May 20, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A JimJet Resources Inc. Cessna 414A (C-FZAM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) declared an emergency due to mechanical trouble. C-FZAM shut down one engine and landed at Kelowna, BC (CYLW) without incident.

January 16, 2021

Incident at 55NM E SALMON ARM BC (CZAM)

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) declared an emergency inbound to CZAM due to smoke in the flight deck. The aircraft did not require Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services upon arrival. The aircraft was confirmed to be safely on the ground at CZAM.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0003: A privately registered Cirrus SR22 was travelling from Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Salmon Arm/Shuswap, BC (CZAM) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. Approximately 55NM E of CZAM, there was a burning smell, similar to melting plastic, noticed in the cabin. The smell seemed to be emanating from the heater and it was turned off, but the smell continued and increased in strength. Smoke was then observed coming out of the defrost vents. An emergency was declared with ATC and the emergency checklist was completed by the pilot. The fire extinguisher was at the ready and briefed for usage. The pilot expedited the approach and landed without further incident. There were no injuries. It is suspected that the origin of the smell and smoke was the heating fan, located under the passenger seat. Maintenance personnel have been consulted and enlisted to rectify the problem.

June 9, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Cessna 177B from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) was given the runway heading to 5000ft and instructed to contact the outer controller. When the aircraft called the outer controller, the aircraft reported at 5500ft. No impact.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Cessna R172K from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared for a low approach but conducted a touch-and-go instead. No impact to operations.

June 8, 2021

Incident at 84NM EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Aries Aviation Services Corp. Piper PA-31 (C-FFRY) from Edson, AB (CYET) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported an engine failure of one of its engines while en route at 9000ft. The engine was restarted within a minute or two. No assistance needed, no emergency declared. The aircraft continued to its destination without issue.

June 3, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

At Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GWMB) departed from Runway 26, in the circuit (CCT), and was instructed to turn right for the right downwind of Runway 17, but instead turned right for the right downwind of Runway 26. A Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GEKA) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), on the left downwind of Runway 17, had to be extended. C-GWMB was vectored "left turn heading 360". C-GWMB started heading northbound, then made an unauthorized turn for the left base of Runway 17, on a heading to cut off C-GEKA, then vectored a right turn with a 360 heading, turned right and started heading straight, eastbound. C-GWMB was made to land due to its inability to follow instructions.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GWMB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), instructed to pull up and go around, proceeded to conduct a touch-and-go. An exiting aircraft, a Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GXUV) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), had just crossed the line. No further impact.

June 5, 2021

Incident at 5NM E CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Okotoks Aircraft Holding Co. Piper PA-28R-200 (C-GNIF) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was 5NM east of the field when it activated an emergency call on its transponder. Emergency was declared because C-GNIF was losing engine power and altitude. Emergency vehicles were dispatched, and C-GNIF landed on Runway 29 at CYYC safely at 0517Z.

June 4, 2021

Incident at 5042N / 11353W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA1402) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Phoenix, AZ (KPHX) was instructed to climb to FL280. Separation between WJA1402 and a Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FKSK) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was not assured. Air traffic control (ATC) subsequently instructed WJA1402 to descend to 19,000 feet. No other impact to operations.

June 3, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYEH) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported a drone just north of the threshold of Runway 17, estimated at 500ft above ground level (AGL). The Centre Shift Manager (CSM) was advised. A City of Calgary Eurocopter EC120B (HAWC2) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was sent to look for the drone and operator. No other impact to operations.

June 1, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

The flight plan of a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GPGT) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was closed during the information request (INREQ) phase at 0956Z via a ramp check by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Incident at 5250N / 11108W

A privately registered Mooney M20E from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Meadow Lake, SK (CYLJ) entered restricted airspace (CYR203) without authorization.

June 2, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GWTY) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) exited Runway 35 onto Runway 08 without authorization, and was told to contact ground control. C-GWTY then proceeded to taxi onto Taxiway Alpha without calling ground control. No impact to operations.

May 31, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

The flight plan of a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-FHYH) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was not closed until the information request (INREQ) phase at 0652Z.

May 30, 2021

Accident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Sorensen Land Corporation Cessna T210L (C-FAPW) from Rocky Mountain House, AB (CYRM) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared to land on Runway 17, and reported having an issue. C-FAPW crash landed short of Runway 17, north of the localizer array. 911 was called, as well as the airport manager (APM). C-FAPW reported that everyone onboard was okay. No impact to operations.

