1997-04-02: The pilot of C-GQJI
, a C182, was attempting to depart on a local flight from a road located 10 miles south and 2 miles east of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan. During the takeoff roll the aircraft ran off the side of the road, hit the snow and flipped end over end. There were no fatalities or injuries to the 4 SOB, but the aircraft was described as totally destroyed. The ELT was activated. UPDATE: The pilot of a Cessna 182 was preparing to depart from a municipal road beside his farm to survey the local flood situation; the pilot's private runway was not yet in service because of the recent melting snow. The pilot had fuelled the aircraft prior to departure and noticed frost on the upper surface of the wings. The pilot was not concerned with the frost as it was beginning to melt and drip off the trailing edge of the wing. The pilot taxied into position and began the takeoff roll with 10 degrees of flap. At 80 MPH indicated airspeed the pilot rotated the nose and the aircraft initially began to climb. The right wing however, dropped suddenly and the landing gear caught the snow beside the road. The aircraft flipped end over end and came to rest upside down in the ditch. The pilot and three passengers were not injured, however the aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot indicated that the aircraft reacted differently on this flight than on any other flight with this machine in the past. The pilot believes that the frost on the wings may not have been totally gone prior to takeoff.