May 4, 2011

Incident at TORONTO / BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT ON (CYTZ)

The Sky Regional Airlines, Inc. de Havilland DHC-8-402 aircraft (operating as flight SKV7528) was taxiing in preparation for departure on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (BB/TCA) (CYTZ) to Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto (City Centre) Tower reported that the aircraft was taxied onto the grass area between the apron and taxiway CHARLIE. Some signage was damaged; damage to aircraft undetermined. Ops. impact -- there were some delays to departing aircraft due to backtracks from taxiway FOXTROT.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A11O0057]: SKV7528, a DHC-8-402 aircraft (C-FSRW) was taxiing for departure from Toronto (Billy Bishop)/Toronto City Airport to Montréal/Dorval. When turning the corner from the apron onto taxiway CHARLIE, the right main wheel went off the taxiway into the grass and became stuck in the mud. The aircraft was shut down and passengers and crew de-planed using the normal exit. There were no injuries. Damage consisted of tire damage to the aircraft and a broken taxiway light.