July 24, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Aviation Incident Report #16248: On approach for Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), a Government of Canada, Department of Transport Bell 407 saw a drone approximately 2.4 NM from the runway threshold, around the rail yard.

October 13, 2019


A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GJWS/WJA711) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) departed CYYZ at 2141Z. A Novajet Gulfstream 200 (C-GJLR/NOJ20) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Philadelphia Intl, PA (KPHL) and an Air Georgian Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GKGC/GGN7312) on a flight from Indianapolis Intl, IN (KIND) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported seeing white smoke from WJA711s left wing tip. WJA711 was advised and returned to land at CYYZ at 2232Z. No emergency declared. No further incident or operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On departure two aircraft reported seeing smoke off the left wing. The Flight Crew confirmed a mist coming off of the left wing railing edge. Aircraft returned to YYZ. Maintenance carried out high power run in accordance with Boeing 737 maintenance manual (MM) 71-00-00 NFF. Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) requested the replacement of #1 fuel tank fueling shutoff valve. Maintenance carried out request in accordance with B737 MM 28-21-51. Aircraft returned to service on October 14, 2019. Aircraft has flown 48 cycles, 148 hours since the occurrence with no further related issues.

September 4, 2018

Accident at ST-MATHIAS QC (CSP5)

UPDATE: TSB Report #A18Q0145: A privately operated Cessna 150J was conducting a local flight under visual flight rules from St-Mathias, QC (CSP5), with a pilot and one passenger on board. Upon returning to CSP5, the pilot directed the aircraft to the aerodrome fuel station, where the passenger disembarked and the aircraft was refuelled. The pilot then reboarded the aircraft with the intention of parking the aircraft in its designated space. As the pilot turned the aircraft on the ground to leave the fuel station, his seat slid back on its rails and the pilot lost contact with the rudder, preventing him from braking. The aircraft?s left wheel fell into the ditch beside the pumps, and the horizontal stabilizer and right aileron hit the ground and sustained damage. The pilot had not made sure his seat was properly locked before taxiing.
The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 150J reported having hit the fuel reservoir at the St-Mathias, QC (CSP5) airport. Only the plane was damaged.

September 9, 2017

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

During activation of airport lighting, the runway 06L alignment indicator lights (RAIL) did not turn on. Aeroports de Montréal (ADM) was notified. Lights returned to service at 0030Z.

June 21, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: PORT COQUITLAM BC

A privately registered Cessna 172I on a local flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK)reported a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operating at approximately 1000' near Lougheed Highway between the CP rail yard and the Coquitlam River. Air traffic control (ATC) advised the Shift Manager. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

July 26, 2016

Accident at GUELPH ON (CNC4)

UPDATE TSB #A16O0099: An amateur built Aeronca Gamble Special aircraft, was on the takeoff roll at Guelph, ON (CNC4) when the pilot rejected the takeoff in order to avoid a collision with another aircraft. However, the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft while executing the manoeuver and the aircraft departed the takeoff area, colliding with a guard rail. The aircraft sustained significant damage as a result of the collision. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, received minor injuries. The aircraft was reportedly observed to have attempted the takeoff from a taxiway.
A privately registered Aeronca Gamble Special on a local flight from Guelph, ON (CNC4) started to attempt take off from taxiway and encountered traffic on taxiway. Aircraft took evasive action and hit a guard rail. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2016-01567]: (433383N 0801177W - CNC4 : Guelph, ON). London Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) called to advise of an Aeronca Gamble Special aircraft crash. Cambridge Ambulance attended the one person on board (POB) with possible head injuries. Crashed west of Watson road near end of runway at Guelph airport. OPP and Fire Rescue on scene. No assistance was required from Transportation Safety Board (TSB), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) and Transport Canada Aviation Operations.

April 1, 2016

Accident at SUNDRE AB (CFN7)

UPDATE: TSB#A16W0037: C-GEKA, a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R, was on a dual training flight at Sundre, AB (CFN7), conducting a soft field departure from the grass beside Runway 24. During the takeoff, the left landing gear caught the top rail of the fence at the end of the runway. The aircraft executed a forced landing into a field off the end of the runway and the left landing gear collapsed. The aircraft sustained significant damage, but there were no injuries.
A Chief pilot at Mount Royal University called to advise that a student, performing circuits from Springbank, AB (CYBW), had crashed a Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GEKA) at Sundre, AB (CFN7) while approximately 200 ft west of Runway 09. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was not activated and there were no injuries.

March 6, 2015


Update from Aviation Enforcement: This incident has been reviewed by Civil Aviation Enforcement and the appropriate action has been taken.
Two UAVs observed north of the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), north of Ford road and south of rail yard) at approximately 200 feet. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

March 3, 2015


A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737 800 (SWG9566) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Toronto International, ON (CYYZ) reported a green laser strike approximately 2.5 NM north of Toronto / Downsview, ON (CYZD). Laser appeared to originate from a rail yard. Peel Regional Police advised.

February 28, 2015


A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSP / WJA1199) from Phoenix, AZ (KPHX) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported being struck by laser when in vicinity of Highway 400 and Finch Avenue (CN Rail Yard). Police advised.

December 13, 2015

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

Calgary, AB (CYYC) Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (RAILS) for Runway 17L were unserviceable.

