Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)


2001-05-24: The Universal Aviation operator at Fort McMurray contacted the FSS on the MF (118.1) requesting permission to proceed to the Syncrude hangar from the Shell hangar via Taxiway A. The tow vehicle entered onto Taxiway A prior to receiving clearance from the FSS. The FSS issued appropriate permission via 118.1 then requested the vehicle switch to the appropriate frequency. The operator apologized for the error and indicated that he was operating out of the aircraft because the vehicle did not have a radio. The was no conflict with other aircraft.
2001-05-28: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that they had a meeting with the Fort McMurray airport manager and with Nav Canada site manager on May 17, 2001. The discussion focused on the high number of runway incursions at this site. The president of Universal Aviation Services was present at our arrival in Fort McMurray (we use this FBO for fuel), he assured me that re-training for all experienced and new fuel truck and tow vehicle drivers is in progress. In regards to this CADORS, the airport manager suspended the operator's AVOP for 24 hours. Universal Aviation Services must purchase an extra radio for this vehicle. Aerodrome Safety will continue monitoring this airport.


CADORS Number 2001C0513
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-17 - 12:24
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYMM
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 15388
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person
Events Incursion - runway - vehicle

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