October 5, 2020

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC837) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem and requested to change its destination to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). The aircraft cancelled the emergency at 1310Z and landed without issue at 1330Z. Emergency vehicles were dispatched and a runway inspection was conducted. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1245Z (0845 EDT) on October 05, 2020, flight PSC837, en route from St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), declared an emergency due to a problem with its landing gear. The crew made the decision to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) before they were finally able to resolve the problem. The emergency was canceled and the aircraft continued to CYZV, where it landed safely.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0096: C-GPPS, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan Aviation with the callsign PSC837, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC), with 12 passengers and 2 crew on board. During the visual approach to Runway 10 at CYBC, the crew observed that the green indication for locked nose landing gear was not illuminating. The crew performed the associated checklist and changed the indicator lights, but the problem remained. The nose wheel was observed to be descended by ground personnel at CYBC. The crew decided to divert to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), and an emergency was declared. En route to CYZV, the green indication for locked nose gear came on. The emergency was cancelled and the aircraft landed safely at CYZV. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged. The microswitch was adjusted and no other faults were found.

October 3, 2020

Accident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An École de Pilotage Évolution Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GWEM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was conducting touch-and-gos. The landing gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft was immobilized on Runway 09/27. There were no injuries but there was damage to the aircraft. Operational impact: Runway 09/27 was closed for approximately 15 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0095: C-GEWM, a Diamond DA-20 operated by Evolution Flight School Inc., was on a local training flight from the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport under visual flight rules, with a student pilot on board. During a simulated short landing exercise, the aircraft bounced several times and, on the third touchdown, the nose landing gear gave way and the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft came to a stop at the edge of the runway, in the grass. There were no injuries, however the aircraft sustained damage primarily to the propeller, engine cover and nose gear.

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 9, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After receiving the aerodrome advisory service (AAS) and starting to reverse taxi on Runway 07, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE855) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) returned to the apron, indicating a problem with the nose wheel. No impact to operations.

July 17, 2020

Accident at 50NM E ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While 50NM East of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY), a Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 200 (C-FSKQ/VSL443) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed at CYUY at 1339Z. The landing gear collapsed during the landing. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No injuries. Impact: Runway closed by NOTAM, 3 aircraft were diverted to another airport (an Exact Air Inc. aircraft (flight ET839), a Hydro-Quebec de Havilland DHC-8 (HYD207), and a Pascan aircraft (flight PSC366)). A privately registered Beech C-23 flew over the facilities instead of conducting a touch-and-go.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0072: C-FSKQ, a Beechcraft 200 operated by Skyjet Aviation with the callsign VSL443 was on a flight according to instrument flight rules from Québec/Jean Lesage airport, QC (CYQB) to destination of Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) with 2 crew members and 8 passengers on board. While retracting the landing gear from CYQB, the crew heard a noise, but this one didnt seem to be of concern. On approach for Runway 26 at CYUY, when the the landing gear control lever was operated to extend the gear, there was no effect. The approach was aborted and the emergency checklist was completed. The crew attempted to exit the train manually, but no pressure on the emergency lever was perceived and the train did not exit. A second attempt was made and the nose gear was pulled out and locked however there was no pressure left in the manual pump to exit completely the main gear. A low approach was carried out so that ground personnel can check the position of the train. The 3 wheels appeared to be out and the crew declared an emergency to land on Runway 26. Passengers received emergency instructions and the device has landed. The touchdown was normal, but when the speed reached about 60 knots, the right main landing gear sagged, followed by the left. The aircraft was evacuated and there were no injuries. A cursory inspection of the aircraft revealed that the landing gear system circuit breaker was in the pulled out position.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 266811-V1: After lowering the landing gear manually, the pilot of C-FSKQ conducted a low altitude pass for a visual check. The pilot declared an emergency and, upon landing, the gear collapsed when at low speed on the runway. No injuries. Runway closed until further notice (UFN). (Duplicate AOR 266811-V1 / CADOR 2020Q2381 deleted after information merge)

