A WestJet Encore Q400 And A Piaggio Business Aircraft Were On A Collision Course
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April 4, 2020 - by canadianaviator.com
An equipment issue and an overwhelmed air traffic controller led to a close call over the B.C. Interior in January of 2019 according to a Transportation Safety Board report.
A WestJet Encore Q400 and a Piaggio business aircraft were on a collision course at 22,000 feet before their TCAS systems lit up and the crews on both aircraft were able to take appropriate action.
The Encore plane immediately descended and the Piaggio crew had eyes on the airliner and ensured safe separation. They passed less than a mile laterally and 1,000 feet vertically.
The business aircraft continued to...
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