Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Conflict - potential, Aerodrome - other)
2003-07-07: KUGR 31, a CF-18, was inbound for Runway 25 at Fort McMurray for a low and over, ETA 2038Z. Taxiway Alpha was closed from Taxiway Delta intersection to the threshold of Runway 25, with barricades located along the hold line at the threshold of Runway 25 and Taxiway Alpha. There was an approximate 200-foot long and 75-100 foot wide space on the north side of the runway near the threshold of Runway 25 between the barricade and the runway. The pilot of C-FMPO, a Pilatus PC-12, was preparing for departure and had accepted a VFR departure. He taxied via Taxiway Delta, backtracked the runway for a Runway 25 departure and when he saw inclement weather off the end of the runway, he decided to decline the VFR departure. The pilot decided to wait until after KUGR 31 overshot. At this time, the PC-12 was almost to the threshold of Runway 25 with KUGR 31 on final and the pilot decided that there was not time to backtrack off the runway so he entered the barricaded area described above and remained there until departing at 2042Z. Both aircraft had received traffic information from FSS.
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