Incident at Thompson, MB (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))


1999-11-01: This report was originally submitted by Thompson, FSS on September 28, 1999. At that time the Winnipeg ACC Shift Manager discussed the situation with Thompson FSS and determined that it was not a reportable occurrence and it was not processed further. The Western Regional Safety Manager has indicated that the incident will now be investigated through a Fact Finding Board and has requested that the original occurrence report be recorded in the AOR System. The report is as follows: CAV T8 a Hawker Siddeley 748, was doing local training and had reported in the hold over the Hotel Beacon at 4,000 ft. at 2147Z. The pilot of C-GTRK, a Cessna 414, reported to Thompson FSS that he was inbound from Cross Lake and estimating the field at 2158Z. The pilot reported 10 miles S of Thompson at 2155Z. Winnipeg Center advised via the hotline that Trainer 8 was leaving the hold to perform a localizer backcourse approach for Runway 23. At 2157Z, Trainer 8 appreared to be on final approach to Runway 23 and requested the position of C-GTRK. The pilot of C-GTRK reported that he was on final approach and was turning to avoid Trainer 8 at 2158Z. Winnipeg Center further adivsed that Trainer 8 was planning to do a full procedure localizer backcourse approach to Runway 23, followed by a missed approach and then straight into the ILS Runway 05 approach. However, the crew of Trainer 8 landed and stopped on the runway. The pilot of C-GTRK was forced to break off the final approach and circle while Trainer 8 exited the runway. Winnipeg Center was surprised by the actions of the crew of Trainer 8. Trainer 8 cleared the runway at 2201Z and the pilot of C-GTRK landed on Runway 23 at 2202Z. Trainer 8 later departed Runway 23 and continued the IFR training. Weather may have been a factor due to low cloud in the vicinity of Runway 23 approach path. Trainer 8 and C-GTRK were not visible from the tower cab until their landing lights were on. The ceiling was reported at 0101 broken. OPI - System Safety UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that NavCanada has determined that a Fact-Finding Board will not be required for this occurrence.


CADORS Number 1999C0854
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-09-28 - 21:57
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Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, MB
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
Events Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR)

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