November 16, 2021

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ATM - weather observation systems)

Due to the failure of the Observation Data Exchange (ODEX), several weather data monitoring (WXDM) alarms were not entered in time to be processed properly. Over 83 high priority errors were entered into the system in addition to the 31 lower priority errors at 1520Z.

November 8, 2021

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

After declaring "PAN PAN PAN" for a landing gear problem on final for Runway 24R, an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA1075) from Miami, FL (KMIA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) resolved the problem but was too high to continue the approach. It went around and landed without any issue. No impact on operations.

November 2, 2021

Incident at 14NM VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

After receiving and reading back the Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) and direct Chisasibi, QC (CSU2), an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FCSK/CRQ921), from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) reported being established on the 010 radial from VOR YVO to UBTUM. No impact on operations.

October 17, 2021

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL (ATM - other)

Interferences on frequency 121.5 MHz were heard at the OBRET intersection, on the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR)/distance measuring equipment (DME) at Beauce (St-Georges), QC (VLV), and at Montreal. The interferences appeared to be stemming from an inappropriate use of the frequency. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

September 23, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 172P (C-FCCC) from Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) reported being illuminated by a high-intensity white light north of the threshold of Runway 06. The police were notified.

September 16, 2021

Incident at 65NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A strong and clear signal from the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was reported by several high flying aircraft in the region southeast of Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). Unknown source. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

August 13, 2021

Incident at 8NM W MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A high-wing light aircraft, a privately registered Cessna 150HX, operating at about 1000ft and in descent for the Saint-Benoît de Mirabel runway, was observed in the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) zone without having established communications. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces 2021C3423, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

July 29, 2021

Incident at 5NM N Sorel, QC

A privately registered Cessna 150J from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) was targeted by a laser strike 5NM north of Sorel (heading 050 and 5500 ft). The green beam came from 3 or 4 NM northeast of the high voltage line that crosses over the river in Sorel. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was notified.

July 21, 2021

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

An Air Canada Bombardier BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (ACA525) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) performed a go-around due to an unstable approach (too high). No impact on operations.

July 25, 2021

Incident at 5NM MONTRÉAL / ST-LAZARE QC (CST3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by several high level aircraft in the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) area. Signal stopped at 1924Z. Source: accidental ELT activation by a privately registered Piper PA-28-161. Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton notified.

June 30, 2021

Incident at 4NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

At Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), a helicopter reported an unidentified aircraft south of the high voltage wires, confirmed visually by the flight service station (FSS). The aircraft was white, on floats and without a transponder. No impact.

July 15, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from La Romaine, QC (CTT5) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) initiated a go-around while vertically above the threshold of Runway 09 due to an excessively high altitude on final. PNO729 then orbited north before returning to land on Runway 27. No impact.

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 13, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Due to an unstable approach (too high), the pilot of a Pascan Saab 340B (C-FJEP/PSC468) from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised the tower that they were conducting a pull-up for Runway 06. No impact on operations.

June 2, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During the inspection of Holding Bay 29 at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), following high power engine tests of a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-229C (C-GNRD), an engine oil spill, as well as a break in the concrete of the holding bay, were discovered by a vehicle (SAU16). The oil was recovered. Impact: A NOTAM was issued to close the holding bay pending expertise and repair of the break in concrete.

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 8, 2021

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

Several speed issues occurred with the Flight Service Station Information Management System (FIMS). Several windows opened and closed quickly. The risk of error is high. Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. The technicians changed to server 2. Service cut for a period of about 10 minutes, during which it was not possible to take phone calls on the Central Dial Office (CDO).

April 7, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised that the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) 112.5 MHz of Kuujjuaq (YVP) was unserviceable (U/S). A NOTAM was issued from 0300Z until 2359Z. The VOR was serviceable at 1321Z. No known impact on operations.

February 20, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A village-wide hydro power outage caused the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) to become unserviceable (U/S) and VOR generator problems at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised, and a NOTAM (NT) was issued about the VOR being unserviceable. No other immediately known impacts.

January 14, 2021

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Natashquan (YNA) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) was unattended from 2101150223Z until 2101152359Z.

