September 8, 2021

Incident at PORT-MENIER QC (CYPN) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #17317: Bird strike (American Kestrel) reported by a Sky Jet M.G. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/LSJ447) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Port-Menier, QC (CYPN). The aircraft landed at 1424Z on the runway between the taxiway and the threshold of Runway 29. No damage. The aircraft was cleared to take off again by the company. Runway inspection performed by the airport operator as soon as the strike was reported, and the remains of the bird were collected.

November 23, 2021


An ACASS Ireland Limited Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (EJJMM/SON001), from Lyon-Bron, France (LFLY) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) performed a missed approach on final for Runway 24L due to a landing gear problem. It then declared an emergency. The tower notified the Aéroports de Montréal (SIADM) fire department. SON001 landed on Runway 24L at 1546Z and cleared the runway at 1610Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0122: EJ-JMMM, an ACASS Ireland Global Express XRS operating as flight SON001 was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Lyon-Bron, France (LFLY) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL). On approach for CYUL, when the crew selected landing gear down, the engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) alert icon, which indicates the left landing gear in transit, remained illuminated after the right and front landing gear indications confirmed that they had deployed and were locked. Warning messages GEAR DISAGREE, L-R MAIN GEAR DOOR and NOSE DOOR were visible on the EICAS. The crew followed the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedure and declared an emergency to the air traffic controller. The approach proceeded and the aircraft landed without incident. Landing gear downlock safety pins were installed as soon as the aircraft stopped on the runway. Once the pins were installed, the aircraft left the runway.

April 21, 2021


TSB Report #A21Q0021: C-GJBV, a Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet MG Inc., was on an instrument flight rules flight departing from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) airport for a destination of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). When the first officer landed, the aircraft was slowed down, without using the brakes, to about 55 knots. The captain then took control and applied the brakes. The aircraft turned suddenly to the left, and the captain attempted to regain control of the steering by applying the right brake and reversing the thrust of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway, hitting a runway light with the nose wheel, and when the landing gear was on gravel, directional control returned to normal. The captain then taxied the aircraft to the apron without incident. There were no injuries. After checking with maintenance, the main landing gear assemblies were replaced, as well as the nose wheel tire. The quality of the brakes was checked during the dismantling of the wheels and the brake tests did not reveal any faults. The aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #17064: As soon as a Sky Jet M.G. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) made contact with the ground, the aircraft went off the runway on the left side of the runway. As it was going off the runway, the aircraft struck a runway light. Based on preliminary findings, the left-side brake became wedged, if evidenced by the tracks left on the pavement. The aircraft was able to get back on the runway and apron on its own power. No impact on air operations. After a visual inspection, the aircraft departed normally for its next destination.

February 9, 2021


A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Dornier 328-100 (C-FDYN/GLR8438) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) declared PAN PAN due to an oil indication. The aircraft continued to its destination, where it landed without incident at 1730Z. No operational impact. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0009: C-FDYN, a Central Mountain Air Dornier DO-328 aircraft, was conducting flight GLR8438 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) with 3 crew members and 11 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL240, the flight crew noticed indications of oil pressure fluctuations on the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119B). ATC advised the flight crew that the flight would be required to hold prior to commencing the approach at CYXS due to traffic. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and landed as soon as practical, without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed the engines no. 3 and no. 4 bearing labyrinth seals were leaking air and pressurizing the bearing cavity, to the point where oil had been pushed out into the intercompressor turbine case and overboard, into both the cowling and the exhaust burn-off ducts. The operator has coordinated with the engine manufacturer and has indicated that the engine requires replacement.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. It was noted that the oil level was a little low upon the aircrafts landing in Prince George, BC (CYXS). There was also some oil present in the cowling, suggesting a potential leak at first evaluation. The oil was cleaned up and ground runs were performed, and the oil fluctuations did not reappear. The oil pressure and temperature were steady at all power settings. After shut down, it was noticed that oil was dripping from the cowling collector drain ports, but there was no evidence of further leaks. Oil dripping from the drains is not uncommon, after noting previous oil in the cowling area, as this is the common dump point for all scavenge or ported oil. Oil levels were still maintained at required levels. The aircraft was ground run for another 30 minutes, with no fluctuation in oil pressure. The aircraft was ferried back to Calgary, empty, for further analysis. Analysis result from Calgary, after multiple runs and tests, is currently pointing towards the internal #3 or #4 bearing labyrinth seal leaking air, and thus pressurizing the bearing cavity to the point of pushing oil out into the inter-compressor turbine case and overboard, into both the cowling and the exhaust burn-off duct. This is an internal fault of the engine that, although is not typical, is something that has been present in many turbo-prop engines in the past. Pratt & Whitney have been notified of all the tests and runs, and agree that the inner bearing seal has most likely failed and will require the replacement of the engine.

August 15, 2021


The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an ultralight crash on Matchedash lake, which involved an amateur-built 1693259 Ontario Inc. Mackey SQ II (C-FSQQ). No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0073: A privately registered Backcountry Super Cubs LLC Mackey SQ2 with amphibious floats was conducting a takeoff from Long Lake, ON, with the pilot and one passenger on board. As the aircraft climbed above the height of the trees adjacent to the lake, approximately 40 feet above the water, the left wing dropped abruptly and the aircraft entered a steep descent and impacted the water, nose first. The occupants exited the aircraft after it overturned and were soon picked up by local boaters. There were no injuries. The aircraft was significantly damaged.

