Incident at Resolute Bay, NT


1999-03-29: The airport field foreman at Resolute Bay filed a complaint concerning the crew of C-FDHB, a DHC-6, which departed on Runway 17 with a snow blower still on the runway. The foreman, who was operating the blower, reported that although there was no risk of collision, the a/c was airborne just as the blower was exiting at Taxiway A. The CARS operator acted as the conduit for information to the crew from the blower driver, and the driver reported to CARS that he was turning off the runway. The CARS operator then advised the crew of C-FDHB, who advised that they were already airborne. The operator's dispatcher reported that the a/c was airborne before it reached the taxiway and the blower was well out of the way. The Captain of C-FDHB reported that the crew visually confirmed that the blower was clear before they began the takeoff. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that no further action is required. UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that the site is being monitored to ensure correct communication procedures are being followed.


CADORS Number 1999C0179
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-12 - 20:13
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Resolute Bay, NT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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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 FDHB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 6 300
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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