June 26, 2019

Accident at 38NM LONDON ON VOR/DME (YXU)

Reports of a downed aircraft in a corn field near Camlachie, ON received by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) through the London, ON (CYXU) tower and airports specialty. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton confirmed that a privately registered, amateur built Vans RV-4, from origin unknown to destination unknown, suffered an engine failure on takeoff from a grass strip and landed in a cornfield. Both occupants were reported to be okay. No services were provided by NAV CANADA to this aircraft and there was no flight plan on file.
UPDATE Aviation Incident Report: The privately registered, amateur-built, Vans RV4 landed in a corn field due to an engine failure on take-off from a grass runway in Camlachie, ON. Both occupants were reported to be ok. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advised. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) advised.

August 15, 2013

Accident at MONTRÉAL / MASCOUCHE QC (CSK3)

Update #1: According to information from the Maintenance Division (Quebec Region), the pilot reported that the causes of the accident were not related to mechanical factors. Rather, there were quite strong wind gusts that made the aircraft deviate.
TSB Report A13Q0147: C-GSRV, a Van?s RV4 with a pilot on board, was leaving Mascouche airport (CSK3) for Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSL3). During the takeoff run on Runway 29, the aircraft deviated to the left and left the runway before ending its run in grass about 50 ft from the runway edge. The right landing gear leg was substantially damaged. The pilot was not injured.

June 12, 2013

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

An American privately-registered Van's RV-4 flew transborder, from Graham, WA (KPLU) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) without an active flight plan. The Pilot filed an IFR flight plan KPLU-CYXS but failed to activate it and proceeded VFR across the border. The Pilot then air-filed a VFR flight plan from the vicinity of Hope, BC (CYHE) to his destination of CYXS.

August 17, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: ROCKTON ON (CPT3)

Many prime targets in the vicinity of Rockton (PT3). Possible traffic passed to a privately registered Van's RV4 eastbound to St. Catharines, ON (CYSN) at 3.5. The RV4 confirmed one target was a glider.

January 10, 2013

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The privately-registered, amateur-built Vans RV-4 aircraft was departing on a VFR flight from Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) Airport (CYZR). NAV CANADA staff at Waterloo Tower reported that the aircraft departed from runway 14 without a clearance. Ops. impact -- none.

February 22, 2013

Incident at WINNIPEG / ST. ANDREWS MB (CYAV) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

A privately registered Vans RV4 on a VFR flight from St Andrews (CYAV) to Selkirk (CKL2) was observed taxing to position and taking off runway 18 without contact or authorization from Tower. A Winnipeg Aviation Piper PA28 (C-GQPR) on a VFR local flight from St Andrews (CYAV) with a touch and go clearance was instructed to pull up - go around and to turn right cross wind to avoid conflicting with the Vans RV4.

December 10, 2012

Incident at 8 miles NE of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR)

A privately registered Vans RV4 on a VFR flight advised YVR TOWER that he was on top of cloud approximately 8nm Northeast of CYVR at an altitude of 2800 feet. YVR Tower advised him to call YVR TML for assistance. The TML controller relayed information obtained from aircraft in the vicinity. The aircraft obtained visual reference to the ground 8nm Northwest of CYVR. The pilot was given weather information for airports on his way to his destination and decided to continue on his flight to his destination. No operational impact.

June 10, 2012

Incident at Kelowna (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Westjet Boeing 737 7CT flight WJA257, IFR Kelowna to Vancouver was instructed to taxi Runway 16 Via D to hold short A (per unit procedure to mitigate break-away jet blast at apron 3 across from A). WJA257 read back the hold restriction. WJA257 broke the hold restriction and proceeded onto A without authorization and held short of Runway 16. Upon application of breakaway power (They did so slowly as Tower had informed them of the broken restriction and reason for it), WJA257's jet blast caused a privately registered Vans RV6A and a privately registered Vans RV4 to be pushed together at APRON 3 (on static display during COPA for kids event at APRON 3) causing minor damage to both aircraft.
UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A12P0085: Westjet Flight 257, a Boeing 737-700, C-GVWJ, while taxiing for departure from Kelowna, BC, (CYLW) created jetblast into an area where aircraft were parked for a static display. Two aircraft, an RV-6A , and an RV-4, were damaged as a result. There were no injuries.

