Incident at FORT LIARD NT (CYJF)
2003-04-04: The pilot of C-GVSO, a Piper Navajo, landed during the night at Fort Liard and did not activate the runway lighting system. It was reported that the a/c struck and broke a runway edge light during the landing. There was no reported damage to the a/c.
2003-04-09: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the CARS operator at Fort Liard and the maintenance foreman both confirmed that the RILS (runway Identification lights), the PAPIs, the runway lights and the Hazard Beacon lights were functioning normally after the aircraft arrived at Fort Liard. Touchdown occurred 200 feet from the threshold of Runway 02 with the left main gear and nose wheel on the runway and the right main on the graded area outside of the runway lights east of the runway. The aircraft remained in this attitude while decelerating until the 700 foot mark, where it struck and broke a runway edge light. There was no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was taxied to the terminal area. Drill bits and other equipment were off loaded, the engines were started and the aircraft departed for the return leg to Calgary, where the flight had originated. All required lighting at the airport was on and functioning before and after the aircraft left. The company has instituted a number of changes to the way in which it operates in remote areas: have the crews spend more time familiarizing themselves with pertinent information i.e. CFS, CAP, and the A.I.P., prior to departure. Pay call out fees for CARS operators who work at sites that have limited hours.
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