September 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Académie Aéronautique Inc. Piper PA-28-181 (C-GGMT) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) aborted takeoff due to a broken nose cone and requested to exit the runway at Taxiway K. The runway was then closed until 2259Z. Impact: A Académie Aéronautique Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GVKP) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) in the circuit was instructed to do low approaches only during the runway closure.

April 21, 2021

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

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

July 5, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

The flight service station (FSS) noticed upon takeoff of a First Base Solutions Inc. Cessna 414 (C-FBSX/BASE1) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) that the nose compartment was open. The FSS notified the pilot, who returned for landing after a runway inspection. No impact.

June 24, 2021

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

A 9200-6170 Quebec Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GDTV) from Matane, QC (CYME) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) experienced a flat nose gear tire upon landing. The aircraft was able to exit the runway on its own. The runway was inspected, no debris found. No impact.

June 23, 2021

Accident at 3NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F requested clearance from the tower for a take-off from the river of the Prairies. The aircraft crashed into the river. There was significant damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0051: A privately registered Cessna 185 on floats that was tied to a private dock on Rivière des Prairies, approximately 4 NM north-west of Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL), was getting ready to perform a local visual flight rules flight. While the aircraft taxied on water, the pilot followed the checklist in preparation for takeoff. The checklist did not indicate to check for removal of the control surface locking device and the aircraft was not equipped with an approved device. However, an unapproved device had been installed the previous day and had not been removed during preparation for takeoff. The aircraft began its takeoff on the water when the pilot noticed that the flight controls were blocked. The aircraft was able to rise above water but was not able to rise any further. The aircraft descended back down and nosed over forward just as the floats touched the water’s surface, and then flipped over. The pilot was held in the seat by a 4-point seatbelt and was wearing a PFD. The pilot was able to quickly evacuate the aircraft and was not injured. A boat came to rescue the pilot, who was brought to shore.

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 25, 2021

Accident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A BSA Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDRD) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) landed on Runway 29 at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) without its nose landing gear being deployed. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. Impact: Runway 11/29 was closed. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0039: A privately registered Piper PA34-200T (C-GDRD) was on a visual flight rules flight from the Bromont/Roland-Désourdy, QC (CZBM) airport. On approach to land, when the landing gear was selected for the extended position, the pilot received an abnormal indication noting that the front wheel was not locked. The aircraft declared an emergency and diverted to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). A gravity landing gear extension procedure was tried but was unsuccessful, and the aircraft landed on Runway 29 at CYQB with an unlocked front wheel. The aircraft remained on the centreline of the runway until it came to a complete stop. The propellers and the nose wheel fairing were damaged. The pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. A mechanical verification after the flight enabled identification of a bolt installed contrary to manufacturer’s recommendations.

March 17, 2021

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

At 0034Z, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE854) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) declared an emergency due to an indication of a landing gear problem. Emergency services and the air traffic controller (ATC) were advised. AIE854 landed safely at 0122Z. A runway inspection was carried out, and the runway reopened at 0130Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0013: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit under call sign AIE854, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW). After take-off, the "weight on wheels" warning light came on. The crew decided to divert to La Grande, QC (CYGL), where the company’s maintenance base is located. On approach to CYGL, when selecting the landing gear to extend, an indication appeared noting that the nose wheel was not locked. The crew initiated a holding pattern to assess the situation. An emergency was declared to the CYGL flight service specialist (FSS). The emergency checklist was completed and the landing gear was lowered manually by the crew. The aircraft landed without issue.

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.

February 19, 2021

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7557) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated an ascent following a message from the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), then returned to land but lost the nose wheel handling on A1. The aircraft was towed to the barrier at 2310Z. No impact on operations.

