August 4, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A 701019 NB Inc. Beech B200GT (C-GGPX) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Port Hawksbury, NS (CYPD) called ready on Alfa for departure of Runway 05. No taxi authorization requested or received. No impact.

November 3, 2019

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Moncton Flight College Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-GHTO) on a flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Greater Moncton/Romeo Leblanc Intl, NB (CYQM) turned final for the wrong runway. The aircraft landed on the correct runway with no impact to operations.

August 11, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX FIC / FIC DE HALIFAX (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

At approximately 1447Z, a Chrono Aviation aircraft (NDL430) advised of arrival (ARR) at Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) via the CYPD dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO). Unable to reply due to no transmission (TX) ability. The Moncton (QM) Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was advised and a NOTAM was issued until 1908162359Z at the TOCs request.

August 12, 2019

Incident at 4533N / 06144W

An American corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company B300 (N823EB) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Cleveland, OH (KBKL) climbed into Class B airspace without clearance. Subsequently given clearance. No operational impact.

August 9, 2018

Incident at 23NM SHERBROOKE QC VOR/DME (YSC)

At 1953Z, a Dassault Falcon 2000EX (C-GOHB) operated by Aviation Starlink, Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON, to Abu Dhabi (OMAA), United Arab Emirates, reported, at FL322, that it had received a traffic alert and collision-avoidance system (TCAS RA) resolution advisory due to a Boeing 777 Series 300 operated by Etihad Airways P.J.S.C. (ETD140), from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD), NS, to Montréal/Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC, which was at FL310. No impact on operations.

November 9, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/SPR810+) MEDEVAC from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) departed CYHZ and at 2026Z requested clearance back to the airport. The pilot did not declare an emergency and no assistance was required.

June 28, 2018

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

An American, corporately registered Dassault Mystere Falcon 900 (N316SS) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) checked in with the CYPD controller while climbing from 12500 feet to 17500 feet, to seek IFR clearance to KTEB. The aircraft was cleared to the destination and was advised that any level above 12500 feet in Canadian airspace required an IFR clearance. A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3426) from Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) to St. John's International, NL (CYYT) was nearby, at FL190 and climbing to FL250, and had traffic passed to them. No loss of separation.

April 3, 2018

Incident at 15NM PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

A Truro Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GFRU) from Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) to Debert, NS (CCQ3) reported a voltage light indicator, landed briefly in Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) then continued to destination CCQ3.

December 26, 2017

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax, NS radio (RDO) frequency 123.375 at Port Hawkesbury, NS was unserviceable due power failure. NOTAM #70455: Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) Halifax RDO dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) 123.375 and 126.7 unserviceable until Dec 27/2359Z.

November 8, 2017

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax radio (RDO) dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) 123.375 in Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) failed. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. Customer impact unknown.

September 28, 2017

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

A FlexJet Embraer EMB-545 (N410FX/LXJ410) on a flight from Beverly, MA (KBVY) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) was held due to cumulonimbus (CB) in the area. When the CBs were clear of the approach, no visibility was available in the weather sequence. The last known visibility was 3/4SM. The aircraft diverted to Moncton/Greater Moncton, NB (CYQM) as a result.

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax flight information centre (FIC) dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) 123.375 was unserviceable. Possibly due lightning.

August 22, 2017

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

An American corporately registered Cessna 650 (N119ES) was on a flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Bedford, MA (KBED). The target was observed climbing through 12500 feet on a 1200 code. The target levelled off at 16500 feet. When the target was 55 miles west of CYPD, CB controller received call from Halifax, NS (HZ) flight information centre (FIC) advising that N119ES was requesting clearance. FIC was advised to give the aircraft 3650 code and make contact on 135.3. Clearance was issued to the aircraft at 2046Z. A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8810) was levelled at 15000 feet for its original clearance of 17000 feet and turned 10 degrees due to the unidentified target. No other impact to operations.

August 8, 2017

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

A Delta Private Jets, Inc. Cessna 680 (N655MM/DPJ655) from Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Sydney, NS (CYQY) departed after "clearance cancelled if not airborne by" time had expired.

June 21, 2017

Incident at 4547N / 06211W

An American corporately registered Cessna 560XL (N57WP) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Kitchener/ Waterloo, ON (CYKF) departed CYPD VFR Westbound and contacted the Moncton (QM) controller for clearance (1811:37Z). The Moncton controller realising the aircraft was in CB sector told the pilot to contact the CB controller for clearance. N57WP contacted the CB controller at 1813:02Z, leaving 15200' VFR. The CB controller radar identified the aircraft and issued an IFR clearance. The controller advised the pilot that in Canada you are not allowed to climb VFR above 12500' without a clearance.

