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Baggage Cart Wrecks Beech 1900

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Some days it just doesn't pay to go to the airport. Canada's Transportation Safety Board is reporting that a Beech 1900D operated by Wasaya Airways was heavily damaged by a baggage cart in October at the northern Ontario village of Muskrat Dam. The aircraft was on the ramp with its engines running when Murphy took over. "A strong gust of wind blew a baggage cart into the right propeller of the aircraft, and the cart was then flung underneath the fuselage and into the path of the left propeller," the TSB said in its daily roundup of aviation incidents. 

The crew immediately shut down the engines but not before the props and engines were wrecked. Wasaya Airways is owned by a consortium of native groups in northwestern Ontario and operates 27 aircraft into remote villages throughout the sparsely populated region.

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