November 12, 2021

Incident at 16NM N QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Shortly after take-off, a Quebec government Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GQBQ/QUE20) from Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it was returning to land at CYQB because of a flap problem. No emergency declared or assistance requested. The aircraft landed safely at 1410Z. No impact on operations.

November 10, 2021

Incident at CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A Government of Quebec Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (QUE20-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) departed from CYMT to CYUL but shortly after takeoff reported a problem with the flaps. Their IFR clearance was cancelled and QUE20M returned to land at CYMT at 1637Z. No impact on operations.

October 21, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A Hélicoptères Canadiens Aerospatiale AS-355-N (C-FXIH) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) reported that it had been cut off by a vehicle (a TSAS tractor) on the final approach and takeoff area (FATO) while the vehicle in question was leaving the fixed-base operator (FBO) to go to the main apron. The aircraft had to abort its final approach to let it pass. No other impact.

November 2, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Descending towards Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GQBQ/QUE20M), from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) declared “PAN PAN” due to a flap issue and decided to return to CYQB. QUE20M landed at CYQB at 2155Z. (Information from the Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) added to the narrative synopsis)

October 16, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) universal communications (UNICOM) reported that an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) had a mechanical issue with its flaps. The aircraft landed safely.

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

During the descent into Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) reported flap issues and declared an emergency. AIE780 landed without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.

September 12, 2021

Incident at 2NM S LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12 (AM360) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) declared an emergency due to an issue with the trim and flight management system (FMS). The aircraft reported that it was changing its destination to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL). Emergency services were requested upon arrival. The aircraft landed without incident at 0142Z. Impact on operations: the runway was closed for less than 10 minutes.

September 13, 2021

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Beech 1900D (PRO4370) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) returned to CYUY due to a flap issue. The aircraft landed without incident at 1145Z. No impact on operations.

August 9, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL-600-2B16 (QUE10+) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) conducted a go-around due to a landing gear issue and declared an emergency. While in the go-around, the aircraft changed its destination to CYQB. Emergency vehicles were sent out. The aircraft landed without incident at 0402Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0065: A Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec Canadair CL60 (C-GURG) was flying QUE10 under instrument flight rules from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). Upon approach for landing, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the crew received an abnormal indication noting that the right main landing gear was not locked. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the crew decided to go to CYQB. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident. The operator’s maintenance staff changed the position of the wheel and retraction indicator lights.

July 30, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10M) from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) declared an emergency on takeoff from Runway 24. Emergency services were immediately notified. QUE10M landed on Runway 06 at 0451Z.
UPDATE: TSB report No. A21Q0063: A Canadair CL60 medevac flight operated by the Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec (C-GURG/QUE10M) and performed according to instrument flight rules from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage (CYQB), QC, to Baie-Comeau (CYBC), QC. During initial climb, pitch control required unusual force. Once levelled off at 4,000 ft. ASL, the crew received a message indicating that channel 1 of the electric pitch trim was inoperative. The channel automatically switched to channel 2. The pitch trim was once again operative and the aircraft controls returned to normal. The crew declared an emergency and landed in CYQB, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) ready to respond. The aircraft landed without incident. The operator’s maintenance personnel replaced the pitch trim control box and the channel 1 actuator. A check ride confirmed that the issue had been resolved.

April 21, 2021

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

TSB Report # A21Q0021: C-GJBV, a Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet MG Inc., was on an instrument flight rules flight departing from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) airport at destination of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). When the first officer landed, the aircraft was slowed down, without using the brakes, to about 55 knots. The captain then took control and applied the brakes. The aircraft turned suddenly to the left, and the captain attempted to regain control of the steering by applying the right brake and reversing the thrust of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway, hitting a runway light with the nose wheel, and when the landing gear was on gravel, directional control returned to normal. The captain then taxied the aircraft to the apron without incident. There were no injuries. After checking with maintenance, the main landing gear assemblies were replaced, as well as the nose wheel tire. The quality of the brakes was checked during the dismantling of the wheels and the brake tests did not reveal any faults. The aircraft was returned to service.

