April 16, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (ATM - weather observation systems)

There was a loss of all Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) sensors at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW). The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

April 13, 2021

Incident at 100NM ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PRO4320) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to the loss of an engine. PRO4320 landed safely at 0528Z.

April 3, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150L (C-GACW) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), departing northbound, declared a "PAN PAN" due to a loss of engine power. The aircraft declared an emergency and returned to land without further problems. Emergency services were notified and cancelled. No impact on operations.

March 25, 2021

Accident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

At 1755Z, a College denseignement general et professionnel de Chicoutimi Beech C23 (C-GLYC) encountered issues on its takeoff run at Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC). While taking off from Runway 30, the aircraft was observed losing control, making a sharp right turn and exiting the runway. The aircraft then crashed into the infield. The three persons aboard the aircraft were uninjured, however, the aircraft suffered damage. The extent of the damage is unknown. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

March 20, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), there was a loss of mandatory frequency (MF) 122.2 MHz at 1920Z. An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE803) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) landed and took off again without service. MF returned to service at 2130Z.

March 12, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (ATM - weather observation systems)

Loss of the Observation Data Exchange (ODEX) link occurred, from 1900Z to 2002Z, at La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). Weather forecast transmitted via the Quebec (YQB) flight information centre (FIC).

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) crashed under unknown circumstances.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A privately registered R44 helicopter, on a local flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), crashed near Saint-Henri de Taillon, QC, in the vicinity of Lac Saint-Jean. There were 2 souls on board who sustained minor injuries. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0006: A privately registered Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) airport with a pilot and one passenger on board. The pilot was hovering about 20 or 30 feet from the ground in front of a chalet located on the shores of Lac St-Jean, in the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector. As the pilot turned to the right, the helicopter lost altitude. The pilot attempted to sustain the aircraft at the lower altitude, but had to land the helicopter in the snow. The left skid sank and the helicopter flipped over. When the aircraft came to a stop, the pilot shut down the engine, which was still running. The pilot and passenger evacuated and sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

February 13, 2021

Accident at 7NM SE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

In Saint-Eustache, QC, at approximately 1805Z, a privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight to St-Donat, QC (CSY4) rolled over upon takeoff. No injuries. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0004: A privately registered Robinson R44 II was preparing for a visual flight rules flight from a private field in St-Eustache, QC, to St-Donat, QC (CSY4) with only the pilot on board. While the engine warmed up, the aircraft began to spin on the ice, and then rolled over, ending up on its back. The pilots shoulder belt was not fastened and the pilot was ejected through the open door of the aircraft. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated and there were no injuries.

February 10, 2021

Incident at 11NM E MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12 (SST197) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) experienced a loss of communication with air traffic services (ATS). The aircraft eventually contacted the CYHU tower on the tower frequency. Impact: A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXIT) on a flight to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) conducted a missed approach. No other impact.

January 27, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) the network service was cut off. Loss of the extended computer display system (EXCDS), the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS), and the National Voice Communication System (NVCS). Weak frequency (FQC WK) for the Montreal (UL) centre and the Quebec (QB) flight information centre (FIC). Equipment was working at 0700Z. Impact: Delays of up to 5 minutes for IFR aircraft departures and arrivals.

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Over the past few weeks, Air Creebec and Exact Air have reported experiencing global positioning system (GPS) signal loss while on approach for Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT).

May 10, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd. Christen A-1B (C-GTYC) from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) landed on Runway 26, lost control while braking after landing, and struck its wing on the runway. The pilot did not require assistance. Airport maintenance was dispatched to check for foreign object debris (FOD). No impact on operations.

May 8, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

At Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), a privately registered Beech C24R landed on Runway 07. At taxi speed, the aircraft exited the runway to the left and collided with the Taxiway Charlie sign. Minimal impact to operations.

April 28, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-GOIC/NTA9490) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL), while climbing out of CYXS, experienced an electrical failure and a loss of its navigation/transponder. Once recycled, NTA9490 had a 90 degree heading difference to the Northeast (NE) and advised it was returning to CYXS. During the descent into CYXS, the flight crew declared an emergency.

April 15, 2021

Accident at PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reported an aircraft accident at Princeton, BC (CYDC). At approximately 2310Z (1610 PDT), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) on a VFR flight plan from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), with a stopover at CYDC, departed CYDC for Oliver, BC. The pilot reported experiencing a downdraft upon take-off from Runway 04, and subsequently lost control. The aircraft went through a fence and hit the median of Highway 5A. The pilot experienced only minor injuries, however, the aircraft suffered extensive damage, including a fuel leak. The TSB authorized the removal of the aircraft due to its location. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

April 5, 2021

Incident at 33NM NW NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

An Alkan Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GNAJ) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) received a "Loss of global positioning system (GPS) navigation" message at approximately FL110. There was no warning prior to the failure. The aircraft switched to dead reckoning, and reverted to its second on-board GPS for navigation. The anomaly resolved itself after 05 seconds.

