November 18, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Trans-Sol Aviation (TSAS) tug (Mule) towed an aircraft from the Ramp 1 barrier to TSAS via Taxiways D3 and D without authorization.

October 5, 2021


A 9316-5215 Québec Inc. Cessna 182G (C-FPTW) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Québec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) reached the information request (INREQ) stage of communications search. Its estimated time of departure (ETD) was 1900Z, and estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 2000Z. A ramp check at CNV9 confirmed that the aircraft had landed.

June 20, 2021


At 1215Z, the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FAID/AIE880) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kangiqsujuaq, QC (CYKG), in position on Runway 31, advised that they were returning to the ramp to conduct some verifications. IFR clearance cancelled. AIE880 departed at 1314Z.

July 12, 2021


An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-31-325 (SNAAP3) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) aborted its take-off from Runway 06 due to a tire puncture. SNAAP3 exited on its own at the intersection, then was towed to Ramp 3. No impact.

June 15, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet MG Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/LSJ613) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), once on the main ramp, advised that a passenger was in medical distress. The aircraft asked for an ambulance. 911 was notified. No impact.

May 30, 2021


At Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), while on the ground at Starlink, a NovaJet Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GRMZ) reported smoke in the cockpit. Firefighters were advised and deployed. Impact: the Starlink ramp was inaccessible. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

May 10, 2021


A Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GQVS) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) experienced brake issues while taxiing to the runway. C-GQVS taxied towards the ramp on its own power. 2 Cessna aircraft conducted detours while taxiing, as a result.

May 3, 2021


A Heli-Inter Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-GJPA) from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC), on the north ramp at CYRC, was observed on Taxiway Charlie and, subsequently, at the intersection of Runway 06/24 and 18/36. No impact on operations.

April 26, 2021


A Voyageur Airways de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GOND/VAL9888) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) backtracked for Runway 13 and advised that it was coming back to the ramp. No impact on operations.

April 6, 2021


After making an initial call on the ramp, a 2854-9699 Quebec Inc. Beech C-23 (C-FDXR) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) was told to standby due to other traffic. As the aircraft started taxiing towards Taxiway Alpha, several unsuccessful attempts were made by the flight service station (FSS) to contact the aircraft. C-FDXR then proceeded to take position and depart from Runway 27 from the intersection, while a Les Levés Aeroscan Inc. Piper PA-31 (SCANER4) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), which had just landed, was still on the runway.

April 2, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), after the runway inspection, a vehicle (ST25) determined that Runway 09/27 was closed due to weather conditions. Warning issued to taxiing aircraft that all taxiways and the ramp were extremely slippery. Operations returned to normal at 2109Z. No impact on operations.

March 27, 2021


While an Exact Air Inc. Beech A100 (C-FLRB/ET839) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) was taxiing backwards on Runway 13 for take-off, the aircraft advised that it was returning to the ramp for a system verification. No impact on operations.

February 26, 2021


A Heli-Inter Inc. Aerospatiale AS 355 F2 (C-FXHE) from St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) to St-Jérôme (Hydro-Québec) (Heli), QC (CSZ6) reported a "PAN PAN" due to an indication of a left engine fire when 18NM east of the field. Emergency services were deployed. C-FXHE landed safely at 1548Z and no smoke was observed. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #2021Q0476: C-FXHE, an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 operated by Héli-Inter, was on a power line patrol between Mirabel, QC, and Gatineau, QC, when the crew noticed an odor of burnt electrical wire followed by an indication that the left engine generator was "offline". The pilot declared an emergency and proceeded to the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport. The aircraft landed safely on the ramp at CYND.

January 4, 2021

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A vehicle (TK4) warned of the presence of white partridges near the threshold of Runway 31 while an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE851) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) began to taxi from the ramp to take position on Runway 13, followed by a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GHQL/HYD101) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). A vehicle (SVTG4) was notified and the partridges were chased off. Impact: delays of about 05 minutes occurred for both departures. AIE851 departed at 1910Z and HYD101 departed at 1913Z.

October 8, 2021


An American, privately registered de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I was on a transborder flight plan from Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) to Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR). The aircraft went into the Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) phase at 1732Z. The pilot could not be contacted. The flight went into the information request (INREQ) phase at 1802Z. The CYPR Airport Manager (APM) performed a ramp check and saw the aircraft. The pilot phoned to close the flight plan.

September 13, 2021


A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZF/JZA8260) on an IFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off from Runway 34 due to an indication. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp. The flight departed safely at 1934Z. No operational impact.

