December 7, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

A Richcopter Inc. Cessna 150M (C-FUAE) from Drummondville, QC (CSC3) to Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) called "MAYDAY" on 121.5 due to engine failure. 911 was called and emergency services were sent on site. The Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was advised. Aircraft landed safely in CYSC at 1449Z. No impact on operations.

December 2, 2019

Incident at 4540N / 07311w

Several aircraft reported having heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from 1330Z to 1415Z near 4540N07311W. The source was a privately registered Piper PA-28-140 whose provenance and destination are unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

November 23, 2019

Incident at MATAGAMI QC (CYNM)

At 1910Z, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (YTR) requested an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) check on a privately registered Cyclone 180 on floats at Matagami, QC (CYNM). The ELT was active. The pilot was contacted by phone with the number provided by CYTR, and he turned off the ELT, which had been activated by mistake during maintenance work.

November 25, 2019

Incident at 30NM SHERBROOKE QC (CYSC)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard in the Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC) sector. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

November 19, 2019

Incident at 34NM SW LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by an aircraft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton said that the signal had been activated in error. No impact on operations.

November 18, 2019

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by several aircraft at takeoff from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), to the south-east. The source was a privately registered American Aviation AA-5B on the ground at Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC (CSB3). The signal stopped at 1350Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

November 9, 2019

Incident at 4614N / 07250W

Several aircraft reported having heard a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from 2130Z to 2145Z near Drummonville. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

November 1, 2019

Incident at 4545N / 07343W

Several aircraft reported having heard an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal near Mirabel, QC (CYMX). While it was parked, the ELT of a privately registered Cessna 180E was activated by strong winds. No one was on board. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

November 9, 2019

Incident at 40NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Several aircraft reported hearing a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal from 1924Z to 1928Z near Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL). Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

November 4, 2019

Incident at 21NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (JZA8965) from Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) at 6 000 ft descending to 4 000 ft reported that it had heard a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the MAIRE sector. Signal lost 15 NM east of CYUL. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

October 28, 2019

Incident at 10NM N ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

An Omni Air International LLC Boeing 737 300 (OAE505) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) reported an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 10NM north of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton that advised reports for that area were no longer required. No impact to operations.

Incident at 4745N / 06132W

A Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (WGN2101) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Columbus, OH (KLCK) reported a strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) for 3 minutes. This was also reported by several other aircraft between 1744Z and 1815Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

October 20, 2019

Accident at 5021N / 07036W (Loss of control - inflight)

Information received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. At takeoff from a river, a Jen perds le Nord S.E.C. Cessna R172K (C-GBDQ) on a flight to Alma, QC (CYTF) got stuck and could not take off. The extent of the damage is unknown. No injuries or fatalities. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0175: C-GBDQ, a privately operated amphibious Cessna R172K, was on a visual flight rules flight from the Manouane River (50°2024.2"N 70°3556.4"W) to Alma, QC (CYTF ), with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During a low-altitude turn after take-off, the pilot lost control of the aircraft, and the left wing and the left float struck the water surface before the aircraft came to a stop and sank a few moments. later. C-GBDQ suffered significant damage. There were no injuries. The Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) did not activate.

October 21, 2019

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

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard in the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) greater region. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (JRCC TR) was notified.

October 13, 2019

Incident at LA MACAZA / MONT-TREMBLANT INTL INC QC (CYFJ)

A MAYDAY call was picked up in the Kiamika reservoir area. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton confirmed that it had located and found the aircraft in a field on October 14, 2019. The aircraft was identified: a privately registered Rans S-6ES Coyote II ultralight. No one was injured; no fatalities. The extent of the damage is unknown. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was notified.

September 24, 2019

Incident at CHICOUTIMI / ST-HONORÉ QC (CYRC)

A Héli-Inter Aérospatiale AS 350BA (C-FIFL) accidentally activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) between 1722Z and 1755Z at Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré, QC (CYRC). The aircraft was on the ground at the airport. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

September 27, 2019

Incident at 4526N / 07409W

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA87961) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) heading west at 11 000 ft indicated that it had picked up the loud signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT), which was then lost at 1950Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. Identified source: a PPD Group Rockwell 115 (C-GMQQ), which was on the ground and safe. Set off accidentally.

September 30, 2019

Incident at 250km N Lac St-Jean

The signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from a privately registered, amateur-built Wagaero Super Brousse was accidentally set off in flight, approximately 250 km north of Lac-Saint-Jean. The aircraft landed without incident at its destination. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

Incident at TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC (CYRQ)

In the circuit at Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), a Piper PA-23-250 (C-FERF) from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) to Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ) squawked 7700 due to gear problems. Emergency measures were taken. The aircraft landed without incident at 2055Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. C-FERF was not in contact with the air traffic controller (ATC) when it squawked 7700.
Update: TSB Report A19Q0163: A Cargair Ltd. Piper PA-23-250 (C-FERF) was on a local IFR training flight from Trois-Rivières, QC (CYRQ), with an instructor and a student on board. While it was in the circuit, an emergency was declared due to a landing gear problem. The pilot conducted a low approach and pulled up so that the position of the landing gear could be verified. It then turned the engines off and the aircraft landed without any other difficulties. Emergency services were ready to intervene. No one was injured; there was no damage to the plane.

