Thursday, February 22, 2024

Transport Canada releases occurrence report for February 7th Summit Air incident at YPR

The apron and runway areas of the Digby Island Airport
(from the YPR website)

Transport Canada has provided for its review of the February 7th aviation incident at Prince Rupert's Digby Island airport, providing some further notes on the reasons for a Summit Air flight of the early morning to end up off the runway.

At the time of the arrival for the Summit Air plane at the airport, YPR through their social media stream, provided for  a short overview of the events to that day. 

Though airport officials were not specific as to the cause of the incident at the time.

Yesterday's review of the incident from Transport Canada does not note of any mechanical issues for the Summit Air aircraft related to that early morning flight, simply observing of "runway or taxiway surface conditions".

Something that would seem to make the incident one for YPR to address, that related to the status of the runway conditions at the time of arrival for the Summit Air flight.

The full occurrence summary also notes that no injuries were suffered by the 34 passengers and 4 crew members onboard.

A Summit Air British Aerospace Avro 146 (C-FRJY/SUT8292) from Nanaimo, BC (CYCD) to Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR) landed on Runway 31 and slipped. 

They went 40 to 50 feet over the Runway 13 threshold at 1546Z. 

No damage to the aircraft and no injuries. 34 passengers and 4 crew members were reported on board.

Weather conditions on the 7th were clear but cold, coming as part of a brief fold snap earlier this month. 

The overnight low from the 6th into the 7th was -2.8 degrees, which is likely what the temperature may have been for the 7:46 AM landing for Summit Air flight 8292

There is no indication from the Wednesday advisory from Transport Canada if any further follow up will take place related to the February 7th incident.

The full incident report as noted above can be reviewed here.

So far, YPR officials have not noted of the release of the Transport Canada incident report.

More notes on Aviation across the Northwest can be reviewed here.

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