April 4, 2021

Accident at ST-JEAN CHRYSOSTOME QC (CSG5)

TSB Report #A21Q0015: A privately registered Grumman (American Aviation) AA-5 was on a local visual flight rules flight from the St-Jean Chrysostome, QC (CSG5) aerodrome. The aircraft made an approach to land. Shortly before reaching the runway threshold, the aircrafts speed dropped and the aircraft stalled. The left wing touched down first and the aircraft came to rest beside the runway. The pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage.

June 22, 2021

Accident at 15NM NE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A White Bear Industries Ltd. Robinson R44 II (C-FWBL) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) informed the CYXT flight service station (FSS) that it had conducted an emergency landing due to an aircraft issue. The aircraft was damaged upon landing. A helicopter was sent to pick up the pilot and passenger. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0046: C-FWBL, a privately operated Robinson R44 II operated by White Bear Industries Ltd., was enroute from Lakelse Lake, BC, to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) with one passenger on board when the pilot received a low main rotor RPM warning horn and light, with both engine and main rotor tachometer needles decreasing. The pilot performed a forced landing on a mountain logging road approximately 15 NM NE of Terrace, BC (CYXT). The pilot noticed while in the auto-rotation descent that the reciprocating engine RPM was fluctuating (Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5, 6 cylinder, fuel injected). During the flare to touch down, with collective and aft cyclic application to arrest the descent and forward motion, the helicopter skidded forward for about 15 feet on the gravel road. The helicopter remained upright on its skids, and both the pilot and passenger exited with no injury. The helicopter suffered substantial damage when the main rotor struck the tail boom during touchdown. The tail boom remained only partially attached to the rest of the structure by the internal driveshaft assembly connected to the tail rotor gearbox. Maintenance was contracted to inspect the helicopter drivetrain and initially could not find or replicate any defect that would suggest a mechanical malfunction or explain the low main rotor RPM reported by the pilot.

June 17, 2021

Accident at 20NM N CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

At 1522Z, the Campbell River flight service station (FSS) advised that, at 1445Z, a CBE Construction Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (C-FOES) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) crashed into the water, approximately 20NM north of CYBL, under unknown circumstances. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, a propeller issue developed. As the pilot was addressing the propeller issue, the airspeed was decreasing. When the aircraft was at a height of about 20 feet above the water, the stall warning system activated. Though the pilot attempted to recover from the stall, the aircraft impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0042 - Adjustments to initial TSB narrative: C-FOES, a de Havilland DHC-2T MK 111 "Turbo Beaver" float plane, operated by Air Cab of Port Hardy, BC, was conducting a visual flight rules flight from Port Hardy Water Aerodrome, BC (CAW5) to Campbell River Water Aerodrome, BC (CAE3). The final approach was into the sun and, when approximately 1NM from CAE3, at a height of approximately 20 feet above the water, the pilot focused briefly on adjusting the propeller. At the same time, the airspeed was decreasing and the stall warning system activated. The aircraft then stalled and impacted the water. An aluminium front float strut fitting broke and the propeller struck the water as the aircraft came to rest nose down in the water. There was no post impact fire and the ELT did not activate. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained no injuries and was rescued by the Coast Guard, who towed the aircraft to a nearby maintenance facility.

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)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0036: A privately registered Piper PA-12 equipped with amphibious floats, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale, WA (S20) to Merrill Field, AK (PAMR). After completing the leg from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the aircraft bounced upon initial contact with the runway surface during the landing. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the aircraft began an airframe shimmy, which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centreline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees, with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

May 20, 2021

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A CanWest Aerospace Bell 206B (C-GAHR) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) crashed while air taxiing in the vicinity of Helipad A.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0034: C-GAHR, a Bell 206B Helicopter, was conducting main rotor blades track and balance checks at Langley, BC (CYNJ). As the helicopter was lifting off (with the intent to reposition on the apron), the helicopter pitched nose down and banked left so that the main rotor blades impacted the ground. The helicopter came to rest on its left hand side. Both occupants were able to egress themselves and sustained only minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire, and both firefighters and local police responded. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0025: C-GHBM, a Cessna C-172M owned by BP Aviation Ltd., was on a round robin VFR cross-country flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Princeton, BC (CYDC), with 1 student pilot on board. Shortly after C-GHBM lifted off from Runway 04 at CYDC, the aircraft bounced on the right side of the runway. The pilot rejected the take-off and landed on the grass next to the runway. Despite power reduction and brake application, the aircraft went through the airport fence, down a small embankment, and came to rest on Highway 5A against a concrete barrier. The student pilot egressed approximately 30 seconds after the aircraft stopped; the student pilot sustained minor injuries. There was a fuel spill from the aircraft; however, no post-impact fire. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the ELT did not activate.

April 11, 2021

Accident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FGIM) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) suffered a hard landing with a propeller strike. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0024: The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S, C-FGIM, was following other aircraft in the circuit for Runway 09 at Victoria, BC (CYYJ) when, on final approach to land, ATC advised that winds were "220 at 06 knots". The pilot elected to continue the approach at 70 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) and 10 degrees of flaps. While in the landing flare, the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft veered towards the runways edge, and the right wing tip contacted the ground before the aircraft came to rest. The pilot exited Runway 09 at Taxiway Golf. ATC advised the ARFF unit, which attended the scene. The pilot was wearing both lap and shoulder harnesses, and was not injured. The aircraft was towed to the flying club facility.

