Canada Transportation Safety Board Says IFR Approaches Are Confusing
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June 3, 2020 - by Rob Mark for flyingmag.com
Among the issues identified during a 2018 overrun investigation was, "The rules governing instrument approaches in Canada are too complex, confusing and ineffective at preventing pilots from conducting approaches that are not allowed, or banned, because they are below the minimum weather limits," according to Canada's Transportation Safety Board.
In other parts of the world, a flight crew is not allowed to begin an instrument approach if the reported weather is below published minimums for a given approach except in Canada, where "flight crews are permitted to conduct approaches in visibility conditions that are below what is published."
The TSB recently issued these findings as part of its report of a February 2018 accident in which a chartered Beech King Air A100 ran off the end of the runway at Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec.
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