November 30, 2021

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

After receiving and correctly reading back the standard instrument departure (SID) CYUL1, an Air Algérie Airbus A330-200 (7TVJC/DAH2701) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Algiers, Algeria (DAAG) was seen turning left at 2,000 ft while the SID calls for a climb on the runway centreline. No impact on operations.

November 29, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/LSJ512) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Natashquan, QC (CYNA) was cleared for a standard instrument departure (SID) CYZV2 departing Runway 09. A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 1900D (C-GWGA/LSJ609) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) had cancelled its IFR and planned to land on Runway 27. Shortly after takeoff from Runway 09, LSJ512 was observed starting a right turn. The flight service station (FSS) relayed the information to LSJ609. LSJ609 expedited its descent. The two radar targets were finally seen passing each other about 5 NM southeast with 1,500 ft lateral separation and 1 NM distance. No impact.

November 24, 2021

Incident at JOLIETTE QC (CSG3)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Joliette, QC (CSG3) to Joliette, QC (CSG3) experienced total engine failure after taking off. The aircraft was able to turn around and land on the runway at CSG3. 4 people on board; no injuries. The aircraft was towed away. No impact.

November 11, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

After receiving and reading back clearance to taxi on Taxiways A4 and A, to cross Runway 28 and hold short of Runway 24L on Taxiway A3, a tug vehicle (SER661+1) did not turn on Taxiway A, continued on A4, and crossed the hold line short of Runway 24L. No impact on operations.

November 8, 2021

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

After being instructed to follow the runway heading, an American Cessna 525B (N54RE) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Boca Raton, FL (KBCT) turned direct FAWNS. When questioned, the aircraft reported having problems with its navigation equipment. No impact on operations.

November 5, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A privately registered Beech B19 from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3) to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3), at 2,500 ft heading east-northeast (ENE), was illuminated by a green laser. The crew turned off the lights. No other impact. The Montreal Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) was amended accordingly.

October 30, 2021

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered Diamond DA-40 from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) was observed turning right while taking off from Runway 09 at CYND without authorization. When asked, the pilot said that he had been assigned the standard instrument departure (SID), but that he decided to turn. No impact.

October 29, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GPXF) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was cleared to join the left downwind for Runway 06L. The aircraft was a visually observed turning into the right downwind for Runway 24R. No impact.

October 24, 2021

Incident at OKOPO intersection

At southeast of OKOPO intersection and at 5000 ft, a Soucy Aviation Inc. Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FIPC) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) by turning 15 degrees and descending 300 ft to avoid a VFR target at 5000 ft that was not in communication with air traffic control (ATC). C-FIPC had been informed of the traffic.

October 23, 2021

Incident at 4521N / 07307W

After having received and read direct to BIVRO, a Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-GIZX/PRO4080), from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN) was observed turning right, intercepting XOLRA, for the final Runway 29. No impact on operations.

October 18, 2021

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

An Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12 (AM119) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bagotville, QC (CYBG) passed heading 320 on a right turn when leaving the airport. The tower reassigned heading 320 and the pilot said he heard “heading 110,” but read back “heading 320.”

October 20, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On departure from Runway 24R, a The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-31-325 (SNAAP3) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed turning right at 500 ft. Turns not allowed before reaching 1,100 ft.

October 13, 2021

Incident at SOKYE intersection

At 2140Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8708) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at 2157Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After starting their descent, the flight crew noted an acrid smell in the cockpit and forward cabin, followed by visible smoke in the cockpit originating from the right windshield. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks and declared an emergency. The windshield heating system was turned off and the smoke dissipated. The aircraft landed without further incident. During troubleshooting, one of the electrical terminals was found to be loose, as an incorrect length fastener had been installed. The terminal and the fastener were replaced, the system was tested serviceable, and the aircraft was returned to service. No Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS) Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted, as the event was related to Human Factors. A Safety Management System (SMS) Report (SMS-MNT-821) was submitted and is currently being investigated. The CASI will follow-up on the investigation and related corrective measures.

