January 14, 2020

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Frequency 5680 at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), and Roberval, QC (CYRJ) was very noisy and impossible to use. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) was notified and the frequency was taken out of service until 152359Z. Unknown impact on operations.

January 2, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

The flight service station (FSS) observed an Air Inuit (AIE) luggage vehicle proceed inside the Runway 07/25 protected area without communication for several minutes. No impact on operations.

November 12, 2019

Incident at AUPALUK QC (CYLA)

Aviation Incident Report # 16412: Report of conflicting traffic. A Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (NDL191) on a flight from Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) was departing from Runway 22 and advised of inbound traffic prior to departure. An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (AIE824) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) was inbound from the South and estimated to arrive in 3 minutes. NDL191 departed regardless of advisement from the observer/communicator (OC). OC advised AIE824 of departing aircraft from Runway 22, and AIE824 diverted from its approach Runway 04 to Runway 22.

December 31, 2019

Incident at 1NM SE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDAO/AIE624) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) reported a possible remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at 1 700 ft southeast of CYVP. No description was possible due to nightfall. Regional police and the shift manager were notified. No impact on operations.

December 13, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On initial climb, a Chrono Jet de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FGCP/MBK810) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) indicated it was returning to the airport because its landing gear would not retract. No emergency was declared. The flight service station (FSS) advised Nuvilik, which cancelled the IFR clearance. MBK810 landed without incident at 0029Z. Unknown impact on operations.

December 12, 2019

Incident at SALLUIT QC (CYZG)

After it had taken off from Salluit, QC (CYZG), a Chrono Jet de Havilland DHC-8-106 (C-FGCP/MBK801) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) reported landing gear problems. No emergency declared. MBK801 asked if it could divert to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), indicating that it would conduct the flight with the gear down. MBK801 landed without incident. No impact.

December 6, 2019

Incident at 5908N / 07243W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8102 (C-FDAO/AIE842) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) received and read back clearance to descend to FL200. Air traffic services (ATS) entered FL220 by mistake. When the controller was switched, and when AIE842 was asked again, AIE842 confirmed it was at FL200, not at FL220 as indicated by ATS. AIE842 was cleared again for FL200. No impact on operations.

December 2, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) on a flight from Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) declared an emergency due to a nose wheel indication, and returned from CYKL. The aircraft landed Runway 25 at 2313Z. Runway 07/25 was closed from 2313Z until 2326Z for runway inspection.
Aviation incident report #16465: Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when notified by Montreal centre that an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDLG/AIE821) declared a PAN PAN PAN on approach into Schefferville, QC (CYKL). There was a nose gear indicator and they were returning back to Kuujjuaq. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, Fire Department, Ambulances, Health Centre, Air Inuit representatives, KRPF and the Kativik Regional Government Transportation Department responding. The aircraft landed safely and was towed off the runway; no injuries reported. Debriefing session was held on December 3rd, 2019.

November 27, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A Chrono Jet Boeing 737-219C (C-GTVO/MBK792) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Kuujjuuaq, QC (CYVP) taxied on the ground and took off with a prevailing visibility of 3/8 SM. A vehicle mentioned localized fog banks. Another aircraft from the company also mentioned good conditions near the airport.

November 4, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At the Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) aerodrome, the instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 07 was unserviceable (U/S) on October 27th at 1342Z. NOTAM issued that the ILS for Runway 07 was U/S from 10271342Z until 11042359Z. Aircraft were unable to use ILS 07 into CYVP.

October 28, 2019

Incident at 120NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A pressurization problem was reported by a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNE/FAB866) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB). The aircraft did not declare an emergency, and it continued its flight towards its destination, CYFB, but at 17 000 ft. No impact.

October 25, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On short final for Runway 25, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE821) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuak, QC (CYVP) rejected its approach due to a Canadair CL-600-2B16 (C-GQBQ/QUE20+) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that was still on Runway 25, taxiing to exit via Taxiway B. AIE821 landed at 1748Z after it had allowed another plane in the sequence for Runway 25 to land.

