November 16, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An American, corporately registered Aero Commander 500 (N711NE) from Montreal/St. Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) departed CYHU at 1723Z and was seen deviating from the standard instrument departure (SID) altitude and course multiple times while in the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) terminal airspace, without advising the air traffic service (ATS) unit. No impact on operations, no loss of separation.

November 8, 2021

Incident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

While a privately registered Cessna 172M conducted touch-and-gos at Lachute, QC (CSE4) and was on base, a privately registered Cessna 172L from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) did not report being on short final for Runway 28. The two aircraft ended up a few feet away from each another. No impact on operations.

November 2, 2021

Incident at 4911N / 06642W

The pilot of a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 (A7BED/QTR24L) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Doha, Qatar (OTHH) advised that the oceanic clearance was rejected due to an invalid oceanic entry point of JANJO. The Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) flight plan showed "KODIK". No loss of separation or impact to operations.

November 8, 2021

Incident at 21NM E MONT-TREMBLANT / ST-JOVITE QC (CSZ3)

Loss of communication with an American, corporately registered Cessna TU206G (N750NT) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND). The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the Montreal shift manager were notified. No impact on operations.

October 19, 2021

Incident at 30NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Loss of communication with a Flexjet Gulfstream GIV-X (N454FX/LXJ454) from Westchester County, NY (KHPN) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the Montreal shift manager were notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces CADORS 2021C4487, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

October 24, 2021

Incident at 89NM PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Loss of separation between an Air Inuit Beech B300 (AIE550) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) and an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE700) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). AIE550 was preparing for takeoff from CYPX while AIE700 was inbound to CYPX, and separation procedures were not applied.

October 27, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Loss of the Chibougamau remote communications outlet (RCO): frequency, monitoring system and telephone line. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised of the 15 minute shutdown, followed by the return of service.

October 23, 2021

Incident at 11NM W MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered, amateur-built Ultravia Pelican P. L. from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Joliette, QC (CSG3) entered Mirabel Class C airspace from Lachute at 2,000 ft northeast bound, without communication or authorization. No loss of separation and no impact on operations.

October 17, 2021

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

After receiving and correctly reading back the authorization to climb to 4,000 ft, a Copropriété de C-GNTU Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GNTU) from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) was observed climbing to 4,500 ft. Loss of separation (500 ft vertical and 25.5 lateral) with a privately registered Cessna 172L from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). No impact on operations.

October 12, 2021

Incident at 4822N / 06902W

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FGMQ/SST107) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), to FL240, requested a descent due to a loss of cabin pressure. An emergency was not declared.

September 27, 2021

Incident at 5602N / 06942W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GVIK/MAX150) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) read back clearance that was not intended for it. At the time of the read-back, the air traffic service (ATS) unit did not notice the error. Later, the aircraft was observed on radar beginning its descent without authorization. No loss of separation. Unprotected airspace. No impact on operations.

September 8, 2021

Incident at 80NM SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Max Aviation Beech B100 (MAX190) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) reported loss of attitude indicator and requested diversion to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) because of the better weather conditions there.

September 22, 2021

Incident at RAFNO intersection (ATS operating irregularity)

An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP503) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was vectored and cleared for an area navigation (RNAV) Z approach on Runway 14 behind a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FLKC/FLE306) with 3.6 NM separation, whereas the required separation is 4 NM to the ground. Impact: ASP503 had to abort its approach. The aircraft landed without incident at 1500Z. No other impact on operations.

September 24, 2021

Incident at 92NM LA GRANDE-4 QC (YFM) NDB (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKO/KEW204) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) requested an emergency descent at 10,000 ft due to depressurization. The aircraft was redirected to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). Emergency Services were on their way. The aircraft landed without incident at 1935Z. No loss of separation. Impact: runway closed between 1934Z and 1940Z.

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

On climbing, a Max Aviation Beech 200C (C-GCVS/MAX210) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) asked to return to perform an approach at CYGP to perform checks. The aircraft did not declare an emergency and landed at CYGP without incident. No loss of separation, no impact on operations.

September 19, 2021

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

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE424) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was instructed to pull up on Runway 24L to maintain separation with an American, corporately registered Cirrus SF50 (N199VJ) from Neward Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

September 15, 2021

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

There was a loss of communications with frequency 122.2 MHz at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW). An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-301 (AIE854) was having no response and not knowing whether the problem was their radio, squawked 7600.

September 3, 2021

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

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (ACA416) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montréal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared for an instrument landing system (ILS) approach for Runway 24 while not activated. No loss of separation and no impact on operations.

