November 21, 2020

Incident at 5NM MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Services Hélicocorp Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GMVQ) from Montreal/St-Hubert Heliport (Heli), QC (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert Heliport (Heli), QC (CTG2) reported a red drone flying over the south bank of the river at the height of the Victoria Bridge, at 1500 feet. C-GMVQ had to climb 100 feet to avoid the drone. Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec (GDQ) notified. (Duplicate record AOR-269485-V1 was deleted after information was merged)

November 8, 2020

Incident at 4507N / 07327W

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) contacted the Montreal area control centre (CZUL) shift manager to advise that a privately operated helicopter, burgundy in colour, was flying over Highway 15 at an altitude of 100 meters, near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, and that it was heading Northeast (NE). No aircraft was identified on radar in this sector. No impact on operations.

November 7, 2020

Incident at 2NM E MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Robinson R44 II entered Class C terminal airspace of Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), at 1000 feet and heading northbound, without establishing communications. Impact: a Cargair Ltee Cessna 172N (C-GIXH) and a Gestion Majel Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FSYO), established in the circuit at CYMX at 1000 and 900 feet, entered into conflict with the Robinson R44 II aircraft. C-GIXH and C-FSYO received traffic information and were distanced. No other impact on operations.

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Cessna 172I from Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) was observed crossing the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) zone without establishing any communications. It was also observed at 1500 feet entering the restricted airspace of CYR601 and CYR624. Impact: The Bell/Textron tower asked a Bell Helicopter Bell 429 (TXH7930) from Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) to Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) to conduct evasive manoeuvres. No other impact on operations.

Incident at 4527N / 07252W (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

An official of the "Association Québécoise de vol libre", who is responsible for the restricted airspace CYA621 (H) in Mont Yamaska, QC, contacted the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) to validate if their free flight zone was active, because an aircraft was flying at low altitude in their departure trajectory. After verification, the Designated Airspace Handbook (DAH) stipulates that the CYA is active during "Cont daylight". However, there is no activation schedule on the VFR navigation chart (VNC) AIR5002, and the zone is indicated as active from May 01 to October 31 during the day and overtime (O/T) by NOTAM on the VFR terminal area chart (VTA) AIR1903. The manager therefore requested that a NOTAM be issued to clarify the situation. The NOTAM was issued under the N3529/20. Operational impact: The operations of the free flight club were disrupted and a dangerous situation arose due to the presence of an aircraft on the departure path of the hang gliders and the proximity of 2 types of devices in the same space.

November 8, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area of Bagotville, QC (CYBG). Two aircraft in the area did not hear the signal. Source: a privately registered Piper PA-12X on the ground near Laurent Lake activated its ELT accidentally. No impact on operations.

October 29, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An Montreal Flying Club Inc. Cessna 150L (C-GUIL) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was instructed to lengthen the downwind. C-GUIL turned towards base without clearance and cut off a Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GPXF), which was on final. The tower instructed C-GUIL to immediately turn downwind. No other impact.

October 26, 2020

Incident at 9.5NM SE MONTREAL QC VOR/DME (YUL) (Laser interference)

The pilot of a 6800009 Canada Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GVWT), on a VFR flight from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) reported a purple laser near the Fairview Centre. Police notified, no impact.

September 8, 2020

Accident at MONTRÉAL / LES CÈDRES QC (CSS3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

TSB Report #A20Q0088: C-GMUQ, a Cessna 172P operated by Laurentide Aviation, was on a visual flight rules flight to and from the Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3) aerodrome, with one pilot on board. During touch-and-go on Runway 25, the pilot was simulating a landing on soft ground and, while taxiing, the pilot felt the aircraft sink to the left, followed by an uncontrolled turn to the left. They then cut the engine power, applied the brakes, and applied the right-side rudder to attempt to regain control. The aircraft did not slow down and went off the runway near the threshold of Runway 07. During the runway excursion, the right landing gear and the elevator struck a light, causing damage to the aircraft. The pilot was not injured. A puncture of the left tire was then observed. A runway inspection was performed and a paint scraper was found on the runway.

October 12, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A privately registered Zenair CH-601-HD from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) reported that an A.L.M. par Avion Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GNEA), on a flight to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), had integrated itself dangerously into the circuit at the end of the left tail wind for Runway 15, at circuit altitude. The two aircraft were separated horizontally by approximately 50 feet at that time. Both aircraft were on the same frequency. No service was provided by the Flight Information Centre (FIC) to C-GNEA.

