Incident at Wabush NF


1999-08-31: CME1299 BE1900 landing Wabush executed a missed approach at 1127z. FSS observed Landing Gear coming down on the climb out. Pilot requested visual inspection for gear down, observed three sets down. Aircraft landed safely 1129z Pilot advised he left gear to last minute to speed approach and got the Gear Warning at the last second, pulled up and did a go around. There was apparent damage to the tips of the propellers and runway crew advise of minimal damage to runway. TSB case Closed. More details to follow. Update: The flight was handed off from Montreal Centre to Gander Centre approximately 60 miles back from Wabush and was cleared for an Approach. The Captain elected to do a visual approach because the weather was clear skies with wind 280 degrees. After being cleared for the approach, the crew tracked towards the Localizer picking it up about 25 miles back. They then tracked inbound on the Localizer and at about 15 miles back starting slowing the aircraft down, extending the flaps to the approach position and, except for extending the landing gear, carried out all the Before Landing checks. The Captain elected to delay lowering the landing gear until they were closer to the airport so that they would be able to keep the speed up a bit longer on the approach. When the Captain flared the aircraft for the landing on runway 01 the landing gear horn sounded alerting the crew to the fact that the gear was still retracted. Full Power was immediately applied. However, both propellers contacted the runway before the aircraft started to climb away on the go-around. The aircraft landed uneventfully on the next attempt. Marks on the Runway indiciate that the left propeller started striking the runway 1,500 feet from the Threshold continuing for 235 feet. Marks from the Right propeller contacted with the runway were 65 feet long. The outer three inches of the blades on the left propeller were bent back 80 - 90 degrees. The tips on the blades of the Right propeller were bent back 20 - 30 dgrees. TSB file # A99A0117


CADORS Number 1999A0474
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-08-31 - 11:27
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Wabush NF
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FJCC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD. (6179) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model B99
Year Built 1972
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 Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Propeller/rotor strike

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