Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (Incursion - runway - aircraft, Conflict - potential)
1997-10-03: N126TF, a C550 Citation, was cleared for takeoff from Runway 18 for an IFR flight to The Pas. N126TF was in the takeoff roll, and was rotating north of the intersection of Foxtrot and Quebec taxiways, where they meet Runway 18. N9696C, a PA-34 Seneca, was taxiing for takeoff and did not hold short of Runway 18 as requested, but entered Runway 18 from Foxtrot and turned onto Quebec as the Citation was on the roll. The Ground Controller tried to stop the pilot of N9696C before entering the Runway, but was unsuccessful. The Citation was airborne and 300 to 500 feet AGL when it reached the intersection. The crew of the Citation saw the other a/c and the incursion had no effect on their departure. The pilot of N9696C apparently missed her turnoff from Foxtrot onto Tango Taxiway, and thought Runway 18 was where she should turn. Once on the runway, she realized the mistake, and stayed well to the side of the runway and quickly exited on Quebec. She apologized to the Ground Controller, and it appears that this was a case of unfamiliarity with a new airport.
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