July 27, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was overflying the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone. The aircraft was passed traffic when it was approximately 1 mile southwest of CYNJ. C-GOSB had traffic in sight, then proceeded to descend into the control zone without clearance as they proceeded southwest, and were not reachable on the radio. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2020

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172R (C-FPAK) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) descended into the Langley, BC (CYNJ) control zone, conflicting with an overflying Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB). The tower was not able to make contact on 119.0.

March 10, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) reported a bird strike during rollout on Runway 07 and possible bird remains on the runway. Aircraft taxied in without incident. Runway inspection did not find remains. Two aircraft went around during runway inspection.

June 30, 2019

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) elected to conduct a missed approach due to wake turbulence from a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOEN/WEN3228) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC).
UPDATE: AOR-251428-V2: Information for 2nd aircraft has been changed. Narrative updated to read: "A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) elected to conduct a low approach and overshoot due to wake turbulence risk from a XOJET Aviation Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (CL30)(XOJ508) from origin unknown to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD)".
UPDATE: AOR-251428-V3: 2nd aircraft information changed back to original form. Narrative updated to read: "A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) elected to conduct a missed approach due to wake turbulence from a WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOEN/WEN3228) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Calgary, AB (CYYC)."

December 30, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver Intl/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was observed entering the control zone (CZ) from the south and travelling northbound at 1100 feet. The tower attempted multiple times to make contact with C-GOSB. C-GOSB continued northbound 1 nautical mile east of the airport through the approach of the active Runway 26L. A Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Cessna 172N (C-GUZD) en route to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was 2.5 nautical miles final for Runway 26L. Traffic was passed to C-GUZD, and C-GUZD passed below C-GOSB at 500 feet and landed Runway 26L safely.

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) transited the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) control zone, Southbound at 2300, without contacting the tower. Traffic passed to multiple aircraft in the zone. No response from C-GOSB after repeated attempts at contact.

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) transited the Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) control zone, Northbound at 1500, without contacting the tower. There was no response from C-GOSB after repeated attempts at contact. No impact on operations.

October 19, 2018

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) and landing at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) was cleared Northbound via the Pitt River route. C-GOSB deviated from the assigned route and entered the glider area. Traffic was passed, and a TUGG5 with a glider in tow had C-GOSB in sight. C-GOSB was given instructions to exit the gliding area.

October 12, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOOV) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) landed on Runway 31 after being told to pull-up and go-around several times, with a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) to Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) on the runway at the far end hold-short line for Runway 25. C-GOOV exited at Taxiway Delta.

June 27, 2018

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172B (C-GOSB) on a flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) and arriving at Vancouver/Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) entered the control zone (CZ) at 1200 feet altitude above sea level (ASL) on westside of Pitt River and transitted southbound in the zone without contact from tower. Conflicted with inbound Montair Aviation Cessna 152 (C-GDWY) on a flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) and arriving at Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK).

March 20, 2017

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) on a local flight from Vancouver/Boundary Bay (CZBB), BC, was cleared touch and go Runway 27 with a Beaver Point departure. After the touch and go the aircraft asked if the departure was a right turn out. The controller clarified it was a right turn out and not to climb above 1500ft as there was traffic on the downwind at 2000ft. The aircraft then commenced a left turn and climbed above 1500ft. The flight was then cleared to 2500 ft and cleared to East Point.

September 26, 2016

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Victoria Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GTDK) on a local flight from Victoria, BC (CYYJ), at the hold short line for Runway 09, requested departure. The Controller issued, "C-GTDK, hold short Runway 09". C-GTDK read back the hold short instruction and then taxied onto Runway 09. The Controller instructed a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB), on final for Runway 09, to pull up an go around.

September 24, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) had their emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated while in the hangar from 1701Z to 1715Z. The Shift Manager and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were notified.

June 29, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

Student on a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) on a local flight from Boundary Bay, BC (CZBB) on first solo struck an eagle while landing runway 12. Airport staff removed the deceased eagle. C-GOSB taxied to the apron - reported damage to left wing.

May 1, 2014

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

Update Commercial & Business Aviation: This incident has been reviewed by the Company internal Safety Management System (SMS) as well as the principal operations inspector (POI) and the appropriate action has been taken. This matter is now closed.
A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) from Vanderhoof, BC (CAU4) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) first radio call was on final runway 11. A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GPPV) from Anahim Lake, BC (CAJ4) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) had aerodrome advisory service (AAS) and predicted conflict alert (TFC) on a Carson Air Beech B350 (CA811M) from Quesnel, BC (CYQZ) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) was on 6nm final runway 11. CA811 had AAS and TFC on C-GPPV who was 15nm W for runway 11. C-GPPV and CA811 was advised of C-GOSB on final for runway 11. C-GOSB landed without incident at 2221Z. CA811 landed without incident at 2224Z. C-GPPV deviated at 5 NM to allow CA811 to Land. C-GPPV landed without incident at 2229Z. The pilot of C-GOSB advised flight service stations (FSS) that he was on the wrong frequency.

