There was a small fire which erupted in the front wheel well, but members of The Winnipeg Sports Car Club which were using the strip at the time, converged on the aircraft and quickly doused the small fire with portable extinguishers.
Side note: Folklore (If you want to call it that) claims that the group of AC
mechanics who set off from Winnipeg (YWG
) in their panel van to begin assessment and repairs "RAN OUT OF
GAS" somewhere in the backwoods of Manitoba!