August 29, 2022

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A privately registered Cessna 172G from St-Jean, QC (CYJN) to St-Jean, QC (CYJN) that was cleared to land on Runway 29 made a runway excursion from Runway 29, west of Runway 20, and was disabled on the grass north of Runway 29. Winds 190 degrees at 15 kt. Unknown damage to the aircraft. No impact on operations.

September 1, 2022

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

An American, corporately registered Beech A60 (N311AN) was seen crossing St-Jean, QC (CYJN) Class D airspace from east to west at an altitude of 2,400 ft without radio contact. No impact on operations.

August 13, 2022

Incident at BAIE-COMEAU QC (CYBC)

The last contact by a Go Hélico Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-GKUN) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Baie-Comeau, QC (CYBC) was 10NM west of the airport. No call on final or on the ground. Airport security confirmed that the aircraft was on the ground. Unknown impact.

August 5, 2022

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

Approaching from the west, a Custom Helicopters Ltd. Bell 206L-1 (C-GOFI) on a flight to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was in "transmit only" mode (i.e. no reception). Two-way communications were established after several minutes. Impact: a helicopter in training on the north side of the zone made a precautionary landing.

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY)

After several unsuccessful communication attempts between an Aviation DPKM Inc. Cessna A185F (C-GAPK) on a flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) and the air traffic service (ATS) unit, the aircraft finally contacted the CYYY flight service station (FSS) when 5NM west in the airspace. After contacting the FSS, the aircraft landed without impacting operations.

August 10, 2022

Incident at 5NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 172L (C-GXGF) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) transited the CYND mandatory frequency (MF) area, from east to west, over the Ottawa River at 1200ft, without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact.

August 2, 2022

Incident at KUUJJUARAPIK QC (CYGW) (Aerodrome - other)

At Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW), an airport attendant reported that a vehicle (GR153) had broken down 150 ft from the edge of the runway, on the west side. The vehicle was towed out of the protected area of the runway (RPA) at 2016Z. Impact: an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FOAI/AIE803) from Umiujaq, QC (CYMU) to Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) landed on Runway 21 at 1939Z. AIE803 was aware of the situation and accepted to land regardless.

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

Several aircraft reported hearing an emergency locator (ELT) signal in the area west of Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) at an altitude of 7,000 ft. Unknown source. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton notified.

July 7, 2022

Accident at 20NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

The Sureté du Québec (SQ) reported a possible crash near Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) involving a yellow light aircraft with black smoke coming out that was rapidly descending to the ground. Possible crash site: south of Jacques-Cartier River, east of Route 367, and west of Autoroute 573. The Joint Rescue Coordination (JRCC) Trenton and ground services (GS) were notified and informed of the details.

June 30, 2022

Incident at 5NM W ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A 9453-2322 Québec Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GCHI) from Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montréal/Mirabel Hélico, QC (CMH4) entered St-Jean (CYJN), QC airspace from the west. C-GCHI reported the start of its right downwind for Runway 29 approximately 1 NM from the airport. No impact on operations.

June 20, 2022

Incident at 9NM W CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A Les Levés Aéroscan Inc. Piper PA-31 (C-GMHZ/SCANER3) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) declared an emergency 9NM west of CYMT due to engine failure. SCANER3 landed without incident.

May 25, 2022

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

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Lachute, QC (CSE4) to Lachute, QC (CSE4) was observed between 1500 ft and 2000 ft in the control zone west of Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) airport. No operational impact.

April 28, 2022

Incident at 5NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Fast Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FYTY/PBR360) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) was observed on radar at 2000 feet. PBR360 entered the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) control zone 5NM west, then turned south over the threshold of CYND Runway 09 to join the circuit in CYRO, without contacting the air traffic services (ATS) unit. The ATS unit attempted contact on 122.3 MHz, with no response. No impact on operations.

March 5, 2022

Incident at 4NM SE ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A secondary surveillance radar (SSR) target with the call sign of a privately registered Piper PA-28-140 was observed in the control zone, crossing from south to west, without making radio contact. Target not identified by Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN).

