August 29, 2022

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

After receiving the standard instrument departure (SID) CYFB6, an American, corporately registered Piper PA46 (N15FK) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH) was observed turning right en route when the SID calls for a climb following the runway centreline. No impact on operations.

July 22, 2019

Incident at 4903N / 12306W

An American, corporately registered, Meridian Industries Piper PA46 (N615WA) deviated from assigned altitude. No impact on operations.

August 13, 2019

Incident at 45NM HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Air traffic control was incorrectly informed that a restricted airspace NOTAM (due to forest fire) in the vicinity of High Level, AB (CYOJ) was cancelled and subsequently issued unrestricted approaches to CYOJ to two aircraft: an American, corporately registered Piper PA46 (N86CP) from Lethbridge, AB (CYQL) to High Level, AB (CYOJ), and a CanWestAir Beech 200 (CWA926) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to High Level, AB (CYOJ). No impact on operations.

July 22, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

On approach, an American, corporately registered Piper PA46-500TP (N60JM) from Ilulissat, Greenland (BGJN) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) proceeded direct (DCT) XUDPA without authorization. No impact.

May 26, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

An American, corporately registered Piper PA46 (N466AB) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to Houlton, ME (KHUL) deviated from the YYT6 standard instrument departure (SID) on departure from Runway 34. No traffic. No impact to operations.

April 27, 2019

Incident at 6200N / 04000W

A Globe Aero Piper PA46 (N70118) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was cleared BGBW NA 62/40 63/30 EPENI ELDIS actually flew to 6240/40. No traffic and no impact to operations.

July 29, 2018


After having been cleared to follow standard instrument departure (SID) procedures, then DCT KBTV at 2 500 ft, an American, corporately owned Piper PA46 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Burlington, VT (KBTV) was seen conducting a left turn at 1 000 ft. No impact on operations.

July 10, 2018

Incident at 9 NM W NALRU

An American, corporately owned Piper PA46 (N9190X) from Montreal/Saint-Hubert, QC (CYHU) to Sept-Iles, QC (CYZV) entered Quebec terminal Class C airspace without clearance. The tower could communicate with the aircraft while it crossed the centreline of Runway 11/29 southeast of the Quebec, QC (CYQB) airport. No impact on operations.

October 4, 2018


An American, corporately registered Piper PA46 (N391CC) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) developed pressurization issues and requested to be lowered to FL130. The clearance was issued and the aircraft landed at BGBW at 1805Z without incident.

May 8, 2016


A 1949840 Alberta Ltd Piper PA46 (C-GHVM) from Ponoka, AB (CEH3) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was inbound from CEH3 with their first contact with flight service station (FSS) was the pilot reporting on downwind right for runway 34. No operational impact.

June 3, 2015


The pilot of an American corporately registered Piper PA46 (N747TH) from Telluride, CO (KTEX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) exited Runway 26L after landing and came to a stop on Runway 13 near Taxiway A because of a flat tire. The aircraft remained disabled for approximately 45 minutes. No impact to operations.
Update from Aviation Enforcement: This incident has been reviewed by Civil Aviation Enforcement and the appropriate action has been taken.

May 7, 2015

Incident at 50 NM E GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

At 0958Z, a Czech registered Piper PA46 from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW), 50 NM east of CYYR, reported a fuel problem. Pilot requested to return to CYYR. No emergency declared. No assistance required. Aircraft was cleared as requested. Aircraft arrived without incident at 1016Z. No impact to normal operations.

November 4, 2013


A corporately owned, American Piper PA46 350P (N297PM), from Burlington (KBTV) to Montréal (CYUL), conducted a transborder flight without a flight plan.

March 6, 2013

Accident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately owned Piper PA-46 was on an IFR flight from St-Hubert (CYHU) to Mirabel (CYMX). After landing on Runway 11, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and left the runway via the north side. No one was injured and the aircraft was slightly damaged. Runway 11/29 at Mirabel was closed by NOTAM until 2300Z. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the Trenton rescue coordination centre (TR RCC) were notified.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A13Q0038: A privately operated PA-46-350P over ran Runway 11 at Montréal/Mirabel Airport after landing. The pilot, alone on board, did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft?s nose gear was substantially damaged. A TSB investigator will examine the aircraft to determine whether a mechanical problem played a role in the occurrence.

