July 26, 2019

Incident at 25NM BAIE-COMEAU QC VOR/DME (YBC)

En route, a foreign-registered de Havilland DHC-8-400 (D2EUR) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was without a radio (NORDO) from 1830Z to 1922Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.

July 25, 2019

Incident at 4.3NM N MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

A Federal Express Corporation Airbus A300-600F (N674FE/FDX152) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) declared an emergency due to a flap problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed without incident at CYOW at 1256Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. Impact: a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEO/WEN3458) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was delayed by 5 minutes at arrival. No other impact on operations.

July 30, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-FDJA/JZA8014) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) conducted a go-around due to a gear problem. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 24R at 0100Z. No impact on operations.

July 19, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-GGJA/JZA8980) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) rejected its approach on Runway 24R due to an equipment problem. The aircraft landed without incident at 2211Z. No impact on operations.

June 28, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GFAF/ACA2328) from an unknown location to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) overshot the runway after its company requested that it head to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). No impact.

July 1, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FJZL/JZA8932) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) rejected its approach on Runway 24L due to an alarm light in the cabin. No impact on operations.

June 3, 2019

Incident at 4531N / 07542W

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FCAE/ACA838) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) reported a green laser strike. No impact on operations.

May 30, 2019

Incident at 175NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 (AAL80) from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW) to London/Heathrow, United Kingdom (EGLL) declared a medical emergency due to an ill passenger on board. AAL80 diverted to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). No impact on operations.

May 21, 2019

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-FZJA/JZA8746) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) reported a probable bird strike while landing on Runway 29. No birds were found during the runway inspection. The following aircraft were delayed due to the runway inspection: a Sky Jet Piper PA-31-350 (C-GDFK/VSL355) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); a Kudlik Aviation Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FKGE/KUK761) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Bathurst, NB (CZBF); a Pascan British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 (C-GPPS/PSC582) from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB); and a Chrono Aviation Cessna 175 (C-FKND/NDL901) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). Things were back to normal at 1200Z.

February 7, 2019

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

TSB Report #A19Q0024: C-GGAH, a Jazz Aviation LP Bombardier DHC-8-400, was on flight JZA8971 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) with 4 crew members and 41 passengers on board. During the pushback from the gate at CYUL, light smoke and the smell of oil were discovered in the cabin. When the bleeds to the engines were turned off, the smoke and odour went away. The aircraft returned to the gate and passengers were transferred to another aircraft.

April 12, 2019

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

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-86N (C-GPVS/SWG574) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) overshot Runway 24R because it was too high. SWG574 landed without incident on Runway 24R at 0218Z.

April 6, 2019

Incident at 10 MONTREAL QC VOR/DME (YUL)

After having been cleared to descend to FL210, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FENY/WEN3505) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) did not read back the clearance and continued its descent below the cleared altitude. An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GHKR/ACA301) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to stop its climb to 16 000 ft. No impact on operations. No loss of separation.

April 2, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

At 1236Z, a Federal Express Corporation Airbus A300-600F (FDX152) from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) was advised and correctly read back that its clearance would be cancelled if the aircraft was not airborne by 1237Z. However, FDX152 was observed airborne at 1238Z. Impact on operations involved one arrival, a Sky Jet M.G. Inc. Beech 200 (VSL447) from origin unknown to Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), being delayed.

March 29, 2019

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

After birds had been dispersed from Runway 24L, a vehicle (FCN2) indicated that there were still empty cartridges on the runway. An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GUXF/CRQ928) from Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a go-around. The departure of a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 100) (C-FEJA/JZA8013) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier, ON (CYOW) was delayed by 6 minutes.

March 25, 2019

Incident at TOXIP intersection

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBF/WJA574) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) that was cleared to descend to FL180, passed the limit of CYR543, which was active up to FL180, by 3.5 NM and 600 ft. After verification, there was no activity in CYR543. No impact on operations.