September 9, 2021

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

Loss of communication with an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C- GJXN/ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC), in position at the threshold of runway 24L. Impact: a Republic Airways Embraer ERJ 170-200 SE (N643RW/RPA3499) from Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD), to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL), on final Runway 24L, was pulled up by the tower. RPA3499 landed without incident at 1815Z. No other impact on operations.

August 5, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

TSB Report #A21Q0066: A Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ) was on a parachute flight from the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) airport. On the landing roll, directional control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft ended its course on the grassy part of the runway. The aircraft’s propeller was damaged; the pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured.

September 12, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

An Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GIOX/AM237) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) landed on Runway 09 and, once the wheels were down, was not able to slow down because of water on the runway. It skidded onto the grass to the threshold of Runway 27. No impact.

September 7, 2021

Incident at 150NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE852), from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), initiated a descent to A120 owing to a loss of engine oil pressure and declared PAN PAN.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17313: The Flight Service Station (FSS) informed the Airport Operator that an inbound Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE852) from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) sent out a PAN PAN signal due to issues with the right engine while the aircraft was 30 minutes away from CYVP. The airport emergency coordination centre (ECC) was active. The local fire department and ambulances responded to the airport and remained on standby. The local hospital was notified. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 at 1741Z safely with no incident.

September 4, 2021

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA212) from Calgary, AB (CYYC), to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), ended up 4.5 NM behind an Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA899), from Athens, Greece (LGAV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final Runway 24G, causing a loss of wake turbulence separation.

August 29, 2021

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

A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Honda HA-420 (C-FJJT) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was authorized for takeoff with less than the minimum required separation for wake turbulence. The controller immediately tried to abort takeoff, with no success, and initial separation was 3.6 NM instead of 4 NM. The preceding aircraft was an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA779) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX).

August 19, 2021

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

The Quebec Flight Information Centre (FIC) reported that the VFR flight plan of a Harvs Air Service Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-FIIK) from Marathon, ON (CYSP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was inadvertently cancelled, removing it from the proposed bay (London (YXU) FIC) in the Flight Service Station Information Management System (FIMS), resulting in a loss of alerting.

August 24, 2021

Incident at 17NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA74) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Cairo, Egypt (HECA) read back the instruction for a Bombardier Inc. Bombardier BD-700-2A12 (BBA34) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and climbed to FL280. No loss of separation and no airspace violation.

August 20, 2021

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A privately registered Mooney M20J from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Rocher-Percé, QC (Pabok) (CTG3) was observed on the radar at 3100 ft on descent overhead Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP), heading towards CTG3. Loss of radar target at 3100 ft. No call made by the aircraft on the mandatory frequency (MF). Unknown impact.

August 17, 2021

Incident at 10NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

After being queried about its course and altitude deviations, an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-314 (CRQ5641) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) reported issues with its navigation instruments. No loss of separation.

August 11, 2021

Incident at 4NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FYUT/PNO711) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was verbally cleared for a landing at CYZV by air traffic control (ATC). A coordination error between ATC and the flight service station (FSS) was quickly corrected before the landing. No impact on operations and no loss of separation.

August 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM S DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A privately registered Norman Aviation Nordic II ultralight aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Roxton Falls, QC, under unknown circumstances. The pilot, who was the only soul on board, suffered fatal injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) deployed investigators to the scene of the accident. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0067: A privately registered, advanced ultra-light Norman Aviation Nordic II was on a visual flight rules flight from a private grass runway at Roxton Falls, QC, with only the pilot on board. According to the information obtained, the aircraft’s Subaru-series engine appeared to be sputtering during the initial climb and the aircraft did not take on altitude. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft’s right wing collided with a tree top on a private farm lot 0.6 nautical miles north-northwest of its departure point. The right wing became detached and the aircraft struck the ground near a building. The pilot found was found outside the aircraft by first responders and the seatbelt had detached. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) antenna was attached to the fuselage, but neither ELT or jumper wires were installed. Fuel was present in the tanks. One of the spark plug wires and the ignition coil wire were disconnected. The propeller blades did not show typical damage from a collision with an object when in rotation. There was no fire. The pilot was fatally injured.

July 21, 2021

Incident at 5057N / 06149W

An Air India Boeing 777-300 (AIC102) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to New Delhi/Indira Gandhi, India (VIDP) reported a loss of weather radar and requested to return to KJFK. No emergency was declared or assistance required. The aircraft left the Moncton area control centre (CZQM) airspace at 1915Z. No impact on operations.

