Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Incursion - runway - animal)
2003-07-04: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that there is a warning issued in the caution section of the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) for Iqaluit, which states that the presence of large animals (mammals) within the confines of the airport perimeter is a possibility. This warning is about the migratory habits of the Barren Land Caribou, not local stray or abandoned dogs. There have been five reported dog events at the Iqaluit airport over the last month starting on May 20th and up to and including the last report which was on June 21st. So far, these occurrences have not compromised safety, however birds and mammals of any shape or size can and do constitute a hazard to aviation safety. The Airport Manager and staff along with FSS personnel at Iqaluit have done all they can to prevent the dogs from reappearing. Like many airports in our region, Iqaluit does not have a chain link fence around the perimeter of the airport. Like Brandon Airport, Iqaluit has a page wire fence which is easily compromised by animals. Aerodrome Safety has suggested to the APM that ACAP funding may be available for enhanced fencing at the airport. The bylaw officer (dog catcher) for the community has been asked by the APM to assist in addressing this issue by whatever means are available.
2003-06-23: A dog was observed walking on the runway at Iqaluit at 2202Z and it was picked up by an airport maintainer at 2208Z.
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