October 27, 2021

Incident at 6129N / 07229W

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Airbus A310 (CFC4163) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) lost its two transponders in flight and, by the same token, its reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification. No impact on operations.

October 21, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) tower lost all indications on the state of the instrument landing system (ILS) 06R. The technology operations coordinator (TOC) and the terminal control unit (TCU) were notified. Published RNAV approach.

October 11, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After landing on Runway 06, a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GIXH) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) lost communication. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B6. The aircraft was then authorized to circulate by means of a light signal. No impact on operations.

October 9, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-FFSK) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) lost communications after takeoff. The aircraft landed without incident at 1541Z. No impact.

September 30, 2021

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

Alerting services lost on a Stillwater Air Inc. Cessna A185F (C-GLGR) from Trenton, NS (CYTN) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) after cancelling IFR with Boston centre.

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.

June 7, 2021

Incident at 20NM NNW LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

A Chartright Air Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (HRT085) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported hearing a "Mayday" call on the guard frequency from an Exact Air Cessna R182 (C-GBSC) with an engine failure. This aircraft was not in communication with Toronto (YYZ) air traffic control (ATC) and there was no flight plan on file. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified and indicated that Bagotville (YBG) had also heard the call. Numerous attempts by aircraft to contact C-GBSC were unsuccessful. No operational impact. At 2138Z, JRCC advised that C-GBSC had landed safely.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0036: An Exact Air Cessna R182 (C-GBSC) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Manic-5, QC (CMN5), with only the pilot on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight at an altitude of 3000 feet ASL, at approximately 20NM north northwest of La Tuque, the engine lost power. The pilot actioned the emergency checklist and issued a “MAYDAY” call. After the carburetor heat was activated, the engine ran rough a few times and then normal power returned. The aircraft landed at the St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) airport, where an inspection was performed and no failures were detected. (Duplicate CADORS 2021O0652 deleted after information merge.)

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 5, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150L (C-FGBT) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) lost communications with the tower while on the right downwind for Runway 24R and squawked 7600. The aircraft recovered its communications function 2 minutes later. No other impact.

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 24, 2021

Accident at 17NM SW LA GRANDE-4 QC (CYAH)

Information received from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). A Heli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GXZW) crashed 130NM East of La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). The circumstances of the crash, as well as the extent of the damage, are unknown. The only person on board was not injured.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0045: A Héli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GXZW) helicopter was on a visual flight rules flight from and to the Pourvoirie Mirage, QC (CPM3) aerodrome with one pilot on board, intending to do local work. On initial climb-out, while moving a platform with a 100-ft longline, the pilot felt a jolt and noticed that the load had been lost above the lower hook. The pilot released the longline, which had wound around the tail rotor. An emergency landing was performed. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the main rotor blades impacted the rocky surface during landing on the sloped terrain. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was not activated.

June 25, 2021

Incident at 4920N / 06723W

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 337G (C-GYOB) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area of Pointe-des-Monts and lost the signal once crossing the river. The ELT had been activated in error by a Pascan Saab 340B (C-GRDU/PSC310) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB).

May 18, 2021

Accident at 145NM NE CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR). A Go Helico Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FHPQ), on a flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), encountered a vortex and crashed sideways. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries or deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0025: C-FHPQ, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 helicopter operated by Go Helico Inc., was on a visual flight rules flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to a designated landing area 145 nautical miles north of the point of departure, with one pilot and four passengers on board. During the approach maneuver, the aircraft lost altitude, the right skid caught trees and the aircraft continued its descent. Once on the ground, the aircraft rolled over on its right side. The occupants evacuated and suffered no injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage; there was no fire or fluid spills. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was manually activated by the pilot.

April 24, 2021

Accident at 5NM NE ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

Air traffic control (ATC) was receiving multiple reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. After investigation, ATC discovered that a privately registered Cessna 180K crashed at Lac Taureau. The time of the incident is unknown. There was one person on board (SOB) and no injuries. The aircraft was damaged. No service was provided by NAV CANADA. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No known impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0022: A privately registered Cessna 180K on floats was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sacacomie, QC, to Taureau Reservoir, QC, located 5 nautical miles northeast of the Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5) aerodrome, with 1 pilot on board. During the landing, a gust of wind displaced the aircraft and the pilot lost control. The left wing reportedly hit the water and the aircraft overturned. The pilot was able to evacuate the aircraft. There were no injuries.