June 10, 2021


A 11033689 Canada Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GLLX) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to St. Jean, QC (CYJN) departed from Runway 04 and turned on course as soon as its wheels were up. No impact on operations.

March 7, 2021


A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) declared a "Mayday" due to an engine failure issue. The aircraft was able to restart its engine soon after. The problem was related to a wrong fuel tank selection. The aircraft landed safely at 1645Z. No service requested. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0016: A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 was conducting a local VFR flight from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP). While in cruise flight and 8NM South of Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), the pilot declared "Mayday" due to an engine failure. The pilot restarted the engine shortly afterwards and cancelled the emergency, as the issue was found to be related to the fuel tank selection. The aircraft landed safely in CYRP without further incident.

December 20, 2021

Incident at Abraham's Bay/ Mayaguana, Bahamas (MYMM)

TSB Report #A21F0238: C-GPAJ, a Chartright Air Inc. Bombardier Challenger 601 was conducting positioning flight HRT056 from Saint Maarten/Princess Juliana Intl, Saint Maarten (TNCM) to Miami/Opa Locka, FL (KOPF) with 2 flight crew and a mechanic on board. The aircraft was operating under Chartright Airs MEL for a landing gear issue and the landing gear was pinned down for the flight. During cruise at FL200 over the Island of Mayaguana, the flight crew received a left engine oil pressure light on the Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS), accompanied by excessively high ITT indication. The engine failed very soon after, the flight crew completed the appropriate checklist, declared an emergency and diverted to Abrahams Bay/Mayaguana, Bahamas (MYMM). The flight landed in MYMM without further incident. Maintenance is troubleshooting the engine issue.

February 20, 2021

Accident at KASKATTAMA, MB (A108)

TSB Report #A21C0020: C-FFVZ, a de Havilland DHC3T operated by Kississing Lake Lodge (dba Wings Over Kississing), was conducting a flight from Kaskattama, MB, to Gillam, MB (CYGX) with 1 pilot onboard. During the takeoff from Runway 12 at Kaskattama, C-FFVZ struck wind-hardened snowdrifts and the aircraft became airbone soon after. The flight continued uneventfully to CYGX. Upon landing in CYGX, it was noted that the tail wheel and ski were missing. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its rear fuselage and rudder.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The companys Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) reported that, upon inspection, it was determined that all the damage was primarily sustained by the rudder and fuselage skin and the tail wheel assembly. The tail wheel assembly was replaced with a serviceable assembly and temporary repairs to the skin were made before the ferry flight. The aircraft was subsequently in maintenance at the Flin Flon facility, undergoing repairs. All the repaired rudder and empennage skins were being replaced with new skins. No other damages were found.

March 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

By mistake, the Security Operations (IOC) unit cancelled a NOTAM restricting arrivals on Runway 17R and departures on Runway 35L at Calgary, AB (CYYC). The replacement NOTAM had incorrect hours entered (i.e. the NOTAM banned arrivals from the present time until 1300Z, when the cranes would not be present until 0300Z). The Edmonton (EG) Shift Manager (SM) confirmed with the IOC unit that the replacement NOTAM was issued in error and that a revised NOTAM with the proper affected hours would be issued as soon as possible (ASAP).


A North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-311 (NCB4096) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a nose gear indication to the tower while on a visual approach. The tower called and NCB4096 was assigned a heading and an altitude, and switched back to the terminal. After 2 minutes, the pilot reported "3 green" and requested vectors for an approach. NCB4096 landed without incident at 1432Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator reported that during approach to landing in Edmonton, AB (CYEG), the captain asked for "gear down". Landing gear "down" was selected and soon the crew noted an unusual noise coming from the front of the aircraft. The landing gear indication showed the main gear as green, but the nose gear had an amber door light and a red unsafe light on the gear panel. The tower was informed of the landing gear issue and the crew requested a new heading in order to start troubleshooting. After levelling off at 5000 feet, the crew decided to recycle the landing gear, which came up with no issues. The landing gear was again selected "down", at which time all three gear came down, with three green lights indicated. The crew informed Edmonton Centre that the problem had been rectified and requested vectors back to CYEG, where the aircraft landed without incident. After landing, the aircraft was brought to the hangar, where the company’s maintenance department carried out an inspection. The error history on the Proximity Switch Electronics Unit (PSEU) was reviewed, which indicated codes 9, 10 and 14 on the last leg of the flight. There has been no prior history of the codes occurring. A visual inspection of the nose gear and wheel well harness, the aft nose gear door linkage, the forward nose gear door, and the actuators and structure was conducted, with no defects noted. The PSEU was "re-racked" and an expanded Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) check was conducted for the PSEU, with no faults found. The aircraft was jacked up and three full gear swings were performed, along with one alternate extension, with no faults identified. PSEU memory was again checked and found to be satisfactory. The landing gear system was determined to be serviceable, the company conducted a test flight, and the landing gear systems checked serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service. No further action.