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 26, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon initiating descent to the alternate airport destination of Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) after a missed approach at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), an Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a flaps problem. The aircraft landed without incident at 1921Z. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0048: C-GMAI, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE780 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) with 2 crew members on board. While on approach to CYPX, when the Flap 1 setting was selected, the flaps did not respond. Due to weather concerns, the crew diverted to their alternate airport Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The crew declared an emergency. They performed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, and the flaps were lowered with an alternate selection. The aircraft landed in CYPX and taxied to the terminal without further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17268: An Air Inuit Boeing 737-200 (AIE780) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was diverted due to a flap problem. The aircraft had two people on board, 9000 lbs of fuel (expected 8000 lbs at landing), and dangerous goods in compartment C4 (11.4kg of Lithium; 8.1kg of Flammable Lithium, with emergency response protocol 12FZ and 10L). The pilot declared an emergency. A fire truck and ambulance were on standby. After the aircraft landed safely, firefighters inspected the aircraft on the runway. Runways were inspected and reopened 6 minutes after. No other operational impact.

June 15, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), once on the main ramp, advised that a passenger was in medical distress. The aircraft asked for an ambulance. 911 was notified. No impact.

June 4, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW/AIE780) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) had to conduct a pull-up at CYPX due to an issue with its flaps. The aircraft diverted to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). On approach to CYVP, the aircraft declared an emergency and minimum fuel for arrival at CYVP. Emergency services were required on the ground at CYVP. The flight landed at 1615Z without incident.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0032: C-GSPW, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit under the callsign AIE780, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX). During the approach, AIE780 ascended due to a flap problem and diverted to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). Approaching CYVP, AIE780 declared an emergency and a minimum fuel condition. The aircraft touched down safely, in the presence of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17129: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) emergency response plan was activated by NAV CANADA Flight Service Station (FSS) when notified by the crew of an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GSPW) that there was a flap issue. Kativik Regional Government (KRG), NAV CANADA FSS, the fire department, Nunavik Police Service (NPS), Health Centre (ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. No injuries. A Safety Management System (SMS) file was activated and a debrief of the occurrence was scheduled.

May 30, 2021

Incident at 15NM W LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

A Richcopter Inc. Bell 206B (C-FTNS) declared a PAN PAN in the La Tuque, QC (CYLQ) area due to oil pressure issues. The aircraft successfully landed 15NM west of CYLQ without incident. No damage, no injuries. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0030: A Richcopter Inc. Bell 206B (C-FTNS) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Mountain, QC, to Drummondville, QC (CSC3), with 1 pilot and 3 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight, the pilot noticed an oil pressure fluctuation indication, followed a few minutes later by a fluctuation of the drive shaft torque indication. As a precautionary measure, the pilot diverted to the La Tuque, QC (CYLQ) airport. While the aircraft was approximately 15 NM west of CYLQ, the “Chip Detector” (particle detector) warning light lit up. An emergency (“PAN PAN”) was declared and the aircraft landed without issue in a field. No injuries. When exiting the aircraft, the pilot noticed a major oil leak coming from the engine and the main gearbox. The aircraft was unable to take off again and was towed to a maintenance facility for a more in-depth verification.

May 14, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Upon departure, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Havre St. Pierre, QC (CYGV) had an issue with its landing gear and diverted to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), then to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The pilot declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely at 1556Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0028: A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). Shortly after take-off, a stuck landing gear problem was reported. The aircraft was rerouted to Sept-îles, QC (CYZV), then to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), where an emergency was declared. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at CYQB at 1556Z. Following an inspection by the maintenance crew, it was noted that the right main landing gear actuator was defective.

May 5, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE704) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) declared an emergency due to a flap issue. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 1604Z. The runway was closed until the runway inspection was completed. Nothing abnormal was reported. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0023: C-GMAI, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Air Inuit, was conducting flight AIE704 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) with 33 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While on approach to CYGL, when the "Flap 1" setting was selected, the flaps did not respond. The crew performed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist, and the flaps were lowered with an alternate selection. The crew declared an emergency and briefed the cabin crew. The aircraft landed in CYGL and taxied to the terminal without further incident.

