September 4, 2020

Incident at 100NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE822) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) declared an emergency via satellite telephone due to the failure of one engine. The aircraft advised returning to CYVP. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 without issue at 2004Z. Runway 07/25 was closed for approximately 5 minutes to tow the aircraft and for a runway inspection. No other impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax (HZ) advised.

August 26, 2020

Incident at 15NM SE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an aircraft at 3000 feet. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) was advised. The JRCC later confirmed that the signal was from an aircraft in a hangar at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU).

August 31, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard from 1350Z to 1355Z. Unknown source. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

August 19, 2020

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A citizen called the station to report that a privately registered Cessna R172K was missing since the afternoon of August 18th. The aircraft was conducting a 40 minute flight from Caven lake. Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the Quebec (CYQB) flight information centre (FIC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (YTR) were advised.

August 14, 2020

Incident at 50NM N EASTMAIN RIVER QC (CZEM)

A 9736140 Canada Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMAO) from Wemindji, QC (CYNC) to Val-DOr, QC (CYVO) advised of a possible aircraft in distress 50NM North of Eastmain River, QC (CZEM). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

Incident at 5302N / 06937W

At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination. A search was conducted and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. Contact was re-established with C-FLAD once it was on the ground at its destination at 1420Z.
UPDATE to narrative: Correction to operator name: "At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination..." was replaced with "At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Heli-Inter Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination...".

August 7, 2020

Incident at 4816N / 06845W

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 (BAW175) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the vicinity of Riviere-du-Loup, QC (CYRI). All aircraft in trail did not report the ELT. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No other issues.

August 5, 2020

Incident at 5100N / 07823W

High pitched signal was heard on 121.5 every 15 seconds by various aircraft flying North and northeast of Abitibi (at positions 5347/07753, 5223/07642, 5148/0783, 5036/07316 and 5100/7823). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) advised.

August 6, 2020

Incident at DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by various aircraft in the triangle of Trois-Rivières (CYRQ) - Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB) - Sherbrooke (CYSC). Signal ended at 1200Z. The source was identified as the accidental activation by a Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-FTOD) on the ground at Drummondville, QC (CSC3). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

August 5, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at 1914Z for 1 minute. A Les Machines Roger Ltée. Cessna A185F (C-GMIR) flying in the area advised that it was not their signal. Area control centre (ACC) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

July 17, 2020

Accident at 50NM E ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While 50NM East of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ/VSL443) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at CYUY at 1339Z. The landing gear collapsed during the landing. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No injuries. Impact: Runway closed by NOTAM, 3 aircraft were diverted to another airport (an Exact Air Inc. aircraft (flight ET839), a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8 (HYD207), and a Pascan aircraft (flight PSC366)). A privately registered Beech C-23 flew over the facilities instead of conducting a touch-and-go.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0072: C-FSKQ, a Beechcraft 200 operated by Skyjet Aviation with the callsign VSL443 was on a flight according to instrument flight rules from Québec/Jean Lesage airport, QC (CYQB) to destination of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) with 2 crew members and 8 passengers on board. While retracting the landing gear from CYQB, the crew heard a noise, but this one didnt seem to be of concern. On approach for Runway 26 at CYUY, when the the landing gear control lever was operated to extend the gear, there was no effect. The approach was aborted and the emergency checklist was completed. The crew attempted to exit the train manually, but no pressure on the emergency lever was perceived and the train did not exit. A second attempt was made and the nose gear was pulled out and locked however there was no pressure left in the manual pump to exit completely the main gear. A low approach was carried out so that ground personnel can check the position of the train. The 3 wheels appeared to be out and the crew declared an emergency to land on Runway 26. Passengers received emergency instructions and the device has landed. The touchdown was normal, but when the speed reached about 60 knots, the right main landing gear sagged, followed by the left. The aircraft was evacuated and there were no injuries. A cursory inspection of the aircraft revealed that the landing gear system circuit breaker was in the pulled out position.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 266811-V1: After lowering the landing gear manually, the pilot of C-FSKQ conducted a low altitude pass for a visual check. The pilot declared an emergency and, upon landing, the gear collapsed when at low speed on the runway. No injuries. Runway closed until further notice (UFN). (Duplicate AOR 266811-V1 / CADOR 2020Q2381 deleted after information merge)

