August 9, 2019


TSB #A19P0120: a privately registered Piper PA22-160X aircraft, was on final approach to Courtenay Airpark (CAH3), BC with 2 persons on board. On short final, as the pilot reduce power to land the engine shutdown. The aircraft landed without further incident. The pilot taxied off the runway and attempted an engine re-start, however abnormal noise was heard and the pilot aborted the start.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. It was reported that after the incident, the aircraft was transported to a maintenance facility and the engine removed for overhaul and to determine the cause.

February 17, 2013

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (ATS operating irregularity)

At 1950Z a flight plan was received from U.S. FSS for a privately registered Piper PA22 arriving CYBW at 0005Z. At 0035Z, the Piper PA22 became 30 minutes late and a preliminary search had begun. After discussing with CYBW tower and receiving the QALQ information from the U.S. FSS it was discovered that this flight plan was filed with an incorrect identification and should have been a Fly Right Cessna 172N (C-GYEH) on a VFR flight from Billings (KBIL) to Calgary/Springbank (CYBW). This was confirmed after contacting the pilot and the late flight plan for the private Piper PA22 was closed.

February 18, 2012

Incident at OTTAWA / GATINEAU QC (CYND) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A privately owned Piper PA22 was on a VFR flight from an unknown origin to Ottawa/Rockcliffe (CYRO). At 1708Z, the aircraft was observed crossing the mandatory frequency (MF) area in Gatineau (CYND) without the pilot establishing radio contact with the flight service specialist. No impact on ATC operations.

August 22, 2012


UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Dawson Creek Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
A privately registered Piper PA22 reported a birdstrike at 0036. No assistance requested. Landed runway 06 at 0040. The pilot indicated that there was a dead goose at taxiway A intersection. APM informed. No impact on operations.

May 16, 2012


A privately registered Piper PA22 160, VFR origin unknown to Dawson Creek (CYDQ) called CYDQ at 1608z for Radio Check and advised he had landed at CYDQ at 1556 with a com failure. No other traffic in the area at time of Piper landing. No impact to operations.

April 19, 2012


A privately registered Piper PA22 135, VFR Dawson Creek to Dawson Creek did not use proper phonetic alphabet during air/ground communications.

March 14, 2012


A Canadian privately registered Piper PA22 was on a local VFR flight outside the Dawson Creek (CYDQ) Mandatory Frequency (MF). Initial call returning to CYDQ was joining downwind rwy 06 at approx. 2126Z. The Piper landed at 2132. No operational impact.
UPDATE from GA; This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.

June 20, 2012

Incident at DUNNVILLE ON (CDU9)

The privately-registered Piper PA-22-160 aircraft was on a VFR flight from [origin unknown] to Dunnville Airport (CDU9). NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. reported that a NOTAM was in effect closing runway 09/27 at Dunnville Airport (the television show "Canada's Worst Driver" was filming at the airport). The Piper aircraft landed on the grass parallel to the closed runway and then taxied across the closed runway. The incident was recorded by the television show film crew. The Airport Manager reported the incident to London F.I.C. staff. Ops. impact -- none. Note: this was also reported under A.O.R. #148042-V1.

November 11, 2012


A privately registered PA22, on a local training flight at Yellowknife, lost transponder and radio contact. The pilot contacted Yellowknife Tower via sat phone and landed safely on runway 28 at 2300z.

October 11, 2012


A U.S. registered Piper PA-22 arrived at Whitehorse on a flight from Tok, AK without a transborder flight plan.

October 2, 2012


A U.S. registered Piper PA-22 landed on Runway 25 at Calgary during the restricted period for light aircraft.

September 30, 2012


Whitehorse FIC reported that a private US registered Piper, PA- 22-150, on a VFR plan from Tok, AK to Whitehorse, crossed the border without a flight plan

August 10, 2012


A private PA-22 overshot Runway 29 at Whitecourt due to an R22 helicopter slow to exit the runway area.

