April 23, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16597: At 1106Z, a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GHQL/HYD162) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) conducted an overshoot while on final approach. The pilot requested a 360 degree turn and, having a visual with the airfield, requested to proceed with a visual approach, which cannot be authorized by a flight adviser, so the aircraft was sent back to the terminal controller. The aircraft did not answer to the frequency change instruction and started their 360 degree turn. This led HYD162 to be facing a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-FPAE/PVL3043) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG), which was established on final. The flight adviser (FA) gave traffic information to both pilots and then HYD162 turned on a south heading and contacted the terminal. Separation at this moment was 2.2NM between the aircraft, with less than 1000ft vertical separation between them. The terminal controller then brought the aircraft back on a visual approach with no more issues. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces 2020C1593, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

May 21, 2020

Incident at 20NM NE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (CNUK11) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) received and followed a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while in flight. A Cargair Ltee. Cessna 172N (C-GVXM) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was at 500 feet below. Traffic was exchanged. No loss of separation and no other impact on operations.

March 25, 2020

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Québec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) took off from Runway 10 towards CNV9. At takeoff, it reported that it was going back and landing due to a fuel loss issue, which was eventually linked to an improperly closed cap. The aircraft made it to the ground at 1753Z without any impact on operations.

March 18, 2020

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

Loss of frequency at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) between 1026Z and 1036Z. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) has been notified. Unknown impact.

March 8, 2020

Incident at 10NM SE MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GUJA/JZA8471) from Baltimore/Washington, MD (KBWI) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) received and read back clearance to descend to 3 000 ft, but air traffic services (ATS) did not coordinate with the sector below. No loss of separation. No other impact on operations.

March 6, 2020

Incident at 26NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-38E (C-GDUZ/ROU7096) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN due to a loss of the electrical system and requested a return to CYUL. At 1508Z, ROU7096 cancelled PAN PAN and requested to be redirected to its initial destination, CYYZ. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0029: C-GDUZ, a Boeing 767-375ER operated by Air Canada Rouge LP with flight number ROU7096, was flying under instrument flight rules from the Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) airport with only 2 pilots on board. While the aircraft was climbing, the engine parameters display and crew alert system (EICAS) broadcast the message "L AC BUS OFF". The crew requested a return to CYUL, a complete Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist, and declared a state of emergency. Subsequently, the procedure corrected the problem. The crew canceled the state of emergency and chose to proceed to the initial destination of CYYZ. The aircraft landed safely, and there were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

March 5, 2020

Incident at 16NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Quebec Cessna 152 (C-FZSX) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had a loss of communication 16 NM south of CYQB. C-FZSX communicated with the Quebec flight information centre (FIC), which transferred the call to the Quebec tower. Instructions were transmitted via telephone, and C-FZSX landed on Runway 29 without incident. No impact on operations.

February 21, 2020

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

An École de Pilotage Evolution Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GIIN) on a flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered Montreal tower Class C airspace at 1 500 ft without clearance and without having established communication. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

February 18, 2020

Incident at 35NM MANIWAKI QC NDB (YMW)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GXNR/RAG200) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a loss of pressurization. The aircraft was stabilized at 10 000 ft. No equipment requested at the destination.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-261963-V1: Aircraft (C-GXNR) landed at 1543Z without incident. No impact on operations. Duplicate AOR-261963-V1 deleted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0022: C-GXNR, a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-200 (RAG200) was on an IFR flight from depuis Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). In cruising flight, at 1515Z approximately 145 nautical miles (NM) southeast of CYUY, the "Cabin Altitude Warning Horn" alert went off and the crew went through the emergency checklist (QRH). The crew then declared PAN PAN due to a pressurization problem and requested a descent to 10 000 ft. Due to delays from ATC, the crew declared MAYDAY to accelerate the descent to 10 000 feet. The aircraft then continued its flight to CYUY where it landed without incident at 1543Z. There were no injuries.