May 27, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GDCW) reported a possible bird strike while flying touch-and-go exercises. The aircraft remained in the circuit at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). A runway inspection was conducted without any evidence of a bird strike. No other impact to operations.

May 29, 2021

Incident at LLOYDMINSTER AB (CYLL)

An Orthoshop Geomatics Ltd. Cessna T210L (C-GKPL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Lloydminster, AB (CYLL) reported that it did not have a "nose gear down and locked" indication. The aircraft landed at 1915Z without further issues. No emergency declared. No impact to operations.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered advanced ultralight Aeropro A240 from Camrose, AB (CEQ3) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) exited Runway 26 onto Taxiway Alpha and then proceeded to taxi south on Taxiway Alpha without calling ground control, with a Mount Royal University Cessna 172S (C-FSTP) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) taxiing northbound on Taxiway Alpha.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

An Edmonton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GEFJ) from Edmonton/Parkland, AB (CPL6) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), inbound to land, was cleared for the right downwind for Runway 26, not below 6000ft. C-GEFJ entered the downwind descending through 5500ft. No impact.

May 30, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

An Island Coastal Aviation Cessna 172N (C-GYPN) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) was given standard departure clearance by the inner controller. The aircraft subsequently turned westbound and contacted the terminal without ever contacting the outer controller, as it had been instructed to. No impact.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FKSK) on a VFR flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), at 8000 feet, reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 6000 feet, adjacent to the approach for Runway 17R. Calgary police authority advised. No other impact to operations.

May 22, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GLLV) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared to land on Runway 26, however, the aircraft conducted a go-around, reporting a coyote on the runway. No other impact on operations.

May 14, 2021

Incident at 5137N / 11423W

A Mount Royal University Piper PA-34-220T (C-FEKL) (light category) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) passed 600 feet below a Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Douglas DC3S (KBA174T) (medium category) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Sundre, AB (CFN7) with less than the required wake turbulence separation.

May 16, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

An Okotoks Aircraft Holding Co. Inc. Piper PA-28-140 (C-FGMW) from Calgary/Okotoks Air Ranch, AB (CFX2) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) came in from CFX2 for a touch-and-go, and then a city tour. Upon departing from Runway 26, C-FGMW was given a left turn at Elbow Springs at 5000ft. The aircraft was observed flying eastbound along the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and climbing through 5400ft. The aircraft was instructed to descend and was given a heading for Elbow Springs, but it continued to climb to 5800ft and fly southeast, towards Calgary. Instructions were repeated several times before the aircraft complied. No further impact.

May 12, 2021

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An arrival (ARR) message outside of the variable system parameters (VSP) was received for a Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 182T (C-FIAZ) on a flight from Peace River, AB (CYPE), to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL), to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). An incorrect flight plan destination (DEST) was in the arrival message for C-FIAZ from the CZVL tower. The message was received as "ARR-CFIAZ-CYPE-CYBW2340". C-FIAZ was contacted to confirm flight plan closure in CZVL rather than in CYBW.

May 21, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GXUV) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed "not below 5500ft". The aircraft was observed at 5000ft while on final. No impact on operations.

May 22, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GTBF) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given the runway heading to 5500ft, and was observed in a northbound turn. No impact to operations.

May 15, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GPGT) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to stay on the runway heading upon departure due to inbound traffic. C-GPGT conducted a normal crosswind turn on their own, coming into conflict with a privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW). The tower instructed C-GPGT to resume the runway heading course in order to resolve the conflict.

May 13, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GWTY) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given instructions to descend "not below 5500ft" in the right downwind for Runway 35. The aircraft was observed descending through 5200ft without authorization. No impact to operations.

May 14, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered, amateur-built Glastar Sportsman 2+2 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) departed from Runway 17 with an instruction to climb the runway heading to 5000ft and was observed turning prior to talking to the outer controller. No impact to operations.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered, amateur-built Glastar Sportsman 2+2 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was restricted to 5500ft while inbound for the right base of Runway 17. The aircraft descended to 5100ft without approval. No impact to operations.

May 16, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Mount Royal University Cessna 172S (C-FSTP) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was issued a left turn on departure from Runway 17. The aircraft was observed turning right and cutting off circuit traffic, a Calgary Flying Club Champion 7ECA (C-GIBD). C-FSTP was instructed to turn right towards heading 080 to avoid traffic.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Champion 7ECA (C-GIBD) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to climb out from Runway 17 on the runway heading. C-GIBD was observed in the right crosswind turn. No impact to operations.

