November 18, 2021

Incident at 4600N / 07144W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GZGA/PNO719) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) received authorization to descend to 8000ft, and the readback was 6000ft. The readback was not corrected by air traffic control (ATC). No operational impact.

November 6, 2021

Incident at 10NM E TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GDTL/PNO782) from Alma, QC (CYTF) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported being targeted by a green laser. No evasive manoeuvres were required; no impact on operations and no other aircraft in the vicinity.

September 23, 2021

Incident at 4916N / 06857W

An Exact Air Beech 100 (ET826) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Chicoutimi/St-Honoré, QC (CYRC) reported a drone approximately 300 m from its right wing while the aircraft levelled off at FL180. No impact.

September 15, 2021

Incident at MONT-JOLI QC (CYYY) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Panorama Fixed Wing aircraft (PNO729) and a Chrono Aviation aircraft (NDL901) reported debris on Runway 06/24. No debris found after runway inspection. No impact to operations.

September 10, 2021

Incident at NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GHPF/PNO727) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) called FL130 while on a climb for FL210, when it had been cleared for FL120. No impact.

August 13, 2021

Incident at 8NM W MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A high-wing light aircraft, a privately registered Cessna 150HX, operating at about 1000ft and in descent for the Saint-Benoît de Mirabel runway, was observed in the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) zone without having established communications. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: This record replaces 2021C3423, which was deleted due to incorrect region.

August 16, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO711) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to La Romaine, QC (CTT5) departed on a VFR flight itinerary and switched to the Montreal Centre frequency while it was still in the mandatory frequency (MF) zone.

August 11, 2021

Incident at 4NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FYUT/PNO711) from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) was verbally cleared for a landing at CYZV by air traffic control (ATC). A coordination error between ATC and the flight service station (FSS) was quickly corrected before the landing. No impact on operations and no loss of separation.

August 17, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC588) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) reported a bird strike over the threshold of Runway 24R upon landing. Impact: a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream 3212 (PSC836) from Bagotville, QC (CYBG) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was instructed to pull up and completed a VFR circuit to land on 24L. A Cargair Piper PA-23-250 (C-GPAV) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) took off from Runway 24L. A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12 (NDL321) from Montreal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU); a Pascan Saab 340A (PSC312) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU); a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO782) from Quebec/Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU); and an Air Cascades Piaggio P-180 Avanti (C-GLEM) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), landed on 24L. The runway was inspected and reopened at 2228Z.

August 15, 2021

Accident at 15NM S DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A privately registered Norman Aviation Nordic II ultralight aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Roxton Falls, QC, under unknown circumstances. The pilot, who was the only soul on board, suffered fatal injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) deployed investigators to the scene of the accident. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0067: A privately registered, advanced ultra-light Norman Aviation Nordic II was on a visual flight rules flight from a private grass runway at Roxton Falls, QC, with only the pilot on board. According to the information obtained, the aircraft’s Subaru-series engine appeared to be sputtering during the initial climb and the aircraft did not take on altitude. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft’s right wing collided with a tree top on a private farm lot 0.6 nautical miles north-northwest of its departure point. The right wing became detached and the aircraft struck the ground near a building. The pilot found was found outside the aircraft by first responders and the seatbelt had detached. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) antenna was attached to the fuselage, but neither ELT or jumper wires were installed. Fuel was present in the tanks. One of the spark plug wires and the ignition coil wire were disconnected. The propeller blades did not show typical damage from a collision with an object when in rotation. There was no fire. The pilot was fatally injured.

August 12, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A vehicle (Mule 313) reported a bird carcass on Runway 24R at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). On inspection, three birds were found. No bird strike report received. Impact: a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (PN704) and an Airmedic Inc. Pilatus PC-12 (AM366), both conducting flights to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), had to land on Runway 24 L while the inspection was being conducted.

July 28, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A vehicle reported seeing a dead bird on the threshold of Runway 24R at Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). The runway was closed temporarily. The runway was inspected and reopened at 2330Z. Impact: A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. aircraft (flight PNO704) and a few aircraft on a VFR circuit were rerouted to Runway 24L.

July 15, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from La Romaine, QC (CTT5) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) initiated a go-around while vertically above the threshold of Runway 09 due to an excessively high altitude on final. PNO729 then orbited north before returning to land on Runway 27. No impact.

