September 19, 2020


Aviation Incident Report #16802: A privately registered Cessna 150F on a flight to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) entered the CYRQ zone on the wrong frequency of 123.00 MHz instead of 122.350 MHz. The pilot was informed of their error on 123.00 MHz and they then landed "without radio" (NORDO) on Runway 05, at 1506Z, while the runway in use was Runway 23. Other aircraft were present in the zone at the time. No operational impact. The frequency change has been in effect since July 19, 2018 at 1100Z. The frequency change was published in the Canada Flight Supplement (CSF) on July 19, 2018.

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.

September 5, 2020


Aviation Incident Report #16776: A privately registered Cessna 120 on a flight to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) entered the CYRQ zone without establishing any radio communication. The Universal Communications (UNICOM) officer became aware of the aircraft when it landed at 1911Z. Two other aircraft were in the area at the same time.

September 4, 2020

Incident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Aviation Incident Report #16773: A Sandpiper carcass (12 to 15 cm) was found on Runway 13-31 at Bonaventure, QC (CYVB). Time of impact and vehicle involved unknown. No report of a strike made to the relevant airport authorities. No impact on operations.

November 12, 2020

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA) (ATM - operations)

At 1700Z, a planned outage of the 122.2 MHz remote communications outlet (RCO) at Natashquan, QC (CYNA) occurred. The frequency returned to service at 1927Z. No remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was available during this time.

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

A NOTAM request was received by email and was not processed on time.

October 27, 2020

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

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (AIE640) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) advised that it was taking off at the same time as the flight service station (FSS) advised that the vehicle (GR153) was off the runway.

Incident at In the vicinity of: OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) advised that they had to return to CYND due to an unknown reason. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. C-GEEH landed on Runway 27 at 1749Z. Impact: a privately registered Zenair Zenith CH-300 from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) and an Academie de Pilotage Internationale Piper PA-31-350 (C-GUNP) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) were both inbound from the east and both conducted 360s to give C-GEEH time to land first.

October 14, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), following a NOTAM closure of the glide path (GP) for Runway 07, it was impossible to reactivate the GP. The runway visual range (RVR) was also out of service (U/S) at the same time that the GP problem was noted. The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was notified and a NOTAM for the GP and RVR being out of service was opened. No other impact on operations.

October 12, 2020


A privately registered Zenair CH-601-HD from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) reported that an A.L.M. par Avion Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GNEA), on a flight to St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), had integrated itself dangerously into the circuit at the end of the left tail wind for Runway 15, at circuit altitude. The two aircraft were separated horizontally by approximately 50 feet at that time. Both aircraft were on the same frequency. No service was provided by the Flight Information Centre (FIC) to C-GNEA.

October 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

In the vicinity of Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI), an Aviation MH Inc. Beech C 23 (C-FCIT) on a training flight reported being targeted by a laser, green and static with a strong intensity, for 15 seconds. The aircraft was illuminated multiple times (4 or 5 at least) by the same laser. The pilot in command (PIC) sent an immediate text message to the chief pilot, who immediately called 911 to report the ongoing incident. Sureté du Québec was notified, as well as local firefighters and ambulance. Fire fighters and ambulance were dispatched to CYRI prior to the aircraft landing as a precaution. Both crews were taken to the hospital to be examined.

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 21, 2020

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

There was a failure of frequency 122.2 MHz at Natashquan, QC (CYNA) between 1602Z and 1730Z. No remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) was available during this time.

September 19, 2020

Accident at 5119N / 07117W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised the area control centre (ACC) of a crash of a privately registered, amateur-built Odyssee at 180NM north of Bagotville, QC (CYBG). 2 souls on board, no injuries.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: At 1708Z (1308 EDT), on September 19, 2020, a privately registered, amateur-built Odyssee aircraft crashed 180NM North of Bagotville, QC (CYBG). There were two (2) persons aboard, neither of whom were injured. A rescue team was on route to extract the individuals. The phase of flight at the time of the accident was not indicated. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was informed, as well as the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0097: A privately operated, amateur-built Odyssey was on a local visual flight rules flight in the Savane River, QC, area, approximately 180NM north of Bagotville, QC (CYBG), with a passenger and a pilot on board. As the aircraft landed on the Savane River, upon contact with the water, the aircraft was pushed towards the shore by the current and ended its landing roll-out in the trees. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

September 3, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (ATM - other)

Two aircraft, a Max Aviation Inc. Beech B100 (C-GYPA/MAX190) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) and a 9348-3832 Québec Inc. Diamond DA 62 (C-FLJR) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), were cleared for an IFR approach to CYZV at the same time. There was no loss of separation and no impact on operations.

