April 6, 2020

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

Smoke was observed from the left engine of a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-86J (C-GOWG/SWG9012) on departure from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) for Hamilton, ON (CYHM). The pilot was advised by the terminal control unit (TCU). Twenty minutes later, a fuel spill was observed on Taxiway A up to Runway 24L. An inspection confirmed that the spill was from SWG9012 at the gate. The Montreal shift manager (GDQ) was notified. No impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate record CADOR 2020O0626 / AOR 263397-V1 deleted.

January 14, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Castle Aviation Cessna 208B (N805TH/CSJ916) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) rejected its approach on Runway 06, then went back and landed on Runway 06 at 0846Z. No reason specified. No impact.

January 15, 2020

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

At takeoff, there was a loss of separation for wake turbulence between an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA2339) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) and an Air Transat Airbus A330-342 (C-GKTS/TSC398) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC). Separation was reduced to 4.1 NM, while the standard was 5 NM. No other impact on operations.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0010: C-FPWE, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA2339), was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton/John C. Munro Int’l Airport, ON (CYHM). It conducted its takeoff from Runway 24L after C-GKTS, an Air Transat Airbus 330 (TSC398), which was on an IFR flight from CYUL to Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican Republic (MDPC). A loss of wake turbulence separation occurred during the initial climb, when ACA2339 was 4.1 nautical miles (NM) behind TSC398, even though the required separation was 5 NM. No wake turbulence was reported, and the 2 aircraft continued their flights to their respective destinations without incident.

March 11, 2020

Incident at 16NM ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GNDG/WSW107) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with an unidentified aircraft. Traffic was passed to WSW107 with WSW107 also reporting the traffic visually. Traffic was a Canadian Aviation College Cessna 172M (C-FIIU) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK).

January 14, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-236 (C-FKCJ/CJT584) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) was issued taxi clearance onto NOTAMed closed Runway 13/31.

July 21, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Canadian Warplane Heritage Victory Aircraft Avro Lancaster MK X (C-GVRA) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) returned to the airfield after departing due to having to shutdown an engine. Emergency services were requested and provided. The aircraft landed at 1520Z without further incident.

July 22, 2020

Incident at 9NM LOGLI intersection

A United Parcel Service Co. Airbus A300-600F (N152UP/UPS476) from Louisville, KY (KSDF) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) was observed to descend below the minimum sector altitude (MSA) (3100 feet) after being cleared direct to LOGLI intersection for the area navigation (RNAV) Z Runway 12 approach. The pilot was advised via the CYHM tower and was observed to stop their descent at 2500 feet until in position for LOGLI intersection. No impact on operations.

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A NetJets Aviation Cessna 560XL (N611QS/EJA611) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Bedford/Hanscom Field, MA (KBED) departed Runway 06 at 1525Z and reported a bird strike. A foreign object debris (FOD) check did not recover a carcass.

July 16, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Hamilton, ON (CYHM), an aircraft reported seeing a dead bird on Runway 12 prior to taking off. Maintenance retrieved the remains of an intact killdeer. No aircraft had recently reported a bird strike.

July 19, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW141) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a bird strike to its nose during rotation on Runway 30. The field maintenance crew retrieved an intact barn swallow. No impact to operations.

July 14, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-223 (C-GTCJ/CJT623) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) experienced a bird strike.

July 11, 2020

Incident at 7NM SW 6 Nations Reserve

A Castle Aviation Inc. Cessna 208B (CSJ915) from Akron-Canton, OH (KCAK) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a laser strike over the Six Nations Reserve on approach to CYHM.

July 7, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: BRANTFORD ON

The pilot of a Castle Aviation Inc. Cessna 208B (CSJ318) from Chicago/Palwaukee, IL (KPWK) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a green laser strike over the city of Brantford, ON. No effect on crew. No operational impact.

June 28, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna 150M from Buffalo, NY (KBUF) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) called to close their transborder VFR flight plan. No departure message was received from the United States (US) flight service station (FSS), therefore the flight plan was not active.

June 22, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Hamilton, ON (CYHM), maintenance found bird remains on Runway 12/30 while conducting a runway inspection. The remains were described as difficult to discern, but the size of a starling. There were no reported bird strikes by aircraft.

June 17, 2020

Incident at 18NM W BRANTFORD ON (CYFD)

At approximately 0255Z, the pilot of a Castle Aviation Cessna 208B (N9612B/CSJ213) from Sioux Falls, SD (KFSD) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported being struck three times by a green laser as they were travelling abeam Brantford, ON (CYFD). The strike appeared intentional, had no effect on the crew, and the aircraft landed safely. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unit was notified.

