July 11, 2022

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in excess of five seconds heard outside of reporting hours. Quebec RCMP and air traffic service (ATS) unit notified. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2022

Incident at POWELL RIVER BC (CYPW)

A privately registered Cessna R182 on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) reached the information request (INREQ) stage at 1608Z. Search and rescue actions were initiated by the Kamloops (YKA) flight information centre (FIC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit of Powell River. The pilot of the aircraft eventually called the FIC back to close their flight plan at CYPW at 1652Z.

July 13, 2022

Incident at 4909N / 12254W

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA123) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were targeted by a green laser on final for Runway 26L, at 3700 feet. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No impact on operations.

Incident at 4909N / 12254W

A United Airlines Boeing 737-700 (UAL1580) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were targeted by a green laser on final for Runway 26L at 3200 feet. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No impact on operations.

Incident at 4916N / 12313W

A Carson Air Ltd Beech B350 (CRN711) from Bella Coola, BC (CYBD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were targeted by a green intermittent laser at 7000 feet coming from the Arbutus Ridge area. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No impact on operations.

June 26, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

At 1918Z, a Mount Royal University Cessna 172S (C-FSTP) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in the area of Skaha Marina. There was no approved RPAS flight for this location/time. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Area Control Centre Shift Manager (CSM) advised. No impact to operations.

June 10, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

An unauthorized drone was working 1NM off the end of Runway 16. Multiple commercial aircraft were observed departing under the drone. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and airport security were advised.

May 24, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Other operational incident)

A kite surfer penetrated the approach for Runway 34 at Penticton, BC (CYYF). Reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), who attended. No operational impact.

May 23, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

At 0445Z, unplanned fireworks went off at Wrights Campground, adjacent to approach 34 at Penticton, BC (CYYF). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) informed. No impact to operations.

March 4, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17563: The Captain of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ/WJA131) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) called WestJet Operation Control Centre mid-flight on the satellite phone regarding an unruly passenger who had been showing erratic behaviour from the time the aircraft was in the de-ice bay. The Captain indicated the passenger was running up and down the aisle causing a disturbance. The Flight Crew managed to de-escalate the passengers behaviours and they were in agreement that the passenger would not pose a safety issue to other passengers on the aircraft. The Captain noted that while in the air, the passengers erratic behaviour became more frequent and the Flight Crew had to move adjacent passengers to other seats in order to ensure their safety. The Captain requested the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft upon arrival at CYVR and advised WestJet Operations that the passenger may be dealing with possible mental health issues.

February 11, 2022

Incident at Revelstoke, BC

Aviation Incident Report #17535: A Bell 212 aircraft (N212KA) from Revelstoke, BC to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was struck by a green laser during daylight hours at an altitude of 3200 feet above sea level (ASL). The aircraft was in a climb approximately 2NM south of the CMH Heli Skiing hangar in a southbound heading, west of the Columbia River. The aircraft had three pilots on board. The two non-flying pilots were making reference to an area to be avoided, pointing out an "Avoid House" to the flying pilot when the attack occurred. The non-flying, left-seat pilot received the full intensity of the laser to the face and eyes, the pilot in the aft cabin saw the flash as the laser was lowered. The flying pilot was unaffected by the laser. The laser attack emanated from the "Avoid House" area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were immediately notified and starting a file and an investigation.

February 16, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

Aviation Incident Report #17533: Operations received an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) from a WestJet Encore aircraft on a flight to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requesting authorities meet the aircraft upon arrival in CYLW for a passenger who threw water on a flight attendant. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft and arrested the passenger as they were being belligerent on the aircraft.

April 27, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a drone was reported 1/4NM off the end of Runway 16 at approximately 800 feet above ground level (AGL). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Airport Operations unit were notified, as well as the Shift Manager. No operational impact.

April 20, 2022

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

An ambulance was dispatched to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) hangar for a medical emergency, as requested by a Government Of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cessna 208 (C-GMPR) from Terrace BC, (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS).

April 6, 2022

Accident at 5027N / 12623W

The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal of a Kestrel Helicopters Ltd. Hughes 369D (C-GJLC) was detected at 1453Z. Helicopter was found "down". Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were onsite.

April 7, 2022

Incident at White Rock, BC

A Zulu Airways Cessna 172M (C-FDLH) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) called to close their flight plan (FP) and report a laser strike. The pilot reported a blue laser strike around the White Rock area at the crossing of 154 St and 14th Avenue. The aircraft was flying at 2000ft at approximately 0600Z. The pilot noted that the same laser strike occurred 2 weeks prior. A message was left with the shift manager and the Emergency Communications (ECOMM) unit and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified.

March 31, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

The pilot of a BP Aviation Ltd. Beech C23 (C-FQPP) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) advised that when downwind for Runway 34 and abeam the threshold, a laser at Skaha Beach was deliberately shone into the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely. No operational impact. Shift Manager and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

March 7, 2022

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Canadian Flight Centre Cessna 172R (C-GZPK) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) departed CYPK at 0646Z on a return flight plan (FP) back to CYPK, with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 0746Z. After a communications search, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was dispatched to CYPK for a ramp check, where the aircraft was located at 0943Z. The FP was closed.

