October 9, 2019

Incident at SAGUENAY QC (VBS) VOR/DME

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333 (C-GHLT/ROU1931) on a flight from Manchester, UK (EGCC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported encountering severe wake turbulence at FL395. ROU1931 was 11.7 miles behind an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GHKW/ACA843) on a flight from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) at the time of the report. No impact on operations.

October 5, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Parachute-related event, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

A parachutist, which had landed north of the runway, crossed the runway to travel south of it. A the same time, a privately registered Zenair Zenith CH200 from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was lining up on Runway 09 for takeoff. The aircraft reported that it had seen the parachutist on the runway and that it waited before taking off.

September 21, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Chrispair Aviation Inc. Cessna 340 (C-FZOH) from Arnprior, ON (CNP3) to Arnprior, ON (CNP3) entered the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) zone 5 NM west, without contacting the flight service station (FSS); it seemed to be on final for Runway 09. At the same time, an Aéroclub Gatineau Ottawa Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GEEH) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was on base for Runway 09 between 1 100 and 1 200 ft. The specialist was able to talk to the pilot of C-FZOH at approximately 3 NM west of the runway, when it was between 1 600 and 1 700 ft and approximately 1/4 NM from C-GEEH. The specialist asked C-FZOH to go south to avoid this and other traffic (4 other aircraft) in the circuit.

September 26, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GNDO/AIE653T) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it had been targeted by a green-coloured laser above the village of Kuujjuaq several times while it was overshooting Runway 07, on final for Runway 31 and on final for Runway 25. An Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRJZ/AIE591) from Schefferville, QC (CYKL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it had been targeted by a laser on final for Runway 25, between 2349Z and 0017Z below (BLO) A015. The attacks seemed intentional. No known impact on operations.

September 25, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The pilot of a Guay Inc. Bell 407 (C-FNZO) made a mistake with the estimated departure time (ETD) when he filed his Quebec VFR flight plan, in Montreal East.

August 31, 2019

Incident at Casey Air strip (N4756 / W074 05)

A privately registered Piper PA-32-260 was on a flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Casey Air Strip (La Tuque, QC, 4756N 07405W). A search began and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (CYTR) was notified at 2000Z. The shift manager confirmed the actual time of departure (ATD) at 1950Z. A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 confirmed that the Piper PA-32-260 was on the ground at 2045Z. The search was ended.

September 6, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

An airport staff person reported that there were 3 dogs on the threshold of Runway 21. After having chased them off, he reported that they were, at that time, outside the runways boundaries.

September 10, 2019

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Loss of remote aerodrome advisory service (RAAS) frequency 122.0 at Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV). The start time is unknown, but it was after 1106Z, until 1136Z. RAAS was not provided during the loss of frequency.

August 31, 2019

Accident at 2NM NE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A 9164-1050 Québec Inc. Cessna P210N (C-GCCI) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was on the right downwind for Runway 24R for a training flight when it declared engine failure. The pilot could not reach the airport. The aircraft landed without incident in a corn field approximately 2 NM from the threshold of Runway 24R. The pilot did not have time to declare an emergency. After the landing, the pilot indicated that he was not hurt and that the aircraft did not seem to have much damage. After they had been contacted, emergency services went to the site, without having the time to find out the number of people on board or the amount of remaining fuel.

August 26, 2019

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

An Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (AUA73) from Vienna, Austria (LOWW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a flap problem. The aircraft requested more time to complete checks and did not declare an emergency. AUA73 landed without incident at 1332Z. No impact on operations.

July 28, 2019

Accident at Carignan

TSB Update #A19Q0125: a basic ultralight (powered paraglider) was performing a low-altitude manoeuvre in the Carignan, QC sector when the paragliders canopy touched the ground. A loss of control followed. The pilot on board was seriously injured. At this time, the specific damage to the aircraft is unknown.

August 26, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Between 2304Z and 2309Z, there was an activation of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) that corresponded neither with the duration nor with the time of ELT testing.

