September 16, 2022

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

After receiving and reading back instructions to remain on the north shore side of the river, an 8348944 Canada Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FGBE) from Québec/Jean-Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Québec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) was seen on the south shore side of the river. No impact on operations.

August 5, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Approaching from the west, a Custom Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206L-1 (C-GOFI) on a flight to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was in "transmit only" mode (i.e. no reception). Two-way communications were established after several minutes. Impact: a helicopter in training on the north side of the zone made a precautionary landing.

August 2, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Aerodrome - other)

At Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), an airport attendant reported that a vehicle (GR153) had broken down 150 ft from the edge of the runway, on the west side. The vehicle was towed out of the protected area of the runway (RPA) at 2016Z. Impact: an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE803) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) landed on Runway 21 at 1939Z. AIE803 was aware of the situation and accepted to land regardless.

July 24, 2022

Incident at 2NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported in the Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) area. The signal seemed stronger on the east side of the airport. The signal stopped at 1126Z. Source: a privately registered Piper PA-28R-201. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

June 26, 2022

Accident at 50NM NW FORESTVILLE

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported the crash of a privately registered, amateur-built, Air Command Commander 285 in the Valin Mountains.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0074: a privately registered, amateur-built Commander 285 aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Klemka, QC, to Lac Sébastien, QC (Water) (CTD3), with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. The aircraft taxied to the northwest of the lake in order to take off in a southeasterly direction. During the takeoff roll, the aircraft did not take off in the area where the floats normally lift off from the water. The pilot attempted to manoeuvre to lift the right-side float to facilitate takeoff; however, the left float lifted up suddenly. The pilot then reacted by bringing the aircraft back to wings-level. The aircraft subsequently took off without the pilot controlling the manoeuvre. Seeing that the distance with terrain ahead and to the right was too short to fly above, the pilot turned left. Afterwards, the pilot felt the aircraft descending. He made sure that the engine power controls were set at full throttle and lowered the aircrafts nose to pick up speed. The left wing inclined suddenly and the aircraft was no longer maintaining its altitude. The pilot cut off the engine and the aircraft collided with the water. The 3 occupants on board were able to evacuate and swim to the closest shore. They were rescued by witnesses who assisted them by boat. The aircraft sank. Two helicopters were sent to the location to evacuate and transport the 3 injured people to a Chicoutimi hospital.

June 24, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GJWD/ACA430) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported green laser strikes occurring three times on the right side and at an altitude between 1,000 ft and 400 ft, on final for Runway 06R.

May 30, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Les Entreprises Joyal & Fils inc. Beech C 23 (C-GBSV) from Montréal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Saint-Mathieu-de-Laprairie, QC (CML8) was instructed to taxi on Taxiway Juliet and to contact the tower off Runway 24R. The aircraft was observed 100 ft off of the other side of the hold short line when it contacted the tower for takeoff. No impact on operations.

May 14, 2022

Accident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP)

A Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel de Chicoutimi Beech C-23 (C-GPGN) from Rocher-Percé, QC (Pabok) (CTG3) to Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC) conducted a runway excursion during a touch-and-go on Runway 10, but the flight service station (FSS) was not notified. A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC345) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) was delayed for takeoff because C-GPGN had left the frequency without reporting its status and position to the FSS. According to the CYGP airport, C-GPGN left the runway and continued up to the fence on the north side of Runway 10. The aircraft damaged the fence and received structural damage requiring repair. The National Operations Centre (NOC), Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.

April 15, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

A light on the north side of Runway 24 was stuck at maximum intensity. Airport authority notified. No operational impact.

April 9, 2022

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Runway 13/31 was closed from 1230Z to 1313Z. A vehicle (LO9) was stuck on the north side, within 200 feet of the runway edge.

March 17, 2022

Accident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Héli-Boréal Aérospatiale AS 350-B2 (C-GFBW) from Sept-Îles/Héli-Boréal, QC (Heli) (CHB4) crashed on the ice in the Sept-Îles bay after an emergency landing. No impact.
UPDATE from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre: The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax indicated that, shortly after departure, the helicopter had problems with its windshield and had to clean it off. The pilot made the decision to land on the ice south of CHB4 instead of returning to CHB4. During the landing, the pilot lost visibility in blowing snow. The helicopter crashed on its side (rolled over). The incident happened around 1150Z and the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) alerted JRCC. There were two individuals aboard the helicopter. Unknown damages.

