Incident at BATHURST NB (CZBF)


2003-08-08: C-FASF a Pilatus PC12 was on an IFR approach in uncontrolled airspace below Radar coverage at Bathurst. The weather was poor. The pilot had advised the Moncton Controller his alternate was Mont-Joli Que. The controller advised the pilot to call Moncton ACC on 134.25 for a clearance if he missed the approach. At approximately 1628Z the pilot called requesting clearance and received a clearance to Mont-Joli at 8000 while in controlled airspace. The controller immediately coordinated with the Montreal Controller and passed an estimate to Montreal asked to have the estimate reconfirmed. The Moncton Controller asked the pilot his estimate. Pilot said in about 10 minutes, he was 45 miles from CYYY. The aircraft was in uncontrolled airspace; the clearance was issued near the FIR boundary. The aircraft apparently had missed the approach much earlier and had traveled approximately 55 miles before requesting a clearance. Montreal ACC had no traffic reported in the area.


CADORS Number 2003A0450
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-08-07 - 16:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CZBF
Aerodrome Name BATHURST NB (CZBF)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Bathurst NB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 31363
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,ATM/CNS

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FASF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PILATUS
Model  Silhouette image of PC 12 45
PC 12 45
Year Built 2001
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-67B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Communication error,Overshoot/missed approach

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