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
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
CH HAD FAILED. THE SWITCH WAS REPLACED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO SERVICE.