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.

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.

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.

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 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.

January 9, 2021

Accident at 20NM S TISDALE SK (CJY3)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-20, on skis, was on a local flight in the vicinity of Tisdale, SK, and crashed under unknown circumstances. The aircraft is reported to have flipped over shortly after a forced landing for unknown reasons. 2 souls on board. Extent of injuries unknown, but individuals are believed to be "ok". The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised, and the RCMP and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded. JRCC Trenton advised that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was turned off by RCMP at their request. The ELT was armed at the time of the crash and did not go off on impact. There was no NAV CANADA involvement (i.e. no flight plan or air traffic control (ATC) involvement). Visibility was reported to be 1/8 to 1/4, with freezing fog in the area. JRCC Trenton advised that the aircraft landed for 50 meters, then nosed over and flipped. The propeller was reportedly found 30 meters away from the aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0004: A privately registered Piper PA-20 aircraft on skis, departed from a farm strip located 20NM south of Tisdale, SK (CJY3) with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the initial climb, at approximately 100 feet AGL, the right wing dropped/stalled and the aircraft then struck the ground. A passerby saw the wreckage from the highway and contacted 911. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injury. The pilot and passenger were then taken to hospital. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact forces and there was no post-impact fire.

January 1, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A NOTAM was issued indicating the presence of fireworks southeast (SE) of the Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) aerodrome, stating a time period of 0530Z until 0600Z. However, fireworks were commenced at that position at 0500Z instead of 0530Z. Also, the flight service station (FSS) noticed some other fireworks near the water (approximately 0.5NM SE of the airport) and on the plateau (approximately 1NM east of airport). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised of the fireworks and the airport help desk were advised via phone and email. No impact on operations.

January 7, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) tower observed fireworks in the sandpit area. The fireworks were continuous from 0243Z until at least 0251Z, and were about 0.5NM southwest of the threshold of Runway 10. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called, and the shift manager was advised.

January 8, 2021

Incident at 4943N / 11251W

An Excel Flight Training Incorporated Piper PA-28-151 (C-FULQ) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported 2 blue laser strikes. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Edmonton shift manager were advised. No impact to operations.

January 3, 2021

Incident at 4NM N WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV)

A Whitechurch Construction Ltd. Cessna 170A (C-FGZN) from Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) to Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV) declared an emergency with the CYAV tower due to an engine failure, and reported that it would be landing along Highway 230. The aircraft landed safely immediately after.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0002: C-FGZN, a privately operated Cessna 170A, was conducting a flight from Steinbach, MB (CJB3) to Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV). When approximately 4NM North of CYAV and on the approach for Runway 18, the pilot noticed a rapid drop in oil pressure, followed by the complete loss of engine power. The pilot notified the CYAV tower and carried out a forced landing on Manitoba Highway 230. There was no damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries. RCMP, first responders, and EMS attended the scene. The aircraft was subsequently moved to CYAV. A visual inspection of the engine found the engine crank case was cracked near the number 6 cylinder. A detailed inspection revealed that the number 6 connecting rod had failed.

February 7, 2021

Incident at 4NM S GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYQM)

A United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Boeing C17A (RCH4190) from Bangor, ME (KBGR) to Morón Air Base, Spain (LEMO) reported being struck by a blue laser approximately 4NM south of Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM). The event lasted 15 seconds. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Duty Manager were notified. No impact to operation or injuries to crew.

January 31, 2021

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFI) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported a green laser strike after departing from Runway 27. The pilot continued without further incident and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was notified.

January 20, 2021

Incident at 4636N / 06456W

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FVVY) from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) reported a laser illumination in the Richibouctou area. No injuries. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 4555N / 06419W

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFF) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) reported experiencing laser strikes near Sackville, NB. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised at 0033Z. The location of the laser strikes was reported as "near Sackville, by the lake". The aircraft experienced three laser strikes from the north, in front of the aircraft as it travelled westbound, then 2 strikes from behind the aircraft as it passed by the lasers location.

