July 20, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE857) from Kangiqsualjjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) conducted a missed approach for Runway 07 in order to conduct landing gear verifications. The aircraft returned to land on Runway 07 at 1833Z without issue. No known impact to operations.

July 21, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GNDO/AIE670) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Tasiujaq, QC (CYTQ) performed a rejected take-off and returned to the apron due to the indicator being on. No known impact on operations.

July 17, 2020

Incident at 80NM W ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/MPE8764) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) at FL330. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Trenton was notified. A privately registered Cessna U206E, located at the Gouin reservoir, was identified. No impact on operations.

July 1, 2020

Incident at NUNAVIK QC

Aviation Incident Report #16682: A Northern Youth Programs Inc. Cessna 208 (C-GNYO) on a round-robin flight from Dryden, ON (CYHD) to Dryden, ON (CYHD) with stops scheduled at: Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay), QC (CYKG); Aupaluk, QC (CYLA); Quaqtaq, QC (CYHA); Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS); Tasiujaq, QC (CYTQ); Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU); and Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), exhibited non-respect of COVID-19 flight restriction NOTAMS that indicate prior permission required (PPR) flight authorizations for Cargo and Humanitarian flights. PPR flight authorization was not obtained by C-GNYO prior to flying into seven airports (CYKG, CYLA, CYHA, CYAS, CYTQ, CYLU, and CYVP) in Nunavik, QC.

July 8, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), an Integrated Information Display System (IDDS) satellite link failure occurred due to poor weather in Montreal. Failure of the NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS), the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS), and Nuvilik frequency 135.1 from 1825Z to 1900Z. Impact on operations: an Air Inuit Ltd. Boeing 737-300 (AIE782) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) had to wait 5 minutes to compensate at FL350 before receiving the air traffic control (ATC) authorization (transmitted by the flight service station (FSS)) for descent. No other impact.

July 1, 2020

Incident at 150NM WSW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A Glencore Canada Corporation Boeing 737-2R8C (C-FFAL/RAG100) from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9) experienced a problem with its #2 engine. The crew shut down the engine as a precaution and requested a return to CYQB airport and that emergency services be deployed. No impact on operations.
Update: TSB Report A20Q0070: C-FFAL, a Boeing 737-2R8C operated by Glencore Canada Corporation under the code RAG100, was flying under instrument flight rules from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kattiniq/Donaldson, QC (CTP9). After about 1.5 hours of In flight, the crew noticed a low indication of the oil pressure from engine #2. As a precaution, engine #2 was shut down and the crew advised the air traffic controller that they were making a U-turn to return to CYQB. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services were deployed at the request of the crew. The aircraft landed without incident. The maintenance department discovered that an oil line was broken.

June 25, 2020

Incident at 12NM QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Despite having been authorized and correctly re-reading 7000ft, an American, privately registered Cirrus SR22 from Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) continued to climb up to 7400ft before the intervention of air traffic control (ATC). Aircraft indicated autopilot trouble. No impact.

June 17, 2020

Incident at 15NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

The pilot of an Air Inuit Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRJZ/AIE590) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Aupaluk, QC (CYLA) departed CYVP towards CYLA and, 15NM North of CYVP, stated that they were returning to land at CYVP so that the maintenance service could conduct a check. The aircraft landed on Runway 13. No other impact on operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at 20NM NW KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. Emergency vehicles were deployed. The aircraft landed safely at 2150Z. A runway inspection was carried out and nothing unusual was reported. No impact on operations.
Update TSB Report #A20Q0050: C-GXAI, a Bombardier DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Air Inuit, was on flight AIE4812 under instrument flight rules from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 3 crew members and 2 passengers on board. While the aircraft was descending towards CYVP, the flight crew noticed an indication of a gradual leak of hydraulic fluid from system #2. As a precaution, and to ensure the availability of emergency services during the landing, the flight crew declared an emergency (PAN PAN). The crew made a normal extension of the landing gear and the aircraft landed on the runway without incident. There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.
Update Aviation Incident Report #16631: The Kuujjuaq airport emergency response plan was activated by Kuujjuaq flight service station (FSS) when they were notified by the crew of an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GXAI/AIE4812) from Ivujivik, QC (CYIK) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) that, upon descent, the aircraft had lost hydraulic fluid. The crew was asked by the FSS if they wanted to declare PAN PAN, to which they responded yes. The response was answered by NAV CANADA, the FSS, the fire department, ambulance services, Air Inuit Kuujjuaq, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), the Kativik Regional Government, and the Transportation department. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the tarmac on its own power. No injuries.

May 7, 2020

Incident at 4718N / 07351W

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by a Canadian North Boeing 737-36N (C-GZCN/MPE8764) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) at FL200. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

May 3, 2020

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

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-300 (AIE9791) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) requested to exit the approach to Runway 06R due to wind shear. The aircraft was cleared for the Runway 24L approach a few minutes later. AIE9791 landed safely on Runway 24L. No impact on operations.

April 2, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Remote communications outlet (RCO) 5680 at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was out of service (U/S) from April 2 at 0243Z until April 4 at 0325Z.

March 31, 2020

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

There was an alarm for instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 07 at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). It was not possible to get the equipment working again. The Technical Operations Coordination Centre (TOCC) was advised. A NOTAM was issued to state that the Runway 07 ILS was out of service. No known impact on operations. The Runway 07 ILS was back in service at 1850Z.

