Incident at Prince Rupert


1997-08-08: The aircraft had been enroute from Prince George to Smithers. Severe thunderstorm activity caused the crew to divert to Terrace. The same conditions prevented an approach there. The crew then decided to go to Prince Rupert. While climbing through fourteen thousand feet a lightning strike was experienced. There were no unusual indications in the cockpit. A normal landing at Prince Rupert was carried out. Later, in Smithers, a comprehensive inspection revealed the strike to have entered at one of the blades of the left propeller and to have exited on the top surface of the left elevator.


CADORS Number 1994P0297
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-08-05 - 01:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Prince Rupert
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Turbulence encounter,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCMT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of 1900C
Year Built 1990
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Wire strike

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