January 28, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermilion, AB (CEZ4) declared an emergency due to a landing gear indication. The crew elected to divert to High Level, AB (CYOJ), where the aircraft flew a low approach to confirm that only one of the main landing gear was partially extended. Emergency services were dispatched while the crew continued to troubleshoot the issue, with no success. The aircraft landed with its gear fully retracted on Runway 31 at 0052Z. There were no injuries to the four (4) persons aboard the aircraft, and no significant damage was immediately evident. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed by NOTAM for 3 hours. All appropriate agencies were notified, including the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: AOR-270986-V2: CWA925 had to perform a gear-up landing on Runway 31 at High Level, AB (CYOJ). The aircraft circled while waiting for emergency vehicles to arrive and emergency vehicles were on standby when the aircraft landed. The aircraft was disabled on the runway, and the runway was closed via NOTAM for 3 hours. NOTAM I0494/21.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21W0006: C-GLUT, a Canwest Air Beech B200GT, was operating on a MEDEVAC flight from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4) with two flight crew and two medical crew on board. During the approach to CEZ4, the flight crew selected "landing gear down" and the RH main landing gear only partially extended. The nose and LH main landing gear extended fully. A low pass was performed over CEZ4, where company personnel were able to confirm that the RH main landing gear was not fully extended. The flight crew actioned the QRC "Landing Gear Manual Extension", but the RH main landing gear failed to extend. Several acceleration manoeuvers were performed; however, the landing gear did not move. Company operations was consulted, and a decision was made to conduct a wheels-up landing in CYOJ before dark. The aircraft then diverted to CYOJ. The flight crew advised the CYOJ FSS and declared an emergency, and emergency services were dispatched from the town of High Level. When the aircraft arrived over CYOJ, the flight crew selected "gear up" and the landing gear retracted normally. All 3 gear retracted, and the red "gear unsafe" light went out. The flight crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, but the RH main landing gear did not move. The landing gear was selected up and the landing gear, once again, retracted normally. The flight crew prepared for a gear-up landing. On short final, the flight crew shut down the engines and feathered the propellers. The aircraft touched down at approximately the 1000 foot mark and maintained the runway centerline. After the aircraft came to rest, the passengers and flight crew evacuated out the main cabin door; there were no egress issues. Emergency services arrived as soon as the aircraft came to a rest. There was no fire, there were no injuries and there was no fuel leak. Company maintenance will follow-up with TSB regarding maintenance findings and follow-up.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16957: At 0009Z, maintenance crews and a Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech B200GT (C-GLUT/CWA925) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), with an enroute stop at Fort Vermillion, AB (CEZ4), contacted the NAV CANADA flight service station (FSS) to advise that the aircraft would be declaring an emergency. One of the aircrafts landing gears was failing to drop, forcing them to make the decision to conduct a belly landing. The NAV CANADA FSS contacted emergency crews at 0011Z. Airport staff and the Airport Manager were notified at 0015Z. The Airport Authority and emergency personnel (fire, Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP], and emergency medical technicians [EMT]) arrived on scene and were in place at the staging area at 0032Z. Communications between emergency services was conducted. The Airport Manager called the FSS to advise them that all personnel were on site and standing by at 0038Z. The Airport Manager issued a 3-hour NOTAM for runway closure at 0043Z. C-GLUT completed a belly landing (gear up) on Runway 31 at 0044Z. Crews were escorted by Airport Authority at 0045Z as per the on-scene controller (fire). No reported injuries, fuel spill or fire.

July 17, 2021

Incident at Hillaton / Kings Aerodrome NS (CHL2) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Chicken Hawk Enterprises Ltd. Enstrom 280C (C-FCQF) from Hillaton/Kings Aerodrome, NS (CHL2) to Hillaton/Kings Aerodrome, NS (CHL2) was disabled on Runway 18/36 due to mechanical issues. The pilot/airport manager (APM) closed the runway via NOTAM until Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 1200Z (estimated (EST) end time), as they were unsure how soon a mechanic could come out to look at the helicopter.

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.

November 22, 2020


A privately registered Navion from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) reported a landing gear problem while on approach to Runway 01. The Navion pulled up and flew to the south to troubleshoot the problem. A few minutes later, the tower unsuccessfully attempted to contact the Navion to advise them that they were encroaching on the base and approach path for Runway 01, which was currently being used by several training aircraft. Soon after, the aircraft changed its squawk code to 7600, turned inbound, and landed on Runway 01 without further incident. Another aircraft, a Helicarrier Inc. Aerospatiale AS332L1 was instructed to orbit to the north to provide room should the Navion need to conduct an overshoot for a second time.

October 26, 2020


A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GPFF) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) entered the Class C control zone at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) without contacting Air Traffic Control (ATC). Control instructions were given to another aircraft, a Nautilus Air Cessna 172R (C-GHTM) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), to ensure separation. Contact with C-GPFF was established soon after, approximately 1 mile into the control zone.

September 30, 2020


A privately registered Pipistrel Alpha Electro from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), upon departure from Runway 26R, reported that its engine was rattling and requested to land as soon as possible (ASAP). A Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GWTE) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK), in the circuit for Runway 26R, was pulled-up to accommodate a teardrop turn for the Pipistrel to land on Runway 08L. No further impact on operations.

August 17, 2020

Accident at 45NM NNW STEWART BC (CZST)

NAV CANADA was advised of a fatal accident 45NM northwest (NW) of Stewart, BC (CZST) involving an Aberdeen Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FAHC). No NAV CANADA involvement.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At approximately 1830Z on August 17, 2020, an Aerospatiale AS350 helicopter (C-FAHC) operated by Aberdeen Helicopters Inc. crashed while carrying out a long-line sling operation near the Eskay Creek Mine, roughly 45NM Northwest of Stewart, BC (CZST). The sole pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire. The aircraft was reported overdue at 1940Z, and the wreckage was located two (2) hours later by another company helicopter. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is working closely with Transport Canada to gather information and assess the occurrence. A decision will soon be communicated regarding the deployment of TSB investigators to the scene.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0080: C-FAHC, an Aberdeen Helicopters AS350-B2, was conducting long lining operations 45 NM NNW of Stewart, BC, with 1 pilot on board. During initial lift off from a drill site located on a mountain, the pilot decided to set the load back down due to incoming weather. After the load was disconnected the pilot departed for a staging area. When communications were not established with the pilot, a search was conducted. The helicopter was found approximately 1200 metres west of the drill pad on the mountain side. The helicopter was destroyed and was nearly consumed by the post impact fire. The pilot did not survive.

