City speaks to Transportation Safety Board's investigation of Trail runway incursion
The City of Trail (the City) has received a report from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada outlining the findings from an investigation for a runway incursion that occurred at the City’s Trail Regional Airport (the Airport) on December 12, 2018. The Airport took the matter very seriously and worked cooperatively with the TSB during their investigation. The Airport accepts the findings in the comprehensive report that was officially released from the TSB on March 5, 2020.
The Airport (purchased by the City in 2014) remains fully compliant with the stringent Canadian Aviation Regulations, and maintains a Safety Management System with oversight by Transport Canada. While the Airport’s Safety Management System was compliant at the time of the incident, the Airport has taken considerable steps to enhance and improve airport safety policies, procedures, and operator and staff training.
About the Incursion
On Dec. 12, 2018 a runway incursion was reported at the Trail Regional Airport. An aircraft touched down while a maintenance vehicle was on the runway. The vehicle exited the runway immediately, and the aircraft landed safely with no injuries. The Airport launched a full investigation into the incident, and worked cooperatively with the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada during their investigation. While the TSB identified that the majority of these incursions pose little to no risk, a full report was mandatory.