January 13, 2021

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FLXL) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 29 when the aircraft reported experiencing a laser strike. The laser appeared to be coming from a black truck that was parked along the fence between the TC hangar and Purolator. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

November 8, 2020

Incident at 4507N / 07327W

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) contacted the Montreal area control centre (CZUL) shift manager to advise that a privately operated helicopter, burgundy in colour, was flying over Highway 15 at an altitude of 100 meters, near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, and that it was heading Northeast (NE). No aircraft was identified on radar in this sector. No impact on operations.

December 24, 2020

Incident at 14NM N Predator Ridge, Vernon, BC

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525B (C-FNAS/ASP473) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a laser strike over Whitman, originating from Predator Ridge, Vernon, BC. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No operational impact.

December 21, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

At Kamloops, BC (CYKA), a Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna A152 (C-GZPV) reported at approximately 0635Z, while performing continuous circuits on Runway 27, that they were struck with a green laser while on final. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

December 13, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172R (C-GXRG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being hit 2-3 times by a green laser. Each exposure lasted no more than 03 seconds. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency communications (ECOMM) was notified.

December 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The United States Border Agency informed the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower of an unauthorized drone sighting near the US/Canada border. The drone appeared to be heading northbound towards Ross Road, and was estimated to be 40 feet above ground level (AGL). At 0220Z, the United States Border Agency provided an update, reporting that the drone was observed north of the border, at 0 Avenue and Ross Road. 911 advised. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was updated and confirmed the drone report in that vicinity as well. Two Cessnas in the circuit for Runway 07 at CYXX were instructed to conduct left hand circuits.

December 2, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower of an unauthorized remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in the vicinity of Ross Road, 0 Avenue, and Huntington, up to 200ft above ground level (AGL). No operational impact.

October 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16831: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GVWA) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was not complying with the flight crews directions, including donning a face mask. The passenger became aggressive and verbally abusive toward the flight crew. The flight crew requested that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft.

October 25, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (Water) (CAJ8)

The Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) ground controller received a telephone call from an unknown caller, who reported a float plane without power that was stranded on the Fraser River near the Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) float ramp. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were dispatched. No impact on operations.

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 17, 2020

Accident at 9NM SE SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0089: A privately registered Piper PA-28 was on a local training flight from Smithers, BC (CYYD). During the demonstration of a forced approach, at approximately 600 feet AGL, the instructor observed that the aircraft was unable to out climb the rising terrain during the overshoot. Without other options, the instructor flew the aircraft into the trees, keeping the wings level. Both occupants received minor injuries and called 911 from a cell phone. There was no fire and the ELT was manually activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0088: A privately operated Cessna 172 was on a cross country VFR flight from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4); Sechelt, BC (CAP3); Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); Princeton, BC (CYDC); Oliver, BC (CAU3); with an ultimate destination of Castlegar, BC (CYCG). Shortly after departure from CAT4, the pilot elected not to fly into Sechelt, BC, due to poor visibilities and low ceilings, and continued on to Pitt Meadows, BC, where the ceilings were about 1 500 feet AGL, and from there towards Hope, BC, where the ceilings lowered to about 1 000 feet AGL. When 6.5 NM SE of Hope, BC, the aircraft collided with trees. JRCC received a signal from the aircraft’s 406 MHz ELT, and the pilot also triggered an SOS signal on the SPOT network, and RCMP were dispatched to the accident site. The pilot received minor injuries and walked from the accident site to Highway 03, where the RCMP found them. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; there was no post-impact fire.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16791: A privately registered Cessna 172 began its flight with a planned route of: Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYDC) to Princeton, BC (CYDC) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). Due to low clouds, the aircraft did not land in CAP3, and instead landed in CYPK for refuelling. The aircraft departed CYPK, following the highway to CYDC. At 2500 feet above sea level (ASL), the pilot noticed clouds ahead getting lower. They decided to turn around and land for a full stop at either Hope, BC (CYHE) or Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) until the clouds cleared or the cloud ceiling raised. While performing the turn, the aircraft began losing altitude, so the pilot raised the nose to best angle for climb at full power. The aircraft continued to lose altitude despite this and they braced for impact. The aircraft crashed into the forest.

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.

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