June 17, 2022

Incident at 40NM MATAGAMI QC (CYNM)

Loss of power and altitude due to loud and clear de-icing. A Propair Inc Beech A100 (C-FHGG/PRO4215) from Washaganish, QC (CYKQ) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initially declared an emergency (MAYDAY) at A110, descended to A070, then leveled at A070, advising air traffic control (ATC) that the emergency was cancelled, and continued its flight to CYUL.

May 12, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 2150Z to 2202Z. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

March 9, 2022

Incident at 4621N / 07500W

A clear and loud emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FCVD/NDL543) from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) at 4621N 07500W and at an altitude of 23,000 ft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

January 9, 2022

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

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) tower. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source: A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GGJA) on deck. No impact on operations.

April 13, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A loud continuous intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard from 1504Z until 1510Z at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The area control centre (ACC) shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

January 10, 2022

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, loud and clear, was heard for less then 1 second, at 2345Z. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8441) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT), on final (FNL) for Runway 33, also heard the signal for less than 1 second.

June 20, 2022

Incident at 4422N / 07633W

A clear and loud emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by several aircraft in the southern Ottawa area at and below FL250. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

June 13, 2022

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz at London, ON (CYXU) by the London flight information centre (FIC) and local aircraft, from 2236Z until 2256Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton determined that the source was a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOEN) that was on the ground at CYXU. No impact to operations.

June 12, 2022

Incident at 4833N / 08125W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-400 (N836MH/DAL11) from London/Heathrow, England (EGLL) to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (KMSP) at 4833N08125W, FL360, for one minute. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2022

Incident at 4417N / 07813W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported in the vicinity of Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) by a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3513) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) starting at 1056Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

January 8, 2022

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, loud and clear, was heard on frequency 121.5 MHz for approximately 5 seconds.

February 10, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1802Z, a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the tower. The signal lasted for about 30 seconds before stopping momentarily, then starting again for approximately another 30 seconds. An Air Tindi aircraft (TIN200) was taxiing and reported hearing the same. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was notified. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact to the operation.

February 1, 2022

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A loud and continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal started going off at 0135Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised the ELT signal was from an Elbow River Helicopters Ltd. Bell 212 (C-GERW) and was turned off at 0210Z. The Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) was advised.

May 9, 2021

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Public complaint)

Aviation Incident Report #17084: A Trois-Rivières, QC, resident reported hearing a loud noise during the night, and the next day reported finding a burnt "pop rivet" that he thought had fallen from an aircraft. The part had perforated his canopy canvas. Photos available.

October 29, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz from 1755Z to 1805Z. The Sûreté du Québec was notified. It was the ELT from an Aéroclub de Montréal Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GJCV) from Montréal/St-Hubert (CYHU), QC to Montréal/St-Hubert (CYHU), QC that landed at 1748Z at CYHU. No other impact.

October 21, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A Morningstar Air Express Inc. Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMOC/MAL7054) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported having difficulty receiving the automatic terminal information service (ATIS) message on frequency 125.7 MHz. Distortion and loud background noise. Same problem as the non-routine event (NRE) 093216. Impact: MAL8069 had to obtain the information through other means.

September 4, 2021

Incident at 4643N / 07032W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an American Airlines Boeing 787-9 (AAL71) at FL400. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

August 17, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A loud and continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) between 0117Z and 0200Z. Source identified: a Propair Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GORN). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No other impact on operations.

July 25, 2021

Incident at 5NM MONTRÉAL / ST-LAZARE QC (CST3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by several high level aircraft in the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) area. Signal stopped at 1924Z. Source: accidental ELT activation by a privately registered Piper PA-28-161. Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton notified.

July 2, 2021

Incident at LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by several aircraft operating at various altitudes. Signal stopped at 1107Z. Source: a MDG Aviation Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-GNQM). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

June 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Berthierville QC

Following a request from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, a 3897397 Canada Inc. Cessna 150B (C-GFFG) reported a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the surroundings of Berthierville, QC, at 2000 feet.

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by several aircraft operating at various altitudes. Signal stopped at 2108Z. Source: a privately registered Cessna 172G on the ground at St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

May 30, 2021

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) tower for 15 seconds. Source unknown. Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton advised.

May 12, 2021

Incident at 4617N / 07451W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a European Air Transport Airbus A330-243 (DALMD/BCS954) from Milan/Malpensa, Italy (LIMC) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) at FL380. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

May 14, 2021

Incident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a privately registered Cessna 150J on the ground at Joliette, QC (CSG3). The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. The source was a privately registered Bellanca 7KCAB which had mistakenly left its ELT after its tests were completed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273637-V1 / CADORS 2021Q1165 deleted after cross-referencing the information.

May 13, 2021

Incident at 45NM NW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJJF/PROP4200) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) at FL200. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 11, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz from 2000Z to 2014Z. Source unknown.

May 1, 2021

Incident at 4547N / 07222W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C-GJXW/ACA665) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) at 4547N 07222W and 20,000 feet. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source identified as a BP Aviation Ltd. Air Tractor AT-502B (C-GOBP). No impact on operations.