October 17, 2020

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

A Dorval Aviation Cessna 172L (C-FHNO) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a drone near the Olympic stadium, at approximately 800 feet.

October 12, 2020

Incident at LOLVI intersection

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) departed from CYMX and climbed into terminal Class C airspace at 3500 feet, near the LOLVI intersection, without establishing communication. No impact on operations.

October 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ÎSLE-AUX-GRUES QC (CSH2)

A privately registered, amateur-built Pipistrel Virus SW on a VFR flight from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Charlevoix, QC (CYML) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9), with code but without a flight plan, experienced a gasoline leak and then an engine failure. They made an emergency landing at Isle-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). No injuries or damage.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16824: The pilot of an ultralight (Pipistrel) contacted universal communications (UNICOM) in Montmagny, QC (CSE5) to advise that the aircraft had a possible fuel leak and that they were coming to make a precautionary landing. No emergency was declared at this time. The pilot contacted UNICOM again to advise that they would ultimately not have enough fuel to get to CSE5. The pilot then mentioned that they will instead land at Isles-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). Communication with the UNICOM of CSH2 was difficult due to the quality of communication (i.e. clarity). A helicopter pilot, who was flying in the vicinity, was involved in the communications to help the pilot orient and navigate to the runway of CSH2. Finally, communication improved and the UNICOM attendant managed to talk to the pilot in difficulty (note that the radio frequency is the same for both aerodromes because they are nearby). The pilot announced that their engine has just stopped operating (the fuel gauge was indicating 0 litres, whereas a few moments ago it indicated 10 litres). The pilot was having difficulty finding the airstrip on the island; the attendant informed the pilot that the runway threshold is near the farm silos. The pilot saw the runway and landed a few seconds later, without damaging the aircraft. The aircraft was then pushed off of the runway. No injuries. No impact on operations. No emergency was declared during the event.

Incident at 15NM N NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA)

At 1437Z, a Northern Air Charter Cessna 208 (C-FNME) on a flight from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) called at 16.5NM North of CYNA, levelling at 1000 feet, to advise that they saw an Air Tunilik de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-GUJU) on a flight to Natashquan (Lac de lAvion) (Water), QC (CSY8) pass approximately 600 feet from their right wing, at the same altitude, 15NM North of CYNA. C-FNME mentioned that they did not hear C-GUJU either on 122.2 MHz or on 123.5 MHz. At 1441Z, Madeleine Radio received the first call from C-GUJU when the aircraft was 10NM North.

September 18, 2020

Incident at 5NM W OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Antonov AN-2P from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) entered the CYND zone at 5NM west (5W) without contacting the flight service station (FSS), and continued eastward to join a left-base for Runway 27. The aircraft landed at 1854Z. Impact: an Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), inbound from the south, deviated to join a left downwind for Runway 09 in order to avoid traffic.

September 20, 2020

Incident at 12NM TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Despite being authorized and correctly reading back 6000 feet, a Hydravion Aventure Inc. Cessna 550 (C-FYRQ) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) continued its climb to 7000 feet. Impact: spacing with a privately registered Cirrus SR20 from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Charlevoix, QC (CYML) was reduced to 3.1NM and 500 feet, where 5NM and 1000 feet is required. When C-FYRQ was reauthorized to 6000 feet with correct readback, it was then observed in descent to 5000 feet.
UPDATE: TSB report #A20Q0094: C-FYRQ, a privately registered Cessna 550 was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Trois-Rivières QC, (CYRQ), to St-Catharines/Niagara District ON, (CYSN). C-FYRQ received and read back the clearance to climb to 6000 ft correctly. ATC noticed that C-FYRQ kept climbing to 7000 ft, and the aircraft was re-authorized to 6000 ft. After reading back the new clearance correctly, C-FYRQ descended to 5000 ft. There was a separation conflict with a privately registered Cirrus SR20 conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Mirabel QC, (CYMX), to Charlevoix/La Malbaie QC, (CYML). The separation was reduced to 3.1 NM horizontally, and 500 ft vertically while the minimum required separation is 5 NM horizontally and 1000 ft vertically.

