November 28, 2021

Incident at 12NM MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A 6800009 Canada Inc.Cessna 152 (C-FIUI) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4), entered Class C airspace without clearance and without making contact. The aircraft flew 9 NM in Class C airspace before establishing contact. It was 4 NM westward when it made contact. Impact: an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was instructed to conduct its circuit northward instead of southward to create separation from the other aircraft.

November 16, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An American corporately registered, Aero Commander 500 (N711NE) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) made initial contact at only 4 NM on final for Runway 27. No impact on operations.

November 10, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

An Exact Air Cessna 152 (C-FFHN) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) entered the control zone without contacting the tower. Contact was made 3 to 4 NM to the west. No impact on operations.

October 31, 2021

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

The Montmagny, QC (CSE5) airport operator (APO) reported that a helicopter had made a low pass above the aerodrome, at approximately 100ft, with no contact on the mandatory frequency (MF), then simulated starting an approach for Runway 08 before disappearing westward. No impact.

October 25, 2021

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK) (Communication error)

On approach to Rimouski, QC (CYXK), a Sasair Inc. Cessna 337H (C-GZWF), from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) was advised of a vehicle on the runway. Unsuccessful attempts were made to contact the vehicle in question. Informed of the situation, C-GZWF indicated that it would conduct a low-level approach with a go-around. Following the approach, the vehicle cleared the runway and C-GZWF landed.

October 20, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVM/ACA845) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared a "PAN PAN PAN". A passenger-related medical situation that had previously been under control had escalated in severity. ACA845 made arrangements with the ambulance and requested "no delay" to the airport. ACA845 landed safely in CYUL. No impact.

October 16, 2021

Incident at 40NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (TSC679), from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a medical situation on board (passenger) and indicated that all arrangements had already been made. TSC679 landed without incident. No impact.

September 17, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A privately registered Mooney M20E, from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to La Sarre, QC (CSR8) which took off from Runway 18, climbed to about 200 ft, then landed and reported an engine problem. The aircraft made a second attempt, but interrupted its takeoff. No impact.

September 9, 2021

Incident at 80NM NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA74) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Cairo, Egypt (HECA) declared "PAN PAN" due to a medical emergency, a sick passenger. The company made arrangements for emergency medical services (EMS) and the aircraft returned to CYUL. No assistance required or impact to operations.

August 24, 2021

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

An Exact Air Cessna 172P (C-GILC) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) departed from Runway 36 for a touch-and-go while Runways 12/30 and 06/24 were closed via NOTAM. C-GILC made 3 attempts to land on Runway 36 but was unable to do so due to wind. C-GILC requested assistance. Coordination was performed to clear vehicles and pedestrians off of Runway 30. C-GILC landed on Runway 30 at 1940Z without incident. No impact.

August 25, 2021

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Following a call from the Montreal (ZUL) Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) concerning the activation of CYA632 and CYA633, the specialist who issued the NOTAMs made an error for the start date and the end date for the CYA632 zone. Impact: NOTAM was not available for consultation.

August 15, 2021

Incident at 4648N / 07715W

A privately registered Maule M-4-210C made an emergency landing near a lake, global positioning system (GPS) coordinates 4682N 07725W, due to a mechanical problem. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

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 4, 2021

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Normand Dube Aerocruiser made initial contact inside the mandatory fequency (MF) zone of Roberval, QC (CYRJ). Two aircraft were operating in the MF zone at the same time. No impact on operations.

August 5, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 337H (C-GZWF) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) made its initial call while it was on Taxiway B. No impact to operations.

July 28, 2021

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (ATM - other)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GVPA/PVL1901) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) and a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/PVL1910) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) were on approach at the same time for Runway 24 at CYYY. The flight service station (FSS) had to ask the pilots to repeat several times to confirm who was calling and with whom contact should be made.

August 3, 2021

Incident at 10NM S LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

A Panorama Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GRFM), on a flight to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), made its initial call 10NM south of CYGL, at 1000ft. No impact.

July 28, 2021

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

During an inspection, a vehicle (SAU16) reported two burned-out lights on Taxiway B at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). The airport authority made the decision to close the taxiway between B4 and B5. Impact: the active runway was changed to Runway 06, and two aircraft, a Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC-10-30F (N307FE/FDX131) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) and an Academie Aeronautique Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), were rerouted.

