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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172432
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:25-DEC-2014
Time:12.00
Type:Santa DreamSleigh 100XWB
Owner/operator:Private, dba Santa Claus
Registration: NP-002
C/n / msn: 000002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:North Pole Cargoport Airfield -   North Pole
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:North Pole Cargoport Airfield
Destination airport:unreported destination
Narrative:
A reindeer-powered experimental Santa DreamSleigh 100XWB, sustained minor damage to the left hand main skid when it sank back and touched down hard shortly after lifting off runway 18 during its takeoff at the North Pole Cargoport Airfield, North Pole. The instrument rated captain was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual dba Santa Claus as a nonscheduled international cargo flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, with snowfall.

The pilot reported that there was snow and ice on the runway. He reported that one of the reindeer lost power during critical phase of take-off.
A post-accident inspection of the DreamSleigh revealed minor damage and the flight was able to continue after repairs.
None of the reindeer were injured
26 Gifts were lost from the Cargo hold.
The North Pole Cargo Field is now temporarily closing RWY 19.

Sources:

pilot report.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Dec-2014 15:54 harro Added
22-Dec-2014 18:23 Benster Updated [Time]
22-Dec-2014 18:57 InvaderA26 Updated [Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 14:38 MrExCrabfat Updated [Narrative]
24-Dec-2014 15:55 harro Updated [Date]
25-Dec-2014 07:46 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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