Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2010-05-31: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: After inspection the upper drag link was found to be broken and had become lodged on to the strut assembly preventing the nose gear from collapsed on landing. All of the PA44 fleet has been inspected and all check serviceable. This component will be added to the inspection schedule (500hr) to be inspected for cracks.
2010-06-10: UPDATE TSB:A10A0047: The instructor and student of C-GMFC, a Moncton Flight College Piper PA44 Seminole, had concluded a local training flight and was retuning to Moncton. The aircraft landed hard, a rejected landing was conducted and the pilot attempted to retract the landing gear unsucessfully. The pilot noted in the gear mirror on the cowling that the nose gear did not appear to be in the correct extended position. After a visual check of the position of the gear by another aircraft the pilot of C-GMFC declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely with ARFF standing by. The aircraft was towed to the operator's facility. Maintenance inspection revealed that the upper drag brace for the nose landing gear had failed. Inspection revealed there was a pre-existing crack at the attachment point. The drag brace had failed as to prevent the nose gear from retracting any further on the landing. The drag brace failure had not affected the down and locked indication therefore, the pilot received an indication that all three landing gear were extended and locked.
2010-05-11: UPDATE TSB: Inspection of the nose gear revealed that there was a broken drag brace.
2010-05-11: C-GMFC, Piper PA44 180, on approach to Moncton (CYQM), reported being unable lower and lock the nose gear. The aircraft landed safely with Emergency Response Services (ERS) on standby. There was minimum operational impact. TSB Case Closed.

Details


CADORS Number 2010A0396
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-05-11 - 10:51
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton/Greater Moncton Intl (CYQM)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0047
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 118757-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMFC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner THE MONCTON FLYING CLUB (MONCTON FLIGHT COLLEGE)
Operator THE MONCTON FLYING CLUB (763) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
PIPER
Model PA44 180
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-360-E1A6D
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,Declared emergency/priority

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