May 2, 2021

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

The Quebec Flight Information Centre (FIC) received an arrival report from the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) tower for an Eon Aéroporté Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-FDCY) on a transborder flight from Burlington, VT (KBTV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL); however, a departure time was not received from Leidos.

April 24, 2021

Accident at 100NM NW TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

Air traffic control (ATC) was receiving multiple reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. After investigation, ATC discovered that a privately registered Cessna 180K crashed at Lac Taureau. The time of the incident is unknown. There was one person on board (SOB) and no injuries. The aircraft was damaged. No service was provided by NAV CANADA. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No known impact on operations.

April 19, 2021

Incident at 13NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GTYX/AIE682) from Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) squawked code 7600 after entering the mandatory frequency (MF) zone of CYVP. The aircraft successfully communicated with the tower on 122.3 MHz at about the same time. The aircraft landed at 1811Z. No known impact on operations.

April 13, 2021

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A Government of Quebec Bell 206 (QUE148) on a flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) broadcast its intentions to enter the mandatory frequency (MF) zone by addressing the universal communications (UNICOM) of Rimouski. The pilot did not respond to communications from the flight service station (FSS), but continued to broadcast their intentions while performing aerial work 4NM west of Rimouski, QC (CYXK), and crossing the runway centre line several times. The Service aérien gouvernemental (SAG) was notified and communications were finally established about 20 minutes later, after the FSS called the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) in Rimouski. No known impact.

April 10, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Services Hélicocorp Inc. Robinson R44 (C-FZRA) from Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert Helicraft, QC (Heli) (CTG2) had been restricted to 1100ft via the Expo exit and instructed to conduct orbits during the time needed to resolve its transponder problem. The aircraft advised that it was climbing to 1,500 feet. The air traffic service (ATS) unit did not correct the incorrect altitude. No impact on operations.

March 22, 2021

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

At Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Aviation Starlink Inc. Dassault Falcon 2000EX (C-GOHB) advised being targeted by a laser. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from the operator: Correction to the narrative: Aviation Starlink officials confirmed that it was not a laser strike. While approaching Runway 06R at Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), the beacon at the top of Place Ville Marie was steady and not rotating. Therefore, the beacon light was in the pilots line of sight for a part of the approach.
UPDATE: AOR 272287-V2: Aircrafts origin and destination information added. Narrative updated to read as follows: "The pilot of an Aviation Starlink Inc. Dassault Falcon 2000EX (C-GOHB) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), while on approach to Runway 06R at CYUL, had the Place Ville Marie beacon light in their line of sight for a part of the approach. The beacon was steady and not rotating at the time."

March 21, 2021

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A Go Helico Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-GKUN) from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) took off at 1425Z, westbound. At 1633Z, the aircraft contacted the flight service specialist (FSS) for the Departure Advisory Service, while on the ground at CYXK. There had been no previous contact between the two. The aircraft suspected a problem with its radio, as it had attempted to contact the air traffic service (ATS) unit a few times without success. Unknown impact.

March 14, 2021

Incident at MATAGAMI QC (CYNM) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) of Matagami, QC (CYNM) did not activate, even after several attempts. The Montreal Area Control Centre (CZUL) and the Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) were notified and requested that a NOTAM be issued until March 19th in order to have time to make a diagnosis. NOTAM issued. Impact on operations unknown.

March 1, 2021

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8730) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem after takeoff. JZA8730 returned to land at 0059Z. No impact, nothing to report upon inspection of the runway.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the initial climb, the flight crew of JZA8730 received an intermittent "#2 HYD ISO VLV" amber caution light. The hydraulic systems quantity and pressure were checked, and were found to be normal. The decision was taken to declare an emergency and perform an air turn back. The aircraft landed without further incident. Upon arrival, the aircraft was removed from service. Troubleshooting revealed that the #2 hydraulic isolation valve output pressure switch 2931-P20 was contaminated. Associated wiring was tested and found to be serviceable. The connector was cleaned and the pressure switch 967002-1 was replaced, the system tested serviceable and the aircraft was released to service. Aircraft times: 19464:42 flight hours and 16632 cycles.

February 21, 2021

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7 from Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) was forced to conduct a go-around because a privately registered Cessna 150A from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) was on the CYXK runway. The Cessna 150A had contacted Mont-Joli radio several times in the minutes preceding, but, while its transmissions were strong and clear, the Cessna 150A did not seem to receive them in return and was not answering any calls. The Cessna 150A decided to enter the circuit and land without ever broadcasting its intentions. It finally established bilateral communications after landing behind another aircraft, a privately registered Cessna 150K from Québec/Neuville, QC (CNV9) to Rimouski, QC (CYXK) while the Vans RV 7 was established on final, causing it to perform a go-around.

