February 13, 2022

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

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

April 11, 2022

Accident at 7NM NE SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

A privately registered Pezetel PZL-104 Wilga 32 from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) declared minimum fuel, then crashed while attempting an emergency landing 7NM northeast of CYAM.

February 3, 2022

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

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

January 16, 2022

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

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

February 1, 2022

Accident at Gustaf III/Saint Barthélemy, France (TJJF)

TSB Report #A22F0024: A privately registered Gray-Sherick aircraft, Special model, was conducting a flight between Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperón Intl, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to St-Barthélemy/Gustaff III, Guadeloupe (TFFJ). During landing, the aircraft suffered a hard landing on Runway 10. Consequently, the left-hand gear collapsed, the aircraft veered to the left, exiting the runway, and impacted the airfield enclosure wall. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot suffered minor injuries. BEA advised they will not conduct ICAO annex 13 investigation, as the aircraft is registered as a Special Certificate Airworthiness Amateur-built aircraft (CARs standard 549).

April 23, 2022

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

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE312) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) pushed back off of Gate 7 at 0430Z and left the hard surface. FLE312 became stuck in mud and passengers were deplaned. At approximately 1345Z, the aircraft was removed and returned to the gate.

March 11, 2022

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

When exiting onto Runway 36, a Vanguard Air Care Inc. Beech 200 (VN09) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) turned too early, and their left main and nose gear left the hard surface. The aircraft was disabled at the Runway 31 and Runway 36 intersection. The aircraft was removed at 1208Z.

January 24, 2022

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Freedom Aviation Piper PA-46-350P (C-FRDN) on a flight to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) experienced a runway excursion after landing on Runway 36 and ended up leaving the hard surface into the snow on the west side. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out. Initial reports were of some damage to the aircraft, but no injuries. Runway 36 was closed for approximately three and a half hours until the aircraft was removed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22C0011: C-FRDN, a privately operated PA-46-350P, was conducting a flight from Kansas City/Charles B. Wheeler, MO (KMKC) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG). The aircraft was cleared to land on Runway 36 at CYWG. Runway 36 was bare and dry. Upon touchdown, the aircraft unexpectedly and violently turned to the left and exited the runway. The aircraft made contact with compacted snow and sustained damage to the propeller and the nose gear assembly. There were no injures to the pilot or to the passengers. ARFF did attend. A local AMO is inspecting and assessing the damage to the aircraft.

May 8, 2022

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

While landing, a privately registered Cessna 177RG from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) veered off the hard surface of Runway 06 and entered onto the grass. The aircraft taxied to the ramp without further incident. No impact on operations.

October 3, 2021

Accident at 47NM N MONT-LAURIER QC (CSD4)

TSB Report #A21Q0102: A privately registered Murphy Rebel was on a visual flight rules flight from Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC, to Lake Éloigné, located approximately 47NM north of Mont-Laurier, QC, with 1 pilot on board. Upon arriving at their destination, a harsh water landing took place and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries.

July 24, 2021

Incident at LAC SÉBASTIEN QC (Eau) (CTD3) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #17206: While a privately registered, amateur-built Bionic 10 aircraft was on the step during takeoff in a westerly direction, a boat with skiers interfered with the aircrafts trajectory. The pilot conducted an avoidance manoeuvre by attempting to take off prematurely. This led to a loss of control at low altitude, then a hard landing when the aircraft made contact with the water, and further loss of control on the waters surface.

December 22, 2021

Accident at 6NM S SALABERRY DE VALLEYFIELD QC (CSD3)

En route for Cornwall, ON (CYCC), a privately registered Beech C23 from Miramichi, NB (CYCH) to Cornwall, ON (CYCC) experienced low fuel and then attempted to land in a field. The only person on board was slightly injured and the extent of the damage is unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0132: A privately registered Beech Musketeer C23 was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Miramichi, NB (CYCH) to Cornwall Regional Airport, ON (CYCC) with only the pilot on board. En route to CYCC, the aircraft experienced low fuel and landed in a field 6 NM south of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC (CSD3). The aircraft suffered substantial damage and the pilot was slightly injured.