July 22, 2012


The pilot of a private PA-22 taxied and departed from Runway 29 at Whitecourt without broadcasting or establishing contact with FSS. There was no conflicting traffic.

July 8, 2012


The pilot of a private PA-22 rejected his takeoff at Regina due to a magneto issue. He taxied back and departed successfully on the next attempt.

July 3, 2012

Incident at Camper

Winnipeg ACC received numerous ELT reports in the Winnipeg area. A Canadian Forces SAR C-130 was tasked and homed the signal to a private Piper PA-22 parked at a grass strip near Camper, MB. No distress was reported and the C-130 returned to base. A CASARA vehicle launched and contacted the owner who confirmed his beacon went off "by itself." The C-130 flew 2 hours in the search.

June 28, 2012

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

UPDATE TSB reported that the owner of a privately operated Piper PA-22 was practicing solo circuits on Runway 16 at the Red Deer Industrial airport. During a landing, the right wing suddenly lifted up and the aircraft veered to the left, off the runway surface. The aircraft spun around 180°, struck the PAPI lights and damaged the left elevator. The pilot was a student under the supervision of a flight instructor.
A private PA-22 groundlooped upon landing on Runway 16 at Red Deer and hit the PAPI lights. The lights were damaged and NOTAM'd u/s. Damage to the aircraft is not known and taxied off under its own power. Other aircraft using Runway 16 were switched to 29 while 16 was checked for FOD.

March 30, 2012


The pilot of a U.S. registered Piper PA-22 was on a VFR flight from Dunseith and entered the Brandon mandatory frequency zone without making any radio calls or broadcasts on the MF frequency 122.1.

June 30, 2011

Incident at Rivière Belle, près de Senneterre

Several aircraft reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) distress signal east of Val d'Or (CYVO). The Trenton Rescue Coordination Centre (TR RCC) initiated a search. The source of the signal was located on one of four floatplanes docked at Rivière Belle, close to Senneterre. Attempts to contact the owner were made.
Update #1: Aircraft registration added. The aircraft was privately owned and was parked in the owner?s yard. No actual distress. The transmitter was deactivated.

February 17, 2011


An arrival message was received from the Department of Aeronautical Information at the Philadelphia (KAOOYFYX) airport regarding a privately owned American Piper PA22-150, on the ground at Victoriaville (CSR3) requesting the closure of the flight plan. There was no active flight plan (VFR or IFR) for this aircraft. As a result, the aircraft conducted a transborder flight without a flight plan from an unknown origin.

November 28, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Navigation error, Conflict - IFR & VFR)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The pilot-in-command confirmed the details and accepted fault. This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and no further action is required.
The Pacific Professional Flight Centre Piper PA44 180, C-FHDP, on a local IFR flight, and a privately registered Piper PA22 108, on a local VFR flight at Victoria (CYYJ), were both inbound for Runway 27. The privately registered Piper PA22 on downwind for Runway 27 was issued traffic information and sequenced number three to follow C-FHDP on final approach for Runway 27. The privately registered Piper PA22 stated having the traffic visual, but turned in front of C-FHDP. C-FHDP was issued a missed approach due to the conflicting traffic.

July 29, 2011


A privately registered Piper PA22, VFR origin and destination unknown, was observed on RADAR (NARDS) tracking southbound through the Vancouver Tower Control Zone at 2,500 feet (Mode C) 5 NM west of Vancouver Airport (CYVR) and through the departure paths of Runways 26L and 26R, the active runways. The pilot did not contact Vancouver Tower or Vancouver Terminal for a clearance. No departing IFR aircraft were inconvenienced.

April 25, 2011

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Navigation error, Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

An American, privately registered Bellanca 8GCBC and an American, privately registered DL holdings of Montana LLC Piper PA22-150, VFR origin unknown to Terrace (CYXT) seemingly traveling together arrived at CYXT without any communications with the flight service station (FSS). No impact on operations.

