June 23, 2022

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from St-Augustin, QC (CYIF) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) did not confirm its arrival to the flight service station (FSS). The last call was on final. The aircraft was confirmed on the ground and off of the runway by the company dispatch. No known impact on operations.

May 11, 2022

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

An Exact Air Cessna R182 (C-FPLP) from Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) did not call back once on the ground or off the runway. Last contact was when the aircraft was 3NM on final. No impact on operations.

April 27, 2022

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal activated at 184247Z and lasted until 184257Z. A second ELT activation was recorded at 184443Z, which lasted until 184435Z.

April 18, 2022

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The last page of a fax, possibly coming from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), arrived in the email box at 0409Z and contained partial information regarding the runway surface condition (RSC). The RSC was not able to be issued due to a lack of information. An information request was sent to the fax number on the sheet and the flight information centre (FIC) twice tried to phone the CYPX air operator, without success. The RSC request page was not able to be properly processed.

January 20, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GOJA/JZA7986) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) landed at 1530Z and reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal lasting 3 to 4 seconds when on final for Runway 09, at approximately 1,000 ft and 2 NM. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the shift manager were notified. No impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR-282091-V1 deleted after information merge)

July 11, 2022

Incident at 20NM WNW CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GXPH) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 4935N 12150W, approximately 20NM west northwest (WNW) of Chilliwack, BC (CYCW). The signal was weak and lasted less than 5 seconds.

June 1, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered Rockwell 114 on a transborder flight from Burns, OR (KBNO) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) entered the Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) phase at 0058Z. No joy contacting the pilot on frequencies or phone. A message was left. The U.S. Flight Service Station (FSS) was contacted. The last contact was when the aircraft was heading into KBNO around 2100Z. It was suggested that the pilot may have activated the flight plan (FP) in error. The aircraft entered the information request (INREQ) stage at 0128Z. The FP information was forwarded to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria. JRCC Victoria called and was informed of the situation. The U.S. FSS advised that a ramp check at KBNO showed the aircraft on the ground at 0218Z. FP closed at 0220Z. The pilot called the U.S. FSS at 0255Z to confirm that the FP was closed.

May 23, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard on 121.5 MHz at 1655Z. It lasted from 2 to 3 minutes.

May 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

During a planned NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) system fallback, the order of operations led to a temporary server shut down at Vancouver, BC (CYVR), lasting 3 minutes. There was no impact to IFR operations.

May 4, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal started at 1930Z and lasted until 1935Z. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM) was advised. No operational impact.

May 9, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GGGN) was on a VFR flight plan starting and ending in Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The aircraft reached the Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) stage at 0852Z. The aircrafts last contact was with the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (YXC) flight service station (FSS) (Abbotsford [YXX] remote aerodrome advisory service [RAAS]) at 0729Z while conducting a touch-and-go at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The pilot did not answer the given cell phone number. The aircraft was located by the search and rescue (SAR) contact just after the information request (INREQ) time at CZBB airport. The communications search (COMSEARCH) was terminated. No other agencies were contacted.

April 11, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

At Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC), a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was observed starting at 0108Z and lasting 4 to 5 minutes. Shift manager was notified. No impact on operations.

April 21, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

Two emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals were received between 1800Z to 1805Z. Both times, the signal lasted approximately 15 seconds. The ELT signal was strong and clear. Source unknown. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised.

April 15, 2022

Incident at 21NM PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

Inbound to Penticton, BC (CYYF), the pilot of a Cascadia Airways Piper PA-31-350 (C-GEOL/CBF306) advised the intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal belonged to them, however, there was no distress. The aircrafts ELT had been activating intermittently for several days when the aircraft would become airborne. The aircraft issued a broadcast on its flight while it was returning to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK). The Vancouver (YVR) area control centre (ACC) and the shift manager were advised. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was also contacted, with several instances of the occurrence over the last number of days reported.

