September 7, 2021

Accident at Alkali Lake, BC

TSB Report #A21P0099: A privately registered Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, recently purchased by the pilot, was performing high speed taxi trials on a private grass airstrip near Alkali Lake without the intention to fly. The pilot holds a foreign issued license and was awaiting their Canadian License conversion document. As the taxiing speed increased to about 40 MPH, the tail-dragger airplanes tail lifted off the ground and continued to come around over top, and the airplane flipped onto its back. The pilot was wearing the seat belt restraint system with shoulder harness; they egressed the inverted airplane without injury. The 406 ELT signal was triggered and the pilot responded to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre inquiry. The airplane was substantially damaged.

May 27, 2018

Accident at 35NM E SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM)

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC)-Trenton reported an aircraft accident in the vicinity of Bruce Mines, approximately 35NM east of Sault Ste Marie, ON (CYAM). A privately-registered MAC CUB M1 float plane did a nose over during takeoff. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A18O0068: a float equipped, amateur built, MAC CUB M1 aircraft (Piper PA18 replica), was departing Lake Huron, near Bruce Mines, ON. After take-off when the aircraft was about 200 feet AGL, the engine (Avco Lycoming, O-290-D2) lost power. Due to the perceived obstacles ahead, the pilot turned back toward the lake. An aerodynamic stall ensued, and the pilot lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft impacted the water in a steep nose down attitude, flipped over and became submerged in shallow water. The pilot, who was wearing a shoulder harness, was not injured and was able to egress the aircraft.

March 20, 2017

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND)

A privately registered amateur built Gerald Kelley North Land PA 18 enroute to Ottawa/Gatineau (CYND), QC, reported on the water approximately 3NM South of CYND about to depart the water inbound for CYND. The North Land PA18 was given traffic information and asked to report airborne. Shortly after, the flight service station (FSS) observed the aircraft on radar 2NM south, but FSS was unable to establish communication with the aircraft. Traffic passed as no radio (NORDO) to a helicopter in the circuit. A privately registered amateur-built Gilles Lalier L-CUB Super Charger enroute to Ottawa/Gatineau (CYND), QC, contacted FSS on final and advised of radio issues with the North Land PA18. Both aircraft landed and cleared the runway at 1542Z.

May 23, 2016

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

An American privately-registered Piper PA18 initiated their first contact with the flight service station (FSS) as they were entering the Control Zone from the South. There was no operational impact .

April 24, 2016

Incident at FORT ST. JOHN BC (CYXJ)

An unidentified (1200 target) was observed entering the zone from the southeast. The flight service station (FSS) initiated radio contact and identified the aircraft as an American privately-registered Piper PA18 Super Cub (N316BR). The aircraft landed at 2046Z. There was no impact to operations.

June 28, 2014

Accident at PRIVATE STRIP 10 NM NE OF STRATHMORE, AB (Weather - wind)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14W0098: The amateur-built PA18 Replica, C-GTXQ, was on a VFR flight from Bonneville, AB (CYBF) to a private aerodrome 11 nm ENE of Strathmore, AB (CDJ5). While on the second landing attempt due to a gusty winds, the aircraft rolled right just after touchdown. The pilot attempted to counter the roll with left aileron. Control of the aircraft was lost and it exited the runway to the east. The right wing contacted the ground and the aircraft came to rest inverted approximately 50 feet off the runway. The pilot was not injured, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage to the wing.
A Bonnyville Air Services Piper Replica PA-18 Replica (C-GTXQ), from Bonnyville, AB (CYBF) to a Private Strip 10NM NE of Strathmore, AB, was flipped over during landing when a gust of wind caught the aircraft. No one was injured and damage was not specified. No further assistance requested. Shift manager advised.

May 20, 2013

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

A VFR Target was observed on radar rapidly approaching (160kt) and descending towards Kamloops, BC (CYKA) from SE. An American privately-registered Cessna 182K called on Mandatory and Ground Frequencies on a 4NM final for runway 26 but did not respond to calls from Kamloops Radio and proceeded with straight in approach to land on runway 26. As a result, a privately-registered Piper PA18 broke off their approach until visual reference was obtained and followed the Cessna 182K into CYKA.

March 6, 2013

Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Aerodrome - other)

The ski-equipped, privately-registered Piper PA-18-150 aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL) to the ice and snow-covered Sioux Lookout water aerodrome (CKA6) (to the Pelican Lake ice base). NAV CANADA staff at Sioux Lookout F.S.S. reported that the aircraft (on skis) departed off of a snow-covered portion of APRON2 (along hangar row) with prior permission from the airport operator. Ops. impact -- unknown.