March 29, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-22-150 from Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) landed on Runway 04 and lost control while speed taxiing and struck its wing on the runway. The pilot reported no damage and required no assistance. Airport maintenance was dispatched to check for foreign object debris (FOD). No impact on operations.

March 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

March 1, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GNLZ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed from Runway 13 on the Automall departure. The aircraft reported a loss of power abeam Delta Airpark. The aircraft was given the option to land on any runway and advised that it would be landing on Runway 25. The aircraft landed on Runway 25 without incident. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: SQUAMISH BC (CYSE)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 172 from Squamish, BC (CYSE) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), while inbound to CZBB, called via cell phone in the vicinity of CYSE to advise of an alternator failure and of the possibility of a communications loss due to the power issues. No impact to operations.

February 27, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed from Runway 07 and declared "MAYDAY" due to "control issues" through 400 feet. The aircraft was given the option to land on any runway. C-GDON landed on Runway 25 without issue and exited via Taxiway G. The aircraft advised the ground controller that it had experienced a "flaps issue".
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0017: C-GDON, a Cessna 172K aircraft operated by Insignia College, was on the first take-off for circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. The student took off from Runway 07 and, during the climb, realized the aircraft airspeed was decreasing. As the aircraft was nearing a stall at 300 feet AGL, the pilot regained control by lowering the nose to keep the speed up. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY" and ATC gave the pilot the option of "any runway". Other traffic was cleared to allow C-GDON runway access. The pilot managed to make a 180 degree turn to land on Runway 25 without further issues. After landing, the pilot realized they had set "full flaps" and did not set them for take-off prior to departure, as required in the pre-flight checklist. Ground taxi clearances were obtained and the aircraft taxied back to the company facility.

May 11, 2021

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

A loss of data occurred with Aireon.

April 21, 2021

Incident at EDENVALE ON (CNV8)

Aviation Incident Report #17067: While landing, a Borden Flying Club Cessna 177B from Edenvale, ON (CNV8) to Edenvale, ON (CNV8) started a "crow hop". On the second bounce, there was a minor propeller strike and nose wheel hub damage occurred. The aircraft is currently offline. The propeller was removed and sent for inspection. Orillia Aviation will inspect the aircraft for any damage and repair accordingly.

April 23, 2021

Incident at 22NM W OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

After having received and correctly re-read the clearance to climb to FL200, a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GONJ/VAL112) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) never established communications on frequency 135.02 MHz until it contacted the Toronto air traffic services (ATS) unit. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

April 20, 2021

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Wasaya Airways Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-GMAA/WSG807) from Fort Severn, ON (CYER) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared a loss of hydraulic function while inbound. WSG807 landed safely at 1942Z, and was towed off of the runway. 3 inbound aircraft and one departure were slightly delayed.

April 15, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - operations)

Due to a possible loss of power, the Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) tower was closed and reverted to the flight service station (FSS), Class E to Class D airspace.

February 21, 2021

Accident at Canal Lake, ON

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: At approximately 1940Z, while attempting to land on Canal Lake, ON, a privately registered, amateur-built Rans S6ES caught its skis in the snow and the aircraft flipped over. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) with no injuries. Aircraft damage is unknown. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0014: A ski equipped, privately registered and amateur-built Rans S6ES aircraft was landing on Canal Lake, ON. During the touchdown, the nose landing gear dug into the soft snow and the aircraft nosed over. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft received substantial damage to the lower engine cowl and vertical fin.

April 2, 2021

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 177RG from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) was inbound for Runway 01. At approximately 1835Z, the aircraft experienced a loss in oil pressure. The pilot changed to Runway 25. The aircraft landed and veered off of Runway 25 at 1838Z. Runway 07/25 was closed for 40 minutes while the aircraft was towed back to the apron.

March 23, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

On approach to Runway 25, a Beech 90 (CHIRN2) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was cleared to 3,000ft with the best rate of descent. Despite correctly relaying the instruction, CHIRN2 performed an extended levelling at 3,400 ft. Impact: spacing between CHIRN2 and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defense Bell 412 (LION81) from Petawawa, ON (Heli) (CYWA) to Petawawa, ON (Heli) (CYWA) was reduced to 2.6NM and 800ft.

March 25, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

While conducting a practice missed approach, a privately registered Piper PA-28R-201T from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was cleared to fly 360 degrees. The controller noticed that the aircraft was flying 290 degrees and corrected it back to 360 degrees. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

March 21, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: LONDON ON (CYXU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

A loss of alerting occurred when the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) deleted the flight itinerary of a Thunder Airlines Ltd. Beech A100 (C-GASI/THU102) from London, ON (CYXU) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) due to a known issue. The appropriate department has been notified and is investigating.
UPDATE: CADORS 2021C1080 deleted due to incorrect region.