July 20, 2020

Accident at 30NM NE LA TUQUE QC NDB (YLQ)

An Estrie Hélicoptères Inc. Eurocopter EC120B (C-GDMI) crashed 30NM Northeast (NE) of La Tuque (YLQ), QC. No injuries or deaths. The extent of the damage is unknown. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton (TR) and the National Operations Center (NOC) were notified.
UPDATE: Duplicate record AOR-265815-V1 / CADORS 2020Q2110 deleted.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0075: C-GDMI, a Eurocopter EC120B type aircraft in private operation, was on a visual flight rules flight from Saint-Sylvestre QC, to Lac aux Rognons QC, with the pilot and 3 passengers on board. The wind was coming from the south and the pilot was to land on the north shore of the lake. He made a crosswind approach and once hovering over his landing zone, he turned the helicopter into the wind. The right skate caught in a root and the pilot lost control as the helicopter rolled over onto its right side, hitting nearby trees. All occupants were wearing their seat belts and there was no injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. There was no fire after impact.

Accident at BROMONT QC (CZBM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon the arrival of a privately registered Beech 95-B55 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), the aircrafts landing gear collapsed and the aircraft went off the runway. There were no injuries or fatalities. The extent of the damage is unknown. Impact: The runway was closed until 2100Z. The National Operations Center (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) have been notified. (Duplicate record AOR-265816-V1 deleted)
Update TSB Report #A20Q0077: A privately operated Beechcraft BE-55 was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) airport with only the pilot on board. While performing a touch-and-go at Bromont (Roland Désourdy) airport, QC (CZBM), the landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid on its stomach on the runway, where it was immobilized. The pilot evacuated the aircraft and suffered no injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16710: While a privately registered Beech 95-B55 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was performing a touch-and-go, the landing gear was not properly locked and closed. The aircraft landed on its belly and exited the runway. A NOTAM was issued for a closed runway until the aircraft was cleared of it at 1749Z.

July 17, 2020

Incident at 80NM W ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/MPE8764) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) at FL330. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. A privately registered Cessna U206E, located at the Gouin reservoir, was identified. No impact on operations.

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton contacted the shift manager to advise that a Top Aces Dornier Alpha Jet Model A (C-GWZY) had activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal (406). No aircraft received the signal. No impact on operations.

July 12, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised of an emergency location transmitter (ELT) of a privately registered Cessna 180, heard North of Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), and requested information. Airport operator said the owner accidentally triggered the ELT at Rapids Lake.

July 15, 2020

Incident at 15NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Québec Piper PA-31 (C-GUMQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The aircraft landed safely at 1732Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0073: C-GUMQ, a Piper Navajo PA-31 operated by Orizon Aviation, was on a local training flight under visual flight rules, from Quebec/Jean Lesage airport, QC (CYQB) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was 15NM south of CYQB, the crew declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication problem. The aircraft landed without problem at CYQB at 1732Z. There are no casualties.

July 13, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) tower. A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GJVM) in its maintenance hangar activated its ELT by mistake. Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton has been notified. No impact on operations.

