Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clarenville Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: Night landings temporarily halted following airstrip damage

The Clarenville airstrip was closed to night landings for a week earlier this month, as a result of damages caused during snow clearing operations. 

 The Department of Transportation and Works confirmed this week that the runway edge lights were damaged on Jan. 17. The snow-clearing service is done by a company under contract to the department.

A spokesperson for the department said they learned of the damage the following day and issued a NOTAM, or notice to airmen, that the airstrip wasn’t available for night landings. Aircraft were permitted to land during the day while the department excavated soil to fix underground wiring.

The department completed repairs on Jan. 24 and the NOTAM was lifted so aircraft could begin landing at night once again.

The department spokesperson said permanent repairs will have to wait until the spring when the ground thaws.

The airstrip is located 12 kilometres north of Clarenville.


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