August 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM S DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A privately registered Norman Aviation Nordic II ultralight aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Roxton Falls, QC, under unknown circumstances. The pilot, who was the only soul on board, suffered fatal injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) deployed investigators to the scene of the accident. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0067: A privately registered, advanced ultra-light Norman Aviation Nordic II was on a visual flight rules flight from a private grass runway at Roxton Falls, QC, with only the pilot on board. According to the information obtained, the aircraft’s Subaru-series engine appeared to be sputtering during the initial climb and the aircraft did not take on altitude. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft’s right wing collided with a tree top on a private farm lot 0.6 nautical miles north-northwest of its departure point. The right wing became detached and the aircraft struck the ground near a building. The pilot found was found outside the aircraft by first responders and the seatbelt had detached. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) antenna was attached to the fuselage, but neither ELT or jumper wires were installed. Fuel was present in the tanks. One of the spark plug wires and the ignition coil wire were disconnected. The propeller blades did not show typical damage from a collision with an object when in rotation. There was no fire. The pilot was fatally injured.

June 28, 2021

Incident at 28NM NNE OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Despite having been cleared and correctly reread the FL230, a Cameron Air Service Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GECT) from La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) continued to climb to FL234. Impact: separation between a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3409) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and C-GECT was reduced to 4.4NM and 600 feet. (CADORS 2021O0763 deleted due to incorrect region)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0049: C-GECT, a Cameron Air Service Ltd Pilatus PC12, was on an instrument flight rules flight from La Macaza/Mont Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) airport to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) airport. C-GECT had received and correctly reread clearance to climb to FL230. The ATC noted that C-GECT continued to climb to FL234. The controller queried C-GECT regarding its altitude, and the aircraft recognized the error and returned to the assigned flight level. There was a loss of separation with a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW), under callsign WEN3409, that was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) airport. Separation between C-GECT and C-GDEW was reduced to 4.4 nautical miles horizontally and 600 feet vertically, whereas the minimum required separation is 5 nautical miles horizontally and 1000 feet vertically.

July 25, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

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

July 18, 2021

Incident at 1NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An ultralight, privately registered Jabiru Calypso 2200 was on a VFR flight plan from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to a final destination of Tête-à-la-Baleine, QC (CTB6), with a stop at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The pilot initially planned to join the right downwind for Runway 27. About 5 miles to the west, the pilot requested the winds and advised that they wanted to use Runway 09 because their engine was intermittent. The aircraft confirmed it was declaring an emergency. While the flight service station (FSS) was on the phone with 911, the pilot advised that their engine had failed and that they were landing at the beach. The aircrafts radar target was observed to descend and disappear 1 mile south of the airport. Shortly thereafter, the pilot advised they had landed and were alright.

March 5, 2021

Incident at 3NM W SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

TSB Report #A21Q0010: C-GNZS, an Airbus Helicopters AS355N Twinstar operated by Canadian Helicopters Limited, was on a visual flight rules flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) airport to the IOC helipad, located 3 nautical miles to the west. While hovering before landing (about 2 m), engine number 2 (Turbomeca Arrius 1A) stopped. The aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries or damage.

June 27, 2021

Incident at 10NM W BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

In the vicinity of Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), an Exact Air Inc. Beech 100 (ET835) from Poste Montagnais (Mile 134), QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem (odor) and requested to be rerouted to CYBC. On the approach, ET835 performed a go-around and advised that the problem had been resolved. ET835 canceled the emergency and continued to CYRC. The aircraft landed at CYRC without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0050: An Exact Air Inc. Beech 100 (C-FTYZ) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Poste-Montagnais, QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC), with 2 pilots and 7 passengers on board. At approximately 10 NM west of CYBC, the pilot smelled burning in the cockpit and declared an emergency. While diverting to CYBC, the pilot identified the source of the odour and cancelled the emergency. The aircraft landed without issue at CYBC. A right engine de-icing function was replaced by maintenance. No injuries.

June 1, 2021

Accident at 30NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR): A Foxair Héliservice-Helico Pro Inc. Bell 206B-1 (C-FKAN) crashed at 30NM south of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). The extent of the damage is unknown. The only person on board was not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0035: C-FKAN, a Bell 206B-1 operated by Foxair Heliservice - Heli Pro Inc., was scheduled to perform a local flight under visual flight rules from Saint-Pierre de Broughton, QC (30 nautical miles south of the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) airport) with 1 pilot on board. During the take-off manoeuvre, a skid remained stuck to the ground and the helicopter overturned. The aircraft was damaged and there were no injuries.

