September 26, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Boeing 737-200 (CJA420) departed Halifax on Runway 06 for Deer Lake at 1621Z. The aircraft reported that possible tire damage and requested that the runway be checked. Runway 06 was closed for an inspection at 1630Z. ACA606 an Airbus A320 from Montreal was broken off the approach to 06 and landed on Runway 33. At 1642 Runway 06 was open. Nothing was found on the runway and CJA420 was advised.
Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing - The crew voyage report indicates a sudden sway during the take off roll. Rudder control inputs were re-centered, no further sway was encountered, no vibration, all engine controls normal. Crew advised tower to survey runway for possible tire failure which was accomplished with no findings. The sway has been attributed to a localised gust.