July 4, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900 (PCO191) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on takeoff from Runway 33. No operational impact. No carcass found on the runway upon inspection.

July 8, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3202) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a mechanical issue at 1630Z and requested clearance back to CYVR. Aircraft indicated no further assistance was required and received clearance back to CYVR. Landed safely at 1726Z.

June 30, 2019

Incident at 5748N / 12857W

An Air Spray (1967) Ltd. Lockheed 188A (C-FVFH/ASB489) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) was cleared to 16000 while in controlled airspace (WICA). Aircraft checked in with Whitehorse (XY) radio (RDO) when 50NM from Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) at FL180. Controller had radio confirmation that the aircraft was at FL180. Aircraft confirmed FL180, and the controller re-cleared the aircraft to FL180. No impact to operations.

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A privately registered Piper PA-28R-180 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was cleared for takeoff (T/O) from Runway 01, but the aircraft departed from Runway 07 instead. No impact on operations.

June 21, 2019

Incident at 5249N / 12657W

A privately registered Cessna 177RG from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to destination unknown went information request (INREQ) at 0500Z. The pilots cell was contacted; the pilot forgot to close.

June 25, 2019

Incident at 4919N / 12320W

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3285) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a white unmanned air vehicle (UAV) at 9700 ft above Bowen Island at 2029Z. No evasive maneuvers taken.

June 23, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A construction vehicle crossed the hold short line on Runway 01 and entered Runway 33. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3283) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) on a two mile final was told to pull up and go around. WEN3283 landed safely at 1625Z.

June 24, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At Prince George, BC (CYXS), a vehicle (Maintenance 35), not in contact with ground due to Runway 01 and Runway 24 being closed via NOTAM for maintenance, drove onto Runway 15 at the Runway 24 intersection. Contact was established, no operational impact.

June 20, 2019

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900 (GLR887) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE), inbound for area navigation (RNAV) approach 04, broke off its approach before touchdown due to a flock of geese on/beside the threshold of Runway 04.

June 16, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

An American privately registered Cessna A185F from Richland, WA (KRLD) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) arrived VFR at 1610Z without an active transborder VFR flight plan.

June 7, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Vancouver advised of a medical emergency on board of a Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (GLR753) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) upgraded to MEDEVAC status and that an ambulance was required to meet the aircraft. 911 advised.

Incident at 25NM WILLIAMS LAKE BC VOR/DME (YWL)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Dornier 328-100 (C-FHVX/GLR753) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a passenger related medical issue and requested priority into CYXS and an ambulance for the passenger. Aircraft landed safely at 1843Z. No operational impact.

Incident at 90NM PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDNG/GLR838) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) returned to CYXS due to turbulence.

May 27, 2019

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A Central Mountain Air Dornier 328-100 (GLR888) from Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), after departing Runway 22, informed CYYE radio that there was an indicator malfunction and they would be returning to CYYE to land Runway 04. No assistance was required. GLR888 landed without incident. No further impact to operations.

March 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FDJZ/JZA8577) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) encountered wake turbulence when 4NM behind a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

May 30, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (ATS operating irregularity)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB 340A (PCO1415) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) departing from Runway 09 on 130 heading. Then, an Atlantis Aviation Socata TBM 700 (series N) (C-GXJS) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vernon, BC (CYVK) was cleared for departure off 09 Runway heading, 2.6NM in trail, less than required wake turbulence separation. No impact to operation.

March 12, 2019

Incident at KAMLOOPS FIC / FIC DE KAMLOOPS

A Canadian Helicopters Ltd. Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-FCHN) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) failed to arrive at flight planned estimated time of arrival. The Kamloops (KA) flight information centre (FIC) initiated an information request (INREQ). C-FCHN company advised FIC of aircraft position and requested a new estimated time of arrival (ETA) to amend alerting service.

May 29, 2019

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GCMY/GLR8190) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) reported a bird strike upon landing.

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

After landing, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8212) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a piece of plastic on the runway at M3. The Vancouver (YVR) Airport Authority (AA) was advised and recovered the debris. Runway 08L re-opened at 0018Z. No operational impact.

May 9, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8209) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS), on an IFR flight, overshot CYXS Runway 33 while on short final. No reason was given. JZA8209 cancelled IFR and circled around for another approach on Runway 33 and landed safely. No operational impact.

May 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-GRFC/CA888) MEDEVAC from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on approach for CYVR Runway 26L, received a laser strike. Aircraft landed safely.

