July 22, 2021

Incident at Kelowna-Mission Area, BC

Aviation Incident Report #17201: An individual reported that an aircraft flew three times over a heavily populated area of Kelowna (Mission Area), BC, including over approximately 250 feet over land and water, and within 150 feet of the Okanagan Lake Bridge. The aircraft appeared to be a white, stunt-style aircraft with no obvious markings.

June 24, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Aviation Incident Report: At Victoria, BC (CYYJ), at 1955 PDT on June 23, 2021, a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was located on the air field by the fire hall staff during an inspection of the runway. It was located on Taxiway S. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified. There were no owner markings and no Secure Digital (SD) memory card for the RPAS. Serial number: EMAX250C300HV. The RPAS was secured and awaiting further investigation by the RCMP.

November 6, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) checked in approximately 14NM northeast of CYKF and was cleared straight-in for Runway 26. The pilot lined up and conducted an overshoot of the runway at Guelph, ON (CNC4), thinking they were at CYKF. The aircraft was issued headings to CYKF. The pilot landed on Runway 26 and, while still on the active runway, changed to the ground frequency as the tower controller was trying to talk to them. The pilot did not understand taxi instructions and kept holding short at every hold short mark. The pilot was instructed to cross the threshold of Runway 08, but stopped. The pilot seemed to be disoriented.

July 31, 2021

Incident at KIRKFIELD / BALSAM LAKE ON (CKD8)

TSB Report #A21O0062: A privately registered Tiger Moth DH82 aircraft was on the climb out from Kirkfield/Balsam Lake, ON (CKD8) when the engine lost power (Gypsy Major Mark I). The aircraft conducted a forced landing into a swamp beyond the aerodrome boundary, resulting in propeller damage only. The two people on board were not injured. This was the aircrafts first flight after restoration. The 406 ELT activated after the incident.

October 13, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Other operational incident)

The pilot of a Noren Air Inc. Cessna 425 (C-FVAX) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), on final for Runway 35, reported "something large and black" on the runway. The pilot elected to perform a missed approach, cancelled their IFR clearance, and flew a left-hand circuit. The pilot determined that the object on the runway was, in fact, a large skid mark. The aircraft landed without incident, no operational impact.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermilion, AB (CEZ4) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The crew elected to divert to High Level, AB (CYOJ), where the aircraft flew a low approach to confirm that only one of the main landing gear was partially extended. Emergency services were dispatched while the crew continued to troubleshoot the issue, with no success. The aircraft landed with its gear fully retracted on Runway 31 at 0052Z. There were no injuries to the four (4) persons aboard the aircraft, and no significant damage was immediately evident. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM for 3 hours. All appropriate agencies were notified, including the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: AOR-270986-V2: CWA925 had to perform a gear-up landing on Runway 31 at High Level, AB (CYOJ). The aircraft circled while waiting for emergency vehicles to arrive and emergency vehicles were on standby when the aircraft landed. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed via NOTAM for 3 hours. NOTAM I0494/21.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0006: C-GLUT, a Canwest Air Beech B200GT, was operating on a MEDEVAC flight from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4) with two flight crew and two medical crew on board. During the approach to CEZ4, the flight crew selected "landing gear down" and the RH main landing gear only partially extended. The nose and LH main landing gear extended fully. A low pass was performed over CEZ4, where company personnel were able to confirm that the RH main landing gear was not fully extended. The flight crew actioned the QRC "Landing Gear Manual Extension", but the RH main landing gear failed to extend. Several acceleration manoeuvers were performed; however, the landing gear did not move. Company operations was consulted, and a decision was made to conduct a wheels-up landing in CYOJ before dark. The aircraft then diverted to CYOJ. The flight crew advised the CYOJ FSS and declared an emergency, and emergency services were dispatched from the town of High Level. When the aircraft arrived over CYOJ, the flight crew selected "gear up" and the landing gear retracted normally. All 3 gear retracted, and the red "gear unsafe" light went out. The flight crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, but the RH main landing gear did not move. The landing gear was selected up and the landing gear, once again, retracted normally. The flight crew prepared for a gear-up landing. On short final, the flight crew shut down the engines and feathered the propellers. The aircraft touched down at approximately the 1000 foot mark and maintained the runway centerline. After the aircraft came to rest, the passengers and flight crew evacuated out the main cabin door; there were no egress issues. Emergency services arrived as soon as the aircraft came to a rest. There was no fire, there were no injuries and there was no fuel leak. Company maintenance will follow-up with TSB regarding maintenance findings and follow-up.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16957: At 0009Z, maintenance crews and a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), with an enroute stop at Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4), contacted the NAV CANADA flight service station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft would be declaring an emergency. One of the aircrafts landing gears was failing to drop, forcing them to make the decision to conduct a belly landing. The NAV CANADA FSS contacted emergency crews at 0011Z. Airport staff and the Airport Manager were notified at 0015Z. The Airport Authority and emergency personnel (fire, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], and emergency medical technicians [EMT]) arrived on scene and were in place at the staging area at 0032Z. Communications between emergency services was conducted. The Airport Manager called the FSS to advise them that all personnel were on site and standing by at 0038Z. The Airport Manager issued a 3-hour NOTAM for runway closure at 0043Z. C-GLUT completed a belly landing (gear up) on Runway 31 at 0044Z. Crews were escorted by Airport Authority at 0045Z as per the on-scene controller (fire). No reported injuries, fuel spill or fire.

