November 20, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PNO729) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYB) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), established at 4NM final for Runway 24R, reported being struck by a green laser at 2-3NM west of their position. No other impact. Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec (GDQ) advised.

November 3, 2020

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL) (Aerodrome - other)

At La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL), a vehicle (BW11) advised that it had broken down on the runway, on the southwest side (SW) between Taxiway B and the threshold of Runway 13, approximately 300 feet from Taxiway B. 3 incoming aircraft were advised of BW11s position. The aircraft included: an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GUAI/AIE880) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL); a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL); and a Hydro-Québec de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GHQP/HYD244) from Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CYUY) to La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL). The 3 aircraft all decided to land despite the presence of the vehicle. The 3 aircraft landed safely. BW11 cleared the runway at 1715Z.

October 20, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the flight service station (FSS) at Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) between 1942Z and 1945Z. The source was a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO711). Shift manager advised. No impact on operations.

October 24, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPX/PNO704) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) advised that it had been targeted by a green laser. The police were notified. No impact on operations.

October 20, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An intermittent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) flight service station (FSS) between 1942Z and 1945Z. After investigation, it was found to be the ELT of a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PNO711) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Alma, QC (CYTF) that was inadvertently activated before take-off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Halifax was notified, no impact on operations.

October 4, 2020

Incident at 15NM N NATASHQUAN QC (CYNA)

At 1437Z, a Northern Air Charter Cessna 208 (C-FNME) on a flight from Natashquan, QC (CYNA) called at 16.5NM North of CYNA, levelling at 1000 feet, to advise that they saw an Air Tunilik de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-GUJU) on a flight to Natashquan (Lac de lAvion) (Water), QC (CSY8) pass approximately 600 feet from their right wing, at the same altitude, 15NM North of CYNA. C-FNME mentioned that they did not hear C-GUJU either on 122.2 MHz or on 123.5 MHz. At 1441Z, Madeleine Radio received the first call from C-GUJU when the aircraft was 10NM North.

September 26, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

At Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 MHz for 15 minutes. The source, located by the fixed base operator (FBO), was an aircraft at the Vintage Wings hangar. The area control centre (ACC) was advised.

September 15, 2020

Accident at 15NM NNW ST-FRÉDÉRIC QC (CSZ4)

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton about a Grondair Cessna 172N (C-FDLJ) which had crashed at coordinate 4631.70N / 07110.60W. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries, no deaths. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0091: C-FDLJ, a Cessna 172N operated by Grondin Transports Inc., was on a local training flight from St-Frédéric, QC (CSZ4) airport with a student pilot alone on board. In a precautionary landing simulation practice exercise, the student pilot selected a field and then prepared the aircraft for an inspection at 500 feet AGL. The flaps were reportedly lowered to 20 degrees and power was reduced to a speed of about 70 knots (kts). After the inspection, the aircraft climbed to approximately 1000 feet AGL and the flaps were raised to 10 degrees. Towards the end of the left downwind leg, the student pilot observed a vertical speed of -1000 feet per minute (FPM) on the vertical speedometer (VSI) and the stall recovery technique was applied by pushing on the nose. The aircraft levelled off and VSI was observed at -1000 FPM again. The stall recovery manoeuvre was redone, but the situation remained the same. The manoeuvre was repeated a few times and the aircraft ended up very low. The student pilot saw 2 fields in front of them with a tree line separating them. The aircraft was turned right, and then left, in an attempt to reduce speed and allow a landing past the edge of the trees. The aircraft struck the edge of the trees in the left turn. About 1.5 meters of the left wing tore off as a result of the impact and caused the aircraft to turn more sharply. The portion of the left wing that was still attached to the aircraft touched down for a length of about 18 meters. The aircraft then inverted onto its back, the propeller struck the ground, followed by the engine. The aircraft bounced, then touched the ground, still on its back, slid for about 53 meters and then came to a stop about 137 meters from the edge of the trees. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The pilot evacuated themselves from the aircraft. Residents near the area came to the pilots aid and the pilot was taken to hospital.