May 6, 2021

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

At Smithers, BC (CYYD), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was first heard by the flight service station (FSS) at 1831Z. The signal was faint and, at times, intermittent. The FSS informed the Vancouver area control centre (CZVR) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, and phoned local operators. The ELT signal continued until 1910Z. The source of the ELT was found to be a local operator who had turned on their ELT unintentionally. No impact to operations.

February 24, 2021

Incident at 8NM SE VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

TSB Report #A21P0016: C-GXNF, a Piper PA-23-250 operated by Kisik Aerial Survey, was conducting a VFR training flight 8NM Southeast (SE) of Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with 2 crew members on board. While in level flight at 2000ft ASL, the crew heard and felt a popping noise. The crew observed that the emergency exit door, located mid cabin on the left-hand (LH) side of the aircraft, was missing and had departed during the flight. There was no effect on the aircraft handling and control. The aircraft was over water at the time and there were no boats observed in the immediate area. The crew advised the CZBB control tower of the situation and stated their intention to return to CZBB. The crew landed without further incident. There were no injuries. The aircraft was inspected by company maintenance and minor damage was found in the door sill where the door had been attached. Evacuation drills had been conducted on February 19, 2021 using the exit door, and this was the first flight since those drills. The door was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.
UPDATE: AOR-273509-V1: A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-GXNF) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported that its baggage door had opened and it needed to return to land. No operational impact.

April 26, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMU/GLR760) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) received an arrival advisory and gave an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 10 minutes. A vehicle (ST21) was permitted on the runway 6 minutes prior to the ETA. The aircraft advised that a vehicle was on the runway when calling 3 minutes prior to its ETA. The vehicle exited the runway 20 seconds prior to the aircraft reporting 1.2NM final. The vehicle had not been advised of the inbound aircraft.

February 5, 2021

Incident at Campbell River Hospital (Heli)

TSB Report #A21P0011: C-GCHJ, a Sikorsky S-76C operated by Helijet International Inc., on a MEDEVAC flight, was on approach to the Campbell River Hospital, BC (CAT6) helipad when the pilot flying (PF) momentarily lost sight of the helipad and deviated slightly to the right. The pilot monitoring (PM) advised the PF that the pad was on the left of the helicopter; the aircraft was about 10 feet above the helipad at this time, and the PF recovered to about 25 feet above it, before continuing forward and down.

April 23, 2021

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), the runway was closed from 1645Z until 1710Z for special operations due to the arrival of a Boeing C-17 aircraft. Some associated operational delays occurred.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273073-V2: The CYLW runway was closed due to a Boeing C17 arrival, and remained closed for an additional period of time due to an issue with the tug vehicle. At approximately 1700Z, a de Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft was instructed to initiate a missed approach at 4NM final and return to the Vancouver area control centre (ACC). (Duplicate AOR 273073-V2 deleted after information merge)
UPDATE: AOR 273072-V2 & Duplicate AOR 273073-V4: The Kelowna, BC (CYLW) runway was closed due to the arrival of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (CFC3686) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The opening of the runway was then further delayed because of an issue with the tug. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3255) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was told to initiate a missed approach at 4NM final and return to the Vancouver area control centre (ACC). (Duplicate CADORS 2021P0532 / AOR 273073-V4 deleted after information merge)

April 19, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

After completing a run-up, a KF Cargo Beech A60 (C-GKFX) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) pulled off of Apron 03 onto Taxiway Alpha directly in front of a vehicle (RED1). It had been cleared for Taxiway Delta and Foxtrot. The vehicle saw the aircraft and stopped in time.

April 16, 2021

Incident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-12 was on a flight from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 2055Z. An information request was submitted at 2155Z. The pilot phoned at 2219Z to close the flight plan. No operational impact.

April 5, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was recorded from 2217Z to 2233Z. Shift manager and JRCC advised. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised that a privately registered Yak 55M on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was the source of the ELT activation. The arrival time at CYNJ for the aircraft was 2212Z.

March 23, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A 43 Degrees North Enterprises Ltd. Cessna 170B (C-FCWG) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was flying over Okanagan Lake at 2000ft below the zone, and slowly started to climb to 3500ft. The tower attempted to contact the aircraft twice, with no answer. The pilot called a few minutes later and was cleared inbound. No impact on operations, but there was a lot of traffic in the zone at the time.