February 26, 2013


Update #1: According to information from the Aircraft Maintenance Division: The problem was caused, during galley installation, by the use of screws that were too long. These screws could come into contact with the limit switches when the airplane was in flight. The screws were replaced and the flap system resumed normal function.
C-GMIF, a privately owned Piper PA-46 belonging to Aéronautique Analytique G.K., was on a local IFR flight in the St-Hubert (CYHU) area. At 2014Z, the pilot reported that he had problems with the flaps. No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without incident at 2026Z. No impact on ATC operations.

February 3, 2013

Incident at Bellingham International Aiport (KBLI)

An American corporately registered Piper PA46 (N-9120Y) on a IFR flight was cleared to descend to 3000 in an area where the MVA is 3000. The aircraft was observed on radar to be descending 300 feet below the MVA. The pilot was issued an alert and instructed to climb to 3000 immediately. The pilot failed to respond until the third call from the controller. The aircraft was observed on radar to be 500 feet below the MVA prior to commencing the climb. There was no operational impact.

February 23, 2013

Accident at Venice Municipal Airport, FL

UPDATE Supplemental information [2013/03/22]: An O.P.I. was assigned for follow-up.
Initial information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification Log [#A13F0029]: The privately-operated 1478392 Alberta Ltd. Piper PA-46-310P aircraft (C-GNEW) was preparing to commence a VFR flight from Venice Municipal Airport, FL (U.S.A.) (KVNC) to Fort Myers (Buckingham Field) Airport, FL (U.S.A.) (FL59). The pilot rotated the propeller to facilitate a successful engine start (Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-C1). As the pilot cleared the propeller arc to return to the aircraft, the engine started and the aircraft moved forward on its own accord, off of the parking area and into a ditch. The nose landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage to the front of the aircraft and wings. The pilot was uninjured.

July 3, 2013


An American corporately registered Piper PA46 500TP (N2418W) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Cut Bank, MT (KCTB) taxiing for departure runway 16 was instructed to taxi on taxiway A for a full length departure. N2418W read back the instruction and taxied onto taxiway A3 without clearance. Ground control managed to stop N2418W from proceeding across the hold line to runway 16. No operational impact.

February 26, 2013


A Campbell Dodge Chrysler Piper PA46 (C-FGNG) on a IFR flight from Slave Lake (CYZH) to Calgary/ Springbank (CYBW) veered off runway upon landing runway 16, reported a flat tire. APM notified.

January 29, 2013

Accident at THREE HILLS AB (CEN3)

UPDATE TSB A13W0011: A privately operated Piper Meridian PA46-500TP, was on a VFR flight from La Crete, AB (CFN5) to Three Hills, AB (CEN3). On short final to Runway 29 the pilot lost visual reference to the runway due to blowing snow. The aircraft touched down approximately 100 feet short of the runway on an inclining slope. GMHP struck a snow bank with the left wing causing it to bend back along the fuselage. The aircraft came to rest near the left side of the threshold of the runway. The pilot and one passenger were not injured; however, a second passenger did sustain serious injuries. A considerable amount of fuel was spilled but there was no post impact fire.
A privately registered Piper PA46 on a IFR flight lost visual on final approach, hit a snow drift causing substantial damage to the wing of the aircraft. No impact to operation.
UPDATE JRCC: 291604Z. 406 ELT A78DF0194780261 (514168N 1131226W - Three Hills). COSPAS-SARSAT detected a 406 ELT from an aircraft registered in Alberta. Investigation revealed the aircraft crashed at the Three Hills airport. Fire, ambulance and RCMP responded. The 3 POB received minor injuries. No assistance was required from JRCC Trenton. Case closed.

