July 27, 2022

Incident at 25NM SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Cavok Air Antonov AN12 (URCBG/CVK7012) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Montréal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) was observed off course from the cleared route and flying "direct YQB." The route known by the air traffic service (ATS) unit was "direct CYMX." No impact on operations.

July 7, 2022

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

When landing on Runway 24R, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA1013) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on the runway. An inspection found a groundhog on the runway. The aircraft was redirected to Runway 24L. Runway returned to service at 1615Z.

July 2, 2022

Incident at 4949N / 06311W

An Icelandair Boeing 767-300 (TFISN/ICE615) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported severe turbulence at FL360, but the pilot did not ask for a level change. The London (XU) Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised. Safety was not jeopardized, no impact on operations, no injuries, and separation was assured.

June 4, 2022

Incident at 4848N / 07523W

An Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 9 (TFICA/ICE37B) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was observed off-profile of the authorized track and proceeding direct to IMEBA. The route known to the air traffic service (ATS) unit was LIDAG. No impact on operations.

May 25, 2022

Incident at 139NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

The controller queried a foreign, corporately registered Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (APGAK) from Alton/St Louis, IL (KALN) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) on what routing APGAK was flying to directly. APGAK advised "flying direct VUCAN", which was not on the flight plan. The controller cleared APGAK "direct YWK". No impact to operations.

February 27, 2022

Incident at 5146N / 09237W

A Trans-Exec Air Service Inc. Gulfstream GV (N222LX) from Los Angeles/Van Nuys, CA (KVNY) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was observed off course after passing Red Lake, ON (CYRL). Pilot advised that they were showing the correct routing but seemed to have an issue with their flight management system (FMS). N222LX corrected its course. No impact on operations.

January 16, 2022

Incident at KERPU intersection

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GNUE) from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3) to Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) departed from CNC3 and requested flight following to CYOO via the city centre. C-GNUE was not visible to the controller and was assigned a code, which was read back. C-GNUE appeared as a "chicken foot" as it entered Class C airspace. The transponder for C-GNUE finally appeared as the aircraft was crossing through the localizer for Runway 05, with an Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ICE37B) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on final. The controller passed traffic to C-GNUE and instructed them to descend. The tower passed VFR traffic to ICE37B. The tower passed traffic to an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-211 (ROU1657) from Tampa, FL (KTPA) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and C-GNUE continued southbound and crossed the localizer for 06L, with ROU1657 on final. No other operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A22O0004: C-GNUE, a Cessna 172R aircraft owned by Brampton Flying Club, was on a rental round-trip visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Brampton-Caledon, ON (CNC3), with a stop at the Oshawa, ON (CYOO) airport via the Toronto City Center, with one pilot and one passenger onboard. At 2301, the Toronto Terminal provided the occurrence pilot with a transponder code, and the pilot readback the correct code. The aircraft then entered Toronto Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) Class C controlled airspace without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance. At that point, the transponder code was not appearing on the ATC radar. The aircraft continued, crossing eastbound through the localizer of Runway 05 at CYYZ, where it appeared on ATC radar. The aircraft flew in front of flight ICE37B, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on final approach for Runway 05, resulting in a minimum separation of 300 feet vertical and 1 nm lateral. Subsequently, the aircraft crossed the localizer for Runway 06L at CYYZ in front of flight ROU1657, an Airbus A321 aircraft on final approach, resulting in a minimum separation of 900 feet vertical and 0.3 nm lateral. After crossing the localizer for Runway 06L, the occurrence pilot exited the CYYZ control zone under the direction of the Toronto Terminal, and the flight continued without further incident.

January 3, 2022

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

An Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 9 (TFICB/ICE37B) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed by the tower to conduct a go-around for Runway 24R due to the previous arrival, a FlexJet Embraer EMB-505 (N368FX/LXJ368) from Miami-Opa Locka, FL (KOPF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), being slow to vacate the runway. ICE37B landed on Runway 24R at 2315Z without further incident (WOFI). No impact to operations.