November 6, 2015

Accident at Vicinity of Martinsville, SK

UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2015-02600]: (521684N 1064204W - Martenville). A Cessna 150L departed near Martensville, SK and crashed shortly after take-off. The 1 person on board (POB) walked out with minor injuries. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was on scene. The Pilot turned off the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was advised.
Follow-up information received from Enforcement: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has reviewed this occurrence and the appropriate action has been taken.
UPDATE: TSB#A15C0152: The privately owned Cessna 150L aircraft departed from an airstrip in Martensville, SK with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb at approximately 300 feet, the engine (Teledyne Continental 0-200-A) lost partial power. The pilot executed a forced landing in a field, subsequently striking a fence pole and entering into a ditch. The aircraft remained upright and the pilot was not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the propeller, cowling and nose gear. It was reported that the temperature and dew point at the time of the occurrence were approximately 0 and -2 degrees Celsius respectively.
Shortly after departure a privately registered Cessna 150L lost power and crashed into rail embankment in the vicinity of Martinsville, SK. The aircraft was substantially damaged but no injuries to single occupant. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
Update AOR 194673-V1: Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) report by overflying aircraft. Source resolved to be that of a privately registered Cessna 150L accident at Martinsville, SK. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised.

August 8, 2014

Accident at HWY 640/Dans les environs de: MONTRÉAL / MASCOUCHE QC (CSK3)

Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Trenton SARSUM August 8, 2014: [T2014-01688] (454347N 0733938W - Terrebonne, QC). Montreal ACC reporting an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) being heard near Mascouche, QC (CSK3). Surêté du Québec confirmed a privately owned Cessna 150L had crashed on highway 640 near Terrebonne, QC. Police and emergency medical services (EMS) on scene. No joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) action required.
Update: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, the aircraft was declared a write-off.
Update: TSB Report #A14Q0120: The privately operated Cessna 150L was on a local VFR flight from the Mascouche, QC, airport (CSK3) with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb, at approximately 400 ft AGL, the engine (Teledyne Continental 0-200) started to sputter. Carburetor heat was applied and maintained. While returning to CSK3 the engine shut down and the pilot was forced to land on a highway near the airport. A motor vehicle collided with the aircraft and came to a stop against the guard rail. Nobody was injured; however, the aircraft was substantially damaged.
A privately registered Cessna 150L had an accident while attempting a landing on highway 640 near kilometre marker 37.9. No impact on operations.

November 1, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome - other, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The Halifax Airport Authority requested a test of the diesel power at 1134Z. The power failed at 1136Z. The RAIL for RWY 14 indicated a failure. MONCO showed no readings for Glide Path 14 and DME. ACA673 enroute from St John's (CYYT ) executed a missed approach for RWY14 at 1138z. Power was returned and equipment re-set. ACA673 landed at 1153Z.

October 22, 2011

Accident at vicinity of Dog River

The privately-registered, amateur-built Zenair CH-300 aircraft was on a local sightseeing flight from Kakabeka Falls Airport (CKG8). Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) reported that the aircraft was landing on a road (approximately six (6)km off of Dog River Road) near the CN railway line when it incurred damage to the aircraft's wings. No reported injuries to either person on board (2 S.O.B.s). T.S.B. Duty Investigator advised.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11C0167]: The pilot and passenger of a home-built Zenair CH-300 aircraft departed Kakabeka Falls, Ontario on a local sightseeing trip. Approximately 30NM northwest of Thunder Bay, the pilot attempted to land on an abandoned section of railbed/roadway near Dog River Road. On touchdown, the landing gear hit a rut and the aircraft veered right, into the bush (which bordered the old rail line). The pilot and passenger were not injured, however, the aircraft sustained damage to both wings. The pilot and passenger were picked up walking out from the site.

April 23, 2010

Accident at St-Tite

Mise à jour #1: La catégorie "Perte de contrôle en vol" a été ajoutée. Lors du décollage, le siège du pilote a reculé et celui-ci ne pouvait plus atteindre les contrôles.*** ** *** Update #1: The event category "loss of control - inflight" was added. During take-off, the pilot?s seat moved back and the pilot could no longer reach the controls.
Le Centre d'information de vol (FIC) de Québec (CYQB), a été avisé par un agent de la Sûreté du Québec, qu'un Piel Diamant de propriété privée, effectuant un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) dans la région de St-Tite, s'était écrasé lors du décollage. Les deux passagers n'ont pas été blessés.*** ** *** The Québec (CYQB) flight information centre (FIC) was informed by a Sûreté du Québec officer that a privately owned Piel Diamant, which was on a VFR flight in the St-Tite area, had crashed on takeoff. Neither of the two passengers was uninjured.
Mise à jour #2 : Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Enlèvement des catégories "perte de contrôle en vol" et "collision avec le terrain". Ajout des catégories "perte de contrôle au sol", "collision avec un objet", "sortie de piste accidentelle". Selon le rapport du BST #A10Q0048: Le Diamant, un appareil de construction amateur, devait décoller de St-Tite à destination de l'aéroport de Trois-Rivières avec le pilote et un passager à son bord. Après avoir mis plein gaz en vue de décoller, le siège du pilote a glissé vers l'arrière. Le pilote n'était plus en mesure d'appuyer sur les palonniers et il a perdu la maîtrise de l'avion. L'appareil a bifurqué vers la droite, a quitté la piste et s'est immobilisé après avoir heurté un arbre. Les occupants sont sortis indemnes de l'accident. L'appareil a subi des dommages importants aux ailes. Le siège du pilote a mal été fixé à ses rails après avoir été lubrifié.*** ** *** Update #2: The TSB investigation number and class were added. Categories "loss of control - inflight" and "collision on ground" were removed. Categories "loss of control - on ground", "collision with object", "runway excursion" were added. According to TSB report #A10Q0048: The amateur-built Diamant was about to take off from St-Tite for a flight to Trois-Rivières airport, with the pilot and one passenger on board. After opening the throttle for take-off, the pilot?s seat slid backward. The pilot was no longer able to press the rudder pedal and lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft veered to the right, went off the runway and stopped after hitting a tree. The occupants were not injured in the accident. The aircraft sustained major damage to the wings. The pilot?s seat was not properly fitted to the track after being lubricated.

