April 20, 2020

Incident at MILL BAY (VICTORIA INTL) BC (MB) NDB

A privately registered Cessna 150M from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was cleared to follow a twin otter aircraft at the Mill Bay (Victoria) BC (MB) non-directional beacon (NDB). Aircraft had radio issues and squawked 7600. Aircraft was able to rectify the issue and re-established communication on final and went back to a discreet code. No operational impact.

July 8, 2020

Incident at 40NM SE MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

Aviation Incident Report #16698: A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500S (C-GJLO/BRDG159) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) and 3 de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otters (Tanker 844, Tanker 846 and Tanker 847) were dispatched to a 1.1 hectare forest fire located 40 miles southeast of CYQA (Latitude 44 44.69 Longitude 78 27.25). The forest fire was visible from 30 miles and had a plume of smoke about 1000 feet high. While approaching the fire, BRDG159 made an initial radio call at 30 miles, using large lakes to describe the location of the fire. Shortly afterward, the pilot of an Ornge Global Air Agusta AW139 on a flight to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) issued a position report, stating they were in the Haliburton-Peterborough corridor. At 10 miles, BRDG159 announced they were taking over the airspace over the fire and stated the intentions and the altitudes of all four aircraft. BRDG159 established the birddog over the fire at 3000 feet above sea level (ASL), while Tanker 844, Tanker 846, and Tanker 847 conducted an inspection of a lake 3 miles west of the fire. While inspecting the lake, one of the Tanker pilots reported that the Agusta AW139 was within 1 mile or less of the fire, at a low level. Likely due to the orbit of the birddog and the position of the helicopter, it was not seen from the birddog. Contact was not established with the Agusta AW139. During their debrief, the three Tanker pilots stated that the helicopter was at a low level and in their circuit pattern for the fire. If they had started bombing the fire, there would have been a serious risk of collision with the helicopter.
UPDATE: Correction of aircraft information for Tanker 844, Tanker 846, and Tanker 847. Narrative modified to read as follows: "A MAG Canada Aero Commander 500S (C-GJLO/BRDG159) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA) and a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 844), a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 846), and a Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources de Havilland DHC-2 MK. III (Tanker 847) were dispatched to a 1.1 hectare forest fire..."

July 5, 2020

Incident at 350NM W Madrid-Barajas Int'l (LEMD)

TSB Report #A20F0119: C-GEGI, an Air Canada Airbus 300-343, was performing flight AC7231 from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Intl (LEMD), Spain, to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC. During cruise, prior to ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) entry, Flight crew received a ECAM ESS TR warning (Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor Essential Transformer Rectifier) and completed the ECAM actions. After consultation with maintenance, the aircraft returned to LEMD and the crew did not declare a MAYDAY or a PAN PAN. Flight landed without further incident.

August 30, 2020

Accident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

After landing, the landing gear of a Millennium Aviation Ltd. Piper PA 30 (C-FMIR) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) collapsed on Runway 27 at 2248Z. The Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting unit responded. Subsequent aircraft used Runway 33. C-FMIR was removed from the runway at 0019Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20C0088: C-FMIR, a Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche operated by Millennium Aviation, was returning to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) from a local training flight. Prior to landing, the pilots observed the main gear landing indicator light flicker. On final approach to landing, the main gear indicator light indicated that the landing gear was down and locked, the nose gear was confirmed visually down and locked, and there were no further abnormal indications or warnings. Upon touchdown on Runway 27 at CYXE, the left wing of the aircraft dropped and the aircraft skidded to a stop. The pilots exited the aircraft and observed that the left landing gear was not extended. Emergency crews responded. There were no injuries, but a NOTAM was issued to close Runway 27 for approximately 1.5 hours until the aircraft could be removed. A subsequent inspection by the operators maintenance revealed a damaged landing gear Teleflex cable.

July 18, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GWVR) from Twin Ponds to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was inbound for Runway 17 with two Cessna 172s in the circuit. Traffic was passed on final for C-GWVR to follow, C-GWVR then turned south and was passed the other circuit traffic in the early right downwind. After C-GWVR was east of the downwind, the pilot said they were joining the left downwind, but the circuit pattern is right for Runway 17. The flight service station (FSS) requested a right turn to follow the second circuit traffic. C-GWVR landed at 1557Z with no further incident.

