April 28, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: HOPE BC (CYHE)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-180 on a flight from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) made a precautionary landing at Hope, BC (CYHE) and closed their flight plan. No operational impact.

March 23, 2022

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

The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) for Vancouver (YVR) was called to request the status of the NOTAM for the Hope, BC (CYHE) remote communications outlet (RCO). The TOC called back at 0005Z to say they called the Flight Information Centre (FIC) at 1814Z to cancel the NOTAM. The NOTAM had not been cancelled, but was at 0005Z.

January 14, 2022

Incident at HOPE BC (CYHE) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Hope, BC (CYHE) was closed until 0131200Z due to snow.

May 5, 2022

Incident at 20NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A North Star Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-101 (BF1810) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) reported a maintenance issue. Advised returning to CYQT. Landed without further incident at 1359Z. No impact to operations.

May 1, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYCS, CYUT, CYLK, CYRA, CYHI, CYGH and CYYH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

March 12, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYHI, CYPC, CYSY, CYRA and CYGH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

February 13, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North-Wright Airways Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FNWH/NWL141) from Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) taxiing on Runway 07 got its front end stuck in a snowbank on the turnaround. The runway was closed until 2200 Eastern Standard Time (EST). No known operational impact.

February 16, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYBB, CYGH, CYHI, CYJF and CYWY did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

February 9, 2022

Incident at 6653N / 10845W

Shortly after departure, a Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FRJY/SUT8232) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hope Bay, NU (CHB3) asked to return to CYZF due to an anti-skid system issue. The aircraft landed safely at 1904Z. No impact to operations.

January 25, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYGT, CYBB, CYGH, CYPC, CYHI and CYWY did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

January 11, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGT, CYUT, CYXN, CYHK, CYKD, CYGH, CZFM, CYRA, CYHI and CYYH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

January 10, 2022

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYXN, CYKD, CYPC, CYGH, CYYH, CYGT and CYHI did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

December 2, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Valley Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GXVS) from Hope, BC (CYHE) to Hope, BC (CYHE) entered the Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) control zone in the northeast quadrant to 1500 feet without authorization. No operational impact.

November 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE HOPE BC (CYHE)

A Cessna R182 (C-FBKJ) on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI) was not in contact with air traffic control (ATC) and disappeared off the radar approximately 15NM northeast of the Hope, BC non-directional beacon (NDB). Subsequently, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off that was consistent with the aircraft identification.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 2350Z, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Operation Centre (NOC) received a call from the US Army Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) regarding an aircraft that was last seen on their radar 15 miles east of Hope, BC. The aircraft was a Cessna 182 (C-FBKJ) which had departed from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) and was en route to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI). The aircraft was following the flight plan until it became erratic when it approached bad weather in Central Washington State, which forced the pilot to return across the Canadian border. The aircraft was last seen approximately 15NM east of Hope, BC. Following a conversation between the RCMP NOC, AMOC and the NAV CANADA Operations Centre in Surrey, BC, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) unit was notified. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated and a signal was heard. The CAF unit attempted to send a Cormorant, however it was not able to reach the area due to the current weather. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and the RCMP Hope detachment was investigating the incident. At 0940Z, the crash site was located. The coordinates are 49 32.96N / 121 07.99W, approximately 18.5NM NE of Hope, BC (CYHE). The fuselage was noticed from the air. Part of the aircraft was observed up in a tree. There had been 2 occupants onboard C-FBKJ. The Search and Rescue (SAR) crew was hoisted on site but the Cormorant had to leave the site to refuel. The Cormorant was unable to return to the crash site due to deteriorating weather. It was arranged for a second helicopter to be sent at first light to the crash site, weather permitting. The SAR technicians later confirmed that the 2 occupants of the aircraft did not survive.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0124: A private Cessna R182 was on a flight plan for a recreational, visual flight rules trip from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Glacier Park Intl, MT (KGPI) with the pilot and one passenger on board. The aircraft was lost on radar 17 nautical miles northeast of Hope, BC (CYHE). An emergency locator transmitter signal was received and search and rescue (SAR) assets were deployed to the scene. Two SAR technicians were able to get to the site but had to remain there overnight due to the poor weather. They confirmed the 2 persons on board were fatally injured. There was no post-impact fire.

August 11, 2021

Incident at TASDI intersection

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE604) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) deviated from the HOPE standard terminal arrival (STAR) procedure and commenced a descent, which placed the aircraft below the minimum vectoring altitude. The controller immediately issued instructions to ensure safety. The pilot was visual with terrain at all times. No operational impact.