June 15, 2017

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Highlands Flying Club Cessna 172K (C-FYKY) on a flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy, NS (CYQY) was inbound from CYPD and was given airport advisory and a preferred Runway of 36. The aircraft advised it would use Runway 36 to land. The pilot reported on left base for Runway 36, but on radar appeared East of the runway. The pilot was given a point out " Runway 36 is off your ten o'clock". Pilot responded "I confirm, Runway 36 is at our ten o'clock". The pilot, turned back towards the airport and was observed to be lined up final for what was likely the abandoned Runway 14/32. The flight was advised to pull up and go around and joined a left downwind Runway 36. The aircraft landed at CYQY at 1447Z on second attempt with no impact to operations.

July 31, 2016

Incident at 20NM W PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

A Delta Private Jets Cessna 525 (DPJ491) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Boston, MA (KBOS) did not contact the area control centre (ACC) for an IFR clearance until through 15000ASL in airspace where clearance is required above 12500ASL. No impact on operations.

July 11, 2016

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

An American privately registered Pilatus PC-12/47E from Portsmouth, NH (KPSM) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) arrived at approximately 1411Z without an active trans border flight plan.

September 27, 2015

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax, NS dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) at Port Hawkesbury, NS was unserviceable. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. NOTAM issued. Impact unknown.

August 5, 2015

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) remote communication outlet (RCO) 123.375 was unserviceable. Impact unknown.

August 2, 2015

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) at Port Hawkesbury, NS unable transmit. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised. NOTAM issued. At least one aircraft unable to contact Flight Information Centre (FIC).

July 22, 2015

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) remote communication outlet (RCO) 123.375 transmit was unserviceable. One aircraft impacted trying to contact Flight Information Centre (FIC).

June 24, 2015

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) remote communication outlet (RCO) at Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) was unserviceable. Unable to provide flight information service en route (FISE) service. NOTAM was issued.

June 12, 2015

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

A Highlands Flying Club Cessna 172K (C-FYKY) on a local flight from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) did not establish communications with Flight Service Station (FSS) prior to entering control zone. Transponder was turned off. The pilot was asked to recycle transponder. VFR target was then observed and identified 3 nm east of Sydney, NS (CYQY). No prior communications were made with the aircraft until this point. No impact on operations, but did have a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-100 (JZA8805) depart Runway 25, westbound, approximately 20 minutes prior.

September 29, 2014

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Port Hawkesbury, NS flight information service en route (FISE) frequency 123.375 and broadcast frequency 126.7 unserviceable overnight. NOTAM issued. It was serviceable at 1409301230.

August 24, 2014

Incident at LIVERPOOL / SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL NS (CYAU) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An American corporately registered Cessna T182T (N5195U) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) called Halifax flight information centre (FIC) to advise his aircraft blew a tire on landing and is now stuck on the runway at Liverpool, NS (CYAU). No injuries or damage to aircraft. NOTAM issued for runway closure until approximately 1408242000Z.

August 10, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An American corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N373SR) from White Plains, NY (KHPN) to Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD), advised Halifax flight information centre (FIC) via radio that the aircraft was 40W Halifax, NS (CYHZ), visual flight rules (VFR). No VFR flight plan on file for this aircraft - transborder VFR flight without an active flight plan.

March 13, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0019: The Provincial Aerospace Beechcraft B200 Super Kingair (C-GEHS), operating as flight SPR810 was on final approach to Halifax airport when the crew received a #1 engine fire warning indication. The crew shut down the engine and after selecting the fuel lever to off the fire warning ceased. SPR810 landed uneventfully. The aircraft stopped on the runway so that the engine could be thermally scanned for indication of fire. No indication was noted and the aircraft departed the runway. Company maintenance found a broken wire and a defective sensor in the fire detection system.
At 0357Z, when 3 miles final for runway 14, a PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GEHS/ SPR810) from Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) advised tower that 1 engine was shut down and had a fire indication. No emergency declared. Crash alarm was activated and Emergency Response Services (ERS) responded. The aircraft landed at 0401Z. No further incident, no impact.

August 28, 2013

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Port Hawkesbury, NS (CYPD) airport authority reported a Skylink Express (SLQ100T) aircraft disabled on runway due to flat tire. Airport closed 1950 until 2150Z.

June 11, 2013

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

Halifax radio (RDO) dial-up remote communications outlet (DRCO) 123.375 and broadcast (BCST) 126.7 at Port Hawkesbury, NS was unserviceable. TOC was advised and NOTAM issued until approximately 1306121600. Impact on operations is unknown.

