May 20, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately registered Maule MX-7-180B on a flight to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) went off the runway to the right, between Taxiways Romeo and Golf, while landing on Runway 24L. The aircraft returned to the runway and taxied under its own power. No damage to the aircraft. No impact.

February 25, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0024: C-GABO, a Jazz Aviation LP Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (JZA8970), was on an IFR flight from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 48 passengers and 3 crew members on board. After the landing and while the aircraft was taxiing to the terminal, a passenger alerted the crew to flames coming out from the right main gear. The crew brought the aircraft to a stop and requested the intervention of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. The fire quickly went out and the aircraft was towed away to the passenger bridge. When the aircrafts right main gear was checked, a breakage was found in two bearings in the inboard wheel.

March 29, 2020

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

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the instrument landing system (ILS) alarm for Runway 07 went off. It was impossible to deactivate it. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) was advised. A NOTAM was issued indicating that ILS 07 would be out of service until March 29 at 2359Z. Unknown impact on operations. ILS for Runway 07 was back in service on March 30 at 1755Z.

March 12, 2020

Incident at DOLBEAU-ST-FÉLICIEN QC (CYDO) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

Aviation incident report #16575: The crew of an Exact Air Cessna 310R (C-FTNF), with a flight instructor and a pilot on board, was conducting a VFR training flight from Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft had planned to make a complete stop at Dolbeau-St-Félicien, QC (CYDO) after it had conducted a simulated IFR approach on Runway 29 at CYDO. Two communications were made on the CYDO aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) to transmit their position/intention for a complete stop (1st at 9 NM and 2nd at 3 NM from the runway threshold). The first aircraft left the circuit at that time, after it had taken off from Runway 29, and a second aircraft coordinated with C-FTNF, on simulated IFR approach, lined up on Runway 29 for takeoff. Approximately 1 NM from the runway threshold, the pilots heard a vehicle report that it was taxiing on the taxiway, short of Runway 29. The pilots then reported that they were on short final for Runway 29 for a complete stop. The vehicle continued to taxi without any indication of stopping, crossed the hold-short line, and drove onto Runway 29 up to the threshold. The pilots then conducted a go-around approximately 200 ft from the ground. Weather conditions were SKCLR +12SM. Strobe lights and ground traffic lights went on. The pilots indicated via radio that they were pulling up. The driver of the vehicle then reported having poor radio reception. Traffic had to take off on Runway 29 (a CQFA Beechcraft with an instructor on board), and it confirmed that communication transmitted by the crew of C-FTNF were perfectly comprehensible on the ATF. It also seemed that a tractor driven by an airport staff member was moving around at the airport without a radio system with it, so ground operators initiated a relay via an unknown other method to inform it of the movement of the aircraft in the CYDO zone. Impact: A go-around and a cancellation of the originally planned complete stop at CYDO.

February 25, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Héli-Boréal Inc. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GMHC) on a flight from Sept-Îles (Hydro-Québec) (Héli), QC (CTA2) to Havre St-Pierre, QC (CYGV) obtained a 5-minute VFR special flight block (SVFR) to cross the Sept-Îles area (CYZV), QC. C-GMHC was then observed approaching CYZV when the visibility went down to 1/4SM. C-GMHC requested to land at CYZV. C-GHMC landed without incident. Impact: delay of 5 minutes on arrival for Sky Jet M.G. aircraft (VSL607).

March 20, 2020

Incident at 24NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA7977) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) declared an emergency due to a gear indication and elected to return to CYUL. JZA7977 cancelled the emergency at 0006Z and landed safely at 0020Z. No impact on operations.
TSB Report Update #A20Q0041: An Air Canada Jazz Dash 8-400 (C-GGFP/JZA7977) was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto City/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ). During the initial climb during departure from CYUL and after the retract gear function was selected, the gear first went into the retracted position but then went out again shortly afterwards, even though the extension function had not been selected. The crew carried out the manual gear extension procedure. An emergency was declared; the crew asked to return to CYUL, where the aircraft landed without incident. The landing gear selector panel was changed and the aircraft was returned to service.