September 3, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (ATM - other)

Two aircraft, a Max Aviation Inc. Beech B100 (C-GYPA/MAX190) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) and a 9348-3832 Québec Inc. Diamond DA 62 (C-FLJR) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), were cleared for an IFR approach to CYZV at the same time. There was no loss of separation and no impact on operations.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

September 11, 2020

Incident at 4NM SW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A privately registered Bellanca 7ECA on a flight to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) departed St-Benoit-de-Mirabel without authorization from the air traffic controller (ATC). The aircraft conflicted with a privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV-4 that was descending toward St-Benoit. No impact.

September 15, 2020

Incident at 15NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After being cleared and re-read correctly to climb to 11 000ft, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GWGA/VSL629) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) was seen at 11 500ft. Impact: loss of separation with a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/VSL512) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0090: C-GMGA, a Beech 1900D (BE02) operated by Sky Jet M.G. Inc. as VSL629 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). C-GJBV, a Beech 100 (BE10) operated by Sky Jet M.G. Inc. as flight VSL512 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to CYQB. VSL629 had received and correctly re-read the clearance to climb to 11,000 feet. ATC determined that VSL629 exceeded 11,300 feet while climbing and immediately contacted the crew to stop the climb. VSL629 reached 11,500 feet before descending to 11,000 feet. The minimum required separation of 3 nautical miles horizontally or 1000 feet vertically could not be maintained with flight VSL512, which was level at 12,000 feet. The separation had been reduced to 2.8 nautical miles horizontally and 500 feet vertically. There were no injuries.

August 31, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Sasair Cessna 152 (C-FCYU) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had a runway excursion following their landing on Runway 29. The aircraft was able to exit the grass and return to the runway under their own power. The occurrence happened on the South side of the runway, near the precision approach path indicators (PAPI). Runway inspection completed. No impact.

September 2, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMAO) advised the tower of a bird carcass at the threshold of Runway 06L at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), near Kilo. Inspection conducted at 0850Z.

August 6, 2020

Incident at Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal

Aviation Incident Report #16730: A Foxair Héliservice - Helico Pro Robinson R44 (C-FJLK) was transporting a client who had rented its services. At the request of the client (for recreational/personal reasons), C-FJLK landed in a small field near a condominium building on Sherbrooke Street East (in a residential area). Two calls from landing suits were made to 911 and police were dispatched to the scene. The pilot considered the landing safe as there were no electrical wires or other dangerous objects. Photo evidence available.

July 29, 2020

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

Aviation Incident Report #16723: On July 29, 2020, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GAIG) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) landed at CYGW at 1922Z. Five minutes before landing, there was blasting near the airport. There was no NOTAM during the day that mentioned blasting at CYGW.

August 22, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Canadian Helicopters Bell 206L (C-GVHX) on a flight to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) on approach to the north was advised that a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GNBB/VSL445-M) from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was on final for Runway 27. C-GVHX advised that it will pass behind VSL445-M. When VSL445-M was over the threshold of Runway 27, C-GVHX advised that it was going to cross the runway and that it had VSL445-M in sight. No impact.

August 24, 2020

Incident at 5NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGDU/JZA8716) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) climbing to 5000 feet, reported having a resolution advisory (RA) in reference to an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-GKOE/ACA422) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) who was level at 6000 feet. ACA422 mentioned getting a traffic advisory (TA). Traffic exchanged, no impact to operations.

February 17, 2020

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model (C-GPPS/PSC835) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) and a Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FNCP/PVL903) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) estimated CYYY at the same time at 1259Z. PSC835 and PVL903 cancelled instruments. PSC835 proceeded for Runway 06. PVL903 proceeded for Runway 24 and had to slow down to allow PSC835 to re-enter Runway 06. The determined runway was Runway 24.

August 20, 2020

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

On approach to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) and at 3 000 feet, an Air Inuit Beech B350 (AIE560) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) had a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) generated by a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GRDB) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) that was co-located at 2500 feet. In reaction to the TCAS RA, AIE560 climbed 400 feet. Traffic had been passed and AIE560 had C-GRDB in sight. No impact.

August 19, 2020

Incident at PUXER intersection

A 2115828 Ontario Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GJDB) reported passing a drone at 1500 feet near the PUXER intersection. No impact.