July 10, 2022

Incident at 6006N / 04510W

A Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 (CAIXD/DLH2P) from San Diego, CA (KSAN) to Munich, Germany (EDDM) requested to divert to Reykjavík/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) due to a medical emergency. Clearance was given and no further assistance was required from Gander.

April 8, 2022

Incident at 6151N / 04230W

A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8 (SPLRH/LOT6505) from Warsaw/Chopin, Poland (EPWA) to Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) declared a medical emergency and diverted to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF).

August 29, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

After receiving standard instrument departure (SID) CYFB6, an American, corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP (N707JQ) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was seen turning left en route when the SID calls for a climb following the runway centreline. No impact on operations.

July 22, 2022

Incident at 6437N / 06253W

An American, corporately registered Learjet 35A (N625CY) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was detected 3.3 NM off course. Flight plan route: 66N050W AVPUT CYFB. Aircraft route: 66N050W AVPUT IPTOV CYFB. After being asked, N625CT admitted that it was flying direct without clearance from the air traffic controller (ATC). No impact on operations.

July 23, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

On take-off from Runway 34 on the standard instrument departure (SID) Iqaluit 6, a foreign-registered Beech 200 (PHZHZ) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was observed making a right turn from an altitude of 2200 feet, deviating from the SID. No impact on the operation.

July 16, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

An Air Nunavut Ltd. Dassault Fan Jet Falcon (C-GZYX/BFF21+) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported that the localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) portion of the area navigation (RNAV) 34 was unavailable. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. The flight service station (FSS) will try and confirm with other aircraft.

June 23, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The main frequency 122.2 MHz was unserviceable (U/S) while a Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Bell 206L-4 (C-GZPN) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was calling, inbound. The Flight Service Station (FSS) tried calling them back and also tried calling a Canadian North Boeing 737-7CT (C-FHBO/AKT118) from Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) and a 964125 Alberta Ltd. Cessna 525C (C-FVVE) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), but there were no replies. Frequency was switched to stand-by (STBY) frequency and traffic was able to be contacted. 122.2 MHz was serviceable at 2008Z. The Technology Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised. It was reported that Northwestel was asked a few hours ago to look at another frequency and it was suspected that they may have cut the frequency by accident. No other impact to operations.

May 30, 2022

Incident at 6431N / 06316W

An American, corporately registered Cessna 550 (N28SP) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was seen off course from the cleared route and flying "direct BILKU." The route known by the air traffic service (ATS) unit was CYFB. No impact on operations.

March 12, 2022

Incident at 6800N / 06150W

An American, corporately registered Gulfstream GV (N222LX) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to Van Nuys, CA (KVNY) was cleared for FL450B470. The aircraft was observed on the automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) descending through FL444. The pilot was queried and stated that the autopilot had turned off. The aircraft then returned to the block. No impact to operations.

August 28, 2022

Incident at 6005N / 03639W

At 1633Z, a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (DABTL/DLH470) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) requested to divert to Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF). DLH470 was descended to FL310, then cleared "direct BIKF". No impact on operations.

August 27, 2022

Incident at 5454N / 04109W

At 0535Z, a Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A340-300 (HBJMB/SWR19R) from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF). The aircraft was cleared as requested. No impact on operations. Medical assistance was required on arrival. The aircraft exited Gander (QX) airspace at 0638Z.

July 19, 2022

Incident at 6300N / 00300W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

At 1227Z, Reykjavik called to coordinate FL350 for a United Airlines Boeing 757-224 (N12116/UAL913) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD). The Gander air traffic control (ATC) updated the profile for a United Airlines Boeing 757-224 (N12125/UAL139) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Newark, NJ (KEWR). No impact.

August 3, 2022

Incident at 5500N / 03500W

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA855) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) requested to divert to Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) due to a medical emergency. ACA855 was cleared to FL310, then direct BIKF.

July 27, 2022

Incident at 5806N / 03258W

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300 (AAL45) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). Unable to get an IFR clearance, the aircraft descended to FL310 according to contingency procedures and then was cleared to BIKF. Aircraft passed to Iceland radio at 1405Z.

