This Page contains the latest List of Aviation Incidents from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board.  These are updated daily and may also include Breaking News items as required.


N2AA, a privately owned Lancair Legacy amateur built aircraft, was flying VFR from Maniwaki, QC (CYMW) to Ottawa / Carp, ON (CYRP) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the takeoff run from CYMW, the aircraft was slow to respond and the pilot made the decision to abort the take-off. Following the intensive braking due to a downhill slope, the aircraft stopped at the end runway.
While taxiing back to the beginning of the runway , the pilot found that the aircraft was pulling left and the brakes were no longer working. The aircraft went off the runway and stopped in the ditch on the side of the runway, damaging the blade tips of the propeller. The pilot discovered that the tires were on fire and immediately extinguished the fire with the on-board fire extinguisher.
There were no injuries.


C-GNWI, a Cessna 208 aircraft operated by Northway Aviation, had departed Little Grand Rapids, MB (CZGR) for Winnipeg/St. Andrews, MB (CYAV). Upon touchdown on Runway 18 at CYAV, the brakes failed and the aircraft veered left onto the grass adjacent to the runway. There was no damage as a result of the runway excursion, and no injuries. The runway was closed for approximately 20 minutes while the aircraft was towed to the operator’s hangar.

The operator’s maintenance conducted a subsequent inspection and found that the brake bleeder screws were loose. The brake bleeder screws were tightened, the brake system was checked serviceable and the aircraft was returned to service.


C-GSQQ, a privately operated Lancair IVP aircraft, was conducting a flight from Fort Myers/Buckingham Field, FL (FL59) to Sebring Regional, FL (KSEF) with one pilot and 3 passengers on board. The pilot-in-command reported that, after an uneventful landing on Runway 01 at KSEF, the aircraft continued to the end of the runway, and then turned left onto Taxiway A4. At that time, the pilot noticed a Boeing B737, which was facing to the south, with the left engine cowling removed.
The pilot did not notice any indication that either engines were operating, so the pilot proceeded in a westerly direction with no aileron control input.
Suddenly, the left wing lifted up and the right wing contacted the ground. The airplane cartwheeled and came to rest in grass, upright, at the north edge of the taxiway, facing north. The nose landing gear fork and wheel assembly separated.
Reportedly at the time, the B737 was performing engine(s) run(s). The NTSB is investigating (ERA18LA117).

C-GWJT, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA113 from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 56 passengers and 5 crew members on board. During the initial climb through 10 000 feet after the departure from CYYC, the flight crew received an aft cargo fire warning. The QRH was executed, an emergency was declared and a return to CYYC was requested.
After the landing, ARFF inspected the aft cargo hold and found evidence of fire in a passenger baggage.
The TSB Edmonton office has deployed two investigators to CYYC.


C-FNOE, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA043 from New Delhi/Indira Gandhi Intl, India (VIDP) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) with 14 crew members and 297 passengers on board.

During cruise flight, the aircraft experienced a number 1 engine (GE GENX-1B74/75/P2) flame out. The flight crew successfully conducted an engine restart, declared an emergency and diverted to Moscow/Domodedovo Intl, Russia (UUDD) where it landed without further incident.

The Aircraft Incident Investigation Division within the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) is not conducting an ICAO Annex 13 investigation about this incident. The operator’s maintenance found a loose connector at the Fuel Metering Unit (FMU).

The connector was tightened and an engine run was performed. No further faults were found. The aircraft was returned to service



C-FEKR, a privately registered Cessna 140 aircraft, departed from Deep River/Rolph, ON (CPH2)
for a local flight. The aircraft was approximately 5 nm East of CPH2 when the engine (Teledyne
Continental C-90-14F) began to lose power, and subsequently completely stopped.

The pilot elected to ditch the aircraft into the river. The aircraft came to rest in about 8 feet of water and sustained substantial damage.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured.


C-GWQH, a privately registered Cessna A150L aircraft, was on a VFR flight from Ottawa/Carp, ON (CYRP) to North Bay, ON (CYYB) with 2 persons on board. As the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 4500 feet ASL over a remote area of Algonquin Park, ON, the engine (Teledyne Continental O200-A) partially lost power. Subsequently, the engine completely stopped. The pilot declared MAYDAY and then executed a forced landing in a marshy area. During the touchdown, the nose wheel dug into soft ground and the aircraft nosed-over.

The aircraft came to rest inverted and was substantially damaged.

