February 18, 2020


A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8968) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed by the tower to overshoot Runway 06R due to an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FXCD/ACA403) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), which was on the runway. ACA403 had missed its holdover time and taxied to return to de-icing.

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

All runways at St-Jean, QC (CYJN) were closed at the same time due to snow build-up. A NOTAM was issued.

February 14, 2020

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC) (Communication error)

A vehicle (BW141) was on Runway 10/28 at Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) since 1545Z. At 1744Z, the flight service specialist (FSS) at Mont-Joli attempted to contact it in order to give it an estimated time of arrival, but no response was received. The FSS contacted the airport and it was confirmed that the vehicle was off the runway.

February 26, 2020


At 1907Z, the flight service station (FSS) saw a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Bell 412 (CFC0705) from Kelowna (Alpine), BC (Heli) (CAB7) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) abeam the threshold of Runway 15 at West Kootenay, BC (CYCG), heading Northeast. The helicopter had not been in contact with the FSS. At the same time, a Kootenay Lake Aviation Inc. Cessna 172K (C-GFRK) from Nelson, BC (CZNL) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) was in contact with the FSS, inbound from the Northeast (NE), 2 miles back. C-GFRK was immediately advised of the traffic. C-GFRK reported the helicopter in sight. At 1909Z, the helicopter identified itself to the FSS as CFC0705, saying they were having radio problems. No additional impact on operations.

February 21, 2020

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK)

The pilot of a Bannister Chevrolet Buick GMC Vernon Inc. Cirrus SR22 (C-GKYK) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) called to close VFR flight plan which was not yet opened. Estimated departure time was 0100Z with estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 0130Z. Pilot departed at 0049Z and arrived at 0112Z.

February 18, 2020


Air traffic control (ATC) initiated a missed approach for a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3297) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) for Runway 15 due to a de Havilland DHC-8-402 failing to exit Runway 33 onto Taxiway Delta on time. No other operational impact.

February 11, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Vehicle (RED2) was given permission to enter Runway 01 from Taxiway C with a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPY) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) on short final. Permission was rescinded just as the aircraft was touching down. Vehicle had not crossed the hold short line yet and was told several times to stop before coming to a stop past the hold short line. Aircraft came to a full stop, vehicle exited the runway back on Taxiway C.

February 3, 2020

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (ATM - operations)

Air traffic services at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) were extended for a short period of time to complete duties safely, rather than hand off duties to the Cranbrook flight service station (FSS).


Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard outside of testing times, at 1635Z, 1636Z and 1642Z. Area Control Centre Shift Manager (ACCSM) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. No operational impact.

January 24, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Aerodrome - other, Aerodrome - visual aids)

At 0530Z, aircraft radio control of aerodrome lighting (ARCAL) system not activated at time of flight service station (FSS) closing. Impact to operations: the arrival of a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWJK/WEN3206) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) was delayed approximately 20 minutes. Airport staff required to manually activate runway lights. WEN3206 arrived safely at 0629Z.

January 22, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8353) on a flight form Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach Runway 08L due to a Carson Air Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJKK/CA8081) on a flight from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) being unable to exit runway in a timely way due to a coyote on the runway. Audio reviewed.

January 17, 2020


A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSP/WJA449) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed Runway 27, then was instructed to exit left on Runway 14 and contact ground controller when off. Aircraft continued to taxi down Runway 14 while still on tower frequency, incurring on Runway 03 at the intersection with Runway 14. Runway 03 was not in use at the time, no impact to operations.

January 14, 2020

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

A revised NOTAM fax was received by Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) from the Vancouver International Airport Authority. Time was revised correctly but the taxiway closure information was not updated to reflect the requested taxiway closures.


A Skylink Express Cessna 208B (SLQ713) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to Runway 08R. After reading back the clearance, SLQ713 did not initiate the turn in a timely fashion and ended up going through the localizer. Air traffic control (ATC) had vectored a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3327) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) for an approach to Runway 08L intending to stagger the aircraft on approach. ATC instructed SLQ713 to make an immediate right turn away from the adjacent localizer and initiated a turn and climb for WEN3327.

