Incident at EXPLOITS VALLEY (BOTWOOD) NL (CCP2) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)
2003-06-03: A student was on a x country training flight and had a flat tire on landing. The student then hitch hiked to the nearest phone and called the flying club. The school then called FSS to advise the A/C still on the runway. FSS told the flying school at that time, that the Grenfell medivac A/C was circling, so the school called the RCMP and asked them to remove the aircraft off the runway.
2003-06-18: Update General Aviation - 2003-06-11 - ·The Student Pilot was authorized to conduct a solo diversion flight to CCP2 where he was to do a precautionary landing and return to Gander.The preflight briefing was done by an Instructor who advised the Student to overshoot if he did not feel comfortable with the approach or if the windsocks indicated a high cross wind. This was the student's second trip to CCP2 and first time solo at an uncontrolled airstrip. Weather conditions at the time were CAVOK but the winds were gusty. The Student reported that the windsocks were contradicting each other during his approach to Runway 07 at CCP2. The 07 windsock was straight down the runway and the 25 windsock was 75-90 degrees off, but he decided to attempt the landing¿ During the landing at about 1505 (local), a bounce or balloon occurred and there was some indecision about overshooting¿ The aircraft landed, damaging the nose wheel tire and rim making it impossible to take-off again or remove the aircraft from the runway by himself¿ He then attempted to make radio contact on the ATF (123.2), FSS (126.7) and Gander Tower (118.1) frequencies, unsuccessfully¿He then walked to the nearest road and flagged down a car. He was dropped off in Bishop's Falls, one of the nearest communities, and called GFT from a relatives home at about 1550 (local). A crew was sent by vehicle to remove the aircraft from the runway. Halifax FSS was notified of the aircraft on the runway by GFT and that a crew was sent to CCP2 to remove it within the hour. Meanwhile, RCMP was notified by Newfoundland Government air services due to a medivac aircraft arriving at CP2 about 1600 local and being unable to land due to the aircraft on the runway. GFT became aware of this and also contacted the Grand Falls RCMP to inform them that a crew was sent from Gander to remove the aircraft from the runway. The RCMP called GFT back and said that due to a medivac aircraft trying to land, the RCMP may have to remove the aircraft sooner than GFT personnel would arrive. GFT agreed that the RCMP should remove the aircraft immediately due to the medivac. The aircraft was placed off to the side of the runway by the RCMP to accommodate the landing aircraft between 1630 and 1700 local, and then secured on the apron by GFT personnel by 1745 Local. INCIDENT FINDINGS Aircraft handling during the landing, and failure to recognize possible wind shear on approach and take corrective action was the probable cause of the incident. Lack of ground communication facilities at the aerodrome contributed to a delay in removing the aircraft from the runway. COMPANY FOLLOW-UP The Student has received further crosswind, overshoot, and bounce/balloon recovery training in the circuit in Gander and uncontrolled airport procedures in CCZ3. He will also be returning to CCP2 with an instructor during his training program. An instructor meeting was held discussing the importance of overshoot and Crosswind PDM and considerations during bounce and Balloon training to students throughout their training. A student meeting was also held stressing the same topics. The company will be approaching the Government of Newfoundland regarding the installation of payphones at uncontrolled airports that do not have accessible ground communication facilities on site (such as CP2, CZ3, DY3, CC2). CASO Mark Button
2003-05-23: A Cessna 152 experienced a flat tire while landing at Exploits NL. The aircraft was stopped in a position that was blocking the runway. An IFR medevac aircraft was forced to divert to Gander and wait till the aircraft was removed from the runway. The runway was cleared at 1923Z.
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