March 3, 2022

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (Other operational incident)

Aviation Incident Report #17565: The mandatory instruction sign announced that Runway 08/26 was damaged while a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 helicopter taking part in the "Arctic Warrior" wintertime operation was hovering over Taxiway Alpha. The top of the sign, as well as the plastic panel for Runway 08/26 (terminal side), flew away. The sign for Runway 08/26 could not be immediately found. It is most likely that it was buried under the snow. No damage to the aircraft. No impact on flight operations. An investigation is currently taking place. It is assumed that the clasp that secured the top of the sign may have been improperly attached, and that it was therefore not working properly to secure the top cover with a certain degree of tension.

February 16, 2022

Incident at 8NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 (FCON479) from Valcartier, QC (CYOY) to Valcartier, QC (CYOY) made a 180-degree turn, then descended 500ft without clearance in order to return to CYOY due to technical problems. No emergency. Impact: separation between FCON479 and a Pascan Saab 340B (PSC588) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was reduced to 600ft and 2.6NM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0016: C-GRDU, a Pascan Aviation Saab 340B (PSC588), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). A Department of National Defence Bell 412 helicopter (FCON479) was on a local instrument flight rules flight from Valcartier, QC (Heli) (CYOY). When FCON479 was 8 NM west of CYQB on approach at an altitude of 4,300 ft, the crew turned 180 degrees and descended 500 ft without contacting air traffic services (ATS). PSC588 was then on FCON479s right side at an altitude of 2,900 ft. At that moment, the minimum required lateral 3 NM and vertical 1,000 ft separation could not be maintained and this was decreased to 2.6 NM laterally and 600 ft vertically. The air traffic controller contacted FCON479. Due to technical issues , FCON479 requested cancellation of its IFR clearance in order to continue via a visual flight rules flight and return to CYOY, where it landed safely.

February 11, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

On final for Runway 24, a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-33A (C-GNLQ/NRL943) from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported a bright light mid-runway on the south side that it thought was possibly a vehicle. After verification, a vehicle (MA6) confirmed that it was a runway edge light that was stuck and defective but was at full intensity. The airport duty manager (ADM) was notified. Impact: All subsequent arrivals had to be advised.

February 15, 2022

Incident at ÎSLE-AUX-GRUES QC (CSH2) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report #17514: When the employee arrived on site at 1200Z (normal opening time at the airport), the access gate leading to the runway side was open and would not close again. After a check, it was found that 3 of the 4 plastic casters supporting the sliding gate were broken. The employ unsuccessfully attempted to force the gate to close. The only person on site when the employee arrived was the driver of a snow removal vehicle that was plowing snow.

February 10, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

At 6NM on final for Runway 24R, a Republic Airways Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (RPA3630) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported being targeted by a green laser on its left side. The police were notified.

January 3, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After takeoff, a Fast Air Beech B200 (C-GFAL/PBR625) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported needing to land because a left-side baggage compartment was not secured. No emergency was declared; the aircraft landed at Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) around 1828Z. Runway 06/24 was closed after the landing for inspection. Impact: an Académie Aéronautique Piper PA-34-200 (C-GTXG) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), on a full stop, conducted a low approach followed by a full stop for inspection.

August 29, 2022

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A privately registered Cessna 177A reported braking issues on Taxiway A and pulled over to the side of the taxiway and shut down the aircraft. A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B350 (CRN911) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) was advised after landing and taxied around the aircraft. No further impact.

July 22, 2022

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

Upon landing, a Canadian Aviation College Cessna 172L (C-FTWE) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) exited the runway surface, off to the side, and hit a taxi light before regaining control back onto the runway. The pilot exited onto the taxiway without further incident.

July 12, 2022

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Elite from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) conducted a runway excursion off of the east side of Runway 16 upon arrival. The aircraft re-entered the runway and taxied off on its own power. The Airport Manager completed the foreign object debris (FOD) check. No damage or FOD found.