January 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Calgary, AB (CYYC), a panel approximately 1ft by 1.5ft was found on the threshold area of Runway 17R, and was reported by a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3231) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE). The item had no immediate identifying marks. No impact to operations.

July 30, 2021

Incident at 4900N / 06100W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The Gander area control centre (ACC) reported that, at 0155Z, a Government Of Canada, Department of National Defence flight (CFC4003) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Cologne/Bonn, Germany (EDDK) and a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-300 (KLM618) from Boston/Logan, MA (KBOS) to Amsterdam/Schiphol, Netherlands (EHAM) reported seeing a bright green flying object. It flew into a cloud, then disappeared. No impact to operations. (This record replaces CADORS 2021Q2178, which was deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A Government Of Canada, Department of National Defence flight (CFC4003) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Cologne/Bonn, Germany (EDDK) and a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-300 (KLM618) from Boston/Logan, MA (KBOS) to Amsterdam/Schiphol, Netherlands (EHAM) reported seeing a bright green object fly into the clouds and then disappear. CFC4003 was at F300 and thought it was flying; while KLM618 was at F400 and thought it was space debris. There was no indication of the direction of movement, speed or any identifying marks.

March 17, 2021

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEJF/SKV7480) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT), while taxiing via Taxiway Golf, reported being slightly left of the taxiway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21A0008: C-FEJF, an Embraer ERJ-170-200 aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines Inc., was conducting flight SKV7480 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to St John’s, NL (CYYT) with 4 crew members and 51 passengers on board. After landing, while taxiing to the main apron, the aircraft lost contact with the taxiway lights and markings due to blowing snow, and left the paved surface of Taxiway Golf. The nose wheel of the aircraft entered a snow bank adjacent to the taxiway. The crew shut the aircraft engines down, ATC and company personnel were advised, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance personnel performed an inspection and the aircraft was returned to service.

November 7, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the airport manager (APM) advised that Runway 13/31 and Taxiway A were closed from 1430Z until 1630Z due to snow removal. The flight information centre (FIC) published the closures of Runway 07/25 and Taxiway A. This published information was later corrected to indicate the closure of Runway 13/31. No known operational impact.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-269746-V2: A request for NOTAM was submitted to the inbox of the Quebec (YQB) Flight Information Centre (FIC). The request involved the closure of Runway 13/31 and Taxiway A at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). At 1345Z, the specialist marked Runway 07/25 as closed instead of Runway 13/31. This was corrected around 1506Z, following a call from the CYVP flight service station (FSS). Impact on operations: An aircraft took off from Runway 07/25 at around 1455Z. (Duplicate record AOR-269746-V2 / CADORS 2020Q3307 deleted after information merge)

September 5, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A 6984045 Canada Inc. Vickers Supermarine Mark 9 (C-GYQQ) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) had an electrical problem, causing a loss of communication and transponder reliability. Communications were relayed by a 6575331 Canada Inc. Curtiss-Wright P40N-1CU (C-FVWC) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND). C-GYQQ landed on Runway 27 safely at 1547Z. No impact to operations.

