Monday, December 21, 2015

Incident occurred August 04, 2014 at Winnipeg International Airport

WINNIPEG — The Transportation Safety Board says a close call between two aircraft at Winnipeg's international airport last year was due to a faded line on a runway.

The board says a WestJet de Havilland Dash 8 was taxiing for departure on Aug. 4, 2014, and was to hold short of the runway because a WestJet 737 jet was on final approach to land.

The TSB says the crew of the Dash 8 could not see the painted line they were supposed to stop at and moved into the intersection with the main runway.

The tower controller saw what had happened and ordered the 737 to go around for another landing approach.

A TSB report says what happened underlines the ongoing risk of aircraft colliding with vehicles or other aircraft on the ground at Canadian airports.

The Winnipeg Airport Authority repainted the degraded line the following day and made other changes, including realigning a runway guard light.


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