A Buffalo Airways cargo plane went off the runway in Kugaaruk during the afternoon of April 28.

“It looks like everyone is OK,” Mayor Teddy Apsaktaun said, adding that he could see that the aircraft had come to a stop beside the runway with a bent propeller.

This King Air plane flying for Buffalo Airways slid off the runway and into a snowbank in Kugaaruk on Tuesday.
photo courtesy of Barnaby Immingark

RCMP and firefighters responded to the scene, but the mayor said there’s no indication of smoke or fire. He’s awaiting a formal report on the details.

“It’s still under investigation,” said Apsaktaun, adding that the incident occurred between 1-2 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.

A statement from Buffalo Airways said a King Air aircraft slid into a snowbank.

The crew are safe. There were no passengers on board.

The Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident, the news release from Buffalo Airways stated.

Conditions in Kugaaruk this afternoon were blustery, with light snow and wind blowing from the southwest at 53 km/h, according to Environment Canada.


Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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