June 16, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

TSB Report #A21P0041: C-GEWR, a de Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating as WestJet Encore flight WEN3233 from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). While on the Hope 3 arrival, and past the ITGIL waypoint, ATS YYJ terminal cleared the flight to OMINO DIRECT MISAR for the RNAV Z 07 approach. This clearance was not in compliance with NAV CANADAs "Manual of Air Traffic Services" and the Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC 12/21) "Procedural Changes To Air Traffic Control Clearances From An Open STAR To Final Approach Course". The clearance was refused by the flight crew and vectors to intercept the approach were requested and provided. There was no further incident and no loss of separation. The operator advised that there was a similar occurrence on the 14th of June, where the flight crew were offered the same non-standard clearance, which was also refused. There was no conflicting traffic and/or loss of separation. The TSB had completed report A21W0023 into an occurrence on the 11th of May, 2021, that involved non-standard ATC phraseology leading to a "Loss of Separation" event.

July 10, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Piper PA-12 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Hope, BC (CYHE) exited Runway 08L, into the grass south of the runway, while on the takeoff roll.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0056: A privately registered Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser was conducting a recreational flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Hope, BC (CYHE) with the pilot and 2 passengers on board. During the take-off roll, the aircraft began to veer to the right. The pilot attempted to correct the turn but the aircraft continued off the right side of the paved runway, into the grass. The pilot attempted to stop the aircraft and, after it crossed a ditch, the landing gear collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot and passengers egressed from the aircraft and waited by the aircraft for assistance. There were no injuries to the pilot or passengers. The aircraft was taken to a maintenance facility, where the extent of the damage will be assessed.

May 14, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER CENTRE / ACC DE VANCOUVER

A 1238058 B.C. Ltd. Cessna 175C (C-FUUJ) from Hope, BC (CYHE) to Hope, BC (CYHE) was observed on radar at 8500-8800 feet, without contact, through Class C airspace. No impact on operations.

October 8, 2021

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aviation Incident Report #17378: During IFR arrival in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), the Toronto control zone (CTR) advised a Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Beech G58 (C-FDTS) on a flight to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) that the area navigation (RNAV) approach to Runway 09 was not available due to a military exercise. They would allow the non-directional beacon (NDB) 09 approach or the RNAV Runway 27 approach. Due to their aircraft, C-FDTSs only option was the RNAV Runway 27; however, they were in IMC with a reported ceiling of 2600 feet, and there was circuit traffic using Runway 09. The only option for landing was to conduct the RNAV Runway 27, opposite to the flow of circuit traffic, and hope that the ceiling was high enough for them to encounter VFR conditions, cancel IFR, and join the circuit for Runway 09. C-FDTS had checked for NOTAMs prior to their flight, and noted no approach restrictions at CYPQ.

November 29, 2021

Incident at FORT HOPE ON (CYFH) (Security acts, Other operational incident)

Children observed on the runway at Fort Hope, ON (CYFH). The pilot of a North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GVKC/BF708) from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) delayed departure for a few minutes until the children left the runway. During the takeoff roll, the children were observed by the pilot throwing things at the aircraft. The aircraft departed safely. No other impact to operations. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advised and responding.

October 14, 2021

Incident at 36NM RED LAKE ON (CYRL)

A North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (BF712) from Fort Hope (CYFH) to Red Lake, ON (CYRL), was inbound to CYRL and was given descent from FL220 to 13000 feet. The aircraft was observed descending through 12,700 feet and was immediately instructed to level at 12,000 feet due to opposite direction aircraft climbing to 11,000 feet. BF712 levelled at 12,000 feet. No operational impact.

October 27, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Piper PA-31-350 (C-GJHX) from Sandy Lake, ON (CZSJ) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared an emergency and advised that services were required. The airport operator (APO), the Winnipeg area control centre (ZWG) Centre Shift Manager (CSM) and Skycare were advised. Aircraft conducted a low and over. Staff vehicle advised that all 3 landing gear appeared "down". C-GJHX rejoined a downwind and landed safely at 0027Z. All stations were advised. A North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPA/BF709) from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL), inbound, was delayed by approximately 10 minutes.

May 26, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GXTB/BF704) from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) advised that it had a landing gear indication and requested clearance to conduct a "low and over" in order for the flight service station (FSS) to visually confirm whether the gear was down. FSS advised that all the gear appeared to be down. The pilot declined emergency services and subsequently landed without issue. No impact on operations.

