October 23, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were targeted by a blue laser on the downwind for Runway 26R and again at 500ft when on final. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified. No operational impact.

October 21, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

The crew of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3106) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were returning to the gate due to an unruly passenger. The pilot requested assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RCMP were notified and the passenger was removed from the aircraft. No impact on operations.

October 18, 2020

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

A firework was shot in front of a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) while the aircraft was in the right downwind for Runway 34. The firework may have originated from the school field west of Penticton hospital. There was no damage to the aircraft. The incident was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

October 6, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A 1206220 B.C. Ltd. Maule M-6-235 (C-FJCD) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3) was told to line up for Runway 19. The tower observed the pilot turning onto Runway 25. The tower told the pilot to hold position. A Heli-College Canada Training Inc. Robinson R22 Beta (C-FBXR) was on final for Runway 19 and was pulled up to allow C-FJCD time to reposition and depart. At the time, Runway 25 at Taxiway H was blocked with a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter, due to a SWAT team practising tactical entry and exits into the helicopter. No further operational impact.

October 1, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GCKA) reported being struck with a green laser while in the circuit for Runway 01. The location was at approximately YNJ/238/1.5. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. The RCMP proceeded to the reported area, but were unable to find the source. No operational impact.

September 18, 2020

Accident at 8NM SE Telkwa

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) contacted the Smithers flight service station (FSS) regarding a reported crash of a privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) near Telkwa, BC. Two persons onboard survived with only minor injuries reported. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, the CACA, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.

September 5, 2020

Accident at 4920N / 12124W

The Vancouver (VR) area control centre (ACC) shift manager was advised through the Penticton (YF) flight service station (FSS) of an overdue privately registered Cessna 172 on a VFR flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). During the initial search, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria contacted the FSS regarding an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal associated with the Cessna 172. The aircraft had crashed 6.5NM Southeast (SE) of Hope, BC. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attended, with the sole occupant surviving.

August 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Runway 26R was active as the primary arrival runway at Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) footage indicated the presence of a recycling centre fire approximately 4NM final for Runway 26R. No RPAS authorization was issued by NAV CANADA. No RPAS sighting reports by other aircraft. Event detected and reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by CYVR. No operational impact.

August 25, 2020

Incident at 14NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on approach at 4500 feet and 14NM final for Runway 08L, was struck by a green laser for 1 minute. Incident was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Surrey. Laser originated from a high-rise 2 blocks west of King George Boulevard. Approximate coordinates were N481027 W1225056.

August 21, 2020

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

At Penticton, BC (CYYF), a kite was observed flying on Wrights Beach - South of CYYF on the approach and departure path to the airport. The is a hazard to fire traffic. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called.

Incident at 0.25NM S PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

At 0.25NM from Penticton, BC (CYYF), a kite surfer was observed in the approach path for Runway 34. The kite surfer was conflicting with the primary flight path of active forest fire helicopters departing into wind and returning for fuel from an active fire just Southeast of the airport. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

May 1, 2020

Incident at 0.7NM SW Cloverdale Race Track

A Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-A1 (C-FPME) reported a 6 foot wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) 0.7 southwest of the Cloverdale Race Track at 1300ft. The UAV was reported to be only 100ft below C-FPME. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised and a unit was dispatched.

July 27, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) called to close their fight plan at 0700Z (the estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 0523Z). The aircraft had landed safely and the pilot had forgotten to close the flight plan. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were both involved with the search.

June 29, 2020

Accident 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.
Update TSB report #A20P0063: C-FKOB, a privately operated Cessna 175 on floats, was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows Waterdrome (CAJ8), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger. After landing, the aircraft was water taxiing to the ramp. The aircraft was unable to access the ramp due to the current of the river and the pilot initiated a turn to avoid colliding with a pylon in the water. The right hand wing struck a tree and pivoted the aircraft into the rocky shoreline. The pilot contacted Pitt Meadows tower for assistance. Local RCMP and emergency services responded. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

June 25, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operator was scheduled to fly in the Penticton, BC (CYYF) control zone (CZ). No call was made to CYYF at the commencement of the flight. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called the flight service station (FSS) to ask about RPAS activity, as they had received a complaint in the area. The FSS contacted the operator, who confirmed they had been flying, and were unaware that they had to call the FSS first. No impact to operations.

