January 19, 2021

Incident at 17NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FRWA/WJA139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported being illuminated by a green laser. No operational impact. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

Incident at 7NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A SkyLink Express Inc. Beech 1900C (C-FJXO/SLQ7824) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a lengthy laser strike and a slight deviation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

January 15, 2021

Incident at Kelowna

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GRUU/CRN811M) on a MEDEVAC flight from Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported observing a drone pass underneath the aircraft while the aircraft was on short final for Runway 16. The aircraft was 200ft above ground level (AGL) at the time of the occurrence. The tower controller immediately called 911 to notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). No operational impact.

January 18, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), at 1830Z, a Cargojet Airways Ltd. Boeing 767-328 (C-FMIJ/CJT470) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) advised of conducting an unauthorized (UNA) turn in the turnaround bay due to snow and low visibility (VIS). CJT470 requested a tug to turn it around. At 1929Z, CJT470 was turned around and was being towed off of the runway. At 1939Z, CJT470 reported off of the runway. An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPV/SST181) from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) and a Keewatin Air Beech B200 (C-FSKO/KEW204) from Wabush, NL (CYWK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) had their arrivals delayed. A First Air Aerospatiale ATR 42-320 (C-GUNO/FAB888) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Clyde River, NU (CYCY) and a First Air Aerospatiale/Aeritalia ATR 42-500 (C-FTIZ/FAB882) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Pond Inlet, NU (CYIO) had their departures delayed.

January 16, 2021

Incident at Lloydminster (Hospital) Heliport, SK (CLH6)

A Shock Trauma Air Rescue flight (STAR11), on final for Lloydminster (Hospital) Heliport, SK (CLH6), reported passing close by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at 200ft, 1/2NM east of the helipad. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

January 9, 2021

Accident at 5226N / 10351W

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-20, on skis, was on a local flight in the vicinity of Tisdale, SK, and crashed under unknown circumstances. The aircraft is reported to have flipped over shortly after a forced landing for unknown reasons. 2 souls on board. Extent of injuries unknown, but individuals are believed to be "ok". The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised, and the RCMP and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit responded. JRCC Trenton advised that the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was turned off by RCMP at their request. The ELT was armed at the time of the crash and did not go off on impact. There was no NAV CANADA involvement (i.e. no flight plan or air traffic control (ATC) involvement). Visibility was reported to be 1/8 to 1/4, with freezing fog in the area. JRCC Trenton advised that the aircraft landed for 50 meters, then nosed over and flipped. The propeller was reportedly found 30 meters away from the aircraft.

January 1, 2021

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A NOTAM was issued indicating the presence of fireworks southeast (SE) of the Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) aerodrome, stating a time period of 0530Z until 0600Z. However, fireworks were commenced at that position at 0500Z instead of 0530Z. Also, the flight service station (FSS) noticed some other fireworks near the water (approximately 0.5NM SE of the airport) and on the plateau (approximately 1NM east of airport). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised of the fireworks and the airport help desk were advised via phone and email. No impact on operations.

January 7, 2021

Incident at In the vicinity of: YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) tower observed fireworks in the sandpit area. The fireworks were continuous from 0243Z until at least 0251Z, and were about 0.5NM southwest of the threshold of Runway 10. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called, and the shift manager was advised.

January 8, 2021

Incident at 4943N / 11251W

An Excel Flight Training Incorporated Piper PA-28-151 (C-FULQ) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported 2 blue laser strikes. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Edmonton shift manager were advised. No impact to operations.

January 20, 2021

Incident at 4636N / 06456W

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FVVY) from Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) reported a laser illumination in the Richibouctou area. No injuries. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

January 12, 2021

Incident at 4555N / 06419W

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GMFF) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) reported experiencing laser strikes near Sackville, NB. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised at 0033Z. The location of the laser strikes was reported as "near Sackville, by the lake". The aircraft experienced three laser strikes from the north, in front of the aircraft as it travelled westbound, then 2 strikes from behind the aircraft as it passed by the lasers location.

January 13, 2021

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FLXL) from Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) to Moncton/Romeo Leblanc, NB (CYQM) was conducting a touch-and-go on Runway 29 when the aircraft reported experiencing a laser strike. The laser appeared to be coming from a black truck that was parked along the fence between the TC hangar and Purolator. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was advised.