June 28, 2021

Incident at 28NM NNE OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Despite having been cleared and correctly reread the FL230, a Cameron Air Service Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GECT) from La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) continued to climb to FL234. Impact: separation between a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3409) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and C-GECT was reduced to 4.4NM and 600 feet. (CADORS 2021O0763 deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0049: C-GECT, a Cameron Air Service Ltd Pilatus PC12, was on an instrument flight rules flight from La Macaza/Mont Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) airport to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) airport. C-GECT had received and correctly reread clearance to climb to FL230. The ATC noted that C-GECT continued to climb to FL234. The controller queried C-GECT regarding its altitude, and the aircraft recognized the error and returned to the assigned flight level. There was a loss of separation with a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW), under callsign WEN3409, that was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) airport. Separation between C-GECT and C-GDEW was reduced to 4.4 nautical miles horizontally and 600 feet vertically, whereas the minimum required separation is 5 nautical miles horizontally and 1000 feet vertically.

July 24, 2021

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC VOR/DME (YBC)

A Lufthansa German Airlines Airbus A330-300 (DLH3V) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) was observed off course and the aircraft was vectored to avoid restricted airspace CYR666. The pilot reported deleting a waypoint by accident. No loss of separation or impact to operations.

July 3, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A short circuit of the power supply caused the loss of the National Voice Communication System (NVCS) to the Val-dOr (YVO) position. The NVCS was serviceable (SVCBL) for the Chibougamau/Chapais (YMT) position. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised at 0151Z.

May 30, 2021

Accident at 4NM NW STE-VÉRONIQUE QC (Eau) (CSW9)

TSB Report #A21Q0029: A privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Nominingue, QC, to Kiamika Reservoir, QC, with 2 people on board. As the approach for landing began, descending through 1,800 feet ASL, approximately, and shortly after selecting the flaps to 15-degrees, the pilot felt the right wing slow down. The aircraft then entered a spin, and the technique for exiting the spin was applied. On the second turn, the pilot regained control of the aircraft, but the altitude was too low to avoid the trees. The left wing hit the trees and the aircraft crashed. There were no injuries.

July 2, 2021

Accident at Lac Cayamant, QC

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton: a privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed at Lac Cayamant, QC (4608.39N / 07616.33W), 55NM from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). The circumstances, as well as the extent of the damage, are unknown. Both people on board were injured. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0053: A Piper PA-12 on floats was on a local visual flight rules flight from Lac Cayamant, QC. Upon takeoff, during the initial climb, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and struck some trees. The aircraft completed its course partially submerged on the shore of the lake. The pilot and the passenger were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The pilot later reported being surprised by a downdraft during the initial climb.

July 8, 2021

Incident at 19NM N RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC VOR (YRI)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA871) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) began a descent when the clearance for descent was for an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA71) from Casablanca, Morocco (GMMN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No loss of separation.

July 10, 2021

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

Loss of frequency 122.2 MHz at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) while an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE851) was on approach. Unknown impact. Return of the frequency a few minutes later. Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised.

April 21, 2021

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

TSB Report # A21Q0021: C-GJBV, a Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet MG Inc., was on an instrument flight rules flight departing from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) airport at destination of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). When the first officer landed, the aircraft was slowed down, without using the brakes, to about 55 knots. The captain then took control and applied the brakes. The aircraft turned suddenly to the left, and the captain attempted to regain control of the steering by applying the right brake and reversing the thrust of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway, hitting a runway light with the nose wheel, and when the landing gear was on gravel, directional control returned to normal. The captain then taxied the aircraft to the apron without incident. There were no injuries. After checking with maintenance, the main landing gear assemblies were replaced, as well as the nose wheel tire. The quality of the brakes was checked during the dismantling of the wheels and the brake tests did not reveal any faults. The aircraft was returned to service.

March 9, 2021

Accident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3)

TSB Report A21Q0011: A privately registered Cosmos Chronos (ultralight motorized pendulum) was performing a touch-and-go at Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb, the left ski was observed crosswise. The pilot landed in a field, losing control of the aircraft. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

July 3, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: MATAGAMI QC (CYNM)

The flight plan of a Les Levés Aeroscan Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GHMN/SCANER5) from Matagami, QC (CYNM) to Matagami, QC (CYNM) was prematurely closed. This resulted in a loss of alerting service.

