Incident at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba


1996-12-10: The pilot of C-FGJB, a PA28 aircraft hit a tree and birds on departure. There was damage to the port wing. The aircraft landed safely at 1350Z. UPDATE: The aircraft had been purchased at a local grass strip east of Portage La Prairie. The new owner, accompanied by a second pilot was conducting a take-off with the intent of flying to Southport for fuel. During the initial phases of the take-off roll, the aircraft was allowed to drift to the left and the left wing tip contacted a tree. The pilots continued unaware that the wing had struck a tree. The owner of the grass strip had observed the take off and called Southport Tower to advise the pilots that they had struck a tree on departure. The Tower advised the aircraft but the aircraft radio was producing side tone when transmitting. ERS vehicles were called out as a precaution and the aircraft landed without further incident. After inspecting the wing tip, fixing the radio and refuelling, the aircraft departed Southport.


CADORS Number 1996C0364
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-08-30 - 13:48
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA-28-140
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike,Collision with object

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