August 11, 2020

Incident at Florenceville NB

Aviation Incident Report #16735: An individual reported observing a low flying orange and yellow de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter passing over their location in Florenceville, NB. The aircraft appeared to be below 400 feet above ground level (AGL), which is the maximum altitude for their drone operations that they conduct regularly from this location. The aircraft made several passes in the vicinity in a grid pattern (appears to be aerial operations). There was no notification made that this operation was being conducted. The individual checked and did not find a NOTAM for this operation.

June 30, 2019

Accident at AMOS / MAGNY QC (CYEY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Information was received from the airport administration. A 1107093 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-30 (C-GZLV) from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) landed at CYEY without its landing gear down. The extent of the damage is unknown. The person on board was not injured. Emergency services were present during the landing. Impact on operations: the runway was closed until 0400Z on July 1. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
TSB Update #A19Q0098: C-GZLV, a privately registered Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from La Crête, AB (CFN5) to Amos/Magny, QC (CYEY) with only the pilot on board. While the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 14 at CYEY, the pilot forgot to lower the landing gear. The aircraft therefore landed on its belly, and the propellers hit the runway. The aircraft came to a stop after having travelled an approximate distance of 1 500 ft. The pilot was not injured and could evacuate without difficulty. The aircraft was substantially damaged, but no fire was reported. The Amos municipality fire service was advised, and an emergency vehicle and an ambulance were deployed.

November 29, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GUKI) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), on departure from Runway 01, was instructed to make their left crosswind turn at the freeway but turned early. Tower then instructed C-GUKI to remain on the crosswind leg until advised, but the pilot turned downwind. This created a conflict with an IFR twin aircraft on approach to Runway 07. Tower instructed C-GUKI to turn west immediately, and the aircraft did comply.

March 4, 2019

Incident at 320NM WSW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GAWS/WJA1876) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kahului, HI (PHOG) had to return to CYVR after departing due to a cracked windshield. WJA1876 landed safely on Runway 26R. The tower initiated a precautionary standby. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A19P0033: C-GAWS, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA1876 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Kahului (PHOG), HI with 6 crew members and 150 passengers on board. Approximately 45 minutes after the departure from CYVR, the flight crew received an R1 WINDOW OVERHEAT message. An emergency was declared, and the flight crew returned to CYVR. In order to reduce the landing weight, the flight crew elected to hold for approximately 70 minutes prior to the landing. The operators maintenance replaced the R1 window, which sustained minor damage.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The company reported that R1 window cracked prior to extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) entry and crew carried out air turnback. R1 window was replaced and aircraft has been returned to service.

August 13, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Viking DHC-4 Series 400 (C-FMJO) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared an emergency and advised of a change of destination to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) due to a lack of indication for the front wheel. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 25 without issue at 1721Z. A runway inspection was carried out. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19O0113: C-FMJO, a Viking DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter on amphibious floats, operated by Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. was conducting a flight from Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), ON to Ottawa/Gatineau Airport (CYND), QC. On approach to CYND, the crew received a landing gear unsafe indication. The crew then declared an emergency and elected to divert to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Intl Airport (CYOW), ON where the aircraft landed safely with ARFF standing by.

November 7, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-FZRO) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was operating in the vicinity of Twin Ponds without contact on the mandatory frequency (MF). The aircraft operated for approximately 20 minutes in the Northwest part of the zone, the flight service station (FSS) was unable to reach pilot after multiple attempts to do so. The aircraft was changing altitude from A040 to A070 above sea level (ASL). Several aircraft were in the circuit and on approach to airport to land. An instructor in another, a Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C -GTQL) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) was asked to hold on the ground and attempt to make contact with C-FZRO with some success. C-FZRO left the zone then made contact to coordinate its arrival.

October 16, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-FCZA) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) was instructed by the ground controller to give way to a Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche (PA30) before continuing on Taxiway B, and was later instructed to hold short of Bravo but C-FCZA continued through intersection without stopping.

