February 23, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Academie De Pilotage Internationale Cessna 172P (C-FPAU) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) requested priority for an alternator issue while mid downwind for Runway 27. Aircraft landed safely at 2243Z. Impact: A privately registered Piper PA-46-500TP from St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) conducted an orbit in long final. An Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was delayed by a couple minutes on the ground.

January 21, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FUAM/PSC366) on a flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) reported turkeys near threshold of Runway 27 when landing. The pilot performed a long landing and landed safely. Vehicle (ST22) advised. No impact on operations.

February 21, 2020

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Cormorant CH-149 (SNAK903) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) appeared on radar at 900ft above the Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) aerodrome. The Port Hardy flight service station (FSS) repeatedly attempted contact, with no success. FSS confirmed with TRAC161 that the aircraft was above the airport. No impact on operations.

February 19, 2020

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An Andruschak & Associates Financial Services Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GGSN) from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) indicated on initial contact their intentions to do a touch and go on Runway 29. Pilot reported after they were airborne that they had mistakenly done the touch and go on Runway 25. No operational impact.

February 10, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur built Pipistrel Virus SW from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) made a long landing (at pilots request) as they suspected they had a low tire. Aircraft landed safely and appeared to be exiting but turned into the grass (perhaps due to the tire going completely flat). Runway 07 was closed for approximately 15 minutes while the aircraft was removed. No other aircraft impacted.

February 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-23A (C-FKAJ/CJT926) from Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 08R after landing. Runway closed for inspection. One piece of rubber or plastic, 18" long, was recovered. Runway re-opened at 1613Z.

January 3, 2020

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) remote communications outlet (RCO) failed due to power outage in the area. No impact to operations.

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The remote communication outlet (RCO) at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) failed due to power outage in the area. No impact to operations.

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Tofino, BC remote communication outlet failed due to power outage in the area. No impact to operations.

January 16, 2020

Incident at SAXAN intersection

At time 0324Z and in the vicinity of SAXAN, a Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787-9 (LNLNJ/NAX2WB) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Oslo, Norway (ENGM) reported a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The aircraft was re-cleared as requested and landed at 0410Z.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16506: Details on passenger medical emergency provided in AIRA report.

October 3, 2019

Incident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3)

Aviation incident report #16354: The pilot of a 9394-2985 Québec Inc. Beech G36 (C-GLDI) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) conducted a direct approach on long final Runway 02 at St-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3), despite the fact that another pilot was already flying in the circuit: an Académie de lAviation Saint-Hyacinthe Cessna 172M (C-GAXD), which had mentioned that it was an aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) area. Two aircraft, C-GAXD and an Aéroclub de Montréal Cessna 150M (C-GLVV) were instructed to extend the downwind to eliminate any chance of a conflict.

September 19, 2019

Incident at BROMONT QC (CZBM)

Aviation Incident Report #16328: The pilot of an Aéroclub de Montréal Cessna 150M (C-GXBR) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) communicated with CZBM universal communications (UNICOM) to ask if it could come and conduct touch-and-go landings. The aircraft confirmed that the runway in use was the right-hand circuit of Runway 23. However, the aircraft entered the circuit the wrong way, which created a probable risk of collision. An Eid Air Aviation Cessna 172K (C-FESL) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) attempted to communicate, but there was no response. After a few attempts to communicate with C-GXBR, the aircraft confirmed that it knew that the runway in use was Runway 23, but it was still going the wrong way. I told it again that it was not flying in the right direction but was met with silence on the radio. It changed its heading to pass over Runway 05 (still going the wrong way in the circuit) and to change back to a northbound heading and come back 10 minutes later on long final for Runway 23 for touch-and-go landings. Fearing for his safety, the pilot of a Cessna 172M (C-FEID) landed and ended his touch-and-go training. C-GXBRs operator was contacted.

October 28, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA875) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed by the tower to conduct a go-around on final for Runway 24L because the preceding departure took a long time to take off. No other impact.

September 23, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDAO/AIE627) from Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported a laser attack 4 NM on final for Runway 25 at 1 000 ft above ground level (AGL). The green-coloured laser, which did not last long, came from a point near Newviqvi and seemed intentional. No impact on the crew. The local police (KRPF) were notified, but nothing was found. The two aircraft that followed (an Air Inuit Beech 350 (AIE592) and another Air Inuit flight (AIE686)) were notified, but nothing was noticed.