September 22, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

The pilot of a Canadian Helicopters Bell 407 (C-FAVI) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) filed an arrival time of 1800 local time, but the specialist entered it as 1800Z. When the flight plan went overdue, the time alignment mark (TAM) was used to see if the aircraft had arrived, and coincidentally, the pilot had just landed at 1812Z, so the flight plan was then closed. The error was discovered when the pilot was ready to resume their flight, and the CYYF flight service station (FSS) called to enquire about the reason for the flight plan closure. The flight plan was re-opened and activated. The aircraft was on the ground during the loss of alerting. No stopover back to CYYF was filed for the route, although this commonly occurs with these training flights. No operational impact.

August 27, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 172 from Courtney, BC (CAH3) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a suspected bird strike on final, and subsequently reported no apparent damage. The remains of two birds were later recovered at the touchdown zone marking Runway 31. No operational impact. The runway re-opened at 0105Z.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of an Image Air Charter Ltd. Cessna 525C (C-FSTX) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) aborted its take-off roll on Runway 09 at the 1500ft mark due to a bird strike. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp.

August 19, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Mark Anthony Group Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMHJ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was cleared for takeoff from Runway 16 and the pilot initiated an abort almost immediately due to a mechanical issue. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance requested a circuit to be performed to confirm defect rectification. At engine power-up, the CAS ACS (Air Cycle System) low flow reappeared and the aircraft returned to maintenance. Further troubleshooting was performed and identified the intermittent operation of bleed air P2.5/P3 change over pressure switch. New switch was installed. Maintenance requested another circuit to be completed to confirm defect rectification. Confirmed normal air cycle system operation.

October 5, 2020

Accident at 1NM SE PORT HOPE (Millson Field), ON (CMF4)

The owner of a privately registered, amateur-built Christavia MK I called to advise of a landing incident at their home farm air field, at Port Hope (Millson Field), ON (CMF4). On landing, the tail wheel locked, the aircraft veered left and hit a pile of gravel, damaging the landing gear. 1 soul on board, no injuries. Minor damage to the aircraft reported. No operational impact. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Transport Canada (TC) Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised by National Operations Centre (NOC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0093: A privately registered, amateur-built Christavia Mark-1 was preparing to land on a private strip (Runway 02), located about 01 Nautical Mile (NM) Southeast of Port Hope (Millson Field), ON (CMF4). The tail wheel touched the ground at about 25-30 MPH, then the aircraft veered sharply to the left. The pilot could not control the left veer and struck a gravel embankment; they were not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the right main landing gear folded in, the left main landing gear buckled out and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot found the tail wheel in full reverse position after the impact. A preliminary inspection from the pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer revealed that one of the tail wheel control arms showed signs of wear.

August 30, 2020

Incident at Constance Bay, ON

Aviation Incident Report #16763: An aircraft was spotted at an altitude of about 150 ft, heading Northwest, rising from the Ottawa river about 1000 ft. It looked like a normal float plane takeoff except the aircraft had a fixed tricycle gear. The aircraft then executed a sharp left turn and proceeded to "buzz" the houses at around 300 ft. It then flew downriver to Constance Bay and did the same to the the residents there. The aircraft was blue and white and had a gold stripe on the fuselage breaking into the registration for a privately registered Piper PA-28-140. There were no other markings on the aircraft. The last time it was seen, the plane was over Dunrobin Rd. and heading in the general direction of Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). This is not an ultralight with a chainsaw engine. It had what sounded like a 4 cylinder Lycoming. This is not the first time the pilot has done this. The opinion of the state of the planes registration markings by the reporter are backed up by photos taken by the reporter.

July 15, 2020

Incident at PARRY SOUND AREA MUNI ON (CNK4)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 172N from Orillia, ON (CNJ4) to Parry Sound, ON (CNK4) initially failed to close their flight plan within 30 minutes of their estimated time of arrival (ETA). The Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) phase checklist was followed. At 2340Z, at the 1 hour mark, an information request (INREQ) was triggered with the subsequent checklist being followed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. After multiple attempts to contact phone numbers on the flight plan, the pilot answered their cell phone and advised they forgot to call to close the flight plan. The flight plan was closed at 0009Z.

June 29, 2020

Incident at BURLINGTON EXECUTIVE ON (CZBA)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 182N from Parry Sound, ON (CNK4) to Burlington, ON (CZBA) initially failed to close their flight plan (FP) within 30 minutes of their estimated time of arrival (ETA). The Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) checklist was followed. At 2030Z, the 1 hour mark, the information request (INREQ) phase was triggered with the subsequent checklist being followed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (YTR) tracked down the pilot and instructed them to call and close the FP. The FP was closed by the pilot at 0300Z.

