January 19, 2020

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA318) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) on final for Runway 24R, conducted a go-around due to winds. No impact on operations.

January 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAQZ/ACA201) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 08R.

January 20, 2020

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B (C-GPCI/PCO3041) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies Intl, BC (CYXC) successfully conducted the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 16 approach with the reported visibility below the published minimum. Published minimum visibility is 1/2 mile. The reported visibility between 1729Z and 1846Z was 1/4 mile.

January 17, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSP/WJA449) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) landed Runway 27, then was instructed to exit left on Runway 14 and contact ground controller when off. Aircraft continued to taxi down Runway 14 while still on tower frequency, incurring on Runway 03 at the intersection with Runway 14. Runway 03 was not in use at the time, no impact to operations.

January 16, 2020

Incident at LENUR intersection

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-314 (C-FIDL/GLR1725) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on approach into CYLW was cleared direct to LENUR direct WTMAN. The aircraft proceeded direct to WTMAN. The aircarft was taken out for re-sequencing and reported Flight Management System (FMS) issues. Radar vectors issued for the approach.

January 15, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Tower initiated a missed approach for a Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86J (C-FFLC/FLE301) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) due to traffic on the runway being slow to clear.

January 14, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) reported a bird strike when on short final for Runway 09. WJA209 executed a missed approach and diverted to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) found remains in the approach area (10+ geese). No impact on operations.

January 3, 2020

Incident at WTMAN intersection

8NM in trail spacing existed between two consecutive arrivals into Kelowna, BC (CYLW) where 10NM in trail spacing is required by arrangement. One of the arrival was a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8401) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). No operational impact.

January 13, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBHM/ACA231) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued the missed approach (MA) due to traffic in front slow to clear the runway during snowy conditions. ACA231 was vectored for a 2nd approach and landed without further issue at 0612Z.
UPDATE AOR 260662-V3: The aircraft information changed to an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA309) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR).

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) landed on Runway 08R and was instructed to exit at Taxiway E. Taxiway E was closed for snow removal purposes, no trucks were on the surface. No operational impact.

January 5, 2020

Incident at 5030N / 11622W

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GAPY/ACA229) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) declared a PAN PAN due to #2 engine issues. The aircraft landed safely at 0520Z, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was standing by. No impact to operations.

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJG/WJA941) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a laser strike on approach to Runway 16 into Kelowna.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8551) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) executed a missed approach for Runway 09 due to strong south winds. JZA8551 returned and landed safely on Runway 27. No impact on operations.

January 3, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA209) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) executed a missed approach for Runway 09 due to an unstable approach. Aircraft landed safely on the second attempt. No impact on operations.

January 2, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSX/WJA120) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was taxiing to Runway 08R and was instructed to taxi via E, D, H, L and cross Runway 13. WJA120 taxied via E and D, but passed H. The ground controller saw the aircraft had taxied passed H and was approaching Runway 13. Supervisor reviewed the audio and it was a clear read back of the above.

January 1, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-GJZV/JZA8443) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was observed taxiing down Taxiway R without a clearance.

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GUJZ/JZA8427) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) advised they had a passenger in medical distress.

January 19, 2020

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

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-FMDW/JZA8649) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to London, ON (CYZU) reported wake turbulence departing Runway 33R behind an Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FTCA/ACA143) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). No operational impact.

January 9, 2020

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

The tower initiated an overshoot on an Air Canada Boeing 777-300 (ACA144) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) due to the previous arrival, an American corporately registered Cessna 560XL (N847A) on a flight from Milwaukee Intl, WI (KMKE) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) still on the runway. ACA144 landed at 2328Z. No operational impact.

January 6, 2020

Incident at SENNZ intersection

While following standard terminal arrival (STAR) MEECH2, a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA610) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) had to go from SENNZ to MODON, but it continued straight for 2.2 NM after SENNZ, and entered into conflict with a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3466) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) on final. WJA610 was instructed to conduct a 110-degree left turn and go back afterwards. No other impact.

January 7, 2020

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

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800 (FLE301) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) aborted take-off Runway 23 due to faulty indications. No assistance was required and the aircraft taxied back to the gate.

January 27, 2020

Incident at 20NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A North Cariboo Flying Service de Havilland DHC-8-301 (NCB2815) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Christina Lake, AB (CCL3) departed Runway 35L at 1520Z. 20NM NE of CYYC, the aircraft reported a pressurization issue. NCB2815 returned and landed Runway 35L at 1542Z. No impact on operations.

January 25, 2020

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL) (Aerodrome - power failure, Aerodrome - visual aids)

At 1359Z, power bump occurred at Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) and the airport generator backup failed to start up. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA7996) on a flight from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was on the roll when the runway edge lights (REDL) failed momentarily during rotation. Some elements in the flight service station (FSS) received power but many did not. FSS operated on battery back up until full power restored. Power restored at approximately 1650Z.

January 24, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal starting from 2123Z until 2129Z. Intermittent and weak. Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) advised. Source unknown.

January 23, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Regent Aircraft Services de Havilland DHC-6 (C-GIQE) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) rejected takeoff from Runway 17R due to a faulty airspeed indicator. No operational impact.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A privately registered Cessna R182 from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) rejected its takeoff from Runway 17R due to a nose wheel steering vibration. No operational impact. Aircraft taxied back to the hangar.

