June 23, 2001

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)

UPDATE TSB reported that the pilot of the Quad City Challenger II/A was departing from Thompson on a test flight after an engine overhaul. The pilot noted that the engine produced rated rpm, but the aircraft took longer than normal to reach takeoff speed and had difficulty maintaining flying speed during climb and cruise. The pilot attempted a precautionary landing on a road but diverted the flight back to the airport after observing traffic on the road. After landing, the pilot noted that the propeller had been installed backwards.
The pilot of C-IFWP, a Quad City ultralight, departed from Runway 23 at Thompson at 0343Z. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot did a low-level circuit and returned to the airport. Thompson fire department responded and the aircraft landed safely at 0349Z. TSB will be contacting the owner.

October 9, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB

C-IFWP, an ultralight with 2 people on board, landed on Runway 23 at Thompson and exited onto Taxiway Alpha for the south apron when the nose gear collapsed. The pilots removed the aircraft from the taxiway. No delays were incurred. OPI - System Safety

September 17, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), ATS operating irregularity)

The crew of SGK 411, an Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante, requested a departure advisory for Runway 05 at Thompson at 1820Z. C-IFWP, an ultralight, was observed in the downwind leg at this time, given as traffic downwind. The pilot of C-IFWP reported downwind and was asked to report final. SGK 411 began the takeoff roll on Runway 05 at 1824Z. The pilot of C-IFWP did not report final for Runway 32 and was not observed by FSS until near the intersection of Runways 14/32 and 05/23. SGK 411 had rotated and appeared to pass over the top of C-IFWP. The pilot of C-IFWP commenced a low level right turn to avoid the departing a/c. SGK 411 continued on their flight to destination and C-IFWP re-joined final and landed on Runway32. OPI - General Aviation UPDATE ANS and Airspace advised that the crew of SGK 411 requested a departure advisory for Runway 05. C- IFWP was observed in the downwind leg at this time, given as traffic downwind for Runway 32. SGK 411 began his takeoff roll on Runway 05. The pilot of C-IFWP did not report final for Runway 32 and was not observed by FSS until near the intersection of Runways 14/32 and 05/23. SGK 411 had rotated and appeared to pass over top of C- IFWP. The pilot of C-IFWP commenced a low level right turn to avoid SGK 411. SGK 411 continued on his flight to destination and C-IFWP rejoined final and landed on Runway 32. Preliminary investigation indicated that update traffic information was not provided. A Fact Finding Board will be convened. UPDATE General Aviation reported that the ultralight had been in the circuit on Runway 32 for about 40 minutes. FSS advised the commuter aircraft planning a departure Runway 05 of the ultralight circuit traffic in the downwind. The ultralight pilot did not make the mandatory call on final for Runway 32 as per CAR 602.102(b). The commuter crew did not ""ascertain by radio communication┬┐"" prior to beginning the takeoff roll as per CAR 602.100(b). The ultralight pilot took evasive action on short final to avoid the commuter aircraft departing Runway 05. FSS is satisfied both parties will be more diligent in future and thus prevent a recurrence. In a teleconference with the ultralight instructor, he will be more careful in future.

September 4, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB

The pilot of C-IFWP, an ultralight with one passenger, was taxiing for departure at Thompson for a local flight when the nosewheel fell off at the intersection of the two runways. The occupants pushed the machine off the runway and it was later towed to the apron. OPI - System Safety

August 26, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB

C-IFWP, an ultralight a/c with 2 people on board, blew a tire on landing on Runway 14 at Thompson at 1935Z. The pilot was able to taxi to the ramp. No other a/c were delayed. OPI - System Safety

July 27, 2000

Incident at Thompson, MB

The pilot of C-IFWP, an ultralight Quad City Challenger, was doing circuits at Thompson Airport when the a/c landed hard on Runway 14 and bent the nosewheel. The pilot was unable to control the a/c and it came to a stop about 400 feet from the threshold and 15 feet outside the runway lights on the east side. The pilot was not injured. The runway was Notamed closed for about one hour. OPI - System Safety

June 21, 2000

Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH) (Rejected take-off)

The pilot of C-IFWP, a Challenger ultralight a/c, was in the circuit for Runway 32 at Thompson. CAV 1955, a Saab 340, was ready for departure from Runway 05 and the crew was given updated traffic information as an ultralight 1 mile final for Runway 32. CAV 1955 advised they would ""quickly depart"" and began takeoff. FSS requested C-IFWP to make a 360 degree turn for traffic. CAV 1955 then rejected the takeoff at 1645Z while C-IFWP was in the 360 degree turn. C-IFWP landed on Runway 32 at 1647Z. CAV 1955 then departed at 1648Z. C-GMDL, a Piper Navajo, had been on final for Runway 05 when CAV 1955 aborted takeoff and subsequently had to do a 360 turn to allow CAV 1955 to backtrack and await traffic. C-GMDL landed at 1650Z. OPI - System Safety