March 24, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB) on a VFR local flight from Boundary Bay (CZBB) came inbound on receive only (RONLY). Landed safely. No impact on operation.

March 22, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P (C-GOSB), VFR Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB, experienced radio problems and taxied across the hold line on taxiway Alpha but not onto the runway. One aircraft pulled up. Radio contact was re-established and C-GOSB taxied back to the apron.
UPDATE from Commercial and Business Aviation: Some difficulty with respect to use of the audio panel and passenger distraction were factors in the incident. The Asst. CFI has briefed the pilot. No further action is required.

June 26, 2011

Incident at OLIVER BC (CAU3)

At 1902z a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172 (C-GOSB), VFR round-robin flight plan from Boundary Bay to the Okanagan area. Aircraft departed at 1937z. At approx. 2130z pilot called east bound at 5,000 feet unsure of his position. Last known position at Hedley and Keremeos about 20 to 30 minutes ago. Vancouver Centre contacted. No RADAR coverage below 6,000 feet in area. Pilot asked if he can climb to 6,500 feet. ATC confirms aircraft 4 north of Oliver once high enough to be RADAR identified. Pilot continued on flight plan. Note: No emergency was declared.

October 12, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172 registration C-GOSB, origin and destination unknown, was VHF Receiver Only (RONLY). The aircraft landed safely.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: It was determined through conversation with the pilot that the communication selector switch was in the wrong position and he was transmitting on the wrong communication radio. The aircraft has flown several flights since then without problems. Change OPI to Commercial & Business Aviation.

June 26, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE from Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing: C-GOSB logbook identified the radio problem as "Static on Radio, ceased to transmit or receive". Maintenance function tested the radio system and did not identify any defects. The aircraft was returned to service and has completed four flights without defect reoccurrence. No further action required.
The Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172 C-GOSB, VFR Boundary Bay local, had a communication failure and called the Tower on cell phone to coordinate no radio (NORDO) arrival. No impact on operations, A/C landed safely.

August 15, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: The aircraft experienced an electrical failure and it was not immediately noticed by the pilot. The defect was recorded in the logbook as ?Low voltage, loss of communication equipment?. The battery and voltage regulator were replaced and the aircraft was test ground ran. There were no defects noted and the aircraft was returned to service.
The Pacific Flying Club Cessna C172 (C-GOSB), VFR Boundary Bay (CZBB) to CZBB, had a radio failure. The C172 landed safely with no radio.

July 8, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A Pacific Flying Club aircraft C-GOSB Cessna (C172) over King George Airpark reported smoke in the cockpit. The Delta Fire Dept. was advised and the aircraft was given priority landing for RWY 25 at Boundary Bay. The aircraft landed safely with no further impact to operations.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: An internal electrical short was found in the Avionics cooling fan. The fan was replaced. SDR submitted.
UPDATE/Add Info from TSB: The Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172P, C-GOSB was on a local solo training flight from the Boundary Bay airport. At about 8 nm east of the airport the pilot noticed smoke coming from a vacant space on the radio stack. He declared an emergency and diverted to Boundary Bay where he landed without further difficulty, with AFF in attendance. The radio stack cooling fan was found to be inoperative and is believed to be the source of the smoke.

May 5, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

C-GOSB a Pacific Flying Club Cessna C172 experienced a radio failure upon landing on Boundary Bay Runway 12. The controller used light signals for taxi back to the apron.
UPDATE from General Aviation: No further action required.

April 12, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

UPDATE M&M, The pilot had transmit problems with comm #1, when he tried comm #2 he didn't put the selector switch on the audio panel to comm #2 and so he was only receiving on comm #2 and still trying to transmit on comm #1. Radio removed and replaced with serviceable unit. NFAR
C-GOSB a Pacific Flying Club Cessna C172 experienced lost communication at Boundary Bay. The aircraft landed safely.

March 16, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

C-GOSB landed on runway 12 and taxied of on ""D"". The pilot crossed runway 07 without clearance. Multiple attempts to contact the pilot were made from both the ground and air frequencies. Runway 07 was not in use at the time of the incursion.