January 22, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

The pilot of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3146) on a flight from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) initiated a go-around for Runway 35L due to being too heavy. No operational impact.

Incident at 5055N / 11322W

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech 200 (CWA924) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH) was observed to descend to 10 000 feet when assigned altitude of 12 000 feet was given. No impact on operations.

January 21, 2020

Incident at WHITECOURT AB (CYZU) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 1414Z, the Airport Manager at Whitecourt, AB (CZU) advised that the chemical spraying equipment was not working and that the runway was very slippery. APM requested that Runway 11/29 be NOTAM closed until 1700Z. Runway re-opened at 1513Z. Impact on operations: a Sunwest Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-202 (CNK4851) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Whitecourt, AB (CYZU) was inbound and forced to enter a hold and wait for runway to re-open. CNK4851 had an original estimated time of arrival (ETA) of 1509Z and landed at 1523Z.

January 20, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA178) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) conducted a missed approach Runway 17R due to insufficient spacing with a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3208) on a flight from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) landing Runway 17R in front. WJA178 landed Runway 17R at 1514Z. No operational impact.

January 12, 2020

Incident at 63NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Airsprint Embraer EMB-545 (ASP816) from Lexington Blue Grass, KY (KLEX) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared PAN PAN and commenced descent. Landed without issue at Calgary, AB (YYC) at 2301Z. No impact on operations.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: NAV CANADA officials confirmed that an emergency was declared by the aircraft (ASP816) due to pressurization/oxygen issues and was later cancelled on approach. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) assistance was declined.

January 17, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA7125) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) was cleared for an approach Runway 30 via SUVAT transition. JZA7125 was observed turning right at SUVAT instead of continuing to JEVON for the approach. JZA7125 was instructed to commence the approach via JEVON. No impact to operations.

January 18, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Cargojet Airways Boeing 757-200 (CJT580) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) departing Runway 35L turned right to heading 360. Standard instrument departure (SID) heading is 345 to 7 thousand feet. No operational impact.

January 15, 2020

Incident at Sarcee (Calgary), AB, NDB (ZYC)

A Sunwest Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-300 (CNK9403) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) on approach to Runway 17R had an unsafe nose gear indication. The aircraft was removed from the approach to troubleshoot. No issues were found. CNK9403 subsequently landed on Runway 17L without issue. No impact to operations.

Incident at 3NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Swearingen SW3 (CA7064) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted an overshoot Runway 35L at 3NM final due to an equipment warning. The aircraft landed without incident at 0108Z. No impact to operations.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A coyote crossed Runway 17L as a SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (SKW4517) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (KSEA) was departing. No impact on operations.

Incident at 20NM EDMONTON AB (YEG) VOR/DME

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8233) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported a faint emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. No impact on operations.

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Carson Air Swearingen Merlin SW3 (CA7064) from Kamloops, BC (CYKA) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted an overshoot at 3NM final for Runway 35L due to an equipment warning. The aircraft landed 0108Z. No impact to operations.

January 14, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8578) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted an overshoot Runway 35R due to a flap issue. The aircraft returned and landed at 0008Z with no issue. No impact to operations.

Incident at 5409N / 11243W

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (MPE1602) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Fort MacKay/Firebag, AB (CYFI) diverted to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) at dispatches request, reason unknown, no impact to operations.

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJWE/WEN3187) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) executed a missed approach at Grand Prairie due to an on board issue. Aircraft landed on next attempt without incident at 0754Z. No impact to operations.

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJWE/WEN3187) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) initiated a missed approach due to a programming issue. The flight landed at 1454Z. No operational impact.

Incident at 5127N / 11452W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8477) enroute from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) reported that they had to return to Calgary for maintenance reasons. No impact on operations.

January 13, 2020

Incident at FLAMM intersection

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8133) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), on arrival to CYYC, reported a flap issue, suspecting that the flaps were frozen in place. JZA8133 requested a flapless approach to Runway 35L at CYYC. JZA8133 did not officially declare an emergency situation, but did request that the airport fire and rescue vehicles be on standby. JZA8133 landed on Runway 35L, no operational impact.

January 12, 2020

Incident at LIBUX intersection

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (WJA1417) from Orlando, FL (KMCO) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared a medical emergency due to an ill passenger. No impact on operations.

January 13, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8133) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared an emergency during approach to CYYC due to a flap and hydraulic issue. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) called out and aircraft landed on Runway 35L safely. No impact to operations.

Incident at 5113N / 11353W

An Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-202 (C-GKJQ) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a warning light indication, and decided to return to Calgary. Normal approach on 35L, no operational impact.

January 12, 2020

Incident at 68NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA1564) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to San Diego, CA (KSAN) departed CYYC and was enroute to KSAN when the pilot reported an issue with their auto-pilot. They advised they were returning to CYYC. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 35R at 1818Z, no impact to operations.

January 11, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8552) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared PAN PAN with Calgary terminal at 2054Z. JZA8552 landed Runway 35R safely at 2119Z. JZA8552 was towed off the runway at 2145Z. Runway 35R unusable from 2119Z to 2145Z.

January 12, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (SKW5491) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) executed a missed approach and subsequently landed without issue at 2146Z. No impact on operations.

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