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Lack of communication causes risk of collision between Cessna and 737
12 May 2005

The Canadian TSB released its final report on a risk of collision between a Cessna 182 and a WestJet Boeing 737 on the runway at Vancouver on March 3, 2003. The Cessna landed faster and further down the runway than normal, causing the pilot to miss the assigned exit and that the controller cleared the 737 for take off without ensuring that the runway was clear. This resulted in a risk of collision between the two aircraft. Transport Canada will amend the AIP to indicate that a pilot is expected to immediately advise ATC if they are not able to comply with an ATC instruction that they have received and acknowledged. (TSB)