Accident at Island Lake, MB


1997-11-12: PAG 101 was inbound to Island Lake from Winnipeg and on approach, the crew saw " three green" for the landing gear and proceeded to land on Runway 30. As the a/c was rolling out, the crew felt the left main gear collapsing, and they quickly throttled up and did a touch and go. As they were coming back around to attempt to land again, a helicopter pilot in the vicinity reported seeing fluid coming out from the left wing. The crew advised that the a/c was losing hydraulic pressure, and as they landed on Runway 30 again, they noticed that the gear " in transit " lights came on and the left gear folded up under the a/c. As it did, the a/c departed the runway surface and ended up 50 to 100 feet off the runway. It was reported that the a/c sustained substantial damage in the occurrence. There were 2 crew and 11 passengers on board, and it is not known if there were any injuries. UPDATE As the gear began to fold on the first landing and the crew powered up to go around, the gear folded backwards and ruptured the fuel line in the wing, which caused the venting seen by the observer. The propellors also nicked the runway surface prior to liftoff. With the ruptured fuel line, the crew decided to land as soon as possible, so they attempted to land again and the gear collapsed fully on the second landing. Maintenance has determined that the drag link assembly broke, which allowed the gear to fold. The a/c has been removed from the infield of the airport and is up on jacks. UPDATE Further information reveals that the first landing was being accomplished on Runway 30 with a reported wind from 030 degrees at 15 gusting to 28 knots. On the initial approach, the a/c touched down hard in the overrun area at the beginning of the runway. The landing was hard enough to shear the drag link assembly and cause damage to the left engine nacelle area. UPDATE After the a/c came to a stop some 1800 feet from the runway threshold, off the left side of the runway surface, the passengers opened the emergency exits and evacuated the a/c while the crew completed shut down checks. There were no injuries among the passengers. The broken left main gear drag link assembly was obtained from the company and sent to the TSB lab for analysis. A visual inspection of the assembly suggested failure due to overload.


CADORS Number 1997C0771
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-11-02 - 18:57
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Island Lake, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FNKN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SWEARINGEN
Model SA226TC
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number PAG 101
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hydraulic problem,Runway excursion

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