February 16, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20O0042: C-FRJZ, a Gulfstream G-100 aircraft conducting Latitude Air Ambulance flight 5059, was landing at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON, on Runway 23. With winds 210 at 12 gusting to 18 knots, the aircraft flared and the right wing dropped, requiring full left aileron to level the aircraft. The aircraft landed without further incident. A post flight maintenance inspection noted a scuff mark on the right wing tip. The flight crew were not aware that the right wingtip had contacted the runway during the right wing drop. Latitude Air Ambulance reviewed the flight data recorder information and no abnormalities were observed in any system and all systems checked serviceable on the ground. Latitude suspects turbulence from the gusty conditions caused the wing drop. There was no damage to the aircraft structure other than the paint scuff on the wing tip.

September 26, 2020

Incident at 54 Avenue, 44th Street, Lloydminster AB

Aviation Incident Report #16812: An individual reported that a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was flying without NAV CANADA authorization near Lloydminster, AB (CYLL). The RPAS was flying at a public event without a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) and it took off within 30 feet of people, 10 feet from the road, and 30 feet from the highway. The RPAS was flown 20 to 30 feet overhead. There was no marked off take-off or landing area. The individual controlling the RPAS did not have an advanced RPAS license. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called to the scene. Photo evidence is available.

September 21, 2020

Incident at LA RONGE (BARBER FIELD) SK (CYVC)

Upon the landing roll out, a Transwest Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FVEG) from Middle Stewiacke, NS (CCB2) to La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) had its nose turn and come off the runway into the grass. The pilot was able to correct the issue immediately and the aircraft exited the runway under its own power. A Transwest Air Ltd. Saab 340B (C-GTJX/TW502) from La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC) to Wollaston Lake, SK (CZWL) delayed its departure briefly to ask if it was a mechanical issue or an animal on the runway. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0092: C-FVEG, a de Havilland DHC-6-300 operated by TransWest Air Ltd., was conducting a flight from Seabee Mine, SK (CCB2) to La Ronge/Barber Field, SK (CYVC) with 2 crew. The aircraft touchdown was normal on Runway 18 at CYVC, but when the nose wheel touched down, the aircraft veered left and departed the runway, coming to a stop approximately 50 feet in the grass. The aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron and shutdown. There was no damage to the aircraft or injuries to the crew. The operators maintenance conducted an inspection of the aircraft and the nose wheel steering system. It was reported that the nose wheel deflection markings inside the flight deck indicated a locked and centred nose wheel position when it was not. Adjustments were made to the nose wheel deflection markings and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 22, 2020

Incident at 175NM NW WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

TSB Report #A20W0052: C-FUCN, a Dornier DO-228 operated by Alkan Air, was conducting a flight from Whitehorse (CYXY), Yukon, to Coffee Creek Airstrip, Yukon, with 2 flight crew and 7 passengers on board. The touchdown zone of the Coffee Creek airstrip is marked by fuel drums placed along the edge of the runway. During the landing, the aircrafts right-hand main landing gear wheel struck one of the touchdown zone marking fuel drums, which subsequently struck the right side of the fuselage and the right horizontal stabilizer. The remainder of the landing was uneventful. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained minor damage. Subsequent to the occurrence, the fuel drums were replaced with high visibility plastic cones and the vegetation near the edge of the airstrip was cut to provide better visibility of the new touchdown zone markers.

July 4, 2020

Accident at NEEPAWA MB (CJV5)

TSB Report #A20C0061: C-FKKZ, an Air Tractor AT-401B operated by Western Canadian Aerial, was to conduct a local fungicide application flight from Neepawa (CJV5), MB. On the initial part of the takeoff roll, on Runway 22 in CJV5, the aircraft started drifting to the left. The pilot attempted to correct the drift but was unable to obtain full forward travel of the right rudder pedal. The aircraft experienced a runway side excursion, to the left of the runway, and came to rest in a ditch that runs parallel to the runway. The pilot was uninjured and the aircraft sustained substantial damage to its wings, propeller, engine and tail wheel. A minimal amount of fuel leaked from the aircraft but none of the fungicide leaked. The ELT did not activate. A post-accident inspection revealed scratch marks and an indentation on the hopper by the right rudder pedal in line with the rudder pedal adjustment t-pin. A service difficulty report has been filed by the company to Transport Canada.