July 3, 2020

Incident at 6NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Following takeoff from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), the pilot of a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GURG/QUE10) on a MEDEVAC flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) reported a problem with the landing gear system. The aircraft made the decision to return to CYQB, where vehicles had been deployed as a precaution. QUE10 landed at 0248Z without incident, no impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0069: C-GURG, a Canadair CL60 operated by the Quebec Government Air Service, which operated flight QUE10 under instrument flight rules, had just taken off from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) for a flight to Val dOr, QC (CYVO). When selecting the landing gear in the retracted position, the nose wheel did not retract. The Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist had been completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The crew decided to return to CYQB and, as a precaution, requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFF) unit be deployed. The aircraft landed on the runway without incident. An inspection revealed the presence of a white cloth, which masked the gear position sensors.

June 19, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-GDSG/VSL607) was on an IFR flight from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV). The East sector of the Montreal Centre advised that the pilot declared PAN PAN and requested emergency services on standby during their landing due to an uncertain indication on the state of the landing gear. 911 advised. The pilot conducted a low approach and requested that the position of the nose wheel be visually verified. It appeared locked and the pilot was advised. The aircraft joined the right downwind for Runway 09 and landed without issue at 1458Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing abnormal found. No impact. (Duplicate AOR 264809-V1 deleted)
Update TSB Report #A20Q0060: C-GDSG, a Beech 1900D type aircraft operated by SkyJet MG, carried out flight VSL607 according to instrument flight rules from Port-Menier airport (CYPN), QC to Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC with 13 passengers and 2 crew members on board. Departing from CYPN, approximately 41 nautical miles southeast of CYZV, the crew observed a problem with the landing gear indicator. The crew completed the associated checklist and an emergency (PAN PAN) was declared. The crew manually lowered the landing gear and called for emergency services. The aircraft conducted a low approach over the runway so that ground personnel could confirmed if the gear was lowered. The aircraft completed a circuit and landed at CYZV without incident. There were no injuries. A runway inspection was conducted after the landing and nothing unusual was reported.
Aviation Incident Report: The pilot of a Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-GDSG/VSL607) reported having a problem with the landing gear that would not come down. The aircraft overflew the tower for visual confirmation that the gear was down. The aircraft landed without issue.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

April 28, 2020

Accident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Mag Aerospace Cessna 337G (C-FBRH) in Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) encountered a broken front wheel support when landing at 1525Z. Breakage and immobilization occurred on Runway 18. 1 person was on board, 0 injured. Impact on operations: Runway 18 was closed until 1630Z, so a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL956) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) performed a go-around and re-routed to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY).
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0044: C-FBRH, a Cessna 337G operated by MAG Aerospace Canada Corp., was on visual flight rules from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). When landing on Runway 18, a gust of wind helped bounce the aircraft onto the runway. Following the rebound, the aircraft struck the ground hard, causing the front landing gear to collapse, and causing the propeller to strike the ground. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The company temporarily suspended flights from its other Cessna 337G aircraft to conduct detailed inspections of the nose landing gears, and no anomalies were reported.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

TSB Report #A20Q0006: C-GNLN, a Nolinor Inc. B7327-200 (NRL942), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel Intl., QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) with 6 crew members and 61 passengers on board. When the landing gear was raised after takeoff, the crew received a nose wheel disagree indication. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). When the gear was lowered, all the wheels were down and with normal indications. The aircraft went back and landed on Runway 06 at CYMX with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. The aircraft landed without incident, there were no injuries, and the aircraft was not damaged.

September 1, 2020

Accident at 7NM NW SALMON ARM BC (CZAM)

TSB Report #A20P0087: An amateur-built Bushmaster was conducting a local flight from a private grass runway approximately 7NM Northwest of Shuswap Regional, BC (CZAM) with only the pilot on board. During the landing roll, the main landing gear contacted rough ground, the aircraft nosed down, and the aircraft overturned. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

