September 18, 2020

Incident at SALLUIT QC (CYZG)

Aviation Incident Report #16801: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), with en route stops at Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG), Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) and Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS), appeared to be "no radio" (NORDO). Several attempts were made to contact the aircraft while it was taxiing and taking off. The aircraft advised that they were on the wrong frequency only after they had left the aerodrome.

November 8, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

At 700 feet, after receiving and correctly re-reading the standard instrument departure (SID) CYVZ2, an American, privately registered Cessna P210N from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Burlington, VT (KBTV) was observed in a left turn, when the SID recommends a climb on the runway centreline. No impact on operations.

October 31, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Immediately after departure from Runway 24, an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) declared MAYDAY due to a missing fuel cap. The aircraft returned to land on Runway 06 a few minutes later. C-GIGW landed and left the runway of its own power. No impact.

October 23, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Max Aviation Beech 100 (MAX150) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) advised that there was a fox on the runway after landing. The fox left the runway and an attendant was dispatched to verify. No impact.

October 25, 2020

Incident at 20NM S CHISASIBI QC (CSU2) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4210) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) declared an emergency 30NM West of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) due to a left engine failure. Emergency procedures were carried out. The aircraft touched down at 2316Z. Runway re-opened at 2330Z. Impact: delay for an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE861) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), which landed at 2338Z.
UPDATE: AOR-268778-V2: Correction of aircraft registration to C-FDOU (from incorrect C-GJJF). The narrative was edited to reflect correction: "A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FDOU/PRO4210) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) declared an emergency 30NM West of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) due to a left engine failure. Emergency procedures were carried out. The aircraft touched down at 2316Z. Runway re-opened at 2330Z. Impact: delay for an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-300 (AIE861) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), which landed at 2338Z."
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0101: C-FDOU, a Beech Aircraft Corporation A100 operated by Propair Inc. (flight PRO4210), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chissasibi, QC (CSU2) with 2 crew members and 2 passengers on board. At 2245Z, with the aircraft on initial approach approximately 20 nautical miles south of CSU2, a left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28) oil pressure fluctuation occurred. The crew shut down the engine, declared a state of emergency, and diverted to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). The aircraft landed safely, and there was no injury or damage.

September 8, 2020

Accident at MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

TSB Report #A20Q0088: C-GMUQ, a Cessna 172P operated by Laurentide Aviation, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) aerodrome, with one pilot on board. During touch-and-go on Runway 25, the pilot was simulating a landing on soft ground and, while taxiing, the pilot felt the aircraft sink to the left, followed by an uncontrolled turn to the left. They then cut the engine power, applied the brakes, and applied the right-side rudder to attempt to regain control. The aircraft did not slow down and went off the runway near the threshold of Runway 07. During the runway excursion, the right landing gear and the elevator struck a light, causing damage to the aircraft. The pilot was not injured. A puncture of the left tire was then observed. A runway inspection was performed and a paint scraper was found on the runway.

September 6, 2020

Accident at LAC SÉBASTIEN QC (Eau) (CTD3) (Aerodrome - other)

TSB Report #A20Q0084: A privately operated Cessna U206A (equipped with floats) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sébastien, QC (CTD3) to Rivière-des-Prairies, QC, with a pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on the step during take-off in a westerly direction, a pontoon to the left of its path turned just in front of it. The pilot evaded and stopped its take-off, however the aircraft struck the shore of an island and came to rest in a swamp. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

October 21, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) conducted a missed approach for Runway 13 after advising that it had an "error" indication for the left landing gear. The pilot did not declare an emergency and advised that the indication had returned to normal. AIE780 landed safely at 2008Z. No loss of separation, no impact on operations.

October 12, 2020

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

A privately registered Zenair CH-601-HD from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) reported that an A.L.M. par Avion Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GNEA), on a flight to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), had integrated itself dangerously into the circuit at the end of the left tail wind for Runway 15, at circuit altitude. The two aircraft were separated horizontally by approximately 50 feet at that time. Both aircraft were on the same frequency. No service was provided by the Flight Information Centre (FIC) to C-GNEA.

