Incident at ISLAND LAKE MB (CYIV) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)
2003-07-09: UPDATE Nav Canada reported that the understanding with the airport operator was that the men and equipment were to be no closer than 150 feet from the runway and at no time were they to be on the runway. A NOTAM was not considered necessary because there was to be no activity on the runway that would affect flight operations. A review of the audio tapes by Winnipeg FSS clearly indicates that the crew saw the vehicles crossing the runway. Winnipeg FSS was not informed by anyone at Island Lake that the vehicles would be on the runway and consequently, the Specialist was unable to inform the crew of PAG 619.
2003-06-19: The crew of PAG 619, a Metro II, advised Winnipeg FIC after landing that when the aircraft was four miles final at Island Lake, they observed two vehicles crossing the runway. No missed approach was executed nor was the arrival delayed. The airport manager was questioned and commented he did not think the vehicles were on the runway.
2003-07-04: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety has contacted Winnipeg FSS Supervisors, the manager of Manitoba Northern Airports, the crew of PAG 619, and the airport manager at Island Lake. The Airport Manager at Island Lake contacted Nav Canada at Winnipeg on June 18th, advising them that men and equipment would working 150 feet from Runway 12/30. A pad for runway signage was being built. The APM requested a NOTAM be issued for the time frame required, he was told on a subsequent call by a portable phone at the work site that a voice message, rather than a NOTAM would be issued. It would seem that FSS did not carry forward the voice advisory at shift change. This explains the concern of the crew of PAG 619 when they saw men and equipment on or near the runway. Aerodrome Safety is still awaiting a follow up from Winnipeg FSS. The Northern Manitoba Airports group has instructed their Airport Managers to insist that a NOTAM be issued regardless of the event. Because of the complexity of this event and since four different parties have an interest, Air Navigational Services and Airspace will update this event further. Some clarification is required with respect to the issuing of NOTAMs, as well as voice advisories by FSS.
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