Accident at Pincher Creek, AB


1997-08-19: C-FZTC, an A-26 water bomber operated by Airspray Ltd., had it's nose gear collapse on landing at Pincher Creek at 0100Z. The 2 crew were not injured, however there is reported to be substantial damage to the a/c. Initial indications are that the nosewheel forks may not have been re-connected following the a/c being towed while attending an airshow. TSB have been advised, and more details will follow. UPDATE The nose gear scissors had been disconnected for the a/c to be towed while attending an airshow at Lethbridge, and not re-connected prior to takeoff. The takeoff was normal, but the crew got an unsafe gear indication once airborne. The pilot was able to see the nosegear through an access panel and saw the scissors dangling. Prior to landing, the crew shut down the engines, but during the roll-out at about 50 knots, a severe shimmy developed and the nose gear collapsed, substantially damaging the a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0555
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-18 - 01:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Pincher Creek, 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 FZTC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model A26C
Year Built 1944
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number Airspray 13
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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