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

Although it had received and read back the cancellation of its takeoff clearance before 1426Z, a Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (JZA8767) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) took off from CYVO on Runway 18 at 1426Z. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

February 5, 2020

Incident at 15NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An American corporately registered Canadair CL-600-2B16 (N61FF) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on approach for Runway 24L reported that it had experienced wake turbulence at 8 NM, while it was behind an Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (ACA875) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

February 3, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3R) (C-GURG/QUE10) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) conducted a missed approach on Runway 24 due to an instrument problem. The aircraft received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 and to climb to 3 000 ft. Impact: separation was reduced to 2.7 NM and 800 ft with the aircraft that preceded it due to late execution. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0019: C-GURG, a Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL-600-2B16 (QUE10), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). C-GDTL, a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus (NDL543), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from CYQB to Wabush, NL (CYWK). QUE10 initiated a missed approach RWY 24 due to an instrument problem. It received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 degrees and to climb to 3 000 feet. When it reached 2 900 feet in altitude, separation with NDL543, which had taken off before it, was lost. Separation was reduced to 2.7 nautical miles (NM) horizontally and 800 feet vertically, while 3 NM horizontally or 1 000 feet vertically was required between the 2 aircraft. No injuries or damage.

January 30, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Pilatus PC-12 operated by Chrono Aviation (NDL543), from Lebel-sur-Quévillon (CSH4), QC, to Québec/Jean Lesage Int. (CYQB), QC, was instructed to pull off from approach runway 24 and to maintain 4000 feet, in order to maintain separation from the previous aircraft. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

January 17, 2020

Incident at 5058N / 06506W

An EgyptAir Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (MSR3330) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Ostend, Belgium (EBOS) departed assigned altitude without air traffic control (ATC) clearance. Aircraft reported system failure. No loss of separation with a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 (UAL107) from Munich, Germany (EDMM) to Washington/Dulles, VA (KIAD) or impact to operations.

January 26, 2020

Incident at 4544N / 07635W

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (CFC2096) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) declared an emergency due to engine loss. The aircraft continued to its destination and landed without incident at 2207Z. No impact on operations.

January 24, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-FPSC/PSC582) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was 2 NM on final for Runway 06L. A Cargair Cessna 152 (C-FRUC) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was on base for Runway 06R. Air traffic services (ATS) passed the traffic information along to the two aircraft. Despite this, PSC582 received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system resolution advisory (TCAS RA) and decided to pull up. No loss of separation and no other impact on operations.

January 15, 2020

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

At takeoff, there was a loss of separation for wake turbulence between an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA2339) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) and an Air Transat Airbus A330-342 (C-GKTS/TSC398) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC). Separation was reduced to 4.1 NM, while the standard was 5 NM. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0010: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA2339), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton/John C. Munro Int’l Airport, ON (CYHM). It conducted its takeoff from Runway 24L after C-GKTS, an Air Transat Airbus 330 (TSC398), which was on an IFR flight from CYUL to Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican Republic (MDPC). A loss of wake turbulence separation occurred during the initial climb, when ACA2339 was 4.1 nautical miles (NM) behind TSC398, even though the required separation was 5 NM. No wake turbulence was reported, and the 2 aircraft continued their flights to their respective destinations without incident.

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

A Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE483) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) received, from air traffic services (ATS), instruction to reject its approach because a Sky Regional Airlines aircraft (SKV7743) on a medical evacuation flight (non-emergency) was travelling faster behind it. No impact on operations. No loss of separation.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 65NM SW PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE704) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) level at FL280 was cleared to leave controlled airspace below FL180 and was instructed to confirm that it left FL180. AIE704 reported having left FL180. The air traffic controller (ATC) contacted AIE704 to confirm that the aircraft was going to leave FL180, and the pilot confirmed. ATC cleared a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (Series 601-3R) (C-GURG/QUE10) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to climb to FL240 (aircraft travelling in the opposite direction) with an information exchange on the aircraft. At that moment, AIE704 said that it was leaving FL280. ATC corrected the situation and gave new clearance to QUE10 to stop its climb to 17 000 ft. No loss of separation.