August 5, 2012

Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

The pilot of a private Vans RV amateur built reported that a bird went through the prop while landing on Runway 26 at Prince Albert. Airport staff were advised and the remains of 2 birds were removed from the runway.

October 3, 2012

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Canadian registered Vans RV4 taxied onto Taxiway A in Fredericton (CYFC) without authorization.

March 17, 2012

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

The pilot of a RV4 phoned the Flight Service Station (FSS) to advise that he had lost a 4 inch tail wheel spring during his flight which he assumed came loose during the landing. The Airport Authority was advised and the runway was inspected. The spring was located on the runway and returned to the owner. There were 3 other aircraft movements on that runway after the aircraft departed and 2 movements after it landed. The FSS was not notified until the other aircraft movements had occurred.

August 27, 2011

Incident at Kelowna

A privately registered Vans RV4, VFR enroute Salmon Arm to Salmon Arm (CZAM), experienced engine issues and diverted to Kelowna (CYLW). No impact on operations.

July 23, 2011

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

The Kamloops FIC received an arrival message from Abbotsford (CYXX) Tower. A privately registered Vans RV4 was VFR Concrete, WA (K3W5) to CYXX. There was no active flight plan on file. An arrival message was forwarded to Prescott AFSS who responded with a message that the pilot had filed a flight plan but had not activated it. Aircraft flew transborder without an active flight plan.

May 21, 2011

Incident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC)

An American, privately registered Vans RV4, VFR Pearson Field (KVUO) to Cranbrook (CYXC), flew trans-border without an active flight plan.

May 15, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A privately registered Vans RV4 VFR from Seattle (KSEA) to Victoria (CYYJ) flew transborder without an active flight plan.

April 2, 2011

Accident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3)

A privately registered Vans RV4 Amateur Built was on final approach to runway 31 at Courtenay Airpark. The aircraft experienced a downdraft in winds gusting to 27 knots. The pilot lost altitude on final the left wing tip clipped a chain link fence at the approach to runway 31. The aircraft turned approximately 30 degrees to the left and struck the turf, where it stopped. There were no injuries to the pilot, the aircraft's sole occupant or to any bystanders. There was no property damage to anything other than the aircraft which sustained wing tip, right landing gear, propeller and minor cowl damage.
UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A11P0061: The amateur-built Vans RV-4 departed Campbell River for a flight to Courtenay Airpark. The flight was in gusty conditions and on short final to Runway 31 the aircraft encountered a strong downdraft. The aircraft's left wing struck a chain link fence prior to the runway threshold and the aircraft was in a yawed attitude when it contacted the runway surface. The wooden propeller was destroyed and the aileron, wing and landing gear suffered significant damage. The pilot was not injured and turned off the ELT.

February 10, 2011

Accident at COURTNEY AIRPARK BC (CAH3)

A privately registered amateur built Vans RV4, VFR Courtenay to destination unknown had departed the runway at Courtenay Airpark. The aircraft ended up in the water however the pilot was the sole occupant and was not injured.
UPDATE from TSB A11P0028: Shortly after take off from Runway 13 at Courtenay Airpark, at about 50 feet altitude, the amateur-built Van's RV-4 engine (Lyc. O-320D2A) stopped. The pilot headed straight ahead and landed hard along the shoreline. The main landing gear was damaged, and the propeller struck the ground. The tide was low at the time and the aircraft was out of the water. The RCMP and fire crews responded. The aircraft was moved to keep it out of the water at high tide. The pilot observed some white crystalline substance in suspension when he dipped the tanks during an earlier stop at Port Alberni, and noted a relatively dark blue tint to the fuel from that location. The engine and fuel system will be examined further to assess any possible fuel blockage or contamination.
UPDATE from General Aviation: This report has been reviewed by General Aviation, and further investigation is required. OPI to be changed to Enforcement.

