August 5, 2020

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

The aerodrome maintainer from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) requested a NOTAM be issued for the closing of Runway 07/25 for construction. The NOTAM was issued that Runway 07/25 at High River, AB (CEN4) was closed. The error was discovered when the maintainer called to report that an aircraft had landed on the closed runway.

July 27, 2020

Incident at 42NM E GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

An American, corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N787ZE) from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) to Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) reported hearing an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal for approximately 10 seconds, at 5500ft. The area control centre (ACC) shift manager (SM) and the air traffic operations specialist (ATOS) were advised.

January 31, 2020

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

High Prairie, AB (CZHP) Runway 07/25 was closed (CLSD) due to ice.

September 11, 2019

Incident at 3NM E HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

TSB Report #A19W0129: C-GROW, an Air Tractor 402B, operated by Bonnyville Air Services (1980) Ltd., was conducting an aerial work flight 3 miles east of High Prairie (CZHP), AB when it struck a power line. Multiple passes had been made on the field and on this particular pass the aircraft had moved closer to a gas plant which featured a flare stack. The pilot was momentarily distracted by the possibility of guide wires that might support the stack. He had crossed the subject power line multiple times earlier during this flight, but this time pulled up late, leading to the strike. The aircraft was able to continue flight and returned to the staging area at the Donnelly airport (CFM4). Damage was minor and was mainly focused on the spray nozzles. Maintenance inspected the aircraft, effected repairs, and returned the aircraft to service.

December 20, 2018

Incident at PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE)

A Canwest Aviation Ltd. Beech B350 (CW935) from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) to Peace River, AB (CYPE) received departure clearance through Edmonton (EG) flight information centre (FIC). The controller observed the aircraft descending into CYPE without any contact with air traffic control (ATC). CW935 was given approach clearance once controller established contact. No impact to operations

March 27, 2018

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The High Prairie, AB (CZHP) Runway 07/25 was closed due to snow. A NOTAM was issued.

January 19, 2018

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The High Prairie, AB (CZHP) airport operator advised that Runway 07/25 was closed due to ice from freezing rain until 0400Z.

November 23, 2017

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The maintainer at High Prairie, AB (CZHP) closed Runway 07/25 due to ice accumulation. NOTAM issued from 1430Z to 1900Z.

June 2, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSQ/WJA109) on a flight from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) initiated a missed approach due to wind shear on final. The aircraft was vectored to land on Runway 20 at 2125Z. 4 aircraft, a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-400 (JZA151) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC), a Northern Air Charter Beech 200 (NLI376+) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to High Prairie, AB (CZHP), an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA172) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and a Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Fort Mackay/Horizon, AB (CYNR) were delayed departure off Runway 02 sufficiently that they had to change departure runways due to a thunderstorm moving through the airport.

May 8, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An American corporately registered Pilatus PC-12 (N222CM) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to High Prairie, AB (CZHP) was instructed to taxi from Ramp 6 via "A". The aircraft turned northbound but was stopped and turned around prior to crossing Runway 26. No impact to operation.

November 27, 2015

Incident at RED EARTH CREEK AB (CEH5)

A privately-registered Piper PA-28-180 filed a VFR flight plan for a flight from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) to Red Earth Creek, AB (CEH5), with an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of 1730Z. The pilot did not revise or close the flight plan before becoming overdue at 1830Z. A Communications Search located the aircraft at its destination at 1906Z.

October 28, 2014

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0171: The Northern Air Charter Beech 200, C-GNAM, was operating as flight NLI339 from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG). On final approach the landing gear handle was selected down; the flight crew observed that the landing gear failed to extend. There was no landing gear position light indication and the landing gear circuit breaker had tripped. The quick reference handbook (QRH) was consulted and a manual landing gear extension was performed. An uneventful landing ensued with aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) standing by. The aircraft was taken to a contract maintenance facility where a landing gear relay was found stuck in the closed position.
A Northern Air Charter Beech B200 (C-GNAM/ NLI339) from High Prairie, AB (CZHP) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) initiated a missed approach due to an unsafe gear indication. The aircraft was able to get the gear down and landed safely Runway 02 at 0141Z with emergency services standing by.

September 20, 2013

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Namao Flying Club Cessna 172M (C-GJJL) was instructed to line up and wait on runway 16 for their flight from Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to High Prairie, AB (CZHP). The tower instructed the flight to hold position for a short delay. The pilot read back cleared for take off and started rolling. The tower immediately instructed the pilot to abort take off. The flight rolled less than a metre. No operational impact.

