June 25, 2019

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

The tower at Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) called and asked to close the transborder flight plan of a 9351-3711 Québec Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GSBO) from St. Clair County, MI (KPHN) to Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL), which was arriving. No flight plan.

May 24, 2019

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

An American corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N574RK) from Smiths Creek, MI (KPHN) to La Macaza/Mont-Tremblant, QC (CYFJ) conducted a transborder flight without an active flight plan.

August 11, 2019

Incident at BOXUM intersection

An American corporately registered Mooney M20J (N201UJ) on a flight form Peterborough, ON (CYPQ) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) climbed 300ft without air traffic control (ATC) clearance. Less than the required separation occurred with a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FPON/JZA8610) on a flight from Sudbury, ON (CYSB) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ). No operational impact.

June 26, 2019

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

A Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-GNUE) from St. Clair County, MI (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR) departed after filing a transborder flight plan with Leidos to CYZR. Aircraft landed at CYZR and called the London, ON (YXU) flight information centre (FIC) to close the flight plan. As the flight plan was not activated, the flight plan was never sent to the YXU FIC.

June 25, 2019

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

The pilot of an American privately registered Diamond DA 62 from Smiths Creek, MI (KPHN) to London, ON (CYXU) called CYXU flight information centre (FIC) on 123.55 at CYXU and requested their transborder flight plan to be closed. The FIC only had a proposed flight plan on the aircraft. The pilot did not attempt to open the flight plan on departure from KPHN. No alerting provided.

April 14, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

An American corporately registered Piper PA-32-300 (N40784) from Toronto/Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) was observed not following the ISLND ONE DEP departure, and instead, flying a 180 degree heading. Airports queried the flight and re-cleared direct ANCOL. No operational impact.

June 6, 2018

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

On departure, a privately owned Diamond DA 42 NG (N61EP) from London, ON (CYXU) to St. Clair County International, MI (KPHN) was instructed to turn LEFT direct MARGN and on course. N61EP was observed in a right turn and required course correction. No impact to operations.

May 25, 2018

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An American, corporately registered Diamond DA 42 NG (N705JP) from London, ON (CYXU) to St. Clair County International, MI (KPHN) was assigned the London 2 Standard Instrument Departure (SID). The aircraft was observed deviating from the Standard Instrument Departure (SID) in a right turn. No impact on operations.

September 6, 2018

Accident at 1 NM WSW Port Huron (KPHN)

C-GLKX, a Cessna 340A operated by Flex Air Services, was conducting a private flight from St. Thomas Muni, ON (CYQS) to Port Huron/St. Clair County Intl, MI (KPHN) with a single pilot on board. The pilot reported a right engine (Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-NB) power loss before radio communications and radar contact were lost. The wreckage of the aircraft was later found near a baseball field, in the vicinity of KPHN. The pilot was fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed. The NTSB is investigating (Ref: CEN18FA371).

September 9, 2017

Incident at 12NM MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

After being authorized and correctly reading back an instruction to fly a heading of 030 to intercept a visual approach for Runway 06R, an American, corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N343CD), from Port Huron (KPHN), MI, to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau (CYUL), QC, flew a heading of 030 but turned left on a heading of 010 to intercept the final. By doing this, the aircraft crossed the runway centreline slightly while a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGMQ/JZA7956), from Toronto/Billy Bishop (CYTZ), ON, to Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau (CYUL),QC, was conducting a visual approach for Runway 06L. No impact on operations.

March 8, 2017

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

A privately-owned Piper PA-28R-201T, from St. Clair County International Airport (KPHN), MI, to St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, conducted a transborder flight without a flight plan.

July 29, 2017

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) entered the control zone without clearance after being told to stand-by. The aircraft passed 2NM South of the airport at 3000' Westbound.

June 4, 2017

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

An American corporately registered Piper PA-32R-301T (N8343U) on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) flew through the control zone on a London Sector Controller Jurisdiction Symbol (CJS).

April 20, 2017

Incident at 25NM NE SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

An American corporately registered Cessna 414A (N5293J), from Muskegon, MI (KMKG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) declared an emergency due to an engine malfunction. and requested a turn to an airport in the United States. The aircraft decided to divert to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) and landed at 1304Z without incident.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17O0082: N5293J, a Cessna 414A aircraft operated by Mesko LLC, was en route from Muskegon County, MI (KMKG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM). When the aircraft was 25 nautical miles North East of Sarnia, ON (CYZR), the pilot declared an emergency due to an engine malfunction. The pilot decided to divert to Port Huron/St. Clair County International, MI (KPHN) and landed at 1304Z without further incident.

