Incident at Cambridge Bay, NT


1999-05-18: CDN 446, a B737 with a crew of 4 and 53 passengers, was enroute from Edmonton to Resolute Bay and near Cambridge Bay when the crew reported that a mentally unstable passenger attempted to start a fire in the cabin. The crew diverted to Cambridge Bay, where the passenger was taken into custody by the RCMP. There was no reported damage to the a/c. TSB has been informed and more information will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE It was reported that the passenger was a 41 year old male from Quebec travelling as a tourist. While enroute to Resolute Bay, he became unruly and attempted to set fire to his boarding pass and the back of a seat. The crew was unable to immobilize him with on board restraints, so the Captain decided to divert to Cambridge Bay. The individual was taken into custody by the local RCMP. He will receive a psychiatric assessment at Alberta Hospital and appear in court in June.


CADORS Number 1999C0349
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Airport
Occurred At 1999-05-11 - 21:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Cambridge Bay, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Airport
Categories Security related,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSPW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 275C
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CDN 446
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Security acts,Fire/smoke (warning)

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