Incident at Winnipeg, MB (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


1999-10-12: The pilot of C-GKCE, a Cessna 310, reported an unsafe main gear indication while on approach to Runway 31 at Winnipeg. The pilot flew by the Tower twice to obtain visual confirmation that the gear was extended properly. Tower personnel observed that the landing gear appeared normal. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 31 at 2235Z, then shut down on the runway within the restraining area for Runway 36. Both Runway 31 and 36 became unusable. C-GKCE was subsequently towed clear of the intersection and to the apron without further incident at 2243Z. ERS did respond. Two aircraft were delayed: ACA259, A320, WG-VR delayed 10 minutes and Perimeter, SW 4, WG-CR delayed 5 minutes. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that THE PILOT OF A MANITOBA GOVERNMENT AIR SERVICE CESSNA 310R, C-GKCE, DEPARTED WINNIPEG, ON A TEST FLIGHT TO GIMLI FOLLOWING MAINTENANCE WORK. ON ARRIVAL IN THE VICINITY OF GIMLI AND IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING, THE PILOT SELECTED THE AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR TO EXTEND. THE LANDING GEAR APPEARED TO EXTEND NORMALLY, BUT THE LANDING GEAR INDICATION SYSTEM SHOWED AN UNSAFE CONDITION FOR THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT ELECTED TO RETURN TO WINNIPEG WHERE HE CONDUCTED TWO FLIGHTS PAST THE TOWER TO HAVE GROUND PERSONNEL CONFIRM THAT THE LANDING GEAR APPEARED TO BE FULLY DOWN. THE PILOT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT AND SHUT THE ENGINES DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TOWED TO THE HANGAR FOR INSPECTION WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR MICRO-SWITCH HAD FAILED. THE SWITCH WAS REPLACED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO SERVICE.


CADORS Number 1999C0827
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-09-27 - 22:25
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],Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GKCE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 310R
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
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

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