September 5, 2013

Accident at N6140 W11357

UPDATE TSB A13W0132: A Yukon Stone Outfitters owned float equipped Piper PA18-150 Super Cub (C-GQHC) was in the process of conducting an aerial drop of supplies in the vicinity of Northern Lake, YT. After completing the drop, C-GQHC attempted to climb out through a creek bed. The aircraft collided with terrain. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged. Victoria Rescue Control Centre was notified via the 406 ELT.
JRCC Victoria [V2013-02551]: At 052235Z. 406 ELT: A78DF01BE8402F1 (614050N 1335930W - YUKON). CMCC REPORTED A 406 ELT 70 NM NE OF WHITEHORSE. TRANS NORTH AIR HELO CHARTERED AND HAS FOUND THE 2 POB IN A HUNTING CABIN NEAR FORCED LANDING SITE, NO INJURIES. POB'S FLOWN BACK TO WHITEHORSE AND TRANSFERRED TO EHS. GPWI - 4.6, BUF 457 442 - 0.0
Victoria JRCC called Whitehorse, YT (CYXY) FSS and reported a 406 ELT belonging to a 45325 Yukon Inc. Piper PA-18-150 (C-GQHC) approximately 65 NE of Whitehorse, YT. CYXY FSS contacted the owner of the aircraft and queried him on information about the aircraft. He indicated that the aircraft was enroute to Northern Lake, YT (6144N 13348W) which corresponds approximately with JRCC's satellite info. A local helicopter was dispatched by YYJ JRCC with the owner on board and they found the aircraft at approximately 0200Z. The aircraft had sustained minor damage on a hard landing. No impact to operations.

January 28, 2013

Accident at NORTH BATTLEFORD (CAMERON McINTOSH) SK (CYQW)

TSB reported an American privately registered Piper PA18 on a VFR flight landed next to runway and ground looped at North Battleford. Wing tip and landing gear damaged. Pilot had reported accident directly to TSB. There were no injuries.
UPDATE TSB A13C0008: The privately-registered Piper PA-18-150, was landing at North Battleford, SK, on a VFR flight from Regina. The runway was partially obscured by blowing snow and the aircraft landed beside runway 30. The aircraft entered a snowdrift and the right main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft sustained damage to its landing gear, wing and propeller. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The wind was light from the south-west, and there was 5 to 6 inches of loose snow on the ground.

July 26, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-GNZC, a Piper PA18 operated by 3379078 Canada inc. (Airmedia Group), was on a local VFR flight in the St-Mathieu de Beloeil (CSB3) area. At 2345Z, the St-Hubert (CYHU) tower controller noticed that the aircraft had lost the banner it was towing near the Promenades St-Bruno. The City of Longueuil fire department later informed the controller that the banner had fallen onto a power line and had burned. There was no impact on ATC operations.

July 8, 2012

Incident at ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL QC (CSB3)

C-FUSB, a Piper PA-18 operated by 3379078 Canada inc. (Airmedia Group), was on a local VFR flight in the St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil (CSB3) area. Shortly after taking off with a banner, the pilot had to conduct an emergency landing in a field north of the highway, near St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, because the banner had gotten stuck in one of the sections of the aircraft?s tail. There was minor damage to the aircraft, but nobody was injured. Emergency services were sent to the scene. The pilot was not communicating with ATC. The Trenton rescue coordination centre (TR RCC), National Operations Centre (NOC) and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were notified.
Update #1: The occurrence type was changed to ?Incident?.

May 31, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / ST-HUBERT QC (CYHU)

C-FUSB, a Piper PA-18 operated by 3379078 Canada Inc. (Airmedia Group), was flying under visual flight rules in the vicinity of Beloeil (CSB3). At 1932Z, the pilot requested clearance to land at St-Hubert (CYHU) because the banner he was towing had become entangled in the aircraft?s wheels. The aircraft landed without incident on rwy 24L and remained on the rwy for a few minutes while the problem was corrected. No impact on ATC operations.

November 27, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Williams Lake Airport (CYWL)

FSS observed a privately registered Piper PA18 on a VFR flight on downwind right, runway 29. Aircraft was then observed turning 180 degrees and entered downwind left runway 11. The aircraft landed at 0010Z. The pilot did meet with FSS and explain that he could receive but not transmit; a carrier could be heard on the frequency during incident. An IFR aircraft was on approach for runway 29; however, was far enough out that the aircraft were not traffic. The IFR aircraft was told of the Radio Only (RONLY) aircraft. No other impact to operations.