June 5, 2013

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT

A Canlink Aviation Diamond DA 20-C1 (C-FNGN) on a VFR plan from Moncton (CYQM) to Charolottetown (CYYG), Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) and Sydney (CYQY) advised FSS that the aircraft would require a full stop at CYYG due to a faulty gauge indication. No assistance was required. The aircraft arrived in CYYG at 0317Z. The pilot advised of a faulty fuel indicator. The aircraft refuelled at CYYG, filed a new flight plan with Halifax FIC and departed CYYG enroute to CYQM at 0436Z. AOR filed.
Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot was on a flight to Sydney, and felt that his fuel burn was higher than it should have been, therefore he elected to land in Charlottetown as a precaution. After checking the aircraft for fuel leaks, he proceeded to check the fuel gauge reading against his dip and found them to match at ¾ tanks. This was thirdly confirmed when he topped up his tank prior to returning to Moncton (approx 5 gallon). The pilot felt that there was no defect on the aircraft. Upon arrival into Moncton the dispatch told him as a precaution to snag the aircraft at which time the pilot did. The maintenance technician that worked on the aircraft indicated that when he looked at the aircraft in the morning, and with the master turned off the fuel gauge was still reading ¼ tank which would indicate the possibility of a sticky gauge. The gauge was replaced and a fuel calibration carried out as per Diamond maintenance manual. The system could not be faulted.

October 20, 2012

Accident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

N404J, Beech 200, upon departure from Port Hawksbury (CYPD) for a flight destined to Ogdensburg (KOGS), on the rotation, experienced an engine failure and immediately landed again. The aircraft exited the end of the runway. There were no injuries. There was some damage to the aircraft tires and one engine propeller The Transportation Safety Board (TSB), the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) and the Civil Aviation Contingency Operations (CACO) were advised. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A12A0103: The Beechcraft King Air B200 (Registration N404J) aircraft was departing Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) for Ogdensburg (KOGS). Immediately after rotation the right engine failed. The pilot elected to set the aircraft down on the remaining runway and departed the end before stopping. The aircraft suffered substantial damage coming to rest approximately 100 feet from the threshold down an embankment. There were no injuries. The aircraft has been towed to the apron for repair. The cause of the engine failure will be provided to the TSB when it is determined.

August 29, 2012

Incident at 4413N6209W

US Airways AirBus enroute from Barajas Int'l (LEMD / MAD) to Philadelphia Intl (KPHL) reported an ELT signal. Many other aircraft also reported signal. RCC advised. At 2005Z RCC advised the source of the ELT was located at the Port Hawksbury (CYPD) airport. No impact on operations.

August 23, 2012

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Halifax Radio Dial-up Remote Communications Outlet (DRCO) 123.275 in Port Hawksbury (CYPD) was unserviceable. SPR5700 called for an IFR clearance but the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) was unable to deliver the clearance as the DRCO was disconnected and both the aircraft and the FIC were unable to reactivate. A NOTAM was issued reporting the frequency unserviceable until 1208242359.

August 16, 2012

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

The pilot filed an IFR flight plan for N840PS from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Bangor (KBGR). There was no contact with the aircraft prior to the overdue time. A comm search was initiated to determine whether the aircraft had departed. Port Hawkesbury airport authorities indicated that the aircraft was never on the ground. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised and later confirmed that the aircraft was in Portland (KPWM) for maintenance and did not make the original flight to Port Hawkesbury. The pilot had not cancelled the IFR flight plan for this aircraft from Port Hawkesbury to Bangor.

June 30, 2012

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Halifax Radio Dial-up Remote Communications Outlet (DRCO) 123.375 at Port Hawkesbury was unserviceable due to a power failure in Port Hawkesbury. A NOTAM was issued.

November 30, 2011

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (ELT)

The Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) airport manager advised of an aircraft in a hangar with the ELT activated. The owner was contacted to deactivate. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised.

July 9, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

N69DN, Piper PA46 350P, enroute from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Portland (KPWM), diverted to Halifax (CYHZ) due to high oil pressure. An emergency was declared with the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC). Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) was on standby. The aircraft landed safely 21:43Z. C- FPLZ, an arrival, was delayed 15 minutes. WJA687 and ACA104 departures were delayed 10 minutes each.
UPDATE TSB: A11A0032: The Piper Meridian PA-46-350P, (registration N69ND) was in cruise and diverted to CYHZ due high oil temperature indication. An emergency was declared with Moncton ACC and ARFF was on standby. The aircraft landed safely 2143Z. Maintenance determined the normally open oil cooler door had failed closed. The door was repaired and aircraft returned to service.

June 1, 2011

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) Dial-Up Remote Communications Outlet (DRCO) was unserviceable. A NOTAM was issued.

April 28, 2011

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD)

EJA685, Cessna 560XL, enroute from Chicago (KMDW) to Port Hawkesbury (CYPD), was cleared for an approach. The aircraft executed a missed approach and then climbed to 12,000 ft. without a clearance.

