April 10, 2021

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

At 1033Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8701) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated a missed approach for Runway 06R due to an indication of a landing gear problem. At 1104Z, JZA8701 declared a "PAN PAN" and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 1122Z and left the runway at 1203Z. No impact on operations.

March 30, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

After takeoff, a Propair Inc. Beech 1900D (PRO4000) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) advised that it was returning due to a landing gear issue. No emergency was declared and assistance was not requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 2012Z. No impact on operations.

March 27, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Pascan British Aerospace 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a faulty landing gear position indication and requested a low approach for a visual inspection by the tower. The tower advised that the landing gear appeared to be down. PSC582 decided to land without declaring an emergency or requesting emergency services. PSC582 landed without any other issues.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Following takeoff from Runway 06, a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared a "PAN PAN" due to a landing gear problem. The aircraft asked to come back and land. A few minutes later, PSC582 cancelled the emergency and asked to continue to its destination. The requested services were cancelled. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 272408-V1: A Pascan British Aerospace 3212 (PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a faulty landing gear position indication and requested a low approach for a visual inspection by the CYHU tower at 2054Z. The tower advised that the landing gear appeared to be down. PSC582 decided to land without declaring an emergency or requesting emergency services. PSC582 landed without any other issues. (Duplicate CADORS 2021Q0744 / AOR 272408-V1 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0014: C-FPSC, a Jetstream 32 operated by Pascan under the code PSC582, was flying under from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with 3 passengers and 2 crew members on board. When the landing gear was retracted, an abnormal left wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared an emergency. The indication went out as the crew prepared to return to CYQB. They then cancelled the emergency and proceeded to CYHU. The crew conducted a low approach and climb to confirm with the tower that the landing gear was in the extended position. The aircraft landed safely. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The problem was found to be related to the microswitch and the weather conditions, and no other fault was found.

March 18, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0034Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE854) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) declared an emergency due to an indication of a landing gear problem. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were advised. AIE854 landed safely at 0122Z. A runway inspection was carried out, and the runway reopened at 0130Z.

March 1, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Immediately after takeoff, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE803) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) notified the flight service station (FSS) of a problem with the wheel doors and returned to land. AIE803 landed on Runway 31 at 0032Z without incident. AIE803 did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Immediately after takeoff, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDAO/AIE870) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) advised that it had to return to land, without declaring an emergency, as the aircraft was unable to retract its landing gear. No known impact on operations.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 9NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe nose wheel indication. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1553Z. Consequently, 20 minute delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) de Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FTAR/MAL8069) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0002: C-FFPA, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan under the callsign PSC582, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board. When the landing gear was lowered, an abnormal nose wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared a state of emergency. The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 safely with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 29, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

Upon take-off, a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO4210) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Wemindji, QC (CYNC) reported a landing gear issue and requested a return to CYUY. No emergency. A few moments later, PRO4210 advised that it had fixed the problem and continued its flight normally. No impact.

January 20, 2021

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

Upon takeoff, a Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7560) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised of an issue with its landing gear door and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared. SKV7560 landed without incident. No impact.

January 15, 2021

Incident at 3NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On initial contact, the crew of a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC837) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) reported an indication issue for the main landing gear and asked to fly the runway heading. At 30NM west, PSC837 asked to return to CYZV. No emergency declared.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 8NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised that it would conduct a missed approach due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft declared an emergency at 0102Z and landed on Runway 25 at 0126Z, without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0001: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE858 under instrument flight rules from Kangirsuk, QC(CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 7 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on approach for landing at CYVP, the "Gear Unsafe" light for the nose wheel illuminated when the landing gear was selected in the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency was declared with the Kuujjuaq Flight Service Station (FSS). Once established in a holding pattern, the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft touched down on Runway 25 without issue.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16949: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) Emergency Response Plan was activated by the NAV CANADA Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) notified the FSS of a landing gear issue. The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transportation unit, NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the health centre (i.e. ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on January 14, 2021.

January 8, 2021

Incident at 17NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

While inbound to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), a Sasair Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GZIS) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised that it was unable to deploy its landing gear. No emergency. After a few attempts, C-GZIS advised that the landing gear had deployed. C-GZIS landed on Runway 29 at 1544Z without incident. No impact.

