February 26, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Tower controller lined up a Morningstar Air Express Inc. Cessna 208B (MAL8074) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) for Runway 08R but an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA574) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) took the clearance and lined up, then MAL8074 also replied and lined up. Tower noticed that both aircraft were lined up and departed them in the correct order.

February 25, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N205NN/CPZ6023) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08R. Reason unknown.

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

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GILK/CA811) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L due to the presence of 4 coyotes on the runway. CA811 landed safely on Runway 08R.

February 23, 2020

Incident at 101NM PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FNTA/NTA201) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a loss of pressurization. Descended from FL270 to 110 and elected to land at Prince George, BC (CYXS) instead of proceeding to CYVR. No operational impact. (Additional information merged from duplicate AOR-262082-V1, record deleted)

February 13, 2020

Incident at 90NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air North Charter and Training Boeing 737-505 (C-GANH/ANT505) from Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) alert with a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (RAMM11) from Comox, BC (CYQQ) to Cold Lake, AB (CYOD). No action taken as they had the traffic in sight. Traffic had been passed to both aircraft. No operational impact.

February 24, 2020

Accident at 15NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An Airsprint Cessna 525A (ASP510) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported hearing a MAYDAY call on 121.5. The call was from a PG Aviation Services Robinson R44 II (C-FGAN) from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) which had crashed at the Southwest end of Widgeon Lake. There were no injuries to souls on board. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was advised and North Shore Search and Rescue responded.

February 25, 2020

Incident at 6NM SW VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWJS/WJA1882) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kona, HI (PHKO) reported a wake turbulence encounter following 4.6NM in trail of a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWUX/WJA185H) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kahului, HI (PHOG). The aircraft was vectored off the same track to minimize any further turbulence. No other aircraft were affected.

February 24, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Laser interference)

An Air North Charter & Training Boeing 737-500 (ANT596) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) reported a couple of flashes from a green laser located in the West end of downtown Vancouver.

February 22, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria had numerous reports of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal near Vancouver, BC (CYVR). The JRCC Victoria is launching an aircraft to search for the source of the ELT signal.

February 23, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-GRWS/WJA1728) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Palm Springs, FL (KPSP) committed a taxiway incursion.
UPDATE AOR-262076-V3: The aircraft (WJA1728) turned on Taxiway J instead of Taxiway V as cleared.

February 22, 2020

Incident at Kelowna

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8414) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), on 3 mile final for Runway 16, advised tower that they were conducting a missed approach due to a passenger leaving their seat to use the washroom. JZA8414 conducted a VFR circuit with tower over Okanagan Lake and landed on Runway 16 without further incident at 2232Z. No impact on operations.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FZUL/ACA210) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike while departing from Runway 26L. No remains were recovered. No operational impact.

February 21, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An EVA Airways Boeing 787-9 (B17883/EVA009) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Taoyuan, Taiwan (RCTP) was taxiing for departure and was issued JA, J, M, and R but taxied South on J. Aircraft was rerouted via J, K and R. No operational impact.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8236) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach on the instrument landing system (ILS) Y 33 approach due to wind. No impact on operations.

February 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The tower initiated a go around for a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FTEN/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) due to preceding aircraft, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FUWE/WEN3167) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) missing the high speed M4 exit.

February 23, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 5252A (ASP511) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) executed a missed approach 3NM final for Runway 27 final due to high winds. ASP511 returned and landed safely on Runway 21.

February 19, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 (N398DA/DAL2555) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN (KMSP) deviated from the FRASER6 (FSR6) standard instrument departure (SID). No operational impact.

February 18, 2020

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Air traffic control (ATC) initiated a missed approach for a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3297) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) for Runway 15 due to a de Havilland DHC-8-402 failing to exit Runway 33 onto Taxiway Delta on time. No other operational impact.

February 17, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWM/ACA212) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a possible bird strike on departure from Runway 26L. The runway was then closed for inspection. One injured large eagle was recovered. The runway reopened at 2041Z.

February 9, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FKAU/ACA103) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) committed a taxi incursion. Boeing 777-300 aircraft are not authorized to use Taxiway M3. No operational impact.

February 14, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An ABC Aerolineas Airbus A320-214 (XALHG/AIJ2851) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) did not comply with assigned standard instrument departure (SID).

February 8, 2020

Incident at 4918N / 12320W

A Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. Airbus A350-900 (CRK080) from Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong (VHHH) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported responding to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). CRK080 was in descent to 10000 on a standard terminal arrival (STAR) with traffic climbing beneath to 9000. Traffic information was passed prior to TCAS RA. No operational impact.

January 24, 2020

Incident at FOCHE intersection

A Hong Kong Airlines Limited Airbus A350-900 (CRK080) from Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong (VHHH) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the RAGIT FOUR ARR via YAZ transition proceeded YAZ direct BISPA rather than YAZ FOCHE BISPA. No operational impact.