March 29, 2020

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

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), the instrument landing system (ILS) alarm for Runway 07 went off. It was impossible to deactivate it. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) was advised. A NOTAM was issued indicating that ILS 07 would be out of service until March 29 at 2359Z. Unknown impact on operations. ILS for Runway 07 was back in service on March 30 at 1755Z.

March 28, 2020

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

At Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) the Runway 07 instrument landing system (ILS) alarm was down. The technical operations coordinator (TOC) was notified. The runways ILS was out of service until 282359Z. No known impact on operations. Resolved at 281210Z.

March 15, 2020

Incident at 10NM N RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC (CYRI)

En route to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP), an Air Inuit Beech B350 (AIE590) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) asked to be redirected to CYUL due to a technical problem. No emergency. No impact.

March 12, 2020

Incident at 6200N / 07516W

An Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FYAI/AIE825) from Salluit, QC (CYZG) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) reported an instrument problem and changed its itinerary to return to CYVP. No impact on operations.

February 29, 2020

Incident at 9NM KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GTYX/AIE673) on a MEDEVAC flight from Kangiqsualujjuaq (Georges River), QC (CYLU) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) entered the mandatory frequency (MF) zone without communication before 9NM East at 1 000 ft. No known impact on operations.

February 13, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At the Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) flight service station (FSS), frequency 296.6 was transmission (TX) only from (FM) approximately 131800Z. Technicians replaced components on February 14th and frequency 296.6 appeared serviceable (SVCBL). Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) had advised via NOTAM (NT) that CYVP frequency 296.6 was unserviceable (U/S) until 04302359Z. Cancelled by NOTAM at 02171300Z.

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) frequency 296.6 MHz was transmit (TX) only between 02122000Z until 02132044Z. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. No known operational impact.

February 12, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

A First Air Boeing 737-406 (C-FFNC/FAB167) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) reported a possible bird strike 2 minutes after take-off from Runway 25. A vehicle (ST40) conducted a runway inspection with no evidence. No known impact or damage to aircraft.

January 26, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After it had received advisory service and IFR clearance, once it was in position on the threshold of Runway 07, a Government of Canada Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (CFC2096) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) mentioned a wrong indication on the dashboard. The aircraft returned to the apron and turned off the engine.

January 27, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

While the aircraft was being towed, the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) switch of a Johnny Mays Air Charters de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GMAY) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) was activated by error. Signal heard from 0445Z to 0449Z. No impact on operations.

January 26, 2020

Incident at 4544N / 07635W

A Government of Canada Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (CFC2096) from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) declared an emergency due to engine loss. The aircraft continued to its destination and landed without incident at 2207Z. No impact on operations.

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 6, 2020

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

On final for Runway 07, an Air Inuit Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) from Val-dOr, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) indicated that it was going to fly circuits to check its landing gear. At 1644Z, AIE852 declared PAN PAN. Coordination carried out. AIE852 reached the ground by 1700Z without incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation incident report #16521: Airport emergency response plan was activated at Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC, by the flight service station (FSS) when notified by an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-GIAB/AIE852) that it had a landing gear problem. AIR852 declared a PAN PAN at 1643Z. The Kuujjuaq emergency coordination centre (ECC) was opened with NAV Canada FSS, the fire department, the health centre, Air Inuit, Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) to respond. The aircraft landed safely at 1700Z and the aircraft taxied to the apron under its own power. No injuries reported.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20Q0007: C-GIAB, an Air Inuit Dash-8-300 (DH8C) (AIE852) was on an IFR flight from Val-d’Or, QC (CYVO) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) with 29 passengers and 3 crew members on board. When the aircraft was on approach and the gear was lowered, there was an indication that the right main landing gear indicated was not locked. The crew declared an emergency and completed the checklist in the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) to lower the landing gear manually. Afterwards, all of the wheels were down with normal indications, and the crew went to CYVP and landed without incident. There were no injuries; the aircraft was not damaged.

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.

March 10, 2020

Incident at 12NM MIRAMICHI NB (F9) NDB

Transponder of a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (TSKR343) from Greenwood, NS (CYZX) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) cycled through the emergency code with no input from crew. No emergency and 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 15NM NE SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL) (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.
TSB Update A19Q0196: C-FDLG, an Air Inuit Dash-8 100 (AIE821), was on an IFR flight from Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) to Schefferville, QC (CYKL) with 3 crew members and 17 passengers on board. When the landing gear was lowered on approach for CYKL, the front gear did not go down despite several attempts. The crew followed the applicable checklist and lowered the gear using the alternate extension system. Given the runway conditions and the existing weather conditions at CYKL, the crew opted to pull up the landing gear and return to CYVP; it requested that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services intervene. During the approach for CYVP, the landing gear was lowered using the alternate system and the plane landed without incident. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and was towed on the ramp. No one was injured.

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 an aircraft fall onto a residence when the aircraft was 2 NM on final for Runway 25 at Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP). The piece was not found. The crew was notified. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) followed up with the operator alleged to have been involved in this incident (C-FFNF/FAB864). The CASI was advised that the subject aircraft was intact with no parts broken or missing. The CASI concluded that the agents appear to have misidentified the aircraft involved. As per the CASIs request, the aircraft information/operator allegation attribution was removed from the report.

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.

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