2000-04-25: ARN833 DH8 was cleared for a straight-in ILS R/W 13 at Gander and changed over to the tower. At 1843z, tower advised ACC that they had to overshoot ARN833 due to possibility of vehicle on the runway. Tower unable to establish communications with snow plow and unable to visually determine location of vehicle due to weather. ARN833 vectored for another approach to R/W 13 and landed at 1858Z. Weather at Gander - WND 110 13G18 3/8sm -RA FG VV001. ACC later advised that snow plow had experienced a radio failure and was unable to report clear of the active during ARN833's approach. Nil TSB Update: Site advised that vehicle operator could hear tower and vacated runway immediately via taxi E after initial request by tower. Vehicle operator responded to tower but was not heard. Vehicle operator proceeded apron to garage then he immediately advised field foreman who immediately contacted tower of radio failure. CADORS report verifies this as it states that tower has advised that vehicle operator could not report clear. Vehicle was put out of service until radio fixed.


CADORS Number 2000A0161
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-03-27 - 18:55
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Intl (CYQX)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GONO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR NOVA INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built 1988
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARN833
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential,Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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