October 9, 2021

Accident at 6NM N LOURDES-DE-JOLIETTE QC (CSE3)

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a Plastiques G.P.R. Inc. Bell 206B (C-FOXA) conducted a forced landing, which set off its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in Rang Saint-Albert, between Sainte-Mélanie and Saint-Jean-de-Matha. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (BST) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0099: C-FOXA, a privately operated Bell 206B, was on a local visual flight rules flight from a residence in Sainte-Mélanie, QC, with a pilot and 4 passengers on board. Once back at the departure point, the booster pump low fuel pressure warning light lit up briefly. The pilot chose to perform a precautionary landing in a field and, while on final approach, the engine (Allison 250-C20) died. The pilot autorotated and, during landing, the tail boom was severed by the main rotor. The helicopter remained on the spot on its skids and there were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) sounded and was immediately shut off. The post-flight inspection determined that there was no fuel remaining on board.

September 30, 2021

Accident at 20NM NW TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reported that a Valley Ag Aviation Inc. Cessna 182 (C-GHNN) crashed northwest of Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). The pilot was not injured. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0111: C-GHNN, a privately operated Cessna 182B, was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Alma, QC (CYTF) to Joliette, QC (CSG3). While the aircraft was in cruise flight between the municipalities of St-Paulin and St-Alexis des Monts, an engine failure occurred due to a fuel shortage. The pilot, the only person on board, performed a forced landing on Route 349. At an altitude of about 30 ft AGL, the aircraft struck hydro wires before hitting the ground and suffering major damage. The pilot was slightly injured.

September 4, 2021

Accident at 2.50 NM SW OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

Police reported that a Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival Inc. Sundance SBA90 (C-FVFV) hot air balloon crashed in Gatineau. The exact location of the crash is not known. The Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0081: A privately operated Sundance SBA90 hot-air balloon (C-FVFV) was on a flight from Parc La Baie in Gatineau, QC to some fields in the Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport area as part of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival with 2 passengers and 1 pilot on board. After flying for about one hour, the balloon was above the city and the pilot began an approach to a vacant lot between 2 residences. On final descent, the balloons basket struck a house roof and stopped a few seconds before continuing the flight. Right after, it began descending rapidly and came in for a brutal landing. The 2 passengers suffered injuries and were transported to hospital; the balloon was slightly damaged.

August 22, 2021

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

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) landed without its landing gear extended at CNV9. One person was on board and was uninjured. There was damage to the aircraft. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed for approximately 2 hours. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB report # A21Q0074: A privately registered Piper PA-24 aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Burlington, ON (CZBA) to Neuville, QC (CNV9) with the pilot on board. On the first approach, the airspeed was high and the pilot pulled up. On the second approach, the "gear not down" alarm sounded a few feet above the runway and the aircraft landed with the gear retracted. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained damage.

August 2, 2021

Accident at 23NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The Sûreté du Québec reported a paraglider accident at lÎle dOrléans, QC. The one person who was on board was injured. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.

March 9, 2021

Accident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3)

TSB Report A21Q0011: A privately registered Cosmos Chronos (ultralight motorized pendulum) was performing a touch-and-go at Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb, the left ski was observed crosswise. The pilot landed in a field, losing control of the aircraft. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

June 26, 2021

Accident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Precision West AG Corp. Ayres S2R-T34 (C-GERO) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) suffered an engine failure on final for Runway 10 and crashed more than 200 feet from the threshold of Runway 10. Following the crash, there was a fuel or spray product (insecticide) leak. Emergency services and airport manager (APM) advised. Impact: a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-FELO) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Mitchinson Flying Service Cessna 310R (C-GFXA) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Precision West AG Corp. Ayres S2R-T34 (C-GURO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-FDLO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP); and a Precision West AG Corp. Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 (C-GESO) on a flight to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) experienced landing delays. Runway 10/28 was closed from 1155Z to 1500Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0046: C-GERO, a Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34 operated by Precision West AG corp., was conducting an aerial application flight from and to Gaspé, QC (CYGP) with one pilot on board. On short final, with the engine at idle, the pilot moved the power lever to apply more power, but there was no response from the engine. A high ITT warning quickly followed. The aircraft could not reach the runway and struck the ground approximately 200 feet short of the threshold of Runway 10, striking the perimeter fence before coming to a complete stop. The Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was triggered. The pilot secured the airplane and was not injured.

