Incident at Charlottetown PEI


1999-02-23: ICN2245 ATR43 was inbound cleared for a visual approach Runway 03 at Charlottetown. TGO977 DHC6 on the ground at Charlottetown requested IFR clearance to Moncton and requested to conduct a short circuit to inspect the approach lights for Runway 03. The FSS relayed this information to Moncton ACC who then informed the FSS that TGO977 would be number 2 after ICN2245. Charlottetown FSS advised Moncton ACC that TGO977 was aware of ICN2245. The controller then issued IFR clearance for TGO977 to Moncton SID 1 departure Runway 03. At this time, ICN2245 was approximately 18 miles final for Runway 03. TGO977 departed runway 03 and conducted a circuit for Runway 03. Recorded radar data indicated TGO977 conducted two or three turns in the vicinity of the approach to Runway 03. At the time of the last turn, ICN2245 was inside the final approach fix for Runway 03. TSB evaluating. Note Correct Identification TGO970. Update: When Moncton ACC Controller radar identified TGO970 turning base for Runway 03 the Controller concluded that the pilot was in contravention of his departure clearance and requested that the pilot contact him. When queried by the controller, the pilot understood that he had departed VFR and was activating his IFR Clearance only after completing the Runway Lighting Inspectlion. The pilot had not been advised that TGO970 was number two for the approach for Runway 03. ICN2245 was ten miles final for Runway 03 when TGO970 had turned base for the Runway 03 lighting inspection. TGO970 completed the lighting inspection and orbited west of the airport before being cleared IFR to Moncton. Nav Can is convening a fact finding board to investigate the occurrence. TSB File # A99A0024


CADORS Number 1999A0100
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-02-17 - 18:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Charlottetown PEI
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AEROSPATIALE
Model ATR 42 300
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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