August 21, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12 (PNO727) that had cancelled its IFR, conducted an overshoot right before the wheels touched down, mid-way down Runway 27. PNO727 conducted a left-hand circuit before landing on Runway 27. There was a Northwest wind with intermittent gusts (10-20kts). Pilot weather report (PIREP) sent. No impact to operations.

August 19, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GHPF/PNO727) from Port-Menier, QC (CYPN) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) entered the CYZV control zone without establishing communication with the flight service station (FSS).

August 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

On departure from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU), a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus PC-12/45 (PNO704) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Northern Aroostook Regional, ME (KFVE) was flying a different flight plan than the one known by the air traffic controller (ATC). No impact.

July 4, 2020

Incident at 7NM SW MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

2 high wing aircraft were observed entering the Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) control zone and appearing to land at Saint-Benoît-de-Mirabel, without transponder or communication with the CYMX tower. No impact on operations.

July 8, 2020

Incident at N LAC AGILE (MASCOUCHE) QC (CSA2)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12 (PN0782) from Inukjuak, QC (CYPH) to Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) while descending to intercept final Runway 24L notified of a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) alert with a primary target and deviated to the right. The aircraft landed safely at 2327Z. No impact on operations. No loss of separation.

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GDTL/PN0782) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Alma, QC (CYTF) aborted its takeoff due to a brake problem and left the runway without incident. No impact on operations.

June 26, 2020

Incident at KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ (GEORGES RIVER) QC (CYLU)

TSB Report #A20Q0065: C-FAIY, a DHC-6-300 operated by Air Inuit, was preparing to taxi from the ramp to the runway to take off from Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC (CYLU) airport with 2 crew members at edge. The sole ground officer in front of the aircraft showed the pilots their thumbs to indicate that the lane was clear and that they had started to taxi. After the aircraft began a left turn and advanced a few feet, the ground officer signaled the pilots to stop. The wing tip at the end of the left wing collided with a truck that was parked too close to the rear left side of the aircraft. The flight was canceled and maintenance personnel were dispatched to assess the damage to the wing.

June 30, 2020

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Sky Jet M.G Inc. Beech A100 (C-GJBV/VSL512) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) advised having struck a bird upon arrival on Runway 09. Vehicle (ST25) was notified and runway inspection carried out. Visible impact on wing.

June 21, 2020

Accident at 1NM WSW ROUGEMONT QC (CTY5)

TSB Report #A20Q0061: A Kangook XLITE paramotor, in private operation, carried out a local flight according to visual flight rules (VFR) from a field located 1 nautical mile west-southwest of Rougemont (CTY5), QC. After a flight of about 30 minutes, then in short final without an engine, the pilot made a left turn in order to benefit from the little wind. The left side of the wing then lost lift and the pilot lost control of the aircraft and crashed. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the aircraft sustained significant damage.

February 6, 2020

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

Aviation Incident Report #16539: Upon pushback from the gate, the pilot of a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 (JYBAH/RJA90G) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) specified that they did not need to proceed to the de-icing facilities, and the aircraft was cleared to taxi, and instructed to hold short of Runway 06R. As the aircraft passed Taxiway AM, the pilots of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA321) queried as to whether RJA90G had been de-iced. The controller mentionned that RJA90G did not request de-icing, to which ACA321 replied that this decision should be challenged. RJA90G had already been handed off to the tower at this point, so the information was relayed to the tower via the hotline. The information was then relayed to the pilot of RJA90G. Regardless, RJA90G departed without de-icing. Approximately 1 minute after the call from ACA321, the pilots of an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA417) that was waiting on the north ramp as RJA90G taxied past mentionned that one of their passengers reported that RJA90Gs wings were covered with snow. In the hour preceding RJA90Gs departure, all flights departing from the apron required de-icing services.

