Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Conflict - IFR & VFR, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)
2001-04-30: The pilot of C-GYYE, a Cessna 172, reported inbound to Fort McMurray FSS from the northwest for Runway 07, ETA 0310Z. The crew of C-GSUN, a Cessna 560 Citation, taxied for Runway 25 for a southbound deaprture, and was informed that Runway 07 was active and that there was opposite-direction inbound traffic. C-GYYE reported on a 5 mile base leg for Runway 07. C-GSUN departed from Runway 25 at 0310Z, prior to FSS receiving the IFR clearance readback. The pilot of C-GYYE saw what was unfolding and elected to remain north of the Citation's departure path, however he subsequently reported a near miss to the TSB when the Citation passed very close. TSB interviewed the Cessna 172 pilot, but was unable to track down the Citation crew. ATS services were being provided and safety was not assured. Discussions with Fort McMurray FSS indicate that this report also may constitute one or more regulatory infractions regarding the operation of C-GSUN, which commenced taxi prior to contacting FSS, utilized the opposite end of the active runway, and departed without reporting entering the runway, rolling for departure, or reading back the IFR clearance. In addition, the speed with which C-GSUN departed, reportedly prevented the timely provision of traffic information to the pilot of C-GYYE.
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