July 2, 2019

Incident at 4826n / 07515w

A privately registered Levitation 4 advised their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated when they arrived at the aircraft. They did not know how long it had been activated for. The aircraft was at Baie Saraana Reservoir Gouin.

May 23, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2L9 (C-GNLA/NRL41) from Montreal (Mirabel), QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a foreign object debris (FOD) on Taxiway H between G and F. A vehicle (RED16) inspected and located a metal bar, blue in colour, 3 inches wide and some feet long.

January 24, 2019

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

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHO/ROU1857) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) took a long time to conduct its run-up. Air traffic services (ATS) instructed an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GFAJ/ACA422) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to conduct a go-around. ACA422 was vectored, then it landed on Runway 06L at 0122Z. No other impact on operations.

January 16, 2019

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

An American, corporately owned Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV (N435QS) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Long Island/Republic, NY (KFRG) taxied on Runway 24L without clearance from air traffic services (ATS). No impact on operations.

May 27, 2019

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

Aviation Incident Report #16145: A privately registered Cessna 172H squawking 5321 from Campbell, River, BC (CYBL) to Duncan, BC (CAM3) entered the Western edge of Comox, BC (CYQQ) control zone at 3000 feet a mile south from Oyster River reporting point and exited South east of the zone at 2311Z at 5500ft abeam Tribune Bay without contacting CYQQ tower frequency. Comox control zone is class "D" and approximately 30 miles long. Due to the flight path of the aircraft, the departure corridor was unusable for approximately 5 minutes. There was no luck contacting the aircraft on guard or enroute frequencies. Aircraft info was obtained from Kamloops (KA) flight information centre (FIC) based off of its squawk code.

November 11, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

TSB Report #A19P0164: C-GPTL, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 aircraft operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, was on a local training flight from Prince George (CYXS), BC to conduct external load (longline) Hydraulic Off emergency training, with the pilot and training pilot on board. On final for the CYXS field, the long line release button was inadvertently engaged thereby releasing the slung load. The longline and simulated load landed in a field and were retrieved by vehicle. There were no injuries or damage. The aircraft belly hook was inspected by maintenance personnel and no defects were noted.

December 15, 2019

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

A vehicle (BG327) entered the runway protected area (RPA) for Runway 11/29 and Runway 16/34 to retrieve a Tofino Air Lines de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FMXR) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) from the water ditch alongside Runway 11/29 without prior coordination. No operational impact.

November 8, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A call was received from Pacific radio advising that a Kan-Arm Contracting Ltd. Piper PA-31 (C-GDJR) on a training flight from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) was inbound to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) with a total electrical failure and possibly no landing gear. The pilot gave their intentions and estimated time of arrival (ETA) at CYXX by telephone. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and 911 were put on standby. The aircraft landed safely with minimal operational impact. A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-800 (WSW107) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was moved to a different approach and some VFR aircraft held out on the ground.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19P0167: C-GDJR, a privately operated Piper Navajo PA-31-310 aircraft took off from Chilliwack, (CYCW) BC on a training flight with two pilots on board. When the gear was selected up, the crew observed a gear unlocked indication. The gear was cycled and a gear down and safe indication was achieved. The crews intent was to return to CYCW, but when they selected flaps down there was no movement of the flaps and the landing gear down and locked lights faded out. The crew made the decision to divert to Abbotsford, (CYXX) BC because it had a long runway and emergency equipment. During the diversion to CYXX, all electrical power was lost and communications equipment failed. Using a cell phone, the crew contacted the Kamloops Flight Service Station and declared a Mayday. They explained the situation, stated their intention was to land in CYXX, and requested to have ARFF standing by. On short final, enough electrical power returned for the crew to see they had a landing gear down and locked indication. The aircraft landed uneventfully and taxied to the ramp. Maintenance determined via a continuity check that the RH alternator field wire had an intermittent fault caused by a broken wire and / or a bad terminal crimp. They also found the LH engine noise filter had been removed from the alternator circuit, and wire terminals were taped with automotive electrical tape.

