Accident at Calgary, Alberta


1997-04-02: The pilot of the Piper PA30 on an early morning flight, decided to do the run-up on an area of the ramp instead of the holding bay at the end of runway 34 because of a potential conflict with a Boeing 727. While taxiing to position, the pilot was temporarily blinded by the 727's taxi light, "cut" a corner, and damaged the left propeller when the nose gear and right gear dropped into a depression.


CADORS Number 1997C0192
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-03-25 - 11:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GINN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA30
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike

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