February 15, 2022

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation Airbus A330-600F (FDX152) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) departed from Runway 24 at 1413Z with the standard instrument departure (SID). They were cleared to 5000 feet and instructed to turn to heading (HDG) 310 at 3000 feet by the terminal. A Richcopter Cessna 150M (C-FTOD) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Drummondville, QC (CSC3) was 6NM west of CYMX, at 5500 feet, VFR assigned and eastbound. At 1415Z, traffic was exchanged to FDX152. FDX152 reported the traffic in sight, and immediately after, reported a resolution advisory (RA) with a slight descent. FDX152 descended to 4800 on their RA and then, once the RA was resolved, they were climbed and cleared on course. No impact on operations.

February 16, 2022

Incident at 8NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

En route to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Bell 412 (FCON479) from Valcartier, QC (CYOY) to Valcartier, QC (CYOY) made a 180-degree turn, then descended 500ft without clearance in order to return to CYOY due to technical problems. No emergency. Impact: separation between FCON479 and a Pascan Saab 340B (PSC588) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was reduced to 600ft and 2.6NM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22Q0016: C-GRDU, a Pascan Aviation Saab 340B (PSC588), was on an instrument flight rules flight from Québec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). A Department of National Defence Bell 412 helicopter (FCON479) was on a local instrument flight rules flight from Valcartier, QC (Heli) (CYOY). When FCON479 was 8 NM west of CYQB on approach at an altitude of 4,300 ft, the crew turned 180 degrees and descended 500 ft without contacting air traffic services (ATS). PSC588 was then on FCON479s right side at an altitude of 2,900 ft. At that moment, the minimum required lateral 3 NM and vertical 1,000 ft separation could not be maintained and this was decreased to 2.6 NM laterally and 600 ft vertically. The air traffic controller contacted FCON479. Due to technical issues , FCON479 requested cancellation of its IFR clearance in order to continue via a visual flight rules flight and return to CYOY, where it landed safely.

January 5, 2022

Incident at 4713N / 07403W

Various aircraft reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 2027Z, 50NM west of La Tuque, QC (CYLQ). The Québec flight information centre (FIC) reported that the Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) airport manager (APM) heard an ELT at the same time on 121.5 MHz. Unknown source. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

September 9, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Campbell Helicopters Ltd. Bell 202 (C-FJUT) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) departed at 0138Z, northbound, without establishing communications with the flight service station (FSS). Occasional transmissions were noticed on the mandatory frequency (MF), but no voice modulation. The aircraft returned and landed at 0144Z.

August 31, 2022

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-FPAK) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary, BC (CZBB) entered the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX)control zone from the west at 2200 feet, without contacting the tower. A privately registered Cessna T206H from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was on approach for Runway 07 at the time and given descent due to C-FPAK.

Incident at 6NM W CAMPBELL RIVER BC (CYBL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An American, corporately registered, amateur-built Aircam (N86ND) on a flight to Campbell River, BC (CYBL) reported 6NM west, inbound for landing, at approximately 0315Z. The pilot was advised the runway was closed with multiple equipment on the runway. Pilot landed on Taxiway C due to low fuel.

September 1, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GIJZ/JZA8289) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) was on approach into CYCG and reported a possible drone sighting to the flight service station (FSS).

August 19, 2022

Accident at In the vicinity of: Telegraph Creek, BC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria reported an aircraft accident involving a privately registered Piper PA-18A-150 just west of Telegraph Creek. A helicopter working in the area attended and carried both occupants out. Minor injuries reported. No impact to the operation.

August 22, 2022

Incident at 5NM NW Kelowna (CYLW)

An Airsprint Inc. Embraer EMB-545 (ASP839) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), inbound from the east, cancelled its IFR and did not check in until they were at 5000 feet and 5NM northwest (NW), in front of departing traffic and in the path of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZH/JZA8282) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) that was inbound from the west. The pilots reason was that the centre had just switched them.

