November 19, 2020

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

An American, corporately registered Bell 505 (N8821B) from Burlington, VT (KBTV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) flew a transborder flight without an active flight plan.

November 14, 2020

Incident at 6NM SE MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

While established at 6NM final for Runway 24, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2K2C (C-GNLK/NRL943) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported to have been targeted by a green laser to the Southeast (SE) of its position (Ste-Anne-des-Plaines prison). No impact on operations. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec (GDQ), flight plan office (FPO), 911 and the flight service station (FSS) were notified.

November 12, 2020

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA) (ATM - operations)

At 1700Z, a planned outage of the 122.2 MHz remote communications outlet (RCO) at Natashquan, QC (CYNA) occurred. The frequency returned to service at 1927Z. No remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was available during this time.

November 15, 2020

Incident at 4948N / 07705W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that an Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (OELAX/AUA65) from Vienna, Austria (LOWW) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) did not follow the flight plan route of ODAXY OBSTR. Rather, the report indicated that the aircraft was following the ODAXY GAULT route. No impact on operations.

November 10, 2020

Incident at LACHUTE QC (CSE4)

A 6800009 Canada Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GNRF) from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) did not close its flight plan as required. A communications search was initiated, with conclusive results. The pilot had problems with their cell phone. They landed safely, as planned.

September 18, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A VFR flight plan for a 9316-5215 Quebec Inc. Cessna 182G (C-FPTW) was entered as C-GPTW. Erroneous identification provided by the pilot when filing the flight plan. No impact on operations.

November 3, 2020

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

The transborder flight plan of a Foxaire Héliservice Bell 206B (C-GIBS) from Plattsburgh, NY (KPBG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was not activated upon departure from KPBG.

October 30, 2020

Incident at DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GQHU) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) entered the information request (INREQ) phase at 2010300240Z. Search procedures undertaken. The flight plan was closed by pilot at 2010300307Z.

October 19, 2020

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

An Air France Boeing 777-300 (FGZNP/AFR347) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) had a different flight plan route than that known to the Air Traffic Services (ATS) unit. No impact on operations.

October 11, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

The Quebec flight information centre (FIC) reported that a VFR flight plan was filed for a Maritime Broadcasting Systems Limited Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FMBS), instead of a Cargair Ltee Cessna 150L (C-FMBF) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). The alerting service was therefore not provided for the correct aircraft. No impact on operations.

September 23, 2020

Incident at 4615N / 07102W

Around 1650Z, an aircraft identified by radar as a Grondin Transport Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GYUT) on a VFR flight plan from St-Frederic, QC (CSZ4) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) entered restricted airspace CYR604 at an altitude of about 600 feet. The Sûreté du Québec indicated that the aircraft had entered their zone while it was activated by NOTAM (N2952/20).

September 20, 2020

Incident at 4902N / 07805W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (PHBKC/KLM611) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) was not following the flight planned route. KLM611 was flying ODAXY WYNDE1, whereas the route known by the air traffic controller (ATC) was ODAXY OBSTR WYNDE1. No impact.

October 4, 2020

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

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

September 1, 2020

Incident at 5102N / 06527W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech B300 (SPR700) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was observed off of the flight plan route and when the pilot was queried, they advised receiving direct routing from the previous controller. Direct routing was updated in the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) by Montreal (UL), but had not been received by Gander (QX) or Moncton (QM). No separation issues or impact to operations.

September 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-LAZARE QC (CST3)

Information request (INREQ) phases reached for a privately registered American Aviation AA-5 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1838Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (CYTR) was advised. The pilot called at 1950Z for a late closure of their flight plan (FP).

August 28, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Flight plan – information)

A Bombardier Inc. Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (BBA31) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) contacted the tower for an IFR authorization. The flight plan had been cancelled. The flight plan was re-filed with an error in the route. The aircraft had filed a route of YQT-VBI-YRL-YSP-YYB, but it had been re-filed as YQT-YYB. Impact: route deviation.

August 19, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Aviation Incident Report #16770: A Trans-Sol Aviation Service (TSAS) vehicle (Mule) collided with a Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FNCP) from Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) in preparation for a push back manoeuvre. During inspection, the airline company confirmed that only the tow bar had been damaged and that the aircraft had not suffered any damage. The pilot therefore made the decision to perform the flight as planned.