June 17, 2021

Accident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - ILS irregularity)

A privately registered Cessna 182L on a flight to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) crashed at the threshold of Runway 10. Two passengers suffered minor injuries. Impact: The runway was closed and the localizer (LOC) was unavailable. An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE850) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) changed its destination to Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV).
UPDATE: AOR 274669-V2: A privately registered Cessna 182L on a flight to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) crashed on the side of Runway 10, near the threshold of Runway 28. Two passengers had minor injuries. Impact: The runway and localizer (LOC) were unavailable.
UPDATE: AOR 274669-V3: Information about aircrafts origin and destination added. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A privately registered Cessna 182L from Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) crashed on the side of Runway 10, near the threshold of Runway 28, at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). Two passengers had minor injuries. Impact: The runway and localizer (LOC) were unavailable."

June 12, 2021

Accident at 55NM NW VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A privately registered Cessna A185F made an emergency call on 121.5 MHz. The aircraft advised of an engine failure and indicated that it would attempt to land at Lac-Chicobi at 2141Z. The aircraft was 4NM North of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft broadcast the phone number of a contact who would be attending the rescue. A loss of communication occurred a few minutes after the initial contact. 3 souls on board were uninjured. The aircraft is reported as a total loss. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. (Duplicate record AOR 274532-V1 deleted after information merge; additional information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0038: A Cessna A185F was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Plamondon, QC, to Lac Preissac, QC, with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight at 7000 feet, the engine stopped suddenly and the pilot tried to head to Lac-Chicobi, QC. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 3000 feet, it quickly began losing altitude, and the pilot attempted a landing in marshland located approximately 4 NM north of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft was damaged but did not flip over, and all the occupants were uninjured. The post-landing inspection showed that the right wing’s fuel tank cap was missing and that the tanks were empty. Afterwards, the engine was able to be started and appeared to function normally.

May 25, 2021

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A BSA Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDRD) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) landed on Runway 29 at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) without its nose landing gear being deployed. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. Impact: Runway 11/29 was closed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0039: A privately registered Piper PA34-200T (C-GDRD) was on a visual flight rules flight from the Bromont/Roland-Désourdy, QC (CZBM) airport. On approach to land, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the pilot received an abnormal indication noting that the front wheel was not locked. The aircraft declared an emergency and diverted to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). A gravity landing gear extension procedure was tried but was unsuccessful, and the aircraft landed on Runway 29 at CYQB with an unlocked front wheel. The aircraft remained on the centreline of the runway until it came to a complete stop. The propellers and the nose wheel fairing were damaged. The pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. A mechanical verification after the flight enabled identification of a bolt installed contrary to manufacturer’s recommendations.

May 11, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: Les Escoumins, QC

Several aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, between 1444Z and 1446Z, near Les Escoumins, QC. During the call to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax, the JRCC advised that a Heli/Express Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GHEX) had crashed. Emergency services had not been deployed. No injuries. No service provided by NAV CANADA. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0024: C-GHEX, an Aerospatiale AS350 B2 helicopter operated by Heli-Express Inc., was on a slinging flight along a high voltage line 1.7NM north of Les Escoumins, QC. The tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor separated from the helicopter while in flight. The pilot released the sling load and proceeded to a dirt runway not far from their position for an emergency landing. During the approach, there was a deceleration and the helicopter began to turn on itself towards the left. The pilot was unable to regain control of the helicopter and decided to cut off the fuel supply to stop the rotational movement and attempt a landing without an engine. The aircraft struck the ground hard in an upright position, without tipping over to the side. The emergency locator transmitter was activated. A second helicopter touched down shortly thereafter with rescuers and the injured pilot was transported to hospital.

