February 4, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

Delayed entry as a result of NAV CANADA safety and evaluation quality assurance (QA) review: A Central Mountain Air Ltd. aircraft (flight GLR705) on a flight to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach for Runway 33 due to ground wind direction. GLR705 flew the area navigation (RNAV) Z for the Runway 15 approach and landed safely. No impact on operations.

July 12, 2020

Incident at WILLIAMS LAKE BC (CYWL)

A privately registered Cessna A185F from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Williams Lake, BC (CYWL) was observed passing overhead CYWL before landing without any contact with the flight service station (FSS) due to aircraft radio failure. No operational impact.

July 8, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT), Taxiway Bravo was closed via voice NOTAM due to a Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR8480) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) partially blocking access to the taxiway. GLR8480 started to taxi and then called the flight service station (FSS) to advise that they were taxiing via Taxiway Bravo to depart from Runway 21. During the initial call to the FSS, GLR8480 entered Taxiway Bravo. The FSS advised GLR8480 that Taxiway Bravo was closed, so GLR8480 turned around and exited Taxiway Bravo back onto the apron. No impact to operations.

July 7, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Airport maintenance at Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a dead swallow on Runway 15/33. No bird strike was reported.

January 2, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR708) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) elected not to depart after lining up for Runway 15. C-GMJJ taxied back to apron to confirm its routing in clearance. No operational impact.

June 25, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Central Mountain Air Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-FCMU/GLR8370) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was issued a missed approach due to traffic, an American Dassault Falcon 2000 (DCM1492) from Bellingham, WA (KBLI) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), being slow to vacate.

June 20, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

The pilot of a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGAH/JZA8238) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT), on the instrument landing system (ILS) approach for Runway 33, advised there was no response from the glide path (GP). The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) was notified. At 2016Z, JZA8238 advised that the GP was working. No impact on operations.

May 20, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT), a Summit Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GCVJ) was holding west of the threshold of Runway 15, waiting for visual sighting of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FIWE/WEN3105) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) on final before crossing Runway 15/33. Traffic had been passed to both C-GCVJ and WEN3105, and both acknowledged. C-GCVJ and WEN3105 reported visual sighting of each other. After landing, WEN3105 said they received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS)/airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) resolution advisory (RA) from C-GCVJ.

May 13, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT), an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was heard on 121.5. There were four separate signals, some longer than 5 seconds. The Area Control Centre (ACC) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria were advised. No operational impact.

April 3, 2020

Incident at 30NM SE TERRACE BC (CYXT)

TSB Report #A20P0033: C-GJZG, a De Havilland DHC-8-400 operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8236 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 77 passengers on board. The flight was held near CYXT for approximately 30 minutes due to winds, snow, and runway conditions before diverting to Smithers (CYCD), BC. After departure from CYCD the flight crew planned to conduct an approach at CYXT. While in descent through 14 000 feet ASL, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing a momentary loss of control. The aircrafts autoflight system disconnected and the flight crew noted large airspeed fluctuations. The flight crew decided to divert to CYVR. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service for inspection following severe turbulence, and no faults were found by the operators maintenance.

March 18, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

At 0236Z, the Vancouver Area Control Centre (ACC) advised the Flight Service Station (FSS) that a WestJet encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was returning to CYXT due to smoke in the cockpit. Emergency was declared. Emergency response vehicles and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) were dispatched. WEN3108 landed at 0256Z and evacuated passengers and crew on the runway. Runway 15/33 was closed until 0356Z to remove the aircraft.

March 17, 2020

Incident at 60NM ESE TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GWEN/WEN3108) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed and, approximately 60 miles South of CYXT, returned to CYXT due to smoke in cockpit. Aircraft landed safely at 0301Z, however the aircraft was evacuated on the runway.
UPDATE: Duplicate CADORS 2020P0581 / AOR 263212-V1 deleted, after merging relevant information. Runway 15/33 was closed until 0356Z to remove the aircraft.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0038: C-GWEN, a De Havilland DHC-8-402 operated by WestJet Encore Ltd, was operating as flight WEN3108 from Terrace (CYXT), BC, to Vancouver Intl. (CYVR), BC, with 4 flight crew and 30 passengers on board. At approximately 60 NM ESE of CYXT, the crew received an aft baggage smoke indication in the cockpit. The QRH procedure was followed and the fire bottles were discharged. The aft baggage smoke indication remained visible in the cockpit. The flight crew declared an emergency and the aircraft returned to CYXT. The aircraft landed safely and an emergency evacuation was conducted on Runway 15/33. ARFF gained access to the aft baggage compartment and found no evidence of fire. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. Maintenance replaced the aft smoke detector in the baggage compartment due to damage found on the casing and the guard. An SDR was submitted with Transport Canada.