August 14, 2020

Incident at 5302N / 06937W

At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination. A search was conducted and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. Contact was re-established with C-FLAD once it was on the ground at its destination at 1420Z.
UPDATE to narrative: Correction to operator name: "At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination..." was replaced with "At 1350Z, Heli-Inter advised that a Heli-Inter Robinson R44 (C-FLAD) was late to its destination...".

August 9, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A 2115828 Ontario Inc. Cessna 414 (C-FBSX/BASE1) conducted a VFR flight from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Dryden Regional, ON (CYHD) without alerting service being provided.

August 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On departure from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (PNO704) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Northern Aroostook Regional, ME (KFVE) was flying a different flight plan than the one known by the air traffic controller (ATC). No impact.

July 18, 2020

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

An Aéro-Partenaires Inc. Piper PA-28-151 (C-GMHQ) from St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), on a VFR flight plan, was late reaching its destination of CSB3.

July 9, 2020

Incident at MARY RIVER NU (CMR2)

There was an error when entering a flight plan from a Canadian Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GLNK) from Mary River, NU (CMR2) to Mary River, NU (CMR2). The end date was supposed to be July 09, but it was June 29 that was entered. The flight plan was closed on June 29 during a call to the companys dispatcher, since the pilot was unable to be reached. It was on July 09, when the pilot contacted the Flight Information Centre (FIC) at Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to close their flight plan, that it was noticed that there had been a loss of alert service.

July 18, 2020

Incident at 359NM N LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

A 880914 Alberta Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FJKH) on a VFR flight plan (FP) was late to its destination of Lac Chaud.

July 14, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A citizen reported to the airport authority that a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was flying at less than 1/2NM from the approaches (between 138 and the airport fence). No altitude was reported nor description of the RPAS. No RPAS flight plan on file for that day. No impact or report by pilots.

July 15, 2020

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GKWA/WJA591) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared, as a flight plan route, direct BOBKI. The pilot of WJA591 advised air traffic control (ATC) that they had an entirely very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) flight plan. No impact on operations.

July 3, 2020

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Flight plan – activation)

Due to an Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) problem, the flight plan for a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (TIGR344) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Goderich, ON (CYGD) was not automatically activated as expected. Impact was that the search and rescue services were not provided for the aircraft.

June 29, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Slowdown and unexpected failure of the Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) system occurred between 1310Z and 1357Z. Impact: the possibility of providing NOTAM information was lost. The Flight Service Station Information System (FIMS) flight plan templates were not available during the outage period. Starting at 1310Z, the CFPS system slowed considerably and had service interruptions. Around 1328Z, the system became totally inoperative. The National Systems Control Center (NSCC) was notified and advised the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) that they were restarting the system, which would take 2 to 5 minutes. The system returned to service around 1357Z. During the slowdown and the breakdown, the Quebec FIC lost the possibility of giving NOTAM information to pilots, because there was no backup system. In addition, the flight plan templates were also inaccessible via FIMS because the information attached came from the CFPS system. Pilots called the Quebec FIC to obtain NOTAM information because they were unable to do so online, and Quebec FIC officials had to tell the pilots that they were also unable to provide them with the NOTAM information.

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

An Exact Air Piper PA-31 (C-FUMN/ET704) from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) rejected its takeoff, realigned itself and then decided to return to the apron due to a technical problem. The IFR flight plan has been closed. No impact to operations.

June 15, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / AÉROPARC ÎLE PERROT QC (CSP6)

Alerting service was not provided for a privately registered Aeronca 7CCM from St. Louis-de-France, QC (CSJ5) to Montreal/Aéroparc Île Perrot, QC (CSP6).

June 10, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

A Go Helico Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FCHP) on a flight from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) went into the information request (INREQ) stage at 1612Z due to an erroneous estimated time of arrival (ETA). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations. Conclusion: The search was cancelled in collaboration with JRCC Trenton and the search and rescue (SAR) contact, and the flight plan was extended.

June 7, 2020

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The departing message of an Estrie Hélicoptères Robinson R44 (C-GDOE) from Plattsburgh, NY (KPBG) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was not received by KPBG. The pilot contacted the St-Jean, QC (CYJN) Tower for a transponder code. CYJN air traffic service (ATS) advised that there was no transborder flight plan and they were not able to provide the transponder code. The flight plan was activated and the transponder code was provided to the pilot. No operational impact.

