September 17, 2020

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16800: During the verification of the night recordings, management heard that a privately registered Beech 77, carrying out a flight with a en route stop in Montmagny, QC (CSE5), performed a touch-and-go on Runway 08/26 even though a NOTAM had been issued. The NOTAM mentions that only scheduled flights and MEDEVAC flights with 30 minutes prior notice are permitted during the day. Another NOTAM mentions that the runway is closed at night from sunset to sunrise. It was not possible to identify the exact time of the touch-and-go but it took place between September 17 at 2201Z and September 18 at 1000Z.

November 28, 2020

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Gestion Immobilière P.G.S. Inc. Cessna A185F (C-GUGD) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) conducted a go-around while following a privately registered Champion 7GCBC from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) which conducted a stop-and-go that was too long, instead of conducting a touch-and-go on the runway.

September 10, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO)

Aviation Incident Report #16787: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE802) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Salluit, QC (CYZG), with en route stops at Akulivik, QC (CYKO) and Ivujivik, QC (CYIK), did not report on final for Runway 26 at CYKO.

September 9, 2020

Incident at LA ROMAINE QC (CTT5) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #16786: The pilot of a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-FFCU/VSL613) from Chevery, QC (CYHR) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) with a stop en route at La Romaine, QC (CTT5) advised the universal communications (UNICOM) bureau of CTT5 at 1220Z that they may have struck a gull upon take-off from Runway 29. A dead bird was found on the runway.

September 7, 2020

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16781: Upon the arrival of the airport manager at 1010Z on September 8th, a Foxair Héliservice-Helico Pro Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FCOB), with an en route stop at Montmagny, QC ( CSE5), was observed to be parked airside, even though the runway was closed at night, as per the NOTAM. After discussion with the pilot, it was reported that the pilot did not have their night license and that they preferred to land around 2300Z because it was starting to get dark. It was also mentioned by the pilot that they had jumped over the airport fence to return to their aircraft, as they did not have the code for the keypad door.

November 20, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

After having received and re-read the instruction to conduct an overshoot, a Cargair Ltee Piper PA-23-250 (C-GARI) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) performed a stop-and-go with 30 seconds of wake turbulence remaining. No impact on operations.

September 22, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO)

Aviation Incident Report #16811: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE802) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Salluit, QC (CYZG), with en route stops at Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), Umiujaq, QC (CYMU), Inukjuak, QC (CYPH), Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), Akulivik, QC (CYKO), and Ivujivik, QC (CYIK), never initiated contact with CYKO airport radio.

September 18, 2020

Incident at SALLUIT QC (CYZG)

Aviation Incident Report #16801: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FEAI) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), with en route stops at Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG), Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) and Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS), appeared to be "no radio" (NORDO). Several attempts were made to contact the aircraft while it was taxiing and taking off. The aircraft advised that they were on the wrong frequency only after they had left the aerodrome.

September 12, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO)

Aviation Incident Report #16794: A Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPJL/MAX140) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), with an en route stop at Akulivik, QC (CYKO), did not call when on final into CYKO.

November 7, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

While conducting a touch-and-go training flight, an Orizon Aviation Québec Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GJBF) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) exited Runway 24 and stopped on the grass on the south side of Runway 24, between the precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) and Taxiway A. No damage reported to the aircraft. No injuries. Services were deployed. The aircraft exited the runway under its own power without incident. Impact: redirection to Runway 29 of an Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FXDE/ET828) from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Beech 350 (CFC1605) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). No other impact on operations.

October 30, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

After receiving and re-reading the take-off clearance for Runway 06, a Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GAQH) from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) began to taxi on Runway 11. The air traffic service (ATS) unit instructed the aircraft to stop and, being unanswered, cleared the aircraft for take-off from Runway 11. No operational impact.

September 8, 2020

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO)

Aviation Incident Report #16784: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE885) from Akulivik, QC (CYKO) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), with an en route stop at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), did not initiate communications with the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) at CYKO before taxiing and taking off. The aircraft called 03 minutes after take off.

