Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)

Summary

2005-01-12: CAV 7540 landed at Churchill and taxied to the apron. The a/c came to a stop, the crew powered down the engines and then the nose gear collapsed. Damage to the aircraft is unknown at this time.
2005-01-14: UPDATE TSB reported that the Calm Air International Saab 340B-165, C-GTJX, had completed a flight from Baker Lake, MB to Churchill, MB. The aircraft was parked ready to discharge passengers. Both engines were shut down and the passenger door was open. When the battery switches were turned off, the nose wheel landing gear retracted and the nose of the aircraft struck the ground. An emergency evacuation was conducted and all passengers and crew successfully exited the aircraft. The aircraft sustained minor damage. There were no injuries with the exception of the Captain who suffered a minor injury. The aircraft was lifted, the landing gear was extended and locked down normally and the aircraft was ferried, with the gear extended, to Thompson, MB. Company maintenance personnel in conjunction with the aircraft manufacturer are assessing the problem. Further information will follow.

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0070
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-01-11 - 16:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CYYQ
Aerodrome Name CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Churchill
TSB Occurrence Number A05C0009
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 52675-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Evacuation
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GTJX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CALM AIR INTERNATIONAL LTD (CALM AIR)
Operator CALM AIR (1487) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of SAAB
SAAB
Model 340B
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make GENERAL ELECTRIC
Engine Model CT7-9B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CAV 7540
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Evacuation (aircraft),Landing gear

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