February 13, 2021

Accident at MONTRÉAL / ST-LAZARE QC (CST3)

A privately registered Cessna 182P from Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) to Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) experienced a runway excursion upon landing at CST3. Damage occurred to the front wheel and left wing, as well as to the propeller. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0005: A privately registered Cessna 182P was on a local visual flight rules flight from St-Lazare, QC (CST3) with a pilot and passenger on board. Following the landing, while the aircraft was taxiing towards the end of Runway 20 in order to reach the U-turn surface, it deviated from its course and there was contact with the snow bordering the right side of the runway, causing a slide that ended beyond the end of the runway, near a ditch. The aircraft ended its roll out in a position perpendicular to the runway centreline. The nose gear broke, the propeller and engine cover were damaged, and the tip of the left wing pressed against the ground on the other side of the ditch. There were no injuries or spills of hazardous materials.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 9NM SW QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to an unsafe nose wheel indication. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1553Z. Consequently, 20 minute delays occurred for the following aircraft: a Chrono Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) de Rouyn Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FTAR/MAL8069) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0002: C-FFPA, a Jetstream 3212 operated by Pascan under the callsign PSC582, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) with 8 passengers and 2 crew on board. When the landing gear was lowered, an abnormal nose wheel position indication appeared. The emergency procedure was carried out and the crew declared a state of emergency. The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 safely with the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit on standby. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 8NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised that it would conduct a missed approach due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft declared an emergency at 0102Z and landed on Runway 25 at 0126Z, without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0001: C-FDLG, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE858 under instrument flight rules from Kangirsuk, QC(CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 7 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on approach for landing at CYVP, the "Gear Unsafe" light for the nose wheel illuminated when the landing gear was selected in the extended position. The crew ascended and an emergency was declared with the Kuujjuaq Flight Service Station (FSS). Once established in a holding pattern, the Quick Reference Manual (QRH) checklist was completed and the landing gear was successfully deployed. The aircraft touched down on Runway 25 without issue.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16949: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) Emergency Response Plan was activated by the NAV CANADA Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE858) from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) notified the FSS of a landing gear issue. The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transportation unit, NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the health centre (i.e. ambulance), and Air Inuit responded to the emergency. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the apron on its own power. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on January 14, 2021.

November 21, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A 1250217 B.C. Ltd. Globe GC-1B (C-FMKN) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) experienced a nose landing gear failure upon landing on Runway 01.

September 22, 2021

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8239) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had a nose wheel malfunction and lost steering while taxiing for departure. The aircraft was immobilized across the hold short line for Runway 15/33 and was towed back to the apron at 1750Z.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZR/JZA8067) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) experienced a nosewheel hydraulic failure upon landing Runway 14. Smoke was observed pouring from nose wheel when rolling out from landing. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) responded and after nose wheel cooled, JZA8067 taxied into gate. ARFF cleaned up hydraulic fluid on Taxiway A. Taxiway Alpha was unavailable for 2 hours. No operational impact.

August 30, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Upon landing, the nose gear of a privately registered, amateur-built Cozy MK-IV from Golden, BC (CYGE) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) collapsed. There were no injuries. The landing gear was manually extended and the aircraft was taxied off of the runway. No effect on operations.

August 7, 2021

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab 340B (PCO3055) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a small bird strike on the aircrafts nose upon departure. Runway inspection requested and conducted, with no remains found. No impact on operations.

August 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The nose wheel of an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GABW) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) collapsed upon the aircrafts landing on Runway 19 at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The tower called the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit via the red crash alarm button. The pilot reported no injuries to any occupants. One Cessna 152 was moved to Runway 25 for the circuit. The tower used Runway 07/25 until the aircraft was removed from Runway 19.

July 26, 2021

Accident at TOFINO HARBOUR BC (Water) (CAB4)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria reported that an Atleo River Air Service Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GYJX) on a flight from Tofino, BC (Water) (CAB4) crashed upon takeoff, resulting in partial submersion on a sandbar. The aircraft occupants were rescued, with minor injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0069: C-GYJX, a float-equipped Cessna A185F operated by Atleo River Air Service Ltd., was conducting a flight from Tofino Harbour Water Aerodrome, BC (CAB4) to the Hesquiaht First Nation located in Hot Springs Cove, BC, with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. During takeoff, the aircraft momentarily became airborne before control was lost and the aircraft nosed-over in shallow water. All occupants were able to exit the aircraft onto a sandbar, with minor injuries reported. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

