May 18, 2017
Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)
A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 400 (KLM661) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Houston, TX (KIAH) taxied and departed Runway 29, closing the terminal ramp and all manoeuvring areas. 2 Aircraft outbound, an Air Saint-Pierre Cessna F406 Medevac (SPM7447-M) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to St-Pierre (LFVP) and an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FLWH/ ACA667) and 2 Aircraft inbound, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGOK/ JZA8992) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYZ) and a Provincial Aerospace Beech 200 (C-GTJZ/ SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) were delayed, waiting for the foreign object debris (FOD) to be removed. Surfaces were closed at 1610Z when KLM661 commenced taxi, and all surfaces were re-opened at 1800Z.