Incident at THE PAS / GRACE LAKE MB (CJR3)

Summary

2003-08-26: The Piper PA-31T Cheyenne aircraft, registration C-GEBA was on a medevac from Grace Lake, Manitoba to Winnipeg. While in cruise at 17,000 feet, the right propeller was struck by lighting. The lightning strike did not affect the performance of the aircraft and the crew elected to continue to Winnipeg where the aircraft landed safely. The operator advised that the aircraft suffered minor damage to the propeller, flap and elevator trailing edges.
2003-08-27: UPDATE M & M reported that an initial inspection of the a/c revealed major damage to the RH engine and propeller, plus associated damage to the RH flap/elevator and lower aft fuselage belly skins. The engine and propeller were sent to AMO's for assessment and repair. The a/c is presently parked at Esso Avitat in Winnipeg. It will require a complete inspection including avionics, plus structural repairs to the damaged skin blow holes and arcing trails. In the interim, the company has leased another PA-31T

Details


CADORS Number 2003C1211
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-08-21 - 18:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CJR3
Aerodrome Name THE PAS / GRACE LAKE MB (CJR3)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 80 NM SE of Grace Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0222
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Wind shear or thunderstorm
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GEBA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner BEAVER AIR SERVICES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, BY ITS GENERAL PARTNER, BASLP MANA (GEMENT LTD.)
Operator BEAVER AIR SERVICES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (4077) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA31T
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-28
PT6A-28
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - lightning

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