January 14, 2021

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #16947: A privately registered Vans RV-9A from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) landed on Runway 23 and the right main landing gear tire became flat. The aircraft stopped 300 feet past the intersection of Taxiway Bravo on the north side of the runway edge. Airport vehicles (STAFF 542+1) responded and assisted by placing a dolly under the flat tire and towing the aircraft off the runway at Bravo. A runway inspection was completed. No other aircraft were in the pattern at the time. The airport resumed normal operations at 2316Z.

March 18, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The pilot of an Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172K (C-GDON) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) filed a flight plan online using Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) instead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). No alerting was provided during the flight, from 1530Z to 1615Z, as the estimated time of departure (ETD) of the filed flight plan (FP) was 190830Z instead of the intended 181530Z. No operational impact.

March 13, 2021

Incident at CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon landing, the right main wheel of a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CRN711T) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) locked, and the aircraft was disabled on the runway. The aircraft was removed at 2038Z. The runway opened at 2052Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Following the incident, both right-hand (R/H) main wheels and brakes of the aircraft (C-FKTE) were replaced and tested in Campbell River, BC (CYBL), and the R/H gear was inspected to the extent necessary for a safe ferry flight back to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), with the gear remaining in the down position. Further inspection at CYVR did not find any faults with the aircraft braking system or landing gear. Inspection of the removed wheels and brake units did not find any faults, the rotors rotated freely, despite contact with the runway. The aircraft was on a training flight at the time of the incident, carrying out single engine approaches as a simulated engine failure. This configuration for the single engine approach would require a heavy right rudder input on landing, and it is suspected that the R/H brake was applied during the R/H rudder input. The aircraft was released to service and will be monitored for any brake system faults.

March 4, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPQ) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) failed to hold short of Runway 19 while taxiing via Taxiway Charlie. A Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-FCQC) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was instructed to pull up and go around, as it was on short final at the time.

February 17, 2021

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Langley Flying School Inc. Cessna 152 (C-GPUK) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) taxied on Runway 19 and departed without contacting the tower and without a clearance. Multiple aircraft on final and a helicopter had clearance to cross Runway 19 at the time.

February 19, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

At Kelowna, BC (CYLW), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard outside of testing times. The ELT signal was eventually determined to be an inadvertent activation by a Convair 340-31 aircraft at KF Cargo (KFA). KFA was notified and the signal stopped at 1715Z. (Additional information received from Aviation Operations)

February 5, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Southern Interior Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172S (C-GSFR) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), departing northbound, reported a rough running engine and returned to land. No emergency declared or assistance requested. C-GSFR landed without incident, no impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Cessna C172S aircraft (C-GSFR) returned to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) due to a rough running engine. The crews description of the engine symptoms to maintenance were interpreted as an engine cough rather than extended rough running. Maintenance checked fuel for contamination, with no issue found, and checked the spark plugs and leads, with no faults found. Additionally, the fuel injectors, magneto timing, and fuel injector servo mixture adjustment were checked, with no faults found. A review of G1000 recorded engine data found no issues. Extended ground runs were carried out, with no faults found. The aircraft was released back into service with no faults found and has had no recurrences since.

January 27, 2021

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

A NOTAM was issued using local time rather than a conversion to zulu time. The error was rectified prior to the NOTAMs start time.

January 16, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

An Okanagan Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172M (C-FHIY) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was departing from the left downwind for Runway 16 on the OYAMA departure. The tower tried multiple times to communicate with C-FHIY to pass traffic, a Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (P4LAS/LYC408) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on an IFR approach to Runway 16, but was unable to establish communication for approximately 4 miles. C-FHIYs radio was operational prior to and after this incident. No operational impact.

January 15, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRUU/CRN811M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported observing a drone pass underneath the aircraft while the aircraft was on short final for Runway 16. The aircraft was 200ft above ground level (AGL) at the time of the occurrence. The tower controller immediately called 911 to notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). No operational impact.

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

An information request (INREQ) for an Eclipse Helicopters Ltd. Eurocopter AS 350 B2 (C-GILZ) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) was received at 1923Z. A revised estimated time of arrival (ETA) was received from dispatch. No operational impact.

January 8, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

At 0204Z, an arrival message was received for an Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GLDO) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), but no flight plan was on file. At 0300Z, an Insignia College Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GFEB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was past the estimated time of arrival. The contact on the flight plan was called, and they confirmed that the flight plan was filed with the wrong civil identification, and that both aircraft were safely on the ground. Alerting was provided for the wrong identification. No operational impact.