August 25, 2019

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

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU1609) from Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 06L conducted a go-around at the towers request because the preceding departure could not take off on time due to wake turbulence.

August 16, 2019

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

A communications search was launched for a British-registered Vickers-Armstrong Spitfire MK IX (GIRTY) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1602Z.

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

A communication search was launched for a Danish-registered Pilatus PC-12/47E (OYTHP) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1620Z.

August 14, 2019

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-181 from Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN) to Montreal/Les Cèdres, QC (CSS3), which was following a VFR flight plan with an estimated time of departure (ETD) for 0030Z, took off from CYJN around 2327Z to head to CSS3. The pilot left a voicemail message regarding the closure of the flight plan around 0003Z.

August 16, 2019

Incident at 4952N / 07729W

A Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GHQL/HYD107) from Némiscau, QC (CYHH) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was seen on the radar 5NM south of its route and deviating from the route several times. No impact on operations.

August 14, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ELT)

The area control centre (ACC) informed the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton, ON (CYTR) that emergency locator transmitter (ELT) had been set off south of QC. It was impossible to locate the source at that time. No other impact.

August 3, 2019

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

An Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 172P (C-GOAQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) directly above the river indicated that it had been targeted several times by a green laser coming from the Chaudière River marina, beside the Québec bridge, approximately 6 NM southeast of this bridge. Police were notified.

July 31, 2019

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Héli/Express Aérospatiale AS-350-BA (C-GDEH) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) entered the zone even though the pilot had been told three times to stay outside the zone due to an aircraft on approach.

July 29, 2019

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

At 1513Z, failure of Server 1 of the aeronautical fixed telecommunications network (AFTN), followed by failure of AFTN Server 2, after which a contingency plan was implemented for sending VFR flight plan data and consultation of weather information in real time.

August 8, 2019

Incident at 15NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

On the point of turning for the final approach for Runway 24L, a de Havilland DHC-8-301, operated by Jazz (JZA8782), flying from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported that it was targeted three times by a green laser from a boat moored in the Port of Montreal.

August 4, 2019

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

A Bombardier CL-600-2C10, operated by GoJet Airlines (N379CA/GJS6283), flying from Detroit Metro/Wayne Country (KDTW), MI, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was unable to exit using Taxiway B2 and headed toward Taxiway G. A Boeing 737-275C, operated by Air Inuit (C-GSPW/AIE705), flying from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) performed a go-around at the controllers request, as the runway would not have cleared in time.

July 30, 2019

Accident at 48 28 32N 077 02 87W - 7 NE Senneterre QC,

Aviation Incident Report 2019-07-11180: On July 30th 2019, NAV CANADA Montreal ACC received a call from the FAA that they were looking for an overdue aircraft with 1 soul onboard. The aircraft, registration and type unknown at this time departed Oshkosh (KOSH) USA, heading to Danbury (KDXR) NY. The Aircraft deviated North for weather. Last know position is a radar hit that put the aircraft in the vicinity of Val D’Or (CYVO) QC. The joint rescue coordination centre is presently conducting an aerial search. FINAL UPDATE : On August 2nd, the joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) confirmed the crash site for N3804X 7 NM North East of Senneterre QC. The aircraft was found at 48 28 32N 077 02 87W. The pilot did not survive the crash.

July 29, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA402) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 24R. A bird was found. Impact: Runway 24R was unavailable from 1311Z to 1320Z, the time required for the inspection.

July 28, 2019

Incident at 42NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA7974) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 2331Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed. Impact: Runway 24R was unavailable between 2331Z and 2335Z, the time required for the inspection.
Update TSB #A19Q0121: C-GJZC, a Jazz Aviation LP DHC-8-400 operating as JZA7974 with 4 crew members and 36 passengers, was conducting an IFR flight from Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. Shortly before beginning the descent, the flight crew noted a failure in the No. 1 hydraulic system. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without flaps on Runway 24R at CYUL. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the passenger bridge.

