Incident at GRAND MANAN NB (CCN2)


2003-05-23: At 1539Z, the pilot of a PA34 contacted the Halifax FIC in order to close his flight Plan. He had conducted a FVR flight from Theodore Francis Green State aerodrome (KPVD) to Grand Manan. The Halifax FIC did not have an active Flight Plan for this aircraft. The Bridgeport FSS was queried, and it was confirmed that the aircraft had not activated the Flight Plan. Consequently there was no VFR alerting service provided for this flight.
2003-06-26: The Pilot had filed two VFR flight plans with Halifax FIC before departing from Grand Manan. One to from Grand Manan to Providence, Rhode Island, USA KPVD (Theodore Francis Green State Aerodrome) and the second one from Providence to Grand Manan with a stop in Yarmouth. When he departed Providence he was switched from Tower freq to Terminal freq. He asked Terminal frequency to open his flight plan. They responded to what he understood to be the affirmative. When he called Halifax FSS 20 miles out of Yarmouth, he was surprised that they didn't have his flight plan. Halifax FIC advised it is a common occurrence that Halifax FSS does not receive the information from USA FSS of a VFR flight plan being opened on a flight from USA to an airport in Canada. In the USA, the Tower, Departure, or Terminal frequencies are not responsible for opening VFR flight plans. The pilots have to contact the FSS freq to open a VFR flight plan. It was confirmed with the Bangor FSS that the pilot must contact the FSS to open or close a VFR flight plan. Even thought the tower, terminal, or departure may say he will do it if you ask him, he has no responsibility to do it.


CADORS Number 2003A0275
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-22 - 15:10
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CCN2
Aerodrome Name GRAND MANAN NB (CCN2)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Grand Manan
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 29367
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GLLH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator MANAN AIR SERVICES INC. (4114) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA34 200
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-360-C1E6
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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