July 8, 2022

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8013) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) taxied on A4 and A and held short of Runway 28 without contacting the ground. No impact on operations.

April 30, 2022

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Orizon Aviation Quebec Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GQVQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) entered Taxiway A and held short of Runway 09 at Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) prior to contacting the air traffic service (ATS) unit. No impact on operations.

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-6A on a flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered Taxiway A and held short of Runway 09 prior to contacting the air traffic service (ATS) unit. No impact on operations.

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna 208B (C-GOXL/ADRNL9) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered Taxiway A and held short of Runway 09 prior to contacting the air traffic services (ATS) unit. No impact on operations.

November 14, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The pilot of a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIJB) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) squawked 7600 at the east end of the control zone and then dropped off the radar shortly after. The tower was able to visually spot the aircraft. The pilot orbited south for a while and then came in to land on Runway 01. Numerous aircraft were held on the ground and out of the control zone.

September 26, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a fuel truck (SHELL489) was told to give way to an exiting aircraft. Initially, the truck stopped then continued forward, blocking the exit. The aircraft held until the exit cleared.

August 29, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

An American, privately registered Arctic Aircraft Co Inc. S-1B2 from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) did not establish contact with the CYXJ flight service station (FSS) before entering the control zone (CZ). The FSS used the hand-held radio (NICAN) to establish contact with the pilot on 126.7 MHz and requested they contact the FSS on 118.5 MHz. The pilot then received an advisory and landed on Runway 21.

July 20, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An AAA Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-FZKK) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) crossed the hold short line on Taxiway B without clearance. The tower had given clearance for an AAA Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GAMN) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) to backtrack and line up from Taxiway G. C-GAMN held short, and C-FZKK departed instead. No operational impact.

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GZKD) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) advised picking up a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on 121.5 MHz. The flight service station (FSS) did not pick up the ELT on the National Voice Communication System (NVCS), but did with a hand-held radio (NICAN). A few minutes later, C-GZKD called back to advise they had their ELT re-cycled, and now the ELT was gone. No impact on operations.

July 7, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

The Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) flight service station (FSS) observed a target on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) entering the CYXJ control zone from the southeast. No response on the mandatory frequency. The FSS got ahold of the aircraft on 126.7 MHz via hand-held radio (NICAN) and identified the target as a Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206B (C-GTMH) en route to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE).

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.

June 10, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Horizon Air Industries Inc. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (N451QX/QXE2517) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA), for a departure from Runway 16, was instructed to taxi via Echo and Delta, hold short Alpha, but taxied onto Alpha and held short of Runway 16.

May 21, 2022

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CRN888) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was validated to depart IFR from Runway 34 while a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGDU/JZA8300) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) was on an IFR approach for Runway 16. After making contact with CYXC radio, the pilot of JZA8300 recognized the issue and queried the IFR controller. JZA8300s approach was cancelled and the aircraft held until the departure could be seen on radar and identified.

April 18, 2022

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

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-34-200 (C-GTYH) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) encountered a flat tire landing on Runway 07. Runway 07/25 was closed for 1.25 hours. One departure, a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW208) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), was delayed by 50 minutes. A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86N (C-FFLA/FLE151) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) held for 10 minutes before diverting to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). One VFR training flight was denied circuits. The runway re-opened at 0444Z.

June 11, 2022

Incident at 19NM SW RED LAKE ON (CYRL) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

TSB Report #A22C0040: C-FDOD, a Bell 412 helicopter operated by Wisk-Air Ltd., was returning 4 drums containing Jet A-1 (UN 1863) fuel from a cache near Prospect Lake, ON, to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) fire base at Red Lake, ON. The pilot supervised the loading and the sling gear had been inspected and found serviceable prior to departure. After takeoff, the pilot de-activated the electrical release on the cyclic control. Approximately 8 minutes later, the load of 4 fuel drums fell to the ground. All of the drums were damaged and 3 released their contents. The remaining drum still held fuel. The fuel drums were retrieved by OMNR personnel on June 12 and remediation of the site was conducted. Details of the event were reported to CANUTEC. The operator reported that abrasion to the retaining strap connecting the load to the belly hook indicated that it had worked itself around and under the hook keeper. The hook and release mechanism were inspected and found serviceable. The emergency foot release had not been used. The operators aircrews that used the same helicopter type and hook system were notified.