October 14, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL CENTRE / ACC DE MONTRÉAL (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The flight plan specialty made a destination change in the flight plan of a Panorama Fixed Wings Ltd. Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-FYRH/PNO729) from Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) while it was already in flight under the control of the East specialty. No impact on operations.

October 18, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE821) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) that was going onto Runway 07 for its departure notified the flight service specialist (FSS) that it was returning to the terminal to perform checks. Air traffic control (ATC) was notified and the IFR clearance was cancelled. No impact on operations.

October 17, 2019

Incident at 2NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

Police advised the flight service station (FSS) that agents had seen a piece from a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNF/FAB864) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) fall onto a residence when the aircraft was 2 NM on final for Runway 25. The piece was not found. The crew was notified. No impact on operations.

October 10, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 25, a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB868) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated it was having a flap indication issue. The aircraft rejected its approach and then declared an emergency and requested the presence of all emergency services. All emergency services went out. FAB868 landed on Runway 24 without incident. No known impact on operations.
Aviation incident report 16376: Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated with response by NAV Canada Flight Service Station (FSS), Fire Department, Ambulance, Health centre, Air Inuit (representing First Air), Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), NV of Kuujjuaq and the Kativik Regional Government, Transportation department. A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB868) declared an emergency after reporting there was a problem with the flaps. Aircraft landed safely and taxied off the runway on its own power. No injuries reported. Debriefing session with all responders held on October 16th, 2019.
Update: TSB report No. A19Q0172: C-FFNC, a Boeing 737-400 operated by First Air as flight FAB868 with four crew members and five passengers on board, was flying under instrument flight rules from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport (CYUL), QC, to Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC. Upon approach at CYVP, the flight crew noted that the flaps were stuck between 15 and 25 degrees after selection at 30 degrees. A missed approach was executed, the appropriate checklist was followed, and an emergency was declared. The aircraft returned to land without incident. Maintenance personnel replaced the defective flap indicator and the aircraft was returned to service.

October 6, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The flight service station (FSS) notified the technical operations coordinator (TOC) of a localizer beacon (LOC) alarm. The TOC confirmed the loss of surveillance. ILS was rebooted. An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GTYX/AIE651T) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) conducted a low approach with a planned practice pull-up for the Runway 07 ILS at 2137Z, and it confirmed that the data were irregular once it was past the LOC.

September 17, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An American-owned, privately registered Socata TB20 (N219RT) from La Grande Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) taxied on the ground below the minima after its landing with VIS 1/4 and RVR 2800 (intensity 5).

September 25, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Instrument landing system (ILS) 07 would not restart. ILS was working intermittently for 2 days. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) indicated that he was going to issue a NOTAM. No impact on operations.

October 4, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Inuit Beech B350 (AIE591) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency while it was lining up for departure on Runway 06L at Taxiway B2. Impact: Runway 06L/24R was unavailable from 1511Z to 1538Z. The National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0166: An Air Inuit Beech 300 (C-FDTC ) (AIE591) with 2 pilots and 2 passengers on board was taxiing on Taxiway B2 at Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). While the aircraft was preparing to take its position on Runway 06L, the co-pilot noticed the presence of white smoke coming out from above the of the right engines cowling. The pilot-in-command stopped the aircraft and also noticed the presence of white smoke. The engine was turned off as a precaution and an emergency was declared. Once the engine was turned off, the smoke dissipated, and no smoke was seen by emergency services staff. The aircraft returned to the operator for an examination. No injuries.

September 17, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An American corporately registered Cessna 182R (N27VP) from La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) taxied on the ground below the minimums after landing with VIS 1/4 and RVR 1600 ft (intensity 5).