March 5, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: BOWEN ISLAND, BC

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a radio call from a Harbour Air flight (HR317) advising that there was a "MAYDAY" conversation between an Airspan Helicopters Bell 212 (C-GNYI) and another aircraft in the vicinity of Bowen Island, BC. It was further discovered that, at 1745Z, C-GNYI crashed under unknown circumstance on Bowen Island after declaring "MAYDAY". There were two souls on board and currently no reported injuries. Emergency services were on site. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada was notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0018: C-GNYI, a Bell 212 operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., was travelling from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, located in West Vancouver, BC, to support a BC Hydro project, with 2 pilots on board. During the flight, the aircraft experienced a sudden and dramatic right roll and nose down pitch. Both pilots attempted to regain control. After regaining control, the pilots observed warning lights indicating a hydraulic and an engine failure (Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3B). A location on nearby Bowen Island was selected for an emergency landing, however, the aircraft was still difficult to control and the crew was unable to manoeuvre it to the desired location. During the descent, the aircraft began an uncommanded rotation to the right, leading to a loss of control. The aircraft collided with trees and came to rest on a rocky ridge, approximately 270 feet ASL on the Northwest (NW) corner of Bowen Island. Both occupants received minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post impact fire and the ELT functioned as designed.

March 4, 2021

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech 200 (NCB3507) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE), on the approach for Runway 04, initiated a go-around due to a landing gear indication light. The Edmonton centre was advised. NCB3507 landed without incident on Runway 04 at 1626Z. No emergency declared. No other impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that when the crew extended the landing gear, the left main did not initially indicate green. While doing checks, the indicator light eventually illuminated and the issue did not reoccur for the rest of the day. When the aircraft returned to CYXJ, company maintenance inspected the aircraft. The "landing gear down" switches and wiring were checked, the cockpit lights were checked and a gear swing was performed. The left gear "down and locked" switch appeared to be weak, and the switch assembly was replaced. The landing gear function was tested and checked serviceable, and the aircraft was returned to service. No further action.

August 13, 2021

Accident at 65NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of a light float plane accident north of Orillia, ON. The aircraft involved was identified as a privately registered, amateur-built Bushcaddy R80.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0072: A privately registered Bushcaddy R80 float plane was conducting local flights from the Orillia/Lake St John Seaplane Base, ON (CNV6). After landing in a sheltered bay, the pilot taxied the aircraft into the main part of the lake to conduct a takeoff into the wind. After applying power, and with the aircraft on the step, the pilot raised the right float, a technique used to facilitate a shorter takeoff run. As the right float came out of the water, the pilot lost directional control and the aircraft turned abruptly to the left, where the left wing struck the water as the pilot brought the throttle to idle. As the aircraft returned to a level attitude, the right float impacted the water and became detached from the aircraft. The pilot and passenger egressed from the left side of the aircraft and entered the water. They were rescued a short time later by nearby boaters. There were no injuries. The aircraft came to rest upside down in the water and was eventually towed to shore.

August 2, 2021

Accident at TILLSONBURG ON (CYTB)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported that a privately registered Cessna 172 had crashed on the airfield at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB). There was 1 person on board (POB) with no reported injuries.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0063: A privately registered Cessna 172 was on the take-off roll at Tillsonburg, ON (CYTB) with only the pilot on board. As the aircraft became airborne, the pilots seat slid back on the rails and the pilot was unable to reach the flight controls. The aircraft stalled, struck the ground with the left wing, and cartwheeled. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft came to rest in an inverted position. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but the pilot was uninjured. The 121.5 ELT activated during the impact.

July 23, 2021

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, homebuilt Zenair Zodiac CH 601 on a flight to Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) experienced a hard landing with a nose gear collapse on Runway 15/33. The runway was closed by NOTAM due to the disabled aircraft. No contact with the flight information centre (FIC).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0057: On 23 July 2021, a Zenair 601 CH advanced ultralight was landing on Runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ) with the pilot and one passenger on board. While crossing the threshold and during the flare, the nose inadvertently pitched up abruptly. The aircraft experienced a hard landing on the left main landing gear and bounced. Subsequently, on the second touchdown, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the side of the runway. The runway was closed by NOTAM. There were no injuries. Post occurrence examination indicated that the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.

July 25, 2021

Accident at 3NM NE BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

A 2244095 Ontario Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FVPA) crashed approximately 3.3NM North Northeast (NNE) of Brantford, ON (CYFD) at 1100Z. 1 soul on board (SOB), with sustained injuries. No NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0056: C-FVPA, a Robinson R44 helicopter, was performing aerial spray application on a corn field near Brantford, ON. During a spray run, the helicopter impacted a set of hydro wires at the edge of a corn field, and subsequently crashed. The helicopter came to rest approximately 270 feet from the hydro wires, and was destroyed. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The TSB deployed two investigators to the scene.

