Accident at CRANBROOK / CANADIAN ROCKIES INTL BC (CYXC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


2012-05-03: UPDATE / Add info from TSB: A12P0066: The student and instructor were conducting multi-engine flight training in a PA-30 Twin Comanche, at Cranbrook Airport (CYXC), B.C. During a touch and go the student unintentionally retracted the gear instead of the flaps. The aircraft was already beginning to lift off and the weight on wheels switch was ineffective in preventing gear retraction prior to lift off. The aircraft settled onto the runway sustaining significant damage to both propellers and the belly of the aircraft. There were no injuries.
2012-05-02: At 1539z A privately registered Piper PA30, VFR Cranbrook to Cranbrook landed runway 16 for circuits. Shortly after touchdown gear collapsed causing aircraft to be disabled on the runway. Airport removed aircraft and performed FOD check. Runway closed from 1539-1627z. 2 occupants walked away from the aircraft. PCO603 IFR inbound was delayed approx 20 mins.


CADORS Number 2012P0571
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2012-05-01 - 15:39
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYXC
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Cranbrook Airport (CYXC)
TSB Occurrence Number A12P0066
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 145788-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Aerodrome,Abnormal runway contact
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA30
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model IO-320-B1A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear - incorrect configuration,Other operational incident

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