Incident at Whitehorse, YT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1999-07-08: The crew of ERH 889, a Convair 580, aborted their takeoff on Runway 31L at Whitehorse International Airport because of the presence of some eagles and ravens on the runway. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Manager of Safety and Security was aware of this runway condition Cadors. A seagull was shredded with the largest pieces approximately finger-size in an earlier Cadors (# 1999C0528). Due to the small size of the seagull remains the clean-up was essentially unsuccessful. The remains attracted the eagles and ravens which resulted in the runway condition that caused the Convair crew to abort their take-off. RECOMMENDATIONS: The elimination of the bird strike remains would be the best way to mitigate the chances of this runway condition type of cador being repeated. It is recommended that the site review their cleanup procedures for such concerns. Perhaps a 'Standard Operation Procedure' where a practice water hand line drill dispersing the remains and pushing them away from the runway should be set up for such cases. No further action.


CADORS Number 1999C0527
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-03 - 19:01
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Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

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