October 15, 2020

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built Fleet Model 10 Replica from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) flipped on its nose during a routine taxi eastbound on Taxiway M, and requested assistance. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded. The aircraft was removed from the manoeuvring area. No injuries were reported and there were no impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 268524-V1: A pilot called the Kamloops flight information centre (FIC) briefing line stating that they had experienced an incident that was "almost" an emergency, and that they wanted the Victoria (YYJ) airport authority to come and get their aircraft off of Taxiway M. The pilot did not offer enough information to determine exactly what was needed before they hung up. The Kamloops FIC called the Victoria, BC (CYYJ) tower and the controller indicated that they would take care of the issue. No operational impact. (Duplicate AOR 268524-V1 / CADORS 2020P1694 deleted after information merge)

October 6, 2020

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 26, 2020

Accident at 5NM SE CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called to report that a float plane, a privately registered, amateur-built Bushmaster, had crashed into trees upon takeoff from a private pond. The sole occupant was rescued with minor injuries.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0090: A privately registered, float-equipped amateur-built Bushmaster was conducting a local flight from a private pond approximately 5NM southeast of Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with only the pilot on board. After takeoff, the aircraft contacted trees at the end of the pond and slid down a ditch, coming to rest on the nose of the aircraft. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The 406 ELT did not transmit a signal.

September 5, 2020

Accident at 4920N / 12124W

The Vancouver (VR) area control centre (ACC) shift manager was advised through the Penticton (YF) flight service station (FSS) of an overdue privately registered Cessna 172 on a VFR flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). During the initial search, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria contacted the FSS regarding an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal associated with the Cessna 172. The aircraft had crashed 6.5NM Southeast (SE) of Hope, BC. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attended, with the sole occupant surviving.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0088: A privately operated Cessna 172 was on a cross country VFR flight from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4); Sechelt, BC (CAP3); Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); Princeton, BC (CYDC); Oliver, BC (CAU3); with an ultimate destination of Castlegar, BC (CYCG). Shortly after departure from CAT4, the pilot elected not to fly into Sechelt, BC, due to poor visibilities and low ceilings, and continued on to Pitt Meadows, BC, where the ceilings were about 1 500 feet AGL, and from there towards Hope, BC, where the ceilings lowered to about 1 000 feet AGL. When 6.5 NM SE of Hope, BC, the aircraft collided with trees. JRCC received a signal from the aircraft’s 406 MHz ELT, and the pilot also triggered an SOS signal on the SPOT network, and RCMP were dispatched to the accident site. The pilot received minor injuries and walked from the accident site to Highway 03, where the RCMP found them. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; there was no post-impact fire.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16791: A privately registered Cessna 172 began its flight with a planned route of: Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYDC) to Princeton, BC (CYDC) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). Due to low clouds, the aircraft did not land in CAP3, and instead landed in CYPK for refuelling. The aircraft departed CYPK, following the highway to CYDC. At 2500 feet above sea level (ASL), the pilot noticed clouds ahead getting lower. They decided to turn around and land for a full stop at either Hope, BC (CYHE) or Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) until the clouds cleared or the cloud ceiling raised. While performing the turn, the aircraft began losing altitude, so the pilot raised the nose to best angle for climb at full power. The aircraft continued to lose altitude despite this and they braced for impact. The aircraft crashed into the forest.

August 5, 2020

Accident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a privately registered American Aviation AA-1 from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) in the circuit requested a simulated engine out landing on Runway 24 at 1558Z. The pilot then requested a runway change to Runway 19 which was approved with the simulated procedure. At approximately 1600Z, the aircraft made contact with the runway, bounced, and flipped onto its roof. There were numerous delays to aircraft.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0077: A privately registered American Aircraft AA-1 was conducting circuits at Prince George (CYXS), BC, with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. During one of the circuits, a simulated engine failure was conducted with the plan to land on the runway and complete a full stop. On final, the instructor took control as they deemed the aircraft to be too high. During the attempted go around, power was not sufficient to prevent heavy contact with the runway surface. Directional control was lost and the aircraft departed the side of the runway and nosed over in the turf. The aircraft slid to a stop 10 feet from the edge of the runway. Both the instructor and student were able to egress from the aircraft and they both sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

