July 3, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing, an Academie Aeronautique Cessna 172N (C-GYBV) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) reported a dead bird on Runway 06 at the level of Taxiway B6. A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-236 (C-FKCJ/CJT619) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), which was short final, received the information and chose to land. Emergency centre notified. The carcass was recovered and the runway re-opened at 0024Z. Impact: an Academie Aeronautique Cessna 152 (C-GPFX), which was in the circuit at Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), had to conduct low approaches during the recovery of the carcass.

June 3, 2021

Incident at 50NM W MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA2254) on an IFR flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested to be rerouted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) due to an engine indicator light.

May 1, 2021

Incident at 4547N / 07222W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by an Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C-GJXW/ACA665) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) at 4547N 07222W and 20,000 feet. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source identified as a BP Aviation Ltd. Air Tractor AT-502B (C-GOBP). No impact on operations.

April 27, 2021

Incident at 5NM SW ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

Several aircraft, including an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVNF/ACA7217) from Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), ON; a Government of Canada, Department of National Defense Lockheed Martin CC-130J Hercules (CFC4250) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ); and a Government of Canada, Department of National Defense Lockheed CC-130H Hercules (CFC2291) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1508Z and 1552Z, near St-Michel-des-Saints, QC (CSM5). Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

April 12, 2021

Incident at 4853N / 07445W

The automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) report indicated that an Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVR/ACA7266) from Incheon, South Korea (RKSI) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) did not follow the flight plan route due to the erroneous entry of the standard terminal arrival (STAR) into the flight management system (FMS). No impact.

February 19, 2021

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

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7557) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) initiated an ascent following a message from the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), then returned to land but lost the nose wheel handling on A1. The aircraft was towed to the barrier at 2310Z. No impact on operations.

January 20, 2021

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

Upon takeoff, a Sky Regional Airlines Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (SKV7560) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised of an issue with its landing gear door and requested to return to CYUL. No emergency declared. SKV7560 landed without incident. No impact.

January 12, 2021

Incident at OTOLA intersection

A Chrono Jet Inc. Boeing 737-247 (C-FBIM/MBK3010) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), departing from Runway 24R, exceeded its authorized altitude of 3000ft. No impact.

July 13, 2021

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA518) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a possible bird strike on departure and requested to land at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) for maintenance purposes. No emergency or impact to operations.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 275483-V1: A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FXMS/WJA518) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 23. Runway inspected, nothing found. No impact on operations. (Duplicate AOR 275483-V1 / CADORS 2021O0856 deleted after information merge)

June 4, 2021

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (ACA604) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a bird strike on departure. 2 barn swallows were found. 4 aircraft were delayed by 7 minutes.

June 1, 2021

Incident at 25NM N TRENTON ON (CYTR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GDEW/WEN3343) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at FL240, 25NM North of Trenton, ON (CYTR). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (TR) advised. No operational impact.

April 28, 2021

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA611) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted an overshoot for Runway 06L due to being too high and strong tail winds. The aircraft landed without further impact on Runway 06L at 1720Z. No impact to operations.

February 20, 2021

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FSIP/ACA611) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) landed on Runway 24R without a landing clearance. No loss of separation or incursion. No impact to operations.

February 8, 2021

Incident at 57NM E TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENK/WEN3346) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested to return to CYYZ due to a propeller de-icing caution warning. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed at CYYZ without further incident at 1538Z.

January 18, 2021

Incident at 30NM TOPPS intersection

A Skyservice Business Aviation Inc. Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (SYB383) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) was observed, on radar, deviating from its cleared altitude by 400 ft. No loss of separation or impact to operations.

April 4, 2021

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Aviation Incident Report #17033: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJG) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was vaping cannabidiol (CBD) in the aircraft lavatory and activated the smoke alarm during cruise. Police were called to meet the aircraft upon its arrival into CYYC. Police met and took the passenger into custody. Flight crew completed police statements.

