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.

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.

July 25, 2020

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna A185E on a flight to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) reported when on final for Runway 24 at 2326Z, however, no report was made when the aircraft was off of the runway. After arranging a ramp check with the Black Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit, the flight service station (FSS) was able to confirm the aircrafts safe arrival with a local at 2341Z.

January 18, 2020

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE244) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was inbound for Runway 34. At 1613Z, MPE244 called the tower and requested to be met by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for a passenger who was harassing another passenger. The tower advised the RCMP and instructed the firehall to meet the RCMP at the security gate, so that both units could meet MPE244 on the apron. At 1633Z, MPE244 landed safely and was met by the RCMP and an airport vehicle (RED1). No further impact to operations.

July 5, 2020

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dispatch asked flight service station (FSS) if they had noticed any fireworks during the night. They said there was a report of fireworks near the runway at Iqaluit, NU (CYFB). The FSS did not see any fireworks during the night and was to update the RCMP if they did. RCMP patrolling the area. No impact on operations.

June 24, 2020

Incident at CREE LAKE (Crystal Lodge) / Midgett Field SK (CKS8)

At 0149Z, a privately registered Beech V35B from Edmonton/Josephburg, AB (CFB6) to Cree Lake (Crystal Lodge), SK (CKS8) was reported overdue by a responsible person. A communications search was initiated. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) were notified. At 0918Z, the JRCC advised that a Lockheed C-130 Hercules was dispatched. At 1246Z, the JRCC and RCMP reported that the aircraft was found safe at Cree Lake.

June 23, 2020

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. Beech 200 (CWA922) on a flight to Lethbridge, AB (CYQL), while on right base, was hit 3 times by a green laser originating from downtown Lethbridge at 0917Z. No injuries were reported by the pilot. The pilot considered the laser attack as intentional. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Lethbridge Police, Air Traffic Operations Specialist (ATOS) (shift manager (SM) designate), and the area control centre (ACC) controller were notified.

June 14, 2020

Incident at STONY RAPIDS SK (CYSF)

The pilot of a privately registered Cessna A185E on a flight to Stony Rapids, SK (CYSF) reported they were on final for Runway 06 at CYSF at 1628Z. No call was made once the aircraft was off of the runway. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unit of Black Lake was contacted to confirm that the aircraft had landed safely, but before they were able to verify, the pilot of the Cessna A185E called to depart for La Ronge, SK (CYVC) at 1650Z. RCMP reported that C-FVZA landed safely at 1802Z. (Duplicate AOR 264640 deleted after information merged)

May 24, 2020

Accident at 16NM NW MOOSOMIN MARSHALL MCLEOD FIELD SK (CJB5)

TSB Report #A20C0046: An unregistered Airborne Windsports basic ultralight departed in the vicinity of Wapella, SK for a local flight. Approximately 200 yards from the takeoff point, the ultralight collided with powerlines at approximately 120 feet AGL. The RCMP contacted TSB and reported that the pilot had minor injuries and they were being transported to the hospital for further examination.

May 26, 2020

Incident at 6NM SE WHITEHORSE/ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A caller reported a crash of an aircraft on the approach for Runway 32L at Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) as the aircraft flew over a residential community at the tree line. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, in coordination with the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), called seeking information on a downed aircraft. All aircraft were then accounted for on the frequency and it appeared no crash had occurred. The RCMP are actively investigating and eye witnesses have identified the aircraft as a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY). The violation occurred just outside of the CYXY tower airspace, so initially no AOR was filed. Event was reported on May 29th due to RCMP investigation. Aircraft landed at CYXY at 2112Z.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16628: A Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) descended to tree top height, 50 to 75 feet above ground level (AGL), in a residential area over 5NM from the nearest airport. The aircraft was not actively engaged in an approach or landing, and had no legal reason to be below 500 feet AGL. The aircraft made a series of steep turns at low altitude that endangered the general public. Non-flying members of the neighbourhood were panicked enough to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP have taken statements from locals. The aircraft engaged in dangerous operation and created terror and panic in a residential area. The pilot of the aircraft has a history of stunting that they actively track on their Instagram. This was a highly dangerous act that contravened multiple Regulations and is considered completely unacceptable by the community, and is a highly concerning activity when displayed by a commercial outfit and a commercial pilot.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16629: An individual reported that a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) descended below tree level (within 75 feet of the ground) on their front yard and did a steep turn on the driveway below tree line and then flew up and buzzed the trees, before heading South towards CYXY. No smoke was visible and no mechanical issues were visible. The individual worried that due to the aircrafts proximity to their house, they could have been seriously injured or killed if the aircraft had crashed in their yard.
UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report #16630: An individual reported that while walking in a residential neighbourhood South of Whitehorse, YT (Nansen Road and Harvey Road) just after 2105Z, they saw a Nomad Air Short Brothers SC-7 Skyvan Series 3 (C-GTBU) from Atlin, BC (CYSQ) to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) flying unusually low at the tree line heading southbound. Due to the low elevation, the individual was not sure whether or not the aircraft was in trouble. The aircraft turned direction, and headed South directly along Harvey Road and straight toward the individual and their family. The aircraft was coming in fast and low, descending to power line level as it approached. The individual and their family ran away as they thought the aircraft was going to land on the road they were walking, and braced themselves for what they thought would be an imminent crash. The aircraft passed by overhead low enough to see it clearly and identify it. At that point it went eastward, toward the Alaska Highway, flying at tree level. The individual proceeded to call 911 to report the incident. Other people in the neighbourhood also witnessed the event.

