Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome - other)
2005-02-24: The driver of TT 151, a Churchill airport truck, was given permission by FSS to operate on Runway 07/25 for maintenance work. A short time later, the crew of CAV 7540, a Saab 340, broadcast their intention to taxi to Runway 15 for departure. After receiving the traffic from FSS, they decided to use Runway 25 instead. FSS then called the driver of TT 151 to exit the runway, but got no response. CAV 7540 taxied down the runway with the vehicle in front of it while FSS was keeping track of the vehicle and waiting for the driver's report that he was off the runway. The driver went off the end of the runway outside the end lights and the aircraft turned around and departed. A couple of minutes later, the driver called FSS to request confirmation that he was still authorized to be on the runway.
2005-03-17: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the FSS operator was attempting to call the Bobcat operator who was proceeding down runway 25 on the wrong frequency which set up the above captioned occurrence. The driver of TT151 was aware of the aircraft behind him which is he why went off the end of the runway and outside of the end lights before turning around. Nav Canada have dealt with the issue. This event did not cause any interruption of air traffic at Churchill.
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