May 31, 2020

Incident at 5500N / 07830W

The automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report revealed that a Emirates Boeing 777-300 (A6EGC/UAE9389) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (OMDB) to Columbus, OH (KLCK) was flying a route different from the flight plan. UAE9389 confirmed the route it was flying was provided by dispatch and was cleared after departure. Flight plan has been modified accordingly. No impact on operations.

May 6, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome - operations)

Aviation Incident Report #16609: Air Inuit reported that on May 06, there were no new runway conditions reported after maintenance cleaned the runway at Akulivik (CYKO), QC. The track was to be cleaned at 1405Z but, in the NOTAM, the next observation of the runway was planned only at 1830Z.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16611: Air Inuit later reported, at 2053Z, that the last runway condition reported for Akulivik, QC (CYKO) on May 06 was at 2005061820Z, with the next observation scheduled for 2005071140Z. The runway maintainer departed when the aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated precipitation. The crew reported a pilot weather report (PIREP) of snow on compacted snow at 2030Z.

May 17, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Aviation Incident Report #16617: Around 1528Z, universal communications (UNICOM) agents received a radio communication from a privately registered Cessna T210L. During the initial communication, the pilot advised of the presence of a hydraulic light onboard the aircraft. After establishing bilateral communication with other traffic, the pilot indicated that they wanted to integrate a straight base for Runway 05 at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). During the approach, they realized that the landing gear of the aircraft was impossible to deploy. The pilot immediately planned a return to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). The pilot was asked if they wanted to declare an emergency, the answer was negative. At 1538Z, UNICOM agents received a call from the Quebec Flight Information Centre (FIC) asking if the aircraft was on the ground. The FIC was informed about the developments and the intentions of the pilot. Immediately afterwards, UNICOM agents tried to reach the aircraft on the enroute frequency (126,700 MHz) to tell them to join up with the Quebec FIC, via the Montreal station (123.55 MHz), without success.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.
Update Aviation Incident Report #16631: The Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when they were notified by the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that, upon descent, the aircraft had lost hydraulic fluid. The crew was asked by the FSS if they wanted to declare PAN PAN, to which they responded yes. The response was answered by NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, ambulance services, Air Inuit Kuujjuaq, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the Kativik Regional Government, and the Transportation department. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the tarmac on its own power. No injuries.

May 19, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), receiver failure occurred for frequency 122.0. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. NOTAM issued.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16681: Since May 19, 2020, the Mont Joli, QC Flight Service Station (FSS) radio system has not been available in Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), due to a breakdown of NAV CANADA equipment. Safety Management System (SMS) reports have been made, but this causes security issues; aircraft do not always announce themselves during landings and sometimes employees are on the runway doing work. No date for the resumption of radio service is planned at this time. The same problem persists from July 2, 2020.

May 14, 2020

Incident at CHUTE-ST-PHILIPPE QC (CCP3)

A Collège Ifly Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chute-St-Philippe, QC (CCP3) did not close its flight plan, resulting in the information request (INREQ) stage being initiated on May 14th 2020. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 1439Z.

April 13, 2020

Incident at 5220N / 07059W

According to an automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report, a Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD 11F (N5135N/WGN5087) on a flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) was not following the cleared route in its flight plan.

March 12, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16575: The crew of an Exact Air Cessna 310R (C-FTNF), with a flight instructor and a pilot on board, was conducting a VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft had planned to make a complete stop at Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) after it had conducted a simulated IFR approach on Runway 29 at CYDO. Two communications were made on the CYDO aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) to transmit their position/intention for a complete stop (1st at 9 NM and 2nd at 3 NM from the runway threshold). The first aircraft left the circuit at that time, after it had taken off from Runway 29, and a second aircraft coordinated with C-FTNF, on simulated IFR approach, lined up on Runway 29 for takeoff. Approximately 1 NM from the runway threshold, the pilots heard a vehicle report that it was taxiing on the taxiway, short of Runway 29. The pilots then reported that they were on short final for Runway 29 for a complete stop. The vehicle continued to taxi without any indication of stopping, crossed the hold-short line, and drove onto Runway 29 up to the threshold. The pilots then conducted a go-around approximately 200 ft from the ground. Weather conditions were SKCLR +12SM. Strobe lights and ground traffic lights went on. The pilots indicated via radio that they were pulling up. The driver of the vehicle then reported having poor radio reception. Traffic had to take off on Runway 29 (a CQFA Beechcraft with an instructor on board), and it confirmed that communication transmitted by the crew of C-FTNF were perfectly comprehensible on the ATF. It also seemed that a tractor driven by an airport staff member was moving around at the airport without a radio system with it, so ground operators initiated a relay via an unknown other method to inform it of the movement of the aircraft in the CYDO zone. Impact: A go-around and a cancellation of the originally planned complete stop at CYDO.