August 13, 2020

Incident at 2NM E MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

During the approach to the Mirabel tower, security was not assured for a Federal Express Corporation Douglas DC-10-30F (N311FE/FDX30+) from Memphis Intl, TN (KMEM) to Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) and an Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) from Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX). No loss of separation. Impact: C-GIGW was taken out of the approach and FDX230+ landed without authorization. No other impact to operations.

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

A Morningstar Air Express Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMOC/MAL7054) from Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, MB (CYQM) to Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX), level at 3000 feet, advised the air traffic controller (ATC) of a resolution advisory for traffic, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GAIA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), at 3500 feet, in sight. Traffic was exchanged, both aircraft had each other in sight. No impact to operations.

August 12, 2020

Incident at 15NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FNVV/ACA314) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory. Spacing with the traffic, a privately registered Bell 206B on a VFR flight to Joliette, QC (CSG3) was sufficient, and was 2.2NM and 2000 feet. No impact to operations.

August 11, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

An Académie Aéronautique Cessna 172M (C-GFGQ) from Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel Intl, QC (CYMX) lost communication following takeoff. C-GFGQ called the tower by telephone. The aircraft was then observed at 1000 feet heading toward an aircraft on final Runway 24. The control tower took evasive measures. C-GFGQ landed Runway 06 at 1714Z without issue.

August 8, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Galibel Quebec Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GXCU) on a flight to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) entered the control zone near the Institut de recherche en électricité (IREQ) without establishing contact. Impact: traffic was passed several times to a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FZRA) on a VFR flight, that successfully established visual contact with less than 1NM of spacing.

July 24, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16706: A Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Dassault Ajet (CHETA28) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) was inbound to the airfield via the West and was cleared to join initial (3NM final at 2000 feet) via the South, while a privately registered Cub L4BX from Lac des cèdres, QC to Lac Otis, QC (without a transponder) was flying towards the airfield at 2500 feet. Both aircraft came to 1NM from each other at co-altitude without traffic passing or situation awareness of the second aircraft. In reaction to seeing a civilian aircraft to its left, CHETA28 dived to get below the altitude of the Cub L4BX to avoid any risk of collision. The Cub L4BX had no transponder and a misunderstanding let the Tower Controller think the pilot was heading towards the water (La Baie); therefore, no conflict with CHETA28 was expected. No further incident, both aircraft landed safely at their destinations.

August 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Chrono Jet Boeing 737-2T4 (C-FYPN/MBK792) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) had a bird strike on takeoff Runway 24 near the intersection of Taxiway M.

July 30, 2020

Incident at 46NM QUEBEC QC VORTAC (YQB)

After traffic was exchanged and a Government of Quebec de Havilland DHC-8-315 (C-GURM/QUE40) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Parachutisme Adrénaline Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ/ADRLN2) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) confirmed seeing each other, QUE40 received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). No impact on operations.

May 31, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Laval Aviation Limitee Cessna 172G (C-GGBR) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) entered the Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) area, near Boucherville, crossed the arrival axes of Runways 24R and 24G, and left the area at Beloeil. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

Due to birds on Runway 06, near the threshold, an Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FDTC/AIE590) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) conducted a missed approach. The aircraft landed without issue on the second attempt. No other impact on operations.

February 21, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome - other)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: At Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) vehicle (ST24) got stuck in the snow, near the windsock of the threshold of Runway 18. The vehicle was less than 200 feet from the runway and more than 200 feet North of Taxiway Bravo. Impact: a Nolinor Aviation aircraft departed from Runway 18 at 200 feet South of the Bravo intersection.

June 14, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Aviation Incident Report #16651: A privately registered Cessna U206C communicated its intentions for the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) zone on frequency 123.00MHz instead of 122.35MHz. The aircraft reported when vertical of the Laviolette bridge at 2200 feet en route to Lavaltrie. At the same time, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 150L (C-FDPX) also reported being vertical of the Laviolette bridge at 2000 feet. C-FDPX was on the CYRQ frequency of 122.35MHz. The Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) universal communications (UNICOM) attempted to contact the Cessna U206C many times on 123.00MHz without success. The new frequency has been in effect since July 19th 2018. The frequency change was published in the July 19th 2018 Canada Flight Supplement (CFS).

