May 26, 2022

Incident at 25NM N Birchy Bay access Road by Big Pond

The Gander, NL (CYQX) tower noticed they hadnt heard or seen a radar tag from an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPXA) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX), which had departed from CYQX at 1958Z. C-FPXA was training in the VFR training area north of the CYQX control zone. When a company aircraft, an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC), landed, the tower asked C-FPZC to look into it. The certified flight instructor (CFI) from the flight school subsequently called and advised the tower that C-FPXA made a forced landing outside the zone on the Birchy Bay access road, by Big Pond. The cause was unknown and no injuries were reported.

May 28, 2022

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

The pilot of an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) called the tower phone from a training area to declare they had no radio. The pilot remained on the phone to maintain two-way communication. The pilot was given their landing clearance at 1352Z and landed safely at 1357Z.

December 16, 2021

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) lost radio communications with the control tower and contacted the tower via telephone to receive landing clearance. No traffic, and no impact on operations.

November 5, 2020

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FDND/PVL921) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Gander, NL (CYQX) that was cleared to land had to conduct a missed approach due to an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) that was still on the runway after aborting its takeoff. The aircraft that conducted the missed approach subsequently landed safely. No further impact on operations.

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A training aircraft, an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) aborted its takeoff after being given takeoff clearance. The aircraft exited the runway and taxied back to the training school.

July 25, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) was cleared for take off on Runway 31. After starting the roll, the pilot advised the Tower they were aborting the take off and requested to taxi off the runway.

July 8, 2019

Incident at GANDER TOWER / TOUR DE GANDER

A Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GTMB/EV120) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Gander, NL (CYQX) instructed to pull up and go around due to a Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) taxiing on runway. No operational impact.

April 19, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) was given a landing clearance, but performed a touch and go. The aircraft was then cleared into the left hand circuit. No impact on operations.
UPDATE: AOR-248040-V2: C-FPZC was a training aircraft being used for pilot training, and Runway 21 was active.

May 12, 2018

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight to Gander International, NL (CYQX) made multiple attempts to contact the Tower on the frequency 118.1 while on the downwind for Runway 31. The Tower was able to hear the aircraft, but the aircraft was unable to hear the Tower. C-FPZC then squawked 7600 to indicate communication failure while on the mid-downwind. C-FPZC was able to re-establish a 2 way very high frequency (VHF) communications while on the late downwind. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1508Z. The operational impact involved another Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-FFUD) on a flight to Gander, NL (CYQX) being extended on the downwind to allow C-FPZC to land first.

April 11, 2018

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) was instructed to hold short of Taxiway C, broke hold short restriction, taxied onto Taxiway C and held short of Taxiway A, while a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Agusta Westland EH 101 (OCST901) on a flight from Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) had a clearance to land on Taxiway C.

March 26, 2018

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) was instructed to taxi Taxiway Charlie and Alpha to the apron. C-FPZC was later observed entering Taxiway Echo without permission.

February 19, 2018

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander Intl., NL (CYQX) read back the hold short restriction when initially issued but broke the restriction when they entered the taxiway once speaking with the controller.

January 19, 2018

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

After a full stop landing on Runway 31, an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander, NL (CYQX) was instructed to exit via Taxiway E. The aircraft turned off at Runway 21, and stopped before crossing the hold short line. Multiple attempts were made to contact the aircraft on Air and Ground frequencies, with no response. Two other training aircraft in the circuit were instructed to pull-up and go-around as a result. Radio contact was re-established, and the aircraft was instructed to taxi straight ahead on Runway 21, and exit via Taxiway F.

November 28, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander, NL (CYQX) was cleared for take-off Runway 31 from Echo. The aircraft was observed slowing down past Delta, requested to exit the runway and head to the Maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO). The aircraft backtracked, exited Delta and taxied to the MRO without incident.

November 8, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

While conducting circuits on Runway 03, an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) and landing at Gander, NL (CYQX) reported a dog crossing the runway. Firehall was notified and conducted a runway inspection. Dog was not found or seen. No impact on operations. No further issues.

August 12, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was practising circuits on Runway 21, and was cleared for a stop and go. At 2137Z, on landing roll the aircraft was observed to veer off to the left, making an approximate 90 degree heading change. The pilot advised that the aircraft had blown a tire. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and a technical crew responded. Other traffic was directed to another runway and Runway 21 was reopened at 2205Z. No other impact.

July 16, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was performing circuits on Runway 21, was cleared for a low approach due wake turbulence from departing Falcon jet (Med weight category). C-FPXA was observed performing a touch and go, there was no impact on operations.

July 12, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was given taxi instructions to hold short Runway 31 at 2255Z. The aircraft acknowledged and proceeded to taxi. The aircraft lost communications at 2300Z when holding short of Runway 31. The aircraft squawked 7600 at 2303Z and called the tower via cell phone. The aircraft given taxi instructions back to GFT via cell phone. No further issue, and no impact on operations.

