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Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:59 pm

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The pilot reported that there was snow and ice on the runway. He reported that a strong crosswind gust forced the experimental airplane to veer off the left side of the runway where the it struck runway lights.

Seems some people just push things too hard this time of year when conditions are not conducive to a safe flight.

Full incident report on ASN : http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=151374
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:27 pm

Quoting zeke (Thread starter):
Seems some people just push things too hard this time of year when conditions are not conducive to a safe flight.

Cargo pilots tend to fly in a lot worse conditions than passenger pilots, but still, you'd think that there's be enough local personnel there to do a proper field condition test.
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks Zeke

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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:14 pm

   Thanks for that, Zeke. I shared that story to PHX Spotters page.
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:30 pm

considering that the incident took place at the North Pole, should the runway not have been 18 ???
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:08 pm

Quoting zeke (Thread starter):
Seems some people just push things too hard this time of year when conditions are not conducive to a safe flight.

He is time limited though! Lets hope the winds are calm enough for an uneventful take-off on Monday evening or we'll have nothing to unwrap on Tuesday morning!

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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:32 am

Quoting hailstone (Reply 4):
considering that the incident took place at the North Pole, should the runway not have been 18 ???

Yup! This is clearly a tower fault.

This airport has had southerly wind constantly during the last four and a half billion years. Why on earth (eah - why on ice) have they made a 13/31 runway?

And much worse, why does tower clear such a heavy cargo plane for takeoff on a crosswind runway? Especially since the runway also seems to have been contaminated.

The end users of the cargo should sue the airport for damage caused by any late delivery.
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:54 am

Thanks Zeke, I just had an amazing laugh. People are staring. I´ve shared it with all my pilot friends.
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:46 am

Quoting hailstone (Reply 4):

Shouldn't all runways be 18 at the North Pole, regardless of their orientation.. After all, every direction is south from the North Pole....   
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:50 am

Ha, Ha - very funny!!
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:16 am

I notice the date of the incident is December 22. I am guessing this was a test flight... do a little run up of the engines on the reindeer since they haven't been airborne in a year. It seems to be sorted out as NORAD is reporting he is on the runway and the elves are completing the walk around... http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track.html
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:40 am

Haha, nice one, had a good laugh about that page.
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Everything seems to be sorted out and Santa is now cruising over Poland   

 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:34 pm

Quoting okjet (Reply 12):
Santa is now cruising over Poland

He's a few hours ahead of schedule then!

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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting hailstone (Reply 4):

considering that the incident took place at the North Pole, should the runway not have been 18 ???
Quoting Cactus105 (Reply 8):
Shouldn't all runways be 18 at the North Pole, regardless of their orientation.. After all, every direction is south from the North Pole....

Not exactly. The geographic north pole, and the magnetic north pole are rarely ever at the same point during a given time period. Over the past 100 years, the magnetic pole has traversed from Canadian arctic waters, to Russian arctic waters.



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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 14):
Not exactly. The geographic north pole, and the magnetic north pole are rarely ever at the same point during a given time period. Over the past 100 years, the magnetic pole has traversed from Canadian arctic waters, to Russian arctic waters.

Well, if you are going to be that concise, runways for airports in the Arctic are aligned to their true direction, not magnetic.
 
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RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:29 am

Quoting okjet (Reply 12):
Everything seems to be sorted out and Santa is now cruising over Poland

Hmm I wonder what sort of type rating SLEI has     
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