July 14, 2021

Accident at 4NM N PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Spruce Moose Aviation Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-FGPC), special VFR (SVFR), crashed north of the Prince George, BC (CYXS) airport shortly after departure. The pilot and air traffic control (ATC) were not in radio contact at time of event.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0057: A privately registered Cessna 185F on amphibious floats departed Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Mackenzie, BC (CYZY) with 2 persons on board. The flight was occurring under special VFR with forest fire smoke in the area limiting the visibility to 2 1/4 SM. Upon departure, the visibility deteriorated as the aircraft climbed. CYXS air traffic control (ATC) asked the pilot to deviate their heading to accommodate inbound traffic. The deviation placed the aircraft in an area with even less visibility, so the pilot elected to descend and follow the Fraser River northbound. As the river became more difficult to follow, the pilot elected to land on it. The landing gear had not been retracted after take-off and, upon touchdown, the aircraft flipped over. Both occupants managed to egress the overturned aircraft and climb onto one of the floats while waiting for rescue. The pilot received minor injuries and the passenger received serious injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

April 20, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A21P0026: C-FXRJ, a Summit Air Ltd. Avro RJ-100, was conducting a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT). On approach for Runway 33 at CYXT, the flight crew was prepared for a 10kts crosswind. While in the flare, at approximately 50 feet, the aircraft started a rapid descent. The crew pitched the nose up slightly to arrest the descent and landed the aircraft. The aircraft taxied off the runway without further issues. Damage to the tail bumper fairing of the aircraft was observed by the flight crew on a post-flight walk around. The damage was indicative of a tail strike. The operators maintenance inspected the aircraft and verified that the damage was localized to scrapes and missing paint. The aircraft was returned to service.

July 4, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCI/PCO3050) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a landing gear issue. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The lack of the "Nose Landing Gear (NLG) down" indication was a result of both indicator bulbs being unserviceable (U/S). The bulbs were replaced and the indication was back to normal.

June 30, 2021

Incident at OSOYOOS BC (CBB9)

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

June 17, 2021

Accident at 20NM N CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

At 1522Z, the Campbell River flight service station (FSS) advised that, at 1445Z, a CBE Construction Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (C-FOES) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) crashed into the water, approximately 20NM north of CYBL, under unknown circumstances. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, a propeller issue developed. As the pilot was addressing the propeller issue, the airspeed was decreasing. When the aircraft was at a height of about 20 feet above the water, the stall warning system activated. Though the pilot attempted to recover from the stall, the aircraft impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042 - Adjustments to initial TSB narrative: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, at a height of approximately 20 feet above the water, the pilot focused briefly on adjusting the propeller. At the same time, the airspeed was decreasing and the stall warning system activated. The aircraft then stalled and impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.

May 20, 2021

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A CanWest Aerospace Bell 206B (C-GAHR) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) crashed while air taxiing in the vicinity of Helipad A.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0034: C-GAHR, a Bell 206B Helicopter, was conducting main rotor blades track and balance checks at Langley, BC (CYNJ). As the helicopter was lifting off (with the intent to reposition on the apron), the helicopter pitched nose down and banked left so that the main rotor blades impacted the ground. The helicopter came to rest on its left hand side. Both occupants were able to egress themselves and sustained only minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire, and both firefighters and local police responded. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.

April 26, 2021

Accident at FRASER LAKE BC (Water) (CBJ8)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that a privately registered, amateur-built Super 12 from Fraser Lake, BC (Water) (CBJ8) to Fraser Lake, BC (Water) (CBJ8) crashed on departure. There was 1 soul on board (SOB), and no injuries or fatalities.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 0200Z on April 25, 2021, a privately registered Super 12 crashed into Fraser Lake, BC, after losing control on take-off. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the aircraft. Local emergency services responded to the scene. The aircraft was partially submerged in the water and the extent of the damage was unknown at the time. The Transportation Safety Board was informed of the occurrence.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0027: A privately registered PA-12S Piper Super Cruiser (on straight floats) was being operated on Fraser Lake, BC (CBJ8) in glassy water conditions. While conducting a post-maintenance flight, low over Fraser Lake, the pilot entered a turn with the intent to return for landing. In the turn, the aircraft contacted the surface of the water and nosed over. The pilot egressed from the right door of the partially submerged and inverted aircraft. The pilot was rescued by locals who saw the crash and launched their boat to rescue the pilot. The pilot, who was sitting on one of the floats, was brought to shore, where EMS and Fire services were waiting. The pilot was transported to Vanderhoof, BC hospital and treated for minor injuries. The pilot had never taken dunker training, but had watched videos and read related articles. The pilot was able to release their seatbelt and egressed through the already open right side door (which had opened by itself during crash sequence). The floats were above water and the pilot was able to pull themselves on top of a float, where they waited for rescue. There was a PFD inside the aircraft, but the pilot did not access it.