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Cessna 210D from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), restricted to 5500ft, was observed at 5200ft. No impact to operations.

May 11, 2021

Incident at 6NM NW CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered, amateur-built Glastar Sportsman 2+2 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) made its first call when inside Class C airspace, at 5700ft and 6NM Northwest (NW) of CYBW. There was an aircraft, a privately registered Piper PA-28-140, at 12 oclock, one mile away and at an altitude of 5500ft, that was climbing as the Glastar Sportsman 2+2 was talking to the terminal. The Glastar Sportsman 2+2 was told to make an immediate right turn to avoid the traffic.
UPDATE: AOR 273544-V3: A review of the event by the Safety and Quality unit found that the Glastar Sportsman 2+2 aircraft had penetrated Class C airspace without clearance on two separate occasions.

May 14, 2021

Incident at OLDS-DIDSBURY AB (CEA3)

A Mount Royal University Piper PA-34-220T (C-FEKL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), was instructed to climb and maintain 7000 feet in the missed approach at Olds-Didsbury, AB (CEA3). C-FEKL was observed to climb to 7800 feet before being instructed to descend to 8000 feet. No impact on operations.

May 12, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Cessna 182M from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) entered Class C airspace without talking to the terminal, then descended into the CYBW control zone without contacting the tower. Several departures were held until the aircrafts intentions were determined. Contact was finally established with the aircraft when it was over the field.

May 10, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Communication error, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), an orange tow vehicle, with a white low-wing aircraft, towed the aircraft from Taxiway E to D without communicating with ground control. A helicopter was held at the Mountain View ramp for approximately 5 minutes until the tow vehicles intentions were determined and the conflict was resolved.

May 11, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GSTC), on a touch-and-go for Runway 17 at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), went around due to deer on the runway, near A2. The deer were gone upon the aircrafts next touch-and-go manoeuvre.

May 7, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-FDAJ) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was cleared to land on Runway 17, but conducted a touch-and-go instead. No impact to operations.

May 1, 2021

Incident at OLDS-DIDSBURY AB (CEA3) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Mount Royal University Piper PA-34-220T (C-FIXL) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to climb to 7 000 feet in the missed approach at Old-Didsbury, AB (CEA3). C-FIXL read back "8000 feet". Read back was acknowledged. No impact on operations.

April 29, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GXWM) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to stand by for a taxi clearance due to opposite direction traffic. C-GXWM taxied north on Taxiway Alpha without authorization once the opposite direction traffic had passed. No impact on operations.

April 28, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-FHYH) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported a bird strike on short final for Runway 08. The aircraft landed without incident.

April 26, 2021

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

The Edmonton area control centre (ACC) advised the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) tower that an aircraft was inbound due to an engine being out, which was caused by a bird strike. Emergency services were called out. The aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE: AOR-273137-V4: Aircraft information added. Narrative updated to read as follows: "The Edmonton area control centre (ACC) advised the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) tower that a PCTM Process Controls & Technology Management Inc. Cessna 340A (C-GVXT) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) was inbound to CYQF due to an engine being out, which was caused by a bird strike. The aircraft landed with one engine. Emergency services were called out. The aircraft landed safely."

April 21, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GYZA) on a VFR filed flight plan (FPL) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) entered into the information request (INREQ) phase.

April 15, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GEBB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given instructions to taxi to the tower apron, but C-GEBB continued to taxi past the apron and past Taxiway Charlie. In the opposite direction, a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GQPB) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) had been given instructions to taxi via Taxiway Alpha to the club. Ground control had to issue an instruction to C-GEBB to turn onto Runway 26 and turn around, in order to clear Taxiway Alpha for the traffic.

April 20, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

At Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW), a Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172P (C-FDAJ) failed to answer 4 tower calls and subsequently cut off traffic, a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GNDP), that was ahead in the circuit at CYBW.

April 21, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Mount Royal University Cessna 172R (C-GMRU) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was conducting a touch-and-go. The aircraft landed and exited, and reported striking its tail and possible debris. The Airport Manager (APM) was notified.

April 19, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Piper PA-34-200T (C-GXAR) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was issued the instruction to climb "not above 5000ft" on departure, with reference to an inbound Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GQPB) at 5500ft. C-GXAR was observed climbing through 5300ft by the tower.

April 16, 2021

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-200 from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) landed on Runway 35 and exited onto Runway 08 without authorization. No other impact to operations.

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