April 26, 2020

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aviation Incident Report #16600: Air Inuit reported that, according to the NOTAM issued by the Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) station, it was stated that snow removal would take 1.5 hours, but almost 1 hour later, no update was made for the runway condition.

May 21, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A 2737-5633 Quebec Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GMUQ) from Montreal/Les Cedres, QC(CSS3) to Montreal/Les Cedres, QC (CSS3) made an incursion into Class C airspace when 11NM Southwest (SW) of the airport, at 1800ft, without contacting the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) tower. No impact on operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

May 16, 2020

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

A Heli Explore Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GBPH) on a flight to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) made its first call when it was 10NM East, at 2000 feet above sea level (ASL). No impact.

May 3, 2020

Incident at 8NM KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW)

On the approach, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE4208) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) performed a missed approach and declared an emergency due to hydraulic problems, and requested to be redirected to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL). AIE4802 landed safely at 1552Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0046: C-GIAB, a De Havilland DHC-8-314 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE4802 under instrument flight rules, from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) with 3 crew members and 15 passengers on board. While the aircraft was 8 nm on final approach to CYGW, when selecting the landing gear in the lowered position, the amount of hydraulic fluid in system number 2 dropped to 1 pint. The crew made an ascent and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The crew diverted to Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) with the landing gear in the lowered position. The aircraft landed safely at 1552Z.

April 10, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16587: When arriving at Dolbeau-Saint-Félicien, QC (CYDO), the pilot of a Chicoutimi General and Vocational College Beech C23 (C-FMMQ) conducted the usual communications to notify that the aircraft was 5NM to the East on approach. There was no communication in response. Approaching the airport, the pilot made a second communication to indicate that they would be joining the tailwind for Runway 11. They obtained an answer and learned that a tractor was clearing snow from the edge of the runway, without radio, and that someone had to inform the tractor to clear the runway. The pilot saw a car leaving the terminal and driving to the middle of the runway to notify the tractor driver that the Beech C23 was going to land. The tractor and motor vehicle cleared the runway. The pilot had to lengthen their tailwind and slow down the aircraft in base and final to give the vehicles time to leave the runway before landing. The tractor driver never communicated via radio.

April 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C (C-GTUK/NRL951) from Meadowbank, NU (CMB2) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) declared a medical emergency involving a passenger on board. Arrangements were made with CYVO. The aircraft landed at 1942Z; no impact on operations.

March 25, 2020

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Québec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) took off from Runway 10 towards CNV9. At takeoff, it reported that it was going back and landing due to a fuel loss issue, which was eventually linked to an improperly closed cap. The aircraft made it to the ground at 1753Z without any impact on operations.

March 12, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16575: The crew of an Exact Air Cessna 310R (C-FTNF), with a flight instructor and a pilot on board, was conducting a VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft had planned to make a complete stop at Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) after it had conducted a simulated IFR approach on Runway 29 at CYDO. Two communications were made on the CYDO aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) to transmit their position/intention for a complete stop (1st at 9 NM and 2nd at 3 NM from the runway threshold). The first aircraft left the circuit at that time, after it had taken off from Runway 29, and a second aircraft coordinated with C-FTNF, on simulated IFR approach, lined up on Runway 29 for takeoff. Approximately 1 NM from the runway threshold, the pilots heard a vehicle report that it was taxiing on the taxiway, short of Runway 29. The pilots then reported that they were on short final for Runway 29 for a complete stop. The vehicle continued to taxi without any indication of stopping, crossed the hold-short line, and drove onto Runway 29 up to the threshold. The pilots then conducted a go-around approximately 200 ft from the ground. Weather conditions were SKCLR +12SM. Strobe lights and ground traffic lights went on. The pilots indicated via radio that they were pulling up. The driver of the vehicle then reported having poor radio reception. Traffic had to take off on Runway 29 (a CQFA Beechcraft with an instructor on board), and it confirmed that communication transmitted by the crew of C-FTNF were perfectly comprehensible on the ATF. It also seemed that a tractor driven by an airport staff member was moving around at the airport without a radio system with it, so ground operators initiated a relay via an unknown other method to inform it of the movement of the aircraft in the CYDO zone. Impact: A go-around and a cancellation of the originally planned complete stop at CYDO.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 25NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A Chrono Aviation Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared a medical emergency and requested both ambulance and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services upon its arrival at CYQB. The aircraft made it to the ground on Runway 24 at 2044Z without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0037: A Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 18 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Approximately 35 minutes before landing, the pilot-in-command (PIC) felt ill after eating a meal. At that time, the co-pilot was in control and the PIC took over the duties of the pilot monitoring (PM). Shortly afterwards, the PIC fell unconscious. The co-pilot contacted the air controller to inform him of the situation and declared an emergency. A few minutes later, the PIC regained consciousness. The plane landed without incident at CYQB and the PIC was transported to hospital by ambulance.

