Incident at Winnipeg, MB (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1997-10-31: KFA 285, a regularly scheduled cargo flight from Hamilton, arrived on Runway 36 at Winnipeg, and while the crew were taxiing the a/c to the cargo apron, the a/c missed the corner at the Hotel, Foxtrot and Whiskey Taxiway intersections. The nosegear and right main gear became stuck in the grass which had been softened by recent wet weather. The taxiways were closed for approximately 4 hours while the a/c was extricated from the grass by 2 mules and a loader. There was no reported damage to the a/c or the taxiway lights. The Winnipeg area had been coated with freezing rain during the night and this may have been a factor in the incident. UPDATE The crew reported difficulty with directional control of the a/c during taxi because of ice on the taxiway. At the intersection of Foxtrot, Hotel and Whiskey Taxiway, the crew used reverse thrust to stop the a/c, but the nosewheels and right main wheels slid off the taxiway surface onto the grass. Prior to the occurrence, the ATIS reported that the taxiways had been sanded, however there was no evidence of sand on the taxiway at the time of the incident. Sometime later, sand was applied to the taxiway.


CADORS Number 1997C0735
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-21 - 10:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway excursion,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FKFO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 727
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KFA 285
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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