May 8, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE782) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) advised that it had a flap problem. No emergency declared.

January 29, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX)

Aviation Incident Report #16969: At 1810Z, an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737 (AIE700) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) called and conducted a hold before landing due to a flap issue. The aircraft landed at 1835Z without any incident or issue. After landing, vehicles (S50 and S60) inspected the runway, and no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. The aircraft departed for La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) at 2043Z.

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 10, 2021

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

At 1033Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8701) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated a missed approach for Runway 06R due to an indication of a landing gear problem. At 1104Z, JZA8701 declared a "PAN PAN" and emergency services were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 1122Z and left the runway at 1203Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0018: C-GGOY, a Dash 8-402 operated by Jazz Aviation under the callsign JZA8701, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 3 crew members and 34 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 06R at CYUL, the "Left Gear Unsafe" light illuminated when the landing gear was selected for the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist was completed and the light remained on. The aircraft touched down on Runway 06R safely and the aircraft came to a stop. The landing gear was secured and the aircraft was towed to the boarding gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During approach, the flight crew received a "left" red Main Landing Gear (MLG) unsafe warning indication. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) was reviewed and an alternate gear extension was performed, with the same result. The alternate gear extension verification light was also indicating an unsafe condition. An emergency was declared. After burning off excess fuel and repositioning passengers in the cabin, the aircraft landed without further incident, stopping on the runway. Maintenance confirmed that the left MLG was not in a locked position. The gear was physically moved to a locked position and secured with a ground lock safety pin. The aircraft taxied to its assigned gate, where passengers deplaned. Following troubleshooting, the left MLG downlock actuator was replaced and the system tested serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service following a successful test flight. Service Difficulty Report No. 20210414003 was submitted

February 6, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Aeronaves TSM McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 (XAURM/VTM148) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Ypsilanti/Willow Run, MI (KYIP) aborted its take-off run and had to return to the main apron.

January 25, 2021

Incident at 28NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Immediately after take-off, a Western Air Charter Gulfstream GV (N55BM/EDG55) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (KPIE) advised air traffic services (ATS) of a flap problem and asked to return to land at CYUL. The aircraft landed safely at 1953Z. EDG55 did not declare an emergency.

January 15, 2021

Incident at 3NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On initial contact, the crew of a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC837) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) reported an indication issue for the main landing gear and asked to fly the runway heading. At 30NM west, PSC837 asked to return to CYZV. No emergency declared.

November 28, 2021

Incident at SANDSPIT BC (CYZP)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRUU/CRN911) from Sandspit, BC (CYZP) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised Terrace, BC (CYXT) flight service station (FSS) of a possible bird strike during their take-off roll. CRN911 aborted take-off and taxied to the main apron to inspect for possible damage. ST20 found no bird remains. No impact on operations.

November 17, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While on final for Runway 26L, the pilot of an Andruschak & Associates Financial Services Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GGSN) on a flight to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) advised that the aircraft likely had a flat tire. Upon landing, the left main wheel went flat and the aircraft exited the South side of the runway, into the grass. The aircraft was disabled on the runway edge for about 30 minutes. All other traffic diverted to Runway 26R.

November 23, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A CargoJet Airways Boeing 757-23A (C-FKAJ/CJT909) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared "PAN PAN" due to a flap issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 26L at 1819Z.

November 6, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 120X from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) passed directly over a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8368) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), which was loading at the main terminal at CYXJ, at approximately 100ft above ground level (AGL) while on short final for a landing on the grass beside Taxiway A. The Cessna 120X had been advised that JZA8368 was loading and was asked to give JZA8368 room using "can you" phraseology. At the time, Runway 03/21 was closed and Runway 12/30 was unavailable to aircraft other than "SKED FLT AND MEDEVAC" flights.

November 2, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (ATM - operations)

All main routes to access the Prince George, BC (CYXS) airport were closed due to freezing rain and ice. Staff were unable to travel to the airport. The tower opened at 1750Z.

