Incident at Halifax Intl


2000-01-26: ARN897 BA46 departing Halifax for Montreal reported a gear problem 2 nm north west of Halifax. Pilot requested a return to Halifax. No assistance required. Aircraft landed at 2352. This aircraft was involved in a similar occurence earlier in the afternoon. Nil TSB Update: The first event CADOR 2000A0044 was a return to Halifax because the gear would not come back up after take-off (even with another cycle). In Halifax, maintenance tried to reproduce the problem, did several gear swings, inspected for ice/slush, inspected all associated wiring, sensors, up-locks, and gaps. No fault found. When aircraft departed (CADOR 2000A0045) the next time, the exact same problem was encountered and they returned to Halifax again. Maintenance, as part of their trouble shooting, worked back through previous maintenance actions (night before) and found that one of the gear area panels had been swapped from another aircraft. Although this should not have had any such effect, they investigate this issue. Inspection still revealed no problems. The maintenance crew then physically pushed on the panel when doing gear swings to try and duplicate the effects of air/wind load on the panel in flight. They discovered that there was a reduction in the gap between the panel and gear. When hand pressure was applied, and they successfully reproduced the fault. They shaved back the panel (minute amount made the difference) and this rectified the problem. Appears to be a "one-of" combination of a certain aircraft and panel resulting in a slight change in the gap with wind load. They went back and checked the aircraft that was involved in the original panel swap and all checked out fine (gap clearance). Information on file MAH Moncton.


CADORS Number 2000A0045
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-01-25 - 23:23
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRNT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR NOVA INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BRITISH AEROSPACE
Model BAE 146 200
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARN897
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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