March 18, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB), a vehicle (Truck 80) went onto Runway 29 via Taxiway Bravo even though it had not been cleared to do so. No impact.

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At Roberval, QC (CYRJ), frequency 122.2 went down several times, and it was not possible to restore service from 1230Z to 1600Z. Impact: Remote Aerodrome Advisory Service (RAAS) was not provided.

March 15, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) overshot Runway 34 due to landing gear problems. It was unable to resolve the issue, so it went back to CZBM. No emergency. No impact.

March 16, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) conducted a go-around at CYRJ due to the landing gear, which did not go down, and the aircraft went to CZBM. No emergency declared. En route to CZBM, the aircraft declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. In the circuit at CZBM, the aircraft was able to lower its gear, then it landed without incident. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

March 5, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (C-GCLQ/VSL447) from Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) went into the CYZV zone without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact on operations.

March 4, 2020

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

An Envoy Air Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (ENY3710) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY4127) from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), and a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (Series 601-3R) (QUE10) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) overshot Runway 06R due to unstable approach and went back and landed on Runway 24L. (Also see CADORS 2020Q0550 and 2020Q0553)

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

An Envoy Air Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (ENY3710) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY4127) from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), and a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (Series 601-3R) (QUE10) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) overshot Runway 06R due to unstable approach and went back and lnded on Runway 24L. (Also see CADORS 2020Q0550 and 2020Q0554)

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

An Envoy Air Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (ENY3710) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), an Envoy Air Embraer E13 (ENY4127) from New York/LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), and a Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (Series 601-3R) (QUE10) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) overshot Runway 06R due to unstable approach and went back and landed on Runway 24L. (Also see CADORS 2020Q0553 and 2020Q0554)

January 20, 2020

Accident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

TSB Report #A20Q0013: C-GXAI, an Air Inuit de Havilland Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE820), was on an IFR flight from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 3 crew members and 42 passengers on board. During the landing at CYKL, the back portion of the fuselage touched the runway and the "TOUCHED RUNWAY" warning light went on. After the landing, the plane taxied normally to the terminal and the passengers got off. There were no injuries. There was damage to the aircraft on the fuselage under the rear cargo hold.

February 26, 2020

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GJVM/PSC883) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) was inbound for an approach on Runway 06. An Air Creebec Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GZEW/CRQ531) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) was cleared to conduct an approach and chose Runway 24 even though it had been informed of the inbound traffic for Runway 06. CRQ531 created a dangerous situation by conducting the approach for a circuit opposite that of the one chosen by PSC883 up until short final. At 2 NM on final for Runway 24, CRQ531 went into the downwind for Runway 06 since PSC883 was still not on the ground.

February 18, 2020

Incident at 35NM MANIWAKI QC NDB (YMW)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2S2C (C-GXNR/RAG200) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) declared an emergency due to a loss of pressurization. The aircraft was stabilized at 10 000 ft. No equipment requested at the destination.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR-261963-V1: Aircraft (C-GXNR) landed at 1543Z without incident. No impact on operations. Duplicate AOR-261963-V1 deleted.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0022: C-GXNR, a Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-200 (RAG200) was on an IFR flight from depuis Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY). In cruising flight, at 1515Z approximately 145 nautical miles (NM) southeast of CYUY, the "Cabin Altitude Warning Horn" alert went off and the crew went through the emergency checklist (QRH). The crew then declared PAN PAN due to a pressurization problem and requested a descent to 10 000 ft. Due to delays from ATC, the crew declared MAYDAY to accelerate the descent to 10 000 feet. The aircraft then continued its flight to CYUY where it landed without incident at 1543Z. There were no injuries.

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) at 2001Z, a vehicle (CA80+1) was instructed to leave the runway and reported that it was off of it at 2004Z. Without clearance, the vehicle went into the Runway 24R protected area zone on Taxiway Romeo. Impact: a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-300 (PVL3071) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) on short final for Runway 24R was instructed to pull up.

