November 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area of Bagotville, QC (CYBG). Two aircraft in the area did not hear the signal. Source: a privately registered Piper PA-12X on the ground near Laurent Lake activated its ELT accidentally. No impact on operations.

September 12, 2020

Accident at 16NM SW SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of an accident involving a privately registered, amateur-built Foster XB on Massawippi Lake in the Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) sector. One person on board with minor injuries. Assistance already at the scene of the accident. No service provided by NAV CANADA and no impact to operations.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0089: An amateur-built Foster 001 (modified Seabee) aircraft, privately operated, was on a visual flight rules flight from Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) airport, bound for Lac Massawippi, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot began their final descent over Lake Magog, QC, and then touched down, into the wind in a southeasterly direction, in the northern portion of Lake Massawippi. On landing, as the aircraft touched the water, the pilot heard a loud noise and the aircraft tipped over. The pilot immediately evacuated the aircraft and was rescued by residents. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, sank within one minute of the overturn and is believed to be in 96 feet of water. No emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard.

July 25, 2020

Accident at 25NM NNE CHARLEVOIX QC (CYML)

TSB Report #A20Q0080: An amateur-built, privately operated Ti-Beaver aircraft was performing a pleasure flight under visual flight rules from Troisième lac des Marais, QC, to Lac Buteux, QC, with only the pilot on board. During the landing, the right float landed on the water first and the aircraft ended up on a right-tilted attitude. The aircraft tumbled before sinking into the lake. There were no injuries, but the aircraft sustained significant damage.

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 6, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Lake LA-4-200 entered the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone from the SE heading West without contacting the tower. The air traffic controller (ATC) was able to communicate with the aircraft on 126.7. No impact.
UPDATE AOR 266369-V4: Correction of aircraft registration to C-FSTJ. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A Quebec Helicopters Inc. Bell 505 (C-FSTJ) entered the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) control zone from the Southeast (SE), heading West, without contacting the tower. The air traffic controller (ATC) was able to communicate with the helicopter on 126.7 MHz. No impact."

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.

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 1, 2020

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A privately registered, amateur-built Levitation 4 entered the Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) area to the North, in a southbound direction, without communication. Traffic was passed to the pilot of an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-100 (CRQ5832), who had the aircraft in view. CRQ5832 mentioned that the aircraft landed at Ledden Lake. The pilot of the Levitation 4 called back a few minutes later to report that they had problems with their radio. No impact on operations.

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.

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 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.

March 5, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GYBX) on a MEDEVAC flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) taxied on Taxiway Charlie without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

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 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.

October 24, 2020

Incident at 4833N / 12328W

A Cessna aircraft in the vicinity of Elk Lake was passed target traffic information. The pilot of the Cessna established visual contact with the target, stating that it was a drone at approximately 1500 feet. The Cessna then lost visual contact and the target continued southbound, with consistently strong radar return, towards the Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) control zone. No impact to operations.

November 1, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A 2056548 Alberta Corporation Piper PA-34-220T (C-FXOY) on a VFR flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), climbing north on the east side of Okanagan Lake, was not on the radar until it turned in front of an Air Partners Corp. Cessna 750 (SDE757) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) that was on a VFR approach for Runway 16. SDE757 reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert. Traffic information and traffic updates were passed both ways. Evasive action was not taken by either aircraft.

October 31, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - weather observation systems, Aerodrome - visual aids)

A power bump at the William Lake (YWL) flight service station (FSS) occurred, resulting in the wind, altimeter, and runway lighting all being unserviceable, for a duration of 5 minutes, until 2021Z, when power was restored. No further impact to operations.

Incident at 1.5NM SSE Kimsquit abandoned AD

The engine of a Down to Earth Enterprises Cessna TU206C (C-FMQG) from Anahim Lake, BC (CAJ4) to Anahim Lake, BC (CAJ4) quit at around 1700Z, and the pilot ditched the aircraft in the Dean Channel, just South of the mouth of the Dean River, approximately 1.5NM South Southeast (SSE) of the abandoned Kimsquit aerodrome (AD). The pilot was the only one on board and did not report any injuries.