November 3, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-GOLV) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) experienced an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activation at 2051Z for approximately 3 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator responded that this had been on ongoing intermittent defect which had occurred over a very long period of time. In September 2018, the pilot entered defect in logbook for emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitting in flight. Corrective action involved visually inspection of ELT circuit and a conductivity check, with no faults found. ELT s/n 6240 sent for repair. ELT s/n 6240 reinstalled. In April 2019, the ELT again began transmitting. Corrective action involved ELT circuit being visually inspected and conductivity being checked, with no faults found. ELT s/n 6240 removed. ELT s/n 6845 installed. In November 2019, the ELT began transmitting again. Corrective action: the ELT circuit was visually inspected and a very small chaffed wire was located in the ELT circuit. Wire repaired as per Airbus Standard Practices 20-80.

October 26, 2019

Incident at 4902N / 12356W

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBMO) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) at 025 mean sea level (MSL), 3.5NM SW Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) airport, reported a drone sighting in the aircrafts vicinity at 028 mean sea level (MSL), southbound. The pilot reported the drone being approximately 1.5ft long, black with possible red markings. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified.

October 22, 2019

Incident at 40NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A 1364254 Alberta Ltd. Socata TBM 700 (C-FFYM) departed Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) for Kelowna, BC (CYLW) filed SEKAB SEKAB3. The aircraft was given direct SEKAB by VR terminal. Vancouver (VN) controller confirmed direct SEKAB on initial contact and climbed aircraft to 17,000 feet. The aircraft was on the cleared route for 3-4 minutes and level for 1-2 minutes and suddenly made a 60 degree right turn into a neighbouring sector and directly at an inbound aircraft landing at CYVR and descending through FL230 for 10,000 feet. The VN controller inquired with C-FYYM and instructed the pilot to turn north immediately. Controller also requested VE controller to stop inbound aircraft above. C-FYYM took exceptionally long to correct their track which included turning the wrong direction and climbing above the cleared altitude to 173. Pilot stated it was an autopilot issue.

April 27, 2019

Incident at Spiller Inlet

TSB Report #A19P0137: C-GOJN, a Sikorsky S-61, operated by VIH Helicopters for heli-logging, was in a hover with ground personnel cleared away from the immediate area when the long line attached to the helicopter belly hook released. The helicopter returned to the service barge and the belly hook was examined by engineers. The emergency release mechanism was found to have not reset itself. The company issued a notice to all pilots and engineers to detail the differences between the two SK61 helicopters operated.

September 19, 2019

Incident at Bugaboo Pass, BC (Fuel - spill, Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

TSB Report #A19P0141: C-GSKK, an Airbus AS350-B3 aircraft operated by Selkirk Mountain Helicopters, was transferring Jet A1 fuel from a fuel truck at a staging site on Bugaboo Creek Road, BC to a remote fuel tank in Rory Creek, BC using a 1100 litre Fuel-Easy fuel container on a 100 ft long line with only the pilot on board. While climbing to fly over Bugaboo Pass, the load hit the ground just before the summit. The nose of the aircraft swung to the left and the pilot was able to manoeuver the aircraft to maintain control. The pilot released the long line and the aircraft returned to the staging site. The fuel container bladder tore open spilling approximately 1100 litres of fuel near the impact site. Spill kits were taken to the site and the incident was reported to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report# 16330: A Selkirk Mountain Helicopters Airbus AS350-B3 (C-GSKK) was transferring Jet A1 fuel from a fuel truck at a staging site on Bugaboo Creek Road, BC to a fuel tank in Rory Creek, BC at approximately 7 500ft using a 1100 litre Fuel-Easy fuel container. While climbing to fly over Bugaboo Pass, the load hit the ground just before the summit. The fuel container bladder tore open spilling approximately 1100 litres of fuel near the impact site. No persons were injured and there was no aircraft damage. Spill response initiated by the customer.

October 9, 2019

Incident at 19NM TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TSKR332) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) declared an emergency due to losing a panel on the side on the aircraft. The flight requested descent to 10 000 feet or lower and requested a return to CYXX. Aircraft was given priority and landed safely with equipment standing by at 2311Z. No operational impact.