November 8, 2020

Incident at 4507N / 07327W

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) contacted the Montreal area control centre (CZUL) shift manager to advise that a privately operated helicopter, burgundy in colour, was flying over Highway 15 at an altitude of 100 meters, near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, and that it was heading Northeast (NE). No aircraft was identified on radar in this sector. No impact on operations.

December 24, 2020

Incident at 14NM N Predator Ridge, Vernon, BC

An Airsprint Inc. Cessna 525B (C-FNAS/ASP473) from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a laser strike over Whitman, originating from Predator Ridge, Vernon, BC. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No operational impact.

December 21, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

At Kamloops, BC (CYKA), a Canadian Flight Centre Inc. Cessna A152 (C-GZPV) reported at approximately 0635Z, while performing continuous circuits on Runway 27, that they were struck with a green laser while on final. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

December 13, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Professional Flight Centre Cessna 172R (C-GXRG) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported being hit 2-3 times by a green laser. Each exposure lasted no more than 03 seconds. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency communications (ECOMM) was notified.

December 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The United States Border Agency informed the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower of an unauthorized drone sighting near the US/Canada border. The drone appeared to be heading northbound towards Ross Road, and was estimated to be 40 feet above ground level (AGL). At 0220Z, the United States Border Agency provided an update, reporting that the drone was observed north of the border, at 0 Avenue and Ross Road. 911 advised. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit was updated and confirmed the drone report in that vicinity as well. Two Cessnas in the circuit for Runway 07 at CYXX were instructed to conduct left hand circuits.

December 2, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised the Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) tower of an unauthorized remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) in the vicinity of Ross Road, 0 Avenue, and Huntington, up to 200ft above ground level (AGL). No operational impact.

October 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16831: A passenger on a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GVWA) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was not complying with the flight crews directions, including donning a face mask. The passenger became aggressive and verbally abusive toward the flight crew. The flight crew requested that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) meet the aircraft.

October 25, 2020

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (Water) (CAJ8)

The Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) ground controller received a telephone call from an unknown caller, who reported a float plane without power that was stranded on the Fraser River near the Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) float ramp. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were dispatched. No impact on operations.

October 23, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GPWE/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were targeted by a blue laser on the downwind for Runway 26R and again at 500ft when on final. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified. No operational impact.

October 21, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

The crew of a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3106) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised that they were returning to the gate due to an unruly passenger. The pilot requested assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RCMP were notified and the passenger was removed from the aircraft. No impact on operations.

October 18, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

A firework was shot in front of a BP Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GHBM) from Penticton, BC (CYYF) to Penticton, BC (CYYF) while the aircraft was in the right downwind for Runway 34. The firework may have originated from the school field west of Penticton hospital. There was no damage to the aircraft. The incident was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

October 6, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A 1206220 B.C. Ltd. Maule M-6-235 (C-FJCD) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Delta/Delta Heritage Air Park, BC (CAK3) was told to line up for Runway 19. The tower observed the pilot turning onto Runway 25. The tower told the pilot to hold position. A Heli-College Canada Training Inc. Robinson R22 Beta (C-FBXR) was on final for Runway 19 and was pulled up to allow C-FJCD time to reposition and depart. At the time, Runway 25 at Taxiway H was blocked with a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter, due to a SWAT team practising tactical entry and exits into the helicopter. No further operational impact.

October 1, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

At Langley, BC (CYNJ), a Skyquest Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GCKA) reported being struck with a green laser while in the circuit for Runway 01. The location was at approximately YNJ/238/1.5. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised. The RCMP proceeded to the reported area, but were unable to find the source. No operational impact.

September 18, 2020

Accident at 8NM SE Telkwa

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) contacted the Smithers flight service station (FSS) regarding a reported crash of a privately registered Piper PA-28-140 from Smithers, BC (CYYD) to Smithers, BC (CYYD) near Telkwa, BC. Two persons onboard survived with only minor injuries reported. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria, the CACA, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.

