Incident at Fort Frances 50 NM E, Ontario


1996-11-04: Voyageur 793, a Beech A100 King Air, departed Fort Frances, Ontario on a scheduled passenger flight to Thunder Bay. About 20 minutes after departure, the crew felt a buffeting on the elevator controls and noted that a wing locker door had come ajar. The crew reduced speed to 150 kts and the buffeting stopped. The crew declared an emergency, proceeded to Thunder Bay and landed without further incident. Maintenance found that a washer was missing from one of the wing locker door latches, and the alignment and geometry of the latch had been compromised. Two engine tents had departed the wing locker. The latch was repaired and the wing locker was placarded unserviceable pending examination at the operator's maintenance headquartrers. The operator plans to submit an SDR to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1996C0458
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-10-31 - 21:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Fort Frances 50 NM E, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FAPP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model  Silhouette image of A100
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VAL793
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Door/canopy openings indications

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