Incident at 4909N / 12347W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) relayed a report of 12 fast moving objects flying above Gabriola Island. The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Mission Crew Commander was notified. No operational impact.

February 7, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

Aviation Incident Report #17520: A passenger on a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3109) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was mask non-compliant and they were issued a yellow card. The passenger also appeared intoxicated and was issued a red card and Notice from the Captain. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were requested and met the aircraft upon arrival. The passenger was arrested.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17518: During the pre-boarding process, a passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWCN/WJA688) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) was involved in an altercation with a cabin crew member and a gate agent. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested the passenger and took statements. No injuries reported.

January 10, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Aviation Incident Report #17482: A passenger on a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3233) on a flight to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was vaping in the lavatory, which triggered the fire alarm. The Operations Control Centre was notified and the CYXX Airport Service Agents contacted the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit, who escorted the passenger off of the aircraft.

February 21, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 1956Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8087) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR), on departure from Runway 08R, reported sighting a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 1000ft in the vicinity of 1NM southeast of CYVR. The Richmond Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified. No impact on operations.

January 22, 2022

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

A Chilliwack Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GIJA) from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) reported an intentional green laser strike lasting for one or two seconds. The laser was emanating from near the base of a tower on top of Mount Thom, in the Promontory Heights area. The pilot turned the aircraft away from the laser and left the area. The incident was reported to the Chilliwack (YCW) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit.

January 1, 2022

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3297) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), on descent into CYXS, reported that a passenger was refusing to wear their mask. The aircraft requested the presence of police upon its arrival, estimated at 0430Z (20h30 local). The CYXS tower was advised. The aircraft arrived at 0426Z (20h26 local) without further incident. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17474: A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3297) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), on descent into CYXS, advised Dispatch that they required the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft due to an unruly passenger who refused to wear their mask and was mouthy with the flight attendants. Upon arrival in CYXS, RCMP escorted the passenger off the aircraft and into the baggage arrival area of the airport.

March 22, 2022

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

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (C-GUPK/ACA412) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with VFR traffic 500 above. Traffic was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Air Services Branch Cessna 208B (C-FRPH/SST377) from London, ON (CYXU) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ).

July 14, 2022

Incident at 5303N / 11505W

A privately registered Piper PA-46-350P from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) declared "Mayday" on 121.5 due to low manifold pressure and advised that the aircraft was diverting to Drayton Valley, AB (CER3). The area control centre (ACC) controller provided vectors and airport information as necessary. Airport operator and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. The aircraft landed safely at 2030Z. No impact to operations.

July 7, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (Water) (CEN9)

At 0355Z, a privately registered Cessna 170B from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) was expected to land in Back Bay and report when down. No report was made and no one else was in the area, so the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was called. No impact to operations.

July 1, 2022

Incident at 0.75NM SE IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was reported at a height of 29 meters, over a tent set up in front of the Northmart by Arctic UAV, who reported the drone did not belong to Arctic UAV. There was no authorization to operate a drone at this time and location. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. No known operational impact.

July 6, 2022

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A person from Adventure Aviation reported an unknown individual was walking airside past their hangar north on Taxiway D at Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU). Grande Prairie Airport (GPA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. No operational impact.

June 30, 2022

Accident at In the vicinity of: KIPLING SK (CKD5)

An A-1 Renovating Ltd. Piper PA-32-300 (C-FQDW) had an engine failure and crash landed in a field north of Kipling, SK (CKD5). The aircraft was severely damaged, including the wings and landing gear. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were on site. No impact to operations.

July 1, 2022

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (Water) (CKW5)

A Kississing Lake Lodge Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-GDYT) from Stony Rapids, SK (Water) (CKW5) to Stony Rapids, SK (Water) (CKW5) failed to report arrival at the Stony Rapids waterbase. The Regina (YQR) flight service station (FSS) was unable to re-establish radio contact. Stony Rapids airport staff and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called. The aircraft was located at CKW5.

July 4, 2022

Accident at LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS MB (CZGR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR), Runway 18/36 was closed due to a disabled aircraft.
Aviation Incident Report: Around 14h45 Central Daylight Time (CDT) on July 4th, 2022, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised by Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR) Airport Manager of an incident involving a Cessna veering off the main runway. According to a pilot who was in the Airport terminal at the time and witnessed the incident, a Lakeside Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GHXS) “flared” too long while landing and touched down after the main taxiway. After landing, the plane veered on the right side (south) of the runway. It appears the plane briefly lost ground contact on its right side wheel, resulting in the left wing touching the ground and sustaining damage. The plane then went into the ditch, which is covered in vegetation. From inspection, it appears the propeller touched the ground and sustained damage. Airport staff immediately attended to the plane and removed the pilot and passenger. The passenger complained of soreness to the leg and was transported for medical treatment. Upon follow up, the passenger has soreness but no further injuries. The pilot declined medical treatment. A statement from the pilot was obtained. The pilot could not explain what went wrong, stated the plane veered after landing at normal speed and with normal brake application. It was initially suspect that the plane may have blown a tire after landing, however, the plane was pulled out of the ditch and the tires appeared to be fine. It is suspected that the brake system may have been faulty. There was no smoke or fire after the crash.

