July 20, 2021

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

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GFUR/ACA301) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised of a possible bird strike upon takeoff from Runway 24L. Nothing was found on inspection. No impact.

July 4, 2021

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris))

The terminal advised of a possible bird strike from an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GKUH/ACA301) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) upon take-off from Runway 06R. A swallow was found upon inspection. Several departures delayed.

May 18, 2021

Incident at 13NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA304) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to fly heading 070 but re-read "heading 170" without the re-read error being caught. No impact.

April 16, 2021

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

An Airbus Canada Ltd. Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (C-GNBN), operating as an Air Canada flight (ACA302) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL), requested to exit the approach due to an indication of wind shear. The aircraft was reauthorized for the approach a few minutes later. No impact on operations.

July 29, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Sunwest Aviation Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (C-GVFX/CNK869) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was at 8.5 miles behind an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPT/ACA311) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and reported experiencing wake turbulence while going through the localizer for Runway 26R.

July 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - other)

A Summit Air aircraft (flight SU8692) was on approach for Runway 26L at Vancouver, BC (CYVR). The tower controller was busy with another aircraft, and SU8692 conducted a missed approach. The aircraft landed safely approximately 8 minutes later.

July 21, 2021

Incident at 15NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA8266) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) flew through the localizer for Runway 08R, conflicting with traffic joining 08L. Traffic was a Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GVJZ/JZA8206) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). JZA8206 on 08L kept above the glide path until JZA8266 was re-established on 08R. Separation was assured.

July 22, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air France Boeing 777-200 (FGSPY/AFR075) from Tahiti, French Polynesia (NTAA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) flew the missed approach (MA) for Runway 08L due to an unstable approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed without incident at 0301Z.

July 20, 2021

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

Brake parts were reportedly found on the runway at Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) after an Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-55D (C-FANF/ANT563) departed from Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

July 7, 2021

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMI/JZA8054) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on departure from Runway 03. The Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded and found the remains of a small hawk. No operational impact.

July 18, 2021

Incident at 2NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A privately registered, amphibious Republic RC-3 on a flight to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) conducted a forced landing on the water outside the control zone.

July 16, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

At approximately 2345Z, a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-8 (C-FLKC/FLE711) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) requested the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) up on arrival at CYXS due to an unruly passenger. The aircraft landed safely at 0024Z. The RCMP, the National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) were notified. No operational impact.

July 15, 2021

Incident at 4907N / 12219W (ATS operating irregularity)

A Telus Communications Inc. Gulfstream GV-SP (C-FTEL) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on a vectored climb, came within 3.4NM and 700ft of an American, corporately registered Cessna 441 (N23NW) from Burlington/Skagit, WA (KBVS) to Burlington/Skagit, WA (KBVS) that was conducting a photo flight at FL190. The controller was required to provide either 5NM or 1000ft of vertical separation. C-FTEL reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) and requested a heading to the left, allowing the aircraft to pass behind and continue their climb.

July 14, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A French Bee Airbus A350-900 (FHREU/FBU718) from Paris/Orly, France (LFPO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) flew a missed approach for Runway 08L due to an unstable approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed without incident at 0244Z. No operational impact.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the Terrace flight service station (FSS) at 1855Z for 4 seconds. The signal was also reported by an Northstar Avlease Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GJCN) operating as a Summit Air flight (SU1763) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was on the climb out from Runway 15.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

On departure from Runway 26L, an Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-55D (C-FANF/ANT569) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a bird strike. Upon inspection, nothing was found. Runway 26L re-opened at 0212Z. No operational impact.

July 8, 2021

Incident at 4NM SE NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A North Cariboo Flying Service British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-GSUI/NCB2010) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD), on a visual approach for Runway 34, received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) when approximately 4NM Southeast (SE) of CYCD. The RA was in reference to a privately registered, amateur-built Mustang Bushby Mustang II on a VFR flight from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ). No operational impact.

July 9, 2021

Incident at 4913N / 12320W

An Eva Airways Boeing 787-9 (B17805/EVA010) from Taoyuan, Taiwan (RCTP) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while established on final approach for Runway 08L. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-FMCN/PCO715) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was on a visual approach and established on the centre line for Runway 08R. PCO715 was in descent from above EVA010 while both aircraft were side by each. Traffic was passed prior to the TCAS RA. No operational impact.

May 1, 2021

Incident at 150NM SE SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

TSB Report #A21P00231: C-GGMU, a de Havilland DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation, was conducting flight JZA8563 from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 4 crew members and 15 passengers on board. During the climb to cruise altitude, the flight crew noticed a chemical/fume/exhaust odour of unidentifiable origins. The cabin crew was advised and reported the smell was present as far as row 4. The flight crew actioned the "Smoke or Fume Removal (Unknown Source)" checklist and donned their oxygen masks. The flight crew advised ATC of the situation, but did not declare MAYDAY or PAN PAN. The aircraft continued to CYVR and landed without further incident. Subsequent maintenance actions found the No.1 engine intake adapter heater disbonded and distressed. The No.1 engine intake adapter heater (P/N 4100S028-05, S/N 2863) was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service.

July 10, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-300 (PHAKE/KLM219) from Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a go-around due to an unstable approach.

June 30, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: Kelowna (CYLW)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GCJZ/JZA8408) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) and an Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (C-FIAS/ASP511) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), while on descent into CYLW, experienced a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with reference to the same VFR aircraft without a transponder. Traffic information was passed to both JZA8408 and ASP511. No operational impact.

July 7, 2021

Incident at 5246N / 12856W

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8523) from Sandspit, BC (CYZP) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), approximately 100NM east southeast (ESE) of CYZP, reported a fuel indicator warning. Clearance was requested to return to CYZP. The aircraft landed safely at 2338Z.

