Incident at CYSR (Incursion - runway - vehicle, ATS operating irregularity, ATM - operations)

Summary

2001-04-25: UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that: 1. The incident occurred on a Sunday when CARS is published in the CFS as closed. 2. NAV CANADA has advised they are looking into vehicle operation co-ordination/NOTAM procedures between Nanisivik and the designated FSS, North Bay. TSB also reported that they are continuing to look into this issue to determine if other northern airports have similar operational concerns.
2001-04-24: UPDATE NAV CANADA reported that there was no CARS operator on duty at the time. The grader operator was advised (after the fact) that he could not work on the runway without authorization from a CARS operator. It was not explained why the CARS operator was not on duty.
2001-04-20: The Beech 200 King Air operated by Air Nunavut as BFN 200, landed on Runway 29 at Nanisivik while a grader was on the runway clearing snow. The grader was equipped with a ground-to-ground radio to communicate with the CARS facility, but did not have a radio capable of receiving air-to-ground frequencies. The CARS facility was closed for the weekend, and the grader operator was unaware of the inbound aircraft until after it had landed. The crew of BFN 200 broadcast their intention to land on Runway 29 on the mandatory frequency, and flew a straight-in approach to Runway 29. When they were on final approach they could see the first half of the runway was unobstructed, but were unable to see the last half of the runway because of fog and snow. The crew was unaware of the grader until after they had landed. The aircraft stopped about midway down the runway, with about 500 feet separation between the aircraft and the grader.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0376
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2001-04-01 - 20:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYSR
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Nanisivik
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0058
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS
Events Incursion - runway - vehicle,ATS operating irregularity,ATM - operations



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FCGW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Air Nunavut Ltd.
Operator AIR NUNAVUT LTD. (5343) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 200
200
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-41
PT6A-41
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BFF200
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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