July 28, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-GRXX/CRN811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible bird strike upon landing. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A Beech B300 (C-GRXX) reported a possible bird strike while landing at CYLW. The crew recorded the occurrence in the Journey Logbook and maintenance carried out an Abnormal Occurrence Bird Strike Inspection. Maintenance confirmed that a bird struck the aircraft around the nose landing gear area, however, there was no damage and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 21, 2020

Incident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3)

A Brayco T.F.P. Holdings, amateur-built, Ultravia Pelican PL 914 (C-GRPW) from Courtney, BC (CAH3) to Courtney, BC (CAH3) was taxiing for departure Runway 13 at CAH3 when the aircrafts nose wheel detached. People at the aerodrome assisted in moving the aircraft off the runway. There were 2 persons on board (POB), and there were no injuries. The incident was reported by the pilot of the aircraft.

February 4, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: At 0415Z, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-GPCL/PCO615) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) went into the missed approach for Runway 16 and indicated that they would need time to troubleshoot their landing gear. At 0425Z, PCO615 indicated that they were unsure if they had the landing gear down and would be coming in for a landing and requested emergency support. The Cranbrook Fire Department was called in. When setting up for final for Runway 16, PCO615 got an indication that the gear was now in place, and landed at 0446Z. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0091: C-GPCL, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D operating as flight PCO615, was conducting a flight from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International, BC (CYXC) with 2 pilots and 9 passengers on board. During approach to CYXC, the nose landing gear indicated it was not down and locked. The landing gear was cycled, with no change, and the pilots opted for a go-around as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The pilots notified CYXC tower of the landing gear issue and performed the manual extension checklist twice, with no change to the nose wheel indication. The pilots requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services to be on standby and, during the turn into the final approach, the nose gear indication changed to "down and locked" without any pilot input. The aircraft landed safely, with no damage to the aircraft and no injuries. During initial inspection, the nose landing gear down lock switch was cleaned, lubed, and tested satisfactory. The aircraft was returned to service and the defect returned after 4 additional flights. Maintenance replaced the nose landing gear down lock switch, which resolved the defect.

June 23, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GWCG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) landed on Runway 07. The pilot reported that they had a flat nose wheel and were unable to vacate Runway 07. C-GWCG was towed back to the apron and the runway was re-opened at 2100Z. No impact to operations.

June 18, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Federal Express Corporation Boeing 767-300 (N10FE/FDX142) from Memphis, TN (KMEM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) left Taxiway L, East of L2. The nose wheel went onto the grass.

March 20, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

March 2, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a nose gear indicator issue on final for Runway 15 and conducted a low pass over Runway 15. Flight Service Station (FSS) determined visually that nose gear appeared down. CA811 did left hand circuit and landed safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear indicator light extinguished. This same issue occurred 12 flight hours earlier on the February 29th, 2020 (CADOR 2020P0403). There was no gear warning horn and no warning on the G1000 screen (it will display a gear unsafe message if not locked down). There was a different flight crew for this event , however, their actions were the same. This crew also found the press-to-test indicator head had popped out slightly, they clicked it in and the light came back on. Maintenance replaced the light assembly with a new part and tested the old light assembly on the bench. With the head of the indicator removed, maintenance found the indicator light contacts were covered with a heavy sticky lacquer which smelled burnt. The lacquer appeared to have run out of the main body of the light assembly and contaminated the nose light contacts. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted for the light assembly.

February 29, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) advised of nose gear indication when on final for Runway 33. CA811 climbed to circle overhead CYXT to troubleshoot. CA811 resolved the issue and landed on Runway 15 without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear green light went out. The flight crew went around and climbed out to troubleshoot. When they touched the nose light indicator, the light came back on. The head of the press–to-test indicator was not fully locked in, so the crew pushed it until it locked and did a gear cycle to check the gear and got 3 greens. Maintenance has found that in their experience with this kind of press-to-test type indicator it was not unusual for the head to work loose over time and need to be clicked back in, no further maintenance action was taken. (Reference CADOR 2020P0418 for similar event for C-FKTE)

February 14, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), a privately registered, amateur-built Bede BD-4 braked too hard while taxiing on Taxiway Delta and ended up on its nose. The aircraft was damaged. No injuries. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A20P0024: a tail-wheel-equipped amateur-built BD 4, was operating at the Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC airport. While approaching the active runway the brakes were applied to hold short and the aircraft tipped onto its nose. The (wood) propeller was destroyed and the lower engine cowl was slightly damaged but the aircraft remained otherwise undamaged. The pilot was not injured.