January 13, 2020

Incident at VANDERHOOF BC (CAU4) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Vanderhoof, BC (CAU4) Runway 07/25 was closed due to snow. NOTAM issued at 1613Z. Estimated end time 2001140000Z. No other runway available.

January 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86N (C-FFLA/FLE102) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued the missed approach Runway 08L. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8086) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) landing ahead was told to exit M4 which confused the pilot who was trying to exit M1, which is the taxiway the controller meant to say. JZA8086 missed M1 and exited M3. Due to extra time needed to exit, FLE102 was issued the missed approach.

January 3, 2020


A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8111) from Denver, CO (KDEN) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued an approach clearance for Runway 08L, however went through the localizer towards higher terrain. JZA8111 advised and issued a vector back towards Runway 08L localizer. Descent was issued to 1500 feet to allow the aircraft to capture the glide slope, however JZA8111 failed to capture the localizer a second time. JZA8111 came into conflict with a VFR aircraft, a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (HR5219) from Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC) to Victoria Harbour, BC (Water) (CYWH), that was transiting beneath the glide slope at 1100 feet. Air traffic control (ATC) cancelled the approach and issued a climb.

February 19, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Pegasus Elite Aviation Learjet 60 (N618L/PEG180) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Westchester, NY (KHPN) departed Runway 24R at CYYZ, and was given a clearance of 7000ft, read back was correct. PEG18 climbed through 7000ft. By the time the controller noticed the error and re-cleared PEG18 back to 7000ft, PEG18 had passed behind an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GARO/ROU1981) from Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), with 1.3NM and 900 feet separation. No operational impact.

February 2, 2020


A Thunder Airlines Limited Mitsubishi MU-2B (THU860) from Timmins, ON (CYTS) to Moosonee, ON (CYMO) was given a clearance cancelled time of 1717Z in a clearance for CYMO. The flight service station (FSS) asked THU860 if they could meet the cancelled time. THU860 advised according to their clock they would. According to the CYTS FSS, the aircraft was airborne after their clearance cancelled time.

January 11, 2020

Incident at PICKLE LAKE ON (CYPL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1532Z, a Wasaya Airways Cessna 208B (C-FWAW/WSG126) from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Wunnumin Lake, ON (CKL3) reported a flat tire while on the runway when taxing for departure at CYPL. a North Star Air Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FVPC/BF705) from Summer Beaver, ON (CJV7) to Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) was inbound to CYPL at the time and diverted to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL). At 1612Z, WSG126 was towed off the runway and normal operations resumed.

January 13, 2020


The Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) controller advised the Toronto Centre (CZY) controller that an American, corporately registered Learjet 35A (N354EF) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) that had just been handed off was dumping fuel due to a fuel balance issue. ZOB subsequently advised at time 1830Z that fuel dumping was complete. No impact on operations and there were no other aircraft in the vicinity of N354EF during the period of dumping. The fuel dumping occurred between coordinates 43.28N079.03W and 43.16N078.29W.

January 8, 2020

Incident at PETERBOROUGH ON (CYPQ) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report # 16502: A crane was erected at approximately 1400Z just North of Runway 27 threshold at Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) that was infringing on the Obstacle Limitation Surface on Runway 09/27 without permission from the airport manager. Approximately 10 minutes later, the Airport Authority ordered the construction company to take down the crane which was refused. They requested that the crane be taken down a second time with no response. The crane came down at 1430 once the construction work was completed. Traffic in the circuit was advised of the crane. No other impact to operations. The construction company had requested use of the crane prior to the date and was denied permission by the airport manager.

January 2, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Other operational incident)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-800 (WSW208) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to London, ON (CYXU) was instructed to initiate a missed approach on Runway 15 at 1637Z due to a corporately registered Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000 (N925JG) from origin and destination unknown, landing on Runway 27 at the same time. WSW208 was transferred back to XU sector, completed the area navigation (RNAV) 15 and landed.