May 11, 2020

Accident at 2.5NM NW ST-DONAT QC (CSY4)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal heard by some high-level aircraft in the vicinity of VIDGO. Source: a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 which had an accident in the St-Donat region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263933-V1: Following takeoff from the Ouareau River, a privately registered, amateur-built Cyclone C 180 suffered engine trouble and attempted a return. On landing, the aircraft found itself at the bottom of the river. Substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries or deaths. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the National Operations Centre (NOC), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified. (Duplicate AOR 263933-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20Q0048: An amateur-built Cyclone 180 type aircraft on floats, in private operation, carried out a local recreational flight according to visual flight rules from and to Lake Ouareau, near St-Donat, QC, with 1 pilot on board. The pilot was conducting the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, they drained their fuel tanks and circulated on the lake for about fifteen minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was approximately 600-700 feet AGL and the pilot performed an emergency landing right ahead of them on the Ouareau River, between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, one wing struck branches and the aircraft nose-dived into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by their 4-point seat belt, suffered no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to get to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

May 5, 2020

Incident at 40NM NW VAL-D'OR QC (CYVO)

After receiving and correctly reading back the clearance to climb to FL220, a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-FKPX/PNO704) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) was observed climbing to FL230. No impact to operations.

March 31, 2020

Incident at 48NM WSW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

While inbound, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENO/WEN3538) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared MAYDAY due to flight control problems. Coordination carried out. WEN3538 landed without incident at 0248Z. No impact.
UPDATE from TSB Report #A20Q0039: C-FENO, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was operating flight WEN3538 under instrument flight rules from Toronto/Lester B Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to its destination of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) with 21 passengers and 4 crew members on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYUL, the "mistrim left wing low advisory light" light came on. The crew disconnected the autopilot and found that the flight controls were very stiff. They pulled the roll disconnection lever, and the commanders controls became free but those of the first officer remained stiff. The crew completed the associated Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) checklist and an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During the descent of WEN3538, the MISTRIM LEFT WING LOW advisory light illuminated. When the First Officer (FO) / Pilot Flying (PF) disconnected the autopilot, it was noticed that the controls were very stiff and the Captain confirmed the same. The roll disconnect handle was pulled, which freed the Captain’s side while completely freezing the FO’s side. Quick Reference Card (QRC)and Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) procedures were actioned and air traffic control (ATC) was advised with a MAYDAY call that the aircraft was experiencing flight control malfunction. The runway assigned was the Instrument Landing System (ILS) 06R due to it having a longer available landing distance than 06L. Flight attendants were briefed for a non-normal landing, and the passengers were also notified. The approach and landing were normal and, upon stopping on the runway, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit conducted an inspection to confirm that no abnormalities were present. The aircraft taxied to the gate for a normal shutdown.

February 10, 2020

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

TSB Report #A20Q0021: C-GTQB, an Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC474), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) with 172 passengers and 6 crew members on board. During pushback from Gate 49 at departure from CYUL, the right Scimitar winglet hit temporary construction fencing. The aircraft was brought to the gate, and passengers got off normally to get onto another aircraft. There were no injuries, and damage was limited to the winglet.

February 3, 2020

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

A Government of Quebec Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3R) (C-GURG/QUE10) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) conducted a missed approach on Runway 24 due to an instrument problem. The aircraft received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 and to climb to 3 000 ft. Impact: separation was reduced to 2.7 NM and 800 ft with the aircraft that preceded it due to late execution. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE TSB #A20Q0019: C-GURG, a Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL-600-2B16 (QUE10), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Jean-Lesage, QC (CYQB). C-GDTL, a Panorama Fixed Wings Pilatus (NDL543), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from CYQB to Wabush, NL (CYWK). QUE10 initiated a missed approach RWY 24 due to an instrument problem. It received and correctly read back the instruction to turn left on a heading of 150 degrees and to climb to 3 000 feet. When it reached 2 900 feet in altitude, separation with NDL543, which had taken off before it, was lost. Separation was reduced to 2.7 nautical miles (NM) horizontally and 800 feet vertically, while 3 NM horizontally or 1 000 feet vertically was required between the 2 aircraft. No injuries or damage.

February 4, 2020

Accident at Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2)

The National Operations Centre (NOC) notified the shift manager that a privately registered Cessna 150F had crashed near Joliette/Saint-Thomas, QC (CJO2). The Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS), Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the manager of area control centre operations (MACCO), and the general manager (GM) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A20Q0020: A privately operated Cessna 150 was on a local VFR flight from Joliette/St-Thomas, QC (CJO2) with a pilot and a passenger on board. Once it was in cruising flight approximately 1 300 ft above sea level (ASL) and approximately 7 nautical miles (NM) east of the aerodrome, it experienced engine misfires. The pilot activated the carburetor heat. Engine power increased for a moment, but then fell back down. As the plane was unable to maintain its altitude, the pilot conducted manoeuvres to perform an emergency landing in a field. After the landing, damaged parts of the plane included the propeller, landing gear, and right wing tip, which had touched the ground. The occupants were not injured.