June 16, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

At 0252Z, a Castle Aviation Inc. Cessna 208B (N1086F/CSJ915) from Akron-Canton, OH (KCAK) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) was struck by a green laser when 2.5NM final for Runway 06. The laser came from an area 2.5NM Southeast (SE) of the aircrafts position, near Highway 06. The pilot described the laser as intentional. The aircraft was approximately at 2000ft Above Sea Level (ASL) on final approach and landed safely.

June 11, 2020

Incident at 6NM HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The pilot of a Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-200 (CTJ574) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a green laser strike in the cockpit as they turned final over MUXIG. The aircraft overflew the origin of the laser, in the vicinity of Kennilworth and Barton street. The aircraft landed without further incident. The event was reported to local police.

June 4, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Government of Canada, Department of Transport Beech C90A (TGO996) from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported possible unauthorized drone activity on approach for Runway 24 at approximately 3000ASL (Above Sea Level). A report was made with the regional police service.

June 7, 2020

Incident at 11NM HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The pilot of an Island Air Flight School & Charters Cessna 152 (C-GFHK) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to St. Thomas, ON (CYQS) reporting seeing a large red drone estimated to be fifty feet below the aircraft. The aircraft was flying at 3,000ft above sea level (ASL). No other sightings. No operational impact.

June 6, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

At Hamilton, ON (CYHM), airport operation conducting a morning runway inspection found a bird carcass near Runway 12/30. No aircraft had reported striking a bird.

May 28, 2020

Incident at VIBKA intersection

A Castle Aviation Cessna 208 (CSJ915) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Akron-Canton Regional, OH (KCAK) reported laser illumination. No operational impact.

May 27, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (SLQ735) from Windsor, ON (CYQG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) requested a gear check by the tower.

May 22, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

At Hamilton, ON (CYHM), 21 strong, consistent emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals were heard by the tower controller in 3 separate intervals on frequency 243.0, from 1944Z to 194450Z, from 194543Z to 194615Z, and from 194825Z to 194915Z.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 18NM SE Milford

An aircraft contacted the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) tower to advise that a Skylink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-GSKG/SLQ9742) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) that had departed Runway 12 was struck by a laser near Milford, ON. The exposure was reported as long and intentional. The crew continued with their flight. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was notified.

May 17, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

The London, ON (CYXU) Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the Hamilton, ON (CYHM) tower to close a VFR flight plan on an American, corporately registered Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (N125TG) on a transborder flight from West Mifflin, PA (KAGC) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM). The CYXU FIC had no information on the aircraft. Upon further investigation, FlightAware indicated that the helicopter had departed KAGC northbound to Hamilton. Leidos confirmed they also had no information on this flight.

May 14, 2020

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

The pilot of a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (WSW3036) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) initiated missed approach due to being high on the approach.

April 27, 2020

Incident at 4313N / 08008W

A Swoop Boeing 737-8CT (C-FLSF/WSW181) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with unknown VFR traffic. Traffic was passed and WSW181 had reported the traffic in sight.

April 6, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (SWG9012) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a possible fuel leak from departure airport.

March 25, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A CargoJet Airways Boeing 757-223 (CJT584) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM), on downwind for CYHM, declared an emergency due to a flap issue. Aircraft circled airport to conduct system checks, then returned to land. Emergency equipment requested. Aircraft landed safely at 1739Z and taxied to gate. No further incident or impact to operations.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0034: Cargojet flight CJT584, a Boeing 757-200 (C-GCJT) aircraft, was on the downwind for Hamilton International Airport (CYHM), ON and declared emergency due to flap issue. The flight crew, upon selecting approach flap, reported receiving a “flap disagree” message and the flaps were indicating between 0 and 1. The flight circled airport to conduct system checks then returned to land. Emergency equipment was requested. The flight landed in YHM without further incident and was met by the ARFF upon arrival as a precaution. There were no injuries or damage. This aircraft had same problem on the previous flight going into Vancouver (CYVR) on 17 March 2020 (TSB A20P0037) and maintenance were unable to duplicate the snag on ground. The aircraft was taken out of service. A verification flight was mandated upon rectification prior to placing it back in service. The aircraft carried out the verification flight on 22 March 2020 with no faults noted. Multiple components were inspected and replaced as a precaution. Maintenance is continuing to investigate the issue.

February 13, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767 300 (CJT572) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) initiated a go-around, indicating they had a computer message. No impact to operations. Aircraft landed on second attempt.

