Accident at Churchill, MB


1999-06-01: C-FSVC, a Swearingen Merlin II on a medevac flight with 6 people on board, landed on Runway 25 at Churchill, and as the nosewheel touched down, the nosegear collapsed. The a/c came to rest on its nose, off the runway surface with damage to the propellers, nosegear and skin on the underside of the fuselage. There were no injuries. An ambulance was dispatched to remove the medevac patient from the a/c. Runway 07/25 was NOTAMed closed until at least 1400Z. TSB has been informed and more information will be available. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE TSB reported that after touchdown, despite the pilot's application of right rudder, the a/c veered to the left and departed the runway at about 40 knots. No injuries were reported. Damage to the a/c is substantial. Examination of the a/c revealed that the nosegear had collapsed. The operator has removed the a/c from the runway and will report further on the condition of the landing gear.


CADORS Number 1999C0404
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-05-31 - 11:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Churchill, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FSVC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SWEARINGEN
Model SA26 T
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
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,Loss of control - on ground

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