January 6, 2021

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

At 1810Z, the flight plan for an Alkan Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (AKN147) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was received, with an estimated departure time of 1620Z. The company was contacted to confirm the time, and they said that the aircraft did depart at 1620Z, was currently enroute to Port Hardy and that the pilot would call once the aircraft was on the ground. The pilot did confirm that the flight plan was filed at 1545Z for a 1620Z departure time. The pilot said that they would try to follow up with FOREFLIGHT to determine the reason for the delay. No operational impact.

January 9, 2021

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A request was received to extend NOTAM O0059/21. It was discovered that the original "until" (TIL) time was 090000Z and that the NOTAM had already expired. The NOTAM was re-issued as requested, with a new estimated (EST) end time of 01240100Z. The airport operator confirmed that work had continued on the taxiway and the apron at Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) without a NOTAM.

January 8, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A 1234710 Alberta Ltd. Mooney M20TN (C-FEFM) from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) filed a flight plan over the phone with an estimated time of departure of 0030Z. An arrival message was received at 0026Z, before the flight plans time of departure. No alerting service was provided to C-FEFM. No operational impact.

May 6, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A privately registered Cessna 150M from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), orbiting inside the CYOO control zone, changed its squawk code to indicate a radio failure, at which time the tower reached out to establish whether or not it was a complete radio failure or just a transmission failure. The pilot called the tower cab from their cell phone to indicate that they were able to receive. A circuit entry route was established over the phone, and the aircraft joined the circuit and landed safely.

May 7, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An Island Air Flight School & Charters Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GFDH) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), being flown by a solo student pilot, was returning from a local flight to the east. While flying over Bluffers Park, and then again while flying over the east end of the harbour, the pilot took the landing instructions for other aircraft. The second time, the pilot was informed that they were not cleared to land. The pilot responded that they did not understand what that meant and that they would climb from 2000ft to 2500ft and fly over the airport. It was re-explained to the pilot that they were to descend and continue their approach, but that they did not have a landing clearance. The pilot was then able to comply with instructions and landed safely.

May 2, 2021

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The pilot of a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Diamond DA40 (C-FAMO) filed a flight plan for a VFR round robin flight from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS) to Collingwood, ON (CNY3) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) proposed at 1230Z. The flight plan was activated at the proposed time, with convective weather near the route. A search of the tower records showed no departure of the aircraft. A call was made to the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre to confirm whether the pilot and aircraft actually departed, to which the dispatcher replied that they did not depart and had cancelled the flight. The flight plan was closed at that time. The pilot subsequently called to close a flight plan for another aircraft, which had no flight plan on file. There was no indication from the flying school that the pilot had changed aircraft, only that the original aircraft did not depart.

April 29, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A privately registered Cessna 150L from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) was instructed, and read back, to taxi via Taxiway B, the main apron (at the pilots discretion), and Taxiways A, Q and T, and to hold short of Runway 22. The aircraft taxied via Taxiway B, the main apron and Taxiway C, and crossed Runway 32. Runway 32 was not in use at the time. No impact on operations.

April 28, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

Aviation Incident Report #17073: At Toronto/Buttonville, ON (CYKZ), a pilot walked from Hangar 14, across Taxiway B/A and active Runway 21/03, and then on Taxiway B towards a SkyVaders Flight Academy Piper PA-23-250 (C-GPQA). The Flightline Supervisor proceeded to intercept the individual when it was safe to do so. The individual did not have a radio, but had done a visual check before walking towards the aircraft. At the time, there was at least one aircraft reported in the circuit.

April 24, 2021

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

The pilot of a Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GGBN) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) filed their flight plan online with the wrong departure time of "2325Z on April 25th", instead of "2325Z on April 24th". The London Flight Information Centre (FIC) called the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) to confirm. The London FIC also called the Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) tower to confirm the flight plan (FP) information, as the CYTZ tower was in contact with the pilot at the time.

Incident at DRYDEN REGIONAL ON (CYHD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Mag Canada Aero Commander 680 (BD160) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) indicated that it had a nose gear issue and had already advised emergency services. The aircraft landed safely with no damage. Runway 12/30 was closed for a short period of time to tow the aircraft off the runway.