October 26, 2012

Incident at ROBERVAL QC (CYRJ)

C-GZZR, a Piper PA46 operated by Tomair inc. was on a VFR flight from Mascouche (CSK3) to Roberval (CYRJ). The Roberval flight service station (FSS) heard the pilot report when he was 7 NM southwest of CYRJ, but the crew was not receiving communications. The pilot broadcast his intentions and landed on Runway 34 without incident. A check found that the radio was on text only. No impact on ATC operations.

June 4, 2012

Incident at SEPT-ÎLES QC (CYZV)

A Piper PA-46, privately owned in the United States, was conducting an IFR flight from Sept-Îles (CYZV) to Val-d'Or (CYVO). Upon takeoff from Runway 27, the pilot did not follow the SEPT-ILES1 standard instrument departure (SID) procedure even though he had been given and readback that SID. The aircraft was seen in a left-hand turn leaving 1 200 ft, while the procedure stipulates a climb to 5 000 ft on the runway centreline. In addition, the aircraft was later seen flying YBC YBG even though the pilot had been authorized and readback YBC FE. There was no impact on ATC operations.

June 1, 2012


Update #1: TSB investigation number and class were added. The location of the incident was changed. According to TSB report #A12Q0085: The privately owned Piper Meridian, PA46-500TP, registration C-GMIF, was operating IFR from CYBG Bagotville airport, QC to CYHU Montreal/St-Hubert airport. While on the climb through 14,000 ft for FL260 shortly after take-off from CYBG, the amber cabin altitude 10K annunciation came on. The cabin pressure rate of climb was indicating about 300 FPM. The pilot crosschecked the pressurization system and it was set as per Normal OPS. ATC was advised that a pressurization problem had occurred and although an emergency was not declared, the pilot requested to stop the climb and levelled off at 16,000 Ft. A descent to 12,000 ft was later requested as the cabin pressure continued to rise; the cabin pressure rose to 11,000 ft. On descent, the emergency pressurization system activated with the warning horn and red annunciator. The cabin rate of climb then showed 1000 FPM down. As cabin altitude decreased back down to approximately 10,500 ft to 11,000 ft, the emergency pressurization system shut down. The student pilot in the right seat reviewed the POH Emergency Checklist. ATC provided vectors towards CYHU and were advised that a slow descent was necessary since the aircraft was unpressurized. The cabin dump valve was activated at 10,500 ft to depressurize completely. The aircraft landed normally CYHU at 2045Z. Maintenance found that the mass flow control valve had failed. This occurrence aircraft had an older model valve. There was no mandatory publication to advise operators of the requirement to upgrade the controller.
C-GMIF, un Piper PA-46 de propriété privée appartenant à Aéronautique Analytique G.K. inc., effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Bagotville (CYBG) à destination de St-Hubert (CYHU). Alors que l'appareil était au sud du VOR de Saguenay (VBS), le pilote a informé le Centre de contrôle régional (CCR) de Montréal qu'il avait des ennuis de pressurisation. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée mais le vol s'est poursuivi à une altitude inférieure. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

February 28, 2012


The pilot of a privately owned American Piper PA36 350P that was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Long Island, New York (KISP) did not follow the TRUDO1 standard instrument departure (SID) procedure it had received and read back. At 1712Z, the aircraft was observed at 4 200 ft and climbing even though the procedure indicated to climb to 3 000 ft. No impact on ATC operations.

February 15, 2012


C-GZZR, a privately owned Tomair inc. Piper PA46, got a flat tire on Taxiway ALPHA. Airport services were notified and the taxiway was closed. A NOTAM was issued. It was expected that the aircraft would be moved over the course of the day.

January 26, 2012

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A privately owned American Piper PA-46 was preparing for an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Burlington (KBTV). While the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff from Runway 06R at 2025Z, the pilot notified the tower controller that smoke was coming out of the aircraft?s left landing gear. The aircraft came to a stop in the holding bay of Runway 06R; emergency services were sent to the scene. Impact: Runway 06R was closed until 2110Z.
Update #1: The TSB investigation number and class were added. Event category "Landing gear" was replaced with "According to TSB report #A12Q0014: the US privately-owned Piper Malibu PA46-500TP was taxiing towards runway 06R at CYUL destined for Burlington (KBTV) when another aircraft that was following it reported smoke from the left landing gear of the PA46. The aircraft was stationary in the holding bay 06R and emergency services were assisted. The smoke came from a leak in the left hydraulic tubing that was spreading on the brake disc. The aircraft then operated on its power until the FBO.