June 23, 2022

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

An Ahmic Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FMXS) on a flight to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) did not report down as requested at the float base, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had to be dispatched to confirm the aircrafts safe arrival.

June 15, 2022

Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C (C-GNLN/NRL951) from Meadowbank, NU (CMB2) to Churchill, MB (CYYQ) was unable to arrive at CYYQ due to weather, and elected to divert to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) after a missed approach at CYYQ. The aircraft subsequently alerted the area control centre (ACC) they were low on fuel and declared an emergency. Weather improved in CYYQ at 1732Z and NOL951 returned for an approach. Fire, ambulance and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit were notified and arrived just as NRL951 landed safely at 1755Z. A Kississing Lake Lodge Ltd. aircraft (WN07) was delayed by approximately 10 minutes while NRL951 was inbound. No impact to operations. (Duplicate AOR-286918-V1 deleted after information merge)

February 20, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Aviation Incident Report #17542 & #17543: The crew of a WestJet 737-7CT (C-FWSX/WJA174) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) advised that a passenger was caught smoking/vaping in the lavatory and set off the smoke detectors while en route to CYEG. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were requested to meet the aircraft upon arrival. RCMP met the aircraft and spoke to the passenger. The passenger cooperated with the crew in flight.

April 25, 2022

Incident at 5241N / 11500W

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3313) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a blue laser strike at FL240. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised. No impact to operations.

April 18, 2022

Incident at YORKTON MUNI SK (CYQV)

A 102107485 Saskatchewan Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GEQB) reported being briefly struck by a green laser originating from the city of Yorkton while doing circuits at Yorkton, SK (CYQV). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised; reference 2204-08374.

March 12, 2022

Incident at OLD CROW YT (CYOC)

An Air North Charter & Training Aerospatiale ATR 42-300 (C-FVGY/ANT600) from Old Crow, YT (CYOC) to Old Crow, YT (CYOC) was due to arrive in CYOC by 0200Z. The Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) was received at 0230Z. Unable to contact pilots, airport or company. Information request (INREQ) received at 0300Z. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were dispatched for a field check and confirmed the aircrafts presence on the ground at the airport. Flight plan closed. INREQ terminated.

March 16, 2022

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPW) from Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) to Regina, SK (CYQR) indicated they would depart from Runway 26 and was observed departing from Runway 08.

January 28, 2022

Incident at 6NM W LUTSELK'E NT (CYLK) (Other operational incident)

An Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FOPN/TIN203) from Lutselke, NT (CYLK) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), on departure, reported a fire 6NM West of CYLK, on the shoreline, with persons waving flashlights as if in need of assistance. The report was filed with the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) operator at CYLK. The local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified of the location by the CARS operator.

January 11, 2022

Incident at 5048N / 11333W

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA2383) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico (MMZH) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a green laser strike in the cockpit, approximately 25NM Southeast (SE) of CYYC. The aircraft landed without incident at 0434Z. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified, no impact to operations.

January 1, 2022

Incident at 1.5NM SE IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

The Flight Service Station (FSS) observed what appeared to be 4 remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operating approximately 1.5NM SE of Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), in the vicinity of a scheduled fireworks display, from 0453Z to 0500Z. They appeared to reach heights of approximately 500 feet above ground level (AGL). The fireworks display, as per NOTAM, were starting at 0500Z. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit and the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) shift manager were advised.

February 26, 2022

Incident at Amherst, NS

A Moncton Flight College Diamond Da 20-C1 (C-GMFI) from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) reported a laser illumination over Amherst, NS. No injuries or impact to operations. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified.

January 24, 2022

Incident at 19NM N GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYQM)

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FUZG) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) reported a green laser strike in the vicinity of McKees Mills. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was notified. No impact on operations.

December 1, 2021

Incident at 5NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (C-FSUJ/SST373) Cessna 208B from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit and requested to return to CYHU, without declaring an emergency. No operational impact and landed at 2128Z.

October 12, 2021

Incident at 4822N / 06902W

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FGMQ/SST107) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB), to FL240, requested a descent due to a loss of cabin pressure. An emergency was not declared.

June 15, 2021

Incident at 34NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Despite having been cleared and correctly re-read to descend to 6,000 feet, an RCMP Air Service Branch Pilatus PC-12 (SST197) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) continued its descent to 5,000 feet before the intervention of an air traffic controller (ATC). No impact.

February 10, 2021

Incident at 11NM E MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12 (SST197) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) experienced a loss of communication with air traffic services (ATS). The aircraft eventually contacted the CYHU tower on the tower frequency. Impact: A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXIT) on a flight to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) conducted a missed approach. No other impact.

December 8, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17444: The crew of an aircraft on a flight to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a difficult passenger that was swinging a cane at the Flight Attendants. The crew requested authorities meet the aircraft upon arrival. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft.

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