Accident at OLDS-DIDSBURY AB (CEA3)
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.
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