October 1, 2019

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Harts Aviation BC Aeroprakt-22LS ultra light (C-ILWA) on a flight from Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) to Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) departed for a first solo flight. The aircraft was observed flying erratically. After several unsuccessful approaches, the tower upgraded the situation to an emergency and called in emergency services on standby. The aircraft crashed on Runway 01 at 2030Z. Significant damage to the aircraft was observed, no injuries reported. Multiple aircraft were diverted or delayed, including a Langley Flying School Piper PA-34-200 (C-GURW) on a flight from Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) to Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) who had to go to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX).

May 29, 2019

Accident at ONE HUNDRED MILE HOUSE BC (CAV3)

TSB #A19P0063: C-GORG, a privately registered Maule M-5-210C aircraft on floats, was on a local solo training flight out of Watson Lake, BC. During the return back to Watson Lake, the aircraft ran out of fuel. The pilot attempted a forced landing in a pasture at One Hundred Mile House, and sustained minor injuries; the aircraft sustained substantial damage when the propeller contacted terrain, and one of the floats collapsed.

August 12, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GTEX) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) on their first solo was instructed to line up Runway 09, as there was a citation on the runway that was given exit instructions. The tower controller was waiting for the citation to clear the runway when they noticed C-GTEX was departing without a takeoff clearance.

July 21, 2019

Incident at 8NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Principal Air Ltd. Piper PA-28-151 (C-GILP) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was unable to hear radio transmissions. The pilot was able to communicate with the Principal Air Dispatch via text messages, who relayed the information to and from the Control Tower.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During a student solo flight the radio became unlatched and slid forward in the tray. Realizing there was a problem he sent a text message to the supervising instructor, who called the tower and relayed clearances and traffic with the student. As he landed the radio slid about 3 inches out of the tray. The radio was secured back in the tray and tested with the tower before future flights. No further problems encountered.

June 25, 2019

Accident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1718Z, a Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GHEY) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared for a stop and go with backtrack for Runway 01. C-GHEY landed, then backtracked, and on its take-off roll the aircraft appeared to veer left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, and then bounced over the burm and into a ditch. Emergency services were alerted, and fire trucks were on the field at time 1725Z. No injuries reported. Fuel leak to the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.
Update TSB #A19P0078: C-GHEY, a Cessna 172P aircraft operated by Langley Flying School, was conducting a solo training flight from Langley Regional (CYNJ), BC to practice normal and short field takeoffs and landings with only the student-pilot on board. After a successful stop and go on Runway 01, the student-pilot backtracked the runway in order to perform a soft field takeoff. During the attempt, the aircraft veered left into the grassy knoll abeam Hangar 33, bounced over the berm, and came to rest in a ditch. Soft field takeoffs had not been dual checked by the instructor, nor approved. There had been an apparent miscommunication between the instructor and the student-pilot. The student-pilot was not injured, however the aircraft was substantially damaged. A fuel leak at the side of the runway prevented the use of that portion of the airport for approximately an hour.

June 24, 2019

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL)

An Agate Enterprises Cessna 182A (C-FYIU) jump plane, from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL), released 5 parajumpers at 10,500 ft. The flight service specialist (FSS) was contacted to advise that one solo jumper had broken away from their main chute. The breakaway chute was observed in descent by the specialist and was seen to land southwest of and beyond the airport boundary. All jumpers landed safely, no impact to operations.