April 10, 2021

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GRXV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) crashed upon landing. Emergency services responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0023: C-GRXV, a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172M, was on a local VFR flight to and from Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) as part of the commercial pilot training program. Upon returning, the winds reported at Vancouver, BC (CYVR) at 1100 PDT were 280 degrees "true" at 22 knots, gusting 28 knots. On final approach to Runway 25 for a full stop landing, the aircraft was configured with 30 degrees of flaps. While in the flare, the aircraft was observed to veer to the left of the runway. The pilot initiated a low level go-around near the runway and, during the go-around, the right wing and nose dropped, resulting in the aircraft cartwheeling into the grassy area adjacent to the runway. The pilot extricated themselves from the wreckage. ATC called for the Delta/Boundary Bay Airport Fire and Rescue unit to respond to the accident. A small post impact fire in the engine area was rapidly extinguished. The aircraft sustained significant damage to both wings, cabin, and engine area. The pilot, who was wearing both a lap belt and shoulder harness, suffered only minor injuries. The pilot was taken to hospital for observation.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2021P1041 deleted.

April 9, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GHCC) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported inbound with possible nose landing gear issues. The aircraft landed safely. No impact to operations.

March 31, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Diamond DA 42 (C-FSGM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) had an unsafe nose landing gear indication. The pilot conducted a fly-by prior to landing, with no further issues. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were on standby and there was no operational impact.

March 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

February 27, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) departed from Runway 07 and declared "MAYDAY" due to "control issues" through 400 feet. The aircraft was given the option to land on any runway. C-GDON landed on Runway 25 without issue and exited via Taxiway G. The aircraft advised the ground controller that it had experienced a "flaps issue".
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0017: C-GDON, a Cessna 172K aircraft operated by Insignia College, was on the first take-off for circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. The student took off from Runway 07 and, during the climb, realized the aircraft airspeed was decreasing. As the aircraft was nearing a stall at 300 feet AGL, the pilot regained control by lowering the nose to keep the speed up. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY" and ATC gave the pilot the option of "any runway". Other traffic was cleared to allow C-GDON runway access. The pilot managed to make a 180 degree turn to land on Runway 25 without further issues. After landing, the pilot realized they had set "full flaps" and did not set them for take-off prior to departure, as required in the pre-flight checklist. Ground taxi clearances were obtained and the aircraft taxied back to the company facility.

January 16, 2021

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

The nose wheel of a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GDDP) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) fell off during a touch-and-go. Air traffic control (ATC) noticed and advised the pilot. The aircraft circled until emergency vehicles were at the airport and then landed on Runway 26L. All occupants exited the aircraft safely, but the aircraft was disabled on the runway. Other traffic was moved to Runway 26R.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0002: C-GDDP, a Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Diamond DA 20-C1, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with 1 instructor and 1 student onboard. The lesson was focused on short-field take-offs and soft field landings. During the 5th circuit, the crew observed a small vibration upon touchdown, however, the vibration was minimal due to the back pressure on the flight controls as part of the soft field landing procedure. Once flaps were selected to take-off, the vibration increased slightly and then the aircraft became airborne. On the cross-wind leg, the CYPK tower advised the pilot that the aircraft may have lost the nose wheel. The pilot conducted a "low and over" while the tower confirmed that the nose wheel had departed the aircraft. The aircraft was put into an orbit above CYPK while emergency crews were assembled on the ground and checklists were completed in the aircraft. Approximately 25 minutes later, the aircraft landed. During the landing, the aircraft was operated at a reduced airspeed, with the fuel and magnetos shut off. The front nose gear strut broke off the aircraft and the aircraft slid to a stop on the front lower engine cowl. There were no injuries and no fire.