April 25, 2021

Accident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

At Joliette, QC (CSG3), a privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Rebel experienced a hard landing, with structural damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was towed to the hangar shortly after. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was triggered. There was 1 soul on board (SOB), and no injury reported. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised. Operational impact unknown.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0020: A privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Rebel aircraft was on a local visual flight rules flight to and from Joliette, QC (CSG3) airport, with 1 pilot on board. During landing, the aircraft braked more suddenly than expected by the pilot and ground looped. The pilot suffered no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated. The aircraft sustained damage.

September 17, 2021

Accident at SECHELT BC (CAP3)

TSB Report # A21P0102: C-FEIE, an Insignia College Limited Cessna 172M aeroplane, was conducting a cross country training flight on a round trip from Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC with only the student pilot on board. The pilot was on short final to Runway 11 in Sechelt (CAP3), BC with an airspeed of approximately 70 knots. The aeroplane’s flaps were extended to the landing position. The aircraft landed and bounced into the air. The pilot pushed the nose down resulting in a hard landing. The damage included a propeller strike, a flat nose wheel, and damage to the firewall. The pilot taxied from the active runway onto the apron. Airport staff assisted moving the aircraft to the parking area due to the flat nose wheel. The company’s maintenance arrived at CAP3 and, after inspecting the aircraft, had it shipped to CZBB by truck. The pilot has been debriefed and the aeroplane is in maintenance awaiting repairs.

August 28, 2021

Accident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A21P0100: C-FOJZ, a MHI RJ Aviation ULC Regional Jet CRJ 900 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting Flight 8485 from Edmonton Intl. (CYEG), AB to Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC with 4 crew members and 58 passengers on board. The Captain was conducting a check ride and the pilot was monitoring. The First Officer was the pilot flying. The landing at CYVR was recorded as being 2.789g resulting in the requirement for a high load landing event inspection. The flight crew taxied to the gate and were unable to start the airplane’s auxiliary power unit. After shutting down the aircraft, the flight crew realized that a flight attendant (FA) was injured; paramedics were called to attend. The FA, who was seated in the aft jump seat during the landing, was seriously injured and, after first aid was administered, was taken to a local hospital. The other cabin crew member received minor injuries. Company Maintenance conducted an inspection and found that both main landing gear shocks showed evidence of having bottomed out. They then initiated a high load landing event (HLLE) inspection. The aeroplane remained on the ground at CYVR for 6 days while the HLLE inspection and related tasks were carried out. The subsequent maintenance included replacing both of the main landing gear. The aeroplane has been returned to service.

October 31, 2021

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built Volmar Jensen Amphibian VJ 22 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) exited Runway 09 upon landing, and struck the Runway 09 1000ft marker sign on the north side. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded, assisted the pilot, and moved the aircraft clear of the runway protected area. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8555) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed at 2240Z, with a delay of 25 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0121: A privately registered Volmer Jensen Amphibian VJ 22 was conducting circuits at Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) with only the pilot on board. On landing, the aircraft bounced and, on the second contact, directional control was lost and the airplane exited the side of the runway. The right wing struck a distance remaining sign, which was knocked off of its base. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft sustained substantial damage. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting attended the scene and assisted in moving the aircraft. The airplane will be assessed to determine the extent of the damage.

October 19, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNW/JZA8257) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on the approach for Runway 16 at CYCD, executed a hard right turn off the approach due to the presence of unidentified traffic. Traffic was later identified as a privately registered Cessna 180 from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

