Plane leaves Igloolik runway, no injuries reported

Incident won’t be subject to comprehensive investigation: TSB

No injuries were reported after a Piper PA-31 aircraft with two people onboard slid off the runway in Igloolik on Sunday evening, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board has confirmed. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

By Madalyn Howitt

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will not conduct a comprehensive investigation after a plane left the runway in Igloolik on Sunday.

A Piper PA-31 aircraft “inadvertently moved and went off the side of the runway” during a run-up at approximately 8:45 p.m., Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Liam MacDonald said Tuesday.

A run-up is a pre-flight procedure to ensure aircraft systems, including the engines, are operating properly prior to flight.

It is too early to tell what may have caused the incident, MacDonald said.

There were two people on board; no injuries were reported.

The incident has been classified as a class 5 occurrence, which are not subject to comprehensive investigations followed by an investigation report.

Inuit Child First, Indigenous Services Canada

However, data on Class 5 occurrences “are recorded in suitable scope for possible future safety analysis, statistical reporting, or archival purposes,” MacDonald said.


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