October 19, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO / LONG LAKE BC (Water) (CAT3) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #16846: An individual certified as an advanced drone operator contacted the Nanaimo/Long Lake, BC (Water) (CAT3) aerodrome operators in order to obtain authorization for a drone flight within the area of their seaplane base. The individual reported encountering a disconnected phone line when contacting the first operator on the list. Then, upon having contacted the second operator listed, the individual was told that they no longer operated at that aerodrome and have not for a few years, but told the individual to "use common sense" with regard to their future drone operations. The individual requested an authorization in writing (as required by their company policy), but was unable to secure such an authorization. The individual also asked for an area frequency that they could monitor as a precaution, but was informed that there was no such frequency. The individual intends to operate a drone flight in this area on October 23, 2020, and has requested formal advice on how to proceed.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence, and reported that no further action is required.

October 16, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (YWL) VOR/DME (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Vancouver (ZVR) Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) called the Kamloops (YKA) Flight Information Centre (FIC) to issue a NOTAM that the Williams Lake (YWL) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) was unserviceable (U/S). The NOTAM was not issued.

October 12, 2020

Incident at MABEL LAKE BC (CBF9)

Responsible person for the pilot of a 1762391 Alberta Ltd. Bellanca 17-31A (C-FIID) from Wetaskiwin, AB (CEX3) to Mabel Lake, BC (CBF9) called in to advise that the aircraft had not landed at its destination as scheduled. An information request (INREQ) search was started. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria located the pilot at CBF9. No further impact to operations.

October 3, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A 1630408 Alberta Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-FOGI) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) began moving from the Southeast (SE) side of the main apron, towards Taxiway Bravo, without initiating contact. The flight service station (FSS) attempted to initiate contact twice, requesting the pilots intentions. C-FOGI entered Taxiway Bravo at 2249Z. At 2250Z, they contacted the radio saying they were completing a run-up. Advisory was provided and they subsequently departed Runway 21 at 2302Z. No other traffic, no impact on operations.

Incident at 5NM N LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Log Homes Ltd. Lake LA-4-200 (C-GHKF) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was at 5NM North of CYNJ and was "receiver only" (RONLY). The tower cleared the aircraft straight in for Runway 19. Landing clearance was issued verbally and via light gun signal. The aircraft landed safely, without incident.

September 12, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A privately registered Luscombe 8FX from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) made its first contact to the flight service station (FSS) inside the control zone (CZ) and was not readable. Once contact was established, the aircraft was almost overhead the airport and at circuit altitude. There was no other traffic at the time. No operational impact.

September 15, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At 2132Z, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCE/PCO555) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) landed at CYWL and reported a bird strike. Airport maintenance executed a runway check and confirmed approximately 11 sparrows were hit. No impact on operations.

September 8, 2020

Incident at CHILKO LAKE (TSYLOS PARK LODGE) BC (CAG3)

The responsible person for a privately registered, amateur-built Murphy SR2500 from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Chilko Lake, (Tsylos Park Lodge), BC (CAG3) called at approximately 0645Z to inform that the aircraft was overdue on the flight itinerary into CAG3. At approximately 1540Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that the aircraft had been located at CAG3.

September 6, 2020

Incident at 5142N / 11728W

A 1197883 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-28RT-201T (C-GBJK) on a VFR flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) was observed climbing into Class B airspace without a flight plan and not on the frequency. No impact to operations.

August 24, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an Island Lake Trading Company Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FJWU) from Ponoka (Labrie Field), AB (CEH3) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported geese on Runway 12 upon arrival at CYXJ. No geese were hit. Airport authority was advised.

August 19, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS

The pilot-in-command (PIC) of a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence de Havilland DHC-5 (SNAK456) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) filed 2 flight plans (FPs) via a 3rd party internet filing company. The FPs were missing the PIC name/contact information, contrary to standard procedures.

