July 24, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3387) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a bird strike while landing on Runway 16. No bird found. No impact on operations.

July 22, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3320) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA). A privately registered Piper PA-30 from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) was departing on the east side of the approach, northbound.

July 19, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3221) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) on approach Runway 16, got a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) with a Okanagan Mountain Helicopters Robinson R44 II (C-GOHL) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) passing off their left. Traffic passed both ways and had each other in sight. No impact on operations.

July 9, 2019

Incident at PENTICTON BC (CYYF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

On take off roll, a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3246) from Mont-Joli, QC (CYYY) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) hit and killed a large bird. Pieces were found on the runway.

March 23, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3277) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) did not comply with the hold short instruction.

March 3, 2019

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN33654) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Kelowna Intl, BC (CYLW) reported having a nose-gear indication on approach to Runway 34. The aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) unit was on standby and the aircraft landed safely. Minor operational impact.

August 7, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3286) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Regina, SK (CYQR) taxied through a hold short instruction, no impact to operations.

March 10, 2019

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3368) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Saskatoon/Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) requested an ambulance to meet them at the gate due to a medical emergency. No operational impact.
Update: TSB Report #A19C0018: C-FJWE, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3368 from Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB to Saskatoon/John G Diefenbaker Intl (CYXE), SK with 4 crew members and 67 passengers on board. During the approach into CYXE, the flight crew requested an ambulance to meet the aircraft due to a medical emergency involving a flight attendant. The aircraft landed without further incident, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) offloaded the cabin crew member prior to deplaning the passengers.

July 27, 2018

Incident at 4515N / 07223W (ELT)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3482) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported hearing a loud and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 4515N 07223W at FL250. No impact on operations.

September 24, 2018

Incident at 4909N / 12351W

A WestJet Encore Ltd Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3103) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Nanaimo Airport, BC (CYCD) was on final Runway 15 to CYCD over the southwest corner of Gabriola Island when it was struck by a strong green laser emanating from downtown Nanaimo. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was notified.

August 17, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3105) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported wake turbulence 3 to 4 miles in-trail of an Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYJI/ACA204) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) while departing Runway 26L. No impact on operations.

June 21, 2017

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB)

Even though a WestJet Encore Bombardier HDC-9-402 (C-FJWE/ WEN3433), from Québec (CYQB), QC, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, received and read back the authorization to fly the Runway 29 standard instrument departure (SID) NORDIK TWO, the aircraft was seen turning left on a heading of 267° while the SID calls for a left turn on a heading of 274°. No impact on operations.

November 13, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3345) on a flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08R. No impact on operations.

April 21, 2017

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3114), from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) hit two Canada Geese on departure.

January 20, 2017

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Crew observed left hand (L/H) gear was not indicating down and locked. Crew completed the applicable Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) which established the gear was in fact down and locked. Maintenance advised the crew to "flick" the indicator. After a few "flicks", the green light came on. Maintenance prudently decided to relamp the L/H gear down indicator.
A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/ WEN3260) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a gear indication problem on 5 miles final Runway 16 and executed a missed approach. After working with Vancouver Area Control Centre (YVR ACC), the aircraft returned to CYLW and landed without incident at 1917Z. No impact on ops.

July 25, 2017

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

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3488) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) initiated a missed approach Runway 14 due to an unstable approach.

December 2, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3143) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) initiated a missed approach Runway 30, no reason given. The flight landed safely at 2016Z on Runway 30. No impact on operations.

September 22, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 0915Z, a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/ WEN3483) from Sydney, NS (CYQY) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) traffic advisory short final Runway 14. No traffic observed in the vicinity.

May 17, 2017

Incident at 4706N / 05745W

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3421) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) descended without clearance from FL200 to FL180 due to severe turbulence. The flight advised air traffic control (ATC) during descent. The flight was subsequently cleared at FL180. No traffic. No other impact to operations.

August 10, 2016

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

AOR 204352-V2 - Aerodrome location corrected to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ)
A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNY / JZA8185) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) reported a bird strike while landing Runway 02. Airport authority inspected and removed multiple injured birds. Impact to operations was an 11 minute delay for a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE / WEN3101) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to CYXJ who waited for the runway check to be completed prior to arrival.

August 12, 2016

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

Aviation Incident Report#14397: A WestJet Encore Ltd Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/ WEN3274) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported a passenger-related incident. WEN3274 called for police to meet the aircraft after they arrived into CYWG. A passenger was observed as intoxicated and became unruly towards landing. Police met the flight and escorted the passenger off. The passenger was advised that he/she would not be flying that night and was re-accommodated for the next morning.

June 16, 2016

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3212) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Regina, SK (CYQR) reported a bird strike at approximately 1NM final while on approach for Runway 13. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2016

Incident at 50NM E HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-FJWE/WEN3505) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a medical emergency and requested an ambulance upon arrival. The aircraft landed at 1004Z. No impact to operations.