March 21, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GNDG/WSW672) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS), departing Runway 06, reported a possible bird strike at rotation. No carcass was found.

March 13, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A privately registered Mooney M20J on a transborder flight from Moline, IL (KMLI) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) filed a VFR Flight Plan (FP), proposed at 1400Z with 3 hours, and 2 minutes en route. The aircraft landed at CYHM and closed their flight plan, which the London Flight Information Centre (FIC) had never received a departure message about. A subsequent call to Leidos confirmed that the FP for the aircraft had never been activated.

March 12, 2020

Incident at ANCOL intersection

A Flightexec Piper PA-31 (FEX100) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Sudbury, ON (CYSB) was cleared to climb to 6000 feet and read back the same. FEX100 was observed climbing through 6000 feet and, when queried, descended back to 6000 feet. No conflict or operational impact.

March 4, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (ATM - other, ATM - ILS irregularity)

Attempting to switch the localizer (LOC) from Runway 12 to Runway 30 resulted in static shock on the monitor/controller (MONCO) and the entire unit went dead. It was reported to the Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC). The aircraft on approach reported LOC 30 now active. No impact on traffic.

March 5, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: NORTH BAY ON (CYYB)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (SLQ726) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to North Bay, ON (CYYB), on 5NM final for Runway 08, reported hearing an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal outside the testing period.

February 23, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

An American, corporately registered Dassault Falcon 900 (N917JF) from St. Louis, MO (KSUS) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) that was on approach to Runway 24 reported balloons on the approach path.

February 16, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-8Q8 (C-FEVD/SWG751) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) executed a controller-initiated missed approach for Runway 30 due to the preceding aircraft, a Travel Service Boeing 737-8GQ (OKTSO) operating as an Air Transat flight (TSC2835) from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM), being slow to exit the runway at Taxiway Golf.

February 13, 2020

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

A FlightExec Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GDTD/FEX850) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) was issued taxi instructions by South Ground via Taxiway Foxtrot, hold short of Taxiway Delta. The aircraft continued to taxi onto Taxiway Delta without authorization. No loss of separation. No operational impact.

February 3, 2020

Incident at KEDBU Intersection

An Air Transat Boeing 737-800 (TSC016) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a VFR target, a Near North Flight Academy Cessna 172M (C-GDXE) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) while on a training flight in CYHM. Traffic was passed to TSC016 and the controller issued them a right turn to avoid the traffic and re-establish the approach. TSC016 received the RA as they were abeam of the VFR. No operational impact.

January 30, 2020

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A foreign-registered Learjet 35 (XAVDU) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) had difficulty following instructions from air traffic services (ATS) on the ground and taxied in the wrong direction on Taxiway B. XAVDU also gave several wrong readbacks to the terminal. No impact on operations.

January 1, 2020

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

A Lake Central Airways Cessna 441 (C-GAGE) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was sent around for Runway 05 due to catch-up with previous arrival, a Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-941 (RPC3503/PAL118) from Manila, Philippines (RPLL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). No impact on operations.

January 29, 2020

Incident at 28NM SE TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A foreign registered Learjet 35 (XAVDU) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was observed tracking north of assigned track (direct KANIK). A couple of attempts were made by air traffic control (ATC) to correct the tracking, to no avail, so the aircraft was issued with headings to correct the track. Pilot advised that the "wind" was causing difficulties with their navigation.

Incident at 4412N / 07759W

After having received and correctly read back frequency change from Toronto to Montréal, a Learjet registered in Mexico (XAVDU) on a flight from Hamilton (CYHM), ON, to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, did not make contact with Montréal until it contacted the Ottawa tower to obtain clearance for descent. No loss of separation.

January 9, 2020

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A coyote was spotted near the runway toward a taxiing Government of Canada, Department of Transport, Beech C90A (TGO995) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW). The aircraft held position for wildlife scare.

January 10, 2020

Incident at 20NM S HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

Various reports from aircraft south of Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was notified.

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FYPB/WSW179) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a coyote crossing the runway.

July 20, 2020

Incident at 4720N / 09453W

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GDMP/WSW140) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM), reported an unruly passenger and diverted to Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT). The aircraft landed without incident at 0131Z. No impact to operations.

July 28, 2020

Incident at 5324N / 11327W

A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-800 (WSW181) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a laser strike on the approach for Runway 20. Edmonton police authority was advised. No impact to the operation.

July 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

The pilot of a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FLSF/WSW181) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) initiated a missed approach due to being too fast on the approach. No impact to operations.

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