Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


1996-03-21: After a formation of four F-18s did touch and go landings at Thunder Bay, Black Lead indicated that his aircraft had a gear problem. There was some discussion of diverting to International Falls but due to fuel considerations Black Lead decided to land at Thunder Bay. An emergency was declared at 1814Z. On landing Black Lead broke one threshold light when it was hit just prior to touchdown. Both tires were blown on the left main gear and the aircraft came to rest on the runway 07, sixty degrees left of runway heading. The emergency response crews extinguished a fire in the area of the left landing gear. Tire marks on runway 07 seem to indicate that the left wheel did not rotate at any time during the landing sequence. Runway 07-25 was closed for two hours while the F-18 was removed from the runway. Favourable winds permitted Runway 12 to be used and airport operations continued uninterrupted. The weather and runway condition were both good and were not considered contributing factors to the occurrence.


CADORS Number 1995C0279
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-07-27 - 18:09
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQT
Aerodrome Name THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Thunder Bay Airport, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model CF-18 HORNET
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number LEAD 118926
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Blown tire/wheel failure

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