Incident at Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan


1996-06-18: ASK700, a La Ronge Aviation Jetstream 31 was inbound to Stony Rapids on an IFR flight plan and reported 20 NM south at 1831Z with an estimate of 1836Z. An arrival advisory was given at this time for runway 06. C-FAAF a PA-31 Navajo operated by Athabaska airways advised that he was taxiing for departure VFR to Fond du Lac at 1835Z. The pilot was advised of the inbound traffic with the aircraft's estimated time of arrival. At this point the two aircraft began communicating with each other and arranged their own separation. The crew of ASK700 advised that they were planning a beacon approach and were still in IMC conditions. The pilot of FAAF advised that he would remain VFR after departure, the aircraft departed runway 06 at 1837Z and turned right enroute Fond du Lac. The crew of ASK700 queried this report and confirmed the direction of FAAF's turn. Immediately after ASK700's query the crew stated that they saw FAAF directly in front of them and banked left to avoid the Navajo. ASK700 arrived safely. FAAF continued with his flight. Weather observations at Stony Rapids at 1800Z was 8 scattered B12 OVC 6R-F. 1900Z scattered E12 OVC 6R-F. This occurrence would appear to be a simple see and avoid circumstance. TSB are not investigating.


CADORS Number 1996C0205
Occurrence Type Incident
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Occurred At 1996-06-18 - 18:38
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Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan
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Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration FAAF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
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Occurrence Type Incident
Operator ATHABASKA AIRWAYS LTD. (1235) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR)

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