May 15, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was given and read back an instruction to maintain runway heading on departure from Runway 13. The aircraft then took up an eastbound heading causing a conflict with an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-GZSV) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) that was on the left downwind. Immediate air traffic control (ATC) intervention was required to separate the two aircraft.

April 11, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ELT)

At 0045Z, an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from, Gander, NL (CYQX) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The tower controller advised they heard a short beep at 0051Z but nothing else. Low Domestic controller did not receive the ELT signal nor did several other aircraft in the vicinity of the airport.

January 24, 2017

Incident at Mount Peyton/ 25NM NW GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-GZSV) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was having engine trouble and reported possibly having to perform an emergency landing. An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) was instructed to remain outside the zone during the event. An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (EV601) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Gander, NL (CYQX) broke off their approach to the field and orbited in the vicinity of C-GZSV to provide assistance. C-GZSV was attempting to reach and overfly the highway inbound to the airport. Search and Rescue and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were notified of the situation in the event of an emergency landing. C-GZSV successfully landed Runway 13 at 1326Z. EV601 landed Runway 31 at 1331Z. C-FPZC landed Runway 31 at 1336Z. No further issues.

January 23, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was instructed to Hold Short Runway 31. The aircraft read back Hold Short and lined up on Runway 31. No operational impact.

January 20, 2017

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was operating in the N1 practice area with one soul on board, colour code red. At 1432Z, Gander Flight Training called Tower to advise that C-FPZC was experiencing communication issues. Tower was unable to establish communication on frequency, so the Pilot called the Tower via cell phone at 1435Z. All information and instructions, including landing clearance, given via cell phone in three different phone calls. The aircraft landed safely at 1452Z. Minimal impact on operations - two aircraft delayed 5 minutes.

October 1, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: GLENWOOD NL

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called reporting several reports of a plane in distress attempting to land on the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) west of Glenwood, NL. RCMP reported that vehicles had to pull over to the side of the highway due to the low altitude of an aircraft. Gander Tower reported that an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) was operating in the vicinity. After arrival, the pilot called and advised the Gander Shift Manager of the details.

September 1, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FHRC / PVL928) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Gander, NL (CYQX) reported getting a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) at about 4 miles final Runway 13. An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight CYQX was on a left hand downwind Runway 13 and infringed on the arrival path of Runway 13. Traffic was pointed out to both aircraft and they did have each other visual. PVL928 had the Cessna 152 visual and therefore did not action the RA.

December 21, 2015

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

The Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) was in the departure phase of a stop and go, Runway 31. Aircraft called tower and reported an engine failure. An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPXA) was one mile final and was cleared to pull up and go around not below 1000 ASL. C-FPZC reported engine restart at 1725Z, and requested to taxi back to Gander Flight Training. No operational impact.

October 14, 2015

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

At 1835Z, an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) reported engine trouble while conducting circuits on Runway 21. Take off clearance was cancelled. C-FPZC returned to apron. No assistance required. No further issues.
Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: On application of full power during a stop and go, the pilot noticed the static revolutions per minute (RPM) was slightly low. As a result the take-off clearance was cancelled. After returning to the hangar, the subject pilot had a meeting with the Chief Flight Instructor and it was noted that the static RPM at the time of the event was 2250. Within acceptable limits for the temperature of the day. The subject pilot then stated having erred on the side of caution and cancelled the take-off clearance. The engine was additionally ground run with no anomalies noted.

June 23, 2015

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: After trouble shooting was carried out by maintenance is was determined that the switch was not fully engaged in the transmit/receive position. The switch was placed in the respective positions & function tested serviceable with company dispatch. The system was inspected and as a precaution the speaker/phone switch was also cleaned. No further defects noted. Aircraft was returned to service. Aircraft has flown with no further defects reported.
A Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) squawked 7600 and called Tower via cell phone. Tower provided landing clearance via phone. At 2045Z, C-FPZC landed Runway 03. No further issues.

April 4, 2015

Incident at 3 NM SE Glenwood, NL

Update from Commercial & Business Aviation: Student was on a solo training exercise outside the control zone. Upon returning the student was late starting the descent to the required altitude of 1500 feet. Student was aware of the requirement to be at or below 1500 but was slow getting down to the required altitude. Following the event the student was fully briefed on the importance of getting down to the proper altitude prior to approaching the control zone. A safety bulletin and work plan are being developed to deal with this type of event.
An unlicensed pilot of an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) departed with a non transponder equipped aircraft for a return training flight to Botwood, NL (CCP2). When inbound for Gander, the pilot made initial call to Tower. Pilot reported that the aircraft was 3 miles SE of Glenwood (between 7 - 15 NM from airport) at 2000 feet. When the Tower controller questioned the aircraft's altitude, the pilot corrected altitude to 1800 feet. As per Non-transponder requirements C-FPZC was required to be at 1500 or below.

