Incident at Red Deer, AB


1997-09-15: C-GYGY was enroute from Lethbridge to Edmonton City Centre airport, when the pilot reported to ATC that he suspected that there was a problem with the nose gear. The pilot did a fly-by of the Red Deer FSS and the staff there advised that it appeared that the nose gear was only half-way extended. The pilot elected to use the grass strip beside Runway 29, and on touchdown, the nose gear apparently then extended fully. There was no damage to the a/c. In similar situations, the nose gear trunnion bearing has become stuck, perhaps due to lack of lubrication, and that may have been a factor in this incident. More details will follow.


CADORS Number 1997C0634
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-09-11 - 17:57
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Red Deer, 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 GYGY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA32R 300
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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