October 6, 2019

Incident at 3NM N TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A JDR Pacific Venture Ltd. Cessna 180J (C-GUAL) on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino Harbour, BC (CAB4) advised of smoke in the cabin with intentions of landing immediately. Pilot denied emergency service requests by the flight service station (FSS). The aircraft landed safely N of Indian Island (3NM N CYAZ). No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The instrument panel was inspected to for signs of electrical fire or smoke and the engine bay was inspected by looking through access doors and cowl flaps openings. No sign of oil leaks or fire detected. It was determined that the smoke was likely due to lubricant used around the exhaust and cabin air door that burned off when the engine got hot and the smoke made it into the cabin through the cabin heat vent. The smoke condition did not re-occur after the airplane landed North of Indian Island and could not be re-created.

September 4, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An American privately registered Cessna 172D on a flight from Tofino Harbour BC (Water) (CAB4) to Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre, BC (CAB5) made its first contact with the flight service station (FSS) when 3NM inside the Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) control zone (CZ).

September 1, 2019

Accident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Westcoast Wild Adventures Cessna 180F (C-FPML) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) crashed while landing on the water landing strip at CYAZ, adjacent to Runway 11/29. The aircraft was landing eastbound. Vehicle operator advised of aircraft crash and later advised that pilot was okay. Emergency services were contacted by the flight service station (FSS). Duplicate AOR-255167-V1 deleted.
Update TSB Report #A19P0129: C-FPML, a float-equipped Cessna 180F operated by Westcoast Wild Adventures Ltd, was on approach to "the ditch", a water landing strip adjacent to runway 11/29 at CYAZ (Tofino, BC). The aircrafts right float struck a metal post on the land immediately prior to the ditch and the aircraft overturned in the water after touching down. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was substantially damaged.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16304: The float equipped Cessna 180 was landing on the Tofino Airlines water strip 11 when the aircraft made premature contact with ground infrastructure on short final. The aircraft flipped over and came to rest nose down. The pilot managed to self extricate with the assistance of Tofino Airlines staff. Timeline of incident: Port Hardy flight service station (FSS) call out at 1921Z; at 1923Z Emergency services and BC Ambulances Services (BCAS)/Fire arrived on scene; at 1924Z Fire stood down; at 1928Z ACRD staff were on the scene; at 1943Z Voice NOTAM issued for runway closure; at 1945Z NOTAM issued for recovery; at 2030Z the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified; at 2030Z ACRD CAO notified; at 2040Z Transport Canada (TC) Air Operations were notified; at 2108Z aircraft was recovered and NOTAM was cancelled at 2200Z. Operational impact: Runway 11-29 was closed during the aircraft recovery.

August 28, 2019

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

While on long wide right downwind for Runway 26L, a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GJPR) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was instructed 3 times to fly direct the threshold for spacing purposes. The pilot did not comply and a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GGUK) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), on a 5 mile final for Runway 26L, was instructed to orbit at their discretion to follow C-GJPR.

August 23, 2019

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

A Capital City Skydiving Cessna 182 (C-FQVL) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported a paraglider operating at low level around the button of Runway 29 in the vicinity of Long Beach. Other aircraft, a Chinook Helicopters Cessna 172S (C-GCFS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and a privately registered Cessna A185E from Vancouver Intl, BC (Water) (CAM9) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported seeing the paraglider operating at low level (approximately 100-200ft) overhead long beach 3NM East of the airport. CYAZ Airport Authority notified. No identifying marks on paraglider were reported. No major impact to operations.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 9NM NE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

TSB #A19P0073: a privately operated Piper PA-15X aircraft, was conducting a recreational flight north east of Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC with only the pilot on board. During the return flight to a private airstrip approximately 9 nm north east of Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, the aircraft experienced a partial loss of engine performance, associated with high internal engine temperature indications. The pilot attempted a precautionary landing at the private airstrip, however the aircraft bounced on touchdown. A go-around was initiated, but engine power was insufficient to maintain flight; as a result, the pilot conducted an emergency landing in a field, just north of the airstrip. When the aircraft made contact with the long grass in the field, it nosed over and came to rest inverted. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries.

August 19, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Westcoast Wild Adventures Cessna 180F (C-FPML) on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Ucluelet, BC (Water) (CAN3) departed without having received an advisory. The aircraft reported airborne and received an advisory at that time. No impact to operations.

August 18, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered, amateur-built, Rutan Long-EZ arrived at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) from Arlington, WA (KAWO) without an active flight plan.