September 19, 2019

Incident at 5220N / 11436W

A Kenn Borek Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (KBA302) from Hay River/Merlyn Carter, NT (CYHY) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was en route to Calgary when the pilot reported a lightning strike on the aircraft. The aircraft continued to destination and landed safely in Calgary at 0142Z. No impact to operations.

August 17, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Centennial Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GBNB), from origin unknown to Red Deer, AB (CYQF), issued its first radio call at 2NM W Twin Ponds for Runway 30, at or inside the control zone for CYQF, at 4500 ft, and did not respond to calls on how the aircraft would be joining the circuit. Another aircraft had just departed from Runway 30 and executed a right turn out to avoid the inbound C-GBNB, where the normal procedure would be for the aircraft to follow the runway heading to 4500. C-GBNB was observed flying inbound to Runway 12. C-GBNB eventually turned and joined the downwind for Runway 30.

August 24, 2019

Incident at GRISE FIORD NU (CYGZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Flight plan – activation)

The flight plan (FP) of a Kenn Borek Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter (KBA316) from Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB) to Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB) was closed prematurely and alerting for the flight was not provided.
UPDATE AOR-254770-V2: Flight plan was closed prematurely by air traffic services (ATS) unit and alerting service for the flight was not provided.

August 15, 2019

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Sky Wings Aviation Academy Cessna 172N (C-GZYT) on a flight from Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) to Red Deer Regional, AB (CYQF) made its first call when reported working between Sylvan Junction and Twin Ponds at 0117Z. The aircraft was observed on NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) over Twin Ponds at 0119Z. Two Cessna 172 aircraft were on departure for Practice Area 2 and two aircraft, a Piper PA34 and a Beech 1900, were flying circuits for Runway 35.

June 14, 2019

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (Water) (CKW5)

TSB #A19C0065: C-FDIZ, a float equipped de Havilland DHC-3 Otter aircraft operated by Osprey Wings, was conducting a flight from Stony Rapids (CKW5), SK to Points North Landing (CKC2), SK with only the pilot on board. The pilot had the middle rope untied after starting the engine, and the aircraft began to pivot away from the dock. After the aft rope was released, the aircraft proceeded to turn out. The current was stronger than anticipated, and the left wing tip dragged over the left horizontal stabilizer of C-FVOG, a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, that was secured to the dock. Both aircraft sustained minor damage.
Aviation incident report #16175: An Osprey Wings de Havilland DHC-3 (C-FDIZ) was leaving the Transwest Air when it hit the tail of a Transwest Air de Havilland DHC-6 (C-FVOG) causing damage to the elevator and right vertical fin. C-FVOG was parked at the dock at the time of the incident. The pilot of C-FDIZ went back to assess the damage of both aircraft, with the pilots of C-FVOG, who happened to be at the dock at the time. C-FVOG was damaged to the point of needing repairs. C-FDIZ left the dock after assessing the damage. An internal safety management system (SMS) report was filed by Transwest Air.

August 18, 2019

Accident at EDMONTON / TWIN ISLAND AIRPARK AB (CEE6)

A privately registered Piper PA-32-300 from Claresholm, AB (CEJ4) to Edmonton/Twin Island, AB (CEE6) landed long on Runway 24. The aircraft ended up 200ft beyond the end of Runway 24 (200ft west of the threshold (THR) of Runway 06).
Update TSB #A19W0117: a privately operated Piper PA32-300, was on a VFR flight from Claresholm Industrial Airport (CEJ4), AB to Edmonton / Twin Island Airpark (CEE6), AB. During the landing on Runway 24, the aircraft overran the runway by 200 feet. The aircraft entered a ditch and the nose gear collasped breaking the engine mount and damaging the propeller. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

April 8, 2019

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (N227SA) operating as a Grand Canyon Airlines (CVU27) flight from Great Falls, MT (KGTF) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) flew transborder without an active flight plan.

February 27, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Kenn Borek Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter (KBA317) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was instructed to taxi via Taxiways YB and Y, and to hold short of Taxiway C. KBA317 was observed to continue onto Taxiway C from Y. On departure, KBA317 was instructed not to climb above 4500 feet ASL. When KBA317s transponder was picked up on radar, the aircraft was at 6500 feet ASL. The tower confirmed that this was a valid altitude readout. The operational impact involved one departure from CYYC Runway 35L being delayed due to KBA317s taxiway incursion.