September 18, 2020

Incident at 5NM W OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Antonov AN-2P from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered the CYND zone at 5NM west (5W) without contacting the flight service station (FSS), and continued eastward to join a left-base for Runway 27. The aircraft landed at 1854Z. Impact: an Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), inbound from the south, deviated to join a left downwind for Runway 09 in order to avoid traffic.

September 3, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Parachute-related event, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

While a Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna 208B (C-GYRQ/ADRNL8) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was on short final for Runway 27, a parachutist landed on the runway approximately 1000 ft from the threshold of Runway 27. The specialist advised ADRNL8 that there appeared to be a parachutist on the runway and the pilot confirmed the information and climbed slightly to avoid the parachutist and land further down the runway. An Evolution Flight School Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEWM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), which was downwind, was advised of the situation and lengthened its downwind. The parachutist left the runway on foot.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

September 11, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FTPJ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had left the control zone and transferred to the frequency en route. Between 1500Z and 1520Z, the aircraft was observed numerous times entering the eastern part of the control zone, at 2500 and 3000 feet, without authorization. No impact to operations.

September 2, 2020

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

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/VSL613) from St-Augustin, QC (CYIF) to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) made their initial contact when in the left downwind circuit for Runway 23, while a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GHRJ/PVL413) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) was taxied for a departure from Runway 23. Consequently, VSL613 had to extend their left downwind to allow PVL413 to depart.

September 6, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE851) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) declared a PAN PAN on initial climb out from Runway 25 due to the failure of an engine. The presence of emergency services was requested. The aircraft came back to land at CYVP and landed safely on Runway 25 at 2230Z. AIE851 taxied to the ramp under its own power. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0087: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C) operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE851 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and returned to land at CYVP safely. There were no injuries or damage.

September 15, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After being authorized and correctly reading back the standard instrument departure (SID) NORDK3 Runway 29, a Sasair Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GZIS) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) deviated from the SID. The aircraft flew the runway heading instead of initiating a left turn at heading 273 on departure, as stated in the procedure. The situation was corrected by air traffic services (ATS). No impact to operations.

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0086: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C), operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE822, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) with 24 passengers and 3 crew members. During the initial climb after take-off, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and conducted a diversion in Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The aircraft landed safely, there were no injuries or damage.

August 26, 2020

Incident at 21NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A 2538-8901 Québec Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GIOY) on a flight to Drummondville, QC (CSE3) entered CYR603 at 9800 feet without authorization or prior coordination, and left the zone at 1610Z. Impact: the agent of CYR603 was advised to cease their activities until the aircraft left the zone.

August 28, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150L (C-FGBT) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was instructed to join the left downwind for Runway 24L and to not descend lower than 1700 feet in the zone. When integrating in the downwind, the aircraft was observed descending to the circuit altitude.

July 21, 2020

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16714: At 2045Z, the pilot of a Helico.Store Corporation Robinson R44 II, from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Montmagny, QC (CSE5) announced a direct approach for Runway 26. The airport manager and the universal communications (UNICOM) attendant advised the pilot that they must make the approach listed in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) by joining the circuit for the approach to Runway 26. The pilot called when in a right tailwind for Runway 26. The manager advised the pilot that the approach recorded in the CFS was a left tailwind for Runway 26. The pilot responded that they did not have time and no emergency was reported by the pilot. In spite of everything, they proceeded with the right downwind approach to Runway 26.

August 21, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO727) that had cancelled its IFR, conducted an overshoot right before the wheels touched down, mid-way down Runway 27. PNO727 conducted a left-hand circuit before landing on Runway 27. There was a Northwest wind with intermittent gusts (10-20kts). Pilot weather report (PIREP) sent. No impact to operations.

August 19, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Cessna 172G from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) lost radio contact in the left downwind Runway 29. The aircraft re-established communication with the tower with their cell phone. No impact.

August 20, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On takeoff from Runway 24L, a Centre Pluridisciplinaire dAviation du Québec Cessna 152 (C-GYHS) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed in a left turn at 800 feet when no turn is permitted prior to 1 100 feet. No other impact.

