September 21, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Transport Canada Cessna 550 (TGO857) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int’l, QC (CYUL) to Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) was taxiing on Taxiway B and reported a bolt at the intersection of road 310. Airport was informed. No impact.

August 18, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Quebec Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GIIL) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) and an Orizon Aviation Quebec Cessna 172P (C-GOAQ) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) were illuminated by a white light coming from a residence located approximately at the corner of Notre-Dame Avenue and Jean-Gauvin Road. The police were notified.

August 19, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An Orizon Aviation Quebec Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GQVQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and an iFly College Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FUWO) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) were targeted by a laser north of the airport, at the corner of Jean-Gauvin Road and Notre-Dame Avenue. The police were notified.

August 8, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a car (PE346), on the tower road, was instructed to stay clear of Runway 06R. The car crossed the hold short lines. A Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GDGB), on a VFR flight in the circuit at CYHU and on final, had to conduct a go-around. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2021

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A vehicle was observed on the access road, near the threshold of Runway 20, at St-Jean, QC (CYJN). No impact on operations.

September 15, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A 2515854 Ontario Inc. Piper PA-46-350P (C-GLIK) from Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) taxied onto a vehicle service road. No operational impact.

July 11, 2021

Incident at 57NM ESE CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

TSB Report #A21P0088: C-IWBN, a privately operated Murphy Rebel advanced ultralight, was conducting a flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to an abandoned airstrip at Sage Creek, BC, with 1 pilot on board. During a slow descent at 1300 feet AGL, the engine (Rotax 912ULS) made an escalating high pitched whine that was followed by a complete engine failure within approximately 5 seconds. The pilot performed a forced landing on a logging road without engine power. The left wing contacted trees during the landing roll, instigating a ground loop which caused the aircraft to veer off of the logging road as it came to a stop. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. An engine teardown found that the piston failed in the #2 cylinder. The annual inspection, including an engine borescope and dynamic vibration analysis, was completed 3 flight hours prior to the accident, with no faults found in the engine.

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.

March 10, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), 3 aircraft were illuminated with 2 different coloured lasers (2 blue lasers and 1 green laser) on 5 different occasions. All aircraft were Cessna 172s in the circuit, and involved: a Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS); an Adventure Air Cessna 208B (C-GCHC); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GZMA). 2 reports advised that the attack was deliberate and persistent, lasting from 2-3 seconds to 6 seconds in duration. The location varied slightly from the North of the Freeway, West of Clearbrook Road, and South of the Freeway, near Clearbrook Road. No evasive action was reported. One pilot reported a short term effect after looking at the laser light source. (Reference CADORS 2021P0264 and 2021P0266)

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), 3 aircraft were illuminated with 2 different coloured lasers (2 blue lasers and 1 green laser) on 5 different occasions. All aircraft were Cessna 172s in the circuit, and involved: a Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS); an Adventure Air Cessna 208B (C-GCHC); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GZMA). 2 reports advised that the attack was deliberate and persistent, lasting from 2-3 seconds to 6 seconds in duration. The location varied slightly from the North of the Freeway, West of Clearbrook Road, and South of the Freeway, near Clearbrook Road. No evasive action was reported. One pilot reported a short term effect after looking at the laser light source. (Reference CADORS 2021P0264 and 2021P0267)

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

At Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), 3 aircraft were illuminated with 2 different coloured lasers (2 blue lasers and 1 green laser) on 5 different occasions. All aircraft were Cessna 172s in the circuit, and involved: a Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS); an Adventure Air Cessna 208B (C-GCHC); and a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GZMA). 2 reports advised that the attack was deliberate and persistent, lasting from 2-3 seconds to 6 seconds in duration. The location varied slightly from the North of the Freeway, West of Clearbrook Road, and South of the Freeway, near Clearbrook Road. No evasive action was reported. One pilot reported a short term effect after looking at the laser light source. (Reference CADORS 2021P0266 and 2021P0267)

Incident at 4902N / 12219W

A Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FOOU) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a blue laser strike while on left base for Runway 19, north of Abbotsford Hospital, at the Gladwin/Marshall Road intersection.