January 24, 2020

Incident at 4569N / 07358W

A privately registered, amateur-built, Tundra 200 was attempting to land at a private airstrip at 2255Z when it exited the runway. The Laval police received the distress call. They reported that there were minor injuries. There was damage to the aircraft wing. No known contact with NAV Canada.

November 17, 2020

Incident at CARMACKS YT (CEX4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The runway at Carmacks, YT (CEX4) was closed due to maintenance from (FM) 2011171529Z until 2011180100Z. Due to the fact that CEX4 is a single runway aerodrome (AD), it was closed to fixed wing traffic.

October 7, 2020

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A privately registered Piper PA-18 on a flight to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) landed on Runway 12 and, while turning around for Taxiway A, possibly dragged its wing. The pilot reported no damage to the aircraft. No operational impact.

October 6, 2020

Accident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 152 (C-FIBX) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control on arrival, resulting in a crash on Runway 25. Emergency vehicles responded.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0092: C-FIBX, a Cessna 152 operated by Pacific Professional Flight Centre, was conducting circuits at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with one student pilot on board. In the flare, the aircraft began drifting to the right edge of the runway and the pilot elected to overshoot. After the application of full power, the left wing struck the runway and the aircraft pitched nose down. The propeller struck the asphalt to the right of the right edge line and separated from the engine. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to a rest. The pilot shut down the aircraft and evacuated. The aircraft was towed from the runway. Subsequent inspection revealed that the aircraft had sustained substantial damage to the propeller, engine, nose gear, wing tips, and the interior floor.

September 1, 2020

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

The pilot of a privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7 from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported scraping their left wing tip on the runway while doing a touch-and-go. The flight service station (FSS) contacted the airport to perform a foreign object debris (FOD) check. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed safely at 1909Z. No operational impact.

September 5, 2020

Incident at 3NM NW LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-28-235 that was overflying the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone reported a black unmanned air vehicle (UAV) off of their wing tip, at 1800ft. No operational impact.

August 28, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

A pilot reported a continuous fuel spill from their aircraft wing while at the fuelling station at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK). The fire department and airport operations were advised. No injuries or other hazards were reported. No operational impact.

August 3, 2020

Accident at NELSON BC (CZNL)

TSB Report #A20P0073: C-FZYZ, a privately operated Cessna 180, was conducting a VFR flight from a private grass airstrip at Blind Bay, BC, to Nelson (CZNL), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger pilot on board. During the landing on Runway 22, the aircraft encountered a strong cross wind from the North, which resulted in the right wing rising. The pilot applied power to try and stabilize the aircraft and to avoid a ground loop; however, control of the aircraft was lost. The aircraft left the runway surface and went through the airport fence, across a road, and came to rest in a parking lot approximately 80 meters from the runway centerline. Both persons on board sustained minor injuries. There was no post-impact fire.

May 1, 2020

Incident at 0.7NM SW Cloverdale Race Track

A Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-A1 (C-FPME) reported a 6 foot wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) 0.7 southwest of the Cloverdale Race Track at 1300ft. The UAV was reported to be only 100ft below C-FPME. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised and a unit was dispatched.

July 18, 2020

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ) (Aerodrome - other)