July 2, 2012

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

A U.S. registered PA-18 was completing a VFR flight from origin unknown to Quesnel Airport (CYQZ). The pilot's initial call was on the downwind leg to "traffic", advisory was given and no other call was made by the pilot. The specialist called requesting the aircraft's position and the pilot stated they were clear of the runway.

June 23, 2012

Incident at ATLIN BC (CYSQ)

A privately registered Piper PA18-150, VFR Juneau International Airport (PAJN) to Atlin (CYSQ), failed to close flight plan on arrival at destination. RCMP at CYSQ confirmed that it landed safely and cleared with them and Canada Customs. Flight Plan closed without further incident.

June 21, 2012

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

At 0156z An American privately registered Piper PA18 150, VFR origin unknown to Cranbrook transmits that they are inbound from the east for landing. Unable to make contact with aircraft as they are transmit only. Aircraft is observed crossing overhead to join downwind right for runway 16. Aircraft landed safely at 0203z. No impact to operations

June 19, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A privately registered Piper PA18, VFR Origin unknown to Delta Heritage Air Park (CAK3) entered the control zone without contact or permission. The Piper landed at Delta Air Park. Identification established by listening to Delta frequency. No impact on operation.

June 8, 2012

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT (Aerodrome - other)

A privately registered Piper PA18 150, VFR Qualicum Beach to Nanaimo aircraft landed Runway 16 and exited on Taxiway B; Aircraft struck Runway/Taxiway intersection light and post; Light damaged and Unserviceable ? No aircraft damage.

May 13, 2012

Incident at Kelowna (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An American privately registered Piper PA18 150, VFR Coeur d?Alene Idaho to Kelowna flew transborder without an active flight plan.

May 1, 2012

Incident at FORT NELSON BC (CYYE)

A privately registered piper PA18 125, VFR Fort Nelson to Fort Nelson, pilot elected to land aircraft on taxiway Alpha, due to high winds No impact on operations aircraft landed safely at 2234Z. METAR CYYE 012200 12010kt 30SM 50BKN 200OVC 14/02 A2959 (Winds were 120 @ 10 Gusting 15 at time of landing.)

April 28, 2012

Incident at DAWSON CREEK BC (CYDQ)

An American amateur built Piper Super Cub Rep P-18, VFR origin unknown to Dawson Creek (CYDQ), did not report off the runway resulting in requiring a field check. Airport maintainance reported they had landed safely.

April 21, 2012

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA)

Fire department reported a call they received of an aircraft crashing into the river north of Kamloops. A privately registered Piper PA18 150, VFR Kamloops to Kamloops was on a local flight up to the north. When the Piper came in he confirmed that he was doing circuits on a sand bar on the river. No operational impact.

April 12, 2012

Accident at MACKENZIE BC (CYZY)

At approx. 1908Z a privately registered Piper PA18-150 on a local VFR flight forced landed at Mackenzie (CYZY).
UPDATE from TSB; The 1967 Piper PA-18 Supercub was landing on RWY 34 at Mackenzie airport. The airplane was observed descending steeply and touched down at the mid-point of the runway at an estimated airspeed of 45-50 mph. There was a crosswind at 310 degrees and 8 knots. The aircraft bounced and the pilot regained control with full throttle application. The airplane was pointing straight down the runway when a wind gust reportedly pick-up the left wing; it subsequently stalled with a right wing drop; the aircraft punched through a perimeter fence to the right of the runway, impacted a small berm, and flipped over. The pilot of this tandem-seating plane was in the front wearing a seat belt restraint system with shoulder harness, and the passenger was wearing a lap belt. Both occupants extricated themselves from the aircraft. BC ambulance and the RCMP responded. The passenger was taken to hospital for observation. The aircraft was substantially damaged.
UPDATE from JRCC; 121910z. Crash (551827n 1230793w - CYZY : Mackenzie). Kamloops EHS reported a plane crash in Mackenzie with 2 people onboard, both survived after airplane flipped on landing. EHS on scene with patients. No need for SAR crews. TSB, RCMP and Nav Canada contacted.
UPDATE from System Safety. At approx. 1910Z April 12, a privately registered Piper PA18-150 with two souls onboard landed Rwy 34 when the aircraft swerved off the runway to the right. The aircraft went through a fence prior to hitting a berm flipping the aircraft onto it?s back. The aircraft is reported to have suffered substantial damage. No serious injuries reported. Weather at 1900Z winds from 310 deg at 8 knots, visability 9 statute miles, rain, scattered cloud at 3000 ft.
UPDATE from General Aviation: This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.