July 2, 2020

Accident at 5.5NM SW SOREL QC (CSY3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a privately registered Cessna 140X, in flight in the area of Sorel, QC (CSY3), hit trees while in the ascent. The two people on board were injured. Services have been deployed. Significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0067: A private Cessna 140X was flying under visual flight rules from a private grass runway near Saint-Ours, QC, to Joliette, QC (CSG3), with a pilot and a flight instructor on board. The aircraft began its take-off roll after the engine had been idling for approximately 10 minutes. The pilot-owner, who was flying, had some difficulty controlling the aircraft. The flight instructor, therefore, took control to complete the takeoff, which was carried out at midway, approximately 1,500 feet. A few seconds after the start of the initial climb, the instructor noticed that the speedometer indicated a engine rotation about 300 rpm less than normal and the aircraft was unable to maintain its decreasing speed. Although the throttle was fully open, the aircraft stopped gaining altitude and collided with the treetops. This resulted in a sudden stop of the aircraft, followed by a dive to the ground. The emergency locator transmitter (406 MHz) was activated and its signal was received by the Mission Control Center (Cospas-Sarsat). The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak occurred without a fire breaking out. The two occupants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

July 7, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) between 2158Z and 2205Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact to operations.

July 4, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The pilot of an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPQ) on a flight to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) notified the flight information centre (FIC) that they had activated their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) by mistake, between 1945Z and 1955Z, while in flight. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

At Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC), a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard between 1624Z and 1636Z by the tower. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Unconfirmed source: an Exact Air Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GMDI). No impact on operations.

July 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

The joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Trenton notified of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406 signal in the Montreal area. No aircraft in the area reported a signal. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

June 27, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

The pilot of a privately registered Mooney M20C from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) reported accidentally activating their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) for 1-2 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

June 23, 2020

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK)

The community aerodrome radio station (CARS) at Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) advised (ADZ) hearing a broadcast on 121.5 at 1447Z. Aircraft identification was incomplete (N15 ...). The pilot reportedly transmitted 4 times. The CARS operator was unable to reach the pilot on 121.5. Operator also heard a few "beeps" which did not seem to be from an emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The Quebec (YQB) flight information centre (FIC) tried to contact the aircraft on 126.7 without result. The Montreal shift manager (SM) was informed and will relay the information to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton.

June 19, 2020

Incident at MAIRE intersection

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA663) and an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE891) at Ste-Hyacinthe, QC. The source was an Aviation Yamaska Inc. Cessna 150J (C-FQZX) that had accidentally activated its ELT. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) advised.

June 14, 2020

Accident at 15NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A PMR Inc. Cessna 180J on floats (C-FFTV) declared a MAYDAY and conducted an emergency landing on a forest road. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. Damage to the aircraft. 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020Q1758 / AOR 264688-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0058: C-FFTV, a Cessna 180 equipped with floats in private operation, was flying under visual flight rules from Lac Tozer, QC, to Lac des Iles, QC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. While the aircraft was in cruise flight, approximately 10 nautical miles northeast of the Lac Beauregard, QC (CTN3) water aerodrome, the engine failed. The power had been adjusted to the maximum position, and an engine failure occurred soon after. The pilot performed the applicable procedures in the event of an engine failure, and the aircraft was configured for descent for an emergency landing. The pilot declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and landed on a forest road. Once on the ground, the pilot made sure that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was signaling and used their satellite telephone to notify a person responsible for the situation and provide the coordinates of the location where the device was located. NAV CANADA has been notified and they have notified the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC). The aircraft was quickly located and the occupants were evacuated to Mont-Tremblant.

Accident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406 signal from a PMR Inc. Cessna 180J (C-FFTV) at 4706N 07444W. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.

Incident at LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 150K from St-Georges, QC (CYSG) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) advised by telephone, when on the ground at La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ), that they had declared PAN PAN PAN on 121.5 at approximately 1530Z due to a low fuel indication. The aircraft landed without issue. The Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL), the shift manager (SM) at the area control centre (ACC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (CYTR) were advised.

June 12, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GRAE) on a flight to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) accidentally activated its Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) in the vicinity of CSC3. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

June 10, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

A Go Helico Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FCHP) on a flight from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) went into the information request (INREQ) stage at 1612Z due to an erroneous estimated time of arrival (ETA). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations. Conclusion: The search was cancelled in collaboration with JRCC Trenton and the search and rescue (SAR) contact, and the flight plan was extended.