March 12, 2019

Incident at RESOLUTE BAY NU (CYRB)

A Kenn Borek Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6 (KBA316) from Eureka, NU (CYEU) to Resolute Bay, NU (CYRB) arrived at CYRB at 0021Z. No flight had been filed for this flight in the air defence identification zone (ADIZ).

October 3, 2018

Incident at 5NM N ETBAR intersection

Air traffic control (ATC) vectored an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-FTJJ/AAIE131) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) on a vector of 180 to intercept the instrument landing system (ILS) on Runway 09 at CYZV. Then, ATC instructed a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-FPSC/PSC999), from Poste Montagnais, QC (CSF3) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) and established on approach, to reduce its approach speed. PSC999 levelled off at 4400 feet and reduced its speed to 120 knots. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 4.6NM horizontally and 300 feet vertically.
Update: TSB Report #A18Q0162: a Pascan Aviation British Aerospace Jetstream 32 (C-FPSC/PSC999) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Baie Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV). An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (C-FTJJ/AIE131) was on an instrument flight rules flight from Poste Montagnais (Mile 134), QC (CSF3) to CYZV. AIE131 was being radar vectored on a vector of 180° to intercept the instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 09 at CYZV. While PSC999 was on final approach for Runway 09, the crew was instructed to reduce its approach speed, and it levelled off at 4 400 ft to get to a speed of 120 kt. Its horizontal separation with AIE131 was then reduced to 4.6 NM, and its vertical separation was 300ft. The required separation is 5 NM or 1 000 ft.

March 10, 2018

Incident at KANGIRSUK QC (CYAS) (ATM - operations)

Aviation incident report #15253: the community aerodrome radio station (CARS) at CYAS did not issue weather observations. An Air Inuit Twin Otter and a DHC8 had to conduct a go-around because an Air Inuit employee reported poor weather conditions.

February 21, 2018

Incident at 4800N / 06749W

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300 (UAL958) on a flight from Chicago/O'Hare Int'l, IL (KORD) to Heathrow Int'l/London, England (EGLL) advised of the loss of extended range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) & very high frequency (VHF) communication. The aircraft returned to KORD. Negative emergency. No impact to operations.

September 20, 2018

Incident at Snake Island, British Columbia

Aviation Incident Report #15684: A Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJW) from Vancouver Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Nanaimo Harbour, BC (Heli) (CDH5) experienced a near miss with a de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter near Nanaimo Harbour over Snake Island. The two aircraft, in uncontrolled airspace, came within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of one another. C-GHJW made contact with the second aircraft and took evasive action. No injuries or impact to operations.

December 24, 2018

Incident at 10NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CA999) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) on initial contact with the Vancouver (YVR) Tower South reported a wake turbulence encounter. CA999 was following a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (DH6) on approach to Runway 08R. A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FYPB/WJA1019) from Los Angeles Intl Airport, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was on approach to Runway 08L ahead of CA999 for Runway 08R. Audio was reviewed by tower supervisor.

April 8, 2018

Accident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Morgantown, WV (KMGW) to Toronto / Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) was inbound for landing on CYTZ Runway 26. On landing, the aircraft bounced off the runway, made a sharp turn and crashed into the grass. The airport response vehicles responded to the scene. The pilot and passenger were able to exit the aircraft. No injuries reported.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0047: A privately registered Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, was conducting a flight from Morgantown/Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field, WV (KMGW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City, ON (CYTZ) with 2 persons on board. Shortly after touchdown on Runway 26 at CYTZ, the aircraft veered to the right and departed the runway surface onto the grass. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the main landing gear. There were no injuries, however the aircraft was substantially damaged.