March 5, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A 0909913 B.C. Ltd. Beech A36 (C-GRUS), originally on a flight to Vernon, BC (CYVK), was noted to be inbound to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) about 30 minutes past their estimated time of arrival (ETA) for CYVK. The Kamloops (YKA) Flight Service Station (FSS) was contacted to call the pilot. The pilot indicated there was a disabled aircraft at CYVK and so they had to change their destination to CYKA. No other report or information was heard regarding this event in the last 30 minutes or so. The Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager was advised. The Shift Manager called back and advised it was a local aircraft and that it was already off the runway.

January 22, 2022

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

A Chilliwack Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GIJA) from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) reported an intentional green laser strike lasting for one or two seconds. The laser was emanating from near the base of a tower on top of Mount Thom, in the Promontory Heights area. The pilot turned the aircraft away from the laser and left the area. The incident was reported to the Chilliwack (YCW) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit.

January 14, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: BELLA COOLA BC (CYBD)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA2279) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the vicinity of Bella Coola, BC (CYBD). The burst was of short duration and only lasted 2 minutes. An opposite direction flight, a Kenmore Air Pilatus PC-12 (KEN75) from Seattle/Boeing Field, WA (KBFI) to Ketchikan, AK (PAKT), also reported receiving the signal. Other aircraft in the area reported no signal received. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was informed at 0131Z.

January 6, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, lasting approximately 1 minute, was heard. The Vancouver Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was notified.

July 5, 2022

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A complete airport lighting failure occurred at Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF). A privately registered Cessna 172G from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) was on final with a landing clearance. The outage lasted a few seconds. An airport maintenance vehicle (STAFF 25) reported that this was due to construction.

July 6, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard. Signal lasted for approximately 2 minutes. The pilot of an Andrews, Hofmann & Associates Inc. Cessna 177B (C-FZER) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) called the tower and informed of an accidental activation during passenger briefing.

June 17, 2022

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (ATM - weather observation systems)

The Human Weather Observation System (HWOS) computer was frozen upon opening of the Kingston (YGK) flight service station (FSS). The last automated Limited Weather Information System (LWIS) observation was at 0400Z. The computer (PC) was restarted in order to resolve the issue and send out the 1000Z weather observation. Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. Unknown impact to operations during outage.

June 18, 2022

Incident at 49NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA269) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that lasted for one minute. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

May 8, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

During a runway inspection at Hamilton, ON (CYHM), a dead bird was found on Runway 12/30. A bird strike is presumed. The last aircraft to use Runway 12 landed at 2146Z. No confirmation if they did or did not have the bird strike.

May 12, 2022

Incident at NATIONAL OPERATIONS CENTRE (NOC) / CENTRE NATIONAL DES OPERATIONS (NOC) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aireon experienced a system failure twice; the first one lasted for 30 seconds, between 1449Z to 1450Z. The second one lasted for 4 minutes, starting at 1507Z and lasting until 1511Z. Minimal operational impact.

