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.
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