July 21, 2021

Incident at Quathiaski Cove, BC; 50.063345,-125.213532

Aviation Incident Report #17196: An individual reported an aircraft flew within 50 feet of their house, which is in a highly populated area in Quathiaski Cove, BC. The aircraft was travelling from the southeast to the northwest (NW). The aircraft landed on Gowlland Harbour at the extreme south end, adjacent to a 150-foot anchored vessel (the only vessel in the harbour). The aircraft took off again heading NW out of Gowlland Harbour. The individual was unable to read the registration number on the aircraft.

November 2, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLEJ/FLE384) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised they conducted a go around due too being too high. The aircraft was vectored for second approach and landed without further issue at 0405Z.

October 4, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Cessna 172N (C-FYFT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) departed from Runway 01 on the Thunderbird departure. The aircraft was instructed to turn its transponder on after departure. The aircraft appeared on radar over the 232nd interchange at 1400 feet, off course and too high.

September 25, 2021

Incident at MACKENZIE BC (CYZY)

A privately registered Maule M-5-210C on a VFR flight plan from High Level, AB (CYOJ) to Mackenzie, BC (CYZY) was reported overdue and search had commenced at 2109250506Z. The aircraft and pilot were located at Williston Lake, BC at 2109251542Z. Search terminated at 2109251547Z.

September 7, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GSJZ/JZA8183) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) advised that they would be circling while on short final for Runway 30. JZA8183 returned to land on Runway 12 without incident. An Adventure Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GYYM) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) was asked to extend its downwind leg, in circuits for Runway 12, to accommodate the deviation. JZA8183 later confirmed that the deviation was due to an unstable approach (too high on approach).

September 10, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENM/WEN3326) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was too high on the approach. The aircraft executed a missed approach and joined the left downwind back to Runway 34. No impact on operations.

July 11, 2021

Incident at 57NM ESE CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

TSB Report #A21P0088: C-IWBN, a privately operated Murphy Rebel advanced ultralight, was conducting a flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to an abandoned airstrip at Sage Creek, BC, with 1 pilot on board. During a slow descent at 1300 feet AGL, the engine (Rotax 912ULS) made an escalating high pitched whine that was followed by a complete engine failure within approximately 5 seconds. The pilot performed a forced landing on a logging road without engine power. The left wing contacted trees during the landing roll, instigating a ground loop which caused the aircraft to veer off of the logging road as it came to a stop. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. An engine teardown found that the piston failed in the #2 cylinder. The annual inspection, including an engine borescope and dynamic vibration analysis, was completed 3 flight hours prior to the accident, with no faults found in the engine.

August 21, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: FOCHE intersection (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At approximately 1930Z, a Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc. Canadair CL-600 (N604CG) departed from Port Alberni, BC (CBS8) for a destination of Thurston/Olympia, WA (KOLM). The aircraft was routed over FOCHE YYJ, etc. The aircraft departed VFR and requested IFR clearance with Comox (QQ). QQ may have tried to hand the aircraft to Airports (AB) to give the IFR clearance. The High controller first became aware of the aircraft when it was in the vicinity of FOCHE and climbing through 13,000ft to 16,000ft, IFR, via a handoff from QQ.

August 27, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (YYE) VOR (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Vancouver (YVR) technicians called to advise that the Fort Nelson (YYE) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) had lost connection. The Flight Service Station (FSS) verified with an aircraft that the aircraft could not receive a signal from the VOR. The Edmonton (YEG) Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

August 12, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8487) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) conducted an overshoot due to an unstable approach (too high). JZA8487 returned and landed safely. No operational impact.

July 29, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered, amateur built Bede BD5B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) conducted a high speed low pass on Runway 19 and then reported an issue that required immediate landing. The aircraft was cleared to land on any runway, indicated a preference for Runway 25 and were cleared to land on that runway. The aircraft subsequently reported that the issue was being resolved and selected Runway 19, and were then cleared to land on that runway. The aircraft landed on Runway 19 safely. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called via the red ARFF call button and were standing by for the landing aircraft. No operational impact. The pilot of the aircraft reported that they believed the issue was a faulty fuel pump.

July 21, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: TRAIL BC (CAD4)

A privately registered, amateur-built Sequoia Falco on a VFR flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) requested very high frequency directional finder (VDF) assistance to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). The flight service station (FSS) provided the aircraft with a heading to fly and passed the aircraft over the Trail, BC (CAD4) airport. The aircraft chose to land at CAD4. The FSS advised the pilot to contact the Flight Information Centre (FIC) to close their flight plan.