November 20, 2010

Incident at 4429N06239W

TALON30, Sikorsky S61, was on VFR flight from Shearwater (CYAW) to the HMCS Toronto via Port Hawksbury (CYPD) and Sable Island (CST5). Aircraft went overdue. The pilot did not update the ETA during a fuel stop. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) contacted the Halifax Flight Information Centre to advise that RJOC Atlantic had informed them of the situation. AT 22:20Z, the Shearwater (CYAW) Base operations called to advise that TALN30 was 20 miles from HMCS Toronto and they requested that the flight plan be closed as TALN30 was in radio contact with ship. The RCC was advised and the flight plan was closed.

October 19, 2010

Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT

C-FYKY, Cessna 172K experienced a radio failure while inbound to Sydney (CYQY) from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD). C-FYKY was shown as a VFR target on NARDS and was passed as traffic to a departing Jazz flight. C-FYKY crossed midfield joined left downwind and landed on Runway 25. C-FYKY subsequently departed after solving the radio issue and monitored FISE frequency rather than Mandatory Frequency (MF) while in and out of the Sydney MF area. C-FYKY was passed as traffic to two Jazz flights arriving and departing Sydney.

October 7, 2010

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

SPR810 was unable to activate the Halifax (CYHZ) Flight Information Centre (FIC) Dial-up Remote Communications Outlet (DRCO) 126.7 for Port Hawkesbury to advise of their IFR arrival. The dial-up would also not link from the FIC when tested. The frequency was unserviceable at 1010072325Z. The Technical Operations Centre (TOC) was advised and a NOTAM was issued until 1010081500Z.

August 18, 2010

Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An American registered Piper PA23 250, enroute from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Bangor (KBGR), diverted to Moncton (CYQM) due to "Cylinder problems". No assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 12:39Z.

August 14, 2010

Incident at Near Port Hawkesbury

N755TT, Mooney M20M, enroute from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Ottawa (CYOW), advised the controller that they intended to climb to 12,500 ft. The controller queried the pilot when he observed the aircraft climbing above 13,000 ft. The pilot was unaware of Controlled VFR (CVFR) flight rules in Canadian Airspace and then said he was actually climbing to 15,000 ft. The controller issued a CVFR clearance at 16,000 ft. The pilot's route of flight also infringed on CYR724. The pilot was unaware of the existence of CYR724. When the Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) was contacted for information about the flight, (which the controller entered manually into CAATS) the pilot had not filed a flight plan. There was minimal impact on operations.

July 19, 2009

Incident at CANMORE (HOSP) AB (Heli) (CCH3)

N734RP, Cessna 172N, enroute from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to Blissville (CCH3), VFR, declared an emergency approximately 40 miles east of Halifax (CYHZ) due to weather, requesting to divert to Halifax needing to land in VFR conditions. The aircraft proceeded further west, cleared weather and elected to proceed to destination VFR. Nil TSB.

July 2, 2009

Incident at PORT HAWKESBURY NS (CYPD) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Halifax Flight Information Centre?s (FIC) Dial-Up Remote Communications Outlet (DRCO) 126.7 at Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) was unserviceable. A NOTAM was issued until approximately 0907022359.

May 9, 2008

Incident at ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

Un Beech King Air 100 operated by Maritime Air Charter was IFR from Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) to the Magdalen Islands (CYGR). At 2008Z and 2021Z, because of weather conditions not conducive to instrument flight, the crew made an aborted approach for rwy 25. The aircraft touched down on rwy 25 at 2033Z on its third try. **** ** **** Un Beech King Air 100 exploité par Maritime Air Charter, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Port Hawkesbury (CYPD) à destination des Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR). À 2008Z et 2021Z, en raison des conditions météorologiques propices aux instruments, l'équipage a effectué une approche interrompue pour la piste 25. L'appareil a atterri piste 25 à 2033Z suite à une troisième approche.

September 4, 2008

Incident at East of Nain (CYDP) (ATM - other)

DC-8-60, Douglas enroute Baltimore (KBWI) to Thule (BGTL), were observed with a different ATC routing than the flight crew routing after Nain (CYPD). ATC route : ?. YWK J583 YDP DCT BGTL. Flight crew route : YWK J583 YDP MOATT 60N058W KU SF AA UP 7344N05835W 7521N06340W THT DCT BGTL. Investigation determined that the routing had been replaced by the New-York ARTCC after CYDP for unknown reasons and the complete routing had not been transferred to the ensuing center. Nil TSB

June 25, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Canadian registered Cessna 177RG, enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to Port Hawkesbury (CYPD), departed Runway 32, executed a right turn, then lost communication and electrical. The pilot made contact with a cellular telephone and advised that the aircraft was returning to the airport. On final, the pilot called again to advise that the gear would not fully extend, then touched down safely and taxied to the maintenance facility. TSB evaluating.

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