October 8, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Cascades Inc. Piaggio P-180 (C-GLEM) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Victoriaville, QC (CSR3) was cleared for the standard instrument departure (SID) CYZV2 from Runway 09. The aircraft was observed turning right at 1,500ft, when the SID requires a climb on the runway heading. No impact.

October 6, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

After receiving and correctly reading back the Standard Instrument Departure (SID) CYZV2 Runway 27, an American corporately registered, Beech 58 (N7217H) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) was observed turning left at 2000 ft while the SID states a center line runway climb. No impact on operations.

Incident at 4538N / 07339W

After receiving and reading back the "turn 080" instruction, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-275C (C-GOPW/AIE781), from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was observed on course 130. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) unit advised the aircraft to "turn course 060". The separation between AIE781 and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GYJZ/JZA8715), from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was reduced to 2.6 NM. No further impact on operations.

September 21, 2021

Incident at 5NM SW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A foreign, corporately registered McDonnell Douglas Helicopter MD-520N (LNOML) on a flight to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) zone approximately 5NM southwest (SW) of CYVP, at 200 feet, with a "no radio" (NORDO) status and proceeded inbound. LNOML crossed over the threshold (THR) of Runway 07, proceeded along Runway 07 and exited on Taxiway B for the apron. Impact: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDAO/AIE855) from Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that was turning on final for Runway 07 was kept updated of the helicopters position due to marginal IFR weather.

October 6, 2021

Incident at 2NM W SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

On departure from Runway 27 an American, corporately registered Beech 58 (N7217H) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Wabush, NL (CYWK) was observed turning left while the instrument standard departure (SID) indicated climb on runway heading to 5000 ft. No impact.

September 8, 2021

Incident at 4525N / 07347W

After initial contact, an American, corporately registered Cessna 525B (N710PT) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Fort Wayne, IN (KFWA) was observed turning right without clearance. No impact on operations.

September 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montmagny Air Service Partenavia P68 Observer (C-GJMZ) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montmagny, QC (CSE5), on departure from Runway 24R, was observed turning left at 600 ft. Turns not allowed before reaching 1100 ft.

August 20, 2021

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

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12 (NDL765) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) performed an unauthorized U-turn after landing on Runway 24G. Impact: the tower instructed a Dorval Aviation Cessna 172M (C-FCEI) on a VFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to pull up while on short final.

August 16, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An American, privately registered Maule M-7-235 from Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) landed on Runway 27, and when it tried to make a U-turn, the aircraft ended up completely outside the runway lights. The aircraft performed a few manoeuvres in the grass before rolling back onto the runway and exiting at Delta. Impact: delay to an inbound Exact Air inc. Beech A100 (ET828) from Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), which had to extend downwind and conduct a 360° on final.

August 14, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Cessna 172S (C-GSEY) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ), departing from Runway 24R, was observed turning at 700 feet. The departure procedure forbids any turn below 1 100 feet.

August 4, 2021

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

Upon takeoff from Runway 24L, an Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (TSC126) from Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was observed on a right turn leaving 1700 ft, thus contravening the standard instrument departure (SID) “Montréal 1.” Impact: noise abatement procedures were not followed.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GFFZ) from Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) to Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) was instructed to join the left mid-downwind for Runway 24L at Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), descending no lower than 1700 ft. C-GFFZ joined base leg and began descending without clearance, then crossed the arrival path of Runways 24L and 24R. C-GFFZ initiated a go-around on Runway 24L and was instructed to turn crosswind once at 1100 ft, but C-GFFZ was observed in a turn at 700 ft. No impact on operations.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Cessna 182Q from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Lachute, QC (CSE4), departing from Runway 24R, was observed on radar in a turn at 700 ft. The departure procedure contained in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) indicates a climb on the runway heading up to 1100 ft. No impact on air traffic services (ATS).