May 18, 2021

Accident at 145NM NE CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR). A Go Helico Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FHPQ), on a flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), encountered a vortex and crashed sideways. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries or deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0025: C-FHPQ, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 helicopter operated by Go Helico Inc., was on a visual flight rules flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to a designated landing area 145 nautical miles north of the point of departure, with one pilot and four passengers on board. During the approach maneuver, the aircraft lost altitude, the right skid caught trees and the aircraft continued its descent. Once on the ground, the aircraft rolled over on its right side. The occupants evacuated and suffered no injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage; there was no fire or fluid spills. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was manually activated by the pilot.

May 12, 2021

Incident at 15NM S LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

The separation between a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (HYD181) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and a Max Aviation Beech 200C (MAX210) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was reduced to 4.6NM and 500 feet. MAX210 was en route for CYOW at FL200 while HYD181 was descending for CYUL from FL210.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0026: C-GCVS, a Beech 200C operated by Max Aviation under the callsign MAX210, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to its destination of Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). While the aircraft was cruising at flight level (FL) 200, a loss of separation occurred with C-GHQL, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 operated by Hydro-Quebec under the callsign HYD181, which was performing an instrument flight rules flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), and was leaving FL210 in descent towards Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). The separation between MAX210 and HYD181 was reduced to 4.6 nautical miles horizontally and 600 feet vertically, where the minimum required separation is 5 nautical miles horizontally and 1000 feet vertically.

April 24, 2021

Accident at 5NM NE ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

Air traffic control (ATC) was receiving multiple reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. After investigation, ATC discovered that a privately registered Cessna 180K crashed at Lac Taureau. The time of the incident is unknown. There was one person on board (SOB) and no injuries. The aircraft was damaged. No service was provided by NAV CANADA. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No known impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0022: A privately registered Cessna 180K on floats was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sacacomie, QC, to Taureau Reservoir, QC, located 5 nautical miles northeast of the Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5) aerodrome, with 1 pilot on board. During the landing, a gust of wind displaced the aircraft and the pilot lost control. The left wing reportedly hit the water and the aircraft overturned. The pilot was able to evacuate the aircraft. There were no injuries.

April 18, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Around 1317Z, upon initial contact with the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) control tower, a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-8 from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) was already 3 miles inside of the Class C airspace of the CYMX tower. No impact on operations.

April 3, 2021

Incident at 7NM S QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Hélinovations Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-GTHQ) on a flight from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) entered the control zone of Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) 7NM south (Chaudière river) by 0.5NM. The aircraft flew 2 miles in the zone and exited from the south without contact. No impact on operations.

March 3, 2021

Accident at 4546N / 07414W

The Sureté du Québec reported an aircraft crash at Barron Lake, in the Gore region. The aircraft was a privately registered, amateur-built Wagaero Wagabond.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0007: A privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lake Barron (QC) to the Lachute, QC (CSE4) airport, located 10.5 nautical miles to the southwest. Shortly after take-off, the aircraft turned to the left and crashed into the icy surface of the lake, coming to a stop vertically. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated. The pilot, alone on board, suffered fatal injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17001: Upon take-off, a privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond, in the climb, nosed down and crashed into the lake. Rescue services were deployed to the site, along with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). The aircraft had been under registration for a change of ownership since January 12, 2021. The aircraft was a total loss.

November 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE HOPE BC (CYHE)

A Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna R182 (C-FBKJ) on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI) was not in contact with air traffic control (ATC) and disappeared off the radar approximately 15NM northeast of the Hope, BC non-directional beacon (NDB). Subsequently, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off that was consistent with the aircraft identification.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 2350Z, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Operation Centre (NOC) received a call from the US Army Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) regarding an aircraft that was last seen on their radar 15 miles east of Hope, BC. The aircraft was a Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna 182 (C-FBKJ) which had departed from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) and was en route to Glacier Park, MT (KGPI). The aircraft was following the flight plan until it became erratic when it approached bad weather in Central Washington State, which forced the pilot to return across the Canadian border. The aircraft was last seen approximately 15NM east of Hope, BC. Following a conversation between the RCMP NOC, AMOC and the NAV CANADA Operations Centre in Surrey, BC, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) unit was notified. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated and a signal was heard. The CAF unit attempted to send a Cormorant, however it was not able to reach the area due to the current weather. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and the RCMP Hope detachment was investigating the incident. At 0940Z, the crash site was located. The coordinates are 49 32.96N / 121 07.99W, approximately 18.5NM NE of Hope, BC (CYHE). The fuselage was noticed from the air. Part of the aircraft was observed up in a tree. There had been 2 occupants onboard C-FBKJ. The Search and Rescue (SAR) crew was hoisted on site but the Cormorant had to leave the site to refuel. The Cormorant was unable to return to the crash site due to deteriorating weather. It was arranged for a second helicopter to be sent at first light to the crash site, weather permitting. The SAR technicians later confirmed that the 2 occupants of the aircraft did not survive.

