November 19, 2022

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

The pilot of a Centennial Flight Centre Inc Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) inbound southeast (SE) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) was cleared left base for Runway 26. The pilot was observed executing a right orbit without clearance, approximately 3NM SE of the threshold. The pilot continued to the left base after one orbit.

June 30, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) requested taxi exercise. CZVL Ground control issued a "Hold Short all Runways" instruction. C-GXAA did not read back the Hold short instruction. Ground asked C-GXAA for the readback and re-issued the Hold Short instruction. C-GXAA did not give a read back. No impact to operations.

April 12, 2019

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) from Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) taxied from the main apron to the active runway without taxi clearance. The aircraft was previously instructed to hold position on the main apron. No impact to operations.

June 23, 2016

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Inc Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) on a local flight out of Edmonton, AB (CZVL) was cleared for takeoff from runway 26, and reported an aborted takeoff shortly after with a possible tail strike. The aircraft taxied off the runway. No impact to operations.

May 2, 2016

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

A Centennial Flight Centre Inc. Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) on a local flight from Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) departed without a take-off clearance. There was no impact on operations.

February 26, 2016

Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) reported that the situation occurred when a student was dispatched on his solo cross country training flight. The Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was activated sometime after the aircraft left Drayton Valley, AB for Villenueve, AB. The student was not aware of how the remote ELT switch may have been activated and the Flight Training Unit (FTU) has had no further inadvertent ELT activations in this aircraft. The FTU has reviewed the incident with the student and his supervising instructor and conducted additional emergency procedures training with them. There was no indication of aircraft damage from a hard landing.
A Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M (C-GXAA) called inbound to Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) at approximately 1823Z. The aircraft was unable to hear the Tower respond. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was then activated on 121.5. The aircraft broadcast their intentions on the Tower frequency, came in for landing, received the light gun and landed without further issues at 1832Z. Multiple aircraft were delayed and orbited in order to provide spacing. After landing, C-GXAA called the Tower and advised them that the ELT activation was their ELT and it was deactivated at approximately 1845Z.

April 16, 2007

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

The pilot of a Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172 entered Class C airspace at Edmonton without an ATC clearance. The pilot of another Cessna 172 was in contact with with the Terminal Controller and was vectored and climbed to ensure separation. Shortly after the pilot was issued the turn and climb instruction, he reported the offending Cessna visual. The Centennial Cessna 172 passed 1.4 NM behind the other 172

April 13, 2007

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

UPDATE TSB reported that the Centennial Flight Centre Cessna 172M was on a VFR flight from Edmonton City Centre (CYXD) to Camrose (CEQ3). The aircraft climbed above 4,600 feet asl into class C airspace without contacting Edmonton Terminal Control. When the aircraft was 10 nm north of Edmonton Intl (CYEG) at 5,800 feet, it came into the proximity of Air Canada Jazz CRJ-200, flight JZA 8515, which was on left base for Runway 20 at CYEG. ATC turned and climbed JZA 8515, and the two aircraft passed with separation of 700 feet vertically, and 0.5 nm laterally. No loss of separation occurred, however a risk of collision existed
UPDATE General Aviation reported that the student was not shown or briefed on some Terminal airspace/communications. A GA inspector had several meetings with the CFI to discuss problems and resolve these issues. The CFI indicated that Terminal Airspace training would be added to the Private and Commercial training syllabi.
The pilot of a Centennial Flight School Cessna 172 entered Edmonton International Airport Class C Airspace at 4,600 feet and climbed to 5,800 feet without an ATC clearance. JZA 8515, a Canadair RJ, was on left base for Runway 20 at the time and the crew was instructed to turn and climb to ensure separation from the Cessna. The two aircraft passed with 700 feet vertical and 0.5 NM lateral separation. The crew of JZA 8515 reported visual contact with the 172.

September 7, 2003

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

C-FMPK, a Bell 206, was on a flight from City Centre airport (YXD) to Stony Plain when the pilot advised the City Centre Tower that he was conducting an emergency landing near Spruce Grove with a rotor problem. C-GXAA was enroute to YXD and proceeded to the vicinity. C-FMPK relayed through C-GXAA that he had landed without incident and no further assistance was required. C-FMPK returned to YXD and landed without incident at 1710Z. TSB will contact the operator.

January 10, 2003

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD) (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Conflict - IFR & VFR)

The pilot of C-GXAA, a Cessna 172, inbound to City Centre Airport from the north was cleared to a downwind, right hand, for Runway 30. The pilot became disoriented and turned right instead of left which resulted in C-GXXA coming in close proximity to CNS 624, a Metro III, which had departed Runway 30 at 0109Z. The crew of CNS 624 took evasive action to avoid C-GXAA, which landed on Runway 30 without further incident at 0113Z.

December 21, 2000

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that the NAV CANADA Preliminary Investigation determined that this event was pilot error and that no further investigation was warranted.
The pilot of C-GXAA has been cleared to land on Runway 30 at City Centre Airport when the crew of CC 101, a BAe Jetstream 31, reported ready for take-off on Runway 30. The controller instructed the crew of CC 101 to wait and get a proper readback, but the crew taxied onto the runway. The Controller then instructed the crew to continue across the runway and exit on the other side, which they did. The arriving aircraft landed safely shortly thereafter.

July 20, 1999

Incident at Villeneuve, AB (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))

Two Cessna 172s, C-GDIO and C-GXAA, were in the pattern at Villeneuve when a near-collision occurred. It was reported that the solo pilot in C-GDIO cut across the path of C-GXAA with an instructor and student, requiring evasive action to be taken by the instructor. Both a/c had completed 2 or 3 circuits, with C-GDIO following C-GXAA. As the pilot of C-GDIO was climbing out after a touch and go, he apparently lost track of the position of C-GXAA and turned inside C-GXAA, which had turned to the downwind leg. The renter pilot in C-GDIO was counselled by staff at the flying club concerning vigilance in a busy traffic area. OPI - System Safety

March 9, 1999

Incident at Villeneuve, AB (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))

The pilot of GXAA, a Cessna 172, was instructed to anticipate being number 3 for landing on Runway 08 at Villeneuve behind C-FXRN, a Champion 7ECA. Traffic was passed to both a/c, but neither pilots had each other in sight. A short time later, both pilots had to take evasive action about 1/2 mile north of the Control Tower. Weather at the time was VFR below 2,000 feet, visibility was 5 miles. OPI - System Safety