March 10, 2015


An Indo Canadian Academy Cessna 150M (C-GEYW) accidentally set off its emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at 1830Z (duration of transmission unknown).

October 23, 2013

Incident at QUÉBEC / JEAN LESAGE INTL QC (CYQB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE TSB #A13Q0182: C-GEYW, a Phoenix Aviation Cessna 150 with a student pilot on board, was on a VFR flight from Québec to a point 8 mi. past Rivière-du-Loup before returning, without stopping, to Québec. On the way back, about 45 minutes before Québec, the right tank was empty while the left was a quarter full. On short final for Runway 24, the pilot declared an engine failure and landed on the grass before the runway threshold. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot was not injured. The aircraft was towed and the runway was returned to service at 2130Z. A maintenance team inspection revealed that there was no fuel in the tanks.
Update- Airport: Alarm indicating an aircraft was on the ground near Runway 24. On site, C-GEYW, a Cessna 152, was on the ground about 150 ft south of the localizer. The aircraft did not appear damaged. The pilot informed ARFF that the aircraft?s engine stopped upon landing and that he landed the aircraft in a field.
UPDATE JRCC Trenton Sarsum October 23 [T2013-02150]: 2054Z (464747N 0712360W - CYQB : Québec/Jean Lesage Intl). Montreal ACC reported a C-150 (C-GEYW) with 1 POB crashed short of runway 24 at CYQB (Quebec). Airport emergency services responded. Only minor damage to the aircraft noted, and no injuries reported. No response required from JRCC Trenton. Case closed.
While on short final for Runway 24 at Québec (CYQB), C-GEYW, an Indo-Canadian Academy Inc. Cessna 150M from Rivière-du-Loup (CYRI), reported an engine failure prior to landing on the grass just before the runway threshold. Emergency equipment was deployed. Impact: JZA8720 was diverted to Runway 29 and Runway 24 was not usable for landing from 2042Z to 2130Z.

November 1, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations East [2011/11/09]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) reviewed this occurrence. No further action at this time.
The Toronto Airways Limited Cessna 150L aircraft (C-GEYW) was on a local VFR flight (in the circuit) from Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower advised that the aircraft became transmit only status while being flown in the circuit. The pilot was given a green light gun signal to land and did so routinely on runway 21. Ops. impact -- none.

November 19, 2009


The Toronto Airways Cessna 150, C-GEYW while in the circuit at Buttonville Airport, (CYKZ) reported a green laser pointed at the aircraft.

October 5, 2006

Accident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Collision on ground)

The Toronto Airways Ltd. Cessna C-150M aircraft (C-GEYW) was taxiing in preparation for departure on a local VFR flight from the Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The Toronto Airways Ltd. Piper PA-28-161 aircraft (C-GRQR) was taxiing in preparation for departure on a local VFR flight from the Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The active runway was runway 03. The C-150M pilot was issued taxi instructions from the apron to the holding bay for runway 03 via taxiway DELTA, cross runway 15, taxiway CHARLIE and taxiway ALPHA. The PA-28 pilot was issued taxi instructions from the apron to holding bay for runway 03 via taxiway ALPHA, hold short of runway 33. The PA-28 pilot was subsequently instructed to cross runway 33 on taxiway ALPHA and follow the C-150M aircraft southbound on taxiway CHARLIE for runway 03, which was acknowledged. However, the two aircraft crossed paths at the intersection of taxiways ALPHA and CHARLIE. The left wing of the C-150M aircraft contacted the propeller of the PA-28 aircraft while the right wing of the PA-28 aircraft made contact with fuselage of C-150M aircraft. Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0257): While taxiing for take-off at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport, a Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee, C-GRQR, struck a Cessna 150M, C-GEYW, both being operated by solo student pilots. The collision occurred at the intersection of taxiways Charlie and Alpha. The C-150 had been cleared southeast-bound on Charlie to turn right onto Alpha to the holding bay for runway 03. The Cherokee was southwest-bound on Alpha and had been held north-east of runway 33. The Cherokee was cleared to cross runway 33 on Alpha, to follow the C-150 southbound on Charlie to the holding bay for runway 03. The Cherokee missed the reference to the C-150 in the clearance and acknowledged without read-back. It proceeded across runway 33 paying attention to the left at an aircraft at the south end of runway 33. At the intersection of the taxiways, the Cherokee overtook the C-150 from approximately the 8 o'clock direction while the C-150 was in the turn. The propeller of the Cherokee caused substantial damage to the outer portion of the left wing of the C-150, and the right wing tip of the Cherokee rode up over the left horizontal stabilizer of the C-150 and over the aft fuselage of the C-150 just in front of the vertical stabilizer. T.S.B. investigators deployed the following day to review ATC communications, examine the aircraft and gather relevant information. NOTE: This occurrence was upgraded from an incident to an accident based on the T.S.B.'s supplemental information.