August 19, 2021


At approximately 0104Z, Victoria advised of a privately registered Mooney M20R that was overhead Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) with a landing gear issue, and requesting to conduct a "low and over" for Runway 34. The landing gear appeared to be fully down, but it could not be determined if the landing gear was locked. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 16 at 0112Z, with a vehicle (RED1) on the ramp, as requested by the flight service station (FSS).

August 10, 2021


At Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), an Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FEFY) was on a touch-and-go circuit and departed the hard surface into the grass south of Runway 26L. C-FEFY taxied from the grass back to the ramp.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0081: C-FEFY, an Island Coastal Aviation Cessna 172M, was conducting flight training circuit exercises at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) with a student pilot on board. During the landing roll of the student pilots 9th circuit, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the left side of the paved surface of Runway 26L, in the vicinity of Taxiway B. The aircraft did not collide with any obstacles. The student pilot was able to taxi the aircraft to Apron 1. There was no damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries.

March 13, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Aviation Incident Report #17010: At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a Jeep vehicle parked on the designated ramp taxiway was reportedly restricting access to the hangar and runway for manoeuvring aircraft . A privately registered, amateur-built Coot A on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ) came into contact with the vehicle. CYNJ management was reportedly notified and provided with photo evidence.

June 30, 2021

Incident at ATLIN BC (CYSQ)

The Kamloops, BC (CYKA) flight information centre (FIC) was contacted by the responsible party for a privately registered Cessna 180J and advised that the aircraft was overdue on a flight from Atlin, BC (CYSQ), to Silver City, YT (CFQ5), then back to Atlin, BC (CYSQ). The aircraft was not on a flight plan. The Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) FIC and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. Communications search initiated. The aircraft was located on the ground at CYSQ, after a ramp check, at 0515Z. The pilot was advised of a miscommunication with the search and rescue (SAR) contact. No impact on operations. (CADORS 2021C2499 deleted due to incorrect region)

June 3, 2021

Incident at VANDERHOOF BC (CAU4)

There was a report of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal on the ramp at Vanderhoof, BC (CAU4) from 1730Z to 1740Z. The Vancouver (ZVR) Shift Manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. The aircraft was identified as a Vanderhoof Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GMCO).

May 27, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

At Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), a privately registered Piper PA-18-150 had been conducting circuits on the grass beside Runway 03. After arriving on its last circuit, the aircraft was observed taxiing over the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) for Runway 21 on its way to the ramp. The pilot confirmed that it had struck the PAPI. Airport authority advised.
Aviation Incident Report #17114: Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) personnel responded immediately after the occurrence. The privately registered Piper PA-18-150 from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) was inspected by CYXJ personnel and it sustained damage to its propeller. The precision approach path indicator (PAPI) unit was removed from the field and the PAPI was NOTAMd unserviceable. The airport electrician checked the unit and the damage was minor. The unit was repaired, reinstalled, and returned to service on May 29, 2021 at 0030Z. NOTAM was cancelled. There was no operational impact.

May 10, 2021


A Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd. Christen A-1B (C-GTYC) from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) landed on Runway 26, lost control while braking after landing, and struck its wing on the runway. The pilot did not require assistance. Airport maintenance was dispatched to check for foreign object debris (FOD). No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0024: C-GTYC, an Aviat A-1 (Husky) operated by Hoarfrost River Huskies Ltd, was conducting a VFR repositioning flight from the Yellowknife, NT (CEN9) ice/float base to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) for maintenance. During the landing roll in CYYE, the pilot applied the brakes and the aircraft pulled to the left and ground looped. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway into the grass. The aircraft was able to taxi to the ramp. Following the flight, the aircraft was inspected and the minor damage was repaired.

April 27, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. British Aerospace Avro 146 Series RJ100 (C-FSUA/NCB1503) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) rejected its take-off from Runway 15 due to an indication that a cargo door was not closed. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp to ensure that the door was closed.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that the warning light extinguished upon rejection of the takeoff. At the ramp, the door was confirmed closed and the trip continued as scheduled, with no further issues. When the aircraft returned to base, company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found the cargo door switches to be out of Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) limits. The affected switches were adjusted to AMM limits and operational checks were carried out. This intermittent door warning has occurred previously and the company is in the process of acquiring the necessary system components to replace the original parts. No further action.

April 14, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

At Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), a privately registered Cessna 150H reported aborting its takeoff from Runway 30 at 1748Z, signaling power issues. The pilot then taxied the full length of Runway 30 onto Taxiway A and to the ramp, without issue.