June 6, 2020

Incident at 4NM VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was reported to Victoria Airport Security in the vicinity of Merridale Cider company. The RPAS was reported at 5 miles final Runway 09 to the west of Victoria Airport. No altitude reported and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. No operational impact.

June 11, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

Aviation Incident Report #16650: The crew of a WestJet de Havilland DHC-8-400 (C-GEWO) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) became suspicious of the interaction between 2 passengers travelling together. Flight crew arranged for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the flight through the CYKA tower. RCMP met the flight and questioned the two individuals.

June 6, 2020

Accident at 4910N / 12228W

The Vancouver (VR) Area Control Centre (ACC) shift manager advised of a reported missing aircraft, an International Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-FCCV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was contacted. They confirmed that a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) search and rescue (SAR) was underway along the Fraser River. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0060: On 06 June 2020, Cessna 172M (registration C-FCCV), operated by International Flight Centre Inc., was conducting a local training flight from Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, with 1 student and 1 flight instructor onboard. At 13:12 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), the aircraft disappeared from the radar over the Fraser River, at approximately 11 NM ESE of Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC. The aircraft was last recorded travelling eastbound at an altitude of 200 feet above water, with a ground speed of 80 knots. The aircraft remains missing and the fate of the crew is unknown; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is leading the search.

February 6, 2020

Accident at 24NM SW HOUSTON, BC (CAM5)

TSB Report #A20P0019: C-GMPN, an Aerospatiale AS350-B3 operated by RCMP Air Services, was conducting policing activities 24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC with 3 persons on board. Also operating in the area were two RCMP operated RPAS units. During low level flight (below 300 feet AGL), the helicopter and 1 RPAS (FLIR SkyRanger R60 - 2.4 kg) collided. The helicopter suffered some initial vibration and the pilot completed a precautionary landing on a road without further incident. Maintenance staff found damage primarily to the main rotor blades along with superficial damage on the tail boom and tail rotor. The effected components were removed as per the maintenance manual for repairs or overhaul as required. The RPAS was destroyed. There were no injuries to persons in the aircraft or on the ground.

April 22, 2020

Incident at Coquitlam BC

Aviation Incident Report #16598: Member of the public reported that a helicopter was flying over 3100 Dayanee Springs Blvd, Coquitlam, and that the radius over the rooftops was low. Additionally, the aircraft sounded its police sirens more than 4 times while conducting two circling events over the Westwood plateau and Dayanee Springs areas. Aircraft was black and dark green and resembled a military helicopter, and appeared to have the word "Sherriff" written on its sides. The actions of the aircraft prompted some citizens to call the local police, who were unaware of anything going on, and numerous people came out on their balconies to see what was happening due to the police sirens sounding from this helicopter. Given that the helicopter did not appear to belong to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or local police, citizens were quite concerned as to who actually owns the helicopter and who was operating it in that fashion (i.e. flying low and sounding police sirens). A later research by Transport Canada officials at headquarters determined the aircraft to have been a Los Angeles County Sheriff Eurocopter AS 332L1 (N951LB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Coquitlam, BC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported a helicopter flying, for a second day in a row, low over Coquitlam, BC whilst using sirens such as police sirens. The helicopter has a Sheriff sign on it, black-dark green-light green, and also says "Los Angeles County" on side. The main concern is the use of police sirens. It is reported that there are Twitter feeds and video footage from private individuals. The RCMP also has footage.

April 23, 2020

Incident at 4NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8265) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) that was turning 4NM final for Runway 16 reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at the same altitude, just off their left wing. Pilot advised it was close to the aircraft and that it was black, small to medium in size, and looked like a personal use drone. No operational impact. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

March 5, 2020

Incident at Surrey, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16557: A member of the public reported that at approximately 0850Z, a helicopter was flying low over the Surrey (Fleetwood area)and circling. The aircraft was allegedly flying very low and was very loud. The individual went outside to see but could not spot the aircraft. It was alleged that the aircrafts anti-collision lights were not illuminated. Eventually the helicopter switched their lights back on while continuing to circle. The individual thought that the aircraft belonged to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and called them to file a complaint.