March 7, 2011

Incident at Point Roberts (K1RL) (TCAS alert)

UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A11P0046: JAZZ DHC-8 (JZA72) was level at 3,000 ft enroute from Victoria to Vancouver and received a TCAS RA in the vicinity of Point Roberts, WA, due to VFR traffic not in contact with ATC. JZA72 climbed in response to the RA and ATC then re-cleared JZA72 to maintain 3,000 ft. No further event.
An Air Canada Jazz DH8C, operating flight JZA72, IFR Victoria (CYYJ) to Vancouver (CYVR), received a traffic collision avoidance (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) near Point Roberts, WA due to an American, privately registered Piper PA22, VFR Friday Harbour (KFHR) to Point Roberts (K1RL). The Jazz flight climbed in response to the RA and air traffic control (ATC) re-cleared them to maintain 3000 ft once their response to the RA was complete.

October 31, 2011

Accident at near 1394 Concession Road, Adjala Twp. (near Orangeville)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton [2011/11/01]: J.R.C.C. Trenton staff received a telephone call from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) Communications Centre in Orillia about an aircraft crash in the Orangeville area. The lone occupant was transported to hospital. No ELT signal was reported. No assistance required by J.R.C.C. Trenton staff -- case closed.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11O0203]: The privately-operated Piper PA-22 Tri Pacer airplane was on a VFR flight from Glendale Airfield, Holland Centre, Ontario, to the Brampton Airport. While en-route, weather deteriorated and the pilot lost visual references. The aircraft inadvertently entered a spiral from which the pilot effected recovery. The pilot made visual contact with the ground and attempted a precautionary landing on the only field where landing was considered feasible in view of surrounding weather. The aircraft overran the field after touching down and struck a tree and an embankment resulting in substantial damage to the airplane. The ELT was armed but did not activate. The airplane was not equipped with a shoulder harness and, as a result, the pilot received some injuries. The pilot egressed the airplane and proceeded to a nearby residence where he contacted authorities. The pilot was treated for his injuries and was released from hospital. Two T.S.B. investigators attended the scene.
The privately-registered, owner-maintained Piper PA-22-135-X Tri Pacer aircraft was on a VFR flight from a private strip near Glendale to Brampton Airport (CNC3). While en-route, the pilot encountered deteriorating weather and elected to turn around, only to face worse deteriorating weather. The pilot selected a field and conducted a precautionary landing. However, during the landing, the aircraft's left wing contacted trees and the aircraft was substantially damaged during the remainder of the abbreviated landing process. The pilot exited the aircraft with minor injuries and walked approximately one (1) kilometre to a farmhouse to seek assistance. Ontario Provincial Police were advised and the Transportation Safety Board dispatched two investigators to the scene. Damage -- substantial.

October 22, 2011


Red Deer FSS observed an unidentified NARDS target in the vicinity of Innisfail squawking 7600. The aircraft continued circling and FSS heard an occasional carrier transmission on CYQF frequency 118.5. Attempts to contact the aircraft using 2 clicks to confirm receiving were unanswered and the CYQF runway lights were turned on. After multiple attempts flashing the CYQF runway lights, the target was observed turning toward CYQF and subsequent radio communication indicated the target was RONLY. The private Piper PA-22 landed safely at 0239z.

September 11, 2011


A private PA-22 was departing Regina when the pilot rejected the take-off for unspecified reasons.

June 24, 2011


The pilot of a privately owned, US registered PA-22, made an emergency landing on a logging road approximately 30 NM SE of Grande Prairie due to weather and turbulence. The dirt road was soft and rutted due to rain. As a result one of the aircraft's wheels was stuck in the mud. No injuries or damage reported. RCMP dispatched a car to the location and the pilot was to wait on the ground until they arrived.

June 22, 2011


A private Piper PA-22 was on VFR flight plan from Virden, MB to Wetaskiwin, AB with ETA of 2330z. The aircraft became overdue when the pilot did not update or close his flight plan. A search ensued and the aircraft was located at Edmonton City Centre airport at 0037z.