September 23, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDAO/AIE627) from Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported a laser attack 4 NM on final for Runway 25 at 1 000 ft above ground level (AGL). The green-coloured laser, which did not last long, came from a point near Newviqvi and seemed intentional. No impact on the crew. The local police (KRPF) were notified, but nothing was found. The two aircraft that followed (an Air Inuit Beech 350 (AIE592) and another Air Inuit flight (AIE686)) were notified, but nothing was noticed.

September 26, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GNDO/AIE653T) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it had been targeted by a green-coloured laser above the village of Kuujjuaq several times while it was overshooting Runway 07, on final for Runway 31 and on final for Runway 25. An Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRJZ/AIE591) from Schefferville, QC (CYKL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported that it had been targeted by a laser on final for Runway 25, between 2349Z and 0017Z below (BLO) A015. The attacks seemed intentional. No known impact on operations.

September 19, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After receiving authorization from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (JRCC Trenton), Air Inuit conducted emergency locator transmitter (ELT) testing between 0240Z and 0300Z at the station in Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC. No impact on operations.

September 1, 2019

Incident at KANGIQSUJUAQ (WAKEHAM BAY) QC (CYKG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

In preparation for takeoff at the threshold of Runway 33, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-FIAI/AIE828) flying from Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay) (CYKG), QC, to Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, realized its control column was not working. Runway 15/33 closed at CYKG. AIE828 was towed at 2359Z. Runway reopened.

September 7, 2019

Incident at TAMKO intersection

Although it received and correctly read back TAMKO ULDON, an Air Inuit Boeing 737-2Q2C (C-GMAI/AIE750) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was observed off-course at 4652N07405W. No impact on operations.

September 4, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Beech B300 from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) on final on Runway 07 indicated that it was conducting a low approach due to a nosewheel gear indication and asked the flight service station (FSS) to confirm that the gear had indeed lowered. The FSS confirmed that the gear was down and seemed to be in a locked position. AIE591 then made a 180-degree turn and landed without incident on Runway 25. Unknown impact on operations.

August 30, 2019

Incident at 32NM ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Roberval, QC (CYRJ) was seen on the radar deviating to the left of its descent on approach for CYRJ. The aircraft requested clearance to conduct a contact approach. No impact on operations.

August 16, 2019

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

A communications search was launched for a British-registered Vickers-Armstrong Spitfire MK IX (GIRTY) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1602Z.

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

A communication search was launched for a Danish-registered Pilatus PC-12/47E (OYTHP) on a flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1620Z.

August 22, 2019

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

A First Air Boeing 737-400 (FAB864) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was instructed to turn heading 270 and climb to 7000ft, and readback was correct. FAB864 was observed at 7500ft, no impact on operations.

August 16, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO, ATM - other)

Fireworks were observed 1NM SE of Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) between 0500Z and 0520Z. Airport manager advised the flight service station (FSS), but NOTAM was never sent. No known operational impact.

August 12, 2019

Incident at RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

A Chrono Aviation Pilatus PC-12/45 (C-GICR/NDL876) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Rivière-du-Loup, QC (CYRI) performed evasive manoeuvres after a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) alert on approach for Runway 23. NDL876 learned, at that moment, that a Cessna 172 was flying over Rivière-du-Loup. NDL876 landed without incident.

August 9, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

At Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for approximately 25 seconds at 0401Z. Confirmed with Air Inuit (AIE) maintenance that the signal was due to a stuck button during the ELT test for a Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC).

August 6, 2019

Incident at 66.5NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Other operational incident)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC/AIE671-M) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised the flight service station (FSS) of a possible "save our souls" (SOS) white light flash signals 5NM West of their track, 66.5NM North of CYVP at 0235Z. Location possibly over large island. The Quebec (YQB) Flight information Centre (FIC) was advised, and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

August 18, 2019

Incident at 10NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A 8086753 Canada inc. Robinson R44 (C-GAMU) on a flight to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) with no communication until 10NM W at 1400 feet.