November 17, 2021

Incident at 62NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A320-214 (ROU2368) from Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN (KGUS) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared "PAN PAN" due to a hydraulic loss and a possible loss of Nose Wheel Steering (NWS). ROU2358 requested a tow vehicle on standby (STBY) in case it could not clear the runway. ROU2368 landed on Runway 06R at 0029Z and was able to taxi under its own power. No operational impact.

September 27, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Bombardier BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (ACA687) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go-around Runway 24L with a hydraulic issue. ACA687 performed a checklist and at 1945Z requested emergency vehicles on standby (STBY) as nose wheel steering was in question. ACA687 landed 24L at 2005Z and stopped on the runway for an inspection. Operations were shifted to a Runway 23 only operation due to several runway closures. Several aircraft were delayed due to the reduction in AAR. After approximately 10 minutes, ACA687 taxied off the runway under their own power and normal operations resumed.

September 15, 2021

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL)

At approximately 1718Z, a Wasaya Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FABA/WSG815) from Big Trout Lake, ON (CYTL) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) declared a PAN PAN. They had a nose gear indication and a cargo of diesel fuel. At approximately 1727Z, WSG815 declared an emergency and landed safely at approximately 1759Z.

July 10, 2021

Incident at ARNPRIOR MUNI ON (CNP3) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

TSB Report #A21O0053: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV was conducting a VFR flight from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3). After announcing their landing intention on 122.7 MHz, the pilot was on final for Runway 28 when they saw a truck towing a floatplane, a privately registered Cessna 172I, on the North side of the runway and proceeding to the runway from Taxiway A. As the airplane continued the final approach, the pilot noticed the truck with the airplane in tow proceeded to cross the runway and move toward the seaplane ramp access road. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft landed on Runway 28 and was still on its main landing gear when passing the floatplane on the trailer, lowering the nose shortly after. The truck towing the floatplane was not equipped with a VHF radio and the driver did not see the aircraft on final approach when they stopped at Runway 28. The truck driver saw the arriving airplane when they were already on the runway, and accelerated to clear the runway. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft completed the landing roll without further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3) was conducting an overhead approach into CNP3 from the north, with radio call over the city of Arnprior, at 1600 feet. When the aircraft was over CNP3 at 1400 feet, they made a second radio call immediately following the Skyvans radio call. They entered the mid-downwind for Runway 28 at 1400 feet and made the radio call accordingly. The aircraft lowered its landing gear and called base and then final. They saw a pickup truck towing a privately registered Cessna 172I on the right side of the runway (north) moving south toward the runway. The aircraft continued its approach and the truck did not stop at the edge of the runway. The truck continued across the runway approximately 1200 feet in front of the aircraft as it crossed the threshold of Runway 28. The aircraft moved a few feet to the right of the centreline to ensure no contact during braking. The truck continued on its route to the seaplane ramp and did not stop. The truck had no flashing light and did not stop and check for arriving/departing aircraft before crossing the runway. The truck did not make any radio calls on 122.7 MHz.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: Arnprior, ON (CNP3) synchronized the pilots in flight video with CNP3s 4K surveillance cameras. The vehicle pulling the trailer does come to a complete stop prior to entering the runway. The camera used in the cockpit is a wide angle lens, making things appear further away than they are. Observation: The pilot was still on their main as they passed the trailer, lowering the nose just shortly after.

May 1, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

Aviation Incident Report #17176: A privately registered Cessna 172H landed on Runway 26 at Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) with an aircraft tow bar attached to its nose landing gear.

