Incident at Whitehorse, YT


1997-09-08: N9052Y was inbound to Whitehorse from Fort St. John, BC and was cleared for the Localizer Back Course/NDB/DME approach to Runway 13R. The approach requires an outbound leg on the 295 degreee radial of the Whitehorse VOR at 8700 feet to the 25 DME Arc. There is very high terrain in the area, and 8700 feet is the minimum altitude for that portion of the approach, until passing the 310 degree radial, where the altitude minimums drop to 7800 feet. N9052Y reported outbound on the 295 degree radial, but when questioned by the controller about the a/c's altitude, the pilot responded 7000 feet. The pilot was informed of the altitude minimums for the approach, and he then established a climb. The pilot subsequently flew a missed approach to Runway 13R, and then was cleared for the ILS approach to Runway 31L, where he landed without further incident at 2000Z.


CADORS Number 1997C0611
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-09-08 - 19:40
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Model MU 2B40(USA)
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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