June 20, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

TSB Report #A21Q0047: A Les Hélicoptères Canadiens Airbus AS355N helicopter (C-FXIH) was on a visual flight rules flight from Sept-îles, QC (CYZV) to the IOC helipad at approximately 4 NM south-west. Shortly after take-off, the red “REG” warning light lit up and extinguished at the same time as the Ng fluctuations (engine gas generator) appeared. An intermittent aural warning sounded, indicating rotor revolution overspeed (RPM); however, the pilot noticed that the RPM were in the normal functional range. Following this, the “ENG P” and “R/H GEN” warning lights lit up and the “delta Ng” indicator of engine number 2 squawked zero. The pilot followed procedures for continuing the flight with only one functioning engine. The aircraft turned back and landed without issue on Taxiway Bravo at CYZV. Maintenance crew found that the digital engine control unit (DECU) had reacted to a faulty overspeed warning and had cut the fuel feed on engine number 2.

April 18, 2021

Incident at PUVIRNITUQ QC (CYPX) (Security acts, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Aviation Incident Report #17049: At 0408Z at Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), two people on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) drove the full length of the runway at full speed. The runway edge lights were turned on at full intensity in an attempt to make the ATV realize CYPX was aware of their presence. At 0412Z, they were gone. There was no reported traffic at the time.

July 1, 2021

Incident at 7NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (ATM - other)

Separation was not assured between a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-9 (RAM207M) upon departure from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Casablanca, Morocco (GMMN) and an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA7042) on a flight from Tampa, FL (KTPA) and arriving in Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Impact: RAM207M and ACA7042 had to turn in order to maintain a level of separation.

July 16, 2021

Incident at 4950N / 06649W

An Exact Air Beech A100 (C-FLRD/ET712) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was observed deviating from the cleared route and proceeding in a turn to the north. The route known by the air traffic service (ATS) unit was "direct LEPIM". No impact on operations.

July 17, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

At Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150L (C-GLZP) was instructed to join the left downwind for Runway 24L, descending no lower than 1700 feet. C-GLZP was observed in a turn to rejoin the right downwind for Runway 06R, in descent. C-GLZP then executed a 180 degree turn to return to the correct runway. Impact: 2 aircraft had to execute turns in order to avoid C-GLZP.

July 16, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Upon taking off from Runway 24L, a privately registered Cessna 150F from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed, on radar, in a left turn under 1,100 feet. The procedure in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) prohibits any turn before 1,100 feet.

May 30, 2021

Accident at 4NM NW STE-VÉRONIQUE QC (Eau) (CSW9)

TSB Report #A21Q0029: A privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Nominingue, QC, to Kiamika Reservoir, QC, with 2 people on board. As the approach for landing began, descending through 1,800 feet ASL, approximately, and shortly after selecting the flaps to 15-degrees, the pilot felt the right wing slow down. The aircraft then entered a spin, and the technique for exiting the spin was applied. On the second turn, the pilot regained control of the aircraft, but the altitude was too low to avoid the trees. The left wing hit the trees and the aircraft crashed. There were no injuries.

February 2, 2021

Incident at LA TABATIÈRE QC (CTU5)

Aviation Incident Report #16964: At 1415Z, a Northern Air Charter Cessna 208 (C-FNME) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to La Tabatière, QC (CTU5) landed on Runway 05 at CTU5. After landing and turning around to taxi back to the apron, the aircraft sustained a flat tire on the right side of the aircraft. The aircraft had to be towed back to the apron. There was no damage to the runway.

April 21, 2021

Incident at HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC (CYGV)

TSB Report # A21Q0021: C-GJBV, a Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet MG Inc., was on an instrument flight rules flight departing from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) airport at destination of Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC (CYGV). When the first officer landed, the aircraft was slowed down, without using the brakes, to about 55 knots. The captain then took control and applied the brakes. The aircraft turned suddenly to the left, and the captain attempted to regain control of the steering by applying the right brake and reversing the thrust of the engines. The aircraft exited the runway, hitting a runway light with the nose wheel, and when the landing gear was on gravel, directional control returned to normal. The captain then taxied the aircraft to the apron without incident. There were no injuries. After checking with maintenance, the main landing gear assemblies were replaced, as well as the nose wheel tire. The quality of the brakes was checked during the dismantling of the wheels and the brake tests did not reveal any faults. The aircraft was returned to service.