February 12, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Beech 76 (C-GSFB) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be on standby, as the aircraft had an unsafe landing gear indication with "3 green". The aircraft landed without incident. The runway was inspected immediately for foreign object debris (FOD). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0010: C-GSFB, a Beech Duchess BE76 operated by Southern Interior Flight Centre on an IFR training flight, experienced a landing gear extension issue on approach to Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The flight crew cycled the landing gear and did not observe a "landing gear down safe" indication. The flight crew declared a "PAN PAN", elected to cancel their IFR clearance, and proceeded VFR back to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). A manual landing gear extension was performed, and a "safe landing gear down" annunciation was observed. ARFF were on standby for the eventful landing. The aircraft taxied off the runway and returned to the ramp.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On approach into Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the landing gear of C-GSFB would not extend, so the crew decided to return to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The crew performed an emergency landing gear extension, landed and taxied without issue. Maintenance found no obvious defects upon initial inspection. The aircraft was put on jacks and the landing gear retracted and extended normally. The landing gear hydraulic power pack level was good, and the landing gear motor brushes, the landing gear system wiring, the landing gear up/down relays, and the landing gear actuators were inspected, with no faults found. No issues were found during the landing gear physical check for stiffness, and more landing gear swings were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service, as no faults were found. It is suspected that the issue was temperature related, given that when the aircraft was moved from an extreme cold temperature to a warm hangar, the problem disappeared. Most likely, the landing gear motor froze or the landing gear down relay froze open. These components are not well sealed, and the operator has experienced issues with these components on other aircraft with extreme temperature changes.

November 12, 2021

Incident at 18NM NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Voyageur Airways Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GIXT/VAL200) from North Bay, ON (CYYB) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) declared "PAN PAN" with no. 2 engine shutdown, and requested a return to CYYB. VAL200 landed at CYYB at 1704Z, without further incident (WOFI). The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit attended the aircraft on the runway. After ARFF inspection, the aircraft taxied to the ramp under its own power. No impact to operations.

November 15, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-39H (C-FGSJ/CJT514) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) landed on Runway 30 and was instructed to execute a 180 degree turn around in order to exit at Taxiway Golf. The pilot advised that they had run out of room and were on the edge of the pavement at the grass, unable to complete the turn. The following three arrivals had to be rerouted to the area navigation (RNAV) 24 approach (wind 290 at 10G18), and all landed safely. A tow vehicle could not free CJT514 and the aircraft was advised by its operations unit to "power back". The aircraft then taxied back to the ramp on its own power 30 minutes later.

August 11, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17234: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) was observed doing a low-and-over past the Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) fixed-base operator (FBO), and then began climbing into a high-speed, steep turn to the right and entered a right-downwind. From the right-downwind, the aircraft initiated a second high-speed, low altitude pass in front of the FBO from the east to west, and then climbing into another high-speed bank turn across the runway to the south where it entered the downwind for Runway 28 at a low altitude. The aircraft landed and then disembarked passengers on the FBO ramp. The Airport Manager spoke to the pilot-in-command, and they advised the aircraft was performing aerial work for a client and they made their intentions clear to CYRP traffic. There was no traffic for the duration of the flight (8 minutes).
UPDATE: Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #17257: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) on a flight to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was observed overlying the MNB Hangar at high speed and 100 feet above ground level (AGL). The aircraft circled around for Runway 28, did a high speed low-and-over, conducted an overshoot, and then turned hard to the right below 1000 feet AGL (possibly 400 feet AGL). The aircraft circled again for Runway 28, and it banked at least 60 degrees around for an approach and picked up speed. On final, and about one-third of the way down the runway (in midair), it broke off towards the apron again and overflew the fixed-base operator (FBO) and MNB Hangar at approximately 100 feet AGL. The aircraft circled back again, landed, and parked in front of the FBO. The pilot reported they made numerous radio calls and visually confirmed there was no traffic in the circuit. (Duplicate AIRA #17257 / CADORS 2021O1833 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #17284: A D.B. Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FNAG) conducted a low-and-over manoeuvre past the fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal and then commenced a high-speed, climbing, steep turn to the right, and entered the right downwind. The aircraft then conducted a second high-speed, low altitude pass in front of the FBO terminal from east to west, and another high-speed, high bank climbing turn, across the runway to the south, where it entered the downwind for Runway 28 at a low altitude. The aircraft landed and then disembarked 5 to 6 passengers on the FBO ramp. Right-hand turns/circuits are not permitted at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). The pilot-in-command indicated that there were no other aircraft in the circuit and that they had transmitted their intentions at every stage of the flight.

