Incident at Thunder Bay, Ontario


1996-05-16: Bearskin Airlines flight 374, a Fairchild Metro III, was on approach to the Thunder Bay Airport after a scheduled passenger flight from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. When the pilot selected the landing gear down, the landing gear system indicated that the left main gear was not down and locked. A visual check indicated that the left main gear was not fully extended. The crew made two attempts to lower the landing gear by the acceleration/inertia method, after which the left main landing gear extended and indicated down and locked. The crew landed the aircraft at Thunder Bay without further incident. Maintenance found that the left main gear did not initially extend because the gear doors were stuck. Maintenance is still investigating the reason for the malfunction.


CADORS Number 1996C0151
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-05-16 - 15:19
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration GYQT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
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Occurrence Type Incident
Operator BEARSKIN LAKE AIR SERVICE LTD. (1322) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SWEARINGEN
Model SW4
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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