June 15, 2022

Incident at TAFFY intersection

The old flight plan information received from the Boston Center for a Fly Play Airbus A321-271NX (TFPLB/FPY410) from Baltimore/Washington, MD (KBWI) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) was different than what the pilot was flying.

June 14, 2022

Incident at 5403N / 03848W

At time 0556Z and position 5403N/03848W, an American Airlines Boeing 787-8 (N816AA/AAL132) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) reported a medical emergency and requested clearance to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). The flight was re-cleared as requested. Exited the Gander (CYQX) oceanic control area (OCA) at approximately 0703Z.

May 4, 2022

Incident at 5457N / 04300W

At 1516Z, a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed P-3(CFC0614) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Greenwood, NS (CYZX) declared "PAN PAN", requesting descent to FL220 and "direct Gander, NL (CYQX)". The aircraft was cleared as requested. The flight continued to its destination and landed safely at 1837Z. No impact.

April 30, 2022

Incident at 6200N / 04000W

A Gama Aviation Limited Beech B300 (MLLMW/GMA072) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) reported having issues with its generator and diverted to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW). No impact, no traffic.

March 24, 2022

Incident at 5825N / 03335W

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 (TCJJY/THY6) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Istanbul, Turkey (LTFM) requested a diversion Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) due to a medical emergency. Clearance issued at 0844Z. No impact.

February 26, 2022

Incident at 6400N / 00300W

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: The Gander area control centre (ACC) reported that longitudinal separation was not ensured between an Icelandair Boeing 767-300 (ICE631) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Boston, MA (KBOS) and an Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ICE623) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) that were on the same track.

March 20, 2022

Incident at 6049N / 05039W

An Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 9 (TFICB/ICE9V) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) failed to meet the climb restriction. No traffic. No impact on operations.

February 28, 2022

Incident at GANDER CENTRE / ACC DE GANDER

A United States Marine Corps Hawker Siddeley AV-8B Harrier II (MAZDA 42-45) from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC (KNKT) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) descended from FL250B270 to FL240, turned, and proceeded direct to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance.

February 23, 2022

Incident at 140NM E GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

An Avianca Airlines Aerospatiale ATR 72-600 (HK5040/AVA4974) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) departed CYYR. Approximately 140NM East of CYYR, a windshield cracked and the aircraft turned around. AVA4974 was recleared to return to CYYR. No traffic and no impact to operations.

January 12, 2022

Incident at 5647N / 04637W

A report was received showing that an American, corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP (N800TL) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) was off course. The aircraft was questioned and corrected its course. No traffic. No impact to operations.

January 3, 2022

Incident at 6202N / 04301W

An American, corporately registered Embraer EMB-145EP (N261BC) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) departed BGBW eastbound with a clearance to FL250, but climbed to FL256.

January 1, 2022

Incident at 5500N / 04300W

A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (AXIS43) from Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency at 1900Z due to intermittent engine problems and advised they would be continuing on their assigned route. The flight descended to F190 from F220. Landed without incident at 2122Z. No assistance required.

November 29, 2021

Incident at 112NM WSW KUUJJUAQ, QC

TSB Report #A21Q0123: TF-ISV, an Icelandair Boeing 757-200, was on an international instrument flight rules flight from Denver, CO (KDEN) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). Following a problem with the electrical system, the crew declared an emergency and requested diversion to CYUL, and then flew to Boston Logan, MA (KBOS).

December 18, 2021

Incident at 5814N / 07404W

An automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that an Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 (TFICE/ICE9V) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) was not following the route of the flight plan, namely 55/80 50/85 FOLGO. Rather, the report indicated that the aircraft was following route 55/80 FOLGO. No impact on operations.

November 27, 2021

Incident at MOBAL intersection

An Icelandair EHF Boeing 767 300 (ICE615) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF), to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) was southbound at level towards FL360 when it responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) concerning a Dassault Falcon 900EX (C-GTLA) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) which was climbing eastbound out of FL350. Information concerning the aircraft was transmitted. ICE615 climbed to FL367 and descended shortly afterwards.