Aviation Incident Report: While three Department of National Defence McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornets were taxiing to depart Runway 30, a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GPGR/SPR06) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Comox, BC (CYQQ) radioed the Ground Controller and requested permission to taxi for run-up and a Runway 12 departure. Although Runway 30 was the active runway, the winds were light and so the Tower Controller elected to allow the Runway 12 departure. SPR06 was advised that they could taxi to their run-up location and anticipate a Runway 12 departure. In accordance with 19 Wing CYQQ standard operating procedures (SOP), the Tower Controller raised the departure arrestor gear for the fighter aircraft departing Runway 30. Once the CF-18 Hornets departed, the Tower Controller positioned SPR06 at the button of Runway 12 and instructed them that there would be a 3-minute wait for wake turbulence. On this occasion, the Tower Controller forgot to lower the departure end cables for Runway 30 after the CF-18 Hornets were airborne (and not going to set back down on the runway). The Tower Controller passed the SPR06 traffic, reference a civilian aircraft crossing the departure end of Runway 12, and cleared the aircraft for takeoff. SPR06 accelerated for takeoff for approximately 7 to 8 seconds, the Pilot-in-Command (PiC) saw the cable in the up position and called for the aircraft to abort the takeoff, and applied brakes and reverse thrust. The departure end cable for Runway 30 is 1697 feet from the button of Runway 12. The PiC estimated the SPR06 rolled over the departure cable at approximately 70 knots. The aircraft continued down Runway 30 and exited on Taxiway C. Subsequently, the aircraft taxied back to the ramp to have their technicians inspect the aircraft for damage. After the technicians and pilots confirmed that there was no damage, SPR06 taxied back for departure and departed without further incident (WFI). Subsequent review of communication recordings revealed that neither the Ground Controller nor the Tower Controller informed SPR06 of the status of the cables. The Ground Controller stated they did not inform the aircraft of the status of the cables, because they believed the Tower Controller was going to lower them prior to the departure of SPR06. The Tower Controller stated that they forgot to lower the cables due to the time spent waiting for the wake turbulence to dissipate and their focus on the requirement to pass traffic.

June 23, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

Aviation Incident Report: A Dr. G.C. Prinsloo Inc. Robinson R44 II (C-FKCH) on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ) did not follow correct landing procedures. C-FKCH flew over Hangar #10 (instead of using Helipad Alpha and then slowly taxiing in) and then "flared" around in front of Unit 103 of Hangar #12. Then, C-FKCH hovered there, waiting for a Hunter Helicopters Hughes 369HS (C-FJJO) on a flight to Langley, BC (CYNJ) to approach. C-FJJO used the same incorrect landing method. The doors and flaps of the fixed wing aircraft on the ramp of Hangar #12 were slamming open and closed, creating a wind tunnel. Staff on the ramp had to attempt to secure all moving parts.

July 26, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Saltair, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16675: A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GINK) on a flight to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), flying northbound at 3000 feet, noticed green flashes reflecting off of the underside of its wings that lasted 10 seconds. The pilot noticed the flashing and told another pilot at CYCD about it during a fuel stop; however, the pilot did not realize at the time that the light may have been from a laser, as they were focused on navigating for the approach. The pilot experienced the same event in the same location again on June 29, 2020 at 0847Z - see CADORS 2020P1160.

June 29, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: Saltair, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16675: During a cross-country flight at night, a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 152 (C-GINK) on a round-robin flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB), including en route stops at Campbell River, BC (CYBL), Victoria, BC (CYYJ), and Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), was subject to a laser strike over Saltair, BC (North of Chemainus, BC). At the time of the occurrence, the pilot was en route to CYYJ at 5500 feet when they noticed the underside of their wings suddenly reflecting a flashing green light. The pilot turned a few degrees left and right to ensure the light did not come from conflicting traffic or potentially aviation-related pyrotechnic signals. They noticed that the green laser beam was originating from a residential area in Saltair, BC. The occurrence lasted for approximately 30 seconds, during which the laser emitted a constant green beam that was moved around rapidly while aiming at the aircraft. The movement resembled the way a person would hold a handheld laser while pointing it at an object in the distance. The pilots vision was not notably impaired and they tried not to look directly at the light. Immediately after the strike, they reported the occurrence to the CYYJ terminal on 120.8 MHz. After making a report to the air traffic controller (ATC), a helicopter in the area also reported a laser strike around Chemainus. Further, the pilot of another aircraft from the same flight school was flying through the area just a few minutes behind and advised they saw the laser as well. The laser strike occurred about 1/2NM to 1NM East of a lighted stretch of Highway 1. The pilot believes the laser beam originated somewhere within 1/4NM of 48°57’16.40”N, 123°45’58.08”W. The pilot experienced the same event in the same location on June 26, 2020 at 0658Z - see CADORS 2020P1164.