September 9, 2021

Accident at 5021N / 12441W

While on route to pick up loggers in Toba Inlet, an Oceanview Helicopters Hughes 369D (C-FBVH) suffered an engine failure, which caused an autorotation landing and roll over when it hit a ditch at approximately 2215Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), no injuries. Extent of the damage to the helicopter unknown. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) aware.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0098: C-FBVH, a Hughes 369D helicopter, operated by Oceanview Helicopters Limited, lifted off from Toba Inlet after taking on fuel. Shortly afterwards, while in cruise flight, the pilot observed the fuel filter light illuminate intermittently (about 4-5 times). They reduced power but the flickering continued. The engine (Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-C20B) torque indication was also fluctuating by 10 to 15 psi. Upon seeing this, the pilot reduced power further and turned the helicopter 180 degrees. The engine quit shortly after the turn was completed and the pilot conducted a forced landing and autorotation to an open marshy area. During the flare and subsequent touchdown, the helicopter slid about 30 feet, snagged a ditch and came to an abrupt stop. The main rotor blades contacted the tail boom and severed it from the fuselage. The pilot was not injured and egressed. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The company obtained fuel samples, which appeared clear and bright. The helicopter was retrieved and transported to their maintenance facility, where it was further inspected. Maintenance performed a vacuum leak test on the air side fuel system components and found the pressure differential switch was not air tight. They are planning to run-up the engine in a test cell to verify the complete operation.

September 3, 2021

Accident at 19NM WNW Duncan

Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH601 on floats crashed near Lake Cowichan, BC. Officers on scene. The pilot was unhurt and rescued by a boater. No overdue flight plans or information to provide. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0095: A privately registered, amateur built, Zenair CH601 on floats was conducting a recreational flight from Quamichan Lake water aerodrome, BC (CML2) to Cowichan Lake (Honeymoon Bay), BC, with only the pilot on board. While landing in gusty wind conditions, the aircraft made hard contact with the left float and the surface. The right float then contacted the surface and control of the aircraft was lost. It pivoted to the right and came to an abrupt stop. The aircraft remained upright in the lake on its belly with both the left and right floats having separated from the fuselage. The pilot and local boaters attempted to tow the aircraft to shore but were unsuccessful. The aircraft remained afloat for approximately 10 minutes before sinking. The pilot received minor injuries during the egress. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter did not activate. The recovery team deployed divers to the site but were unable to locate the fuselage. A sonar unit will be deployed to aid in the search.

August 30, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Upon landing, the nose gear of a privately registered, amateur-built Cozy MK-IV from Golden, BC (CYGE) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) collapsed. There were no injuries. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft was taxied off of the runway. No effect on operations.

August 21, 2021

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A privately registered, amateur-built Coot A from Merritt, BC (CAD5) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) blew its front tire after a hard landing on Runway 27 at CYKA. Damage on aircraft was limited to the tire and rim. Foreign object debris (FOD) removed by airport. No operational impact.

August 10, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FEFY) was on a touch-and-go circuit and departed the hard surface into the grass south of Runway 26L. C-FEFY taxied from the grass back to the ramp.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0081: C-FEFY, an Island Coastal Aviation Cessna 172M, was conducting flight training circuit exercises at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with a student pilot on board. During the landing roll of the student pilots 9th circuit, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the left side of the paved surface of Runway 26L, in the vicinity of Taxiway B. The aircraft did not collide with any obstacles. The student pilot was able to taxi the aircraft to Apron 1. There was no damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries.

August 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The nose wheel of an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GABW) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) collapsed upon the aircrafts landing on Runway 19 at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The tower called the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit via the red crash alarm button. The pilot reported no injuries to any occupants. One Cessna 152 was moved to Runway 25 for the circuit. The tower used Runway 07/25 until the aircraft was removed from Runway 19.

July 27, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GGGN) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was observed with a collapsed front landing gear upon landing. The aircraft was able to remain in the landing area. Runway 13 was closed for 1 hour for aircraft removal. Aircraft working in the circuit pattern, and inbound aircraft, were diverted to Runway 07.

June 30, 2021

Incident at OSOYOOS BC (CBB9)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Revelstoke, BC (CYRV) to Osoyoos, BC (CBB9) landed "gear up" on Runway 12/30 at CBB9. 3 persons on board (POB), no injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0053: A privately registered Piper Comanche PA-24-250 aircraft was conducting a VFR flight from Golden, BC (CYGE) to Osoyoos, BC (CBB9) with the pilot and 2 passengers on-board. When downwind for Runway 12 at CBB9, the pilot selected the landing gear down, but no "gear down" indication was observed. The pilot conducted a fly-past inspection, where a family member of one of the passengers verified that the landing gear appeared to be extended. In the subsequent downwind leg of the circuit, the pilot retracted the landing gear. When the gear was selected down again, the "gear down" indication was again absent. The pilot continued with the landing. Upon touchdown, both main landing gear collapsed, followed by the nose gear collapsing. The aircraft slid to a stop on the runway, approximately 800 feet from the end of the runway. There were no injuries. The aircrafts ELT did not activate.