May 8, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

At the Prince George, BC (CYXS) aerodrome, a vehicle (JETMARK404) crossed Runway 24 after being instructed to hold short of Runway 24 with a Guardian Aerospace Holdings Inc. Cessna 172 (C-GGAE) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) on final. Vehicle was told to exit the runway. No operational impact. Duplicate of AOR-248669-V2.

May 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FFBF/JZA8213) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) elected to return to CYVR after departing due to an open cargo door indication. Tower initiated emergency standby. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 08R. No operational impact.

May 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8214) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) taxied onto Taxiway R without a clearance. No operational impact.

April 23, 2019

Incident at 142NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared a medical emergency and was expedited into CYVR. No operational impact.

April 7, 2019

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

At the Vancouver, BC (CYVR) aerodrome, a vehicle (RED 9+2) proceeded on Taxiway Victor and cut off a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), causing the aircraft to come to a stop.

March 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3277) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) did not comply with the hold short instruction.

April 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FDJZ/JZA8576) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) returned to CYVR with a hot brake indication. The tower initiated an emergency stand by. The aircraft landed without incident at 0345Z. No operational impact.

March 22, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

An Ootsa Air Ltd. Piper PA-31-325 (C-GLRR) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Tsay Keh, BC (CBN9) reported an emergency with a partial left engine power loss. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby. The aircraft landed on Runway 15 safely. No operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0043: C-GLRR, a Piper PA31-325 operated by Ootsa Air Ltd., had departed Prince George, BC (CYXS) for Tsay Keh, BC (CBN9) and was climbing through about 5000 feet asl when the left engine (Lycoming TIO-540-A2C) backfired and quit. The pilot declared an emergency and returned to Prince George where the aircraft landed uneventfully. Maintenance found that the left engines magneto P-lead was shorting out and the left and right engine P-leads were replaced.

March 17, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRW/JZA8204) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) read back a taxi clearance issued to a Sunwing Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-8Q8 (C-FYJD/SWG675) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), causing confusion and possibly a conflict between SWG675 and a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FNJZ/JZA8038) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) on Taxiway M. No operational impact.

March 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEP/WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to taxi via Taxiways M and H, and hold short of V, but taxied Eastbound on Taxiway M instead.

March 2, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-GJZV/JZA8574) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Saskatoon/Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) aborted its takeoff due to a bird strike and returned to the gate for inspection. The wildlife vehicle recovered one eagle.

February 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), following arrival on Runway 08L, was taxiing southbound on Taxiway J and turned westbound onto Taxiway L in error. No operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FSRZ/JZA8076) from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to initiate a missed approach due to a Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Citation V (C-FSRZ/CA999) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) being slow to exit the runway after landing. No other operational impact.

February 2, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FNEN/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) returned due to a pressurization issue. No assistance required.

February 26, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900 (PCO1416) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) reported a no gear down indication on final. The aircraft flew a VFR circuit for the tower to visually observe the aircraft. The aircraft elected to land and landed safety. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit was alerted and responded. The pilot indicated a possible light bulb issue after touchdown. Minimal delay for one departure.

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Skylink Express Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7768) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) departed Runway 15. The pilot reported a landing gear indication issue. The aircraft returned to CYXS with a low approach to confirm that the landing gear was down. The aircraft landed on Runway 33 without further incident.

February 16, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGBF/JZA8212) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to conduct a missed approach when on final for Runway 08L because a Morningstar Partners Ltd. Embraer EMB-500 (C-GYMP) was slow to exit the runway. Impact on operations: JZA8212 landed at 0308Z.

February 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8 (WJA689) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was overshot for Runway 08R by the tower controller due to an Aeromexico Boeing 737-8 (AMX695) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Mexico City Intl, Mexico (MMMX) that was observed past the hold line for the runway.

February 7, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air Dornier 328-100 (GLR887) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Fort Nelson, BC (CYYE) rejected its takeoff due to a reduced power indication, and taxied back to the apron. GLR887 departed at 1759Z without further incident (WFI).

February 4, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GEWR/WEN3283) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a gear issue when 10 miles final for Runway 33. WEN3283 landed on Runway 33 without incident. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit and 911 were called.
Update TSB Report #A19P0021: C-GEWR, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3283 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR) BC, to Prince George (CYXS), BC with 4 crew members and 39 passengers on board. After the departure from CYVR, the flight crew received an unsafe nose landing gear indication. The flight crew confirmed that the nose landing gear was retracted, and continued to CYXS. During the approach to CYXS, the nose landing gear would not extend. The flight crew extended the landing gear manually, and declared a MAYDAY. The aircraft landed without further incident with ARFF standing by. There were no injuries. Subsequent maintenance actions revealed that the nose landing gear actuator had failed. The part was replaced, and the system tested serviceable. The aircraft was returned to service.