May 19, 2021

Incident at 26NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (BF712) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) advised it was returning to CYQT due to an indicator issue, no assistance required.

January 29, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPI/AB250) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) rejected its takeoff from Runway 07.

December 31, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Kenn Borek Air Beech 1900D (KBA903) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Hope Bay, NU (CHB3) returned due to their inability to retract its landing gear. The aircraft requested a low approach in order for the tower to confirm that the gear was down. The tower confirmed "gear down", and KBA903 landed safely 1449Z. No impact to operations.

December 23, 2021

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ) (Aerodrome - other)

An airport vehicle engaged in snow clearing operations reported mechanical issues and was unable to exit the runway protected area (RPA). A North-Wright Airways Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FWXL/NWL142) from Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) to Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) reported inbound with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 0102Z and was advised of the RPA issue. NWL142 indicated an ability to slow down in order to give the vehicle extra time. The vehicle was clear of the runway at 0105Z. NWL142 was delayed about 6 minutes, no other impact to operations.

December 21, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGT, CYGH, CYBB, CYRA, CYHI and CYYH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

December 4, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYGZ, CYGH, CZFM, CYPC, CYUT, CYHI, CYLK, CYRA and CYYH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

November 29, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio station (CARS) from CYGH, CYHI, CYCS, CYBB, CYPC, CYLK, and CYZS did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

November 26, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (Aerodrome - power failure, Aerodrome - visual aids)

A North-Wright Airways Beech 1900D (C-GHUE/NWL141) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) reported conducting a missed approach at 1650Z due to a power failure at the airport and no runway lights. Impact to operations unknown.

November 23, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CYFS, CYLK, CYZS, CYUB and CYRB did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

October 19, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CYCS, CYKD, CYLK, CYRA and CYXN did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

October 18, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYKD, CZFM, CYGH, CYLK and CYGT did not operate as published. Impact to operations unknown.

October 16, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CZFN, CYGH, CYGZ, CYRA, CYGT and CYHI did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

September 30, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYUT, CYLK, CYRA, CZFN, CYGH and CYZS did not provide services as published. Impact on operation unknown.

September 14, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYGZ, CYGH, CYBB, CYKD, CYLK, CYHI, and CYSM did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

September 20, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) from CYGH, CYBB, CYKD, CYGT, CYLK and CYUT did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

September 17, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) at CYGH, CYRA, CYHK, CYUX, CYGT, CYBB, CYLK, CYHI and CZFM did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

September 14, 2021

Accident at 8NM SSW Hope Bay, NU (CBH3)

At 2230Z, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton called the Edmonton Shift Manager to report that a Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 206L-1 (C-GIKX) flipped over on departure, approximately 7NM south of the Hope Bay Mine in Nunavut. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: AOR 277821-V2: At 2230Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton called the Edmonton Shift Manager to report that a Canadian Helicopters Bell 206L-1 (C-GIKX) had flipped over while landing, approximately 7NM south of the Hope Bay mine in Nunavut, at 2102Z. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0088: C-GIKX, a Bell helicopter 206L-1 operated by Acasta Heliflight Inc., was conducting a flight from Hope Bay, NU (CHB3) to a drill camp located 8NM SSW of CBH3, with only the pilot on board. Upon landing, the helicopter rolled over. The pilot subsequently shut down the engine and exited the helicopter uninjured. A person on the ground was fatally injured. The TSB is conducting an investigation.

August 29, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CZFM, CYLK, CYBB, CYGZ and CYZS did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

August 14, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CYJF, CYYH, CYPC, CYSY, CYLK and CYGT did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

July 1, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) at CYHK, CYUT, CYWJ, CYGH, CYPC, CYJF, CYRA, CYLK and CYHI did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

June 5, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CYPC and CYRA did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

May 9, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGH, CZFM, CYRA, CYHI and CYBB did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

April 23, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CZFM, CYRA and CYGH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

April 14, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGT, CYHK, CYSY, CYRA, CYFR and CYGH did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

April 4, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYJF, CYHK, CYPC, CYGT, CYGH, CYRA and CYWY did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

February 19, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGT, CYBB, CYGH, CYHI and CZFN did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

February 18, 2021

Incident at FORT GOOD HOPE NT (CYGH) (ATM - operations)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYGT, CZFN, CYHK, CYGH, and CYHI did not provide services as published. Impact on operations unknown.

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