September 23, 2019

Incident at 5NM N CHIBOUGAMAU / CHAPAIS QC (CYMT)

A loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard for 5 seconds in the Chibougamau/Chapis, QC (CYMT) region at FL330. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

September 19, 2019

Incident at KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP)

After receiving authorization from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (JRCC Trenton), Air Inuit conducted emergency locator transmitter (ELT) testing between 0240Z and 0300Z at the station in Kuujjuaq (CYVP), QC. No impact on operations.

September 4, 2019

Incident at 4531N / 07549W

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 on a flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) took off from CYRO without a flight plan. Rockliffe Flying Club informed the tower at Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) of the aircrafts possible difficulties, without detail. There was no communication between air traffic services (ATS) and the aircraft. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton, police services, and the shift manager were notified. The aircraft was back in contact with ATS via telephone while in flight. No problem reported by the aircraft. No impact on operations.

September 12, 2019

Incident at 31NM N MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Several aircraft, including a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C­GWEJ/WEN3411) flying from Quebec City/Jean-Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC, to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, and a Chrono Aviation Beech 1900D (NDL191) flying from Lebel-sur-Quévillon (CSH4), QC, to Montreal/St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 2222Z and 2226Z north of Montreal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (ELT)

A strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on frequency 121.5 at 1223Z for approximately 10 seconds. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

August 31, 2019

Incident at Casey Air strip (N4756 / W074 05)

A privately registered Piper PA-32-260 was on a flight from Ottawa/Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO) to Casey Air Strip (La Tuque, QC, 4756N 07405W). A search began and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (CYTR) was notified at 2000Z. The shift manager confirmed the actual time of departure (ATD) at 1950Z. A privately registered Piper PA-28-151 confirmed that the Piper PA-32-260 was on the ground at 2045Z. The search was ended.

September 6, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (ELT)

At Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX), a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard on frequency 243 for 30 seconds. Source unknown. No impact on operations. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified by the shift manager.

September 10, 2019

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (ELT)

At Ottawa/Gatineau, QC (CYND), an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5 for 1 minute. Area Control Centre (ACC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were advised. No impact.

September 5, 2019

Accident at 5NM NE VALCOURT QC (CSQ3)

Missing aircraft: A Cargair Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GSEN) took off from Montreal/Mirabel, QC (CYMX) to conduct approaches at Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC). The aircraft never arrived at CYSC. The last radar echo was at 0146Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. Search and rescue operations were in progress. On September 7, 2019, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton confirmed it had found aircraft C-GSEN at 1718Z northwest of Lake Brompton, Estrie (QC). The pilot had died. Sûreté du Québec (SQ) was on the scene. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (BST) was notified and went to the accident site. NAV CANADA and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
Update: TSB Report #A19Q0153: A Cessna 172 (C-GSEN) operated by Cargair Ltd. was conducting a night VFR flight from Montreal/Mirabel (CYMX), QC, to Sherbrooke (CYSC), QC, with one pilot on board. While the aircraft was cruising at 3,500 feet approximately 20 NM to the west of CYSC, it quickly lost altitude, collided with trees and crashed into the ground. The pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

September 6, 2019

Incident at 40NM E MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Several aircraft detected an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1356Z and 1410Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. Aircraft identified: a Les Transports A.T.D. (2006) Inc. Hughes 269C (C-GCVL), origin and destination unknown. Accidental activation. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2019

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

A strong, clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard by the tower at Saint-Jean, QC (CYJN) between 2146Z and 2154Z. Three aircraft in the control zone also heard the ELT. The source is unknown. The shift manager and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton were notified.

August 31, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

The signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard from 2138Z to 2331Z in the Sept-Îles, QC (CYZV) region. Source: a moored, privately registered Beaver, whose ELT had been accidentally set off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Halifax (HZ) was notified.

September 3, 2019

Incident at 4951N / 07923W

The loud and clear signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA673) from Halifax Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) at 4951N07923W at FL320. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

August 29, 2019

Incident at 40NM SHERBROOKE QC VOR/DME (YSC)

The loud and clear signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by an aircraft at FL380 for 2 minutes. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

August 26, 2019

Incident at 20NM BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC (VLV) VOR/DME

The signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was picked up at different altitudes in the Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) greater region. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

August 23, 2019

Incident at 40NM MANIWAKI QC (CYMW)

The intermittent signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by an aircraft at FL380. The signal stopped at 2141Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

Accident at DRUMMONDVILLE QC (CSC3)

A privately registered Cessna 172N made a runway excursion at Drummondville, QC (CSC3). The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was set off. No one was injured; however, the aircraft was damaged. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (TR) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were notified.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0145: A privately operated Cessna 172 was flying VFR to Drummondville (CSC3), QC. A gust of wind pushed the aircraft to the side of the runway as it was landing. The pilot wanted to avoid the runway lights and touched down on the grass, but came to a stop in a ditch. The pilot was the lone occupant and was not injured, but the aircraft sustained damage to the engine, propeller, wings and landing gear. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated.