September 6, 2020

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

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

October 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ÎSLE-AUX-GRUES QC (CSH2)

A privately registered, amateur-built Pipistrel Virus SW on a VFR flight from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Charlevoix, QC (CYML) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9), with code but without a flight plan, experienced a gasoline leak and then an engine failure. They made an emergency landing at Isle-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). No injuries or damage.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16824: The pilot of an ultralight (Pipistrel) contacted universal communications (UNICOM) in Montmagny, QC (CSE5) to advise that the aircraft had a possible fuel leak and that they were coming to make a precautionary landing. No emergency was declared at this time. The pilot contacted UNICOM again to advise that they would ultimately not have enough fuel to get to CSE5. The pilot then mentioned that they will instead land at Isles-aux-Grues, QC (CSH2). Communication with the UNICOM of CSH2 was difficult due to the quality of communication (i.e. clarity). A helicopter pilot, who was flying in the vicinity, was involved in the communications to help the pilot orient and navigate to the runway of CSH2. Finally, communication improved and the UNICOM attendant managed to talk to the pilot in difficulty (note that the radio frequency is the same for both aerodromes because they are nearby). The pilot announced that their engine has just stopped operating (the fuel gauge was indicating 0 litres, whereas a few moments ago it indicated 10 litres). The pilot was having difficulty finding the airstrip on the island; the attendant informed the pilot that the runway threshold is near the farm silos. The pilot saw the runway and landed a few seconds later, without damaging the aircraft. The aircraft was then pushed off of the runway. No injuries. No impact on operations. No emergency was declared during the event.

October 3, 2020

Accident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An École de Pilotage Évolution Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GWEM) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was conducting touch-and-gos. The landing gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft was immobilized on Runway 09/27. There were no injuries but there was damage to the aircraft. Operational impact: Runway 09/27 was closed for approximately 15 minutes.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0095: C-GEWM, a Diamond DA-20 operated by Evolution Flight School Inc., was on a local training flight from the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) airport under visual flight rules, with a student pilot on board. During a simulated short landing exercise, the aircraft bounced several times and, on the third touchdown, the nose landing gear gave way and the propeller struck the runway. The aircraft came to a stop at the edge of the runway, in the grass. There were no injuries, however the aircraft sustained damage primarily to the propeller, engine cover and nose gear.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

September 22, 2020

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

A Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150L (C-GUIL) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared PAN PAN due to smoke in the cockpit while on the end of the downwind Runway 24R. The aircraft landed at 1739Z and exited via Lima, where it stopped the engine. Emergency services were called. A Cargair Cessna 152 (C-FZWV) had to conduct an overshoot while on final. Runway 24R was re-opened 10 minutes later following a runway inspection.

August 3, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Gouvernement du Québec de Havilland DHC-8-315 (QUE40) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported that it was rolling without having received validation. The flight service station (FSS) intercepted the situation. QUE40 stopped its take-off run and awaited validation.

September 15, 2020

Incident at 15NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After being cleared and re-read correctly to climb to 11 000ft, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GWGA/VSL629) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) was seen at 11 500ft. Impact: loss of separation with a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/VSL512) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Québec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB).
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0090: C-GMGA, a Beech 1900D (BE02) operated by Sky Jet M.G. Inc. as VSL629 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). C-GJBV, a Beech 100 (BE10) operated by Sky Jet M.G. Inc. as flight VSL512 was on an instrument flight rules flight from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to CYQB. VSL629 had received and correctly re-read the clearance to climb to 11,000 feet. ATC determined that VSL629 exceeded 11,300 feet while climbing and immediately contacted the crew to stop the climb. VSL629 reached 11,500 feet before descending to 11,000 feet. The minimum required separation of 3 nautical miles horizontally or 1000 feet vertically could not be maintained with flight VSL512, which was level at 12,000 feet. The separation had been reduced to 2.8 nautical miles horizontally and 500 feet vertically. There were no injuries.

September 4, 2020

Incident at 100NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE822) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) declared an emergency via satellite telephone due to the failure of one engine. The aircraft advised returning to CYVP. The aircraft landed on Runway 07 without issue at 2004Z. Runway 07/25 was closed for approximately 5 minutes to tow the aircraft and for a runway inspection. No other impact. National Operations Centre (NOC) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax (HZ) advised.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0086: C-FOAI, a Dash-8-300 (DH8C), operated by Air Inuit under callsign AIE822, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) with 24 passengers and 3 crew members. During the initial climb after take-off, variations occurred in the left engine torque (Pratt and Whitney, Canada, PW123B) and propeller speed. The engine was not responding to normal controls and the crew decided to shut it down. The crew subsequently declared a state of emergency and conducted a diversion in Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The aircraft landed safely, there were no injuries or damage.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16788: The Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) emergency response plan was activated by the Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) community aerodrome radio station (CARS) when the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE822) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Salluit, QC (CYZG), with en route stops at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) and Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS), declared a PAN PAN PAN notification to the Observer/Communicator (OC) after departing CYAS. The aircraft was operating on one engine and returning to CYVP. Response was answered by Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Transport, NAV CANADA Flight Service Station, the fire department, health centre and ambulances, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), and Air Inuit Kuujjuaq. The aircraft landed safely and was towed to the apron. There were no injuries. A debriefing session was held on September 9, 2020.