June 23, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FSEQ/ACA221) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) flew a missed approach (MA) due to being too high on the approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed without incident at 0112Z.

June 20, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW422) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on a visual approach, was too high while on short final for Runway 07, and commenced a missed approach. The aircraft stayed in the circuit (CCT) for Runway 07, came around and landed. No operational impact.

June 18, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Kelowna & District Flying Club American Aviation AA-5B (C-GVXY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) returned to land due to a high oil temperature indication. No impact on operations.

May 28, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Kobes Aircraft Ltd. Cessna 182P (C-GTSK) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed after landing to exit via Taxiway G and contact ground control. C-GTSK started taxiing at a high rate of speed on Taxiway G towards the active runway. Ground control queried C-GTSK as to its intentions, but did not recognize the destination stated, and C-GTSK was continuing the taxi. C-GTSK was told to stop, and the pilot was informed that they needed a clearance to taxi. No operational impact.

May 19, 2021

Incident at 4NM N Kelowna (CYLW)

A Hanson Aviation Corp. Cessna 172M (C-GDZQ) was 4NM North of Kelowna, BC (CYLW), on the Oyama departure, when it requested to return to CYLW for a landing due to a possible high temperature of its cylinder. C-GDZQ landed without incident, conducted a run-up and a few circuits, then continued with its flight. No impact on operations.

May 21, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (C-FASP/ASP519) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its takeoff at 2117Z. The aircraft vacated the runway and taxied back to the shell. ASP519 completed a high power run on the south end of Taxiway Delta and departed at 2137Z. No operational impact.

May 20, 2021

Incident at 30NM E Kelowna (CYLW)

A JimJet Resources Inc. Cessna 414A (C-FZAM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) declared an emergency due to mechanical trouble. C-FZAM shut down one engine and landed at Kelowna, BC (CYLW) without incident.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0037: C-FZAM, a privately operated Cessna 414A, was conducting a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) with 1 pilot on board. While in cruise at 21 000 feet ASL, approximately 30NM East of Kelowna, BC (CYLW), the pilot observed a slight drop in fuel flow to the right engine, a Teledyne Continental Motors TSIO-520-NB (S/N: 504315). A short time later, the fuel flow dropped rapidly, followed by reduced engine power. The pilot completed the emergency checklist for a suspected engine driven fuel pump failure, which calls for the Auxiliary Pump set to high, and this restored fuel flow and engine power to normal. The pilot elected to divert to CYLW and conduct a precautionary landing. During the descent into CYLW, the aircraft experienced significant vibrations, with the right-hand engine power fluctuating. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY", shut down the right engine, and proceeded with a single engine approach and landing. The aircraft landed without further incident. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the right-hand engine driven fuel pump had experienced partially seized internals but the shaft was still intact, which allowed the pump to cavitate and/or continue pumping fuel, creating power fluctuations. The fuel pump was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 5, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Penticton, BC (CYYF), the very high frequency directional finder (VDF) failed, and was unable to be reset. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised.

April 21, 2021

Incident at GOLDEN BC (CYGE)

A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FKSK) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) diverted to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) due to a high engine oil temperature indication.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273195-V1: A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FKSK) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported an oil pressure indicator issue while flying over Golden, BC (CYGE) and advised diverting to Kamloops, BC (CYKA). (Duplicate CADORS 2021P0547 / AOR 273195-V1 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft diverted to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) due to a low oil pressure indication on the right-hand (R/H) engine. The engine was inspected, the oil filter was inspected, and it was confirmed that the low oil pressure warning was due to an indication problem. Upon further discovery, is was found that the connector between the R/H oil pressure transducer and the field wiring had become disconnected. A new electronic engine monitoring system had just recently been installed and the wiring connections did not get correctly crimped. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) no. 20210427020 was submitted.

