November 14, 2019

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

An Air Transat Airbus A310 (TSC773) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) returned and landed because its gear did not retract after takeoff. The aircraft landed without incident at 0117Z.

October 8, 2019

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

An Air Transat Airbus A310-304 (C-GTSY/TSC253) from Malaga, Spain (LEMG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) declared an emergency due to a flap problem. The aircraft did not request assistance, and it landed without incident at 1735Z. A runway inspection was performed. Impact: An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHR/ROU1581) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) and an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDCA/ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) were delayed slightly at takeoff.
Update TSB Report #A19Q0170: C-GTSY, an Air Transat Airbus 310-304 (TSC253) with 9 crew members and 237 passengers on board, was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Malaga/Costa Del Sol, Spain (LEMG) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). When flap position 15/15 was selected on approach for Runway 24L at CYUL, the flight crew received a Flaps Stuck message on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). The applicable checklist was completed and a PAN PAN was reported to air traffic services. The aircraft continued the approach and landed without a problem. After it had cleared the runway, the temperature of the brakes rapidly increased. With the help of fans, the brakes were cooled and the aircraft then taxied up the passenger bridge.

August 27, 2019

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

Foreign object debris (FOD) was reported by a vehicle (SUR8905) heading towards Runway 06L. Impact: there was a six-minute delay for an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333 (C-FMWP/ROU1928) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Bucarest, Romania (LROP), as well as for a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-FIJA/JZA8741) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW); an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FLSU/ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR); and an Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GFAH/ACA835) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ). An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOH/ACA314) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) finally landed on Runway 24L.

August 12, 2019

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

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQG/POE457) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported foreign object debris (FOD) on Runway 24R. The following departures were delayed: a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE457) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ); an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU1565) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR); an Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-8-301 (AIE704) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to La Grande-Rivière, QC (CYGL); an Air Canada Airbus A320 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ); and a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (POE458) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ).

August 4, 2019

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

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-333 (C-FMWU/ROU1565) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported experiencing a bird strike at takeoff from Runway 06R. Nothing was found during the runway inspection. No impact on operations.

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.
Update - TSB #A19Q0076: an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (C-FXCA/ROU1572) was on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) with 8 crew members and 170 passengers. While the aircraft was established on final approach for Runway 06R with its flaps in the FLAP 20 position, the engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) system sent out a "LE SLAT ASYM" message. The crew conducted a go-around, declared an emergency, and reviewed the checklist before returning to Runway 06R and landing without incident. No one was injured, and the aircraft was not damaged.

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 15, 2019

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

An aircraft on Taxiway A noticed a fuel leak coming from the wing of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA307) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Emergency services were called by air traffic services (ATS), and the area involved was cleared. Impact on operations: 2 aircraft on approach for Runway 24L had to overshoot, and several aircraft at arrival had to be redirected to Runway 24R. Three aircraft that were following ACA307 on Taxiway A waited 20 minutes before they were able to taxi. Operations returned to normal at CYUL at 2350Z.
Update - TSB #A19Q0066: an Air Canada Airbus 320-200 (C-FZUB/ACA307) was flying on instrument from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. While the aircraft was taxiing on Alpha for its takeoff, the crew of ROU1742, which was taxiing behind ACA307, noticed a significant fuel leak coming from the right engine. The ground controller then directed ACA307 to Taxiway A1 and informed Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services. ARFF met the aircraft and cleaned up the leak. Passengers were led to the terminal on passenger transport vehicles before being transferred into another aircraft. The cause of the fuel leak is unknown at this time.

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.

December 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA448) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a possible bird strike departing 26L. Nothing was found.

December 6, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A KF Cargo Convair 340 (KFA577) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) taxied across the Taxiway Lima hold line at Runway 08R without authorization from air traffic control (ATC).

December 10, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3324) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported hitting 5 or 6 geese on short final (300 feet above ground level (AGL)) Runway 34.

December 9, 2019

Incident at 2NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American corporately registered Pilatus PC-12/47E (N535PC) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported wake turbulence while operating 5NM behind a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKWE/WEN3322) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). No operational impact.

December 10, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 (ANZ23) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) reported being struck by a green laser. No operational Impact.

December 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American, corporately registered Gulfstream G-IV (N701DB) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Detroit/Coleman A. Young, MI (KDET) departed Runway 08R and checked in on a heading of 083 but was observed turning to the north. When queried, the pilot corrected back to a heading of 083. N701DB turned to an approximate heading of 040 prior to correcting.

December 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome - power failure, Aerodrome - visual aids, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The interruptible power unit (IPU) power failed, which caused a lighting issue on Runway 26L. Departures were delayed until technicians remedied the issue.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8063) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed on Runway 27 and was instructed to exit Runway 14. Aircraft exited onto Runway 14 but continued to taxi onto Runway 03. Runway 03 was not active at the time, there was no operational impact.

