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.

March 24, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard without interruption on the Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) towers emergency frequency from 1330Z to 1333Z, then 2 or 3 times intermittently from 1333Z to 1335Z. The ELT signal stopped at 1335Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) at Trenton was notified. No impact.

March 22, 2020

Incident at N VILRO intersection

A weak, constant emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for over 10 minutes and reported by 2 aircraft in the same location, one at FL220 (a Jazz de Havilland (JZA8781) at 0940Z) and the other at FL240 (a Jazz de Havilland (JZA8945) at 1002Z). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. The source was identified on the ground as the signal from a Syncrude Canada Ltd. Cessna 560 (C-FSNC) heading to St-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3). No impact.
UPDATE AOR 263176-V3: Aircraft registration information for ELT source changed to a privately registered Piper PA-32R-300. Narrative updated to read: "The source was identified on the ground as the signal from a privately registered Piper PA-32R-300 heading to St-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3)."

March 12, 2020

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

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by several aircraft in the St-Laurent sector, by the terminal control unit (TCU), and on the ground at St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3). Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

February 22, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from a privately registered Cessna A185E from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Montreal/Aeroparc Ile Perrot, QC (CSP6). ELT signal heard for 4 minutes. Vehicle (ST22) identified source as Cessna A185E on the ramp. ELT had been activated by mistake. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised, no impact on operation.

February 21, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8701) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in error for a few seconds at the Montreal tower gate. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

February 17, 2020

Accident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3)

Information received from the Sûreté du Québec. While on a local flight in the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) region, a privately registered Cessna 150M hit power lines and crashed. The two people on board died. There was significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0023: C-GYEV, a privately operated Cessna 150M, was on a local VFR night flight from Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3), with one pilot and one passenger on board. While the aircraft was approximately 1.75 NM east of Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3), it hit 2 power lines before crashing into the ground. The aircraft was destroyed, and the 2 occupants were fatally wounded.

February 7, 2020

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

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the tower at Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

February 8, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the air traffic services (ATS) unit at Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

February 7, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the flight service station (FSS) at Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source identified as a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8766) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). No impact on operations.

February 4, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

An École dAviation Rouyn-Noranda Piper PA-30 (C-FFOW) tested its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) outside of scheduled hours at Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

Accident at Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) notified the shift manager that a privately registered Cessna 150F had crashed near Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2). The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the manager of area control centre operations (MACCO), and the general manager (GM) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0020: A privately operated Cessna 150 was on a local VFR flight from Joliette/St-Thomas, QC (CJO2) with a pilot and a passenger on board. Once it was in cruising flight approximately 1 300 ft above sea level (ASL) and approximately 7 nautical miles (NM) east of the aerodrome, it experienced engine misfires. The pilot activated the carburetor heat. Engine power increased for a moment, but then fell back down. As the plane was unable to maintain its altitude, the pilot conducted manoeuvres to perform an emergency landing in a field. After the landing, damaged parts of the plane included the propeller, landing gear, and right wing tip, which had touched the ground. The occupants were not injured.

January 28, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by Gatineau Radio at 1835Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

January 25, 2020

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

En route to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) at 5 500 ft on VFR, a privately registered, amateur-built Boisvert MPG01 from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported being in the clouds with a low voltage indication. Assistance was given to the aircraft. The aircraft made it to the ground at CYXK at 1540Z without incident. No impact. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax, Aviation Operations (AVOPS), and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.

January 23, 2020

Incident at 25NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Sûreté du Québec reported that it had received, from an individual, a report of a possible aircraft in distress at the intersection of highways 15 and 117. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

January 22, 2020

Accident at 8NM W ALMA QC (CYTF)

Several aircraft at high altitude reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the Roberval, QC (CYRJ) area. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. The signal was coming from the accident site of a Government of Quebec Bell 206L-4 (C-GSQA), which crashed West of Alma, QC (CYTF). 1 person on board (POB) was injured. RSCU450 en route to the crash site. No service provided. (Information from duplicate record AOR 260983-V1 / CADORS 2020Q0188 merged before deleting duplicate occurrence)
TSB Update #A20Q0015: C-GSQA, a Bell 206-L4 helicopter privately operated by the Government of Quebec (QUE49), was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Alma, QC (CYTF) to La Tuque, QC (CYLQ). Earlier, the aircraft had been participating in a search and rescue operation for snowmobilers reported missing. Eight minutes after its takeoff, the aircraft crashed into the frozen surface of Lake Saint-Jean. The pilot was seriously injured and was rescued by another helicopter participating in a search. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

January 23, 2020

Accident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

Several aircraft at high altitude reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the Roberval, QC (CYRJ) area. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. The signal was coming from the accident site of a Government of Quebec Bell 206L-4 (C-GSQA).

January 19, 2020

Accident at 4842N / 07917W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton received a distress signal at 1844Z. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) notified JRCC TR of the crash of a privately registered, amateur-built Christen A-1B on a frozen lake in the La Sarre, QC (CSR8) area.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0012: A privately operated Aviat Aircraft Inc. A-1B (Christen) on wheel skis with one pilot on board was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Lac Mance, located 8 nautical miles (NM) south-southeast of the La Sarre, Quebec (CSR8) airport. At approximately 12.5 NM south of CSR8, the aircraft collided with the frozen surface of the La Sarre River and travelled a distance of approximately 235 ft before coming to a stop. The aircraft was substantially damaged but did not catch fire. The pilot was fatally injured. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off.

January 8, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton indicated the existence of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal east of Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX), and it asked aircraft in the area to verify. The JRCC reported that the aircraft had been found. No known impact.

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 and 243.0 from 1104Z to 1107Z. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

April 4, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard outside the normal test period for a duration of 25 minutes. The Area Control Centre (ACC) shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised.

