October 12, 2019

Incident at 54NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

In descent towards Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), the separation between a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE472) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and an Air Transat Airbus A310 (TSC581) from Lisbon, Portugal (LPPT) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) was reduced to 3.2 NM and 700 ft while 5 NM and 1 000 ft was required.

October 11, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A privately registered Cessna 172P on a flight from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) crossed into Quebec tower Class C airspace without clearance. Its transponder was off and transponder mode C was not working. No loss of separation.

October 10, 2019

Incident at 8NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAQ/JZA8726) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) and a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (PSC581) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) came within 2.7 NM and 100 ft of each other in Quebec terminal airspace. No impact on operations.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Loss of radar display at the Quebec tower from 144431Z to 145100Z. No impact on operations.

October 5, 2019

Incident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG)

There was a loss of alerting services caused by the premature closure of the flight plan for a transborder VFR flight conducted by a privately registered Mooney M20J from Bar Harbor, ME (KBHB) to St-Georges, QC (CYSG).

October 6, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The flight service station (FSS) notified the technical operations coordinator (TOC) of a localizer beacon (LOC) alarm. The TOC confirmed the loss of surveillance. ILS was rebooted. An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GTYX/AIE651T) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) conducted a low approach with a planned practice pull-up for the Runway 07 ILS at 2137Z, and it confirmed that the data were irregular once it was past the LOC.

September 26, 2019

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

While pulling up according to instrument landing system (ILS) 10, a 9736140 Canada Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMAO/PSC360M) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) indicated that it was at 2 800 ft while the published altitude in this case was 2 200 ft. Impact: a loss of separation with a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (HYD341) from Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) in a holding pattern at 3 200 ft, east of CYBC. HYD341 also indicated that it had been forced to perform an evasive manoeuvre to avoid conflict with PSC360M.

September 27, 2019

Incident at 5NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (C-GOIE/TSC648) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Nice/Côte dAzur, France (LFMN) checked into RW sector asking for left deviation. Request was approved, giving a heading of about 020. Without advising air traffic control (ATC), TSC648 then turned right on a heading of 090 and then a heading of 070 on course. An Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TTFIC/ICE804) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) was forced to level off at A170 to re-establish vertical. No loss of spacing. No impact on operations.

September 20, 2019

Incident at 6NM N HAUTS-BOIS (MONTREAL/ST-HUBERT) QC (ZHU) NDB

A privately registered, amateur-built Glasair Sha-Glasair RG on a flight from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Cookstown, ON (CCT2) crossed into terminal Class C Airspace in the Runway 24R centreline without establishing communications. No impact on operations and no loss of separation.

September 27, 2019

Incident at 3NM E SLOKA intersection

Although it received and read back clearance to descend to 3 000 ft, a Flexjet Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (LXJ589) from Bedford, MA (KBED) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was seen descending to 2 400 ft before it intercepted the approach final for Runway 24L. The VFR traffic was passed, and there was no loss of separation. No impact on operations.

September 25, 2019

Incident at 11NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Although it received and read back the instruction to descend to 4 000 ft, a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (SKV7741) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was seen below 4 000 ft to intercept the approach final for Runway 24D. No loss of separation. No impact on operations.

September 20, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

The pilot of an Académie internationale de pilotage Cessna 172N (C-GZTE) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) lost control of the aircraft at takeoff. It would have applied power too quickly, which would have caused yawing motion on the runway. The aircraft came to a stop on the grass south of the runway, in the runway protected area (RPA). It left the runway by itself. No one was injured and there was no damage.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 4700N / 07300W

A Bombardier Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (Series 604) (CDR636) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), which had been flying for one hour in the Montreal Foxtrot test area, mentioned that it had just realized that its aircraft was registered to the United States (N650DJ) and that it was not below the reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM). The flight plan we had mentioned that it was certified RVSM. No loss of separation and no impact on operations.

September 13, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Collège iFly Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FMIS) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on final for Runway 06 received and read back the instruction to pull up but performed a touch-and-go. Impact: loss of separation for the wake turbulence zone. No other impact on operations.