September 6, 2010

Accident at 20NM east of Hornepayne

UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification [#A10O0195]: The privately-operated float-equipped Denney Kitfox IV advanced ultralight airplane was being flown on a VFR flight from Hearst/Carey Lake to Keby Lake, ON. About 40 minutes into the flight, the engine (Rotax 912 four-stroke reciprocating engine) began to lose power. Carburetor heat was turned on but the engine continued to lose power. Power was insufficient for the aircraft to reach a nearby river for landing. The airplane was landed in trees and brush about 15 feet high resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot was reportedly unhurt. He walked about 1 km to railway tracks. He had satellite phone contact with his family and arrangements were made through the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and CN Rail to have him picked up and returned to Hornepayne, Ontario by train.
The privately-registered Denney Kitfox IV aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin and destination not reported]. NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by J.R.C.C. Trenton staff that the aircraft had crashed at a location approximately 20NM east of Hornepayne and 40NM southwest of Hearst. The pilot was not injured. T.S.B. Duty Investigator advised.

June 27, 2010

Incident at Island Lake Lodge

UPDATE TSB reported that the McMurray Aviation Cessna U206G, registration C-GRKO, was en route Fort McMurray, AB to Island Lake Lodge, AB with two barrels of fuel on board. Both barrels had been secured in the aircraft on their side. During the flight the pilot observed that the strapping securing the forward barrel had loosened. The pilot reached over and ratcheted the strapping tighter which moved the barrel forward approximately six inches. During the landing at Island Lake Lodge the right control yoke contacted the forward end of the barrel, which prevented full aft travel of the yoke at the flare, and the aircraft touched down in a nose low attitude. The nose gear tire deflated at impact and the nose gear collapsed. The nose gear attaching structure, propeller, cowling, left wing tip and interior fuel selector console sustained damage. The pilot was uninjured. The barrel that slid was positioned lengthwise over the floor rails for the right forward passenger seat. Two sheets of Teflon, each about 3/8 inches thick had been placed under the barrel in order to prevent damage to the seat rails and the seat belt anchors. It is believed that the top sheet of Teflon slid forward over the lower sheet, along with the barrel, due to the slipperiness of the Teflon.
C-GRKO, a Cessna 206 operated by McMurray Aviation, was landing on a dirt strip at Island Lake Lodge when the aircraft landed on the nose wheel. The nose wheel failed then the nose gear assembly collapsed, causing damage to the cowling, propeller, landing gear and one wing. The pilot was the only occupant and he was not injured. TSB report to follow.

March 17, 2009

Accident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

MC 202, a Piper Navajo operated by Courtesy Air, was on a local VFR training flight at Buffalo Narrows when the crew declared an emergency due to a nose gear problem. ARFF was placed on standby as the aircraft landed at 2231z. It was reported that the nose gear was cocked sideways and only partially extended and collapsed on touchdown. Runway 29 was closed until 2243z. TSB reported damage to the underside of the nose, nose gear and both props. There were no injuries. TSB's report states that the Courtesy Air Piper PA-31-350, registration C-GNRM operating as MC 202, was on a local VFR training flight. When the landing gear was selected on approach, the nose gear indication was unsafe. The crew attempted to obtain a safe indication, consulting with company maintenance. The nose gear remained partially deployed. ARFF was placed on standby and a landing was carried out with the nose gear partially deployed. There were no injuries; the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
UPDATE TSB reported that when the aircraft was raised from the runway the nose wheel was cocked to one side with the nose wheel aligner jammed to the side of the guide rail which aligns the nose wheel on gear retraction. A pull on the nose gear dislodged the roller from the guide rail and the gear extended and locked down. The aircraft was placed on jacks and multiple gear swings were carried out without problems. The only observed damage was minor bending to the aligner and guide rail and a minor bend in the shimmy damper rod. The shimmy damper was free to move without resistance due to an internal loss of fluid. The gear jam was recreated by turning the nose wheel to the far right against the bend of the shimmy damper. When the landing gear was retracted the nose gear aligner hit the lip of the guide rail and was dislodged to one side preventing the gear from retracting further. It is not known when or how the shimmy damper rod was bent. The ground turning stop lugs were not damaged. There was no visible sign of fluid loss from the damper and no internal failures. The aircraft was being used for training and the crew did not report a nose wheel shimmy prior to the incident. The company will be submitting an SDR to Transport Canada.

