Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2015-10-20: A Bluebird Cargo Boeing 737 300 from Keflavik, Iceland (BBD2542) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) was levelled off at 5000' inbound to CYQM for landing on runway 29 due to VFR traffic, a Canlink Aviation Inc. Piper PA-44-180 (C-GMFC), conducting a local flight, observed on radar at 4100 feet. C-GMFC was not on frequency. Traffic was passed to BBD2542 and the aircraft reported traffic on the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). C-GMFC was observed climbing and BBD2542 reported a TCAS Resolution Advisory (RA) and was climbing. The controller acknowledged the RA and, once clear of traffic, the aircraft was descended and vectored into CYQM. BBD2542 climbed as high as 6000 feet and reported visual with traffic. CGMFC was observed as high as 4700 feet.
2015-10-20: UPDATE from company: Under ATC radar control we were cleared to descent to 4000 feet on RADAR heading. When passing 6500 feet ATC changed the clearance to stop descent at 5000 feet. At 5000 feet we noticed traffic on TCAS 600 feet below us and told ATC that we had traffic on TCAS. ATC told us that this was a VFR traffic 1000 feet below us. We got yellow "TRAFFIC" signal soon afterwards and a few seconds later "CLIMB, CLIMB", which we did, autopilot disengaged, autothrottle disengaged and the captain manually flew the airplane out of the warning zone. This took about 1000 feet of climb and we were in the clear. We continued the approach and landed safely. We informed ATC that we would file a report.

Details


CADORS Number 2013A0902
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2013-09-18 - 12:35
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, MONCTON / GREATER MONCTON INTL NB (CYQM)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 166519-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
Events



Aircraft Details (2 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMFC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada Republic of Iceland
Occurrence Type Incident Incident
Owner CANLink Aviation Inc.
Operator CANLINK AVIATION INC. (763) Commercial BLUEBIRD CARGO (17404) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
 Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model PA-44-180 737 300
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating Turbo fan
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model LO-360-E1A6D
Gear Type Land Land
Private No No
Amateur Built No No
Flight Number BBD2542
Flight Rule VFR IFR
CARS Subpart 406 701
Phase of Flight Cruise Descent
Damage No Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0 0
Injuries 0 0
Events Conflict - IFR & VFR,Communication error TCAS alert,Conflict - IFR & VFR

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