March 16, 2020

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

On final for Runway 06L, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7960) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported the presence of smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. JZA7960 made it to the ground without incident.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0035: C-GGOF, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8 402 (JZA7960), was on an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the approach, the crew noticed light smoke near the right side of the windshield, as well as the smell of burnt electrical wires. The windshield heat system was turned off, which caused the smoke to dissipate. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without incident.

March 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At takeoff, an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-3Q8 (C-FJZK/ROU1726) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (TFFR) reported that it had possibly hit something with an engine and requested a return to CYUL. ROU1726 declared an emergency. ROU1726 made it to the ground on Runway 06R at 1200Z without incident. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was unavailable from 1200Z to 1210Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0034: C-FJZK, an Air Canada Rouge LP Boeing 767-3Q8 (ROU1726), had to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Guadeloupe (TFFR). On initial climb, the crew heard a faint sound and observed an increase in engine vibrations. The air traffic controller told the crew that he had noticed what were probably flames coming out of the left engine during takeoff. The crew declared an emergency, turned around, and landed without incident. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services crew was deployed and inspected the aircraft on the runway. There were no injuries.

February 4, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Frequency 5680 at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) was accidentally made unserviceable (U/S) instead of frequency 5680 at Roberval, QC (CYRJ)

March 8, 2020

Incident at 2NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

Communication was lost with a privately registered ultralight Apollo Delta Jet 582 after pilot made initial contact. No impact on operations.

February 4, 2020

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

Frequency 5680 à Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) was accidentally made unserviceable (U/S) instead of frequency 5680 at Roberval, QC (CYRJ).

March 10, 2020

Incident at 35NM BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC (VLV) VOR/DME

En route to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8631) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) reported technical problems and requested to be diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). No emergency. JZA8631 made it to the ground without incident. No impact.

March 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A 6800009 Canada Inc. Cessna 152 (C-FFIN) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Sorel, QC (CSY3) entered Class C airspace at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) without clearance. Initial contact with the tower was made 10 NM from CYMX at 1 900 ft. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2020

Incident at 3NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Academie De Pilotage Internationale Cessna 172P (C-FPAU) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was observed entering the CYND mandatory frequency (MF) area from the South without establishing communications. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to contact the aircraft. C-FPAU landed on Runway 27 without incident at 2045Z, no impact on operations.

February 27, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Flightpath Charter Airways Inc. Learjet 45 (C-GFFT) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) landed on Runway 06, but during its landing roll, it made a runway excursion and hit several runway lights and flashing lights. C-GFFT left the runway on its own and taxied up to the private aerodrome operator. An inspection was conducted. Impact: Runway 06/24 was closed from 1650Z to 1813Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0026: C-GFFT, a Learjet 45 operated by Flightpath Charters Airways Inc. was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC. Upon touch down on Runway 06, the crew experienced high wind gusts and white out visibility. The aircraft drifted slightly into the right runway strip of Runway 06, and came into contact with a number of Runway Edge Lights during rollout. Inspection of the aircraft revealed that the right landing gear door suffered slight damage as a result of contact with the light fixtures.