January 24, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike. Nothing was found and there was no operational impact.

January 20, 2019

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

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was on approach to Runway 26L at 1700 feet and reported interference with the glide path. An American, corporately registered Bombardier BD-700-1A11 (N500VJ) was lining up and departing Runway 26L from Taxiway C at that time. No operational impact.

January 18, 2019

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMP/GLR703) from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) aborted its takeoff due to propeller indication and taxied back to the ramp without further incident. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The aircraft aborted its takeoff due to propeller indication and taxied back to the ramp without further incident. Prop gauge connector removed and inspected. Aircraft ground run and prop gauge tested serviceable. No further incident.

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air Dornier 328-100 (C-FHVX/GLR708) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) declared an emergency due to a fire indication in the cargo area. The aircraft was given priority and landed safely.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance boarded the aircraft and indicated that there was an electrical burning smell. Upon inspection of the cabin lightening ballast, it was found that the last left hand (LH) ballast had an electrical failure. The damage was contained to the ballast. Maintenance tracked the possible smoke path and concluded that the smoke travelled from the passenger compartment aft into the cargo hold filling the cargo hold with smoke and triggering the detector. Cargo hold was inspected for smoke/fire damage. There was no evidence of fire in the cargo hold. Cabin inspection revealed no cosmetic damage to interior furnishing or airframe. The cabin lightening system ballast was replaced and the system functioned without fault. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted.
Update TSB Report #A19P0010: C-FHVX, a Dornier 328 operated by Central Mountain Air as flight GLR708 from Terrace was on approach to Prince George when the flight crew reported a cargo fire indication and declared an emergency. ARFF were on standby when the flight landed without further event. Company maintenance inspected the aircraft. Update 31-01-2019: A TC Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Maintenance boarded the aircraft and indicated that there was an electrical burning smell. Upon inspection of the cabin lightening ballast, it was found that the last left hand (LH) ballast had an electrical failure. The damage was contained to the ballast. Maintenance tracked the possible smoke path and concluded that the smoke travelled from the passenger compartment aft into the cargo hold filling the cargo hold with smoke and triggering the detector. The cargo hold was inspected for smoke/fire damage. There was no evidence of fire in the cargo hold. Cabin inspection revealed no cosmetic damage to interior furnishing or airframe. The cabin lightening system ballast was replaced and the system functioned without fault. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted.

January 2, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

Multiple aircraft were reporting no signal until over or inside Northwood non-directional beacon (NDB) on approach to Runway 15.

January 10, 2019

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

Coyote walked onto Runway 33 with a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRY/JZA8205) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) on final. JZA8205 pulled up and went around for Runway 15 while a maintenance vehicle scared off the coyote. JZA8205 landed safely on Runway 15.

January 3, 2019

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

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (JZA8575) from Saskatoon/Diefenbaker International, SK (CYXE) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) climbed 500 feet and made a 20 degree turn to the left in response to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). There was rapidly climbing traffic in close proximity that levelled at 1000 below JZA8575s cleared altitude. Traffic was passed after JZA8575 initiated the climb.
Update TSB Report #A19P0006: C-FKJZ, a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 CRJ900 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8575 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl (CYXE), SK to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. As the flight crew was authorized down to 9000 feet during the initial approach at CYVR, a Traffic Collision and Alerting System (TCAS) Resolution Advisory (RA) was received. The flight crew climbed 500 feet, and initiated a 20 degree turn to the left in response to a fast climbing Cessna 525B, registration C-GTSX, on departure from CYVR that was levelling off 1000 feet below. ATC relayed the traffic information to the flight crew after they had initiated the climb. The aircraft continued to destination without further incident.

July 7, 2019

Incident at TORONTO CENTRE / ACC DE TORONTO

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA1124) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), level 8000ft had a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory RA due to a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-101 (JZA8330) from Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) passing 1000 feet below and 3NM ahead their position. ACA1124 climbed to 8600ft then descended and returned on course and landed safely at 2330Z. No operational impact.

May 27, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA1122) from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker, SK (CYXE) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) advised they encountered a little bump when approximately 4.0NM behind an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-35H (C-GHLA/ROU1917) from Lisbon, Portugal (LPPT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) on final for CYYZ at Runway 05.

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