Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential, Communication error)


2005-03-01: UPDATE TSB reported that the Sunwest Home Aviation Ltd. Cessna 550, C-GDLR, was taxiing to depart IFR from Grande Prairie, AB for Calgary, AB as flight CNK 538. The flight crew of CNK 538 requested and received a VFR departure for the active Runway 29. During this time a VFR North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech King Air 100, flight NCB 171, called on a 6 and then 3 mile final for Runway 07. Shortly after, the CNK 538 flight crew called rolling on Runway 29. The NCB 171 flight crew commenced a missed approach when they observed CNK 538 rolling on 29. Distance between the aircraft was reduced to 0.2 NM. Traffic had been passed to both the King Air and Cessna by FSS. There were a total of 8 aircraft on the MF frequency at the time of the occurrence.
2005-04-12: UPDATE Commercial and Business Aviation reported that North Cariboo will lobby Nav Canada to install a control tower at Grande Prairie due to the high volume of traffic at this airport.
2005-02-23: CNK 538, a Cessna Citation on an IFR flight plan from Grande Prairie to Calgary, was approved for a VFR departure. NCB 171, an inbound VFR Beech King Air, reported 3 miles final for Runway 07. Shortly thereafter, CNK 538 called rolling on Runway 29. NCB 171 then reported on the overshoot for Runway 07 and commenced a right hand turn. CNK 538 rotated on Runway 29 and initiated an immediate right turn reference NCB 171. Both flights were VFR and traffic had been passed to both aircraft. A preliminary investigation is ongoing at YQU FSS. The Nav Canada preliminary investigation showed that both crews had been passed traffic and the King Air crew had been informed that 29 was the active runway. They indicated that they wanted to land on Runway 07. Just prior to the Citation taking off, a Dornier had landed on Runway 07 and it is possible that the Citation crew believed that this a/c was the conflicting traffic. They departed with the King Air still on approach to Runway 07. The King Air crew saw the departing Citation and elected to go mised approach. The King Air crew had made position reports at 6 and 3 miles. Another complicating factor was the fact that 8 other aircraft were in the zone on the Mandatory Frequency at the time of this occurrence.


CADORS Number 2005C0404
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-02-22 - 16:27
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYQU
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Grande Prairie
TSB Occurrence Number A05W0037
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 53810-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS
Events Overshoot/missed approach,Conflict - potential,Communication error

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