hold short Runway 05, left. Flight crew completed a left turn on B7 and passed the hold short line, stopped, and advised ground. Without any risk of conflict, ATC gave the flight crew instructions to backtrack Runway 05, left, and the flight continued to its destination without further incident.

December 25, 2021

Incident at Los Angeles, CA (KLAX)

TSB Report #A21F0246: C-FSDW an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating as flight ACA555 from Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), LA, USA to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) Vancouver, BC - On departure from LAX runway 25R SUMMR2 behind an A321 at approximately 800ft, the flight crew felt the aircraft rolling in what was likely wake turbulence. The Auto Pilot was engaged and gave "Roll Authority" amber alert on the Primary Flight Display (PFD). The pilot flying disengaged the autopilot and flew until clear of the wake turbulence. The auto pilot re-engaged just above 1000ft, the flight continued to YVR without further incident.

December 9, 2021

Incident at Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC (KECG )

TSB Report #A21F0233: C-FYJO, a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-8K5, was conducting flight SWG422 from La Altagracia/Punta Cana Intl, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Toronto/ Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). During cruise at FL350 in the vicinity of Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC (KECG), ATC gave the flight crew clearance to proceed direct to the OPHEA intersection. After the flight crew turned direct to OPHEA, ATC then instructed them to turn to the right of track heading 210. Shortly after, ATC instructed the flight crew to descend to FL340. The flight crew began the descent, then ATC instructed them to expedite the descent to FL340. During the descent, the flight crew received a TCAS RA (resolution advisory). Flight crew complied with the RA and informed ATC. Once clear of the conflict, ATC cleared the flight crew direct to OPHEA, followed by a climb back to FL350. Flight proceeded to its destination without further incident.

December 17, 2021

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GWPS) from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) made initial contact with the specialist while on Taxiway Alpha, looking to cross the runway for Apron 2. A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (KEW208) on a MEDEVAC flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Baker Lake, NU (CYBK) was taxiing on Charlie for Runway 24 at the time. C-GWPS gave way and taxied behind the backtracking traffic.

December 5, 2021


An American, corporately registered Gulfstream IV (N77WL) from Washington/Dulles, VA (KIAD) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) lost communications with the arrival controller. They did not check in with the tower, and were given the green light and a landing clearance, but gave no response. Once landed, they called ground control on Taxiway Bravo. A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA242) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) had its taxi clearance from the de-ice bay delayed by 3 minutes.

December 7, 2021


A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYVJ) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given a left turn off Runway 17, but they turned right. The tower then gave a 260-heading to avoid traffic, followed by a left 170-heading. C-GYVJ instead turned to 090, through the departure path. No impact.

April 21, 2021


Aviation Incident Report #17060: Customer Service Agents (CSA) contacted Operations to advise that a passenger on a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) was issued yellow and red cards for non-mask compliance. CSA requested Operations assistance on arrival. The crew also gave a statement to the CSA on arrival. The passenger was non-compliant for the entirety of the flight and was issued a yellow card while the aircraft was circling CYMM. The aircraft eventually diverted to CYYC due to poor weather, and that is when the Flight Attendants issued a red card to the passenger. Upon landing at CYYC, police took the passenger into custody.