February 10, 2020

Accident at MERRITT BC (CAD5)

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the Merritt, BC (CAD5) airport maintainer at 0915Z advising of a crash on the runway at CAD5 and that the runway will be closed until 1600Z. Aircraft involved was a privately registered advanced ultralight Zenair Stol CH 701. Emergency vehicles were already on site. Kamloops sector controller notified and NOTAM issued.
Update TSB Report #A20P0021: Shortly after takeoff from Runway 21 late in the afternoon, a Zenair CH 701 STOL advanced ultralight, C-IHAN, impacted the left side runway edge in a nose down attitude. The pilot was trapped in the cockpit due to crushing damage incurred to the forward cabin area. The ELT signal was not triggered and the time of the occurrence with reduced daylight, precluded a timely emergency response. The pilot was reported missing and the RCMP initiated a search of the Merritt area establishments, and pinged the pilots cell phone for location. The aircraft was eventually spotted on the runway edge at the airport in the early morning hours with its tail in the air. The pilot was alive, conscious, but suffering from the cold, and serious injuries. He was extricated from the wreckage and taken to hospital. This was the first flight in the aircraft after the pilot purchased it. The aircraft had been delivered and reassembled the previous day.

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

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

February 1, 2020

Accident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0013: C-FKWE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating flight WEN3107 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 43 passengers onboard. During the landing roll on RWY 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, travelled partially off the runway surface, returned to the runway and stopped. After the aircraft stopped, the flight crew requested ARFF. There were no injuries. The damage to the aircraft included the nose wheel collapsing and damage to the right propeller blades.

January 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

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

January 31, 2020

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Simpson Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-GVCD) on a flight from Fort Simpson, NT (CYFS) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) landed Runway 22, and on the roll out informed the flight service station (FSS) that the nose wheel had gone flat. Area control centre (ACC) advised. Northern Rockies Regional Airport (NRRA) advised and Runway 04/22 inspection completed. C-GVCD removed from Runway 04/22 without incident.

January 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains in the approach area (10+ geese). No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0006: C-GJWS, a WestJet Boeing 737-800, was operating as flight WJA209 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Victoria (CYYJ), BC. During short final at CYYJ the aircraft encountered a flock of geese and struck approximately 10 of them. The crew executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. With ARFF on standby, the aircraft was given priority clearance and it landed without further incident. The aircraft nose cone had been punctured by the impact. There were no injuries.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew of WJA209 reported multiple bird strikes on log page AK85946 during approach into CYYJ. Maintenance performed a bird strike inspection in accordance with (IAW) aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18. Nose radome assembly replaced IAW AMM 53-52-00. Weather antenna flat panel and drive unit replaced IAW AMM 34-43-11. Number 08 slat vortilion placed on Component Deficiency List (CDL), reference (Ref) LP AK85948. Left-hand (LH) outboard main flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-21. Right-hand (RH) aircraft (aft) outboard trailing edge flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-22. Number 02 trailing edge flap mid fairing replaced IAW AMM 27-51-28. RH inboard aircraft trailing edge flap replaced IAW AMM 27-51-12. Number 01 engine oil cooler replaced IAW 24-11-21 due to evidence of ingested bird remnants. Number 01 engine fan blades replaced IAW AMM 72-21-02 due to position 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 20, 21 impact damage. Engine borescope inspection of fan booster and High Pressure Compressor (HPC) stage 1 through 9 carried out IAW AMM 72-00-203-803. No damage noted. LH outboard trailing edge flap replaced IAW 27-51-22 due to identified delamination. Aircraft returned to service on January 19, 2020 and has operated 131 cycles and 403:15 hours.