Accident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A U. Me N Kob Services Inc. Cessna 175 (C-FKOB) from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) landed safely, then became lodged on the rocks at the shoreline while water taxiing toward the float ramp. Both people on board were safe, but requested assistance to reach the shore.
Update TSB report #A20P0063: C-FKOB, a privately operated Cessna 175 on floats, was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows Waterdrome (CAJ8), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger. After landing, the aircraft was water taxiing to the ramp. The aircraft was unable to access the ramp due to the current of the river and the pilot initiated a turn to avoid colliding with a pylon in the water. The right hand wing struck a tree and pivoted the aircraft into the rocky shoreline. The pilot contacted Pitt Meadows tower for assistance. Local RCMP and emergency services responded. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

May 23, 2020

Accident at 9NM NW Nanaimo/Quennell Lake, BC (CBQ9)

TSB Report #A20P0059: C-FHIJ, a float-equipped Cessna 180 operated by Pacific Seaplanes, was conducting student solo circuits near Hudson Island, BC, with one pilot on board. During the 4th landing roll, the aircraft briefly became unstable and the right wing tip contacted the water. The aircraft taxied to the shore without further incident. There were no injuries. The ELT did not activate. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the right wing structure and aileron.

May 19, 2020

Incident at 14NM NE PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

At 2105Z, the pilot of a privately registered Lake LA-4-200 from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) called MAYDAY and reported that the aircraft was partially submerged in Pitt Lake, near Goose Island. One person on board, uninjured. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Cormorant CH-149 (AIRR1) was dispatched. At 2111Z, AIRR1 was in the vicinity and monitoring.
Update TSB Report #A20P0058: A privately operated Lake LA-4-200 was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC, with 1 pilot on board. While conducting a landing at Pitt Lake, BC, 14nm NE of CYPK, the aircraft was struck by a gust of wind. The right hand wing sponson struck the water hard as the pilot tried to maintain control. The sponson ruptured and began taking on water, making the aircraft uncontrollable. The pilot declared a MAYDAY as the aircraft began to list and the right hand wing began to partially submerge. A helicopter responded, as well as 2 private boats. The boats were able to tow the disabled aircraft to shallow water. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft was retrieved the following day and returned to CYPK for repairs.

April 23, 2020

Incident at 4NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8265) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) that was turning 4NM final for Runway 16 reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at the same altitude, just off their left wing. Pilot advised it was close to the aircraft and that it was black, small to medium in size, and looked like a personal use drone. No operational impact. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

April 18, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At 2150Z, a SkyQuest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-GTYI) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) declared an emergency on departure from Runway 19 due to a momentary loss of power and an inability to climb above 500ft. C-GTYI was given clearance to land on any runway and landed on Runway 25 safely. C-GTYI taxied to the hangar under its own power. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The C-GTYI aircraft was dispatched on a solo flight in order to exercise it, as it had not been operated for approximately one month due to operations ceased by COVID. A staff instructor was the sole occupant, intending a 45 minute flight. On climb, the instructor experienced a partial power loss, declared an emergency and landed safely on Runway 25. Subsequent to landing, the wing sumps were checked, with no water found. Gascolator sump was checked and a significant amount of water was found. All three sumps had been checked pre-flight, but no water was noted at that time. Maintenance will inspect and repair/replace fuel caps as necessary.

March 25, 2020

Incident at 26NM NNW LILLOOET BC (CYLI)

