Incident at GAGETOWN


2003-01-27: An F18 operating from Bagotville to CYR724 (Gagetown) then returning to Bagotville was observed operating outside CYR724 above 12,500, without a Clearance. Area Tracy was deactivated at 2000Z. Moncton ACC attempted to advise the aircraft through the Gagetown Range Site (No answer at Range Safety Officer). Gagetown advised that aircraft was operating outside CYR724 but not in contact with anyone. Low supervisor subsequently talked to pilot of F18 at approximately 2110Z. The pilot was unaware that he was operating outside of reserved airspace. He was under the assumption that Area Tracy was still reserved for him. At approx 2125Z, the Gagetown Range Safety Officer called the Moncton Shift Manager and advised him that the problem with timing was his mistake. He had booked Area Tracy to end at 2000Z on the assumption that all flying activity would end well before that time, and on this occasion it did not. When it was realized that the time period had been exceeded he had been too busy to make the necessary notifications. Separation with other aircraft operating in Moncton airspace was not affected because the controllers could see that the F18 was operating in and out of CYR724 on occasion. TSB - NIL


CADORS Number 2003A0048
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-01-24 - 20:25
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYCX
Aerodrome Name GAGETOWN
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27203
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model CF-18 HORNET
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number Allouette3
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction,Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry,Conflict - potential

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