Incident at STEPHENVILLE NL (CYJT)
2002-01-02: TSB Update Dec 31, 2001. A01A0152: The Provincial Airlines Saab 340, call-sign SPR911, was on a scheduled flight from Deer Lake to Stephenville. During the approach at Stephenville the crew reported a nose gear problem to the station operator. When the aircraft overflew the airfield the station operator observed that the nose wheel was canted 60 to 70 degrees from center. The crew diverted to St. John's, then declared an emergency while en route. When the aircraft landed at St. John's the nose wheel snapped back to center upon touchdown. Maintenance inspected the nose gear and found the nose gear strut required servicing. The company has implemented a 400 hour inspection and servicing program as a preventative measure.
2001-12-31: SPR911 SF34 enroute Deer Lake to Stephenville on approach to Stephenville at 1200Z when pilot reported indicator problem on nose wheel. Station operator at Stephenville observed 60- 70 degree turn in nosewheel during VFR overshoot. Flight then diverted to St. John's. At 1309Z company traffic also noted nose wheel deviation. SPR911 then declared emergency but landed without further incident at 1324Z. Initial reports indicate that the nose wheel may have snapped into correct position when main gear made contact with runway. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.
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