September 6, 2020

Accident at 2NM SE ST-ANDRÉ-AVELLIN QC (CAA2)

A privately registered Quad City Challenger II ultralight conducted an emergency landing due to engine failure. No injuries or damage to the aircraft. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0085: A Quad City Challenger II (equipped with floats), privately operated, was performing touch-and-go operations on Runway 03 at St-André-Avellin airport, QC (CAA2) with only one pilot on board. During the climb after take-off, the engine (Rotax 582) stopped. The pilot made an emergency landing in a field just north of the runway. During the ground run after landing, the floats and fuselage were damaged. There were no injuries.

August 19, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Centre Pluridisciplinaire dAviation du Québec Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FEWV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) lost radio contact in the circuit and squawked code 7600. Contact re-established on final for Runway 29 and the aircraft made a full stop. No impact to operations.

August 11, 2020

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

After having read and readback the instruction to hold short of Runway 24, with instruction to contact the tower when clea rof Runway 30 for a backtrack, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 152 (C-GRUI) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) was observed completely crossing the hold short line. Impact: a Collège dEnseignement Général et Professional de Chicoutimi Beech C23 (C-GBQI) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) on a touch-and-go Runway 30 had to make a complete stop at the last minute. No other impact to operations.

July 23, 2020

Accident at VICTORIAVILLE QC (CSR3) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The pilot of an iFly College Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) advised of a runway excursion in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) due to wildlife on the runway. No injuries. The aircraft is currently 65ft to the left of Runway 06. The extent of the damage is unknown.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0078: C-FOUA, a Cessna 172R type aircraft operated by iFly College, was on visual flight rules to and from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with a touch-and-go in Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) with a pilot on board. During landing on Runway 06 at CSR3, the pilot saw an animal on the runway. They then turned to the left in order to avoid it and went out on the edge of the track. They then attempted to return to the runway, but the aircraft passed into a small ditch, where the propeller touched down and the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot was not injured.

July 21, 2020

Incident at 21NM E OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Cessna 172L from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) contacted the flight service station (FSS) via cell phone to inform them of a complete electrical failure. The aircraft was 21NM East of CYND, at 2000 feet. They confirmed they were on approach for a full stop landing on Runway 09 and that they would join the left downwind. Circuit and landing conducted without issue. No impact to operations.

July 1, 2020

Incident at NUNAVIK QC

Aviation Incident Report #16682: A Northern Youth Programs Inc. Cessna 208 (C-GNYO) on a round-robin flight from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) with stops scheduled at: Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG); Aupaluk, QC (CYLA); Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA); Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS); Tasiujaq, QC (CYTQ); Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU); and Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), exhibited non-respect of COVID-19 flight restriction NOTAMS that indicate prior permission required (PPR) flight authorizations for Cargo and Humanitarian flights. PPR flight authorization was not obtained by C-GNYO prior to flying into seven airports (CYKG, CYLA, CYHA, CYAS, CYTQ, CYLU, and CYVP) in Nunavik, QC.

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A Géoposition Aéro Inc. Piper PA-28-140 (C-FWSR) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) landed on Runway 36 while a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737 (NRL942) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) was still on the runway. C-FWSR landed at the threshold of the runway and stopped. No impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR-265426-V1 deleted)

July 3, 2020

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB)

Aviation Incident Report #16683: A Mag Aerospace Canada Corp. Aero Commander 500B (C-GJMA) landed on Runway 13 at Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) with no calls being received by the universal communications (UNICOM). There were 2 UNICOM employees present at the time of the landing. Once on the ground, the aircraft was not responding to calls from the UNICOM. Once the engines stopped, one of the employees discussed with the pilot and he reported having made the appropriate calls on the mandatory frequency. Radio tests were conducted prior to takeoff and everything was functional. No impact on operations.

