Incident at FORT SMITH NT (CYSM) (Incursion - runway - pedestrian)


2003-04-07: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the pilot was a resident of Fort Smith and the owner of the ski equipped aircraft. He taxied from his usual parking spot to Taxiway Bravo where he shut down and left his aircraft. He wanted to inspect the surface condition of Runway 02/20, since it is not in use during the winter months. He wanted to satisfy himself that the runway was safe for ski-equipped a/c operations. The pilot normally lands and departs in the snow area parallel to Runway 11/29 at Fort Smith. The pilot proceed to walk the length of Runway 20 and walked out on to Runway 11/29 without authorization. There were no vehicles or aircraft affected by the pilot's lapse of attention.
2003-03-28: The pilot of the Champion 7, C-GDDG, taxied from the parking area to Taxiway Bravo at the Fort Smith airport and advised the CARS observer/communicator that he was shutting down. The pilot then proceeded to exit the aircraft and walked down Runway 02/20 on to Runway 11/29 without advising CARS.


CADORS Number 2003C0396
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-27 - 20:22
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYSM
Aerodrome Name FORT SMITH NT (CYSM)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort Smith
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 28383
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person,Other
Events Incursion - runway - pedestrian

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model 7ECA
Year Built 1965
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-200-A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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