Incident at Edmonton, AB


1997-11-13: On approach to Runway 02, the crew reported gear extension problems and they carried out 2 fly-bys of the Tower. It appeared to Tower staff that the left main gear was not down but the gear doors were open. The a/c came back around for an approach to Runway 12 and the crew then confirmed that the gear was down and locked. The a/c landed without further incident. UPDATE It was reported that when the crew selected gear down, the left wheel tread caught on the edge of the gear door. In this a/c, if the gear door linkage is too tight, then air loading will tend to push the doors toward the closed position and they will not open fully. Apparently, this problem is addressed in the Pilot's Operating Handbook, and crews are advised to used a small negative G load to free the doors, allowing the gear to extend. It was also reported that this issue is not mentioned in the maintenance manuals for the a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0764
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-29 - 20:03
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Edmonton, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FAFR | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of FAIRCHILD
Model SA227AC
Year Built 1987
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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