July 3, 2008

Accident at Fort Ware

UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: Change OPI to Maintenance & Manufacturing.
A08P0202: A float-equipped C185 operated by Tsayta Aviation was departing the Finlay River at Fort Ware, BC, with only the pilot on board. Shortly after lift-off, the pilot seat reportedly tipped (not slid) backward. The pilot let go of the throttle and grabbed the V-brace behind the windshield. Control of the aircraft was lost and it hit the river bank and a tree, then slowly nosed over and sank, suspended by the floats. The pilot evacuated with minor injuries into a boat. The aircraft drifted downstream for about 2.5 miles before it was secured to shore. It was reported that the claw on the right front leg of the pilot seat was broken and the claw on the left front leg had pulled off of the floor seat rail. The required seat stops were in place on the seat rails behind the normal seat position. The pilot was wearing a seat belt and shoulder belt. When the seat tipped back, the shoulder belt slid down allowing the pilot's face to come into contact with the control wheel upon impact with the river bank.
UPDATE from Commercial Business Aviation: No Further Action required.

March 10, 2008

Incident at vicinity of Timmins (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from NAV CANADA A.O.D.R. #91236-V1 [dates 2008-03-10 at 1725Z]: NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) control tower received a telephone call from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) that there had been a report of "something falling from the sky and appeared to be on fire" near Arnprior.
NAV CANADA staff at Timmins F.S.S. received a fireball report from a local resident. The fireball was observed in the eastern sky, south to north, heading on a 45º downward angle. The trail rail lasted for four to five (4-5) seconds and ended in a bright, white flash. The 1700Z and 1800Z Timmins Airport (CYTS) weather included broken cirrus cloud at 20,000 feet. The fireball report was faxed to the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Contingency Operations Centre.

June 19, 2008


C-FJWX, Diamond DA 20 C1, departed on a local training flight and returned to the airport due to an "air vent" problem. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 21:26Z. Nil TSB.
UPDATE Mantenance & Manufacturing: The pilot returned to the airport due to an air vent problem. The air vent is the sliding plastic window in the canopy which was beginning to fail. The rails are held together with very small nylon screws, which fail from time to time.

September 13, 2007

Incident at Maple Bay, BC (N48.48 063 W123.35 945)

There were two passengers on board the Saltspring Air Dehavilland Beaver (DHC-2) on straight floats at the time of the incident at Maple Bay, BC. One passenger was in the back row seat and the second an off-duty company pilot positioning to Ganges, BC, was sitting in the co-pilot seat. This was the first flight of the day with heavy dew covering the windshield. The windshield had been cleaned several times prior to departing but the dew was reforming very fast. Owing to low engine rpm, there was not enough wind to keep the windshield clear (Conditions: Weather CAVOC, no wind). Taxing through the mooring area, the pilot opened his door twice to look ahead and to clear the water off the windshield with his hand. Forward visibility was limited on the left side, and poor on the right side of the windshield. Condensation was also starting to form on the inside of the windshield. Taxiing out of the designated anchoring area, the pilot started to perform his cockpit checks for the upcoming engine run-up. Shortly thereafter however, the aircraft collided with a moored sailboat. On hearing the loud noise associated with that of the propeller hitting a moored sailboat, the engine was quickly shut down. At the time of impact, the boat had not been seen by any of the occupants in the aircraft. The two occupants of the boat had been below deck at the time of impact and came up when the pilot stepped out of the aircraft to investigate. After ensuring that the two occupants of the boat and the aircraft passenger were okay, the pilot notified his company on his cell phone. They were towed back to the dock by a passing skiff. Damage report: Aircraft - Extensive damage to all three blades of the propeller, and the lower right cowl struck the bow of the boat. Boat - Broken and bent guardrail, broken anchor guide, damage to front sail self furling system as well as cracked fibreglass gel surface. Of note, the boat had been at anchor in a clearly marked ?no anchor zone?, and in the past two years the pilot had never seen a boat anchor in this area. The Transportation Safety Board has been notified.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0323: The Saltspring Air DHC-2 Beaver on floats was taxiing for take off in Maple Bay, BC, when the idling propeller struck head-on the bow of a moored 37-foot yacht that was anchored in a prohibited area. The pilot and the 2 passengers did not see the boat before impact. The visibility in the bay was satisfactory in light morning mist, but vision through the windshield was impaired by condensation on inside and outside. The aircraft propellor, spinner, and cowling were damaged, as was the guard rail, anchor guide, and jib stay on the yacht. Immediately before impact, the pilot was occupied inside the cockpit performing pre-takeoff checks, and his attention was diverted. The yacht's bow-on aspect was quite small and it was hidden from the pilot by the engine cowling. There were no injuries.

June 24, 2007

Accident at Scroggie Creek

UPDATE TSB reported that the private, business operated Cessna 207 was landing at a mining strip at Scroggie Creek, YT at the end of a fuel hauling flight. During the final approach, the loaded 150 gallon aluminum tank, which was strapped down in the rear of the aircraft, slid forward, pinning the pilot against the control column. The pilot did not have sufficient range of travel of the column to accomplish a complete flare on landing, and the aircraft landed hard while drifting sideways. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway where it struck a loader tire. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose gear, the left main gear, left wing and propeller. There were no injuries to the pilot. The fuel tank had been strapped down to a plywood base which was attached to the seat rails. Extraction of the pilot from the aircraft could not be accomplished until after the fuel was drained, and the tank slid back.
Whitehorse FIC reported a private Cessna 207 crashed at Scroggie Creek, Yukon. The nose gear was torn off, one of the main wheels was knocked off and one wing and the propeller are damaged. The pilot was not injured. Initial information from the TSB is that the load may have shifted, resulting in the loss of control on landing. TSB report to follow.