March 4, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of CYYZ

There were numerous reports of an ELT signal in the vicinity of Toronto (CYYZ), and also to the North and West of Buffalo (US) (KBUF). Trenton JRCC was advised and a rescue aircraft was dispatched. An aircraft at Brampton (CNC3) was identified and maintenance staff at the airfield deactivated the ELT.

February 28, 2012

Incident at central Ontario (YMS to YEE)

NAV CANADA staff advised of receiving numerous reports of an active ELT signal heard in the vicinity of the Mans VORTAC (YMS) and the Midland VOR/DME (YEE) and intermittently at Toronto. The ELT source was subsequently determined to be the Brampton Flying Club Piper PA-18-150 aircraft (C-FKDD), flying in the circuit at Brampton Airport (CNC3). The ELT signal ceased at 0004Z.

September 12, 2012

Accident at 120 NM N of Dawson City at 6508N/13509W (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

UPDATE TSB reported that the pilot of the Northsky Aviation Ltd. Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub was attempting a landing at a remote strip to pick up a hunter. There was approximately 1 foot of wet snow on the established landing strip. After rolling 100 feet and at about 30 MPH the aircraft came to an abrupt stop and flipped over. The pilot was the lone occupant and was not injured.
Whitehorse FIC reported that C-GNSA, a PA-18 operated by Northsky Aviation, crashed into 2-3 feet of snow near the Royal Creek/ Wind River intersection in northern Yukon. There were no injuries reported to the two occupants. The pilot informed the Mayo CARS station. The aircraft was not on a flight plan; origin and destination are not known. TSB report to follow.

August 25, 2012

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

The pilot of a private US registered Piper, PA18, departed Burwash without contacting the CARS station and did not broadcast on the mandatory frequency 122.1. The CARS operator attempted contact with the aircraft and a reply was not heard.

July 3, 2012

Incident at WATSON LAKE YT (CYQH)

A U.S. registered PA-18 became overdue on a flight plan to Watson Lake. The CARS operator called FIC to inform that the aircraft was inbound 0115 hours after the estimated time of arrival. CARS operator called to confirm the aircraft was down and clear; the flight plan was closed.

June 21, 2012

Incident at TESLIN YT (CYZW)

Whitehorse FIC initiated a communication search for an overdue U.S. registered PA-18 aircraft for arrival at Teslin after the pilot failed to close his flight plan. A ramp check by the local RCMP found the aircraft safely tied down.

June 18, 2012

Incident at BEAVER CREEK YT (CYXQ)

The pilot of a U.S. registered PA-18 departed Beaver Creek without contacting the CARS O/C on the airport Mandatory Frequency and flew cross border to Northway, AK without filing a flight plan.

May 2, 2012

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A U.S. registered PA-18 arrived at Lethbridge from Cut Bank, MT and when queried as to why there was no flight plan for the aircraft, the pilot indicated he filed a flight plan, but failed to open it.

March 10, 2012

Incident at Alonsa - a private airstrip

A12C0023: The wheel/ski equipped PA18 Supercub, registration C-GKDO, was taking off on skis from a private strip in the vicinity of Alonsa, MB. The snow surface was sticky and the take-off was aborted when it became apparent that the aircraft would not clear a windrow at the end of the field. The aircraft coasted to a stop in the windrow. There was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries to the two occupants.

February 13, 2012

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

N6593A (on skis) was given taxi instructions for departure from snow covered infield. Aircraft refused departure from infield and requested departure from Apron 1. Aircraft was advised that clearnace could not be issued and departure was at his own risk and discretion. Aircraft departed Apron 1

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A PA18 on skis landed on Apron 1. Aircraft landed safely at 01:01Z.

December 4, 2011

Incident at St-Félicien

Update #1: The TSB number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0223: C-FWIL, a ski-equipped PA18, had just landed on a frozen river in the St-Félicien region. When the pilot, who was alone on board, was preparing to exit the aircraft due to an engine failure, the ice cracked. The pilot was able to exit the aircraft and was not injured. The aircraft sank until its wings reached the surface of the water. The aircraft was taken out of the water with balloons and a crane. With the exception of a damaged ski, the aircraft seemed to be undamaged.
The pilot of a privately owned Piper PA18 was doing his flight preparation in the St-Félicien region. At around 1700Z, the ice broke and the aircraft went through it. The extent of the damages to the aircraft is unknown and no one was injured.

