Incident at Hopedale Lab. (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1999-01-19: CGASA BE55 landing Hopedale pilot reported that during the landing the aircraft struck 18 inch high hard packed snow drifts. He brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway, shutdown the engines and exited the aircraft to inspect the landing gear. No damage was observed. Pilot reentered the aircraft and as he was about to start the engines, the landing gear collapsed. The pilot reported that he had filed a Flight plan and checked for Notams prior to departing Nain and that no Notams had been issued. TSB case closed


CADORS Number 1999A0041
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-01-17 - 18:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Hopedale Lab.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GASA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model B 55
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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