Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (Incursion - runway - vehicle, Aerodrome - other)


2003-05-14: MPE 462, an F-28, was on final for Runway 33 at Yellowknife when the crew was instructed to overshoot by Tower. The flight was then cleared to land on Runway 09 due the loss of communication with the driver of Staff 26, an airport truck which was on Runway 33. It was reported that the driver's mobile radio had dead batteries. Tower also used a light gun to contact vehicle driver, but he did not respond. Airport personnel used another vehicle to escort Staff 26 off the runway.
2003-12-01: Aerodrome Safety advised that the driver of Staff 26 is a senior employee at the airport and a lead electrical hand there. The airport were experiencing a number of electrical problems due to excessive melting which was causing havoc with electrical cables which service the runway lights. When the runway lights were flashed off and on the electrician thought he had discovered the problem with the lights not realizing that tower personnel were attempting to get his attention. The driver did not know that the batteries for the mobile radio were dead, and was therefore unaware of the loss of communication. The airport manager counselled the individual and in all likelihood it will be required that he rewrite the AVOP exam.


CADORS Number 2003C0577
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-13 - 15:13
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 29167
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,Runway incursion - vehicle, aircraft or person,Aerodrome
Events Incursion - runway - vehicle,Aerodrome - other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator CANADIAN NORTH (132) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of FOKKER
Model F28 MK1000
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number MPE 462
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Overshoot/missed approach

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