August 20, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: INGENIKA BC (CAP6)

A communication search was initiated due to an American, privately registered Cessna 150H from Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) to Ingenika, BC (CAP6) being overdue at destination. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was able to contact pilot and the flight plan was updated. The communication search was cancelled.

August 18, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper J5A on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) contacted the tower South of the man-made lakes, and was instructed to join the right downwind for Runway 19 via West of the man-made lakes and not below 1500ft. The Piper J5A was observed turning right, towards the departure path. The tower instructed them to start their turn now to join right downwind. Departing traffic did not have their transponder on. Traffic was passed both ways and no further impact on operations.

August 16, 2020

Incident at ANAHIM LAKE BC (CAJ4)

A Xira Holdings Diamond DA 62 (C-GVCE) on a VFR flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Anahim Lake, BC (CAJ4) went into information request (INREQ). The airport operator (APO) located the aircraft at the airport, and pilot called after being located by search and rescue (SAR) contact via a lodge they were staying at.

August 14, 2020

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

An American, corporately registered Grumman G 73 (N54GZ) from Vanderhoof, BC (CAU4) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) entered the control zone of Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) prior to making contact and providing intentions. No operational impact.

August 9, 2020

Incident at DEASE LAKE BC (CYDL) (ATM - weather observation systems)

At Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) the auto aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) had various elements being intermittent. Edmonton, AB (ZEG) and the Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) were advised. A NOTAM was issued.

August 8, 2020

Accident at 4852N / 12331W

The Victoria, BC (CYYJ) tower reported a accident involving a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Duncan, BC (CAM3) in the Saltspring, BC area.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0078: A privately registered, amphibious Lake LA-4-200 aircraft was conducting a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD). During the flight, the pilot flew over their personal airstrip they keep on their property in order to assess the feasibility of landing there. On the second inspection pass, the aircraft began to lose altitude while on final approach, and the pilot decided to land the aircraft rather than attempt a go-around. The aircraft impacted a few feet before the landing surface on the rising terrain. The aircraft briefly became airborne again and then contacted the ground in a level attitude, approximately 50 feet from the threshold. The aircraft slid to a stop on the left side of the airstrip. The pilot shut down the aircraft, directed witnesses to turn off the fuel, and had them turn off the ELT, which had activated. Local fire, police, and ambulance attended the scene, with the pilot being taken to the local hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

August 4, 2020

Incident at 2NM PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

An Alpine Helicopters Inc. Bell 407 (C-GAVL) inbound to Penticton, BC (CYYF) reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operating on the SE shore of Okanagan Lake (approximately 3NM NE of the airport). Estimated at A020. No evasive action taken. Police and shift manager advised.

August 1, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Six Flying Fish Inc. Quest Kodiak 100 (C-FVOL) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) declared emergency due to an indication and returned to CYVR, landing Runway 08R. No impact on operation.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0074: A privately registered Quest Kodiak 100 amphibious aircraft was conducting a flight from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to Unwin Lake (50° 07N 124° 40W), BC. On the downwind leg after take-off, the oil temperature of the engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34) began to rise rapidly and the high oil temperature light illuminated. The crew reduced power on the engine, declared an emergency, and returned to land. The aircraft landed safely and taxied in with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit following. Fire fighters checked the temperature of the engine and found it to be safe. A post flight inspection found that the red coloured oil cooler cover had not been removed prior to flight; it was located in a red painted area of the aircraft. Maintenance inspected the oil both physically and with data provided by the Garmin G1000, and determined that it was not burnt. The oil was changed and the aircraft departed 2 hours later.

July 28, 2020

Accident at 27NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A downed aircraft was reported by a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GUET). The aircraft had two occupants. The aircraft was later identified as a privately registered Cessna 140 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK).
Update TSB Report #A20P0071: A privately operated Cessna 140 was conducting a VFR flight from the abandoned airstrip at Stave Lake, BC, to Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger-pilot on board. During the takeoff roll, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft came to rest inverted and in the opposite direction of the attempted takeoff roll. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The passenger pilot sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire. TSB investigators deployed to the site.

