Incident at Halifax Intl


1999-12-07: MERLIN416 Seaking Helicopter was being vectored for Runway 06 and MERLIN 412 was on the approach for Runway 15 spacing was adequate so that on the overshoot, radar separation would be maintained. At aprx. 3 miles final, MERLIN416 had trouble maintaining the Localizer and requested a right hand 360 degree turn to re-intercept. The aircraft had drifted to the right which caused the projected flight path to intersect with MERLIN412 who was on the overshoot for runway 15. The controller denied the request for the right hand turn and issued vectors to regain the required separation. The pilot's deviation from the localizer for Runway 06 caused the spacing to diminish to 2.5 miles where 3 miles was required. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 1999A0682
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-12-07 - 18:55
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of SIKORSKY
Model S61N
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MERLIN 416
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction,Conflict - loss of separation

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