May 22, 2011


Brandon FSS observed an aircraft flying overhead the field and joining downwind for Runway 08; the pilot made no radio calls to FSS on the airport mandatory frequency. FSS personnel made three attempts to establish contact with the pilot without success and the aircraft landed at 1745z. As the aircraft taxied by FSS, it was determined to be a private Piper PA-22.

April 12, 2011


A U.S. registered Piper PA-22 arrived at Regina on a flight from Minot, ND without a transborder flight plan. The pilot advised he did file with Lockheed Martin FSS in Fort Worth, but FSS staff advised the flight plan was never opened.

February 12, 2011


PA22 150 relayed MAYDAY via overflying aircraft. Pilot reported aircraft down in marsh area 7 miles west of Rennie, MB. RCC immediately advised and coordinated with RCMP. Pilot continued blind transmissions via overflying aircraft however could not receive any reply transmissions. RCC dispatched C130 aircraft. At 0135z, pilot transmitted that the C130 was in sight, a flare was used to established position (4952.013N / 09548.474W) and that both POB were okay. RCMP were enroute to scene via snowmobile while C130 remained on station overhead.
UPDATE A11C0019: The ski equipped Piper PA22 Pacer, was enroute from CJL5 Lyncrest, Manitoba to Clearwater Bay, Ontario. The pilot was performing a touch and go on a frozen marsh 3 nm east of Elma, Manitoba. During the landing while travelling at approximately 10 knots a ski broke through the snow crust and the aircraft became stuck. Several attempts were made to free the aircraft and take off. Approximately 45 minutes later the pilot activated the ELT to initiate a search. The pilot also transmitted blind on VHF 126.7. RCC Trenton tasked a Hercules from CFB Winnipeg to search for the aircraft. With the aid of a local resident the RCMP were directed to the site by a SAR Hercules. The pilot and passenger were uninjured and the aircraft was not damaged. The aircraft was flown from the site the following day.

August 1, 2011

Incident at ST. STEPHEN NB (CCS3)

The pilot of an American registered Piper PA22 108, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to St. Stephen (CCS3), contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) to close the flight plan. No flight plan was on file with Halifax. The pilot advised he had filed with and then requested the Bangor Tower to activate the flight plan. No active flight plan was received at Halifax.

July 4, 2010

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ) (Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Un Cessna 180 de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) pour une destination inconnue. Le pilote a effectué la communication initiale avec le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) de Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) alors que l'aéronef était situé à deux milles nautiques au sud de l'aéroport de Roberval (CYRJ) à 2500 pieds d'altitude. Le spécialiste a demandé au pilote de le rappeler en quittant la zone au sud afin de s'assurer qu'il n'y aurait pas de conflit avec un Piper PA22 de propriété privée, en approche pour la piste 34. Le pilote du Cessna 180 n'a pas communiqué avec le spécialiste lorsqu'il a quitté la zone, mais le pilote du PA22 a avisé qu'il avait entendu le pilote du Cessna 180 transmettre sa position sur la fréquence 126.7 et qu'il n'y avait plus de conflit entre eux.*** ** *** Privately owned Cessna 180 was VFR to an unknown destination. The pilot made initial contact with the Rouyn-Noranda (CYUY) flight service specialist (FSS) while the aircraft was located two nautical miles south of Roberval airport (CYRJ) at 2500 feet altitude. The specialist asked the pilot to call him back when he left the zone to the south to ensure that there would be no conflict with a privately-owned Piper PA22 on approach for rwy 34. The pilot of the Cessna 180 did not communicate with the specialist when he left the zone, but the pilot of the PA22 reported that he had heard the pilot of the Cessna 180 transmit his position on frequency 126.7 and there was longer a conflict between them.