July 5, 2022

Accident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A 77936 Newfoundland and Labrador Limited Robinson R44 (C-FSNZ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was seen in the infield on its side after completing an infield circuit. Two passengers exited the helicopter without assistance. The crash alarm was activated and 911 was called for minor injuries. No impact to operations.

June 17, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) exited the west side of Runway 34 upon landing and continued the rollout back onto the runway, approximately 100 feet from their exit point. The aircraft taxied clear of the runway and back to the flying school.

June 10, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately registered, amateur-built Mustang MII from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was disabled on the west side of Runway 16 near Taxiway C due to a blown tire. The aircraft required assistance from maintenance to remove it. During the event, several aircraft departed from a point more than 200 feet south of the aircraft. Subsequently, a voice NOTAM was issued to close the first 1000 feet of the runway to allow the other aircraft to land until the disabled aircraft was removed.

June 7, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During circuits at Penticton, BC (CYYF), a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) exited the runway into the grass on the east side. No injuries or damage noted. The aircraft taxied off. The Airport Manager (APM) was informed and a runway inspection found no foreign object debris (FOD) or damage. There was a delay of a few minutes to 1 subsequently departing aircraft.

June 6, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Whistler Backcountry Aviation Beech 76 (C-FIRG) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), departing from Runway 19, veered left while on the take-off roll and entered into the grass on the east side of the runway, just south of Taxiway K. The aircraft did not appear to hit anything. C-FIRG maneuvered back to Taxiway K and subsequently departed without further issue. A Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GVNM) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), on final for Runway 19, pulled up and went around.

May 13, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS332L1 (C-FRGB) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) had an issue with their landing gear and requested to hover and have it inspected prior to landing. The tower instructed the aircraft to hover over the west side of the runway. However, C-FRGB hovered over Taxiway Foxtrot and the grass west of the runway.

March 5, 2022

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #17568: A privately registered Mooney M20C on a flight to Vernon, BC (CYVK) landed on Runway 23 and the front main gear tire became flat. The aircraft stopped 100 feet past the intersection with Bravo and the runway, outside the south-side of the runway edge. A verbal advisory was issued by the airport staff advising that the runway was closed while Staff Vehicle 542 responded and assisted to remove the aircraft off the active runway at Bravo. A runway inspection was completed and the airport resumed normal operations at 2025Z.

April 28, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Skyline Helicopters Ltd. Agusta AW119 MK II (C-GSLY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), working on the north east-side field, was instructed to remain north of the control tower at all times; however, on their first circuit they proceeded south of the control tower, where another helicopter was working.

April 17, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

An LR Helicopters Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FTNC) on a flight to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), inbound from the southwest, was cleared across Runway 13 to the helipad on the northeast side of the runway. The helicopter turned and paralleled Runway 13 on a northwest heading while still on the southwest side. In reference to traffic on final for Runway 13, a privately registered Piper PA-30 on a flight to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), C-FTNC was told to remain west of Runway 13, twice, with no response. The third instruction to remain west was acknowledged by "Roger, crossing 13 TNC". The controller again tried to get C-FTNC to stay west of 13, with no response. The Piper PA-30 on final had to be pulled up, as C-FTNC was about to cross Runway 13.

March 31, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Graham Air Limited Bell 206L (C-GNMD) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) working in the east side grass doing circuits was restricted to 200ft east of the runway. C-GNMD requested a right-hand circuit. The Tower stated they were unable. C-GNMD crossed the runway with a Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (FLE758) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on 2NM final. The Tower corrected and C-GNMD moved east of the runway. No impact on operations.

March 27, 2022

Incident at 00NW East side of central Vancouver Island (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Communication Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings (CIRVIS) report given to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) flight information centre (FIC) regarding a bright phenomenon in the sky. Report passed to American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) by the area control centre (ACC) shift manager.

March 17, 2022

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), a black pickup truck towing a covered utility trailer pulled out of the Flying Club tarmac, travelled down Taxiway A to the next driveway, and exited ground side to the access road. Airports advised. No operational impact.

