Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Aerodrome - other)


2003-03-24: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that when the tow operator was hooked up and ready to tow, he tried to contact Flight Services and found his VHF radio unserviceable. Using one of the company FM radios, he contacted the man in the cockpit and asked him to get clearance. With some miscommunication he proceded, falsely believing he had gotten clearance for the tow. He did not see the lights flashed at him. The driver has been counselled and instructed that he cannot operate without direct communication with the Controllers/FSS Specialists and that faced with the same situation, he is to return to the hangar by the service road and get another radio. It is worth noting that this incident occurred at 1:30 am in the morning when there is very little activity at the airport and involved travelling on the approximately 15 metres of Taxiway Bravo between the main apron and the company apron. It is believed that safety wasn't compromised.
2003-02-18: Tractor 477 was observed by the Yellowknife FSS moving across the main apron towards Taxiway Bravo. The FSS unsuccessfully attempted to contact the driver of the tractor by calling on the ground frequency and flashing the runway lights. Tractor 477, with a B737 in tow, proceeded onto Taxiway Bravo to the First Air apron. There was no operational impact.


CADORS Number 2003C0222
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-02-18 - 08:26
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27686
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - other

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