September 5, 2019

Accident at 5NM NE VALCOURT QC (CSQ3)

Missing aircraft: A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GSEN) took off from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to conduct approaches at Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC). The aircraft never arrived at CYSC. The last radar echo was at 0146Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. Search and rescue operations were in progress. On September 7, 2019, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton confirmed it had found aircraft C-GSEN at 1718Z northwest of Lake Brompton, Estrie (QC). The pilot had died. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was on the scene. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (BST) was notified and went to the accident site. NAV CANADA and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0153: A Cessna 172 (C-GSEN) operated by Cargair Ltd. was conducting a night VFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC, to Sherbrooke (CYSC), QC, with one pilot on board. While the aircraft was cruising at 3,500 feet approximately 20 NM to the west of CYSC, it quickly lost altitude, collided with trees and crashed into the ground. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Incident at 4930N / 07730W

An RCMP Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-RGMQ/SST107) on a flight from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) reported a loss of pressurization and requested a descent from FL300 to 10 000 ft. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. The aircraft later requested to divert to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW). No impact on operations.

September 1, 2019

Incident at 10NM W BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GIXH) on a flight from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Charlevoix, QC (CYML) took off from CYBC at 1740Z; at 1754Z it reported a loss of power problem. The aircraft asked if it could return to CYBC, but eventually had to land sooner, at Pointe-aux-Outardes. 911 was notified at 1754Z. 911 then reported that the aircraft was in a field. 3 passengers were safe.

September 10, 2019

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Loss of remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) frequency 122.0 at Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV). The start time is unknown, but it was after 1106Z, until 1136Z. RAAS was not provided during the loss of frequency.

August 30, 2019

Incident at 12NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound for Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (SKV7728) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was level at 8 000 ft, while a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8595) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) climbed to 7 000 ft. Once it was level at 7 000 ft, JZA8595 received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA), then climbed to 300 ft. Impact: separation was reduced to 2.3 NM and 700 ft. Traffic information was exchanged.

September 4, 2019

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

Loss of communication with remote communications outlet (RCO) 122.2 at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) for 1 or 2 minutes. Communication was reestablished at 1335Z.

August 24, 2019

Incident at 85NM N MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

TSB #A19Q0148: C-GSPW, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE704) with 4 crew members and 35 passengers was on a regular instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). After 10 minutes of cruising flight at FL340 on autopilot, there was an uncommanded rotation. The crew disconnected the autopilot and felt a vibration in the flight controls (buffet). After repositioning the aircraft at FL340, the crew requested a block altitude and when they re-engaged the autopilot, there was a second uncommanded rotation. The crew disconnected the autopilot and requested to descend to FL320. A passenger received minor injuries and an ambulance was requested at CYGL. There were 2 nurses on board who helped the cabin crew members with the injured passenger. The aircraft landed without incident at CYGL.

July 28, 2019

Accident at Carignan

TSB Update #A19Q0125: a basic ultralight (powered paraglider) was performing a low-altitude manoeuvre in the Carignan, QC sector when the paragliders canopy touched the ground. A loss of control followed. The pilot on board was seriously injured. At this time, the specific damage to the aircraft is unknown.

August 24, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GVXM) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) declared an emergency after a loss of control to the right while on final. Emergency services were deployed. After 2 go-arounds, the aircraft conducted orbits southwest of the fuel burning zone. At 1614Z, the aircraft landed without incident. The runway was closed for inspection until 1625Z. CADOR #2019Q2625 (AOR 254775-V1), which was a duplicate of this event, was deleted.

August 23, 2019

Accident at DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A privately registered Cessna 172N made a runway excursion at Drummondville, QC (CSC3). The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was set off. No one was injured; however, the aircraft was damaged. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (TR) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0145: A privately operated Cessna 172 was flying VFR to Drummondville (CSC3), QC. A gust of wind pushed the aircraft to the side of the runway as it was landing. The pilot wanted to avoid the runway lights and touched down on the grass, but came to a stop in a ditch. The pilot was the lone occupant and was not injured, but the aircraft sustained damage to the engine, propeller, wings and landing gear. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated.

August 22, 2019

Incident at 16NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

There was a loss of separation between an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA410) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3368) from New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) while the two aircraft were establishing themselves on final for Runways 24R and 24L. Separation was reduced to 2.5 NM and 400 ft while the requirement was 3 NM or 1 000 ft.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0147: C-FDRH, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA410), was flying from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. N813AE, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3383), was flying IFR from New York/LaGuardia (KLGA), NY, to CYUL. While the two aircraft were preparing for final approach on runways 24R and 24L, separation was reduced to 2.5 NM horizontally and 400 feet vertically, whereas the prescribed separation was 3 NM or 1,000 feet.