May 29, 2010

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Un Vans RV4 de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) à destination de St-Donat (CSY4). À 6.5 milles nautiques au sud-ouest de Mirabel (CYMX), alors que l'aéronef volait en formation avec un autre appareil, le pilote du RV4 a avisé qu'en raison d'un petit problème, il retournait à St-Benoît. Le pilote a avisé qu'il n'avait pas besoin d'assistance. L'aéronef a atterri sans encombre. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.*** ** *** A privately owned Vans RV4 was on a VFR flight to St-Donat (CSY4). At 6.5 NM southeast of Mirabel (CYMX), when the aircraft was flying in formation with another aircraft, the pilot of the RV4 reported that he would return to St-Benoît due to a minor problem. The pilot reported that he did not require assistance. The aircraft landed without incident. There was no impact on ATC operations.

October 30, 2010

Incident at CHILLIWACK BC (CYCW) (Navigation error, Conflict - potential, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The Instructor of the Principal Air Cessna 152 (C-GMGF), VFR Chilliwack (CYCW) to CYCW, was flying with his student at CYCW, an ATF aerodrome, at approximately 12:30 Local PST. The C152 was joining early downwind when 2 groups of 3 aircraft, consisting of privately-registered Globe GC18, 2 Vans RV6, Vans RV7A, Vans RV4, and a Harmon Rocket II, flying in formation crossed midfield announcing they were landing. The six aircraft flew an abnormally large circuit, forcing the C152 4 miles from the airport on their downwind. The C152 was cut off on final when 2 of the 6 aircraft ahead did not land, but instead did a right break into a 360 turn to bring them back on final at 500 feet without appropriate radio call of their intentions. When queried, their response was that formation flights have the right of way and the group continued to cut the C152 off at 500', With a solo student, the anticipated result would have been a near miss. The Company's Chief Flight Instructor did request they follow published procedures at the airport when other traffic is in the circuit. The lead Globe GC18 aircraft advised that formation flights have right of way and students were to stay out of their way.
UPDATE from General Aviation: During examination of the statements from both parties by General Aviation and Commercial & Business Aviation it was decided that there was not any regulatory action needed. The Formation Leader made request to the Pilot-In-Command (PIC) of the Cessna 152 to extend the circuit and it was refused by PIC (instructor) stating ?can?t do that, we are Commercial flight?. At that point it was clear that the Cessna would not accommodate the Flight of 6. Both parties flew a non standard circuit procedure.

September 25, 2010

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Vans RV4, VFR Langley to Langley (CYNJ) instructed by Tower to remain clear of the CYNJ Control Zone (CZ). Aircraft entered CZ and joined right downwind Runway 01. Aircraft instructed to exit CZ to east, but conducted a 360 and flew through the departure leg of active Runway. No impact on operations.

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The Pilot in Command verified the events. During the over flight of Langley Airport at 2300 ft, the pilot encountered severe turbulence and decided to descent quickly to exit the turbulence. When levelled off at 1100 ft and upon realizing he had entered Langley's Control Zone, he apologized to the Tower Controller. No further action required.
A privately registered Vans RV4, VFR Langley to Langley initial call 1 mile from the airport at 1100 feet. instructed to do 360 due other circuit traffic. No operational impact.

August 29, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

The privately-registered amateur built Vans RV4, VFR Boundary Bay to Campbell River, departed Runway 12 and at approximately 100 feet suffered an engine failure. The aircraft landed safely on the runway, backtracked and departed safely. Impact was succeeding aircraft had to depart Runway 07 with wind 140 at 10 gusting 15 until Vans RV4 departed.

