September 11, 2019

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Beech 1900D (C-GSNQ/EV601) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) departing from Runway 21 deviated left on the standard instrument departure (SID) due to an Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd. Piper PA-34-200 (C-GHSE) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Gander, NL (CYQX) on the left downwind for Runway 31 crossing into the departure path.

November 12, 2004

Incident at WATERVILLE / KINGS CO MUNI NS (CCW3)

At 1740Z,C-GHSE,a PA34, advised Halifax FIC that he was unable to lower the nose gear. NOTAM issued to close the runway. All agencies advised. Firefighters, RCMP, and ambulance standing by. Aircraft landed with gear up at 1906Z with little structural damage. TSB case closed
TSB Update:A04A0143: The Piper PA 34 Seneca, C-GHSE, was on a local training flight when the crew called the Halifax Flight Information Center and advised that the nose gear was not indicating green when extended. The crew cycled the gear a number of times including manual emergency extension but could not get a safe indication for the nose gear. A flyby of the runway visually confirmed that the nose gear doors were partially opened and that the nose wheel was not extended. The aircraft then landed safely with the nose gear up at 1506 AST while Greenwood CFR and ambulance services stood by. A NOTAM was issued to close the runway until the aircraft was removed. The aircraft sustained minor damage only and the occupants were not injured. Maintenance found that the nose wheel shimmy damper forward mount bolt was incorrectly installed during maintenance before the incident flight. Installation of the shimmy damper attachment bolt requires that the bolt head must point downward which is opposite to the standard maintenance practice of bolts being installed with the ""head up"". Once the bolt was installed correctly; several gear-swing were completed, including several emergency gear swings without problems. It was noted that placard on the nose gear which indicates proper installation of the bolt was badly deteriorated. The placard has been replaced.
Maintenance and Manufacturing Update: A bolt attaching the shimmy dampener to the nose strut was installed incorrectly causing interference with wheel well structure. A warning placard regarding the proper installation of this bolt is badly deteriorated and a replacement has been ordered.

June 12, 2000

Incident at Halifax

C-GHSE PA34 from Waterville, experienced a flat tire while landing on runway 06 in Halifax. Runway was closed until aircraft was towed off and traffic changed to runway 33. Nil TSB Update: After landing, Instructor took control to try to make the taxiway ATC requested they exit on. The trainee was applying brake with the instructor following the transfer of control causing the aircraft to skid and blow a tire. Instructor feels it was force of habit that caused the trainee to stay on the brakes after the transfer of control. Instructor/trainee have discussed it at length. Instructor feels it was a one time. No further flight training concerns as a result of MAR CADOR follow up.

September 27, 1993

Incident at OSHAWA

PA34 SENECA C-GHSE - A/C COLLIDED WITH A PA28(C-FVLA) IN WEST PARKING AREA. ERS RESPONDED. NO INJURIES. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. OPS IMPACT - UNKNOWN. TIME = 1453Z. ACTION = PAH, PAR.