February 18, 2019

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

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 172E called the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower on the phone to advise that the aircraft had made a forced landing in a field in between Yarrow and Arnold. The pilot had not been talking to the CYXX tower on the frequency at the time. It was mentioned that the pilot was fine and had activated the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal prior to landing, and informed the owner of the aircraft. The tower advised the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and the shift manager. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A19P0026: a privately operated Cessna 172E aircraft, was conducting a solo training flight from Abbotsford (CYXX), BC to Chilliwack (CYCW), BC. The student pilot departed CYXX, and intended to refuel the aircraft in CYCW; however upon arrival, 100LL fuel was unavailable. The student pilot then departed CYCW for CYXX, and practised a simulated forced landing while en route. Following the exercise, the engine sputtered, then stopped. The student pilot selected a field straight ahead to conduct the off-airport landing, relayed a Mayday call through another aircraft in the vicinity, and manually activated the ELT. The aircraft landed in a farmer’s field approximately 11 nm east northeast of CYXX, in the vicinity of Boundary Road. The student pilot called CYXX control tower, and turned the ELT off. The owner of the aircraft then arrived with fuel, and performed an assessment of the aircraft. After completing an engine run-up and a high speed taxi, the aircraft departed for CYXX.

April 9, 2019

Accident at BROOKS REGIONAL AB (CYBP)

TSB #A19W0041: C-GQGF, a Piper PA-28-181 aircraft operated by Excel Flight Training, was conducting a studentpilot solo cross-country training flight from Medicine Hat (CYXH), AB to Brooks Regional (CYBP), AB. During the landing on Runway 30 at CYBP, the pilot landed long and decided to abort the landing after touchdown. The pilot applied full throttle, however the aircraft departed the end of the runway and struck the airport perimeter fence. The aircraft came to rest approximately 200 feet beyond the paved surface of the displaced threshold of the runway. There were no injuries, and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft received damage to the propeller, and the wing leading edges received substantial damage from contact with the airport perimeter fence posts.

July 26, 2019

Incident at LLOYDMINSTER AB (CYLL)

On multiple occasions, a Border City Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GJNQ) from Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) to Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) had problems with its radio, which was unreadable by the flight service station (FSS). The aircraft departed several times anyway, then needed to comeback. FSS had to coordinate with numerous itinerant and circuit traffic to accommodate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator was contacted as to the nature of the occurrence and reported that the aircraft was rented by a newly licensed pilot for a solo flight. The pilot was unaware that the radio was not properly turned on (volume not turned up to hear the flight service station (FSS)).

July 15, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FMTF) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given "runway heading, not above 5000," from the inner tower, with the instruction to contact the tower on 118.2 when airborne. C-FMTF was then observed in a right turn before contacting tower on 118.2.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has looked into this occurrence. The solo student pilot has been briefed on the occurrence. Corrective action has been taken.

July 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GZYT) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) exited Runway 17 on Taxiway Alpha and the instructor advised that they were sending the pilot solo. The flight service station (FSS) queried the instructor about coming to the main apron but the instructor elected to remain standing beside the holding bay. Multiple aircraft were waiting for departure in the area while the instructor was waiting. No impact on operations.

July 15, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GMWH) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) exited Runway 17 on Taxiway Alpha and the instructor advised sending the pilot for a first solo, was queried about coming to the main apron, elected to remain in the holding bay. While the instructor was waiting, another aircraft, a Montair Aviation Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FSOF) from Red Deer, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), was waiting for departure in the area . No impact on operations.

April 4, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GXWM) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared for Runway 35, not given descent below 5500, observed joining the left downwind at 5000. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student pilot was de-briefed of the occurrence.

December 8, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GLCL) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) declared PAN PAN while in the circuit due to reduced engine power. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After extensive inspection, no defect was found.
Update TSB Report #A18P0173: C-GLCL, a Diamond DA 20-C1 aircraft operated by flight training school Sea Land Air Management, had completed two circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, and was climbing into the circuit for a third time when the engine (Teledyne Continental IO-240-B) began to run rough and lose power. The solo student pilot declared a PAN PAN and returned for an immediate landing without further incident. Maintenance personnel found a small amount of debris in the fuel pump inlet screen filter. The screen was cleaned, and a test flight was conducted before the aircraft was released back to service.

