Incident at Thompson, Manitoba


1997-05-13: The aircraft departed Thompson VFR enroute St. Theresa Point. Shortly after departure the pilot advised Air Radio that he was returning due to an unspecified problem. ERS was advised and stoodby as the aircraft was landed without further incident. The aircraft was taxied off the runway and parked. One aircraft was delayed and there was no other flights inconvenienced. The difficulty was caused by a rope which is attached to the tail wheel assembly and is used to help pull the aircraft around when the aircraft is being operated into and out of snow covered lakes or ice strips. The rope became entangled with the tail wheel which caused a decrease in lateral control during the take-off phase. The pilot removed the rope and the tail assembly was being inspected for damage.


CADORS Number 1997C0260
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-05-13 - 14:46
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FPPJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180B
Year Built 1959
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 Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight

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