November 12, 2012

Incident at YYJ 240/06

A privately registered Piper PA46 on a round robin training flight from CZBB, was cleared to climb to 4000' on the CYYJ missed approach. The aircraft was observed climbing through the cleared altitude. No impact to operations.

July 21, 2012

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

An American corporately registered Piper PA 46 aircraft reported a flat tire on landing runway 07. Airport vehicle attended and towed aircraft to the apron. Runway 07 unavailable for 1 hour while aircraft was prepared for towing. No impact on operation as runway 12 was the active.

July 9, 2012


A privately registered Piper PA 46 on a VFR flight from Portland-Hillsboro Airport (Portland, OR) KHIO to Boundary Bay (CZBB) called the FIC to close his flight plan. No flight plan had been received. Aircraft flew transborder without an active flight plan.

May 21, 2012

Incident at ANAHIM LAKE BC (CAJ4)

A privately registered Piper PA46 500TP, IFR Anahim Lake (CAJ4) to Nanaimo departed CAJ4 at 0014Z and aircraft was observed climbing to FL210 without authorization. Aircraft had made numerous attempts to contact ATC on 135.05 which was NOTAMED unserviceable. Communications established at 0034Z, clearance issued, no impact.

May 6, 2012


An American Corporate registered Piper PA46-350, unknown flight rule Victoria (CYYJ) to Boundary Bay (CZBB), had a flat tire on the taxiway. ARFF responded to help the pilot. A Westjet Boeing 737 operating Flight WJA192, IFR YYJ to Edmonton (CYEG), departure was delayed by approximately 20-30 minutes while the Piper was moved off the taxiway.


An American privately registered Piper PA 46-350P, VFR Victoria to Boundary Bay had a flat tire on the taxiway. ARFF responded to help the pilot. Westjet flight WJA192 was delayed 20-30 minutes for departure until the aircraft was moved off the taxiway.

May 7, 2012


An American privately registered Piper PA46 350P, Boundary Bay to Kalispell was observed on radar climbing through 2400' ATC instructed Piper to maintain 2000' as required in the BOUNDARY BAY THREE DEP SID. No impact to Operations.

July 17, 2012

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

The American, corporately-registered N9131X LLC Piper PA-46-310P aircraft (N9131X) had just departed on a [type of flight rules flight unknown] from Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Airport/Sanderson Field, MI (U.S.A.) (KANJ) to [destination unknown]. NAV CANADA staff at Sault Ste. Marie control tower reported that the aircraft departed from the American side and was observed (on radar) entering the Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM) control zone and crossing the approach to runway 30 (heading to the southwest). Ops. impact -- no other traffic affected.

May 30, 2012


NAV CANADA staff at Buttonville Tower reported hearing an active ELT signal from 1837Z until 1843Z. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff were looking for an Aviation Unlimited (1990) Inc. Piper PA-46-350P aircraft (C-GGKC) located at the Aviation Unlimited Maintenance Hangar. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff were notified. Ops. impact -- none.

November 17, 2012

Accident at La Crete (CFN5)

High Level FSS reported that a privately registered Piper, PA46-500TP, departed High Level, AB at 2325 z for La Crete, AB. The pilot reported 6 NE of High Level at 2331z. The aircraft was reported overdue by a concerned acquaintance. High Level FSS reported the aircraft missing, concurrently with one unlocated detection of the aircraft's 406 MHz ELT by SARSAT. The 435 Sqn Hercules was tasked. The weather was poor on scene. The RCMP conducted a ground search and located the wreckage north of the La Crete airport. The pilot, the only person on board, was fatally injured.
UPDATE TSB reported that the privately operated Piper PA-46-500TP was on a 38 NM VFR repositioning flight from High Level, AB to La Crête, AB (CFN5). At about 1650 MST after one missed approach to Runway 25, and during maneuvering for another attempt, the aircraft crashed vertically into a field about .9 NM northeast of the runway threshold. The pilot, who was the only person on board was fatally injured. RCC received one short ELT transmission at 1724. The La Crete weather featured a low ceiling and reduced visibility.

