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.

June 10, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA161) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while inbound, advised the area control centre (ACC) that it had an unruly passenger onboard and required the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft at the gate. The ACC Shift Manager, the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transport Canada (TC) Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised.

May 22, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed upon landing at Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The aircraft was disabled on Runway 09/27. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and there were no injuries. NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

May 28, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWJS/WJA711) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), after landing on Runway 26R, advised of a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) encounter at 800ft while on the approach. The RPAS was 100ft from the right wing of the aircraft. The RPAS was not observed by air traffic control (ATC). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No operational impact.

May 17, 2021

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

At 0014Z, a privately registered Erco 415-C contacted the Williams Lake (YWL) flight service station (FSS) while inbound for Quesnel, BC (CYQZ), but experienced some radio problems. At 0022Z, the aircraft reported on final for CYQZ, and was asked to report when it was off of the runway. The YWL FSS could not re-establish contact with the aircraft, so the station initiated a ground search involving the CYQZ Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and maintenance staff. At 0055Z, the CYQZ RCMP visually identified the aircraft on the ground. No impact on operations.

May 22, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

The pilot of a departing C. Morin Aviation (B.C.) Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GOPV) informed the flight service station (FSS) of drone activity 500+ feet above ground level (AGL) and approximately 2 miles off the end of Runway 33. The NAV CANADA manager (NCM) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

May 17, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

An American, corporately registered Cessna M337B (N37566), with an originally filed flight plan from Ketchikan, AK (PAKT) to Snohomish County/Paine Field, WA (KPAE), landed in Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) due to weather. The airport manager (APM) was notified. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft, in coordination with Customs, at 0520Z.

May 3, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

The shift manager (SM) called to advise that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wanted to meet an Airsprint Inc. Embraer EMB-545 (C-GASE/ASP846) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) upon arrival.

April 29, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Other operational incident)

At approximately 0230Z, an individual called the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) tower frequency to say they were being attacked and needed the police. The controller-on-duty called 911. The person continued transmitting on the tower frequency until approximately 0315Z. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded and handled the situation. No operational impact.

April 20, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GMLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a near miss with a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) over downtown Kelowna. The RPAS came within 200ft of the aircraft, at 3500ft above sea level (ASL). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

Incident at 4NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A Skylink Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-FFGA/SLQ467) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised the Victoria terminal that a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS)/drone flew 500 feet under the aircraft at 2500 feet. Coordination was implemented with the Victoria terminal and the area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM). The flight service station (FSS) reported the incident to the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit.

April 19, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

Multiple aircraft, including a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GXQC) and a Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-A1 (C-GEML), reported being struck by a green laser while working the circuit pattern for Runway 25 at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency communications (ECOMM) unit was notified. (Reference CADORS 2021P0496)

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

Multiple aircraft, including a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GXQC) and a Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-A1 (C-GEML), reported being struck by a green laser while working the circuit pattern for Runway 25 at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency communications (ECOMM) unit was notified. (Reference CADORS 2021P0497)

April 15, 2021

Accident at PRINCETON BC (CYDC)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) reported an aircraft accident at Princeton, BC (CYDC). At approximately 2310Z (1610 PDT), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) on a VFR flight plan from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF), with a stopover at CYDC, departed CYDC for Oliver, BC. The pilot reported experiencing a downdraft upon take-off from Runway 04, and subsequently lost control. The aircraft went through a fence and hit the median of Highway 5A. The pilot experienced only minor injuries, however, the aircraft suffered extensive damage, including a fuel leak. The TSB authorized the removal of the aircraft due to its location. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)

April 6, 2021

Incident at 4915N / 12244W

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GBJD) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being struck by a green laser when 1NM west of the Pitt River Bridge and flying westbound at 2000ft above sea level (ASL). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called and a voicemail was left with the shift manager. Approximately 30 minutes later, an International Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GWZB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being struck by a green laser from the same source while westbound at 1700ft ASL. The RCMP unit was advised again. (Reference CADORS 2021P0423)

Incident at 4915N / 12244W

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GBJD) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being struck by a green laser when 1NM west of the Pitt River Bridge and flying westbound at 2000ft above sea level (ASL). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called and a voicemail was left with the shift manager. Approximately 30 minutes later, an International Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GWZB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being struck by a green laser from the same source while westbound at 1700ft ASL. The RCMP unit was advised again. (Reference CADORS 2021P0435)

March 31, 2021

Incident at 2NM NW 264th Interchange

An Airshare Partners In Flight Ltd. Cessna 172I (C-GHEV) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a laser strike at 0412Z. This event occurred approximately 2NM NW of the 264th Interchange, at 4000ft. The laser was green. The Shift Manager was notified. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified.