August 15, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A Quebec Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GSWS) on a flight to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the CYVP mandatory frequency (MF) without prior communication until 12NM E of CYVP airport below 010.

August 10, 2019

Incident at 5018n / 07230w

A First Air Boeing 737-436 (C-FFNM/FAB864) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) had a mechanical problem (pitot tube). The aircraft did not declare an emergency, but it requested to return to CYUL. FAB864 landed at 1626Z. No impact on operations.

July 19, 2019

Incident at 20NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE820) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Salluit, QC (CYZG) returned to the airport due to a problem with the landing gear indicator light. AIE820, which did not declare an emergency, landed without incident on Runway 25 at 1834Z.

July 23, 2019

Incident at 175NM SW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After depressurization had occurred, a Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (C-FKNO/NDL901) from Roberval, QC (CYRJ) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) had to descend from FL250 to 10 000 ft. No emergency declared. At 10 000 ft, NDL901 confirmed that everything was fine. No impact.

June 22, 2019

Incident at 6000N / 06740W

While en route, an American, privately registered Piper PA-34-220T from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) requested to divert to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) due to a problem with the propeller control. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without incident.

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Incursion - runway - animal)

The flight service station (FSS) spotted 3 on the last 1 000 ft of Runway 07 at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), while a Cargair Cessna 172N (C-GWMJ) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was 3 NM on final for Runway 07.

June 13, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A privately registered Socata TBM 700 (Series A) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) departed Runway 25 and advised that they were going to do a circuit and land on Runway 25 because of a fuel cap leak. Landed at 1726Z. No impact on operations.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 50NM NE KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNE/FAB866) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported being struck by lightning around 50NM Northeast (NE) of CYVP, around FL200. FAB866 stayed enroute to their destination and said the plane will be checked on arrival.

June 10, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After having received aerodrome advisory service (AAS) and having lined up on Runway 25, an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE854) from Kuujuaq, QC (CYVP) to Puvirnituq, QC (CYPX) returned to the apron due to a faulty indication, without giving any more details.

May 24, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ/WEN3536) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) decided to reject its approach on Runway 06L because the previous arrival, a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNF/FAB869) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had reported a weak to passable brake indication. WEN3536 landed on Runway 06R at 0037Z. No impact on operations.

May 3, 2019

Incident at 97NM N DATAB intersection

After having been cleared direct DATAB, a First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNE/FAB867) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) read back that it was flying direct SATOT. The readback was not caught by air traffic services (ATS). The path was corrected by ATS at 2257Z. No impact on operations.

April 26, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Communication error, Incursion - runway - pedestrian)

During an inspection of the lights on Runway 13/31 at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the driver of a vehicle (ST28) exited the vehicle without warning the flight service station (FSS).

April 11, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Beech B300 (C-FDTC/AIE590) from Kuujjuarapik, QC (CYGW) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) rejected its approach on Runway 07 and indicated to the flight service station (FSS) that it was heading south to perform checks. The landing took place without incident on Runway 07 at 2328Z. No impact on operations.

April 19, 2019

Incident at 20 NM S BAGOTVILLE QC (CYBG)

A Government of Quebec Service aérien gouvernemental Canadair CL600-2B16 (series 601-3A) (C-GQBQ/QUE20) from Quebec, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported a de-icing system problem. The aircraft declared an emergency before returning to CYQB where it landed without incident on Runway 06 at 2130Z. No impact on operations.
Update TSB #A19Q0051: C-GQBQ, a Service aérien gouvernemental du Québec Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601, was on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight QUE20 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). During the climb to cruising altitude, the DUCT FAIL light in the anti-icing system for the wings lit up. The crew completed the applicable emergency checklist and requested to return to CYQB. Due to a weight over the maximum that is authorized by the aircraft manufacturer, the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed at CYQB without any problems. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged. An air leak in the right wings anti-icing system was detected, then repaired. The aircraft was then returned to service.

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