August 15, 2021

Accident at ORILLIA/MATCHEDASH LAKE, ON (CPU5)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an ultralight crash on Matchedash lake, which involved an amateur-built 1693259 Ontario Inc. Mackey SQ II (C-FSQQ). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0073: A privately registered Backcountry Super Cubs LLC Mackey SQ2 with amphibious floats was conducting a takeoff from Long Lake, ON, with the pilot and one passenger on board. As the aircraft climbed above the height of the trees adjacent to the lake, approximately 40 feet above the water, the left wing dropped abruptly and the aircraft entered a steep descent and impacted the water, nose first. The occupants exited the aircraft after it overturned and were soon picked up by local boaters. There were no injuries. The aircraft was significantly damaged.

August 10, 2021

Incident at 1.5NM NW TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ)

At 1NM Northwest (NW) of Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), a Canadian Flyers International Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GKWL) on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) was struck by a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) while on final approach into CYKZ. The RPAS was part of a York Police Services operation in the area of Richmond Hill. No reporting of injuries or extent of the damage to the aircraft. NAV CANADA had not been advised of the RPAS operation.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17258: The instructor for a Canadian Flyers International Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GKWL) reported that they had just turned from base leg to final for Runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) and were established and stable at 1100 ASL, or about 500 AGL, when they felt a jolt that pushed them back on their seat. They thought they had hit a large bird. They proceeded to land. There was no change in configuration or power since they were about to land. When exiting the aircraft, they were shocked to see a major dent on the left underside of the engine cowling. The airbox was also bent. A few hours later, a police detective confirmed a York Regional Police drone had struck their aircraft. The aircraft suffered major damage, including a propeller strike.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0069: During operations in support of police activity approximately 1.5NM NW of Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), a DJI Matrice 210 RPAS, operated by the York Regional Police, collided with C-GKWL, a C172 operated by Canadian Flyers International Inc., which was on final approach to Runway 15 at CYKZ with an instructor and student pilot on board. The collision occurred along the approach path for Runway 15. There was minor damage to the propeller of the aircraft and the left hand side of the lower nose cowling was significantly deformed. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries to the pilots or to the persons on the ground. The RPAS was destroyed.

August 2, 2021

Accident at TILLSONBURG ON (CYTB)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a privately registered Cessna 172 had crashed on the airfield at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB). There was 1 person on board (POB) with no reported injuries.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0063: A privately registered Cessna 172 was on the take-off roll at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB) with only the pilot on board. As the aircraft became airborne, the pilots seat slid back on the rails and the pilot was unable to reach the flight controls. The aircraft stalled, struck the ground with the left wing, and cartwheeled. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft came to rest in an inverted position. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but the pilot was uninjured. The 121.5 ELT activated during the impact.

July 23, 2021

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, homebuilt Zenair Zodiac CH 601 on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) experienced a hard landing with a nose gear collapse on Runway 15/33. The runway was closed by NOTAM due to the disabled aircraft. No contact with the flight information centre (FIC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0057: On 23 July 2021, a Zenair 601 CH advanced ultralight was landing on Runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with the pilot and one passenger on board. While crossing the threshold and during the flare, the nose inadvertently pitched up abruptly. The aircraft experienced a hard landing on the left main landing gear and bounced. Subsequently, on the second touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the side of the runway. The runway was closed by NOTAM. There were no injuries. Post occurrence examination indicated that the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

July 22, 2021

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

A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-FRCI/SYB111) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) landed on Runway 06R and exited on Taxiway D1, where the aircraft became disabled for 70 minutes due to a nose wheel steering issue.

April 10, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17042: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was just over the threshold of Runway 10 when the winds that were gusting suddenly died. Prior to the incident, winds were from the southeast (SE) and the Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated a wind speed of 8 knots (kts). The aircraft dropped, resulting in a hard landing. The left main landing gear sustained structural failure and cracked in half. The aircraft veered to the left, off of the runway, and came to rest in the grass. The left wing came into contact with the runway marker. The engine was shut down and secured. There were no injuries and both occupants exited the aircraft. Upon inspection of the broken gear leg, it was noted that the failure occurred at the site of the bolt hole, located mid-shaft of the gear leg where the cross wires insert.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17040 and #17041: At approximately 1525Z, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was reported to be disabled on Runway 10. The aircraft appeared to have sustained damage to its undercarriage assembly. The runway sign was also damaged. There were no injuries. The pilot indicated the aircraft was right over the numbers on Runway 10 when it was hit by a gust of wind, causing the aircraft to stall and drop, buckling the left main gear and right main nose gear, and causing it to turn where it came to rest on top of a runway sign on the north side of the runway. The Airport Manager was advised at 1532Z. The aircraft was moved to the hangar at 1700Z.