July 27, 2021

Incident at 60NM RADEN intersection

A Canadian North Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/AKT101) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was observed deviating from the expected route by air traffic control (ATC). After questioning, AKT101 advised it made a mistake. No impact on operations.

July 25, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A privately registered Cessna R182 from Charlo, NB (CYCL) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) landed on Runway 09 without prior communication with the flight service station (FSS). The pilot reported losing the electrical system approximately 10 miles before its arrival. The pilot made contact by cellphone upon arrival. No impact.

April 15, 2021

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

Aviation Incident Report #17046: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FJFR/AIE685) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) zone 20NM radius without establishing communications. The aircraft made initial contact with the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) MF 121.5 MHz at 1957Z while 5NM southwest of CYLU, with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 2.5 minutes. C-FJFR was advised on first contact that CYLU read 2/5 on readability scale and they were asked if they tried calling earlier on MF 121.5 MHz. The pilot replied "negative". C-FJFR landed at 2000Z on Runway 16. (Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #17047 deleted after information merge)

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

Aviation Incident Report #17045: At 1745Z, and at 1500ft, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FJFR/AIE630) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) made initial contact on the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) mandatory frequency (MF) 122.1 MHz when 8NM West, rather than the mandatory 20NM, before entering the CYLU CARS area. The aircrafts estimated time of arrival (ETA) was at 4 minutes and the aircraft landed at 1750Z.

February 27, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Aviation Incident Report #16994: At 1929Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC/AIE650) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) made its first contact with the Puvirnituq universal communications (UNICOM) while inside the mandatory frequency (MF) area and initiating a right-handed downwind for Runway 19. The aircraft landed on Runway 19 at 1930Z. The pilot indicated they forgot to call on the frequency. No impact on operations.

June 16, 2021

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

On approach, IFR, to Runway 28, an Exact Air Piper PA-31 (C-FVTL/ET703) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) made its initial call while vertical over CYBC. No impact on operations.

June 18, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), a vehicle (PE63) was observed on Runway 06/24 without authorization. The vehicle had requested to proceed onto Taxiway B - CNX from the holding bay. The vehicle operator made a mistake with their request, as they were on the approach route to Runway 24. No operational impact.

June 23, 2021

Incident at 4.5NM NE SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Heli/Express Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GVEM), on a flight to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) made its initial contact 4.5NM northeast of the CYZV mandatory frequency zone (MF). No impact.

June 18, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

On an unrestricted visual approach to Runway 29, a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 100 (LSJ512) from Valcartier, QC (CYOY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) never made initial contact. The controller attempted to contact LSJ512, without success. LSJ512 landed without a clearance. LSJ512 established communications when exiting the runway via Taxiway D. No impact.

June 16, 2021

Accident at 4807N / 07439W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from a privately registered Cessna 172M, on a lake north of Lac St-Jean. After a search by a Lockheed C-130, it was discovered that the Cessna 172M had made a forced landing, which triggered the ELT signal. Significant damage to the aircraft, pilot in good condition. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0042: A privately registered Cessna 172M, on floats, was on a visual flight rules flight departing from Sainte-Véronique hydrobase, QC (CSW9), bound for an unidentified lake located 4NM south southwest (SSW) of Lac Tassé, QC, with the pilot and one passenger on board. Upon landing in the shimmering water, the left wing lifted in a gust of wind, the aircraft swerved to the right and struck the trees. The ELT activated on impact and a search by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton located the aircraft. It suffered major damage, but the occupants were not injured.

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.

May 20, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJFZ/JZA8029) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), on vectors for CYUL, was descended to 3000ft. An Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GYBX) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV), validated on the standard instrument departure (SID) 24R in CYHU, climbed to 3000ft. At 1557Z, C-GYBX made initial contact with the Montreal terminal and was re-cleared to 2000ft.

May 11, 2021

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10) on a MEDEVAC flight from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) made its in-flight call while climbing through 6100 feet. No impact.

June 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Savicom Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FSYT) from Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2), on arrival, made its initial contact with air traffic control (ATC) when the aircraft was vertical from the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ). This point is inside the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone, so no clearance to enter had been given.
UPDATE: AOR-274272-V3: Aircraft registration corrected to C-GSYT. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A Mustang Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-GSYT) from Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2), on arrival, made its initial contact with air traffic control (ATC) when the aircraft was vertical from the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ). This point is inside the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone, so no clearance to enter had been given."