August 19, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

After having received and correctly reading back the instructions to taxi on Taxiway D, backtrack on Runway 29, turn left on Runway 02 for its fixed point and to contact the tower on 118.2 when ready, a privately registered Cessna 150L on a flight from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) was observed crossing the hold short line clear of Runway 29. No impact to operations.

August 18, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (Weather - other)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 that departed Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) declared PAN PAN due to an electrical problem. Emergency services at CYBC advised. Due to the weather at CYBC, NDL543 requested to be diverted to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). Coordination performed. The aircraft landed at 1811Z without issue. No impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The airport received a "code white" message from the emergency call centre at 1755Z. The Mont-Joli, QC, Flight Service Station (FSS) advised that a Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FCVD/NDL543) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) for Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had an electrical failure. The aircraft was changing direction for Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY), because of the weather at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). The aircraft landed at CYYY. A runway inspection was carried out at the meeting point.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0083: C-FCVD, a Pilatus PC-12/45 operated by Chrono Aviation, was on flight NDL543 under instrument flight rules from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) airport to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport with 2 crew members and 3 passengers on board. Lightning was observed 5 NM east of the runway. Immediately after take-off from Runway 28, the ESNTL BUS and AV BUS lights came on; the crew performed the quick reference handbook (QRH) checklist for “ESNTL BUS”. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 2,000 feet during a climb, a left-side instrument failure occurred, resulting in the crew being able to partially recover the electrical system. The crew completed the QRH checklist for “AV BUS”, followed by the one for runaway trim. The crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN) and, due to weather conditions at CYBC, conducted a diversion to the airport of Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY). A descent was made to maintain visual flight rules (VFR) flight conditions. The crew had to deploy the landing gear manually and the aircraft landed safely at CYYY at 1813Z. After the aircraft was parked, the crew noticed a smell of burning plastic in the non-pressurized portion of the aircraft. Maintenance personnel subsequently found 3 tripped circuit breakers, 2 misadjusted voltage regulators and the turbo-cooler engine burned out. The weather radar and the aileron and elevator trim tabs were indicating out of service.

August 13, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A privately registered Piper PA-31 from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Sept-Îles, QCF (CYZV) indicated on initial contact their intention to use Runway 27. When the aircraft reported on base (less than 1NM south of the airport), it was observed turning on short final for Runway 31. Once on the ground, the aircraft backtracked on the runway and the flight service station (FSS) asked them twice to hold short of Runway 27 as an aircraft was on final. The Piper PA-31 did not respond and taxied rapidly to the threshold of Runway 27, where they called in "clear of the runway". The FSS requested that they clear quickly. The Piper PA-31 left the runway before the aircraft on approach passed the threshold. No impact.

July 10, 2020

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16697: Upon landing Runway 13, a privately registered Cirrus SR22T from Montreal/St. Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) notified Universal Communications (UNICOM) that they had a puncture on their left wheel. The aircraft was towed off the runway by a service van. Following the movement of the aircraft, a runway inspection was carried out. No debris or foreign object debris (FOD) found on the runway. There was a delay of approximately 30 minutes on other traffic.

July 24, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16706: A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Dassault Ajet (CHETA28) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) was inbound to the airfield via the West and was cleared to join initial (3NM final at 2000 feet) via the South, while a privately registered Cub L4BX from Lac des cèdres, QC to Lac Otis, QC (without a transponder) was flying towards the airfield at 2500 feet. Both aircraft came to 1NM from each other at co-altitude without traffic passing or situation awareness of the second aircraft. In reaction to seeing a civilian aircraft to its left, CHETA28 dived to get below the altitude of the Cub L4BX to avoid any risk of collision. The Cub L4BX had no transponder and a misunderstanding let the Tower Controller think the pilot was heading towards the water (La Baie); therefore, no conflict with CHETA28 was expected. No further incident, both aircraft landed safely at their destinations.

August 5, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FAID/AIE865) from La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) to Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG) aborted take-off for an unknown reason and left the runway without problem. No impact on operations.

