August 15, 2019

Incident at 50NM SE SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC/SNAAP1) from Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) 50 NM southeast of CYZV at A135 was seen in Class B Airspace without clearance. No impact on operations.

July 30, 2019

Incident at TORONTO / OSHAWA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT ON (CYOO)

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC/SNAAP1) from Toronto/Oshawa, ON (CYOO) to Quebec/Jean Lesage, QC (CYQB) that was 2 miles north of the CYOO field requested to return to land. Pilot reported an issue with one engine but said they were not declaring an emergency. The aircraft was cleared to join the circuit, but then requested to fly south and climb to 3000 to check the engine. After a few minutes, the pilot requested to continue on to CYQB and was instructed to contact the Toronto Centre. Shortly after, the aircraft requested to return to CYOO. The aircraft landed at 0037Z without incident.

July 4, 2017

Incident at 50NM ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

Even though it received and correctly read back the authorization to fly at 15 000 ft, an Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC), on a local flight from Timmins/Victor M. Power (CYTS), ON, was seen flying between 14 600 ft and 15 300 ft. No impact.

October 16, 2016

Incident at IVUJIVIK QC (CYIK)

Search conducted to find an Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC), from Salluit (CYZG), QC, to Ivujivik (CYIK), QC, which had an estimated time of arrival at CYIK of 1747Z. C-GIQC was found on the ground at CYIK by local police at 1918Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was notified.

October 3, 2016

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC), from Sept-Îles (CYZV), QC, to Québec (CYQB), QC, took off from Runway 27 without validating its IFR authorization. The area control centre (ACC) was immediately notified of the situation. Communication was checked by the station supervisor. No reported impact on operations.

April 14, 2016

Incident at MUSKOKA ON (CYQA)

An Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC) made their first call at 2 nautical miles northwest of Muskoka, ON (CYQA) inside the control zone at 2000 feet, transiting to the north. A privately-registered Piper PA-24 was inbound to CYQA from the south, 5 miles inside the control zone, landing on Runway 36. C-GIQC was requested to call clear of the control zone. There was no further impact on operations.

September 1, 2015

Incident at 17NM S LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? East [2015-09-18]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the Company and was provided with additional information on this occurrence. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided by the operator and the planned actions that the company will implement. The CASI advised that no further follow-up was required at this time.
An Airborne Sensing Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC), from La Tuque (CYLQ), QC, to Chicoutimi (CYRC), QC, flew southward at 14 400 ft. C-GIQC had been authorized at 14 000 ft because an Exact Air Beech 100 (ET835), from Montréal (CYUL), QC, to Bagotville (CYBG), QC, was flying in the opposite direction at 15 000 ft. The pilot did not confirm reception nor did he read back the authorization which was sent twice. ET835 was authorized to 16 000 ft because of the aircraft. Separation was maintained. No other impact on operations.

Incident at 10NM NW LA TUQUE QC (CYLQ)

Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? East [2015-09-18]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the Company and was provided with additional information on this occurrence. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and the planned actions that the company will implement. The CASI advised that no further follow-up was required at this time.
A target appeared on the radar. It was above La Tuque (CYLQ), QC, and climbing to 13 800 ft. No contact with an Airborne Sensing Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC), from La Tuque (CYLQ), QC, to Chicoutimi (CYRC), QC, for about 10 minutes. After a few attempts, the pilot was contacted and informed that he was flying in Class B airspace without authorization. The pilot had filed a flight plan with air traffic control (ATC) while he was in flight. No impact on operations.

July 2, 2014

Incident at 85 NM E Enderby, BC VOR/ DME (YNY)

The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 (C-GIQC) from Calgary/ Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Bellingham, WA (KBLI) was observed at FL145 in Class B airspace without a clearance. Controller instructed C-GIQC to descend out of Class B airspace. No operational impact.

May 27, 2011

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Flight Operations [2011/08/03]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) advised that this occurrence was looked into and that no further action is required. This particular flight was a private operation. The company has submitted a CAP, which was accepted.
The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 aircraft (C-GIQC) was departing on an IFR flight from Greater Sudbury Airport (CYSB) to Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ). NAV CANADA staff reported that the aircraft deviated from the assigned SID on departure off of runway 04. There was no loss of separation. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 3, 2007

Incident at ST. CATHARINES / NIAGARA DISTRICT ON (CYSN) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE Follow-up information received from Commercial & Business Aviation [2007/01/10]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the operator's Operations Manager about this occurrence. The Ops. Manager carried out an internal investigation and, after speaking with the pilot in question, was advised that the wrong frequency (off by .25) was dialled up. Due to sun in the cockpit and low level turbulence, the frequency was not properly verified. The pilot was monitoring outside of the aircraft for traffic during the flight. A company memorandum has been issued to ensure that company pilots familiarize themselves with all particulars of their intended flight and to ensure that all MF procedures are complied with.
The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 Aztec aircraft (C-GIQC, operating as SNAP1) was on a round-robin VFR flight from Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). SNAP1 was observed entering the St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport (CYSN) control zone from the west at 2,000 feet (heading southeast-bound) without radio contact. The aircraft passed approximately 1½ nautical miles southwest of the airport and cleared the control zone (at 1513Z) to the east. The aircraft then re-entered the control zone from the east at 2,000 feet at 1517Z, flying to a point two (2) NM south where it began a counter-clockwise orbit (again, without radio contact) before exiting the control zone to the north at 1531Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 14, 2006

Incident at LA GRANDE RIVIÈRE QC (CYGL)

Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper Aztec C-GIQC was IFR from La Grande Rivière (CYGL) to Nemiscau (CYHH). At 1126Z, two minutes after take-off, the pilot advised that he was returning to La Grande Rivière because a door was not properly shut. The aircraft touched down without incident at 1128Z. No impact on ATC operations.

April 5, 2005

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

The Airborne Sensing Corporation Piper PA-23-250 aircraft (C-GIQC, operating as SNAP1) was departing on a VFR flight from the Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). The flight crew reported a rough-running left engine and that they were returning for landing (no assistance required). After being cleared for a left downwind approach for runway 26, the flight crew requested priority landing straight in for runway 08. ARFF services were called as a precaution. The aircraft landed at 1423Z without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

September 8, 2005

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

A vehicle was authorized to operate on Runway 03/21 in Gander and was not removed from the runway while C-GIQC PA23 departed Runway 21. The flight departed without incident but safety was not assured. Report filed on behalf of Gander Tower. TSB Case Closed

October 21, 2004

Incident at SCHEFFERVILLE QC (CYKL)

The pilot of C-GIQC, a Piper Aztec belonging to The Airborne Sensing Corporation, did not close its flight plan, and a communications search was conducted. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) [Quebec Police] in Schefferville (CYKL) confirmed that the aircraft was on the ground.

May 4, 2001

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

The aircraft (C-GIQC) was on a VFR flight to the Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). When the aircraft was on final approach for runway 07, the flight crew advised that they may have a landing gear unsafe indication. The aircraft overshot the approach to the runway and circled around for another low approach. It appeared that all of the aircraft's landing gear were down. The aircraft landed at 1804Z without incident. Ops. impact -- none.

January 13, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

PA23 APACHE AIRBORNE SENSING CORP. C-GIQC - EXPERIENCED SERIOUS ICE ACCUMULATION NEAR YYZ IN NEAR ZERO FORWARD VISIBILITY. LANDED SAFELY RWY 06R. CFR. SEVERAL A/C WERE DELAYED & VECTORED TO ACCOMMODATE C-GIQC. TIME = 0320Z. ACTION = PAX PAH TSB IKO-PIA.