July 10, 2021

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

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

April 23, 2021


TSB Report #A21C0039: C-GMWT, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 operated by Wasaya Airways under CARs Subpart 604, was enroute from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Opapimiskan Lake, ON (CKM8) with a crew of 3 and 1 passenger on board. While on approach into CKM8, the crew selected the windshield heat "ON" and heard arcing, followed by a flame and smoke coming from the first officers windshield electrical interface. The crew immediately turned the windshield heat off and the flame and smoke dissipated. The crew then landed the aircraft safely and, while taxing to the ramp, the first officers windshield cracked. The operator will advise TSB of their findings.

June 2, 2021


An Expedition Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS-350-BA (C-FHAU) on a flight to Dryden, ON (CYHD) reported on final for the ramp at 0107Z. No "down" call was received. A Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) pilot who was on the ground heard the search call and was able to make contact with the pilot in question. No impact to operations.

May 29, 2021

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Skydive Toronto Inc. Cessna 182J (C-FAXJ) reported a tow bar on the runway after landing. No other aircraft reported seeing a tow bar. Staff members at Muskoka, ON (CYQA) were advised. A privately registered Cessna 172K said theyd collect it and bring it to the ramp for staff members. A vehicle (INSP202) confirmed that it was a tow bar and it "must have come off an airplane" at 2351Z. Known impact to operations: C-FAXJ departed from Runway 18 south of the foreign object debris (FOD).

April 17, 2021

Incident at WAWA ON (CYXZ)

After completing multiple ramp checks, the flight service station (FSS) located the owner of a Wilderness Helicopters 2009 Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GYFS) from Wawa, ON (CYXZ) to Wawa, ON (CYXZ), and dispatched to the airport. The pilot called to close the flight plan at 2325Z.

March 13, 2021

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GHXU) from Wiarton, ON (CYVV) to London, ON (CYXU) landed on Runway 27 and, while on Taxiway Golf, reported being unable to taxi. It was determined that the aircraft had a flat tire. The taxiway was blocked for approximately 90 minutes before aircraft could be towed off the taxiway to the ramp.

February 11, 2021

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1755Z, a Bamaji Air Inc. Found Brothers FBA-2C1 (C-FKAC) from Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) departed from Runway 34, advised the flight service station (FSS) of an aircraft issue, and landed on Runway 16 at 1801Z. The aircraft taxied off of the runway under its own power, and shut down on Taxiway A. The airport operator (APO) conducted a foreign object debris (FOD) check, and found an oil puddle on the taxiway. Taxiway A was closed from 1816Z to 1840Z. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0017: C-FKAC, a Found Brothers FBA-2C1 aircraft operated by Bamaji Air Inc., departed Runway 34 at Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) with only the pilot on board. During the initial climb, the pilot noticed oil seeping onto the engine cowling and windshield. The pilot elected to return to CYXL, where the aircraft landed safely and taxied off the runway. The aircraft came to a stop and the engine (Lycoming IO-540-A2B) was shut down on Taxiway A. The aircraft was then towed back to the operators ramp. An inspection by the operators maintenance personnel revealed oil leaking from the engine crankshaft seal and a frozen engine breather tube.

August 12, 2021

Incident at New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA)

Aviation Incident Report: A Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (JZA7486) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) reported a bird strike on final for Runway 22. The aircraft landed and taxied to the ramp. A post landing inspection revealed the aircraft had a broken landing light.

September 9, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (AKT1420) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort Mackay/Albian, AB (CAL4) was taxiing from Apron 4 for a departure off of Runway 29. AKT1420 had to apply the brakes while underway on Apron 4 due to an L R Helicopters Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FLWB) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) also departing from the same apron and coming in close proximity to AKT1420.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Air traffic control (ATC) confirmed to the pilot later that the helicopter had the clearance and that it was carried out correctly. It appears that the ATC Ground Controller did not communicate with the Departure Controller, and a Boeing 737 aircraft was cleared to taxi on Apron 4 without being advised that a helicopter was taking off from the ramp. No further action required.