July 18, 2021

Incident at TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

A Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GZNS/THU870) from Moosonee, ON (CYMO) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) advised of an issue with its nose gear light on final approach. The aircraft conducted a low approach and the flight service station (FSS) advised the aircraft that the landing gear appeared to be down. The pilot of THU870 advised that they would hand-pump the nose gear to make sure it was lowered. The flight landed on Runway 21 at 0127Z without issue. The pilot suggested they might need to get a new bulb to correct the issue.

Accident at In the vicinity of: SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A True North Airways Inc. Cessna 172K (C-FQEH) called on final for a lake north of Sudbury, ON (CYSB). There was no down call. Another aircraft overflew the area and observed C-FQEH upside down in the water. Emergency services were dispatched.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0055: C-FQEH, a Cessna 172K on floats, departed from the Sudbury/Azilda Water Aerodrome, ON (CNC5) and was landing at Wanapitei Lake, ON. When the aircraft touched down on the water, the tipof the left float dug in and the pilot tried to correct, however, the right wing tip then contacted the water and the aircraft cartwheeled, coming to a rest in an inverted position. The pilot egressed the plane without injuries, and was picked up by local boaters and taken to shore.

May 17, 2021

Incident at ORILLIA RAMA REGIONAL (CNJ4)

TSB Report #A21O0034: On 17 May 2021, at 1937 EDT, a U.S. registered Mooney M20M aircraft encountered windshear while landing on Runway 30 at Orillia Rama, ON (CNJ4). The aircraft bounced on the runway and veered off to the left, approximately 10-15 degrees off the runway centreline. The aircraft travelled approximately 1000 feet into a field. The aircraft nose dug into the ground, causing damage to the propeller, engine, undercarriage and left wing. The pilot was the sole occupant and was not injured. There was no fire and the ELT did not activate.

July 5, 2021

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

A Private Air Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FCLB) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue. The aircraft conducted a "low and over" for visual confirmation of the gear. The aircraft then contacted the company, conducted additional checks, and requested to divert to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF). C-FCLB landed at CYKF without further incident at 1417Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0050: C-FCLB, a Pilatus PC-12/47 aircraft operated by Private Air Inc., was conducting a flight From Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 1 crew and 6 passengers onboard. Upon selection of the landing gear down during the approach for landing in CYYZ, the nose landing gear annunciator illuminated a red light, indicating the nose gear was not down and locked. The pilot completed the applicable checklists and called the maintenance department, declared an emergency and decided to divert to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) for maintenance. The pilot flew by the tower to confirm the nose landing gear position, and then landed without further incident on Runway 26, where emergency vehicles were standing by. The aircraft was immobilized on the runway, where maintenance inspected the landing gear. Afterwards, the aircraft was taxied back to the airport parking area. After further inspection, maintenance found the nose landing gear up-lock sensor connector to be broken. The damaged parts have been replaced and the system tested serviceable.

June 11, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FYAG/PAG510) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Pikangikum, ON (CYPM) began its take-off roll before aborting its take-off and returning to the apron.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FYAG aborted its take-off in CYXL due to a nose wheel steering amber fail light illuminating. Maintenance replaced the command potentiometers and nose wheel steering (NWS) pressure switch snubber. Aircraft returned to service.

April 21, 2021

Incident at EDENVALE ON (CNV8)

Aviation Incident Report #17067: While landing, a Borden Flying Club Cessna 177B from Edenvale, ON (CNV8) to Edenvale, ON (CNV8) started a "crow hop". On the second bounce, there was a minor propeller strike and nose wheel hub damage occurred. The aircraft is currently offline. The propeller was removed and sent for inspection. Orillia Aviation will inspect the aircraft for any damage and repair accordingly.

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