June 26, 2020

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

TSB Report #A20Q0065: C-FAIY, a DHC-6-300 operated by Air Inuit, was preparing to taxi from the ramp to the runway to take off from Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYLU) airport with 2 crew members at edge. The sole ground officer in front of the aircraft showed the pilots their thumbs to indicate that the lane was clear and that they had started to taxi. After the aircraft began a left turn and advanced a few feet, the ground officer signaled the pilots to stop. The wing tip at the end of the left wing collided with a truck that was parked too close to the rear left side of the aircraft. The flight was canceled and maintenance personnel were dispatched to assess the damage to the wing.

June 17, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

After receiving the airport advisory service (AAS) on the ramp, an Aviation SSG Inc. Cessna 206H (C-GTMQ) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) was observed crossing the hold short line without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact on operations.

June 9, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

After receiving Airport Advisory Service (AAS) on the ramp, a privately registered ultra light Apollo Delta Jet 582 on a flight from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was observed crossing the hold short line without contacting the Flight Service Station (FSS). No impact on operations.

February 6, 2020

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

Aviation Incident Report #16539: Upon pushback from the gate, the pilot of a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 (JYBAH/RJA90G) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) specified that they did not need to proceed to the de-icing facilities, and the aircraft was cleared to taxi, and instructed to hold short of Runway 06R. As the aircraft passed Taxiway AM, the pilots of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA321) queried as to whether RJA90G had been de-iced. The controller mentionned that RJA90G did not request de-icing, to which ACA321 replied that this decision should be challenged. RJA90G had already been handed off to the tower at this point, so the information was relayed to the tower via the hotline. The information was then relayed to the pilot of RJA90G. Regardless, RJA90G departed without de-icing. Approximately 1 minute after the call from ACA321, the pilots of an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA417) that was waiting on the north ramp as RJA90G taxied past mentionned that one of their passengers reported that RJA90Gs wings were covered with snow. In the hour preceding RJA90Gs departure, all flights departing from the apron required de-icing services.

April 26, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

After receiving the airport advisory service (AAS) on the ramp, a Les Levés Aéroscan Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GNZQ/SCANNER4) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) was observed crossing the hold short line without contacting the Flight Service Station (FSS). No impact on operations.

February 22, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard from a privately registered Cessna A185E from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Montreal/Aeroparc Ile Perrot, QC (CSP6). ELT signal heard for 4 minutes. Vehicle (ST22) identified source as Cessna A185E on the ramp. ELT had been activated by mistake. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised, no impact on operation.

February 7, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

At Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), 2 separate emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals were heard on frequency 121.5, at 1528Z and 1529Z. Area Control Centre (ACC) advised. A vehicle (ST20) was advised and the source of ELT was located. A privately registered Cessna 180, on the ramp, accidentally set off the ELT during maintenance work.

January 19, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Other operational incident)

At Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), while snow clearing on the runway, vehicle (TK86) became receiver only (RONLY). Flight service station (FSS) requested TK86 to exit the runway, no answer was received however the vehicle exited the runway. Communication was re-established after TK86 was on the ramp. No impact on operations.

June 29, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A U. Me N Kob Services Inc. Cessna 175 (C-FKOB) from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) landed safely, then became lodged on the rocks at the shoreline while water taxiing toward the float ramp. Both people on board were safe, but requested assistance to reach the shore.

March 15, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal started on 121.5 at 1836Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called to inform the Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tower that the source was a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-7A on the shell ramp. The pilot was contacted and the ELT was shutoff at 1848Z, no impact on operations.

March 12, 2020

Accident at FORT LANGLEY BC (CBQ2)

TSB Report #A20P0036: C-GTMW, a privately operated De Havilland DHC-3T, was conducting circuits at Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. During the second landing, the aircraft bounced and started an uncontrolled veer to the left. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway onto the adjacent ramp. The left wing tip contacted a parked trailer causing the aircraft to pivot left and impact a second trailer before coming to an abrupt stop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries and no post impact fire. The ELT automatically activated and the signal was received.

March 10, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

The Controller observed a North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 1900D (C-FNCL/NCB2806) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) on Taxiway Foxtrot that came off the shell ramp without taxi clearance. No operational impact.

July 2, 2020

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

An Air Creebec Inc. Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A (C-FLIY/CRQ6550) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) rejected its takeoff, and taxied back to ramp. No impact on operations.