July 23, 2020

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Kootenay Lake Aviation Inc. Cessna 172K (C-GFRK) from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) initiated a call to the flight service station (FSS) at 1458Z while inbound. The FSS responded but the pilot was not responding to the call from the FSS. The pilot broadcasted overhead the field to indicate joining the downwind for circuits for Runway 33, but was actually joining for Runway 15. C-GFRK did multiple circuits with standard circuit position reports but was indicating the opposite runway. At 1529Z, a privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Rebel (C-GFIW) was inbound from the North, planning to land at Castlegar, BC (CYCG) for fuel. The FSS gave the advisory and information on "transmitter (TX) only" traffic. C-GFIW elected to cancel their plan and depart south to Trail, BC (CAD4). No other operational impact.

July 24, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900C (C-FPCO/PCO552) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) returned to CYWL shortly after take-off, before contacting the Area Control Centre (ACC), due to a passenger having a panic attack on board.

July 22, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal went off several times between 0206Z and 0212Z, varying from 1 second to 50 seconds at a time. The signal was linked to a privately registered Cessna 172M from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL).

July 10, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built, Mustang II on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ), flying inbound overhead the man-made lakes, was cleared straight-in for Runway 01. The Mustang II approached from the West instead, conflicting with traffic in the downwind, a Langley Flying School Cessna 152 (C-GPUK). Multiple attempts were made by the tower to get the Mustang II to correct its course, without success. The tower issued vectors to C-GPUK and the Mustang II in order to resolve the conflict. Spacing was approximately 1NM before tracks began to diverge.

July 12, 2020

Incident at BOB QUINN LAKE BC (CBW4) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) at Bob Quinn Lake, BC (CBW4) was unserviceable (U/S) due to a network outage. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. NOTAM issued.

July 9, 2020

Incident at 50NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A 2791455 Canada Inc. Lake LA-4-200 (C-FBOQ) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) departed VFR. C-FBOQ was not on a VFR flight plan. At 2310Z, when approximately 50NM East of CYPK, the aircraft ascended above 12,500 feet. When queried by the Kamloops controller, the pilot advised needing to climb to avoid a cloud. The controller advised that the aircraft could not climb above 12500 feet unless it was CVFR. When cleared CVFR to 15000ft, the pilot climbed to 15500ft, without clearance, to avoid a cloud. The controller subsequently provided clearance to 17000ft, however, the pilot started a descent without clearance to avoid a cloud. The controller vectored another aircraft to ensure separation. The CVFR flight plan generated an IFR Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) flight plan for the aircrafts new destination of Lethbridge, AB (CYQL). An Edmonton Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) initiated a Communications Search when C-FBOQ became overdue at CYQL. C-FBOQ subsequently contacted the Edmonton Centre for flight following.
UPDATE: This record replaces 2020C2280, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

July 13, 2020

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) entered the Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) control zone without making contact. No impact to operations.

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) entered Taxiway A prior to making contact. No impact to operations.

July 12, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) was observed passing overhead CYWL before landing without any contact with the flight service station (FSS) due to aircraft radio failure. No operational impact.

July 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) event occurred over the Prince George (XS) area. An Ootsa Air Ltd. Piper PA-31-325 (C-GLRR) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Tsay Keh, BC (CBN9) was climbing without monitoring the frequency. An Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-500 (ANT474) from Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was provided instruction to not descend below 12000ft. The TCAS RA and corrective actions were implemented. No operational impact.

July 6, 2020

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

At 1450Z, an American, privately registered Cessna 150J from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Watson Lake, YT (CYQH) departed Runway 22 without prior contact. The flight service station (FSS) attempted to contact the aircraft on all frequencies, then opened the VFR flight plan and notified the Edmonton, AB (YEG) flight information centre (FIC). No operational impact.

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