January 3, 2020

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

There was a loss of separation for wake turbulence when an Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (AUA74) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vienna, Austria (LOWW) took off behind an Air Transat Airbus A330-200 (TSC258) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle Intl, France (LFPG). The distance between the 2 heavy-category aircraft was 3.7 NM, below the 4 NM separation. No other impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0005: An Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (AUA74) was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vienna-Schwechat, Austria (LOWW). The takeoff from Runway 24L was conducted after an Air Transat Airbus 330-200 (TSC258) on an IFR flight from CYUL to Paris Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG). A loss of wake turbulence separation occurred during the initial climb, when AUA74 was 3.7 nautical miles (NM) behind TSC258 even though the required separation was 4 NM. No wake turbulence was reported and the two aircraft continued their flights to their respective destinations without incident.

January 4, 2020

Incident at 175NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3441) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared PAN PAN with Boston Centre due to a loss of the hydraulic system. The aircraft then requested to be redirected to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and requested the services of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF). The aircraft landed on Runway 06R at 1153Z without incident. Runway 06R was closed from 1153Z to 1210Z. Impact: a few departures were delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0004: C-GPWE, a WestJet Encore de Havilland, Dash-8 Q400 (WEN3441), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl., NB (CYQM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 66 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight approximately 175 nautical miles east of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a loss of hydraulic fluid in system number 1 occurred. The crew diverted to CYUL and declared an emergency, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 06R without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

May 19, 2020

Incident at 14NM NE PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At 2105Z, the pilot of a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) called MAYDAY and reported that the aircraft was partially submerged in Pitt Lake, near Goose Island. One person on board, uninjured. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Cormorant CH-149 (AIRR1) was dispatched. At 2111Z, AIRR1 was in the vicinity and monitoring.
Update TSB Report #A20P0058: A privately operated Lake LA-4-200 was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot on board. While conducting a landing at Pitt Lake, BC, 14nm NE of CYPK, the aircraft was struck by a gust of wind. The right hand wing sponson struck the water hard as the pilot tried to maintain control. The sponson ruptured and began taking on water, making the aircraft uncontrollable. The pilot declared a MAYDAY as the aircraft began to list and the right hand wing began to partially submerge. A helicopter responded, as well as 2 private boats. The boats were able to tow the disabled aircraft to shallow water. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft was retrieved the following day and returned to CYPK for repairs.

May 8, 2020

Incident at 4906N / 12209W

At approximately 1705Z, the Kamloops (YKA) Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the pilot of a privately registered Cessna 150K, on a flight to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW), who had recently declared PAN PAN on 121.5 when they experienced severe engine shuddering in the vicinity of Sumas mountain while en route to CYCW. The PAN PAN message was relayed via a Flair Airlines Ltd. aircraft to the Vancouver (VR) Area Control Centre (ACC). The pilot advised the YKA FIC that they had managed to "limp" to CYCW and land safely on the tarmac. The VR ACC and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised.
Update TSB Report #A20P0056: A privately owned Cessna 150K was conducting a flight from Langley (CYNJ), BC, to Chilliwack (CYCW), BC, with only the pilot onboard. During cruise flight at approximately 8 NM southwest of CYCW, the aircraft engine (Teledyne Continental O-200-A) experienced severe vibration. The pilot declared a PAN PAN on 121.5 MHz that was received and relayed to the Vancouver area control centre by another aircraft operated by Flair Airlines Ltd. The pilot landed at CYCW without incident and contacted the Kamloops flight information centre to confirm the landing. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found the #2 cylinder exhaust valve was contaminated and sticking. The exhaust valve was cleaned and the aircraft was returned to service. The aircraft had previous incidents with an engine power loss on the 25th of March, 2020 (TSB A20P0043) and the 28th of July, 2013 (TSB A13P0155).

April 18, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At 2150Z, a SkyQuest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) declared an emergency on departure from Runway 19 due to a momentary loss of power and an inability to climb above 500ft. C-GTYI was given clearance to land on any runway and landed on Runway 25 safely. C-GTYI taxied to the hangar under its own power. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The C-GTYI aircraft was dispatched on a solo flight in order to exercise it, as it had not been operated for approximately one month due to operations ceased by COVID. A staff instructor was the sole occupant, intending a 45 minute flight. On climb, the instructor experienced a partial power loss, declared an emergency and landed safely on Runway 25. Subsequent to landing, the wing sumps were checked, with no water found. Gascolator sump was checked and a significant amount of water was found. All three sumps had been checked pre-flight, but no water was noted at that time. Maintenance will inspect and repair/replace fuel caps as necessary.

