Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1999-04-20: ACA 832, a DC-9 with 62 people on board, departed Winnipeg (YWG) for Chicago and when the a/c was 45 miles south of YWG, the crew advised that there was a problem with the main gear doors. They decided to return, and they flew an extended downwind leg for Runway 13 and then a low pass over the runway. Tower observed that the gear was down but the main gear doors were hanging down and not retracted as they should be. After receiving this information, the crew circled and landed safely on Runway 13 at 2319Z. Several flights were diverted to Runway 18 during the incident. The passengers were transferred to another a/c and flown to their destination. TSB has been informed and more information will be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that company maintenance placed the a/c on jacks, swung the gear and could not duplicate the situation. The reason for the gear door incident could not be fully determined and the a/c was released to service. There has been no recurrence of the problem. Further information from TSB is that company maintenance checked the rigging, cables and replaced the landing gear proximity switch before releasing the a/c back to service.


CADORS Number 1999C0256
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-11 - 00:28
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
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 FTLX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC9 32
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo jet
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 832
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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