Incident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 C-GAAM, Monday 17 February 1992
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Date:Monday 17 February 1992
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102
Owner/operator:Air Atlantic
Registration: C-GAAM
MSN: 059
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:1 mile SE of Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL) -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 17 February 1992, Air Atlantic Flight 1898, C-GAAM, was inbound to runway 24 Left at the Montreal International (Dorval) Airport, Quebec, from the west while Inter-Canadian Flight 664, C-FLCP, was inbound from the north to runway 24 Right. Both aircraft were operating in accordance with instrument flight rules and were being provided with radar vectors for their respective approaches. The aircraft, while on their assigned headings, conflicted one mile southeast of the final approach path of runway 24 Left.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada determined that the cause of the risk of collision was the untimely takeover of communications at the arrival position by the instructor and the untimely opening of the low-arrival position to relieve the arrival position of excess workload. The absence of procedures, general guidelines, and supervisor training concerning the opening/closing of control positions and the management of control staff likely contributed to this occurrence.

Sources:

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/recommandations-recommendations/aviation/1993/rec_a9313.asp

Revision history:

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12-Oct-2016 15:29 harro Added

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