August 15, 2019

Incident at 4NM E St-Jean-Port-Joli

The Quebec tower received an urgent call from a Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GQHU) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3), which informed the tower that it was going to land on Highway 20. Around 1455Z, the pilot was contacted, and they confirmed that they had landed approximately 4 NM east of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC.
Update AOR 254216-V1: A Richcopter Cessna 150M (C-GQHU) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) squawked 7700 and declared an emergency on frequency 121.5. The aircraft reported a loss of engine power. The Quebec tower (CYQB) heard the call and responded. Thanks to the help of pilots en route and other neighbouring sectors, the tower located the aircraft and sent emergency services to it. The aircraft landed at 1455Z. The aircraft is in good shape. No one was injured. No impact. (Duplicate AOR 254216-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0140: C-GQHU, a Cessna 150M operated by Richcopter Inc., was conducting a VFR round robin flight from Drummondville (CSC3), QC, with the pilot and one passenger on board. In the vicinity of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC, the pilot set the transponder to 7700 and declared an emergency because the engine lost power (Teledyne Continental 0-200-A). The pilot then made successful a precautionary landing on Highway 20, approximately 4 NM east of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. There were no injuries or damage. A maintenance inspection determined that the engine failure was caused by carburetor icing.

August 21, 2019

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

At takeoff from Runway 24R, the separation between an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (C-GHPD/ROU1686) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) and an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (N812AE/ENY3903) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) was reduced to 2.5 NM, where it should normally be 3 NM. Impact: ENY3903 deviated to the south and north of the runway centreline due to wake turbulence produced by ROU1686.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0142: An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 (C-GHQI) was conducting flight ROU1686 from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, to Charlottetown (CYYG), PEI. During takeoff, separation between ROU1686 and Envoy Air Embraer EMB-135 (ENY3903) flying to New York/LaGuardia (KLGA), NY, was reduced to 2.5 NM, whereas the required separation was 3 NM. However, vertical separation was maintained. As a result, ENY3903 deviated north and south of the runway centreline because of the wake turbulence produced by ROU1686.

August 19, 2019

Incident at 13NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (ATS operating irregularity)

There was a loss of separation between an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-112 (ROU1519) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 24L, and an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (C-GHQI/ROU1883) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The separation was reduced to 2.0 NM and 800 ft, where it should be 3 NM or 1 000 ft.
TSB Update #A19Q0141: C-GHQI, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321, was on flight ROU1883 from Cancún Intl, MX (MMUN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). While ROU1883 was on approach for CYUL, the controller made it turn too sharply on base, which resulted in a loss of separation with C-FYIY, an Airbus A319 also operated by Air Canada Rouge, which was on final approach for Runway 24L. The aircraft came within 2 NM of each other laterally and 800 ft vertically, though the required separation was 3 NM or 1 000 ft.

August 6, 2019

Incident at 5NM NW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Cessna 180G, whose provenance and destination are unknown, indicated that it was going to conduct a touch-and-go at Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). There was a loss of contact between 1648Z and 1702Z. Search initiated with the SQ. The Montreal shift manager was notified. No impact on operations.

August 8, 2019

Incident at 14NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After its takeoff, a privately registered Cessna A185E from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a power loss and asked to return to CYQB. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 29. No impact.

August 15, 2019

Incident at 64NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Richcopter Cessna 150M (C-GQHU) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) squawked 7700 and declared an emergency on frequency 121.5. The aircraft reported a loss of engine power. The Quebec tower (CYQB) heard the call and responded. Thanks to the help of pilots en route and other neighbouring sectors, the tower located the aircraft and sent emergency services to it. The aircraft landed at 1455Z. The aircraft is in good shape. No one was injured. No impact.

