July 2, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Piper PA-24 from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) landed and failed to report off the active runway. The following aircraft, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCL/PCO1611) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) cancelled its IFR clearance and verified that the runway was unobstructed prior to landing.

June 27, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Unknown VFR target transited the Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) zone without establishing contact with the flight service station (FSS).

July 2, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A beaching vehicle (BG327) retrieved an Atleo River Air Services Ltd de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FJFL) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) that had landed in the Runway 29 floatplane ditch without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact to operations.

June 17, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Harbour Air Ltd. Cessna 208B (C-FLHA/HR706) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on an IFR clearance, was observed departing from a location adjacent to the airport, rather then the airport itself. No operational impact

June 18, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GCKA) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) received an airport advisory to depart off of Runway 25, and the aircraft indicated Runway 25. They called rolling and, after becoming airborne, they were advised that they had actually taken off from Runway 29. No operational impact.

June 7, 2022

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

An unknown aircraft was observed transiting Campbell River, BC (CYBL) Class E airspace from South to Northwest (S-NW) at A027 without contact. Attempt to make contact with aircraft unsuccessful. Aircraft was visually observed and on radar, appeared to be a high performance low-wing with retractable gear (e.g. M20P) and was tagged as "WHOAMI". At the time, there were 2 aircraft in the circuit (CCT), a Beech 1900 on long final and an active parachuting aircraft. Minimal impact on operations.

May 31, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 152 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported seeing a deer on the threshold of Runway 29 during landing. Airport staff notified.

May 26, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Bird presence)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab SF340A (PCO800T) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) executed a missed approach for Runway 11 due to birds on the runway. The aircraft circled around and landed on Runway 11. No operational impact.

May 12, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

While conducting a planned missed approach at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Sikorsky S-92 on a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) experienced an avionics issue. The aircraft cancelled IFR and returned to originating airport VFR. No assistance was requested.

April 19, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A VFR target later identified as a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (ODIN21) from Cold Lake, AB (CYOD) to Comox, BC (CYQQ) passed through the control zone south of Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) at 005 and 360 Knots. Aircraft did not call on the mandatory frequency (MF) and did not respond to the flight service station (FSS) attempts to contact.

April 16, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - operations)

The Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) operated outside of regular hours, from 0515Z to 0525Z, at the request of a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B350 (CRN711-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ), for its departure.

April 8, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

Shortly after departure, a Westair Aviation Inc. Piaggio P-180 Avanti (C-GFOX) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a flap malfunction. The aircraft elected to return to the airport and advised they would be conducting a long landing. No declared emergency. Aircraft landed safely at 1829Z. No operational impact.

March 24, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A privately registered Cessna 180K from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) landed on Runway 29 and reported a deer ran across the runway surface in front of them as they were touching down. The flight landed safely and taxied to the apron.

March 6, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Bearcub Aircraft Ltd. Diamond DA-40 (C-GSTR) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) aborted its take-off roll on Runway 11 due to a low speed indication. The center was advised. The aircraft stopped on the apron and discovered that the pitot cover was still on. The aircraft returned to the runway and departed. No impact to operations.

March 4, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Cessna 180K from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) advised its intentions to land on Runway 29 at CYAZ. After landing, it was advised that the aircraft had actually landed on Runway 25.

February 16, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Skyquest Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GEIT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), inbound for Runway 11, lost its radio and transponder after receiving the inbound advisory. Another aircraft that was inbound was able to make visual contact with C-GEIT and confirmed that C-GEIT was still inbound. The pilot was able to reset electrical and made contact on the radio. C-GEIT landed safely at 2059Z.

January 6, 2022

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - weather observation systems)

The Weather Observation Program was not available at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) on January 6th. The aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) and the terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF) were not available.

July 1, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQZ/POE142) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) conducted a go-around due to a long landing.

June 8, 2022

Incident at 5NM LONDON ON (CYXU)

An ITPS (Canada) Ltd. Rutan Long-EZ (C-GZEF/SA24) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) made initial contact with the London tower while 6NM northeast (NE) of the airport and requested inbound for landing. The aircraft entered the control zone before a clearance was issued.

May 21, 2022

Accident at STIRLING ON (CPJ5)

A privately registered Piper PA-22-135 from Stirling, ON (CPJ5) to Stirling, ON (CPJ5) was on final for landing when the pilot attempted to initiate an overshoot due to variable winds. The engine failed and the aircraft landed long, and wound up in the trees off the end of the runway.

April 20, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQO/POE210) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported a go-around due to a long landing. Returned for landing without incident. No impact to operations.

April 6, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-300 (CJT574) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) initiated a missed approach for Runway 12. According to the pilot, the reason for the missed approach was "landing long". CJT574 came back for another approach for Runway 12 and landed safely. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The area control centre (ACC) contacted the tower to advise of an inbound Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (C-GTCJ/CJT1573) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) having declared "MAYDAY" due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft required a long rollout with emergency vehicles standing by. The aircraft landed without issue and required a tow to vacate the runway.

