1997-02-07: The pilot of C-GWWO
was unable to get the main gear down. The nose gear was partially extended. The Airport maintenance used a snow blower to put snow cover on runway 34. The aircraft landed with gear up on snow cover. Damage is unknown. There were 4 SOB, no injuries. The runway was closed till approximately 2200Z. UPDATE: After take-off from Calgary International on a charter flight to Grande Cache, Alberta, the pilot selected the landing gear up, but the nose gear of the Cessna 310 did not retract properly. The gear selector was cycled several times, and the emergency checklist was followed. The pilot diverted to Springbank and consulted with Company Maintenance. After flying around for about two hours to burn off excess fuel, the pilot elected to land on runway 34. The snow clearing crew had ploughed fresh snow onto the centre of the runway to cushion the landing. The aircraft landed on the centre line and came to a stop without further incident. The pilot reported that he had secured both engines, and that both propellers were in a horizontal position prior to touchdown. The main landing gear undercarriage doors, belly antennas, and flaps were damaged. Company Maintenance reported that one nose undercarriage door had jammed, resulting in the system being out of sequence. Once out of sequence the gear would not move.