Incident at Wabush


1996-12-19: Remarks: Vehicles on RWY less than 5 min. before arrival. Estimate from Moncton Center of 2230. Moncton Center then revised ETA to 2214z. ARN 805 called Wabush at 2202z and gave an estimate of 2218. The approach advisory was given and the crew said they would call closer in. At 2212 ARN 805 reported by DUDNU (11 DME on the localizer) he was asked what his ETA was and advised that there were vehicles on the runway. At this point the equipment was instructed to exit the runway due to the inbound aircraft in 2 min. When ARN 805 reported the WK becon final (5.9 DME) he was told the vehicles were still on the runway. He asked if they were exiting and was told they were still moving to Taxiway "B". They reported off Taxiway "B" just as ARN 805 reported 1 mile final. At that time ARN 805 was advised the vehicles were off the RWY and continued to land. After taxiing in, the pilot made the statement " That was a bit close" then asked what ETA the FSS was using. The ETA used was the last one reported by ARN 805 (2208). TSB no involvement.


CADORS Number 1996A0902
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-12-18 - 22:12
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Wabush
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Air Nova Inc.
Operator AIR NOVA INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARN085
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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