May 25, 2019

Accident at St-Cuthbert (CCU2)

TSB #A19Q0073: C-IULM, a privately registered DTA Voyageur II 912 S Basic Ultra-light powered hang glider aircraft operated by ULM Quebec, was conducting a training flight from St-Cuthbert (ULM Quebec) (CCU2), QC with 1 instructor and 1 student-pilot on board. For approximately 1 hour, the 2 occupants trained locally, and conducted multiple touch and goes at CCU2. At approximately 20:00 EDT, the aircraft took off from Runway 10, and crashed a few seconds later on a field adjacent to the runway. Both occupants sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 9NM N MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound for Runway 24R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (EDV5503) from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (KMSP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) did not turn at AGNAG towards TIDAS and maintained its heading. Impact: the separation between a Mesa Airlines Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N513MJ/ASH6138) from Washington/Dulles, DC (KIAD) and EDV5503 was reduced to 2.6 NM and 400 ft, where 3 NM and 1 000 ft are required. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0136: N902XS, an Endeavor Air Canadair CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) (EDV5503) was flying IFR from Minneapolis—St. Paul/Wold-Chamberlain, MN, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL), QC. During its approach to CYUL, the aircraft did not turn towards TIDAS after AGNAG, as prescribed, and instead continued on its course. Separation with N513MJ, a Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) (ASH6138) flying from Washington-Dulles Intl (KIAD), Washington, DC, to CYUL was reduced to 2.6 NM horizontally and 400 feet vertically, whereas the required separation was 3 NM horizontally or 1,000 feet vertically.

May 7, 2019

Accident at 31NM NNE KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

TSB #A19Q0059: C-GNDO, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300, was on flight AIE641 from a camp located at N55°40.74/W077°11.17, QC to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) with 2 pilots on board. During takeoff, one of the skis got caught in the snow, the nose wheel was torn off, and the aircraft left the take-off area. The aircraft came to a stop outside the surface that was prepared for takeoff. No one was injured. The aircrafts nose, the left wing, the landing gear, the engine, and the left propeller were all substantially damaged.

August 5, 2019

Incident at 40NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Although it received and read back the descent clearance to FL280, a British Aerospace HS125 (C-GOHJ), operated by Hawker Limited Partnership, flying from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) continued its descent after FL280. Despite quick action by the Air Traffic Controller (ATC), the space between C-GOHJ and a U.S.-owned and -operated Beech B300 (N506KB), flying from Manassas, VA (KHEF) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) was reduced to 3 NM and 800 ft.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0132: C-GOHJ, a British Aerospace HS125 operated by Hawker Limited Partnership was conducting a flight from Port-Menier (CYPN), QC, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. At 40 NM southwest of Quebec City, QC, it was cleared for a descent to FL280 and read back the clearance correctly. C-GOHJ continued descending below FL280. As a result, separation between C-GOHJ and N506KB, a Raytheon B300 flying from Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field (KHEF) to Goose Bay (CYYR), Labrador, was reduced to 3 NM and 800 feet, though separation should have been 5 NM or 1,000 feet.

May 29, 2019

Incident at 4819N / 07059W

TSB Report A19Q0074: C-GTXE, a Top Aces Learjet 35A, was on a local flight from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with just 2 pilots on board. Shortly after takeoff, engine number 2 lost power. There was no sound, vibration, or indication when power was lost. Engine number 2 was brought to idle, and a PAN PAN was declared. The flight crew requested a climb to 7 000 ft to dump fuel for its landing. The aircraft then landed at CYBG without incident. Maintenance staff determined that the loss of power had been caused by a defective potentiometer.

July 26, 2019

Incident at 8.2NM N MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-FIJA/JZA8184) from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) received and read back the instruction to turn right on a heading of 070, but the aircraft instead turned on a heading of 170. Air traffic services (ATS) intervened to avoid a loss of separation with a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8738) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 24L. No loss of separation and no other impact on operations.

July 24, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GVDG/NDL321) from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was instructed to conduct a go-around 1.5 NM on final for Runway 24 due to loss of separation with an Orizon Aviation Québec Diamond DA 20 C-1 (C-GIIL) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) that was at a full stop ahead of it.

July 21, 2019

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

A Piedmont Airlines Embraer EMB-145LR (N640AE/PDT5011) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) took off from Runway 06R, followed by a Netjets Aviation Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N762QS/EJA762) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Teterboro, NJ (KBED). Initial loss of separation.

