Accident at SILVER FALLS MB (CKB8)


2001-05-08: UPDATE TSB reported that the Piper PA-31 was landing at Matheson Island, MB, when the pilot could not get the nose gear down. He diverted to a grass strip located at Silver Falls and landed with the nose gear retracted, resulting in substantial damage to the aircraft but no injury to the pilot. Initial information provided indicates that the gear power pack may have malfunctioned.
2001-05-10: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the AMO is waiting for the insurance people to assess the a/c before doing any further investigation. It was reported that when the a/c was jacked up, and the gear uplock was released, the gear extended normally. M. & M. will advise when additional information is received.
2001-05-07: C-FXOQ, a PA-31 Navajo, was enroute from Poplar River to Matheson Island. At approximately 1445Z, the pilot discovered he could not get the nose gear down. He elected to divert to Silver Falls where there was a grass strip. The pilot landed on the main gear at 1515Z then gently lowered the nose. There is some damage to the propellers and the nose of the aircraft.


CADORS Number 2001C0436
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-04 - 14:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CKB8
Aerodrome Name SILVER FALLS MB (CKB8)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Silver Falls
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0072
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15104
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FXOQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator WAMAIR SERVICE & OUTFITTING INC. (6834) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A2B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Propeller/rotor strike,Landing gear

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