July 20, 2019

Incident at 10NM W LAC-À-LA-TORTUE QC (CSL3)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FPON/JZA8770) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) reported that it had been the victim of a green laser attack at 9:00 its time, at 5 NM. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2019

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At the Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) aerodrome, the frequency was out of service from time to time. The headset needed to be unplugged and plugged in again to make it work again. The problem arose at all the flight service stations (FSS) with different headsets. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) was notified.

July 13, 2019

Accident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During a touch-and-go, a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GJVD) from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) made a runway excursion while landing on Runway 30. Impact: the runway was closed by NOTAM between 1740Z and 2100Z. The aircraft was cleared from the runway at 2030Z.
TSB Update #A19Q0108: C-GJVD, a Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152, was on a local VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) with a student pilot on board. During a touch-and-go on Runway 30 at CYRC, the aircraft arrived too high and too fast, and it bounced. The student-pilot applied more power and the aircraft touched the ground a second time. The nose wheel broke, causing the propeller to touch the ground and the aircraft ran off the runway to the left before coming to a stop on the grass. There were no injuries. The propeller, engine, nose wheel, and left wing were substantially damaged.

July 16, 2019

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

ST37+1 stated that it had left the runway. An Exact Air Cessna 172P (C-GMDI) from Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honore, QC (CYRC) informed us that there was still a vehicle present on the runway at the time of its takeoff. No impact on operations.

July 4, 2019

Incident at 12NM E Ste-Pétronille, Île D'Orléan

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 172M from Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Quebec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) indicated that it had been targeted several times by a green laser coming from the village of Sainte-Pétronille, on Île dOrléans. Sûreté du Québec was notified.

July 9, 2019

Accident at BONAVENTURE QC (CYVB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Shortly after its takeoff, a privately registered Quad City Challenger II from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) to Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) crashed at the edge of the runway for unknown reasons. Emergency services were contacted. The runway was closed by NOTAM. No impact on operations.
TSB Update #A19Q0103: A privately registered Quad City Challenger II ultralight was on a local VFR flight from Bonaventure, QC (CYVB) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff from Runway 31 at CYVB, the pilot experienced difficulty controlling the aircraft, which was starting to lose altitude. The aircraft touched the runway the first time, then regained altitude, went back down, and touched the runway again. The aircraft swerved to the left, but the pilot managed to guide it to the centre of the runway. The third time the wheels touched the runway, the landing gear collapsed under impact, causing a change in direction 90° to the left. The aircraft slid on its belly, ran off the runway, and ended up in a ditch lining the west side of the runway. The pilot and the passenger were able to evacuate the aircraft without difficulty and were uninjured. The pilot had acquired the aircraft recently and, until that day, had only conducted tests on the ground.

June 24, 2019

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Cessna 182Q from an unknown destination to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) landed at CYRJ without radio reception. The aircraft was able to broadcast but incapable of responding to the Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) flight service station (FSS). The CYUY FSS made several vain attempts to contact it. Three other Cessna 182s were in the zone at that time, including one that could see the Cessna 182Q joining the left downwind for Runway 34. Staff at CYRJ informed the CYUY FSS that the Cessna 182Q had landed and cleared the runway.

June 8, 2019

Incident at 4756N / 07405W

A privately registered Beech C23 followed a VFR flight plan (FP) from Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) to Cassey. There was no cell service in Cassey. The pilot could not close his VFR FP. He therefore took off again from Cassey and headed towards CSU3. First FP closed. The pilot filed a second FP en route to CSU3. The new estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 2000Z.

