Incident at SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


2020-03-24: A North Star Air Pilatus PC-12/47 (C-GXTB/BF704) on a flight from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Sioux Lookout, ON (CYXL) declared an emergency due to a gear indication issue. Emergency services dispatched. The aircraft landed without incident at 1719Z. Runway was closed for 15 minutes. No impact to operations.
2020-04-07: UPDATE TSB Report #A20C0028: C-GXTB, a Pilatus PC-12/47 aircraft operated by North Star Air Ltd., was conducting flight BF704 from Thunder Bay (CYQT), ON to Sioux Lookout (CYXL), ON. On final approach to CYXL, the flight crew selected the landing gear down but did not receive a down and locked indication. The flight crew performed two flybys and the landing gear was observed to be extended. The flight crew declared an emergency and conducted the "Main Landing Gear Unlocked" checklist as per the QRH Emergency checklist. The subsequent landing was conducted safely and the flight crew shut down the engine on the runway. The passengers deplaned and the aircraft was towed to the apron. The operators maintenance personnel replaced the left main-landing-gear down-lock switch and conducted successful landing gear retraction tests.


CADORS Number 2020O0561
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2020-03-21 - 1703 Z
Day or Night? day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYXL
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, SIOUX LOOKOUT ON (CYXL)
TSB Occurrence Number A20C0028
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 263161-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Evacuation,Aerodrome,Other,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXTB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type
Owner North Star Air Ltd.
Operator NORTH STAR AIR LTD. (11025) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PILATUS
Model PC-12/47
Year Built 2007
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model  Silhouette image of PT6A-67B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BF704
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 703
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events 'Landing gear','Declared emergency/priority','Evacuation (aircraft)'

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