November 15, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

A global positioning system (GPS) signal loss was reported to be occurring while aircraft were directly over the Belleview Golf Club (436 Belle River Road, South Woodslee, ON, N0R 1V0). The signal loss occurred at any altitude and anytime aircraft were flying over this position, and occurred with two different aircraft: a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-14 from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Windsor, ON (CYQG), and a privately registered YMF Waco F5C from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Windsor, ON (CYQG).

July 10, 2021

Incident at ARNPRIOR MUNI ON (CNP3) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

TSB Report #A21O0053: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV was conducting a VFR flight from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3). After announcing their landing intention on 122.7 MHz, the pilot was on final for Runway 28 when they saw a truck towing a floatplane, a privately registered Cessna 172I, on the North side of the runway and proceeding to the runway from Taxiway A. As the airplane continued the final approach, the pilot noticed the truck with the airplane in tow proceeded to cross the runway and move toward the seaplane ramp access road. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft landed on Runway 28 and was still on its main landing gear when passing the floatplane on the trailer, lowering the nose shortly after. The truck towing the floatplane was not equipped with a VHF radio and the driver did not see the aircraft on final approach when they stopped at Runway 28. The truck driver saw the arriving airplane when they were already on the runway, and accelerated to clear the runway. The Cozy Mk IV aircraft completed the landing roll without further incident.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: A privately registered, amateur-built Cozy Mk IV from Carp, ON (CYRP) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3) was conducting an overhead approach into CNP3 from the north, with radio call over the city of Arnprior, at 1600 feet. When the aircraft was over CNP3 at 1400 feet, they made a second radio call immediately following the Skyvans radio call. They entered the mid-downwind for Runway 28 at 1400 feet and made the radio call accordingly. The aircraft lowered its landing gear and called base and then final. They saw a pickup truck towing a privately registered Cessna 172I on the right side of the runway (north) moving south toward the runway. The aircraft continued its approach and the truck did not stop at the edge of the runway. The truck continued across the runway approximately 1200 feet in front of the aircraft as it crossed the threshold of Runway 28. The aircraft moved a few feet to the right of the centreline to ensure no contact during braking. The truck continued on its route to the seaplane ramp and did not stop. The truck had no flashing light and did not stop and check for arriving/departing aircraft before crossing the runway. The truck did not make any radio calls on 122.7 MHz.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17182: Arnprior, ON (CNP3) synchronized the pilots in flight video with CNP3s 4K surveillance cameras. The vehicle pulling the trailer does come to a complete stop prior to entering the runway. The camera used in the cockpit is a wide angle lens, making things appear further away than they are. Observation: The pilot was still on their main as they passed the trailer, lowering the nose just shortly after.

September 4, 2021

Accident at OTTAWA / CARP ON (CYRP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Quad City Challenger II crashed on final for Runway 28 at Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were advised. A NOTAM was published to close the CYRP airport until September 5th at 1200Z.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17312: At approximately 13h58 local time, the Carp airport office received notification from Ottawa Police Services of a downed aircraft on the south side of the approach to Runway 28 and at the intersection of Carp road and the Magee Pit side road. Emergency agencies were already on site when notified of the crash. The pilot and passenger survived the crash but suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Operational impact: Runway 10/28 was closed via NOTAM from 1415Z to 1800Z.

August 25, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A privately registered Cessna 150F from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) was observed taxiing from Apron 2 to Apron 1, on the vehicle-only service road, without communication to air traffic control (ATC).

August 1, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), work was being carried out on a service road adjacent to Taxiway Alpha. A NOTAM had been issued to restrict the affected portion of Alpha, adjacent to the work area, to Code C aircraft between 0400Z and 0900Z on August 1st. However, that NOTAM was replaced by another NOTAM for the following night (August 2nd), when in fact the work was planned and carried out on August 1st and 2nd. Surveillance playback shows that 3 "heavies", an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGHZ/ACA7220) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Saint-Louis/Basel-Mulhouse, France (LFSB); an Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVM/ACA027) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Incheon, South Korea (RKSI); and a Neos S.P.A Boeing 787-9 (EINEU/NOS182) from Milan/Malpensa, Italy (LIMC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), taxied through the area between 0400Z and 0900Z on August 1st while work was being carried out on the service road. There was no NOTAM in place for August 1st.