April 8, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKPT/ACA309) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a laser strike from the New Westminster area while on final for Runway 26R. It was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

March 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16556: The flight crew of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSX) on a flight to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) advised mid-flight that a passenger was being verbally abusive towards flight attendants after being told they would no longer be served alcohol. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were arranged to meet the aircraft in YVR. Passenger escorted off the aircraft.

February 10, 2020

Accident at MERRITT BC (CAD5)

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the Merritt, BC (CAD5) airport maintainer at 0915Z advising of a crash on the runway at CAD5 and that the runway will be closed until 1600Z. Aircraft involved was a privately registered advanced ultralight Zenair Stol CH 701. Emergency vehicles were already on site. Kamloops sector controller notified and NOTAM issued.
Update TSB Report #A20P0021: Shortly after takeoff from Runway 21 late in the afternoon, a Zenair CH 701 STOL advanced ultralight, C-IHAN, impacted the left side runway edge in a nose down attitude. The pilot was trapped in the cockpit due to crushing damage incurred to the forward cabin area. The ELT signal was not triggered and the time of the occurrence with reduced daylight, precluded a timely emergency response. The pilot was reported missing and the RCMP initiated a search of the Merritt area establishments, and pinged the pilots cell phone for location. The aircraft was eventually spotted on the runway edge at the airport in the early morning hours with its tail in the air. The pilot was alive, conscious, but suffering from the cold, and serious injuries. He was extricated from the wreckage and taken to hospital. This was the first flight in the aircraft after the pilot purchased it. The aircraft had been delivered and reassembled the previous day.

February 2, 2020

Incident at 1NM E PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna 170B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported being struck by a green laser from the south while travelling westbound over the Lougheed Highway at 1500 above sea level (ASL). The laser originated from an industrial complex 1 mile East of CYPK. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and shift manager notified.

January 27, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

During routine airfield inspection, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) noticed a pedestrian walking across Taxiway A to airport infield. The pedestrian was stopped and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called. No impact on operations.

June 6, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12 (SST304) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a bird strike after landing on Runway 27. The runway was inspected, no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No operational impact.

February 15, 2020

Incident at 14NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

On final for Runway 25, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8013) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) reported that it had been attacked by a laser coming from 3 NM to the right of 4528N/7517W. JZA8013 requested the presence of medical staff upon arrival, since one of the crew members had been injured. JZA8013 made it to the ground without incident.
Update TSB Report #A20O0017: Approximately 14 miles from Ottawa (CYOW), the flight crew of Jazz flight JZA8013, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 (C-GEWQ) aircraft, received a green laser strike in the cockpit which reportedly hit the First Officer (F/O) in the eyes. The F/O, who was the pilot flying, passed control of the aircraft to the Captain. The flight crew hit the Ident button to capture their position and advised ATC of incident, the RCMP were also made aware. The Captain requested EMS, because the F/Os eyes were irritated. The fight landed normally and the F/O was met by EMS at the gate, and transported to the Ottawa General hospital for further observation.

February 6, 2020

Accident at 24NM SW HOUSTON, TX (CAM5)

TSB Report #A20P0019: C-GMPN, an Aerospatiale AS350-B3 operated by RCMP Air Services, was conducting policing activities 24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC with 3 persons on board. Also operating in the area were two RCMP operated RPAS units. During low level flight (below 300 feet AGL), the helicopter and 1 RPAS (FLIR SkyRanger R60 - 2.4 kg) collided. The helicopter suffered some initial vibration and the pilot completed a precautionary landing on a road without further incident. Maintenance staff found damage primarily to the main rotor blades along with superficial damage on the tail boom and tail rotor. The effected components were removed as per the maintenance manual for repairs or overhaul as required. The RPAS was destroyed. There were no injuries to persons in the aircraft or on the ground.

October 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

At Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL), a Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-GBNB) that was conducting right hand circuits on Runway 16 reported an unauthorized remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in the vicinity of the crosswind for Runway 16, at 500ft above ground level (AGL). The RPAS was pink in colour and the location was approximately 1 mile south of the threshold of Runway 34. The controllers on duty concurred after visually spotting the RPAS, and all relevant information was submitted to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Time of occurrence was from 2135Z until 2145Z.