July 4, 2021

Accident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO)

Information received from the Sureté du Québec. While taxiing, the pilot of a privately registered, amateur-built Osprey II from Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) to Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) lost control of the aircraft and collided with a hangar. Significant damage to the aircraft occurred. The only person on board was injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (COA) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0058: A privately registered, amateur-built Osprey II was to conduct a local visual flight rules flight to and from the Dolbeau/St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) aerodrome. During startup, the engine began overspeeding and went to full power. The pilot was not able to control the aircraft and collided with a hangar door located approximately 300 ft in front. The aircraft became embedded in the door and was destroyed. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

June 25, 2021

Incident at 4921N / 06241W

A Helidosa Aviation Group Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV (HI1055) from Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was issued oceanic clearance to climb to FL430 from LOMSI. The aircraft began its climb prior to LOMSI. The controller re-cleared the aircraft to FL410 and advised the pilot that they would receive further instructions from Gander. No operational impact. No loss of separation.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

While in the circuit at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a privately registered Piper PA-28-236 declared an emergency due to partial loss of engine power. The aircraft landed on Runway 24L at 1456Z. No impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) advised.

June 23, 2021

Accident at 3NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F requested clearance from the tower for a take-off from the river of the Prairies. The aircraft crashed into the river. There was significant damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0051: A privately registered Cessna 185 on floats that was tied to a private dock on Rivière des Prairies, approximately 4 NM north-west of Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), was getting ready to perform a local visual flight rules flight. While the aircraft taxied on water, the pilot followed the checklist in preparation for takeoff. The checklist did not indicate to check for removal of the control surface locking device and the aircraft was not equipped with an approved device. However, an unapproved device had been installed the previous day and had not been removed during preparation for takeoff. The aircraft began its takeoff on the water when the pilot noticed that the flight controls were blocked. The aircraft was able to rise above water but was not able to rise any further. The aircraft descended back down and nosed over forward just as the floats touched the water’s surface, and then flipped over. The pilot was held in the seat by a 4-point seatbelt and was wearing a PFD. The pilot was able to quickly evacuate the aircraft and was not injured. A boat came to rescue the pilot, who was brought to shore.

June 15, 2021

Incident at 55NM ÉLÉONORE QC (CEL8)

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-101 (CRQ5936) en route from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Elenore, QC (CEL8) reported a hydraulic loss and requested to be rerouted to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). No emergency declared. CRQ5936 landed at 2256Z without incident. No impact.

June 16, 2021

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

A Max Aviation Beech 100 (MAX180) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared an emergency due to the loss of an engine at 1758Z. MAX180 landed at 1806Z and exited the runway. The runway was reopened after inspection at 1814Z.

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

After departing from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI/AIE802) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) advised of a change of destination for a return to CYUL due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft then declared an emergency at 1220Z. The aircraft landed safely at 1247Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0041: An Air Inuit DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI/AIE802) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), with 3 crew members and 13 passengers on board. Shortly after take-off, the crew requested to return to CYUL due to a loss of No. 2 hydraulic system fluid. An emergency was declared and the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed. The aircraft touched down without incident at 1247Z and was immobilized on taxiway A2. The aircraft was towed to the gate. No injuries.

June 12, 2021

Accident at 55NM NW VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A privately registered Cessna A185F made an emergency call on 121.5 MHz. The aircraft advised of an engine failure and indicated that it would attempt to land at Lac-Chicobi at 2141Z. The aircraft was 4NM North of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft broadcast the phone number of a contact who would be attending the rescue. A loss of communication occurred a few minutes after the initial contact. 3 souls on board were uninjured. The aircraft is reported as a total loss. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. (Duplicate record AOR 274532-V1 deleted after information merge; additional information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0038: A Cessna A185F was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Plamondon, QC, to Lac Preissac, QC, with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight at 7000 feet, the engine stopped suddenly and the pilot tried to head to Lac-Chicobi, QC. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 3000 feet, it quickly began losing altitude, and the pilot attempted a landing in marshland located approximately 4 NM north of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft was damaged but did not flip over, and all the occupants were uninjured. The post-landing inspection showed that the right wing’s fuel tank cap was missing and that the tanks were empty. Afterwards, the engine was able to be started and appeared to function normally.

June 1, 2021

Accident at 30NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR): A Foxair Héliservice-Helico Pro Inc. Bell 206B-1 (C-FKAN) crashed at 30NM south of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The extent of the damage is unknown. The only person on board was not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0035: C-FKAN, a Bell 206B-1 operated by Foxair Heliservice - Heli Pro Inc., was scheduled to perform a local flight under visual flight rules from Saint-Pierre de Broughton, QC (30 nautical miles south of the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport) with 1 pilot on board. During the take-off manoeuvre, a skid remained stuck to the ground and the helicopter overturned. The aircraft was damaged and there were no injuries.

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