July 31, 2010

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

Accidental ELT activation from 0004Z to 0012Z. RCC informed.

July 8, 2010

Incident at FORT WARE BC (CAJ9)

The private American-registered amateur built Vans RV4, VFR Prince George (CYXS) to Watson Lake YT (CYQH), departed CYXS en route and overhead Fort Ware (CAJ9) developed engine problems. The pilot called Whitehorse (CYXY) Flight Information Centre (FIC) via Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) at CAJ9 at 2108Z to report that he intended to land at CAJ9. No arrival report was heard. At 2300Z a communication search was initiated involving CYXY FIC, RCMP, Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria, Shift Manager Edmonton and Kamloops FIC. Search was terminated when the pilot called CYKA FIC at 2340Z. All parties were informed and the search was terminated. (Refer previous occurrence with this aircraft 2010P0896)
UPDATE from RCC Victoria: Overdue Private American-Registered Vans RV4 Fort Ware (572563N 1253902W). Whitehorse Flight Information Centre reported a U.S. RV4 aircraft en route from Prince George to Watson Lake without a flight plan, experienced engine troubles, and force landed in Fort Ware. The Buffalo was tasked, but brief investigation revealed he did in fact land at Fort Ware with a blown engine. No further action required.

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

The private American-registered amateur built Vans RV4, VFR origin unknown to Prince George (CYXS), arrived at 1823Z No Flight Plan (FPNO). Prescott AFSS was queried, and replied flight plan filed but not activated. Aircraft flew transborder without an active flight plan.

May 6, 2010

Incident at PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0122 - The privately-registered amateur-built Van's RV-4 aircraft was taxiing for Runway 26R at Pitt Meadows, and was instructed to taxi via D and hold short of Runway 26R. The RV-4 continued past the hold point onto Runway 26R conflicting with TUG3, a privately-registered Air Cadet League of Canada-BC Committee Cessna 305A aircraft on final. The pilot of TUG3 judged that a risk of collision existed and carried out a missed approach to avoid the RV-4.
The privately-registered Vans RV4, VFR Pitt Meadows (CYPK) to CYPK, was issued Taxi via "D" and hold short for Runway 26R. The RV4 read back the hold short Runway 26R instruction, and then without authorization entered Runway 26R. TUG3 on final initiated an overshoot to avoid conflict. There was no other operational impact.

April 10, 2010

Incident at LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

UPDATE from General Aviation: The lead pilot admitted to 'anticipating' take-off clearance and taking off without a clearance. The pilot explained the clearance was longer than normal and unclear, which was verified through review of the Tower recording. After the incident, of their own accord, the pilots conducted a self-assessment of the situation and corrective action plan. Nav Canada will be conducting their own investigation. No further action required.
A formation flight of five aircraft were instructed to line up for Runway 01 at Langley. The lead aircraft and #2 aircraft - a privately-registered amateur built Vans RV7 and RV4 respectively - VFR Langley (CYNJ) to CYNJ, departed without take-off clearance being issued. There was no operational impact.

March 6, 2010

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ)

UPDATE from General Aviation: No further action required.
The privately-registered Vans RV4, VFR Tofino (CYAZ) to Qualicum Beach, departed without broadcasting or establishing communications with Nanaimo (CYCD) FSS. Discovery West Aviation Cessna C172 (C-GBAX), Coastal Pacific Aviation C172 (C-GUKI) and Van City Seaplanes C180 (C-FHIJ) were in contact with CYCD FSS at the time. Runway 16 was active. The RV4 first contact with CYCD FSS was at FL030 over CYAZ. The RV4 insisted he established communications with CYCD FSS prior to departure and the FSS was responding to him.