March 13, 2007

Accident at CJT2

The Cessna U206E aircraft, registration C-GKCK commenced a takeoff on Runway 02 at Matheson Island, Manitoba with the pilot and one passenger on board. During the takeoff roll the pilot seat slid back and the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft. The aircraft veered off the left side of the runway and collided with a snowbank. Both occupants evacuated the aircraft without injury. The aircraft was substantially damaged. An inspection of the pilot seat following the occurrence, revealed that the seat stop was located at the aft most position on the rail and that the seat had not slid off the seat rails. The operator's approved maintenance organization was dispatched to the site and will advise of their findings.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft was taking off on a flight to Bloodvein. When the pilot added power the seat was not locked in position and slid back. The aircraft veered off the runway and hit a snowbank causing damage to the leading edges of the wings as well as the prop. Skyline (the company AMO) came and disassembled the aircraft and took it to Gimli where it is being repaired. In discussions with the AMO, the aircraft is in for extensive repairs with the wings removed and sent for overhaul and the propeller is damaged beyond economical repair; the nose gear and mains NDT?d; time out of service from 4 to 5 weeks.

May 8, 2006

Incident at Erin Township (near Brampton)

Wellington County O.P.P. Dispatch reported that a piece of an aircraft had landed on the roof of a house in Erin Township. The pilot of the privately-registered de Havilland DHC-1 aircraft (C-FBXG) later called the Guelph O.P.P. to report the incident. The canopy from the aircraft had detached and fallen but the aircraft landed safely at Brampton Airport (CNC3) with no other damage. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0110): The de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 aircraft, registration C-FBXG, was en-route at an altitude of 2,400 feet ASL, when the partially-opened canopy broke away from the aircraft and struck the roof of a house. The aircraft returned to Brampton Airport (CNC3) and landed without further incident. There were no injuries to the pilot and damage to the aircraft was limited to the support railing for the canopy.

December 2, 2005


From TSB Occurrence Summary A05O0269: On arrival at the gate in Ottawa, the left hand passenger door rail of Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet, registration C-FSFJ, was damaged when it struck the bridge.

July 2, 2005

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

U.S. Army RAIL 12A departed Iqaluit at 1501z. 12 nms after departure from Iqaluit, aircraft came back to land due to RPM indication. No emergencies declared. Aircraft landed at 1520 without further incident.

February 22, 2005


UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 172RG, registration C-GZRG took off from the Saskatoon airport. During the intial climb the engine (Lycoming 0-360) began to run rough. The pilot applied carburetor heat and the engine then lost all power. The aircraft was landed within city limits on a snowmobile trail in the CN rail yard. The landing gear did not have time enough to fully extend. The pilot and one passenger were not injured and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The pilot advised that there was a large oil slick on the side of the aircraft's cowling.
C-GZRG, a Cessna 172RG, departed Saskatoon on a VFR flight to Regina and shortly after takeoff, the engine began to run rough. The pilot applied carb heat, but the engine subsequently quit. The pilot force-landed the a/c on a skidoo trail near the CN Rail yard 5 NM southwest of the airport. The landing gear was only partially extended when the a/c touched down. The two occupants were not injured, but the a/c received damage to the belly, landing gear, horizontal stabilizer and one wing. After exiting the a/c, the pilot observed an oil slick on the side of the fuselage. TSB was notified.

August 13, 2004

Incident at FORT LANGLEY BC (CBQ2)

TSB Update: A privately-operated Cessna 172M aircraft, registration C-GNNU, departed the Fort Langley airport with 4 persons on board (POB) destine for Chilliwack. The aircraft was conducting a slow climb eastbound over the Fraser River. Witnesses observed the aircraft strike and sever the bottom two wires of a power line crossing at Ruskin, BC (4 nm east) causing a local power outage and resulting in closure of a highway and rail line. The aircraft was observed to stagger but continue flight eastbound. The aircraft landed at Chilliwack without further event where it was observed that the propeller spinner was missing, there were scrape marks and a nick in one propeller blade and minor leading edge damage to both wings. The aircraft departed again with 4 POB and arrived at Boundary Bay where the three passengers disembarked. The aircraft then departed and flew to Kamloops without incident. The pilot was familiar with the local area where the incident occurred but did not see the suspended wires in time to avoid them. A pre-flight review of local aeronautical charts had not been conducted; the power line crossing is depicted on relevant charts. The weather was clear and sunny.
C-GNNU, a C172M departed Boundary Bay with 4 on board and landed at Ft. Langley. The aircraft then departed Ft. Langley and because the aircraft had a new engine the pilot was doing a reduced power climb towards the East. The pilot saw the wires and pulled up, felt a bump and the aircraft staggered, but kept on flying. He continued to Chilliwack and landed. The pilot inspected the aircraft and noticed that the prop spinner was missing and that there was some damage to the left leading edge. The pilot then loaded his passengers and flew them back to Boundary Bay, dropped them off and departed for Kamloops.

August 18, 2003

Incident at 2279 Beechgrove Road Alton

Caledon OPP advised Toronto ACC they received a report that on Suday August 17th, 2003, in the evening, that a hot air balloon crashed into a private residence at 2279 Beechgrove Road, Alton. The occupants of the home were away at the time, but neighbours managed to obtain the balloonist¿s name prior to leaving the scene. It was reported there was damage to the residence. (minor damage to eavestrough, a few shingles and a few spindals on the deck railing. The company operating the balloon flight advised that there was no damage to the balloon, one pilot with no injuries, and six passengers all with no injuries. The occurrence was reported to the TSB on August 19, 2003.