May 12, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: LA CRETE AB (CFN5)

A privately registered Bell 206B from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to La Crete, AB (CFN5) became overdue on its flight plan. Communications search was conducted through CommSearch terminated phase (aircraft not located/search passed to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton (CYTR)). Pilot called to close flight plan in CFN5 at 0002Z (the estimated time of arrival (ETA) on the flight plan was 2002Z), and advised that they had been delayed due to weather. JRCC Trenton and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No further impact to operations.

May 1, 2020

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

At 0650Z, a Perimeter Aviation Swearingen SA227-AC (PAG11) from Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) to Thompson, MB (CYTH) was inbound to CYTH and requested the flight service specialist to call the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to meet the aircraft on Apron 1 due to a passenger on board who was intoxicated and unruly. The specialist contacted the RCMP, and the RCMP and paramedics met PAG11 on Apron 1 at 0700Z. Emergency vehicles left with the unruly passenger at 0715Z.

February 6, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Aviation Incident Report #16537: A guest aboard a WestJet de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEG) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was causing a disturbance during the safety demonstration in CYEG. Once flight was airborne, the passenger became aggressive and had to be moved to a different seat. The passenger was also causing interference with crew member duties throughout flight. Captain requested for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer after landing. 911 was called and made arrangements on arrival.

March 18, 2020

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT) (Communication error, Incursion - runway - vehicle)

While responding to an incident at Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT), a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) emergency response vehicle arrived late, after vehicles ST20 and RED1 escorted the other vehicles onto the runway. The RCMP vehicle proceeded onto the runway without communication with the Flight Service Station (FSS) and without an escort. FSS advised ST20 they had another +1. After the incident was resolved, the officers were asked to come and speak to the FSS on duty to review airport emergency procedures and vehicle control service protocol. No impact to operations. (Reference CADORS 2020C1087 / AOR 263074-V1).

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Aviation Incident Report # 16572: A guest was witnessed by crew members of a WestJet flight leaving their seat and going into the aft lavatory. Upon exiting the lavatory, an odor of cigarette smoke was present which was confirmed by crew. Crew confirmed that they had a conversation with the guest who admitted to smoking. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the aircraft upon arrival at gate, boarded the aircraft and escorted the guest off.

March 10, 2020

Incident at 1.2NM SE IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

An off duty Flight Service Station (FSS) reported a small four-rotor black remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operating at low level near water-booster station 2, inside the restricted area (0FT). The RPAS operator did not make arrangements or contact the FSS. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised.

March 7, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Alberta Central Airways Ltd. Beech B200 (C-FSUG) from Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG), on the approach for Runway 30, reported a green laser strike. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. No impact to the operation.

February 27, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Alberta Central Airways Beech B200 (C-FSUG) from Hinton/Jasper-Hinton, AB (CEC4) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a laser strike on final for Runway 30. Laser strike checklist followed. Shift manager informed and advised they will contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

February 18, 2020

Accident at 4NM ENE YELLOWKNIFE NT (Water) (CEN9)

An Ahmic Air Ltd. Cessna A185F (C-GPHO) from Yellowknife, NT (Water) (CEN9) to Whati, NT (CEM3) departed from the ice strip for CEM3. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot issued a mayday call and reported that they were crashing, and 30 seconds later the pilot reported that they were down about a mile Northwest of the Yellowknife golf course and were evacuating the aircraft. It was reported that there were no injuries, and that the aircraft was in bad shape. There was no good position report to give as they were non-transponder and pilot was not sure of their position. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), City Fire and ambulance all responded.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20W0015: C-GPHO, an Ahmic Air Ltd. ski equipped Cessna 185F was operating from the Yellowknife Ice Strip (CEN9), NT to Whati (CEM3), NT. The aircraft suffered a loss of engine power (Teledyne Continental Motors IO-520-D) shortly after take-off and conducted a forced approach into trees. There were no injuries to the passenger or pilot. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

February 3, 2020

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Communication error)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-FMPK) from The Pas, MB (CYQD) to Island Lake, MB (CYIV), while taxiing for departure at CYQD, was told of a vehicle on the runway. No response from vehicle when called several times to get off runway. Aircraft determined runway clear and departed. After aircraft departed, vehicle called off runway and said they were actually on an access road and did not hear any calls.