May 3, 2018

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) reported that a solo student was entering the CYNJ control zone from the north east and was instructed by Air Traffic Control (ATC) to join a four and a half mile final. The student then proceeded to overfly Ft. Langley airport (CBQ2) and began a climb to 2000? MSL. The student became confused as to the controller's instructions and further confused the situation by repeatedly asking if they were cleared to land. On January 5, 2018 the student completed an Aviation Language Proficiency Exam and was subsequently assessed Expert level. The CFI assigned the student remedial training prior to further solo release. No further action from Flight Operations is required.
A Langley Flying School Inc. Piper PA-28-140 (C-FKKF) inbound to Langley, BC (CYNJ) from the NE had difficulties understanding basic clearances and instructions from the Controller on duty and had to be told a number of times that they were not cleared to land as the solo English as a Second Language (ESL) pilot kept repeating this to the Controller. Pilot also turned right when instructed to turn left.

February 13, 2018

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GUZI) on a flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) and landing at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) (solo student, ESL) was sequenced number two and instructed to follow a privately registered Airmax M22 on final approach. C-GUZI acknowledged and said the traffic was in sight. The C-GUZI pilot then turned toward the other aircraft on final. The other aircraft took evasive action to avoid C-GUZI.

August 5, 2018

Incident at 25NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (SAR/comm search)

A Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172I (C-GBMK) on a flight departing Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) and landing at Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) entered class C airspace without a clearance. A communication search for C-GBMK yielded no results. 8 minutes after entering Class C, C-GBMK contacted the controller. They were unaware that they had entered Class C and advised that they had gotten lost while on a solo cross country. No operational impact.

July 18, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GSAR) solo student reported a flap malfunction. No emergency declared, however, fire trucks called on precautionary standby. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact to operations

March 20, 2018

Accident at 4449N / 07523W

UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0041: C-GPKM, a Cessna 150M aircraft registered to Aéroclub de Montreal and operated by Air Richelieu, was conducting a student solo day-VFR cross-country flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Kingston, ON (CYGK). During cruise flight at 4500 feet ASL, the aircraft experienced a complete engine power loss. The pilot attempted to restart the engine, however without success. After several orbits, the pilot elected to conduct a forced landing on a road, 1.5 nm North of Cardinal, ON. At the end of the landing roll, the aircraft collided with trees on the side of the road and sustained significant damage. The pilot was wearing the lap belt portion of the seat belt, but had not attached the shoulder harness. During the accident, the pilot received serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The ELT signal activated and was identified on frequency 121.5 by a commercial carrier flying overhead. The reported weather at CYGK at the time of the occurrence was suitable for VFR flight, with winds from the north-east at 11 knots, visibility greater than 15 statute miles, few clouds at 25 000 feet, air temperature of -4°C and the dew point of -14°C). Initial examination of the aircraft did not determine the cause of the engine power loss. A significant amount of fuel was found in the wing tanks.
The Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) informed of the crash of a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GPKM) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) in the Cardinal, ON, area. JRCC was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). One person on board was injured.

December 16, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

On departure off Runway 17, a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GORL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to climb runway heading not above 5000 feet, and contact tower 118.2 when airborne. The aircraft neglected to switch to tower on 118.2. Outer tower noticed the aircraft in a westbound turn. Inner tower reached out to the aircraft, and instructed it to continue to the Petrocan and climb to 5500 feet and contact tower on 118.2. The aircraft was approximately 0.75 nautical miles behind a Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GYZA) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student was de-briefed by the Instructor regarding this occurrence and will be given further dual instruction prior to the next solo.

November 17, 2018

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GEBB), on a VFR flight plan from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) began broadcasting to "Lethbridge Traffic" on the mandatory frequency (MF) 121.0 starting 20NM Northwest of CYQL. The flight service station (FSS) was unable to establish radio contact with the pilot on frequencies 121.0, 121.5 and 126.7. The pilot conducted left hand circuits on Runway 23, continuing to broadcast to "Lethbridge Traffic." The FSS acquired the pilots cell number via the Edmonton, AB (YEG) flight information centre (FIC) and was able to contact the pilot at 0400Z and establish radio contact. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The private pilot was working towards the night rating on a solo flight. The pilot made all calls. However, they inadvertently had the volume turned down on the radio and did not hear the replies from the Flight Service Station (FSS). Both the Instructor and the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) briefed the pilot upon return.