March 28, 2021

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

An Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-GXCN/CRQ235) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) lost localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) service around 4200ft, while on approach.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 4839N / 07151W

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

February 19, 2021

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7557) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated an ascent following a message from the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), then returned to land but lost the nose wheel handling on A1. The aircraft was towed to the barrier at 2310Z. No impact on operations.

January 17, 2021

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

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence McDonnell Douglas F-18 (VIMY11) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) lost communication with the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) while following the "scramble, intercept and recovery" (SIR) procedure. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 (THY7) from Istanbul, Turkey (LTFM) to Washington-Dulles, VA (KIAD) was vectored to maintain separation. Separation was not lost. No impact to operations.

January 19, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Val-dOr (CYVO), QC, a vehicle (ST27) advised that maintenance personnel had lost a screw (1 inch in diameter by 3 inches long) on the runway. A runway inspection was conducted. The runway was swept almost completely and no screws were found. A 30-minute departure delay occurred for an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (CRQ273) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Waskaganish, QC (CYKQ).

October 30, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a Hanson Aviation Corp. Cessna 172M (C-GDZQ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported via telephone that they had lost their radio. Before C-GDZQ entered the zone, the tower was able to re-establish radio communication and C-GDZQ landed safely at 1952Z. No operational impact.

October 18, 2021

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Integrated Information Display System (IIDS) failed at approximately 1940Z. Electronic communication with the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS), the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS), and the Automatic Data Acquisition and Processing System (ADAPS) was lost. System was intermittent until fully restored at 1949Z. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised and investigated the situation. Numerous aircraft were denied VFR transponder codes and the flight information service en route (FISE) altimeter setting information due to the outage.

October 5, 2021

Incident at 20NM PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A Kalitta Charters Learjet 35 MEDEVAC (N913CK/KFS161+) inbound from Rapid City, SD (KRAP) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was cleared for an area navigation (RNAV) X approach and at FL100 indicated they had lost their right engine. An emergency was not declared and the aircraft landed safely at 2308Z.

September 22, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8239) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had a nose wheel malfunction and lost steering while taxiing for departure. The aircraft was immobilized across the hold short line for Runway 15/33 and was towed back to the apron at 1750Z.

September 1, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

A Rans S-6ES Coyote II (HCU0089) enroute from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC) lost communications/flight following with Comox Terminal and entered Campbell River, BC (CYBL) zone without contacting the flight service station (FSS). Attempts to contact the pilot were unsuccessful. HCU0089 appeared briefly on radar. A 49 North Helicopters Bell 206B (C-FJOR) departing southwest-bound was passed the traffic and pilot reported HCU0089 in sight. HCU0089 then made contact with FSS, advised that they had radio trouble, requested cancellation of flight following and continued to CBBC. Comox Terminal was advised and flight following was cancelled. No further impact on operations.

August 27, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (YYE) VOR (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Vancouver (YVR) technicians called to advise that the Fort Nelson (YYE) very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) had lost connection. The Flight Service Station (FSS) verified with an aircraft that the aircraft could not receive a signal from the VOR. The Edmonton (YEG) Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised.

August 21, 2021

Incident at 5NM SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (REBL39) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) lost an engine after cancelling its IFR clearance into CYYD. The aircraft diverted to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) for repairs.

August 10, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FEFY) was on a touch-and-go circuit and departed the hard surface into the grass south of Runway 26L. C-FEFY taxied from the grass back to the ramp.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0081: C-FEFY, an Island Coastal Aviation Cessna 172M, was conducting flight training circuit exercises at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with a student pilot on board. During the landing roll of the student pilots 9th circuit, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the left side of the paved surface of Runway 26L, in the vicinity of Taxiway B. The aircraft did not collide with any obstacles. The student pilot was able to taxi the aircraft to Apron 1. There was no damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries.

August 4, 2021

Incident at 55NM NNW BELLA BELLA (CAMPBELL ISLAND) BC (CBBC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY) from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) began a rapid descent to 14,000ft due to a pressurization issue. The aircraft resumed its flight to CYVR.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0075: C-GGNY, a Jazz Aviation LP de Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating as flight JZA8281 from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew and 42 passengers on board. While in cruise at 25,000 feet ASL, the cabin pressure was lost. The flight crew performed an emergency descent to 14,000 feet ASL, advised ATC, and vectors were given for terrain clearance. JZA8281 later descended to 10,000 feet ASL, where they were able to regain pressurization and continued to CYVR. A few passengers experienced discomfort with their ears popping. Jazz Aircraft Maintenance advised that a leak was found at the aft baggage door inflatable seal. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR 20210805003) was submitted to Transport Canada on August 05, 2021.

