Incident at Yellowknife, NT


1999-05-03: C-GDPB, a Beech King Air, was on a local VFR training flight at Yellowknife and while on approach to Runway 33 at 0430Z, the crew advised that they had received an unsafe nosegear indication. They overshot the runway and ERS was called out to be on standby. The flight landed safely at 0524Z. It is not known if the gear was extended using an emergency system. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that company maintenance found one broken wire on the nosegear down indicator switch. The gear in-transit lights were working properly, with the gear up, the in-transit light was out. With the gear extended, the in-transit light was out but the down and locked indicator would not illuminate. Maintenance believes that there was not enough slack in the wiring harness, causing abnormal stress and the break. The switch had a total time of 650 hours and the company has an in-house directive to replace the switch every 800 hours, as determined by their evaluation/reliability program. An SDR has been submitted to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 1999C0307
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-26 - 04:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife, NT
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GDPB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model B200C
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Amphibian
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Landing gear

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