September 10, 2002

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - visual aids)

A Cargo DC86 from Norfolk was landing on Runway 04 in Gander. During the landing, the aircraft went through a construction barrier, which was established at a position 1100 ft from the runway end. This barrier was marking the Displaced portion of Runway 22. The construction activity had been NOTAMED showing that the Landing Distance Available for Runway 22 and Runway 04 was 9100 ft. The threshold of Runway 22 was displaced and marked with Temporary Threshold End Lights and Orange and White Markers. The displaced threshold was due to Construction on Runway 13/31 where the Declared Landing Distance Available was 5200 ft. Additional NOTAMS show that the ILS for Runway 04 was Unserviceable but may have been serviceable for this approach. The 1400Z METAR and 1420Z Special weather for Gander was showing a wind of 170 degrees at 11 Knots, 2 miles visibility with light rain and mist. The sky conditions were 300 ft scattered and at 1400Z there was a broken cloud condition at 800 ft with an overcast layer at 1300 ft. The broken condition was reported at 700 ft by 1420Z and the overcast layer was at 1200 ft. The aircraft came to a stop at the intersection of Runways 04/22 and 13/31. The airport was closed to all traffic temporarily till the aircraft was removed at 1645Z. The aircraft had no visible damage. TSB - Investigating - More to Follow
Update from Aerodrome Safety - 2002/09/12 - The Construction barricade which the aircraft went thru was actually located at a position 320 feet from the Runway end. This barricade position is 780 feet beyond the position of the displaced threshold which was marked with markers and temporary runway end lights. The temporary runway end lights were positioned with standard spacing from the runway edge and located on the runway surface at a position 1100 ft from the runway end giving a Declared Landing Distance Available of 9100 feet for Runway 04 and 22. The aircraft traveled thru the end lights on the runway centre line as it proceeded towards the Barricade. More To Follow
TSB Update - 2002/09/18 - A cargo DC-8-63 aircraft, was landing on Runway 04 at Gander International Airport. On board was a crew of five persons. Runway 04 is 10,500 feet long, but the landing distance available was limited to 9,150 by a displaced threshold for Runway 22. On landing, the DC-8 continued down the runway and through the barriers associated with the displaced threshold. and then through the barracades separating Runway 04 from a construction area. The aircraft taxied clear of the runway. There was no damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries.

December 15, 2001

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

TSB Update Dec 17, 2001. A01A0146: THE ARROW AIR DC-8-63F WAS EN ROUTE ON A THREE-ENGINE FERRY FLIGHT (#4 ENGINE INOP). AT 56N 40W THE CREW REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH THE #1 ENGINE, DECLARED AN EMERGENCY, AND REQUESTED DIVERSION TO GANDER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED UNEVENTFULLY AT GANDER AT 15:53 NST ON THREE ENGINES. DURING THE FLIGHT THE #1 ENGINE (P&W JT3-3B) OIL PRESSURE LIGHT ILLUMINATED DIMLY. THE CREW DID NOT SECURE THE #1 ENGINE. AT GANDER THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE WAS INSPECTED. THE OIL LEVEL WAS NORMAL, AND THERE WAS NO SIGN OF CONTAMINATION ON THE OIL FILTER.
APW661 DC86 from Shannon to Bangor on a three engine ferry flight reported problems with #1 engine. Aircraft was at position 56N 40W at time 1734z. Pilot declared an Emergency and requested clearance direct Gander. Aircraft cleared direct to Gander by ATC. The #1 engine Oil Pressure light was dimly luminated. Aircraft landed at 1923z without further incident. TSB case closed with more to follow.

December 11, 1999

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

TLX533 DC86 landing Gander conducted a missed approach runway 22 because the left main gear was not showing in the green. A green indication was received following the overshoot and the aircraft landed on the second approach at 0215. Nil TSB

September 17, 1999

Incident at 60 East Moncton NB

VPBJR DC86 160 East of Moncton declared a Medical Emergency and diverted to Moncton. Aircraft landed 2130z with Medical services standing by. Nil TSB