Accident at 6610N 13410W in the NWT


1997-08-12: The pilot of C-GOOY selected a 500 foot gravel bed as a landing site and decided that this location could be utilized for his big game outfitting business. His intention was to lengthen the landing area by cutting down some scrub brush on both ends of the site, thus increasing it to about 750 feet. During the subsequent takeoff, with one passenger on board, the a/c would not get airborne, and overran the end of the cleared area. It struck some willows bordering the site, and came to rest upright with damage to the propellor, main gear, and left wing. There were no injuries. The pilot reported that the a/c was lightly loaded, with about 8 gallons of fuel, and about 20 pounds of cargo. He indicated that he had never landed at this location before, that the outside air temperature was very hot at the time, and that the engine was developing full power when the accident occurred.


CADORS Number 1997C0541
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-08-06 - 21:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 6610N 13410W in the NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Runway excursion,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GOOY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA18 150
Year Built 1961
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion,Collision with object

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