Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)


2015-03-05: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0009: The WestJet Boeing 737-700 (C-FWSI), operating as WestJet 4323, was departing Halifax (CYHZ) for Toronto (CYYZ). A snow plow truck was instructed to vacate Runway 32 and hold short. The driver of the truck reported holding short of the runway. WestJet 4323 was then cleared for take-off from Runway 32. Meanwhile, the truck had crossed the hold short line at Taxiway Foxtrot and stopped, then entered the runway while performing a 180 degree turn in order to return to the secure side of the hold short line. WestJet 4323 rejected the take-off at low speed when they noticed the truck enter the runway. The aircraft came to a stop near Taxiway Mike, about 3000 feet from Taxiway Foxtrot. WestJet 4323 backtracked to the threshold and departed without further incident.
2015-03-02: A ground vehicle (Truck 96) was told to vacate Runway 32 and reported holding short of both runways at 0253Z. A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWSI / WJA4323) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was cleared for take off at 0255Z. At 0256Z, WJA4323 reported rejecting take off due to a vehicle seen on the runway.


CADORS Number 2015A0138
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-02-18 - 02:56
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0009
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 184205-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Runway Incursion,Abrupt manoeuvre
Events Incursion - runway - vehicle

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FWSI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Westjet
Operator WESTJET (8893) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model  Silhouette image of 737-7CT
Year Built 2009
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model CFM56-7B22/3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WJA4323
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 705
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Rejected take-off

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