October 27, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

A PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GPAR/ PVL552) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land on Runway 34, and at the same time, a truck (Research 1) entered Runway 29 (crossing runway) without authorization. The Controller noticed Research 1 and issued a hold short instruction for Runway 34 prior to PVL552 crossing the landing threshold. No further impact on operations.

August 11, 2015

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A PAL Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-301 (PVL552) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Gander, NL (CYQX) conducted a missed approach due to several birds (believed to be Crows) on the runway. Pilot cancelled IFR and safely landed VFR on Runway 31 at 1456Z.

December 4, 2014

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At approximately 1635Z, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GJZZ/ JZA8880) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) was on the area navigation (RNAV) approach Runway 25, ERBAX inbound. Shortly after, a PAL Airlines SAAB 340B (PVL552) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF), inbound, called and advised he had cancelled IFR, had traffic in sight and was going to follow in behind JZA8880 for Runway 25. PVL552 next advised that he was at 4300 feet and was remaining at this altitude until the traffic went by under him. JZA8880 then advised he was at 2800 feet and did not have traffic visual. PVL552 shortly after advised he was breaking off to the north and would rejoin final behind JZA8880. JZA8880 landed Runway 25 at 1639Z and PVL552 landed Runway 25 at 1642Z. The pilot of JZA8880 called flight service station (FSS) and advised that he had traffic visual 11/2 mile ahead of them in and out of cloud. Pilot of JZA8880 reported base of cloud 2900 feet. CYDF METAR 1600Z SCT015 BKN035 10-SHSN 02/-1.0 26013G24 2968 SC4SC3