November 10, 2012

Incident at LA CRETE AB (CFN5)

Shortly after departure, the pilot of a privately registered PA46, on an IFR flight from La Crete, AB to Yellowknife, requested a clearance to return to La Crete because of a pressurization issue. No priority was declared and no ARFF was requested. The aircraft landed safely at 2240z.

October 22, 2012


UPDATE Maintenance and manufacturing reported that the pilot leaned the mixture for taxi and then forgot to richen the mixture for takeoff and the engine sputtered when powered up. The pilot richened the mixture and departed uneventfully.
A privately registered PA46, aborted take-off at Medicine Hat, due to unspecified engine trouble. The pilot was able to rectify the trouble and depart normally at 0042z.

September 18, 2012


A U.S. registered Piper PA-46 departed Calgary during the restricted time (2200Z-0200Z) for light aircraft.

September 17, 2012


A private Piper PA-46 landed on Runway 34 at Calgary during the restricted time (2200Z-0300Z) for light aircraft.

August 19, 2012

Incident at 40 miles southeast of Yorkton, SK

Winnipeg ACC reported that a southbound unidentified 1200 target was observed climbing through 13000 feet and levelled off at 15500 feet. FSS/FIC advised that the aircraft operating in the area was a PA 46-350P, on a VFR flight plan from Kamsack, SK (CJN2) to Minot, ND (KMOT). FSS were in contact with the pilot and switched the aircraft to Winnipeg ACC. At 0039 z, the aircraft was radar identified at 15500 feet while crossing V304. There was no other traffic in the vicinity and no impact to operations.

August 17, 2012


Edmonton ACC reported that a foreign registered PA-46 Malibu, originating from Anchorage, AK, was observed descending from 12000 feet to 8000 feet without a clearance.

June 22, 2012


A private PA-46 departed Fort Nelson and was en route IFR to Edmonton City Centre. The departure clearance included an en route altitude of FL 250 and shortly after take-off in non-radar airspace the pilot requested FL 230 which was approved. The aircraft showed up on radar approximately 113 NM northwest of Peace River at 15,000 feet. When queried, the pilot reported he was having autopilot problems. Five minutes later the pilot reported the problem was corrected and started a climb to FL 230.

May 31, 2012


Whitecourt FSS received an IFR flight plan for a private PA-46 with an ETA of 2018z and at 2020z the aircraft was observed on final for Runway 29. The aircraft landed 2022z without any prior radio communication or broadcasts. FSS attempted radio contact on the airport mandatory frequency 122.3 and no response was heard. The pilot later telephoned FSS at 2044z and advised he had confused the MF 122.3 with the ATF 123.2.

March 12, 2012


Aircraft engine stalled while taxiing for departure. Engine restarted and aircraft taxiied off runway for second run up. Aircraft departed normally at 0038Z.

February 18, 2012


C-GHVM landed at Calgary during the NOTAMed hours for which aircraft below 3000 KG are restricted. No impact to operations.

February 4, 2012


Private Malibu returned to Regina (CYQR) due to Hydraulic failure. Aircraft landed safely;

January 7, 2012


Aircraft landed runway 25 during the restricted time.

December 10, 2011

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

While it carrying out a touch-and-go at Mirabel (CYMX), the pilot of a privately owned Piper PA46 reported that he had seen two coyotes in the way of Taxiway BRAVO 4, very close to the runway. A vehicle was dispatched to inspect the runway, but the animals had left. No impact on ATC operations.

July 24, 2011

Incident at Point de compte-rendu sur demande LOKBU

HB-PLD, a Swiss privately owned Piper PA46, was on an IFR flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Goose Bay (CYYR). The pilot flew a different route (LOKBU YQB) than the one he had received and read back (YUL V316 YQB). No impact on ATC operations.