March 13, 2010

Incident at VERNON BC (CYVK) (Runway excursion, Propeller/rotor strike, Loss of control - on ground, Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail), Collision on ground)

UPDATE from System Safety: Change OPI to Maintenance & Manufacturing - TSB confirmed cause of incident was a broken rudder cable.
UPDATE from Maintenance & Manufacturing: Rudder control was lost when the pedal pin securing the right rudder pedal to the control cable became dislodged disconnecting the pedal from the control system. The pedal pin is a nut and bolt combination. The nut is safetied by means of a cotter pin. The cotter pin migrated loose due to repeated contact with the Pilot?s shoe, the nut backed off and the bolt fell out. The aircraft manufacturer is aware of this issue and has issued Service Bulletin 96-12-1 recommending frequent inspection of the rudder pedal pins.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0064 - The privately-registered Van's RV-4 amateur-built aircraft was taking off on Runway 23 at Vernon for a local flight. During the take-off roll, directional control was lost. The aircraft veered to the left, went through a drainage ditch and sustained a prop strike, damaging both propellor blades. The aircraft then crossed Taxiway C, striking a privately-registered Rans S-12 advanced ultralight, which was taxiing for take-off on Runway 23, causing minor damage to its right wing tip. The aircraft continued on, striking, and coming to rest against, a privately-registered parked Luscombe aircraft, causing minor damage to its right flap. There were no injuries to the pilot of the Van's RV-4 or the instructor and student in the Rans S-12, but all three aircraft sustained minor damage. (Occurrence downgraded to an incident and OPI changed to General Aviation.)
The TSB was advised by the Vernon Airport Manager that at 22:45Z (14:45 PST), a privately registered Amateur Built RV4 aircraft was departing RWY 23 at Vernon Airport when the right hand rudder cable connection broke causing the aircraft to depart the left side of the runway. The RV4 is reported to have travelled through a ditch area striking it's propeller shearing both wooden blades. The aircraft then crossed TWY C hitting and causing minor damage to the wing of a taxiing privately registered Advanced Ultra-Light with two persons onboard who had swerved to avoid colliding. The RV4, before coming to rest, then hit a parked privately registered Luscombe that was located along side the taxiway. There were no reported injuries and damage to all three aircraft was reported as minor.

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

At 2212z an Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland DHC8C operating Flight JZA69 inbound IFR Vancouver to Victoria International at 4000' advised responding to a TCAS RA. Traffic was a privately registered amateur built RV4, VFR origin and destination unknown, at 4500'. Traffic had been passed to both aircraft and JZA69 had indicated they had the traffic. ATC had observed that the VFR aircraft's altitude had been jumping and had advised JZA69 of that fact. The RV4 confirmed they too had the traffic. At 2213z JZA69 advised they were back on course. No operational impact.

December 5, 2009

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

An American registered Piper PA46-500TP, IFR Boundary Bay to Tofino, reported OVDAD (IFR Approach) inbound Rwy 11 on IFR approach with runway visual and reported a vehicle or aircraft on the rwy. No contact with either previously. Subsequently a privately registered amateur built Vans RV4, Tofino local reported on the runway and that he would clear off on the grass. The Piper continued and landed without incident. FSS apprised the RV4 of Mandatory Frequency (MF) requirements.

October 19, 2009

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0376 - The privately-registered Van's RV4 amateur-built aircraft was on final for Runway 34 at Nanaimo, after a local flight, when the engine (Lycoming O-360-A4M) failed. The aircraft landed on the displaced threshold area of the runway. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot was uninjured.
The privately-registered amateur-built Vans RV4, VFR origin unknown to Nanaimo, experienced an engine failure on short final and landed on the closed portion of the runway extension. There was no reported damage.

September 25, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

A privately registered amateur built Vans RV4, VFR Langley return, entered the control zone without clearance.

November 8, 2009

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

The American, non-citizen corporation-registered Van's RV-4 aircraft (N1478) was on a VFR flight from [origin not reported] to London International Airport (CYXU). NAV CANADA staff at London control tower reported that the aircraft landed without a functioning transponder. Ops. impact -- unknown.