March 31, 2018

Accident at 4328N / 07842W

A Hy-Grade Precast Concrete Ltd. Cessna 421C (C-GJKL), a twin engine aircraft, on a flight from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to St. Catharines/Niagara, ON (CYSN) declared an emergency due to the failure of one engine. The aircraft elected to continue to its destination as it was the most suitable. The aircraft landed short of the runway at 2142Z, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on site.
UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0044: C-GJKL, a privately operated Cessna 421C aircraft, was conducting a flight from Kingston, ON (CYGK) to St. Catharines/Niagara District, ON (CYSN) with one pilot and 2 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the number 2 engine (Continental GTSIO-520-L) began to lose power. The flight continued to CYSN and the number 2 engine was shut down. During the final approach, the aircraft touched down on soft grass approximately 500 feet short of the runway threshold. The nose landing gear collapsed; the main landing gear, propellers and nose were substantially damaged. The three occupants on board were not injured.

August 9, 2018

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A privately registered Cessna 172M taxied past the Runway 08 hold short line (at least by 30 feet) without clearance. No impact on operations, although another aircraft had the opposite direction on a departing twin (Runway 26) and was about to call ready for departure 30 seconds later after the Cessna 172M had entered the runway. The Cessna 172M also did not stop in the hold bay prior to crossing the hold line as would be normal to do the pre-takeoff checks.

May 26, 2018

Incident at VILLENEUVE TOWER / TOUR DE VILLENEUVE

Primary target observed on radar at 170 knots entering the northwest portion of the Villeneuve control zone, heading southwest. Verified with binoculars to be a white twin. Did not respond to calls. Traffic was passed to a westbound Cessna exiting the zone. Unknown aircraft passed behind the traffic and exited the zone without radio contact. Gliders operating in the southern portion of the control zone at the time of the incident. *** Specific Aircraft details not available. ***

March 25, 2018

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A concerned citizen called the Tower to report a drone operating over/around the ice castle next to Yellowknife (Water), NT (CEN9). No NOTAM on file for the operation. Numerous twin otter and helicopter city tours were taking place. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Area Control Centre (ACC) were notified.

October 13, 2017

Accident at 1.3NM E SAINT-LOUIS-DE-BLANDFORD, QC

BST#A17Q0170: A privately owned Air Creation XP Racer ultralight trike was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Val Alain, Quebec with a pilot on board. The pilot was flying over a cranberry field east of Saint-Louis-de-Blandford at a very low altitude when the aircraft hit the ground and flipped over. The pilot was uninjured, but the aircraft was substantially damaged.

August 17, 2017

Incident at NÉMISCAU QC (CYHH)

Information from Némiscau (CYHH), QC, UNICOM. En route to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré (CYRC), QC, an Exact Air Piper PA-31 (ET860), from Chisasibi (CSU2), QC, to CYRC, reported a smoky odour in the cockpit and decided to head to CYHH. No emergency. The aircraft landed at CYHH without incident. No impact. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2017-01973]:(514147N 0760813W - CYHH : Nemiscau). Montreal, QC (CYUL) area control centre (ACC) reported an airborne emergency near Nemiscau, QC. Twin engine aircraft with 6 persons on board (POB) performed a successful emergency landing at Nemiscau Airport, QC (CYHH) after a complete electrical failure. No injuries.

October 3, 2017

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA-30 (C-GIFB) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and landing at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) indicated a flap malfunction on one side. The aircraft was given Runway 25 Straight in, as requested. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) advised. The aircraft was given priority and landed safely.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17P0151: C-GIFB, a PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft operated by Coastal Pacific Aviation, advised Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) ATC of a flap malfunction. The aircraft requested and was authorized for a straight-in approach for Runway 25 where it landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance discovered that a steel flap roller (p/n 14976-073) on the left flap was seized. The roller was replaced with a nylon roller (p/n 485-184) and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 1, 2017

Accident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

TSB Report#A17P0095: C-GQKN, a de Havilland DHC-6-200 Twin Otter aircraft operated by Harbour Air, was conducting flight HES214 from Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) to Vancouver Harbour, BC (CYHC). During the landing at CYHC, the aircraft initially touched down on a boat wake and became airborne again. The aircraft then landed hard on a second boat wake. After taxiing to the seaplane dock, maintenance engineers inspected the aircraft and found substantial damage to the struts on the right side of the aircraft as well as damage to the splash guard on the inside of the left float.