March 9, 2021

Incident at NUBER intersection

A NovaJet Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-FTJB/NOJ61) from Battle Creek/W.K. Kellogg, MI (KBTL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was given a descent to FL240. When checking in with the Kitchener/Waterloo (YKF) sector, the aircraft indicated it was descending to FL140. At the time, NOJ61 was still above FL240. The YKF controller advised NOJ61 of its mistake and re-cleared the aircraft. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

March 3, 2021

Incident at 4NM SE TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S (C-FWLV) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was observed conducting air work approximately 4NM Southeast (SE) of CYOO, on the approach path for the active Runway 30. There was no response to multiple calls on the tower frequency. Communication was established on the common area frequency, and the aircraft was advised to conduct its air work outside of the control zone (CZ) and to call when it would be coming back into the zone. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

March 1, 2021

Incident at NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Bearskin Airlines Swearingen SA227-AC (C-GMEW/BLS377) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) declared an emergency with the Toronto Centre when 4NM North of CYYB, during the climb, due to a failing left engine. The aircraft was vectored back to CYYB and landed safely at 1904Z. Fire and ambulance services were dispatched, but cancelled once pilots advised that there were no injuries and no risk of fire upon arrival.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-GMEW had an inflight shut down and an air return to North Bay, ON (CYYB). After take-off, the #1 engine started to lose power. The flight crew carried out a precautionary shut down. Maintenance carried out full form 503 engine runs and the engine fuel bypass valve was replaced, including the engine fuel filter. The aircraft completed a successful test flight and was returned to service.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0015: C-GMEW, a Fairchild SA-227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation, was conducting flight JV377 from North Bay/Jack Garland, ON (CYYB) to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM). Shortly after takeoff from CYYB, the No. 1 engine experienced a loss of power while passing through 1000 feet above ground level. The flight crew conducted the applicable procedures and elected to perform a precautionary No. 1 engine shutdown and return to CYYB. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed back in CYYB without further incident. Emergency response vehicles were dispatched, but were cancelled after the flight crew advised that there was no injury and no risk of fire upon arrival.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 130NM PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

While en route, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI/BF104) on a VFR flight from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared "Mayday" with the East Low controller due to an engine loss. The aircraft continued on to CYPL, and landed safely at 1617Z. The runway was closed for approximately 15 minutes, with one arrival delayed by 08 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0019: C-FWUI, a Douglas DC3C-BT-67 aircraft operated by North Star Air, was conducting flight BF104 from Kashechewan, ON (CZKE) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL). During the flight, the crew heard a noise and observed the left engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67R) chip detector warning light illuminate. The QRH items were actioned, and the left engine was shut down. The crew declared an emergency and carried out an uneventful landing in CYPL. A subsequent inspection revealed metal on the gas generator chip detector. The aircraft has been removed from service and the engine was removed and sent out for overhaul.

February 20, 2021

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FSIP/ACA611) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) landed on Runway 24R without a landing clearance. No loss of separation or incursion. No impact to operations.

Accident at HAWKESBURY (EAST) ON (CPG5)

An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 152 (C-GWKI) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) conducted a training landing at Hawkesbury (East), ON (CPG5). The aircraft stalled in the snow and turned over.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: On February 20, 2021, an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 152 (C-GWKI) on a training flight from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) encountered an unknown issue and diverted to Hawkesbury (East), ON (CPG5). Upon touchdown at CPG5, the nose wheel of the aircraft got caught in snow and the aircraft flipped. There were 2 souls on board (SOB) and no injuries were reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0011: C-GWKI, an Academie Aeronautique Inc. Cessna 152, was on a training flight with a student and instructor on board. During the landing roll at Hawkesbury, ON (CPG5), the nose wheel dug into soft snow and the aircraft flipped over. No injuries were reported but the aircraft was substantially damaged. The snow had not been plowed from the runway but was compressed by equipment to provide a hard surface for landing aircraft. Prior to the landing, the aircraft flew over the runway to determine the surface condition.

Accident at BROCKVILLE REGIONAL TACKABERRY AIRPORT ON (CNL3)

During the take-off roll, a privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 from Brockville, ON (CNL3) to Brockville, ON (CNL3) encountered a crosswind and slid into a snow bank on the side of Runway 04.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1550Z on February 20, 2021, a privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 encountered a crosswind and slid into a snowbank on the side of Runway 04 at Brockville/Tackaberry, ON (CNL3). There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and no injuries. The aircraft had a front wheel collapse, a bent propeller and damage to the right wing. The aircraft was pulled out of the snow and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0010: A privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 was conducting circuits on Runway 04 at Brockville/Tackaberry (Thousand Islands), ON (CNL3). During the second take off, prior to becoming airborne, directional control was lost; the aircraft veered to the left and exited the runway into deep snow. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was substantially damaged.