TSB Report #A20P0046: C-GXHK, a Piper PA-31-350 operated by Kisik Aerial Survey Inc, departed Nanaimo (CYCD), BC, to conduct survey work north of Lillooet (CYLI), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 survey operator on board. At approximately 26 nautical miles north-northwest of CYLI, the right engine (Avco Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD) lost power and the pilot-in-command (PIC) secured the engine. The aircraft diverted to CYLI and performed a single-engine approach and landed without incident. There were no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The pilot found the right hand inboard fuel cap was not correctly secured and the fuel tank contained approximately 1L of fuel despite the gauge indicating one quarter (approximately 53L). Maintenance replaced the right hand inboard tank inboard fuel sensor and conducted a fuel system inspection for condition, leaks, and operation. A successful ground run was completed, and the aircraft flew back to base at Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Company Maintenance was dispatched to aircraft (C-GXHK) in Lillooet, BC (CYLI). The fuel tanks on the right wing were sump checked and found empty. The fuel filling cap was inspected and found to be serviceable. The fuel quantity indicator for the right wing indicated a quarter full. The right inboard full quantity sender was replaced and calibration was carried out. As there is no anti-siphon protection at the filler port, maintenance suspects that the fuel bladder may have damaged the sender due to the during flight lifting the fuel bladder against the sender. The aircraft was fuelled, no leaks were evident. The fuel cap was correctly installed and the aircraft flew back to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) with no issue. The aircraft was fuelled by the company flight crew in Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) and it is suspected that the fuel cap did not get properly secured prior to take-off. The company is reviewing the company procedures.

March 12, 2020

Accident at FORT LANGLEY BC (CBQ2)

TSB Report #A20P0036: C-GTMW, a privately operated De Havilland DHC-3T, was conducting circuits at Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. During the second landing, the aircraft bounced and started an uncontrolled veer to the left. The aircraft departed the left side of the runway onto the adjacent ramp. The left wing tip contacted a parked trailer causing the aircraft to pivot left and impact a second trailer before coming to an abrupt stop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries and no post impact fire. The ELT automatically activated and the signal was received.

March 20, 2020

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

A Sea Land Air Management Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GRTJ) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) lost control of the aircraft upon landing on Runway 13. Aircraft exited the runway to the right and came to a stop in the grass off the runway. Shift Manager notified, who passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria that the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal activation was due to the crash on field. Operations moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0563 / AOR 263128-V1 deleted.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0040: C-GRTJ, a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd, was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, when the aircraft was observed to bounce on touch down, and exited the runway to the right, where it came to a stop with the nose pointing down into sloping ground and thick grass. Company operations reported that the parking brakes had been applied in-flight. The student exited the aircraft and was assessed by Delta Fire and Ambulance personnel. The aircraft suffered minor damage to the left wing, nose wheel, and substantial damage to the propeller. The ELT was triggered and ATC notified JRCC that activation was due to crash on field; operations were moved to Runway 07.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI noted it was not the case that the parking brake of the aircraft had been set in flight and that the aircraft had not landed with the parking brakes engaged. This accident has been reviewed with the certificate holder. Appropriate action has been taken. No further action is required.

Incident at 3NM KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A privately registered, amateur-built Vans RV 7A (C-GWMD) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) experienced a bright light source which illuminated their cockpit and wings. It was white in colour and appeared to be coming from behind them from the East. 911 advised of the information.

February 18, 2020

Incident at PEMBERTON BC (CYPS) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The Pemberton, BC (CYPS) airport manager called the Kamloops Flight information Centre (FIC) and reported that a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-GSPY) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Pemberton, BC (CYPS) attempted to land on a snow covered runway. The aircraft sustained damage to the propeller and the port wing tip. There were no injuries to the persons on board.
Update TSB Report #A20P0026: The Coastal Pacific Aviation, Cessna 172P, C-GSPY, was conducting flight training departing from Abbotsford Airport (CYXX), BC and making a short stop at Pemberton Airport (CYPS), BC with 2 crew and 1 passenger on board. During landing at CYPS the aircraft veered to the edge of the snow covered runway and struck the left wingtip and propeller in a snowbank damaging them both. There were no injuries.

February 11, 2020

Incident at VALEMOUNT BC (CAH4) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Valemount, BC (CAH4) runway was closed for snow removal from 2002121500Z until 2002130100Z. Airport closed to fixed wing aircraft due to single runway.

February 8, 2020

Incident at MERRITT BC (CAD5) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Runway closed at Merritt, BC (CAD5) for snow removal. Airport closed to fixed wing aircraft due to single runway. Operational impact unknown.

February 6, 2020

Incident at REVELSTOKE BC (CYRV) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Revelstoke, BC (CYRV) runway closed from 1600Z until 1900Z. Airport closed to fixed wing aircraft due to single runway.

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