November 11, 2021

Incident at 4904N / 12228W

The pilot of a Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a green laser strike to the cockpit, 5 seconds in duration, when one mile north of Aldergrove, BC.

November 6, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3307) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), on 5 miles final, elected to climb to 6000ft after a wind check. The aircraft was then switched back to the Edmonton (YEG) area control centre (ACC). The aircraft came around and landed safely on Runway 30. No impact to operations.

October 16, 2021

Incident at 3NM SW FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A privately registered ultralight Rans S-7 Courier from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) reported a drone operating 3 miles southwest (SW) of CYYE, at 2100ft above ground level (AGL). The site manager, shift manager and local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No impact to operations.

October 8, 2021

Incident at 5NM N LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Helo Investments Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GUGP) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), at 5 miles north of CYNJ, declared "PAN PAN" due to an electrical issue. The aircraft was offered Runway 19 with a calm wind. C-GUGP landed safety on Runway 19.

October 7, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GMGI) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was instructed to hold short of Runway 01 and read back the instruction. C-GMGI then taxied to position on Runway 01 at the Charlie intersection. The controller observed the error and pulled up a Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GZMC) that was approximately 1 mile final. No operational impact.

Incident at 20NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8412) departed Vancouver, BC (CYVR) for Kelowna, BC (CYLW) and, approximately 20 miles east of CYVR, requested to return due to a landing gear issue. The tower initiated an emergency standby, although no emergency declared. The aircraft landed safely at 1954Z.

September 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A 1200 code target entered the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone from SW northbound, approximately 9 miles SW, then turned east and south to leave the zone at 2000 ft. Tower contacted Bellingham tower to get the identification of the aircraft which was an American privately registered Cessna 172M.

September 14, 2021

Incident at 9NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Alkan Air Beech 300 (C-FAKW/AKN183) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) encountered wake turbulence from a British Airways Boeing 777-200 (GYMMU/BAW5VY) from London/Heathrow Intl, UK (EGLL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) while 7.1 miles in trail for Runway 26L. AKN183 deviated slightly south off the localizer and landed safely Runway 26L at 0254Z.

Incident at 2NM WHITE ROCK (ABBOTSFORD) BC (WC) NDB

A Skywest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N107SY/SKW5377) from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) encountered a laser strike originating from approximately 1 mile north of White Rock pier. White Rock Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

September 8, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800 (FLE390) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was on a visual approach and was cleared to land Runway 34. The aircraft executed a missed approach at approximately 1 mile final. Reason unknown. No impact on operations.

September 2, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a privately registered Navion aircraft crossed the hold short line on Taxiway G with an AAA Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GAMN) on 3/4 mile final for Runway 25. C-GAMN was instructed to pull up and conduct a go-around. Minor impact to operations.

August 19, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL) (Parachute-related event)

At 2058Z, Jumper Ground Control advised of a cutaway parachute and indicated it was descending just north of the runway, near the threshold (THR) of Runway 12 at Campbell River, BC (CYBL). A Cessna 172, just airborne off of Runway 30 for circuits (CCTS), made an early left crosswind turn to avoid the cutaway. A Zenair Zenith homebuilt aircraft was on final for a touch-and-go (T/G) on Runway 30 and opted to conduct an overshoot with an immediate left turn, in order to exit southeast (SE) bound. The cutaway was observed drifting from West to East, South of the runway, and landed approximately 1/2 mile South of the field, outside of the airport boundary.

July 26, 2021

Incident at SOUTH CARIBOO REGION / 108 MILE AIRPORT BC (CZML)

A privately registered, amateur-built Pipistrel Virus SW was on a VFR flight plan from Whitecourt, AB (CYZU) to Powell River, BC (CYPW), but landed instead at South Cariboo Region/108 Mile, BC (CZML) (within Restricted Airspace Fire Area of NOTAM L3844/21). The pilot closed the flight plan with the Edmonton (YEG) Flight Information Centre (FIC) via phone and filed a second VFR flight plan from CZML to Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ). Their reason for landing at CZML was not known. The aircraft departed for CYAZ.

August 5, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An AAA Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GAMN) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) entered the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) control zone from the west at 2400ft without contacting air traffic control (ATC), and continued through the zone for five miles, not responding to several calls from the tower. One mile prior to exiting, C-GAMN requested clearance through the zone. No operational impact.