June 7, 2003


Supplementary information on this CADORS indicates that additional review is warranted. The following was provided in AOR Reference number 30024 and 30029: C-FFPO was taxiing on the lake, too fast for conditions. The wing clipped one boat, C-FFPO swung around and struck another boat. There was damage to the left wing tip and both floats. In the AOR Notes: The accident occurred at the docks located at 114 and 116 Lakeside Dr. McKellar. (Pilot's name and licence number in AOR) The boat information on file with the Ontario Provincial Police 705 746 4225.
Narrative provided by the TSB of Canada Daily Notification Log 10-Jun-2003: A03O0137: The pilot of the Cessna 170, (C-FFPO) was attempting a glassy water landing into a confined area. The aircraft touched down earlier than anticipated, bounced back into the air and came down again 20 feet closer to shore. The left wing struck an aluminum pole attached to a pontoon boat which was tied to a dock. The aircraft veered to the left and the left float struck the pontoon boat tied to the next dock. The aircraft remained floating, there were no injuries.
Transport Canada contacted the owner and can add the following: The owner noted the event was due to a poor landing on glassy water, he was too fast and caught one float with glassy water which sucked him in and almost caused a nose over, he reacted with a quick pull back on the controls and because of the excessive speed ended up airborne again then returned to the lake, he tried to go around the boat but at this time had lost the effectiveness of the rudder due to slow speed which ended up with hitting the pontoon boat awning pole with the wing causing minor damage to the wing approx 1 foot in from the tip and leaving a golf ball size dent in the Horton stoll kit leading edge. Once the wing hit the pole it lifted the left float which hit the pontoon boat above the pontoon boat float pushing the aircraft float nose back to the second compartment and the prop also hit the pontoon boat in idle cutting through the aluminum railing and wood side panel. The left float will be replaced and the engine will be removed and sent to an engine AMO to be inspected for prop strike damage. The pilot noted he has learned from this experience and can see how a number of events such as too fast, glassy water and confined area let to the accident. He noted in hind site he should have aborted the landing and gone around for a better approach. He said if he had dumped the water rudders he may have had the control to miss the boat or had turned the engine off would not have incurred a prop strike but because the events happened so fast did not have time to react.

August 25, 2003

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

Update - Aerodrome Safety - 2003-09-02 - Preliminary investigation into this incident indicates that the Vehicle driver made an error in relation to aircraft identification. The Driver mistakenly identified the A321 as a B767 and drove slowly under the wing, hence the minor damage. The investigation into the incident is ongoing however no deviation from Airport Safety Plan or AVOP is attributed to the driver. The aircraft wings did not have cones in place and may not be required. The procedure is ok for the 767 and approved by the company. The truck was designed for the purpose of under wing on B767 aircraft. As a follow up the carrier will be asked to use florescent cones under the wings of aircraft. Other aircraft types do as a mater of safety use the cones.
TSB - Update - 2003-08-26 - A03A0101: The Airbus A321 aircraft, registration C-GJWN, was parked at the gate in St. John's being prepared for departure as ACA 619 with only the crew on board. When the refuelling truck arrived, the driver drove the vehicle under the left wing and the railings, on the aft rear of the truck, struck and damaged two flap actuator fairings.
While parked on the main terminal Apron in St. John's, an Air Canada Airbus A320 was struck by refueling vehicle. No passengers were on board at time of incident.

May 29, 2002


TSB reports that Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 C-GANF was inbound to Dorval (CYUL) from Quebec City (CYQB). At 11,000 ft., the weather radio showed little red dots but the route that the aircraft was taking was the most ¿desirable¿ one. The crew heard a noise and the ¿Master Caution¿ light came on. The following indications appeared: loss of #1 DC generator, increase in inter-turbine temperature (ITT) on engine #2 at +100 degrees, temporary loss of the pilot¿s altimeter, misreading of the route for 30 seconds. The crew did not declare an emergency because the aircraft sustained only one lightning strike, out of the cloud cover. The aircraft returned to Quebec City without difficulty but heavily damaged. The following items were replaced: #1 and #2 antennas in the distance measuring equipment (DME), #2 VHF antenna, #2 inter-turbine temperature (ITT) indicator. The right aileron was magnetized and its bearings had to be replaced; #1 VHF antenna was cracked, the rudder was magnetized, three rivets in the left elevator were replaced, 3 left propeller blades were replaced, and the right flap track was magnetized. After the repairs, the aircraft was returned to service. Le BST nous rapporte que C-GANF, un Dash 8 d'Air Canada Jazz, effectuait un vol entre Québec (CYQB) et Dorval (CYUL). À 11 000 pieds, le radar météo a diffusé des petits points rouges, mais la route que suivait l'aéronef était la plus ""désirable"". L'équipage a entendu un bruit, tandis que le voyant ""Master Caution"" s'est allumé. De plus, les indications suivantes sont apparues : perte du générateur DC #1, augmentation de la température inter-turbines (ITT) sur le moteur #2 à plus de 100 degrés, perte temporaire de l'altimètre du commandant de bord, mauvaise indication de la route pendant 30 secondes. L'équipage n'a pas déclaré d'urgence car ils n'ont été frappé par la foudre qu'une seule fois, et ce, hors des nuages. L'appareil est retourné à Québec sans problème, mais a subi des dommages importants. Les items suivants ont été remplacés : l'antenne #1 et #2 de l'équipement de mesure de distance (DME), l'antenne #2 du VHF, l'indicateur #2 de température inter-turbine (ITT), l'aileron de droite a été magnétisé, les roulements de l'aileron droit ont été remplacés, l'antenne VHF #1 a été fissurée, le gouvernail de direction a été magnétisé, 3 rivets de l'élévateur gauche ont été remplacés, 3 pales de l'hélice gauche ont été remplacées et le rail de volet droit a été magnétisé. Après les réparations, l'appareil a été remis en service.

