June 25, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWCM/WJA542) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 24R pulled up at the request of air traffic services (ATS) because the preceding departure had to reject its takeoff.

June 6, 2019

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

On final for Runway 06R, an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU1527) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a rudder control issue. ROU1527 landed without incident at 1419Z. No impact on operations.

March 22, 2019

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

TSB Report #A19Q0036: C-GHPT, a Boeing 787-8 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA309 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 10 crew members and 255 passengers on board. During the take-off roll on Runway 06R at CYUL, the pilot flying noticed that the aircraft was nose heavy on rotation, to the extent that the control column had to be pulled hard in order to complete the rotation. The takeoff was continued, and the autopilot was selected on during the climb. No emergency was declared, and the flight continued to CYVR where an uneventful landing was carried out. The operator’s maintenance replaced the left-hand elevator feel actuator as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), and the aircraft was returned to service.

May 9, 2019

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

An Envoy Air EMB-135KL (N812AE/ENY3940) from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an equipment problem after landing. ENY3940 cleared Runway 06R without any problems. The approach of an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GFAH/ACA302) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was delayed. No impact on operations.

April 9, 2019

Incident at 30NM NW BEMOG intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA308) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) was assigned to land Runway 06R but indicated they had a problem with their brakes and requested Runway 06L. No emergency declared. No impact on operations.

April 3, 2019

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

Air traffic control (ATC) asked an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPU/ACA314) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to overshoot due to a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (series 900) (C-FTJZ/JZA8460) from Boston, MA (KBOS) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) that was on the runway threshold and could not take off due to a cabin indication. No other impact on operations.

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.

August 19, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA863) on a flight from Dublin, Ireland (EIDW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported having hit some birds landing Runway 08L. 2 small dead birds found.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8122) on a flight from Portland Intl, OR (KPDX) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) had a bird strike landing Runway 08L.

August 20, 2019

Incident at 30NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOWE/WEN3108) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) descended below the cleared altitude of 7000ft. No operational impact.

August 6, 2019

Incident at 4856N / 12318W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8057) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) followed a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). Traffic, a Helijet International Sikorsky S76 (JBA705) from Vancouver/Harbour (Public), BC (Heli) (CBC7) to Victoria Harbour (Camel Point), BC (Heli) (CBF7), was passed.

August 16, 2019

Incident at 9NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHQY/ACA040) from Osaka, Japan (RJBB) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) vectored to a 110° heading for the area navigation (RNAV) 08L approach went 0.75NM through the approach before correcting. When queried, the pilot said they would be okay for the approach and subsequently executed a missed approach.

August 17, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRJ/JZA8196) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) reported a bird strike on departure Runway 08R. One dead owl found.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRY/JZA8202) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach Runway 26L due to an unstable approach.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJQ/ACA311) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) reported a possible bird strike. Nothing found.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Transat Airbus A330-243 (C-GUBT/TSC676) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to London/Gatwick, UK (EGKK) returned to CYVR due to an electrical issue. Tower initiated emergency stand by. The aircraft landed Runway 26L without issue at 2330Z.

August 18, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYKC/ACA997) on a flight from Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach Runway 08L due to foreign object debris (FOD).

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWJU/WJA119) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach Runway 08L due to foreign object debris (FOD).

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

A Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A330-300 (B8679/CBJ471) on a flight from Qingdao Intl, China (ZSQD) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach due to the runway being closed due to foreign object debris (FOD).

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

ACA026 reported birdstrike landing runway 08L. One bird found.

August 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8 (CSN378) from Morelia, Mexico (MMMM) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued a missed approach due to a reported bird strike.

August 4, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GIJZ/JZA8412) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) had cancelled IFR and was cleared left base for Runway 34. They were told to reduce their speed 3 times as they were number 3 for the runway. They did not reduce until 5NM final. JZA8412 elected to do a missed approach due to insufficient landing distance with a privately registered Cessna 172N from Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) that was exiting at the north end of the runway onto Taxiway Alpha. JZA8412 flew a VFR circuit and landed at 1900Z. No impact on operations.

August 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FKJZ/JZA8491) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSN/ACA209) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). The aircraft landed safely. No operational impact.

August 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American corporately registered Beech B300 (N37172) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) deviated from the assigned standard instrument departure (SID). No operational impact.

August 15, 2019

Incident at 2NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJF/WJA715) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an unmanned aircraft while at 4500 feet. The pilot stated the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was above the aircraft by about 800 to 1000 feet at the time of the sighting. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. No operational impact.

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB 340B (C-FPCZ/PCO861) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) reported a missed approach on the area navigation (RNAV) 29 due to on board equipment reset, landed safely using instrument landing system (ILS) 11 approach, no impact to operations.