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An American, corporately registered Aero Vodochody L39C (N139CM) from London, ON (CYXU) to London, ON (CYXU) was in the circuit for Runway 27, and on departure was instructed to fly the runway heading. N139CM climbed to 2700ft, however the circuit altitude is 1900ft. Upon landing, the aircraft was instructed to exit G and contact ground. N139CM reported on ground frequency taxiing via G to Apron 3, and was observed passing B at this time. N139CM was informed a clearance is required to taxi; pilot acknowledged and continued to taxi without clearance.

February 24, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340 (PCO3016) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was cleared to taxi across Runway 29 at the same time a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (WJA190) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was cleared across Runway 29 in the opposite direction. WJA190 crossed Runway 29 first, then PCO3016 continued to taxi. No operational impact.

February 21, 2020


At 1411Z, the Edmonton Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a proposed VFR transborder flight plan (FP) for an American, privately registered Cessna 180 from Havre City–County, MT (KHVR) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL), with an estimated time of departure (ETD) of 1420Z. No departure message was received, flight plan was not activated. Aircraft arrived safely at CYQL. No known operational impact.

February 17, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

A First Air Boeing 737-436 (C-FFNM/FAB101) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported that the vertical guidance portion of the localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) (area navigation (RNAV)) approach for Runway 34 was not working. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised at 1525Z. No other impact on operations. An Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-33A(C-GFFN/AIE790) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) on the LPV approach (RNAV) for 34 reported on 18/02/2020 at 1243Z that everything was normal. Weather at the time VFR.

February 12, 2020

Incident at 5120N / 11352W

A Northern Air Charter (P.R.) Inc. Beech 200 (NLI239) MEDEVAC from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on arrival to CYYC, was cleared for an approach at ELERO for Runway 17R. At that time, NLI239 was level at 6500 feet mean sea level (MSL), as per the air traffic control (ATC) clearance. On the approach, ATC observed NLI239 descending, passing 4600 feet MSL while on the approach. ATC queried NLI239 about the altitude as well as advising the safe altitude for the area to be at 5200 feet MSL. NLI239 apologized and stated they would climb to 5200 feet MSL. No operational impact.

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA), a J.A. Steyn Medical Professional Corporation Cessna A185F (C-GFZX) reported a flat tail tire while taxiing into position for a departure off of Runway 26 at 1453Z. A West Wind Aviation Beech 1900D (C-GWWK/WEW801) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) extended its downwind to allow time for C-GFZX to taxi off the runway. WEW801 was delayed by 3 minutes on their arrival. Foreign object debris (FOD) check completed by airport vehicle (ST31).

February 7, 2020

Incident at ROTRI intersection

A Summit Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GJPY/BF7112) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) reported final for Runway 24 at ROTRI and reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) target. No other traffic was in the zone at the time and no transponder returns were observed on the radar. BF7112 continued on the approach and landed without further incident.

February 3, 2020

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMPK) from The Pas, MB (CYQD) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV), while taxiing for departure at CYQD, was told of a vehicle on the runway. No response from vehicle when called several times to get off runway. Aircraft determined runway clear and departed. After aircraft departed, vehicle called off runway and said they were actually on an access road and did not hear any calls.


A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (SKW4601) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (KMSP) on the BANFF2 departure for Runway 35R at CYYC did not turn to the standard instrument departure (SID) heading of 360. The departure controller turned SKW4601 on initial contact due to a Horizon Air Industries Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (QXE2227) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) departing Runway 35L at the same time.

January 16, 2020

Incident at 3.9NM MARY RIVER NU (CMR2)

During the approach of a Summit Air Ltd. Aerospatiale ATR 72-202 (C-GJPY) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Mary River, NU (CMR2) into CMR2, the #1 flight management system (FMS) flagged both vertical and lateral guidance at 0445Z. It occurred 3.9NM before the runway threshold. This is due to the vertical protection limit (VPL) exceeding the vertical alert limit (VAL). The VPL value is determined by the available satellite information at the time.

