February 27, 2018

Accident at KINGSTON ON (CYGK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB Report #A18O0030: C-FGEK, a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by Fly Kingston Airways, was on a local training flight from Kingston, ON (CYGK) with one student pilot on board. Upon completion of the training, the pilot returned to CYGK and during the landing, the propeller struck the ground; the nose wheel then collapsed. The student pilot was not injured, however the aircraft was substantially damaged.
A Fly Kingston Airways Cessna 152 (C-FGEK) on a local flight from Kingston, ON (CYGK) and landing at Kingston, ON (CYGK) crashed on Runway 19. Operational impact: Runway 01/19 was subsequently closed.

September 19, 2016

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

At 1746Z, a FlyCanadian Inc. Cessna 152 (C-FGEK) called Timmins, ON (YTS) and advised that they would be conducting a no radio (NORDO) flight from Lindsay, ON (CNF4) to Muskoka, ON (CYQA), departing CNF4 at 1756Z with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) into CYQA of 1856Z. The flight service station (FSS) informed C-FGEK that they would be included as traffic from 1851Z until 1906Z. At 1848Z, C-FGEK called to advise that they had landed at CYQA at 1843Z. Being so early on their ETA, they had not been included as traffic information at all. No impact on operations.

April 15, 2015

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

A Flycanadian Cessna 152 (C-FGEK) from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) to Lindsay, ON (CNF4) had a radio with unreadable transmissions. Receivers seemed to be malfunctioning as well.

February 1, 2015

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

The pilot of a Flycanadian Cessna 152 (C-FGEK) on a local flight from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) reported 16 NM south inbound to land and also advised that a Flycanadian Cessna 152 (C-GBQN) on a local flight from Muskoka, ON (CYQA) was 5 NM south inbound and had a radio failure. C-FGEK did not have C-GBQN in sight. C-GBQN was confirmed landing safely by Airport Manager (APM). No operational impact.

June 23, 2012

Incident at LINDSAY ON (CNF4)

UPDATE Supplemental Information received from Trenton JRCC SARSUM: A1 - 231610Z. ELT 406 C-FGEK A78DF00412Forced landing (442220N 0785166W - Lindsay). London FIC reports forced landing of aircraft C-FGEK near Lindsay. 1 POB with no injuries. Landed in field 5 miles West of airport. ACC, ambulance and police notified. No assistance required. Case closed.
The Canadian Academy of Flight Cessna 152 aircraft (C-FGEK) was on a local VFR flight from Lindsay Airport (CNF4). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. advised that the Lindsay Airport Manager had telephoned to report that an aircraft had made a forced landing near Lindsay Airport. No injuries were reported. The Canadian Academy of Flight and the Lindsay Airport Manager were in the process of ascertaining the aircraft's location. The Airport Manager reported that the aircraft was equipped with a 406MHz ELT. All information was passed to J.R.C.C. Trenton staff for their search assistance. The Toronto ACC Shift Manager was informed. The aircraft was not on an active flight plan.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations - East [2012/06/26]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI advised that the C.F.I. prepared a detailed report on the solo ab-initio student pilot's off-airport landing (due to carburettor ice) and submitted an acceptable corrective action plan (CAP). An Aircraft Maintenance CASI will follow-up on this occurrence as well. No further action from Flight Operations - East at this time.

July 15, 2011


The Canadian Academy of Flight Inc. Cessna 152 aircraft (C-FGEK) was concluding a local VFR flight from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF). NAV CANADA staff at Waterloo Tower reported that the aircraft landed on runway 14. The pilot reported observing a group of small birds over the runway threshold and the runway. The pilot reported that his aircraft did not hit any but he also observed several dead birds on the runway, so a bird strike must have occurred recently. No other pilots/flight crews of other aircraft reported seeing or striking birds. Tower staff changed the active runway to runway 08. Airfield Maintenance staff retrieved one (1) carcass of a small bird {species information not provided}. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 18, 2010

