January 20, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N133SY/SKW5910) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) taxied onto Taxiway L4 in error despite ground controls specific instructions to taxi via L and hold short of Runway 08R. Audio reviewed.

January 12, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA574) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike departing Runway 08R. Nothing found.

January 15, 2020

Incident at 110NM NW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GEGC/ACA739) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO), after entering Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZOB) airspace, elected to return to CYYZ due to an issue with the flaps. On first contact with Toronto Centre (CZY), pilot declared a PAN PAN, and advised they would be making a flapless landing and requested that the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit be standing by to check brakes. ACA739 landed at 0309Z without further incident. No impact on operations, Aviation Operations Centre (AVOPS) notified.

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.

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.

January 3, 2020

Incident at 6130N / 08113W

A Societe Air France Boeing 777-300 (AFR374) on a flight from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to climb to FL360. A Societe Air France Boeing 777-300 (AFR084) on a flight from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) readback the instruction and climbed to FL360. No impact to the operation.

August 24, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJR/ACA761) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) reported a bird strike at takeoff. A bird was found at B1 during the runway inspection. JZA8752, JZA8976, and JZA8031 were redirected to Runway 06R. No other impact on operations.

July 28, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA781) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to San Fransisco, CA (KSFO) reported a bird strike while taking off from Runway 24L. A bird was found during the inspection. Impact: two departures were delayed by 5 minutes.

January 27, 2019

Incident at 5021N / 06605W

A Swiss International Air lines Ltd. Boeing 777 300 (SWR39) from San Francisco Intl Airport, CA (KSFO) to Zurich Airport, Switzerland (LSZH) declared a medical emergency due to two sick passengers. The aircraft requested diversion to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). No impact on service.

January 29, 2019

Incident at 5145N / 07431W

A Boeing 777-300ER (N2136U/UAL58) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Washington-Dulles, VA (KIAD) requested to divert due to an ill passenger, but the aircraft did not declare an emergency. No impact on operations.

December 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-FCJZ/JZA844F) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) missed the assigned turn onto Taxiway V from M. No operational impact.

November 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKUK/JZA8267) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) reported wake turbulence on departure Runway 08R behind an Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIP/ACA568) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO).

November 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N200SY/SKW5987) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) turned onto Taxiway L without clearance. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZR/JZA8078) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) had clearance onto L and was instructed to hold short L when SKW5987 made the wrong turn. SKW5987 was issued a new clearance to Runway 26L and when clear of L, JZA8078 was instructed to continue onto L.

November 14, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Bird presence, Incursion - runway - animal)

A United Airlines Boeing 737-824 (N76515/UAL595) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) reported birds on the runway to the departure controller. After inspection, nothing was found.

September 27, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Boeing 737-824 (N77536/UAL1542) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to fly a missed approach (MA) Runway 26R due to being too close to traffic in front. As a result of the MA, traffic in position on the South Runway was unable to depart or clear the runway. A KF Cargo Convair 340 (C-GKFS/KFA574) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was given a VFR circuit and eventually landed Runway 26L at 0136Z. UAL1542 was vectored for a 2nd approach and landed Runway 26R without further issue at 0144Z.

October 5, 2019

Incident at GOREG intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-GJVT/ACA569) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) turning final for Runway 26R in the vicinity of GOREG reported a drone approximately 200 feet of their left. An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FNNW/ACA855) on a flight from London/Heathrow Intl, UK (EGLL) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) five miles in trail also reported sighting the drone at approximately 3 500 feet red in colour. Police advised.

September 13, 2019

Incident at 13NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Boeing 737-842 (N76502/UAL460) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was vectored right to a 060° heading for the area navigation (RNAV) Z 08L APPROACH. The aircraft started the right turn then veered back to the left and appeared to proceed to EMKAM. The aircraft went 0.5NM through the final approach course before joining from the North.

September 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FUWS/WJA1775) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 26L. Upon inspection, one large bird was recovered. Runway 26L re-opened at 0222Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flight crew reported bird strike on landing gear. Maintenance completed bird strike inspection with no signs or evidence of impact or ingestion. Aircraft returned to service.