June 29, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On short final, an American corporately registered Piper PA-46-350 (N600AG) on a flight from Twin Falls, ID (KTWF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an unsafe gear indication. The aircraft cancelled IFR, circled at Point Grey, reported ready to land and landed Runway 08R without incident at 0446Z. The Tower initiated emergency standby. Runway 08L was re-opened after inspection at 0447Z.

May 24, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

TSB REPORT#A17P0073: C-FGQH, a de Havilland DHC-6-200 Twin Otter aircraft operated by Harbour Air, was conducting flight HR604 from Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) to Vancouver Harbour, BC (CYHC). During the short final portion of the flight, the flight crew selected flaps 30 from flaps 10. The flight crew heard a bang in the roof and noticed that the flap position indicator was reading zero. A missed approach was executed and the flight crew requested another company aircraft to conduct an inspection. Nothing unusual was observed and the flight crew determined that the flaps were functioning normally. The aircraft landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance discovered that the flap position indicator cable (P/N C6CF1451- 13SP) had broken at the flap screw jack. The cable was replaced and the aircraft returned to service.

May 10, 2017

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered Piper PA-46-350P, on a flight from Twin Falls, ID (KTWF) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) landed in Canada without an active flight plan.

March 9, 2017

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Twin Cities Air Service British Aerospace BAE 125 series 800A (N801P) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Bedford, MA (KBED) departed Runway 23 on the KEPTA1 standard instrument departure (SID) and was observed turning left through 2500 feet heading towards SAVUR. The aircraft was re-cleared to 5000 feet and heading of 150. No other aircraft in vicinity. No operational impact.

October 16, 2017

Incident at 50NM SE CASPER, WYOMING (KCPR)

TSB Report#A17F0258: C-FKBX, a de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft operated by Kenn Borek Air, was conducting a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Colorado Springs Municipal, CO (KCOS) with 3 crewmembers on board. At a cruising altitude of 13000 ft, the flight crew observed the number 1 engine oil pressure fluctuating, followed by minor torque fluctuations on the oil pressure indicator. The flight crew performed a precautionary engine shutdown, declared an emergency, and diverted to Casper/Natrona County Intl, WY (KCPR).

November 2, 2017

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A C-GNTZ Inc Cessna 510 (C-GNTZ) from Twin Falls, ID (KTWF) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) landed Runway 05 and during roll out failed to remain on the runway landing area. C-GNTZ subsequently departed to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) at 2101Z. No operational impact. Visibility 3/4 -SN. CYQL RSC 05/23 120 FT CL 40 PCT ICE PATCHES, 30 PCT SN DRIFTS 0.25 INS. 30 PCT BARE AND DRY. REMAINING WID 100 PCT SN 1 INS. 6 INS WINDROWS 40 FT ALONG NORTH AND SOUTH RWY EDGE AND ACROSS RWY 12/30. REMARK: SNOW BLOWING ACROSS SURFACE 1711021824. CYQL CRFI 05/23 -6C .39 1711021822.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17W0176: C-GNTZ, a privately operated Cessna 510 Mustang aircraft, was conducting a flight from Twin Falls/Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, ID (KTWF) to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL). During the landing roll out on Runway 05 at CYQL, the flight crew was unable to stop the aircraft and overran the end of the contaminated runway at about 15 knots. A higher than normal approach speed was flown and flaps were set to approach due to cross winds. The aircraft was brought to a stop, taxied back onto the runway surface and subsequently to the terminal. There was no damage.

September 24, 2017

Incident at PINCHER CREEK AB (CZPC)

TSB Report#A17W0157: C-FFRY, a Piper PA-31 aircraft operated by Aries Aviation Services, had arrived at Pincher Creek, AB (CZPC) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) in hours of darkness and rainy conditions. While manoeuvring on the ramp after landing, the right propeller struck the nose and windshield of C-FBHB, an Aerospatiale AS 355 N Twin Star aircraft operated by Blackcomb Helicopters, which was parked on the ramp. There was minor damage to both aircraft, and no one was injured.