April 20, 2001

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update from the TSB - C-GOSB, a Cessna 172, was cleared for a touch-and-go on runway 19 at Abbotsford and instructed to then fly runway heading. The aircraft acknowledged. REGS16, a Piper PA44 on approach for runway 07, advised that he would cancel IFR when circling for runway 19. After C-GOSB completed his touch-and-go, he was observed south of runway 07. C-GOSB acknowledged an instruction to turn right and to remain south of runway 07. The tower observed that C-GOSB had turned toward REGS16 and crossed the runway 07 approach to the north. The controller passed traffic to C-GOSB and asked if he saw REGS16. The pilot responded with ""negative"". The controller passed traffic to REGS16, but the response was blocked by another aircraft. There was not time to pass traffic a second time to either aircraft. The aircraft passed within an estimated 300 vertical feet of each other. Neither took evasive action.
C-GOSB was cleared for a touch and go on runway 19, then fly runway heading. The pilot of the aircraft acknowledged. REGS16 on approach to runway 07, advised he would cancel IFR when circling for runway 19. REGS16 was cleared to circle east for runway 19. After C-GOSB did the touch and go, the aircraft was observed south of runway 07, approved a right turn and instructed to remain south of runway 07, pilot acknowledged. Tower observed that C-GOSB had turned toward REGS16 and crossed runway 07 approach to the north. Traffic passed to both aircraft, neither acknowledged. Vertical separation estimated at 300ft, neither aircraft took evasive action.

September 2, 2000

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Second Aircraft: N6585K Republic RC-3 Built: 1947 Engine: Reciprocating Owner: Transglobal Development Ltd. C-GOSB came in contact with N6585K (parked) while taxiing for takeoff. The wing of C-GOSB scraped the windshield of N6585K. The pilot of C-GOSB reported the incident to Victoria Tower and Victoria Flying Club. OPI: General Aviation

March 6, 2000

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB) (Incursion - runway - aircraft)

GOSB landed runway 30 and taxied past the hold line for runway 25 before being instructed to stop short of the runway. GZKK then landed safely on runway 25. A review of the audio tapes indicates that, apart from the above described instruction, the controller gave no previous instruction to the pilot requiring him to hold short. OPI: ANS Update from TAS - April 4, 2000 A Nav Canada Fact Finding Board will be convened. Update from TSB - May 3, 2000 TSB occurrence #: A00P0068 A CESSNA 172 (C-GOSB) WAS VFR INBOUND TO BOUNDARY BAY FROM THE WEST, AND THE TOWER AIRPORT CONTROLLER CLEARED THE PILOT TO LAND ON RUNWAY 30. AT THE SAME TIME, A VFR CESSNA 152 (C-GZKK) WAS INBOUND TO BOUNDARY BAY ALSO FROM THE WEST, AND THE CONTROLLER CLEARED THE PILOT FOR A STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH FOR RUNWAY 25. SIROS PROCEDURES WERE IN EFFECT AND THERE WERE TWO OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE CIRCUIT AT THE TIME. WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR. AT BOUNDARY BAY, RUNWAYS 07/25 AND 12/30 INTERSECT AT THE THRESHOLDS OF 07 AND 12. TAXIWAY "B" IS NEAR THE MIDPOINT OF RUNWAY 07/25. AFTER C-GOSB LANDED ON RWY 30, THE PILOT TAXIED SLOWLY ALONG RUNWAY 30, PAST THE TOWER, AND CONTINUED ONTO THE THRESHOLD OF RUNWAY 07 WITHOUT CLEARANCE WHILE C-GZKK WAS LANDING. THE AIRPORT CONTROLLER SAW C-GOSB PASSING THE HOLD-SHORT LINE AND INSTRUCTED THE PILOT TO STOP; C-GOSB STOPPED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, AND C-GZKK EXITED THE RUNWAY AT TAXIWAY "B." THERE WAS NO RISK OF COLLISION. A REVIEW OF THE TOWER COMMUNICATION TAPE REVEALS THAT THE AIRPORT CONTROLLER USED INCORRECT PHRASEOLOGY WHEN ISSUING A FREQUENCY CHANGE TO C-GOSB AND C-GZKK, AND DID NOT ISSUE ANY HOLD-SHORT INSTRUCTION TO C-GOSB BEFORE LANDING. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE CONTROLLER LOST SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND CLEARED C-GZKK TO LAND UNRESTRICTED ON RUNWAY 25 WITHOUT ENSURING THAT C-GOSB WOULD HOLD SHORT OF RUNWAY 07/25. ATC WORKLOAD AT THE TIME WAS CONSIDERED TO HAVE BEEN LIGHT TO MODERATE. THE CONTROLLERS ON DUTY AT THE TIME DID NOT CONSIDER THIS INCIDENT TO BE AN OPERATING IRREGULARITY, AND THEREFORE IT WAS NOT REPORTED UNTIL 2 DAYS AFTER THE EVENT. NAV CANADA CONDUCTED A FACT-FINDING BOARD (5400-42-77A-00-907) ON 5 APRIL 2000, AND THE TSB ATTENDED AS AN OBSERVER.