September 26, 2020

Incident at 13NM NW PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

When 13NM Northwest (NW) of Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA), descending through 4500 feet and inbound to land on Runway 08, a Transwest Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GFSG/TW911-M) from Île-à-la-Crosse, SK (CJF3) to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) advised the flight service station (FSS) of a green laser, off of their right wing, being directed at them for a duration of 1-2 minutes. Weather conditions were VFR and the laser was reflecting off of their wing and interfering with the crew. No evasive manoeuvres were taken and the pilot believes the attack was intentional and originated from the Shellbrook, SK, area. Provincial Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dispatch was advised and information was passed to the Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) for the morning shift manager.

August 30, 2020

Accident at PORCUPINE PLAIN SK (CKD2)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: The Edmonton (EG) flight information centre (FIC) received a report from the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit of an aircraft accident involving a Terra Aero Investments Inc. Beech M35 (C-FINV) near Porcupine Plain, SK (CKD2). The EG FIC determined that there was no NAV CANADA involvement after contacting the Winnipeg FIC.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0087: C-FINV, a privately registered Beech Bonanza M35, was conducting a VFR flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Porcupine Plain, SK (CKD2). While on approach to CKD2, the pilot had difficulty sighting the airstrip, which resulted in a high and unstable approach. The aircraft touched down short of the runway and pitched over. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its propeller and forward fuselage.

September 26, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A privately registered PA-24-260 from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Airdrie, AB (CEF4) reported being targeted by blue and green laser lights while over the south side of the city of Red Deer. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified.

September 10, 2020

Incident at 5038N / 11334W

The pilot of a Skywest Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKW5234) from Denver, CO (KDEN) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a laser strike at coordinates 50 38.10N, 113 34.26W. SKW5234 was at 13 000 feet, in the descent. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified and an officer was dispatched to the scene. Report number to follow. No impact on operations.

July 12, 2020

Incident at WHITEHORSE FIC / FIC DE WHITEHORSE (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - weather observation systems, Flight plan – activation)

There was a communication network outage at 0143Z. The extended computer display system (EXCDS), weather data entry (WDE), flight service station information management system (FIMS), observation data exchange (ODEX), internet, land line and 422 line were unserviceable (U/S). The remote communications outlet (RCO) at Atlin, BC (CYSQ) and Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) were unserviceable, and the peripheral station (PAL) 132.1 and 134.15 at Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) were unserviceable. The satellite (Sat) phone communication contingency was activated. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) advised (adz) that the outage was due to a landslide in the vicinity of Muncho Lake. The Kamloops, BC (CYKA) flight information centre (FIC), and the Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) FIC were advised. Weather contingency with the CYWG FIC was activated from 0200Z until 0600Z. Paper data strips were deployed. Impact to operations: A YXY Flyers Association Cessna 172M (C-GUEG) was unable to contact (ctc) Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) FIC to close (cls) its flight plan from Mayo, YT (CYMA) to Dawson City, YT (CYDA). Additionally, the flight plan of C-GUEG was in the Information Request to Departure Station (QALQ) stage. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) came to the CYXY FIC to relay the report of C-GUEGs arrival into CYDA. The flight plans of a privately registered Piper PA-18S-150 and an Alkan Air Ltd. Beech 350 (AKN236-M) were relayed to the CYKA FIC via satellite phone. Systems appeared to be serviceable at 0947Z. TOC confirmed that the systems were returning but repair is temporary and may result in further communication issues. Multiple NOTAMs were issued and remain active.

August 19, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUH/ACA250) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG), on approach for Runway 30, reported a laser strike from their approximate 10 oclock position while at 2 miles final. No impact on flight operations. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified.

Incident at 5110N / 10411W

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSQ/WJA526) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a brief laser strike. The national operations centre (NOC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

July 31, 2020

Incident at ROBB ROAD, 11KM S HINTON AB

Aviation Incident Report #16726: During cruise , the engine of a privately registered Cessna 180H from Revelstoke, BC (CYRV) to 50KM W Edmonton, AB (Roberts strip) lost oil pressure and eventually stopped. The aircraft glided to Robb Road, a gravel logging/forestry road, and landed at the 11KM marker. The left gear did not have time to fully extend and collapsed after landing. The aircraft stayed on the road. Hinton, AB Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) jacked up the left float to extend gear and towed the aircraft to marker 12 to get it off of the main road and onto a narrow approach road. The aircraft was secured with police tape.