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 11, 2020

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

A Sasair Inc. Cessna 172L (C-FTPJ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) had left the control zone and transferred to the frequency en route. Between 1500Z and 1520Z, the aircraft was observed numerous times entering the eastern part of the control zone, at 2500 and 3000 feet, without authorization. No impact to operations.

September 6, 2020


Information request (INREQ) phases reached for a privately registered American Aviation AA-5 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1838Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (CYTR) was advised. The pilot called at 1950Z for a late closure of their flight plan (FP).

August 31, 2020

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered, amateur-built Glasair II RG, from St. Jean, QC (CYJN) to St. Jean, QC (CYJN) was cleared to taxi and to hold short of Runway 20. The aircraft was taxiing without re-reading the Air Traffic Services (ATS) authorization. ATS made several attempts to get the aircrafts read-back to hold short. Two aircraft in the circuit were instructed to ascend Runway 20 as a safety measure, and to allow for time to re-establish communications with the Glasair II RG aircraft.

August 26, 2020

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

A Rockcliffe Flying Club Diamond DA-42 (C-FTKG) from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) had a blown tire upon landing on Runway 27 at 1639Z. The aircraft was towed and was off the runway at 1707Z. At the time of the event, an Académie de Pilotage Internationale Cessna 172N (C-GYTI) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was waiting on the ramp for an IFR flight and cancelled their flight, as the time it took to tow the aircraft was too long.

August 31, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16765: A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GUDB) landed and subsequently took off from the runway while a portion of it was closed by NOTAM (K2686/20). The pilot was warned by universal communications (UNICOM), but nevertheless arrived and took off from the threshold of Runway 05, which was closed. There was traffic present in the area at the time of the incident. There were personnel present on the runway at the time of the incident. No impact on operations. (Duplicate Aviation Incident Report #16764 removed after information merge)

August 26, 2020

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report # 16757: An École De Pilotage Évolution Inc. Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEWM) on a flight to Trois-Rivieres, QC (CYRQ) landed at 1355Z on a portion of the runway that was closed by NOTAM. The runway was closed between the threshold of Runway 05 and Taxiway Charlie for patching operations. The pilot was warned twice by the universal communications (UNICOM) attendant that they had to operate east of Taxiway Charlie, but still landed west of Charlie. The offset threshold was identified by orange cones. No worker was on the runway at the time of the incident.

July 21, 2020

Incident at MONTMAGNY QC (CSE5)

Aviation Incident Report #16714: At 2045Z, the pilot of a Helico.Store Corporation Robinson R44 II, from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Montmagny, QC (CSE5) announced a direct approach for Runway 26. The airport manager and the universal communications (UNICOM) attendant advised the pilot that they must make the approach listed in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) by joining the circuit for the approach to Runway 26. The pilot called when in a right tailwind for Runway 26. The manager advised the pilot that the approach recorded in the CFS was a left tailwind for Runway 26. The pilot responded that they did not have time and no emergency was reported by the pilot. In spite of everything, they proceeded with the right downwind approach to Runway 26.

February 17, 2020

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model (C-GPPS/PSC835) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) and a Provincial Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FNCP/PVL903) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) estimated CYYY at the same time at 1259Z. PSC835 and PVL903 cancelled instruments. PSC835 proceeded for Runway 06. PVL903 proceeded for Runway 24 and had to slow down to allow PSC835 to re-enter Runway 06. The determined runway was Runway 24.

August 18, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Two pedestrians were observed across from the Skyjet hangar and seemed to be doing surveying. They were observed crossing the taxiway lights several times. Vehicle (ST25) was advised and went to notify them. No impact.

August 8, 2020


A Galibel Quebec Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GXCU) on a flight to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) entered the control zone near the Institut de recherche en électricité (IREQ) without establishing contact. Impact: traffic was passed several times to a Services Hélicocorp inc. Robinson R44 (C-FZRA) on a VFR flight, that successfully established visual contact with less than 1NM of spacing.

July 30, 2020


Aviation Incident Report #16722: An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6 300 (C-GTYX/AIE682) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) landed at 2141Z with no radio communication made on the unicom frequency 123.5. There was no reported traffic in the mandatory frequency area at the time. Upon speaking with the pilots, communications were made, but on the wrong frequency. No impact on operations.