February 25, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GUMV) in circuits at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) made a runway excursion while landing. No injuries. No visible damage to the aircraft. NOTAM issued. The shift manager and the sub-unit were notified.

February 23, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Robinson R44 made its initial contact with the Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) tower and was already established in the control zone near Mont St-Bruno. No other impact.

February 16, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

At 1535Z, after takeoff from Runway 31, the crew of a Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GOND/VAL9886) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) reported that it was returning and landing due to an unspecified indication problem. The crew did not declare an emergency. Air traffic control (ATC) was advised. VAL9886 made it to the ground without incident at 1538Z. No impact.

January 28, 2020

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

Aviation incident report #16522: At 2117Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 (AIE624) made initial contact with the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) on 122.1, 4NM back (on final). No call was heard entering the zone on the mandatory frequency (MF). The pilot was queried and replied that they called 15NM back (but not 5 minutes before entering). The pilot believed that flying too low may have been the reason. The MF at Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYUL) CARS is 15NM to 3100ft above sea level (ASL).

January 25, 2020

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

En route to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) at 5 500 ft on VFR, a privately registered, amateur-built Boisvert MPG01 from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) reported being in the clouds with a low voltage indication. Assistance was given to the aircraft. The aircraft made it to the ground at CYXK at 1540Z without incident. No impact. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax, Aviation Operations (AVOPS), and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.

January 14, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Heli Source Ltd. Hughes 369D (C-GTNM) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) taking off from Runway 06L on standard instrument departure (SID) 6 made a left turn instead of maintaining the runway heading and levelled off at 1 100 ft instead of climbing to 3 000 ft. There was a problem with the autopilot. No impact on operations.

January 15, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

While flying over Runway 31, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPRU/MAX130) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a problem in the right engine and reported that the engine had to be turned off. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were notified. MAX130 made it to the ground without incident at 2023Z. Impact: Runway 13/31 was closed from 2023Z to 2052Z. The arrival of a Voyageur de Havilland DHC-8-102 (VAL9885) and an Air Inuit flight AIE685 was delayed. The takeoff of Air Inuit flight AIE882 was delayed. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0016: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Inc. Beechcraft B100, was on a flight from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). During the climb, at approximately 5 000 feet, the torque and oil pressure indicators in the right engine indicated abnormal values. The crew notified air traffic control services and started returning to CYGL. After having performed some checks, the crew shut off the right engine (GARRETT TPE331-6-252B) and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed on Runway 31 without any problems. The technicians on site noticed that the bypass valve for the right engine had partially come out from the crankcase. The helicoil thread inserts into which the bypass valve had been screwed had been pulled from the crankcase.

January 8, 2020

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (SKV7628) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) at departure from CYUL on Runway 06R reported an issue with the landing gear and requested a return to CYUL. No emergency declared. The aircraft made it to the ground without incident. No impact on operations.

January 3, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FSOU/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) lost a wheel from its left interior back gear at takeoff from Runway 24L. JZA8684 burned off fuel and declared an emergency at 1933Z. JZA8684 landed without incident at 2014Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During initial climb, the flight crew was informed by the air traffic controller (ATC) and the flight attendant (FA) that the aircraft (C-FSOU) lost the left inboard (#2) main wheel assembly. The decision was taken to execute an air turn back after burning some fuel. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident. The aircraft stopped on the taxiway, where passengers were deplaned and bused to the terminal. Troubleshooting determined the main wheel bearings failed, allowing the assembly to separate from the gear axle on rotation. As the axle sustained some damage, the landing gear assembly along with the brake units and wheel assemblies were replaced before returning the aircraft to service. The main wheel assembly has been recovered. On January 4, 2020, another aircraft (C-GABO) suffered a No. 3 main wheel bearing failure while taxiing to the gate. Due to the failures on these aircraft, a fleet campaign was commenced on the DHC classic fleet (All DHC-8-102/301/311) to inspect and report on the condition of the main wheel bearings. A Safety Management System (SMS) investigation is currently underway. Further updates on the results of the campaign and SMS investigation will be made in Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) as part of the follow-up on the two Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs) submitted by the operator.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0003: C-FSOU, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8684), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to CFB Bagotville, QC (CYBG) with 49 passengers and 3 crew members. Immediately after takeoff from Runway 24L, the interior wheel in the left landing gear broke off of the aircraft and fell onto the runway. The crew declared an emergency and remained in flight for approximately 1 hour to burn off fuel and reduce the aircrafts weight before returning to CYUL and landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident with 1 wheel remaining on the left landing gear. The aircraft cleared the runway via Taxiway B2 and came to a stop. Passengers were brought to the terminal by bus. There were no injuries, and there was no other damage to the aircraft.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADOR 2020Q0365 deleted.

