Accident at RESOLUTE BAY NU (CYRB) (FOD (foreign object debris))

Summary

2005-05-09: The North-Wright Airways De Havilland DHC-6, C-GBEB, was on a charter flight with a crew of two pilots, flying from Resolute Bay, NU to pick up passengers at Issachsen, NU. The ski-equipped aircraft departed from an ice strip on Resolute Bay. Approximately 20 minutes into the flight, the crew heard a loud bang and noticed that the right ski was in a vertical attitude up and against the right lift strut. The rear check cable and attachment fitting were wrapped around the right lift strut. After discussion with company maintenance personnel, the crew elected to return and land on the ice strip at Resolute Bay. To maintain flying attitude and ski orientation, the crew landed without flap. On touchdown, the ski separated from the landing gear and the gear leg dug into the snow surface. The crew used reverse thrust and opposite rudder to stop the aircraft and to counter the drag of the gear leg in the snow. The aircraft came to rest in an upright attitude heading approximately 90 degrees to the right of the landing heading. The aircraft sustained damage to the right lift strut, right ski, and to the right gear leg. The two crew members were not injured.

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0894
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-05-06 - 15:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYRB
Aerodrome Name RESOLUTE BAY NU (CYRB)
Geographic Location Nunavut, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Resolute Bay
TSB Occurrence Number A05C0077
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Aerodrome
Events FOD (foreign object debris)



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GBEB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner NORTH-WRIGHT AIRWAYS LTD.
Operator NORTH-WRIGHT AIRWAYS LTD (5732) Commercial
Make DEHAVILLAND - CAN
Model DHC 6 300
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY-CAN
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-27
PT6A-27
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Diversion

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