August 19, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FITU/ACA064) from Incheon, South Korea (RKSI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), inbound from the west for Runway 26R, experienced a lightning strike. The aircraft requested "direct to the YVR very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR)" and descent. No other aircraft were affected.

August 16, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

An Air Spray (1967) Ltd. Lockheed 188 (ASB484) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) taxied via weight restricted Taxiway B for a Runway 15 departure.

August 4, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A Valhalla Helicopters Inc. Bell 206B (C-FALP) from Kelowna (Alpine), BC (Heli) (CAB7) to Kelowna (Alpine), BC (Heli) (CAB7) was cleared through the zone, westbound for West Kelowna. A second target appeared on radar just beside C-FALP. The tower passed traffic and queried if it was a formation flight. C-FALP responded it was a formation flight. The tower had not been made aware. No operational impact.

July 30, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525 (ASP595) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), inbound from the northwest (NW) at 7000 feet, cancelled its IFR and was told to remain clear of the zone due to an IFR de Havilland DHC-8-402 climbing through 4000 feet off of Runway 34 towards them. They were also advised to switch back to the Centre, as the conflicting de Havilland DHC-8-402 was with the Centre as well. ASP595 proceeded southbound over Ok Lk, through the zone, descending to 5000 feet, 1NM to the west of 3 Vans RV-7 aircraft that were flying northbound over Ok Lk at 5500 feet.

August 13, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (FOD (foreign object debris))

On departure, the pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8517) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) stated a possible small bird strike. A foreign object debris (FOD) check was done, with no remains found.

July 29, 2022

Incident at In the vicinity of: FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

An unidentified aircraft squawking 1200 was observed on radar 10NM south of Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), northwest-bound at 3500 feet (unverified), at 2006Z. NOTAM I3935/22 for the airshow was in effect. The aircraft crossed through the southwest corner of this airspace. The aircraft was eventually reached by the Flight Service Station (FSS), and identified themselves as an American, corporately registered Cessna 414A (N83D), and said they thought they were 11NM south. Another unidentified aircraft was observed on radar at 10NM west at 2500 feet (unverified), at 2209Z. The aircraft entered the NOTAM airspace and appeared to land at Kosick Strip (an unpublished airstrip) 6NM southwest (SW) of CYXJ. Contact was not established with this aircraft, so the identification is unknown. The airshow boss was advised of the aircraft and they took steps to ensure that airshow participants were protected.

August 2, 2022

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered, amateur-built Melvin Meyer #2 from Vernon, BC (CYVK) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) flew through the northwest portion of the control zone at 4000 feet without radio contact. The aircraft called five minutes later, west of the control zone, when inbound to land. No operational impact.

July 26, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG), a forestry maintenance vehicle went on a short portion of the Taxiway B between the forestry apron and the maintenance garage en route to a helicopter parked in the field, west of the service road. The operator of the truck phoned the flight service station (FSS). The truck has been advised and understands that they cannot proceed onto Taxiway B without an escort and were told which route to take.

July 17, 2022

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A Kirsch-Air Ltd. Piper PA-18-150 (C-GKCQ) on a flight to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported they were inbound to the airport from the west. There was no transponder on the aircraft. The flight service station (FSS) provided an advisory for Runway 21 due to wind speed and direction. Pilot confirmed they were inbound for Runway 21. When the pilot called short final, the FSS specialist was attempting to get a visual of the aircraft, scanning the arrival leg for the runway. When the specialist scanned the aerodrome, they saw that the pilot had landed on Runway 12 and was commencing their taxi. No impact to operations.

July 16, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered, amateur-built Bede BD5B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was observed on radar inside the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone. The pilot called the CYNJ tower 1 mile west of the airport, at 1500 feet, reporting to be 5 miles east of the airport at 1300 feet and looking to transit the zone. No operational impact.

July 24, 2022

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A Principal Air Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GVTS) from Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) entered the Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) control zone prior to making contact. The aircraft reported 3NM west of the airport, on final for Runway 12.