July 19, 2017

Accident at DUBAWNT LAKE

An overdue Hoarfrost River Huskies Found Brothers FBA-2C1 (C-GROH) on a flight to Fort Reliance, NT (Water) (CJN8) was located overturned on Dubawnt Lake. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0088: C-GROH, a Found Aircraft Canada FBA-2C1 float-equipped aircraft operated by Hoarfrost River Huskies, was conducting a series of water sampling flights from Yellowknife, NT (CEN9). The aircraft had landed on Dubawnt Lake, NU near the mouth of the Dubawnt River. In preparation for the departure, the pilot sailed the aircraft downwind in gusty wind conditions. As the pilot applied takeoff power, the aircraft rolled on the crest of a large wave. Then, a gust of wind lifted the right wing and the aircraft capsized. The pilot and the passenger, both with recent underwater egress training, Successfully exited the aircraft and made their way to shore with some equipment retrieved from the aircraft. A rescue was initiated by the company. The two occupants were uninjured and were extracted early the following morning.
UPDATE: JRCC Trenton SARSUM Report#[T2017-01462]:(625497N 1020171W - Dubawnt Lake NWT). Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised of an overdue red bushcraft callsign C-GROH. Departed Lutselke with last known position Dubwant Lake. Aircraft position was being received hourly via Iridium Go with last updated position at Dubwant Lake. Tasked R339 to conduct survivor search along flight plan starting at Lake Placid, NY (KLKP) and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) C-FQHY to conduct track crawl in opposite direction (500' separation) from destination to KLKP and finishing with expanding square over KLKP. Aircraft located inverted in Dubawnt Lake and SAR Techs dispatched to investigate. Both occupants were found requiring routine extraction. Helicopter and Twin Otter from local Geoscience company proceeded to assist. Extracted 2 persons on board (POB) plus the search and rescue (SAR) techs and brought them to Yellowknife without incident.

September 6, 2017

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

TSB Report#A17A0060: C-GMPJ, a de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft operated by the RCMP, was conducting a VFR approach at Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). While on right base at 750 feet and 2.5 nautical miles from CYYR, a drone passed below the aircraft. The event was reported to the tower and local RCMP office. The operator of the drone was not located. There was no evasive action taken as the event occurred rapidly.

September 11, 2016

Incident at 30.00 Nautical miles SW From CYZG - SALLUIT

TSB no. A16Q0111: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (Twin Otter) (C-GTYX/ AIE683) was on a VFR flight from Puvirnituq (CYPX), QC, to Salluit (CYZG), QC, with two crew members on board. During the approach, the crew had to pull up because of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions at CYZG. After evaluating the conditions at nearby airports, the crew decided to return to CYPX. Judging that the quantity of fuel was critical, the crew decided to shut off an engine to save fuel. While it was 10 NM from CYPX, engine no. 2 was restarted for landing. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident.

April 16, 2016

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Update TSB#A16Q0039: An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC6-300 (AIE500/C-FJFR) was on a VFR flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX), with two pilots on board. While in cruise flight, the crew heard a violent strike against part of the aircraft. The crew decided to return to Kuujjuaq and declared an emergency. Before landing, the crew conducted a low altitude pass so that flight service station (FSS) personnel could inspect the nose wheel. Since no damage was identified, the aircraft landed without incident and was able to taxi to the company parking area. The operator?s maintenance personnel replaced the nose gear leg and the aircraft was returned to service. The crew concluded that the aircraft may have struck a bird.
An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 Series 300 (AIE500), from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Puvirnituq (CYPX), QC, notified the flight service station (FSS) that something may have caught onto the nose wheel and that it was heading back to the airport but did not declare an emergency. Emergency services were still contacted by the FSS as a precaution. After two approaches at low level before the FSS to check the wheel, AIE500 landed without incident on Runway 25. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: Airport Incident Report: An Air Inuit Flight#500 Twin Otter was heading to Puvirnituq from Kuujjuaq with a nose wheel problem. The aircraft made two low level passes over the airport for Air Inuit maintenance staff to check the nose wheel condition. The aircraft made a safe landing on Runway 25 at 1344Z. Once the aircraft was safely stopped on the runway, Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) issued a NOTAM to close Runway 07-25.