September 5, 2020

Accident at 4920N / 12124W

The Vancouver (VR) area control centre (ACC) shift manager was advised through the Penticton (YF) flight service station (FSS) of an overdue privately registered Cessna 172 on a VFR flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). During the initial search, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria contacted the FSS regarding an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal associated with the Cessna 172. The aircraft had crashed 6.5NM Southeast (SE) of Hope, BC. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attended, with the sole occupant surviving.
UPDATE: TSB Report #A20P0088: A privately operated Cessna 172 was on a cross country VFR flight from Qualicum Beach, BC (CAT4); Sechelt, BC (CAP3); Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK); Princeton, BC (CYDC); Oliver, BC (CAU3); with an ultimate destination of Castlegar, BC (CYCG). Shortly after departure from CAT4, the pilot elected not to fly into Sechelt, BC, due to poor visibilities and low ceilings, and continued on to Pitt Meadows, BC, where the ceilings were about 1 500 feet AGL, and from there towards Hope, BC, where the ceilings lowered to about 1 000 feet AGL. When 6.5 NM SE of Hope, BC, the aircraft collided with trees. JRCC received a signal from the aircraft’s 406 MHz ELT, and the pilot also triggered an SOS signal on the SPOT network, and RCMP were dispatched to the accident site. The pilot received minor injuries and walked from the accident site to Highway 03, where the RCMP found them. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; there was no post-impact fire.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16791: A privately registered Cessna 172 began its flight with a planned route of: Courtney Airpark, BC (CAH3) to Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (CYDC) to Princeton, BC (CYDC) to Castlegar/West Kootenay, BC (CYCG). Due to low clouds, the aircraft did not land in CAP3, and instead landed in CYPK for refuelling. The aircraft departed CYPK, following the highway to CYDC. At 2500 feet above sea level (ASL), the pilot noticed clouds ahead getting lower. They decided to turn around and land for a full stop at either Hope, BC (CYHE) or Chilliwack, BC (CYCW) until the clouds cleared or the cloud ceiling raised. While performing the turn, the aircraft began losing altitude, so the pilot raised the nose to best angle for climb at full power. The aircraft continued to lose altitude despite this and they braced for impact. The aircraft crashed into the forest.

August 30, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Runway 26R was active as the primary arrival runway at Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) footage indicated the presence of a recycling centre fire approximately 4NM final for Runway 26R. No RPAS authorization was issued by NAV CANADA. No RPAS sighting reports by other aircraft. Event detected and reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by CYVR. No operational impact.

August 25, 2020

Incident at 14NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA139) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on approach at 4500 feet and 14NM final for Runway 08L, was struck by a green laser for 1 minute. Incident was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Surrey. Laser originated from a high-rise 2 blocks west of King George Boulevard. Approximate coordinates were N481027 W1225056.

August 21, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

At Penticton, BC (CYYF), a kite was observed flying on Wrights Beach - South of CYYF on the approach and departure path to the airport. The is a hazard to fire traffic. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called.

Incident at 0.25NM S PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

At 0.25NM from Penticton, BC (CYYF), a kite surfer was observed in the approach path for Runway 34. The kite surfer was conflicting with the primary flight path of active forest fire helicopters departing into wind and returning for fuel from an active fire just Southeast of the airport. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

May 1, 2020

Incident at 0.7NM SW Cloverdale Race Track

A Sea Land Air Management Ltd. Diamond DA 20-A1 (C-FPME) reported a 6 foot wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) 0.7 southwest of the Cloverdale Race Track at 1300ft. The UAV was reported to be only 100ft below C-FPME. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised and a unit was dispatched.

July 27, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

The pilot of a privately registered Piper PA-28-151 from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Langley, BC (CYNJ) called to close their fight plan at 0700Z (the estimated time of arrival (ETA) was 0523Z). The aircraft had landed safely and the pilot had forgotten to close the flight plan. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were both involved with the search.

June 29, 2020

Accident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A U. Me N Kob Services Inc. Cessna 175 (C-FKOB) from Sechelt, BC (CAP3) to Pitt Meadows, BC (Water) (CAJ8) landed safely, then became lodged on the rocks at the shoreline while water taxiing toward the float ramp. Both people on board were safe, but requested assistance to reach the shore.
Update TSB report #A20P0063: C-FKOB, a privately operated Cessna 175 on floats, was conducting a leisure flight from Pitt Meadows Waterdrome (CAJ8), BC, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger. After landing, the aircraft was water taxiing to the ramp. The aircraft was unable to access the ramp due to the current of the river and the pilot initiated a turn to avoid colliding with a pylon in the water. The right hand wing struck a tree and pivoted the aircraft into the rocky shoreline. The pilot contacted Pitt Meadows tower for assistance. Local RCMP and emergency services responded. There were no injuries and the ELT did not activate. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

June 25, 2020

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operator was scheduled to fly in the Penticton, BC (CYYF) control zone (CZ). No call was made to CYYF at the commencement of the flight. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called the flight service station (FSS) to ask about RPAS activity, as they had received a complaint in the area. The FSS contacted the operator, who confirmed they had been flying, and were unaware that they had to call the FSS first. No impact to operations.