March 13, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZY/JZA8237) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed CYXT and indicated a landing gear issue. JZA8237 returned to CYXT and landed without issue.

March 12, 2020

Incident at 55NM PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-GMJJ/GLR708) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) descended from FL250 without clearance. No operational impact.

March 10, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEO/WEN3106) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested an ambulance for a passenger medical emergency while they were loading passengers on the apron. Flight service station (FSS) called 911 for an ambulance. No operational impact.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) advised the Runway 33 glide path at Terrace, BC (CYXT) was unserviceable.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - weather observation systems)

A power bump occurred at Terrace, BC (CYXT), generator power took over shortly after. Most equipment in operational area resumed working normally. The Wind and Altimeter Digital Display System (WADDS) and Weather Information Display System (WIDS) information was unavailable, and Human Weather Observation System (HWOS) was unserviceable. No method of obtaining wind data for the airport aside from wind sock.

March 3, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

The pilot of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3105) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) started the approach for Runway 33, then reported their altitude was too high and that they were flying the missed approach. After turn around, the aircraft landed safely on Runway 15. No impact on operations.

March 2, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a nose gear indicator issue on final for Runway 15 and conducted a low pass over Runway 15. Flight Service Station (FSS) determined visually that nose gear appeared down. CA811 did left hand circuit and landed safely. No impact on operations.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear indicator light extinguished. This same issue occurred 12 flight hours earlier on the February 29th, 2020 (CADOR 2020P0403). There was no gear warning horn and no warning on the G1000 screen (it will display a gear unsafe message if not locked down). There was a different flight crew for this event , however, their actions were the same. This crew also found the press-to-test indicator head had popped out slightly, they clicked it in and the light came back on. Maintenance replaced the light assembly with a new part and tested the old light assembly on the bench. With the head of the indicator removed, maintenance found the indicator light contacts were covered with a heavy sticky lacquer which smelled burnt. The lacquer appeared to have run out of the main body of the light assembly and contaminated the nose light contacts. A Service Difficulty Report (SDR) was submitted for the light assembly.

March 1, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The technical operations coordinator (TOC) advised that the instrument landing systems (ILS) glide path (GP) for Runway 33 at Terrace, BC (CYXT) was unserviceable. No impact on operations.

February 29, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Beech B300 (C-FKTE/CA811) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) advised of nose gear indication when on final for Runway 33. CA811 climbed to circle overhead CYXT to troubleshoot. CA811 resolved the issue and landed on Runway 15 without incident.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. While aircraft C-FKTE was on approach into Terrace, BC (CYXT), with landing gear down, the nose gear green light went out. The flight crew went around and climbed out to troubleshoot. When they touched the nose light indicator, the light came back on. The head of the press–to-test indicator was not fully locked in, so the crew pushed it until it locked and did a gear cycle to check the gear and got 3 greens. Maintenance has found that in their experience with this kind of press-to-test type indicator it was not unusual for the head to work loose over time and need to be clicked back in, no further maintenance action was taken. (Reference CADOR 2020P0418 for similar event for C-FKTE)

February 25, 2020

Incident at 18NM PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Shortly after departure, a Central Mountain Air de Havilland DHC-8-102 (C-FVRJ/GLR705) from Prince George, BC (CYXS) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported that their gear would not retract. They decided to return to CYXS rather than continue to CYXT. They did not declare an emergency, nor did the pilot require emergency equipment.
Update TSB Report #A20P0029: C-FVRJ, a De Havilland DHC-8-100, was operating as Central Mountain Air flight GLR705. During the departure from Prince George Airport (CYXS), BC, when the flight crew selected the landing gear up, the landing gear did not retract. The flight crew completed the required checklist and returned to CYXS. The landing gear indications in the flight deck indicated safe at all times during the flight; no emergency was declared. The aircraft proceeded to land without further incident. After shutdown, the crew found that the Landing Gear Alternate Release was left open prior to departure. There was no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was returned to service.

