1997-08-21: ACA649 DC9
was issued a SID departure on runway 21 at Charlottetown and departed 1820z. One minute later he was observed turning right. He appeared to be apprx 2000 feet above a VFR target. He had been passed traffic by Charlottetown FSS prior to switching to ACC frequency. He called in apprx 1804z heading 280 degrees. When queried, he advised that he had a TCAS
advisory but no TCAS
resolution. Even though the TCAS
showed him above his target, he said that the weather was VFR he turned since he felt he was too close. He turned towards a C130 traffic descending to 7000 feet but assuming he didn't break the altitude restriction on the SID (5000 feet), there was no IFR traffic of consequence. Traffic was CME123
doing a simulated ILS runway 03 approach. TCAS
report completed by NAV Can.