July 28, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GEHI/ACA607) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike upon departure from Runway 23. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) was advised, an inspection was conducted, and 1 sparrow was found. No impact.

July 10, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

After departure, an Axair Aviation Inc. Cessna 421B (C-FGDU) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) cancelled its IFR clearance with the Halifax (HZ) Terminal Control Unit (TCU) and returned to CYHZ with an electrical issue. No assistance required, no impact.

July 16, 2021

Incident at 7.2NM N HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) tower received a call from an individual concerned with the noise level and safety operation of helicopters, including a Vision Air Services Incorporated Sikorsky S-76A (C-GVAS), with sling loads at low levels in a populated area outside the Halifax control zone.

July 19, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Canadian Helicopters Sikorsky S-76C (C-FLFN) on a MEDEVAC flight from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) Z 14 approach, and crossed IGVOP at 3000 feet when 4000 feet is required. No impact on operations.

July 5, 2021

Incident at 16NM N HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

When 16NM north of Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), a privately registered Cessna 177B from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Debert, NS (CCQ3) requested the Halifax (HZ) terminal control unit (TCU) for authorization to return to CYHZ due to an avionics issue. No assistance required. No impact.

July 15, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GAMQ/WJA230) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was instructed to execute a missed approach due to potential instrument landing system (ILS) critical area infringement by slower preceding traffic, a Maritime Air Charter Limited Beech 200 (C-GUND) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), on crossing runway.

July 13, 2021

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The pilot of an Air Tindi Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GPDC), operating as a Government of Canada, Department Of National Defence flight (CFC1641) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC), indicated that the aircraft had a landing gear problem and conducted a missed approach. The aircraft rejoined the circuit and landed safely at 1651Z.

July 7, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The tower initiated a missed approach for a WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-GRAX/WJA230) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) due to the preceding arrival, a Korean Airlines Boeing 777-200 (KAL288) from Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) rolling past Taxiway Hotel and necessitating a backtrack. No other impact.

Incident at 65NM W ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 1638Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8994) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared a medical emergency approximately 65NM West of CYYT. Flight landed in CYYT at 1658Z. No traffic or impact to operations.

July 1, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

On the downwind for Runway 32, a Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-GXRW/WSW198) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested that medical services meet the aircraft at the gate due to a medical emergency involving a passenger. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. No impact.

June 30, 2021

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GLHO/EV201) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) rejected its takeoff from Runway 18 at 2310Z due to an indication. The aircraft departed from Runway 18 at 2316Z. Moncton Area Control Centre (CZQM) advised.

July 1, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Irving Air Service Gulfstream G280 (C-FRKF) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) initiated a missed approach for Runway 14. No reason given, no impact to operations. The aircraft landed at 1055Z on Runway 23.

June 23, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 4 miles final, on the instrument landing system (ILS) CAT II 23 approach, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FUJZ/JZA7560) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) requested vectors to re-intercept the approach. The tower issued a missed approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach by the Moncton (QM) area control centre (ACC) and landed at 0059Z. No impact.

June 20, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ), the airport duty manager advised the tower that an American, corporately registered Dassault Mystere Falcon 50 (N268TS) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Geneva/Cointrin, Switzerland (LSGG) taxied around a British Airways Boeing 777-300 (GSTBF/BAW3575) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) in an unsafe manner on the uncontrolled cargo apron. BAW3575 was holding position and aware that N268TS was taxiing around them.

June 19, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Yarmouth, NS (CYQI) rejected its takeoff from Runway 23 due to a system error and returned to its hangar. No assistance required and no operational impact.

June 20, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3493) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), taxiing for a departure from Runway 23, reported a skunk crossing the runway. The Airport Duty Manager (ADM) was advised. No operational impact.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) of a privately registered Champion 7GCBC from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Debert, NS (CCQ3) activated upon departure, and remained active from 1530Z until 1533Z. The pilot reset the ELT and the signal ended. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. No operational impact.

June 19, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An ASL Airlines Belgium Boeing 747-400 (OEIFB/TAY011) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) pulled up while on short final for Runway 23 due to an unstable approach and returned to land at 1251Z. No operational impact.