July 2, 2020

Accident at 5.5NM SW SOREL QC (CSY3)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a privately registered Cessna 140X, in flight in the area of Sorel, QC (CSY3), hit trees while in the ascent. The two people on board were injured. Services have been deployed. Significant damage to the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0067: A private Cessna 140X was flying under visual flight rules from a private grass runway near Saint-Ours, QC, to Joliette, QC (CSG3), with a pilot and a flight instructor on board. The aircraft began its take-off roll after the engine had been idling for approximately 10 minutes. The pilot-owner, who was flying, had some difficulty controlling the aircraft. The flight instructor, therefore, took control to complete the takeoff, which was carried out at midway, approximately 1,500 feet. A few seconds after the start of the initial climb, the instructor noticed that the speedometer indicated a engine rotation about 300 rpm less than normal and the aircraft was unable to maintain its decreasing speed. Although the throttle was fully open, the aircraft stopped gaining altitude and collided with the treetops. This resulted in a sudden stop of the aircraft, followed by a dive to the ground. The emergency locator transmitter (406 MHz) was activated and its signal was received by the Mission Control Center (Cospas-Sarsat). The aircraft sustained significant damage and a fuel leak occurred without a fire breaking out. The two occupants were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

June 22, 2020

Incident at MANIWAKI QC (CYMW)

TSB Report #A20Q0064: C-FSUD, an Aero Commander 690B operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, landed at the airport of Maniwaki, QC (CYMW) for refueling. Once the aircraft was parked, the refueling truck approached. While the pilot finished filling out documents from inside the aircraft, ground personnel began refueling. When the pilot left the aircraft, they noticed the AVGAS lettering on the truck. They immediately asked to stop the refueling, but 53 liters of fuel had already been poured. A letter has been sent to the refueling company to inform them of the differences between an AC690 (turbine engine) and an AC500 (piston engine), 2 models operated by MAG Aerospace Canada, and request that the personnel on the ground confirm with the pilot the type of fuel before starting to refuel. A reminder was sent to company pilots reminding them that they must supervise refueling and make sure the fuel type is correct.

June 26, 2020

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

TSB Report #A20Q0065: C-FAIY, a DHC-6-300 operated by Air Inuit, was preparing to taxi from the ramp to the runway to take off from Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYLU) airport with 2 crew members at edge. The sole ground officer in front of the aircraft showed the pilots their thumbs to indicate that the lane was clear and that they had started to taxi. After the aircraft began a left turn and advanced a few feet, the ground officer signaled the pilots to stop. The wing tip at the end of the left wing collided with a truck that was parked too close to the rear left side of the aircraft. The flight was canceled and maintenance personnel were dispatched to assess the damage to the wing.

June 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FDOS/ET824) from Poste Montagnais (Mile 134), QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) declared PAN PAN due to a landing gear issue. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without issue at 1602Z. A runway inspection was conducted and nothing abnormal was found. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0054: C-FDOS, a Beech A100 operated by Exact Air Inc., flew ET824 according to instrument flight rules from Poste Montagnais, QC (CSF3) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré airport, QC ( CYRC) with 2 crew members on board. While the aircraft was cruising towards CYRC, the hydraulic pump warning light flashed intermittently. The crew pulled the pump circuit breaker to prevent it from overheating. A few minutes later, the "Gear Unsafe" lights came on; the crew selected the deployment of the landing gear and the train partially extended. The pump stopped and the transition lights remained on. The crew successfully completed the manual landing gear extension procedure. The crew then declared an emergency and requested priority. The aircraft landed safely at 1602Z. There were no casualties. Maintenance personnel diagnosed a failure of the hydraulic pump.

May 26, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Cargair Cessna 150L (C-FIMS) from Montreal/St. Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St. Hubert, QC (CYHU) was taxiing on A without authorization. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Correction to occurrence location and origin/destination in narrative: "A Cargair Cessna 150L (C-FIMS) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), with a stop at St. Jean, QC (CYJN), was taxiing at CYJN on A without authorization. No impact to operations."

February 10, 2020

Incident at BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

Aviation Incident Report #16540: At Bagotville, QC (CYBG), a runway incursion was committed by a foreman at the intersection of Runway 18/36 and Runway 11/29 while a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8684) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) was landing on Runway 36. Foreman was instructed to proceed on the airfield, holding short of Runway 36, and had read back the restriction. A few minutes later, the foreman was on Runway 29, driving towards Runway 36 faster than expected, so the ground controller reiterated to the foreman to hold short of Runway 36. This was followed by the instruction to stop immediately when the vehicle was seen crossing the hold short line. The vehicle was then immobilized at the center of the main intersection when the aircraft touched down. Ground control issued instructions to the vehicle to vacate the runway without delay, while the tower controller told the pilot about the unauthorized vehicle at the main intersection. The pilot had a visual on the vehicle and, after touching down, decided to pull up. The aircraft ended up conducting an overshoot less than a 100 above the vehicle when it was exiting the runway. The aircraft stayed on the tower frequency and came back for a landing on the active runway (Runway 29) without further incident.