September 6, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GLLV) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given a cautionary and low approach clearance for Runway 17 due to wake turbulence from the preceding departure, an Airsprint Embraer EMB-545 (ASP822) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). The tower repeated the clearance twice. C-GLLV proceeded to conduct an unauthorized touch-and-go into the wake turbulence. No further impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The pilot of the subject flight was de-briefed and will receive further dual training prior to any further solo flights.

September 8, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GKMH) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given a runway heading on departure off of Runway 26, and was told to contact 118.2 when airborne. The aircraft initiated a southbound turn without contacting 118.2. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The rental pilot was conducting the second solo flight after currency training. The rental pilot was de-briefed after the subject flight.

June 28, 2018

Incident at 3 NM S LACOMBE AB (CEG3)

A18W0090: C-GVFW, the Namao Flying Club Cessna 172M, was on a student pilot solo cross country flight from Villeneuve (CZVL), to Drayton Valley (CER3), to Red Deer (CYQF), and back to CZVL. At some point on the first leg of the trip the student pilot lost bearings. After flying for over two hours the student pilot landed in a tilled field some 6 miles south of Lacombe, Alberta. There was no damage to the aircraft. The emergency locator beacon did not activate and there were no injuries. Once on the ground, the student pilot used a cell phone to call the flying club. The chief flight instructor along with an aircraft maintenance engineer responded and retrieved the aircraft and student pilot.
Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) flight school advised that a Namao Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GVFW) on a flight from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) and landing at Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) landed in a farm field 13NM Northeast of Red Deer, AB (CYQF) (near Blackfalds) due to wind. No reported injuries, or damage to aircraft or farm. No operational impact.

May 27, 2018

Accident at CHIPMAN AB (CFU3)

An Edmonton Soaring Club Blanik L-23 glider (C-GKDX) from Chipman Airport, AB (CFU3) to Chipman Airport, AB (CFU3) landed long on Runway 10 and impacted the road embankment. The aircraft was damaged. The pilot appeared OK but was sent to hospital as a precaution. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified by the glider operator.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18W0074: C-GKDX, an L-23 Super Blanik glider operated by Edmonton Soaring Club, was doing a solo training flight at Chipman, AB (CFU3). Since the aircraft was high on the downwind leg, the student-pilot activated the spoilers to assist the descent. However, the aircraft remained above the desired approach path throughout the approach, leading to a landing that was well above optimal landing speed. The aircraft touched down well down the runway, rolled off the end through a ditch, then over a road and finally came to rest in a field. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured.

March 22, 2018

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GFYI) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and a Montair Aviation Cessna 172S (C-GXJB) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) were doing circuits on Runway 35. A Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GGPQ) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was inbound from Lacombe, AB (CEG3) to cross overhead and join Runway 35 for circuits. At approximately 0438Z, a Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) and landing at Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) reported inbound for circuits from CEG3 at 3NM E of the airport and unable to see the runway. At 0439Z, C-GGPQ also reported unable to see airport and appeared to have flown by the airport and was now SE of CYQF. Ground visibility was 8SM with no cloud below A100. None of the aircraft were on radar and all were solo student pilots. The flight service station (FSS) requested that C-GFYI and C-GXJB make full stop landing due to dropping in-flight visibility. The FSS was unable to clearly see C-GDMK or C-GGPQ. Both aircraft were given direction finder (DF) headings to the airport. At 0442Z, both aircraft had field in sight and followed each other to cross overhead. At 0445Z, C-GGPQ was late downwind Runway 35, following 2 C172s, and was observed to turn north. The pilot reported losing sight of airport and was given another DF heading to join downwind. An Air Georgian Beech 1900D (C-GAAR/GGN7204) on a flight from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF)was requested to reduce speed on approach to allow all 4 C172s to land. Edmonton Center was notified as a Regional 1 Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-104 (C-GWRI/TSH310) on a flight from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was following GGN7204 on approach. C-GGPQ conducted an overshoot at 0449Z as GGN7204 reported reduced in-flight visibility at A040. The FSS requested that C-GGPQ to make a tight-circuit and remain below A040 to keep runway in sight. All aircraft landed safely by 0454Z.