July 1, 2021

Incident at VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV-9A, on a flight to Val-dOr, QC (CYVO), turned on final for Runway 36 while a Propair Beech A100 (PRO100T) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was in position on Runway 18 at CYVO. The Vans RV-9A was advised to climb due to the traffic on the runway. The aircraft conducted a pull-up and joined the right downwind for Runway 36. PRO100T took off from Runway 18 two minutes later. No other impact.

July 5, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered American Aviation AA-1 from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) turned right onto Runway 28 after receiving an instruction to taxi to the left on Runway 10. The aircraft was instructed to stop and turn around as it passed the hold lines for Runway 06L. Impact: a Cargair Cessna 152 (C-GBJU) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), on short final for Runway 24R, received an instruction to conduct a pull-up. No other impact on operations.

July 1, 2021

Incident at 5NM ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A Services Helicocorp Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GMVQ) from Montreal/St-Hubert (Heli), QC (CTG2) to Montreal/St-Hubert (Heli), QC (CTG2) entered the airspace of St-Jean, QC (CYJN), at 1200 feet, without authorization and without establishing communications with the tower, while following the Richelieu river in a southerly direction. The aircraft then conducted a half-turn at 1/2NM final for Runway 29. Impact: two aircraft in the circuit for Runway 29 received instructions to distance themselves from C-GMVQ.

June 11, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

Air traffic control (ATC) instructed a Cargair Cessna 152 (C-FZWV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to stay on the runway heading upon take-off from Runway 06R. C-FZWV was later observed in the left turn and passing closely behind a CPAQ.AÉRO Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GEPV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) that was on the initial climb from Runway 06L. No other impact.

June 4, 2021

Incident at 12NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (ACA418) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was on the right base for Runway 24G at CYUL and received a heading of 210 to intercept. The aircraft was subsequently observed turning northwest and appeared to intercept 24D.

May 15, 2021

Accident at LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. A privately registered, amateur-built Wagaero Wagabond crashed between Mont Laurier and Mont Tremblant. The extent of the damage is unknown. The 2 people on board were not injured. National Operations Centre (NOC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0029: A privately registered, amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Nominingue, QC, to Kiamika Reservoir, QC, with 2 people on board. As the approach for landing began, descending through 1,800 feet ASL, approximately, and shortly after selecting the flaps to 15-degrees, the pilot felt the right wing slow down. The aircraft then entered a spin, and the technique for exiting the spin was applied. On the second turn, the pilot regained control of the aircraft, but the altitude was too low to avoid the trees. The left wing hit the trees and the aircraft crashed. There were no injuries. (Duplicate CADORS 2021Q1841 deleted after information merge.)

May 11, 2021

Accident at In the vicinity of: Les Escoumins, QC

Several aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal, between 1444Z and 1446Z, near Les Escoumins, QC. During the call to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax, the JRCC advised that a Heli/Express Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GHEX) had crashed. Emergency services had not been deployed. No injuries. No service provided by NAV CANADA. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0024: C-GHEX, an Aerospatiale AS350 B2 helicopter operated by Heli-Express Inc., was on a slinging flight along a high voltage line 1.7NM north of Les Escoumins, QC. The tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor separated from the helicopter while in flight. The pilot released the sling load and proceeded to a dirt runway not far from their position for an emergency landing. During the approach, there was a deceleration and the helicopter began to turn on itself towards the left. The pilot was unable to regain control of the helicopter and decided to cut off the fuel supply to stop the rotational movement and attempt a landing without an engine. The aircraft struck the ground hard in an upright position, without tipping over to the side. The emergency locator transmitter was activated. A second helicopter touched down shortly thereafter with rescuers and the injured pilot was transported to hospital.