May 2, 2021

Incident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GODE) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Alma, QC (CYTF) at FL190. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. A privately registered Cessna 182P on a flight to St-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) accidentally triggered its ELT at 1242Z. No impact on operations.

April 26, 2021

Incident at 15NM SW St-Félix, QC

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FJGZ/JZA8007) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at FL300. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the Gatineau station. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. A privately registered Cessna 172L on the ground had activated its ELT by mistake. No impact on operations.

April 25, 2021

Incident at 4636N / 07402W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA857) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), near La Tuque, QC (CYLQ) at FL400. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations. The ELT source was identified as a Chrono Aviation Inc. Beech B300 (C-GJKA/NDL350) from La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ).

Incident at SOKYE intersection

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGFZ/ACA7204) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) at the SOKYE intersection at F280. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax was notified. No impact on operations.

February 27, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Northern Air Charter (P.R.) Inc. Cessna 208 (C-FNME) activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in error. The signal was heard, loud and clear, from 1349Z to 1404Z by the flight service station (FSS) at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax was notified. No impact on operations.

February 18, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) tower. An Orizon Aviation Quebec Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GYCM) accidentally activated its ELT while on the ground. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

January 19, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 1535Z to 1554Z on frequency 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. It had been triggered accidentally by a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GDSG) that was on the ground at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax was notified (406). No impact on operations.

January 18, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) tower. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

December 3, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for 5 minutes and reported to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria. The JRCC advised that it was a Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Bell 47G-2 (C-FKNC). The Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower advised C-FKNC, which had mistakenly triggered its ELT.

November 3, 2021

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The Smithers, BC (CYYD) remote communications outlet (RCO) frequency was experiencing ongoing issues. Receiver (rx) functionality was very loud and garbled, and unusable. NOTAM issued to indicate it was unserviceable (U/S).

October 4, 2021

Accident at 3NM N Egmont Waterdrome (CAS6)

A Black Tusk Helicopter Kaman K-1200 (C-FZVM) conducting logging operations came into contact with the water and went missing. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) conducted a search.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0107: C-FZVM, a Black Tusk Helicopters Inc. Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-1200 (K-max) helicopter, was conducting heli-logging operations in the vicinity of Killam Bay, in Jervis Inlet, BC, with 1 pilot on board. Following a mid-day break, the pilot resumed transporting logs from a cut block to an ocean pen approximately 0.6NM NW. About 1 minute after departing the cut block with a load of 3 logs in the grapple, workers at the cut block heard a loud noise that came from the area of the ocean pen. The pilot could not be contacted by radio nor did they return to the cut block. A company support helicopter was directed to search the area of the ocean pen, where they found debris in the water and a sheen on the water. A search and rescue helicopter arrived on scene but was unable to locate the helicopter. Portions of 3 rotor blades were recovered by searchers on the water. The helicopter was located by sonar 8 days after the occurrence. It was approximately 150m west of the reported initial collision location, at a depth of approximately 110m. The pilot was fatally injured.

May 17, 2021

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

At 2300Z, a strong and loud emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard over 121.5 MHz for 3 minutes; the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called with a 406 report, as well. The aircraft owner of a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Cessna 337A (C-GBGR) was tracked down, and it was discovered that the ELT signal was due to an accidental set-off on the ground at the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC). Shift manager notified. No impact on operations.

April 30, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A loud and consistent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from 2201Z to 2210Z. The Vancouver area control centre (CZVR) Shift Manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised. The JRCC advised that the ELT source was a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH300 at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). No operational impact.

April 28, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a loud and consistent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard outside of testing hours. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) located the signal at CYXX in the General Aviation compound. The aircraft was not located. The ELT stopped at 1410Z on April 28, 2021. (Reference CADORS 2021P0558 / AOR 273203-V1)

April 16, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A flight instructor called the tower to advise that the solo student pilot for a Hanson Aviation Corp. Cessna 172M (C-GDZQ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) returned to CYLW after one circuit because of a loud exhaust noise. An inspection of the aircraft after landing concluded that a piece of the aircraft exhaust was missing. A vehicle (Staff 22) completed an airfield inspection, and no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No impact on operations.

March 16, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

At Penticton, BC (CYYF), a loud and short emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal burst was heard. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified. No operational impact.

February 25, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

At Penticton, BC (CYYF), 2 short and loud emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal bursts were heard. Both signal bursts sounded like the ELT source was on the airfield. One helicopter was inbound, with no other known aircraft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was contacted.

February 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), a loud and constant emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard at 0339Z. The Shift Manager and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised. JRCC Victoria located the source on the field. No operational impact.

August 19, 2021

Incident at Amaranth, ON

Aviation Incident Report #17281: An individual reported that a Cessna aircraft flew over their property at a low altitude with little or no engine power, and proceeded to apply its throttle suddenly. The abrupt loud noise startled their horses. There have been multiple similar occurrences. (Reference CADORS 2021O1805 / AIRA #17281)

September 15, 2021

Incident at 15NM SW OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an aircraft at 16 000 feet. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised. Unknown source. No impact to operations.

May 31, 2021

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

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEU/WEN3543) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at FL240. Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton notified. The source of the signal was a Government of Canada, Department of Transport Beech C90A (C-FGXJ/TGO988). No impact to operations.

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