Accident at Downsview, Ontario


1997-05-09: While landing at Downsview, it appears the main gear collapsed on touchdown, followed by the nose gear when the aircraft was almost at a complete stop. No reported injuries. Ops. Impact -- none. Supplemental information (from TSB Initial Notification #A97O0066): The experimental aircraft, prototype #3, was on the fourth flight of the day. The aircraft came to rest on the runway with the landing gear retracted. For the purposes of the tests to be performed during the flight, the GPWS was rendered inoperable before the flight began. During the flight, the crew disarmed the audible warning system to conduct tests. The audible warning system was never re-armed. Under normal circumstances, with the GPWS functioning and despite the audible warning system being disarmed, the flight crew would have received a "too low-gear" warning from the GPWS beginning when the aircraft descended below 900 feet agl. The landing gear was never selected "down" according to the CVR (the captain did not request that the gear be lowered prior to landing). The flight crew reported that they were not following the checklist prior to landing. The gear did not collapse as reported initially.


CADORS Number 1997O0186
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-04-25 - 23:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Downsview, Ontario
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration FJGX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator BOMBARDIER INC. Private
Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER
Model BD 700 1A10
Year Built 1997
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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