September 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200 (ACA033) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued missed approach as a Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800 (FLR102) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was slow to exit with an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA568) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) waiting to depart.

September 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N456UA/UAL726) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) entered Taxiway E without authorization. No operational impact.

September 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FTWJ/WJA1774) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) continued onto Taxiway J without a clearance while on Taxiway JA. No operational impact.

August 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (C-FDJZ/JZA8840) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) reported a bird strike on departure Runway 26L.

August 16, 2019

Incident at 14NM SE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N425UA/UAL784) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) inbound on the GRIZZ6 ARRIVAL, started to close the approach at PEMSU. The aircraft was vectored out and re-sequenced for the area navigation (RNAV) Runway 26R approach. No operational impact.

August 4, 2019

Incident at 15NM SE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A319 (UAL784) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) inbound on the GRIZZ6 ARRIVAL started to close the area navigation (RNAV) 26R APPROACH at PEMSU without clearance. The aircraft was vectored off the transition and subsequently vectored back for the approach. A China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-9 (CSN329) from Guangzhou/Baiyun, China (ZGGG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was turned immediately to maintain IFR separation.

August 2, 2019

Accident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A340-313 (HBJMF/SWR8010) from Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was at Gate 64 and was struck by an Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-GHPU/ACA566) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) that was taxiing behind.
Update TSB #A19P0116: HB-JMF, an Airbus A340-300 aircraft operated by Edelweiss Air, conducted flight SWR8010 from Zurich (LSZH), Switzerland to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. Upon arrival at gate 64, HB-JMF was marshalled into the gate area, signaled to stop and set the parking brake. The engines were shut down. The ground personnel connected a tug and were preparing to tow the aircraft to the final gate parking position. Meanwhile, C-GHPU, an Air Canada Boeing 787-800 aircraft operating flight AC566 from CYVR to San Francisco Intl (KSFO), CA was taxiing westbound on JA taxiway, abeam gate 64, when the left wing tip contacted the tail section of HB-JMF. There were no injuries. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-FZWS/WJA1777) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach for Runway 08L due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed safely at 1715Z. No operational impact.

August 4, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSO/WJA1774) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) was issued instructions to taxi via M, V hold short Hotel, but turned onto Taxiway J in error.

June 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8279) on a flight from Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported encountering wake turbulence behind a United Airlines Boeing 737-800 (UAL685) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) on final to Runway 26R. JZA8279 was approximately 3.5NM in trail when reported.

August 9, 2019

Incident at ROPLA intersection

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (JZA8559) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) flew a different route than expected after ROPLA.

July 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Chartright Air Inc. Beech B300 (C-FGGE/HRT912) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Regina, SK (CYQR) flew an incorrect standard instrument departure (SID). Control action averted conflict with an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GPWG/ACA560) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO)

August 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900 (N808DN/DAL1123) on a flight from Detroit Metro/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to initiate a missed approach for Runway 26R due to a WestJet Boeing 737-76N (C-GUWS/WJA1777) on a flight from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) slow to exit. No further operational impact.

July 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCK/ACA560) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) reported foreign object debris (FOD) ahead of their aircraft and was unable to depart. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFJ/JZA8306) from Comox, BC (CQQ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) issued missed approach.

July 5, 2019

Incident at 5026N / 11521W (ELT)

Multiple aircraft, among which are a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8276) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) and an XL Airways France Airbus A330-300 (XLF042) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) picking up emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the vicinity of NORET. Source unknown. No impact on operations.

July 11, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSO/WJA1774) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) was taxiing for departure runway 26L and was given JA, J but taxied T,M.

July 1, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N423UA/UAL1451) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued taxi instructions to turn onto Taxiway R but continued to Taxiway J causing an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GQCA/ACA346) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to stop taxing.

June 14, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320 (N403UA/UAL595) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) was instructed to taxi Runway 08R via K ,V hold short H but the aircraft taxied across H.