January 6, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A 9215-7536 Quebec Inc. Cessna 310Q (C-GMRW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) asked the tower to verify if its left landing gear was deployed. No emergency was declared, but emergency vehicles were deployed by the air traffic service unit (ATS) as a precaution. The aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.

May 5, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-31-350 (C-GXHK) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) initiated an overshoot for Runway 27 due to an unsafe landing gear indication. C-GXHK departed to the south and orbited until ultimately returning to CZBB. No impact on airport traffic.

May 2, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Bar-None Holdings Ltd. Cessna TU206G (C-FWCM) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) executed a missed approach on early final due to a landing gear indication. The aircraft asked the flight service station (FSS) to visually confirm the landing gear during the overshoot. The FSS confirmed the indication of partially deployed landing gear. The aircraft extended its downwind to change the fuse. The landing gear deployed fully and the aircraft (A/C) continued in the circuit. No further operational impact.

April 25, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) experienced an issue with its landing gear while on approach to CYXS. The pilot decided to return to CYLW. The aircraft landed at CYLW at 1759Z without issue, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. The pilot did not declare an emergency.

April 9, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GHCC) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported inbound with possible nose landing gear issues. The aircraft landed safely. No impact to operations.

April 1, 2021

Incident at 4907N / 11631W

A pilot on the ground, in the vicinity of Creston, BC, called the Kamloops flight information centre (FIC) to advise that a privately registered Navion from Creston, BC (CAJ3) to Vernon, BC (CYVK), departing northbound, may have landing gear issues. The aircraft was contacted via the Nelson, BC (CZNL) remote communications outlet (RCO) at 2319Z and the pilot was notified of the possible issue. The pilot acknowledged and said they would look into it upon arrival at their destination. At 0039Z, the pilot called from CYVK to close their flight plan. After checks, it was reported that there were no issues with the aircrafts landing gear. No operational impact.

March 31, 2021

Incident at 10NM NE ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Diamond DA 42 (C-FSGN) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported an unclear gear indication for the right main landing gear when 10NM Northeast (NE) of CYXX. The aircraft overflew the field to check the gear appearance and landed safely. No operational impact.

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Diamond DA 42 (C-FSGM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had an unsafe nose landing gear indication. The pilot conducted a fly-by prior to landing, with no further issues. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were on standby and there was no operational impact.

March 30, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Alkan Air Beech 200 (C-GMOC/AKN513) on a MEDEVAC flight from Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach due to a landing gear issue. The flight landed safely at 0414Z. No operational impact.

January 14, 2021

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16947: A privately registered Vans RV-9A from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) landed on Runway 23 and the right main landing gear tire became flat. The aircraft stopped 300 feet past the intersection of Taxiway Bravo on the north side of the runway edge. Airport vehicles (STAFF 542+1) responded and assisted by placing a dolly under the flat tire and towing the aircraft off the runway at Bravo. A runway inspection was completed. No other aircraft were in the pattern at the time. The airport resumed normal operations at 2316Z.

March 16, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-24-400 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a landing gear indication while inbound from the south. The aircraft overflew the tower and a visual inspection confirmed that the gear was down. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 09, no impact to operations.

March 13, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon landing, the right main wheel of a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CRN711T) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) locked, and the aircraft was disabled on the runway. The aircraft was removed at 2038Z. The runway opened at 2052Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Following the incident, both right-hand (R/H) main wheels and brakes of the aircraft (C-FKTE) were replaced and tested in Campbell River, BC (CYBL), and the R/H gear was inspected to the extent necessary for a safe ferry flight back to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), with the gear remaining in the down position. Further inspection at CYVR did not find any faults with the aircraft braking system or landing gear. Inspection of the removed wheels and brake units did not find any faults, the rotors rotated freely, despite contact with the runway. The aircraft was on a training flight at the time of the incident, carrying out single engine approaches as a simulated engine failure. This configuration for the single engine approach would require a heavy right rudder input on landing, and it is suspected that the R/H brake was applied during the R/H rudder input. The aircraft was released to service and will be monitored for any brake system faults.

March 11, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7824) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) returned to CYVR due to a landing gear issue.

March 4, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech 200 (NCB3507) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE), on the approach for Runway 04, initiated a go-around due to a landing gear indication light. The Edmonton centre was advised. NCB3507 landed without incident on Runway 04 at 1626Z. No emergency declared. No other impact to operations.