March 10, 2015

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Troubleshooting was carried out by maintenance personnel. The starter/generator was found at fault due to a bearing failure. The starter/generator was replaced and function/leak checked as serviceable. As a preventative measure, oil samples were also taken for confirmation of no electrostatic discharge damage (EDD). The aircraft was returned to service.
Area control centre (ACC) advised that an Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ / EV7638) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Gander, NL (CYQX) was inbound due to a light indication. No assistance required. EV7638 was delayed approximately 5 minutes due to an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 158 (C-FPZC) radio failure (See CADORS #2015A0196).

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Update from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Troubleshooting was carried out by maintenance personnel. The navigation/communication unit was removed and had its connections cleaned. The system was function checked serviceable in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. The aircraft was released back into service. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted.
An Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) called on outside line to advise they were inbound with a radio failure. An Exploits Valley Air Services Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ / EV7638) was delayed approximately 5 minutes due no communications with C-FPZC. Aircraft landed uneventfully.

July 19, 2014

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: After takeoff at approximately 400AGL, the aircraft lost engine power. Engine sputtered, then executed landing. The Spark plugs were removed, cleaned & inspected. Four(4) bottom spark plugs replaced with new. Spark plugs re-installed. Ground run carried out & checked serviceable.
On departure off runway 03, an Exploits Valley Air Services Cessna 152 (C-FPZC) on a local flight from Gander, NL (CYQX) reported engine problems and requested to land runway 31. Landing clearance was issued and C-FPZC landed without incident. No assistance was requested.

August 7, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

C-FPZC, Cessna 152, departed from Gander (CYQX) for the training area and reported a "suction" problem. The aircraft returned to the airport. The aircraft landed safely at 11:28Z.

March 15, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

UPDATE; The aircraft was taken to maintenance and ground tested with no fault found, at which point a different headset from another aircraft was tested and discovered the receiver on the student pilot's headset had failed. The headset was removed from the aircraft.
C-FPZC, a Cessna 152 inbound from the South # 2 training area was given a clearance to join the right downwind for Runway (RWY) 13. The aircraft was 3 miles east of the Gander (YQX) VOR when the pilot changed the transponder code, indicating a communication failure. Several attempts to call the aircraft confirmed the communication failure and the traffic control light signals were used to clear C-FPZC to land. The aircraft landed safely at 1514Z.

February 7, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

C-FPZC, a Cessna 152 was taxiing for departure off Runway (RWY) 31. The pilot was instructed and read back a hold short clearance for RWY 31. The pilot advised he "slid past" the hold short line. The tower instructed the pilot to do a 180 degree turn if able and hold short of RWY 31. The aircraft completed the 180 degree turn and the pilot advised holding short of RWY 31. No operational impact. FPZC returned to Gander Flight Training and did not depart.

February 2, 2012

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

C-FPZC, Cessna 152, requested vectors back to the airport due to visibility. The student pilot was not IFR rated. Once the aircraft was over the highway, the tower suggested that the aircraft may be able to follow the highway back to the airport. The aircraft confirmed that the highway was in sight. At 13:03Z, the aircraft reported good visibility and was cleared on a left downwind for Runway 31 for a full stop.

April 11, 2011

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

C-FPZC, Cessna 152, aborted takeoff from Runway 21 in Gander (CYQX) after striking the tail section. A full runway inspection was carried out at the request of the tower. No debris was found. There were no injuries to the student pilot or the flight instructor. Initial inspection of the aircraft revealed minor damage to the tail section.

November 17, 2010

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The instructor did not notice that the radio switch was not in the proper position to receive transmitions from the tower.
C-FPZC, Cessna 152, lost two-way communication with the tower at approximately 16:50Z, on frequency 118.1. C-FPZC was in the right-hand circuit for Runway 31, and the tower could hear C-FPZC, but C-FPZC could not hear the tower. The tower attempted trouble shooting with other aircraft, and with the transmit main and backup, and the problem was only with the aircraft?s receiving function. The tower gave the steady green light gun signal on final for a full stop; C-FPZC then requested the light gun on very short final, C-FPZC landed on Runway 31 at 16:56Z. The tower wasn't given confirmation that the green light was received until the aircraft was on the runway. The tower gave a flashing green light signal for taxi. Once the aircraft was on the apron two-way communication was established on frequency 121.9.

March 12, 1995

Accident at Lake Winnipeg,40m E.of Riverton,Man

On March 12, 1995 at approximately 2030Z SARSAT picked up the first of many ELT hits, in the Hecla Island area. A phone call to the Riverton RCMP advising them that an aircraft was overdue spurred that police agency into action. A ground search was initiated (involving motorized tobogans). At approximately 0000Z on 13 March C-FPZC a C180 was located east of Deer Island where it had crashed on the ice of Lake Winnipeg. Both the pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. TSB are enroute to the scene.