May 29, 2021

Accident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A privately registered Jodel D-9 from Rimouski, QC (CYXK) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported that it was on final for Runway 07 at CYXK, and then made no further contact. An aircraft that was following the Jodel D-9 mentioned that the Jodel D-9 had overran the runway. The Jodel D-9 exited the runway on the south side, traveled about 200 feet south of the runway, and then rolled over onto its roof. The passengers exited on their own. A vehicle (ST25) notified by people present at the airport provided assistance to recover the aircraft. Damage unknown. No other impact. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) have been notified.

May 19, 2021

Incident at 4653N / 07520W

A responsible person called to report that a Willow Bay Helicopters Ltd. Robinson R66 (C-GZBB) did not arrive on time. There were 3 people on board the aircraft and 2 hours and 30 minutes of fuel available upon departure. The aircraft took off from Ste-Anne-du-Lac (time unknown and approximate position 4653N / 07520W), north of Mont-Laurier, QC (CSD4), to fly along the Mithcinamecus river and back to Ste-Anne-Du-Lac for 2245Z. At 2335Z, the responsible person called back to say that C-GBZZ had made contact to advise that it would arrive at its destination in 30 minutes. The Montreal (ZUL) Shift Manager was advised.

May 18, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10+) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) made its initial call to the flight service station (FSS) after the transfer, when 4.5NM final for Runway 09. The airport advisory service (AAS) was provided. No impact.

May 16, 2021

Incident at 8NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3543) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, ON (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared to 5,000 feet. After briefly levelling off, the aircraft was observed at 5500 feet, 2.5NM behind a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GOJZ/JZA8970) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL).
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Shortly after departure, the crew was made aware of potential conflicting traffic 1000ft above their assigned altitude. Visual confirmation of the traffic was made by the crew. At the time of acknowledging and passing the conflicting traffic, the crew was assigned a heading by air traffic control (ATC). The pilot that was flying, upon hearing the instruction given by ATC, began to both initiate the turn (as directed), but also self-initiated a climb. The climb was initiated in error due to the flying pilot anticipating a higher altitude because the potential traffic no longer posed a threat. The flying pilot quickly realized their error, and elected to gradually level off for guest comfort. The 400ft deviation in altitude can be attributed to the gradual altitude capture rather than an abrupt one (again, because the conflicting traffic posed no threat). The Flight Safety Standards pilot debriefed with the flight crew following the event, and reviewed the following contributing factors leading to the altitude deviation, which included: expectation of being assigned a clearance (i.e. confirmation bias); role transfer and the subtle disorientation operating from a seat not commonly occupied by the Pilot Flying (PF); and a lightly loaded aircraft, namely in increased climb performance.

May 8, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An A.L.M. par Avion Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GITN) from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) entered the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone without authorization, and made a call to the tower when 1NM inside of the control zone. No impact on operations.

April 17, 2021

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

A Hi Fly Air Transport Airbus A300 (HFY234P), on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), turned right after departing from Runway 06R, leaving the altitude of 2000ft. The noise abatement procedure states that no turns should be made below 3000ft, and the terminal departure controller had not issued any turn instructions. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: AOR 273421-V2: Additional information provided for aircraft model and destination. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A Hi Fly Air Transport Airbus A320 (HFY234P) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Guatemala City/La Aurora, Guatemala (MGGT) turned right after departing from Runway 06R, leaving the altitude of 2000ft. The noise abatement procedure states that no turns should be made below 3000ft, and the terminal departure controller had not issued any turn instructions. No impact on operations."

May 2, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GIXX) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) requested to taxi from Taxiway B4 to the main apron. The aircraft was already on Taxiway B when the request was made. No impact on operations.

April 4, 2021

Accident at ST-JEAN CHRYSOSTOME QC (CSG5)

TSB Report #A21Q0015: A privately registered Grumman (American Aviation) AA-5 was on a local visual flight rules flight from the St-Jean Chrysostome, QC (CSG5) aerodrome. The aircraft made an approach to land. Shortly before reaching the runway threshold, the aircrafts speed dropped and the aircraft stalled. The left wing touched down first and the aircraft came to rest beside the runway. The pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage.