June 19, 2020

Incident at 2NM NE WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

An aircraft on floats was observed flying approximately 2-3NM NE of Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen Intl, YT (CYXY), without establishing communications. The flight service station (FSS) attempted to establish communication, with no response from aircraft. Aircraft colours and markings undetermined due to low light conditions. Frequency checks conducted on 118.3 and 121.9 and appeared to be serviceable. No impact to operations.

October 9, 2020

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

After landing on Runway 24 at Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY), a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZX/JZA8810) from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas, NS (CYQY) reported a possible bird strike upon landing. The crew later observed multiple bird strike marks on the aircraft. No remains were found following a runway inspection by the Sydney Airport Authority (SAA).

October 7, 2019

Incident at LA ROMAINE QC (CTT5)

Aviation Incident Report #16386: Despite an issued NOTAM indicating a prior permission required (PPR) of 22 minutes during marking work, a Northern Air Charter Cessna 208 (C-FNME) from Lac Fourmont, QC to La Romaine, QC (CTT5) indicated that it was going to land in 16 minutes. The airport manager told it that the apron was at full capacity. Four aircraft were parked. Its arrival was neither safe nor in compliance with the procedure established by the Department of Transport. The manager proposed waiting a few moments in the air or conducting a water landing while a plane was getting ready to take off. The pilot-in-command and the co-pilot mentioned that they were going to land, despite recommendations from the Department and from the manager. He said that they were going to wait on the runway until the plane took off and then take its place.

November 21, 2019

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The ground controller taxied a Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 152P (C-FNJF) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) for Runway 26L but the data strip was marked Runway 26R. Subsequently, the tower controller cleared the aircraft for takeoff Runway 26R. The aircraft departed Runway 26L causing a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172P (C-FFJK) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to pull up and go around.

October 26, 2019

Incident at 4902N / 12356W

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBMO) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) at 025 mean sea level (MSL), 3.5NM SW Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) airport, reported a drone sighting in the aircrafts vicinity at 028 mean sea level (MSL), southbound. The pilot reported the drone being approximately 1.5ft long, black with possible red markings. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified.

July 17, 2019

Incident at 10 NM N OSPIKA BC (CBA9)

TSB #A19P0109: C-GPTL, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 helicopter operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, departed Ospika (CBA9), BC to transport forestry crews to a location 10 nm north of CBA9 with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. During climb out of a vertical landing area, the main rotor blades collided with a tree. The operators maintenance found no visible damage to the main rotor blades; however, green marks were found on the blade endcaps. There were no injuries.

August 23, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

A Capital City Skydiving Cessna 182 (C-FQVL) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported a paraglider operating at low level around the button of Runway 29 in the vicinity of Long Beach. Other aircraft, a Chinook Helicopters Cessna 172S (C-GCFS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and a privately registered Cessna A185E from Vancouver Intl, BC (Water) (CAM9) to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) reported seeing the paraglider operating at low level (approximately 100-200ft) overhead long beach 3NM East of the airport. CYAZ Airport Authority notified. No identifying marks on paraglider were reported. No major impact to operations.

March 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Mark Anthony Group Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMHJ) from Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) landed on Runway 26R and followed the taxi route of Taxiway E for Runway 26L crossing. The aircraft was instructed to cross Runway 26L and use Taxiway H and Taxiway A to the South Apron. The aircraft was observed taxiing straight across Runway 26L and onto Taxiway E, South of Runway 26L. No operational impact.

October 17, 2019

Incident at BORDEN ON (Heli) (CYBN)

A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 (GRFN472) on a flight from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to Borden, ON (Heli) (CYBN) departed CYGK at 1604Z and was due in CYBN at 1724Z. At Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) time alignment mark (TAM) was checked to make sure they did not return to CYGK and a message was left on the primary cell number. At information request (INREQ) the Search and Rescue (SAR) contact was notified, but was unable to provide information. CYBN was then contacted and confirmed that GRFN472 had arrived.

July 24, 2019

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16251: A 1815357 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-46-350P (C-GSSA) from Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ), landed on the closed portion of Runway 27 and collided with the low profile barricades marking the closed portion of Runway 27. The aircraft sustained damage to the right main tire and no other damage was apparent. The two pilots and one passenger sustained no injuries. The pilot admitted they did not check the NOTAMs and did not call for an advisory upon entering CYPQ airspace. Runway 27 was shut down for approximately 1 hour. Aircraft was towed off the runway onto the main apron. No other impact to operations.

