July 23, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA332) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a bird strike while taking off from Runway 24L. Nothing was found during the inspection. No impact on operations.

July 2, 2019

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

Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWJ/ACA334) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a go-around on Runway 24R because an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA396) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was still on the runway after its landing. ACA334 landed on Runway 24R at 1121Z.

May 15, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWN/ACA332) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) conducted a go-around at the request of the controller, since the preceding aircraft had to turn around on the runway. ACA332 landed without incident on Runway 24L at 2206Z.

August 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FKJZ/JZA8491) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSN/ACA209) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). The aircraft landed safely. No operational impact.

August 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWJS/WJA160) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) encountered wake turbulence after departing 3NM in trail of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSN/ACA204) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

August 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZS/JZA8495) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike when landing.

August 5, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-408 (C-FLDX/FLE935) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on the area navigation (RNAV) approach for Runway 34, missed approach, and flew the published missed. The aircraft went back to Vancouver (VR) centre for vectors and returned to land.

July 24, 2019

Incident at 9NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYKC/ACA243) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was vectored to a 110° heading for the area navigation (RNAV) Z 08L APPROACH, and went 0.5NM through the final approach course before being vectored back for a visual approach. No other aircraft were affected.

August 1, 2019

Incident at 10NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAQZ/ACA205) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the CANUC STAR and a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSI/WJA160) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) on a SID for CYEG both encountered traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RAs) while still 3.7 NM and 2000 feet apart. Traffic was passed. The RAs went off as WJA160 had been climbing at 4200 feet/min passing through 8000 feet for 9000 feet. WJA160 was cleared to 9000 feet and ACA 205 had been cleared to 10,000 feet. Aircraft passed each other at 1.4 NM and 1600 feet.

July 23, 2019

Incident at 70NM ENDERBY BC VOR/DME (YNY)

The Pilot of an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TFLLX/ICE682) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) reported an electrical smell in the cockpit and requested a diversion to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). No emergency declared. The aircraft landed safely in CYEG.

July 25, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Boeing 737-8CT (C-GXRW/WSW203) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a possible bird strike while in the flare on Runway 25. No birds found. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Morningstar Partners Raytheon Hawker 900XP (C-GVMP) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on landing Runway 08R. Upon inspection one swallow found. Runway 08R re-opened at 0026Z.

July 14, 2019

Incident at 10NM NW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FZRM/WJA180) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) observed a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with reference to a Luftansa Boeing 747 400 (DABVX/DLH492) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). WJA180 was cleared to 9000 feet and levelled at 9000 feet. DLH492 was cleared to 10000 feet and levelled briefly at 10400 feet before levelling at 10000 feet.
UPDATE: AOR-252241-V5: A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FZRM/WJA180) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) and a Luftansa Boeing 747 400 (DABVX/DLH492) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). WJA180 was cleared to 9000 feet and levelled at 9000 feet. DLH492 was cleared to 10000 feet and levelled briefly at 10400 feet before levelling at 10000 feet. Traffic was passed to both aircraft, no operational impact.

July 19, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3221) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on approach Runway 16, got a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a Okanagan Mountain Helicopters Robinson R44 II (C-GOHL) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) passing off their left. Traffic passed both ways and had each other in sight. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA416) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike on departure. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) called out to inspect the runway and nothing was found. No operational impact.

July 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA177), from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), executed a missed approach Runway 26R.

June 30, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Pilot of a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GTWE/WEN3416) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike on rotation from Runway 09.

July 2, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3125) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) initiated missed approach due to the previous landing aircraft, an American, corporately registered Maule MXT-7-180A from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), being slow to exit the runway.

June 6, 2019

Incident at 17NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCK/ACA249) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) vectored to intercept the centreline for Runway 26R, and went about 0.5NM through before self correcting. No other aircraft were affected.

May 12, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FHEN/WEN3312) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a possible bird strike on takeoff of Runway 16 at Kelowna Airport. The runway inspection did not find any dead birds.

June 24, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWI/ACA241) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach for Runway 08L.

June 21, 2019

Incident at BOOTH intersection

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA171) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory while in descent thought FL260. The aircraft had been cleared to FL250. The traffic, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8489) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was at FL240. No operational impact.

June 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FCSX/WJA141) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to conduct a missed approach when on final for Runway 26R due to spacing with a Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900 (PCO560) from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Impact on operations: WJA141 landed at 0109Z.

June 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDQQ/ACA237) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 08L. The remains of one bird were recovered. No operational impact.

Incident at 90NM PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDNG/GLR838) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) returned to CYXS due to turbulence.

June 6, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American, corporately registered Boeing 737-800 (N875AM) operating as an Aerovias de Mexico (AMX696) from Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued a missed approach due to an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA257) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) being slow to exit ahead. AMX696 was vectored for another approach and landed safely at 0510Z. No other operational impact.

June 2, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-86N (C-FFLA/FLE416) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) had an incorrect flight plan. The incorrect flight plan listed the aircraft information as a Flair Airlines Boeing 737-408 (C-FDLX). Ground control observed the discrepancy. Changes were made prior to the aircrafts departure.

