Incident at Winnipeg, Manitoba


1996-02-23: Northwest Airlines 785, a Douglas DC-9-50, was landing on runway 13 at Winnipeg on a scheduled flight from Minneapolis. The Tower Controller advised the crew that the first 3,000 feet of the runway was clear but the remainder was snow covered and icy. The aircraft reportedly touched down firmly. Two of the three flight attendants were standing in the aisles at touchdown, and one of them fell and suffered a broken leg. There is some difference of opinion as to the time between the Flight Crew's "landing" signal to the cabin crew and the aircraft touchdown. The Flight Attendants were reportedly in the habit of judging time to touchdown by visual reference to the ground. The approach to runway 13 has few visual cues as to height above ground that would be visible at night in reduced visibility. The operator intends to discuss the occurrence during annual crew training.


CADORS Number 1996C0071
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-02-23 - 04:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
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Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC9
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N771NC
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing

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