April 5, 2020

Accident at 34NM NW ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Bell 206B called the Flight Information Centre (FIC) on the Abbotsford, BC (YXX) remote communications outlet (RCO) to report that a privately registered Eurocopter EC120B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had rolled over while landing on a hilltop near Thomas Lake, BC. Other aircraft provided immediate aid and the passengers were rescued with only minor injuries being reported. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.

April 2, 2020

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK)

At 1853Z, the pilot of a 0880667 BC Ltd. Cessna 172H (C-GICE) from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Oliver, BC (CAU3) reported an inadvertent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation at a time that did not conform to ELT testing. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria notified.

March 31, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at the area control centre (ACC) on 121.5/243.0, and reported by several aircraft in the vicinity of Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised.

March 25, 2020

Incident at CRESTON BC (CAJ3)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-22-160X advised they accidentally set off the 406MHZ emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on the aircraft while it was in a hangar at Creston, BC (CAJ3), from approximately 1900Z to 1915Z. They deactivated the ELT right away. This information was passed on to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, as well as the Vancouver, BC (ZVR) Shift Manager.

March 20, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at Langley, BC (CYNJ), outside the testing time, duration was 7 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified.

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.

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

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. The aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager was notified, who passed to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation was due to the crash on the field. Operations moved to Runway 07.

March 17, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for 30 seconds at 1229Z. The signal stopped and then was heard again for two 5 second bursts. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA8254) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) that it was testing its ELT outside of testing time. The Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and Victoria (YYJ) terminal were notified.

March 16, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Elite accidentally activated its Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) from 2149Z until 2154Z. Shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were notified. No further impact to operations.

March 4, 2020

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Multiple aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on 121.5 at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ). The Airport Manager (APM), Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM), and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. APM advised that the aircraft was under maintenance.

March 1, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria notified that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was turned off by the pilot at 1745Z. The Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was notified. ELT started again at 1754Z, JRCC Victoria was contacted, to which they notified that it is a faulty ELT unit, and that the pilot is trying to turn it off. At 1804Z, the ELT was turned off. See CADORS 2020P0404 / AOR 262369-V1.

February 29, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

At Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC), an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from approximately 1904Z until 1918Z. Airport staff located the source of the ELT, a privately registered Cessna 180, and had the owner turn it off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

March 1, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

At Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), a persistent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and the shift manager (SM) were notified. JRCC Victoria and airport manager (APM) traced the source to a hangar at CZBB. The owner was contacted and will attend to the issue. (Duplicate CADORS 2020P0399 / AOR-262384-V1 deleted)

February 26, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS

Accidental emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal activation from a Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172P (C-GSPY) while being transported by truck between Pemberton and Whistler. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised. No operational impact.

February 22, 2020

Incident at 4939N / 12335W

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal reported within a 20 mile radius of Vancouver, BC (CYVR) by local traffic, starting at 2335Z. Reported to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 15NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP510) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported hearing a MAYDAY call on 121.5. The call was from a PG Aviation Services Robinson R44 II (C-FGAN) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) which had crashed at the Southwest end of Widgeon Lake. There were no injuries to souls on board. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and North Shore Search and Rescue responded.
Update TSB Report #A20P0028: C-FGAN, a privately operated Robinson R-44 II helicopter, was touching down on snow-covered ice at Widgeon Lake, BC when the pilot lost control and the helicopter rolled onto its side. The pilot and two passengers were not injured but the helicopter was substantially damaged. The 406 KHz ELT was manually activated and a Mayday call was made on 121.5 KHz to an overflying aircraft.

February 22, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by local traffic. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised at 0140Z that the source of the ELT was found at Vancouver Harbour. No impact to operations.

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria had numerous reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal near Vancouver, BC (CYVR). The JRCC Victoria is launching an aircraft to search for the source of the ELT signal.

February 21, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard, loud and strong, at 1955Z for 90 seconds. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and the Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) were advised. JRCC Victoria called back and said that the source was a Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172P (C-GSPD) that was parked at CYXX.

February 12, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard outside the normal test period for 6 minutes at Langley, BC (CYNJ). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and Shift Manager were advised.

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported at Lytton, BC (CYLY) aerodrome for approximately 2 minutes at 2343Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

February 3, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard outside of testing times, at 1635Z, 1636Z and 1642Z. Area Control Centre Shift Manager (ACCSM) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. No operational impact.

January 25, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Burnaby BC

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of a 406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the vicinity of Burnaby, BC, in reference to a privately registered Cessna 150A. No information on file.

January 27, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A strong, continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for approximately 90 seconds, beginning at 2041Z. Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised the ELT was tracked to a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GPPV). No impact to operations.

January 18, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Multiple aircraft departing off Runway 08 in Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a faint emergency locator transmitter (ELT) up to 10,000 feet. Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised.

January 1, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

Very faint/weak emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal picked up. Several in flight aircraft queried and nothing heard on 121.5 at altitude. Shift manager (SM) and Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised.

January 12, 2020

Incident at 5NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 (AMX694) from Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal for approximately 2 minutes. The Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was advised.

January 8, 2020

Incident at Keremeos Region BC

The Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised they were receiving a 406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal via satellite in the Keremeos Region. The ELT was however registered to a marine vessel. JRCC requested any information on VFR traffic in the area. No known traffic.

April 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LONDON ON (CYXU)

At approximately 1230Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton called to advise of an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal, unregistered to any aircraft, that was activated in the vicinity of London, ON (CYXU). The ELT signal was audible by the London Tower on backup (TIL) radio only, and was a strong signal. The signal stopped at approximately 1245Z. Multiple facilities on the field were contacted by the London Tower. JRCC Trenton traced the ELT to the Diamond Factory.

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