July 4, 2022

Accident at LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS MB (CZGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR), Runway 18/36 was closed due to a disabled aircraft.
Aviation Incident Report: Around 14h45 Central Daylight Time (CDT) on July 4th, 2022, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised by Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR) Airport Manager of an incident involving a Cessna veering off the main runway. According to a pilot who was in the Airport terminal at the time and witnessed the incident, a Lakeside Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GHXS) “flared” too long while landing and touched down after the main taxiway. After landing, the plane veered on the right side (south) of the runway. It appears the plane briefly lost ground contact on its right side wheel, resulting in the left wing touching the ground and sustaining damage. The plane then went into the ditch, which is covered in vegetation. From inspection, it appears the propeller touched the ground and sustained damage. Airport staff immediately attended to the plane and removed the pilot and passenger. The passenger complained of soreness to the leg and was transported for medical treatment. Upon follow up, the passenger has soreness but no further injuries. The pilot declined medical treatment. A statement from the pilot was obtained. The pilot could not explain what went wrong, stated the plane veered after landing at normal speed and with normal brake application. It was initially suspect that the plane may have blown a tire after landing, however, the plane was pulled out of the ditch and the tires appeared to be fine. It is suspected that the brake system may have been faulty. There was no smoke or fire after the crash.

January 31, 2022

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A vehicle (ST21) was cleared for the full length of Runway 07/25. The vehicle drove 100ft onto the long end of Runway 30, past the hold short line. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2022

Incident at MIILS intersection (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 (AAL110) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Rome, Italy (LIRF) checked in with the Moncton Centre and reported seeing a large white balloon with an attached box and long tail at about FL400. They could not tell if the balloon was ascending, descending or in level flight. No loss in service and the incident was not reported again.

May 25, 2022

Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

At 2210Z, a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE/PVL1909) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) received an advisory and clearance, and took position on Runway 36. The aircraft advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) they needed a few minutes on the runway. The FSS queried the aircraft twice to see how long was required. At 2220Z, the Montreal (ZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) called. Clearance was cancelled and PVL1909 vacated the runway. Undisclosed mechanical issue. No impact to operations.

August 25, 2021

Accident at CHEVERY QC (CYHR)

TSB Report #A21Q0077: C-GDSG, a SkyJet M.G Beech 1900D aircraft, was on instrument flight rules flight LSJ607 from Chevery, QC (CYHR) to La Romaine, QC (CTT5) with 16 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Departing CYHR, during the takeoff roll, the front right window of the emergency exit (seat 4F) detached. The crew noticed that the window was missing during the initial climb and returned to land safely at CYHR. No injuries. According to the maintenance department, the window became deformed due to right engine exhaust gas heat while the engine was idling for a long time with the propeller feathered. No injuries occurred.

October 20, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Lake LA-4-200, from Saint-Mathias, QC (CSP5) to Saint-Mathias, QC (CSP5) called the control tower 1 NM east of the airport at 1,800 ft. Impact: traffic information was passed to several aircraft and departures were suspended long enough to confirm the aircraft’s altitude and intentions.

August 10, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ATM - operations)

At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), traffic was very heavy and complex during tower closure. The controller informed the terminal control unit (TCU) that the tower would remain open long enough to relay traffic information. Transfer to the flight service station (FSS) at 0230Z.

June 13, 2021

Accident at ALMA QC (CYTF)

The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) of a privately registered Cessna 182P was activated at Alma, QC (CYTF).
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0043: A privately registered Cessna 182P was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Long, QC, to the Petite Décharge river, Alma, QC, with the pilot and a passenger on board. During the landing, the tip of the right wing struck tree branches which were hanging over the river. The aircraft sustained wing and float damage. There were no casualties.

May 20, 2021

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

An A.L.M. Par Avion Cessna 172M (C-GITN) was in the circuit for Runway 15 at St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) when a privately registered Piper PA-18A-150 entered the circuit on the long downwind and caused a conflict. C-GITN had to perform an evasive maneuver to avoid a collision. In addition, the Piper PA-18A-150 did not conduct its downwind flight until the woods, as stipulated in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS).

January 19, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Val-dOr (CYVO), QC, a vehicle (ST27) advised that maintenance personnel had lost a screw (1 inch in diameter by 3 inches long) on the runway. A runway inspection was conducted. The runway was swept almost completely and no screws were found. A 30-minute departure delay occurred for an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (CRQ273) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Waskaganish, QC (CYKQ).

December 4, 2021

Incident at 9NM GOLD RIVER BC (Water) (CAU6)

TSB Report #A21P0144: C-GHPW, a VIH Helicopter Ltd. Bell 206B helicopter, was supporting logging operations near Frisco Lake, BC, with 1 pilot on board. While conducting long line operations, the pilot inadvertently activated the belly hook release when they transmitted on the radio to the supported logging crew below. There were no injuries. There was no damage to the aircraft. The saws and equipment that were being slung were damaged.