September 8, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

At approximately 1933Z, a Marino Air Ltd Beech A36 (C-GOJM) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was cleared for takeoff. The aircraft began the takeoff roll and a Cessna 172 was lined up at the threshold. C-GOJM rolled to a complete stop at the end of the runway and exited with no further incident. The Cessna 172 was held in position until C-GOJM fully exited the runway. C-GOJM reported that they had a door open during the takeoff roll. The aircraft then taxied for the longer runway and departed westbound with no incident.

July 20, 2022

Incident at 4NM SW HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A VFR aircraft (A/C) squawking 1200 was observed entering the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) control zone (CZ) 4NM southwest (SW) of the airport, then proceeding northbound inside the CZ at 2600 feet above sea level (ASL). A de Havilland DHC-8-100 on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) was held a short period from departing from Runway 24, as the unidentified aircraft was tracking close to the departure path.The aircraft was followed on radar going to Brantford, ON (CYFD) and was overheard on CYFD universal communications (UNICOM) transmitting their intentions. The aircraft was advised of the incursion and was told the CZ is 7NM and that they should have contacted the tower. The pilot apologized for the error.

July 25, 2022

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

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-31-325 (C-FPXL/SNAAP3) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) departed from Runway 30, IFR, and had a noticeable fluid leak within 10-15 seconds of the climb out. The adjacent IFR sector was advised, and the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were notified. The aircraft was brought around into the circuit pattern to land. The aircraft landed without issue, taxied in under its own power, and several aircraft were delayed or held to accommodate a runway inspection immediately following the incident. The aircraft impacted were: an Alci Aviation Ltd. Beech C90 (C-GTGV) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ); a Durham Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-GRZD) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO); a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172N (C-FOOW) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO); a privately registered Piper PA-28-161 from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO); and a privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Owen Sound/Billy Bishop, ON (CYOS) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO).

July 22, 2022

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

At approximately 1240Z, a privately registered Cessna 172B from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was cleared to land on Runway 23. The aircraft drove into the grass on the landing roll, then taxied back onto the runway and exited at the next taxiway. A Toronto Airways Cessna 172S (C-GBWQ) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), lined up on the threshold, was held from departing and a Toronto Airways Cessna 172S (C-FEJT) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), in the circuit, completed a full field circuit. An airport staff vehicle completed a foreign object debris (FOD) check at approximately 1248Z. Normal operations resumed.

June 21, 2022

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The National Voice Communication System (NVCS) was unserviceable. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. The hand-held radio (NICAN) was used instead.

May 5, 2022

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A privately registered Mooney M20C from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to London, ON (CYXU), returning from CYQA, did not have a functioning transponder. The aircraft (A/C) held outside the control zone (CZ) for approximately 20 minutes prior to entering the CZ due to a non-functioning transponder and a high level of local traffic. The aircraft landed safely once traffic levels permitted.

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA2767) from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 06R due to a flap issue. WJA2767 held while actioning a checklist, then requested equipment to stand-by (STBY) for landing. WJA2767 landed on Runway 05 at 0028Z without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.

April 10, 2022

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

After landing on Runway 23, a Flexjet Embraer EM-545 (LXJ408) from Chicago/Midway, IL (KMDW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared southbound on Taxiway Echo, with an instruction to hold short of Sierra, which was read back. Taxiing for departure, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1644) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Miami, FL (KMIA) was cleared to Runway 05 via Taxiway Tango, with instructions to cross Runway 33R, turn right on Taxiway E, and hold short of Sierra. Both aircraft wound up in the opposite direction on Echo. ROU1644 held short of EA and allowed LXJ408 to enter the ramp. No other operational impact.

