2003-04-17: The Tower controller observed an aircraft on short final for Runway 26 in Greenwood. The runway lights were off and the controller immediately turned them on. The intensity of the runway lights were slowly increased from strengths 1 - 2 - 3 to see if the aircraft was going to overshoot. The aircraft carried out a low approach and overshoot and when the aircraft was approximately 30 ft above the runway the tower dialed the Waterville UNICOM on 122.8 and transmitted blindly to see if the aircraft was monitoring that frequency. CGXBR (a Cessna 150) was on that frequency and when queried as to his position he advised he was in the circuit for Runway 28 at Waterville. The tower controller in greenwood then advised XBR that an aircraft had completed a low approach in Greenwood and was wondering if he knew of any other aircraft in the area that it could have been. The pilot of XBR then realized it was himself who had mistakenly shot the approach to the wrong aerodrome. The aircraft continued on to Waterville and was advised to call the Greenwood Tower when on the ground. It was discovered that the pilot was a licensed pilot working towards his night endorsement. He was conducting some Night training. He had flown from Waterville to Kentville and was retuning to Waterville while following the Trans Canada Highway when he mistook Greenwood for Waterville


CADORS Number 2003A0223
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-04-03 - 23:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYZX
Aerodrome Name GREENWOOD NS (CYZX)
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Greenwood NS.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Navigation Errors,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXBR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 150M
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-200-A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Navigation error,Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction,Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry,Conflict - potential

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