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.


CADORS Number 2003C0427
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-04-04 - 05:19
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYJF
Aerodrome Name FORT LIARD NT (CYJF)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort Liard
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 28496
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GVSO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AURORA AIR LTD. (12346) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A2B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction,Collision with object

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