Incident at St. Andrews, Manitoba


1996-12-03: The pilot completed a normal touch down when the nosewheel came down quickly and the aircraft started skidding until the main tires burst. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and the pilot, the sole occupant, evacuated the aircraft. The aircraft was removed from the runway after the wheels and tires were replaced. It is thought that the aircraft landed with the brakes frozen. It had been operating into Little Grand Rapids all day. The pilot suspected his brakes might be frozen and had set up for a "bounce landing" to jar the wheels, but the touch down was smoother than he planned.


CADORS Number 1996C0523
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-12-02 - 01:33
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, St. Andrews, Manitoba
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 GQAI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1979
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 Blown tire/wheel failure

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