January 28, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA2507) from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around for Runway 06L due to a flap issue. The pilot then declared "PAN PAN" due to flight control issues. The aircraft landed without issue on Runway 05 around 2349Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of WJA2507 from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on January 28, 2022 reported on Log Page AM51564 that on final approach they selected "flaps 30" and the flaps stayed at 15 units. A go-around was conducted and the aircraft landed in the flap 15 configuration without incident. It was noted that, after landing, the flaps travelled to 30 units, with indication in the green and no asymmetry noted. WestJet (WJ) maintenance met the aircraft and performed a Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) check on the Flap Slat Electronic Unit (FSEU), and found no existing faults. The previous flight leg showed a Trailing Edge Left-Hand (L/H) sensor fail. A visual inspection of the L/H flap position sensor and connector was accomplished, with no defects noted. Further troubleshooting was conducted in accordance with the Boeing Fault Isolation Manual (FIM) 27-51 Task 813, with no faults found and the Flap Slat Electronics Unit (FSEU) still showing no existing faults, indicating that this was an intermittent defect. As due diligence, the L/H flap position transmitter and connector D275 were replaced and tested serviceable, in accordance with the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the Standard Wiring Practises Manual, and a Required Inspection Item (RII) inspection was accomplished. The aircraft was returned to service and has flown one leg with no recurrence of the defect. WJ Reliability was contacted to identify negative trends from all operators and to identify if there are any Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) remedies being reviewed, with the following results: this is a condition known to Boeing that affects all operators and the OEM is working on a permanent fix. Although the Fault Isolation Manual indicates that the operator may choose to replace the Flap Position Transmitter or the Indicator or both, new information from a Fleet Team Digest from Boeing that was created on 12/30/2021 suggests that the operator may want to consider replacing both the transmitter and the indicator. Even though there were no defects on the last flight, WestJet is replacing the Flap Position Indicator prior to further flight, per the suggestion in the new Boeing Fleet Team Digest (Work Order 690253).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0011: C-GAWS, a Boeing 737-8CT operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA2507 from Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperon International, Dominican Republic (MDPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) with 6 crew and 158 passengers on board. While on approach into CYYZ for Runway 06L, the flight crew selected the flaps to 30 but subsequently noticed the flaps stopped and remained at 15. The flight crew went through non-normal procedures, performed a go-around and declared "Pan Pan" with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The aircraft performed a second approach for Runway 05 with the flaps at 15, where it landed without further incident with Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles standing by. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft, replaced the Trailing Edge (TE) Flap transmitters, the left TE Flap position transmitter connector, and the Flap position indicator, and the system tested serviceable.

April 4, 2022

Incident at 4852N / 12249W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8805) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported picking up a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal lasting approximately 2 seconds in duration while flying at 8700 feet.

July 11, 2022

Incident at DAWSON CITY YT (CYDA) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - weather observation systems)

There was a power failure at Dawson City, YT (CYDA). There was no weather observations, and the CYDA community aerodrome radio station (CARS) was unable to be contacted by phone for the last couple of hours. It is unknown how other services at the airport were affected. Power was restored at 1520Z.

June 20, 2022

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard at 2001Z. The signal lasted about 10 to 12 seconds. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

Accident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On the last half of the landing roll on the infield grass south of Runway 26, an Air Cadet League of Canada Bellanca 8GCBC (C-GBAZ/SCOU5) from Brandon, MB (CYBR) to Brandon, MB (CYBR) entered a large puddle and nosed over, flipping the aircraft onto its roof. Operational impact : a Brandon Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GXBO) from Brandon, MB (CYBR) to Brandon, MB (CYBR) was delayed 20 minutes for departure.

June 13, 2022

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

The flight service station (FSS) heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on 121.5 MHz at 1505Z that lasted for 10 seconds. The Area Control Centre Shift Manager (CSM) was advised.

May 26, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON CENTRE / ACC D'EDMONTON (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The satellite automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) failed twice. The first time was at approximately 0030Z and the second time was at 0240Z. The first time, approximately 20 aircraft coasted out. The second time, approximately 15 aircraft coasted. No loss of separation occurred. Both occurrences lasted two minutes and then came back on.

May 16, 2022

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Intermittent localizer failures occurred, lasting approximately 1 minute per failure. NOTAM to follow. No operational impact.

March 15, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON FIC / FIC D' EDMONTON (ATM - other, ATM - operations)

The buildings fire alarm was activated by a fire pump failure in the Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) area. No fire as advised by the Service Delivery Manager (SDM). All 4 Flight Information Centre (FIC) briefers were sent to the parking lot until they were cleared to re-enter the building. Radio (3) and Supervisor (1) stayed in place and answered radio and phone calls. Impact to FIC operations unknown. Alarm lasted approximately 25 minutes.

February 25, 2022

Incident at 5231N / 11314W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8426) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) picked up a strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal, which lasted approximately 1 minute. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to operations.

