Accident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)


2000-06-05: CGVTD PAARO landing Deer Lake veered off runway on landing and came to a stop 150 to 200 feet off the side of runway 25. Damage to the aircraft and pilot suffered srapes on head. TSB CASE CLOSED with more to follow. TSB Update : The pilot of a Piper Arrow was on a local flight in Deer Lake conducting circuits. After the third take-off, when the gear was selected up, the gear " In Transit Light " remained on. The pilot " Toggled " the switch and the in transit light went out. Upon selecting the gear down for the next approach , a " Three Green " indication was obtained; however, this indication alternated with the " In Transit Light ". Eventually the " Three Green " indication came on steady and the pilot elected to do a full stop rather than continue with circuits. On touchdown, the aircraft rolled out straight ahead briefly and then the left wing dropped; this was followed by the aircraft veering sharply to the left and departing the runway, coming to rest in a ditch approximately 200 feet off to the side. The aircraft was substantially damaged; the pilot suffered minor abrasions to the head. TSB file #: A00A0087


CADORS Number 2000A0289
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-05-31 - 19:39
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYDF
Aerodrome Name DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Deer Lake NF(CYDF)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA28R 180
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion

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