May 22, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On initial climb out from Runway 24L, a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GKSA) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was not answering calls from the controller. Once in the downwind, the aircraft declared it had an electrical failure and requested a complete stop. The aircraft landed without issue. No impact to operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at QUAQTAQ QC (CYHA) (ATM - operations, ATM - weather observation systems)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYCY, CYXP, CYVM, CYMU, CYKO, CYZG, CYKG, CYHA, CYAS, CYLA, CYTQ and CYLU did not provide published hours of service on May 20, 2020. NOTAM issued; impact on operations unknown.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16621: Air Inuit reported that on May 20th, the CYHA community aerodrome radio station (CARS) offered the weather observation service for 1 hour and then stopped without a NOTAM being issued beforehand.

Incident at AKULIVIK QC (CYKO) (ATM - operations, ATM - weather observation systems, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The community aerodrome radio stations (CARS) of CYCY, CYXP, CYVM, CYMU, CYKO, CYZG, CYKG, CYHA, CYAS, CYLA, CYTQ and CYLU did not provide published hours of service on May 20, 2020. NOTAM issued; impact on operations unknown.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16620: Air Inuit reported that on May 20th, the CYKO community aerodrome radio station (CARS) offered the weather observation service 1 hour late and only issued one weather forecast before stopping. No NOTAM was issued for the delay.

May 14, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Beech C 23 from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to Bromont, QC (CZBM) was instructed to make its fixed point on Charlie, holding short of Alpha. The aircraft taxied on Charlie and then on Alpha. The controller told the aircraft to stop. The aircraft confirmed that its fixed point was completed, and the controller gave the aircraft new instructions to taxi. No impact.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

April 28, 2020

Accident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Mag Aerospace Cessna 337G (C-FBRH) in Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) encountered a broken front wheel support when landing at 1525Z. Breakage and immobilization occurred on Runway 18. 1 person was on board, 0 injured. Impact on operations: Runway 18 was closed until 1630Z, so a Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200 (NRL956) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) performed a go-around and re-routed to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY).
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0044: C-FBRH, a Cessna 337G operated by MAG Aerospace Canada Corp., was on visual flight rules from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO). When landing on Runway 18, a gust of wind helped bounce the aircraft onto the runway. Following the rebound, the aircraft struck the ground hard, causing the front landing gear to collapse, and causing the propeller to strike the ground. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The company temporarily suspended flights from its other Cessna 337G aircraft to conduct detailed inspections of the nose landing gears, and no anomalies were reported.

April 27, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

The signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard at 1751Z at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX). Signal stopped at 1816Z. It was from an aircraft at the airport that was conducting tests.

April 25, 2020

Incident at 10NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKWE/WEN3485) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, 4/5 on its descent from FL240 into CYOW. Signal became intermittent at 13 000 ft and stopped at 8 000 ft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) was advised. Various aircraft in the vicinity reported the ELT. Last positive report was received at 2135Z.

April 17, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

After receiving and re-reading the instruction to stay clear of Runway 34, a privately registered, amateur-built Ultravia Pelican PL from Roberval, QC (CYRJ) to Alma, QC (CYTF) was observed beyond the stop line. An Exact Air Inc. Cessna 172P (C-GILC) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) and a Quebec Helicopters Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-FZXY ) on a flight to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) were on the approach at this time. They were not informed that Ultravia was beyond the stop line because the flight service station (FSS) was not aware of the situation at the time.

March 31, 2020

Incident at ST-MATHIAS QC (CSP5)

TSB Report #A20Q0042: A privately operated Cessna A185E aircraft on wheel-skis, with 1 pilot on board, was flying under visual flight rules from the St-Mathias, Quebec (CSP5) aerodrome to its destination of Neuville (CNV9), Quebec. During the take-off roll, 40 to 50 feet after the tail wheel lifted, a gust of crosswind caused the aircraft to turn to the left. The pilot cut power to abort takeoff. The aircraft exited the runway and the pilot saw a ditch in front of them. Finding that their speed was too high to be able to stop before the ditch, they returned to full power in an attempt to pass over the ditch, since there was a field after. The right ski went over, but the left ski hit the edge of the ditch. The aircraft fell flat and sustained significant damage. There were no injuries. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate.

