Accident at Patuanak, SK (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)


1999-06-07: C-GCTA, a Cessna 441 with 2 crew and 5 passengers, was taxiing to Runway 14 at Patuanak on a scheduled flight to Beauval. As the crew made a left turn at the button of the runway, the nosegear broke or collapsed. The nose dropped and the propellers struck the ground. The pilots shut the a/c down and the occupants de-planed without injury. There is damage to the nose, propellers and nacelles. The gravel runway was reportedly firm at the time of the occurrence. Observers at the scene after the accident reported that ground markings indicated that the left main wheel had dug into the gravel surface and that the wheel was likely locked during the turn. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that Patuanak is a registered airport and not a certified airport, therefore it is not required to meet Transport Canada standards. The Canada Flight Supplement listing for the site states that runway strength and conditions are subject to seasonal and/or climatic variations. A clay stabilizer was added to that end of the runway surface last summer. The airport plans to do the same to the other end this summer. Pilots have reported that the surface is generally in good condition and pilot technique may have been a factor in this accident.


CADORS Number 1999C0427
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-06-03 - 18:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Patuanak, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV 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 GCTA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 441
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ABS 441
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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