December 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An ABC Aerolineas Airbus A320 (XAMLR/AIJ2851) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) departed Runway 08R on the YVR1 DEP (heading 083) but appeared to be flying the YVR 1 DEP for Runway 13 (heading 125). No other traffic in the vicinity.

December 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUMF/WJA145) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued a clearance to taxi via H and G. The aircraft was observed turning east onto Taxiway D from Taxiway H which did not comply with the taxi clearance.

December 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-39H (C-FGSJ/CJT301) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach Runway 08L due to an unsafe gear indication. The tower initiated precautionary stand by. The aircraft landed Runway 08R without incident at 0243Z. No operational impact.

December 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWJ/ACA1185) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach due to a unstable approach.

December 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA133) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) lined up for Runway 08L after having received and readback a clearance for Runway 08R. The pilot then initiated a missed approach and landed safely Runway 08R at 0216Z.

November 28, 2019

Incident at TATGO intersection

On descent, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8098) from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) did not comply with published Standard Arrival. No operational impact.

Incident at BASRA intersection

On descent, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FRJA/JZA8575) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) did not comply with altitude restrictions published on the Standard Arrival. No operational impact.

December 6, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (SLQ7825) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) departed CYYJ Runway 09 and was assigned the VICTORIA 5 standard instrument departure (SID) which climbs out on a 089 heading. The aircraft initiated a left turn towards the YYJ VOR without clearance. No operational impact.

December 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATS operating irregularity)

An Island Express Air Piper PA-31 (IAX107) was issued a take-off clearance on Runway 08R with insufficient distance behind an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU1717) for wake turbulence. No wake turbulence encounter, no operational impact.
UPDATE AOR-259339-V2: Aircraft registration information added for the Island Express Air Piper PA-31-350 (C-FVVS/IAX107) and the Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-35H (C-GHLK/ROU1717).

July 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16217: During boarding of a WestJet aircraft (WJA614) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier, ON (CYOW), a passenger was verbally abusive to the agent. Passenger removed from flight.

December 4, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3355) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYC) conducted an overshoot Runway 09 due to an unstable approach. No impact on operations.

December 3, 2019

Incident at 7NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N281SY/SKW4499) from Salt Lake City, UT (KSLC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), last cleared to 2,000, was vectored for and cleared the instrument landing system (ILS) 08L APPROACH. The aircraft descended to 1400 at 7NM. No other aircraft were affected.

December 4, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA1722) on a flight from Palm Springs Intl, CA (KPSP) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a dead eagle on Runway 26L.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8086) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) did not comply with taxi clearance and entered Taxiway J.

November 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16457: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FEWJ/WJA186) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was taxiing to the runway when a passenger became unruly. Pilot requested to return to gate in CYVR to offload passenger. Pilot also requested law enforcement meet them at the gate.

December 3, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZG/JZA8261) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported the possibility of a bird strike on landing roll Runway 16. Vehicle inspection did not find bird/debris on or near runway. The pilot inspected the aircraft and advised no sign of bird strike.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Federal Express Corporation Boeing 767-300 (FDX139) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Memphis, TN (KMEM) failed to make turn as per assigned standard instrument departure (SID).

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Alkan Air Beech 1900D (C-GNAJ/AKN147) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) taxied for departure on Runway 08R. Aircraft was issued a turn on L4 Taxiway but instead taxied full length L. No operational impact.

October 18, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

TSB Report #A19P0157: C-FIBW, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet Airlines, was conducting flight WJA701 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. During cruise, a flight attendant became incapacitated and could not complete their duties. The flight duties for landing were distributed amongst remaining flight attendants.

December 2, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUSM/WJA161) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach due to being unstable.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300 (JA619J/JAL18) on a flight from Narita, Japan (RJAA) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach due to being unstable.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N200SY/SKW5419) on a flight from Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on landing roll out.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Alkan Air Beech 1900D (C-GNAJ/AKN147) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) did not taxi to Taxiway L4 for departure but continued to Taxiway L.

November 21, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Beech 1900 (PCO604) on a flight from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported encountering wake turbulence. PCO604 was 3.9NM behind an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA341) on a flight from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) on the Runway 08L localizer.

December 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GTWE/WEN3356) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued a taxi clearance via H, D, E to the apron. The aircraft taxied in via G to the apron.

December 2, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Alkan Air Beech 1900D (C-GNAJ/AKN147) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was issued a taxi clearance that permitted runway protected area (RPA) entry.

November 30, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Westjet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a bird strike while landing. The airport maintenance found no bird on the ground.

November 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVLQ/ACA118) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was cleared JC, J hold short L and the pilot taxied JC, K.

November 30, 2019

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

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIVW/ACA127) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued the missed approach of Runway 08L due to the runway closing at 0600Z and the aircraft was still on a 2 mile final.

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