February 14, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Pascan Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FUAM/PSC366) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC CYUL) went back to the apron twice after having rejected takeoff. Clearance was cancelled with Montreal and reaccepted 15 minutes later with a successful takeoff.

January 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

TSB Report #A20Q0006: C-GNLN, a Nolinor Inc. B7327-200 (NRL942), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel Intl., QC (CYMX) to Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) with 6 crew members and 61 passengers on board. When the landing gear was raised after takeoff, the crew received a nose wheel disagree indication. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). When the gear was lowered, all the wheels were down and with normal indications. The aircraft went back and landed on Runway 06 at CYMX with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services on alert. The aircraft landed without incident, there were no injuries, and the aircraft was not damaged.

February 5, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

During initial contact, an École dAviation Rouyn-Noranda Inc. Cessna 172K (C-FYMA) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) was instructed to wait. The aircraft continued its route and went into the CYUY mandatory frequency (MF) zone and reported its position and intentions once it was inside the zone. No impact on operations.

February 7, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Inc. Beech A100 (C-FHGG/PRO4200-M) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Némiscau, QC (CYHH) went back and landed after its takeoff due to an unspecified technical problem. No impact on operations.

February 3, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Other operational incident)

A person was paraskiing in the field along Clairevue Boulevard, directly in the approach path for Runway 24R at Montreal/Saint Hubert, QC (CYHU). Police were called to the site and the airport manager also went there.

January 23, 2020

Incident at ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

A Propair Beech 1900D (C-FTQR/PRO4370) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) went back and landed due to an unspecified mechanical problem and did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

January 22, 2020

Accident at 8NM W ALMA QC (CYTF)

Several aircraft at high altitude reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the Roberval, QC (CYRJ) area. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. The signal was coming from the accident site of a Government of Quebec Bell 206L-4 (C-GSQA), which crashed West of Alma, QC (CYTF). 1 person on board (POB) was injured. RSCU450 en route to the crash site. No service provided. (Information from duplicate record AOR 260983-V1 / CADORS 2020Q0188 merged before deleting duplicate occurrence)
TSB Update #A20Q0015: C-GSQA, a Bell 206-L4 helicopter privately operated by the Government of Quebec (QUE49), was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Alma, QC (CYTF) to La Tuque, QC (CYLQ). Earlier, the aircraft had been participating in a search and rescue operation for snowmobilers reported missing. Eight minutes after its takeoff, the aircraft crashed into the frozen surface of Lake Saint-Jean. The pilot was seriously injured and was rescued by another helicopter participating in a search. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

January 19, 2020

Accident at 4842N / 07917W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton received a distress signal at 1844Z. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) notified JRCC TR of the crash of a privately registered, amateur-built Christen A-1B on a frozen lake in the La Sarre, QC (CSR8) area.
TSB UPDATE #A20Q0012: A privately operated Aviat Aircraft Inc. A-1B (Christen) on wheel skis with one pilot on board was on a local visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Lac Mance, located 8 nautical miles (NM) south-southeast of the La Sarre, Quebec (CSR8) airport. At approximately 12.5 NM south of CSR8, the aircraft collided with the frozen surface of the La Sarre River and travelled a distance of approximately 235 ft before coming to a stop. The aircraft was substantially damaged but did not catch fire. The pilot was fatally injured. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) went off.

January 14, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Castle Aviation Cessna 208B (N805TH/CSJ916) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) rejected its approach on Runway 06, then went back and landed on Runway 06 at 0846Z. No reason specified. No impact.

January 7, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

After it had left the zone, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (AIE850) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Wemindji, QC (CYNC) went back and landed at CYGL due to an indication problem. No emergency declared. On the ground at 1431Z without incident. No impact.

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

After it had left the zone, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GRAI/AIE850) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Wemindji, QC (CYNC) went back and landed due to an indication problem. No emergency declared. The aircraft landed at 1532Z without incident. No impact.