April 5, 2020

Accident at 39NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Bell 206B called the Flight Information Centre (FIC) on the Abbotsford, BC (YXX) remote communications outlet (RCO) to report that a privately registered Eurocopter EC120B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had rolled over while landing on a hilltop near Thomas Lake, BC. Other aircraft provided immediate aid and the passengers were rescued with only minor injuries being reported. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) advised.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0045: A privately operated Eurocopter 120B aircraft was conducting a leisure flight with 3 persons on board, departing from Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. The helicopter was the first of three helicopters planning to visit Thomas Crater, BC, 39nm N of Abbotsford Airport (CYXX). On approach to the landing area, the pilot surveyed several options. He selected a location that would allow the other two aircraft to land nearby. The aircraft touched down on the snow and stabilized. The pilot began to "pump the collective", in order to solidify the helicopter into the snow, however the LH landing gear skid broke through the snow. A dynamic rollover ensued and the helicopter came to rest on its left side with substantial damage. One person received minor injuries. The ELT did not activate.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 30NM SE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A20P0033: C-GJZG, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8236 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. The flight was held near CYXT for approximately 30 minutes due to winds, snow, and runway conditions before diverting to Smithers (CYCD), BC. After departure from CYCD the flight crew planned to conduct an approach at CYXT. While in descent through 14 000 feet ASL, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a momentary loss of control. The aircrafts autoflight system disconnected and the flight crew noted large airspeed fluctuations. The flight crew decided to divert to CYVR. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service for inspection following severe turbulence, and no faults were found by the operators maintenance.

March 12, 2020

Accident at FORT LANGLEY BC (CBQ2)

TSB Report #A20P0036: C-GTMW, a privately operated De Havilland DHC-3T, was conducting circuits at Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. During the second landing, the aircraft bounced and started an uncontrolled veer to the left. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway onto the adjacent ramp. The left wing tip contacted a parked trailer causing the aircraft to pivot left and impact a second trailer before coming to an abrupt stop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries and no post impact fire. The ELT automatically activated and the signal was received.

March 25, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Point Atkinson, BC

A privately registered Cessna 150K on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) declared an emergency due to engine problems. The aircraft flew direct to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and landed without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0043: C-FAEK, a privately operated Cessna 150K, was conducting a flight from Langley (CYNJ), BC, to Courtenay Airpark (CAH3), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During cruise, the pilot-in-command (PIC) initiated a climb that produced a loud bang followed by an engine power loss (Teledyne Continental O-200-A) in the vicinity of Point Atkinson, BC. The aircraft diverted to Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, and the tower initiated an emergency response. The aircraft landed without incident and ARFF was on standby. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The PIC discovered the #2 cylinder lower spark plug had departed the engine and the plug was hanging from the ignition lead. The spark plug was replaced, the engine was ground run satisfactory, and the aircraft flew back to CYNJ.

March 20, 2020

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

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

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

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. The aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager was notified, who passed to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation was due to the crash on the field. Operations moved to Runway 07.

March 19, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

During climb out from Runway 34, a Southern Interior Flight Centre Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised of engine troubles and requested landing. The aircraft declared MAYDAY and was cleared to land Runway 16. The aircraft landed safely a 2038Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) was on a touch and go when at about 100ft on the climb out the engine dropped to about 30% power. The crew declared an emergency and prepared for a forced landing when the engine power came back. The crew climbed back up and managed to land back on the opposite runway. There was no damage to the aircraft upon landing and it was able to taxi back to the hangar under its own power. Maintenance confirmed that the fuel was on and sufficient (about ½ tanks), an inspection found no fuel contamination and no obvious defects. Ground runs were performed and full power was achieved. The aircraft is equipped with a Garmin G1000, which records engine parameters, so maintenance downloaded and analyzed the data. A sudden drop of fuel flow from 15GPH to 1GPH at the time of the power loss was indicated. Based upon the aircraft inspection and the engine data, the fuel injector servo is suspect and has been removed and sent for test/repair. A preliminary Service Difficulty Report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0039: C-GSFR, a Cessna 172S operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd, was conducting circuit training flights at Kelowna International Airport (CYLW), BC, with 1 flight instructor and 1 student on board. During the second circuit, the aircraft experienced a sudden engine power loss (Avco Lycoming, IO-360-L2A) during climb out at approximately 200 feet AGL. The flight instructor took control, declared a MAYDAY and pitched the aircraft forward in preparation for a forced landing. The flight instructor recovered engine power with throttle manipulation at approximately 75 feet AGL and climbed to 300 feet AGL. A second MAYDAY was declared and the aircraft landed without incident on Runway 16. ARFF was on standby. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The G1000 download indicated a fluctuating fuel flow with a drop to 1.08 gallons per hour. Maintenance removed the fuel servo (Precision Airmotive Model RSA-5AD1) to inspect for intermittent operation.