October 31, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3416) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) rejected their take-off from Runway 27 due to an indication. Taxied back and tried again, with a second rejection. Departed on the third attempt, with no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The yaw damper actuator was replaced.

June 24, 2021

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK)

Aviation Incident Report #17161: A Hanson Aviation Corp Cessna 172M (C-GDZQ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) landed Runway 05 and the front main gear tire became flat at 2203Z. The aircraft stopped at the intersection of Taxiway Bravo and the runway. Staff Vehicle 33 responded and assisted to remove the aircraft from the runway at Taxiway Bravo. A runway inspection was completed. No other aircraft in the pattern at the time. CYVK resumed normal operations at 2207Z.

October 25, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Security acts, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

An unauthorized pedestrian was seen on Taxiway A, the main apron and the infield. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit responded. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZR/JZA2262) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on the approach, was held for 5 to 10 minutes.

October 18, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYWH)

A Harbour Air Ltd. flight (HR307) declared an emergency while on final for an eastbound landing on Area Alfa due to a flap issue, and opted to circle south of the harbour mouth and land northbound. 2 taxiing aircraft were delayed by approximately 2-3 minutes. HR307 landed safely, northbound in Area Bravo, and taxied to the dock without assistance.

October 7, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered, amateur-built aircraft from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) landed at 1819Z, at the same time that a WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GTWE/WEN3228) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was conducting a pushback and start-up on the main apron. The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft advised that it would pass WEN3228 on the right side. The Flight Service Station (FSS) advised WEN3228 of the privately registered, amateur-built aircrafts intentions. The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft directly questioned WEN3228, asking if it was ready to taxi. WEN3228 replied "Standby". The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft stopped taxiing and held position, in close proximity to WEN3228, and appeared to be behind the right wing and abeam to the tail, adjacent to construction barriers.

September 24, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Other operational incident)

A Wildfire Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Cessna P206B (C-GHDA) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) was on short final for the grass beside Taxiway A (from the east, over the main apron) when a vehicle (OPS1) was observed driving along the south edge of the main apron, towards the area where the aircraft would land. The flight service station (FSS) contacted OPS1 to advise them of the aircraft and OPS1 stopped. There was no time to pass the vehicle to the aircraft. The aircraft passed to the right side of the vehicle and landed safely on the grass. The aircraft was landing on the grass due to strong winds aligned with Runway 02/31, which was closed by NOTAM.

September 21, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZR/JZA8415) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) returned to the main apron to verify a report about a possible insecure hatch. No issue. The aircraft departed, no operational impact.

July 15, 2021

Incident at 6.5NM ESE FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

TSB Report #A21W0055: C-FPHN, a Taiga Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350D, was conducting operations in support of tree surveying with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. As the aircraft was maneuvering to land at the destination and drop off the passengers, at an altitude of 4-6 feet, the main rotor blades struck a tree. An uneventful landing was conducted and the pilot and passengers disembarked normally. A post flight damage inspection was completed.

August 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GZRJ/SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed from Runway 34 and reported a possibly unsafe gear door. The aircraft then circled over the city for 5 minutes before commencing a low approach for Runway 34. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit had been called for standby positions. The tower informed the aircraft that the doors appeared to be closed, so the aircraft opted to continue on to CYVR. No operational impact. The runway was inspected, and there was no foreign object debris (FOD).
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 276256-V2: A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (SU8102) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had an unsafe landing gear indication, so an emergency standby was initiated at CYVR. The aircraft landed on Runway 26R without incident. (Duplicate AOR 276256-V2 / CADORS 2021P1248 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) for a positioning flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), the crew noticed a "Landing Gear - Not Retracted" warning light. They completed a couple passes by the CYLW tower and were informed that the gear was, in fact, retracted. They elected to continue to CYVR, where maintenance was available, and the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance conducted a resistance check of the right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG) sensors GJ3 and GJ5 in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 32-60-07. The RH MLG and door uplocks were lubricated IAW AMM 12-10-32. Additionally, the RH and left-hand (LH) MLG uplock relays GF7 and GF5 were swapped for troubleshooting, IAW standard practices, with respect to SWM 32-60-07. The aircraft was released for a test flight to check the MLG uplock indication. The test flight was unsatisfactory, and the aircraft was positioned to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), IAW Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) document no. BAE5.1SEC.2. Shimming of the RH MLG door was carried out IAW BAE RJ AMM 32-10-21. An operational test was carried out IAW AMM 32-30-00, with no faults found. The aircraft was released for a test flight and was found to be satisfactory. There have been no further incidents reported.