February 12, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Timber Wolf Air Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GBJV/AB237) from Sachigo Lake, ON (CZPB) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was unable to steer after landing and was disabled on the runway due to a flat tire. Runway 07/25 was unavailable until 0115Z. Three arriving aircraft were delayed by 20 to 25 minutes until the runway was available.

January 20, 2021

Incident at 4927N / 09300W

A Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA226-AT (C-GCPX) from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) was cleared to FL210. The controller spotted the aircraft climbing past the assigned altitude. The aircraft returned to its assigned altitude, with no loss of separation and no other consequences.

January 17, 2021

Incident at CAT LAKE ON (CYAC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA227-AC (C-FIOC) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Cat Lake, ON (CYAC) went off the taxiway and infringed on the runway. A NOTAM was issued. The aircraft was removed, and the NOTAM was cancelled at 2324Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0012: C-FIOC, a Fairchild SA227-AC aircraft operated by Skycare Air Ambulance, was operating a flight from Kenora, ON (CYQK) to Cat Lake, ON (CYAC) with a crew of 2 and 2 passengers on board. After the nose wheel touched down during the landing roll on Runway 29 at CYAC, the crew experienced difficulty in maintaining directional control of the aircraft, and it veered off the right side of the runway. The crew and passengers exited the aircraft without any injuries. There was no damage to the aircraft or runway lights. Subsequently, the crew was able to taxi the aircraft back to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel inspected the aircraft and found that the nose wheel steering amplifier had failed. The steering amplifier was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 28, 2021

Incident at EBONY intersection

The Moncton area control centre (ACC) reported that a foreign, corporately registered Bombardier BD-700-2A12 (MLWCW) from Toluca/Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos, Mexico (MMTO) to Berlin Brandenburg, Germany (EDDB) was observed off course and, when queried, reported proceeding EBONY NEEKO 54/50. The Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) flight plan data indicated EBONY SAXAN 53/50. The flight plan was updated in CAATS. No impact on operations or loss of separation.

January 18, 2021

Incident at 30NM TOPPS intersection

A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (SYB383) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) was observed, on radar, deviating from its cleared altitude by 400 ft. No loss of separation or impact to operations.

April 14, 2021

Incident at MODET intersection (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Lockheed C-130 (Hercules)(RCH203) from Thule Air Base, Greenland (BGTL) to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI) entered the North Low airspace at FL240 without controller knowledge due to the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) being inadvertently set to "No IFR Clearance". There were no other aircraft in the vicinity at the time and no loss of separation. No impact to operations.

April 20, 2021

Incident at HIGH RIVER AB (CEN4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 2310Z, upon landing at High River, AB (CEN4), a privately registered Cessna 170B hit soft ground and flipped. There was one soul on board and no reported injuries. Runway 07/25 was closed by NOTAM until 0030Z. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

April 14, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (PCO3003) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was on final for Runway 17R, followed by an Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (ASP524) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). Separation eroded to 3.7 miles when PCO3003 crossed the threshold.

April 11, 2021

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GFJZ/JZA8550) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Regina, SK (CYQR), on the RZ approach to Runway 31, reported a loss of the receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) while on final and initiated a missed approach. The aircraft conducted an instrument landing system (ILS) approach and landed at 2246Z.

March 18, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Envirotech Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GNBH) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) experienced a complete avionics failure, including loss of communications, approximately 5 minutes after takeoff. The aircraft re-established communications with the tower via cell phone and landed without further incident. No operational impact.

April 3, 2021

Incident at 6514N / 11230W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (BXTP03) from Alert, NU (CYLT) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) had a loss of alerting occur when the Edmonton Controller deleted the flight plan during the previous inbound flight to CYLT. A new flight plan was created when BXTP03 contacted the Edmonton Controller after departing CYLT. No impact to operations.

Incident at 4934N / 11253W

An Image Air Charter Ltd. Cessna 525C (C-GDSH) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Regina, SK (CYQR) was instructed to climb to 7000 feet. At 1507Z, air traffic control (ATC) observed C-GDSH climbing above 7000 feet. ATC subsequently instructed C-GDSH to maintain 7000 feet. Separation between a Calgary-Okotoks Flying School Cessna 172K (C-GADF) from Calgary/Okotoks Air Ranch, AB (CFX2) to Calgary/Okotoks Air Ranch, AB (CFX2) and C-GDSH was reduced to 700 feet and 4.4 miles, where 1000 feet and 5.0 miles is required. No other impact to operations.

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