April 14, 2010

Incident at RIMOUSKI QC (CYXK)

Un Piper PA22 de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) depuis Rimouski (CYXK) à destination de Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). À 2232Z, le pilote a avisé qu'il rencontrait des averses de neige et a communiqué avec le centre d'information de vol (FIC) de Québec pour avoir un exposé météorologique. Le pilote a décidé de poursuivre sa route. À 2312Z, le pilote a contacté le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) de Mont-Joli (CYYY) et a mentionné vouloir atterrir à Rimouski. Alors que l'aéronef était situé à 3.3 milles nautiques à l'ouest de l'aéroport, le pilote a déclaré une urgence (MAYDAY) (Vis 1 SHSN). Les services d'urgence ont été avisés ainsi que le contrôleur de la circulation aérienne (ATC). À la verticale de l'aéroport, le pilote a aperçu l'aéroport en activant les lumières de piste. L'aéronef a atterri en conditions de vol aux instruments (IFR), sans encombre.*** ** *** A privately owned Piper PA22 was on a VFR flight from Rimouski (CYXK) to Québec/Jean-Lesage (CYQB). At 2232Z, the pilot reported encountering heavy snowfall, and contacted the Québec flight information centre (FIC) for a weather briefing. The pilot decided to continue his flight. At 2312Z, the pilot contacted the Mont-Joli (CYYY) flight service specialist and reported wanting to land at Rimouski. When the aircraft was 3.3 NM west of the airport, the pilot declared a MAYDAY emergency (Vis 1 SHSN). Emergency services were notified along with the air traffic controller. When he was over the airport, the pilot found the airport by activating the runway lights. The aircraft landed without incident in IFR conditions.

September 10, 2010

Incident at Hope-Princeton Highway In Interior Near Sunshine Valley

UPDATE/Add Information from TSB: A10P0310: The privately registered Piper PA-22 aircraft, was en route VFR from Vernon to Langley when the weather began to deteriorate, the ceiling lowering and the visibility decreasing. Approaching the Hope Slide the pilot decided he could not safely continue any further westward. He made a 180 degree turn. As the weather appeared to be closing in to the east also, he made a precautionary landing on the Hope Princeton Highway in the vicinity of the Sunshine Valley and taxied off the highway. After 2 hours the weather improved, the pilot took off from the highway and continued to Langley, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty.
At 2220Z, Hope RCMP called the Kamloops Flight Information Centre (FIC) requesting information about an aircraft that possibly made a forced landing on the Hope-Princeton highway in the vicinity of Sunshine Valley, and may have been attempting to take off again. No information was provided as to aircraft type, call sign, etc. A Specialist remembers talking to a pilot who had landed at Glen Cove at approximately 1940Z and was looking for weather information back to Hope. A subsequent tape check revealed that this, a privately-registered Piper PA22 150 origin/destination unknown, was possibly the same pilot/aircraft that the RCMP had inquired about. During the telephone conversation, at no time did the pilot mention he had made a forced landing on or near the highway. The above information was passed to the Hope RCMP, as was the information listed in the Canadian Aircraft register. The FIC had further contact with the pilot. The Area Control Centre Shift Manager was advised.
UPDATE from General Aviation: The report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and is being forwarded to Enforcement. Change OPI to Aviation Enforcement.

July 17, 2010

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

A privately Piper PA22, VFR origin unknown to Smithers, attempted to contact the Flight Service Station (FSS) several times. The Piper was unable to hear FSS reply transmissions. Pilot phoned station and advisory was given over the phone. The Piper pilot began broadcasting his intentions for landing. Two other aircraft opted to delay departure until the Piper was down and clear.

July 14, 2010


The pilot of a private American-registered Piper PA-22-150, VFR Burlington/Mount Vernon WA to Abbotsford, lost control of the aircraft on landing and ground looped, causing collapse of the left main landing gear as well as damage to the left wing, propeller, wing strut and possibly other unknown damage. There were two persons on board, with no injuries.
UPDATE/Add info from TSB: A10P0211: The Piper PA22-150 aircraft, was landing at Abbotsford on runway 01 from Mount Vernon. At touchdown, directional control was lost and the aircraft ground- looped, causing the left main gear to collapse. The left wing, wing strut and propeller were damaged. The two occupants were not injured.

