Incident at Iqaluit, NWT


1997-07-02: FAB 872, with 56 people on board, was doing the ILS to Runway 36 via the DME arc. When the a/c was at 8,000 feet and 25 miles, the crew was advised that there was a VFR a/c doing air work at 5,500 feet on the 210 degree radial at 8 miles. As FAB 872 descended through 6,000 feet at 15 miles, the VFR a/c was observed on the TCAS between 3 and 5 miles at the 11 o'clock position, 200 feet below. The TCAS then issued an advisory. Upon clearing clouds, FAB 872 saw the other a/c 1,000 feet above and crossing at a right angle.


CADORS Number 1997C0408
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-06-16 - 18:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Iqaluit, NWT
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 FRST | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator FIRST AIR (107) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 727 90C
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number FAB 872
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events TCAS alert

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