Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)
2010-02-16: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety: At 09:03 hours local during a routine runway inspection Field Maintenance staff discovered that an inset light fixture located in the touch down zone on the north side of Runway 29 had been dislodged from its position leaving an opening on the runway surface approximately 12 inches in diameter and 8 inches in depth. The location of the affected fixture was on the north side of Runway 29 centerline approximately 300 feet west of the threshold of 29. All anchor bolts fastening the light fixture to the inset base had been sheared off. The damage was likely caused by snow removal equipment impacting the inset light fixture. Runway 29 was closed immediately while electrical staff assessed the situation. There were four flights in the hold awaiting clearance for approach to Runway 11. The Airport Authority determined that the four aircraft in the hold for runway 11 would be permitted to land on runway 11 with restrictions on landing distance available. At 0923 local time a voice advisory NOTAM was issued through the tower as follows: Runway 29 closed for landing and takeoff Runway 11 available for landing with 8,000 ft landing distance available. By 09:48 local all the aircraft in the hold for Runway 11 were able to land on Runway 11. Each of the four aircraft arrivals on Runway 11 were able to make an immediate right turn onto Runway 16 without having to execute a 180-degree turn and backtrack on 11. Repairs were completed by 10:13 local time and Runway 11-29 was immediately reopened for normal operations. No other flights were affected. During the runway closure flight departures were accommodated off Runway 34. The incident is under further investigation.
2010-02-15: Four aircraft were required to hold for up to 1/2 hour due to a hole in Runway 11 in St. John?s (CYYT). After the runway re-opened it was shortened by 500 feet. Nil TSB.
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