July 29, 2020

Incident at KELOWNA (GEN HOSP) BC (Heli) CKH9 (Other operational incident)

Aviation Incident Report #16724: At 2250Z, a Kelowna (General Hospital), BC (Heli) (CKH9) emergency staff member contacted Security to ask about an inbound a Wildcat Helicopters Bell 412 (C-GBND) to Kelowna (General Hospital), BC (Heli) (CKH9). Security advised they were aware of a Summit Helicopters Bell 412EP (C-FXEP) to Kelowna (General Hospital), BC (Heli) (CKH9) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 2325Z. The emergency staff member stated they had received a phone call for another inbound helicopter, C-GBND, to arrive at 2255Z. Security had not been contacted about C-GBND. Security immediately dispatched to the helipad as they are the designated safety ground crew. At 2255Z, Security arrived on the helipad and were unable to complete the sweep of the helipad in accordance with standard practises, due to the proximity of the C-GBND. At 2257Z, C-GBND landed at CKH9 with a patient. The patient was taken to Emergency Department Zone 1. Security advised C-GBND that they needed to depart as soon as possible due to the imminent arrival of C-FXEP, which Security was advised of from British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) Dispatcher at 2241Z (ETA of 2325Z). At 2312Z, C-GBND departed CKH9. At 2336Z, C-FXEP arrived on the helipad, and the on board patient deplaned. C-FXEPs ETA was 2325Z. At 0016Z, C-FXEP departed CKH9 without issue. Operational impact: Safety sweep of helipad prior to C-GBND landing was not completed. Heliport Manager was notified. Dispatch had to be contacted to get update on incoming C-FXEP flight and be advised that C-GBND was currently on the helipad with instructions to take off as soon as possible due to an incoming flight.

July 22, 2020


A 1063682 BC Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-FDGO) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) departed Runway 19 on the POPPY departure. The aircraft was observed turning off course and into the approach of Runway 25 where a Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYQ) was about to turn base. C-FDGO was initially unresponsive to calls from the tower, but C-GTYQ was able to avoid the aircraft and continue their approach.The tower called C-FDGO several times to try and turn them back on course, and when that wasn’t successful, the tower restricted C-GTYQ to 1 000 ft and passed the traffic. When C-GTYQ reported C-FDGO in sight, they said they could turn in behind them and the conflict was resolved. Contact was made with C-FDGO soon after and they were informed of their error and said they were unfamiliar with the area.

June 22, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (FOD (foreign object debris))

After a Conair Group Inc. Cessna A185F (C-GZSH/FGD185) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) departed from Runway 26L, the pilot reported something loose, and requested to land as soon as possible. C-GZSH landed on Runway 08L without incident. A privately registered Cessna T210M on a flight to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) landed on Runway 26R a few minutes later and reported that there was foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. C-GZSH had not noticed that a part fell off after landing. The part was later discovered to be a float door hatch.

May 13, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (NCB2042) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) had a negative gear indication on final for Runway 30 and elected to go around to troubleshoot. Aircraft had positive indication after 15 minutes of circling and landed on Runway 30 without issue. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew of NCB2042 climbed to 4000 above sea level (ASL) on the departure end of Runway 30, levelled, and slowed to 140 Knots to begin troubleshooting. Once slowed, the crew attempted to extend the landing gear again, and this time received no green "Gear Down" indications. Pressing the bulbs to test them revealed that none of the bulbs were testing properly, and the gear unsafe handle was not illuminated at this time. The crew then consulted Maintenance Operations Control (MOC), as they needed someone who knew the system far better and could confirm that the gear was down and locked in position for landing. At this time, the crew began running through additional troubleshooting items to confirm the gear position. They confirmed with MOC that the gear warning system was working normally as in the missed approach, they reduced power levers once levelled off and hit the warning horn, and the red handle was working. At the request of MOC, the crew performed the test of the systems once more (the gear had been left down when they began troubleshooting) and they maintained normal gear and locked signals. A suggestion was made to remove the indicator bulbs and place them in different positions. As soon as the "Left Main Gear Down" indicator was removed from its socket, the "Right Main Gear Down" indicator illuminated in the "Full Bright" position. The crew then placed the "Left Main Gear Down" indicator bulb back into the socket and, as soon as the bulb was reinstalled, the "Nose Gear Down" indicator illuminated "Full Bright" as well. MOC then recommended moving the nose gear bulb into the left main gear socket to confirm the gears position. The crew proceeded as instructed and found the lamp illuminated, confirming that the left main landing gear (MLG) was down. All 3 green "Gear Down and Locked" indicators illuminated, with no unsafe indications, and a normal landing was then executed. The aircraft was then inspected by the company’s maintenance department, where they discovered that the light socket length between the NLG and MLG was different lengths, which caused the NLG bulb holder to bottom out before test circuit could make contact. Maintenance swapped the bulb holder for the NLG and left-hand (LH) MLG position, and all lights tested satisfactory. All part numbers for the light assemblies are the same and the discrepancy between the MLG and NLG holders appears to be due to the particular installation in the aircraft. When the assemblies were swapped around, they were able to adjust the height enough to gain more clearance between the fisheye "Push-to-Test" light and the edge light panel assembly. The aircraft was returned to service, no further action required.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 14NM W Whistler, BC