December 15, 2021

Incident at Eagle Pass, BC

Aviation Incident Report #17476: An unauthorized aircraft, a Summit Helicopters Bell 206L-3 (C-FWCC), was observed in Eagle Passs heliskiing tenure and airspace. A Selkirk Mountain Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FSKI) from the Eagle Pass Heliski Daybase to the Eagle Pass Heliski Daybase attempted to raise the other aircraft unsuccessfully on frequencies 122.8 MHz and 126.7 MHz. Eagle Pass Heliski (EPH) guides observed at least 3 lifts on the Long Neck run, where C-FWCC was using EPH aerodromes and airspace without authorization to transport skiers to the top of the ski runs. This resulted in changes to other aircraft flight plans and avalanche safety protocols at the last minute. Photographic and video evidence is available. Incident reports and complaints were filed with WorkSafeBC, BC Compliance and Enforcement, Helicopter Association of Canada, HeliCat Canada Association, and Transport Canada.

October 30, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

The pilot of a privately registered Luscombe 8F on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported that a wheel fell off prior to its departure on Runway 16. They were unable to taxi off of the runway and requested a tow. A vehicle (ST20) responded.

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Cessna 172G on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported returning to the field after departure due to a rough running engine. Landed safely at 2241Z, no other traffic in the vicinity. No impact to operations.

October 24, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900 (PCO1610) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported seeing two deceased seagulls on the threshold of Runway 11. No previous reports of a bird strike had been received. Airport staff were advised. No operational impact.

October 19, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence de Havilland DHC-5 (SNAK462), on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), declared a "PAN PAN" shortly after departure from Runway 11 due to a hydraulic fluid leak. The aircraft landed without incident.

October 7, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Mooney M20R from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) returned to land after departure Runway 11 due to a issue with a door. No assistance required, no operational impact.

September 28, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - operations)

Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was operating outside published hours to accommodate a Carson Air Beech B300 Medevac (C-GRXX/CRN711) on an IFR flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) arriving to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ). RAAS service terminated at 0749Z.

September 9, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Pacific Seaplanes Cessna 180 (C-FHIJ/SP2) from Vancouver, BC (Water) (CAM9) to Nanaimo/Quennell Lake, BC (Water) (CBQ9) and a Victoria Flying Club Piper PA-28R-200 (C-FUHA) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) had a traffic conflict at the base leg for Runway 16. C-FHIJ was on a long final for CBQ9 southeast slide landing, and C-FUHA was inbound CYCD Runway 16.

August 8, 2021

Incident at 13NM SW TELEGRAPH CREEK BC (Water) (CAH9)

TSB Report #A21P0079: C-GPHQ, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 helicopter operated by Yellowhead Helicopters Limited, was conducting long-line operations with only the pilot on board. While moving an external load of two items in a cargo net, a rope on the net broke, causing one item to release from the net and fall to the ground. No one was injured and the location was noted from the GPS so the item could be retrieved.

August 17, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An American, privately registered Beech C90GTI from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) entered the CYAZ control zone at 2051Z without establishing two-way communication. Unable to contact the aircraft. The aircraft appeared to land on Runway 25 at 2054Z. No other reported traffic in the zone at the time. No impact to operations.

August 21, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An Alkan Air Beech B300 (C-FLPC/AKN127) on a MEDEVAC flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) departed from CYAZ. Upon checking in, the pilot reported they would be climbing to 11,000 feet (the cleared altitude was 10,000 feet). The controller caught this and queried the altitude they were climbing to. The pilot confirmed 11,000 feet. No operational impact.

August 25, 2021

Accident at 2.14NM N PEMBERTON BC (CYPS)

A privately registered Ultralight 1ET Ego Trike crashed approximately 2NM north of Pembrooke. A BC Hydro helicopter that was practising long lining in the area extracted the pilot.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0092: An Ultralight Designs 1ET EGO TRIKE aircraft was conducting a local recreational flight from Pemberton, BC (CYPS) with only the pilot on board. While level at 3500 feet, the aircraft encountered an unexpected updraft and lost control. The aircraft appeared to suffer some structural damage and subsequently spun to impact the terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries; the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The owner is recovering the aircraft.

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - operations)

The Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was operating outside of published hours to accommodate an IFR arrival. The aircraft, a PTC Aviation Limited Diamond DA40 (C-GXLS) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), arrived and the RAAS service was terminated at 0435Z. No impact to operations.

August 6, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

At Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), a deer was reported in the runway protected area (RPA) of Runway 16/34 by a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-GSWV/PCO1610) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was taxiing for departure from Runway 16. The aircraft held in position on Runway 16 while airport maintenance scared the deer off.

June 24, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, Bell 412 (CTG946) from Victoria Harbour (Shoal Point), BC (CBZ7) to Victoria Harbour (Shoal Point), BC (CBZ7) reported being unable to use the Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) non-directional beacon (NDB) at 0106Z. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised the NDB was showing serviceable. A privately registered Cessna 180K from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) tested the NDB at 0225Z and 0235Z and reported it was unserviceable (U/S). TOC advised. CYAZ NDB 359 U/S.

July 11, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An Atleo River Air Service Ltd. Bell 206L-1 (C-FWCE) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) advised of special VFR (SVFR) conditions in CYAZ. C-FWCE requested SVFR authorization, and then reported lifting/departing prior to receiving the authorization.

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