January 6, 2020

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

While taking off from Runway 06R, an Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (EDV5526), from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson, GA (KATL) reported problems with its main landing gear and declared an emergency. Coordination carried out. EDV5526 was on the ground on Runway 24L at 2209Z. Impact: Runway 06R/24L was closed from 2209Z to 2241Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0008: N695CA, an Endeavor Air CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) (EDV5526), was on an IFR flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Intl., GA (KATL) in the U.S. with 76 passengers and 4 crew members on board. During the initial climb after takeoff from Runway 06R, a brakes overheated indication appeared. The crew declared an emergency and went back to land on Runway 24L without incident, and afterwards, the aircraft was towed to the gate. No one was injured, and the aircraft was not damaged. The post-flight inspect revealed that the indication was erroneous.

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 07, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated that it was going to fly circuits to check its landing gear. At 1644Z, AIE852 declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. AIE852 reached the ground by 1700Z without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation incident report #16521: Airport emergency response plan was activated at Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, by the flight service station (FSS) when notified by an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) that it had a landing gear problem. AIR852 declared a PAN PAN at 1643Z. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, the fire department, the health centre, Air Inuit, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) to respond. The aircraft landed safely at 1700Z and the aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0007: C-GIAB, an Air Inuit Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE852) was on an IFR flight from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 29 passengers and 3 crew members on board. When the aircraft was on approach and the gear was lowered, there was an indication that the right main landing gear indicated was not locked. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) to lower the landing gear manually. Afterwards, all of the wheels were down with normal indications, and the crew went to CYVP and landed without incident. There were no injuries; the aircraft was not damaged.

January 3, 2020

Incident at 18NM SW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While passing 11 000 ft, and at the moment of frequency transfer to Boston centre, an Envoy Air Embraer E135 (ENY3989) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to New York/La Guardia, NY (KLGA) declared an emergency due to a pressurization problem, then went back down to 10 000 ft. ENY3989 requested to continue en route. Coordination carried out. No impact. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0002: N824AE, an Envoy Air Inc. Embraer 135 (ENY3989), was on an IFR flight from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) in the U.S. with 44 passengers and 3 crew members. At approximately 18 NM southwest of CYUL, while the aircraft passed 11 000 ft on climb, the crew declared a state of emergency due to a pressurization problem and immediately went back down to 10 000 feet. The crew advised ATC that the situation was stable and that the aircraft was continuing the flight to its destination, KLGA.

May 11, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Skyquest Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) landed on Runway 19 at Langley, BC (CYNJ) and went onto the grass adjacent to Taxiway Alpha. No operational impact.
UPDATE: Narrative corrected to clarify that the incident occurred at the Langley, BC (CYNJ) aerodrome.

April 28, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A TRK Helicopters (B.C.) Ltd. Bell 206B (C-GTOK) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) departed Hangar 9 without clearance and went into the hover over Runway 01. When queried, the pilot apologized, citing "training in progress", then moved into the infield and was issued clearance for a northbound departure. No operational impact.

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.

March 5, 2020

Incident at Surrey, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16557: A member of the public reported that at approximately 0850Z, a helicopter was flying low over the Surrey (Fleetwood area)and circling. The aircraft was allegedly flying very low and was very loud. The individual went outside to see but could not spot the aircraft. It was alleged that the aircrafts anti-collision lights were not illuminated. Eventually the helicopter switched their lights back on while continuing to circle. The individual thought that the aircraft belonged to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and called them to file a complaint.

March 20, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-GFBB) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) declared PAN PAN in the circuit due to flap issues. The aircraft went around and landed safely without incident.

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GBMO) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) went through the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) control zone extension at 2500 feet northbound without permission. No impact to operations.

February 28, 2020

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCE/PCO1411) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), on final for Runway 33, reported landing gear issues and went into the missed approach. Shortly after, the reported issue was resolved and the aircraft landed safely on Runway 33. No operational impact.

