Incident at MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)

Summary

2001-04-04: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that up to one year ago, there had been only one known bird strike at the Medicine Hat airport. Three have been reported over the last year. Historically, pigeon complaints and problems have been recorded throughout the City. The presence of predatory birds and pigeon control techniques in the city core may be displacing the pigeons to the airport. Since early March, about six pigeons frequent the two locations on the airport property. Proposed action: - The small number of pigeons located on airport property will be destroyed. - Cut vegetation to improve FSS, Pilot, and Maintenance visibility of all areas of the strip to reduce nesting habitat for certain bird species. - Maintenance crews are instructed to be vigilant for birds as they do daily runway, and weekly fence checks. - In accordance with local bylaws, the airport will seek authorization for airport staff to discharge a high velocity pellet gun within the City Limits.
2001-03-26: GLR 743, a Beech 1900, was on final approach to Runway 03 at Medicine Hat and approximately 150 feet from the threshold when the crew reported a bird strike on the leading edge of the port wing. The bird appeared to be a pigeon. There was no apparent damage to the aircraft.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0280
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-03-26 - 22:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYXH
Aerodrome Name MEDICINE HAT AB (CYXH)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Medicine Hat
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 14499
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Bird
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCMY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CENTRAL MOUNTAIN AIR LTD
Operator CENTRAL MOUNTAIN AIR LTD. (3999) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 1900D
1900D
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-67D
PT6A-67D
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number GLR 735
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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