Incident at St. Paul, AB


1997-07-28: The pilot and only occupant of C-FSZT was returning after a local pleasure flight and a normal landing was accomplished, but as the a/c was rolling out, the landing gear collapsed. Maintenance determined that the gear was down but not locked due to in all likelihood to contaminants in the hydraulic system. The pilot suspects that he did not see the unsafe gear warning light because the landing was made into the setting sun. UPDATE When the pilot had selected gear down for landing, the gear only partially extended, and the manual pump did not function to complete the extension. After the incident, when maintenance lifted the a/c, the gear selector was cycled without result, yet when the manual system was activated, the pump came on and the gear extended fully.


CADORS Number 1997C0474
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-19 - 03:35
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, St. Paul, AB
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
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Year Built 1994
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Roll Out
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Hydraulic problem

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