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Qikiqtarjuaq runway damaged - UPDATE Print E-mail

Part of the runway at CYVM Qikiqtarjuaq was closed this week (June 5, 2012) following damage from a rapid snow melt and associated flash flooding.  The first 1100 feet of the normally 3800 ft runway 21(T) are affected.   Fuel delivery to aircraft is also not available due to the closure of a taxiway because of the flooding. CBC News reports that the runway damage has limited flights into the community to medevac and other emergency flights.  Work is underway to repair the damage, though there may be further flooding possible as another lake breaks up.

UPDATE:  NOTAM was lifted within a couple of days as repairs to the runway were made

Check for updated NOTAM information for CYVM here.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 June 2012 11:29
 
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