April 10, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP)

Aviation Incident Report #17042: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was just over the threshold of Runway 10 when the winds that were gusting suddenly died. Prior to the incident, winds were from the southeast (SE) and the Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) aerodrome routine meteorological report (METAR) indicated a wind speed of 8 knots (kts). The aircraft dropped, resulting in a hard landing. The left main landing gear sustained structural failure and cracked in half. The aircraft veered to the left, off of the runway, and came to rest in the grass. The left wing came into contact with the runway marker. The engine was shut down and secured. There were no injuries and both occupants exited the aircraft. Upon inspection of the broken gear leg, it was noted that the failure occurred at the site of the bolt hole, located mid-shaft of the gear leg where the cross wires insert.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17040 and #17041: At approximately 1525Z, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) was reported to be disabled on Runway 10. The aircraft appeared to have sustained damage to its undercarriage assembly. The runway sign was also damaged. There were no injuries. The pilot indicated the aircraft was right over the numbers on Runway 10 when it was hit by a gust of wind, causing the aircraft to stall and drop, buckling the left main gear and right main nose gear, and causing it to turn where it came to rest on top of a runway sign on the north side of the runway. The Airport Manager was advised at 1532Z. The aircraft was moved to the hangar at 1700Z.

July 18, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

A True North Airways Inc. Cessna 172K (C-FQEH) called on final for a lake north of Sudbury, ON (CYSB). There was no down call. Another aircraft overflew the area and observed C-FQEH upside down in the water. Emergency services were dispatched.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0055: C-FQEH, a Cessna 172K on floats, departed from the Sudbury/Azilda Water Aerodrome, ON (CNC5) and was landing at Wanapitei Lake, ON. When the aircraft touched down on the water, the tipof the left float dug in and the pilot tried to correct, however, the right wing tip then contacted the water and the aircraft cartwheeled, coming to a rest in an inverted position. The pilot egressed the plane without injuries, and was picked up by local boaters and taken to shore.

June 7, 2021

Accident at 4907N / 08757W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Bell 214ST (C-GDYZ) had crashed due to a tail rotor problem. The pilot declared "Mayday" before the impact and a company helicopter was able to retrieve the pilot from the site.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0052: C-GDYZ, a Bell 214ST helicopter operated by Helicopter Transport Services, was returning from fire suppression operations to Nipigon, ON, while carrying a Bambi bucket on a 150 foot long-line. While cruising at 3000 feet above sea level, at approximately 70 knots, the pilot noticed a vibration in the tail rotor pedals, accompanied by a grinding noise. The low oil-pressure warning lights of the two tail-rotor gearboxes illuminated, followed immediately by a loss of yaw control. The pilot released the long-line, declared a "Mayday" on the 126.7 MHz enroute frequency, and conducted a forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily and came to rest on its left side. The pilot, who was wearing a helmet and lap belt, sustained serious injuries. The pilot shut down the engines and was able to exit the aircraft. Another helicopter responded to the Mayday call and was able to land within a few hundred yards of the crash site. The injured pilot was transported to the Thunder Bay hospital. The ELT activated and there was no fire. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The TSB is investigating.

June 2, 2021

Accident at 24NM N SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)

A KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDPY) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a fuel shortage and advised it was making an off-airport forced landing. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by aircraft in the vicinity. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0051: C-GDPY, a Piper PA-34-200T aircraft operated by KBM Forestry Consultants Inc., was conducting a photo survey of an area approximately 50 miles north of Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL), with only the pilot onboard. While conducting the survey, the pilot noticed the main fuel cells were low on fuel and selected the auxiliary fuel pumps on. Shortly after, the left engine began to sputter and then lost power. The pilot then selected cross-feed and was able to restart the engine. The pilot decided to conduct a precautionary landing on a logging road approximately 24 miles north of CYXL. After touchdown, the aircraft wings struck some bush and directional control was lost. The aircraft came to a rest off the right side of the logging road in an upright position, approximately 50 feet into the bush. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Shortly after, the pilot was picked up by a passing vehicle and taken to CYXL. It was reported that the left auxiliary fuel cell had fuel remaining after the occurrence, while the other auxiliary and main cells appeared empty. Post-occurrence examination and testing of the left auxiliary fuel boost pump indicates that it was defective. The operator has submitted a service difficulty report with Transport Canada.

May 24, 2021

Incident at MANITOWANING / MANITOULIN EAST MUNI ON (CYEM) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 from Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) to Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) landed "wheels up" on Runway 02/20 at CYEM. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0038: On May 24, 2021, a privately registered Piper PA-24-250 Comanche aircraft, was operating on a local daytime VFR flight from Gore Bay-Manitoulin, ON (CYZE) with one pilot onboard. While attempting a touch-and-go on Runway 02/20 at Manitowaning/Manitoulin, ON (CYEM), the aircraft landed with its landing gear retracted. The aircraft came to rest on the runway. There were no injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17105: A privately registered Piper PA-24-250 was landing Runway 20 at Manitowaning/Manitoulin East, ON (CYEM) and the pilot did not extend the landing gear in time, resulting in a "gear up" landing. The runway was closed via NOTAM. The damaged aircraft was lifted and the gear extended, and moved to the apron. The runway was inspected for foreign object debris (FOD) and the NOTAM was cancelled. There were no injuries, and no damage to the airport runway or lighting.

