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.

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

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Aviation Incident Report #16537: A guest aboard a WestJet de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEG) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was causing a disturbance during the safety demonstration in CYEG. Once flight was airborne, the passenger became aggressive and had to be moved to a different seat. The passenger was also causing interference with crew member duties throughout flight. Captain requested for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer after landing. 911 was called and made arrangements on arrival.

March 18, 2020

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

Aviation Incident Report # 16572: A guest was witnessed by crew members of a WestJet flight leaving their seat and going into the aft lavatory. Upon exiting the lavatory, an odor of cigarette smoke was present which was confirmed by crew. Crew confirmed that they had a conversation with the guest who admitted to smoking. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft upon arrival at gate, boarded the aircraft and escorted the guest off.

March 10, 2020

Incident at 1.2NM SE IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An off duty Flight Service Station (FSS) reported a small four-rotor black remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operating at low level near water-booster station 2, inside the restricted area (0FT). The RPAS operator did not make arrangements or contact the FSS. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

March 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Alberta Central Airways Ltd. Beech B200 (C-FSUG) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), on the approach for Runway 30, reported a green laser strike. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. No impact to the operation.

February 27, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Alberta Central Airways Beech B200 (C-FSUG) from Hinton/Jasper-Hinton, AB (CEC4) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a laser strike on final for Runway 30. Laser strike checklist followed. Shift manager informed and advised they will contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

February 18, 2020

Accident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (Water) (CEN9)

An Ahmic Air Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GPHO) from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Whati, NT (CEM3) departed from the ice strip for CEM3. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot issued a mayday call and reported that they were crashing, and 30 seconds later the pilot reported that they were down about a mile Northwest of the Yellowknife golf course and were evacuating the aircraft. It was reported that there were no injuries, and that the aircraft was in bad shape. There was no good position report to give as they were non-transponder and pilot was not sure of their position. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), City Fire and ambulance all responded.

February 3, 2020

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMPK) from The Pas, MB (CYQD) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV), while taxiing for departure at CYQD, was told of a vehicle on the runway. No response from vehicle when called several times to get off runway. Aircraft determined runway clear and departed. After aircraft departed, vehicle called off runway and said they were actually on an access road and did not hear any calls.

January 18, 2020

Incident at ADSAL intersection

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE245) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), on the approach for Runway 16, reported a green laser strike. Yellowknife Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No impact to the operation.

January 29, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (SWG508) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was inbound to CYEG descending through 7000 feet when they reported being struck by a green laser from southeast Edmonton area. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No impact to operations.

January 19, 2020

Incident at 6347N / 06837W

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPV/SST181) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) reported that it was going back to CYFB and landing due to an unspecified problem. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 1525Z. No impact on operations.

Accident at SHAMATTAWA MB (CZTM) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJTS/PAG415) on a flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) slid off the runway. Minor damage and no injuries. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator has indicated that the aircraft registration for this occurrence should be for C-GWVH, not C-FJTS.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0005: C-GWVH, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP as flight PAG415, departed Thompson (CYTH) MB for Shamattawa (CZTM) MB with 12 passengers and 2 crew members. During the landing rollout on Runway 19 at approximately 60 knots, aircraft directional control was lost and the aircraft encountered a runway excursion to the right and collided with a snow berm at a groundspeed of less than 20 knots. The right hand propeller (MT Propeller MTV-27-1) made contact with a snow berm and shattered upon impact. RCMP responded to the scene. The ELT did not activate and there were no injuries. A NOTAM was issued closing the airport until the aircraft was removed from the runway. The aircraft sustained damage to the left engine nacelle, nose gear doors, and right propeller. The reported runway condition at the time of occurrence was 100% compacted snow. Data retrieved from the aircrafts navigation system indicated the winds were 255 degrees at 18 knots on short final prior to touchdown.

January 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Other operational incident)

Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported that red emergency flares were fired from the beach. No reported emergencies. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

Incident at 0.8NM E IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was observed approximately 0.8NM E of Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) over the plateau. No known authorization. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

Incident at 2NM SE Dead Dog Lake (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Fireworks observed at Dead Dog Lake, NU. Maximum height approximately 100ft. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

March 7, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

After landing and taxiing to the main apron, a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQD/POE217) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) requested assistance due to an unruly passenger. Airport security and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. The shift manager was also notified. No impact to operations.

March 4, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (JZA8507) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was in position for departure from Runway 27 and indicated they needed to return to the main apron due to an unruly passenger. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Airport Security were notified. JZA8507 subsequently departed at 2103Z. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2019

Incident at 4930N / 07730W

An RCMP Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-RGMQ/SST107) on a flight from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) reported a loss of pressurization and requested a descent from FL300 to 10 000 ft. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. The aircraft later requested to divert to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW). No impact on operations.

