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Tamizi Hj Tamby

Faulty runway edge lights force cancellation of flights

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SIBU: A total of 1,561 passengers were affected when 12 flights to and from Sibu were cancelled due to the closure of Sibu Airport runway yesterday evening.

Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said the decision was made following detection of faulty runway edge lights.

read more below:

https://www.theborneopost.com/2019/08/14/faulty-runway-edge-lights-force-cancellation-of-flights/

and in Malay:

https://www.utusanborneo.com.my/2019/08/13/lapangan-terbang-sibu-ditutup-susulan-lampu-landasan-rosak-beroperasi-semula-pagi-rabu

All night inbound and outbound flights are cancelled due to the faulty light last night. However the lights was successfully repaired at 7.50pm, however due to safety reasons, MAHB (alongside with the agreement with AK and MASwings), decided to close down the runway for night operations,as they need to repair and stabilise the runway lights.

The only aircraft departing SBW before the closure is MH2717 (B737-8H6, 9M-MXS 'Negaraku')

and here's the NOTAM for WBGS for yesterday:


D0838/19 NOTAMR D0500/19 Q) WBFC/QMYAO/IV/BO /A /000/999/0215N11158E005 A) WBGS B)1908130131 C) 1911130131 EST E) TO ENABLE ATC TO APPLY MNM SPACING ON FNA THAT WILL ACHIEVE MAX RWY UTILISATION AND MINIMISE THE OCCURRENCE OF 'GO-AROUNDS' LDG ACFT SHALL EXIT THE LDG RWY WO DLA AT THE FIRST SUITABLE EXIT TWY OR AS INSTRUCTED BY ATC. ACFT LDG RWY 13 THAT IS UNABLE TO EXIT VIA AVBL EXIT TWY SHALL STOP AND REVERSE COURSE ON THE RWY ASAP. ACFT THAT NEED TO PROCEED TO THE END OF THE RWY AND REVERSE COURSE ON THE TURNING PAN SHALL INFORM ATC BFR LDG CREATED: 13 Aug 2019 01:39:00 SOURCE: WMKKYNYX

(to all airmen, kindly correct me if the info on the NOTAM is incorrect)

Edited by Tamizi Hj Tamby

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