April 12, 2022

Accident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Colonial C-2X from Haliburton/Stanhope, ON (CND4) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), upon arrival, experienced a partial gear collapse while exiting Runway 26 onto Taxiway Foxtrot. The aircraft was disabled. Several airliners held while waiting for the runway to re-open.

Incident at FORT ERIE (AIRBUS HELICOPTERS CANADA LIMITED) ON (Heli) (CPG3)

The pilot of a privately registered Fleet 80 from St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) while setting up their plane in the vicinity of Fort Erie, ON (Heli) (CPG3). They turned their own ELT off and the sound was still audible. CYSN confirmed a faint reception on hand-held radio (NICAN) with squelch off. Toronto area control centre (ZYZ) Shift Manager advised. Unknown operational impact.

February 20, 2022

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - other)

At Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL), while the receiver (RX) on 121.5 MHz was unserviceable (U/S), the hand-held radio (NICAN) had been used to monitor the frequency. It was discovered to be off at 0050Z, thus 121.5 MHz was unmonitored. No known impact to operations.

January 26, 2022

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

Upon exiting Pad 6, an Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (TSC186) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) was instructed by the de-ice bay to hold short of Taxiway V. TSC186 continued to taxi on Taxiway V and held short of Taxiway F instead. No other operational impact.

January 27, 2022

Incident at Houston, TX (KHOU)

Aviation Incident Report: A Kenn Borek Air de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FDHB) from Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB) to Houston, TX (KHOU) landed on Runway 4 and taxied to Taxiway R. After the aircraft was clear of the runway and switching to ground control, the aircrafts brakes and left tire caught on fire. There was a small amount of smoke coming from the aircraft, but no visible flames. The fire station was alerted and rolled the trucks, however, before the trucks arrived, the pilot put out the fire using an on-board fire extinguisher. The aircraft was towed to the fixed-base operator (FBO). No damage to airport property. No injuries. Extent of damage unknown.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22F0022: C-FDHB, a Kenn Borek Air Viking DHC-6-200 was conducting a flight from Liberia/Daniel Oduber Quirós Intl, Costa Rica (MRLB) to Houston/William P. Hobby, TX (KHOU). After landing in KHOU, the pilot applied brakes to exit via the taxiway and felt that the airplane grabbed a bit more then usual on the left-hand side. After exiting the runway, the flight engineer on board called Fire on the left-hand side of the airplane. The pilot stopped the airplane and shut down the engines. The flight engineer jumped out and extinguished the fire on the left-hand main landing gear with a hand held onboard fire extinguisher. After inspection, it was discovered that the left-hand brake caliper had broken free from its mount and rotated forward, severing the hydraulic lines.

November 22, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON / COOKING LAKE AB (CEZ3)

The pilot of a 1630408 Alberta Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-FBII) from Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) to Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) filed a flight plan electronically as a privately registered Piper PA-28-140. The pilot phoned to close the flight plan and used identification C-FBII. The pilots name was confirmed and the flight plan was closed. Flight plan alerting was held for the wrong aircraft identification.

August 31, 2022

Accident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At approximately 0315Z, a privately registered Maule M-5-235C from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Whitehorse, YT (Water) (CEZ5), on straight floats, was performing a dolly departure take-off from Runway 14R. The aircraft, which was being towed on a trailer by a vehicle, went airborne briefly and then, due to a loss of power issue, subsequently settled on Runway 14R. A NOTAM was issued for the closure of the runway. At approximately 0345Z, the disabled aircraft was removed and a foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed prior to reopening the runway. Impact: two inbound aircraft were held until the runway became available.

August 28, 2022

Incident at 6313N / 11427W

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-GYSR/KEW208-M), on a MEDEVAC flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), declared an emergency due to an unsafe gear indication. KEW208 held at ADSAL until emergency services were ready. KEW208 landed safely at 1043Z. No impact on operations.

