2016-08-01 Securite Civile CL-415 taxi incident at Ajaccio, Corsica
The Canadair CL-415 was damaged when its unercarriage failed during taxi disabling the entire airport for hours.
During line-up via taxiway „Foxtrott“ for take-off on runway 20 at Ajaccio Airport , Corse, the right maingear of the water dropping aircraft gave way.
The right wing dropped until its right float hit the ground and was damaged. Some fuel spilled from a ruptured fuel tank but airport fire service quickly arrived on the spot.
Both crewmembers remained unhurt. Further damage did not occur.
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The aircraft was one of two that were sent out in the evening on a water dropping mission to combat forest fires in the northern part of Corsica Island.
Ajaccio Airport was forced to close for all traffic until the next morning when the CL-415 was finally removed. .
Jeju Airport re-opened for traffic one day earlier after a complete shutdown because of intense snowfall leaving about 90.000 people stranded.
Date: 2016-08-01 Time: 20:00
Location: LFKJ AJA Ajaccio Campo Dell’oro
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: LFKJ/AJA: Ajaccio Campo Dell’oro To: LFKJ/AJA: Ajaccio Campo Dell’oro
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Securite Civiler
Type: Canadair CL-415
Age a/c: 19,1 years
Constr. No.: 2024
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 6th safety occurence for the operator
- 11th safety occurence of type (CL-415)
- 2nd safety occurence at Ajaccio Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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