May 30, 2021

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

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

June 26, 2021

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO707) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Gaspé/Michel-Pouliot, QC (CYGP) experienced a 10-minute delay at landing due to the displacement of the cabin of an aircraft involved in an earlier accident.

June 13, 2021

Accident at ALMA QC (CYTF)

The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) of a privately registered Cessna 182P was activated at Alma, QC (CYTF).
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0043: A privately registered Cessna 182P was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Long, QC, to the Petite Décharge river, Alma, QC, with the pilot and a passenger on board. During the landing, the tip of the right wing struck tree branches which were hanging over the river. The aircraft sustained wing and float damage. There were no casualties.

June 16, 2021

Accident at 4807N / 07439W

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from a privately registered Cessna 172M, on a lake north of Lac St-Jean. After a search by a Lockheed C-130, it was discovered that the Cessna 172M had made a forced landing, which triggered the ELT signal. Significant damage to the aircraft, pilot in good condition. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report # A21Q0042: A privately registered Cessna 172M, on floats, was on a visual flight rules flight departing from Sainte-Véronique hydrobase, QC (CSW9), bound for an unidentified lake located 4NM south southwest (SSW) of Lac Tassé, QC, with the pilot and one passenger on board. Upon landing in the shimmering water, the left wing lifted in a gust of wind, the aircraft swerved to the right and struck the trees. The ELT activated on impact and a search by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton located the aircraft. It suffered major damage, but the occupants were not injured.

June 14, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FYUT/PNO711) from Alma, QC (CYTF) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV), on final for Runway 09, advised that it was going to climb up to 5000 feet to conduct a mechanical check due to a landing gear problem. The pilot did not declare an emergency. PNO711 landed on Runway 09 at 1839Z without issue. No impact.

June 12, 2021

Accident at 55NM NW VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

A privately registered Cessna A185F made an emergency call on 121.5 MHz. The aircraft advised of an engine failure and indicated that it would attempt to land at Lac-Chicobi at 2141Z. The aircraft was 4NM North of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft broadcast the phone number of a contact who would be attending the rescue. A loss of communication occurred a few minutes after the initial contact. 3 souls on board were uninjured. The aircraft is reported as a total loss. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. (Duplicate record AOR 274532-V1 deleted after information merge; additional information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0038: A Cessna A185F was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Plamondon, QC, to Lac Preissac, QC, with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was in cruising flight at 7000 feet, the engine stopped suddenly and the pilot tried to head to Lac-Chicobi, QC. While the aircraft was at an altitude of 3000 feet, it quickly began losing altitude, and the pilot attempted a landing in marshland located approximately 4 NM north of Lac-Chicobi. The aircraft was damaged but did not flip over, and all the occupants were uninjured. The post-landing inspection showed that the right wing’s fuel tank cap was missing and that the tanks were empty. Afterwards, the engine was able to be started and appeared to function normally.

May 15, 2021

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

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

May 22, 2021

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

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GDTL/PNO782) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) was observed off course while on the approach for Runway 29, without authorization. No impact to operations.

May 23, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PNO729) from La Grande Riviere, QC (CYGL) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) conducted a pull-up for Runway 06L due to wind.

May 2, 2021

Incident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GODE) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Alma, QC (CYTF) at FL190. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. A privately registered Cessna 182P on a flight to St-Hyacinthe, QC (CSU3) accidentally triggered its ELT at 1242Z. No impact on operations.

April 4, 2021

Accident at ST-JEAN CHRYSOSTOME QC (CSG5)

TSB Report #A21Q0015: A privately registered Grumman (American Aviation) AA-5 was on a local visual flight rules flight from the St-Jean Chrysostome, QC (CSG5) aerodrome. The aircraft made an approach to land. Shortly before reaching the runway threshold, the aircrafts speed dropped and the aircraft stalled. The left wing touched down first and the aircraft came to rest beside the runway. The pilot, the only occupant on board, was not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage.