March 27, 2021

Incident at 1.5NM E GAS intersection

A William R. Neale & Associates Ltd. Piper PA-24-260 (C-GFWA) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being struck by a green laser and followed by the beam while inbound to the airport. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency communications (ECOMM) notified.

January 9, 2021

Incident at Kelowna (Other operational incident)

Aviation Incident Report #16940: At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), a WestJet agent was assisting a person through security when the person attacked the agent and scratched their face. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called, but were refused by the agent.

March 3, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Three different aircraft experienced laser strikes: A 535664 Yukon Inc. Cessna P206 (C-GBIX) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FAYQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GCFS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Shift Manager were advised. No operational impact. (Reference CADORS 2021P0234 and 2021P0235)

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Three different aircraft experienced laser strikes: A 535664 Yukon Inc. Cessna P206 (C-GBIX) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FAYQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GCFS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Shift Manager were advised. No operational impact. (Reference CADORS 2021P0234 and 2021P0236)

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Three different aircraft experienced laser strikes: A 535664 Yukon Inc. Cessna P206 (C-GBIX) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FAYQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GCFS) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Shift Manager were advised. No operational impact. (Reference CADORS 2021P0235 and 2021P0236)

February 10, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

The Kelowna, BC (CYLW) tower was notified by the Vancouver Centre that a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3387) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the airport for the aircrafts arrival, due to an onboard passenger who was smoking in the bathroom. No operational impact.
Aviation Incident Report #16973: A passenger on a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3387) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was vaping in the lavatory, which set off the fire alarm in the lavatory. The crew requested that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft upon its arrival at CYLW. The aircraft landed safely and the RCMP were on the scene.

January 29, 2021

Incident at Kelowna (Security acts)

At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), Airport Operations called to advise of a non-specific bomb threat to the terminal and aircraft. The tower (TWR) manager and the Vancouver (YVR) shift manager were advised. After searching the airport baggage and common areas, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) determined that the threat was not credible. No operational impact.

January 19, 2021

Incident at 17NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FRWA/WJA139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported being illuminated by a green laser. No operational impact. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

Incident at 7NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyLink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7824) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a lengthy laser strike and a slight deviation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

January 15, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRUU/CRN811M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported observing a drone pass underneath the aircraft while the aircraft was on short final for Runway 16. The aircraft was 200ft above ground level (AGL) at the time of the occurrence. The tower controller immediately called 911 to notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). No operational impact.

April 19, 2021

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPB/SST304), on a VFR flight from London, ON (CYXU) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) and departing from Runway 15, was instructed to taxi the full length and cross Runway 09. The aircraft was observed entering Runway 09 and contacted the tower while on Runway 09, short of Runway 15. The aircraft departed Runway 15 from the intersection, with 7300ft remaining. No impact.

June 11, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The pilot of a Buffalo Airways flight (BFL01T) reported a drone approximately 50 meters above ground level (AGL), off of the aircrafts left side, while on short final for Runway 34 at Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. The Shift Manager was also advised. RCMP determined that it was a bunch of balloons instead of a drone. No impact to operations.

June 9, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: UNITY SK (CKE8)

A privately registered Mooney M20K on a VFR flight from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) to Unity, SK (CKE8) entered into the information request (INREQ) stage at 2018Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. The aircraft called on the radio along the Alberta/Saskatchewan (AB/SK) border to close its flight plan at 2107Z.

June 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

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).

May 24, 2021

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

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 12, 2021

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (CWA921) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), while on final for Runway 25, reported being struck with a bright green laser from one of the office buildings in the downtown area. The pilot continued the approach without requesting emergency services. The flight service station (FSS) reported the incident to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

February 8, 2021

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

Aviation Incident Report #16971: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSP/WJA535) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) would not sit properly in their seat. When the cabin crew asked them to sit properly, they became verbally abusive. The crew requested police to meet the aircraft upon its arrival at CYWG. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) escorted the passenger off the aircraft without further incident.

