2003-06-02: C-GSUQ, a privately-owned Cessna 421 with 5 people on board, was landing on Runway 28 at Olds-Didsbury airport when the left main gear collapsed. The a/c rolled off the runway into a ditch in the infield. The a/c sustained damage to the gear, propeller and engine mount. The five occupants were not injured. Weather was VFR at the time and winds were 330 degrees at 12 knots gusting to 18. The ATP-licenced pilot reported that he had a 'three green' indication prior to landing. TSB has been in contact with the operator and has requested an SDR be submitted when the cause of the gear failure is known.
2003-06-04: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 421A, C-GSUQ, was flying from Abbotsford, BC to Olds-Didsbury, AB with 1 pilot and 5 passengers on board. On final approach for Runway 28, the pilot selected gear down and observed three green lights. During the landing roll the left main gear collapsed and the aircraft departed the runway surface. There were no injuries to the pilot or passengers. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The average wind speed and direction, at Red Deer and Calgary, were 320°M at 12 knots with occasional gusts to 18 knots at the time of the accident. The cause of the gear failure is not known.


CADORS Number 2003C0681
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-01 - 18:35
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CEA3
Aerodrome Name OLDS-DIDSBURY AB (CEA3)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Olds-Didsbury
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0106
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29591
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion,Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSUQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 421A
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model GTSIO-520-D
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion,Propeller/rotor strike,Landing gear

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