May 22, 2021

Incident at BANCROFT ON (CNW3) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The pilot of a privately registered Lake 250 from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Bancroft, ON (CNW3) called the London flight information centre (FIC) to report that the aircrafts landing gear had collapsed on the landing roll on Runway 30 at CNW3. The aircraft was disabled on the runway. The runway was closed via NOTAM until 1900Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0037: On 22 May 2021, a privately registered Lake LA-250 Renegade amphibious aircraft was operating on a daytime local VFR flight from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Bancroft, ON (CNW3) with one pilot and two passengers onboard. After a water takeoff from a nearby lake, the aircraft landed on the gravel Runway 30 at CNW3 with the landing gear retracted. The aircraft came to rest on the centreline of the runway, 350 from the threshold. There were no injuries and minimal damage to the hull. With the help of several local volunteers, the aircraft was raised, one side at a time, to allow the landing gear to be manually lowered and locked in place. The aircraft then departed for the return flight to CYQA.

April 5, 2021

Accident at BRAMPTON-CALEDON ON (CNC3)

An amateur-built Ontario Aviation Historical Society Fokker DR1 (C-GFJK) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) is reported to have flipped over upon landing. One person on board (POB), with no injuries reported. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. No NAV CANADA involvement.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0024: C-GJFK, an amateur-built Fokker DR1 tail dragger triplane aircraft, was landing at Brampton, ON (CNC3). During the landing roll, after the tail was lowered, the pilot applied the brakes, however, the left brake failed and the aircraft drifted to the right and went off the runway. The aircraft transitioned across the grass infield area before contacting the edge of a narrow taxiway, where the left wheel sustained damaged. The aircraft continued across the taxiway onto the grass, where the left wheel dug into the soft ground and the aircraft came to rest on its nose. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured.

February 25, 2021

Accident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An American, corporately registered Aero Vodochody L39C (N88EA/SA44+1) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) landed "gear up" on Runway 33. SA44 was the first aircraft in a formation of two L39C aircraft. The second aircraft, an ITPS (Canada) Ltd. Aero Vodochody L39C (C-GFNY/SA43) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) landed and stopped on the runway short of the first aircraft. As a result, Runway 15/33 was closed by NOTAM. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0013: N88EA, an Aero Vodochody L39C aircraft operated by International Test Pilot School Canada Ltd., was landing on Runway 33 at the London, ON (CYXU). After touchdown, the aircraft came to rest on its belly. There were no injuries to the instructor or student. The operator is conducting an internal investigation to determine if the landing gear collapsed, or if the aircraft landed with the landing gear retracted.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16990: After landing on Runway 33, an Aero Vodochody L39C aircraft (N88EA), operating as an ITPS (Canada) Ltd. flight (SA44+1) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU), came to rest on its belly. The pilots exited the aircraft without injury. The airport authority contacted the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and received permission to move the aircraft. The aircraft was lifted onto a flatbed truck and transported back to the company hangar.

January 23, 2021

Accident at Denton, NC

Aviation Incident Report: A Questor Aviation Ltd. Cessna U206G (C-GWAS) that was conducting an aerial survey experienced an engine failure, for unknown reasons. The aircraft landed in a farm field near the intersection of Summey Town Road and Woods Dairy Road in Denton, NC. The aircraft hit the crest of a small hill and slid approximately 1000 feet before coming to rest against a fence. There was extensive damage to the aircraft and the nose gear was torn from the fuselage. There were 2 souls on board (SOB), and no injuries were reported. Local police attended the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were both notified.

August 9, 2021

Incident at 1.5NM SW YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-FYZF) with a sling load departed from Acasta HeliFlight Inc., heading southbound. The Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) tower observed something fall from the aircrafts sling load roughly 1/8NM southwest of the Runway 34 threshold. The helicopter was advised. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0061: C-FYZF, a Aerospatiale AS350 B3 helicopter operated by Canadian Helicopters Ltd., was conducting heli-slinging operations from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) with one crew member on board. Approximately 1.5NM SW of CYZF, after departure, the ATC tower observed an object fall from the net to the ground and informed the pilot. The pilot returned to the staging area at CYZF to confirm the rest of the load was inside the net and secure before departing again.

July 10, 2021

Accident at 17NM ENE FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)

Information received from the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) that a Northwestern Air Lease de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FLLL) on a flight from Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) crashed on a lake 16NM East Northeast (ENE) of CYSM. 5 souls on board (SOB) with no reported injuries. No NAV CANADA services were being provided. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Transportation Safety Board advised that at 1715 MDT (1915 EDT), a North Western Air Lease Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 Otter (C-FLLL) flipped while attempting to land on a lake located 16NM East Northeast (ENE) of Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) (i.e. 607"34.31N / 11126"46.47W). There were 5 souls on board (pilot and 4 passengers). No injuries were reported, but substantial damage to the aircraft occurred. The 406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) alerted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0050: C-FLLL, a Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. amphibious float equipped de Havilland DHC-3T (Turbine Otter), was conducting a VFR flight from Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) to a lake 17NM ENE of CYSM with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. The aircraft touched down on the lake with the landing gear in the down position. The aircraft subsequently nosed over and came to rest almost inverted on the lake. The pilot egressed out the left cockpit door and swam to the rear of the aircraft, where the 4 passengers were waiting with the emergency exit open. 1 passenger entered the water and, shortly after, a boat came to gather everyone up. The pilot sustained a minor injury and the passengers were uninjured. The 406 MHz ELT transmitted.

