Accident at Winnipeg, Manitoba


1996-03-09: The crew of N707CA arrived at Winnipeg to pick up the New York Islanders Hockey Team. The aircraft was taxied to ramp 2 where it was to be parked at the Avitat Esso refuelling centre. A BAC 111 had been parked earlier and restricted the manoeuvring area. The aircraft was marshalled to the northeast corner of the refuelling station, there were two wing walkers besides the nose marshaller. The aircraft was shut down and the crew disembarked, the captain was advised by the ramp attendant that the aircraft elevator had come in contact with and in fact had knocked down a 40 foot light standard. The captain inspected the elevator to evaluate the damage which was substantial. Arrangements were made with Air Canada to have the aircraft towed to their hangar and await a replacement elevator. The captain reported that the two hundred series 727 tail is just outside the turning radius of the wings. This is due to the added length of the aircraft, which may explain why the tail section hit the light standard.


CADORS Number 1996C0085
Occurrence Type Accident
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Occurred At 1996-03-09 - 16:00
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 Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Accident
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 727 200
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Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N707CA
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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