Accident at Bistcho Lake, AB


1999-02-01: The pilot of C-GPAT, a Cessna 421, was transporting 4 passengers to a private gravel airstrip at Bistcho Lake and was unable to control the a/c after landing on the snow-covered strip. On touchdown, the a/c veered left and struck a 3 foot windrow adjacent to the runway, and all three landing gear were sheared off. There were no injuries among the 5 people on board, but the a/c is described as being substantially damaged. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the pilot landed north of, and parallel to the snow-covered runway in flat light conditions and light snow. It was reported that when the airstrip was built and the land cleared, the strip was not built in the centre of the clearing. The pilot was attempting to use the centre of the clearing to land as a reference because of the light and snow conditions.


CADORS Number 1999C0014
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-01-04 - 19:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Bistcho Lake, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Runway excursion,Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GPAT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 421B
Year Built 1972
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 Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - on ground,Runway excursion

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