Incident at KAMSACK SK (CJN2) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)
2003-01-20: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the crew did not phone the airport authority at Kamsack nor did they refer to the Canada Flight Supplement, which shows the airport as having limited winter maintenance. They did call other company medevac crews based at Saskatoon and got their impression of the runway and taxiway conditions. Based on that information the flight departed and upon arrival, they found that snow had been removed from both the runway and the taxiway, however the taxiway snow banks weren't pushed back far enough for the pilot to feel comfortable taxing and then turning his aircraft around. So he parked on the runway. AS advised the pilot that in future call the airport authority and have them ensure that the all operational surfaces are adequate for takeoffs, landings and taxiing.
2003-01-16: SGS 5, a Piper Cheyenne, arrived at Kamsack after a flight from Regina and the crew advised Regina FSS that because of the condition of the taxiway, they were unable to exit the runway. A NOTAM was issued closing the runway for 2 hours.
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