July 1, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Aviation Incident Report # 16680: At 1556Z, 5 parachutists deviated from their course and found themselves near the runway at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). An airport employee went to retrieve them with a truck. 2 tandem parachutists landed near the threshold of Runway 23. 2 other tandem parachutists and 1 solo parachutist landed 100 feet West of the weather station. The parachutists jumped from a Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). 1 aircraft was on initial climb and C-FMHQ was on final approach at the time of the incident.

July 6, 2020

Incident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG)

Aviation Incident Report # 16687: A privately registered Aero Commander 112TC took off from Runway 24 at Saint-Georges, QC (CYSG) on a flight to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB). At 500 from ground level, while in the climb, the pilot noticed a privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV-10 that was heading straight toward them. The pilot of the Aero Commander had to conduct an abrupt maneuver and turn left. The Vans RV-10 was not in communication and did not overfly the airport. Runway 24 was the active runway that day, and many aircraft were landing and taking off. The Vans RV-10 did not communicate their intentions and landed Runway 06. The pilot of the Vans RV-10 informed the Aero Commanders mechanic that they were on the wrong frequency.

July 8, 2020

Incident at N LAC AGILE (MASCOUCHE) QC (CSA2)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PN0782) from Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) while descending to intercept final Runway 24L notified of a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) alert with a primary target and deviated to the right. The aircraft landed safely at 2327Z. No impact on operations. No loss of separation.

July 2, 2020

Accident at 5.5NM SW SOREL QC (CSY3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a privately registered Cessna 140X, in flight in the area of Sorel, QC (CSY3), hit trees while in the ascent. The two people on board were injured. Services have been deployed. Significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0067: A private Cessna 140X was flying under visual flight rules from a private grass runway near Saint-Ours, QC, to Joliette, QC (CSG3), with a pilot and a flight instructor on board. The aircraft began its take-off roll after the engine had been idling for approximately 10 minutes. The pilot-owner, who was flying, had some difficulty controlling the aircraft. The flight instructor, therefore, took control to complete the takeoff, which was carried out at midway, approximately 1,500 feet. A few seconds after the start of the initial climb, the instructor noticed that the speedometer indicated a engine rotation about 300 rpm less than normal and the aircraft was unable to maintain its decreasing speed. Although the throttle was fully open, the aircraft stopped gaining altitude and collided with the treetops. This resulted in a sudden stop of the aircraft, followed by a dive to the ground. The emergency locator transmitter (406 MHz) was activated and its signal was received by the Mission Control Center (Cospas-Sarsat). The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak occurred without a fire breaking out. The two occupants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

July 1, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A white and red aircraft on floats crossed the northern zone of Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) in an easterly direction without contacting the flight service station (FSS). The aircraft was in conflict with a helicopter operating in the area. Traffic information exchanged. The helicopter had a visual on the aircraft. No impact.

Incident at 37NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The pilot of a Gouvernement du Québec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GQBQ/QUE20) on a MEDEVAC flight from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported receiving a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). No relevant traffic was displayed on the surveillance equipment. Impact: siovo resolution notice without impact on operations.

June 15, 2020

Incident at MIVAX intersection

A Federal Express Corporation Boeing 777F (N896FD/FDX38) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) has reported 8 to 10 green illumination sequences. The source seemed to come from the water near the south shore. The police were notified.

June 14, 2020

Accident at 15NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A PMR Inc. Cessna 180J on floats (C-FFTV) declared a MAYDAY and conducted an emergency landing on a forest road. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. Damage to the aircraft. 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020Q1758 / AOR 264688-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0058: C-FFTV, a Cessna 180 equipped with floats in private operation, was flying under visual flight rules from Lac Tozer, QC, to Lac des Iles, QC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. While the aircraft was in cruise flight, approximately 10 nautical miles northeast of the Lac Beauregard, QC (CTN3) water aerodrome, the engine failed. The power had been adjusted to the maximum position, and an engine failure occurred soon after. The pilot performed the applicable procedures in the event of an engine failure, and the aircraft was configured for descent for an emergency landing. The pilot declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and landed on a forest road. Once on the ground, the pilot made sure that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was signaling and used their satellite telephone to notify a person responsible for the situation and provide the coordinates of the location where the device was located. NAV CANADA has been notified and they have notified the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC). The aircraft was quickly located and the occupants were evacuated to Mont-Tremblant.

Accident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406 signal from a PMR Inc. Cessna 180J (C-FFTV) at 4706N 07444W. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.

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