August 4, 2021

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

The pilot of a Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Champion 7ECA (C-GOMC) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was advised to hold short due to traffic on final. The pilot then proceeded to line up on the runway with another aircraft on 1/2 mile final. The controller instructed that aircraft, an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GMUF) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), to pull up and go around, with no further incident.

August 1, 2021

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab 340B (C-GPCI/PCO3023) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC), on approach for Runway 16, had a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) due to another aircraft, an Air Spray (1967) Ltd. Cessna 340A (C-GFGT) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Whitecourt, AB (CYZU), that was converging on its altitude. PCO3023 noticed the other aircraft to be approximately 2 miles to the west, and continued with its landing after the TCAS alert was resolved.

July 29, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Sunwest Aviation Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (C-GVFX/CNK869) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was at 8.5 miles behind an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPT/ACA311) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and reported experiencing wake turbulence while going through the localizer for Runway 26R.

July 27, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered Cessna 140 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) made its first call to the tower approximately 5 miles Northwest (NW), over Okanagan Lake, at 3000ft in the zone. The aircraft did not establish communication prior to entering the zone.

July 12, 2021

Incident at SOUTH CARIBOO REGION / 108 MILE AIRPORT BC (CZML)

The pilot of a SkyQuest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GCKA) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) called the flight service station (FSS) to advise they had landed at One Hundred Mile House, BC (CAV3). The FSS inquired if the pilot was aware of the NOTAM indicating that the aerodrome was only available to fire fighting, police and MEDEVAC aircraft (ACFT). The pilot indicated they were aware but were forced to land due to poor visibility. Flight plan was closed, no operational impact.
UPDATE: AOR 275445-V2: Subsequent phone call from instructor clarified that the aircraft had landed at South Cariboo/108 Mile Ranch, BC (CZML), and not One Hundred Mile House, BC (CAV3). The student had misidentified the destination airport. CZML was not affected by the NOTAM.

July 10, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) crossed the hold short line on Taxiway B with a privately registered, amateur-built Rand KR2S backtracking on Runway 19 for departure, and a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV9A on 2 miles final for Runway 25. The Rand KR2S aircrafts take-off clearance was cancelled and the Vans RV9A aircraft was instructed to make a 360 degree turn for spacing. Minor impact to operations.

July 9, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Northern Air Charter Inc. Beech B200 (C-GNAG/NLI239) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) made its initial call to the CYXJ flight service station (FSS) on a 9 mile final for Runway 30 and provided an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of landing in under 3 minutes. Training traffic that was preparing to depart from Runway 21 for circuits was delayed until NLI239 had landed.

July 3, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Eurocopter EC120B (C-FMPQ/AIR2) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while on 2 mile final for Runway 26L, reported a laser strike at 0544Z. No other aircraft were impacted. The situation was resolved at 0605Z (the person was caught). The shift manager was advised.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Eurocopter EC120B (AIR2) on a flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported being struck by a green and moving laser, sustaining multiple flashes over several minutes. The beam angle from the ground was 30 degrees. AIR2 was at 1500 feet on final approach to CYVR.

June 24, 2021

Incident at 7NM NE ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GGUK) on a local flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was 1 mile north of the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone when the aircraft contacted the outer tower to declare a "Mayday" due to engine issues and advise that it was proceeding with a forced approach to a field located 1 mile north of the control zone, and 1 mile east of the Mission Bridge. 911 was called. C-GGUK called 5 minutes later on the radio to report it had landed safely. The 2 souls on board were uninjured. No damage to the aircraft reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was advised. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Pacific Rim Aviation Academy’s Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) provided an update, advising that after the incident, the fuel tanks were inspected and found to contain no fuel. The aircraft was inspected and there were no identified defects which could have caused the fuel tanks to run dry and the engine to stop.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0048: C-GGUK, a Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft operated by Pacific Rim Aviation Academy, was conducting a local training flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. During cruise, the engine (Continental IO-240-B) power began fluctuating. The flight crew conducted troubleshooting for the issue; however, there was no improvement. The flight crew declared an emergency and decided to conduct a forced landing in a field. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The ELT did not activate.

June 16, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An American, corporately registered Cessna 208 (N208JK) from Coeur dAlene, ID (KCOE) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) entered the CYLW control zone without establishing contact and without being on a VFR route. The area control centre (ACC) had reached out when the aircraft was 15 miles out to advise that they were no longer in contact. Several attempts at contact were made and the aircraft finally called up when 1.5NM into the zone. No operational impact.