July 26, 2021

Accident at TOFINO HARBOUR BC (Water) (CAB4)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria reported that an Atleo River Air Service Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GYJX) on a flight from Tofino, BC (Water) (CAB4) crashed upon takeoff, resulting in partial submersion on a sandbar. The aircraft occupants were rescued, with minor injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0069: C-GYJX, a float-equipped Cessna A185F operated by Atleo River Air Service Ltd., was conducting a flight from Tofino Harbour Water Aerodrome, BC (CAB4) to the Hesquiaht First Nation located in Hot Springs Cove, BC, with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. During takeoff, the aircraft momentarily became airborne before control was lost and the aircraft nosed-over in shallow water. All occupants were able to exit the aircraft onto a sandbar, with minor injuries reported. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

July 15, 2021

Incident at GANGES BC (Water) (CAX6)

A Seair Seaplanes Ltd. Cessna 208 (C-GIGO), while being pushed from the dock, started its engines. The deckhand lost control while holding the rope, resulting in contact with a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GUTW), which was docked adjacent. Significant damage to both aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0058: C-GIGO, a float equipped Cessna 208 aircraft operated by Seair Seaplanes Ltd., was preparing to conduct a flight from Ganges Harbour, BC (CAX6) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 1 crew member on board. Prior to the engine starting, the dockhand assisting the pilot untied the guide rope and held it in their hand. When the engine started, the aircraft travelled forward, pulling the rope from the dockhand. The aircraft began travelling forward until the propeller of C-GIGO struck the rear of C-GUTW, a float equipped DHC-3T operated by Harbour Air. After the initial prop strike, the pilot of C-GIGO quickly shut down the engine, as the aircraft rotated 90 degrees, striking C-GUTW with the right-hand (RH) wing. C-GUTW was tied to the dock with no one on board during the occurrence. There were no injuries; both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

June 30, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

An R22 aircraft crossed midfield at a low-level, from East to West, with no radio contact. The aircraft was unresponsive and proceeded to the northwest, where visual was lost. The aircraft was visually identified as an American, privately registered Robinson R22 Beta. Other traffic in the area was advised.

July 1, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported an engine issue. The aircraft landed safely east of Runway 25 on a farmers field. Minimal impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0054: C-GDON, an Insignia College Cessna 172, was conducting flight training circuit exercises at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with a student and instructor on board. The aircraft departed from Runway 13 after the student performed a touch-and-go landing. At approximately 400 feet AGL, the engine surged and then lost power (Avco Lycoming O-320-E2D). The instructor took control of the aircraft, declared an emergency, and attempted to return to land on Runway 25. The aircraft did not reach the runway and landed near the airport perimeter fence, in a farmers field. The aircraft sustained no damage. There were no injuries. The ELT did not activate. Subsequent maintenance actions included adjusting the left-hand (LH) fuel tank vent tube in accordance with the maintenance manual and replacing the LH fuel cap with a vented filler cap. The aircraft has been returned to service.

June 18, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Harts Aviation B.C. Inc. Zenair Zodiac CH 601 HD (C-IABP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed from Runway 19 and, while in the initial climb, declared "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday" and turned right back towards Runway 01. A 0927947 B.C. Ltd. Cessna 177B (C-FCRD), on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ), was on short final for Runway 19 with a landing clearance. C-FCRD was instructed to pull up and start an immediate right turn. C-IABP was cleared to land on Runway 01, and exited at Taxiway K and was temporarily disabled on the taxiway. The active runway was changed to Runway 25. Moderate impact to operations. C-IABP appeared to have lost a blade from the propeller.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0044: C-IABP, a Zenair CH601 advanced ultralight, was being operated at Langley, BC (CYNJ) by Harts Aviation BC Inc., with an instructor and a student on board. On initial climb-out from Runway 19, and while climbing through 700 feet AGL, a light engine vibration was sensed at about 2600 RPM and the engine (Rotax 912) suddenly stopped. The instructor declared an emergency. A Cessna Cardinal C177 (C-FCRD) was on short final for Runway 19 with a landing clearance at the time of the "Mayday" call and was instructed to pull up and start an immediate right turn. ATC then cleared the Zenair to land, and the instructor pilot performed a 180 degree turnback forced landing on Runway 01. The aircraft exited at a taxiway, where it was temporarily disabled. The pilot observed that one of the three propeller blades (Manufacturer: GSC Systems, Vernon BC) had separated in flight and was missing. Maintenance follow-up: The composite adjustable fixed pitch propeller had recently been reinstalled following a repair by the manufacturer due to a crack in the coating/covering material near the cuff. It was suspected that water/rain ingress may have affected the propellers inner wood structure.