April 27, 2013

Incident at HIGH RIVER AB (CEN4) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

While taxiing prior to departure, a Edmund Pawluski Realty Ltd. Cessna 421C (C-GEDA) from High River, AB (CEN4) to High Prairie, AB (CZHP) was pushed partly off of the runway by the wind and became stuck. Aircraft was not damaged. Runway was closed by NOTAM and ACC was advised. At 0235Z pilot reported that the aircraft had been freed and would depart in approximately 20 minutes. NOTAM cancelled and ACC advised.

February 1, 2013

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Pilot called the FIC to advise the 2S Non Directional Beacon (NDB) unserviceable. The 2S Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) was working however the NDB was not. NOTAM issued until Feb 4.

November 28, 2012

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The crew of an aircraft trying to shoot the NDB approach into High Prairie was unable to tune in the 2S NDB, the 2S DME was working however the NDB was not. NOTAM issued until Dec 7.

July 8, 2008

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the culprit in this instance was a grass cutter which struck a raised pull-pit, shorting out the type K ARCAL lighting system. Unfortunately the electrical fault was not discovered until the MEDEVAC flight was unable to land that night at High Prairie. The pull-pit was lowered further into the ground, the electric wiring has been repaired and the runway lights are back on line.
A Beech King Air 200 medevac flight operated by Northern Air Charter was inbound to High Prairie and the crew was unable to land due to unserviceable runway lights.

May 3, 2007

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

The aircraft was enroute from Edmonton to High Prairie at 8,000'. Given contact instructions for next sector. No further contact with pilot. Pilot descended out of 8,000' without an ATC clearance. No loss of separation.

September 10, 2005

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

The pilot of N922KV, a Cessna 425, was departing High Prairie for Spokane, WA and was issued an IFR clearance with a clearance cancelled time of 'if not airborne by 1810Z.' When the pilot contacted ATC he reported an airborne time of 1812Z.

October 10, 2004

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

The aircraft became overdue on VFR flight plan ETA 23:15Z. Outside agency - RCMP, located the aircraft on the ground at 00:23Z. The pilot did not file an arrival report in accordance with CARS 602.77.

September 4, 2002

Accident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Airco Aircraft Charters Piper PA-34-220T (Seneca III), C-FRKZ, departed the Edmonton City Center airport at 0802 MDT for High Prairie, AB on an IFR flight plan with one pilot and one passenger on board. The aircraft was cleared out of controlled airspace in the vicinity of High Prairie at 0851 with an ETA of 0906. The aircraft did not arrive in High Prairie and a communications search was initiated with no results. Trenton RCC responded by dispatching a Hercules and Griffon helicopter to High Prairie. The aircraft was located at 1700 MDT approximately 10 NM SE of the High Prairie airport in a densely wooded area. There were no survivors. TSB is investigating and will advise with respect to the class of investigation.
The aircraft was on an IFR chartered flight from Edmonton Municipal Airport to High Prairie. There was one pilot and a female passenger on board. It was reported that the aircraft began a descent out of controlled airspace and was not heard from again. The aircraft did not arrive at its destination. Search and rescue aircraft were launched and the wreckage was located 7 - 10 miles southeast on a bearing of 130 degrees magnetic from the High Prairie Airport. The TSB and and a System Safety Minister's Observer are attending the scene. The Minister's Observer will assist the investigators in their investigation by conducting aerial photos of the accident site with the use of Transport Canada's helicopter. Further update to follow.

October 15, 2001

Incident at HIGH PRAIRIE AB (CZHP)

At 22:50Z a communications search was initiated for N108WV, an aircraft enroute from Prince George, BC to High prairie, AB. The aircraft was on an IFR flight plan and should have landed at 21:50Z. After the preliminary calls had been made the RCMP in High Prairie were sent out to do a field check. The RCMP did not call the ACC back with an answer so the ATOS supervisor called them and he was informed that one of their constables had checked and the aircraft was not there. After another hour of searching RCC called the RCMP and requested another search because the pilot of an aircraft that left High Prairie just after the overdue arrived confirmed seeing the aircraft on the ground. At 01:45Z it was confirmed that the first RCMP check had not been thorough enough and the second search found the aircraft safe on the ground. The search was then cancelled.