March 16, 2020

Incident at 5025N / 06209W

A Sky Jet M.G. Beech 1900D (C-GWGA/VSL609) from Chevery, QC (CYHR) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was seen following a route different from the cleared one. The aircraft then indicated that it had taken off from CYHR instead of La Romaine, QC (CTT5), which was stated in the flight plan. No impact on operations.

March 17, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

While the flight plan of a Chrono Aviation Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GXCA/NDL191) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was being registered, the specialist did not enter the right aircraft type (a Pilatus PC-12 instead of a Beech 1900), which had an impact when the air traffic controller (ATC) was spacing the aircraft due to the difference in wake turbulence.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Bell 412 (CFC0109) and a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Bell 412 (CFC0102) flew transborder flights from Burlington, VT (KBTV) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) without active flight plans.

March 6, 2020

Incident at 9NM TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

A Republic Airways Embraer ERJ 170-100 SE (N646RW/RPA3300) from Indianapolis, IN (KIND) to Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) received and readback clearance outside of controlled airspace for an approach into CYRQ and to call back once on the ground to close flight plan. RPA3300 was observed flying through restricted airspace CYR606 at 1327Z, at which point air traffic control (ATC) attempted to call RPA3300, with no response. ATC called CYR606 to advise of the traffic, and CYR606 officials said they were not using the zone at that time. RPA3300 called back at 1337Z to close flight plan and advised ATC they were not aware of the restricted airspace (CYR). No other impact to operations.

March 5, 2020

Incident at 4927N / 07853W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that an Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 (EICJX/EIN1TV) from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) was not following the route in its cleared flight plan. EIN1TV was following SSM WYNDE1 KORD, while the route in its flight plan was SSM KORD. No impact.

February 13, 2020

Incident at 5609N / 06557W

According to an automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report, an El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 (ELY027/4XEDK) from Tel Aviv, Israel (LLBG) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) was not following the route in its flight plan, that is, MOFAT ALB. The report indicated instead that the aircraft followed MOFAT HANAA ALB. When questioned, the aircraft confirmed that the flight plan had been entered incorrectly. No impact on operations.

February 19, 2020

Incident at 5233N / 07406W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that a CargoJet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-323 (C-GAJG/CJT470) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was not following the route in its flight plan, which was YFM 60N71W YFB. The report instead indicated that the aircraft was following YFM YFB. No impact on operations.

February 18, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F (FDX231) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) declared an emergency due to an engine fire. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft was on the ground on the apron. No injuries. Flight plan cancelled. The shift manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0027: N313FE, a McDonnell Douglas MD10 aircraft operated by Federal Express, was conducting flight FDX231 from Montréal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC to Memphis Intl. (KMEM), TN. During initial start for the #3 engine, the ground grew advised that flames could be seen coming from the engine. The crew shut off the fuel flow and the flames disappeared. Maintenance was called and carried out an inspection following which the crew attempted a second start. Again flames were seen coming out from the engine. The crew discharged the fire extinguisher bottle and asked for assistance from aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services. After investigation, the operator’s maintenance confirmed that the engine had not been dry motored after the first start attempt, resulting in a fuel accumulation that caused the fire during the second start attempt. Maintenance replaced the fire extinguisher, the aircraft tested serviceable and was returned to service.

January 24, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Cargair Ltd. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FPCM) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) on approach for Runway 06 with a planned pull-up declared a left engine fuel leak. The aircraft cancelled the instruments to remain in the circuit and return and land on Runway 06. The aircraft landed at 2139Z. Runway inspection completed.

January 14, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (PRO102T) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) cancelled the IFR portion of flight while it was at Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), and when it continued its route to CYUY, no flight data entry (FDE) was displayed. Its alert service was not guaranteed.

January 17, 2020

Incident at 4905N / 07800W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that an Air France Boeing 777-200 (FGUOC/AFR6734) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Chicago/OHare Intl, IL (KORD) was not following the route in its flight plan, which was ROUND ODAXY OBSTR WINDE1. The report indicated that the aircraft was instead following ROUND ODAXY WYNDE1 which is ODAXY GAULT OBSTR. No impact on operations.

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