January 7, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

At 0455Z, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCE/PCO615) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC) requested assistance due to a possible landing gear issue. The aircraft landed without incident at 0510Z.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0004: C-GPCE, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D, was conducting flight PCO615 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC, to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl (CYXC), BC, with 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board. During the approach into CYXC, when the crew selected “GEAR DOWN”, the landing gear in transit light remained illuminated and none of the landing gear down lights illuminated. The crew conducted a missed approach and requested radar vectors to allow them to conduct their abnormal landing gear indication checklists. On completion of their checklists and manual extension of the landing gear, they had heard the landing gear extend, had a green nose landing gear down indication and had no landing gear warning horn with the flaps in the landing configuration. The crew determined they were safe to land with the indications present and requested the approach to CYXC with ARFF to be on standby as a precaution. The aircraft landed without incident. Maintenance conducted a number of landing gear swings and did functional checks on the landing gear electrical systems with no fault found. The aircraft has been returned to service.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Follow-up on landing gear failure for C-GPCE resulted in the following assessment: Through operational experience, moisture accumulated in the landing gear relay located in wing caused landing gear operation failure due to freezing. A new sealed relay installed through a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been installed on company aircraft with exception of this newly acquired aircraft. The new sealed landing gear relay has now been installed and no further gear failure has been experienced.

November 26, 2020

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FWAL/AB1776) from Bearskin Lake, ON (CNE3) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a gear indication issue when 4NM final for Runway 25. The aircraft did a fly by to confirm that the nose wheel was not extended. After some troubleshooting, the aircraft was unable to extend the nose wheel. The airport authority opened Runway 12/30 at the aircrafts request. Aircraft landed on Runway 12 and the nose wheel collapsed. The aircraft came to a controlled stop on Runway 12, south of Runway 07/25. Runway 07/25 was available as soon as a runway inspection was completed. No injuries reported, one aircraft was delayed by 5 minutes.

November 10, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna T206H from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Orillia-Rama, ON (CNJ4) became disabled on Taxiway A due to a flat nose wheel. A staff vehicle assisted the Cessna T206H. Numerous aircraft had to depart at Taxiway Foxtrot due to the last part of Taxiway Alpha being blocked. The Cessna T206H departed to CNJ4 at 2200Z.

November 11, 2020

Incident at 25NM THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

An Air Bravo Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FTAB/AB1229) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) advised they had a nose gear warning and were returning to CYQT. The aircraft landed safely 1404Z.

September 25, 2020

Accident at PLATTSVILLE (LUBITZ FLYING FIELD) ON (CLB2)

TSB Report #A20O0094: A Zenair CH-701 advanced ultralight aircraft was on a return flight from Goderich, ON (CYDG) to Plattsville (Lubitz Flying Field), ON (CLB2) with only the pilot onboard. During landing on Runway 07/25 (a 1980ft turf runway), the aircraft did a ground loop at approximately 50 MPH after touchdown. It was reported that the front wheel locked up, causing the aircraft to veer left and nose over on the right side. The aircraft sustained substantial damages to the right wing, rudder, landing gear and propeller. There was no injuries.

October 30, 2020

Accident at PEMBROKE ON (CYTA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Montreal (UL) shift manager reported an aircraft accident at Pembroke, ON (CYTA) to the Toronto (YZ) shift manager. At 1500Z, on October 30, 2020, a privately registered, amateur-built Glass Goose aircraft, on a flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), crashed during take-off from Pembroke, ON (CYTA). The sole pilot sustained minor injuries. The aircraft remained disabled on the runway with minor damage, including a collapsed nose wheel. The runway was closed pending removal of the aircraft. The airport was closed. No operational impact. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified and will soon release the aircraft.

September 21, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The nose wheel of a Near North Flight Academy Cessna 172M (C-GAIQ) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) became flat after the aircraft landed on the runway.

August 13, 2020

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: The pilot of an aircraft inbound to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported that their nose wheel had been shimmying upon departure from the last aerodrome. The aircraft flew by the tower for observation, and nothing appeared out of the ordinary. The aircraft flew full field circuits until airport operations were staged. The aircraft landed with no issues.

