Plane crash-lands near Iqaluit airport

Small aircraft significantly damaged; no fatalities reported

A Cessna 172 crash-landed near Iqaluit’s airport over the weekend. (Photo by Bill Williams, special to Nunatsiaq News)

By David Lochead

A small aircraft bound for Turkey crash-landed near the Iqaluit airport over the weekend.

The incident occurred Sunday at around 9 p.m., the Transportation Safety Board of Canada told Nunatsiaq News.

The pilot was the only individual aboard the Cessna 172. He survived, but the plane sustained significant damage.

It is too early to say what the causes and contributing factors to the crash may be, said Liam MacDonald, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board.

He said the board is gathering information and assessing the incident.

Bound for Turkey, the aircraft was scheduled to make a stop in Iqaluit, MacDonald said.

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The plane’s markings appear to indicate it belongs to the Turkish Airlines Flight Academy. Nunatsiaq News reached out to the flight academy but did not receive a response.


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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by Oscar on

    The Turkish pilots did almost the same thing when Buffalo Airways out of YK went to Turkey with their water bombers to train Turkish pilots. The Turkish pilot was trying to land the water bomber with the landing gear still up and wreck the undercarriage of the fuselage. I see a pattern here

    • Posted by Fixed Gear on

      In this case, your story is misleading. This aircraft has fixed landing gear.

      • Posted by John K on

        My original comment with some actual substance is no bueno but you post my comment asking why you deleted it?

        Lol, what’s going on at Nunatsiaq?

        • Posted by Atatsiak on

          Because they are “soft”. Their feelings get hurt for whatever reason. Not even my recent comments can make it anymore. I feel you John K.

  2. Posted by Northern Inuit on

    bet his baggage still arrived on the same flight.

    lesson for Canadian North.


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