August 19, 2010

Incident at 26NM southwest of Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW)

UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification [#A10O0180]: The privately owned and operated Piper PA22-150 aircraft departed Pembroke, Ontario destined for Smith Falls. While in cruise flight at an altitude of 3,000 feet the engine began to shake, lost power, and started to smoke. The pilot declared an emergency with ATC and completed a successful forced landing in a corn field near Lanark Ontario. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured although the aircraft suffered minor damage, mostly from the corn stalks.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from J.R.C.C. Trenton, August 24, 2010 on forced landing of C-FCLA (45º10"17'N 076º23"46'W - 27NM south of Ottawa): Montreal ACC staff called J.R.C.C. Trenton with a report of an aircraft attempting a forced landing near Algonquin Park. The aircraft landed with 3 people on board. No injuries were reported. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) proceeded to the site and found the people on board. J.R.C.C. Trenton's Griffon tasking was cancelled. Case closed.
The privately-operated Happy Flying Club Piper PA22-150 aircraft (C-FCLA) was on a local VFR flight in the vicinity of Smiths Falls-Montague Airport (CYSH). AT 1431Z, the flight crew declared 'Mayday' on radio frequency 121.5MHz, requesting assistance due to engine trouble. The flight crew advised that they were making a forced landing at 1435Z. ATC lost radar contact at that time at 45º10'17"N 076º23'46"W. Shortly after, London FIC called to confirm the aircraft had made a forced landing in a corn field and that the pilot and two passengers were unharmed. The extent of damage to the aircraft was unknown. JRCC Trenton, the National Operations Centre, CACO, Transportation Safety Board (Ontario), and MACCO staff were advised.

July 30, 2010

Incident at SUDBURY ON (CYSB) (Aerodrome - operations)

The privately-operated VRB Internet Solutions Ltd. Piper PA22-150 aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from Wawa Airport (CYXZ) to Sudbury Airport (CYSB). The aircraft landed on runway 30 at 1400Z and got stuck on taxiway ALPHA due brake problems. Vehicles were sent out to help. Approximately 10 minutes later, the aircraft was able to taxi onto apron 3. No impact to operations.

July 2, 2010


The Owner Maintained privately registered Piper PA 22-135X was on a VFR flight to Oshawa (CYOO). (Origin not provided). After landing the aircraft nosed over at the side of the runway but was able to exit under own power.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification Log [#A10O0133]: The privately owned and owner-maintained Piper PA22 aircraft landed at CYOO Oshawa at approximately 1550Z. While exiting the runway the aircraft's right tire dropped off the paved surface and struck a taxi light. The aircraft rotated around the contact point and nosed over, striking its propeller on the ground. The sole occupant was uninjured however the aircraft suffered substantial damage.

May 21, 2010

Incident at GREENBANK ON (CNP8)

The privately-registered Piper PA-22-150 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Greenbank Airport (CNP8) to Edenvale Airport (CNV8). The aircraft's estimated time of arrival was 1930Z. At 2030Z, the aircraft entered the INREQ stage. NAV CANADA staff at London F.I.C. were unable to contact either the pilot or anyone at Greenbank Airport. The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) were contacted. The pilot subsequently called London F.I.C. staff at 2101Z to close the flight plan. The communications search was terminated.

May 23, 2010

Incident at SAULT STE. MARIE ON (CYAM) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The privately-registered Piper PA-22-150 Colt aircraft was on a local VFR flight from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM). NAV CANADA staff at Sault Ste. Marie control tower reported that the aircraft departed the control zone VFR, heading eastbound when the pilot set the aircraft's transponder to squawk code 7600 at 2000Z. The aircraft returned NORDO, joined left base and landed. Ops. impact -- none.

May 21, 2010

Incident at GREENBANK ON (CNP8)

The flight crew of a privately-operated PA22-150 aircraft had filed a VFR flight plan for a flight to Greenbank Airport (CNP8) with an ETA of 1930Z. At 2030Z, the flight entered the INREQ stage. NAV CANADA staff were unable to contact the flight crew or anyone at Greenbank Airport, and they contacted the OPP and RCMP. The pilot called London FIC staff at 2101Z to close the flight plan and the comm search was terminated.