April 24, 2021

Accident at 5NM NE ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

Air traffic control (ATC) was receiving multiple reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. After investigation, ATC discovered that a privately registered Cessna 180K crashed at Lac Taureau. The time of the incident is unknown. There was one person on board (SOB) and no injuries. The aircraft was damaged. No service was provided by NAV CANADA. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified. No known impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0022: A privately registered Cessna 180K on floats was on a visual flight rules flight from Lac Sacacomie, QC, to Taureau Reservoir, QC, located 5 nautical miles northeast of the Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5) aerodrome, with 1 pilot on board. During the landing, a gust of wind displaced the aircraft and the pilot lost control. The left wing reportedly hit the water and the aircraft overturned. The pilot was able to evacuate the aircraft. There were no injuries.

April 9, 2021

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

After receiving and correctly replaying the NORDK3 standard instrument departure (SID), a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PNO782) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) was observed in a left turn towards heading 240, while the SID recommends heading 273. No impact on operations.

March 17, 2021

Incident at 6NM NW LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

At 1132Z, a Dynamitage Castonguay Piper PA-31 (C-GLAZ) on a flight from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) informed the air traffic controller (ATC) of an engine problem and requested to be rerouted to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU). At 1136Z, C-GLAZ declared an emergency and informed ATC that it was descending to land at La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ). The aircraft landed safely at 1152Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0021: C-GLAZ, a privately operated Piper PA-31, was on an instrument flight rules flight from Val dOr, QC (CYVO) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) with a pilot and 3 passengers on board. After approximately 40 minutes of flight at a cruising altitude of 9,000 feet ASL, the pilot noticed a drizzle of oil on the right engine cover. The engine oil pressure reading was normal. As a precaution, the pilot requested ATC authorization to divert to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) and climb to an altitude of 11,000 feet. Shortly thereafter, one of the passengers informed the pilot that they saw a significant accumulation of oil on the right wing flap of the aircraft. The engine oil pressure gauge read lower. The pilot decided to shut down the right engine as a precaution. Given the aircrafts proximity to La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ), the pilot advised ATC of the situation and of their intention to land at CYFJ by performing a visual approach. The aircraft touched down safely on Runway 21.

March 16, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FYUT/PNO711) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to La Romaine, QC (CTT5), began to taxi for departure, then advised that it was returning to the terminal because of a passenger who was feeling ill. The aircraft taxied 30 minutes later and took off without issue. No impact on operations.

March 3, 2021

Incident at 10NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKMG/AIE570-M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA) returned to the airport without declaring an emergency due to a low level fuel leak problem from above one of the wings. The airport manager (APM) then performed a runway inspection. No known impact on operations.

February 25, 2021

Incident at 30NM N ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

During the transfer from Bagotville (YBG), a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPX/PNO704) from Alma, QC (CYTF) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), climbing to FL260, was observed descending from 13,900ft to 12,000ft. When questioned by the air traffic service (ATS) unit, the aircraft advised that it had a pressurization problem and requested a return to CYTF. No emergency declared or assistance requested. No impact on operations.

February 13, 2021

Accident at MONTRÉAL / ST-LAZARE QC (CST3)

A privately registered Cessna 182P from Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) to Montreal/St-Lazare, QC (CST3) experienced a runway excursion upon landing at CST3. Damage occurred to the front wheel and left wing, as well as to the propeller. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21Q0005: A privately registered Cessna 182P was on a local visual flight rules flight from St-Lazare, QC (CST3) with a pilot and passenger on board. Following the landing, while the aircraft was taxiing towards the end of Runway 20 in order to reach the U-turn surface, it deviated from its course and there was contact with the snow bordering the right side of the runway, causing a slide that ended beyond the end of the runway, near a ditch. The aircraft ended its roll out in a position perpendicular to the runway centreline. The nose gear broke, the propeller and engine cover were damaged, and the tip of the left wing pressed against the ground on the other side of the ditch. There were no injuries or spills of hazardous materials.

January 20, 2021

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

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (CFC4292) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was cleared to taxi on Taxiway Lima and Taxiway Romeo despite its wing span being greater than permitted. The wing span limit on Lima and Romeo is 36 meters, while CFC4292 had a wingspan of 40 meters.

January 14, 2021

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GHPF/PNO727) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Natashquan, QC (CYNA) was observed taxiing on Taxiway B without communicating its intentions. No impact.

August 17, 2021

Incident at QUALICUM BEACH BC (CAT4)

Aviation Incident Report #17261: A privately registered Mooney M20E from Lillooet, BC (CYLI) to Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4) landed at CAT4. While the aircraft was taxiing, the leading edge of the wing contacted a signage post, causing some cosmetic damage. No damage to the sign post. No impact on operations.