January 15, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPO) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Washington-Dulles International, VA (KIAD) climbed to 6000 feet when the aircraft was only cleared up to 5000 feet.

February 24, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

Aviation Incident Report #15897: 2 passengers onboard a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GVWA) from Los Cabos, Mexico (MMSD) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) were verbally abusive to the cabin crew members and non compliant with directions. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were requested to meet the flight on arrival to CYLW. Both passengers were taken into custody and the crew completed police reports.

December 3, 2019

Incident at Egmont (Earl Creek), BC

Aviation Incident Report #16473: While taking off southbound from Earl Creek in Egmont (which is very remote and only accessible by water), the pilot of a Gulf Island Seaplanes de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FOCN) from Egmont/Earl Creek, BC to Sechelt, BC noticed a high powered strobe light from a boat shining into the plane, preventing the pilot from taking off. Pilot taxied back to the float plane dock and was able to speak to the boat operator. The boat operator was exhibiting confrontational and hostile behavior. The pilot informed officials of the incident, and apparently police subsequently spoke with the boat operator. The next day, the boat operator was shining the high powered strobe from their deck as the pilot circled around to land. The pilot reported the incident to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on December 6, 2019.

June 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

Aviation Incident Report: Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) air traffic control (ATC) reported that a low-flying drone was seen near the Surrey court house. The drone was reported by a pilot who was on approach to CZBB. Reported to Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

July 15, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

Aviation Incident Report #16219: Prior to departure, a passenger on board a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (CFLWJ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) became very agitated and disruptive. After trying to calm the passenger without success, the lead flight attendant (FA) informed the passenger that they would no longer be allowed to fly. Passenger refused to leave the aircraft and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was called. The passenger was removed from the aircraft.

November 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation incident report #16453: Police was requested by the crew of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3203) on a flight from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to have them meet the aircraft once it landed into CYVR as passenger was caught vaping and setting off the smoke detector in the bathroom. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft upon arrival.

November 21, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16428: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) showed up to the departure unannounced of a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWBL) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). The RCMP removed a passenger from the aircraft as they were deemed unfit to fly.

November 16, 2019

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZX/JZA8219) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) landed at 0201Z, and while taxiing to the gate, the crew requested that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft due to an unruly passenger. RCMP notified. No impact on operations.

September 6, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

Aviation incident report #16312: Passenger was very angry when they found out their ticket had been cancelled for a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEQ/WEN3280) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), as they had not shown up for the original flight. They paid to book new ticket on flight. Walking away from the ticket counter, the passenger said they wished "we would all go boom, and the airport and WestJet would disappear". Customer Service agents escalated to airport security. The passenger got to the gate and continued making threats. Captain was advised and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was called. Boarding was delayed while waiting for the RCMP. RCMP escorted passenger out of the airport.

March 23, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Aviation Incident Report #15946: A passenger aboard a WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-FJWS/WJA2049) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was told by another passenger to silence their child from making noise. After some words, the passenger with the child says they were struck in the head by the other passengers elbow. There was a witness for the incident. Passenger who was elbowed wanted to press charges. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the flight on arrival in CYYJ. Once on the ground in CYYJ, witness confirmed that the altercation seemed accidental. RCMP does not believe charges will be pressed. RCMP took statements from all 3 individuals.

November 9, 2019

Incident at 4915N / 12250W

A Central Mountain Air Beech 1900D (GLR9374) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a green laser strike. Aircraft continued with the approach and landed safely. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No operational impact.

April 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #15980: 6 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers met an inbound flight, a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FEWJ/WJA719) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). RCMP advised there was a passenger inbound from CYYZ that posed a threat. The guest was not a threat to any other passenger on the aircraft or to anyone in aviation. It was determined the passenger was arrested upon arrival.

October 26, 2019

Incident at 4902N / 12356W

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBMO) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) at 025 mean sea level (MSL), 3.5NM SW Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) airport, reported a drone sighting in the aircrafts vicinity at 028 mean sea level (MSL), southbound. The pilot reported the drone being approximately 1.5ft long, black with possible red markings. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified.

October 27, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Canadian Flight Centre Champion 7ECA (C-GOMC) on a flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) south of Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3) at 2000ft reported a white remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 1,600ft. Emergency communications (ECOMM) was contacted, and Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) notified. At 2006Z, a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GVNU) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported an RPAS over the same location at 500. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) updated.

September 28, 2019

Accident at 2 miles N Tank Farm

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called the flight service station (FSS) to advise of a skydiving accident involving a Skydive Toronto Cessna 182K (C-GJZP) on a flight from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA).

