Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Aerodrome - other)


1999-06-09: A pedestrian was observed walking southwest on Taxiway Echo and then turning onto Taxiway Golf. ERS was dispatched to escort the individual from the airport maneuvering area. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE The Whitehorse Airport Supervisor, Safety and Security site report attached, indicates the pedestrian (a mechanic from one of the hangars) was intercepted and talked to about proper procedures and clearances. RECOMMENDATIONS: The site has had approximately 2-3 vehicle incursions and 2-3 pedestrian incursions last year and has had three recent pedestrian incursions already this year. It is recommended that the site should stress the preventive aspects of airside operation by significantly increasing their efforts in an AVOP awareness campaign and in refresher training activities. These need to be repeated on an annual basis to maintain a level of awareness required for safe airside operations. Aerodrome Safety will visit the site and review the site's AVOP system and airside safety plan as soon as scheduling permits. The site Supervisor of Security reported that an employee of Alkan Air left their hangar and walked down Taxiway 'E' towards the RCMP hangar, a total distance of approximately 400 yards. ATC called the firehall to go check him out. He was a mechanic and was informed by ERS of the requirement to obtain some sort of 'clearance' to be on a taxiway, even if he is walking. He was escorted back to Alkan. UPDATE Aerodrome Safety recommends that the airport provide an ""Airside Safety Campaign"" for all airport users this year and on a re-occurring basis. The greater awareness will provide a reasonable safety net to help minimize inappropriate excursions onto or within airport airside property. Also it shows that the operator is working towards ensuring an appropriate ""Duty of Care"" in operations, which provides increased safety as well as assists in limiting potential liability if something were to happen.


CADORS Number 1999C0353
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-05-12 - 21:52
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYXY
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - other

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