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 17, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The tower received a report of a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) near the intersection of Book road and Southcote road, within the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) control zone. Maintenance was advised and sent a security vehicle to the reported location. No operational impact.

April 4, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

The local Police and Fire Department advised the Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) tower that a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH 601 HDS had conducted an emergency landing in a field approximately 6SM North of CYOO. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) with no injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and Customs were advised. There was no NAV CANADA involvement. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17036: A privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH 601 HDS on a flight from Port Perry/Utica Field, ON (CUT2) departed from CUT2. The aircraft was in the area of Ritson Road and Howden Road in Oshawa, ON, when the pilot indicated that they were experiencing engine anomalies and landed in a farmers field. Police arrived and commenced their investigation. There were no injuries and no apparent damage. The pilot did not have any documentation when requested by police. The pilot advised police that they would e-mail copies of their licence and insurance. The Civil Aircraft Registry has this aircraft as being based out of Utica, NY, but it is actually Utica, ON, as the aircraft flies out of CUT2.

February 10, 2021

Incident at Highway 401 and Hespeler Road, ON

A Great Lakes Helicopter Corp. Robinson R44 II (C-FRSY) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), shortly after its departure, reported being attacked by a green laser at 3000 feet as it proceeded along Highway 401, eastbound, towards CYTZ. Kitchener/Waterloo (KW) police services and shift manager were advised.

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.

July 23, 2021

Incident at NE34-66-21W4, Athabasca County, AB

Aviation Incident Report #17293: An individual reported that a privately registered Cessna 182N on a flight from Athabasca, AB (CYWM) made several low circles above their rural house and proceeded to follow them in their vehicle when they left their property. The aircraft circled overhead several times as the vehicle drove toward CYWM. When the vehicle parked on a county access road, the aircraft conducted a low fly-by and appeared to take pictures of the vehicle.

September 9, 2021

Incident at SUNDRE AB (CFN7)

A privately registered Beech C 23 from Sundre, AB (CFN7) to Sundre, AB (CFN7) aborted its takeoff, then went through a fence, across a road and into a field. No injuries. Left wing was damaged and fuel was leaking. Fire department, Edmonton (EG) Shift Manager, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified. No operational impact.

July 14, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

The Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) tower observed a vehicle (RED1) cross Runway 16 from the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) road to the Combined Services Building (CSB).

February 1, 2021

Incident at 6NM SW RIMBEY AB (CFC7)

TSB Report #A21W0007: A privately registered Bellanca 7ECA was operating on a VFR flight from Airdrie, AB (CEF4) to a private airfield near Rimby, AB (6NM SW). While approaching the airfield to assess the field condition, the aircraft was maneuvering at low-level and inadvertently struck a power line which ran across a road. The power line was severed and the pilot immediately landed the aircraft straight ahead on the road. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, received no injuries. After landing, the aircraft was taxied into the farm yard, where it was shut down and secured. Aircraft damage was limited to the cowling and propeller.

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)

May 26, 2021

Incident at 9NM S MEADOW LAKE SK (CYLJ)

At approximately 2000Z, a Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Beech B200 (C-GSAV/SLG4T) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) reported hearing a MAYDAY signal from a Mustang Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FNYF) while 8NM south of Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ). It was confirmed via the pilot and the company that, due to a hydraulic issue, the helicopter had landed safely on a highway. No injuries or damage reported, and no assistance required.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273967-V1: A Mustang Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350-B-2 (C-FNYF) received a hydraulic pressure caution light and executed a precautionary landing on Highway #4, approximately 8NM south of Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ). (Duplicate AOR 273967-V1 / CADORS 2021C1992 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. C-FNYF had a faint light and horn indication of a hydraulic failure. The aircraft did not lose the hydraulic pounds per square inch (PSI) level and the pilot performed a precautionary landing on the road. The company maintenance department dispatched an engineer out to the aircraft. The engineer pulled and cleaned the rotor rotations per minute (Nr) horn card and re-installed the card. The aircraft was ground run and checked. It was determined that it was an indication fault, as the hydraulic PSI was never lost. The aircraft was returned to service. The aircraft has flown another 4.2 hours, with no issues.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21C0047: C-FNYF, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 helicopter operated by Mustang Helicopters Inc., was en route from Smoothstone Lake, SK, to Blackfalds, AB, with the pilot and 1 passenger onboard. While in cruise, the pilot received an audible warning horn followed by a hydraulic pressure warning indication. The pilot declared a "MAYDAY" and completed a precautionary landing on a highway approximately 10 statute miles south of Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ). There were no injuries. The helicopter did not sustain any damage. An inspection of the hydraulic system by the operator revealed a false warning. Repairs to the warning system were made and a successful ground run was completed. The helicopter was then returned to service.