May 19, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech B200 (NCB911) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported on the ground that they were unable to get a signal from the Taylor non-directional beacon (NDB). A request was made to a North Cariboo Flying Service Beech B200 (NCB912) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) to attempt to get a signal, but NCB912 was not able to get a signal either. NCB911 advised being able to pick up the Fort St. John NDB, which they had reported a day earlier as down, by mistake. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised of the situation. No impact to operations.

May 8, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Theatre Land Ltd. Cessna 172L (C-GAMV) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) passed through the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone 2 miles South of the airport, at 1600ft from East to West, without contacting the tower. Multiple attempts were made to contact the aircraft, no operational impact.

May 4, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172P (C-GHFH) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported losing engine power on departure off of Runway 07 and requested an immediate return to the field. Aircraft landed without incident on Runway 25 and taxied in on its own power. One other aircraft in the circuit had to conduct an overshoot.
Update TSB Report #A20P0055: C-GHFH, a Cessna 172P operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd, was conducting a local training flight at Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, with 1 flight instructor and 1 student onboard. During a short field takoff on Runway 07, the aircraft experienced an engine power reduction (Avco Lycoming O-320-D2J) to 1900 RPM at approximately 300 to 500 ft AGL. The flight instructor assumed control and made an ATC request for an immediate return to the field. The instructor initiated a 180 degree turn, reduced power, and landed on Runway 25 without incident. The aircraft taxied without assistance. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. During inspection, maintenance found that the #3 cylinder upper spark plug center electrode was cracked. The spark plug was replaced and the aircraft was ground run with no further faults found.

April 25, 2020

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A privately registered Cessna 172M on a flight to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported being on final for Runway 11. The aircraft was requested to report when it was down and failed to do so. The airport manager was called out to locate the aircraft, which had landed safely and reported having made a call when off of Runway 11.

April 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A20P0047: C-GFAJ, an Airbus A330-343 operated by Air Canada, was conducting a flight AC308 from Vancouver International (CYVR), BC, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL), QC, with 10 crew members and 41 passengers on board. After departure, the flight crew could not retract the landing gear following 2 attempts. The flight crew contacted maintenance and the decision was made to return to CYVR. There was no emergency declared and the aircraft landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance found a spring missing on the inboard side of the left hand main landing gear uplock assembly. The uplock assembly was replaced and the landing gear retraction test was carried out as per the AMM.

January 29, 2020

Incident at 62NM E Kelowna (CYLW)