November 12, 2021

Incident at 5031N / 07138W

A Latitude Air Ambulance Israel Astra SPX (C-GBSW) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) reported a mechanical issue. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. The aircraft returned to the departure airport. No impact on operations.

October 27, 2021

Incident at 6129N / 07229W

A Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Airbus A310 (CFC4163) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) lost its two transponders in flight and, by the same token, its reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification. No impact on operations.

October 25, 2021

Incident at 5NM N RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

An Israeli Air Force Lockheed C-130 (IAF292), from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Dover, DE (KDOV) was on route YBC DCT DEREE while, according to its flight plan, the aircraft should have been YBC DCT KDOV. No impact.

March 30, 2021

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Aviation Incident Report #17076: An American, corporately registered Cessna 525 (N621JA) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF), with an en route stop at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), landed at CYVP without "prior permission required" (PPR) authorization, as per NOTAM requiring PPR flight authorizations.

September 1, 2021

Incident at 6200N / 07301W

According to an automatic dependent surveillance (ADS-C) report, an Austrian-registered Gulfstream 550 aircraft (OELIM/AOJ93M) flying from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) was not following the flight planned route. No impact on operations.

August 17, 2021

Incident at 5710N / 06350W

A Hi Fly Ltd. Airbus A319 (9HXFW/HFM211) from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was observed 20NM off course and diverging from the anticipated route. The flight was reauthorized on the requested route. No impact.

June 25, 2021

Incident at 4921N / 06241W

A Helidosa Aviation Group Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV (HI1055) from Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was issued oceanic clearance to climb to FL430 from LOMSI. The aircraft began its climb prior to LOMSI. The controller re-cleared the aircraft to FL410 and advised the pilot that they would receive further instructions from Gander. No operational impact. No loss of separation.

June 15, 2021

Incident at 5126N / 06117W

An FAI Rent-A-Jet Learjet 60 (DCFAZ/IFA1171) from Boston, MA (KBOS) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF), en route, required an unscheduled fuel stop in Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). No emergency or impact to operations.

May 22, 2021

Incident at 146NM NW BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (ICEB2) from Washington Dulles, VA (KIAD) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was observed off of the cleared route and proceeding towards YBC. The route known to the air traffic service (ATS) unit was YBG. No impact on operations.

September 2, 2021

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

A Chartright Air Gulfstream 200 (HRT024) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) declared an emergency at 2034Z due to a battery overheat indication. The aircraft preformed a fuel dump prior to returning to CYYZ. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 33R at 2103Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21O0083: C-GTRG, a Chartright Air flight HRT024 Gulfstream G200, was in cruise flight from Toronto/ Lester B. Pearson Intl. (CYYZ), ON to Keflavík (BIKF), Iceland when a L BATT OVRHT caution message illuminated. The flight crew checked the battery temperature and it was indicating normal and coded green. The L BATT OVRHT message then extinguished. A short time later the flight crew received another caution indication and when the battery was checked it was indicating 170 degrees and coded red. The flight crew carried out the battery overheat checklist, declared an emergency and returned to CYYZ. The aircraft dumped 4000 pounds of fuel in preparation for landing and landed without further incident. The aircraft was checked by the flight crew and fire department after vacating the runway and there was no sign of fire, smoke and the battery was cold. The aircraft returned to the FBO ramp. Maintenance swapped the battery and the aircraft completed the flight.

July 24, 2021

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Latitude Air Ambulance Israel Astra SPX (C-FRJZ) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) issued a medical request on approach for Runway 24, after the noise abatement procedure.

January 28, 2021

Incident at 6124N / 04418W

The departure clearance for an American, corporately registered Cirrus SF50 (N6758Y) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF) was for FL270. The Gander area control centre reported that the aircraft continued climb to FL310 without clearance.

December 9, 2021

Incident at BILKU intersection

After receiving and reading back instrument landing system (ILS) approach via BILKU for Runway 34, an American corporately registered Learjet 36A (N31GJ) from Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) was observed direct TIBEG. No impact on operations.

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