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

The Journey Air Ltd. Cessna 152 aircraft (C-FGEK) was departing from Windsor International Airport (CYQG). The aircraft rejected the take-off and taxied clear of the runway. No reason was given for the rejected take-off and the aircraft returned to the operator's location at the airport. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 3, 2007


UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2008/01/11]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the operator's C.F.I. and the student pilot involved about this occurrence. This occurrence was referred for further investigation.
The Journey Air Limited Cessna C-152 aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin unknown] to Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). The aircraft was observed flying extremely low over nearby road before it landed on runway 15 (closed by NOTAM) prior to the airport's official hours of operation with a roughly 11 kph tailwind. The aircraft skidded off of the runway (near the threshold of runway 33) leaving an approximately 60 foot skid mark on the runway and an approximately 90 foot trail into the grass. Ops. impact -- a vehicle on bird scare duties vacated runway 08/26 and returned to the main apron. The pilot reportedly was not injured or shaken up. Damage -- unknown.

April 12, 2007

Incident at 25NM northeast of Windsor

The Journey Air Ltd. Cessna C-152 aircraft was on a local VFR flight from Windsor Airport (CYQG). The pilot contacted Windsor Tower from a position roughly 25NM northeast of the airport, unsure of his position. The pilot was advised to follow the Lake St. Clair shoreline to the airport. The aircraft's location was confirmed via Detroit Tracon. The aircraft subsequently landed without incident at 1727Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

March 6, 2007

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2007/04/02]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with operator's C.F.I. about this occurrence. The CASI was advised that on the return leg of her solo cross-country flight, the solo student pilot became disoriented and requested radar assistance through London F.S.S. After some manoeuvring, the student pilot was able to identify the town of Chatham and subsequently orient herself at the approximate same time as she was given a vector to steer for Windsor. The first two legs of the flight (CYQG-CYQS?CYXU) were uneventful but, on the third flight leg (from CYXU-CYQG), the student pilot had difficulty in identifying en-route landmarks. In a subsequent interview, the student pilot was unable to recall the sequence of events but she conducted a number of turns and descended from 4,500 feet to 2,500 feet to try to identify her location. It is likely that these turns contributed to the student pilot becoming disorientated. The student pilot was unable to clarify why she could not see either Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair. The F.T.U. provided additional dual navigation training to the student pilot. After some local solo practice, the student pilot satisfactorily re-did her solo cross-country flight (CYQG-CYQS-CYXU-CYQG) on 2007/03/11. On 2007/03/23, the student pilot successfully completed her Private Pilot Licence flight test. The CASI views this occurrence as an isolated incident. Additional training prevented a re-occurrence. The CASI recommended no further action (on behalf of General Aviation).
The Journey Air Ltd. Cessna C-152 aircraft was on a VFR flight from St. Thomas Municipal Airport (CYQS) to Windsor Airport (CYQG). The pilot contacted London F.S.S. staff requesting assistance because the pilot had become disoriented. London F.S.S. staff co-ordinated with Windsor Tower staff who, in turn, requested the assistance of Selfridge A.F.B. Approach Radar staff and Detroit Metropolitan Airport Approach Radar staff to locate and direct the aircraft to an uneventful landing at Windsor Airport without incident. The aircraft landed at 2249Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 6, 2006

Incident at WINDSOR ON (CYQG) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

C-GCAG, Cessna 172M owned by Windsor Flying Club was following C-FGEK, Cessna 152 owned by Journey Air Ltd. in the left hand circuit for runway 12 at Windsor (CYQG), approximately .5nm behind and gaining. When traffic was pointed out to C-GCAG, the pilot could not see the aircraft on base leg. The controller attempted to widen C-FGEK's base leg to accomodate the faster aircraft. There was no response from C-FGEK. C-GCAG reported sighting the traffic as he passed below and to the left of C-FGEK. Contact was re-established with FGEK on short final.