August 2, 2020

Incident at 13NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Airbus A220-300 operated by Air Canada (C-GJYA/ACA404) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) initiated an overshoot due to wind shear. The Montreal (YUL) tower instructed the aircraft to climb the runway heading to 4000 feet while coordinating with the terminal control unit (TCU). The aircraft was observed in a left turn at 1444Z and continued its climb to 8700 feet without coordination. No impact to operations.

July 23, 2020

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an iFly College Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised of a runway excursion in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) due to wildlife on the runway. No injuries. The aircraft is currently 65ft to the left of Runway 06. The extent of the damage is unknown.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0078: C-FOUA, a Cessna 172R type aircraft operated by iFly College, was on visual flight rules to and from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with a touch-and-go in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) with a pilot on board. During landing on Runway 06 at CSR3, the pilot saw an animal on the runway. They then turned to the left in order to avoid it and went out on the edge of the track. They then attempted to return to the runway, but the aircraft passed into a small ditch, where the propeller touched down and the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot was not injured.

July 22, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

After having received and correctly re-reading the instruction to yield the right of way to another aircraft on their left which was taxiing on Taxiway Tango, a Cargair Ltee. Cessna 152 (C-GAUB) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed entering Taxiway Tango. The aircraft made a 180 degree turn to return to Golf. No impact on operations.

July 21, 2020

Incident at 21NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Cessna 172L from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) contacted the flight service station (FSS) via cell phone to inform them of a complete electrical failure. The aircraft was 21NM East of CYND, at 2000 feet. They confirmed they were on approach for a full stop landing on Runway 09 and that they would join the left downwind. Circuit and landing conducted without issue. No impact to operations.

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)

May 31, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Laval Aviation Limitee Cessna 172G (C-GGBR) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) entered the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) area, near Boucherville, crossed the arrival axes of Runways 24R and 24G, and left the area at Beloeil. No impact on operations.

July 10, 2020

Incident at 8NM E Carrière Beauport

The pilot of a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (QUE20) on a MEDEVAC flight from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised having been targeted by a green laser while on final for Runway 24, which came from their left, around the Beauport quarry. 911 notified. No impact on operations.

July 6, 2020

Incident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG)

Aviation Incident Report # 16687: A privately registered Aero Commander 112TC took off from Runway 24 at Saint-Georges, QC (CYSG) on a flight to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB). At 500 from ground level, while in the climb, the pilot noticed a privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV-10 that was heading straight toward them. The pilot of the Aero Commander had to conduct an abrupt maneuver and turn left. The Vans RV-10 was not in communication and did not overfly the airport. Runway 24 was the active runway that day, and many aircraft were landing and taking off. The Vans RV-10 did not communicate their intentions and landed Runway 06. The pilot of the Vans RV-10 informed the Aero Commanders mechanic that they were on the wrong frequency.

July 8, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP), departing from Runway 24L, was on a South exit. The aircraft was observed at the start of its left turn at 800, while the departure procedure prohibited any turn before 1100. The aircraft was then observed leaving the area in the St-Philippe region, which is the point of entry. No other impact. (Duplicate record AOR-265375-V1 deleted after information merged)

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

During its repositioning towards the main apron, the pilot of a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL1902) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) made a left turn onto Runway 24L when they had been authorized to cross Runway 24L from Taxiway L to Taxiway A3.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GDTL/PN0782) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Alma, QC (CYTF) aborted its takeoff due to a brake problem and left the runway without incident. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After receiving and re-reading the runway heading, an Academie Aeronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was observed in a left turn. The air traffic service (ATS) unit advised the aircraft to proceed on heading 060. No impact on operations.

June 22, 2020

Incident at MANIWAKI QC (CYMW)

TSB Report #A20Q0064: C-FSUD, an Aero Commander 690B operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, landed at the airport of Maniwaki, QC (CYMW) for refueling. Once the aircraft was parked, the refueling truck approached. While the pilot finished filling out documents from inside the aircraft, ground personnel began refueling. When the pilot left the aircraft, they noticed the AVGAS lettering on the truck. They immediately asked to stop the refueling, but 53 liters of fuel had already been poured. A letter has been sent to the refueling company to inform them of the differences between an AC690 (turbine engine) and an AC500 (piston engine), 2 models operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, and request that the personnel on the ground confirm with the pilot the type of fuel before starting to refuel. A reminder was sent to company pilots reminding them that they must supervise refueling and make sure the fuel type is correct.

