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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220871
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:WestJet Encore
Registration: C-FSWE
C/n / msn: 4517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:20 nm W of Kelowna, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC)
Destination airport:Nanaimo Airport, BC (YCD/CYCD)
A Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore (C-FSWE), was conducting flight WEN3109 from Calgary (CYYC), Canada to Nanaimo (CYCD). At the same time a Piaggio P.180 aircraft operated by Rainbow Sandals Retail Inc (N990RS), was conducting a flight from Spokane (KGEG), USA to Kamloops (CYKA), Canada.
At 10:25 hours local time a loss of separation and risk of collision occurred near Kelowna, BC, Canada, while both aircraft were cruising at FL220. The separation between the two aircraft reduced to approximately 500 feet (152 meters) vertically and 1⁄2 nm (926 m) laterally, when the required separation minima was 1000 feet or 5 nm.


TBS A19P0002


Flight tracks of N990RS and WEN3109, based on Flightaware ADS-B data.

Revision history:

16-Jan-2019 20:41 harro Added
16-Jan-2019 21:02 harro Updated [Narrative]

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