Accident at Traverse Bay, Manitoba


1996-10-28: The Sowind Air PA31, C-GHMK, was enroute from Berens River, Manitoba, to St. Andrews. The captain diverted around several cloud buildups in which he observed lightning. In clear air near a buildup, the aircraft flew into heavy hail. The captain turned the aircraft and estimates that hail struck the aircraft for about 10-15 seconds. The aircraft was substantially damaged.


CADORS Number 1996C0447
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-10-14 - 11:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Traverse Bay, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Wind shear or thunderstorm

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GHMK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - precipitation

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