February 12, 2020

Incident at 11NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525A (C-FASP/ASP519) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), cleared for the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 08R approach, appeared to join the localizer then turned North before turning back towards the localizer. ASP519 requested vectors from Tower controller and was transferred back to Vancouver (VR) Terminal (TML) for a second approach. No operational impact.

February 11, 2020

Incident at 5846N / 13209W

An Air North Charter & Training Ltd. Boeing 737-55D (C-FANF/ANT505) from Whitehorse/Eric Nielsen, YT (CYXY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) returned due to a medical situation with a passenger.

February 12, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8079) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was observed beginning its descent without air traffic control (ATC) authorization. No impact on operations.

Incident at 8NM SE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900D (C-GMFU/PCO869) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT), departed off Runway 08R, was turned right and cleared to 7,000. The aircraft climbed to 7,400 before being queried and subsequently descended back down to 7,000. A westbound Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCK/ACA971) from Puerto Vallarta/Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexico (MMPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was 1NM Southeast (SE) of PCO869 with clearance to 8,000, was re-cleared to 8,500.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Horizon Air Industries Inc. Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N646QX/QXE2508) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach due to a wake turbulence encounter from an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA44) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to New Delhi/Indira Gandhi, India (VIDP) that was departing ahead and slow rolling.

February 8, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Transat Airbus A321-271NX (C-GOIF/TSC376) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San José, Costa Rica (MROC) had a taxiway incursion as they did not comply with clearance to hold short of L on J.

February 9, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Vancouver, BC (CYVR), a vehicle (JZA Tow) pushed back onto J in front of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJWE/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

February 8, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-FJXL/SLQ751) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) made a taxi deviation. The aircraft was instructed to taxi H and J and instead entered apron at EB and had to be re-routed through the apron.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-35H (C-GHLA/ROU1739) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on approach to Runway 08R. The encounter was over the water. No operational impact.

February 9, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZT/JZA8629) from San Diego, CA (KSAN) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) failed to comply with hold short instructions.

February 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Upon reaching the threshold of Runway 26L for departure, the pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMQ/JZA8177) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) advised they had to return to the gate with a medical emergency. Tower initiated standby while aircraft returned to gate. After passenger was brought off the aircraft, the flight continued out to destination.

Incident at 11NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWD/ACA971) from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MMPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported light chop wake turbulence from a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GKWA/WJA2061) on a flight from Los Cabos, Mexico (MMSD) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). No operational impact.

February 6, 2020

Incident at 9NM VANCOUVER BC VOR/DME (YVR)

A Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. Beech B300C (C-FHSP/LVW357) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), while flying the ILAND 4 arrival to CYVR, missed the turn at TALPI. The aircraft was subsequently vectored onto the downwind for Runway 08L.

February 7, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8188) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) did not hold short of Taxiway L on Taxiway J.

February 6, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Korean Airlines Boeing 787-9 (HL8083/KAL071) from Incheon, South Korea (RKSI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated missed approach, citing loss of glide slope capture. Audio and radar reviewed.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGND/JZA8093) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) taxied onto Taxiway V in error. No operational impact. Audio reviewed.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After an Eva Airways Corporation Boeing 777-300 (B16739/EVA009) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Taoyuan, Taiwan (RCTP) departed Runway 26L, a runway inspection found foreign object debris (FOD). A mature barn owl was found, deceased. Runway re-opened at 0916Z.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Pilot of a Skylink Express Inc. Cessna 208B (C-GEGA/SLQ521) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to conduct a missed approach. No operational impact.

February 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 757-23A (C-FKAJ/CJT926) from Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 08R after landing. Runway closed for inspection. One piece of rubber or plastic, 18" long, was recovered. Runway re-opened at 1613Z.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900C (C-GIPC/PCO752) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach for Runway 08R due to the following aircraft in the instrument landing system (ILS) critical area: a Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CA999) MEDEVAC (C-FTJC) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT); a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900C (C-FPCO/PCO604) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR); and a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GJLK/CA611) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Sandspit, BC (CYZP).

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3157) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was taxiing for departure when it had to return to the gate due to a medical emergency.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CA999) Medevac from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach while on the instrument landing system (ILS) Y Runway 33 approach due to a strong tailwind. No operational impact.

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Port Hardy, BC (CYZT), a vehicle (ST46), while operating the full length of Runway 11/29, exited onto Runway 16/34 without authorization from the flight service station (FSS). A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Saab 340B (C-FPCZ/PCO841) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) was conducting the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 11 with intentions to land on Runway 11. No impact to safety.

February 4, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8410) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW), taxiing for deice, took unauthorized routing. No operational impact.

February 2, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An ABC Aerolineas Airbus A320 (XALHG/AIJ2850) from Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) landed Runway 26L, was instructed to exit on Runway 31 but turned onto D1. The aircraft was told not to take D1. The pilot was then told to call ground and was instructed to taxi via E, D, H, and J. The aircraft missed D and entered the apron at E. The aircraft was then told to taxi G, H, and hold short V.

February 1, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.

February 3, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZQS/ACA559) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued a missed approach due to a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUCS/WJA724) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) slow to depart. Audio and radar reviewed.

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