August 11, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported receiving a report of a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) strike on a Piper PA-31-350 from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) to Swan River, MB (CZJN) in the vicinity of CYAV. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
Update from AOR-266542-V2: Aircraft registration added. In addition, a follow up from Transport Canada (TC) revealed that no drone was involved and the strike was from a piece of equipment that had dislodged from the aircraft, a Skycare Air Ambulance Piper PA-31-350 (C-FAJR) from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) to Swan River, MB (CZJN), as it was in flight.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Upon detailed inspection of C-FAJR by maintenance, after the aircraft had travelled to CZJN to repair the broken windshield, it was discovered that a large portion of a de-ice boot on the left-hand (L/H) propeller had torn off at the root by the lead. This is likely the cause of the damage to the nose and windshield, and not an unknown object or drone.
Update: TSB Report #A20C0083: C-FAJR, a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft operated by 2080061 Ontario (dba Skycare Air Ambulance), was conducting a flight from St. Andrews (CYAV), MB, to Swan River (CZJN), MB. After takeoff from Runway 22, the aircraft turned right to a heading of 310 degrees. As the aircraft climbed through 2000 feet above sea level (ASL), an object made contact with the nose and the left lower-corner of the windshield. The windshield appeared streaked, and the aircraft continued to destination. After landing at CZJN, an inspection revealed cracks in the windshield. Black plastic or rubber scratches were evident on the paint on the fuselage, forward of the windshield. It was suspected that the aircraft had been struck by a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Transport Canada, and the Transport Safety Board (TSB) were notified. The RCMP drone unit conducted an unsuccessful aerial search along the flight path with their RPAS. During replacement of the windshield, the operators maintenance personnel noted that an electrical lead and portion of a propeller blade de-ice boot had separated from a propeller blade root of the left propeller. The appropriate authorities were notified that an RPAS was not involved.

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

After landing, the pilot of WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWSV/WJA433) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) advised the tower of a laser strike on final runway 30, between 1 000 feet and 500 feet above ground level (AGL), visual meteorological conditions (VMC). The laser source was from the city of Leduc, directed at the aircraft. The beam was red and exposure was about 3-5 seconds. The pilot believed it was an intentional strike, no effect on the crew. Tower advised Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

July 25, 2020

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna A185E on a flight to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) reported when on final for Runway 24 at 2326Z, however, no report was made when the aircraft was off of the runway. After arranging a ramp check with the Black Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit, the flight service station (FSS) was able to confirm the aircrafts safe arrival with a local at 2341Z.

July 18, 2020

Incident at 4957N / 09658W

Company advised the Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) tower of a Western Aerial Applications Ltd. Hiller UH-12E (C-GUSD) from Winnipeg, MB (Heli) (CWG2) to Winnipeg, MB (Heli) (CWG2) that autorotated and landed in a field between Winnipeg/Lyncrest, MB (CJL5) and Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV).
Update: TSB Report #A20C0072: C-GUSD, a Hiller UH-12E operated by Western Aerial Applications, departed the Winnipeg Heliport (CWG2), MB, to conduct spray operations 5.8NM Northeast of Winnipeg. During the spray operation, the helicopters engine experienced a loss of power (Avco Lycoming VO-540-C2A) at an altitude of approximately 100 feet above ground level (AGL). The pilot initiated an auto-rotation and, upon touching down, the helicopter yawed to the right but remained upright. There were no injuries to the pilot. Local fire and emergency medical services (EMS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded. The helicopter suffered minor damage to the right skid gear. A visual inspection of the helicopter by the operator indicated that the engine crank case was cracked and oil was found on the engine deck. The helicopter was placed on a trailer and transported to the operators maintenance facility.

January 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE244) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was inbound for Runway 34. At 1613Z, MPE244 called the tower and requested to be met by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for a passenger who was harassing another passenger. The tower advised the RCMP and instructed the firehall to meet the RCMP at the security gate, so that both units could meet MPE244 on the apron. At 1633Z, MPE244 landed safely and was met by the RCMP and an airport vehicle (RED1). No further impact to operations.

July 5, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dispatch asked flight service station (FSS) if they had noticed any fireworks during the night. They said there was a report of fireworks near the runway at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB). The FSS did not see any fireworks during the night and was to update the RCMP if they did. RCMP patrolling the area. No impact on operations.