January 9, 2009

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The privately-registered, amateur-built Vans RV-4 aircraft was on a VFR flight from Edenvale Airport (CNV8) to Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF). The aircraft entered the Kitchener/Waterloo control zone without establishing radio contact with the tower. The pilot contacted the tower controller when the aircraft was three (3) miles northeast of the airport while on a right base for runway 26. The aircraft landed without further incident.

June 18, 2008

Incident at SECHELT BC (CAP3)

A privately registered Vans RV4, VFR Delta Heritage Air Park (CAK3) to Sechelt-Gibbson (CAP3) overdue at 180040z. Aircraft located in a hangar at CAP3 at 180120z. Pilot did not provide an arrival report prior to the overdue time.

June 22, 2008

Incident at SARNIA (CHRIS HADFIELD) ON (CYZR) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The privately-registered, amateur-built Van's RV-4 aircraft was concluding a VFR flight from [origin not reported by NAV CANADA] to Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) Airport (CYZR). The aircraft was flown on a transborder flight without an active flight plan. The pilot reported that a flight plan had been filed with Chicago (O'Hare) F.S.S. and opened with Illinois F.S.S., however, Lansing F.S.S. staff had a flight plan in their system which had not been activated.

October 21, 2007

Incident at ST-MICHEL-DES-SAINTS QC (CSM5)

The pilot of an amateur-built, privately-owned Vans RV-4 reported having accidentally activated his emergency locator transmitter (ELT) for approximately 5 to 6 minutes on a private runway located 1 NM north of St-Michel-des-Saints (CSM5). *** *** *** Le pilote d'un Vans RV-4 de construction amateur, de propriété privée, a avisé avoir accidentellement déclenché sa radiobalise de détresse pour une durée d'environ cinq à six minutes, sur une piste privée située à un mille nautique au nord de St-Michel-des-Saints (CSM5).

July 14, 2007

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

Un Vans RV4 de construction amateur et de propriété privée, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol à vue (VFR) Morrisburg (CNS8) à destination de St-Joseph-du-Lac, sa base. À 1514Z, le pilote indique vouloir atterrir à Mirabel (CYMX) pour effectuer une réparation mineure à son aéronef. Alors qu'il était en très courte finale, le pilote posé son aéronef sur la pelouse au nord de la piste. Le pilote a poussé l'aéronef à 200 pieds de la piste. L'aéronef a décollé à 1622Z sans encombre à destination de St-Joseph-du-Lac.*** ** *** Amateur-built, privately-owned Vans RV4 was on a VFR from Morrisburg (CNS8) enroute to its base at St-Joseph-du-Lac. At 1514Z, the pilot reported that the wanted to land in Mirabel (CYMX) to do a minor repair to the aircraft. When he was on very short final, the pilot landed the aircraft on the grass north of the runway. The pilot pushed the aircraft 200 feet from the runway. The aircraft took off at 1622Z without further incident enroute to St-Joseph-du-Lac.

January 20, 2007

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Aerodrome - other)

The pilot of C-FHUM a privately registered Van?s RV4 aircraft departed runway 27 at Victoria. The pilot reported on 119.1 when 2NM NW of the airport that he needed to return to the airport without specifying a reason. He indicated that he did not require assistance. The aircraft landed safely at 2054Z and blocked taxiway K until 2110Z until he was towed to the hangar.
UPDATE /Add info fromTSB: A07P0022: The homebuilt RV-4 aircraft, C-FHUM, took off from Victoria for Qualicum Beach. Shortly after take-off the throttle moved back to 2000 RPM and could be reduced further but could not be advanced above 2000 RPM. The pilot returned to Victoria where the aircraft landed without further event. It was determined that an unsecured object in the rear cabin had interfered with the rear seat throttle.

