Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

1997-04-09: Aircraft departed runway 29 and experienced an engine failure opposite tower. Pilot landed the aircraft hard on the runway west of Taxiway "C" with some damage. One SOB, apparently unhurt but very shaken. Update: The aircraft impacted the runway with sufficient force to drive both main wheels to contact the underside of each wing and the nose gear oleo assembly was driven rearward under the forward fuselage. When the aircraft came to a stop the pilot, uninjured, exited the aircraft The Moncton tower controller sounded the crash alarm and the CFR responded. There was no smoke or fire. The operator's maintenance staff removed the aircraft from the runway. They drained 18 litres of fuel from the left wing tank and 10 litres from the right wing. Further investigation revealed that the propellor was not rotating at the time of impact. The rear fuselage and the right wing tip were also damaged. Further information concerning the fuel onboard and the selector position will be confirmed and an engine analysis carried out at a later date. TSB case closed Update: The engine was test run by the Flight College maintenance staff and operated normally through idle to full RPM range.

Details


CADORS Number 1997A0144
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-03-24 - 14:41
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton Airport
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRWC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MONCTON FLIGHT CENTRE LTD
Operator MONCTON FLIGHT CENTRE LTD. (763) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA38 112
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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