The pilot and the passenger received minor injuries. A search and rescue aircraft was dispatched from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton, ON and rescued the occupants.


C-GKQE, a Bombardier DHC-8-402 aircraft operated by Porter Airlines, was conducting flight POE388 from Chicago/Midway Intl, IL (KMDW) to Toronto/Billy Bishop Toronto City, ON (CYTZ) with 4 crew members and 41 passengers on board. During the approach into CYTZ, the flight crew noted that the number 2 hydraulic system quantity was indicating 25%. When the landing gear was selected down, the system dropped lower to 20%. The flight crew informed ATC to check the runway for hydraulic fluid after the aircraft lands.

During the landing rollout, numerous caution lights associated with the hydraulic system illuminated. The aircraft was taxied clear of the runway and both engines were shut down. ARFF met the aircraft and confirmed hydraulic fluid leaking from the nose landing gear area.

The aircraft was then towed to the gate. The operator’s maintenance found a flexible hydraulic line leaking on the nose landing gear.


C-GYZK, a float-equipped Cessna 180K aircraft operated by Georgian Bay Airways, was taking off from Parry Sound Harbor, ON (CPS1) with one pilot and three passengers for a sightseeing tour. During the take-off run, the aircraft veered left and the left wing struck a harbor marker.

The takeoff was aborted, however the left wing was substantially damaged.

There were no injuries to the occupants.


C-GKDX, an L-23 Super Blanik glider operated by Edmonton Soaring Club, was doing a solo training flight at Chipman, AB (CFU3). Since the aircraft was high on the downwind leg, the student-pilot activated the spoilers to assist the descent. However, the aircraft remained above the desired approach path throughout the approach, leading to a landing that was well above optimal landing speed.

The aircraft touched down well down the runway, rolled off the end through a ditch, then over a road and finally came to rest in a field. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The pilot was uninjured.


C-FOTX, a float equipped, amateur built, MAC CUB M1 aircraft (Piper PA18 replica), was
departing Lake Huron, near Bruce Mines, ON. After take-off when the aircraft was about 200 feet
AGL, the engine (Avco Lycoming, O-290-D2) lost power.

Due to the perceived obstacles ahead, the pilot turned back toward the lake. An aerodynamic stall ensued, and the pilot lost control of the aircraft.

The aircraft impacted the water in a steep nose down attitude, flipped over and became submerged in shallow water. The pilot, who was wearing a shoulder harness, was not injured and was able to egress the aircraft.


C-FWXJ, a privately registered, float equipped Cessna A185E aircraft, was landing at Crooked Lake, ON. During the flare, it was reported that a violent wind shear occurred. The aircraft touched down in a nose-down attitude, the front of the floats dug into the water, and the aircraft flipped over. The aircraft was submerged, however was held afloat by the aircraft floats.

Both occupants were wearing inflatable personal flotation devices (PFD’s) and seat belts equipped with shoulder harnesses; both egressed the aircraft safely.

The pilot had previously received floatplane egress training.

C-GTSD, an Airbus 330-300 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TSC318 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Lisbon/Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavem,Portugal (LPPT) with 10 crew members and 316 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 180 nm East of CYUL, the aircraft experienced a hydraulic leak in the green system.
The flight crew executed all ECAM actions and QRH checklist items, and declared an emergency.
A return to CYUL was also requested where the aircraft landed without further incident.
The operator’s maintenance replaced a union and an O ring on the Green System High Pressure Filter Manifold.
The aircraft was then returned to service.

C-FGKZ, an Airbus 321-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA338 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) with 6 crew members
and 178 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure, the landing gear failed to retract. The flight crew advised ATC, declared a Pan Pan and returned for landing at CYVR. An overweight landing was accomplished without further incident with ARFF standing by.
Subsequent maintenance actions revealed that the nose landing gear oleo had been over-serviced with hydraulic fluid. Maintenance personnel accomplished a nose landing gear service as per the
Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and the aircraft was returned to service.

C-FYIP, a Hughes 369D aircraft operated by Bighorn Helicopters, was conducting external load operations approximately 1 nm North East of Elko/Lionel P. Demers Memorial Airpark, BC (CBE2) when the external load inadvertently released from the sling and flew back into the tail rotor. The pilot felt a vibration, entered autorotation, and made an emergency landing into a meadow.

After touchdown, the main rotor contacted the tail boom, causing substantial damage.

The pilot was uninjured.