May 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 (N980AN/AAL1424) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on the GRIZZ6 arrival into CYVR for Runway 26R, was told to expect vectors to final well in advance. Once established on an intercept heading of 290, AAL1424 was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) approach. AAL1424 was then observed in a hard turn of approximately 60 degrees to the right and proceeded through the centreline for Runway 26R. As a result, a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-86N (C-FFLA/FLE415) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had to be vectored off the approach to ensure IFR separation and was re-sequenced into the downwind.

May 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-86N (C-FFLA/FLE416) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) missed assigned Taxiway D7.

May 20, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Bird strike, FOD (foreign object debris))

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-408 (C-FLDX/FLE337) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported seeing a large bird on the edge of Runway 07 and Taxiway C1. The airport Staff reported removing the carcass of a large bald eagle with indication of a possible bird strike. No operational impact.

May 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITY/ACA237) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was cleared to manoeuvre westbound on Taxiway M to Taxiway H. The aircraft taxied eastbound on Taxiway M.

May 6, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWI/ACA239) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) turned incorrect way on Taxiway M.

April 27, 2019

Incident at 4920N / 12314W

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (ACA244) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) while on radar vectors in the climb on departure entered a minimum radar vectoring area (MVA) of 7000ft while the aircraft was climbing through 6300ft. Aircraft was VMC and reported visual contact with surroundings. No operational impact.

April 16, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-4Q8 (C-FLHJ/FLE325) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was issued Visual Approach and switched to CYXX tower. The aircraft returned to terminal frequency stating they had lost sight of the field. At the time aircraft was at 4,700 and minimum IFR altitude was 7,000. No operational impact.

April 14, 2019

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

United States Air Force Sikorsky S-70 (H-60 Blackhawk) (R26491), flight of 2 helicopters, from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) departed without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact to operations.

May 1, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLWJ/WEN3126) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a "loud bang" and suspected a bird strike on departure from CYLW. The aircraft returned to CYLW without incident. No operational impact.
Update TSB #A19P0057:C-GLWJ, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3126 from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB with 4 crew members and 52 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from CYLW, the aircraft hit a flock of birds. The flight crew contacted ATC, and initiated a return back to land at CYLW. No emergency was declared, however ARFF was requested on standby. The aircraft landed without further incident. After touchdown, the flight crew elected to stop on the runway where they were met by ARFF.

April 26, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA253) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared PAN PAN due to a hydraulic issue and reported shutting down the #1 engine. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 26R and taxied off the runway.

April 24, 2019

Incident at 5143N / 11757W (ELT)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3224) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) at level at FL250, 45N of Revelstoke, BC (CYRV), reported receiving an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal which lasted for 2 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and informed that other aircraft in the area did not received the signal.

March 30, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOWE/WEN3180) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) got a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) on departure from Runway 16 from a helicopter that was conducting itself in the opposite direction, conducting circuits East of the runway. Traffic was passed both ways. The helicopter was visual with and stayed well clear of the departing aircraft.

April 4, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Ground handling services)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GUJZ/JZA8619) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), after landing on Runway 08L and taxiing to Gate 42, was cut off by a Swissport vehicle (CTT953). JZA8619 took evasive action and complained to the ground controller. The Vancouver (YVR) Airport Authority (AA) was advised. This event took place on Taxiway J, out of view of the control tower and on an uncontrolled portion of Taxiway J.

April 14, 2019

Incident at 5003N / 11923W

A Jazz deHavilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8395) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a possible drone/balloon 200 below them 6 mile final Runway 16.

March 28, 2019

Incident at 35NM CRANBROOK BC VOR/DME (YXC)

A Kalitta Charters Learjet 35A (N237CK/KFS167) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Spokane, WA (KGEG) took a clearance intended for a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-300 (PHAKD/KLM217) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), and commenced descent. The controller intervened and subsequently cleared KFS167 to FL260. No operational impact.

April 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ/WJA171) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) turned the incorrect way on Taxiway M after landing on Runway 26R. No operational impact.

March 29, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: Silver Lake BC

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA337) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported several laser strikes originating from around Silver Lake. A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-863 (C-GOWG/SWG482) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), 20 miles in trail, was also targeted. The Mission Police are responding.

March 21, 2019

Incident at 13NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDQV/ACA253) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a laser strike while turning 13NM final for Runway 26R. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No operational impact.

March 20, 2019

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW203) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) executed a go around when short final for Runway 25 due to a 28 knot tailwind. WSW203 landed on Runway 07 at 1622Z. A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172K (C-FCQY) that was downwind left for Runway 01 was given an orbit to avoid a conflict with WSW203.

March 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWCN/WJA180) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) departed Runway 26L behind a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GTAT/JZA8522) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Sandspit, BC (CYZP) with less than the required spacing. No operational impact.

March 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GJLS/WJA171) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) entered Taxiway Mike without authorization. No operational impact.

February 18, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GJZB) from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) was told to follow a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Dassault Dornier Alpha Jet (CHETA61) from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) that was on final doing a break. Before the pilot of C-GJZB saw CHETA61 on final, they turned base and turned in front of CHETA61.

March 18, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd, de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENU/WEN3125) from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) requested priority with the Vancouver area control center (ACC) because of a medical emergency onboard. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A19P0038: C-GENU, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3125 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC. During the flight, the flight crew requested priority handling with Vancouver ACC because of a passenger medical emergency on board. The aircraft landed at CYLW without further incident.

More...