July 8, 2021

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNF/JZA8237) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) potentially struck a bird while departing from Runway 15. No remains found.

July 1, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

A Central Mountain Air Beech 1900D (GLR761) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was on the threshold for Runway 15, and an Air Spray aircraft (ASB489) on final approach elected to conduct an overshoot as GLR761 had started its takeoff roll and then aborted it. No operational impact.

July 7, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCI/PCO3058) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) failed to comply with a hold short instruction for Taxiway L, resulting in a taxiway incursion. No operational impact.

March 23, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #17023: The crew of a WestJet aircraft (WJA112) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) had to remove an intoxicated passenger from the aircraft prior to departure from CYVR. The passenger was removed from the aircraft, but refused to leave the secure side of the airport. The police were called to assist. No arrests were made. The passenger rebooked their flight for a later date.

February 13, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)

Aviation Incident Report: An L R Helicopter Robinson R44 II (C-FLWB) reported being illuminated at the 3 oclock position off its right-side window by a green, moving laser while in a left orbit around downtown Vancouver. The duration was intermittent and lasted for 10 minutes. The reflection brightness of the windscreen caused a brief disruption of full instrument reading capabilities, so the aircraft continued on its current altitude in the left bank away from the source. A crew member confirmed it was a laser with their news gathering camera and attempted to confirm the source location. The pilot reported the laser strike to the Vancouver, BC (CYVR) tower. Police contacted the pilot for a report and camera footage.

July 3, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Eurocopter EC120B (C-FMPQ/AIR2) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while on 2 mile final for Runway 26L, reported a laser strike at 0544Z. No other aircraft were impacted. The situation was resolved at 0605Z (the person was caught). The shift manager was advised.

July 5, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN114) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 08L. No operational impact.

July 2, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot-in-command (PIC) of a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWSZ/WJA131) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while at approximately 1000ft and on the approach for Runway 26L, reported a green beam from the ground at their "10 to 11" position. The beam hit the flight deck and the captain turned away a fast as possible, but saw some green light by their left eye. The first officer noticed a green glow on the glare shield. The shift manager was advised.

July 4, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCI/PCO3050) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a landing gear issue. No operational impact.

June 28, 2021

Incident at 4930N / 11719W

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA724) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), at FL350, reported that a laser originating from the vicinity of Nelson, BC (CZNL) had illuminated the cockpit. The event was reported to Emergency Communications (911) at 0644Z.

June 29, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-23A (C-FLAJ/CJT925) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Convington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) taxied for the wrong runway entry point. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-180 from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) flew through Vancouver, BC (CYVR) Class "C" airspace without a clearance.

June 24, 2021

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Central Mountain Air Beech 1900D (GLR761) from Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on the windshield just after lift off. There was no impact on the flight. The airport staff retrieved the bird and reported it was a small sparrow. No operational impact.

June 28, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMN/JZA8421) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) rejected its take-off due to a rudder issue. The aircraft taxied off, resolved the issue and departed with no further issues.

June 27, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American, corporately registered Eurocopter EC135 T2+ (N161WC) on a transborder flight from Bellingham, WA (KBLI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) landed in CYVR at 2103Z without an active VFR flight plan. The aircraft had originally filed as IFR.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLU/ACA113) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) conducted a go-around due to a coyote.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - animal)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLU/ACA113) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued go-around instructions due to wildlife.

June 25, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GEGP/ACA301) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to conduct a missed approach due to an unstable approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed without incident at 1720Z. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 1735Z, the terminal advised a Flair Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-863 (C-FFLC/FLE513) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was inbound with a flap issue. The tower initiated an emergency standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 26L, without issue, at 1759Z.

June 24, 2021

Incident at KEPGI intersection

An Executive Air Craft Ltd. Learjet 60 (C-GCIH) from Bellingham, WA (KBLI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on the DUXUM 5 arrival, did not turn at KEPGI. The controller issued a turn to correct the situation. No operational impact.

Incident at GOPAD intersection

An Airsprint Inc. Embraer EMB-545 (C-GASL/ASP816) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported encountering wake turbulence from the preceding aircraft, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (ACA203) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), which was approximately 7NM to 8NM in front. No operational impact.

June 21, 2021

Incident at 18NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSWE/WEN3106) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal over Bowen Island, at 10,000ft, while inbound to CYVR. The aircraft lost the signal while descending through 8,500ft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised.

June 23, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 (C-FSEQ/ACA221) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) flew a missed approach (MA) due to being too high on the approach. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed without incident at 0112Z.

June 19, 2021

Incident at 7NM S Kelowna (CYLW)

On approach for Runway 34 at Kelowna, BC (CYLW), 7NM South at 4300ft, the pilot of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GVWE/WEN3330) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported hearing a strong and continuous emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. The pilot did not pick up the ELT signal when they were closer to the airport. This incident was reported to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and coordinated with the Vancouver area control centre.

June 18, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of a Skylink Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-FAFJ/SLQ710) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) rejected its take-off. No assistance required. Audio was reviewed. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-9 (JA923A/ANA116) from Tokyo/Haneda, Japan (RJTT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike upon landing on Runway 26R. The runway was closed for an inspection and reopened at 2131Z.

June 16, 2021

Incident at 4NM W KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCE/PCO1205) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while on final for Runway 09. Traffic was a privately registered Cessna 172M from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) on the extended left downwind for Runway 09. Traffic had been passed to both aircraft. The Cessna 172M had reported PCO1205 in sight. PCO1205 stopped descent when 5NM final, climbed 200 feet in response to the RA and then continued the approach and landed at 2226Z.

June 17, 2021

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Angel Flight of B.C. Cessna 172K (AN236) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) experienced a flat tire upon landing and came to a stop on the grassy area left of Runway 26L.

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