August 10, 2020

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A St. Catharines Flying Club Piper PA-28-161 (C-GNOC) from St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) blew its nose wheel tire while landing on Runway 24 and stopped on the runway. The airport manager (APM), shift manager (MGR), and Toronto Area Control Centre (CZYZ) were notified. Runway 06/24 and Taxiways B, C, and D were closed via voice NOTAM for 25 minutes to remove the aircraft from the runway. Short delays occurred to other arriving traffic. No other impact to operations.

August 8, 2020

Incident at KAKABEKA FALLS ON (CKG8)

TSB Report #A20C0082: A privately registered Cessna 172 with only 1 occupant onboard was started in order to conduct an engine run-up, after completing some maintenance. While performing a high speed taxi for the purpose of the test and inspection, the nose of the aircraft dropped and the aircraft overturned. The occupant sustained serious injury and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

August 28, 2020

Accident at PICTON ON (CNT7)

Aviation Incident Report #16761: A privately registered, amateur-built Calvin Keizer Avid HH was on a recreational flight to sight-see and practise taildragger landings. After touchdown, the aircraft ground looped and ended up skidding to a stop beside the runway. Significant damage occurred to the fuselage and propeller, but the pilot was able to walk away. Most likely the aircraft will be taken apart for parts and scrap.
Update: TSB Report #A20O0082: The pilot of a Kitfox IV amateur-built aircraft departed from Picton, ON (CNT7) on a local flight to do some sight-seeing and practice some circuits. After approximately 15 minutes of flying, the pilot brought the aircraft in for landing. The aircraft bounced on touch down, the pilot attempted to correct and the aircraft started to deviate and head toward the runway edge. The pilot then applied full power in an attempt to overshoot and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft went off the runway and the landing gear caught a rut in the field, causing the nose to hit the ground and the main landing gear to collapse.

August 15, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

Aviation Incident Report: The pilot of an aircraft from Lindsay, ON (CNF4), inbound to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), was approaching from the Northeast. The pilot was leaving 2300ft, descending for 2000ft to enter the CYKZ control zone when they saw a red object coming towards them, approximately 50ft to 100ft above their nose. They expedited their descent and as the object got closer they identified the object as a red drone with a camera attached to it. No further conflict occurred. The pilot continued Southwest bound into CYKZ airspace and the red drone continued its path in approximately the opposite direction of the aircraft, to the Northeast, possibly more Easterly. The pilot warned other aircraft in the vicinity on frequency 122.90 and continued on to land at CYKZ uneventfully.

August 12, 2020

Incident at YORK ON (CPP6)

Aviation Incident Report #16756: As the result of a fast taxi, a privately registered Luscombe 8E on a local pleasure flight from York, ON (CPP6) ground looped into the scrub grass on the side of the runway which was soft earth, and ended up on its nose. The aircraft suffered a propeller strike and some cowling damage. There were no personal injuries, and the aircraft was disassembled for inspection by the pilot, who is an air maintenance engineer (AME). The aircraft has been taken out of service for repairs and evaluation.

July 28, 2020

Incident at ROCKTON ON (CPT3)

The pilot of a Sosa Gliding Club Piper (Restricted) PA-25-235 (C-GXWI) from Rockton, ON (CPT3) to Rockton, ON (CPT3) advised the flight information centre (FIC) of a "nose over" at CPT3. No operational impact.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-266183-V1: The pilot of C-GXWI called to report a "noseover" at the Rockton grass strip. No injuries, minor damage to the aircraft propeller. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager was advised. No contact with this pilot until the report of the accident. (Duplicate AOR-266183-V1 deleted after information merge)

July 18, 2020

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1619Z, an unknown aircraft was observed landing at Sudbury, ON (CYSB) on Runway 30. Prior to this, the flight service station (FSS) had queried the Toronto (YYZ) area control centre (ACC) about an intermittent target observed on the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) that was close to and possibly inside the CYSB zone after a report from a transiting float plane of a somewhat close encounter with an unknown aircraft estimated to be about 200 feet above. On the ground, the pilot of the aircraft, a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Diamong DA40 (C-GIXL) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB), advised over the phone that C-GIXL had lost power and communications, and they were instructed by their flight school via cellular phone to get down safely. C-GIXL suffered a flat tire on its nose wheel upon landing. A Province Of Ontario, Ministry Of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (C-FOEU) that was inbound for landing was asked to orbit on thefor Runway 22 until it could be determined what C-GIXL was going to do after landing.