January 30, 2020


The Edmonton (EG) controller informed the Dryden (HD) controller during the handoff that a TUI Airways Limited Boeing 787-8 (GTUIE/TOM032) from London/Gatwick, United Kingdom (EGKK) to Los Cabos, Mexico (MMSD) was having an issue with an unruly passenger. EG controller was in contact with North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) at that time. TOM032 continued through Winnipeg Area Control Centre (ZWG) airspace into Minneapolis (MSP) and subsequently decided to divert to Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG). National Operations Centre (NOC), NORAD, and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) advised. Aircraft landed at 1755Z; no impact to air traffic services (ATS) operations.

January 27, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Vehicle (TK82+1) was sighted on Alpha and at the same time TK82+1 called and asked if the flight service station (FSS) had asked TK82+1 to exit the runway at Alpha. The FSS replied negative. TK82+1 was cleared to be on Runway 16/34 but not Taxiway Alpha. No impact on operations.

January 22, 2020


A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEU/WEN3156) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) exited Runway 02 at B1 after landing and reported having a nose gear steering indication. WEN3156 went on a contaminated taxiway due to the indication, and the airport was experiencing snow at the time (ME 1700 33007 1 1/2SM -SHSN VV013). WEN3156 managed to taxi to the gate from B1 at 1725Z. Additional arrival spacing was needed for a time, otherwise no impact on operations.

January 21, 2020

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1414Z, the Airport Manager at Whitecourt, AB (CZU) advised that the chemical spraying equipment was not working and that the runway was very slippery. APM requested that Runway 11/29 be NOTAM closed until 1700Z. Runway re-opened at 1513Z. Impact on operations: a Sunwest Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-202 (CNK4851) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Whitecourt, AB (CYZU) was inbound and forced to enter a hold and wait for runway to re-open. CNK4851 had an original estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1509Z and landed at 1523Z.

January 18, 2020

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) vehicle (OPS2) was restricted to hold short of Runway 31. OPS2 was observed on airport surface detection equipment (ASDE) (limited visibility at the time) to have crossed the hold short line for Runway 31. There was no aircraft clearance in effect for that runway. No impact to operations.

January 8, 2020


A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWSZ/WJA4012) enroute from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Fort Mackay/Firebag, AB (CYFI) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit at 0144Z. The aircraft diverted to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) and landed safely at 0155Z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft was confirmed to be C-GWSZ. Flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit on log page AK61696 while en-route from CYEG to CYFI and diverted to CYMM. WestJet maintenance inspected the cockpit for evidence of smoke and found evidence of overheating on the First Officer’s Audio Control Panel (ACP) (PN 5145-1-77 Boeing Vendor V30242 AvTech Tyee Inc.) faceplate. The ACP from the Observers position was swapped into the First Officer’s position in accordance with (IAW) Boeing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) 23-51-02 for testing and further troubleshooting, and tested serviceable with no faults found. An ACP was sent up from CYYC and the ACP was installed in the Observers position IAW Boeing AMM 23-51-02. The Observers position ACP could not be tested fully at the time so the observers position ACP was placed on Minimum Equipment List (MEL) 23-13-04. Due to the O2 masks being donned in flight, the crew O2 levels were just above dispatch minimums for two flight crew members, so the 1st and 2nd cockpit Observers seats were placed on MEL 25-11-01 and 02, respectively, on Log Page AK61698 and AK61699 to ensure they were not occupied. The aircraft was dispatched and flew to CYEG. In CYEG, the O2 bottle was serviced IAW Boeing AMM 12-15-21 and MELs 25-11-1 and -2 were removed. The Observers ACP was tested serviceable IAW Boeing AMM 23-51-02 and MEL 23-13-04 was removed. The ACP will be sent to Avtech Tyee FAA Repair Station IG6R621N for inspection and repair.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20W0001: C-GWSZ, a WestJet Boeing 737-800, was operating as flight WS4012 from Edmonton (CYEG), AB to Fort Mackay / Firebag (CYFI), AB. During cruise the flight crew noticed a burning smell in the flight deck. The crew declared an emergency and diverted to Fort McMurray (CYMM), AB. The aircraft landed without further incident. Company maintenance found that the source of smoke was from the first officers audio panel. The audio panel was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.

