September 26, 1996

Incident at Thunder Bay, Ontario (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred between CDR1331, a FK28, IFR Winnipeg to Thunder Bay and BLS362, a SW4, IFR Sioux Lookout to Thunder Bay. Both aircraft were being radar vectored for straight in ILS approaches for runway 07 circling for runway 12. It was initially planned that BLS362 would be first so he was given descent to 5000' and CDR1331 would follow him and was given descent to 6000'. Both aircraft were on parallel left base legs with BLS362 inside of CDR1331. Approximately 20 miles west of the airport, the plan changed due to the faster speed of CDR1331. CDR1331 was given clearance to 4000' and a turn to intercept the localiser with the instruction to expedite his descent. BLS362 was given a 30 degree turn to the right for spacing. Vertical separation of 1000' was expected prior to encroachment of the 3 miles of radar separation that was required. When it became apparent that the required 1000' vertical separation would not be achieved in time BLS362 was turned a further 15 degrees and CDR1331 was turned 10 degrees to maintain radar separation. The aircraft passed with 800' of vertical separation and 2.13 of radar separation. Controller qualification training was in progress at the time of the operating irregularity.

August 6, 1996

Incident at Thunder Bay, Ontario

The pilot of CDR1331 ran over a bird on the landing roll.

April 18, 1996

Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The crew of Canadian 1331, a Fokker F28, aborted take-off on runway 09 at Saskatoon due to a loss of engine power. The aircraft was taxied back to the ramp where the passengers were deplaned. The aircraft was ferried to Calgary after maintenance inspected the engine. Further information to follow.

September 17, 1995


The aircraft departed Winnipeg enroute Thunder Bay. The crew advised ATC that they were returning to Winnipeg because of pressurization problems. The aircraft was landed on runway 31 without further incident. Information regarding passengers, fuel and maintenance findings are unavailable. Update: An inspection of the aircraft determined that a hand-held megaphone that was stored in the rear of the aircraft was stuck in the "on" position and was the source of the unusual noises.