June 28, 2011

Incident at GASPÉ / MICHEL-POULIOT QC (CYGP) (Navigation error, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - IFR & VFR, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Update #1: The categories ?navigation error? and "IFR/VFR conflict " were added. According to information obtained from Maritime Air Charter Ltd.: A privately owned Piper PA18 was preparing to fly VFR from Gaspé (CYGP) to St-Hubert (CYHU). C-GXUG, a Piper Navajo operated by Maritime Air Charter, was IFR from Bathurst (CZBF) to Gaspé. The Piper PA18 was supposed to quickly take off from rwy 11 while C-GXUG was in final for rwy 11. The Piper PA18 took off from rwy 29 by mistake and passed near C-GXUG on its left. The pilot of C-GXUG informed the pilot of the Piper PA18, who thought he had taken off from rwy 11. The latter realized his mistake and apologized.
A privately owned Piper PA18 was preparing for a VFR flight from Gaspé (CYGP) to St-Hubert (CYHU). At 1246Z, the pilot took off from Runway 29 by mistake, as he had received authorization for takeoff from Runway 11.

April 30, 2011

Accident at ST-HYACINTHE QC (CSU3) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately owned Piper PA18 was on a VFR flight to St-Hyacinthe (CSU3). While the aircraft was waiting for the runway, which was not available due to the presence of C-FTGD, a privately owned Beech 24 whose front landing gear had collapsed while taxiing, the pilot reported a sick passenger and opted to land on the grass next to the runway. The runway was made available but not inspected. A Piper PA18 nosed over when landing and sustained significant damage. The two occupants were not injured. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A11Q0082: A privately owned Piper PA18 was waiting for the runway to be cleared for landing. The runway was occupied by a Beech BE24, whose nose wheel had collapsed when taxiing (A11Q0081). The pilot of the Piper PA18 reported that his passenger was sick and he elected to land on the grass next to the runway. The aircraft nosed over during landing. The aircraft was significantly damaged but no one was injured.

March 15, 2011

Accident at Lac des Trois Caribous (473624N/0720815W)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. The accident?s location was specified. The event "loss of control in flight" was added. According to TSB report #A11Q0054: The privately owner Super Cub on skis, was taking off from Lac des Trois Caribous from a section of packed snow that was part of a snowmobile path. The aircraft was flying to St-Mathieu de Beloeil (CSB3). The path followed the lakeshore. Immediately after takeoff, the aircraft was carried right towards the forest and the aircraft crashed in the trees. The aircraft sustained heavy damage. The pilot, the only one on board, was able to exit the aircraft through the broken windshield and sustained only minor injuries. The 406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) transmitted the first event signal at 1724Z and indicated the crash site at 1730Z.
A privately owned Piper PA18 crashed when taking off from Lac de Travers. The pilot, who was the only one on board, was not injured. He was transported towards the city by another aircraft that was accompanying him.

March 3, 2011

Incident at Coordonnées 4720N/7432W

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was accidentally activated from 2310Z until 2320Z. The signal was coming from a privately owned Piper PA18. The Trenton rescue co-ordination centre (TR RCC) was notified.

December 9, 2011

Incident at KAMLOOPS BC (CYKA) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft)

UPDATE from General Aviation: This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
A privately registered Piper PA18, VFR Kamloops (CYKA) to Kamloops, was final for landing on the grass strip just north of taxiway E. Flight Service Station (FSS) observed people pushing a privately registered Lancair LC41-550FG towards the taxiway. The Piper PA18 landed before the Lancair LC41-550FG was pushed onto the taxiway, however a privately registered Raven MK 1, VFR CYKA to CYKA, had to do an overshoot due to the Lancair LC41-550FG being pushed onto the taxiway. The Piper PA18 landed without further incident after the aircraft was pushed off of the taxiway. No prior call was received about the Lancair LC41-550FG.

September 16, 2011

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATS operating irregularity)

The privately registered floatplane, a Piper PA18 125, VFR Lakeke Lake to Lakeke Lake, was given airport advisory by Terrace Flight Service Station (FSS) to land at nearby Lakelse Lake. The floatplane subsequently did not report down on the lake. RCMP was dispatched and found the pilot who had landed safely, but forgot to call FSS at the time.

