Incident at Whitehorse, YT


1999-07-08: The crew of CDN 580, a B737, reported hitting a bird while landing on Runway 31L at Whitehorse. Fire Hall staff found the remains of a seagull on the runway. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Bird and Wildlife Specialists were aware of this strike. They have an on-going Wildlife Control Program. They are in-between their spring and fall migratory seasons. The seagull was shredded with the largest pieces approximately finger-size. No further identification information is available on the type of gull. Due to the small size of the seagull remains the clean-up was essentially unsuccessful. RECOMMENDATIONS: Due to a second Cadors (# 1999C0527) "runway condition", resulting from these bird strike remains, 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 1999C0528
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-03 - 16:56
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 200
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CDN 580
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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