March 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a bird strike during rollout on Runway 07 and possible bird remains on the runway. Aircraft taxied in without incident. Runway inspection did not find remains. Two aircraft went around during runway inspection.

February 29, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) advised of nose gear indication when on final for Runway 33. CA811 climbed to circle overhead CYXT to troubleshoot. CA811 resolved the issue and landed on Runway 15 without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear green light went out. The flight crew went around and climbed out to troubleshoot. When they touched the nose light indicator, the light came back on. The head of the press–to-test indicator was not fully locked in, so the crew pushed it until it locked and did a gear cycle to check the gear and got 3 greens. Maintenance has found that in their experience with this kind of press-to-test type indicator it was not unusual for the head to work loose over time and need to be clicked back in, no further maintenance action was taken. (Reference CADOR 2020P0418 for similar event for C-FKTE)

February 24, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a silver vehicle was spotted driving westbound on Taxiway G towards the hold short line of Runway 07. The car turned around and drove eastbound on Taxiway G and exited towards Hangar 42. An airport vehicle (ST24) was advised and went and met with the individual. No operational impact.

February 18, 2020

Accident at 4828N / 12322W

The pilot of a Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GINH) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared MAYDAY. The pilot subsequently landed the aircraft in a field. Emergency services responded. Minor injuries to passengers and crew. The pilot of C-GINH had called Victoria Tower and advised that they were inbound with oil on the windscreen. C-GINH made two transmissions and then went off the radio. Audio for both Victoria Inner Harbour (YWH) and Victoria (YYJ) available.
Update TSB Report #A20P0023: C-GINH, a C-172 operated by Victoria Flying Club, was on a sight-seeing flight south of Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) when smoke was noticed coming from the instrument panel. Shortly after, the engine (Lycoming O-360-A3A) began to run rough and the windscreen became covered in oil. The pilot declared a Mayday and began a return to CYYJ but the engine lost all power and a forced landing was conducted in a field about 9 nm south of CYYJ. The aircraft overturned on landing and was substantially damaged. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. Company maintenance found the crankshaft had broken several inches aft of the propeller flange and the propeller departed the aircraft in flight.

January 17, 2020

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8399) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off from Runway 16 and asked to exit at Taxiway C. After taxiing off the runway, the aircraft reported fire on the left main wheel and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was called out. The fire went out on its own and the left main tire was discovered to be flat. Aircraft was towed to gate and runway inspection found foreign object debris (FOD) at the intersection of Taxiway C and the runway. The departure of a Central Mountain Air flight (GLR8016) was delayed by approximately 15 minutes. Duplicate AOR-260799-V1 deleted.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On take-off roll, the Anti-skid Caution Light came on and the flight crew of C-FSRW rejected take-off below 80 Knots. When clear of the runway, the flight attendant reported smoke and fire at the left inboard main wheel. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was called, the engines were shutdown, the fire extinguished itself, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. It appears that the wheel bearing failed and damaged the wheel speed transducer and hub cap. Maintenance replaced the left-hand (L/H) main landing gear axle, No. 2 wheel, No. 2 speed transducer, and the No. 2 brake assembly. The aircraft has been returned to service and a service difficulty report (SDR) has been submitted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0007: C-FSRW, a De Havilland DHC-8-400, operated by Jazz Aviation Ltd, was conducting flight JZA399 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 4 crew and 49 passengers on board. On the takeoff roll, the crew received an inboard anti-skid caution message and rejected the take off at less than 80 kts. When the aircraft came to a stop on the taxiway, a flight attendant reported smoke and flames coming from the left main gear assembly. The flight crew requested ARFF assistance. The wheel assembly fire extinguished prior to the ARFF arrival. ARFF inspected the aircraft and the aircraft was towed to the terminal. Maintenance personnel replaced the left main landing gear axle, the inboard left main tire, wheel speed transducer and brake in accordance with the aircraft maintenance manual.