July 17, 2021


A North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FVNS/BF105) from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) was provided a departure advisory and started backtracking on Runway 04 at 2107Z. An MHA Enterprises Ltd. Piper PA-32-300 (C-FWLE) from St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) to Red Sucker Lake, MB (CYRS) called up at 2111Z for a departure advisory and was provided with traffic information regarding BF105 backtracking and departing. BF105 reported aborting its takeoff because C-FWLE had started entering the runway as BF105 was on the take-off roll. C-FWLE exited the runway and BF105 backtracked again and departed at 2116Z. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0068: C-FVNS, a Douglas DC-3C-BT-67 aircraft operated by North Star Air as flight BF105, began its takeoff on Runway 04 at St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) with a flight crew of 2 on board. At the same time, C-FWLE, a Piper PA32 aircraft operated by MHA Enterprises Ltd., was approaching Runway 04 on the taxiway. During the takeoff roll of flight BF105, the crew noticed C-FWLE suddenly accelerate forward on the taxiway. As a precaution, the crew of flight BF105 decided to reject their takeoff. C-FWLE was able to stop before entering Runway 04 and immediately returned to the ramp. Flight BF105 then backtracked Runway 04 and departed shortly after.

July 21, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Edmonton, AB (CYEG), a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle proceeded onto Taxiway Alfa at Oscar without authorization. A CYEG field maintenance vehicle established contact with the RCMP vehicle, who then returned to the ramp and left the field. No impact on operations.

July 12, 2021


A Tasman Helicopters Ltd. Bell 212 (C-FKGT) on a flight from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) was observed lifting off over the forestry ramp without clearance or contact with the tower or ground control. No impact to operations.

June 11, 2021


A Transwest Air Beech 300 (C-FSEW) from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) aborted its take-off from Runway 26 due to an indication and taxied back to the ramp without further incident. No impact to operations.

June 1, 2021


The flight plan of a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GPGT) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was closed during the information request (INREQ) phase at 0956Z via a ramp check by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

June 5, 2021


A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (ATLS340) from Dauphin, MB (CYDN) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) rejected its take-off from Runway 14, no reason given, and taxied back to the ramp without further incident. No impact on operations.

May 24, 2021


At Island Lake, MB (CYIV), a Custom Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206L-1 (C-GIPG) advised relocating on the South ramp at 1528Z, but the flight service station (FSS) did not receive a call indicating that the aircraft was "down". Contact was attempted with the airport manager (APM) at 1533Z, without success ("no joy"). Perimeter Aviation was contacted at 1535Z, and they advised that they saw the helicopter depart but not land. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised at 1536Z. Custom Helicopters advised that C-GIPG was down on the apron at 1544Z.

May 16, 2021

Incident at ST. THERESA POINT MB (CYST) (Aerodrome - other)

At St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST), the ramp was full, and a Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GJYZ/PAG609) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST) had to hold on the runway for 10 minutes. No operational impact.

May 10, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Communication error, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), an orange tow vehicle, with a white low-wing aircraft, towed the aircraft from Taxiway E to D without communicating with ground control. A helicopter was held at the Mountain View ramp for approximately 5 minutes until the tow vehicles intentions were determined and the conflict was resolved.

April 17, 2021

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GAQN/NCB2047) from High Level, AB (CYOJ) to Peace River, AB (CYPE) returned to the apron after taxiing to position for Runway 13 and receiving clearance. The pilot indicated something needed to be reset. No assistance required.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that the company standard operating procedures (SOPs) state that prior to cabin door close-up, the propeller tie will be removed from the left-hand (LH) propeller and stowed. Due to the pre-departure work load, the crew member responsible for removing the propeller tie missed removing it before the cabin door was closed. Engine start up resulted in a failure of the propeller tie. The crew was advised of this by other company personnel, who witnessed the event, causing the aircraft to return to the ramp. An inspection of the aircraft noted no damage, and the aircraft resumed operations. No further action.

March 19, 2021

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Piper PA-46-350P from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Lac La Biche, AB (CYLB) rejected its takeoff and requested a high speed taxi along the runway. The aircraft exited and conducted a run-up on Apron 02, then returned to the ramp. At 2315Z, the pilot called the tower and reported that the aircraft was missing some bolts. The runway and taxiways were inspected, and two small screws were found. One VFR departure, a McMurray Aviation Cessna 208B (C-GWRK) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Fort Chipewyan, AB (CYPY), was delayed by 10 minutes.

February 24, 2021


A Synergy Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GUTC) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) rejected its takeoff due to a rough running engine. The aircraft taxied back to the ramp with no issues, and advised consulting with a mechanic and re-attempting takeoff in a half hour. No impact to operations.