Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATS operating irregularity)


1996-12-19: An Air Canada A-320, ACA615, was cleared to taxi for departure on RWY 15 with instruction to hold short of RWY 15. The pilot read back hold short of RWY 24 instead of RWY 15. The readback error was not detected by the tower controller. As ACA615 taxied onto RWY 15 an Air Atlantic Dash 8 , ATL471, was in take-off position on RWY 15 and was cleared for take-off. The tower controller upon observing ACA615 enter RWY 15, immediately cancelled the take-off clearance for ATL471. ATL471 had not started the take-off roll. NAV CAN will be doing an internal investigation. TSB closed.


CADORS Number 1996A0900
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-12-18 - 18:44
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intn. Airport
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS
Events ATS operating irregularity

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR CANADA (5262)
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A320
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 615
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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