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.