January 7, 2020

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL) (ATM - operations)

At 1452Z, the flight service station (FSS) broadcast station was unattended for 3 minutes. At 1454Z and 9 seconds, vehicle (ST26) called Lethbridge Radio and did not receive a reply. At 1454Z and 32 seconds, ST26 broadcast on the vehicle frequency that they would be proceeding onto Taxiway A and Runway 05/23. At 1455Z, the Lethbridge (YQL) specialist broadcast they were resuming normal operations. Having overheard ST26 on the remote loudspeaker, after visually confirming that ST26 was on the controlled part of Taxiway A, the specialist issued permission for ST26 to proceed via Taxiway A onto Runway 05/23. No aircraft were known to be operating in the area at the time, no impact to operations.

January 6, 2020

Incident at CARMACKS YT (CEX4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Carmacks, YT (CEX4) called the Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) to issue a work in progress NOTAM for Runway 09/27 until 0030Z. NOTAM was issued with an end time of 0000Z instead of 0030Z.

February 20, 2020

Incident at GRAND FALLS NB (CCK3) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – information)

The United Stated sent out a proposed flight plan for a transborder flight between Bangor, ME (KBGR) and Grand Falls, NB (CCK3) at 1933Z. The estimated time of departure (ETD) was 2000Z. The plan was modified at 2007Z to change the ETD to 2030Z. No departure time entered. The estimated time of arrival (ETA) was received at 2242Z from KBDRYFYX. Quebec never had the alert service.

February 12, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Fredericton, NB (CYFC), a vehicle (TK387) requested and was instructed to work on Taxiway A with turns in the intersection of Runway 15/33 and Runway 09/27. The ground controller noticed a second truck following TK387 and queried TK387 as to whether they were +1 or not. TK387 was not aware of the second truck but at that time took the second truck as +1. No impact on operations.

February 6, 2020


A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FACV/JZA8851) from Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) rejected its takeoff from Runway 24. Aircraft taxied back to position to try again. Aircraft rejected takeoff a second time at 1531Z. No reason given.

February 1, 2020

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

At St. Johns, NL (CYYT), a child was heard transmitting on ground frequency 121.9 multiple times.

January 23, 2020

Incident at 5000N / 05000W

At time 2202Z and just west of 50N050W, a British Airways Boeing 787-9 (GZBKD/BAW293) on a flight from Heathrow/London Intl, UK (EGLL) to Washington/Dulles, VA (KIAD) declared a PAN PAN due to a pressurization issue and requested descent from FL410 to FL350. The flight was recleared to FL340. BAW293 reported the situation good at FL340 and PAN PAN cancelled at 2215Z. Flight continued to its destination and exited the Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) flight information region (FIR) at 2248Z.

January 16, 2020

Incident at SAXAN intersection

At time 0324Z and in the vicinity of SAXAN, a Norwegian Long Haul Boeing 787-9 (LNLNJ/NAX2WB) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Oslo, Norway (ENGM) reported a medical emergency and requested to divert to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The aircraft was re-cleared as requested and landed at 0410Z.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report #16506: Details on passenger medical emergency provided in AIRA report.

January 7, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - operations)

Unable to transfer remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) to the Saint John Flight Service Station (FSS) at the scheduled closing time. Fredericton Control Tower remained open overnight from 0345Z to 1045Z.

January 5, 2020

Incident at SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ)

A privately registered Cessna 150M on a flight from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) departed Runway 23 at 0046Z for circuits. After departure all further transmissions from the aircraft were unreadable. The aircraft landed Runway 23 at 0052Z then taxied back to the fixed base operator (FBO). A short time later, the pilot phoned the flight service station (FSS) and reported an alternator failure and losing radio and transponder. No impact on operations.

December 27, 2019


TSB Report #A19Q0205: G-TAWN, a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 (SW614), was getting ready to taxi at departure from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Vilo Acuña Intl/Cayo Largo del Sur (Cuba) following the ground signalers instructions when the aircrafts right engine collided with a tow tractor in its path. The engine nacelle was damaged, but the exact nature of the damage to the engine is unknown at this time. No one was injured and the passengers were transferred to another aircraft through passenger transport vehicles.