May 7, 2020

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

Aviation Incident Report: As a Chartright Air Cessna 525C (C-FLWR) on an IFR flight from Windsor, ON (CYQG) was accelerating, the flight crew heard a series of bangs coming from the rear of the aircraft. The flight crew decided to reject the take-off (the aircraft had accelerated to roughly 30 knots), and advised the tower controller, who instructed them to exit onto Taxiway Foxtrot. After a partial engine run-up confirmed the return of the noise, the flight crew shut the affected engine down and taxied back to the ramp for maintenance. Maintenance staff determined that an engine compressor fan blade had failed. A Service Difficulty Report was submitted. No operational impact.

March 12, 2020

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

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FTCA/ACA2076) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to taxi via Taxiway D-A and hold short AK. Traffic was leaving the ramp at AM and taxing to EA. ACA2076 was faster than anticipated and the traffic leaving the ramp was a bit slower. As ACA2076 turned onto Taxiway A, the traffic leaving the ramp was on the surface. Traffic not passed.

February 1, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

The pilot of a Skycare Air Ambulance Swearingen SA226-AT (C-GCPX) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) landing on Runway 16 had difficulty controlling the aircraft on landing and subsequently damaged runway edge light. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0007: C-GCPX, a Swearingen SA-226-AT operated by Skycare Air Ambulance was enroute from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON with two flight crew members on board. During the landing roll on Runway 16 at CYXL, the crew pulled the power levers in an asymmetric configuration and the aircraft veered off to the right side of the runway. While regaining directional control of the aircraft, the left propeller struck a runway light. The aircraft then taxied to the ramp without further incident. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance revealed damage to one of the blades of the left propeller.

March 5, 2020

Incident at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl, FL (KFLL)

TSB Report #A20F0066: C-GEZO, an Airbus A321 was operating as flight Air Transat TSC783 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. (KFLL), FL to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl. CYQB), QB. During take-off roll, at approximately 15 kts, Flight crew rejected take off due to loss of directional control. The aircraft was brought to a full stop and flight crew declared a MAYDAY. After assessment of the situation and inspection, flight crew taxied the aircraft to the ramp.

July 5, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GXJB) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) rejected its take-off, due to a possibly faulty oil pressure gauge. The aircraft taxied off the runway and returned to the ramp. No assistance required, no impact.

June 6, 2020

Incident at 70NM WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Sunwest Aviation Fairchild SA227-DC (C-GSAF/CNK302) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported an engine issue and advised they were returning to CYWG. The pilot subsequently declared an emergency related to the performance of one of the engines. The aircraft landed without incident at 1315Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20C0049: C-GSAF, a Fairchild SA227-DC operated by Sunwest Aviation Ltd. as flight CNK302, departed Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG) MB, for Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB. When the aircraft was approximately 70 nm west of Winnipeg, the flight crew observed the right engine torque was indicating 120 percent (Garrett TPE331-12UHR-7) and observed torque fluctuatiuons between 80 and 120 percent. When the flight crew made power lever movements, the EGT and fuel flow decreased and the torque decreased initially to 80 percent then increased to above 120 percent. The right hand engine was shutdown as a precaution, the flight crew declared an emergency, and requested a return to CYWG. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the ramp. The operators maintenance found a defective torque bridge sensor. The engine is equipped with two internal torque sensors and the connector was connected to the second torque bridge sensor. Ground runs were completed and the aircraft was retuned to service.

April 18, 2020

Incident at MELFORT (MILLER FIELD) SK (CJZ3) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #16594: At Melfort (Miller Field), SK (CJZ3), a Dr. Pierre Hanekom Medical Professional Corporation Cessna 172RG (C-GZRG) was taxiing off the Melfort Airport ramp area towards the hangars when the nose wheel fell through the pavement, damaging the propeller and engine.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16593: While taxiing to the hangar, the nose wheel of C-GZRG sunk in an unmarked, poorly repaired pothole on the apron in front of the . The propeller struck the asphalt and the engine came to an abrupt standstill. Substantial damage to the propeller and unknown damage to the engine, yet to be determined.

March 8, 2020

Incident at FLIN FLON MB (CYFO)

TSB Report #A20C0020: C-FTYO, a Beech 200 aircraft operated by Missinippi Airways, was maneuvering on the ramp after landing at Flin Flon (CYFO), MB. with one pilot on board. While positioning the aircraft, the pilot heard a bang and then shut down the engines. An inspection of the aircraft revealed the right propeller had struck a ramp light; severing a propeller blade tip.

