King Air at Gillam, MB

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Plane down

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King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg.
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What happened? Was it a planned fuel stop in Gillam?
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Re: Plane down

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Hard landing maybe, notam says disabled aircraft, runway closed till 5z. Not likely a crash, tsb wouldn't allow a/c be moved that fast.
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Duel engine failure, landed short of runway on the ice and hit the shoreline. Knocked the gear off and more.
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Duel engine failure. Landed short of the runway on the ice. Continued on hitting the rock berm and then stopped on the runway.
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And no injuries? That's great news. Patient on board?
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sunk wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:13 pm King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg.
I thought it was around 6pm that this occured. How did you get that info so quick? Assuming you weren't in the airplane...
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Re: Plane down

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RadicalRadial wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:37 pm
sunk wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:13 pm King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg.
I thought it was around 6pm that this occured. How did you get that info so quick? Assuming you weren't in the airplane...
Lots of people on the centre freq at that time of day, so...
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This is going to affect someone's RFP :twisted:
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Whats RFP stand for?
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trey kule wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 am Whats RFP stand for?
Really f*cked plane, apparently
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trey kule wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 am Whats RFP stand for?
Sorry, reference to the Manitoba privatization. Stands for Request For Proposals. The government is getting pitched by a bunch of medevac operators to get the province wide contract.

Crashing a plane probably doesn't look good for that, but on the other hand, crashing one without anyone getting hurt is pretty impressive.

Which company was operating the plane?
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trey kule wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 am Whats RFP stand for?
Request For Proposals. The air ambulance service in Nunavut is contracted to Keewatin and is up for renewal in 2022. Standard Govt. procedure is to request proposals from interested agencies before settling on one that will provide services.
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Re: Plane down

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703doge wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:35 am
RadicalRadial wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:37 pm
sunk wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:13 pm King Air crashed in Gillam. All okay. Was a medi vac aircraft from Nunavut to Winnipeg.
I thought it was around 6pm that this occured. How did you get that info so quick? Assuming you weren't in the airplane...
Lots of people on the centre freq at that time of day, so...
How about you read the other comments from said poster...
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Re: Plane down

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Just like A/C Halifax,,, A hard landing---on the runway
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Re: Plane down

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Turbine dual engine failure or ran out of gas?
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Re: Plane down

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Three major possibilities for a dual failure...
1.)mechanical issues with both engines at the same time (Highly unlikely)
2.) Fuel contamination
3.)Too much Air in the tanks.

To be fair to my fellow aviators, I’d be betting on #2.

Correct that it doesn’t look good for a RFP bid..
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Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

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Renamed the thread so the title was a little more informative.


Ps: It’s Medical Evacuation = MedEvac
Medi-vac is some sort of weird vacuum, just like shop-vac :wink:
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Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

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Good thing the lake was still frozen.
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Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

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In my opinion If it was fuel contamination it would happen much earlier in the flight. How long is the flight from Iqaluit to Gilliam ? 2 hrs ??
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