Accident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

A privately registered Piper PA-22-160X from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) lost control upon landing on Runway 26 and veered sharply right across the infield, crashing on Taxiway G. The aircraft sustained damage.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0052: A privately registered Piper PA-22-160 was conducting a flight from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) with one pilot and one passenger onboard. While landing on Runway 26, the aircraft veered sharply to the right of the centerline and nosed over, coming to rest in the grass near Taxiway Golf, causing substantial damage to the propeller and main landing gear. There were no reported injuries.

February 20, 2021

Accident at 6.5NM SE GLENDON AB (CFP5)

TSB Report #A21W0008: A ski-equipped Stinson 108-2 was operating on a flight from an unmaintained private airstrip 6.5M SE of Glendon, AB (CFP5) to Spencer Lake, AB. The airstrip was snow covered with a snow depth of approximately 6 inches. During the take-off run, the left ski contacted a 12 inch snow drift and the aircraft veered to the right, pitched "nose up" and left the runway surface. The aircraft banked right and the right wing tip contacted the ground. The pilot was unable to maintain control, and the propeller struck the ground and the landing gear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest approximately 200 feet to the right side of the runway surface. The pilot and passenger received no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

February 23, 2021

Accident at 21NM NE PONOKA (LABRIE FIELD) AB (CEH3)

TSB Report #A21W0011: A privately registered Piper PA-22-108 was operating on a local flight from Labrie Field-Ponoka Industrial, AB (CEH3). The aircraft departed CEH3 at 2050Z (1350 local) and flew locally for approximately 35 minutes in cruise flight, at 4000 feet ASL, when the engine (Lycoming O-290-D) rpm suddenly decreased from 2300 rpm to 1500 rpm. The pilot applied carburetor heat, checked both magnetos and switched fuel tanks; however, the engine rpm did not improve. The pilot initiated a forced approach 21NM NE of CEH3. While on approach to land, the pilot attempted to re-apply power and the engine rpm increased to 1800 rpm, which lasted approximately 20 seconds before engine power reduced to 1300 rpm. The pilot observed that the oil pressure was in the green band. While reapplying power, the aircraft overshot the intended landing area, and continued towards the next field. While approaching the next field, the aircraft crossed under a power line and over a road. At this time, the pilot observed a loud thud as the vertical stabilizer struck the power line. The pilot continued to land on the field and slid into a high wire fence, striking a fence post. The fence wire slid over the cowling and broke the windshield before the wire sheared. The aircraft came to rest leaning to the right, with the right wingtip resting on the ground. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was not activated. The aircraft received damage to the propeller and engine cowling, and had a bent left wing strut and windshield. Inspection of the engine revealed oil on cylinder 1 and blistered paint at the base of the cylinder. The engine contained 3.5 quarts (qts) of oil and it was observed that the engine exhaust was dripping engine oil.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16987: A privately registered Piper PA-22-108 from Ponoka Industrial (Labrie Field), AB (CEH3) to Ponoka Industrial (Labrie Field), AB (CEH3) lost engine power and was labouring. They checked the carburettor heat and mag, and changed fuel tanks, but it did not rectify the problem. The aircraft attempted a forced landing in a field. They crossed under a power line and over a road. The aircraft hit the lower power line (neutral line) and continued on to land in a field, where it hit a wire fence and post. There was damage to the propeller, engine cowling, and a broken windshield. No injuries. No fuel leaks. There was no damage to the fuselage, landing gear, or wings. The aircraft was towed to a secure farm location. The power line company was notified of damage to the power line. (Duplicate CADORS 2021C1741 deleted after information merge)

June 18, 2021

Accident at CARDSTON AB (CEA6)

A privately registered Cessna R172K from Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) to Cardston, AB (CEA6) was on a VFR flight. While landing at CEA6, the pilot suspected a blown tire and the aircraft flipped over adjacent to the runway. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0044: A privately registered Cessna R172K was on a VFR flight from Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) to Cardston, AB (CEA6). The first approach to CEA6 Runway 23 was aborted and the pilot conducted an overshoot. On the second attempt, the aircraft bounced on initial contact with Runway 23. The pilot applied power to abort the landing, but the right wing dropped and the right landing gear contacted the runway. The aircraft skidded off the left side of the runway. The right wheel dug into the grass and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest in an inverted position, adjacent to the runway. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

May 30, 2021

Accident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Sorensen Land Corporation Cessna T210L (C-FAPW) from Rocky Mountain House, AB (CYRM) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared to land on Runway 17, and reported having an issue. C-FAPW crash landed short of Runway 17, north of the localizer array. 911 was called, as well as the airport manager (APM). C-FAPW reported that everyone onboard was okay. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0032: C-FAPW, a privately operated Cessna T210L, was conducting a recreational flight from Rocky Mountain House, AB (CYRM) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) with 1 pilot and 2 passengers onboard. During the final descent into CYBW, the pilot experienced a total loss of engine power (Continental TSIO-520-H). The pilot performed a forced landing adjacent to a golf course and the aircraft came to rest approximately 0.3 NM short of the threshold for Runway 17 at CYBW. The nose landing gear collapsed during the landing roll and the propeller made contact with the ground. The pilot and passengers evacuated the aircraft, with no injuries. Despite fuel leaking from the airframe, there was no post-impact fire. Third party post-accident examination of the engine and airframe did not reveal an obvious cause for the power loss.