June 15, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A British Airways Boeing 777-300 (GSTBC/BAW3578) from London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach on the instrument landing system (ILS) 14 approach at 1627Z due to a wind shear warning. The aircraft landed at 1638Z. No impact on operations.

June 16, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Shoreland Transport Inc. Beech B200GT (C-FMGC) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) landed Runway 14 at 1218Z without any communication with the tower. No impact.

June 2, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

While conducting an IFR training approach, a privately registered Diamond DA40 from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) cancelled its IFR clearance and landed at Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to check on an unspecified tire issue. No impact to operations. The aircraft landed at 1426Z.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A 3329940 Nova Scotia Limited Cirrus SR22 (C-GZPT) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) advised the tower of an avionics issue, and returned to CYHZ. No impact. The aircraft landed at 1403Z.

May 31, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Two NOTAMs were filed with incorrect altitudes.

June 1, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Yarmouth, NS (CYQI) rejected its take-off from Runway 23 due to a cabin door indication light. The aircraft returned to the hangar for inspection. No impact on operations.

May 26, 2021

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Morningstar Air Express Inc. Boeing 757-2B7 (MAL7054) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) reported a drone 50 feet below while on approach to Runway 24 and 1.5NM final.

May 19, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An ASL Airlines Belgium Boeing 747-400 (OEIFM/TAY011) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach on the area navigation (RNAV) Z 23 due to being too high. No impact.

May 18, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGBF/JZA2490) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) reported a possible bird strike when departing from Runway 05. Nothing found on inspection. Flight crew advised. No impact.

May 19, 2021

Incident at 40NM NE MIRAMICHI NB (CYCH)

The Halifax (HZ) Terminal Control Unit (TCU) advised that a Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEKI/JZA7540) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was inbound to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) with a cracked windscreen. No assistance required. The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), the Airport Duty Manager (ADM) and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit were advised. The aircraft landed without incident or impact at 1513Z.
UPDATE: Duplicate AOR 273883-V1: A Jazz Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FEKI/JZA7540) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a cracked windshield. No emergency declared or assistance required. The pilot requested to divert to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). The aircraft landed safely at 1512Z. No impact to operations. (Duplicate AOR 273883-V1/CADORS 2021A0280 deleted after information merge)

May 12, 2021

Incident at 43NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8991) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported an issue with the de-icing boot system. No assistance required. The aircraft requested cloud top information as well as any icing reports. No emergency or impact to operations.

May 10, 2021

Incident at 130NM SYDNEY NS VOR/DME (YQY)

An Air France Boeing 787-9 (AFR377) from Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) to Paris/Charles De Gaulle, France (LFPG) reported a medical emergency due to a sick passenger. The aircraft diverted to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) and requested medical assistance. No impact to operations.

May 9, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At 0714Z, the Moncton (QM) Technology Operations Coordination Centre (TOCC) advised the Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) tower that HZ radar had lost its "registration" and must be taken offline. No impact.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While taxiing for departure, a SkyLease Cargo Boeing 747-400 (N904AR/KYE4853) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) created foreign object debris (FOD) on Apron 03 and Taxiway Alfa. A Cargojet Airways (CJT) aircraft was delayed by 5 minutes in relocating from Apron 03 to the Air Canada (ACA) hangar.

May 5, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Upon departure, a NAV CANADA Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GNVC/NVC201) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Gander, NL (CYQX) deviated from the standard instrument departure (SID) heading. No loss of separation or impact to operations.

February 12, 2021

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

Aviation Incident Report #16980: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBX/WJA232) from Calgary, AB (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was believed to be intoxicated. They were not mask compliant and were pretending to sneeze on other passengers. They touched a cabin crew member as well as threatened another passenger. The Captain issued a notice and a red card. The crew deemed the passenger as a "Level 3 unruly". Authorities met the aircraft upon arrival at CYHZ. The passenger was handcuffed and taken into custody.

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