June 21, 2021

Incident at 18NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSWE/WEN3106) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal over Bowen Island, at 10,000ft, while inbound to CYVR. The aircraft lost the signal while descending through 8,500ft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

June 18, 2021

Accident at GRAND FORKS BC (CZGF)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that an ultra light aircraft had crashed in a field while on departure out of Grand Forks, BC (CZGF). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0043: C-IITD, a Rans S-6 Coyote II advanced Ultralight (ULA) aircraft, was on initial climb from the Grand Forks, BC (CZGF) airport. At about 500 feet AGL, the engine lost power (BRP ROTAX 503) and the pilot turned back towards the airport. During the descent, an airstart was attempted, but was unsuccessful. The renter pilot did not declare an emergency. The ULA descended and crashed into an orchard about 100NM Northwest of the runway, just short of the airport periphery fence. The pilot extricated themselves and waved down a witness, who called EMS. The pilot was attended to by EMS, who transported them to the hospital for observation. Prior to the flight, the pilot had taken a fuel sample from the sump and considered it clear. The aircraft run-up was fine and the engine was operating normally during taxi and take-off. Maintenance follow-up: Owners maintenance determined that the carburetor bowl contained a large quantity/ratio of water to fuel (MOGAS 91 Octane).

May 22, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation was reported by a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Airbus A310 (CFC3172) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) at 17000 feet, through FL200. The ELT started around Powell River and CFC3172 lost the signal approximately 25NM later. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

June 9, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operator called to report they had lost control of their RPAS but it appeared to be stationary according to their global positioning system (GPS). They later called to inform that they had located it on a building.

June 6, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Tiggr Air Inc. Cessna 172H (C-GWJM) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) lost its radio capability while flying circuits. C-GWJM activated code 7600 and landed safely. No operational impact.

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

Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) briefly lost power at 1427Z. Radar source was lost. Services were restored by 1435Z.

June 2, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GTYB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) called inbound near Fort Langley. C-GTYB was given a straight-in approach for Runway 19. The aircraft was observed 1NM to 1.5NM East of the approach and looked lost. The aircraft was given multiple ways to find the airport before landing safely 15 minutes later. Two aircraft, a privately registered, amateur-built Europa Classic from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) and a privately registered Cessna 172K from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) were held outside of the zone, and one additional departing aircraft was vectored out of the way.

May 23, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

The pilot of a privately registered Maule M-7-235C from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) declared an emergency after departing from Runway 18. The aircraft maintained partial power and landed safely on Runway 18 at 1643Z. One departing aircraft was delayed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0038: A privately registered Maule M-7-235C departed Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) for a local flight to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Once the aircraft arrived at CYPK, the pilot requested a touch-and-go, followed by one circuit and a landing. During the climb-out from CYPK, following the touch-and-go, the propeller pitch control was lost and the propeller moved to a full fine position while at 400 feet AGL. The full fine propeller resulted in a diminished ability to climb and the risk of engine damage. The crew declared an emergency and returned the aircraft to CYPK to land without further incident. There were no injuries. Post flight maintenance discovered that a service plug in the engine case had become loose and shifted, causing a loss of oil pressure to the propeller hub. The service plug was reinstalled and the aircraft was returned to service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) will be submitted to Transport Canada.

May 20, 2021

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

An Emil Anderson Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GEAG) reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal while overflying Chilliwack, BC (CYCW), but lost the signal when southeast of the field. A Robinson R66 aircraft that was inbound to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported hearing the ELT signal while on the ground at CYCW but losing the signal once airborne. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised. No operational impact.

May 9, 2021

Incident at 5NM NW KELOWNA BC (LW) NDB

The pilot of a Lindsey Composites Inc. Mooney M20E (C-FPXG) from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised that the aircraft had lost a door handle and the door was subsequently secured with a seatbelt. No assistance required. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was completed at 2055Z, with nothing found.