July 27, 2021

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Aviation Incident Report #17208: A privately registered, amateur-built Super Bushmaster on a flight to Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) landed in the field adjacent to the runway while there was a NOTAM in effect. The NOTAM indicated that takeoffs and landings in the grass area adjacent to the runway by fixed-wing aircraft was not authorized. No operational impact.

July 5, 2021

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ)

Aviation Incident Report #17171: A privately registered Cessna 172H on a flight to Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) flew through airspace that closed by NOTAM for annual Snowbird air demonstration training at 19 Wing Comox. The aircraft penetrated the edge of the closed airspace, descending through 1200 feet, and eventually landed at CAH3. The Tower Controller attempted to reach out to the aircraft on 126.2 MHz with no success. At the time of the occurrence, the air demonstration aircraft were preparing to land. The Tower Controller confirmed that the demonstration aircraft would do their final break over the water (away from CAH3) and that there was no conflict.

May 22, 2021

Incident at 19 Wing, Comox, BC

Aviation Incident Report #17103: At 221657Z, a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIFM) on a flight to Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) entered airspace closed by NOTAM during a Snowbird demonstration practice, and proceeded to CAH3. C-GIFM landed (dropped off radar) at 221705Z.

October 20, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIJB) reported clipping the wing of a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHKJ) while parking on the apron at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). No operational impact.

October 7, 2021

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A privately registered, amateur-built aircraft from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) landed at 1819Z, at the same time that a WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GTWE/WEN3228) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was conducting a pushback and start-up on the main apron. The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft advised that it would pass WEN3228 on the right side. The Flight Service Station (FSS) advised WEN3228 of the privately registered, amateur-built aircrafts intentions. The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft directly questioned WEN3228, asking if it was ready to taxi. WEN3228 replied "Standby". The privately registered, amateur-built aircraft stopped taxiing and held position, in close proximity to WEN3228, and appeared to be behind the right wing and abeam to the tail, adjacent to construction barriers.

September 22, 2021

Incident at 4901N / 12246W

The pilot of a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Piper PA-28-151 (C-GDVP) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a green laser strike off its right wing over the city of White Rock, BC.

September 14, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FKIW/WJA187) was on an IFR flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) inbound to Runway 16. An unknown target popped up on radar in the zone approximately 4NM north orbiting over Wood Lake at 3000ft. Traffic passed to WJA187. WJA187 had traffic on traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) and in sight, reported low wing single aircraft. WJA187 overflew the aircraft. Ground reached out on Vernon, BC (CYVK) frequency and made contact with the aircraft which was a Western Ag-Air Ltd. Piper PA-32-260 (C-FZJY).

July 11, 2021

Incident at 57NM ESE CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

TSB Report #A21P0088: C-IWBN, a privately operated Murphy Rebel advanced ultralight, was conducting a flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to an abandoned airstrip at Sage Creek, BC, with 1 pilot on board. During a slow descent at 1300 feet AGL, the engine (Rotax 912ULS) made an escalating high pitched whine that was followed by a complete engine failure within approximately 5 seconds. The pilot performed a forced landing on a logging road without engine power. The left wing contacted trees during the landing roll, instigating a ground loop which caused the aircraft to veer off of the logging road as it came to a stop. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. An engine teardown found that the piston failed in the #2 cylinder. The annual inspection, including an engine borescope and dynamic vibration analysis, was completed 3 flight hours prior to the accident, with no faults found in the engine.

July 1, 2021

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

TSB Report #A21P0061: C-FHKF, a General Dynamics Convair 440 aerial fire fighting aircraft operated by Conair, was conducting flight TANKER455 from the Penticton, BC (CYYF) tanker airbase with 2 flight crew members on board. C-FKFL, another General Dynamics Convair 440 operated by Conair, was not operating and was parked at the north end of the tanker base near Taxiway C. As TANKER455 was taxiing northbound for departure towards Taxiway C, its left wingtip contacted the left wing of C-FKFL. There were no injuries. C-FHKF received minor damage. C-FKFL received substantial damage.