April 8, 2021

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), a Government of Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-GURM/QUE40-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie Comeau, QC (CYBC), and an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE850) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie Comeau, QC (CYBC) made late initial contact with the flight service station (FSS) while on the area navigation approach (RNAV) 10 at CYBC. The initial contact with the FSS should have been well in advance. In addition, the estimates from the pilots were different from those of the air traffic service (ATS). The interventions of the FSS with the vehicles on the runway had to be executed very quickly. Fortunately, there was no impact, and no pull-ups.

April 6, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

After making an initial call on the ramp, a 2854-9699 Quebec Inc. Beech C-23 (C-FDXR) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) was told to standby due to other traffic. As the aircraft started taxiing towards Taxiway Alpha, several unsuccessful attempts were made by the flight service station (FSS) to contact the aircraft. C-FDXR then proceeded to take position and depart from Runway 27 from the intersection, while a Les Levés Aeroscan Inc. Piper PA-31 (SCANER4) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), which had just landed, was still on the runway.

April 2, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation Airbus A300-600F (FDX9153) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Buffalo, NY (KBUF) was already on Taxiway F when the aircraft made its initial call. The aircraft was cleared for Taxiways F, J and K. No operational impact.

March 1, 2021

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8730) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem after takeoff. JZA8730 returned to land at 0059Z. No impact, nothing to report upon inspection of the runway.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the initial climb, the flight crew of JZA8730 received an intermittent "#2 HYD ISO VLV" amber caution light. The hydraulic systems quantity and pressure were checked, and were found to be normal. The decision was taken to declare an emergency and perform an air turn back. The aircraft landed without further incident. Upon arrival, the aircraft was removed from service. Troubleshooting revealed that the #2 hydraulic isolation valve output pressure switch 2931-P20 was contaminated. Associated wiring was tested and found to be serviceable. The connector was cleaned and the pressure switch 967002-1 was replaced, the system tested serviceable and the aircraft was released to service. Aircraft times: 19464:42 flight hours and 16632 cycles.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0009: C-GGAH, a DHC-8-402 operated by Jazz under call sign JZA8730, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau, QC (CYUL) airport to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport. While the aircraft was climbing to a cruising altitude, an indication of a hydraulic problem was observed. The crew declared an emergency and made the decision to return to land at CYUL. The aircraft landed without issue.

February 12, 2021

Incident at AUPALUK QC (CYLA) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aviation Incident Report #16978: According to the NOTAM issued, there was to be a new runway condition issued at Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) at 1530Z. At 2000Z, there was still no new runway condition published, despite two calls made to the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). Runway surface condition (RSC) 04/22 at CYLA, as per the issued NOTAM, was as follows: 30 pct 0.5 inch (INS) snowdrift, 70 pct hardened snow (SN)/gravel (GRVL) mix, at 2102121250Z; next observation scheduled (SKED) for 2102121530Z.

January 19, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FTPJ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was observed, on radar, in the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone without having made contact with air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft was contacted on 126.7 MHz, 3NM northeast of the airport.

November 11, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Navion from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), flying in a Fraser Blues formation of four Navion aircraft, made an unauthorized low-level turn upon departure, towards a Fort Langley Air Ltd. Cessna 180H (C-GJQD) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) that was landing on the river. The tower immediately passed traffic information to C-GJQD.

October 4, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: An American, corporately registered Cessna 208 (N208JA) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) entered the CYLW control zone from the north at 6000 feet, while conducting a pre-coordinated photo flight. However, contact was not made with the tower prior to entry. The aircraft was conducting aerial survey and was initially in contact with the Kelowna (LW) tower, and was known to be working north of the control zone for the past hour, therefore it was known traffic for the tower.

November 4, 2021

Incident at SANDSPIT BC (CYZP)

An unidentified aircraft squawking code 1200 was observed flying through the Sandspit, BC (CYZP) mandatory frequency (MF) area at 800ft, from West (W) to Northeast (NE), on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS). No contact was made. The aircraft did not respond to attempts of contact on 122.3 MHz or 121.5 MHz. The aircraft continued Northeast, towards Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR). No impact to operations.

October 24, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172N (C-FYFT) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) repeatedly broadcast all enroute calls outside the control zone, using the CYNJ ground frequency 121.9 MHz. The tower made multiple attempts to contact the pilot for frequency correction. Once inbound, the aircraft contacted the tower on 121.9 MHz, at which time the pilot was instructed to switch to the tower frequency 119.0 MHz. The aircraft then became non responsive. Light gun used for landing clearance. No operational impact.

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