June 6, 2020

Incident at 4NM VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was reported to Victoria Airport Security in the vicinity of Merridale Cider company. The RPAS was reported at 5 miles final Runway 09 to the west of Victoria Airport. No altitude reported and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. No operational impact.

June 11, 2020

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

Aviation Incident Report #16650: The crew of a WestJet de Havilland DHC-8-400 (C-GEWO) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kamloops, BC (CYKA) became suspicious of the interaction between 2 passengers travelling together. Flight crew arranged for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the flight through the CYKA tower. RCMP met the flight and questioned the two individuals.

June 6, 2020

Accident at 4910N / 12228W

The Vancouver (VR) Area Control Centre (ACC) shift manager advised of a reported missing aircraft, an International Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-FCCV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was contacted. They confirmed that a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) search and rescue (SAR) was underway along the Fraser River. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the National Operations Centre (NOC) were advised.
Update: TSB Report #A20P0060: On 06 June 2020, Cessna 172M (registration C-FCCV), operated by International Flight Centre Inc., was conducting a local training flight from Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, with 1 student and 1 flight instructor onboard. At 13:12 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), the aircraft disappeared from the radar over the Fraser River, at approximately 11 NM ESE of Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC. The aircraft was last recorded travelling eastbound at an altitude of 200 feet above water, with a ground speed of 80 knots. The aircraft remains missing and the fate of the crew is unknown; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is leading the search.

February 6, 2020

Accident at 24NM SW HOUSTON, BC (CAM5)

TSB Report #A20P0019: C-GMPN, an Aerospatiale AS350-B3 operated by RCMP Air Services, was conducting policing activities 24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC with 3 persons on board. Also operating in the area were two RCMP operated RPAS units. During low level flight (below 300 feet AGL), the helicopter and 1 RPAS (FLIR SkyRanger R60 - 2.4 kg) collided. The helicopter suffered some initial vibration and the pilot completed a precautionary landing on a road without further incident. Maintenance staff found damage primarily to the main rotor blades along with superficial damage on the tail boom and tail rotor. The effected components were removed as per the maintenance manual for repairs or overhaul as required. The RPAS was destroyed. There were no injuries to persons in the aircraft or on the ground.

April 22, 2020

Incident at Coquitlam BC

Aviation Incident Report #16598: Member of the public reported that a helicopter was flying over 3100 Dayanee Springs Blvd, Coquitlam, and that the radius over the rooftops was low. Additionally, the aircraft sounded its police sirens more than 4 times while conducting two circling events over the Westwood plateau and Dayanee Springs areas. Aircraft was black and dark green and resembled a military helicopter, and appeared to have the word "Sherriff" written on its sides. The actions of the aircraft prompted some citizens to call the local police, who were unaware of anything going on, and numerous people came out on their balconies to see what was happening due to the police sirens sounding from this helicopter. Given that the helicopter did not appear to belong to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or local police, citizens were quite concerned as to who actually owns the helicopter and who was operating it in that fashion (i.e. flying low and sounding police sirens). A later research by Transport Canada officials at headquarters determined the aircraft to have been a Los Angeles County Sheriff Eurocopter AS 332L1 (N951LB) from Langley, BC (CYNJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report: The Coquitlam, BC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported a helicopter flying, for a second day in a row, low over Coquitlam, BC whilst using sirens such as police sirens. The helicopter has a Sheriff sign on it, black-dark green-light green, and also says "Los Angeles County" on side. The main concern is the use of police sirens. It is reported that there are Twitter feeds and video footage from private individuals. The RCMP also has footage.

