Incident at CAMBRIDGE BAY NU (CYCB) (Aerodrome - other)


2003-04-07: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that Cambridge Bay airport was in the process of digging out from a three day blizzard. The manager of Kitnuna Ltd., which owns and operates Natik plumbing at Cambridge, had dispatched a front end loader as well as a grader to the airport to help in digging and snow removal operations. Two CARS operators spent three days at the terminal weathered in. (One of them tried to drive into town after shift change in an attempt to beat the storm. He had to abandon his vehicle and walk back to the airport. He was lucky to make it) While snow was removed around the airport, the gate to the old DEW line site was opened and left that way because of the vast amounts of snow that had to be cleared, normally the gate is closed and one needs permission by the CARS operator to get through. The DEW line site had developed a plumbing problem because of the extreme weather. The driver of the plumbing truck was in a hurry to fix a toilet and saw that the gate was open and assumed that he was good to go, but he did not have permission. There were no aircraft in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay either in the air or on the ground at the time of occurrence Aerodrome Safety spoke to the manager of the company and he assured that this event was unusual and would not be repeated.
2003-02-13: A NATIK Plumbing vehicle entered the apron at Cambridge Bay airport and proceeded to the DEWLINE site without permission or escort. In addition, the vehicle did not have a rotating beacon.


CADORS Number 2003C0201
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-12 - 18:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYCB
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Cambridge Bay
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27568
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - other

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