TSB Report #A20P0018: C-GWSB, a Westjet 737-600, was operating as WS461 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC with 5 crewmembers and 99 passengers on board. When, at the top of descent for CYLW, the crew activated the #2 Engine Cowl Thermal Anti Ice (TAI), they got a warning indicating that the TAI was inoperative. The crew climbed out of icing conditions and ran through the appropriate checklists with no change. The flight crew made the decision to return to CYYC. With the TAI inoperative, the crew needed to avoid icing conditions and that was not possible if they complied with the normal descent profile. They declared a PANPAN to and received priority handling to avoid icing conditions. The aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance replaced the #2 engine cowl TAI valve and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Flight crew on WestJet flight WSA461 from CYYC to CYLW recorded an issue with the #2 Engine Thermal Anti-Ice valve on log page AJ64252. The valve would not go to commanded position. Flight crew elected to return to CYYC shortly after take-off. WestJet Maintenance met the aircraft upon arrival and troubleshot the defect to a faulty #2 Thermal Anti-Ice valve itself. The valve was replaced and operationally checked in accordance with the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 30-21-11. The aircraft departed and there have been no further instances of #2 engine thermal anti-ice issues in the ensuing time period indicating correct troubleshooting and rectification of the defect. 362 flight hours and 188 cycles have elapsed since defect rectification.

March 4, 2020

Accident at 9NM NW WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

Pilot-in-command (PIC) reported an aircraft accident for a privately registered Piper PA-18-150 on a flight to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) at approximately 10.8NM South of McCleese Lake, in a field on the West side of the highway. No fuel spillage or flames, no immediate assistance required. Pilot was retrieved by a farmer and had no injuries to report. No emergency assistance currently provided or requested.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0032: C-FINA, a privately operated wheel/ski-equipped Piper PA-18-150, was conducting a flight from South Cariboo/108 Mile (CZML), BC to Quesnel (CYQZ), BC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During cruise, the aircraft encountered unexpected weather and the pilot elected to divert to Williams Lake (CYWL), BC. Prior to reaching CYWL, the aircraft encountered IFR meteorological conditions and the pilot made a precautionary landing in a field. On landing, the aircraft bounced due to rolling terrain and came to rest at a fence line. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

March 1, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Conair Group Inc. Convair 440 (FGD454T) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on a local training flight, reported a gear indication problem with their right main landing gear. Aircraft circled for several minutes while they assessed the situation, they also made 2 low approaches and asked Air Traffic Control (ATC) to visually check the landing gear. After the second low approach, the aircraft circled to land Runway 19 without incident. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was put on standby, the aircraft landed safely with no operational impact.

February 18, 2020

Accident at 4828N / 12322W

The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GINH) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared MAYDAY. The pilot subsequently landed the aircraft in a field. Emergency services responded. Minor injuries to passengers and crew. The pilot of C-GINH had called Victoria Tower and advised that they were inbound with oil on the windscreen. C-GINH made two transmissions and then went off the radio. Audio for both Victoria Inner Harbour (YWH) and Victoria (YYJ) available.
Update TSB Report #A20P0023: C-GINH, a C-172 operated by Victoria Flying Club, was on a sight-seeing flight south of Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) when smoke was noticed coming from the instrument panel. Shortly after, the engine (Lycoming O-360-A3A) began to run rough and the windscreen became covered in oil. The pilot declared a Mayday and began a return to CYYJ but the engine lost all power and a forced landing was conducted in a field about 9 nm south of CYYJ. The aircraft overturned on landing and was substantially damaged. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. Company maintenance found the crankshaft had broken several inches aft of the propeller flange and the propeller departed the aircraft in flight.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 15NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP510) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported hearing a MAYDAY call on 121.5. The call was from a PG Aviation Services Robinson R44 II (C-FGAN) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) which had crashed at the Southwest end of Widgeon Lake. There were no injuries to souls on board. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and North Shore Search and Rescue responded.
Update TSB Report #A20P0028: C-FGAN, a privately operated Robinson R-44 II helicopter, was touching down on snow-covered ice at Widgeon Lake, BC when the pilot lost control and the helicopter rolled onto its side. The pilot and two passengers were not injured but the helicopter was substantially damaged. The 406 KHz ELT was manually activated and a Mayday call was made on 121.5 KHz to an overflying aircraft.

February 8, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-FJXL/SLQ751) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) made a taxi deviation. The aircraft was instructed to taxi H and J and instead entered apron at EB and had to be re-routed through the apron.

