J-Air CRJ2 at Memanbetsu on Nov 5th 2015, on short final to occupied runway

Last Update: November 5, 2015 / 23:02:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
J-Air

Flight number
JL-2713

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

A J-Air Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of JAL Japan Airlines, registraton JA202J performing flight JL-2713 from Sapporo to Memanbetsu (Japan) with 45 people on board, was on final approach to Memanbetsu about 2nm before touchdown when tower discovered a bird patrol vehicle had entered the runway, could not be raised on the radio to vacate the runway leaving no choice but to instruct the CRJ to go around. The aircraft went around, positioned for another approach and landed safely.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported that tower had observed birds on the taxiway parallel to the runway about 500 meters before the runway end and requested bird patrol to take care of the birds to ensure they won't get into the way of the arrival. Bird patrol acknowledged, but then radio contact was lost. The aircraft was subsequently vectored for the approach, when the aircraft was on final about 2nm before the runway threshold tower discovered that the bird patrol vehicle had entered the runway without clearance and could not be contacted so that tower instructed the aircraft to go around. The bird patrol vehicle had lost radio contact with tower.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 5, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
J-Air

Flight number
JL-2713

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

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