September 13, 2019

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GKWJ/WJA325) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was descending on approach from north to CYLW and reported a laser strike 3-5NM E of Vernon, BC (CYVK). Laser was 8-10 seconds, green. No injury or evasive action taken. Report filed with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

August 31, 2019

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

An Eclipse Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-FPMW) on a flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) reported a kite being flown on the approach to Runway 34 from Skaha Beach. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified. No impact on operations.

August 27, 2019

Accident at SALMON ARM BC (CZAM)

At 1612Z, the Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the BC Ambulance Service requesting that the flight plan for a privately registered Cessna 177B from origin unknown to Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) be closed, as the aircraft had crashed at CZAM. The Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.
Update TSB Report #A19P0127: C-GLFH, a privately registered Cessna 177B aircraft, was on final approach to Salmon Arm (CZAM), BC with 2 persons on board. On short final, the pilot noticed he no longer had engine power. The aircraft rate of descent increased significantly and landed 20 short of the runway threshold. The landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the edge of the runway. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The ELT functioned as designed. The aircraft was found to have minimal fuel in the LH & RH fuel tanks.

July 6, 2019

Accident at 8 NM NE Kelowna (CYLW)

TSB #A19P0086: a privately owned Robinson R44 helicopter, had taken off from Oyama Lake, BC, with 1 pilot and 3 passengers on board. Shortly after the takeoff, the pilot experienced a loss of directional control, and executed an emergency landing in a wooded area. There were no injuries, however the helicopter was substantially damaged. The ELT did not activate. The pilot called 911, and the RCMP responded.

August 15, 2019

Incident at 2NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJF/WJA715) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an unmanned aircraft while at 4500 feet. The pilot stated the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was above the aircraft by about 800 to 1000 feet at the time of the sighting. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. No operational impact.

August 4, 2019

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

A hand kite was observed being flown on the beach south of Penticton, BC (CYYF) Runway 34 on the active approach. Estimated height was 60 ft to 80 ft. A Canadian Institute of Aviation Technology Cessna 172M (C-GOTC) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was conducting touch and gos and advised of the hazard. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. The kite stopped flying shortly after the call to RCMP was made. No operational impact.

July 11, 2019

Incident at 7NM NW Okanagan Lake BC

The pilot of a Valhalla Helicopters Inc. Bell 206B (C-FALP) from Kelowna (Alpine), BC (Heli) (CAB7) to Kelowna (Alpine), BC (Heli) (CAB7) reported seeing a drone fly off their left and below at approximately 2500. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were informed. Shift manager advised.

June 24, 2019

Accident at 11 NM SW Kelowna (CYLW)

An American, corporately registered Icon A5 (Amphibious) (N84GJ) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), departed Runway 34 at 2344Z. Shortly after N84GJ left the zone, two short emergency locator transmitter (ELT) bursts were heard. Subsequently, two calls were received, one from the airport Firehall and one from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) informing the tower that the aircraft had crash landed into Okanagan Lake. RCMP verified two survivors had been rescued and that the aircraft was still disabled in the lake.
Update TSB #A19P0080: a privately owned amphibious ICON A5 aircraft, was conducting a recreational flight from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Okanagan Lake, BC with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the landing on the lake, the landing gear, still in the extended position, contacted the surface of the water. The aircraft came to rest inverted, with the cockpit canopy detached. The pilot and passenger egressed the submerged aircraft unassisted. Both occupants were not wearing their hydrostatic personal flotation devices, which the pilot had placed in the aircraft. The pilot and passenger were brought to shore by nearby boaters. The pilot sustained minor injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The ELT activated and its signal was detected.

May 27, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised that an unauthorized remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was reported South of Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG), at and below approximately 500 ft, between the airport and the Brick Furniture store. A helicopter flying at a low level in the area was advised about the potential conflict. No impact on operations.

June 9, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was reported via Nanaimo Airport Security to NAV CANADA. the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was observed south of Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), originating from 1580 Graham Place, Timberlands Trailer Park, Cassidy, BC. Emergency communications (ECOMM) and the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment were advised. No impact to operations.

June 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA-20-A1 (C-GEML) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a high intensity laser strike for 20 seconds while on base for Runway 13. Details collected and relayed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Emergency communications (ECOMM).

May 23, 2019

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (Water) (CAW5) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Kamloops, BC (CYKA) flight information centre (FIC) advised of a pilot report that kites were being flown near the Hardy Bay Seaplane Base and that aircraft were having to fly around them in order to land in Hardy Bay. Port Hardy Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised.

May 10, 2019

Incident at 2NM S VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GXTZ) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) observed a drone operating at 1000 ft, 2NM south of the airport. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

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