Incident at Broughton Island, NT (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


1997-12-05: At 2348Z, Air Nunavut 350 arrived at Broughton Island, and overflew the airport to try to determine wind conditions, but the pilot was unable to see the wind sock. The CARS operation was closed at the time, so no airport information was available. The pilot reported that the weather was clear. He elected to land on Runway 21T, unaware that there was a 10 knot tailwind. The a/c floated down the runway and touched down about halfway down the length of the 3475 foot gravel runway, which reportedly had icy patches. With full flaps, power off and maximum braking, the a/c skidded along the runway and the left wheel grabbed a bare spot, which caused the a/c to swing 90 degrees to the left, and off the runway surface. Both main wheels went off the runway surface, and the a/c became stuck in a snowbank. There were no injuries to the 2 people on board and the extent of the damage appears to be limited to the gear doors. The pilot closed his flight plan with Iqaluit FSS, and nothing more was reported by the pilot. At 0115Z, the local CARS operator advised that BFF 350 was stuck in the snow near the threshold of Runway 03T. The runway was closed by the Airport Manager until 1800Z and a NOTAM issued. The a/c has been towed to the terminal and will be ferried back to Iqaluit. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1997C0825
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-12-04 - 23:48
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Broughton Island, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway excursion,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FDNF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BFF 350
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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