Incident: Alkan D228 at Coffee Creek on Jul 22nd 2020, drum roll on touchdown

An Alkan Air Dornier Do-228, registration C-FUCN performing a flight from Whitehorse,YT to Coffee Creek Airstrip,YT (Canada) with 7 passengers and 2 crew, touched down at Coffee Creek Airstrip when the right main gear struck one of the fuel drums at the runway edge marking the touch down zone, the fuel drum subsequently struck the right side of the fuselage and the right horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft rolled out without further incident. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage.

The Canadian TSB reported: “Subsequent to the occurrence, the fuel drums were replaced with high visibility plastic cones and the vegetation near the edge of the airstrip was cut to provide better visibility of the new touchdown zone markers.”


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