Incident at J.A. DOUGLAS MCCURDY SYDNEY AIRPORT (Security acts, Incursion - runway - vehicle, Aerodrome - other)


2003-05-13: Two All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) were observed inside the security fence of the Sydney airport. The two ATVs came to within 500 feet of the edge of Runway 07/25 on the north side of the runway at a position about 2200 feet from the threshold of Runway 07. Airport security was dispatched, and escorted the two ATVs off the airport property. A Canadian Military P3 aircraft was requested to hold on the threshold of Runway 07 until the vehicles were removed from the property.
2003-05-14: Update from Nav Canada - AOR #29174 - The airport Authority were working in the area and an unlocked gate was left unattended for a short period. Subsequently, the two ATVs were able to gain access to the airport property.


CADORS Number 2003A0259
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-12 - 17:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQY
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 29156
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Security related,Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person,Aerodrome
Events Security acts,Incursion - runway - vehicle,Aerodrome - other

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