A Blackcomb Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GFCC), while conducting heli-skiing operations 14 miles West of Whistler, BC, came into conflict with terrain while attempting to abort a landing.
Update TSB Report #A20P0027: C-GFCC, a Bell 407 helicopter operated by Blackcomb Helicopters was conducting heli-skiing operations with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board in the vicinity of Brandywine Mountain, approximately 14 nm W of Whistler (CBE9), BC. After transporting a different group of skiers to the staging area due to deteriorating weather conditions the helicopter returned to the pickup spot on the mountain to collect 4 heli-ski guests and 1 guide. The pilot and guide reassessed the weather conditions as favorable to attempt another skiing run. At the top of the ski run the pilot was unable to approach the staked drop-off location due to reduced visibility and attempted to approach a nearby, lower altitude location that was not staked. The pilot entered a hover but soon lost visual reference with the surface due to deteriorating weather conditions and attempted to abort the landing. During the aborted landing attempt, the helicopter struck the snow-covered terrain, rolled to the right, and came to rest its right side. The 406 Mhz ELT activated. The guide exited the helicopter and assisted the 4 passengers with egress. The pilot retrieved the halon fire extinguisher mounted in the cockpit and extinguished a small post-impact fire located in the engine area. The heli-skiing guide contacted the company dispatcher using a handheld radio who initiated the emergency response plan. A company helicopter was unable to access the occurrence site due to low visibility. The pilot and 5 passengers skied to a lower portion of the mountain where the company helicopter transported them to the staging area. The guide received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

November 26, 2020

Accident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FWAL/AB1776) from Bearskin Lake, ON (CNE3) to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) reported a gear indication issue when 4NM final for Runway 25. The aircraft did a fly by to confirm that the nose wheel was not extended. After some troubleshooting, the aircraft was unable to extend the nose wheel. The airport authority opened Runway 12/30 at the aircrafts request. Aircraft landed on Runway 12 and the nose wheel collapsed. The aircraft came to a controlled stop on Runway 12, south of Runway 07/25. Runway 07/25 was available as soon as a runway inspection was completed. No injuries reported, one aircraft was delayed by 5 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0106: C-FWAL, a Pilatus PC-12/47 operated by Air Bravo as flight AB1776, was on descent for Runway 25 at Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) with 2 crew and 3 passengers on board. During the initial descent, the crew heard a loud bang coming from the nose of the aircraft, followed by an immediate "nose gear unsafe" indication in the cockpit. During final approach, the crew selected "landing gear down" and received a "down and locked" indication for the left and right main gear, but the "nose gear unsafe" indication remained. Cycling of the landing gear and use of the emergency gear extension failed to get a "nose gear down and locked" indication. A fly-by the tower revealed that the nose gear was only partially extended. The crew conducted several firm touchdowns on the runway to try and force the nose gear down, but was unsuccessful. The crew then requested to land on Runway 12 and declared an emergency. While on short final, the engine was intentionally shut down and the aircraft was force landed. During the landing, the nose gear collapsed completely and the aircraft came to a stop on the centre line of the runway. The crew and passengers then exited the aircraft without injury. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and was subsequently removed from the runway. An inspection of the aircraft by the operators maintenance personnel revealed that the right hand nose gear drag brace had failed.

October 30, 2020

Accident at PEMBROKE ON (CYTA) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Montreal (UL) shift manager reported an aircraft accident at Pembroke, ON (CYTA) to the Toronto (YZ) shift manager. At 1500Z, on October 30, 2020, a privately registered, amateur-built Glass Goose aircraft, on a flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), crashed during take-off from Pembroke, ON (CYTA). The sole pilot sustained minor injuries. The aircraft remained disabled on the runway with minor damage, including a collapsed nose wheel. The runway was closed pending removal of the aircraft. The airport was closed. No operational impact. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and will soon release the aircraft.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16870: The pilot of the Glass Goose aircraft indicated they were attempting to take off from Pembroke, ON (CYTA) when the aircraft began to porpoise. The pilot attempted to gain control, however the aircraft struck the runway 3-5 times during the attempt. The Airport Manager (APM) attended to remove significant foreign object debris (FOD) from the runway and check for damage to the runway and the aircraft, as well as any injuries. The APM contacted NAV CANADA and the shift supervisor at Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). A NOTAM was issued to indicate that the airport would be closed for approximately two hours while the FOD was cleaned up and an investigation was completed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The aircraft was removed once approved by the TSB.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20O0099: An amateur-built Glass Goose was initiating a local flight from Pembroke, ON (CYTA) with 1 pilot onboard. While on the take-off roll on Runway 35, the aircraft nosed up quicker and at a higher angle of attack than expected. The pilot applied a forward pressure on the control stick to compensate, resulting in a nose down attitude. The nose wheel struck the runway and the aircraft began to porpoise. On the third runway contact, the aircraft slid off the runway onto the grass surface. Emergency services deployed to the accident site and the airport closed Runway 35 until all the debris were removed. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose landing gear, cockpit, undercarriage and fuselage. The pilot received only minor injuries.