May 16, 2021

Accident at WESTLOCK AB (CES4)

A privately registered, amateur-built Zenith STOL 750 had a rough landing while conducting circuits at Westlock, AB (CES4) and blew a tire. No other known damage to the aircraft, no injuries. The aircraft was able to taxi off of the runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0027: A privately registered, amateur-built Zenith 750, was flying circuits on a local flight from Westlock, AB (CES4). While conducting a touch-and-go landing, the aircraft contacted the runway surface with a high rate of descent and bounced. Following the bounce, the aircraft descended again, contacting the runway surface on the nose wheel and the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest on the runway. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured. The ELT did not activate.

April 23, 2021

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While conducting circuits on Runway 31 at Regina, SK (CYQR), a Regina Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GFWN) exited the runway into the infield. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Numerous aircraft were delayed and switched to Runway 26, including a MEDEVAC flight. The aircraft was towed to the apron. Runway 31 was unusable for 1 hour.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0041: C-GFWN, a Cessna 172M operated by the Regina Flying Club, was on a local training flight at Regina, SK (CYQR) with only the student on board. While conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 31, the right wing lifted during the take-off attempt and directional control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft veered off the left side of the runway and came to a rest approximately 150 feet from the runway edge. The student was not injured. The aircraft did not sustain any damage. Information provided to the TSB indicated that gusting crosswinds between 3-17 knots were present.

April 20, 2021

Incident at HIGH RIVER AB (CEN4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 2310Z, upon landing at High River, AB (CEN4), a privately registered Cessna 170B hit soft ground and flipped. There was one soul on board and no reported injuries. Runway 07/25 was closed by NOTAM until 0030Z. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0017: A privately registered Cessna 170B was conducting a proficiency training flight from High River, AB (CEN4) with one pilot onboard. Upon landing on Runway 15 (gravel surface) at CEN4, the aircraft nosed over at very low speed and came to rest upside down, causing damage to the propeller, both wings and the empennage. The pilot exited the aircraft without injury.

March 15, 2021

Accident at 4NM W WESTLOCK AB (CES4)

A privately registered Cessna R182 was on a VFR flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to a farm strip near Westlock, AB (CES4). While landing, the aircraft slid off the end of the runway. There were no injuries and minor damage was reported. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0015: A privately registered Cessna 182R was conducting a flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to a private grass strip 4NM West of Westlock, AB (CES4) with one pilot onboard. While landing to the west on the strip, the aircraft slid off the end of the strip and nosed over, coming to rest in a snow bank. Damage included the propeller, engine cowling and nose landing gear. There were no reported injuries.

February 20, 2021

Accident at EDMONTON / JOSEPHBURG AB (CFB6) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Edmonton flight information centre (FIC) received a phone call to close Runway 10/28 at Edmonton/Josephburg, AB (CFB6) due to an aircraft accident. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager was notified, and they indicated they were already aware.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1944Z on February 20, 2021, a privately operated, amateur-built Lancair 360 aircraft crash landed in an open field near Josephburg, AB. There were 2 souls on board (SOB) and both sustained injuries. Emergency Services were on the scene and one passenger was taken to the hospital. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0009: C-GEVC, an amateur-built Lancair 360, was on a local flight from Josephburg, AB (CFB6). Prior to take-off, the pilot completed the run-up and preflight checks, which included checking that the flight controls were free and clear. The aircraft taxied and began its takeoff from Runway 26. The aircraft accelerated, rotated and became airborne. During the initial climb, at approximately 100 feet AGL, the aircraft began an uncommanded roll to the right. The pilot was unable to maintain a level attitude and continued rolling to the right. The aircraft completed one roll before colliding with terrain while upright. The aircraft came to rest approximately 200 feet to the north side of Runway 26. The pilot received no injuries and the passenger received serious injuries. The ELT activated upon impact and was turned off by the pilot. The aircraft was subtantially damaged.

February 16, 2021

Incident at BRANDON MUNI MB (CYBR)

A Brandon Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GXBO), in the circuit for Runway 08 at Brandon, MB (CYBR), reported an engine issue and needed to land immediately on Runway 14. The aircraft vacated at the end of the runway. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16983: A Brandon Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GXBO) from Brandon, MB (CYBR) to Brandon, MB (CYBR), while climbing out from Runway 08 and turning crosswind, reported that the engine began to sputter and would not reach full power. A loss of power was experienced while turning downwind. The aircraft conducted a forced approach to Runway 14 and communicated to Brandon Radio. The approach to Runway 14 was done at 100 knots due to the incorrect forced procedure, which resulted in a late touch down and the aircraft overshooting the end of Runway 14. The aircraft came to rest on the maintenance road. Once the aircraft was safely shut down, fire crews arrived to secure the scene. The aircraft was taken out of service for an inspection. At the time of the incident, the weather was "ceiling and visibility OK" (CAVOK) and the wind was "150 at 6 knots" on active Runway 08.

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.