April 7, 2021

Incident at BELLA BELLA (CAMPBELL ISLAND) BC (CBBC)

Multiple emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal reports from high flying aircraft in the vicinity of Bella Coola, BC. The ELT source was later identified as an accidental activation by a Wilderness Seaplanes Ltd. Grumman G-21A (C-FIOL) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC).
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 272653-V1: The flight service station (FSS) received a report from a local operator of an accidental in-flight emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation on one of its aircraft, a Wilderness Seaplanes Ltd. Grumman G-21A (C-FIOL) that was enroute from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC). The operator advised that the pilot would land and attempt to de-activate the ELT. The FSS was notified by the operator that the aircraft had landed and the ELT had been deactivated. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM) was advised. (Duplicate CADORS 2021P0430 / AOR 272653-V1 deleted after information merge)

April 1, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Fairways Aviation Ltd. Mooney M20J (C-GLNP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) backtracked on Runway 25, without approval, for a high speed taxi. An aircraft on final had to conduct an overshoot.

March 29, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-FPCV/PCO9191) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) departed from Runway 26L, and then advised the tower that it would be returning. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The right airspeed indicator indicated "90 knots high" upon take-off. The aircraft returned and maintenance replaced the airspeed indicator. A Pitot Static test was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 9, 2021

Incident at DELTA / DELTA HERITAGE AIR PARK BC (CAK3)

Aviation Incident Report #16945: It was reported that a high wing Cessna tail wheel aircraft did not conform to the noise abatement circuit procedures at Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3). The aircraft flew over the noise sensitive area on 96th Street while on base for Runway 07. After a low approach near Runway 07, the aircraft departed towards the northeast before returning to the downwind over Highway 99, then made several turns in the vicinity of the downwind at or below circuit altitude, then departed the circuit area to the East.

March 15, 2021

Incident at HOUSTON BC (YYD) VOR/DME

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (N593FE/FDX9878) from Anchorage, AK (PANC) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) deviated from the cleared route after passing Houston, BC (YYD). The en route controller noticed that FDX9878 was approximately 5NM south of the track when 30NM east of YYD. The pilot was flying the flight planned route of YYD DCT YNY; however, the Enderby, BC (YNY) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) had recently been decommissioned and the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) flight plan showed YYD DCT DORSE.

February 27, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Kelowna & District Flying Club American Aviation AA-5B (C-GVXY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed from Runway 16 and asked to return to land once 5 miles out due to a high oil temperature. The aircraft was given a straight-in approach for Runway 34. The airport firehall was advised. C-GVXY landed safely at 2240Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces 2021O0192, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

March 5, 2021

Incident at 4909N / 12303W

A France Military Airbus A330-243 (CTM1018) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG), on the vectored standard instrument departure (SID), initiated a turn towards the Vancouver very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) while climbing through 2000. No operational impact.

February 17, 2021

Incident at 10NM PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

A CGPUC Holdings Ltd. Socata TBM 700 (C-GPUC) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), at FL310 and near the Princeton (YDC) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR), declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. C-GPUC conducted a descent to 15,000 feet and returned to origin location.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0012: C-GPUC, a Socata TBM 700 (Series A) turboprop aircraft destined for Red Deer, AB (CYQF), was at FL310 near the Princeton, BC (CYDC) VOR when the pilot declared an emergency due to a pressurization issue. The flight descended to 15,000 feet and returned to Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB).
UPDATE from Maintenance and Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The organizations Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) advised that the cause of the event was the failure of the COMM1 antenna to remain attached to the aircraft. In other words, a loss of pressurization occurred due to the Comm 1 antenna departing the aircraft. When the antenna departed the aircraft, it resulted in lost communications and a 3/4" hole in the bottom of the aircraft where the antenna cable was attached to the antenna, which is what led to the loss of pressurization. A subsequent inspection revealed that the antenna was held in place by 6 x 8/32 sealed screws, which are supposed to go into an 8/32 nut plate that is fastened to the doubler inside the fuselage. The inspection after the incident revealed that the aircraft (most likely) left the factory with #10 nut plates on the doubler, which meant that the screws were never truly fastened and the antenna was held on with PRC/sealant. The aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) was consulting with the manufacturer to find a solution. Service Difficulty Report (SDR) no. 20210223023 was submitted. No further action is required.

November 1, 2021

Incident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO) (Bird presence)

A Thunder Airlines Limited Beech A100 (C-GASI/THU102) from Moosonee, ON (CYMO) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) aborted its takeoff from Runway 24 due to high bird activity. A vehicle (ST23) conducted a runway inspection and did not find any carcasses. THU102 also did not report damage to the aircraft. THU102 took off at 1409Z. No impact to operations.

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