April 26, 2019

Incident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK)

Kingston, ON (CYGK) received a blue alarm saying they had received no matching flight plan (FPL) for an arrival (ARR), an American privately registered Piper PA-46-310P (N46JK) from Gladwin, MI (KGDW) to Kingston, ON (CYGK). The arrival (ARR) in CYGK was at 2041Z. The time alignment mark (TAM) showed 2041Z as well. LEIDOS was called and they had no FPL on them within the last 48 hours. YGK flight service station (FSS) was called and they had a strip on them labelled as a Mooney but it was Malibu.

April 16, 2019

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

After departure, a Wasaya Airways Cessna 172N (C-GMOV/WSG757) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported stuck gear and advised returning to CYQT. No impact to operations.
Update: Correction to registration mark: After departure, a Wasaya Airways Cessna 172N (C-GWOV/WSG757) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported stuck gear and advised returning to CYQT. No impact to operations.
Update: Correction to aircraft make and model: After departure, a Wasaya Airways Beech 1900D (C-GWOV/WSG757) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported stuck gear and advised returning to CYQT. No impact to operations.

August 2, 2019

Incident at 30NM NW WOZEE intersection

An Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (N348PQ/EDV3428) on a flight from Milwaukee Intl, MN (KMKE) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) issued with a holding clearance to hold inbound WOZEE between 40-60 DME. The aircraft was observed to track past the 40 DME mark and when queried pilot apologized and subsequently entered the hold as cleared. No impact on operations.

April 11, 2019

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Communication error)

Aviation Incident Report: Incident of undeclared/misdeclared dangerous goods that were transported by a Perimeter Aviation aircraft from Cross Lake, MB (CYCR) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG). Lithium ion batteries contained in equipment (cell phone fibrebox) discovered by markings on the box during routine screening.

June 1, 2019

Incident at 20NM S HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

TSB Report #A19W0143: C-GSLH, a Bell 212 helicopter operated by Skyline Helicopters ltd., was conducting water bucketing operations 20 nm south of High Level (CYOJ), AB, at the Chuckegg staging site . The weather was overcast with no signs of thunder cell activity in the area. The Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) observed a lightning strike about 1-1/2 miles away from the bucketing operation. GSLH was struck by lightning as the aircraft was lifting the water bucket out of the dip site. The pilot experienced a bright flash outside of the aircraft and had multiple circuit breakers pop. The pilot reset the circuit breakers, stabilized the helicopter and returned back to the Chuckegg staging site. The aircraft landed approximately 10 minutes later with no further issues. After the flight, the maintenance team inspected the aircraft. The helicopter sustained no significant external damage. Small area on the tip of one tail rotor blade appears to have some evidence of melting. Near the top of the long line as well as near the bottom of the long line above the bucket, there are small burn marks evident. A detailed inspection was conducted by the operator under the guidance of Bell Helicopters and the following components were replaced: Main Rotor Blades; Main Rotor Head Assembly; Mast assembly; Swashplate Assembly; Main Transmission; 42° Gear Box; 90° Gear Box; Hangar Bearings; Tail Rotor Blades and Cargo Hook.

October 25, 2019

Incident at WETASKIWIN REGIONAL AB (CEX3)

Aviation Incident Report #16377: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II ultralight aircraft broke loose from its tie-down point in the field, striking a privately registered Cessna 150G, causing damage to the rear stabilizer. The ultralight aircraft came to rest approximately 150 south of the tie-downs, approximately 3ft east of Taxiway D at Wetaskiwin, AB (CEX3). The owner was contacted to start filing insurance and reports. The winds were in excess of 70 Knots and the aircraft was not rated for that kind of wind speed. The tie-downs were also broken and came loose as a result. Taxiway D was closed until morning and the aircraft has been marked so as not to mistake it for a downed aircraft. Considered non-reportable by the Transportation Safety Bureau (TSB), so the aircraft will be removed upon instruction from the insurance company.