February 10, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur built Pipistrel Virus SW from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) made a long landing (at pilots request) as they suspected they had a low tire. Aircraft landed safely and appeared to be exiting but turned into the grass (perhaps due to the tire going completely flat). Runway 07 was closed for approximately 15 minutes while the aircraft was removed. No other aircraft impacted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0022: A privately registered Pipistrel Virus SW, amateur-built tailwheel aircraft, was returning to Abbotsford (CYXX) BC from a trip to Oliver BC when, during the landing roll out, the left main tire deflated. The aircraft had experienced a deflating left main tire after landing at Oliver and the pilot obtained a tire fix-it kit, to re-inflate the tire and in the process coat the inner tube with a sealing compound. The tire had been holding air pressure and the pilot elected to depart for Abbotsford. On initial contact with the Tower Controller the pilot requested to land long and was expecting to land on Runway 19. Tower cleared the aircraft to land on Runway 25. The aircraft landed long and slow, and during the roll out, almost at the intersection to Runway 19, the pilot lost directional control due to the drag produced on the left main wheel by the deflating tire, the aircraft nosed down, the propeller struck the paved surface, and the aircraft veered to the runway edge.

February 1, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8075) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) initiated a missed approach due to high winds. The aircraft elected to return to CYVR.
Update TSB Report #A20P0017: C-FSRY, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft, was conducting flight JZA8075 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Victoria Intl (CYYJ), BC with four crewmembers and forty passengers on board. During the descent into CYYJ, the flight encountered severe turbulence with the captain reporting that the aircraft could not be controlled. Both pilots reported never having experienced such severe turbulence and made the decision to return to CYVR. The flight landed in CYVR with no injuries to the crew or passengers. Maintenance conducted a turbulence inspection and found no obvious defects. They downloaded the FDR data that showed that the aircraft had not exceeded any vertical or lateral limits. The aircraft has been returned to service.

January 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8576) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) reported a nose gear issue so an emergency standby was initiated. The aircraft landed at CYVR safely.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0009: C-GOJZ, a Jazz Aviation LP CRJ-900 aircraft, was conducting flight JZA8576 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl (CYXE), SK with 4 crew members and 74 passenger on board. After take off and following the landing gear retraction, the crew received a nose wheel steering caution annunciation. The flight crew elected to return to CYVR, however entered a hold for approximately 40 minutes to reduce aircraft weight for landing. In consultation with the operators maintenance a decision was made to land at a weight higher than the maximum landing weight using a minimum descent rate. The flight crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed an inoperative nose steering control module. The unit was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 12, 2020

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Port Hardy, BC (CYZT), an airport truck (KK4) was stuck in the runway protected area of Runway 29 near Taxiway Bravo. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900C (C-FPCV/PCO877) from Bella Bella (Campbell Island), BC (CBBC) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) was inbound and was made aware of the vehicle and its location. PCO877 continued its approach for Runway 29 and landed without incident at 2309Z.