August 18, 2002

Accident at field 7 miles west of Smiths Falls (Russ Beech) Airport

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A02O0261): The Cessna 172N pilot was conducting a VFR flight from the Stratford Municipal Airport (CNM4) to Smith Falls (CYSH). Approximately 15 nautical miles southwest of Smith Falls, the pilot began a descent from 5,500 feet above sea level. Shortly after selecting the mixture ""rich"" for the descent, the Avco Lycoming O-320-H2AD engine began running rough. Engine RPM reduced to 1,500 and continued to steadily decrease. The pilot selected the carburettor heat on but engine performance continued to degrade. When the pilot realized that the aircraft would not reach the airport, he selected a field and conducted a forced approach. During the landing roll, the aircraft hit a cedar rail fence. The right flap and right landing gear pant were torn off the aircraft. The exhaust port and propeller were substantially damaged. Neither of the two occupants were injured and the cause of the power loss is being investigated by the owner and contract maintenance personnel.
The aircraft (C-GQFZ) was on a VFR flight from Stratford Municipal Airport (CNM4) to Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport (CYSH). The aircraft engine lost power and the pilot carried out a forced landing into a field seven (7) miles west of Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport, beside highway 43. The aircraft ran through a fence, causing damage to the wheel pant and flaps. Two (2) S.O.B. -- no reported injuries.

March 28, 2001

Incident at CBN5, McInnis Island Light House

A01P0059: The Bell 212 helicopter (C-GCHF) operating as CCG304 was completing a 2-day support mission. The last task was to sling a 2800 pound tractor off of the CCGS Barlet to the McInnes Island light station. As the helicopter lifted the tractor over the ship railing, the ship rose on a swell and the railing contacted the tractor and lifted it enough to de-stabilize the load. The pilot was unable to gain control of it and the tractor settled into the water. The helicopter was unable to lift it out of the water and the pilot released the load. There were no injuries and the helicopter was not damaged.

December 8, 2000

Accident at MERRITT BC (CAD5)

Update from the TSB - December 15, 2000 The student pilot of the Bell 47 (C-FKNC), s/n 2202 was practicing solo approaches to a helipad at the Merritt airport. Information gathered indicates that the helicopter skid caught a railing on the edge of the helipad during an attempted landing and resulted in the aircraft rolling over and causing substantial damage. There were no injuries.
Update January 3, 2001 - Changed occurrence from and incident to an accident.
At 1721z Valley Helicopters in Merritt called Kamloops FSS to advise that an ELT had been activated for approx. 20 min. The caller advised that a helicopter had rolled over during a training exercise. There were no injuries reported.

December 4, 2000

Accident at near Brantford Airport (CYFD)

Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A00O0271): The home-built Emeraude aircraft had departed Brantford Airport, ON on a north-westerly heading toward its destination of Port Elgin. The aircraft was established at a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet ASL when the aircraft engine (Franklin Sport 4B) experienced a sudden power loss. Carburetor heat was applied but was ineffective, therefore a forced landing was made. The aircraft touched down in a flared attitude but became airborne again after contacting rising terrain. The aircraft then struck a three foot high, cedar-rail fence and continued its ground roll for approximately seventy feet. The pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft and did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident. The aircraft´s main wing spar and left main landing gear were broken and the propeller blades were bent after impacting the ground. The engine has been sent to the manufacturer in order to determine the cause of the power loss.
The aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Brantford Airport (CYFD) to Port Elgin Aerodrome (CNL4/CPG6). Shortly after departure, the aircraft´s engine developed a problem. Application of carb heat had no effect. The pilot flew the aircraft for a forced landing in a field, during which the aircraft went through a fence. One (1) S.O.B. -- no reported injuries. Damage -- substantial (bent propeller, broken wing spar and possible landing gear damage). The aircraft ended up in a field 75-80 feet off Greenfield Road (which lies between R.R. 47 and R.R. 50).


UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Operations Manager stated that their Environmental Department was not aware of this strike and he had thought that bird activity was generally finished for the season. His bird and wildlife program is ongoing but there has not been any reported activity. He notes that he believes that there is an ongoing problem with empty CN rail grain cars attracting birds and he has thus far had difficulties getting in touch with CN to discuss the concern. The airport bird and wildlife program is also looking at purchasing a stand alone bird repelling system. He is still attempting to locate someone that can identify the species of the bird and he will provide us an update if he does. RECOMMENDATIONS: It is recommended that the site continue the efforts to reach CN and address their concerns with the CN grain cars. It is suggested that they attempt to reach CN by going through ERAA and the City of Edmonton. The airport is also encouraged to continue their positive efforts of bird control by trying out new forms of bird repelling systems.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the deceased bird was a medium-sized gull.
While on final approach for Runway 16 at City Centre Airport, CC 101, a BAe Jetstream 31, struck a bird. After landing, the pilot inspected the aircraft and found one dead bird lodged into the landing gear. No damage to the aircraft.