July 5, 2017

Accident at JACKSON, MI (KJXN)

TSB Report#A17F0160: C-GBFY, a Cessna 182T aircraft operated by the Brampton Flying Club, was conducting a training flight from Port Huron/St. Clair County Intl, MI (KPHN) to Gary/Chicago Intl, IN (KGYY) with a pilot and a passenger on board. An intermediate stop was planned at Jackson County-Reynolds Field, MI (KJXN) to conduct touch and go takeoffs and landings. During one of the takeoffs from Runway 14 at KJXN, the aircraft reached an altitude of approximately 50 feet AGL, however was unable to climb higher. The pilot settled the aircraft back down on the runway. The aircraft touched down and porpoised three times, sustaining substantial damage to the nose landing gear and the propeller. Maintenance personnel discovered that the nose oleo strut was damaged and is proceeding to repair it. It was also noted that the aircraft recently underwent a hard landing inspection.

July 26, 2016

Incident at SHERBROOKE QC (YSC) VOR/DME

An American company-owned Bombardier BD-700-1A10 (N115TR), flying from Luton (EGGW), England, to Port Huron (KPHN), MI, was on a route other than the one known and protected by air traffic control (ATC). N115TR was flying YRI YSC COVAN ALB while the ATC known route was YRI N484A COVAN HANAA ALB. No impact on operations.

June 5, 2016

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

An American, corporately registered Gulfstream-Israel Gulfstream 200 (N818ER), from Westchester County (KPHN), NY, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, initiated a pull up on final for Runway 24L because it was not ready for landing. No impact on operations.

September 15, 2016

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

A privately registered Cessna 150C from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR) called to close their VFR flight plan. There was no active flight plan on file. A call to the U.S. flight service station (FSS) revealed they had filed but did not activate the flight plan with U.S. FSS.

September 10, 2016

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An Enbridge Employee Services Canada Inc. Eurocopter EC120B (C-GEPR) from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR) landed on a transborder flight with no active flight plan (FP). The pilot advised that a FP was filed with Lockheed Martin (LM) but was unaware that they needed to activate it. LM was contacted with the arrival.

August 21, 2016

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

A privately registered Maule M-5-235C from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR) conducted a transborder flight without an active flight plan.

June 13, 2016

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

Tower instructed an American corporately registered Gulfstream G IV (N340CX) from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to initiate an overshoot due to an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA414) from CYYZ to Montreal, QC (CYUL) slow to roll.

June 3, 2016

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A Flightexec Flight Academy Cirrus SR22 (C-GLAU) from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to London, ON (CYXU) conducted a transborder flight with no active flight plan. Pilot advised he opened with KCLE centre and flight plan was never activated.

June 1, 2016

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

An American corporately registered Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (N587FA) from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported wake turbulence at 5700ft while following a WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA279) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to CYYZ by 4.1nm. No operational impact.

January 27, 2016

Incident at 4229N/05929W

An Air Comet Dassault Falcon 2000 (MPDCS) from Westchester County, NY (KPHN) to London, England (EGGW) received oceanic clearance from Controller and read it back correctly. The aircraft climbed to FL410, which was part of the Oceanic Clearance, without an air traffic control (ATC) clearance. Safety was not compromised. No impact on operations.

July 25, 2015

Incident at 10 SW MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

While inbound for St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, a privately registered Beech E55 on a local flight from St-Hubert (CYHU), QC, declared an emergency because of a door that had opened in flight. Emergency services were called. A few moments later, the aircraft cancelled the emergency. Landing without incident at 1949Z.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15Q0109: The Beech Baron B55 was operating VFR en route from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Montreal/St-Hubert, QC airport (CYHU). While just outside the Toronto terminal, the right door opened. The pilot continued en route and declared an emergency abeam (KMSS) Massena, NY. The emergency was later cancelled. Priority was given to the aircraft to land on Runway 24R at CYHU. The aircraft landed without incident.

July 24, 2015

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

The pilot of a privately registered Van's RV-4 from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to London, ON (CYXU) called to close VFR transborder flight plan into London. No Flight Plan received from Lockheed Martin. Pilot advised filing on-line and failing to activate flight plan.