February 21, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8236) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach on the instrument landing system (ILS) Y 33 approach due to wind. No impact on operations.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The technical operations coordinator (TOC) advised that the Terrace, BC (CYXT) instrument landing system (ILS) glide path (GP) failed at 1051Z. No impact on operations.

February 4, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT), the Extended Computer Display System (EXCDS), NAV CANADA Auxiliary Radar Display System (NARDS) and Operational Information Display System (OIDS) were unserviceable (U/S) at 2345Z. Technical Operations Coordinator (TOC) notified. No significant impact on operations.

February 5, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900C (C-GIPC/PCO752) from Campbell River, BC (CYBL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach for Runway 08R due to the following aircraft in the instrument landing system (ILS) critical area: a Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CA999) MEDEVAC (C-FTJC) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT); a Pacific Coastal Airlines Limited Beech 1900C (C-FPCO/PCO604) from Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies, BC (CYXC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR); and a Carson Air Ltd. Beech B300 (C-GJLK/CA611) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Sandspit, BC (CYZP).

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Carson Air Ltd. Cessna 560 Encore (C-FTJC/CA999) Medevac from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach while on the instrument landing system (ILS) Y Runway 33 approach due to a strong tailwind. No operational impact.

February 1, 2020

Accident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FKWE/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) landed on Runway 33 and the flight service specialist (FSS) was unable to see WEN3107 touchdown due to snow. After WEN3107 came to a stop on the runway, the specialist heard PAN PAN on the radio. Specialist called the pilot of WEN3107, who said they were on the runway and needed the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit to come out. ARFF was sent out and said the front landing gear did not appear to be all the way out. Passengers were removed from the aircraft onto a bus. Runway 15/33 was closed by the Airport Authority, resulting in at least two cancelled flights.
UPDATE TSB Report #A20P0013: C-FKWE, a WestJet Encore De Havilland DHC-8-402, was operating flight WEN3107 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 4 crew members and 43 passengers onboard. During the landing roll on RWY 33, the aircraft departed the cleared area of the runway to the left, contacted a windrow, travelled partially off the runway surface, returned to the runway and stopped. After the aircraft stopped, the flight crew requested ARFF. There were no injuries. The damage to the aircraft included the nose wheel collapsing and damage to the right propeller blades.

January 30, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8238) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) conducted a missed approach for area navigation (RNAV) Z Runway 15 due to moderate (MDT) turbulence and wind shear. Aircraft diverted back to CYVR, no impact on operations.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FUWE/WEN3105) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported losing the glide path signal at approach minima on approach to Runway 33. WEN3105 landed safely.

January 10, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A vehicle (ST60) had called when off all manoeuvring areas at 1555Z. At 1648Z, ST60 drove down Taxiway Alpha from the apron to the Combined Services Building without permission.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Aerospatiale AS350 B3 (C-GMPF) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) called for a departure Runway 33. The aircraft was informed of vehicles on Taxiway A and Runway 15/33. C-GMPF acknowledged vehicles and proceeded to taxi. The aircraft was informed that vehicles would be exiting Taxiway A at CSB and would advise when off. C-GMPF acknowledged and entered Taxiway A at a high rate of speed.

January 7, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Summit Helicopters Bell 407 (C-GTHU) landed on Runway 03/21 which was closed by NOTAM. No impact to operations.

January 6, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

A vehicle was observed on Taxiway A without prior contact. No impact on operations.

January 4, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FSRN/JZA8245) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on approach to Runway 26L.

January 5, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The technical operations coordinator (TOC) advised that the Terrace, BC (CYXT) instrument landing system (ILS) glide path (GP) Runway 33 failed. No impact on operations.

January 2, 2020

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

Both vehicles under escort by FU1+2 entered Taxiway A via the Combined Services Building (CSB) prior to being given access to Taxiway A. No impact to operations.

January 1, 2020

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FNEN/WEN3106) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) exited Runway 26R and was instructed to taxi M J hold short L. The aircraft taxied M passed J and turned onto V.

