Perimeter flight from Thompson damages propeller in snowbank collision after landing in Shamattawa

A Perimeter Aviation flight from Thompson to Shamattawa hit the snowbank on the right side of the runway after landing Jan. 19.

Eleven passengers were on board along with two crew members when the incident occurred around 5 p.m.

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A statement from Perimeter said that as the plane was slowing down during the landing rollout it veered to the right of the runway and hit a snowbank. The right side propeller was damaged by the collision.

No one was injured and Perimeter vice-president of commercial services Carlos Castillo said the airline is making arrangements to visit Shamattawa as soon as possible to provide an update to the passengers, community and leadership.

Shamattawa First Nation Chief Eric Redhead posted phots of the plane on Facebook. 

A Perimeter flight slid off the runway after landing at the Thompson airport in November 2017. Nott shutting down the left engine, which had an oil leak, prior to landing  resulted in an increased propeller angle that caused the plane to roll to the right in that incident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a report released in November 2018. The captain and first officer, who were the only people on board, were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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