March 19, 2019

Incident at 3NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

An Ottawa Aviation Services Cessna 172S (C-GIFF) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) entered the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) control zone (CZ) without contacting the flight service station (FSS). No impact on operations.

March 1, 2019

Incident at 2NM W BROMONT QC (CZBM) (ATS operating irregularity)

At departure from CZBM, a Novatem Aviation Piper PA-31 (C-GJDD) from Bromont, QC (CZBM) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) contacted the Montreal terminal directly. The aircraft was cleared to climb VFR to 8 000 ft while heading towards Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW). Air traffic services (ATS) did not remove the controller jurisdiction symbol (CJS) during the position transfer and did not inform the person replacing them. Impact on operations: a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GETA/JZA8742) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Windsor Locks-Bradley, CT (KBDL) was instructed to turn and change its heading to avoid a loss of separation.

February 27, 2019

Incident at KANIK intersection

An American, corporately registered Cessna 525A (N125BJ) from Wichita, KS (KICT) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) did not respect the restriction of FL230 and below at KANIK on the CAPTL4 arrival (ARR). No operational impact.

February 22, 2019

Incident at 4NM SHERBROOKE QC VOR/DME (YSC)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQJ/POE217) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) declared a medical emergency and diverted to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB). Emergency services were requested. No impact on operations.

February 15, 2019

Incident at 4NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FGQK/JZA8748) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) conducted a go-around, because the Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) was below the acceptable minimums for the applicable conditions. JZA8748 diverted to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL).

January 24, 2019

Incident at BOBKI intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA419) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ), which was on a heading of 280 and climbing to FL200, was instructed to fly direct MELTI. Fifty seconds passed before the beginning of the turn. The result was a loss of separation with a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 200) (JZA8851) from Moncton/Roméo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier, ON (CYOW), which was abeam and descending to FL210. The paths were therefore divergent. No impact on operations.
Update - TSB Report #A19Q0013: C-GFAJ, an Air Canada Airbus A330-300, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight ACA419 from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl., QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ). While it was climbing to FL200, the flight crew was instructed to proceed direct MELTI. 50 seconds passed before the beginning of the turn. Consequently, its separation with C-GGJA, a Jazz Aviaton LP Bombardier CRJ-200 on flight JZA851 to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl., ON (CYOM), was reduced to 4.7 miles laterally, while the standard is 5 miles. The paths of the aircraft were divergent.

Incident at 5NM OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Bell 429 (CTG438) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Ottawa/MacDonald Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) entered the Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) control zone from the North, up to the power-lines, then returned to the practise area without contacting the flight service station (FSS) .

January 18, 2019

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8671) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), which had been cleared for takeoff, crossed the stopline on Runway 06R and reported that it had received an indication preventing its takeoff. Impact on operations: a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GEWQ/JZA8750) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to conduct a go-around.

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

An Endeavor Air Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (N936XJ/EDV5497) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) crossed the stopline on Runway 06L. The controller then instructed a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMI/JZA8978) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to conduct a go-around. No other impact on operations.

January 7, 2019

Incident at ONDOB intersection

An Air Bravo Corp. Pilatus PC-12 (AB237) from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) crossed ONDOB while following the MEECH arrival at CYOW at FL207, though there was a crossing restriction at FL200 or less. AB237 was also seen conducting a right turn and deviating from the MEECH standard terminal arrival (STAR) after ONDOB, without clearance.

August 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZQS/ACA338) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported a bird strike on departure.

July 31, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCO/ACA357) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued the missed approach Runway 26L due to a foreign object debris (FOD) report from airport operations. ACA357 landed safely Runway 26L.

July 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Bird presence)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FJNX/ACA357) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported multiple birds and possible strike short final Runway 26R.

July 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-GTWS/WJA615) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L.

July 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N423UA/UAL1451) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued taxi instructions to turn onto Taxiway R but continued to Taxiway J causing an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GQCA/ACA346) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to stop taxing.

