Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

Summary

2005-02-11: TSB Update A05A0017: As the A/C made the turn off of taxi way G to the main apron the A/C began to weather cock into the wind. It was apparent the A/C was not going to stay on the apron surface and the Capt. shut down both engines. The A/C stayed on the apron surface but further taxi was not possible. The crew advised ATC they could not taxi, and a tow would be required. When the ground crew arrived they had difficulty walking on the apron. They requested a sand truck to prepare the area. The tug was then hooked up and the A/C was pushed back. During the push back the A/C weather cocked again, the tug driver accelerated at the same time the Captain applied full brake pressure and tow bar sheared off and there was damage to the nose wheel. An engineer inspected the A/C and it was decided to pin all 3 gear and taxi the A/C the remainder to the terminal. Differential and reverse thrust was required on the taxi to control the A/C.
2005-02-11: WJA798 B737 enroute Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John""s (CYYT), weather-cocked while taxing Runway 16 into Taxiway Golf. Taxiway GOLF blocked from 0335-0410Z. Tower has learned the aircraft sustained some damage to its nose gear and is still at the airport in St. John's. Aerodrome Safety Update: St. John""s Airport operation manager stated that they had a downpour of freezing rain followed by a sudden drop in temperature, which caused the apron surface to become very slick and icy. The aircraft just spun out when coming onto the apron. There was no damage and eventually after putting down a lot of material and towing the aircraft was brought to its gate. Nil TSB

Details


CADORS Number 2005A0101
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-02-06 - 03:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYT
Aerodrome Name ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, St. John's
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 53454-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner WESTJET
Operator WESTJET (8893) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 727 223
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WJA798
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion,Landing gear

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