June 30, 2019

Incident at 3NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

The separation between a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8907) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and an Air Transat Airbus A321-211 (TSC811) from Varadero, Cuba (MUVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 24R was reduced to 2.6 NM when it should have been 3 NM. Impact on operations: TSC811 decided to conduct a go-around on Runway 24R.
Update TSB #A19Q0112: C-FACT, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash 8 100-300 (JZA907), was conducting an IFR flight from Moncton/Greater Moncton International (CYQM), NB, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL) QC. C-GEZO, an Air Transat A.T. Airbus A321-211 (TSC811), was conducting an IFR flight from Varadero (MUVR), Cuba, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL), QC. JZA907 was inbound for landing on Runway 24R, followed by TSC811. ATC asked TSC811 to reduce its approach speed to maintain the required 3 NM distance between the 2 aircraft. After JZA907 landed on the runway, ATC advised TSC811 that JZA907 was headed towards B2 to clear the runway. TSC811 acknowledged the advisory and initiated an ascent. Spacing at this time was 2.6 NM.

May 30, 2019

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

An École de pilotage Saint-Hubert Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GDDK), whose provenance and destination are unknown, was on Runway 10, short of Runway 06D, waiting to cross so that it could get onto Tango. After it had received clearance to cross, the aircraft seemed to bounce several times while taxiing on the threshold of Runway 06D. After verification, the pilot confirmed that his aircraft was on the grass and that he was a bit lost. The controller vectored the pilot so that he could get back to the manoeuvring area, and the aircraft returned to the club successfully. All traffic was directed to Runway 24D for the duration of the inspection of Runway 06D, which was conducted at 0315Z.

June 1, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The pilot of an Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 172P (C-FCCC) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) filed a VFR flight plan without flying it. Because the pilot did not cancel the flight plan, it was activated at the planned time according to procedure.

May 28, 2019

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

After having been vectored for an approach to Runway 06L, a Piedmont Airlines Embraer EMB-145LR (PDT4845) from Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) crossed the final approach area line. Air traffic services (ATS) told the aircraft to reject its approach, and it did so. No impact on operations. At 2040Z, PDT4845 crossed the line a second time, but was able to land without incident.

May 30, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Grondair Cessna 172P (C-GBHU) from Saint-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) to Saint-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) was seen on the radar entering the control zone near Boucherville without clearance. Another aircraft was leaving the control zone at the same time, and traffic had to be redirected.

May 15, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An aircraft on Taxiway A noticed a fuel leak coming from the wing of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Emergency services were called by air traffic services (ATS), and the area involved was cleared. Impact on operations: 2 aircraft on approach for Runway 24L had to overshoot, and several aircraft at arrival had to be redirected to Runway 24R. Three aircraft that were following ACA307 on Taxiway A waited 20 minutes before they were able to taxi. Operations returned to normal at CYUL at 2350Z.
Update - TSB #A19Q0066: an Air Canada Airbus 320-200 (C-FZUB/ACA307) was flying on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on Alpha for its takeoff, the crew of ROU1742, which was taxiing behind ACA307, noticed a significant fuel leak coming from the right engine. The ground controller then directed ACA307 to Taxiway A1 and informed Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. ARFF met the aircraft and cleaned up the leak. Passengers were led to the terminal on passenger transport vehicles before being transferred into another aircraft. The cause of the fuel leak is unknown at this time.

May 11, 2019

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A privately registered Cessna 172M from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) made its initial contact with the flight service station (FSS) at CYUY 1.5 NM from the facilities. An École daviation Rouyn-Noranda Cessna 172K (C-FYMA) was in the zone at that time.

May 14, 2019

Incident at 4939N / 06718W

At 1833Z, air traffic services (ATS) made a vain attempt to contact a Max Aviation Beech B100 (C-GPJL/MAX140) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC). ATS tried four more times. At 1841Z, MAX140 contacted Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) radio at CYBC to cancel the instrument flight. No impact on operations.

May 12, 2019

Incident at Pourvoirie L'Escapade

A Québec Hélicoptères Bell 505 (C-FSTJ) had to conduct a flight from Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5) to the Escapade lodge (482608N 743125W). The responsible person indicated that the pilot of the helicopter had not reported the aircrafts arrival over 2 hours after the estimated time of arrival. Located by Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton at 1800Z.