September 9, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

The privately registered Piper PA 18 150, VFR Bedwell Harbour (CAB3) to Boundary Bay (CZBB), was observed climbing in the vicinity of Pender Island (CAB3) to 1,800 feet in Victoria (CYYJ) Class 'D' airspace without authorization and no call. It looked like they were heading toward CZBB.

August 21, 2011

Accident at DEASE LAKE, 90 NM SE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

A11P0126: The privately registered Piper PA 18 125, was attempting to take off from a bush strip in a valley on the north side of Mt. Albert Dease, located about 90 nm South East of Dease Lake, BC. The aircraft veered to the side of the intended takeoff area and struck a tree with the right wing. The wing was torn off and the aircraft came to a halt off the side of the strip. The pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured and was able to make a sat phone call for assistance.

August 16, 2011

Incident at QUESNEL BC (CYQZ)

UPDATE: Amend Aircraft registration information.
An American registered Hammarback Inc. Piper 18 150, N4481Z, VFR Quesnel (CYZQ) to Whitehorse (EZ5), received advisory for Runway 31 headed north at 2024z, aircraft did not report airborne or clear of the zone. Flight Service Station (FSS) contacted Area Control Centre (ACC) to see if the aircraft was on radar. A primary target was visible matching the route of the aircraft. FSS contacted CYQZ maintenance who confirmed seeing the aircraft depart off Runway 31. FSS then contacted Prince George (CYXS) Tower who confirmed they were talking to N4481Z. No traffic in the area, no other impact to operations.

Incident at CASTLEGAR / WEST KOOTENAY REGIONAL BC (CYCG)

UPDATE from Kamloops FIC: The U.S. Flight Service Station had the flight plan on N4481Z but the arrival message we received from Castlegar (CYCG) FSS was for a N44812. Nevertheless the pilot did not activate his flight plan from K1S6 to CYCG.
Kamloops FIC reported an American registered Hammarback Inc. Piper 18-150, VFR Sandwich, IL, USA (KIS6) to Castlegar (CYCG), flew transborder without an active flight plan. Seattle (KSEA) Flight Service Station (FSS) advise that the pilot never activated the flight plan. When queried, Prescott responded that a flight plan was filed but not activated.

August 2, 2011

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome - other)

UPDATE from NavCanada: Central Mountain Air Ltd. flight GLR748 reported Foreign Object Damage (FOD) on Runway 15 north of Taxiway D. Upon inspection, 2 fuel caps were recovered. Fuel caps belonged to a privately registered Piper 18 150, VFR Prince George (CYXS) to Mackenzie (CYZY). Air Canada Jazz flight JZA208 delayed 9 minutes due to runway inspection.
UPDATE/Add info from Commercial & Business Aviation: Remove Tsayta Aviation Ltd. Cessna TU206G, C-GDER from incident narrative. The aircraft involved in this incident was a privately owned Piper PA18 150.
Central Mountain Air Ltd. flight GLR748 reported Foreign Object Damage (FOD) on Runway 15 north of Taxiway D. Upon inspection, 2 fuel caps were recovered. Tsayta Aviation Ltd. Cessna TU206G, C-GDER, VFR Prince George (CYXS) to Mackenzie (CYZY), later called advising missing the fuel caps upon landing in CYZY. Air Canada Jazz flight JZA208 delayed 9 minutes due Runway inspection.

July 18, 2011

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

An American privately registered Piper PA18-105, unknown origin and destination, made an initial call when inside the control zone, 1.5 East of Williams Lake (CYWL) at 3,800 ft. The aircraft transited Southeast bound. There was no traffic in the area. No impact to operations.

May 11, 2011

Incident at PRINCE RUPERT BC (CYPR)

Privately N registered Piper PA18; FSS had a written flight strip in the proposed section for the aircraft and after looking at the Automatic Weather System (AWWS) weather camera of the ramp at Prince Rupert (CYPR) were unable to see it. After checking the station log and Nav Canada Aircraft Movement System (NCAMS) it was determined there was no record of the aircraft departing. Flight Service Station (FSS) checked with the airport staff. It was not there and had departed between 120000Z and 120100Z (afternoon of May 11, 2011). The airport staff could not give an exact time.

May 10, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An American privately registered Piper PA18, VFR Port Hardy (CYZT) to Bellingham (KBLI), transited Vancouver Class C airspace without contacting any air traffic control (ATC) units.

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