June 22, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A White Bear Industries Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FWBL) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) informed the CYXT flight service station (FSS) that it had conducted an emergency landing due to an aircraft issue. The aircraft was damaged upon landing. A helicopter was sent to pick up the pilot and passenger. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0046: C-FWBL, a privately operated Robinson R44 II operated by White Bear Industries Ltd., was enroute from Lakelse Lake, BC, to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) with one passenger on board when the pilot received a low main rotor RPM warning horn and light, with both engine and main rotor tachometer needles decreasing. The pilot performed a forced landing on a mountain logging road approximately 15 NM NE of Terrace, BC (CYXT). The pilot noticed while in the auto-rotation descent that the reciprocating engine RPM was fluctuating (Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5, 6 cylinder, fuel injected). During the flare to touch down, with collective and aft cyclic application to arrest the descent and forward motion, the helicopter skidded forward for about 15 feet on the gravel road. The helicopter remained upright on its skids, and both the pilot and passenger exited with no injury. The helicopter suffered substantial damage when the main rotor struck the tail boom during touchdown. The tail boom remained only partially attached to the rest of the structure by the internal driveshaft assembly connected to the tail rotor gearbox. Maintenance was contracted to inspect the helicopter drivetrain and initially could not find or replicate any defect that would suggest a mechanical malfunction or explain the low main rotor RPM reported by the pilot.

May 22, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed upon landing at Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The aircraft was disabled on Runway 09/27. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and there were no injuries. NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0036: A privately registered Piper PA-12 equipped with amphibious floats, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale, WA (S20) to Merrill Field, AK (PAMR). After completing the leg from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the aircraft bounced upon initial contact with the runway surface during the landing. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the aircraft began an airframe shimmy, which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centreline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees, with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

May 20, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

A privately registered Cessna 150A from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) crashed upon landing on Runway 09 at CYKA.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0033: A privately registered Cessna 150A was conducting circuits at Kamloops, BC (CYKA) with 1 pilot on board. During the occurrence landing, the aircraft ballooned and bounced. The second runway contact was primarily with the RH main wheel, followed by the LH main wheel. The left main landing gear collapsed, causing the propeller and the left wing to contact the runway as the aircraft settled on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft and was later treated for minor injuries. The aircraft began leaking fuel, which was contained by ARFF; there was no fire. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

April 11, 2021

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FGIM) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) suffered a hard landing with a propeller strike. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0024: The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S, C-FGIM, was following other aircraft in the circuit for Runway 09 at Victoria, BC (CYYJ) when, on final approach to land, ATC advised that winds were "220 at 06 knots". The pilot elected to continue the approach at 70 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) and 10 degrees of flaps. While in the landing flare, the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft veered towards the runways edge, and the right wing tip contacted the ground before the aircraft came to rest. The pilot exited Runway 09 at Taxiway Golf. ATC advised the ARFF unit, which attended the scene. The pilot was wearing both lap and shoulder harnesses, and was not injured. The aircraft was towed to the flying club facility.

April 10, 2021

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GRXV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) crashed upon landing. Emergency services responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0023: C-GRXV, a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172M, was on a local VFR flight to and from Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) as part of the commercial pilot training program. Upon returning, the winds reported at Vancouver, BC (CYVR) at 1100 PDT were 280 degrees "true" at 22 knots, gusting 28 knots. On final approach to Runway 25 for a full stop landing, the aircraft was configured with 30 degrees of flaps. While in the flare, the aircraft was observed to veer to the left of the runway. The pilot initiated a low level go-around near the runway and, during the go-around, the right wing and nose dropped, resulting in the aircraft cartwheeling into the grassy area adjacent to the runway. The pilot extricated themselves from the wreckage. ATC called for the Delta/Boundary Bay Airport Fire and Rescue unit to respond to the accident. A small post impact fire in the engine area was rapidly extinguished. The aircraft sustained significant damage to both wings, cabin, and engine area. The pilot, who was wearing both a lap belt and shoulder harness, suffered only minor injuries. The pilot was taken to hospital for observation.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2021P1041 deleted.

