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Emergency traffic during blocked runway

Old 8th Jun 2019, 06:55
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Emergency traffic during blocked runway

Hello all, i have a question:

Suppose you have a runway 09-27, wind is 270/15 kt, runway in use 27.
You have two active traffic. One (B737) just landed and blown its 2 main tires and stopped at the
beginning of runway 09. While you called approach for the situation, he said that
he was supposed to call you because the other aircraft (a business jet) declared full emergency. One engine had shut down.
Its position is 40 NM north of aerodrome. Nearest aerodrome is 35 NM from the present position of emergency
aircraft.

1. As of its full emergency situation, Would you clear him to your aerodrome? If so which runway would you use?
2. Would you advise him to go for another aerodrome due your blocked runway?
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 08:13
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There is another Aerodrome 35nm from his position - he goes there.

runway is blocked, canít move the 738 easily and possibly deplaning pax by busses. Aerodrome Authority would close the runway.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 15:57
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Do you have another runway?
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 16:25
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Do you have another runway?
Even if you do, to what extent is the fire cover depleted (RFFS attending to the disabled B737), and is any remaining cover sufficient for the biz jet?
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 16:28
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At the end of the day, you tell the Captain the situation and leave it up to them. If they have an uncontrolled fire on board or something then the crew might put it down on a taxiway.

If It's something less severe then they'll likely divert to another field rather than have to justify landing on an occupied runway or on a taxiway to the authorities.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 20:01
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Do you have another runway?
No, just one.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by spekesoftly View Post
Even if you do, to what extent is the fire cover depleted (RFFS attending to the disabled B737), and is any remaining cover sufficient for the biz jet?
B737 occupied the first 100 meters of runway 09.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 20:08
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
At the end of the day, you tell the Captain the situation and leave it up to them. If they have an uncontrolled fire on board or something then the crew might put it down on a taxiway.

If It's something less severe then they'll likely divert to another field rather than have to justify landing on an occupied runway or on a taxiway to the authorities.
There is no parallel taxiway. They declared full emergency with one engine out of order.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 21:53
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There is no parallel taxiway. They declared full emergency with one engine out of order.
Then It's still up to them what to do. It's up to us to try and facilitate and give them pertinent info. Nothing more. And a taxiway doesn't need to be parallel, just long enough. Maybe they'll divert to another airfield, maybe they'll go for reduced length on the blocked runway, maybe they'll go for a taxiway, or a park, or a beach, or road, or river. Not really our call
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 06:39
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Agree with what has already been said. All we can do is inform the pilot and let them decide. At the end of the day, the captain is responsible for the safety of his aircraft. Air traffic controllers can never force pilots to do something they don't want to do. That said, an engine failure is not really a time critical event (unless there are other factors involved, such as a fire or low fuel). If one engine is still running, the aircraft should still be able to fly perfectly fine, so diverting to another field should be no problem at all.
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This sounds like an oral board scenario question. Do NATS/ EU ANSPs still have oral boars as part of the rating/validation exams? I hope so, they were always great fun.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 08:07
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Originally Posted by ZOOKER View Post
This sounds like an oral board scenario question. Do NATS/ EU ANSPs still have oral boars as part of the rating/validation exams? I hope so, they were always great fun.
yes they do......and no they arenít much fun!
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