August 2, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Six Flying Fish Inc. Quest Kodiak 100 (C-FVOL) from Spokane/Felts Field, WA (KSFF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) arrived in CYVR. No active transborder flight plan (FP) received by the Kamloops (YKA) Flight information Centre (FIC). Sent a "Flight Plan Not Received" (FPNO) message to Seattle flight services and received no response. No operational impact. There was a FP message traffic received earlier for this aircraft (via the Internet), which was subsequently cancelled.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-FZWS/WJA1777) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed safely at 1715Z. No operational impact.

August 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA105) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L.

August 2, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air China Boeing 777-333ER (CCA992) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Beijing, China (ZBAA) was issued the FRS6 departure and flew the RICHM6 departure. The aircraft read back the wrong standard instrument departure (SID) to air traffic control (ATC) undetected.

August 3, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFJ/JZA8357) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on departure of Runway 34, on rotation a flock of small birds on the edge of the runway and may have been hit. A runway inspection found no traces. No impact on operations.

August 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPQ/ACA802) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) reported a bird strike departing Runway 08R.

August 11, 2019

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

A Westjet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWVJ/WJA1865) from Honolulu, HI (PHNL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08R. The remains of two small birds were recovered. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Delta Air Lines Inc. Boeing 737-800 (N3747D/DAL2804) from Salt Lake City, UT (KSLC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued a missed approach due to a China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8 (CSN377) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Mexico City/Benito Juarez, Mexico (MMMX) slow to depart. No operational impact.

August 2, 2019

Incident at 7NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZN/JZA8569) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was vectored for the area navigation (RNAV) Z 08L approach, was assigned 2,000 and descended to 1600 prior to intercepting the final approach course. A Harbour Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I (C-FFHA/HR5209) from Vancouver Harbour, BC (Water) (CYHC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was southbound through the approach at 900. The traffic passed less than 0.5NM apart. Traffic was passed to JZA8569 and the aircraft was reassigned "not below 2,000". Once beyond HR5209, JZA8569 continued the approach.

August 10, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWIJ/WJA1788) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Las Vegas Intl, NV (KLAS) reported a bird strike departing Runway 08R. The remains of four small birds were recovered following a runway inspection. No operational impact.

August 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB SF340A (C-GPCN/PCO971) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Masset, BC (CZMT) rejected take off.

Incident at PORT HARDY BC (CYZT)

After departure a Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB SF340A (C-GPCQ/PCO862) from Port Hardy, BC (CYZT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported possibly hitting a small shore bird approximately halfway down Runway 11. Airport maintenance was advised.

August 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FWJS/WJA160) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) encountered wake turbulence after departing 3NM in trail of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDSN/ACA204) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

August 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZS/JZA8495) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike when landing.

August 12, 2019

Incident at 11NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FCNW/WJA112) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) reported a wake turbulence encounter causing a 30 degree roll to the right. Traffic in front was an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (ACA200) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

June 20, 2019

Incident at 40NM PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR)

A Carson Air Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC/CA999) on a flight from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a pressurization issue a few minutes after departure and requested a clearance to return to CYPR.

June 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

A United Parcel Service Boeing 757-200 (UPS490) on a flight from Seattle/Boeing Field, WA (KBFI) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) first setup for an approach onto Runway 08L. Upon interception, the crew realized the instrument landing system (ILS) was unserviceable (U/S) and had to initiate a missed approach as they were not properly set up to commence the approach. For their second approach they opted to go around again due to a mechanical issue. Emergency equipment was provided due to hazmat on board the aircraft. The flight landed safely.

August 11, 2019

Incident at Kelowna (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENM/WEN3326) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported possibly striking multiple small birds during touchdown on Runway 34. Runway inspection found one swallow.

July 31, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

An American, privately registered Piper PA-34-200T from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was unable to exit the runway in time due to a taxiway closure. A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN3316) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was instructed to pull up due to the runway occupation. WEN3316 flew the VFR circuit and landed at 1543Z without further incident.

August 9, 2019

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZX/JZA8090) on a flight from Seattle-Tacoma Intl, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L. As a result, Runway 08L was closed until 1825Z for a runway inspection.

August 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GWSX/WJA2056) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) did not comply with assigned taxi clearance. No operational impact.

August 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Emergency stand by issued for a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GOJZ/JZA8737) on a flight from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) due to a flap issue. No impact on operations.

July 31, 2019

Incident at 4909N / 12256W (ATS operating irregularity)

While being vectored for an approach to Runway 26L, an American, corporately registered Dassault Mystere Falcon 50 (N500LY) from Eastern West Virginia, WV (KMRB) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) came within 2 miles and 300 ft of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GVEN/WEN3284) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was conducting a visual approach to Runway 26R. Air Traffic Control had not issued a sufficient intercept heading to WEN3284 for the visual approach, which would have ensured adequate separation was maintained.

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL) (ATM - operations)

Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) flight service station (FSS) transferred responsibility for Prince George, BC (CYXS) operations after published hours. The two aircraft affected were a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWRE/WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) and a Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FSRZ/JZA8202) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

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