April 23, 2020

Incident at 4NM NANAIMO AIRPORT (CYCD)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGCI/JZA8265) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) that was turning 4NM final for Runway 16 reported a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) at the same altitude, just off their left wing. Pilot advised it was close to the aircraft and that it was black, small to medium in size, and looked like a personal use drone. No operational impact. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

March 5, 2020

Incident at Surrey, BC

Aviation Incident Report #16557: A member of the public reported that at approximately 0850Z, a helicopter was flying low over the Surrey (Fleetwood area)and circling. The aircraft was allegedly flying very low and was very loud. The individual went outside to see but could not spot the aircraft. It was alleged that the aircrafts anti-collision lights were not illuminated. Eventually the helicopter switched their lights back on while continuing to circle. The individual thought that the aircraft belonged to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and called them to file a complaint.

April 8, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKPT/ACA309) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a laser strike from the New Westminster area while on final for Runway 26R. It was reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

March 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report #16556: The flight crew of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSX) on a flight to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) advised mid-flight that a passenger was being verbally abusive towards flight attendants after being told they would no longer be served alcohol. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were arranged to meet the aircraft in YVR. Passenger escorted off the aircraft.

February 10, 2020

Accident at MERRITT BC (CAD5)

The Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) received a call from the Merritt, BC (CAD5) airport maintainer at 0915Z advising of a crash on the runway at CAD5 and that the runway will be closed until 1600Z. Aircraft involved was a privately registered advanced ultralight Zenair Stol CH 701. Emergency vehicles were already on site. Kamloops sector controller notified and NOTAM issued.
Update TSB Report #A20P0021: Shortly after takeoff from Runway 21 late in the afternoon, a Zenair CH 701 STOL advanced ultralight, C-IHAN, impacted the left side runway edge in a nose down attitude. The pilot was trapped in the cockpit due to crushing damage incurred to the forward cabin area. The ELT signal was not triggered and the time of the occurrence with reduced daylight, precluded a timely emergency response. The pilot was reported missing and the RCMP initiated a search of the Merritt area establishments, and pinged the pilots cell phone for location. The aircraft was eventually spotted on the runway edge at the airport in the early morning hours with its tail in the air. The pilot was alive, conscious, but suffering from the cold, and serious injuries. He was extricated from the wreckage and taken to hospital. This was the first flight in the aircraft after the pilot purchased it. The aircraft had been delivered and reassembled the previous day.

February 2, 2020

Incident at 1NM E PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A privately registered Cessna 170B from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported being struck by a green laser from the south while travelling westbound over the Lougheed Highway at 1500 above sea level (ASL). The laser originated from an industrial complex 1 mile East of CYPK. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and shift manager notified.

January 27, 2020

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

During routine airfield inspection, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) noticed a pedestrian walking across Taxiway A to airport infield. The pedestrian was stopped and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called. No impact on operations.

June 6, 2020

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12 (SST304) from Montréal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a bird strike after landing on Runway 27. The runway was inspected, no foreign object debris (FOD) was found. No operational impact.

February 15, 2020

Incident at 14NM OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

On final for Runway 25, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8013) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) reported that it had been attacked by a laser coming from 3 NM to the right of 4528N/7517W. JZA8013 requested the presence of medical staff upon arrival, since one of the crew members had been injured. JZA8013 made it to the ground without incident.
Update TSB Report #A20O0017: Approximately 14 miles from Ottawa (CYOW), the flight crew of Jazz flight JZA8013, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 (C-GEWQ) aircraft, received a green laser strike in the cockpit which reportedly hit the First Officer (F/O) in the eyes. The F/O, who was the pilot flying, passed control of the aircraft to the Captain. The flight crew hit the Ident button to capture their position and advised ATC of incident, the RCMP were also made aware. The Captain requested EMS, because the F/Os eyes were irritated. The fight landed normally and the F/O was met by EMS at the gate, and transported to the Ottawa General hospital for further observation.

February 6, 2020

Accident at 24NM SW HOUSTON, TX (CAM5)

TSB Report #A20P0019: C-GMPN, an Aerospatiale AS350-B3 operated by RCMP Air Services, was conducting policing activities 24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC with 3 persons on board. Also operating in the area were two RCMP operated RPAS units. During low level flight (below 300 feet AGL), the helicopter and 1 RPAS (FLIR SkyRanger R60 - 2.4 kg) collided. The helicopter suffered some initial vibration and the pilot completed a precautionary landing on a road without further incident. Maintenance staff found damage primarily to the main rotor blades along with superficial damage on the tail boom and tail rotor. The effected components were removed as per the maintenance manual for repairs or overhaul as required. The RPAS was destroyed. There were no injuries to persons in the aircraft or on the ground.

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