March 18, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 (C-FERJ) operating as a First Air flight (FAB238) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) rejected its takeoff on Runway 12. Pilot said they had some kind of indication. Returned to the gate. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After the crew of C-FERJ had received their clearance, and prior to take-off, the External Power door light went on. The aircraft returned to the main ramp, the door was re-latched and the light was confirmed out. The aircraft departed without further incident.

March 11, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

The arrival controller informed the tower that a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Boeing 757-2B7 (C-FMAI/MAL7050) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) had a flap issue and was requesting Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 0742Z. MAL7050 stayed on the runway for a few minutes while ARFF inspected the aircraft. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0024: C-FMAI, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Morning Star Express, was conducting flight MAL7050 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB. During the approach into CYWG, the flight crew observed a "TE FLAP ASYM" EICAS message. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN PAN due to the asymmetrical flap indication and actioned the QRH. The aircraft subsequently landed the aircraft without further incident, and there were no injuries. After landing, the brake cooling chart was consulted and the aircraft was taxied to the ramp while being escorted by ARFF.

February 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Summit Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GOSA/SU7021) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Diavik, NT (CDK2) rejected its take-off from Runway 10 at 1840Z, taxied back to the main apron and cancelled its flight. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the crew of SU7021 rejected the take-off due to a FLAP UNLOCK warning light indication. The aircraft returned to the main ramp, where the flight was cancelled and the aircraft moved to the Company’s hangar. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and bled the flap hydraulic control. The system tested as normal operation and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

February 20, 2020

Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

A privately registered Cessna T240 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) squawked communication failure at 0256Z. Aircraft landed at 0303Z. Pilot advised afterwards that they were "receiver only" (RONLY). Operational impact: A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA7940) from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was held on the ramp and a Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Saab 340 (PCO3016) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was manoeuvred East of CYXH until the Cessna T240 arrived.

February 6, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Calgary Police Service Eurocopter EC120B (HAWC1) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) lifted from their ramp with out contacting the CYYC West Tower until airborne, tracking Northbound between the parallel runways. No impact to operations.

February 5, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FBJZ/JZA7132) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on departure from Runway 18, declared "Mayday" with the tower controller and reported a fire indication in the forward lavatory. Aircraft switched to terminal control unit (TCU) and vectored for an approach to Runway 13. Airport emergency services (AES) responded, aircraft landed safely at 1521Z, no impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0009: C-FBJZ, a Canadair CL-600-2D24 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation as flight JZA7132, was enroute from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB with 2 crew members on board. Shortly after departure from CYWG, the crew received a lavatory smoke/fire indication followed by the smell of smoke. The crew decided to return to CYWG and declared a MAYDAY. While completing the QRH procedures, the fire/smoke indication went out. The aircraft then landed safely and was met by ARFF on the ramp. Inspection of the aircraft by ARFF did not reveal any fire or smoke. Further inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personnel revealed a loose wire in connector PS97P1 to the FWD lavatory light dimmer (PS97).

February 3, 2020

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

A Summit Air Ltd. BAE Systems RJ85 (C-FERJ) operating as a First Air flight (FAB238) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported aborting its takeoff roll on Runway 31 due to an unspecified engine problem. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the take-off roll from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT), the crew of C-FERJ noted that the #2 engine failed to produce full power. The take-off was aborted and the aircraft returned to the main ramp without further incident. An inoperative minimum equipment list (MEL) was applied to the Full Authority Digital Engine/Electronics Control (FADEC) system, which allowed the crew to operate the engines manually. The aircraft departed Rankin enroute to Yellowknife and landed without further incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and determined a fault with the #2 Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU). The unit was replaced and the system tested normally, and the aircraft was returned to service. There have been no further reported incidents.

January 29, 2020

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT)

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-FULE/CAV470) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) started their takeoff roll and advised specialist they would be returning to the ramp to check something.

January 22, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A First Air BAE Systems (Operations) Limit RJ85 (C-FERJ/FAB239) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) rejected its take-off for unknown reasons, and taxied back to the ramp. No impact.
UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On the take-off roll from Iqaluit, NU, the crew of C-FERJ observed that the #2 engine failed to produce full power. The take-off was rejected and the aircraft returned to the main ramp without further incident. Upon further investigation, on the ramp, the crew determined that the #2 engine failed to respond to any thrust inputs and remained in Ground Idle. The #2 engine full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system was not operating normally and was Minimum Equipment Listed (MELd), allowing the aircraft to return to Yellowknife, NT for maintenance. Company maintenance in Yellowknife confirmed the fault and replaced the #2 engine FADEC module, conducted the necessary checks, which cleared the MEL. The aircraft was returned to service and there were no further reported incidents.