January 21, 2022

Incident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #17498: A flock of ducks flew into the path of a privately registered Cessna 150H from Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Courtenay Airpark, BC (CAH3) shortly after it left the runway. The aircraft made contact with a number of them. After impact, the pilot checked their instruments to ensure everything was operating correctly, climbed to approximately 400 feet, and made a left crosswind turn to join the circuit and land on Runway 13. After landing, the pilot witnessed airpark members cleaning the debris off the runway, which included 4 deceased ducks and the shattered lens cover from the aircrafts landing light. The aircraft sustained damage to their landing light lens cover, a dent in the leading edge of the port side wing, duck debris on the nose wheel, and some staining on the propeller.

January 28, 2022

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Okanagan Aviation Academy Cessna 172M (C-GJES) from Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) touched down and made a left turn on the runway, into the snow on the east side of the runway. Crash alarm was pulled, and emergency vehicles attended the scene right away. The runway was closed via NOTAM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22P0006: C-GJES, an Aurora Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172M, was conducting flight training exercises near Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) with a student pilot on board. During the landing roll at CYLW, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the left side of the paved surface of Runway 34, in the vicinity of Taxiway B. The aircraft did not collide with any obstacles. The aircraft became stuck in the snow and the student pilot shut down the engine to prevent a prop strike. Aircraft rescue fire fighting personnel responded and assisted with towing the aircraft back onto the runway. There were no injuries and no apparent damage to the aircraft. The operator will complete an aircraft maintenance inspection prior to returning the airplane to service.

June 22, 2022

Accident at FERGUS (JUERGENSEN FIELD) ON (CPG7)

TSB report #A22O0086: An Acro Sport II aircraft landed at Fergus (Juergensen Field), ON (CPG7) with a 10-15 knot 90 degree crosswind. During the landing roll, the aircraft began to weathercock, the pilot was unable to maintain control and the aircraft exited the right side of the runway into a wheat field. The right wing contacted the wheat, spinning the aircraft and collapsing the left main gear. The left lower wing separated from the aircraft and the fuselage broke near the lower left wing attachment. There were also indications of a possible prop strike. The pilot was not injured.

August 29, 2022

Incident at 4317N / 07948W

A Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FPEL) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported a green laser illumination on the East side of the Skyway bridge. No operational impact.

August 12, 2022

Incident at POPLAR HILL ON (CPV7) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The nose gear of a North Star Air Ltd. ATR-GIE 72-212A (C-FNSN/BF502) from Red Lake, ON (CYRL) to Poplar Hill, ON (CPV7) went off the side of the runway at CPV7. No additional information available, as the Airport Manager (APM) was the one who called it in to close the runway. The Winnipeg (ZWG) shift manager was advised.
UPDATE from TC inspectorate: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI advised that the aircrafts nose gear did not go off the side of the runway. Rather, one of the main gear sunk into a soft spot on the runway while the aircraft was turning.

August 3, 2022

Incident at 7NM SW HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Castle Aviation Inc. Saab 340B (CSJ319) from DuPage, IL (KDPA) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported getting hit by a green laser off its right side about 2 miles south of Grand River, 7NM southwest (SW) of Hamilton (YHM), while flying eastbound. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) notified. No impact on operations.

August 2, 2022

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Incursion - runway - animal)

An Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GRXO/PUL108-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Fort Hope, ON (CYFH) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) reported a coyote on the West side of the runway.

July 29, 2022

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GCEO) from London, ON (CYXU) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) was instructed to taxi to Runway 27 via Taxiway A, cross Runway 33. Just prior to crossing the hold short line on the east side of Runway 33, C-GCEO stopped abruptly and was no longer on the ground frequency. C-GCEO turned around while still obstructing Runway 33. C-GCEO was located on the tower frequency, and was instructed to vacate Runway 33. No impact to operations.

July 2, 2022

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIN/ROU1709) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) reported a bird strike on the aircrafts right side after departing from Runway 24L. The inspection vehicle did not find anything. No impact to operations.

June 24, 2022

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GBFA) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to London, ON (CYXU), inbound, landed on Runway 27. The aircraft was instructed to exit onto Runway 15 and contact ground (GND) control. Runway 15 is closed for construction but available for taxiing south of Runway 09 to Taxiway Alpha. C-GBFA exited onto the north side of Runway 15. No men or equipment were on Runway 15 at the time. The aircraft had to wait on Runway 15 for approximately 5 minutes prior to crossing the active runway.

