Accident at Regina, SK


1997-10-31: The pilot of C-FIWA was on a VFR flight to Regina from Strasbourg and landed on Runway 13. The a/c landed hard and the left main wheel came off the gear assembly. The a/c bounced and came down resting on the nose and right main gear. There were no injuries to the pilot, but substantial damage to the a/c. ERS responded to the a/c and provided assistance to the pilot. The runway was closed and traffic was diverted to Runway 08. Tower reported significant impact for commercial traffic. TSB authorized the removal of the a/c from Runway 13. UPDATE The pilot reported later that the landing was not hard, but normal, and just after touchdown, the left wheel separated from the gear assembly. Maintenance examination revealed that four bolts had sheared off the gear assembly which caused the wheel to come off. The a/c is presently being repaired at an AMO, which will forward a report to the TSB about whether the bolts failed due to fatigue or stress overload. UPDATE Maintenance at Southern Aviation, where the a/c is being repaired, report that the bolts that broke are aircraft grade AN bolts. The parts manual for this a/c states that either AN or NAS bolts may be used on the a/c, however NAS bolts are described as heavy duty. The manuals do not say which bolt should be used with a particular application (i.e. wheels or skis), however it may be the case that the heavy duty bolts should be used when the a/c is on skis. The Computerized Airworthiness Information System (CAIS) shows that this a/c is operated with Federal Model C-3000 skis, but without the appropriate drawings, it is difficult to determine whether the bolts are to be changed when the skis are installed. It is not known at this point if the same AN bolts that broke were used when the a/c was operated on skis. Southern Aviation will be submitting an SDR to transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1997C0745
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-21 - 19:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Regina, SK
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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 Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180C
Year Built 1960
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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