June 14, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA614) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) reported a bird strike on departure.

June 6, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWSB/WJA609) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to initiate a missed approach due to being too high. Vectored for a second approach and landed safely at 0314Z.

May 6, 2019

Incident at 14NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA357) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) vectored for the area navigation (RNAV) 26R approach went through the centreline.

March 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Visual departure separation was applied for a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GLTA/JZA8564) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) and an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FGKP/ACA342) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) when visual departure separation procedures were not in effect. No operational impact.

August 18, 2019

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8048) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) rejected take off due to a cockpit indication.

August 15, 2019

Incident at SEKOP intersection

A Chartright Air Canadair CL-600-2A12 (C-GPAJ/HRT056) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) descended through the published altitude limit at SEKOP, despite several reminders from the controller. No operational impact.

August 10, 2019

Incident at DUGDA intersection

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMZR/ACA461) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) reported seeing a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) or an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) at 6000ft. No operational impact.

August 11, 2019

Incident at MURUM intersection

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLQF/POE246) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 5000ft over MURUM. No operational impact.

August 13, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Viking DHC-4 Series 400 (C-FMJO) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) declared an emergency and advised of a change of destination to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) due to a lack of indication for the front wheel. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed on Runway 25 without issue at 1721Z. A runway inspection was carried out. No impact on operations.

August 7, 2019

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

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Bell 412 (GRFN31) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) took off following standard instrument departure (SID) CYOW4 DEP, which involves an altitude of 3 000 ft. During initial contact, the pilot indicated he was climbing to 9 000 ft.

August 8, 2019

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

On departure, a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Canadair CL-600-1A11 (CFC3771) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Montreal Intl (Mirabel), QC (CYMX) aborted takeoff due to a cockpit indication. The issue was resolved and the aircraft departed safely. No impact on the operation.

August 9, 2019

Incident at 25NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Once it took off from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl., ON (CYOW), a First Air Boeing 737-400 (FAB5066) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported technical problems and requested a return to CYOW. No emergency. The aircraft landed without incident. No impact.

August 4, 2019

Incident at 10NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

A 2652662 Ontario Limited Diamond DA 40NG (C-GDBE) on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa Executive, ON (CYOO) to Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) entered class C at 6500ft without clearance. Initial call was made at 8NW from CYOW. No impact.

July 19, 2019

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

A Max Volley Inc. Piper PA-34-200T (C-GPWF) from Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) to Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND) was instructed to break off a simulated approach to Runway 07 at one mile final and climb on a heading of 040 to 1500. Instead, the aircraft overflew the runway and turned right during the overshoot.

July 31, 2019

Incident at 30NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

En route to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ), a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA7965) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) reported a possible blown tire during takeoff from CYUL. No emergency was declared. JZA7965 requested to divert to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). Coordination carried out. No impact.

July 18, 2019

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

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHNV/ACA358) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Ottawa/MacDonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) executed a missed approach for Runway 14 when they were late to get a landing clearance due to frequency congestion.

July 30, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3473) from Ottawa/MacDonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) overshot Runway 23 due to a gear issue. WEN3473 landed at 2106Z without further incident. No Operational Impact.

July 31, 2019

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

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-38E (C-GDUZ/ROU1996) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to overshoot Runway 05 to ensure runway separation. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3489) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was slow to vacate. ROU1996 landed at 0159Z without further incident. No Operational Impact.

July 29, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3467) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) initiated a missed approach after touching down on Runway 23, no reason given. WEN3467 landed Runway 23 at 1922Z without incident. No impact to operations.

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Bird presence)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (series 200) (C-GGJA/JZA8661) from Ottawa/Macdonald Cartier, ON (CYOW) to London, ON (CYXU) landed Runway 15 and reported multiple birds on the runway. The runway was inspected and no remains were found, however the crew subsequently reported having found bird remains in the aircrafts right main wheel well.

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