August 8, 2021

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

The pilot of a Conair Group Inc. Air Tractor AT-802A (C-FDHZ/FGD690) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) advised they had an indication of a problem with the left main landing gear. The aircraft landed safely at 0405Z. No impact to operations.

July 30, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Le Fevre & Company Property Agents Ltd. Cessna 560XL (C-FLFE) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported that its main cabin door had blown open shortly after takeoff. The aircraft elected to return to CYYJ and requested emergency vehicles. Landed safely on Runway 27 at 1724Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0074: C-FLFE, a privately operated Cessna 560XL, was conducting a flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Tofino, BC (CYAZ) with 2 flight crew and 1 passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, at approximately 1000 feet ASL, the main cabin door opened. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned to land at CYYJ. After landing, ARFF inspected the aircraft and the flight crew taxied the aircraft back to the hangar. There were no injuries; the aircraft sustained minor damage to the main cabin door. It was determined that, prior to departure, the door had been latched on the pre-catch only. The aircraft was ferried to the manufacturer for repair.

July 24, 2021

Incident at 45NM PORT HARDY BC VOR/DME (YZT)

An Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 (OAE7923) on a flight from Fairbanks/Eielson Air Force Base, AK (PAEI) to Seattle/Boeing Field, WA (KBFI) diverted to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) due to a flap issue. The aircraft dumped fuel, and declared an emergency due to a fast approach speed with a half flap into KSEA. The KSEA air route traffic control center (ARTCC) was advised.

July 14, 2021

Incident at 5044N / 11633W

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA187) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported an equipment issue and elected to return to its point of departure. No operational impact. The aircraft landed at 1722Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft operating WJA187 on July 14, 2021 was verified to be tail 258, registration C-GWSP, traveling CYYC-CYLW. On log page AK00499, the flight crew reported that on takeoff, the "FEEL DIFF PRESS" light came on. It stayed on until short final. No control issues were felt. The aircraft returned to the gate. WestJet maintenance carried out Fault Isolation Manual (FIM) 27-31 Task 815 and found contamination in the elevator FEEL Computer pitot restrictors. WestJet maintenance carried out elevator pitot–static system flushing in accordance with Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 27-31-17. WestJet maintenance carried out repair confirmation in accordance with FIM 27-31 Task 815. Ground checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service July 14, 2021. The aircraft has flown 1 cycle since the occurrence, no further related issues.

July 5, 2021

Incident at 3NM TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Summit Air aircraft (SU1762) performed a 360 turn while approximately 3NM final for Runway 33 at Terrace, BC (CYXT) to check a possible flap indication. The aircraft landed without incident at 1905Z. The pilot had cancelled its IFR prior to conducting the turn.

July 6, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

The pilot of a Turbolyft Aerospace Group Inc. Aerospatiale AS350-B3 (C-GSSK) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was given a northbound departure from an area north of Taxiway Foxtrot. Moments later, the pilot reported an engine failure and that they had landed safely. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0064: A privately registered Aerospatiale (Airbus) AS 350 B3 helicopter was conducting a local VFR maintenance test flight following a 144 month maintenance inspection from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), with the pilot and 2 maintenance personnel on board. Following the completion of hover checks, the helicopter was transitioned to forward flight. At an airspeed of approximately 40 knots, the pilot observed a fuel pressure warning, followed by a reduction of engine power and main rotor decay. The takeoff was rejected and an emergency landing was made on Taxiway F. Air traffic control (ATC) was advised of the rejected takeoff and emergency. The ELT automatically activated upon landing. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance activities found the loss of engine power was resultant from an interrupted fuel flow by a piece of debris that remained in the helicopters fuel cell following the inspection. Structural damage to the helicopters tail boom was repaired and the helicopter was returned to service.