February 9, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper J3C-65 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) landed on Runway 25. During the landing roll out, the aircrafts engine failed and the aircraft departed from the hard surface of Runway 25. Other aircraft on final were instructed to pull up and conduct go-around manoeuvres. Minor impact to operations.

August 11, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17234: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) was observed doing a low-and-over past the Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) fixed-base operator (FBO), and then began climbing into a high-speed, steep turn to the right and entered a right-downwind. From the right-downwind, the aircraft initiated a second high-speed, low altitude pass in front of the FBO from the east to west, and then climbing into another high-speed bank turn across the runway to the south where it entered the downwind for Runway 28 at a low altitude. The aircraft landed and then disembarked passengers on the FBO ramp. The Airport Manager spoke to the pilot-in-command, and they advised the aircraft was performing aerial work for a client and they made their intentions clear to CYRP traffic. There was no traffic for the duration of the flight (8 minutes).
UPDATE: Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #17257: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) on a flight to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was observed overlying the MNB Hangar at high speed and 100 feet above ground level (AGL). The aircraft circled around for Runway 28, did a high speed low-and-over, conducted an overshoot, and then turned hard to the right below 1000 feet AGL (possibly 400 feet AGL). The aircraft circled again for Runway 28, and it banked at least 60 degrees around for an approach and picked up speed. On final, and about one-third of the way down the runway (in midair), it broke off towards the apron again and overflew the fixed-base operator (FBO) and MNB Hangar at approximately 100 feet AGL. The aircraft circled back again, landed, and parked in front of the FBO. The pilot reported they made numerous radio calls and visually confirmed there was no traffic in the circuit. (Duplicate AIRA #17257 / CADORS 2021O1833 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #17284: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) conducted a low-and-over manoeuvre past the fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal and then commenced a high-speed, climbing, steep turn to the right, and entered the right downwind. The aircraft then conducted a second high-speed, low altitude pass in front of the FBO terminal from east to west, and another high-speed, high bank climbing turn, across the runway to the south, where it entered the downwind for Runway 28 at a low altitude. The aircraft landed and then disembarked 5 to 6 passengers on the FBO ramp. Right-hand turns/circuits are not permitted at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). The pilot-in-command indicated that there were no other aircraft in the circuit and that they had transmitted their intentions at every stage of the flight.

August 15, 2021

Accident at 7NM NNW HAWKESBURY ON (CNV4)

TSB report No. A21Q0070: A privately registered Lange 18S glider conducted a VFR flight from and to Hawkesbury Airport, ON (CNV4) with one pilot on board. When the updraft weakened over Huberdeau, QC, the pilot decided to return to CNV4. Between 6 and 8 NM north of CNV4, the aircraft entered an area of downdraft and lost altitude to the extent that it quickly became impossible to continue the flight to CNV4. The pilot decided to land in a field approximately 7 NM north-northwest of CNV4. Upon making a southbound landing, the aircraft rebounded owing to a mound that had gone unnoticed by the pilot, and landed further away in the field. Approaching the tree line, the pilot turned the aircraft to minimize the impact. The left wing hit the trees and the main wheel was broken. The pilot suffered minor injuries and the aircraft incurred major damage.