October 12, 2019

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA529) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong, MB (CYWG) landed Runway 36 exited onto Taxiway Q. The aircraft left the taxiway and became stuck in the grass prior to Taxiway T. The aircraft removed 1200Z.
UPDATE from National Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Captains report stated that, after landing on Runway 36 in CYWG, they asked to taxi off on Taxiway Foxtrot but were told by Tower that it wasn’t plowed. They then asked for Taxiway Quebec and there was no mention of the poor condition of the taxiway. There were no visible taxiway markings due to the snow covered surfaces. The taxi lights on the south side of Quebec were completely buried by snow and there was a large windrow plowed on a slant from the south side of the taxiway drifting to the north side towards Taxiway Tango, giving the appearance of the taxiway edge. The airplane departed the taxiway inbetween two visible taxi lights on the north side of the taxiway, coming to a stop with the left main gear and nose gear off of the paved surface. They then communicated the taxiway excursion with air traffic control (ATC) immediately and, at that point, the airport snow plow operator advised ATC that Taxiway Quebec wasn’t plowed as well. Then operations, dispatch, the flight attendants and the passengers were briefed. Busses and air stairs arrived in approximately 2 hours to transport the guests from the R2 door to the terminal since it was the only door over a paved surface.

July 21, 2019

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNF/FAB700) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) reporting hitting a SIQSIQ at 4000 mark on Runway 31.

July 6, 2019

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), an Integrated Information Display System (IIDS) failure occurred from 1738Z until 1743Z. The NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) and the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) were unserviceable (U/S) with active aircraft. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. A delay occurred with regard to marking an aircraft as departed. No other impact to operations.

May 26, 2019

Incident at 5100N / 11418W

A 1372171 Alberta Ltd. Beech 95-A55 (C-FZPK) from Glasgow, MT (KGGW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) at 6000 ASL, reported a midsized drone with white with red markings. The drone was about 100 feet above their left wing. No evasive action taken however a reactionary turn was initiated. RCMP advised.

April 5, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3162) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was taxiing on Charlie near Hotel Delta, and reported seeing a drone fly westbound across Runway 17R. Unknown altitude and no identifying marks given. No other aircraft reported seeing the drone. No operational impact.

September 20, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Remote Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206B (C-GRHZ) from Digby/Annapolis, NS (CYID) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) appeared to touch down prior to the marked displaced threshold on Runway 05. The Airport Duty Manager was advised. The pilot was notified through the fixed base operator (FBO). No impact on operations.
UPDATE and CORRECTION from Helicopter Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft registration mark was corrected. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A privately registered Cessna TR182 from Digby/Annapolis, NS (CYID) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) appeared to touch down prior to the marked displaced threshold on Runway 05. The Airport Duty Manager was advised. The pilot was notified through the fixed base operator (FBO). No impact on operations."

August 14, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) the Integrated Working Position (IWP) and Integrated Information Display System (IIDS) were malfunctioning, affecting flight data entry (FDE) transfer, time alignment mark (TAM) data entry, and Runway Occupancy Display System (RODS) functionality. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) and Data Systems Coordinator (DSC) were advised. No known impact. Serviceable at 2345Z.

June 25, 2018

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB Report #A18Q0094: C-GETA, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-300, was on a regular IFR flight (JZA8964) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) with 18 passengers and 3 crew members on board. Due to repair work on the runway at CYBC, the whole southern half widthways (75 ft) of the runway was closed. When JZA8964 landed on Runway 10, the aircraft was lined up in the centre of the runway, and as a result, the right landing gear landed on the closed off portion of the runway. When the aircraft shifted to the left to the part of the runway that was open, the inside wheel of the right main gear hit a temporary runway light and the tire was blown. No one was injured and there was no damage to the plane. There was no closed runway marking on the south half of the runway.
A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-310 (C-GETA/JZA8964) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) hit temporary runway lights while landing, then blew a tire. The aircraft, which landed at 0029Z, did not mention any problem. At approximately 0044Z, a vehicle (ST40) reported the presence of debris on the runway. A Western Canadian Aerial Ltd. Air Tractor AT-602 (C-GMBB) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), on short final and aware of the issue, decided to land. It reported the presence of a cable across the runway. An inbound Exact Air Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GPTU) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) conducted orbits while waiting for the runway inspection, then landed without incident. The runway was closed from 0057Z to 0330Z due to debris and to runway lights that were out of service.

January 30, 2018

Incident at N STE-FOY, QC (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

At 0103Z, in Ste-Foy, Quebec, a stationary blue mark was seen in the sky at an unknown altitude. The blue mark travelled north for 4.5 seconds before returning to its starting point and disappearing.

August 18, 2018

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3378) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a bird strike on roll out landing Runway 07. Airport operations later found and confirmed a barn swallow near the 1000 feet mark of the runway. No impact to operations.

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