Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


2015-10-22: At 0340Z, 3 aircraft were en-route to St. John's, NL (CYYT) as the Tower advised that all runways were closed for snow clearing for a 30 minute period until 0410Z. An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FXCD/ ACA696) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) was 90nm southwest descending to FL220 and requested and entered a hold at FL300 at time 0355Z. At 0405Z it was advised that the runways would be closed until 0500Z. At 0412Z, a Westjet Boeing 737-76N (C-FIWS/ WJA324) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) entered a hold at TESOX at 6000ft. At 0417Z, Air Canada (ACA658) entered a hold at TESOX, FL3200. At 0420Z, ACA696 diverted to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF). At 0423Z, WJA324 diverted to Halifax, NS (CYHZ). At 0442Z runway 29 opened and at 0459Z ACA658 landed at CYYT.


CADORS Number 2013A1127
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2013-11-22 - 03:40
Day or Night? Night-time
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 INTL NL (CYYT)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 168803-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown,Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

Aircraft Details (2 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FIWS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald FXCD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada Canada
Occurrence Type Incident Incident
Owner Westjet Air Canada
Operator WESTJET (8893) Commercial AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
 Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model 737-76N A320-214
Year Built 2001 2003
Engine Type Turbo fan Turbo fan
Engine Model  Silhouette image of CFM56-7B24
Gear Type Land Land
Private No No
Amateur Built No No
Flight Number WJA324 ACA696
Flight Rule IFR IFR
CARS Subpart 705 705
Phase of Flight Approach Approach
Damage No Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0 0
Injuries 0 0
Events Diversion Diversion

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