Accident at Red Lake, Ontario (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1997-01-03: Airport maintenance personnel had cleared the snow back 50 feet from the runway lights, leaving the 2-3 foot deep windrow of snow beyond. To facilitate removal of equipment from runway 26, a loop road was established extending into the windrow off the end and to the north of the runway. The pilot of C-GIUU overflew the runway and observed the windrow but did not see the loop road. The pilot landed the ski-equipped aircraft on the windrow, prior to the loop road. During the roll-out, the aircraft dropped into and traversed the loop road then popped back into the air as it encountered the windrow again. The aircraft bounced twice as it headed towards the edge of the windrow. The left ski dropped off the edge and failed rearwards. No reported injuries. Ops Impact -- unknown.


CADORS Number 1996O0584
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-12-18 - 14:30
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Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Red Lake, Ontario
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

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