July 20, 2019

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Orizon Aviation Québec Inc Cessna 172P (C-FUCO), on a local flight Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), performed a runway excursion during takeoff due to strong crosswinds. 4 souls on board, 2 suffered minor injuries. Extent of damage to the aircraft is unknown. The TSB is aware.
Update TSB #A19Q0118: C-FUCO, a Cessna 172P operated by Orizon Aviation Québec Inc. was taking off from Quebec City/ Jean Lesage Intl/Québec (CYQB), QC, for a familiarization flight (pilot for a day) with three passengers on board. During the takeoff roll, the aircraft pitched up suddenly and took an uncontrolled turn to the left. The aircraft was no longer aligned with the runway centreline and violently crashed into the ground. The passengers and pilot exited the aircraft on their own and waited for airport emergency services. The three passengers sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

July 22, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-215-6B11 (series CL-215T) (QUE230) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared PAN PAN 17 NM southwest of Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). An engine had failed. The aircraft went back to CYVO with just one engine and landed without incident at 0005Z, then taxied to its hangar without assistance.
Update TSB #A19Q0120: C-FTXJ, a Canadair CL-215 operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental, with two pilots, was on a local flight departing from Val-dOr (CYVO), QC, when the flight crew noted an abnormal indication of the right engine parameters without loss of power. The engine (PWC R-2800) was shut down as a precaution, an emergency was declared and the aircraft returned for a landing at CYVO without incident.

July 8, 2019

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GAUB) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) went 2.5 miles into St-Jean tower Class D Airspace without establishing any communication. Impact: a Cessna L-19/O-1 (SDOG26) from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) was delayed at departure. No loss of separation. No other impact on operations.

July 11, 2019

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

On approach into CYUL separation was reduced to 2.6NM between a Porter Airlines Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQH/POE473) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and an American, privately registered Mooney M20R from Louisburg/Triangle North, NC (KLHZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), as the American aircraft went through the approach course. No other impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0111: C-GKQH, a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-400, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight POE473 from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). A privately registered Mooney M20R was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Louisburg/Triangle North Executive, NC (KLHZ) to CYUL. During the approach at CYUL, the Mooney M20R went outside the glide path, thus creating a loss of separation with POE473. The lateral distance was reduced to 2.6 NM, while the standard is 3 NM.

July 9, 2019

Incident at REZIN intersection

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (VSL607) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) received and read back the instruction to continue on B7. VSL607 turned en route directly above REZIN. Impact: VSL607 turned directly into the path of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FPON/JZA8757), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). No loss of separation and no other impact.

July 12, 2019

Accident at 4903N / 07444W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton informed us that it had discovered that a privately registered de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I from St-Mathias, QC (CSV9) to an unknown destination had crashed into trees around 2030Z on July 12. The aircraft flipped over in the woods south of Lac Boulaine (QC) near Chibougamau. There were 4 people on board, 3 of which are deceased.
UPDATE: CADORS 2019Q2011 (AOR 252121) was a duplicate of this occurrence and was deleted.
Update TSB #A19Q0107: C-GRHF, a privately operated, float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 Mk 1 (Beaver), with one pilot and three passengers on board, was flying VFR from the Gouin reservoir, QC, to a lake north of Chibougamau, QC. Approximately 43 miles south of Chibougamau, the aircraft collided with trees. The pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The aircraft incurred substantial damage. The ELT activated. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton evacuated the passenger to Chibougamau, QC.

June 28, 2019

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

At departure, there was a loss of lateral separation between a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWJK/WEN3535) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and an Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (C-GOIE/TSC546), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bordeaux–Merignac, France (LFBD) when the tower forgot to instruct WEN3535 to turn before its takeoff.
TSB Update #A19Q0099: C-GWJK, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400, was on flight WEN3535 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). C-GOIE, an Air Transat Airbus 321-200, was on flight TSC546 from CYUL, to Bordeaux/Mérignac, France (LFBD). Simultaneously, the 2 aircraft positioned themselves for their respective takeoffs: WEN3535 on Runway 24R, and TSC546 on Runway 24L. The information available to the controller responsible for the departures indicated that WEN3535 had to make a 30° right turn during the initial climb; however, this information was not transmitted to the crew by the controller in service. After the 2 aircraft had each received their respective departures, there was a change in controller. When the replacement controller noticed that WEN3535 was not initiating the right turn as specified in the data system, he instructed the crew to turn right to obtain the required separation. The takeoff paths were parallel, and the separation was consequently reduced to 1.3 NM horizontally and 900 ft vertically before WEN3535 initiated its turn.