January 31, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

TSB Report #A20P0016: C-FTEN, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3241 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Kamloops (CYKA), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. During the descent into CYKA, the flight encountered severe turbulence and the crew initiated a missed approach; turbulence continued throughout the missed approach. The crew reported a momentary loss of control when the aircraft would not respond to their inputs. The crew decided to divert to their alternate destination (CYYC) due to the severity of the turbulence. The flight landed safely in CYYC with no injuries to crew or passengers. Maintenance completed a severe turbulence inspection with no faults found. De Havilland analyzed the flight data recorder information with no exceedances found. The aircraft has returned to service.

March 7, 2020

Incident at 5NM Kelowna (CYLW)

On initial contact with the Vancouver Area Control Centre (ACC), a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRXX/CA911M) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) reported a partial loss of power on the left engine. Requested return to CYLW for landing. No emergency declared.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Late in the take-off roll, the flight crew on C-GRXX noticed the Left-Hand (L/H) engine at 1560 rotations per minute (RPM) with the Right-Hand (R/H) making 1700 RPM as normal. They elected to carry on with the take-off, reported the problem to the Kelowna tower and did a circuit and normal landing. Maintenance found the L/H engine propeller overspeed governor test switch stuck in the test position, which limits the propeller to 1560 RPM. The switch fault was rectified, which allowed the engine to make 1700 RPM and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 14NM W Whistler, BC

A Blackcomb Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GFCC), while conducting heli-skiing operations 14 miles West of Whistler, BC, came into conflict with terrain while attempting to abort a landing.
Update TSB Report #A20P0027: C-GFCC, a Bell 407 helicopter operated by Blackcomb Helicopters was conducting heli-skiing operations with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board in the vicinity of Brandywine Mountain, approximately 14 nm W of Whistler (CBE9), BC. After transporting a different group of skiers to the staging area due to deteriorating weather conditions the helicopter returned to the pickup spot on the mountain to collect 4 heli-ski guests and 1 guide. The pilot and guide reassessed the weather conditions as favorable to attempt another skiing run. At the top of the ski run the pilot was unable to approach the staked drop-off location due to reduced visibility and attempted to approach a nearby, lower altitude location that was not staked. The pilot entered a hover but soon lost visual reference with the surface due to deteriorating weather conditions and attempted to abort the landing. During the aborted landing attempt, the helicopter struck the snow-covered terrain, rolled to the right, and came to rest its right side. The 406 Mhz ELT activated. The guide exited the helicopter and assisted the 4 passengers with egress. The pilot retrieved the halon fire extinguisher mounted in the cockpit and extinguished a small post-impact fire located in the engine area. The heli-skiing guide contacted the company dispatcher using a handheld radio who initiated the emergency response plan. A company helicopter was unable to access the occurrence site due to low visibility. The pilot and 5 passengers skied to a lower portion of the mountain where the company helicopter transported them to the staging area. The guide received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

February 27, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Bird presence, ATS operating irregularity)

A Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N612CZ/CPZ5778) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach for Runway 08L due to birds in the vicinity. Pilot did not fly the published missed approach but rather continued on runway heading while a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900 (PCO551) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) departed Runway 08R simultaneously on runway heading.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0034: N612CZ, a Compass Airlines E175 conducting flight CPZ5778 from Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA), WA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC conducted a missed approach from the ILS 08L approach in CYVR due to birds. During the missed approach, Vancouver tower ATC did not provide missed approach instructions and N612CZ flew runway heading. At the same time, C-GPCE, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D operating flight PCO551 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Williams Lake (CYWL), BC departed Runway 08R and an IFR loss of separation occurred. The published missed approach for ILS 08L initially instructs aircraft to climb to 420 feet on heading 083 degrees and then to conduct the climbing left turn to 3500 feet on heading 051 degrees.

