2001-05-23: The Boeing 737-210C sustained structural damage as a result of a hard landing at Yellowknife. The a/c was reported to have landed hard, bounce back into the air and land hard again, with at least one nose wheel tire blown. Some of the oxygen masks inside the cabin deployed. The crew was able to taxi off the runway and to the ramp without difficulty. There were no reported injuries among the 104 occupants. Two investigators have been dispatched to Yellowknife from Edmonton TSB. There was some crinkling and cracking of the fuselage observed on the left side of the a/c near the cockpit. It was reported that the wind was calm at the time.
2014-12-11: Update: TSB Report #A01W0117: The Boeing 737-210C, registration C-GNWI, sustained structural damage as a result of a hard landing at Yellowknife, NWT. There were no reported injuries. First Air flight 953, a Boeing 737-210C, C-GNWI was on a scheduled domestic flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF). There was two pilots, four flight attendants, 98 passengers , and about 4500 pounds of bags/freight on-board. The flight departed Edmonton Intl at 1130 MDT with an estimated time en-route of 1:35 hours. The flight proceeded uneventfully, with the First Officer as the PF (pilot flying). Upon arrival at Yellowknife the aircraft was configured for a "flap 40", 100 000 pound landing on runway 33. While in the landing flare, the PF noted a higher than normal sink rate landing, and added power and pitch. The aircraft touched down heavily, on the main landing gear, about 1300 feet from the threshold, and bounced into the air. It then touched down heavily again, bouncing back into the air. At this time the Captain, PNF (pilot not flying) took over the controls and landed the aircraft heavily on its nose landing gear. Reverse thrust was used to slow the aircraft to taxiing speeds, where it was taxied to the gate for deplaning. The accident occurred at 1325 hours MDT, during the hours of daylight. The crash co-ordinates were N62°30' W114°26'.


CADORS Number 2001C0501
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-22 - 19:19
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0117
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 15375
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GNWI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator FIRST AIR (107) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 737 210C
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model JT8D-9A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number FAB 953
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing

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