July 22, 2021

Incident at 5916N / 13311W

An Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-400 (ANT569) from Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an electrical issue and returned to CYXY. No emergency was declared. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. After take-off from Whitehorse, YT (CYXY), the crew of C-FANB observed that the #2 and #3 Transformer Rectifier Unit (TRU) circuit breakers (CBs) had popped, with the #2 generator (GEN) powering the #2 Bus. The CBs were reset and popped again when the #2 GEN was selected. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) GEN was put on the #2 Bus, and all systems functioned normally. The aircraft returned to CYXY and landed without incident. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft and found that the #2 engine feeder cable had a burnt pin on connector D5126P at the right-hand (R/H) wing closure rib (STA 219R). Parts were put on order. Minimum Equipment List (MEL) 24-01-01 was applied and the aircraft was returned to service.

July 24, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

The pilot of a Beatton Wings Aviators Inc. Cessna 150H (C-GKDJ) on a flight to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) called the flight service station (FSS) cab on the telephone to report that they were having communication issues and were unable to transmit. Upon trying again, transmission from C-GKDJ was heard and responded to by the FSS, and the phone call ended. 5 minutes later, the pilot called the FSS on the phone again to report that the communication issues had returned and they were inbound to the airport for landing. The FSS provided the advisory, traffic, and wind updates over the phone until C-GKDJ had arrived on Runway 30. No impact to operations.

June 22, 2021

Accident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

TSB Report #A21P0047: C-FCFX, a Cessna 172M owned by Canadian Aviation College, was being operated by a student while taxiing for the fuelling location. The left wing struck a staircase structure alongside the fuel tank; the aircraft was spun towards the fuel tank, but it impacted a cement barricade with the propeller, which resulted in sudden stoppages of the engine and aircraft. The pilot was not injured and there was no fuel spill.

July 15, 2021

Incident at GANGES BC (Water) (CAX6)

A Seair Seaplanes Ltd. Cessna 208 (C-GIGO), while being pushed from the dock, started its engines. The deckhand lost control while holding the rope, resulting in contact with a Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GUTW), which was docked adjacent. Significant damage to both aircraft.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0058: C-GIGO, a float equipped Cessna 208 aircraft operated by Seair Seaplanes Ltd., was preparing to conduct a flight from Ganges Harbour, BC (CAX6) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 1 crew member on board. Prior to the engine starting, the dockhand assisting the pilot untied the guide rope and held it in their hand. When the engine started, the aircraft travelled forward, pulling the rope from the dockhand. The aircraft began travelling forward until the propeller of C-GIGO struck the rear of C-GUTW, a float equipped DHC-3T operated by Harbour Air. After the initial prop strike, the pilot of C-GIGO quickly shut down the engine, as the aircraft rotated 90 degrees, striking C-GUTW with the right-hand (RH) wing. C-GUTW was tied to the dock with no one on board during the occurrence. There were no injuries; both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

June 20, 2021

Incident at 3NM S LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

When 3NM south of Langley, BC (CYNJ), at 5000 feet, a Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172N (C-GZTI) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported an unknown black object off its wing. The object was approximately 1-2 meters in length and was also at 5000 feet. No other sightings by other aircraft in the vicinity.

June 15, 2021

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

While conducting circuits on Runway 21 at Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), the wing tip of a Wilder Creek Ranching Ltd. Piper PA-12 (C-FNGY) appeared to touch the pavement upon landing. C-FNGY reported no issues with the aircraft and continued conducting circuits.

May 22, 2021

Accident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

An American, privately registered Piper PA-12 crashed upon landing at Kamloops, BC (CYKA). The aircraft was disabled on Runway 09/27. There was 1 soul on board (SOB) and there were no injuries. NAV CANADA, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. (Information from Aviation Incident Report (AIRA) incorporated into narrative summary)
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0036: A privately registered Piper PA-12 equipped with amphibious floats, with 1 pilot on board, was conducting a VFR flight from Goldendale, WA (S20) to Merrill Field, AK (PAMR). After completing the leg from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA), the aircraft bounced upon initial contact with the runway surface during the landing. During the second runway contact, as the aircraft was settling, the aircraft began an airframe shimmy, which resulted in a loss of control. The aircraft veered off the centreline and towards the runway edge. As the aircraft approached the grass, the RH main landing gear folded under the fuselage and the aircraft rotated 180 degrees, with the RH wing making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in the grass alongside the runway on its belly. The pilot egressed the aircraft with minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

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