August 22, 2019

Accident at 4636N / 07237W

Information received from the Sureté du Québec: a Bel-Air Laurentian Aviation Cessna U206G (C-GPPZ) crashed just east of Lac-à-la-Tortue (Water), QC (CSU7) in a wooded area. There were 6 people on board, 4 of whom were injured. The aircraft was significantly damaged. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton (TR) were notified. The JRCC in TR informed the TSB.
UPDATE TSB #A19Q0146: C-GPPZ, a float-equipped Cessna U206G operated by Bel-Air Laurentien Aviation Inc., was conducting a local VFR flight from Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSU7), QC. The engine failed while the aircraft was on a northbound final approach. The aircraft crashed into trees south of the lake, approximately 800 feet from the shore. The pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and the four other passengers were not injured. The aircraft sustained significant damage. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was activated.

August 16, 2019

Incident at MONTREAL/PASSPORT HELICO QC (HELI)

A 9190-0084 Québec Robinson R44 (C-GSYR) from Montreal/Passport Hélico (Heli), QC (CPP8) to Montreal/Passport Hélico (Heli), QC (CPP8) called to report that their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was accidentally set off at CPP8 around 1238Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, as well as the shift manager at the Montreal regional control centre (CZUL) were notified.

August 10, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CZUL) indicated that it had learned that the signal of a 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT) had been set off. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton confirmed this information. The Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) terminal was notified. The pilot of the aircraft, a privately registered Diamond DA40 whose starting point and destination are unknown, reset the ELT at landing.

June 11, 2019

Accident at Lac Itomamo

TSB #A19Q0083: An Adventure Plane, an amateur-built seaplane on floats, was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from Lac Viceroy, QC to Lac Itomamo, QC in Monts-Valin National Park with only a pilot on board. On final approach before a landing on Lac Itomamo, the pilot experienced significant wind shear as well as a crosswind that was stronger than expected. After the floats had first touched the waters surface, the aircraft bounced. Its right wing was suddenly lifted by a wind gust, thus pushing down the left wing, which hit the surface of the water; the aircraft overturned. The pilot successfully evacuated the submerged aircraft and swam to the shore. The pilot was rescued by a boat and was uninjured. The aircraft was equipped with a 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT), but no signal was detected by JRCC after impact.

August 6, 2019

Incident at 66.5NM N KUUJJUAQ QC (CYVP) (Other operational incident)

An Air Inuit de Havilland DHC-6-300 (C-GMDC/AIE671-M) from Kangirsuk, QC (CYAS) to Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP) advised the flight service station (FSS) of a possible "save our souls" (SOS) white light flash signals 5NM West of their track, 66.5NM North of CYVP at 0235Z. Location possibly over large island. The Quebec (YQB) Flight information Centre (FIC) was advised, and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

August 15, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PASSPORT HÉLICO QC (Heli)

The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal of a 9190-0084 Québec Inc. Robinson R44 (C-GSYR) from Montreal/Passport Hélico (Heli), QC (CPP8) to Montreal/Passport Hélico (Heli), QC (CPP8) was set off by mistake while the aircraft was being cleaned. Signal heard for 2 to 3 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton was notified.

August 10, 2019

Incident at 4539N / 07119W (ELT)

The loud and clear signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by several aircraft. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified; source unknown. No impact on operations.

August 14, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC (ELT)

The area control centre (ACC) informed the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton, ON (CYTR) that emergency locator transmitter (ELT) had been set off south of QC. It was impossible to locate the source at that time. No other impact.

August 3, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton informed the Quebec flight information centre (FIC) of emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 406, belonging to a privately registered Cessna 140 from Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, QC (CST7) to Thetford Mines, QC (CSM3), that had been set off.

June 1, 2019

Incident at QUEBEC FIC / FIC DE QUÉBEC

A privately registered Cessna A185E, whose departure point and destination are unknown, accidentally activated its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) from June 1, 2019 at 2034Z to June 2, 2019 at 0554Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. No impact on operations.

August 12, 2019

Accident at 4909N / 07922W

Information was received from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. A privately registered Cub J3C-65 crashed near Val-Paradis, QC. The extent of the damage is unknown. There were two people on board: 1 deceased and 1 seriously injured.

August 2, 2019

Incident at 4632N / 07211W (ELT)

The loud and clear signal of an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was picked up by a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-301 (C-GKTA/JZA8726) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) at 13 000 ft. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

August 8, 2019

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

Multiple aircraft reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals in the vicinity of Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised. Accidental activation by a Delco Aviation Cessna 172M (C-FDRQ). Signal turned off at 1300Z.

August 1, 2019

Incident at 4717N / 07248W (ELT)

Several aircraft reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal between 1831Z and 0005Z. Source unknown. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. No impact on operations.

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