July 23, 2015

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A privately registered Cessna 182T from port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Kitchener/ Waterloo, ON (CYKF) flew transborder with no flight plan. The pilot called to close flight plan however flight plan had not been activated.

July 22, 2015

Incident at 15 NM N LONDON ON (CYXU)

A privately registered Cessna 172M filed VFR flight plan using Collaborative Flight Planning System (CFPS) for departure July 23rd, 0915Z from Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN). The aircraft with same ident was observed on radar 15NM N London, ON (CYXU) westbound July 22nd at 1435Z. After communicating with the pilot, it was determined the incorrect day and time were filed through CFPS. Amendments to flight plan were made and sent to Lockheed Martin.

February 12, 2015

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

An American corporately registered Cessna 650 (N783H) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to St. Clair, MI (KPHN) was observed crossing the Runway 23 hold line at Taxiway Q. An American corporately registered Piaggo P-180 Avanti (N589H) from St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL (KPIE) was issued missed approach instructions and returned to land at 0518Z.

August 1, 2014

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A privately registered Cessna 172G from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Oshawa, ON (CYOO) flew transborder without active VFR flight plan. Lockheed Martin confirmed flight plan filed but not opened by pilot.

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-160 from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Oshawa, ON (CYOO) flew transborder without active VFR flight plan. Lockheed Martin confirmed flight plan filed. Pilot stated he did not activate flight plan on departure.

June 29, 2014

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A VFR American corporately registered Piper PA-32-260 (N4598T) from Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN) tagged up on NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) VFR CYKF-KPHN. No flight plan on file with London flight information centre (FIC) or Lockheed Martin. Confirmed departure out of CYKF for KPHN via Technical Services Area Manager (TAM) at 1939Z.

April 14, 2014

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

A privately registered Piper PA-28-161 from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to London, ON (CYXU) flew transborder without an active flight plan. Pilot filed but failed to activate.

October 9, 2013

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

A privately registered Quad City Challenger II called to close flight plan Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR). Nothing on file pilot advised that he had activated the transborder flight plan with US FSS. Follow up with Lockheed Martin determined that they had the flight plan on file but no activation.

June 27, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

A Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC 8 400 (POE263) from Toronto/ Billy Bishop, ON (CYTZ) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) on VFR departure responded to a TCAS alert with an American privately registered Van's RV 8A from Saint-Jean, QC (CYSN) to Port Huron, MI (KPHN). The amateur built aircraft did not comply with several instructions to stay north. Traffic was passed both ways and the RV 8A reported the traffic in sight. No impact to operations.

June 20, 2013

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR)

VFR Transborder flight with a privately-registered Cessna 150 from Port Huron, Michigan (KPHN) to Sarnia, ON (CYZR) without a flight plan.

May 16, 2013

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

US FSS sent proposed VFR transboder flight plans for a privately registered Piper PA-30 departing from Port Huron, MI (KPHN) to Waterloo, ON (CYKF). CYXU FIC sent a message advising that an active flight plan should be sent when the aircraft departs. At 2105Z the pilot phoned the FIC reporting on the ground at CYKF. No active flight plan had ever been received. A phone call was made to the US FSS supervisor regarding the issue.

August 13, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GNTU, a Cirrus SR22 operated by 7710283 Canada inc., was on an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to St-Clair (KPHN). At 1115Z, the crew announced that they were returning to land at CYHU due to an unspecified problem. No emergency was declared or assistance requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 1124Z.
Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division, following takeoff, the autopilot was activated but started to fail shortly afterwards. After returning to St Hubert, the system was reset. The crew later took off and the situation did not reoccur.

October 22, 2012

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The privately-registered Mooney M-20R aircraft had just landed after a VFR flight from Port Huron (St. Clair County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) Airport (CYZR). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. reported that the aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without an active flight plan. Ops. impact -- unknown.

March 17, 2012

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The privately owned and operated Piper PA24 250 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Port Huron (US) (KPHN) to Sarnia (CYZR). Upon arriving at Sarnia, the pilot contacted London Flight Information Centre to close his flight plan. Staff at the London FIC had not received a flight plan for this aircraft from US Flight Services.

December 15, 2012

Incident at Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) Flight Information Region

After initial contact with the aircraft the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC), controllers were unable to contact TC-SAB, CC-144 (Challenger), enroute from White Plains (KPHN) to Shannon (EINN). The flight appeared to be operating normally and there was no impact on operations. Gander ACC established contact with the flight at 04:58Z.