June 12, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA 71) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to fly a missed approach due to spacing and preceding traffic missing exit taxiway.

June 3, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N461UA/UAL460) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach for Runway 08L due to a technical issue.
Update TSB #A19P0065: N461UA, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by United Airlines, was conducting flight UAL460 from San Francisco Intl (KSFO), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 139 passengers on board. When the landing gear was lowered in preparation for landing at CYVR, the flight crew received an AUTO-BRAKE FAULT on Brake and Steering Control Unit (BSCU) channels 1 and 2. The flight crew declared an emergency, and ARFF was standing by for their arrival. The aircraft landed without further incident. A post-flight maintenance inspection identified a failure of the right inboard wheel speed tachometer.

May 30, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 (N76514/UAL675) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) failed to comply with air traffic control (ATC) taxi instructions and entered Taxiway T without authorization.

May 29, 2019

Incident at 11NM E VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Boeing 737-900 (N66825/UAL1968) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was vectored to a 055° heading for the area navigation (RNAV) 08L approach, turned to an approximate heading of 010° until reaching the centreline before completing the turn. A KF Cargo Convair 340 (C-GKFG/KFA576) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) that was on the opposite base had to be slowed and given a visual approach behind UAL1968 to accommodate their approach.

May 22, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FLSS/ACA566) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) crossed the Runway 26L hold short line without air traffic control (ATC) clearance.

April 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N149SY/SKW5791) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to execute a missed approach on Runway 26R due to an unstable approach. Landed safely at 2041Z. No operational impact.

April 20, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA566) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) was taxied to D7 and cleared for take off from D7 but taxied further and departed from D9.

March 27, 2019

Incident at 1NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GZWS/WJA2153) from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MMPR) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the GRIZZ arrival and 7 miles in trail of an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FGEI/ACA2069) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) encountered wake turbulence, with about 10 degrees of aircraft roll. No operational impact.

February 15, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A319-131 (N812UA/UAL2414) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl , CA (KSFO) was observed across the hold line for Runway 08R. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900) (C-GPJZ/JZA8846) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to initiate a missed approach. UAL2414 departed Runway 08R. JZA8846 was vectored for a second approach and landed safely on Runway 08R at 0515Z. No other operational impact.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCO/ACA567) from San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a nose wheel steering issue. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 08R at 1655Z. The aircraft was towed off the runway at 1704Z. Minimal operational impact.
Update TSB Report #A19P0027: C-FKCO, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA567 from San Francisco Intl (KSFO), CA to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 146 passengers on board. After engine start at KSFO, the flight crew received a NOSE WHEEL STEERING FAULT, and successfully performed a reset. However, shortly after take-off the fault re-occurred. The flight continued to CYVR, and the flight crew declared a PAN PAN on arrival. The landing was uneventful, and the aircraft was towed to the gate. The operator’s maintenance replaced the nose wheel steering servo control valve assembly, and performed functional checks. The aircraft was returned to service.

February 7, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-8 (UAL618) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco Intl, CA (KSFO) taxied out for departure from Runway 08R and returned to the gate due to a sick passenger. Emergency services were requested to meet the aircraft at Gate 76.

January 14, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUMF/WJA186) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton International, AB (CYEG) reported a wake vortex encounter while departing approximately 2.5 miles behind a United Airlines Inc. Airbus A319 (N819UA/UAL2414) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to San Francisco International, CA (KSFO) on 15 degree diverging tracks. No operational impact.

January 5, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A United Airlines Airbus A320-232 (N457UA/UAL1752) from San Francisco Intl Airport, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was instructed to overshoot due to traffic slow to exit Runway 08L. It was vectored for a second approach and landed without further incident at 0236Z. No operational impact.

January 4, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-FSNQ/ACA205) from Calgary International, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) conducted a missed approach when on final for Runway 08L because an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FGYS/ACA567) from San Francisco International, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) was slow to exit the runway. Impact on operations: ACA205 landed at 1706Z.

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