June 22, 2018

Incident at DEBERT NS (CCQ3)

TSB #A18A0045: C-GFRU a Cessna 172 aircraft operated by the Truro Flying Club was conducting continuous circuits at the Debert airport, NS (CCQ3) by a solo student pilot. On one landing the aircraft porpoised and the propeller struck the runway. The student shut down on the runway and the aircraft was towed to the hangar. There were no injuries, the engine will be inspected and the propeller replaced.

July 21, 2018

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Canlink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FUZG) from Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc Int'l, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc Int'l, NB (CYQM) first solo circuit landed Runway 06 and misjudged his speed when exiting in Delta and went into grass. No damage and no impact on operation other than 4 aircraft moved to Runway 11.

March 20, 2018

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FFQM) (colour code Red), on first solo flight, departed Runway 24 and did a right hand circuit without authorization. No impact on operations.

October 9, 2017

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Piper PA-28-140 (C-GCEP) on a flight departing Langley, BC (CYNJ) and landing at Langley, BC (CYNJ) was instructed to land on Runway 01 for spacing, but did a touch-and-go instead.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A solo student was assigned to the circuit for Flight Training Management (FTM) Exercise 16-18. For spacing, the tower controller issued a full stop landing clearance. The clearance was acknowledged by the student, however a touch-and-go was executed instead possibly due to task-saturation. The student received additional training prior to subsequent solo release. No further action required.

September 13, 2017

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Piper PA-28-140 (C-GODP) on a flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) and landing at Langley, BC (CYNJ) landed on Runway 25 and exited at the end of the runway onto Taxiway Golf. As the aircraft exited the runway, it slipped off the taxiway and into the grass just west of Golf, within the runway protected area. The pilot shut down the aircraft to readjust the plane and bring it back onto the taxiway. A company Cherokee aircraft in the circuit pattern executed a missed approach during the repositioning of the aircraft. C-GODP taxied back to the hangar without incident.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A solo student misjudged the speed of the aircraft while exiting the runway "without delay" as instructed by Air Traffic Control (ATC). The student has subsequently been briefed on pilot decision making when complying with ATC instructions. No further action required.

September 12, 2017

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A student pilot flying a Chinook Helicopters Cessna 172S (C-FCHC) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and landing at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was solo in the circuit pattern and reported an aileron control issue. The flight school instructor in another aircraft was able to talk the student through the issue. The issue turned out to be the autopilot wing leveler, and after pulling the circuit breaker the pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was put on standby and the aircraft landed safely. Minimal operational impact.

February 14, 2017

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GVNM) on a local flight from Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) veered off Runway 25 upon landing, came to rest and stuck in ditch south of the runway. Runway closed for 55 minutes. Minor impact on the operation.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17P0018: C-GVNM, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was on a local solo rental flight carrying out circuits on Runway 25 at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) in daylight conditions. The winds were reported as 260° Magnetic at 5 knots and the first landing was intended to be a touch and go. Upon turning on final, the pilot experienced difficulty to line up with the runway. On touchdown, the aircraft swerved to the left and exited the paved surface. The aircraft stopped in a ditch and the left wing sustained substantial damage. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. There was no fire and the ELT did not activate.