October 30, 2021

Accident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) on a MEDEVAC flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) conducted a missed approach in CYQY at 1721Z, following a landing gear indication. The crew elected to return to CYHZ and deal with the situation enroute. An emergency was declared, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was advised, and an aircraft inspection fly-by of the Halifax tower was conducted at 1828Z, followed by a landing on Runway 14. The right main landing gear collapsed as the nose wheel touched down, and the aircraft came to rest on Runway 14, between the intersection of Runway 05/23 and Taxiway Mike.

October 31, 2020

Accident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

TSB Report #A20Q0104: C-GCQJ, a privately operated Cessna 150F, was on a local visual flight rules flight from Joliette, QC (CSG3) with a pilot on board. While the aircraft was on approach for a landing, the engine stalled and the pilot executed a forced landing in the aircraft parking lot, located north of Runway 15. Upon contact with the ground, the nose wheel buckled. There were no injuries, and the aircraft sustained damage to the nose wheel, gear assembly, lower engine cowling, and exhaust pipes. Inspection of the fuel tanks after landing revealed that the fuel tanks were empty.
UPDATED: Aviation Incident Report #16880: Around 1300Z, a Cessna 150F, operated by 9771956 Canada inc. (C-GCQJ), from Joliette, QC (CSG3) to Joliette, QC (CSG3) began its flight and planned to fly approximately 4 hours during the day, on 20 US gallons of fuel. While the last flight leg was being carried out, with one passenger on board, during the final phase of landing, the engine stopped working when the aircraft attempted to apply a bit more power in order to reach the threshold. Restart manoeuvres were attempted, without success. The aircraft was able to glide over electrical wires at the side of the road without snagging them, and the person flying then effected a forced landing in the aircraft parking lot, located approximately 400ft before the threshold of Runway 15. The aircraft came to rest at the south end of the asphalt strip of the parking lot, in the gravel, without causing any damage to its surroundings. At the end of the landing course, the nose wheel collapsed. The aircraft thus ended up partially on its nose, but did not overturn. The two occupants are unharmed. The distress beacon did not activate upon impact. Once the occupants were evacuated and taken care of, the aircraft was secured and then moved to a hangar. Subsequent study of the flight data showed that, theoretically, the aircraft would normally have consumed between 14.8 and 19 US gallons. Examination of the aircraft and measurement of the amount of gasoline remaining in the tanks, carried out on November 3, 2020, revealed that 2 US gallons remained in the right wing tank, and less than half an American gallon in the left wing tank. The cause of the engine failure was fuel exhaustion, resulting from an error in the management/planning of fuel consumption.

November 7, 2020

Accident at QUÉBEC / NEUVILLE QC (CNV9) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While a 9359-0784 Quebec Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GXHW), from Rocher-Percé (Pabok), QC (CTG3) at Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) was attempting to conduct a go-around for Runway 06 at CNV9, the aircraft crashed on the north side of Runway 06. Three people on board (SOB), no injuries. Emergency services were deployed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) have been notified. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal (406) was activated. Runway 06 was closed by NOTAM. No other known impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0103: C-GXHW, a privately operated Cirrus SR22, was on a night flight under visual flight rules from Du Rocher-Percé (Pabok), QC (CTG3) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) with the pilot and 2 passengers on board. The aircraft made an approach for landing on Runway 06. Following touchdown, the aircraft rebounded and the pilot experienced instability in the aircraft. Deeming it best to take-off again, the pilot performed a go-around. Following the go-around, the aircraft deviated to the left and banked to the right, despite the maximum deflection of the right rudder. The right wing touched the ground and the aircraft came to rest in the ditch on the north side of the runway. The occupants, who were not injured, were able to extricate themselves from the aircraft. A fuel leak occurred following a fractured fuel tank, but no fire occurred. The emergency locator transmitter activated on impact and transmitted the distress signal. Firefighters were deployed to the scene of the accident.

September 6, 2020

Accident at LAC SÉBASTIEN QC (Eau) (CTD3) (Aerodrome - other)

TSB Report #A20Q0084: A privately operated Cessna U206A (equipped with floats) was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sébastien, QC (CTD3) to Rivière-des-Prairies, QC, with a pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was on the step during take-off in a westerly direction, a pontoon to the left of its path turned just in front of it. The pilot evaded and stopped its take-off, however the aircraft struck the shore of an island and came to rest in a swamp. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

October 1, 2020

Incident at AUPALUK QC (CYLA) (ATM - operations, ATM - weather observation systems)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYSK, CYIK, CYLA, CYTQ and CYNC were non-operational based on published hours of service, or service was unavailable (or service was extended).
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16817: It was reported that on October 1st, the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) officer at CYLA offered the weather observation service once, at 1200Z, and then departed. The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) was contacted and confirmed there would be no observations for the rest of the day, as published by NOTAM.

