May 2, 2021

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was assigned the 264th arrival for Runway 19, but deviated from the path and failed to maintain the required 1700ft above sea level (ASL). Traffic passed to a Chinook Helicopters Ltd. Bell 505 (C-GFAM) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX).

April 5, 2021

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) from Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was cleared to land Runway 24. C-GIMD landed on Runway 19 instead, without a clearance.

November 27, 2017

Incident at 8NM E BELCARRA BC

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) on a flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) to Powell River, BC (CYPW) was westbound over Belcarra at 2,000 feet and reported a remote control aircraft passing within 500 feet laterally. The remote aircraft was about 5 feet in size, with white with red markings. ECOMM notified.

December 6, 2017

Incident at 4858N / 12231W

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) on a flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) and landing at Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a narrow green laser strike 3 miles NE of HUH Eastbound at 2000 feet. The laser originated approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the town of Lynden (K38W). (Duplicate AOR 226097-V1 deleted).

September 25, 2016

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

On landing Runway 07, a Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) veered left into the grass. C-GIMD continued the taxi ahead to exit on Taxiway C4. There was no damage to the aircraft or airport lighting. No operational impact.

May 6, 2016

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) was cleared to taxi to Runway 25 at the intersection D via A and C Taxiways. C-GIMD inadvertently taxied onto the threshold of Runway 07 from Taxiway A, just after a Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GIXQ) on a local flight from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) executed a touch and go on Runway 25 - C-GIXQ was already on the climb out. There was no operational impact.

May 2, 2013

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coronado Aerolineas Convair CV-580 (CRA455T) was instructed to taxi northbound on Delta to hold short of runway 01. CRA455T read back the hold short instruction. CRA455T was observed slowing when approaching the hold line. The ground controller observed CRA455T's nose wheel crossing the hold line and instructed CRA455T to stop. CRA455T stopped with approximately half the aircraft across the hold line. At this time a Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172M (C-GIMD) was stationary on Runway 01 on a stop and go. C-GIMD's stop and go clearance was cancelled and C-GIMD was held on runway 01 while CRA455T was moved across to clear.

April 8, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna 172 (C-GIMD) reported a very faint emergency locator transmitter while on the ground in Abbotsford (CYXX).

October 7, 2009

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

The Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Cessna C172 (C-GIMD), VFR Abbotsford to Squamish, entered the Pitt Meadows Control Zone without communication.

April 18, 2006

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

C-GIMD a Coastal Pacific Aviation Cessna C172 1 1/2 miles was inside the Abbotsford control zone north of the airport without establishing contact with ATC. The aircraft vacated the control zone but re-entered again for approximately 4 miles in the vicinity of the Abbotsford NDB, again without contacting the tower.
UPDATE from General Aviation: This was a student pilot on a 150 mile solo. This leg was from Chilliwack to Boundary Bay. The student had planned a straight leg from Matsqui to Nikkel at 2000'. The student says he departed Matsqui on a predetermined heading and saw what he believed was Mud Bay just to the left of the aircraft nose. He thought he may have over compensated for the winds in his planning so he altered course for the bay. He was headed for Birch Bay, not Mud Bay. Eventually, he determined he was not on the right track and altered course for Nikkel. The CFI discussed the incident thoroughly with the student and his instructor, and emphasized the importance of both the compass heading and the visual landmarks along the track being consistent. The student clearly understands the requirement to contact the Abbotsford tower before entering the class D airspace, but was unsure of his position during this leg. No further action required. (Events modified.)

January 17, 2006

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW)

UPDATE: TSB info added and report: The student pilot was on a solo flight. While downwind during practice touch & go sequences at Chilliwack the pilot inadvertently retarded the mixture control. He restored the mixture but was unable to restart the engine. He conducted a forced landing in a field adjacent to the airport. There were no injuries and no reported damage to the A/C
Coastal Pacific Aviation phoned the Abbotsford Tower to advise that C-GIMD a Cessna 172 had conducted a forced landing due to engine trouble. The student pilot landed the aircraft safely with no injuries. TSB advised.

March 19, 2005

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

C-GIMD a Cessna 172M owned by Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. called ready for take off from Abbotsford and was instructed and read back to hold short. GIWM was in position, was cleared for takeoff a short time later. C-GIMD misheard call sign and took off behind without clearance. C-GTCN, C172 on final was pulled up due unauthorized departure of GIMD.

May 18, 2004

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

TSB info added: : The Coastal Pacific Piper PA-30 aircraft, C-FADS, on an IFR flight from Campbell River was at the XX NDB on an instrument approach and cleared to circle for runway 19, east of the runway. Another Coastal Pacific aircraft, a Cessna 172M, C-GIMD took off from runway 19 on a local training flight and was directed to remain south of the approach to runway 07. Due to a radio switching problem, the crew of C-GIMD did not receive the calls to remain south of the approach to runway 07. An operating irregularity occurred when C-GIMD maneuvered onto the runway 07 approach westbound. C-FADS had to cancel IFR and circle west of runway 19 to avoid the conflict.
C-GIMD, a Cessna 172M owned by Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. departed runway 19 at Abbotsford. On climb out numerous calls to remain south of the approach runway 07 were made with no response. The aircraft maneuvered onto the approach westbound. C-FADS, a Piper PA-30 also owned by Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. inbound at the Abbotsford NDB was approved circling east runway 19, had to cancel & circled west for runway 19 to avoid conflict.

November 12, 2003

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

ESL student with a strong accent failed to follow simple ATC instructions although each instruction had been aknowledged. C-GWZB cut off C-GIMD (C172) twice.
Update from the TSB: : A student pilot, flying a Cessna 172 (C-GWZB), on solo training mission to Abbotsford misunderstood the tower's circuit joining instructions and cut off another aircraft that was already established in the circuit.

September 24, 2003

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Update from M&M: C-GIMD a Cessna 17M was departing on an Instruction Flight departing Abbotsford. The pilot stated a pop sound was heard which was the result of an open door ¿ aircraft landed safety
C-GIMD a Cessna 172M owned by Coastal Pacific Aviation was departing Abbotsford and reported a loud bang on take off; suspected blown tire. Fire rescue were on stand- by - aircraft landed safely. No operational impact.

August 9, 1994

Incident at Abbotsford (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

vehicle crossed runway 19 without clearance in front of a departing Cessna 172 (C-GIMD). The Airport Manager caught and dealt with the driver.