Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1999-06-21: C-FDCY, a Piper Navajo, was on approach at Winnipeg when the pilot reported that he had an unsafe gear indication. He carried out two fly-bys of the Tower and it appeared the gear was fully down, but the gear doors appeared abnormal. The pilot proceeded south of the airport to work on the problem, but could not rectify the unsafe gear indictaion. The a/c subsequently landed safely on Runway 18 with ERS on standby. The pilot shut down on the runway to conduct an inspection and about 10 minutes later, started up and taxied to the apron without problem. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that after landing, a maintenance crew inspected the aircraft and found that the L/H main landing gear downlock hook had not fully engaged. They then engaged the hook fully and the aircraft started up and taxied to the hangar. The hook assembly was found to be full of mud and old grease. Once cleaned, the system was tested serviceable by means of a gear swing. The operator agreed to submit an SDR.


CADORS Number 1999C0478
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-06-20 - 00:01
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],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FDCY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Declared emergency/priority

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