July 19, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Beech K35 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) was cleared outbound via the Trinity departure. The aircraft exited the control zone to the West. No operational impact.

July 16, 2022

Incident at 6NM W PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

At 2013Z, a privately registered Piper PA-22 on a flight to Prince George, BC (CYXS) called up when 6NM west, 3700 feet above sea level (ASL), with its transponder turned off. The aircraft was instructed that two-way radio communication is required before entering the control zone. The aircraft was cleared straight-in for Runway 06. The aircraft turned on their transponder and began a left-hand 360 turn without clearance while on a five-mile final. The aircraft landed on Runway 06 without further incident.

July 22, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

Strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard for 30 seconds on 121.5 MHz. The Area Control Centre (ACC) shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised.

July 7, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 172P from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) exited 2.7NM west of Trinity on the Trinity departure. No operational impact.

July 14, 2022

Incident at 30NM W CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA124) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at FL330 for a duration of 1 minute. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria advised.

July 11, 2022

Incident at 20NM WNW CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GXPH) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 4935N 12150W, approximately 20NM west northwest (WNW) of Chilliwack, BC (CYCW). The signal was weak and lasted less than 5 seconds.

July 12, 2022

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Cessna 150K from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ), departing on the Trinity departure, exited the zone 2NM west of Trinity. The pilot was advised and continued on their heading. No operational impact.

July 1, 2022

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

A West Coast Helicopters Maintenance and Contracting Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 BA (C-FWCS) was observed transiting the Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) zone via the shoreline, low level, without contact to the Flight Service Station (FSS). The FSS attempted contact unsuccessfully. Approximately 1 minute later, the helicopter established contact and advised intentions. No impact to operations.

June 25, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMU/JZA8518) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) indicated their flaps were stuck at 15 degrees. They were unable to land at CYCG and proceeded to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). The Vancouver Area Control Centre was advised.

June 30, 2022

Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

An amateur-built West Coast Kit Planes Ltd. Murphy Rebel (C-FTWO) flew through the northern portion of the Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC) control zone, at 2200 ft, without making contact with the tower. The tower reached out several times, without response.

July 3, 2022

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A privately registered, amateur-built Murphy Elite from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYCX) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYCX) advised they were inbound from the west, planning for an overhead and then landing on Runway 34, but the aircraft actually landed on Runway 16 without declaring its intention. No operational impact.

June 14, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A constant, strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on 121.5 MHz started at 1316Z. The Area Control Centre (ACC) Shift Manager advised, and will complete the Aviation Occurrence Report (AOR). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, the Airport Manager (APM), and the NAV CANADA manager (NCM) were advised. Source found to be an American, privately registered Messerschmitt BO 105 LS A-3 in a hangar owned by Dam Helicopters. The ACC manager was advised, and will update the AOR. JRCC Victoria, APM, and NCM were advised. The ELT was turned off at 1454Z. Static still occurring on 121.5 MHz, as per other entry.

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) alarm was detected at 1316Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was notified and investigated. It was later identified as originating from a Dam Helicopters Inc. Messerschmitt BO 105 LS A-3 aircraft that was in the hangar. The ELT broadcast ended at 1454Z. The JRCC was advised. No operational impact.

June 17, 2022

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GCAW) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) exited the west side of Runway 34 upon landing and continued the rollout back onto the runway, approximately 100 feet from their exit point. The aircraft taxied clear of the runway and back to the flying school.

June 12, 2022

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A vehicle (ST21) proceeded onto the taxiway without permission.

June 9, 2022

Incident at 10NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GEJN/ACA239) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was vectored to and established on a 110° heading for the area navigation (RNAV) approach for Runway 08L. The aircraft subsequently diverted to a heading of approximately 160° and went through the final approach course by 0.5NM. A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GYSJ/GLR568) from Tofino/Long Beach, BC (CYAZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on right base for Runway 08R, had to be vectored to the west to maintain IFR separation.

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