July 12, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Complete power failure due to uninterruptible power supply (UPS) maintenance at 1358Z and 1610Z. The first outage finished at 1405Z and the second at 1616Z. Technology operations unit advised that UPS maintenance caused the power failure. All equipment was unserviceable (U/S) except the hand-held (NICAN) back-up radio, for both times. Impact on operations: the flight service station (FSS) had to switch to the back-up phone and radio and paper strips. The FSS had to call the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) to confirm clearance (CX) validations and get clearance (CX) for departing aircraft (ACFT). Several aircraft were affected.

July 4, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GXRW/WSW264) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) blew their outboard left #1 tire on departure from Runway 12. The pilot declared a "PAN PAN" and decided to return to CYEG. WSW264 held for 2+ hours to burn off fuel and landed safely on Runway 20. There were some delays for aircraft waiting to depart from Runway 12 and a few arrivals had to switch to Runway 20 while the debris was removed from Runway 12 after WSW264 departed. Upon landing, Runway 20 was closed for 45 minutes and Runway 12 was used for all arrivals and departures.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-287941-V1: The aircraft that departed after a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GXRW/WSW264) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported blown tire foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 12. A vehicle was called to remove the FOD and caused delays to 3 departures, as there was a lot to pick up.

July 3, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Maxium Mechanical Ltd. Cessna T210K (C-GCDJ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) declared a "PAN PAN" on 121.5 MHz over Ghost Lake due to low cloud. The tower tried to reach the aircraft on the National Voice Communication System (NVCS) and the hand-held radio (NICAN), but the aircraft reported "readability 1-2". Air Canada relayed messages between the tower and the aircraft in distress. With assistance, the aircraft managed to locate the Trans Canada Highway and followed it, low-level, to the field for landing. No impact to operations.

July 5, 2022

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Conair Group Inc. Rockwell 690A (FGD135) from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) reported a punctured left main tire upon landing on Runway 14R. The aircraft was disabled and unable to taxi off the runway. Impact to operations: 3 Air Tractor AT-802 aircraft were held north of the control zone; an Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737 500 (ANT572) was diverted to Watson Lake, YT (CYQH); and the departure of a Comlux Malta Ltd. Airbus A319 (MLM319) was delayed by approximately 40 minutes. Runway 14R re-opened at 0515Z.

May 31, 2022

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

Shortly after departure, a Canadian North Boeing 737-400 (AKT150) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) reported an instrumentation issue and elected to return to CYWG. The aircraft held for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to burn off fuel. The aircraft arrived at 1606Z with no emergency declared or impact to operations.

May 24, 2022

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At 1727Z, the tower cleared a McMurray Aviation Beech 1900C (C-GLPJ) from Fort Chipewyan, AB (CYPY) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to land on Runway 08, which C-GLPJ read back. At 1728Z, technologists requested that the Unit Operations Specialist (UOS) reset the tower position National Voice Communication System (NVCS), which resulted in all NVCS at all positions to fail. At 1729Z, C-GLPJ asked the tower if they were cleared to land, but received no response due to the equipment failure, and so the aircraft conducted a missed approach. The tower turned on the hand-held radio (NICAN) and issued missed approach instructions. C-GLPJ landed at 1737Z. No other impact to operations.

May 21, 2022

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar, ATM - weather observation systems)

A power loss occurred at 1158Z at Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT). The Duty Specialist advised the Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) that the very high frequency (VHF) transmitters were unserviceable (U/S). The TOC advised the specialist that the generator at the VHF site failed to auto-start. The Team Supervisor (TS) was sent to inspect/restart. The Duty Specialist used the hand-held radio (NICAN) for vehicle and aircraft movements. Human Weather Observation System (HWOS) sensors were also U/S and the 1200Z weather (WX) report was sent late due to other duties being performed. No impact to operations. The generator needed to be manually started and the TOC advised not switching to auto start mode until commercial power was restored. TS to return to transmitter site at that time.