July 21, 2020

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Bird presence, FOD (foreign object debris))

On its departure from Runway 16, an aircraft reported multiple deceased seagulls at the threshold. The Airport Operator (APO) was advised, and informed the flight service station (FSS) of two birds shot by the APO earlier and would be relocated soon.

July 18, 2020


Two Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S aircraft, C-GBLQ and C-FGAR, both on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), conducted a go-around on approach to Runway 23 due to birds in the vicinity of the threshold. The birds had moved on by the time a Cessna 182 landed shortly after. Both C-GBLQ and C-FGAR joined the circuit and landed soon after, without incident. No other impact to operations.

December 25, 2020

Incident at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL (KFLL)

TSB Report #A20F0207: C-GKOD, an Air Canada Airbus 320-214 operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA902 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL (KFLL). On short final into KFLL, a passenger approached the Service Director to advise that their cell phone battery charger had caught fire. The Service Director put the charger in the PED (Portable Electronic Device) containment bag and extinguished the fire with water. Due to the phase of flight, the Service Director advised the Flight Crew as soon as the landing was completed and the aircraft had cleared Runway 28R. No emergency was declared and the aircraft taxied to the gate without further incident.

November 8, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The pilot of a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-323 (C-GXAJ/CJT1691) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) called the flight service station (FSS) at 1139Z for the runway surface condition (RSC). The RSC and the Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) from 1110Z were given to CJT1691. At 1152Z, CJT1691 advised the FSS that they had entered a hold approximately 100 miles south of CYFB and were waiting for someone to plow the runway to be able to execute a landing. At 1154Z, FSS advised the airport help desk. The help desk advised that someone should be out sweeping soon. This update was provided to CJT1691. At 1208Z, the Breevort controller called to ask for an update on the sweeping. At 1209Z, the FSS called the help desk again to get another update. The help desk advised that they would call the field foreman and then call back. At 1213Z, the help desk advised the FSS that the field foreman indicated they were working on getting some trucks out on the runway to start sweeping. No timelines were given. Update given to CJT1691. As of 1215Z, there were still no trucks on the runway sweeping. At 1226Z, a vehicle (TK81) requested access to the runway for sweeping. At 1229Z, CJT1691 and the Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) controller advised that CJT1691 was diverting to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). Impact on operations: Delay for CJT1691 to come in for landing at CYFB. Original estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 1206Z. CJT1691 needed to divert to CYYR.

April 10, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

At Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), the technician went to site T121 to investigate frequency 243.0 interference and saw that an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was being flown right above the antennas. As soon as the UAV landed, the noise interference stopped. No known impact to operations.

December 23, 2020


While returning from a local training flight, the pilot of a Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FVVY) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported a vacuum pump failure and requested to land as soon as possible. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was placed on stand-by and the aircraft landed without incident.

July 20, 2020

Accident at 0.68 NM ENE Thorburn Lake Water Aerodrome, NL (CCW5)

At approximately 1822Z, on July 20, 2020, a privately-registered Robinson R44 II helicopter crashed in a wooded area near the Thornburn Lake Water Aerodrome, NL (CCW5). There were three (3) persons aboard the aircraft, one (1) of whom suffered fatal injuries. The second was listed in life-threatening condition and the third was injured, but stable. Emergency services arrived at the scene and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax dispatched a Cormorant Helicopter to the area in order to provide MEDEVAC assistance, if required. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified and will soon communicate its decision regarding the deployment of investigators to the scene. On July 21, 2020, the TSB confirmed deployment of a team of investigators from Halifax who will travel to the accident scene to gather preliminary information and assess the occurrence. Transport Canada, Atlantic Region, has appointed a Ministers Observer who will assist the TSB in a remote capacity during the information gathering process. It was later clarified that the aircraft, previously registered in the Quebec Region, was in the early stages of being registered to a new owner in the Atlantic Region. Correspondence received to date indicates that the intended registration was indeed private.
Update: TSB Report #A20A0027: A privately operated Robinson R44 helicopter, was on a multi leg cross-country pleasure flight. The helicopter departed Springdale Airport Newfoundland (CCD2) with the intent to refuel at an aircraft maintenance facility located on the north-east side of Thorburn Lake, Newfoundland (CCW5). Upon arrival at Thorburn Lake, the helicopter completed a precautionary circuit over the planned landing site; a gravel parking lot surrounded by trees. The helicopter returned to the parking lot and carried out an approach to about tree top level. It then entered a hover and began to climb vertically. When the helicopter reached approximately 75 feet above tree top level, it began small yaw and pitch movements, which increased in amplitude over a short period of time. Control was lost and the main rotor blades made contact with and severed approximately four feet of the tail boom, which included the tail rotor assembly. The helicopter and the tail rotor assembly fell vertically into a stand of trees and came to rest upright on the forest floor. The pilot and front seat passenger sustained multiple serious injuries, and passenger in the right hand (RH) rear seat was fatally injured. Witnesses close by provided first aid to the occupants and extinguished a small non-fuel fed fire in the area of the left hand (LH) engine manifold. The helicopter was destroyed.

February 6, 2020


A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FEFZ) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) reported a faulty fuel indicator and requested to land as soon as possible. No assistance required but Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were on standby. Aircraft landed without incident at 0312Z. No impact on operations.

December 9, 2019

Incident at NUBUN intersection

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GUSC/PSC475) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) laterally deviated from its standard terminal arrival (STAR) path at NUBUN and descended at BODPO too soon at 3 000 ft during the area navigation (RNAV) approach (RNAV) (GNSS) Z on Runway 24 at CYQB. No impact on operations.

