Incident at Fort McMurray, AB


1997-06-18: ABL 611 was enroute fro Fort McMurray to Edmonton at FL 250, 60 miles south of Fort McMurray and west of the Cold Lake weapons range when the crew was advised by ATC of traffic at 12 o'clock and five miles at FL 260. The traffic was two F-16 fighter a/c that had exited the weapons range and turned to intercept the Dash 8. After passing the Dash 8, the F-16 a/c returned to the weapons range. Radar data show the closest point of approach to the Dash 8 was one mile horizontal and 2000 feet vertical. NavCanada advised Cold Lake Terminal of the excursion from the weapons range.


CADORS Number 1997C0365
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-06-16 - 19:41
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray, AB
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

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR BC
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 301
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ABL 611
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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