Incident at Thunder Bay, Ontario


1996-08-27: Two commercial pilots rented a Piper PA28-140 (C-FZJM) for a local flight in the Thunder Bay area. During that flight, the PIC relinquished control to the second pilot who did a fly-by over a lake approximately 20 miles north of the Thunder Bay Airport. During that procedure the aircraft's nose landing gear struck the surface of the lake and the wheel broke free. The aircraft was returned to Thunder Bay where it was landed on the main gear and nose oleo components. Damage was restricted to the nose-gear and propeller systems; no one was injured. The flight school management have taken local follow-up preventive action.


CADORS Number 1996C0354
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-08-24 - 00:26
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FZJM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA-28-140
Year Built 1971
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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