March 30, 2003

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV) (Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction, ATS operating irregularity)

The pilot of C-FSHA, a Piper Navajo, was cleared for takeoff on Runway 04 at St. Andrews and a Cessna 152, C-FGEK, on approach was advised to expect touch and go clearance on short final after the departure (C-FSHA) ahead. The pilot of C-FSHA elected to remain on the taxiway clear of the runway without advising Tower and the pilot of C-FGEK continued on the approach executed a touch and go without a clearance. The flying club was not aware of the incident. The CFI will determine who the pilot was and provide additional training with respect to ATC communication and proper landing procedures.

March 15, 2002


The student pilot and instructor pilot of C-FGEK, a Cessna 152, were on departure from Runway 36 at St. Andrews when the student reported that he thought he smelled smoke and requested to return. The pilot landed safely on Runway 13 and taxied to the apron. Maintenance examined the a/c and could not duplicate the problem. The pilots had full cabin heat on at the time and the smell may have simply been an unusual odor from the heating system.

December 21, 2000

Accident at NEEPAWA MB (CJV5) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

UPDATE TSB reported that the student pilot was on a solo cross-country flight with a touch-and-go landing at Neepawa, MB. Information provided indicated that the pilot flew a low approach at Neepawa and judged the snow drifts on the runway to be acceptable for landing. The snow drifts were deeper than anticipated. The student pilot was unable to maintain directional control during the touch-and-go landing attempt and the aircraft swerved into a snowbank.
The pilot of C-FGEK, a Cessna 152, was on a round robin VFR flight plan from St. Andrews to St. Andrews with intermediate stops at Brandon, Neepawa and Gladstone. The pilot conducted a flyby at Neepawa to assess the condition of the runway before making his landing attempt. The plane touched down but apparently caught a snow ridge and was pulled off the runway. The aircraft sustained minor damage, including the propeller. The pilot was uninjured and manage to alert an overflying aircraft about his situation. Winnipeg ACC alerted RCC, TSB and RCC. The RCMP took the pilot to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
UPDATE General Aviation reported that the student pilot on a solo cross country flight lost control of the aircraft on a touch and go at Neepawa due to snow cover/snow drift. The student¿s dual flight into Neepawa had taken place on October 18 (when there was no snow cover). It would appear that the student was not proficient at assessing snow covered runways. Runway Surface Condition (RSC) reports were not available prior to flight and the Canada Flight Supplement stated ¿limited winter maintenance¿. The instructor staff at WFC have since met with the CFI and the CASO to discuss recommendations: 1) Do more thorough training on precautionary procedures i.e. visual assessment of snow covered runways including crusting, depth, shadows, etc. 2) Select and request approval for additional solo cross country routes having aerodromes with continuous winter maintenance and RSC reports available preferably aerodromes where there is another Flight Training Unit. WFC has not sent any students on solo cross country flights to Neepawa since the accident. The CFI is still reviewing and selecting other available routes which he will submit for our approval.

August 5, 1998

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

The pilot of C-FGEK, a Cessna 152, had been given takeoff clearance from Runway 36 when a truck drove onto the far end of the runway. Takeoff clearance was cancelled and the RCMP called. The driver of the truck, operated by Lo-Cost Moving, was delivering a refrigerator to the Control Tower and had gotten lost. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety conducted an investigation into this incident. The following discrepancies were discovered: 1.) The driver of the vehicle in question need not have entered through the main entrance gate of the airport to get to the control tower. However when he picked up the item for delivery, he says that he asked directions to the tower and was told to go to the airport and he would see the tower. 2.) The Airport staff will be adding some restricted area signs and relocating others to make them more visible. 3.) A directional sign will be placed at the main airport entrance indicating routing to the control tower.

November 2, 1994

Incident at Winnipeg, MAN (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred between BL3404 and C-FGEK, between BL3404 and TAF1326 and between TAF1326 and C-FSAL on final approach to runway 31. More information to follow.