Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF) (Conflict - loss of separation, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)
2005-02-03: UPDATE TSB reported that the Mooney M20C, C-FRNU, was on an IFR training flight and had received an approach to Red Deer, with missed approach instructions back to Springbank. The pilot had been cleared via Red Deer direct the Calgary VOR and then direct Springbank at 7,000 feet as requested in his flight plan. An incorrect readback had been corrected by the Controller, but in his next readback the pilot omitted the altitude, which was not noticed by the Controller. The pilot was under the understanding that Calgary VOR direct meant tracking Victor 301, with an MEA of 9,000 feet. The Controller questioned the pilot as he was climbing through 7,600 feet, and the pilot corrected to 7,000 feet. Opposite-direction traffic at 8,000 feet, Beech Baron 58 C-FEPL, received a TCAS indication but no evasive action was taken. Separation was reduced to 400 feet and 4.5 NM where 1,000 feet or 5 NM was required.
2005-01-28: C-FRNU, a Mooney 20 with 2 people on board, was on an IFR training flight from Springbank to Red Deer and had received an approach to Red Deer with missed approach instructions back to Springbank. The pilot had been cleared via Red Deer direct the Calgary VOR and then direct to Springbank at 7,000 feet. The pilot did not read the clearance back correctly and was corrected by the Controller, but in his next readback he omitted the altitude which the Controller did not catch. The pilot had been given 7,000 feet and that was also what he had requested in his flight plan. On the missed approach at Red Deer, the aircraft climbed through 7,000 feet and the Controller questioned the pilot when she noticed the aircraft at 7,600 feet. The pilot responded with 'I'm correcting' and then descended to 7,000 feet. There was traffic opposite direction at 8,000 feet, a Beech Baron en route IFR from Calgary to City Centre Airport, which got a TCAS indication but no evasive action was taken. The two aircraft got within 400 feet and 4.5 NM of each other in an area where the required separation is either 5 NM or 1,000 feet.
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