November 24, 2019


At departure from Runway 06, a privately registered Cessna TR182 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) experienced engine misfires and landed as soon as it started rotation. An Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 152 (C-FZSX) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on short final was instructed to conduct a go-around. A runway inspection was completed.

April 15, 2019


A loss of separation occurred when a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FRQM/SKV7685) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Houston, TX (KIAH) took off from Runway 24L with less than the minimum required separation to avoid wake turbulence behind a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 (JYBAA/RJA90G) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Detroit-Wayne County, MI (KDTW). Air traffic services (ATS) instructed SKV7685 to turn as soon as possible to escape the turbulence. No impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0047: C-FRQM, a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight SKV7685 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Houston/George Bush Intercontinental, TX (KIAH). During takeoff from Runway 24L at CYUL, specifically during the initial climb, there was a loss of separation with JY-BAA, a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 on flight RJA90G from CYUL to Detroit/Metropolitan Wayne County, MI (KDTW), which had just taken off before SKV7685. The longitudinal separation was down to 4.2 nautical miles (NM), even though the requirement was 5 NM. SKV7685 was given a radar vector so that it could reestablish the required distance; no wake turbulence was reported. The 2 aircraft continued their respective flights to their destinations.

March 29, 2019

Accident at In the vicinity of: Lac Malartic QC

Police were informed of a crash involving a privately registered Zenair CH-701-L near Highway 117, close to Lac Malartic. The ultralight was a write off. On March 29, 2019 at 2353Z, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) indicated that the pilot of the Zenair had died as a result of injuries.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-246929-V1 deleted.
Update: TSB #A19Q0038: A privately operated ski plane registered as a Zenair CH-701-L basic ultralight was making a local flight from Lac Malartic, QC using visual flight rules (VFR) with only its pilot aboard. After taking off from Lac Malartic around 13:20 local time, the aircraft flew over Chemin du Lac Malartic at low altitude before disappearing behind the treeline. Soon after, flames and smoke were seen at the site of the crash, about 50 m east of Route 117, at highway marker 548. A post-impact fire partly destroyed the aircraft. Although the pilot initially survived the crash, he died of his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. According to Environment Canada reports, the weather conditions at the time of the crash were favourable for visual flight, with a clear sky and light winds from the north.

July 7, 2019


A Van City Seaplanes Ltd. aircraft of unknown make and model (VC100), origin and destination unknown, was observed entering the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone (CZ) from the East at 500 ft. A potential conflict existed with circuit (CCT) traffic at 1000 ft East of CYNJ and traffic information was passed as a result. Radar target disappeared soon after. No aircraft was detected visually.

May 26, 2019


A Vital Aviation Cessna 172I (C-FXFN) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was operating over Chemainus at FL025 and observed a white drone operating at FL020 which soon departed the area to the South. No impact to flight operations.

June 9, 2019


Aviation incident report #16168: At approximately 1520Z, A Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Cessna 172S (C-GSCS) was established on final for landing on Runway 09, sequenced after an Exact Air Cessna R182 (C-GSCG) who was departing Runway 09 from Hotel intersection. Immediately after C-GSCG became airborne, C-GSCS (at approximately 500 above ground level (AGL) on final) observed a privately registered Cirrus SR22, taking position onto the runway. Upon seeing a potential conflict, C-GSCS re-broadcasted its position on short final for Runway 09 in an effort to alert the Cirrus SR22 of its current proximity to landing. At this point, the Cirrus SR22 proceeded to takeoff Runway 09 with minimal separation behind the departed aircraft in front (C-GSCR). C-GSCS initiated the go-around (at approximately 1521Z) as the runway was unclear for landing approaching 200 above ground level (AGL). During the go-around, C-GSCS witnessed the Cirrus SR22 perform a low level left-hand turn departing to the North soon after it took off. It was noted that C-GSCS was at approximately 300 AGL when the Cirrus SR22 began turning left from an altitude that was lower than C-GSCS. At 1522Z, C-GSCS broadcasted on the ATF frequency asking the Cirrus SR22 what his/her intention was, to which there was no response. No radio call was heard from the Cirrus SR22 from that point on. This created a dangerous situation. The circuit was extremely busy at this time due to an airport event at Peterborough, ON (CYPQ).

June 18, 2019


Aviation incident report #16170: The pilot of a Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Cessna 172S (C-FSCF) was flying with a TC inspector for a monitor ride and upon joining the circuit into Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) at the end of the flight, a privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV-6A followed in behind. C-GDRV came from the South near Rice Lake and Runway 09 was active. There were other traffic in the circuit at the time, however, the Vans RV6A stayed right behind C-FSCF joining the pattern. After landing on 09, C-FSCF elected to exit the runway at H as they knew there were other planes behind on final and there were no aircraft taxiing towards 09 at the time. As C-FSCF exited the runway at H, the pilot looked back and the Vans RV6A was already slowed right down on the runway behind, soon to exit as well. C-FSCF had not yet crossed the hold short line so the other aircraft must have landed while C-FSCF was still on the actual runway.

September 5, 2019


Numerous static bursts were heard on frequency and the Tower controller instructed a privately registered Cessna 150C on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to remain clear of the control zone. A primary target was observed inside the control zone coinciding with the very high frequency directional finder (VDF) bearing. Soon after limited radio contact was made and the Cessna 150C was given instructions to join the circuit for Runway 23. Clearance to land was broadcast and given via the light gun. Upon landing, without instruction, the Cessna 150C exited onto Runway 12/30 which was active with an aircraft approximately 4 miles final. The Cessna 150C called for ground taxi on the tower frequency and was expedited clear of the runway .During this time, 2 aircraft were held clear of the control zone, one held on the ground and two others in the circuit given instructions to avoid the Cessna 150C.