January 5, 2020

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Maintenance warning alarm for the Glide Path (GP) Instrument Landing System (ILS) Runway 11. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. Glide Path went into standby and failed at 1405Z. TOC advised.

January 3, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

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

May 20, 2020

Accident at ALEXANDRIA ON (CNS4) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

Runway excursion occurred for a Pristine Air Group Inc. Cessna 172K (C-FBVJ) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), reported by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton following an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406 report. C-FBVJ exited Runway 25 at Alexandria, ON (CNS4) due to slippery conditions when landing. No assistance required. Damaged occurred to the nose wheel, propeller and canopy of the aircraft. No other impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20O0047: C-FBVJ, a Cessna 172K aircraft, was landing on the grass strip at Alexandria, ON (CNS4), when control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft went into the ditch by the runway, breaking off the nose landing gear. The pilot was not injured; the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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

A 6221254 Canada Inc. Beech C24R (C-GMTT) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) went into the information request (INREQ) phase. The aircraft never departed. Flight plan was cancelled.

May 7, 2020

Incident at KAPUSKASING ON (CYYU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Airport Manager (APM) called to advise that a cargo aircraft, a North Star Air Ltd. Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) went off the runway at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) at approximately 1220Z and was disabled. The runway was closed in order to unload the aircraft before removing it. NOTAM issued.
Aviation Incident Report #16612: At approximately 1245Z, a North Star Air Douglas DC3C (C-FWUI) from Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) to Attawapiskat, ON (CYAT) broadcast on 122.2 their intentions to taxi on Runway 17 to 35 for a departure off of Runway 35 to CYAT. There was no reply on the frequency, so they proceeded to taxi. Approximately 3/4 of the way down Runway 15 to 35, a Thunder Airlines Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 (C-GGDC) on a flight to Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU) broadcast on 122.2 that they were 4 miles final for Runway 35. C-FWUI rushed its taxi to the end of the runway and, upon braking, the aircraft veered to the left and ended up on the soft portion of the field and got stuck. C-GGDC landed safely, there were no injuries and no apparent damage. The runway was closed for approximately 3 hours. C-FWUI was towed back to the apron for inspection. Unknown downtime at this time. Upon investigation, it was discovered that C-GGDC was not on the right frequency while on approach to CYYU.
Update TSB Report #A20O0048: The flight crew of a NorthStar Air Douglas DC-3 aircraft, (registration C-FWUI), equipped with turbine engines, was backtracking on Runway 35 at Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU). As the flight crew attempted to turn around at the end of the runway, the right brake seemed soft and not responsive. They attempted to slow the aircraft down with reverse power and braking, which caused the aircraft to swerve to the left, and go off the edge of the runway. While attempting to turn around on the grass, the left main wheel dug in and the aircraft became stuck. The flight crew shut down the engines and radioed for assistance. The aircraft was unloaded and pulled back onto the runway.

March 23, 2020

Incident at 20NM SSE LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Flightexec Gulfstream 200 (C-GRST/FEX200) from London, ON (CYXU) to Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB) declared an emergency in Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) airspace due to an indication issue and requested a return to CYXU. FEX200 subsequently cancelled the emergency because the indication cleared and returned to CYXU after a fuel dump. FEX200 landed CYXU at 1526Z without incident. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces CADORS 2020H0035, as the region was changed due to a TSB update.
UPDATE TSB Record #A20O0035: Flightexec flight QG5MLI, a Gulfstream G-200 (C-GRST), departed London (CYXU), ON and was climbing through FL230 when the "Master Caution" illuminated and CAS displayed "R BLEED AIR". The flight crew notified ATC and levelled off, after which the QRH checklist was completed. The flight crew decided to not shut down the affected engine; an emergency was declared and the flight was cleared back to CYXU. The flight crew informed ATC that they had to dump fuel and were told to dump while over the Lake Erie area. During the fuel dump process the "R BLEED AIR" indication went away. Subsequently the flight crew cancelled the emergency and returned to CYXU, and landed without further incident.

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