July 27, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: CHATHAM-KENT ON (CYCK)

TSB Report #A21O0061: A privately registered Zenair CH601 HD was taking off from a private grass strip, surrounded by soya fields, near Chatham, ON. During the climb out, the engine (1.8L Subaru EA-81) lost power at approximately 100 feet AGL. The aircraft forced landed in an adjacent soy field, resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft, but no injury to the pilot, who was the only occupant.
UPDATE: AOR 277028-V1: A privately registered, amateur-built Zenair Zenith CH601 HD crashed in a farmers field due to an engine failure while performing touch-and-go manoeuvres. There was 1 soul on board, uninjured. There was significant damage to the aircraft. No NAV CANADA involvement. No impact to operations. (Duplicate CADORS 2021O1156 deleted after information merge)

July 23, 2021

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, homebuilt Zenair Zodiac CH 601 on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) experienced a hard landing with a nose gear collapse on Runway 15/33. The runway was closed by NOTAM due to the disabled aircraft. No contact with the flight information centre (FIC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0057: On 23 July 2021, a Zenair 601 CH advanced ultralight was landing on Runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with the pilot and one passenger on board. While crossing the threshold and during the flare, the nose inadvertently pitched up abruptly. The aircraft experienced a hard landing on the left main landing gear and bounced. Subsequently, on the second touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the side of the runway. The runway was closed by NOTAM. There were no injuries. Post occurrence examination indicated that the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

July 25, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna A185F on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) landed "gear up" on Runway 15/33 at CYKZ. No injuries reported. Runway 15/33 closed via NOTAM. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0059: On 25 July 2021, a Cessna C185 on floats experienced a landing gear collapse after landing on Runway 33 at the Buttonville Municipal Airport (CYKZ). After touchdown, following a normal approach and landing, and while slowing down to exit the runway at the Charlie taxiway, the landing gear retracted into the wheel wells. The aircraft came to an abrupt stop. There were no injuries or damage reported. Post occurrence inspection of the landing gear system found no faults.

April 10, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17042: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was just over the threshold of Runway 10 when the winds that were gusting suddenly died. Prior to the incident, winds were from the southeast (SE) and the Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated a wind speed of 8 knots (kts). The aircraft dropped, resulting in a hard landing. The left main landing gear sustained structural failure and cracked in half. The aircraft veered to the left, off of the runway, and came to rest in the grass. The left wing came into contact with the runway marker. The engine was shut down and secured. There were no injuries and both occupants exited the aircraft. Upon inspection of the broken gear leg, it was noted that the failure occurred at the site of the bolt hole, located mid-shaft of the gear leg where the cross wires insert.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17040 and #17041: At approximately 1525Z, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was reported to be disabled on Runway 10. The aircraft appeared to have sustained damage to its undercarriage assembly. The runway sign was also damaged. There were no injuries. The pilot indicated the aircraft was right over the numbers on Runway 10 when it was hit by a gust of wind, causing the aircraft to stall and drop, buckling the left main gear and right main nose gear, and causing it to turn where it came to rest on top of a runway sign on the north side of the runway. The Airport Manager was advised at 1532Z. The aircraft was moved to the hangar at 1700Z.

May 17, 2021

Incident at ORILLIA RAMA REGIONAL (CNJ4)

TSB Report #A21O0034: On 17 May 2021, at 1937 EDT, a U.S. registered Mooney M20M aircraft encountered windshear while landing on Runway 30 at Orillia Rama, ON (CNJ4). The aircraft bounced on the runway and veered off to the left, approximately 10-15 degrees off the runway centreline. The aircraft travelled approximately 1000 feet into a field. The aircraft nose dug into the ground, causing damage to the propeller, engine, undercarriage and left wing. The pilot was the sole occupant and was not injured. There was no fire and the ELT did not activate.

May 7, 2021

Accident at 9.5NM S OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

TSB Report #A21O0031: C-GWHM, a privately operated Bell 206L-3, was departing from the owners property on a local flight, with the pilot/owner and two passengers on board. In hover at approximately 50 feet AGL, the helicopter began to yaw to the right, completing at least two rotations. The pilot reduced power, descended vertically to make an emergency landing, and was able to stop the yawing motion before making contact with the ground. The landing was hard enough to significantly deform the skids, and resulted in a downward bend in the tail boom between the main fuselage and the horizontal stabilizer. There were no injuries. The helicopter will be moved to a maintenance facility for inspection and repair.

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