April 21, 2021

Incident at FORT SMITH NT (CYSM) (Bird presence)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) conducted a missed approach due to birds on the approach for Runway 30.

April 20, 2021

Incident at 5316N / 11336W

An Envirotech Aviation Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GETX) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a close encounter with a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 3300 feet. The Shift Manager and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were informed. No further impact to operations.

April 15, 2021

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU) (Security acts, Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Whitecourt, AB (CYZU), the specialist observed 2 vehicles enter the runway via Taxiway D for the purpose of racing at 0219Z. The specialist advised the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at 0223Z and the airport manager (APM) at 0225Z, respectively. The RCMP arrived at 0234Z, and the vehicles left the runway without incident. No aircraft operating at the time. No additional impact on operations.

April 2, 2021

Incident at 5301N / 11421W

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-300 (CJT554) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a green laser strike. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified. No impact to operations.

March 24, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Prairie Aviation Training Centre Cessna 172M (C-GWYO) from Three Hills, AB (CEN3) to Three Hills, AB (CEN3) reported an intentional laser illumination from the northeast corner of Springbrook. Colour unknown. No pilot incapacitation. The Red Deer county Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

March 20, 2021

Incident at KINNGAIT NU (CYTE)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PNO707) from Chesterfield Inlet, NU (CYCS) to Kinngait, NU (CYTE) reported multiple laser attacks on approach for Runway 13 at CYTE. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Edmonton Shift Manager (SM) were notified.

January 8, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Aviation Incident Report #16939: While a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GENO) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was pushing back from the gate at CYEG, a passenger was caught smoking in the lavatory. C-GENO returned to the gate, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft.

March 8, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Beech B200 (C-FGXR/BFF203) from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was disabled on the runway after landing due to stuck breaks. The runway was closed. BFF203 was towed off of the runway at 2234Z. The runway reopened at 2237Z. Impact: the landing of an RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPV/SST181) from Cape Dorset, NU (CYTE) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was delayed by 09 minutes.

March 3, 2021

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

A Skynorth Air Ltd. Beech 200 (C-GNNR/SN861) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported final at 0636Z, but failed to report down. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was called to go check on the aircraft, but cancelled after their dispatch was able to get a hold of the pilots and had them call in to confirm that they were down and safe. No operational impact.

February 18, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

At Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), a vehicle (ST25) asked the flight service station (FSS) if the aircraft with the unruly passenger had landed already. The FSS was not aware of the unruly passenger situation and inquired with inbound flights. A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GUNO/FAB806) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Cape Dorset, NU (CYTE) advised that they had the unruly passenger. FSS advised ST25 of the aircraft type and the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the aircraft. ST25 was waiting at the main terminal with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft. FAB806 landed safely at 2040Z. FAB806 had departed CYFB at 1836Z but returned without landing in CYTE. No impact to operations.

January 30, 2021

Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV)