June 3, 2020

Incident at 5052N / 07540W

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal reported by: a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777-200 (PHBQD/KLM661) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Houston, TX (KIAH); an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GAIG/AIE785) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL); a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FEYP/PRO4220) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2); and a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4200) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

May 30, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) at 1803Z and A015, reported by a privately registered, amateur built Zenair CH-601-HD on a flight from St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3). The signal was lost in St-Marc. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

May 29, 2020

Incident at 4832N / 07504W

A Canadian North Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/MPE8760) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1316Z and 1321Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified, no impact on operations.

Incident at 30NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard 30NM East of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) by an aircraft descending through 9400 feet. The signal was heard for 2 minutes. Source unknown. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

May 31, 2020

Incident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) during landing and quickly shut it down (1 minute later). The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton has been notified. No impact on operations.

May 29, 2020

Incident at 7NM SE VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna R172K on floats advised that they had accidentally activated their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and were unable to shut it off. The ELT was active from 2200Z until 2215Z. The aircraft was located on a lake, 7NM Southeast (SE) of Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Shift manager and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised. (Duplicate AOR 264293-V1 deleted).

May 30, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

At 1500 feet, a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH-601-HD reported a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1808Z and 1812Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to operations.

May 23, 2020

Incident at 4655N / 07549W

An Airbus Canada aircraft (ABK386) reported a strong 15-second emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL350. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Supplemental information for the Airbus/Bombardier flight test crew reporting the signal: Aircraft being flown by the crew was an Air Baltic Airbus A220-300 (C-FOVG/ABK386).

May 22, 2020

Incident at 20NM VAL D'OR QC VOR/DME (YVO)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton advised of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area of Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY). Information was confirmed by 3 aircraft. No impact on operations.
UPDATE AOR-264114-V2: Source of the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was a privately registered Cessna R172K on the ground, which had accidentally activated their ELT. No impact on operations.

May 21, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

Strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard at St-Jean, QC (CYJN) between 2017Z and 2037Z. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 110NM LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE860) reported hearing a beep occurring approximately every 15 seconds. The aircraft was in cruise at approximately 110NM NE of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) at FL210. The Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) shift manager was advised. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

May 13, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: 4NM LOURDES-DE-JOLIETTE QC (CSE3)

A strong and clear Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 4NM Southeast (SE) of Joliette, QC (CSE3) to 9NM Southwest (SW) of Joliette, QC (CSE3), at 9000ft. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST-FELIX-DE-VALOIS (LOURDES-DE-JOLIETTE) QC (UFX) NDB

A strong and clear Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard between the Saint-Félix-de-Valois non-directional beacon (UFX) and 10NM West of the Montreal (YUL) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR)/distance measuring equipment (DME) at FL340. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

May 7, 2020

Incident at 4718N / 07351W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Canadian North Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/MPE8764) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) at FL200. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 4, 2020

Incident at 5623N / 07028W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal. No aircraft in the area received the signal. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

April 25, 2020

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKWE/WEN3485) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, 4/5 on its descent from FL240 into CYOW. Signal became intermittent at 13 000 ft and stopped at 8 000 ft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) was advised. Various aircraft in the vicinity reported the ELT. Last positive report was received at 2135Z.

April 4, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered, amateur-built, Wagaero Sport Trainer accidentally activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) between 1739Z and 1747Z while it was in the hangar at St-Jean, QC (CYJN). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised. No impact to operations.

March 25, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

At Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), universal communications (UNICOM) heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. The signal was heard at 1333Z for a one-minute period until 1334Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. UNICOM indicated that an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GTYX) with a technician on board had possibly activated the ELT in error. JRCC Trenton reported and confirmed that this signal had been activated in error. The Montreal shift manager was notified.

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