July 19, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW141) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a bird strike to its nose during rotation on Runway 30. The field maintenance crew retrieved an intact barn swallow. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew reported that a small bird may have struck the nose just below the captains windshield on rotation out of CYHM. The Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) was contacted. Discussion between MCC and flight crew determined that the flight was safe to continue to CYXX, where maintenance would meet the aircraft and carry out an inspection. A bird strike inspection was carried out in accordance with (IAW) the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 05-51-18. No damage was found and the aircraft was returned to service on log page AK38345.

Accident at STIRLING ON (CPJ5)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Arnprior, ON (CNP3) to Stirling, ON (CPJ5) had a runway excursion at CPJ5. No injuries. Extent of damage unknown.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: Initial reports indicated that a privately-registered Piper PA-28 crashed under unknown circumstances in the vicinity of Stirling, ON (CPJ5), which is North of Belleville, ON. The aircraft was enroute from Arnprior, ON (CNP3) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ). Emergency services were dispatched to the scene. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton confirmed that the aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified. It was further clarified that the accident occurred at Belleville, ON (CNU4). The aircraft landed at CNU4 and suffered a runway excursion, prompting an activation of the ELT. There were three (3) persons onboard the aircraft, all uninjured. Its not yet known if CNU4 was a planned stop on the aircrafts itinerary.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-265799-V2: A privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Arnprior, ON (CNP3) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) departed at 1450Z. While landing at an en-route stop at approximately 1610Z, the aircraft went off the end of Runway 27, but stopped within the runway protected area (RPA). (Duplicate AOR-265799-V2 / CADORS 2020O0975 deleted after information merge)
Update: TSB Report #A20O0066: A privately registered Piper PA-28-180, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Arnprior/South Renfrew Municipal airport, ON (CNP3) to Toronto/Buttonville Municipal airport, ON, (CYKZ) with the pilot and 2 passengers on board. While enroute, the pilot made a decision to divert and land at the Stirling, ON, (CPJ5) airport due to inclement weather enroute. As the pilot attempted to land on Runway 27, the aircraft continued to float down the runway. A go-around was attempted however, the aircraft did not perform as expected in the hot weather. The pilot made the decision to reduce engine power and land straight ahead. The aircraft touched down with approximately 300 feet of runway remaining and overran the runway by approximately 200 feet, coming to rest in a wooded area. There were no injuries. The aircraft propeller and nose landing gear were damaged.

July 1, 2020

Accident at PLATTSVILLE (LUBITZ FLYING FIELD) ON (CLB2)

TSB Report #A20O0061: The pilot of C-FVOF, a Jodel D-11 amateur built aircraft, was conducting local flights near Plattsville (CLB2), ON, with one passenger on board. The aircraft took off from Runway 07, and flew for approximately 30 minutes without any problems. The aircraft returned to the airport, landed, and took off again from Runway 07. Immediately after becoming airborne, the engine suddenly quit and the pilot was forced to land in the field directly east of the runway. The aircraft landed roughly in the field and nosed over. The pilot and passenger exited the aircraft without injury. The engine caught fire after the nose over and the pilot attempted to put out the fire with the onboard extinguisher. The extinguisher was not able to put out the fire and the aircraft was destroyed by the fire.

June 15, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

Aviation Incident Report #16655: After take-off, following the retraction of take-off flap, an ITPS (Canada) Ltd. Aero L-39C (C-GFNO) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) experienced excessive nose-up forces that made the aircraft difficult to control. The elevator trim did not seem to work. The pilot slowed the aircraft and returned to CYXU. C-GFNO landed without incidence. Maintenance (MTC) inspected the aircraft without being able to identify a specific fault.

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