October 15, 1997
Accident at South Indian Lake, MB
C-GMOM was on a VFR flight to South Indian Lake with two crew and a nurse on board. After the a/c landed on Runway 36, the pilot attempted to brake the a/c, but found that the right brake pedal was "flat" and he attempted to pump the brake to get it to engage. The a/c pulled to the left where it caught the windrow and it subsequently left the runway surface. The a/c broke off one runway light, one threshold light and sheared off the a/c's landing gear. The pilot also reported some icy patches on the gravel surface of the runway. There were no reported injuries. More details will follow. UPDATE The medevac flight received an airport advisory that the winds at South Indian Lake were 300 degrees at 15 mph and that the runway was 80% bare and dry. The crew touched down about 1/3 of the way down the 2600 foot runway and when they applied the brakes, the right one was "soft". The a/c drifted left, struck a windrow of snow and came to rest 20 feet off the runway near the runway end marker lights. No injuries were reported but the a/c sustained substantial damage to the landing gear, propellers and fuselage. The crew later reported that a substantial portion of the runway was covered with snow and ice and that the winds were 270 degrees at 15 knots.
July 9, 1997
Incident at Thompson, AB (Conflict - potential)
C-GMOM, a Cessna 414 belonging to Pimichikamac Air, was maneuvering on the ground to get to Runway 14 while Skyward 224, an Embraer 110 Bandeirante was on final for Runway 23. Both a/c as well as the FSS were communicating on the MF, however it appears that transmissions were either not heard or neglected, which resulted in the Cessna 414 taxiing into the intersection of Runways 05/23 and 14/32 as the Embraer 110 was on short final. The Embraer crew executed a go-around from about 200 feet above ground and came around and landed safely when the runway was clear. FSS staff indicate that there is a need to develop a more organized procedure for uncontrolled airports when multiple runways are in use.
December 11, 1996
Incident at Thompson, Manitoba (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR))
Both aircraft were operating VFR. C-GMOM was on a medevac flight from Cross Lake to Thompson and had advised Air Radio that they would be conducting an approach and landing on runway 23, since a Calm Air flight was using 23. Both aircraft had been provided with airport advisories and traffic information. The pilot of C-GSRL (SGK 300) advised Air Radio that he was taxiing for a departure to York Landing and would be using runway 05. The pilot was informed of the traffic. SGK300 departed 05 and the crew of C-GMOM performed an evasive descent to avoid a possible collision after Air Radio had requested SGK 300 to turn right. However, this failed to produce a response.
December 13, 1995
Incident at Winnipeg, Manitoba
The pilot fo a twin engine Cessna 414, C-GMOM, advised Winnipeg Tower that he had a unsafe main gear indication. The pilot executed a missed approach from runway 13 and did a fly by of the Tower with the gear down. Tower personnel advised the pilot that the gear appeared to be down and locked. After completing the emergency checklist, the pilot landed the aircraft on runway 13 without further incident. ERS responded.
June 1, 1993
Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)
C414 C-GMOM - A/C EXPERIENCED GEAR MALFUNCTION. ERS. LANDED SAFELY. TIME - 2332Z. ACTION - SAH.
August 1, 1993
Incident at LA RONGE
C414 C-GMOM + PA31T SLG1 - C414 ON A MEDEVAC FLIGHT ENROUTE FROM COLLINS BAY, SASKATCHEWAN TO PRINCE ALBERT VIA V303 AT 17000' REPORTED BY LA RONGE AT 0653Z. SLG1 DEPARTED LA RONGE DIRECT TO SASKATOON TO MAINTAIN 15000' INSTEAD OF 17000' AS REQUESTED. SLG1 DEPARTED LA RONGE AT 0657Z AT WHICH TIME THE PILOT WAS ADVISED OF THE TRAFFIC THROUGH LA RONGE FSS & TO EXPECT HIGHER AFTER CONTACTING WINNIPEG ACC 30 SOUTH OF LA RONGE. AT 0704Z, C-GMOM REQUESTED DESCENT, WAS CLEARED TO 16000' & REPORTED LEVEL AT O7O7Z. RADAR DATA ANALYSIS FIRST RECORDED SLG1 CLIMBING THROUGH 16200' AT 0707Z & LEVELLING 17000' AT 0709Z. MINIMUM DISTANCE BETWEEN THE A/C DURING THIS TIME PERIOD WAS APPROX. 20 MILES. SLG1 CONTACTED WINNIPEG ACC AT 0711Z & WAS RADAR IDENTIFIED AT 17000'. WHEN QUERIED, THE PILOT ADMITTED CLEARANCE HAD SPECIFIED AN ALTITUDE OF 15000'. TIME - 0706Z. ACTION - NIL.