Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)


2005-07-19: N40DK, LearJet 55, Keflavik (BIKF) to Goose Bay (CYYR). At 1533Z position 3 minutes east of LOACH aircraft declared an Emergency due loss of right main landing gear tire on takeoff from Keflavik. Airport emergency services alerted at Goose Bay. Prior to landing at Goose Bay the tower advised both tires on right side appeared blown. Aircraft landed Goose Bay without further incident at 1612Z. TSB Case Closed
2005-07-20: Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The pilot stated that on takeoff from Keflavik he heard a noise that he thought was a tray falling in the passenger compartment but the medical attendants reported after takeoff that they heard a noise as the aircraft rotated for lift-off and they thought a tire may have blown. They carried out a flyby at Keflavik tower and they could not confirm the damage but they saw rubber on the runway. The pilot stated they decided to fly on to Goose Bay as they would have had to circle for 4 hours to reduce their fuel load if the were to land back at Keflavik. While on route Keflavik tower reported through ATC Gander that pieces of tire and metal were found on the runway. On arrival at Goose Bay the tower reported that they saw no rubber on the right landing gear. A landing was carried out on runway 16 and the pilot held the right gear off as long as possible and when it touched the aircraft continued to roll straight ahead. No rubber or metal was found on the runway after the landing. On reflection overnight the crew figure the metal that was described must have been parts of the outer rings of the brake assembly. Both R/H main wheels and brakes are damaged beyond repair and there are a number of dents in the R/H flap. They had their Fixed Wing Maintenance Supervisor arrive on a replacement aircraft an hour after their arrival. He plans to replace the two brake and wheel assemblies as well as one brake line and the carry out a high speed brake test and then fly back to the states on a ferry flight permit and have the damaged flap repaired there. Pictures were taken of the damage and faxed to the FAA. The FAA have issued a Special Flight Permit and TC issued a Validation Letter
2005-07-20: Update TSB: The Learjet 55, registration N40DK, was on a flight from Shannon to Pittsburgh with fuel stops in Keflavik and Goose Bay. During the take-off from Keflavik, just prior to rotation, the crew heard a bang and after becoming airborne, they did a flyby of the tower and were informed that it appeared that the right main landing gear tires had blown. The crew elected to continue to Goose Bay, rather than circle Keflavik for four hours burning fuel. The aircraft landed runway 16 in Goose Bay with ERS on standby, tracked straight down the runway stopping well short of the intersection of runway 08/26.


CADORS Number 2005A0479
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-07-18 - 15:33
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYR
Aerodrome Name GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0091
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 58422-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of LEARJET
Model 55
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo jet
Engine Make  Silhouette image of GARRETT
Engine Model TFE731-2
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Blown tire/wheel failure

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