2003-02-19: At 1658Z, C-GGQE was observed backtracking runway 27 for departure. At 1700Z unicom received a call saying that during its take-off run C-GGQE went off the runway on the south side into a snow bank. A Snow Plow picked up the uninjured pilot and passenger. At 1707Z Halifax FIC was advised of aircraft stuck in snow on the side of runway. At 1828Z a boom truck and flat bed removed aircraft from snow bank. Halifax FIC advised at 1830Z. The weather was taken at 1702Z and was reported to be very windy, 25 knots gusting 32 knots. Nil TSB
2003-02-20: Update - 2003/02/20 - Aircraft Type
2003-03-10: Update - General Aviation - The amateur built Lancair skidded off Runway 27 during departure at the Miramichi Airport. According to the Owner, unknown to him, the rudder cable on the right side had frozen in its tubing. The Lancair is a high performance aircraft which develops high torque during its take-off roll. Due to this high torque he was unable to keep the aircraft straight. Runway conditions at the time were poor; he estimated 80% ice patches. The aircraft steering system uses differential brakes and a castering nose wheel. The brakes could not prevent the aircraft from yawing left and the aircraft lost directional control.


CADORS Number 2003A0112
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Airport
Occurred At 2003-02-13 - 17:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYCH
Aerodrome Name MIRAMICHI NB (CYCH)
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Airport
Categories Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model 360 MK II
Year Built 2001
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-360-A1A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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