May 16, 2021

Incident at 8NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3543) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, ON (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared to 5,000 feet. After briefly levelling off, the aircraft was observed at 5500 feet, 2.5NM behind a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GOJZ/JZA8970) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL).
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Shortly after departure, the crew was made aware of potential conflicting traffic 1000ft above their assigned altitude. Visual confirmation of the traffic was made by the crew. At the time of acknowledging and passing the conflicting traffic, the crew was assigned a heading by air traffic control (ATC). The pilot that was flying, upon hearing the instruction given by ATC, began to both initiate the turn (as directed), but also self-initiated a climb. The climb was initiated in error due to the flying pilot anticipating a higher altitude because the potential traffic no longer posed a threat. The flying pilot quickly realized their error, and elected to gradually level off for guest comfort. The 400ft deviation in altitude can be attributed to the gradual altitude capture rather than an abrupt one (again, because the conflicting traffic posed no threat). The Flight Safety Standards pilot debriefed with the flight crew following the event, and reviewed the following contributing factors leading to the altitude deviation, which included: expectation of being assigned a clearance (i.e. confirmation bias); role transfer and the subtle disorientation operating from a seat not commonly occupied by the Pilot Flying (PF); and a lightly loaded aircraft, namely in increased climb performance.

May 11, 2021

Incident at 3.4NM E MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

After receiving and correctly re-reading the standard instrument departure (SID) for Runway 06, at 1400 feet, a Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-224 (C-FHCJ/CJT626) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) was observed in a right turn when the SID recommended a climb along the runway centreline to 4000 feet. Impact: the noise abatement procedures in force were contravened. No other impact to operations.

April 17, 2021

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

A Hi Fly Air Transport Airbus A300 (HFY234P), on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), turned right after departing from Runway 06R, leaving the altitude of 2000ft. The noise abatement procedure states that no turns should be made below 3000ft, and the terminal departure controller had not issued any turn instructions. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: AOR 273421-V2: Additional information provided for aircraft model and destination. Narrative updated to read as follows: "A Hi Fly Air Transport Airbus A320 (HFY234P) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Guatemala City/La Aurora, Guatemala (MGGT) turned right after departing from Runway 06R, leaving the altitude of 2000ft. The noise abatement procedure states that no turns should be made below 3000ft, and the terminal departure controller had not issued any turn instructions. No impact on operations."

April 29, 2021

Incident at 1NM SE MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Montreal Flying Club Inc. Cessna 150M (C-GFDE) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed turning south after have confirmed to the air traffic control (ATC) line an exit to the east. An avoidance maneuver was initiated by ATC to resolve a conflict with a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GZBF) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), which was inbound to the airport at the same altitude and in the opposite direction.

April 24, 2021

Incident at Bassin Chambly, QC

After receiving and correctly re-reading the clearance to descend to 2,500 feet, a Montreal Flying Club Bellanca 8KCAB (C-GVPV) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed descending to 1,800 feet. Traffic had been passed and a Montreal Flying Club Cessna 150M (C-GOVG) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) had to turn in order to avoid conflict. No other impact on operations.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After receiving and correctly re-reading a take-off clearance for Runway 29, a privately registered Money M20M from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) at Charlevoix, QC (CYML) was observed in a turn towards heading 090, when the standard instrument departure (SID) indicates a heading of 273. No impact on operations.

April 12, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 07 was unserviceable (U/S) and was unable to be reset. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised and a NOTAM was issued until 132359Z. The flight service station (FSS) advised on April 13th to turn the ILS back on after a management and TOC decision. The NOTAM was cancelled. No known operational impact.

April 9, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 07 was unserviceable (U/S) and was unable to reset. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. A NOTAM was issued until 092359Z. At 091435Z, the flight service station (FSS) advised turning the ILS back on after a management and TOC decision. NOTAM cancelled. No known impact on operations.

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