October 26, 1998


While C-GFHF, a Convair 580, was parked close to the Hydro-Quebec hangar at Dorval Airport (CYUL), the driver of a Cuisine de l'Air truck approaching the aircraft to unload did not lower the two railings on the platform above the truck. They struck the frame of the aircraft¿s rear service door. The door¿s lock mechanism was damaged. Alors que C-GFHF, un Convair 580, était stationné près du hangar d'Hydro-Québec à l'aéroport de Dorval (CYUL), le conducteur d'un camion de Cuisine de l'air, qui s'approchait de l'aéronef pour y effectuer un déchargement, n'a pas baissé les deux garde-fous sur la plate-forme au-dessus du camion. Ceux-ci ont heurté le cadre de la porte de service arrière de l'aéronef. Le mécanisme de verrouillage de la porte a été endommagé.

February 17, 1997

Accident at 38 mi. nord Sept-Iles

The pilot was patrolling the railway tracks. He landed on the road parallel to the tracks, the right tip of the main rotor under the telephone wire. During take-off, one of the blades hit the telephone wire. The helicopter landed without any problems. No one was injured. Substantial damage. Weather: CAVOK. Le pilote effectuait une patrouille de la voie ferrée. Il a atterri sur la voie, parallèle au rail, avec l'extrémité droite du rotor principal sous un fil de téléphone. Lors du décollage, une pale est entrée en collision avec le fil téléphonique. L'hélicoptère a atterri sans autre problème. Aucun blessé. Dommages importants. MÉTÉO: CAVOK.

January 20, 1997

Incident at Sudbury, Ontario

The aircraft was configured for an Environment Canada test flight to evaluate exhaust gas emissions from the Cessna 550 aircraft. All the aircraft cabin seats were removed except for the two aft left seats and a sensor rack of equipment was installed on the right seat rails. A metal plug was installed in the right aft cabin window with a tube routed through the plug and aft along the fuselage to the exhaust area of the right engine. The test equipment was powered through three 25 amp circuit breakers installed in the right main bus. The crew was briefed that the modifications to the aircraft did not affect the CoA. The modifications disabled the right engine reverse thrust which was not placarded nor entered into the journey log. At about 1540Z, about 50 DME west of Sudbury at FL290, the crew detected an acrid smell followed by smoke emanating from the equipment. The crew immediately put on their oxygen masks, declared an emergency and diverted to Sudbury. All electrical power to the test equipment was shut off and the smoke dissipated. The aircraft landed at Sudbury at 1551Z with ERS standing by. The aircraft was ferried to Ottawa with the equipment disabled. Inspection of the test equipment indicated a pump had failed and overheated. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.

April 25, 1997

Accident at Steinbach, MB

On departure from Steinbach South airport, the a/c flew into an oak tree after being airborne for approximately 200-250 feet. The a/c struck the tree at an altitude of about 35 feet above ground and flipped over into a bush. It is believed that there were 3 people on board and that they were injured and required transportation to Steinbach Hospital. The extent of their injuries and the amount of damage to the a/c are unknown at this time. It is also believed that the pilot was newly-licenced. UPDATE The Cessna 172 was being flown on a local pleasure flight. The newly-licenced pilot turned onto the final approach at circuit height and realized that the a/c was too high to land on the threshold of Runway 17. The pilot selected 40 degrees of flap and placed the a/c in a sideslip at 60 knots to reduce altitude and aimed for a touchdown point about half-way down the 3000 foot runway. The a/c floated, then bounced on touchdown and the pilot judged that insufficient runway remained to bring the a/c to a stop. He initiated an overshoot, the a/c bounced again, and then became airborne but accelerated slowly because the flaps had not been retracted. Nearing the power lines and trees at the end of the runway, the pilot pulled back on the controls to get over the well-marked hydro lines. The a/c cleared the power lines while the stall warning horn was sounding but a mainwheel struck a tree as the pilot lowered the nose to gain airspeed. The a/c departed controlled flight and descended into the trees and ground. Tree cut marks about 10 feet above ground indicated that the a/c was descending at a very steep angle at that point and ended up facing toward the runway and moving backward during the latter part of the crash sequence. The ground impact was cushioned by the trees and snow. The pilot and his two passengers received minor injuries. They were all wearing seat belts and the front seat occupants were also wearing shoulder belts. The right front seat became detached from the floor rails and the a/c was substantially damaged. At some time in the overshoot/go-around sequence, the pilot attempted to select flaps up, however the flaps were found to be in the 25 to 30 degrees down position following the crash. The weather was good VFR and the wind was light, but at a 90 degree angle to the runway. Temperature and dewpoint were 11/3.

July 21, 1995

Accident at 8 mi. N.E. lac Grandmesnil (30 E.N.E. Reservoir Manic.)

On the 4th attempt, the pilot took-off from a small lake while making a half-circle to take off a float. When he noticed that he would not be able to clear the trees ahead, the pilot started a left banking turn and the aircraft began to descend. The aircraft hit the lake surface and stopped on its nose. The next day the pilot walked 8 miles to a rail line where he was helped. No injuries. Substantial damage.

June 5, 1994


As the Cessna 185 aircraft departed runway 36 at Winnipeg, the pilot's seat slid back and into the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft commenced an uncontrolled left turn to the west, and continued very low and slow. The pilot regained control of the aircraft and re-established communication with ATC. The aircraft returned to Winnipeg and landed on runway 07. There were no injuries or damage other than the seat rail. No other aircraft were inconvenienced.

January 11, 1994

Accident at GANDER


January 10, 1993

Accident at BOURGET