Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)


2001-02-05: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety has discussed the incident and the importance of proper airside operations safety procedures with the Operations Manager of Buffalo Airways. He was not aware of the occurrence, but looked into it and provided the following report. The driver has received a company reprimand and he now has a better understanding of the importance of safe airside operations. It was also found that the driver´s security tag (with driving privileges) was not current, thus he has been restricted to groundside activities until his security clearances are updated. Further, the vehicle radio has been repaired and the company has instituted a company policy to carry a back-up hand held radio while on airside. He made it quite clear that it is not the company´s policy to have employees ´assume´ they have clearance for travel on restricted areas of any airport and that further occurrences will be dealt with swiftly and severely by the company. RECOMMENDATIONS: The airport operator and the driver´s company should continue to work together to enhance their airside safety programs. It is requested that the airport operator notify this office when the driver´s security clearance and training for airside access are completed.
2001-01-05: An employee of Buffalo Airlines drove a tractor towing an aircraft down Taxiway B to the ramp at Yellowknife without clearance. The FSS specialist was able to get the attention of the driver, who acknowledged that the tractor radio was not working, but he elected to proceed regardless.


CADORS Number 2001C0018
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-05 - 13:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13498
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person,Other
Events Incursion - runway - vehicle,Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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