August 1, 2019

Incident at Huron Pines Golf & Country Club, Blind River, ON

A R Bamford Professional Corporation PB180 (C-GBCF) from Gore Bay-Manitoulin, ON (CYZE) to Wawa, ON (CYXZ) broadcast a "PAN PAN" message on CYZE 126.7, answered by London, ON (CYXU) flight information centre (FIC). Advised experiencing extreme engine roughness in the Blind River area, and was landing as soon as possible. Pilot had golf course in sight and was attempting landing there. CYXU advised local and area control centre (ACC) Shift Manager. Pilot subsequently reported down and safe on Huron Pines Golf Course.

April 4, 2019


A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOY/JZA8639) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) declared an emergency due to loss of hydraulic fluid. The flight landed safely on Runway 32, exited the runway and was towed to the gate.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Prior to fight the Flight Crew reported to MOC that the No. 1 Hydraulic Level was low, Maintenance topped up the system. The aircraft departed CYHZ. The Flight Crew advised maintenance and dispatch on-route that the No. 1 Hydraulic Fluid level had dropped from 90% to 35%. The Flight Crew continued monitoring and planned to continue to CYOW. Approximately 40 minutes later the level had dropped to 0% on system No.1, the Crew declared an emergency on descent to CYOW. The Flight landed 20 minutes later without incident and was towed to the gate. Maintenance troubleshooting identified a Hydraulic Line that had been chafed through by a clamp. The affected line was repaired, clamp replaced, Filters/Pump inspected, fluid added, and leak check performed. The aircraft was returned to service. Service Difficulty Report No. 20190408006 was submitted.
Update: TSB #A19Q0042: C-GGOY, a DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8639 under instrument flight rules (IFR), from Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS, to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl (CYOW), ON, with 4 crew members and 28 passengers aboard. As the aircraft was in cruising flight, the fluid in hydraulic tank No. 1 dipped to 35%, and dropped to 0% soon after. The flight crew declared an emergency during the descent to CYOW, after which the aircraft landed without incident. After landing, it was towed to the gate. The maintenance team discovered that a hydraulic hose in the drainage circuit of the pump driven by engine No. 1 was partially ruptured due to wear from friction. The hose was repaired, and the hydraulic system was restored to operating condition.

March 29, 2019


At the Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) aerodrome, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard and, via very high frequency directional finder (VDF), it was established that the source of the signal was an aircraft on the apron at CYOO. Calls to the flight schools soon established the signal was accidentally set off while moving the aircraft on the ground. The signal stopped at 2230Z. Calls were made to the Toronto (YYZ) shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton to report that the aircraft was safe and no one was injured.

October 19, 2019


A privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV-9A on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported experiencing an issue with its flaps, requiring the aircraft to fly slower than normal. Flaps were soon working and the aircraft turned back to CYBW. No impact to operations.

September 11, 2019

Incident at OVESA intersection

A Calm Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-FECI/CAV7671) on a flight from Arviat, NU (CYEK) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) made its initial call on the mandatory frequency (MF) was over the OVESA fix for Runway 31, with estimated landing at 1633Z. Vehicle (ST24) was on the runway and removed as soon as possible (ASAP). The aircraft landed at 1635Z. No other aircraft was impacted and no impact on operations.

August 2, 2019


Separation between a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8592) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) and a Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSX/WJA452) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) decreased to less than the required spacing in a terminal environment.
Update TSB #A19C0091: C-GKUK, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating IFR flight JZA4592 from Calgary (CYYC), AB to Saskatoon (CYXE), SK with 4 crew and 70 passengers onboard. On vectored descent into CYXE, C-GKUK was instructed by the terminal controller to descend and maintain 7000 feet ASL heading 040. A few moments later C-FWSX, a WestJet Boeing B737-700 operating as flight WJA452 travelling from CYYC to CYXE parallel to JZA4592, was cleared 6000ft heading 040. Soon after, WJA452 was instructed to turn to 020 degrees, slow to 230 knots and maintain 7000 feet. Through 8000 feet, WJA452 was instructed to turn further left 360 degrees. Subsequently, JZA4592 was instructed to fly 120 degrees to intercept the inbound course for RNAV Z 09 approach. A loss of separation occurred when the arriving aircraft were approximately 24 nm west of CYXE. Minimum separation between the two flights was reduced to 2.3 nm laterally and 600 feet, where separation required is 3 NM or 1000 feet. Separation was regained when the controller instructed WJA452 to climb and maintain 9000. WJA452 had received a TCAS traffic advisory but no resolution advisory (RA).

July 19, 2019


An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-375 (C-GSCA/ROU1524) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) taxied out for a Runway 30 departure and needed to return to the gate as soon as possible due to a medical emergency on board. ROU1524 required Runway 30 to taxi and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GSJZ/JZA8136) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was pulled up on a 4 mile final.

June 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

While on final for Runway 17, the pilot of a Montair Aviation Cessna 172R (C-GDMK) from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) observed 4 deer on the runway. The pilot initiated an overshoot. The deer left the manoeuvring area soon after. The Red Deer Regional Airport Authority (RDRAA) was advised.