April 21, 2021

Incident at FORT SMITH NT (CYSM) (Bird presence)

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Fort Smith, NT (CYSM) conducted a missed approach due to birds on the approach for Runway 30.

June 23, 2020

Incident at 161NM YELLOWKNIFE NT VORTAC (YZF)

Air traffic controller observed a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) to Wekweeti, NT (CYWE) as being approximately 60NM South of its track, on course for YGH to YZF, when the clearance was for YGH to YWE. No impact on operations.

June 27, 2019

Incident at FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from origin unknown to Fort Simpson, NT (CYFS) arrived in CYFS without establishing radio contact with the ground station.

March 28, 2019

Incident at SACHS HARBOUR (David Nasogaluak Jr.Saaryuag) NT (CYSY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Government Of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Sachs Harbour, NT (CYSY), diverted to Paulatuk, NT (CYPC), due to the CYSY runway being closed.

February 17, 2018

Incident at 10NM YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A Canadian North Inc. Boeing 737-200 (MPE445) on a flight from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was cleared for a visual approach to Runway 34R. A RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) on a flight from Fort Liard, NT (CYJF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) was cleared for an approach for Runway 34R. Separation degraded to 3.9NM and 100 feet where 5NM or 1000 feet was needed.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18W0031: C-GOPW, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft operated by Canadian North was conducting flight MPE445 from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) with 4 crew members and 40 passengers on board. MPE445 was number 1 for the airport via a visual approach for Runway 34R to intercept the FAWP at MAVUG. C-GMPX, a Pilatus PC-12/47E aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was operating from Fort Liard, NT (CYJF) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). While MPE445 was maneuvering for the visual approach, a loss of separation occurred with GMPX. Separation was reduced to 3.9 nm horizontally and 100 feet vertically, where 5 nautical miles and 1000 feet are required.

November 16, 2017

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) on a flight from Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported bird activity on Runway 10 near Runway 28 precision approach path indicator (PAPI). Vehicle (RED1) was dispatched to provide wildlife scare.

December 30, 2017

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV) (Incursion - runway - animal)

On arrival, a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) on a flight from Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) to Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) reported 2 moose near the threshold of Runway 24. Staff vehicle found them about 1500 feet east of the threshold. No impact to operations.

December 16, 2017

Incident at 75N YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

A RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to Inuvik, NT (CYEV) elected to return to CYZF due to equipment issue. The aircraft landed safely. No impact on operations.

November 16, 2017

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - animal, Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) on a flight from Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) landed Runway 10 and reported ravens on the runway while in the landing roll. Two aircraft were assigned Runway 34 for departure while Runway 10 was being inspected. No further operational impact.

September 8, 2017

Incident at INUVIK NT (YEV) VOR/DME

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) on a flight plan from Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) to Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH) was instructed to climb runway heading to 4000 feet before proceeding on course. The aircraft reported turning on course and climbing through 5300 feet without clearance. A loss of separation occurred with a Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (MPE444) on a flight from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Inuvik/Mike Zubko, NT (CYEV) cleared to 6000 feet. Air traffic control (ATC) subsequently instructed C-GMPX to descend to 4000 feet. No other impact to the operation.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A17W0146: C-GMPX, a Pilatus PC12/47E aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was departing Inuvik (Mike Zubko), NT (CYEV) for Fort Good Hope, NT (CYGH). The IFR clearance was relayed to the pilot from Edmonton Center via the CARs operator. The pilot read back the clearance and the CARs operator did not correct the read back. C-GMPX took off from Runway 24 and climbed straight ahead to 4000 feet, turned on course and continued the climb. Upon initial contact with Edmonton Center, the pilot was told that they were expected to maintain 4000 feet. A loss of separation occurred with MPE444, a Boeing 737 operated by Canadian North. C-GMPX was consequently instructed to descend back down to 4000 feet.

November 14, 2016

Incident at RANKIN INLET NU (CYRT) (Communication error)

The flight service station (FSS) was unable to establish contact with LO151 (vehicle) with an RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Rankin Inlet, NU (CYRT) estimating field in 5 minutes. C-GMPX was apprised of the situation and elected to do a low and over while ST24 proceeded on the runway to guide LO151 off. Both vehicles reported off and C-GMPX arrived at 1726Z. C-GMPX arrival was delayed 1 minute.