March 2, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8342) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to taxi C, HD. The instruction was read back, however JZA8342 taxied onto J without clearance. No operational impact.

January 8, 2020

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A Canadian North Boeing 737-300 (MPE1744) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Fort Mackay/Horizon, AB (CYNR) was issued taxi instructions for departure Runway 12 via S and B. A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 series RJ100 (C-FXRJ/SU8092) on a flight from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) arrived Runway 12 and was issued taxi to Apron 3 via A, B and R. A potential conflict existed on B until MPE1744 made a blank transmission on ground frequency. MPE1744 was reissued taxi via V, main apron, Q and B behind SU8092. No impact to operations.

August 11, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8519) from Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) advised they had to de-plane passengers due to smoke on start up. No operational impact.

March 11, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

Aviation Incident Report #15915: An aircraft (no information provided) departed at approximately 1915Z and a loader vehicle (Loader171) was called onto Taxiway Alpha once the aircraft was off the runway and was airborne for about 30 seconds. The vehicle was on Alpha and on the apron for approximately 15 minutes until heading out onto the runway. Loader171 was on the runway for about 30 to 40 minutes when the flight service station (FSS) called them to ask if they wanted access onto Runway 15/33. There were other pieces of equipment on the runway (trucks and blowers) and no scheduled flights for several hours.

December 20, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

The flight plan of a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (WEN3108) differed from the flight plan filed with NAV CANADA, departing Terrace, BC (CYXT) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). No impact to operations.

December 17, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

The Terrace, BC (CYXT) flight service station (FSS) glide path was unserviceable (U/S). No impact on operations.

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT) the flight service station (FSS) glide path (GP) was not serviceable. No impact on operations.

December 16, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Incursion - manoeuvring area)

At Terrace, BC (CYXT) vehicle (ST60) proceeded onto Taxiway A and Runway 15/33 without requesting permission from flight service station (FSS). No impact to operations.

November 30, 2019

Incident at TERRACE BC (CYXT)

A Westjet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FWEP/WEN3107) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) reported a bird strike while landing. The airport maintenance found no bird on the ground.

November 25, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GJZC/JZA8238) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) did not comply with hold short clearance.

Incident at 5411N / 12643W (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A North Cariboo Flying Service Beech 200 (NCB911) on a flight from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) at FL220 declared a MAYDAY at 2003Z approximately 40NM SSE of Smithers, BC (CYYD). The pilot reported low oil pressure and engine surging and shutting down the engine, and requested clearance to CYYD. The aircraft had 1600 lbs of fuel and 4 souls on board (SOB). No assistance was requested and the aircraft landed safely at CYYD at 2021Z but was disabled on the runway. Runway re-opened at approximately 2040Z. (Duplicate AOR 258923-V1 deleted).
UPDATE TSB Report #A19P0169: C-FCGC, a Beech Aircraft Corporation King Air 200 aircraft operated by North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd., was conducting flight NCB911 from Edmonton Intl (CYEG), AB, to Terrace (CYXT), BC with 2 crewmembers and 2 passengers on board. During the initial approach to CYXT, the number 2 engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 serial #PCE85035) fuel flow gauge indicated a drop followed by a spike and then began fluctuating. The number 2 oil pressure master warning light then illuminated followed by an oil pressure drop and fluctuation. Concurrently, the number 2 engine surged with torque fluctuations. Following SOPs and the QRH, the crew shut down the number 2 engine and initiated a diversion to Smithers (CYYD), BC. Vancouver Center was advised and the crew declared a Mayday. The crew did not request ARFF but the CYYD FSS ordered the emergency vehicles to standby. The aircraft landed safely, came to a stop, and was towed off the runway. Maintenance conducted troubleshooting and replaced the #2 engine FCU and high-pressure fuel pump prior to the test flight.

Incident at SMITHERS BC (CYYD)

Vancouver Area Control Centre (CZVR) advised that a North Cariboo Flying Service Ltd. Beech 200 (C-FCGC/NCB911) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Terrace, BC (CYXT) declared MAYDAY and was diverting to Smithers, BC (CYYD). NCB911 reported inbound and advised one engine out, no assistance was required. NCB911 given advisory Runway 33, and local emergency services were placed on standby. NCB911 landed safely at 2020Z. No impact to operations.

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