Incident at James Bay area (southern tip) (Other operational incident, ATM - other)


1996-11-22: At 0903Z, NORAD advised the Aviation Operations Duty Officer that a SL-04 Russian rocket booster would impact at 1020Z at latitude 51.77, longitude 80.00 (near the southern tip of James Bay). The Area Control Centres in Toronto and Montreal were advised at 09:10Z and responded that no aircraft were anticipated in this general area at the projected impact time. Both the Quebec and Ontario region Duty Officers were advised at 0930Z. At 1036Z, NORAD advised that the rocket body had skipped during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere and had splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. All parties previously informed of the situation were advised accordingly at 1040Z. Subsequent supplemental information revealed that this booster rocket did not contain radioactive components and that it was not expected to burn up completely during re-entry. Ops. impact -- unknown.


CADORS Number 1996O0532
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transport Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-22 - 10:20
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Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, James Bay area (southern tip)
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Reported By Transport Canada
Categories Other,ATM/CNS
Events Other operational incident,ATM - other

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