July 7, 2016

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An RCMP Air Services Branch Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) to destination unknown was delayed 5 minutes while a dead bird removed from runway. No other impact to operation.

April 14, 2015

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ)

Shortly after departure, a Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX) from Norman Wells, NT (CYVQ) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF) reported a problem with their flaps. IFR was cancelled and the aircraft landed uneventfully in CYVQ at 1916Z. No impact to operations.

April 30, 2014

Incident at WRIGLEY NT (CYWY) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pilatus PC-12/47E (C-GMPX), en route to Wrigley, NT (CYWY) became stuck while turning. Runway was NOTAM closed for 2 hours.

November 24, 2012

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

At 1620z, Edmonton centre advised that C-GMPX, a PC12 operated by the RCMP, had cancelled IFR and was returning to Yellowknife due to pressurization and heating problems. No assistance was required. At 1635z, C-GMPX, landed without incident.

November 22, 2010

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

C-GMPX , a Pilatus PC-12 operated by the RCMP, departed Yellowknife for Rae Lakes and about 20 miles out had to return due to a problem with pressurization. The flight landed without incident at 0004z.

Incident at NORMAN WELLS NT (CYVQ)

C-GMPX, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by the RCMP, was en route from Norman Wells to Inuvik when the pilot climbed above 12.500 feet ASL without a clearance.

June 11, 2010

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

C-GMPX, an RCMP Pilatus PC-12, departed Whitehorse on an IFR flight to Yellowknife and the aircraft's departure path crossed the inbound path of JZA 231, a Jazz CRJ 100 inbound from Calgary. Minimum separation was approximately 10 NM at the same altitude, where 20 NM are required, Vertical separation was not established.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Canada Jazz Canadair CL600-2B19, C-FEJA, flight JZA 231, was westbound on an IFR flight from Calgary, AB to Whitehorse, YT (CYXY), with plans to land on Runway 13R. The Edmonton Area Control Centre, Whitehorse sector cleared the flight to the ESRAR fix and to descend to 12 000 feet asl. When JZA 231 was about 70 DME from the YXY VOR, an RCMP Pilatus PC12/47E, C-GMPX, was cleared for departure from Runway 13R for an IFR flight direct to Yellowknife and to climb to 11 000 feet asl. C-GMPX departed at 1913z, and turned left to intercept the on-course track. At 1917z, when C-GMPX was at 8 DME, and JZA 231 was at 28 DME, C-GMPX was issued climb clearance to FL 270. C-GMPX climbed through the altitude of JZA 231 when the aircraft were 10 NM apart. The aircraft were operating in non-radar airspace in which procedural separation standards of 20 NM lateral or 1000 vertical applied. A loss of separation occurred when the aircraft were separated by 10 NM with less than 1000 feet.

June 3, 2010

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Shortly after takeoff from Yellowknife, the pilot of C-GMPX, an RCMP Pilatus PC-12 reported a gear problem. He did a fly by of the Tower and then landed on Runway 15 without incident. Local emergency vehicles had been advised and responded.

December 1, 2009

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

C-GMPX, a Pilatus PC-12 operated by the RCMP, departed Yellowknife for Inuvik and when 30 NM north of YZF, the pilot advised ATC that there was a problem retracting the nose gear. The aircraft returned and landed uneventfully at 1640z.

May 14, 1997

Incident at Vicinity of Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba (ATS operating irregularity)

BLS 317 was enroute IFR at 8000 feet. C-GMPX was departing IFR from an airport underlying the protected airspace for the airway on which BLS 317 was operating. C-GMPX was cleared to depart direct to destination and to maintain 8000 feet. This clearance placed C-GMPX in conflict with BLS 317 since procedural separation in this area was required and it was not assured. Radar data analysis after the fact revealed that the aircraft came to within 11.58 NM and 4600 feet of each other before radar separation was established.

September 25, 1995

Incident at Winnipeg, Manitoba

C-GMPX, a DHC-6 Series 300, DeHavilland (Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police) departed Rwy 36 and 2 miles north advised having propeller problems. Aircraft returned to field and landed safely at 1819Z. One aircraft inconvenienced. Update: C-GMPX took-off with a crew of one and four passengers. Just after lift off, the left propeller governed at 69 percent. Company maintenance personnel determined that a solenoid, on a newly installed propeller overspeed governor, manfunctioned after takeoff. The overspeed governor was changed and the propellor functioned normally. A service difficulty report is being submitted to Transport.