June 24, 2020

Incident at CREE LAKE (Crystal Lodge) / Midgett Field SK (CKS8)

At 0149Z, a privately registered Beech V35B from Edmonton/Josephburg, AB (CFB6) to Cree Lake (Crystal Lodge), SK (CKS8) was reported overdue by a responsible person. A communications search was initiated. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) were notified. At 0918Z, the JRCC advised that a Lockheed C-130 Hercules was dispatched. At 1246Z, the JRCC and RCMP reported that the aircraft was found safe at Cree Lake.

June 23, 2020

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech 200 (CWA922) on a flight to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL), while on right base, was hit 3 times by a green laser originating from downtown Lethbridge at 0917Z. No injuries were reported by the pilot. The pilot considered the laser attack as intentional. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Lethbridge Police, Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) (shift manager (SM) designate), and the area control centre (ACC) controller were notified.

June 14, 2020

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna A185E on a flight to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) reported they were on final for Runway 06 at CYSF at 1628Z. No call was made once the aircraft was off of the runway. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit of Black Lake was contacted to confirm that the aircraft had landed safely, but before they were able to verify, the pilot of the Cessna A185E called to depart for La Ronge, SK (CYVC) at 1650Z. RCMP reported that C-FVZA landed safely at 1802Z. (Duplicate AOR 264640 deleted after information merged)

May 24, 2020

Accident at 16NM NW MOOSOMIN MARSHALL MCLEOD FIELD SK (CJB5)

TSB Report #A20C0046: An unregistered Airborne Windsports basic ultralight departed in the vicinity of Wapella, SK for a local flight. Approximately 200 yards from the takeoff point, the ultralight collided with powerlines at approximately 120 feet AGL. The RCMP contacted TSB and reported that the pilot had minor injuries and they were being transported to the hospital for further examination.

May 26, 2020

Incident at 6NM SE WHITEHORSE/ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A caller reported a crash of an aircraft on the approach for Runway 32L at Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) as the aircraft flew over a residential community at the tree line. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, in coordination with the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), called seeking information on a downed aircraft. All aircraft were then accounted for on the frequency and it appeared no crash had occurred. The RCMP are actively investigating and eye witnesses have identified the aircraft as a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY). The violation occurred just outside of the CYXY tower airspace, so initially no AOR was filed. Event was reported on May 29th due to RCMP investigation. Aircraft landed at CYXY at 2112Z.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16628: A Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) descended to tree top height, 50 to 75 feet above ground level (AGL), in a residential area over 5NM from the nearest airport. The aircraft was not actively engaged in an approach or landing, and had no legal reason to be below 500 feet AGL. The aircraft made a series of steep turns at low altitude that endangered the general public. Non-flying members of the neighbourhood were panicked enough to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP have taken statements from locals. The aircraft engaged in dangerous operation and created terror and panic in a residential area. The pilot of the aircraft has a history of stunting that they actively track on their Instagram. This was a highly dangerous act that contravened multiple Regulations and is considered completely unacceptable by the community, and is a highly concerning activity when displayed by a commercial outfit and a commercial pilot.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16629: An individual reported that a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) descended below tree level (within 75 feet of the ground) on their front yard and did a steep turn on the driveway below tree line and then flew up and buzzed the trees, before heading South towards CYXY. No smoke was visible and no mechanical issues were visible. The individual worried that due to the aircrafts proximity to their house, they could have been seriously injured or killed if the aircraft had crashed in their yard.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16630: An individual reported that while walking in a residential neighbourhood South of Whitehorse, YT (Nansen Road and Harvey Road) just after 2105Z, they saw a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) flying unusually low at the tree line heading southbound. Due to the low elevation, the individual was not sure whether or not the aircraft was in trouble. The aircraft turned direction, and headed South directly along Harvey Road and straight toward the individual and their family. The aircraft was coming in fast and low, descending to power line level as it approached. The individual and their family ran away as they thought the aircraft was going to land on the road they were walking, and braced themselves for what they thought would be an imminent crash. The aircraft passed by overhead low enough to see it clearly and identify it. At that point it went eastward, toward the Alaska Highway, flying at tree level. The individual proceeded to call 911 to report the incident. Other people in the neighbourhood also witnessed the event.

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