No injuries reported in airplane landing ‘incident’ at Nunavik airport

No injuries were reported from what Air Inuit’s president called an “incident” that occurred as a cargo plane was landing at the Kangiqsujuaq airport on March 30 in the late afternoon.

The problem stemmed from an issue with the landing gear, according to Nunavik Police Service deputy Chief Jean-Francois Morin, who said none of the three crew members were hurt.

Air Inuit CEO Christian Busch said in an email that an Air Inuit Dash-8 300 cargo aircraft “experienced an incident during landing.”

“Of utmost importance,” he said, “the crew operating the aircraft are safe and are receiving our full support.”

Busch said Air Inuit is “fully co-operating with authorities, during which time we will not speculate on what may have occurred.”

He added “the aircraft is currently undergoing preparation so it may be ferried to our maintenance facility.”


Cedric Gallant, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Nunatsiaq News