May 6, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), a vehicle (ST37) was observed crossing the hold line onto Runway 34 from the Combined Service Building (CSB) access road. The vehicle stopped after crossing the line by 20 feet and reversed until it was behind the line again. When asked why, the vehicle operator reported that they had misjudged the hold line and only realized this after they had already crossed it. No impact to operations.

March 1, 2021

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU) (Security acts, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU), a white pickup truck with a trailer was seen performing a turn-around on Runway 07 and exiting the runway onto the Runway 07 crash road. A vehicle (TK85) was working in the intersection but gave no prior notice of the event. Traffic was light and unaffected. The Grande Prairie Airport Authority (GPAA) will be following up.

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.

February 3, 2021

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), a vehicle (ST24) requested clearance for Taxiways Bravo and Charlie in order to check the precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) for Runway 28. Ground control instructed the vehicle to proceed via Bravo and Charlie for the work. The vehicle crossed the threshold of Runway 28 and reported off of the runway at snow dump road. No impact to operations.

February 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

Shortly after departing Runway 26, a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GQPB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) became "no radio" (NORDO) and continued westbound at 5000ft. The aircraft had been cleared for the right turn to Lochend Road upon departure. C-GQPB was able to be reached on the radio about 7 to 8 miles west of the field. Several aircraft had to be orbited or rerouted.

August 1, 2021

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A 651265 NB Ltd. Cessna 172R (C-FNIP) on a flight to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) experienced an engine shut down after landing. The aircraft was unable to re-start. The aircraft was pushed clear of the runway onto 23 Glide Path road at 1917Z.

April 28, 2021

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

At Saint John, NB (CYSJ), the flight service station (FSS) observed 2 airport staff members walk past the hold line on Vasis road (the runway service road). No operational impact.

March 30, 2021

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Piper PA-44-180 (C-GMFC) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) taxied to the main apron via the service road instead of Taxiway D as instructed. No impact on operations.

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.

August 7, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Vehicle (LUX340) was given the instruction to cross Runway 24R and to proceed via the tower road at its discretion. LUX340 crossed Runway 24R, but proceeded on Taxiway Lima. The controller gave the vehicle a new route to get to the tower. No impact.

June 14, 2020

Accident at 15NM SW PARENT QC (CYPP)

A PMR Inc. Cessna 180J on floats (C-FFTV) declared a MAYDAY and conducted an emergency landing on a forest road. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. Damage to the aircraft. 2 souls on board (SOB) with minor injuries. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020Q1758 / AOR 264688-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0058: C-FFTV, a Cessna 180 equipped with floats in private operation, was flying under visual flight rules from Lac Tozer, QC, to Lac des Iles, QC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. While the aircraft was in cruise flight, approximately 10 nautical miles northeast of the Lac Beauregard, QC (CTN3) water aerodrome, the engine failed. The power had been adjusted to the maximum position, and an engine failure occurred soon after. The pilot performed the applicable procedures in the event of an engine failure, and the aircraft was configured for descent for an emergency landing. The pilot declared an emergency (MAYDAY) and landed on a forest road. Once on the ground, the pilot made sure that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was signaling and used their satellite telephone to notify a person responsible for the situation and provide the coordinates of the location where the device was located. NAV CANADA has been notified and they have notified the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC). The aircraft was quickly located and the occupants were evacuated to Mont-Tremblant.

Accident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406 signal from a PMR Inc. Cessna 180J (C-FFTV) at 4706N 07444W. The contact person responsible for C-FFTV was on fleet telephone and advised that they landed on a dirt road at 470705N 07442628W near Beauregard Lake. JRCC Trenton was notified at 1214Z. The Montreal (CZUL) Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager (SM) was advised.