June 4, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) was conducting continuous right-hand circuits on Runway 34 at Penticton, BC (CYYF). The last report of a privately registered Schleicher ASH 31 MI (motor glider) on a flight to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was while the aircraft was climbing through A040 to orbit over the city of Penticton. After several minutes, with the motor glider not visible or on surveillance, C-GCAWs position was queried. The pilot advised that they had descended over the city to A024. The motor glider was then visible, and was updated about the location of C-GCAW in the downwind (circuit altitude A023). The pilot of C-GCAW was then advised of the motor gliders position, which was at their "9 oclock". On the next circuit, C-GCAW reported that it "came within about 1/2 mile" of the motor glider. Traffic was passed both ways, however, the motor glider deviated from its previously stated intentions.

May 23, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GMLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was given clearance for a stop-and-go on Runway 34. The standard circuit is right-handed for Runway 34. C-GMLY turned left towards a privately registered Robinson R44 II on 1.5 mile final from the northwest. Visual separation was maintained at all times. No impact on operations.

Incident at Kelowna

An American, corporately registered Super Petrel 100 (N102SP) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was instructed to remain clear of the zone, as it was operating at a low level and was not on the radar. The aircraft then showed up on the radar approximately 1.5 miles inside the zone, well after it had been instructed to remain clear.

May 22, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

The pilot of a departing C. Morin Aviation (B.C.) Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GOPV) informed the flight service station (FSS) of drone activity 500+ feet above ground level (AGL) and approximately 2 miles off the end of Runway 33. The NAV CANADA manager (NCM) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was inbound from the north. The aircraft did not call the tower until it was 1 mile inside the control zone. The aircraft continued inbound without establishing 2-way communications with the tower (the tower was talking to other aircraft). No impact on traffic.

May 16, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Okanagan Mountain Helicopters FTU Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-GOHL) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) called while south of the field, by Black Knight, inbound and not on the radar. The aircraft appeared on the radar when it was 2500ft above sea level (ASL) and 2 miles into the control zone, without permission.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome - other)

A forest fire occurred 2 miles southwest of Terrace, BC (CYXT). All instrument approaches and departures were not authorized, via NOTAM, for a few hours.
UPDATE: AOR 273697-V2: Due to a forest fire 2 miles southwest of Terrace, BC (CYXT), all instrument approaches and departures were NOTAMed as unauthorized.

May 14, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Okanagan Mountain Helicopters FTU Ltd. Robinson R22 Beta (C-GFTU) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) made its first call when 1 mile inside the control zone, over Carrs Landing, at 3300ft above sea level (ASL).

May 2, 2021

Incident at QUESNEL LAKE BC (CBK6)

The responsible person for an American, privately registered Cessna A185F from One Hundred Mile House, BC (CAV3) to Quesnel Lake, BC (CBK6) called due to an absence of an arrival report. There had been an arrival into Kelowna earlier in the day, but there was no flight plan or contact after. The pilot of the Cessna A185F checked in with the responsible person at CAV3, and said they were leaving the water aerodrome at 2345Z (1645 local time). The responsible person reported the aircraft as missing at 0235Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was unable to locate the aircraft, and sent the flight information centre (FIC) coordinates of the last contact on Flight Aware (52 21 22N and 121 25 16W). The FIC called all the aerodromes (ADs) along the route and left messages, and were conducting checks at the aerodromes. JRCC Victoria called and reported that the search and rescue (SAR) contact had received a message from the pilot, who had landed safely at Quesnel Lake, BC (CBK6). The area control centre (ACC) Shift Manager was advised. No operational impact.

May 9, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Aurora Helicopters Ltd. Eurocopter EC120B (C-GLWH) from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) entered the Kelowna, BC (CYLW) control zone from the northwest, heading south, at 3500ft above sea level and squawking code 1200. C-GLWH did not call the tower until it was 5 miles within the control zone.

April 21, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Air Partners Corp. Beech B300 (C-GKHD/SDE300) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was cleared for a visual approach by the Centre. The aircraft entered the zone from the Southeast (SE), through 5000ft. The Kelowna tower asked the Centre to switch traffic to the tower frequency, to which the Centre said they already had. SDE300 finally contacted the tower when 6NM Southeast (SE) of the field. The tower advised the aircraft that it needs to contact the tower sooner in the future, as it was only 4 miles in trail of preceding VFR traffic, an Okanagan Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FHIY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), that was on approach.

April 16, 2021

Incident at SOUTH CARIBOO REGION / 108 MILE AIRPORT BC (CZML)

In reference to its flight plan (FP), a privately registered Cessna R172K from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to South Cariboo Region/108 Mile, BC (CZML) entered the information request (INREQ) phase at 1945Z. The flight plan was closed via phone at 2003Z.

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