February 23, 2020

Incident at 80NM N PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FNTA/NTA201) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a loss of pressurization. Descended from FL270 to 110 and elected to land at Prince George, BC (CYXS) instead of proceeding to CYVR. No operational impact. (Additional information merged from duplicate AOR-262082-V1, record deleted)
Update TSB Report #A20P0030: C-FNTA, a Beech King Air 300 operating as flight NTA201, operated by Northern Thunderbird Air, was on a MEDEVAC flight from Fort St. John (CYXJ) BC, to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC. During cruise, at 27 000 feet, approximately 80nm North of Prince George (CYXS), BC, the aircraft experienced a rapid decompression. The flight crew initiated a descent and donned their oxygen masks while completing the emergency checklist. The crew then declared an emergency with ATC and leveled off at 11 000 feet. The aircraft diverted to CYXS and landed without further incident or injuries. Maintenance found that the door seal was leaking and worn. The seal was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 18, 2020

Accident at 4828N / 12322W

The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GINH) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared MAYDAY. The pilot subsequently landed the aircraft in a field. Emergency services responded. Minor injuries to passengers and crew. The pilot of C-GINH had called Victoria Tower and advised that they were inbound with oil on the windscreen. C-GINH made two transmissions and then went off the radio. Audio for both Victoria Inner Harbour (YWH) and Victoria (YYJ) available.
Update TSB Report #A20P0023: C-GINH, a C-172 operated by Victoria Flying Club, was on a sight-seeing flight south of Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) when smoke was noticed coming from the instrument panel. Shortly after, the engine (Lycoming O-360-A3A) began to run rough and the windscreen became covered in oil. The pilot declared a Mayday and began a return to CYYJ but the engine lost all power and a forced landing was conducted in a field about 9 nm south of CYYJ. The aircraft overturned on landing and was substantially damaged. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. Company maintenance found the crankshaft had broken several inches aft of the propeller flange and the propeller departed the aircraft in flight.

February 14, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), a privately registered, amateur-built Bede BD-4 braked too hard while taxiing on Taxiway Delta and ended up on its nose. The aircraft was damaged. No injuries. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A20P0024: a tail-wheel-equipped amateur-built BD 4, was operating at the Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC airport. While approaching the active runway the brakes were applied to hold short and the aircraft tipped onto its nose. The (wood) propeller was destroyed and the lower engine cowl was slightly damaged but the aircraft remained otherwise undamaged. The pilot was not injured.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 15NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP510) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported hearing a MAYDAY call on 121.5. The call was from a PG Aviation Services Robinson R44 II (C-FGAN) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) which had crashed at the Southwest end of Widgeon Lake. There were no injuries to souls on board. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and North Shore Search and Rescue responded.
Update TSB Report #A20P0028: C-FGAN, a privately operated Robinson R-44 II helicopter, was touching down on snow-covered ice at Widgeon Lake, BC when the pilot lost control and the helicopter rolled onto its side. The pilot and two passengers were not injured but the helicopter was substantially damaged. The 406 KHz ELT was manually activated and a Mayday call was made on 121.5 KHz to an overflying aircraft.

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.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0022: A privately registered Pipistrel Virus SW, amateur-built tailwheel aircraft, was returning to Abbotsford (CYXX) BC from a trip to Oliver BC when, during the landing roll out, the left main tire deflated. The aircraft had experienced a deflating left main tire after landing at Oliver and the pilot obtained a tire fix-it kit, to re-inflate the tire and in the process coat the inner tube with a sealing compound. The tire had been holding air pressure and the pilot elected to depart for Abbotsford. On initial contact with the Tower Controller the pilot requested to land long and was expecting to land on Runway 19. Tower cleared the aircraft to land on Runway 25. The aircraft landed long and slow, and during the roll out, almost at the intersection to Runway 19, the pilot lost directional control due to the drag produced on the left main wheel by the deflating tire, the aircraft nosed down, the propeller struck the paved surface, and the aircraft veered to the runway edge.