January 21, 2004

Incident at Toronto area (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Toronto Airways Limited Cessna 150M aircraft (C-GEYW) was on a local VFR flight from the Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). The aircraft's receiver failed in flight. The aircraft entered the Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport control zone without permission and landed without further incident.
Follow-up information received from General Aviation [2004/03/17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the company and was informed that the pilot was a licensed pilot, current and medically fit when dispatched and was flying on a rental flight. The pilot apparently flew overhead of the runways and was given a green light to land. The FTU inspected the radios and found no fault. The pilot was contacted by the CASI and spoke with him about this occurrence.

March 12, 2001

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The aircraft was on a VFR flight from St. Clair County (Port Huron) Airport, MI (U.S.A.) (KPHN) to Muskoka Airport (CYQA). The aircraft was flight planned to arrive at Muskoka Airport at 1850Z. At 1805Z, the pilots of a couple of aircraft (C-GAXK and C-GEYW) reported another aircraft flying in the vicinity of Muskoka. F.S.S. staff made calls to the pilot of the unknown aircraft on the mandatory frequency (MF) without establishing contact. The aircraft landed and cleared at the south ramp. Later, the aircraft backtracked on the runway, so the Airport Manager (APM) went on the runway and followed the aircraft. The pilot of the aircraft then called F.S.S. on 122.3 for a radio check. In a later telephone call to F.S.S., the pilot of N80374 appeared to be unaware of MF procedures and did not have a Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) with him. The pilot claimed that his aircraft's transmitter was not working.

September 3, 1998

Incident at TORONTO / BUTTONVILLE MUNICIPAL ON (CYKZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident, Navigation error, Conflict - potential, Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))

C-FKGX, a Bombardier Inc. Global Express prototype on an IFR flight from Montréal International (Dorval) Airport (CYUL) to Toronto (Downsview) Airport (CYZD) with 11 S.O.B., was talking to the Toronto ACC Satellite Controller. A Toronto Airways Limited Cessna 172N (C-GMHU) was being flown in VFR circuits at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ) by a student pilot and an instructor and was in contact with the Toronto (Buttonville) Tower Controller. The Global Express pilot was asked to advise both cancelling IFR and having the Toronto (Downsview) Airport (CYZD) in sight and to indicate which runway he was requesting. The pilot responded by then cancelling IFR and said he was going for runway 15. The Satellite Controller told the Global Express pilot not to go below 2,500 feet until the airport was in sight. At this time, the Cessna 172 (C-GMHU) had just departed on another circuit from runway 33 at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport and was climbing in preparation to turn crosswind. The student had control and was being monitored by the instructor. They had the Global Express in sight (a couple of miles in front of them), moving across their field of view from right to left (as it proceeded westbound). The instructor then observed the Global Express turning towards them and monitored the student's actions. As the Global Express continued to turn to a head on position (without any action by the student), the instructor took control and performed an evasive manouever by turning the Cessna to the right (to a northeasterly heading) and advised the Toronto (Buttonville) Tower Controller. The Global Express pilot thought they had turned on final for Toronto (Downsview) Airport (CYZD) when they actually were on final for runway 15 at Toronto (Buttonville) Municipal Airport (CYKZ). A Cessna 150 in position on the threshold of runway 33 was instructed by the Toronto (Buttonville) Tower Controller to exit the runway. As the Global Express crossed over 16th Avenue (on very short final for runway 15), the Toronto (Buttonville) Tower Controller observed the aircraft being initiated in an overshoot. The Global Express pilot was told by the Toronto ACC Satellite Controller to turn right to 220 degrees (to head towards Toronto (Downsview) Airport (CYZD)). As the Global Express turned to the west, it began to climb and subsequently passed under a Cessna 150 on the left downwind for runway 33. The Toronto (Buttonville) Tower Controller was also in contact with a third Cessna 150 which was now on the base leg for runway 33 (the registrations of the three Cessna 150s were: C-GJOB, C-GEYW and C-GNBF). NAV CANADA will be filing an infraction report with Transport Canada Aviation Enforcement. All relevant tapes and logs have been secured. T.S.B. advised.

September 29, 1993

Incident at BUTTONVILLE (Incursion - runway - vehicle)