Incident at VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC) (Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry, Conflict - potential, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)


2011-05-27: UPDATE from Commercial Business Aviation: No Further Action required.
2007-08-07: Skyquest Aviation Cessna C172, VFR Langley to Langley observed on radar east Vancouver Harbour (CYHC) Control Zone at 0249Z at 1,800 feet and proceeded into Control Zone with no contact with the Tower and conflicted with Skylines Advertising Cessna C182, VFR exiting zone East Bound at 1,500 ft. Traffic was passed and C182 descended to 1,200 ft to avoid. C172 continued to operate in the zone circling over the city at 1,800 ft and conflicted with the RCMP Eurocopter EC20 Air 1 patrolling restricted airspace (NOTAM070606 Vancouver CYVR fireworks site over English Bay). Air 1 stated the C172 came within 1 mile of him. CYHC Tower attempted to contact C172 on all frequencies. Air 1 was able to establish visual contact with the pilot and signal him to depart the airspace to the east. C172 contacted CYHC and explained that he used Victoria Harbour's Mandatory Frequency of 122.2.


CADORS Number 2007P1511
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2007-08-05 - 02:49
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHC
Aerodrome Name VANCOUVER HARBOUR BC (Water) (CYHC)
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Vancouver Harbour (CYHC)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 83736-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS
Events Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry,Conflict - potential,Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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