Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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.
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|Canadian Registration||| Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald|
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