August 5, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Cessna R172K from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported taxiing from Apron 1 to Apron 3 for fuel. Pilot was told to report when they were off all runways and did not report afterwards. Attempts to contact the aircraft were unsuccessful. Multiple aircraft departed from Runway 25 and landed on Runway 29 at their discretion after being told about the aircraft not reporting clear. Contact with the aircraft was made approximately 30 minutes later, when they were taxiing back to Apron 1.

June 3, 2019

Incident at Ahousat Harbour BC (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

TSB #A19P0064: C-GYJX, a float-equipped Cessna A185F aircraft operated by Atleo River Air Service, was conducting a flight from Tofino Harbour (CAB4), BC to Ahousat, BC with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. During the landing at Ahousat in gusty wind conditions, the pilot landed long, and the aircraft was unable to stop before running into shoreline rocks. There were no injuries. The aircraft received substantial damage limited to the aircrafts floats.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: The left (Port) wing of the aircraft was leaking fuel into the marine environment. Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) communicated with Transport Canada as a support agency. CCG environmental response assisted as required.

August 7, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An American corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N382DE) on a flight from Burlington/Mount Vernon, WA (KBVS) to Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) transited the Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) control zone with no contact to Hardy Radio on 123.25. Multiple calls by Hardy Radio to the aircraft unanswered. No impact to operations.

July 26, 2019

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

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-FPCZ/PCO1618) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported deer on the airside vicinity of the Runway 25 threshold at CYAZ. The Flight Service Station (FSS) passed the information to airport maintenance. No impact to operations.

July 25, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

An American, corporately registered Quest Kodiak 100 (N31JA) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to destination unknown was observed on radar transiting the Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) control zone, from the east and proceeding westbound at altitude 025, with no contact with the flight service station (FSS). Vehicle removed from Runway 07/25. Passed as unverified traffic for conflict resolution to an American, corporately registered de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (N67684) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Renton, WA (KW36), an American, corporately registered de Havilland DHC-2 (N67685) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Renton, WA (KW36), and an American, corporately registered de Havilland DHC-3 (N725TH) from Tofino Harbour, BC (Water) (CAB4) to Renton, WA (KW36), which were all transiting eastbound out of CAB4.

July 21, 2019

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

A privately registered Harvard 4 from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was landing on Runway 07. After landing, the aircraft became airborne again and crashed just East of the airport, near the threshold of Runway 25 and Taxiway Echo. Emergency vehicles responded to the scene. No injuries reported. Runway 07/25 was unavailable, and there was significant impact to operations.
Update TSB #A19P0104: a privately operated Harvard 4 aircraft, was conducting a local flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During landing, the aircraft touched down long, overran the runway, and impacted the airport perimeter fence. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

July 23, 2019

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

The Pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GSDZ) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported being lost in cloud, and requested assistance. The flight service station (FSS) switched the aircraft to Vancouver, BC (ZVR) 132.9 for cloud break assistance.

July 20, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Premier Helicopter Services Ltd. Bell 206B (C-GSKY) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) transited the Tofino control zone with no radio contact to Hardy Radio. Aircraft also flew over Pacific Rim National Park below 500 feet above ground level (AGL). No operational impact.

July 12, 2019

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

At Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), the KW radar was unserviceable (U/S). The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

July 9, 2019

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

At Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ), a vehicle (TRAC161) was given access to Runway 11/29, with cross instructions for Runway 16/34 and Runway 07/25, to access Taxiway D. When asked for the position report after some time, the vehicle stated it was now on Runway 16/34, working between Taxiway D and Taxiway E, and no longer on Runway 11/29.

July 7, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

Pilot of a privately registered Cessna 182P from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) phoned to close their flight plan on arrival in CYAZ. No flight plan was on file with the Kamloops flight information centre (FIC) nor IFR data. Pilot advised that the flight plan was filed through a third party.

July 1, 2019

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A Gama Aviation Boeing 737 200 (VQ-BLX), from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE), on approach 22 wind 270 10G18 touched down long and elected to go around.

June 21, 2019

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

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab SF340A (C-GPCN/PCO1611) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported a loss of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal during its area navigation (RNAV) Runway 29 approach. The aircraft initialized a visual approach and arrived without incident.

June 15, 2019

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Helicopter on approach to the apron reported two black bears airside at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) in the grass 50 feet back from the 29 threshold.

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