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Sink Hole Impacts RCMP Plane

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – The RCMP’s Kodiak plane was parked on sinkholethe apron in its usual  spot at the Prince George Airport yesterday afternoon, when a sink hole developed.

(at right,  area of  sinkhole is blocked off -photo 250News)

One wheel of the plane slipped into the  hole, which, according to witnesses,  was  no bigger than a sheet of 4×8 plywood.

There  is no  word yet on possible damage to the plane.

Airport  Communications Manager Lindsay Cotter says both the Airport Authority and the RCMP are conducting investigations into the cause of the sink hole.  They will  also be trying to establish who is  responsible for the repair of the apron, and if needed, any  repairs to the aircraft.


so much for that…
I now wonder how sturdy the runways actually are

Easy for the YXS maintenance guys to figure out the problem, but an RCMP investigation I wonder about…

“Sinkhole impacts RCMP plane” !!!
Was there impact damage to either?–;)

Stuff happens, perhaps the water table in that area is higher than normal this spring causing a localised liquefaction that undermined the asphalt
directly beneath the point load of the airplane tire.

It should be clear who is responsible for the apron.

I have a looney in my pocket metalman that says the person who takes the fall for the sink hole isn’t anywhere close to the one is actually responsible.

I think that the officer that parked the front wheel on that very spot and as with almost magical instinct ,found . Then revealed a flaw that could have caused a catastoffic accident by a moving plane . Who ever you are . Good job . Coincidence or not .

So buddy drove the plane in to the hole?

I won’t take that bet bcracer, because I agree.

At the time of the press interview it may not have been clear who will take the fall for the sink hole, but I have to assume that all the parties involved know whose apron that is, thus that entity is the one responsible for the repairs to the substrate and asphalt.


Sinkholes happen all over the place unexpectedly. True, its a good thing the plane was stationary. How would one test continuously for possible developing sinkholes? I don’t think there is a way, unless underground sensors were placed everywhere. I don’t think that will happen.
Its a naturally occurring phenomonen that we have to live with.
If they can happen completely inside a huge dam, with no evidence of where the material went, they can happen anywhere.

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