Incident at Thompson, MB (Public complaint, Conflict - potential)
1997-10-01: The crew of CAV 1596, a HS 748, received the AAS from the FSS specialist at 2207Z and elected to use Runway 05 for departure to Shamattawa, MB. CAV 1596 then took off at 2213Z on a VFR flight plan. At 2214Z, C-GNAM, a PA-31T Cheyenne, was inbound from St. Andrews on an IFR flight plan and reported to FSS at 4.8 DME for Runway 23, because it was the active runway at the time. FSS had an ETA of 2218Z for C-GNAM as provided by ACC. It is not known at this time if the traffic was passed to CAV 1596, however the crew of CAV 1596 made disparaging comments about the lack of position reporting, directed at either the other a/c crew or the FSS staff. Apparently, the crew of CAV 1596 saw C-GNAM as they departed the Thompson area, although no evasive action was required. Between 2155Z and 2218Z, there were 11 other a/c either departing or arriving at Thompson and all of these a/c used Runway 23 except CAV 1596. Combined with a possible late hand-off of C-GNAM by ACC, and traffic information perhaps not being passed to the a/c, there was a potential for conflict between CAV 1596 and C-GNAM. The NavCanada FSS supervisor is reviewing the audiotape for more details.
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