June 26, 2022

Incident at 7NM KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FQWE/WEN3507) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a green laser off the left side at 10000 feet. No impact to operations.

June 22, 2022

Incident at KIREX intersection

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (C-FJQD/ROU1819) from St. Georges/L.F. Wade, Bermuda (TXKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), on final approach for Runway 24L, reported observing a black, remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) on their right side, descending through 3200 feet. No impact to operations.

June 17, 2022

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-300 (CJT951) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, KY (KCVG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) landed on Runway 30 at 1122Z and, once down, reported a bird strike in the flare. A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-300 (CJT1574) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) backtracked on Runway 30 from Runway 06 and spotted the bird off their north side on the runway. Maintenance (MTC) came out and removed the bird. CJT1574 departed from Runway 30 at 1129Z with a delay of about 5 minutes.

June 1, 2022

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Waterloo-Wellington Cessna 152 (C-GZKT) in the circuit at Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported hearing a thud on the right side of their aircraft during a touch-and-go. The runway was inspected and nothing was found. The aircraft continued doing circuits.

April 11, 2022

Accident at MOOSONEE ON (CYMO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1415Z, a Thunder Airlines Beech A100 (C-GYQK/THU103) from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) informed Timmins radio that their landing gear had collapsed while attempting a landing at CYMO, but they had managed to become airborne. After circling to the west of the CYMO airport, THU103 elected to return to CYTS. Emergency services were called and were standing by. At 1535Z, THU103 contacted the Flight Service Station (FSS) with their plan, and landed safely at 1600Z. The left gear did collapse on landing, but the aircraft slid to a stop just off the left side of Runway 21. Given the aircrafts proximity to the intersection, both Runway 10/28 and Runway 03/21 were closed for a period of at least four hours.

January 13, 2022

Incident at 3.50NM NW KINGFISHER LAKE ON (CNM5)

TSB Report #A22C0006: C-FDOD, a Bell Helicopter Textron 412 operated by Wisk Air Helicopters, was returning from a work site on a power line to the work camp at Kingfisher Lake, ON, with the pilot and 6 passengers on board. While enroute, the No. 1 "FUEL LOW" (quantity) caution annunciator illuminated. The pilot commenced a precautionary landing and planned for a possible single engine landing. During the descent, at approximately 200 feet above ground level, the No. 1 engine (Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6T-3B) lost power, accompanied by illumination of the associated caution/warning annunciators. While on short final, the No. 2 engine began to fluctuate and then lost power. A successful auto-rotative landing was conducted onto the frozen, snow covered surface of Kingfisher Lake with both engines inoperative. There were no injuries and the helicopter was undamaged. The helicopter was refueled the next day and flown to the Kingfisher Lake camp. After further inspection, the helicopter was ferried to the operators maintenance base under a flight permit. The operators maintenance personnel subsequently discovered several discrepancies. Loose B nuts in the No.1 fuel tank prevented the ejector pump from transferring fuel aft, over the baffle, to the boost pump side of the fuel tank. The examination also determined that the No. 2 engine was starved for fuel due to leaking flapper valve plates that, in a normal flight attitude, allowed fuel to move forward, through the baffle, at a rate that exceeded the recapture capacity of the ejector pump. The effect of these discrepancies was to trap unusable fuel forward of the baffle in each fuel tank. Further discrepancies were noted such as a damaged No. 2 low level float switch and inaccurate fuel quantity indication systems. The operator is conducting checks on the remaining aircraft in the fleet.

March 10, 2022

Incident at 4314N / 07925W

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900 (ASA715) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Seattle/Tacoma, WA (KSEA) declared an emergency due to cracks on the captain side windshield and requested 10,000 feet to reduce pressure. The captain advised that the windshield was stable. ASA715 diverted to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW). No impact on operations.

February 27, 2022

Incident at MAROD intersection

A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (9YGUY/BAW600) from Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago (TTPP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a laser strike off the right-hand side of the aircraft. No reported injuries. No operational impact.

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