Incident at near Kitchener-Waterloo VOR (ATS operating irregularity)


1996-09-09: The Air Ontario aircraft (operating as ONT218) was on an IFR flight from London International Airport (CYXU) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) via Kitchener-Waterloo at 10,000 feet ASL. The Kelowna Flightcraft aircraft (operating as KFA107) was on an IFR flight from Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (YHM) to Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) via direct to Wiarton. The Data Controller had initially co-ordinated with the Hamilton Sector Controller for KFA107 to climb to 9,000 feet. The Kitchener Radar Controller initiated the climb of KFA107, causing a confliction with ONT218. Ops. impact -- unknown. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (A96O0180): C-GLKF, a Boeing 727-227 aircraft operating as Kelowna Flightcraft flight 107, departed Hamilton Airport, IFR en-route to Winnipeg and was cleared to climb to 9,000 feet while proceeding direct Wiarton. C-FJVV, a DeHavilland DHC-8 aircraft operating as Air Ontario flight 218 was en-route IFR from London to Toronto level at 10,000 feet. The ATC Controller cleared KFA107 to climb to flight level 230 without ensuring the required IFR minimum 1,000 feet vertical or three miles lateral separation existed between the two aircraft when both aircraft were in the vicinity of the Waterloo VOR/DME. The two aircraft came withing four miles of each other at the same altitude and KFA107 passed about a mile and three quarters behind ONT218 with 800 feet vertical separation. The incident occurred in visual flight conditions and the DeHavilland flight crew reported having the Boeing 727 in sight.


CADORS Number 1996O0395
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-09-08 - 22:28
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, near Kitchener-Waterloo VOR
TSB Occurrence Number A96O0180
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS
Events ATS operating irregularity

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