May 11, 2019

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

A 3094-8699 Québec Inc. Bell OH-58A (C-GMWQ) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to St-Jérome, QC (CSN3) was transmitting only on carrier wave. At the towers request, it squawked IDENT and was identified. Afterwards, it was impossible to establish bilateral communication and the aircraft was instructed to stay outside of Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) airspace. C-GMWQ entered the airspace anyway and was instructed a second time to stay outside the zone. C-GMWQ left the area. No other impact.

May 2, 2019

Incident at 6NM SE QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (KUK761) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on VFR at 1 900 ft had been cleared to climb to 7 500 ft, even though an Orizon Aviation Québec Cessna 152 (C-GQVQ) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) on VFR at 2 500 ft was converging on it. The two aircraft came within 100 ft vertically and 0.5 NM of each other.
TSB #A19Q0056: C-GQVQ, a Cessna 152 operated by Orizon Aviation Quebec, was conducting a local VFR training flight from Quebec City/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) with two people aboard. When returning to CYQB, the pilot of C-GQVQ was cleared to enter the control zone at 2 500 ft ASL, from the southeast, by the Air Traffic Controller at the Quebec City VFR Terminal. Almost at the same time, C-FKGE, a Pilatus PC-12/47 operated by Kudlik Aviation making a KUK761 local VFR flight from CYQB, had been cleared to take off on Runway 06 with an altitude restriction of 2 000 ft ASL. A few minutes later, KUK761 was cleared to contact the VFR Terminal, before the pilot of C-GQVQ contacted the CYQB control tower. The CYQB tower cleared C-GQVQ on approach at 2 500 ft ASL to enter the circuit pattern for Runway 06 and sent the information regarding the presence of KUK761 2 000 ft to the southeast. The Quebec City VFR Terminal cleared KUK761 to ascend to 7 500 ft ASL, without notifying the aircraft that C-GQVQ was on approach. A few seconds later, the Air Traffic Controllers instructed their respective aircraft to perform an evasive manoeuvre. At that point, the distance between the two aircraft was 1 NM, on a convergent heading. At the closest point, the distance was reduced to 100 vertical feet and 0.5 miles horizontally.

April 18, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On its initial climb during departure from Runway 24R, a Max Aviation Beech B100 (MAX130) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) declared an emergency and levelled off at 1 000 ft due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency services were notified. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 1422Z. Impact on operations: a short delay at arrival for the other aircraft flying on instrument flight rules (IFR), the time during which MAX130 landed and cleared the runway.
TSB Update #A19Q0048: C-GPRU, a Max Aviation Beech B100, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) training flight MAX130 from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) with just 2 pilots on board. During the initial climb after the departure from CYHU, smoke appeared in the cockpit. The crew decided to return to CYHU and land, and it declared a state of emergency. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) services were deployed, and the aircraft landed on Runway 24R without incident. There were neither injuries nor damage. The post-flight inspection did not reveal the presence of smoke; the source of the smoke has not been identified.

April 9, 2019

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

The estimated time of arrival of an Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FCLS/CRQ5936) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was initially 1141Z, but the aircraft landed at 1128Z. During the initial call, the aircraft was 4 NM from SIBNA. Two snow-removal vehicles were on the runway at that time. The vehicles cleared the runway while the aircraft was 1 NM on final. Visibility (VIS) 2-1/2 SM, CIG 018 covered (OVC).

April 18, 2019

Incident at yul 140 / 20

A privately registered Cessna 172P from Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) to Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) at 6 000 ft indicated it had been the victim of a green laser attack at 2 NM and at 3:00 their time. No impact on operations.

March 21, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

The airport duty manager (ADM) at the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) aerodrome was notified several times of the presence of turkeys on Runway 06/24. Dispersions were carried out.

March 29, 2019

Accident at In the vicinity of: Lac Malartic QC

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

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