January 18, 2020

Incident at ADSAL intersection

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-300 (MPE245) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), on the approach for Runway 16, reported a green laser strike. Yellowknife Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised. No impact to the operation.

January 29, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (SWG508) from Cancun, Mexico (MMUN) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was inbound to CYEG descending through 7000 feet when they reported being struck by a green laser from southeast Edmonton area. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. No impact to operations.

January 19, 2020

Incident at 6347N / 06837W

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPV/SST181) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) reported that it was going back to CYFB and landing due to an unspecified problem. No emergency declared and no assistance requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 1525Z. No impact on operations.

Accident at SHAMATTAWA MB (CZTM) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing, a Perimeter Aviation Fairchild SA227-AC (C-FJTS/PAG415) on a flight from Thompson, MB (CYTH) to Shamattawa, MB (CZTM) slid off the runway. Minor damage and no injuries. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The operator has indicated that the aircraft registration for this occurrence should be for C-GWVH, not C-FJTS.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0005: C-GWVH, a Fairchild SA227-AC operated by Perimeter Aviation LP as flight PAG415, departed Thompson (CYTH) MB for Shamattawa (CZTM) MB with 12 passengers and 2 crew members. During the landing rollout on Runway 19 at approximately 60 knots, aircraft directional control was lost and the aircraft encountered a runway excursion to the right and collided with a snow berm at a groundspeed of less than 20 knots. The right hand propeller (MT Propeller MTV-27-1) made contact with a snow berm and shattered upon impact. RCMP responded to the scene. The ELT did not activate and there were no injuries. A NOTAM was issued closing the airport until the aircraft was removed from the runway. The aircraft sustained damage to the left engine nacelle, nose gear doors, and right propeller. The reported runway condition at the time of occurrence was 100% compacted snow. Data retrieved from the aircrafts navigation system indicated the winds were 255 degrees at 18 knots on short final prior to touchdown.

January 1, 2020

Incident at In the vicinity of: IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Other operational incident)

Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) reported that red emergency flares were fired from the beach. No reported emergencies. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

Incident at 0.8NM E IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) was observed approximately 0.8NM E of Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) over the plateau. No known authorization. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

Incident at 2NM SE Dead Dog Lake (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

Fireworks observed at Dead Dog Lake, NU. Maximum height approximately 100ft. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised.

July 19, 2020

Incident at 4523N / 06555W

At 2020Z, a Fundy Cessna 150 Flying Club Ltd. Cessna 150K (C-FBJS) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Saint John, NB (CYSJ) was conducting a local flight when they reported a yellow coloured remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), about 1 meter in size, flying 1000ft below them, around 4 to 4.5NM North of CYSJ. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) advised at 2035Z.

June 8, 2020

Incident at 1NM E Amherst, Nova Scotia

The pilot of a Moncton Flight College Cessna 172S (C-FUWL) from Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM) to Greater Moncton/Romeo LeBlanc, NB (CYQM), reported encountering a green laser. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was advised.

March 7, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

After landing and taxiing to the main apron, a Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GKQD/POE217) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Fredericton, NB (CYFC) requested assistance due to an unruly passenger. Airport security and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified. The shift manager was also notified. No impact to operations.

March 4, 2020

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Jazz Bombardier CL-600 2B19 (JZA8507) from Fredericton, NB (CYFC) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was in position for departure from Runway 27 and indicated they needed to return to the main apron due to an unruly passenger. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Airport Security were notified. JZA8507 subsequently departed at 2103Z. No impact on operations.

September 5, 2019

Incident at 4930N / 07730W

An RCMP Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-RGMQ/SST107) on a flight from Sanikiluaq, NU (CYSK) to Kingston, ON (CYGK) reported a loss of pressurization and requested a descent from FL300 to 10 000 ft. The aircraft did not declare an emergency. The aircraft later requested to divert to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW). No impact on operations.

January 15, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPO) from Montreal/St-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Washington-Dulles International, VA (KIAD) climbed to 6000 feet when the aircraft was only cleared up to 5000 feet.

February 24, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

Aviation Incident Report #15897: 2 passengers onboard a WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-GVWA) from Los Cabos, Mexico (MMSD) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) were verbally abusive to the cabin crew members and non compliant with directions. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were requested to meet the flight on arrival to CYLW. Both passengers were taken into custody and the crew completed police reports.

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