June 30, 2021

Incident at OSOYOOS BC (CBB9)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Revelstoke, BC (CYRV) to Osoyoos, BC (CBB9) landed "gear up" on Runway 12/30 at CBB9. 3 persons on board (POB), no injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0053: A privately registered Piper Comanche PA-24-250 aircraft was conducting a VFR flight from Golden, BC (CYGE) to Osoyoos, BC (CBB9) with the pilot and 2 passengers on-board. When downwind for Runway 12 at CBB9, the pilot selected the landing gear down, but no "gear down" indication was observed. The pilot conducted a fly-past inspection, where a family member of one of the passengers verified that the landing gear appeared to be extended. In the subsequent downwind leg of the circuit, the pilot retracted the landing gear. When the gear was selected down again, the "gear down" indication was again absent. The pilot continued with the landing. Upon touchdown, both main landing gear collapsed, followed by the nose gear collapsing. The aircraft slid to a stop on the runway, approximately 800 feet from the end of the runway. There were no injuries. The aircrafts ELT did not activate.

June 28, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMN/JZA8421) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off due to a rudder issue. The aircraft taxied off, resolved the issue and departed with no further issues.

June 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 1735Z, the terminal advised a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-863 (C-FFLC/FLE513) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was inbound with a flap issue. The tower initiated an emergency standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 26L, without issue, at 1759Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0051: C-FFLC, a Boeing 737-86J aircraft operated by Flair Airlines, was conducting flight FLE513 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 6 crew members and 141 passengers. On approach, the trailing edge flaps did not extend beyond "Flap 5" and then moved uncommanded to the "Flap 2" position. The flight crew notified ATC, discontinued the approach and received vectors to complete the associated QRH checklists and landing performance calculations. During the alternate flap extension, the trailing edge flaps remained at 2 degrees. ATC notified the flight crew that ARFF was on standby and the aircraft landed uneventfully.

June 22, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A White Bear Industries Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FWBL) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) informed the CYXT flight service station (FSS) that it had conducted an emergency landing due to an aircraft issue. The aircraft was damaged upon landing. A helicopter was sent to pick up the pilot and passenger. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0046: C-FWBL, a privately operated Robinson R44 II operated by White Bear Industries Ltd., was enroute from Lakelse Lake, BC, to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) with one passenger on board when the pilot received a low main rotor RPM warning horn and light, with both engine and main rotor tachometer needles decreasing. The pilot performed a forced landing on a mountain logging road approximately 15 NM NE of Terrace, BC (CYXT). The pilot noticed while in the auto-rotation descent that the reciprocating engine RPM was fluctuating (Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5, 6 cylinder, fuel injected). During the flare to touch down, with collective and aft cyclic application to arrest the descent and forward motion, the helicopter skidded forward for about 15 feet on the gravel road. The helicopter remained upright on its skids, and both the pilot and passenger exited with no injury. The helicopter suffered substantial damage when the main rotor struck the tail boom during touchdown. The tail boom remained only partially attached to the rest of the structure by the internal driveshaft assembly connected to the tail rotor gearbox. Maintenance was contracted to inspect the helicopter drivetrain and initially could not find or replicate any defect that would suggest a mechanical malfunction or explain the low main rotor RPM reported by the pilot.

June 12, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (ATM - operations)

At Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), a main fuse blew, knocking out the power to the air traffic service (ATS) facility at 2350Z. The specialist evacuated to the back-up site and resumed limited operations. The team supervisor, the NAV CANADA Manager (NCM), the shift manager and the sector were advised. An electrician found and replaced the blown fuse with the flight service station (FSS) resuming normal operations at 0300Z.

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