September 21, 2017

Accident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17O0214: C-FSCL, a Cessna 172S aircraft operated by Seneca College Of Applied Arts And Technology, was conducting circuits at Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) with a solo student pilot on board. During one of the circuits, a hard landing occurred; the aircraft porpoised several times, followed by a runway excursion off the right side of the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage while the student pilot sustained minor injuries.
Operator Report: A Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Cessna 172S aircraft (C-FSCL) was being flown in circuits at Peterborough Municipal Airport, ON (CYPQ). The solo student pilot was making a landing when the aircraft bounced and began to porpoise. After a series of increasingly more pronounced and violent bounces, the aircraft skidded off the side of Runway 27. The aircraft?s propeller, firewall and undercarriage were all damaged. The pilot was taken to hospital.

April 4, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. A solo student was returning from the practice area. The student was cleared to the downwind and thought they could descend to circuit altitude. After landing the student was fully briefed by the instructor. No further action required.
A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GLLV) on a local flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was inbound from the west and restricted to 5500'. The aircraft descended to 5000' without authorization. No impact.

March 29, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GEBB) on a local flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given instructions to taxi on Taxiway A and to hold short Runway 26 for traffic. The pilot read back the hold short restriction yet taxied across Runway 26. No impact on the operation.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The student was on his or her first solo flight. The student thought the hold short was given for the runway that the aircraft was taxiing to. The Instructor debriefed the student and emphasized the importance of listening carefully and following Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions. No further action required.

March 26, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a local flight from Calgary / Springbank, AB (CYBW) departed off Runway 17 and was given a runway heading restriction and instructions to contact the outer tower controller. C-GYDE turned westbound shortly after take-off without authorization and without contacting outer tower. No impact on operations
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student pilot stated that the fly runway heading was not heard. The student was fully briefed by the instructor after returning from the flight. Further action is not required.

February 18, 2017

Accident at EDMONTON / PARKLAND AB (CPL6)

UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2017-00156]: (532846N 1134978W - CPL6: Parkland Airport). Edmonton Tower reported an aircraft aborted a take-off and ran off the end of runway after the fact. Minor damage to gear of the aircraft, no injury to single pilot and no assistance required.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17W0028: C-FEFN, a Cessna 172S aircraft operated by the Edmonton Flying Club, was conducting circuits as a solo training flight out of Edmonton/Parkland, AB (CPL6). During the take-off roll on Runway 08, directional control was lost and the aircraft departed to the right side of the runway. Prevailing winds were out of the South Southeast at 5 to 10 knots. The aircraft ended up 200 feet north of Runway 08. There was damage to the landing gear, left wing and left horizontal stabilizer. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#14678: an Edmonton Flying Club Cessna 172 (C-FEFN) veered off to the North of runway 08 at Edmonton/Parkland Airport (CPL6) and came to a halt at approximately 250 feet North of the runway at a berm of soil. There was no injury. The aircraft was operated by a student of the Edmonton Flying Club (EFC). According to the EFC Chief Flight Instructor, the student went off the centreline of the runway during circuit practise at takeoff, and may have incorrectly applied the rudder controls. The runway condition was 100 percent bare and dry, with some wind from the South. The airport operator was notified and started to execute the Emergency Response Plan appropriate for the Incident. Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), local Health Centre, Edmonton Flight Information Centre and other agencies were notified as required. The airport's Mandatory Frequency was monitored during the entire time, and another Edmonton Flying Club aircraft in the circuit landed safely afterwards. The was no fuel spill, and the aircraft was assessed by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer as damaged but repairable. The aircraft manual was consulted for the proper lifting procedure. A NOTAM was issued for equipment to operate on and near the runway, with pilots instructed to verify obstructions prior to landing. The Mandatory Frequency was monitored continuously. Parkland Airport equipment was used to lift and transport the aircraft to the apron, where it awaits repair.
An Edmonton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-FEFN) on a local flight from Parkland, AB (CPL6) conducting circuits, on takeoff, overcompensated for crosswind. The aircraft landed 200ft north of the runway. Damage to the landing gear, left wing and horizontal bar. No operational impact.

