Incident at Churchill Falls, Labrador


1997-03-20: When the landing gear was selected down on approach into Churchill Falls it failed to extend to the down and locked position. The aircraft returned to Goose Bay and the crew extended the gear manually. Maintenance found a chafed through hydraulic line (located between the left engine and the wing) which resulted in a loss of hydraulic fluid. The line was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service. TSB case closed.


CADORS Number 1995A0612
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-16 - 22:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Churchill Falls, Labrador
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GPBC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator LABRADOR AIRWAYS LIMITED (559) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA 31T3
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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