January 1, 2020

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

At St. Johns, NL (CYYT), an Embraer E-190 aircraft taxied to the central de-icing facility (CDF) and requested to return to the ramp due to a sick passenger. No emergency was declared but paramedics were requested. The Safety Oversight Committee (SOC) was advised. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Due to a medical emergency, a Cargolux Airlines International Boeing 747-800 (LXVCL/CLX7416) from Guadalajara, Mexico (MMGL) to Luxembourg, Luxembourg (ELLX) requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX). At 1700Z, the flight was cleared as requested. No impact to operations. Flight landed at 1755Z. (Duplicate CADORS 2020A0344 deleted).
Update TSB Report #A20A0015: LX-VCL, a Boeing 747-800 aircraft operated by Cargolux International, was conducting flight CLX7416 from Guadalajara/Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla Intl. (MMGL), MX, to Luxembourg-Findel Intl.(ELLX), LU. Upon entering the Gander Flight Information Region, the crew made a PAN PAN call due to a medical emergency. A relief crew member was becoming progressively ill. The crew requested and were cleared direct to Gander Intl (CYQX), NL. The aircraft landed uneventfully on Runway 21 at 1755 UTC. Emergency Health Services met the aircraft on the ramp and transported the relief crew member to the hospital. The aircraft departed CYQX the following day.

January 16, 2020

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

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GHRJ/PVL928) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) on terminal ramp mistakenly activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal outside testing parameters.

January 8, 2020

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At St. Johns, NL (CYYT), Runway 02 was closed for taxi. A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GNCF/PVL927) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was given taxi instructions to the De-Ice Facility via Taxiway F, cross Runway 02, D, Runway 34, G, and H, because an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUE/ACA2071) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was pushing back into the taxi lane on the terminal ramp. PVL927 instead taxied F, Runway 02, Runway 34, G, H.

May 3, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Aviation Incident Report #16051: At Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), a Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E Air Medic(C-FMAO/PSC360) failed to communicate its intentions with the Service Aérien Gouvernemental (SAG) despite multiple attempts from SAG dispatch to communicate over radio frequency, as published in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS). The aircraft moved to exit ramp and came back without communicating its intentions(reason unknown) before leaving again still without radio contact. No impact on operations.

December 2, 2019

Incident at 15NM NE SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) on a flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) declared an emergency due to a nose wheel indication, and returned from CYKL. The aircraft landed Runway 25 at 2313Z. Runway 07/25 was closed from 2313Z until 2326Z for runway inspection.
Aviation incident report #16465: Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when notified by Montreal centre that an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) declared a PAN PAN PAN on approach into Schefferville, QC (CYKL). There was a nose gear indicator and they were returning back to Kuujjuaq. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, Fire Department, Ambulances, Health Centre, Air Inuit representatives, KRPF and the Kativik Regional Government Transportation Department responding. The aircraft landed safely and was towed off the runway; no injuries reported. Debriefing session was held on December 3rd, 2019.
TSB Update A19Q0196: C-FDLG, an Air Inuit Dash-8 100 (AIE821), was on an IFR flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 3 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the landing gear was lowered on approach for CYKL, the front gear did not go down despite several attempts. The crew followed the applicable checklist and lowered the gear using the alternate extension system. Given the runway conditions and the existing weather conditions at CYKL, the crew opted to pull up the landing gear and return to CYVP; it requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services intervene. During the approach for CYVP, the landing gear was lowered using the alternate system and the plane landed without incident. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and was towed on the ramp. No one was injured.

October 19, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

While taxiing on the Mirajet Ramp, the right wing of an Academie Aeronautique Cessna 172N (C-GIGW) on a flight from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) contacted the left wing of an Academie Aeronautique Cessna 172N (C-GYBV) on a flight from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). Parties advised, no impact on operations.

June 27, 2019

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from a privately registered, amateur built Jaques Larouche Jaques Faure Wheeler Express CT, which was parked on the south ramp. The shift manager was notified.

February 15, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After getting clearance and taking position on Runway 25, the pilot of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FIAI/AIE850) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) advised that they were returning to the ramp for a mechanical problem. No known operational impact.

April 29, 2019

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

Aviation Incident Report #16047: A privately registered Piper PA-28R-201T on a flight from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) was viewed warming up on the ramp at the entrance to Taxiway Delta. While attempting to enter Taxiway Delta through executing a right-hand turn, the right wheel of the aircraft left the asphalt surface and crossed the grass. In doing so, the propeller struck a taxiway reflector. Without stopping, the aircraft continued back onto the asphalt surface of Taxiway Delta, entered Taxiway Alpha and departed on Runway 07.