August 13, 2020

Accident at ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Grondin Transport Inc. Cessna 310R (C-GAST) from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) experienced a runway excursion. NOTAM issued for runway closure from 2012Z until 2220Z.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0081: C-GAST, a Cessna 310R operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local flight from St-Frédéric airport, QC (CSZ4), following maintenance work on the aircraft, with two crew members on board. During landing on Runway 23, the right landing gear strut slumped and the aircraft deviated to the right, followed by a lateral runway excursion. The aircraft came to rest on its stomach, adjacent to a drainage ditch about 100 feet from the runway. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

December 1, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-200 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) landed on Runway 01 and exited the runway surface to the west, coming to a stop on Runway 25. The aircraft was able to taxi off onto Taxiway B and continued to the apron. Damage to the aircraft is unknown. Runway was unavailable for approximately 10 minutes. A privately registered Cessna 172M in the circuit flew the pattern at 1000 feet twice while foreign object debris (FOD) was removed.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0103: A privately registered Piper PA-28-200 Arrow II was conducting a recreational flight from, and returning to, Langley, BC (CYNJ), with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the landing roll, directional control was lost, and the aircraft went off the left side of Runway 01 and came to rest on the intersecting runway. During the excursion, the aircraft collided with two aerodrome signs, one per wing, and the aircraft sustained damage to the wing leading edges and the right flap. The aircraft was able to taxi to the apron under its own power; there were no injuries. The aircraft is being inspected by maintenance to confirm the extent of the damage.

November 24, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172P (C-FNJB) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was flying circuits. While conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 36, the aircraft went off the end of the runway.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0101: C-FNJB, a Cessna 172P operated by Canadian Flight Centre, was conducting circuit training at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), with 1 instructor and 1 student on board. The exercise being conducted prior to the occurrence was practice forced landings. The aircrafts profile on final was higher than the anticipated flight path and the aircraft touched farther down the runway than was desired. On touchdown, the instructor took control of the aircraft and applied the brakes, but unlike the previous landing on the wet runway, the braking action was poor. The pilot-in-command (PIC) determined that conditions did not permit a go-around. The aircraft overran the end of the runway, traversed a 250 foot grass field, crossed a ditch, and came to rest in a field approximately 300 feet beyond the runway threshold. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated with the student. There were no injuries, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage to its propeller, engine cowling, windshield, lower fuselage, and landing gear. Maintenance crews recovered the aircraft and an aircraft maintenance organization will assess the extent of the damage.

August 25, 2020

Incident at 13.57NM NE STEWART BC (CZST)

TSB Report #A20P0085: C-FYHA, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 aircraft operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, departed a remote area located 13 NM northeast of Stewart, BC (CZST) to conduct external load operations with only the pilot on board. Shortly after liftoff, the load of steel pipe that was being slung with nylon straps on a 50 foot external line, using a Crosby-style hook, released due to an inadvertent opening of the keeper. There were no injuries. When the load was picked up, it was observed that one strap had flipped over the end of the hook and came to rest on the safety keeper, forcing a side load on the keeper rather than resting in the hook throat. This resulted in one strap releasing from the hook. After the incident, the Crosby-style hook was removed from service and replaced with a Sure-lock style hook.

October 10, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Nanchang CJ6A from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported that they were unable to extend their landing gear. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was put on standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 21 with the landing gear retracted and slid off the end of the runway. ARFF responded. An inbound de Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft was extended on the approach in order to accommodate the landing.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0093: A privately operated Nanchang CJ6A (Yak-18) aircraft was conducting a local flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) with only the pilot onboard. When returning to CYYJ for landing, the pilot was unable to move the landing gear handle from the up-position. The pilot conducted a missed approach and, following numerous unsuccessful attempts to lower the landing gear, the pilot conducted a gear-up landing on Runway 21, touching down beyond the intersection of Runway 32-14. The aircraft slid past the runway threshold, coming to rest in the grass approximately 200 feet from the runway. The aircraft sustained minimal damage. The pilot was uninjured. There was no fire. The ELT did not activate.

October 6, 2020

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 26, 2020

Accident at 5NM SE CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria called to report that a float plane, a privately registered, amateur-built Bushmaster, had crashed into trees upon takeoff from a private pond. The sole occupant was rescued with minor injuries.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0090: A privately registered, float-equipped amateur-built Bushmaster was conducting a local flight from a private pond approximately 5NM southeast of Campbell River, BC (CYBL) with only the pilot on board. After takeoff, the aircraft contacted trees at the end of the pond and slid down a ditch, coming to rest on the nose of the aircraft. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The 406 ELT did not transmit a signal.

August 3, 2020

Accident at NELSON BC (CZNL)

TSB Report #A20P0073: C-FZYZ, a privately operated Cessna 180, was conducting a VFR flight from a private grass airstrip at Blind Bay, BC, to Nelson (CZNL), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger pilot on board. During the landing on Runway 22, the aircraft encountered a strong cross wind from the North, which resulted in the right wing rising. The pilot applied power to try and stabilize the aircraft and to avoid a ground loop; however, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft left the runway surface and went through the airport fence, across a road, and came to rest in a parking lot approximately 80 meters from the runway centerline. Both persons on board sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

July 28, 2020

Accident at 27NM N ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A downed aircraft was reported by a British Columbia Helicopters Ltd. Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GUET). The aircraft had two occupants. The aircraft was later identified as a privately registered Cessna 140 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK).
Update TSB Report #A20P0071: A privately operated Cessna 140 was conducting a VFR flight from the abandoned airstrip at Stave Lake, BC, to Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger-pilot on board. During the takeoff roll, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft came to rest inverted and in the opposite direction of the attempted takeoff roll. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The passenger pilot sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire. TSB investigators deployed to the site.

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