Accident at Lutsel K'e, NWT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1997-04-03: The pilot of C-GNAL reported to Yellowknife FSS that upon landing at Lutsel K'e, they ran off the end of the runway. Damage to the aircraft is unknown. No injuries. The runway surface condition - 100% covered in loose snow. UPDATE: The aircraft with a crew of 2 and 12 passengers on board were enroute Lutsel K'e (formerly Snow Drift) from Fort Smith. The First Officer was conducting the landing with a 90 degree cross wind component. The use of reverse thrust for directional control was not effective. Braking action was poor because of ice and snow on the 3000 foot runway. The flying pilot then elected to abort the landing and go around, however, the captain took control and rejected the go around because of runway length remaining and the load factor. The aircraft skidded off the runway. There were no injuries to the crew or passengers. Both propellers sustained minor damage.


CADORS Number 1997C0185
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-03-27 - 23:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Lutsel K'e, NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway excursion,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GNAL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model 99
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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