February 27, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Golden Ears Aviation Ltd. Cessna 177RG (C-GQTF) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) departed IFR from CYPK. Moments after departing, prior to contacting the area control centre (ACC), the pilot reported a landing gear malfunction that required them to cancel their IFR flight so that they could return, VFR, to land. The landing was unremarkable.

February 26, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXT/TGO998) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to an unsafe landing gear indication. The tower initiated the emergency stand by procedure. The pilot manually lowered the landing gear and attained "3 green". The aircraft landed on Runway 26L, without incident, at 0228Z. No operational impact.

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXT/TGO998) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported a landing gear indication. The pilot opted for a low approach in order for the flight service specialist to visually confirm whether the landing gear was down. All 3 appeared to be down. The pilot was advised but decided to return to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0015: C-FGXT, a Transport Canada Beech C90A, was being flown on a night training flight as TGO998 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with 2 crew members on board. During circuits at CYBL, the left-hand (LH) main landing gear light remained unlit. The crew completed a low pass over the airport, where a Flight Service Specialist observed that the landing gear appeared to be down. An emergency was declared with ATC and the appropriate checklists from the QRH were actioned, and a request was made to return to CYVR. The aircraft landed at CYVR without further issues, with ARFF on standby. The aircraft was inspected by emergency authorities and was then towed to the Air Services Directorate hangar for inspection. Company maintenance inspections revealed that the landing gear accumulator was low on pressure. The accumulator was serviced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 25, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 340A requested the Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tower to observe the aircrafts main landing gear, as it was not indicating a green light.

February 10, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A KF Cargo Convair 340 (KFA577) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a "landing gear not down" indication while on final for Runway 34. KFA577 conducted a low approach and its gear appeared to be functioning normally. KFA577 joined a left hand circuit and landed without incident. No operational impact.

February 12, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Beech 76 (C-GSFB) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby, as the aircraft had an unsafe landing gear indication with "3 green". The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was inspected immediately for foreign object debris (FOD). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0010: C-GSFB, a Beech Duchess BE76 operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre on an IFR training flight, experienced a landing gear extension issue on approach to Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The flight crew cycled the landing gear and did not observe a "landing gear down safe" indication. The flight crew declared a "PAN PAN", elected to cancel their IFR clearance, and proceeded VFR back to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). A manual landing gear extension was performed, and a "safe landing gear down" annunciation was observed. ARFF were on standby for the eventful landing. The aircraft taxied off the runway and returned to the ramp.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the landing gear of C-GSFB would not extend, so the crew decided to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The crew performed an emergency landing gear extension, landed and taxied without issue. Maintenance found no obvious defects upon initial inspection. The aircraft was put on jacks and the landing gear retracted and extended normally. The landing gear hydraulic power pack level was good, and the landing gear motor brushes, the landing gear system wiring, the landing gear up/down relays, and the landing gear actuators were inspected, with no faults found. No issues were found during the landing gear physical check for stiffness, and more landing gear swings were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service, as no faults were found. It is suspected that the issue was temperature related, given that when the aircraft was moved from an extreme cold temperature to a warm hangar, the problem disappeared. Most likely, the landing gear motor froze or the landing gear down relay froze open. These components are not well sealed, and the operator has experienced issues with these components on other aircraft with extreme temperature changes.

February 10, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Conair Group Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJQE/FGD177) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a landing gear malfunction. No emergency declared. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby, the aircraft landing gear was lowered manually and the aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 271450-V1: A Conair Group Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJQE/FDG177) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) returned to CYXX after departure due to a landing gear indication. The pilot did not declare an emergency. No operational impact. (Duplicate AOR 271450-V1 / CADORS 2021P0168 deleted after information merge)

February 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Beech 76 (C-GPIR) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was "being worked" by the Victoria Terminal and was planning to conduct a touch-and-go at CYXX, however, C-GPIR had a landing gear issue and decided to execute a missed approach and return to CZBB. The aircraft landed safely at CZBB.