March 14, 2016

Incident at W KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Update TSB#A16Q0026: An Air Inuit DHC6-300 (Twin Otter) (AIE650/ C-FAIY), was on a VFR flight from Kuujjuaq airport (CYVP), QC, to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW), QC, with two crew members and 9 passengers on board. While the aircraft was cruising at 8 500 ft about 70 NM northeast of its destination, a left engine failure (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) occurred. The crew carried out the quick reference handbook (QRH) checklist and declared a state of emergency. The crew then succeeded in restarting the engine and the aircraft landed without incident at CYGW. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged.
Update (Maintenance): A civil aviation safety inspector (CASI) looked into this incident. The CASI communicated with the operator to obtain more information. The necessary repairs were made. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and indicated that no other follow-up by Transport Canada was required for the time being.
Air Inuit dispatch notified the flight service station (FSS) at La Grande Rivière (YGL), QC, that an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 series 300 (AIE650), from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Kuujjuarapik (CYGW), QC, had experienced a no. 1 engine failure and asked for emergency services upon landing at CYGW (planned at 2150Z). The emergency list was followed and everyone was notified. The aircraft succeeded in restarting the engine and landed without emergency or further incident at 2146Z. No impact on operations.

March 8, 2016

Incident at N SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Separation between an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900 (EV7809), from Wabush (CYWK), NL, to Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, and an Air Labrador de Havilland CHC 6 (LAL124), from Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, to Poste Montagnais (Mile 134) (CSF3), QC, was reduced on takeoff from CYZV to 4.6 NM and 400 ft while 5 NM and 1000 ft were required.
UPDATE TSB#A16Q0024: An Air Labrador DHC6 Twin Otter (LAL124) was on an IFR flight from Sept-Îles airport (CYZV), QC, to Poste Montagnais (CSF3), QC. An EVAS Air Beechcraft B1900 (EV7809) was on an IFR flight from Wabush airport (CYWK), NL, to CYZV. While the DHC6 was starting its takeoff, the B1900 was on approach to CYZV. Separation between the two aircraft was reduced to 4.6 NM (horizontal) and 400 ft (vertical) while the standard is 5 NM (horizontal) and 1000 ft (vertical). No traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) advisory was reported.

September 5, 2016

Accident at POWELL RIVER BC (CYPW)

UPDATE TSB #A16P0160: A privately operated Piper PA30 (Twin Comanche) aircraft, was on approach to Powell River, BC (CYPW) over the city when the pilot lost control. The aircraft descended in a tight spiral and collided with terrain in a clearing between an apartment building and a shopping complex. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed by the deceleration forces. There was no fire.
A Piper PA-30 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) crashed 1/2 west of runway to CYPW. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) associated with crash. No operational impact. (Duplicate of AOR 205628-V1)

July 6, 2016

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Piper PA-30 (C-FADS) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a fuel leak from the right side and declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) standing by. Minimal impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB #A16P0107: C-FADS, a Piper PA30 Twin Commanche, operated by Coastal Pacific Aviation departed Abbotsford (CYXX) under VFR for a local training flight. About 10 minutes after takeoff, the crew noticed a stream of fuel coming out of the right inboard main fuel tank filler cap. The crew switched the fuel source for the #2 engine to the outboard tank, declared an emergency and returned to Abbotsford with ARFF on standby. The fuel filler cap on the PA30 is recessed and covered by a hinged cover plate which is flush with the top wing surface. The aircraft had been refueled before the flight. After landing, it was found that the cover was open and the filler cap was missing.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. Aircraft was operating as a Flight Training Unit (FTU). The crew was a student and an Instructor. The aircraft was refueled after the walk around had been completed. Security of the fuel caps was not done prior to boarding the aircraft, contrary to the operator?s procedures. In flight, the fuel door opened, the fuel cap flew off and fuel was being siphoned out. An emergency was declared and the flight terminated. Post flight the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) reviewed the incident with the instructor and student and an internal incident report was written up to be dealt with by the company. A defect was entered and maintenance replaced the missing cap. Checked the integrity and security of all fuel caps. Aircraft returned to service. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

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