July 31, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-JOLIETTE QC (CSE3) (Parachute-related event)

A privately registered PA-22-160 on a flight from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) was observed at 3500 feet penetrating CYA632 which was active. No communication was established with the aircraft at the time of the incursion. Traffic was exchanged with an aircraft that was dropping parachutists, and the Piper PA-22-160 came in close proximity to the parachutists.

July 24, 2020


An Aéroclub de Montréal Inc. Piper PA-44-180 (C-GLKT) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was clear of Runway 06R when it received authorization to cross the runway. No response, air traffic control (ATC) tried to contact aircraft 4 times, without any response. This caused a delay of a few minutes for a departing aircraft. C-GLKT re-established communications and crossed the runway without further impact on operations.

July 18, 2020


At intervals of one minute apart, a privately registered Robinson R44 II, a Grand Falls Aviation Service Ltd. Robinson R44 (C-GTKF) and another privately registered Robinson R44 II made their initial calls to the Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX) airport with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1 minute. The three helicopters followed each other, no impact.

July 21, 2020

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Incursion - runway - animal, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Gouvernement du Québec Canadair CL600-2B16 (C-GQBQ/QUE20M) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) reported a fox carcass at the intersection of Runway 25 and Taxiway A. Airport personnel was advised. Carcass found. No impact.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16711: A runway inspection was carried out at 0700Z and no animal was reported at that time. At 0718Z, a Gouvernement du Québec (C-GQBQ/QUE20M) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) hit the fox on Runway 07/25 at the intersection of Alpha while it was landing. The fox crossed the fence without any difficulty and went directly towards the aircraft which was in its deceleration phase. No impact on flight operations.

February 8, 2020

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: Runways 07/25 and 16/34 at Île-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) were closed due to weather conditions (snow and ice) between 1408Z and 1848Z. Runway 07/25 opened at 1848Z. Airport was not available to air traffic during this time. (Duplicate records AOR-261590-V1 / CADORS 2020Q1588 and AOR-261587-V1 / CADORS 2020Q0331 deleted after information merged)

July 9, 2020

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Problem with the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS) at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). Impact: The time required to clarify the situation with the area control centre (ACC) caused delays for the special VFR authorization of a Heli-Inter Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-FAEF) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Manic-5, QC (CMN5), as well as a vehicles authorization to proceed onto the runway.

June 14, 2020


Aviation Incident Report #16651: A privately registered Cessna U206C communicated its intentions for the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) zone on frequency 123.00MHz instead of 122.35MHz. The aircraft reported when vertical of the Laviolette bridge at 2200 feet en route to Lavaltrie. At the same time, a Cargair Ltee Cessna 150L (C-FDPX) also reported being vertical of the Laviolette bridge at 2000 feet. C-FDPX was on the CYRQ frequency of 122.35MHz. The Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) universal communications (UNICOM) attempted to contact the Cessna U206C many times on 123.00MHz without success. The new frequency has been in effect since July 19th 2018. The frequency change was published in the July 19th 2018 Canada Flight Supplement (CFS).

July 1, 2020


Aviation Incident Report # 16680: At 1556Z, 5 parachutists deviated from their course and found themselves near the runway at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). An airport employee went to retrieve them with a truck. 2 tandem parachutists landed near the threshold of Runway 23. 2 other tandem parachutists and 1 solo parachutist landed 100 feet West of the weather station. The parachutists jumped from a Parachutisme Adrénaline Inc. Cessna P206A (C-FMHQ) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ). 1 aircraft was on initial climb and C-FMHQ was on final approach at the time of the incident.

July 3, 2020


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.

June 23, 2020

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK)

The community aerodrome radio station (CARS) at Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) advised (ADZ) hearing a broadcast on 121.5 at 1447Z. Aircraft identification was incomplete (N15 ...). The pilot reportedly transmitted 4 times. The CARS operator was unable to reach the pilot on 121.5. Operator also heard a few "beeps" which did not seem to be from an emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The Quebec (YQB) flight information centre (FIC) tried to contact the aircraft on 126.7 without result. The Montreal shift manager (SM) was informed and will relay the information to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton.

June 22, 2020


A privately registered Robinson R44 II on a flight from St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) was observed by radar to be inside the Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) control zone, about 5NM northeast (NE) of CYHU. The aircraft crossed the CYHU control zone along Highway 20, Eastbound from the LH Lafontaine tunnel bridge to 2NM West of CSB3, at an altitude of 1200ft, without having obtained authorization. The aircraft reported attempting to contact the tower several times but said there was no answer. No impact. (Duplicate AOR-264915-V1 deleted after information merged)
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR-265009-V1 deleted.