A Custom Helicopters Ltd. Sikorsky S-76C (C-FCHZ) from Island Lake, MB (CYIV) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) reported final for the CYIV south apron at 1813Z. The flight service station (FSS) did not receive a call once the aircraft had landed (i.e. down call). There was no answer from the airport manager (APM) office or Custom Helicopters upon attempt at contact. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised for a ramp check. A Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-100 (PAG1090) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV) landed at 1832Z and confirmed that C-FCHZ had landed safely on the south apron. The RCMP was advised.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermilion, AB (CEZ4) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The crew elected to divert to High Level, AB (CYOJ), where the aircraft flew a low approach to confirm that only one of the main landing gear was partially extended. Emergency services were dispatched while the crew continued to troubleshoot the issue, with no success. The aircraft landed with its gear fully retracted on Runway 31 at 0052Z. There were no injuries to the four (4) persons aboard the aircraft, and no significant damage was immediately evident. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM for 3 hours. All appropriate agencies were notified, including the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: AOR-270986-V2: CWA925 had to perform a gear-up landing on Runway 31 at High Level, AB (CYOJ). The aircraft circled while waiting for emergency vehicles to arrive and emergency vehicles were on standby when the aircraft landed. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed via NOTAM for 3 hours. NOTAM I0494/21.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0006: C-GLUT, a Canwest Air Beech B200GT, was operating on a MEDEVAC flight from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4) with two flight crew and two medical crew on board. During the approach to CEZ4, the flight crew selected "landing gear down" and the RH main landing gear only partially extended. The nose and LH main landing gear extended fully. A low pass was performed over CEZ4, where company personnel were able to confirm that the RH main landing gear was not fully extended. The flight crew actioned the QRC "Landing Gear Manual Extension", but the RH main landing gear failed to extend. Several acceleration manoeuvers were performed; however, the landing gear did not move. Company operations was consulted, and a decision was made to conduct a wheels-up landing in CYOJ before dark. The aircraft then diverted to CYOJ. The flight crew advised the CYOJ FSS and declared an emergency, and emergency services were dispatched from the town of High Level. When the aircraft arrived over CYOJ, the flight crew selected "gear up" and the landing gear retracted normally. All 3 gear retracted, and the red "gear unsafe" light went out. The flight crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, but the RH main landing gear did not move. The landing gear was selected up and the landing gear, once again, retracted normally. The flight crew prepared for a gear-up landing. On short final, the flight crew shut down the engines and feathered the propellers. The aircraft touched down at approximately the 1000 foot mark and maintained the runway centerline. After the aircraft came to rest, the passengers and flight crew evacuated out the main cabin door; there were no egress issues. Emergency services arrived as soon as the aircraft came to a rest. There was no fire, there were no injuries and there was no fuel leak. Company maintenance will follow-up with TSB regarding maintenance findings and follow-up.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16957: At 0009Z, maintenance crews and a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), with an enroute stop at Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4), contacted the NAV CANADA flight service station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft would be declaring an emergency. One of the aircrafts landing gears was failing to drop, forcing them to make the decision to conduct a belly landing. The NAV CANADA FSS contacted emergency crews at 0011Z. Airport staff and the Airport Manager were notified at 0015Z. The Airport Authority and emergency personnel (fire, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], and emergency medical technicians [EMT]) arrived on scene and were in place at the staging area at 0032Z. Communications between emergency services was conducted. The Airport Manager called the FSS to advise them that all personnel were on site and standing by at 0038Z. The Airport Manager issued a 3-hour NOTAM for runway closure at 0043Z. C-GLUT completed a belly landing (gear up) on Runway 31 at 0044Z. Crews were escorted by Airport Authority at 0045Z as per the on-scene controller (fire). No reported injuries, fuel spill or fire.

January 18, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), at 1830Z, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-328 (C-FMIJ/CJT470) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) advised of conducting an unauthorized (UNA) turn in the turnaround bay due to snow and low visibility (VIS). CJT470 requested a tug to turn it around. At 1929Z, CJT470 was turned around and was being towed off of the runway. At 1939Z, CJT470 reported off of the runway. An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPV/SST181) from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) and a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKO/KEW204) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) had their arrivals delayed. A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GUNO/FAB888) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Clyde River, NU (CYCY) and a First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (C-FTIZ/FAB882) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) had their departures delayed.

January 20, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A First Air Boeing 737-436 (C-FFNM/FAB106) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was given a "cancel clearance" (CC) instruction if it was not airborne before 2210Z. The aircraft departed and became airborne at 40 seconds past 2210Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 270805-V1: A First Air Boeing 737-436 (C-FFNM/FAB106) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) received a departure clearance for Runway 34 standard instrument departure (SID) CYFB5, with a "cancel clearance" (CC) time of 2210Z. The CC was required for an initial separation standard with an RCMP Air Services Branch flight (SST181) that was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) Runway 34 approach. FAB106 took off at 2210Z, after the clearance was cancelled. (Duplicate AOR 270805-V1 / CADORS 2021C0352 deleted after information merge)

January 16, 2021

Incident at Lloydminster (Hospital) Heliport, SK (CLH6)

A Shock Trauma Air Rescue flight (STAR11), on final for Lloydminster (Hospital) Heliport, SK (CLH6), reported passing close by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at 200ft, 1/2NM east of the helipad. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

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