Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

Summary

2003-07-10: C-GTXG, a Piper PA-34 Seneca, was on approach at Lethbridge when the pilot advised the FSS the he had not obtained a safe gear down indiction and advised that he would conduct a low pass prior to landing. FSS advised the pilot that the gear appeared normal. C-GTXG landed without incident at 2253Z.
2003-07-18: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the 'gear down and locked' lights did not seem to be illuminated on the approach into Lethbridge. It was late in the day, and the sun was shining onto the instrument panel. The Seneca also dims the gear lights when the nav lights are on and it appeared that the gear lights were not illuminated. The pilot did the inspection pass, the FSS could see nothing wrong, and the pilot cycled the gear with all the right sights and sounds but no noticable change in the lights, so he opted to try the landing, which was normal. Later, in the dark of the hangar, the lights came on with the master switch, as they should, and they functioned normally ever since. No repair was done because nothing could be found to be wrong.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0918
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-09 - 22:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQL
Aerodrome Name LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Lethbridge
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 30529
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GTXG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner PINCHER CREEK FLIGHT SERVICES LTD. (RED AERO AVIATION)
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA34 200
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-360-C1E6
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Overshoot/missed approach

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