January 19, 2017

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A Regina Flying Club Cessna 150L on a local flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) was taxiing out for solo circuits Runway 13 and was given taxi instructions for Bravo. The aircraft called ready for departure and was told to hold short but was observed taxiing onto Runway 13 at Bravo One. The aircraft was instructed to exit the runway. No aircraft delayed. Bravo One taxiway was visually obscured from the Tower Cab sight line by the tail of a long-term parked aircraft on Apron 1 north end (Air Transat B737).

May 24, 2017

Accident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome - visual aids)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17A0035: C-GZSV, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Gander Flight Training, was on a local solo training flight at Gander Intl, NL (CYQX). During the landing on Runway 31, directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the runway on the south side, struck an identification sign at mid-span on the left wing, and came to a stop on Runway 21. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot was uninjured. The wind on the 1800Z METAR was reported to be from 260° at 8 knots.
An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-GZSV) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was cleared for a touch and go on Runway 31. The aircraft touched down on Runway 31 and then proceeded to make a hard left across the infield onto Runway 21 striking signage before coming to a rest. Tower observed debris flying into the air behind the aircraft. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were advised that the occupant was uninjured but the aircraft was damaged as was the Runway 13/31 signage on the east side of Runway 21.

May 14, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At 1549Z an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-GZKI) was instructed to line up on Runway 31 and hold short of Runway 21. The pilot read back the instruction correctly. However, the pilot subsequently lined up on Runway 21, breaking the restriction. The pilot was a student solo. No impact on operations.

April 19, 2017

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFE), on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was instructed and read back to backtrack line up Runway 09, was number 2 for departure and the tower would advise to turn around. The Tower departed a CANLink Aviation Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FJYS) from the intersection on Runway 33 ahead of C-GMFE. C-GMFE was told that it could turn around and that it was now number 1 for departure. C-GMFE read back to turn around and then departed without clearance from the tower. Being in a critical phase of flight, C-FMFE was allowed to depart as there was no chance of safety being jeopardized and no aircraft to conflict with its departure. The aircraft was advised it was not given a take off clearance and to maintain runway heading. An instructer requested that the aircraft return for a full stop as they were a solo student. No impact on operations.

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFE), on a local flight from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) was given taxi clearance to the threshold of Runway 09 and departed without a takeoff clearance. The pilot was a solo student, and being in the critical phase of flight, the tower controller did not intervene when the flight began takeoff. There was no traffic in the vicinity and safety was never jeopardized. The flight instructor requested the aircraft immediately return to the field. No impact to operations.

March 14, 2017

Accident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB #A17A0015: C-FJXD, a Diamond DA 20-C1 aircraft operated by the Moncton Flight College, was conducting a training flight out of Greater Moncton Intl, NB (CYQM) with a solo student on board. Upon landing, the aircraft bounced and experienced a hard landing. The nose gear assembly separated, causing damage to the propeller. The aircraft was temporarily disabled on the runway.
A CANLink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FJXD) on a local flight from Moncton, NB (CYQM) bounced hard on landing and the nose wheel broke off. Aircraft was disabled on runway and Emergency Response Services (ERS) responded. The active runway was switched with minimal impact on operation.

February 2, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 0544Z, an eastbound Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 (GVOWS/ VIR2R) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to London, UK (EGLL) routing track S declared MAYDAY squawk 7700 at 35W. Medical Emergency. The aircraft carried out contingency lateral offset and was given clearance by Gander Oceanic to descent from FL380 to FL280. Upon reaching FL280 cleared direct St John's, NL (CYYT). The flight landed 0727Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17A0006: G-VOWS, a Boeing 787-900 aircraft operated by Virgin Atlantic, was conducting flight VIR2R from Newark/Liberty Intl, NJ (KEWR) to London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL). While in cruise flight at FL380 approximately 450 nautical miles East of St John's Intl, NL (CYYT), one of the pilots became ill and left the flight deck. The remaining pilot declared an emergency and requested a diversion to CYYT where it landed without further event. EMS met the flight and the pilot obtained medical assistance.
UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#[H2017-00086]: (500000N 0350000W - Mid-Atlantic). A Boeing 787 declared a Mayday due to a Pilot who became incapacitated and removed from the cockpit. The co-pilot was flying the aircraft solo to Tor Bay, NL. The aircraft departed Newark for Heathrow with 148 souls onboard and landed in St John's without further incident.