March 24, 2021

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

An aircraft called London radio while 25NM south of Nain, NL (CYDP), advising London radio that the call was being made through CYDP. London radio received the call through the Hopedale, NL (CYHO) remote communications outlet (RCO), which is the same frequency (123.65 MHz), even though the aircraft was approximately 65NM from CYHO. The CYDP RCO showed green lights when tested by the Flight Information Centre (FIC). The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) of the Toronto area control centre (CZYZ) directed the FIC to publish a NOTAM indicating that the frequency would be unserviceable (U/S) until the estimated time of 252359Z.

April 3, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO) (Incursion - runway - animal, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), six aircraft pulled up while on final. No departures were allowed due to three dogs running loose across the runways and taxiways.
UPDATE: AOR 272547-V2: At Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), a Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S (C-FWML) and a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GOYJ) pulled up multiple times (3 times each) while on final. No departures were allowed due to 3 dogs running loose across the runways and taxiways.
UPDATE: AOR 272547-V3: At Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO), 4 aircraft were pulled up multiple times while on final and no departures were released due to 3 dogs running loose across the runways and taxiways. The aircraft that were pulled up included: a Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S (C-FWML), a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GOYJ), a Toronto Airways Inc. Cessna 172S (C-GIST), and a Durham Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GHZJ).

March 21, 2021

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

A Campione Aviation Ltd. Beech A36 (C-FEUW) from Collingwood, ON (CNY3) to Windsor, ON (CYQG), from the northeast (NE), was cleared for the left base for Runway 25. The controller then called the aircraft several times, but received no further response. Landing clearance was given via light gun while C-FEUW was on final. Communication was re-established on the ground frequency. No impact on operations.

March 13, 2021

Incident at 9NM W SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

The pilot of a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK III (C-FOEH) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) made their first call when 9NM west of CYSB, estimating a landing in 05 minutes. One helicopter was in the circuit and 2 aircraft were taxiing for departure at the time. No impact on operations.

January 9, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: HANOVER / SAUGEEN MUNI ON (CYHS)

Aviation Incident Report #16942: A privately registered Cessna R172K from Wiarton, ON (CYVV) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS), with an en route stop at Owen Sound/Billy Bishop, ON (CYOS), was heading South, in the vicinity of CYHS. A privately registered Cessna 172M from Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Hanover/Saugeen, ON (CYHS) was heading West, towards CYHS. The Cessna 172M advised it was over the town of Hanover, 2NM out, and that it would be crossing over the field to join the mid-left downwind for Runway 01. The Cessna 172M noticed the Cessna R172K, approaching from the North, at the Cessna 172Ms "12 oclock" position. The Cessna 172M broadcast its intention three more times, but to no avail. The Cessna R172K then turned East, towards the Cessna 172M, and the Cessna 172M asked the Cessna R172K to immediately state its intentions. The Cessna R172K advised that it needed fuel and proceeded to land at CYHS.

March 9, 2021

Incident at NUBER intersection

A NovaJet Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-FTJB/NOJ61) from Battle Creek/W.K. Kellogg, MI (KBTL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was given a descent to FL240. When checking in with the Kitchener/Waterloo (YKF) sector, the aircraft indicated it was descending to FL140. At the time, NOJ61 was still above FL240. The YKF controller advised NOJ61 of its mistake and re-cleared the aircraft. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

February 10, 2021

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - weather observation systems)

At Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT), a scheduled maintenance of the uninterruptible power system (UPS) occurred, which resulted in a complete power failure at the Thunder Bay (YQT) flight service station (FSS). The extended computer display system (EXCDS), the National Voice Communication System (NVCS), and the Weather Information Display System (WIDS) were all unserviceable from 1438Z to 1450Z. During this time, Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) had one vehicle (LO144) on the runway and an Ornge Global Air Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GRXH/PUL105) on a MEDEVAC flight from Pickle Lake, ON (CYPL) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) that departed during the outage. Island Lake, MB (CYIV) had a Custom Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206L-1 (C-GIPG) on a flight from CYIV to St. Theresa Point, MB (CYST), and a Perimeter Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GLKY/PAG639) inbound to CYIV from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG). No other operational impact.

January 27, 2021

Incident at 8NM TIMMINS / VICTOR M. POWER ON (CYTS)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: While 8NM final for Runway 03, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8289) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert (traffic advisory) for traffic at the airport at field elevation. An Ornge Global Air Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (PUL103-M) on a flight from Timmins/Victor M. Power, ON (CYTS) was starting up at the time. No impact to operations.

February 4, 2021

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBFJ) from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) was instructed to line up. The aircraft subsequently took off without clearance.
UPDATE: Follow-up information received by Transport Canada: The aircraft (C-GBFJ) was being operated for flight training purposes at the time of this occurrence.

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