Incident at Red Lake, Ontario


1996-12-24: The aircraft departed on a test flight. The aircraft had not been flown for about one year and both engines had been replaced. When the landing gear was selected up after takeoff, the pilot noted that the nose gear indicated "unsafe" and a pilot in another company aircraft observed the nose gear partly extended. The pilot selected the landing gear down and landed without further incident. Maintenance found that the hydraulic fluid was down about 1.5 litres. The hydraulic lines had been purged after the engine change, but the system had not been run with a hydraulic test bed. Engineers suspect that air may have remained in the system. Ops. Impact -- unknown.


CADORS Number 1996O0585
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-12-20 - 16:37
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Red Lake, 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 GZIS | 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
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hydraulic problem,Landing gear

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