July 11, 2016

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

Update (Commercial and Business Aviation): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The student pilot will receive additional training from his flight instructor before his next solo flight.
An Evolution Flight School Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GIIN) on a local flight from Gatineau, QC (CYND) inbound, made the initial call outside the zone and was unable to hear the flight service station (FSS) response. C-GIIN tried multiple times without hearing back from the FSS and entered the zone. On 1NM final, C-GIIN turned left, eastbound. When 2NM from the airport, C-GIIN turned left north-westbound as a Gatineau Ottawa Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) on a local flight from CYND was downwind for Runway 27. C-GEEH was given traffic and turned right base with C-GIIN in sight. C-GIIN then changed radios and was able to receive an advisory prior to landing at 2243Z.

March 23, 2016

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - visual aids)

While conducting circuits on runway 24L at St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, an Aéroclub de Montréal Cessna 150M (C-GIPQ) left the runway and stopped in the grass at 2110Z, but managed to taxi to the club on its own. Runway 24L is temporarily closed for inspection. A light was broken and repaired and the runway reopened at 2200Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB#A16Q0031: An Aéroclub de Montréal Cessna 150M (C-GIPQ) with a student pilot on board flying solo was conducting a local VFR training flight from Montréal/St-Hubert Airport (CYHU), QC. Upon landing on Runway 24L, the aircraft bounced on the runway and deviated to the left. After conducting a go-around and noticing that the aircraft was deviating even more to the left, the student pilot cut the gas and tried to land the aircraft but instead conducted a runway excursion and damaged a runway light. The aircraft then taxied to its hangar. No one was injured.

February 12, 2016

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

Update (Commercial and Business Aviation): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The CASI communicated with the operator to obtain more information. After the flight, the company?s director of operations met with the pilot-in-command. The pilot was flying his first solo flight and during the flight the autopilot disengaged which was a contributing factor to the incident since the pilot was mainly focused on manipulating the autopilot system. Takeoff procedures and procedures applicable in single pilot operations were reviewed. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and indicated that no other follow-up by Transport Canada was required for the time being.
A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPJL/MAX140), from Val-d?Or (CYVO), QC, to St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, did not follow the standard instrument departure (SID) procedure on departure from CYVO. The pilot checked in while leaving 5 000 ft when he should have only climbed to 4 000 ft in accordance with the SID. No loss of separation. Non-radar environment. No impact on operations.

October 2, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GZTI) on a local flight from Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) skidded off of Runway 30 upon landing, and came to a stop west of the runway within the runway protected area (RPA). Minor impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #C-GZTI, a Cessna 172N aircraft, was operated by a student pilot returning to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) from Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) after a solo cross-country flight. During the roll-out after landing on Runway 30 at CZBB, directional control of the aircraft was lost. The student pilot was in the process of changing radio frequency, retracting the flaps, and applying power by mistake. The aircraft momentarily became airborne and bounced back on the runway as power was reduced. The student pilot applied differential braking which resulted in the aircraft coming to a stop in tall grass just off the runway within the airport perimeter protected area.

June 8, 2016

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Langley Flying School Inc. Piper PA-28-140 (C-GODP) on a local flight from Langley, BC (CYNJ) entered the zone with no clearance or radio contact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. The incident involved a student pilot on a solo flight from Langley (CYNJ) to Langley (CYNJ). The student was momentarily confused as to his position and inadvertently entered the edge of the Pitt Meadows control zone. The student was debriefed and retrained by the instructor. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

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