January 25, 2020

Incident at AMOS / MAGNY QC (CYEY) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation incident report #16514: it was reported that the sanding of the runway the morning of January 25, 2020 did not meet the granulometric requirements. The contractor responsible for the delivery and spreading of the sand on the runway spread sand that was not sieved and therefore contained de-icing salt used for the roads. There was a risk of premature corrosion on aircraft.

December 8, 2020

Accident at 5NM SE DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

A privately registered Piper PA-18-150 crashed upon take-off from a private airstrip in Pouce Coupe, BC. No injuries to the pilot or the owner. The right wing, the landing gear and the propeller sustained significant damage after collision with nearby trees. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20W0087: A privately registered Piper Super Cub, PA-18, was operating from a private airstrip approximately 5NM SE of Dawson Creek, BC (CYDQ), near the town of Pouce Coupe, BC. Two days prior, on December 6th 2020, the pilot had completed a ferry trip from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) for the new owner of the aircraft. On the occurrence flight, the pilot was taking the new owner on a local flight to demonstrate the aircraft. The owner occupied the front seat while the pilot flew from the aft seat. During the take-off roll, after the tail had come off of the ground, the pilots control stick in the rear seat became detached from the aircraft. Once the pilot realized they did not have complete control of the aircraft, they tried to give the owner control, but there was not enough time to react to the situation. The aircraft subsequently collided with trees and brush at the end of the runway. Both occupants walked away from the aircraft without any injuries. Following the accident it was found that the rear control stick was not installed in accordance with the manufacturers requirements. The rear control stick was not secured in place with securing hardware, but rather just sitting loose in the control stub socket.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16916: A privately registered Piper PA-18-150 departed with the owner of the aircraft seated in the front and the other pilot seated in the back seat. When the aircraft started to roll, with the throttle at maximum, the tail came up easily with a little forward pressure. The owner pulled back a little early, causing too much drag. Due to the short runway and obstacles at the end of the field, the pilot in the aft seat called "my control" and started pushing forward again to accelerate a bit more. The pilot then realized that the control stick came out of its socket and was free in their hand. The owner took back control of the aircraft, but the aircraft did not gain altitude. The aircraft flew into the trees across the road due to the control malfunction.

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 4, 2020

Incident at 3NM SOUTH CARIBOO REGION / 108 MILE AIRPORT BC (CZML)

Aviation Incident Report #16823: An individual reported seeing, on numerous occasions, a drone repeatedly flying over houses in the 108 Subdivision near Block Drive and Mein Road, which is approximately 3NM from South Cariboo Region/108 Mile, BC (CZML).

September 9, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Three laser attacks, similar in nature, were reported for two separate aircraft: The second attack was reported at 0442Z by a British Columbia Helicopters Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GUTE) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), transiting through the CYXX control zone eastbound at 2000 feet. C-GUTE reported a green laser coming from the Fish Trap Creek area near Maclure Road, North of Fraser Way/Yale Road. The third laser attack also involved C-GUTE, and occurred the previous night at approximately 0430Z, while C-GUTE was in the circuit for Runway 19, with the same laser colour and location. Police were notified. Reference CADORS 2020P1562 for information on the first laser attack, which involved the other aircraft.

September 10, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Three laser attacks, similar in nature, were reported for two separate aircraft: The second attack was reported at 0442Z by a British Columbia Helicopters Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GUTE) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), transiting through the CYXX control zone eastbound at 2000 feet. C-GUTE reported a green laser coming from the Fish Trap Creek area near Maclure Road, North of Fraser Way/Yale Road. The third laser attack also involved C-GUTE, and occurred the previous night at approximately 0430Z, while C-GUTE was in the circuit for Runway 19, with the same laser colour and location. Police were notified. Reference CADORS 2020P1562 for information on the first laser attack, which involved the other aircraft.

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.

August 25, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A Harts Aviation BC ultralight Zenair Zodiac CH 601 HD (C-IABP) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was in the circuit on Runway 26R and reported seeing a large helium balloon in the downwind. Pilot estimated balloon to be at 700 feet and over the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Harris Road (approximately 1 mile NE of the airport). C-IABP flew a wide circuit to avoid the balloon and departed the zone shortly afterwards without incident.

February 6, 2020

Accident at 24NM SW HOUSTON, BC (CAM5)

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

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