February 10, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1802Z, a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the tower. The signal lasted for about 30 seconds before stopping momentarily, then starting again for approximately another 30 seconds. An Air Tindi aircraft (TIN200) was taxiing and reported hearing the same. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to the operation.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard on 121.5 MHz and lasted approximately 10 seconds. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised. Source unknown. No impact to operations.

July 15, 2022

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), during a routine runway inspection, a vehicle (ST52) found and removed the remains of a small bird. No pilots had reported a possible bird strike since the last runway inspection. No operational impact.

June 16, 2022

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (CFC2539) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was pulled up by the tower due to the previous arrival still on the runway after missing the last exit and needing to backtrack. CFC2539 stayed with the tower and returned to land on Runway 32 at 1724Z. No other operational impact.

March 2, 2022

Incident at 4326N / 06538W (ELT)

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 (BAW116) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that lasted 4 minutes. The ELT stopped and did not come back on. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. They believe it was an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) that went off in error. No impact on operations.

February 25, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At Gander, NL (CYQX), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation was detected by the tower controller at 0030Z. The ELT signal lasted approximately 5 minutes. It was determined that it was an accidental ELT activation coming from an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GUPW/EV100) from St. Anthony, NL (CYAY) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) that was flying northeast of the airport. The ELT signal was turned off and the aircraft required no assistance. No impact on operations.

September 1, 2021

Incident at Lac Beauport, QC

Aviation Incident Report #17300: A float plane was observed twice, 1 minute apart, making a low pass over the water (estimated to be less than 50 feet above the water; it faced a motorboat on its last pass). The aircraft made a first pass at low altitude, circled the lake and then flew the same route again, this time at an even lower altitude. Questions on the legality of the manoeuvre. Video recording available. Seaplane was mostly white with a red stripe. It was reported that this is the second time this aircraft has been observed making this type of approach. The previous event took place 2 weeks ago (exact date unknown).

October 21, 2021

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE/PVL415) from Voiseys Bay, NL (CVB2) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) forgot to call back once off the runway after landing at CYBX. Last call on final at 1801Z. The weather observer confirmed that the aircraft had landed and left the runway at 1809Z. No impact.

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

The flight plan for an Aviation MH Inc. Beech C-23 (C-FCIT) from Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI), to Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) was filed for Rimouski, QC (CYXK) which was the last stop, rather than CYRI, which was the return to the point of departure.

September 8, 2021

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from Saint-Augustin, QC (CYIF) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) did not call back once off the runway after landing at CYBX. Last call on final at 2224Z. The weather observer confirmed at the terminal that the aircraft had indeed landed and left the runway. No impact.

September 9, 2021

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX)

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from St-Augustin, QC (CYIK) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) failed to call when off the runway after landing at CYBX. The last call was on final at 2336Z. A weather observer confirmed that the aircraft was on the ground and had returned to the terminal. No impact.

July 27, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

At Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), a strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was twice heard on 121.5 MHz, lasting at least 5 seconds, outside of testing times. Unknown source. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. The JRCC stated that it was a false alarm.

August 21, 2021

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Héli-Boréal Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GMHC) on a flight to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) failed to contact ground control upon arrival at CYBC. Its last call was on final at 1930Z. Confirmation received that aircraft was on the ground by AVJET at 2015Z.

May 29, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

Accidental emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation by a Rouyn-Noranda Aviation School Cessna 172K (C-FYMA) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). The signal emission lasted for 2 seconds on 121.5 MHz.

April 2, 2021

Incident at 4647N / 06232W

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 (A7BAK/QTR8883) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Milan/Malpensa, Italy (LIMC) reported severe turbulence at FL370 at 4647N / 06232W. The turbulence lasted for a few minutes. The aircraft did not change levels. The London (YXU) flight information centre (FIC) was informed. There were no reported injuries, no impact to operations, and separation was assured.

April 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated by mistake by an Aéro Club de Longueuil Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FIQX) on the ground at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). The signal lasted 4 minutes.

More...