Accident at Swift Current


1997-02-03: The pilot of the Cessna 177B, C-GXFY, was en route from Regina, Saskatchewan to Medicine Hat, Alberta, on a cross-country training exercise. About one hour into the flight, the pilot noted that the ground speed had decreased to the extent that the likelihood of reaching his destination with the fuel remaining was in doubt. The pilot diverted the flight to Swift Current, and received an airport advisory that surface winds were 250 degrees at 35 gusting to 45 kts. The pilot landed the aircraft on runway 30, and as the aircraft was rolling down the runway after touchdown, a gust of wind lifted the left wing. The aircraft approached the right side of the runway, and struck a snow drift and overturned. The pilot suffered only minor injuries, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage to its wings, tail, and propeller.


CADORS Number 1997C0074
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-01-30 - 21:47
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Swift Current
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Fuel related,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXFY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 177B
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Fuel management,Collision with object

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