January 28, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared a landing gear malfunction and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby. CRN511 landed safely. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0006: C-FBTR, a Carson Air Beech 1900D aircraft, was operating flight CRN511 from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. During approach, the landing gear did not extend. The flight crew decided to hold, actioned the appropriate checklists, and requested emergency services to be on standby as a precaution. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. In the process of troubleshooting the landing gear system, maintenance personnel found a broken wire going to the landing gear control circuit breaker. The wire was repaired and the landing gear system tested as serviceable.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a Carson Air Beech 1900D (C-FBTR) experienced a landing gear malfunction. The crew went around to troubleshoot and used the back-up system to pump the gear down. The aircraft landed and taxied without incident. Maintenance investigated and replaced the landing gear selector. Numerous gear swings on jacks revealed the fault once again. A broken wire was eventually discovered in the sub panel behind the landing gear selector. The wire was repaired, and further gear swings on jacks and a test flight proved the repair to be successful, and the aircraft was released into service.

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 10, 2021

Incident at 40NM N TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGAH/JZA8287) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) requested a return to CYYZ and subsequently advised that it had a landing gear issue and was doing a manual gear extension for the return. JZA8287 declared a "PAN PAN" at 0001Z. The aircraft landed at 0015Z and taxied to the apron without further incident. No impact on operations.

May 6, 2021

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

A Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GANF/WSG814) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) reported an issue involving a landing gear indication at 1830Z, but resolved it 3 minutes later and landed safely at 1840Z. No operational impact.

May 2, 2021

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources Canadair CL-215-6B11 (C-GOGH/TKR274) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) experienced a landing gear failure upon touchdown on Runway 12 and became disabled on the runway. Local fire and ambulance services responded to the call. No injuries were reported. A NOTAM was issued, which closed Runway 12/30 until 2300Z. Traffic was diverted to Runway 04/22. No impact to operations.

May 3, 2021

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN)

A 2693713 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GNMV) from St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) departed CYSN on an IFR training flight, and returned to CYSN as VFR approximately 5 minutes later due to a "gear up unsafe" indicator. The aircraft landed safely and with no impact to operations.

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Piper PA-31-350 (C-FTJX) from Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) advised of a landing gear indication, conducted a missed approach, and orbited west of the aerodrome for 5 minutes. The pilot then advised that the issue was resolved and landed without incident. No impact to operations.

April 24, 2021

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Mag Canada Aero Commander 680 (BD160) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) indicated that it had a nose gear issue and had already advised emergency services. The aircraft landed safely with no damage. Runway 12/30 was closed for a short period of time to tow the aircraft off the runway.

March 29, 2021

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Diamond DA40 (C-FJUM) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) landed on Runway 21 at 2217Z. At 2308Z, the aircraft got an advisory to depart to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF). The aircraft taxied out and realized that its front nose gear tire was flat. The aircraft taxied off the taxiway and a vehicle (ST27) went out to conduct an inspection on Runway 21.

April 15, 2021

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

Shortly after take-off from Runway 24R, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA7932) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a possible landing gear issue and elected to return to CYYZ. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were requested. No emergency declared. At 2203Z, JZA7932 advised that its gear indication was good. JZA7932 landed on Runway 24R at 2020Z, without incident. The aircraft was towed to the gate from Taxiway D4. No operational impact.

April 11, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Shortly after departure, a Thunder Airlines Ltd. Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GYUA/THU890) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) advised of a landing gear problem and advised returning to CYQT. The pilot advised that the landing gear was stuck in the "down" position, and secured. No assistance was required.

February 21, 2021

Accident at Canal Lake, ON

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: At approximately 1940Z, while attempting to land on Canal Lake, ON, a privately registered, amateur-built Rans S6ES caught its skis in the snow and the aircraft flipped over. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) with no injuries. Aircraft damage is unknown. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0014: A ski equipped, privately registered and amateur-built Rans S6ES aircraft was landing on Canal Lake, ON. During the touchdown, the nose landing gear dug into the soft snow and the aircraft nosed over. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft received substantial damage to the lower engine cowl and vertical fin.

March 30, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SW4 (BLS371) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), on final, requested to conduct a "low and over" in order to have the tower visually confirm that the landing gear was down. No operational impact.

March 22, 2021

Incident at 17NM W HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Shortly after departure, a Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-323 (C-GXAJ/CJT980) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) advised of a nose wheel issue which required a return to CYHM, and declared "PAN PAN". The aircraft completed its checklist before conducting the approach at CYHM. CJT980 landed safely at 0156Z and taxied to the apron without issue. No impact on operations.

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Fairchild SA227-TT (C-FRPX) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) advised of a nose gear indication while on final for Runway 07. The aircraft arrived safely at 0552Z.

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