July 3, 2019

Accident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A 6647049 Canada Inc. Corsair FG 1D (C-GVWC) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) had a Runway excursion after touch and go (T/G) on Runway 09. Emergency services were advised (ADZ). The area control centre (ACC) was advised (ADZ). A vehicle (ST22) was advised (ADZ). The Runway was closed by NOTAM. Three aircraft (A/C), an Evolution Flight School Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEWM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), a Rockcliffe Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GSGG) from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) and a Kkb Aeronefs Ltee Piper PA-28R-200 (C-FKKB) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) were re-routed to other airports. Two aircraft (A/C) were delayed approximately 10 minutes.
TSB Update #A19Q0100: a privately registered Goodyear Corsair FG 1D (C-GVWC) was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) with only the pilot on board. While the aircraft was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 09 at CYND, there was a directional loss of control to the left. The pilot tried in vain to control the aircraft by using the rudder and fully applying the right brake. The aircraft made a runway excursion and ended up in a ditch that runs along the runway. The pilot was seriously injured and there was major damage to the aircraft.

July 9, 2019

Accident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Shortly after its takeoff, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) crashed at the edge of the runway for unknown reasons. Emergency services were contacted. The runway was closed by NOTAM. No impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0103: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II ultralight was on a local VFR flight from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff from Runway 31 at CYVB, the pilot experienced difficulty controlling the aircraft, which was starting to lose altitude. The aircraft touched the runway the first time, then regained altitude, went back down, and touched the runway again. The aircraft swerved to the left, but the pilot managed to guide it to the centre of the runway. The third time the wheels touched the runway, the landing gear collapsed under impact, causing a change in direction 90° to the left. The aircraft slid on its belly, ran off the runway, and ended up in a ditch lining the west side of the runway. The pilot and the passenger were able to evacuate the aircraft without difficulty and were uninjured. The pilot had acquired the aircraft recently and, until that day, had only conducted tests on the ground.

July 1, 2019

Accident at 4527N / 07304W

Sureté du Québec indicated to the Montreal Area Control Centre (ACC) that an unknown ultralight aircraft, whose provenance and destination are unknown, had crashed near Rougemont.
Update – TSB #A19Q0096: a privately registered Rans S-6ES Coyote II ultralight was on a VFR flight from a private aerodrome located in the Mont St-Grégoire, QC region with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. The aircraft was seen orbiting at a low altitude above orchards in the Rougemont, QC area when it lost altitude. The aircraft crashed into trees and was destroyed. The two occupants were fatally injured.

June 20, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA414) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was being vectored behind heavy traffic, an Air Transat Airbus A330-300 (TSC111) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The aircraft were being vectored for different runways but were in close proximity to each other. ACA414 was 4.2NM behind TSC111. TSC111 was established at 3000. ACA414 was cleared to 4000, and the readback was correct. ACA414 descended through 4000. At approximately 3400, air traffic services (ATS) detected the altitude deviation and issued a turn to avoid the wake turbulence from TSC111. ACA414 passed 4NM almost directly behind TSC111 before initiating the turn. The controller issued a wake turbulence cautionary. Both flights landed safely but the event caused delays on arrivals in CYUL.
TSB Update #A19Q0094: C-FKPT, an Air Canada Airbus 320-200, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight ACA414 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). C-GKTS, an Air Transat Airbus 330-300, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight TSC111 from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to CYUL. ACA414 was being vectored by ATC for Runway 06R, behind TSC111, which was level at 3 000 ft ASL and also being vectored, but for Runway 06L. ACA414 was cleared to descend to 4 000 ft, and correctly read back the altitude. ATC detected an altitude deviation while ACA414 was at an altitude of 3 400 ft, and instructed the flight crew to make a turn to avoid wake turbulence from TSC111. Separation was reduced to 4 NM horizontally, while the required separation is 5 NM or 1 000 ft. The controller issued a wake turbulence warning, and the two aircraft landed without incident.

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