May 10, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd. Christen A-1B (C-GTYC) from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) landed on Runway 26, lost control while braking after landing, and struck its wing on the runway. The pilot did not require assistance. Airport maintenance was dispatched to check for foreign object debris (FOD). No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0024: C-GTYC, an Aviat A-1 (Husky) operated by Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd, was conducting a VFR repositioning flight from the Yellowknife, NT (CEN9) ice/float base to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) for maintenance. During the landing roll in CYYE, the pilot applied the brakes and the aircraft pulled to the left and ground looped. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway into the grass. The aircraft was able to taxi to the ramp. Following the flight, the aircraft was inspected and the minor damage was repaired.

February 5, 2021

Incident at Campbell River Hospital (Heli)

TSB Report #A21P0011: C-GCHJ, a Sikorsky S-76C operated by Helijet International Inc., on a MEDEVAC flight, was on approach to the Campbell River Hospital, BC (CAT6) helipad when the pilot flying (PF) momentarily lost sight of the helipad and deviated slightly to the right. The pilot monitoring (PM) advised the PF that the pad was on the left of the helicopter; the aircraft was about 10 feet above the helipad at this time, and the PF recovered to about 25 feet above it, before continuing forward and down.

April 29, 2021

Incident at 20NM E PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

The flight service station (FSS) received a notification from the area control centre (ACC) that a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Beech 1900 (PCO866) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had declared a MAYDAY due to a lost engine. PCO866 landed at CYZT without incident at 0026Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0029: C-FPCV, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Textron Beech 1900C, was conducting flight PCO866 from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 2 flight crew members and 9 passengers on board. When climbing through 16 000 feet ASL, the aircraft began to yaw to the right. The aircrafts RH engine, a PT6A-65B (S/N: PCE32157), was indicating a significant reduction in torque and an increased inter-stage turbine temperature (ITT). As the ITT continued to increase, a burning smell was perceived in the cockpit. The flight crew carried out a precautionary engine shutdown. The pilot that was monitoring declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and made the request to return to CYZT. The aircraft landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engines compressor turbine disk had experienced a blade failure, leading to other blades on the disk to fail. The operators maintenance has indicated that with the compressor no longer turning at an optimal speed, the engine power was reduced and was accompanied by a build up of heat. The engines abnormally hot bleed air entering the air cycle machine (ACM) likely created the burning smell. The operator has shipped the engine to the manufacturer for a comprehensive teardown.

April 25, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FBTR/CRN511) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) experienced an issue with its landing gear while on approach to CYXS. The pilot decided to return to CYLW. The aircraft landed at CYLW at 1759Z without issue, with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. The pilot did not declare an emergency.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Prince George, BC (CYXS), the flight crew of CRN511 had no green "gear down" annunciation. Once the crew had established that the landing gear was down and locked, they chose to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), where maintenance could address the issue. Maintenance found that the landing gear green annunciators were unlatched and would only show green when pushed in and held. Once the annunciators were manually reset, they functioned normally. The flight crew had inadvertently unlatched the annunciators during flight, which caused the indication to be lost. The flight crew have been briefed on annunciator operation.

April 15, 2021

Accident at PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reported an aircraft accident at Princeton, BC (CYDC). At approximately 2310Z (1610 PDT), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) on a VFR flight plan from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), with a stopover at CYDC, departed CYDC for Oliver, BC. The pilot reported experiencing a downdraft upon take-off from Runway 04, and subsequently lost control. The aircraft went through a fence and hit the median of Highway 5A. The pilot experienced only minor injuries, however, the aircraft suffered extensive damage, including a fuel leak. The TSB authorized the removal of the aircraft due to its location. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0025: C-GHBM, a Cessna C-172M owned by BP Aviation Ltd., was on a round robin VFR cross-country flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Princeton, BC (CYDC), with 1 student pilot on board. Shortly after C-GHBM lifted off from Runway 04 at CYDC, the aircraft bounced on the right side of the runway. The pilot rejected the take-off and landed on the grass next to the runway. Despite power reduction and brake application, the aircraft went through the airport fence, down a small embankment, and came to rest on Highway 5A against a concrete barrier. The student pilot egressed approximately 30 seconds after the aircraft stopped; the student pilot sustained minor injuries. There was a fuel spill from the aircraft; however, no post-impact fire. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the ELT did not activate.

April 11, 2021

Incident at 6NM NW Aldergrove

A privately registered Cessna 152 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) lost communications exiting the control zone. The aircraft orbited Aldergrove, squawked 7600 and called the tower. The pilot was given landing information and a green light on final. The aircraft landed without incident.

March 29, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

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

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