December 31, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

While departing the ramp via Taxiway L, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was required to stop and give way to a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3309) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). JZA8057 was never given the instruction to give way.

December 15, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

During departure, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8176) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) aborted its takeoff due to a potential mechanical issue. JZA8176 taxied back to the ramp without issue. No impact to operations.

November 12, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

At Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) a Sweeper vehicle (SP226) was instructed to exit Runway 03/21 onto the abandoned Taxiway C and read back the instruction. SP226 proceeded to do a number of turns on the threshold of Runway 21 and then continued down Runway 21 towards the intersection with Runway 12/30. SP226 did not respond to further flight service station (FSS) attempts to contact them until they were near the intersection, at which point SP226 was instructed to exit onto Runway 12/30. SP226 later advised that they had been unable to exit onto C. A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR748) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was taxiing on the ramp, for Runway 21 for departure, at the time.

November 8, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A call was received from Pacific radio advising that a Kan-Arm Contracting Ltd. Piper PA-31 (C-GDJR) on a training flight from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) was inbound to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) with a total electrical failure and possibly no landing gear. The pilot gave their intentions and estimated time of arrival (ETA) at CYXX by telephone. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and 911 were put on standby. The aircraft landed safely with minimal operational impact. A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-800 (WSW107) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was moved to a different approach and some VFR aircraft held out on the ground.
UPDATE TSB Report #A19P0167: C-GDJR, a privately operated Piper Navajo PA-31-310 aircraft took off from Chilliwack, (CYCW) BC on a training flight with two pilots on board. When the gear was selected up, the crew observed a gear unlocked indication. The gear was cycled and a gear down and safe indication was achieved. The crews intent was to return to CYCW, but when they selected flaps down there was no movement of the flaps and the landing gear down and locked lights faded out. The crew made the decision to divert to Abbotsford, (CYXX) BC because it had a long runway and emergency equipment. During the diversion to CYXX, all electrical power was lost and communications equipment failed. Using a cell phone, the crew contacted the Kamloops Flight Service Station and declared a Mayday. They explained the situation, stated their intention was to land in CYXX, and requested to have ARFF standing by. On short final, enough electrical power returned for the crew to see they had a landing gear down and locked indication. The aircraft landed uneventfully and taxied to the ramp. Maintenance determined via a continuity check that the RH alternator field wire had an intermittent fault caused by a broken wire and / or a bad terminal crimp. They also found the LH engine noise filter had been removed from the alternator circuit, and wire terminals were taped with automotive electrical tape.

September 11, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

TSB Report #A19P0136: C-GTQB, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Air Transat, conducted a charter flight from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Victoria (CYYJ), BC. While parked on the ramp in CYYJ, a passenger bus drove under the left wing and the roof of the bus scraped the underside of the wing. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained minor damage.

October 10, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

Loss of global positioning system (GPS) signal by a Morningstar Partners Ltd. Embraer EMB-500 (C-GYMP) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) while taxiing on D and F towards Shell Ramp.

September 27, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) aborted take off on Runway 16, and exited on Taxiway B to main ramp where pilot secured the oil cap cover. Aircraft then proceeded to backtrack and depart.

August 9, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

An American, corporately registered Eurocopter AS 350 B3 (N359TA) from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), inbound from the Northwest (NW), entered the CYXJ control zone (CZ) without prior communication. First contact was on short final for the main ramp. Pilot said they were on the wrong frequency prior to contact. No impact to operations.

August 7, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Cessna 172M on a flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) arrived with unreadable radio. Once on the ramp, the aircraft became no radio (NORDO) and taxied through the closed 500ft of Taxiway A. When departing aircraft was NORDO and again, and taxied through the closed portion of Taxiway A.

July 27, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An Island Express Air Inc. Piper PA-31-325 (C-GMDL/IAX405) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) rejected its take-off from Runway 16 and taxied back to the main apron. No reason given, no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that during the takeoff roll the pilot in command (PIC) noted a "roughness" to the engines and elected to reject the takeoff. The crew returned to the run up area and conducted a full power run to clear and test the engine for normal performance. After the run was concluded without incident the crew elected to continue as normal. The crew believed the aircraft suffered from vapor lock after stopping and restarting the engines on the ramp for passenger disembarkation.

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