February 24, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The tower initiated a go around for a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FTEN/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) due to preceding aircraft, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FUWE/WEN3167) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) missing the high speed M4 exit.

January 8, 2020

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was unable to turn around at the threshold of Runway 33 due to snow. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8211) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) was instructed to pull up and go around. Vehicle (Truck82) was able to clear enough snow for WEN3298 to safely turn around. WEN3298 departed at 0445Z and JZA8211 landed at 0457Z.

September 9, 2019

Incident at 9NM W VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) experienced a wake turbulence encounter following an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ACA299) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). No further action was taken.

April 23, 2019

Incident at 142NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared a medical emergency and was expedited into CYVR. No operational impact.

February 28, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), following arrival on Runway 08L, was taxiing southbound on Taxiway J and turned westbound onto Taxiway L in error. No operational impact.

February 2, 2019

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FNEN/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) returned due to a pressurization issue. No assistance required.

January 24, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike. Nothing was found and there was no operational impact.

August 24, 2018

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported a bird strike.

August 13, 2018

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) reported possible bird strike on departure. No remains found. No operational impact.

July 23, 2018

Incident at 20NM PRINCE GEORGE BC VOR/DME (YXS)

Shortly after departure, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENM/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) reported a mechanical issue. The aircraft held south of CYXS for 25 minutes, then requested to return to CYXS. No operational impact.

July 13, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER TOWER / TOUR DE VANCOUVER

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland (C-GDEN/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) deviated from taxi route. Acknowledged from tower.

July 23, 2018

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) on a flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) and landing at Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a nose gear issue and requested equipment. The Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) and 911 called. Landed without incident. No operational impact.

June 23, 2018

Incident at 45NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWFE/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) declared a medical emergency, and was expedited to CYVR.

May 31, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update TSB Report #A18P0098: C-GENM, a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3298 from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). Shortly after departing CYXS, the fight crew reported a landing gear issue and elected to return to CYXS. ARFF was requested for the landing, which was made without further incident. After the takeoff, the left amber main gear door advisory light had illuminated. The operator?s maintenance determined that the LH MLG up-lock inboard spring was broken. The part was replaced and landing gear swings were carried out.
A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENM/WEN3282) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike after landing on Runway 26R. No operational impact.

May 5, 2018

Incident at 5200N / 12307W (ELT)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) and a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8187) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ), operating at FL250 reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the area.

February 24, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach due to an ABC Aerolineas Airbus A320 (AIJ2851) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Mexico City, Mexico (MMMX) crossing the hold line after being told to line up, and advised not ready. No operational impact.

October 10, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEF/WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a green laser strike originating from just east of Rogers Arena. The police were notified.

August 26, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GENK /WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised in the missed approach due to an unsafe gear indication. Aircraft circled with terminal then made a second approach and landed Runway 26R. Two aircraft issued missed approach instructions until the runway was inspected at 0308Z and reopened a minute later.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. Right green landing gear light failed to illuminate. Landing gear control panel replaced. Aircraft checked serviceable. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided, the maintenance actions taken and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.

June 2, 2015

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed Runway 15 from Taxiway D intersection. A Yellowhead Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 (C-GPHQ) on a local flight from Prince George, BC (CYXS) inbound was cleared to cross Runway 15 north of Taxiway D. C-GPHQ crossed in front of the departure path of WEN3298. No impact on operation.

February 14, 2015

Incident at 10 NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0034: The de Havilland DHC-8D, C-FWEZ, operated by Westjet Encore as Flight WEN3298 reported 'moderate wake turbulence' on final to RWY 26R, 4 NM in trail of a Boeing 737 operated by Westjet as flight WJA2043.
A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEZ / WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported moderate wake turbulence 4 NM behind a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FLWJ / WJA2043) from Mazatlán, Mexico (MMMZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). No operational impact.

December 6, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3298) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued the missed approach Runway 26R due to SkyWest Airlines (SKW4505) slow exiting due to ground fog. No operational impact.