October 23, 2010


UPDATE TSB reported that the PA-22, Piper Tri-Pacer was on an 18 nm flight from the owner's airstrip to Saskatoon, SK. The pilot had dipped the fuel tanks prior to departing. En route the engine began to run roughly and the fuel gauges indicated empty tanks. The pilot elected to land on a grid road approximately 1 nm west of Saskatoon. The aircraft was refuelled and the flight continued without further incident.
A private Piper PA-22 was inbound to Saskatoon (YXE) when the aircraft ran out of fuel and the pilot landed on a road 1 mile northwest of YXE. There was no damage or injuries. The pilot refuelled the aircraft, departed and landed at YXE about 45 minutes later at 1421z.

July 22, 2010


A private Piper PA-22 landed on Runway 32 at Brandon and after landing the pilot advised FSS that a door had popped open and some baggage had fallen out. He retrieved 2 bags and taxied off the runway to the ramp. An airport staff vehicle was dispatched to do a runway check and no further debris or luggage was found.

August 8, 2009

Incident at ST-JEAN QC (CYJN)

Un Piper PA22 de propriété privée qui effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) à destination de St-Jean (CYJN), est entré dans la zone de contrôle de l'aéroport sans contact radio. Le pilote a effectué le contact initial à 2000 pieds au-dessus du niveau de la mer (ASL) à la verticale de l'aéroport.*** ** *** A privately owned Piper PA22 that was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight to St-Jean (CYJN) entered the airport control zone without having made radio contact. The pilot made initial contact at 2000 ft. above sea level (ASL) above the airport

November 1, 2009

Incident at BURNS LAKE BC (CYPZ)

The pilot of the privately-registered Piper PA22 called the Kamloops Flight Information Centre to report that he believed his ELT had been going off for the last 24 hours. The aircraft is stored in a hanger at Burns Lake, which may have shielded it from any other agency picking up the signal. The Rescue Coordination Centre was advised

June 19, 2009

Incident at Cold Fish Lake N57'40'00" W128'46'60"

A Privately registered Piper aircraft was on a VFR flight from CYQZ (Quesnel) to Cold Fish Lake (North of Terrace N574000 W1284660). Communication Search in progress when pilot contacted Kamloops FIC to close flight plan. Communication Search terminated at 0208Z.

June 9, 2009


UPDATE from Airport Manager: The Piper PA22 had arrived earlier at 14:34 local to refuel to continue on to Watson Lake. The plane tried to depart on Runway 26 and had to abort as he told the Tower he could not get enough air speed. He decided to take off on Runway 03. The winds were 090 at 5 kts. He lifted off and climbed to approximately 200'', made what appeared to be a 180 degree turn taking him over a muskeg and low bush area to the Southeast of Intersection Runway 03-21 and 08-26), and started to loose altitude. He bushed the top of the trees and appeared to gain some altitude, then dropped out of site in a low bush muskeg area. Damage was extensive to the aircraft. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. They were taken to hospital and later released. There was minor operational impact.
An American privately registered Piper PA22, VFR Fort Nelson to Watson Lake. Aircraft rejected take-off Runway 26 and elected Runway 03 for second take-off attempt. Once airborne, aircraft entered a right hand 270 degree turn and crashed on airfield into tree line. The two persons onboard walked away from the scene and one is reported as not significantly injured.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09W0098 - The privately-registered Piper PA22-150 (converted to PA20-150 taildragger), was departing Fort Nelson, BC for Watson Lake, YT. Take-off from Runway 26 with a slight tailwind was attempted, but aborted due to the aircraft not accelerating as expected. A departure from Runway 03 was initiated, and at an altitude of about 100 ft, the aircraft was not climbing as expected and so the pilot initiated a right turn through 180° to remain clear of the airport boundary trees. The aircraft impacted the trees and the ground at low airspeed and overturned. The pilot and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was substantially damaged.