February 25, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0024: C-GABO, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8970), was on an IFR flight from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 48 passengers and 3 crew members on board. After the landing and while the aircraft was taxiing to the terminal, a passenger alerted the crew to flames coming out from the right main gear. The crew brought the aircraft to a stop and requested the intervention of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The fire quickly went out and the aircraft was towed away to the passenger bridge. When the aircrafts right main gear was checked, a breakage was found in two bearings in the inboard wheel.

March 31, 2020

Incident at 48NM WSW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3538) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared MAYDAY due to flight control problems. Coordination carried out. WEN3538 landed without incident at 0248Z. No impact.
UPDATE from TSB Report #A20Q0039: C-FENO, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was operating flight WEN3538 under instrument flight rules from Toronto/Lester B Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to its destination of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 21 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYUL, the "mistrim left wing low advisory light" light came on. The crew disconnected the autopilot and found that the flight controls were very stiff. They pulled the roll disconnection lever, and the commanders controls became free but those of the first officer remained stiff. The crew completed the associated Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist and an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the descent of WEN3538, the MISTRIM LEFT WING LOW advisory light illuminated. When the First Officer (FO) / Pilot Flying (PF) disconnected the autopilot, it was noticed that the controls were very stiff and the Captain confirmed the same. The roll disconnect handle was pulled, which freed the Captain’s side while completely freezing the FO’s side. Quick Reference Card (QRC)and Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedures were actioned and air traffic control (ATC) was advised with a MAYDAY call that the aircraft was experiencing flight control malfunction. The runway assigned was the Instrument Landing System (ILS) 06R due to it having a longer available landing distance than 06L. Flight attendants were briefed for a non-normal landing, and the passengers were also notified. The approach and landing were normal and, upon stopping on the runway, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted an inspection to confirm that no abnormalities were present. The aircraft taxied to the gate for a normal shutdown.

March 25, 2020

Incident at 5130N / 07630W

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GAIG/AIE705) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared to FL370, but did not stop climbing until FL374. When questioned, the pilot said they had not selected the appropriate altimeter setting, i.e. 2992.

March 12, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16575: The crew of an Exact Air Cessna 310R (C-FTNF), with a flight instructor and a pilot on board, was conducting a VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft had planned to make a complete stop at Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) after it had conducted a simulated IFR approach on Runway 29 at CYDO. Two communications were made on the CYDO aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) to transmit their position/intention for a complete stop (1st at 9 NM and 2nd at 3 NM from the runway threshold). The first aircraft left the circuit at that time, after it had taken off from Runway 29, and a second aircraft coordinated with C-FTNF, on simulated IFR approach, lined up on Runway 29 for takeoff. Approximately 1 NM from the runway threshold, the pilots heard a vehicle report that it was taxiing on the taxiway, short of Runway 29. The pilots then reported that they were on short final for Runway 29 for a complete stop. The vehicle continued to taxi without any indication of stopping, crossed the hold-short line, and drove onto Runway 29 up to the threshold. The pilots then conducted a go-around approximately 200 ft from the ground. Weather conditions were SKCLR +12SM. Strobe lights and ground traffic lights went on. The pilots indicated via radio that they were pulling up. The driver of the vehicle then reported having poor radio reception. Traffic had to take off on Runway 29 (a CQFA Beechcraft with an instructor on board), and it confirmed that communication transmitted by the crew of C-FTNF were perfectly comprehensible on the ATF. It also seemed that a tractor driven by an airport staff member was moving around at the airport without a radio system with it, so ground operators initiated a relay via an unknown other method to inform it of the movement of the aircraft in the CYDO zone. Impact: A go-around and a cancellation of the originally planned complete stop at CYDO.

March 24, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard without interruption on the Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) towers emergency frequency from 1330Z to 1333Z, then 2 or 3 times intermittently from 1333Z to 1335Z. The ELT signal stopped at 1335Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) at Trenton was notified. No impact.

March 20, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (FOD (foreign object debris))

While a vehicle (LUX340) was taxiing on Lima at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a tie-down strap was visibly dragging from behind it. Before the driver could intervene, the strap fell off and the driver requested clearance to stop and pick it up. No impact.

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