Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome - other)
2005-01-20: At 1638Z, the driver of an Iqaluit airport vehicle, ST 46, picked up a piece of metal on the runway and informed the FSS Specialist that the piece was probably a mechanic's part. FAB 872, a B727, was inbound from Ottawa and approximately 4 minutes from the airport at that time. The Specialist informed the crew of FAB 872 of the situation and suggested they hold to allow for a full inspection of the runway, to which they agreed and vehicles ST 21 and ST 22 were dispatched for the inspection. Several small parts were found on the runway. The driver of another airport vehicle, TK 82, informed the Specialist that the mechanic's parts had fallen off his vehicle. The runway inspection was completed at 1650Z and FAB 872 landed 10 minutes late at 1652Z.
2005-02-23: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that some of the information in this occurrence may have been lost in translation. The main Bering on the power takeoff of the runway sweeper suffered a catastrophic failure, while the runway was being swept in preparation for the arrival of First Air 107 a Boeing 727. Parts of the failed unit ended up on the runway. The vehicle operator was able to clear the runway and advise the APM and the FSS that the runway may be contaminated. The APM dispatched two vehicles for FOD inspection. First Air 107 landed 8 minutes late. There was no other interruption of air traffic.
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