June 26, 2020

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

TSB Report #A20Q0065: C-FAIY, a DHC-6-300 operated by Air Inuit, was preparing to taxi from the ramp to the runway to take off from Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYLU) airport with 2 crew members at edge. The sole ground officer in front of the aircraft showed the pilots their thumbs to indicate that the lane was clear and that they had started to taxi. After the aircraft began a left turn and advanced a few feet, the ground officer signaled the pilots to stop. The wing tip at the end of the left wing collided with a truck that was parked too close to the rear left side of the aircraft. The flight was canceled and maintenance personnel were dispatched to assess the damage to the wing.

June 21, 2020

Accident at 1NM WSW ROUGEMONT QC (CTY5)

TSB Report #A20Q0061: A Kangook XLITE paramotor, in private operation, carried out a local flight according to visual flight rules (VFR) from a field located 1 nautical mile west-southwest of Rougemont (CTY5), QC. After a flight of about 30 minutes, then in short final without an engine, the pilot made a left turn in order to benefit from the little wind. The left side of the wing then lost lift and the pilot lost control of the aircraft and crashed. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

June 22, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During takeoff from Runway 24L, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GAIA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) exited the runway, to the left, between Taxiways P and G. The pilot advised that everything was alright and that they were able to return to the club. The runway was inspected and returned to service approximately 25 minutes later. No other impact.

June 21, 2020

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

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FLTS/ET410) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) requested to return to CYQB due to a fuel leak. During the descent toward Runway 06, ET410 declared PAN PAN and requested emergency services on the side of the runway. ET410 landed on Runway 06 at 1719Z without issue. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0062: C-FLTS, a Beech A100 King Air type aircraft operated by Exact Air under the designator ET410, was flying under instrument flight rules from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). While the aircraft was at an altitude of 8,000 feet uphill after departure, the crew observed a slight fuel leak from the left engine nacelle. The crew requested a return to CYQB due to a fuel leak. 15 nautical miles west of CYQB, during the descent for Runway 06, the crew declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed without problems on Runway 06 at 1719 UTC with the presence of the aircraft fire fighting and rescue unit (ARFF). The maintenance department discovered a leak via the nacelle probe.

June 19, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Cessna 182M from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), upon departure from Runway 24L, veered left before reaching 1100, which goes against the procedure indicated in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS). No other impact.

June 16, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GTDT) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) in the Chambly Bassin on approach to the airport, lost communication with the air traffic controller (ATC) after making initial contact. While the tower was attempting to contact the aircraft on the frequency, the pilot of C-GTDT called the tower. The aircraft was authorized to enter the main left circuit for Runway 24L and a was given a green light on final. The aircraft landed without issue. No other impact to operations.

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Shortly after takeoff, a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GJNL/HYD151) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) declared PAN PAN and reported having possibly lost a wheel on takeoff. A de Havilland DHC-8 wheel was found on inspection at CYGL. HYD151 changed its destination to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The aircraft landed without problems at 1744Z, on Runway 24L where emergency services were waiting.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0059: C-GJNL, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C) operated by Hydro Quebec under flight number HYD151, was flying under instrument flight rules from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 24 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after take-off, a wheel from the left landing gear detached from the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The flight attendant advised the crew of the situation. With the landing gear in the stowed position and with no indication of failure, the crew decided to reroute to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The crew declared a state of emergency and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on the runway without incident, with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. There were no injuries or other damage to the aircraft.

June 7, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On takeoff, an Aeroclub de Montreal Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GFWJ) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Monteal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) left Runway 06R at St-Hubert due to a loss of control. No assistance required. No injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Track closure from 1415Z until 1445Z. Runway inspection completed. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 264528-V1 deleted.

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