February 6, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Korean Airlines Boeing 787-9 (HL8083/KAL071) from Incheon, South Korea (RKSI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated missed approach, citing loss of glide slope capture. Audio and radar reviewed.

February 3, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER CENTRE / ACC DE VANCOUVER (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Loss of radar feeds to all specialities. All IFR traffic in the Flight Information Region (FIR) groundstopped. Outage lasted 32 minutes until 1916Z. Radar feed returned as single channel and normal operations resumed at approximately 2000Z. Significant delays to many aircraft throughout the FIR.

February 2, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Intermittent loss of multilateration system (MLAT) throughout the afternoon at Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ). "XJ Source [unserviceable] U/S" first displayed at 1946Z. Alert was intermittent between 1946Z and 2004Z. Lost MLAT again at 2010Z. Unable to advise Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) due to their phone circuit appearing U/S, air traffic control (ATC) advised.

January 17, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8177) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYSJ) departing Runway 08R had not over flown the localizer antenna prior to a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (SWG282) on a flight from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reaching 4NM to the threshold of Runway 08R on a CATII approach. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Qantas Airways Boeing 747-400 (QFA76) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Sydney, Australia (YSSY) departing Runway 08R had not overflown the localizer antenna prior to an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA557) on a flight from Las Vegas Intl, NV (KLAS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reaching 4NM to the threshold of Runway 08R on a CATII approach, as is required under CATII operations. No operational impact.

January 3, 2020

Incident at WTMAN intersection

8NM in trail spacing existed between two consecutive arrivals into Kelowna, BC (CYLW) where 10NM in trail spacing is required by arrangement. One of the arrival was a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8401) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). No operational impact.

January 8, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered Christavia ultralight on a flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported a loss of power on take off roll Runway 34. The pilot had enough momentum to taxi the aircraft to the entrance of Taxiway G. The pilot pushed the aircraft physically off Runway 16/34 onto Taxiway G past the hold short line. Impact to operations: minor delay to departing traffic.

January 7, 2020

Incident at 10NM NW VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

While vectoring to final approach, lateral separation between a Morningstar Air Express Cessna 208B (MAL8070) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8059) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) deteriorated to 2.7NM where 3.0NM or 1000’ was required. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0015: C-FSRY, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA59 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC. C-FEXI, a Cessna 208B aircraft operated by Morningstar Air Express, was conducting flight MAL8070 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC. A loss of separation occurred while the aircraft were being vectored for final approach to CYYJ. Lateral separation reduced to 2.7 nm where 3.0 nm or 1000 feet was required. NAV CANADA is conducting an ATS operational irregularity investigation.

January 3, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Three separate power outages at 0539Z, 0555Z and 0626Z. Momentary loss of Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) multilateration (MLAT) with each failure. Each outage was for a few seconds until uninterruptible power system (UPS) and generator power kicked in. No impact on operations.

Incident at 2NM S Kelowna (CYLW)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR730) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) departed Runway 16 at 1844Z and on departure declared MAYDAY due to an engine failure. Aircraft returned to the airport and landed on Runway 34 at 1851Z without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0002: C-GMJJ, a de Havilland DHC-8-100, operated by Central Mountain Air, was conducting flight GLR730 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC, to Prince George (CYXS), BC, with 3 crewmembers and 20 passengers on board. During the takeoff roll, the crew set power at 90% torque. After rotation, the first officer noted the torque setting on the #1 engine had inadvertently risen to 101% torque. After gear retraction, the first officer pulled back the #1 power lever to reset it to maintain 90%. This resulted in a significant split between the #1 and #2 power levers. The torque setting then dropped close to zero and the captain felt a significant performance loss of the #1 engine concurrent with yaw. The captain called for the emergency procedure and the FO stated that the propeller did not feather. The crew then shut down the engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PW120A) and the propeller successfully feathered. The aircraft returned to CYLW and landed safely. After extensive troubleshooting, maintenance replaced the #1 engine hydro mechanical unit and the aircraft has since been returned to service.

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