September 9, 2019

Incident at 14NM Kelowna (CYLW)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR725) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) informed the controller of a pressurization issue shortly after departure from CYLW. The aircraft elected to return to CYLW. No operational impact.

Incident at 50NM WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3282) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported an on board medical condition and requested Runway 08R. No emergency declared. Priority was given.

Incident at KAMLOOPS FSS / FSS DE KAMLOOPS

An American privately registered Cessna 180K (N2691K) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) proceeded through the Kamloops, BC (CYKA) control zone at 3000ft to 3500ft with no radio contact. The flight service station (FSS) called the aircraft several times with no response. The traffic reports were passed to 1 concerned aircraft. No further impact on operations.

Incident at 9NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) experienced a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA299) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). No further action was taken.

September 5, 2019

Incident at 9NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GXJZ/JZA8214) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a laser strike on final Runway 26R, between Patulo and Alex Bridge. Police advised.

August 29, 2019

Incident at DEASE LAKE BC (CYDL)

No report heard confirming that a Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDNG/GLR8016) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Dease Lake, BC (CYDL) was through F180 as per Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) Compatible Adaptation (CCA).

July 2, 2019

Incident at 42 NM E PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

TSB #A19P0101: C-GCMD, an Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 aircraft operated by Yellowhead Helicopters, departed from Prince George (CYXS), BC to conduct external load operations in a remote area located 42 nm east of CYXS with only the pilot on board. Shortly after takeoff, both straps failed and the load landed into a heavily forested area. There were no injuries. The operator found the load was attached to the longline with two endless straps that were in contact with the bare metal edge of the load which caused the straps to fail.

August 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GLWJ/WEN3290) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to conduct a missed approach when on final for Runway 08L because a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-GJZV/JZA8571) from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was slow to exit the runway. Impact on operations: WEN3290 landed at 1422Z.

August 17, 2019

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.

August 4, 2019

Incident at 4920N / 12321W

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8212) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) asked if they were following a large aircraft because they were getting moderate turbulence. No turbulence forecasted. The other aircraft was a Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300 (PAL116) from Manila, Philippines (RPLL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

June 14, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

At Prince George, BC (CYXS), an American, corporately registered Cessna 560XL (N1MM), origin and destination unknown, received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA), but it did not appear that the aircraft took any action in response to it. No impact to operations.

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).

August 7, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (C-FNNC/NCB911) on a flight from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) conducted a rejected take off Runway 21 at 1525Z due to a malfunction. The aircraft subsequently taxied back to their base and cancelled the IFR flight plan to CYXS. No further impact on operations.

August 8, 2019

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (C-FCGM/NCB911) on a flight from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a minor mechanical issue, and requested to return to Fort St. John with no assistance required. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. During climb out from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) the pilot flying noticed their attitude indicator was acting “sluggish”. The crew continued to monitor the indicator, and once the aircraft was levelled off the attitude indicator continued to show a climb of 5 degrees in level flight. The crew consulted the aircraft Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and made the decision to return to Fort St. John. Troubleshooting was performed by the company’s maintenance department which indicated a faulty gyro. No further action required.

July 26, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

The gear indicator of an American corporately registered Textron Aviation T206H (N206CC) on a flight to Prince George, BC (CYXS) appeared faulty. The aircraft went around, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) advised. The tower checked gear and appeared normal. The flight arrived safely, no operational impact.

July 27, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3282) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported striking a swallow after departure Runway 15 south of the runway.

July 21, 2019

Incident at 5020N / 11621W

An American, privately registered Cessna 550 (N25CV) from Great Falls, MT (KGTF) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) declared an emergency due to loss of pressurization, then cancelled 10 minutes later at 1510Z. Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised.

July 10, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMU/JZA8211) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) misinformed air traffic control (ATC) of their location at the airport.

July 11, 2019

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

A Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FNTA/NTA201) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was allowed to continue with a landing clearance with an Air Transat Boeing 737-8Q8 (C-GTQB/TSC722) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) incurring in the runway protected area.

July 12, 2019

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

A vehicle (Maintenance 35) was on Runway 19 while the runway was closed for maintenance. The vehicle returned to the apron, crossing Runway 24 without clearance.

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

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Beech 1900D (C-GPCR/PCO1411) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was cleared to land Runway 15 with Maintenance35 and pedestrians working on the intersection of Runway 15/19. PCO1411 was pulled up by the controller after the maintenance vehicle asked if the controller wanted them to exit. PCO1411 returned for landing with no further impact.

July 5, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (ATM - operations)

Air traffic control (ATC) relieved the flight service station (FSS) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) position at 1330Z when the published transfer time is 1300Z.

July 7, 2019

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

An American, corporately registered Cessna A185F (N185VG) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Oroville, WA (K0S7) entered the Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) control zone (CZ) without making contact. Other aircraft were notified of N185VG, southbound at 040 (unverified).

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.

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