July 7, 2007

Incident at HIGH LEVEL AB (CYOJ)

The pilot of a Vans RV4 amateur-built was inbound to High Level and the aircraft's radio was not receiving; the aircraft landed without incident at 1704z.

May 17, 2007

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Aerodrome - visual aids)

The pilot of a private Vans RV homebuilt aircraft struck and damaged a runway edge light on departure from Runway 13 at Winnipeg. The pilot later called Tower and reported a small dent and a broken cable. TSB was advised.

September 2, 2006

Incident at NANAIMO AIRPORT

The pilot of C-GYRV a privately-registered Vans RV4 called the Nanaimo FSS from the ramp. The FSS responded but received no reply. The pilot of the aircraft continued his taxi and departed Runway 34 at 0215Z and returned at 0224Z without further communication with the FSS. The pilot was contacted later and stated that his volume switch was down.
UPDATE from General Aviation: No further action required.

September 3, 2006

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

C-FHUM a privately registered amateur built reported a grass fire at Separation Point

July 18, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

C-FBZY a privately-registered Van's RV4 entered the Boundary Bay (CZBB) control Zone over Crescent Beach, northbound at 1500 feet ASL without an ATC clearance.
UPDATE from General Aviation: The PIC stated that he was at 1520 feet which placed the aircraft out of Boundary Bay (CZBB) control zone so clearance was not needed.

July 16, 2006

Incident at TOFINO / LONG BEACH BC (CYAZ) (Conflict - potential, Communication error, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

Numerous aircraft reported seeing C-FJCP a privately-registered Cessna C172 flying within the Tofino (CYAZ) aerodrome zone without coordination or approval. One aircraft, C-FHUM, a privately-registered Vans RV4 altered his landing pattern to avoid conflicting with C-FJCP.
UPDATE GA The pilot inadvertently selected a wrong frequency realized His error, no further action required.

July 8, 2006

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A Comsearch was initiated at 00+30 after ETA for a privately registered aircraft, C-FHUM Vans (RV4). The aircraft was located at their destination Victoria Intl (CYYJ).
UPDATE from General Aviation: The incident has been reviewed and no further action will be required.

February 5, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER / BOUNDARY BAY BC (CZBB)

C-GKAM, a privately registered Van?s RV-4, flew through Boundary Bay control zone without clearance.
UPDATE from General Aviation: Pilot stated that He was aware of the control zone extension, and He know that they were on the edge of the control zone, but did not realize that He had entered the control extension, Pilot stated that in the future He will keep a map handy. No further action required

January 30, 2006

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

C-FHUM, a privately registered RV-4, departed Victoria International Runway 20 and was assigned the Brentwood VFR departure route. The VFR route contains an altitude restriction of 1500'. The pilot climbed through 1500' without clearance from the tower. No operational impact.

June 15, 2006

Incident at beach on Lake Huron near Oliphant (8NM west of Wiarton)

The privately-registered, amateur-built Van's RV-4 aircraft (C-FVHW) had departed on a VFR flight from Hanover/Saugeen Municipal Airport (CPN4). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC received a call from J.R.C.C. Trenton staff, who had received a call from the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.), who had received reports from persons near Oliphant that an aircraft had circled the area before landing on a beach on Lake Huron near Oliphant at approximately 1400 local. The occupants of the aircraft (believed to be two) walked to a waiting vehicle and left the scene. No one was with the aircraft when the O.P.P. arrived. The aircraft (registration C-FVHW, registered in BC) did not appear to be damaged. The same information had been passed to London F.I.C. staff by the O.P.P. Subsequent information from J.R.C.C. Trenton - the O.P.P. contacted pilot and determined that it was an intentional landing. The aircraft apparently departed Hanover/Saugeen Municipal Airport. The aircraft owner apparently just moved to the area from B.C. The aircraft was being flown by the owner's father.
UPDATE Follow-up information received from Aviation Enforcement [2007/03/15]: Aviation Enforcement staff have reviewed this occurrence.

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