June 8, 2020

Incident at 50NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GJZA/JZA7132) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had received instructions from Air Traffic Services (ATS) (St-Laurent) to descend to 8,000ft". JZA7132 read back descend to 3,000ft just before transfer to the Montreal terminal. ATS (St-Laurent) missed the incorrect rereading, then transferred JZA7132 to the Montreal terminal without reconfirming the authorized altitude. When JZA7132 was with the Montreal terminal, the ATS Terminal Control Unit (TCU) confirmed the authorized altitude, then corrected the authorization at 8,000ft. JZA7132 re-read "descent to 8,000ft". JZA7132 was still at 13,000ft at this time, so there was no loss of separation, and no impact on the operation.

June 10, 2020


A Go Helico Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FCHP) on a flight from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) went into the information request (INREQ) stage at 1612Z due to an erroneous estimated time of arrival (ETA). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations. Conclusion: The search was cancelled in collaboration with JRCC Trenton and the search and rescue (SAR) contact, and the flight plan was extended.

June 2, 2020

Accident at ST-GEORGES QC (CYSG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The landing gear of a Grondin Transport Cessna 310R (C-FMST) collapsed upon landing at St. Georges, QC (CYSG). Runway 06/24 at CYSG was closed by NOTAM from 0050Z to 0241Z.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0053: C-FMST, a Cessna 310R operated by Grondair Aviation, was on a visual flight rules (VFR) training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to St-George-de-Beauce, QC (CYSG) with an instructor and a student pilot on board. After a simulated engine failure landing at CYSG, the aircraft took off and entered a circuit in preparation for a second landing, this time with 2 engines. During the landing, the aircrafts tail struck the ground, followed by the propeller and the aircraft then slid on its belly the length of the runway. The roll out finished approximately 300 ft after impact, slightly left of the runway heading and with smoke coming from the cabin. The landing gear was up when the aircraft was taken away later that evening. There was no fire or fuel/oil leak. There were no injuries.

April 29, 2020

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aviation Incident Report #16601: Air Inuit dispatch reported that on April 29th, the CYIK community aerodrome radio station (CARS) did not issue an update for the runway condition at the time indicated by NOTAM.

May 19, 2020

Incident at LOURDES-DE-BLANC-SABLON QC (CYBX) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), receiver failure occurred for frequency 122.0. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. NOTAM issued.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16681: Since May 19, 2020, the Mont Joli, QC Flight Service Station (FSS) radio system has not been available in Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC (CYBX), due to a breakdown of NAV CANADA equipment. Safety Management System (SMS) reports have been made, but this causes security issues; aircraft do not always announce themselves during landings and sometimes employees are on the runway doing work. No date for the resumption of radio service is planned at this time. The same problem persists from July 2, 2020.

May 14, 2020


A Collège Ifly Inc. Cessna 172R (C-FOUA) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Chute-St-Philippe, QC (CCP3) did not close its flight plan, resulting in the information request (INREQ) stage being initiated on May 14th 2020. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 1439Z.

May 1, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ATM - operations)

There is a modification of services offered by Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) with a change from Class C to Class E on the following days and times: May 02, 2020: 1215Z until 1245Z, 1615Z until 1645Z, 1800Z until 1830Z. May 03, 2020: 0915Z until 0945Z, 1215Z until 1245Z, 1615Z until 1645Z, 1800Z until 1830Z.

May 4, 2020

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Aviation Incident Report #16606: On May 4th 2020, the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) at CYIK did not issue a new runway condition report at the time specified in the NOTAM. The stations weather observation was reporting light snowfall.

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.

April 10, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16587: When arriving at Dolbeau-Saint-Félicien, QC (CYDO), the pilot of a Chicoutimi General and Vocational College Beech C23 (C-FMMQ) conducted the usual communications to notify that the aircraft was 5NM to the East on approach. There was no communication in response. Approaching the airport, the pilot made a second communication to indicate that they would be joining the tailwind for Runway 11. They obtained an answer and learned that a tractor was clearing snow from the edge of the runway, without radio, and that someone had to inform the tractor to clear the runway. The pilot saw a car leaving the terminal and driving to the middle of the runway to notify the tractor driver that the Beech C23 was going to land. The tractor and motor vehicle cleared the runway. The pilot had to lengthen their tailwind and slow down the aircraft in base and final to give the vehicles time to leave the runway before landing. The tractor driver never communicated via radio.

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.