April 4, 1997

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (ATS operating irregularity)

FAB085 B727 First Air FAB085 departed runway 25 when RSRCH 01was less than two (2) miles final runway 32 on an IFR missed approach procedure. MANOPS 362.5 C Note indicates that this aircraft, RSRCH 01, is not to be considered "over" or transferred to Tower control and is in fact an IFR aircraft. This means IFR separation must be applied between the arriving, RSRCH 01, and the departing, FAB085, even though the weather was CAVOK and exceeded the automatic over provision in the inter-unit agreement. This was not the case. Less than the required separation was used between the arrival and the departure. Ops. impact -- unknown.