Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)
1999-09-20: The local RCMP detachment at Churchill was contacted to assist with an a/c deplaning an unruly passenger (CADORS 1999C0738) and at 2345Z, two RCMP vehicles were observed entering Taxiway A at Churchill Airport. The FSS contacted airport staff to escort the RCMP to the a/c. At 0000Z, one of the two RCMP vehicles was seen entering Runway 07/25 from Taxiway B without authorization or escort. C-FYZS, a Pilatus PC-12, was inbound to land on Runway 25, with an ETA 0005Z. The pilot of C-FYZS was informed of the vehicular traffic on the runway. FSS then observed the RCMP vehicle exiting the runway onto Taxiway A. About two minutes later, the vehicle was seen re-entering Taxiway A from the apron as the a/c was on a 1/4 mile final for the runway. The driver of the vehicle stopped short of the runway and the a/c landed safely. The driver then drove back onto the runway after the a/c passed by. The driver was apparently counselled regarding the incident. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that due to the turnover of constables at RCMP detachments, not all constables receive AVOP training. This apparently was the case at the Churchill Detachment. As a result of this incident, the Acting Airport Manager at the site has forwarded a letter to the OIC of the Churchill RCMP Detachment (and copying Aerodrome Safety ) requesting that all officers take part in the AVOP training, airfield familiarization and proper radio procedures (what areas airside require radio contact with FSS). This letter was drafted Sept. 7, 1999 and it has been requested that the training be completed within 30 days.
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