April 18, 2020

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A MAG Canada Diamond DA 42 (C-GCSO) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) reported a gear indication issue and conducted a series of low approaches in order for maintenance to check gear. On the third approach, C-GCSO declared MAYDAY, requested emergency response services (ERS) on standby and subsequently landed without further incident at 1916Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0033: C-GCSO, a Diamond DA42 aircraft registered to Mag Aerospace Canada Corp., was conducting a ferry flight from Springbank (CYBW), AB to Dryden (CYHD), ON. While on approach to land Runway 30 in CYHD, the pilot did not receive illumination of the three landing gear indication lights. The pilot conducted a go around to troubleshoot the issue and requested a flyby for visual inspection of the landing gear. Unable to confirm if the landing gear was down through visual inspection, the pilot conducted a manual gear extension in accordance with the QRH. Shortly after the manual gear extension, the pilot observed a momentary low fuel caution light and did not receive landing gear indication lights. The pilot conducted a second flyby for visual inspection, at which time the right ECU A fail light illuminated. The pilot selected ECU B, declared a MAYDAY, and landed immediately. Uncertain of the landing gear position and condition of the aircraft, the pilot shut down both engines on the landing roll for Runway 30, but the gear did not collapse. Emergency crews joined the pilot at the aircraft, an assessment was made, and no damage was found to the aircraft. The aircraft was towed off the runway and brought to the hangar for further assessment. The operators maintenance inspection revealed that illumination of the three landing gear indication lights was achieved when the cockpit flight instrument lighting dimming rheostat was turned up. The inspection and run-up of the right engine was also conducted with no faults found. It was proposed that the slip maneuver to check the landing gear may have caused a temporary drop in fuel pressure. The drop in fuel pressure may have caused an ECU A error and the system switched to ECU B, causing a temporary loss of power on the right engine.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16588: The Dryden, ON (CYHD) airport was informed by the Sioux Lookout Flight Services of possible landing gear issues on an inbound MAG Canada Diamond DA 42 (C-GCSO). Runway was closed via verbal NOTAM at 1916Z. Aircraft had no green lights in the cockpit, conducted a visual check with company mechanics, and landed without issue. Airport Manager (APM) and emergency crews on site were on standby. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) approved aircraft removal. Runway check was done after all crews had cleared the area, and the runway was re-opened at 1939Z.

February 22, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #16545: At approximately 1315Z, a radio call was received from a Rockcliffe Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GQUO) stating that they were on a 7 mile final for the simulated area navigation (RNAV) Runway 10, for a landing at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). Immediately following this call, an aircraft was heard departing Runway 28, which had them taking off directly into the path of C-GQUO. Hearing no radio calls of any kind prior to this, it was discovered it was an MNB Aviation Cessna 172M (C-FEUH). A call was made to C-GQUO to give them a heads up about the departing traffic when, all of a sudden, C-FEUH started talking on the radio. Both planes were able to communicate and avoid each other. C-GQUO departed the zone and C-FEUH remained in the circuit where it became apparent that there was a malfunction with their radio. C-FEUH landed, taxied in, and shut down. The radio is being examined by maintenance.

March 23, 2020

Incident at SELAP intersection

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8330) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to fly direct DULPA after SELAP intersection for the Instrument Landing System (ILS) 05, which was correctly read back. Just prior to SELAP, JZA8330 made an unexpected left turn towards ERBUS. The controller cancelled the approach clearance and vectored JZA8330 for an intercept. There was no conflict and JZA8330 landed at 2211Z.

March 24, 2020

Incident at 140NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3415) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a medical emergency and requested priority handling. WestJet Encore made arrangements for medical response at CYQT. Aircraft landed without further incident and no impact to operations.

March 17, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Envoy Air Embraer E135 (N800AE/ENY3386) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) made an uncleared left-hand (L/H) turn after departure. Terminal controller caught the turn and re-cleared the aircraft. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

March 10, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA700) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) inbound to CYYZ declared a medical emergency due to sick passenger. They made their own arrangements for medical team at gate. Aircraft landed at 1800Z. No impact to operation.

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) advised that a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GJLS/WJA2798) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Oranjestad, Aruba (TNCA) was returning to CYYZ due to an unruly passenger. The aircraft landed at 1647Z without further incident. No impact on operations. The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and CAADS were advised.
Aviation Incident Report #16563: At 1503Z, the captain of a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GJLS/WJA2798) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Oranjestad, Aruba (TNCA) sent a Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) message to dispatch advising they had an unruly passenger onboard. At approximately 1515Z, the Captain had made the decision to turn the aircraft around and go back to CYYZ to offload the unruly passenger. Just before 1600Z the Captain called dispatch on the satellite communications (SATCOM) phone to give more details on the passenger. The passenger was very unstable, was threatening other passengers and had to be restrained. Once the flight safely landed in Toronto at 1647Z the police, emergency medical services (EMS), airport authority and WestJet managers met the aircraft. All passengers safely deplaned and the unruly passenger was escorted off the aircraft.

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