March 25, 2022

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

The Thompson (YTH) flight service station (FSS) reported that a Perimeter Aviation flight (PAG773) requested to have their VFR flight plan closed. The Edmonton (EG) flight information centre (FIC) advised that no VFR flight plan was on file. The Data Systems Coordinator (DSC) was advised. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) held IFR alerting.

April 4, 2022

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Transwest Air Beech 1900D (C-GURF) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Prince Albert/Glass Field, SK (CYPA), on approach, received a "Flap Failure" indication at 1532Z. Assistance was offered and declined. The aircraft held West of the control zone. At 1540Z, the aircraft elected to return to CYXE. No impact to operations.

February 22, 2022

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

An Eon Aéroporté Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GPTB) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) had a flat tire on arrival and stopped on the runway. A McMurray Aviation Cessna 208B (C-GWKO) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) was on final and was instructed to conduct a go-around. The aircraft held for 40 minutes. A McMurray Aviation Cessna 208B (C-GWRK) from Fort Chipewyan, AB (CYPY) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) was inbound and also held for 32 minutes. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager was advised. C-GPTB was successfully removed from the runway at 1917Z. No further impact to operations.

January 21, 2022

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Exact Air Piper PA-31 (C-FVYW/ET870) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) landed on Runway 26 at 2135Z and reported a flat nose gear tire, and advised they would require a tow off the runway. The aircraft was removed from the runway at 2213Z. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3245) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) held from 2144Z to 2214Z, and landed at 2221Z.

January 18, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

After receiving a poor braking action report from a previous arrival with a crosswind during a weather event, the pilot of a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWJS/WJA170) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) elected not to continue the approach. WJA170 held until 0038Z and then diverted to Calgary, AB (CYYC). No other impact on operations.

January 10, 2022

Incident at 6256N / 11614W

A Summit Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GUSA/SUT7211) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) reported on initial climb that they had a de-icing issue and were returning to CYZF. They held for approximately 20 minutes to burn fuel and landed safely. No assistance required, no impact to operations.

January 4, 2022

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Thompson Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GTAI) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) was unable to exit the runway due to frozen brakes. Once de-ice fluid was applied, the aircraft was able to exit. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3147) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) held for 30 minutes in order for the aircraft to exit.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17477: A Thompson Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GTAI) on a flight to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) landed with the right-hand wheel brake frozen. The aircraft was disabled on the runway for approximately 40 minutes, and required assistance to free the wheel brake before taxiing off the runway.

September 27, 2022

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (PVL414) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) landing Runway 36 advised they hit a few small migratory birds. Runway inspection recovered and removed 8 to 10 remains. Two aircraft held for approximately 10 minutes.

September 4, 2022

Incident at 25NM GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYQM)

A Westjet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3419) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an oil pressure indication for the #2 engine. WEN3419 initially requested a return to CYQM and then requested a diversion to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) due to the availability of maintenance. The pilot declared "PAN PAN" at 1837Z. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was requested. No additional assistance required. Aircraft held until 1955Z to burn fuel and landed safely at 1959Z.

August 10, 2022

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A commercial power bump caused frequency 119.00 MHz to fail. The controller switched to the hand-held radio (NICAN) and communicated with aircraft. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

June 15, 2022

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

At approximately 1525Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE859) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) advised they were breaking off the approach and proceeding to hold at the fix ODGAL at 5000ft to work through a checklist. AIE859 held at ODGAL until 1602Z, at which time they advised they were diverting to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) but did not provide a reason. AIE859 was transferred back to the Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) at 1602Z. No impact to operations.

March 2, 2022

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUJR/WJA228) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) broke off its approach when 7NM final due to the previous arrival reporting poor braking conditions. WJA228 held for 10-15 minutes and then diverted to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). Airport duty manager advised. No impact on operations.

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