December 23, 2011

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The American corporation registered Diamond DA42 aircraft (N805PA) was on a VFR transborder flight from St Clair County International Airport, Port Huron, Michigan, USA (KPHN) to London (CYXU). The pilot called London FIC to close their VFR flight plan but there was no flight plan on file. Upon investigation it was determined that an IFR flight plan was filed and the pilot requested to change to VFR with KMTC AFB ATC.

September 16, 2011

Incident at CORNWALL REGIONAL ON (CYCC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The American, individually-registered S.C. AEROSTAR S.A. YAK-52TW aircraft had just landed after a VFR flight from Port Huron (St. Clair County) International, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Cornwall Regional Airport (CYCC). NAV CANADA staff at Québec F.I.C. reported that the pilot called to close the transborder flight plan but Québec F.I.C. staff had no information on file for the flight. Ops. impact -- unknown. __________ Le pilote a contacté le FIC de YQB pour la fermeture de son plan de vol mais le FIC n'avait aucune information sur cette envolée.

August 11, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American, corporately-registered Kusy LLC Piper PA-32R-301 aircraft (N1030N) was on a VFR flight from Port Huron (St. Clair County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. advised that the pilot had filed a flight plan on Flightplan.com but did not activate it. The pilot later contacted London F.I.C. staff to close the transborder flight plan but none was on file. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 29, 2011

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The privately-operated 785280 Ontario Inc. Cessna 172M aircraft (C-GNVM) was conducting a VFR flight from St. Clair County International Airport, MI (USA) (KPHN) to London International Airport (CYXU). NAV CANADA staff at London FIC reported that the aircraft was allegedly flown on a transborder flight without a flight plan. The flight plan had been filed with the FAA but never opened.

June 24, 2011

Incident at 15NM southeast of Massena, NY VOR (MSS) (TCAS alert)

The American, non-citizen co-owned Bombardier Aerospace Corp. Learjet Inc. 45 aircraft (N611FX, operating as flight LXJ611) was on an IFR flight from Bedford (Laurence G. Hanscom Field) Airport, MA (U.S.A.) (KBED) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The American, state-registered New York Power Authority Hawker Beechcraft Corp. B-300 aircraft (N350NY) had just departed on an IFR flight from Massena International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KMSS) to Port Huron (St. Clair County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that while level at FL240, and after initial contact, the LXJ611 flight crew advised that they were in a climb after receiving a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). The reason was an aircraft (N350NY) in American airspace which had climbed to an altitude of 23,300 feet before descending back down to FL230. __________ Alors qu'il était en palier au FL240 et sur le contact initial, l'équipage mentionne d'être en montée suite à un avis de résolution TCAS. Source du signal: un appareil dans l'espace américain ayant monté jusqu'à 23300 pieds avant de redescendre au FL230.

May 24, 2011

Incident at GODERICH ON (CYGD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American, corporately-registered P210 Air LLC Cessna P210N aircraft (N4656K) was concluding a VFR flight from Port Huron (St. Clair County) International Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Goderich Airport (CYGD). NAV CANADA staff at London FIC reported that the aircraft was flown on a transborder flight without a valid flight plan. Upon arrival, the pilot indicated that a flight plan had been filed with Lockheed Martin and that it had been opened with Detroit Tower. London FIC staff were able to confirm that a flight plan was on file with Lockheed Martin but it had not been activated. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 28, 2011

Incident at 40 Miles North of Halifax (CYHZ)

N527JC, Gulfstream G4, enroute from Port Huron (KPHN) to Zurich (LSZH), requested a destination change due to "Passport issues". The flight was re-cleared to Teterboro (KTEB). There was no impact on operations.

October 22, 2010

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The privately-operated Savage Aircraft Sales Canada Ltd. Zlin Savage aircraft (C-IILH) was concluding a VFR flight from Port Huron (St. Clair County) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. reported that the aircraft was flown on a transborder flight without an active flight plan. The pilot apparently had filed the flight plan but it was not activated upon departure. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 29, 2010

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR) (ATM - other)

The Huron Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M aircraft (C-GUJR) concluded a VFR flight from St. Clair County International Airport, Port Huron, MI, USA (KPHN) to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) Airport (CYZR). The aircraft arrived without an active flight plan. The pilot indicated filing and opening the flight plan; however, Washington Hub staff confirmed that there was no flight plan in the system. Ops. impact - the aircraft was flown on a transborder flight without an active VFR flight plan.

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