Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

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Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

#1 Post by pelmet » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:14 pm

C-GFSG, a Beech 200 aircraft operated by Transwest Air, was conducting medevac flight TW911 from La Ronge (Barber Field), SK (CYVC), to Prince Albert (Glass Field), SK (CYPA) with 7 persons on board. When the landing gear was selected down during the landing check at CYPA, the right main landing gear did not indicate down and locked. The flight crew interrupted the approach, climbed to the minimum sector altitude and circled over the airport while the emergency landing gear extension checklist was performed. However, the right main landing gear remained unsafe. The flight crew declared an emergency and consulted with the operator’s maintenance and flight operations. Following troubleshooting, the flight crew retracted the landing gear; however, the right main landing gear remained partially extended. The flight crew elected to land with the landing gear in the retracted position; consequently, the GEAR UP landing checklist was completed, passengers were briefed and ARFF was deployed for the landing on Runway 26. While on short final before the flare, both engines were shutdown and the propellers were feathered. After the aircraft stopped adjacent to Taxiway A, the crew and passengers evacuated without injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the flaps and landing gear doors, and was later slung onto a flatbed trailer and transported to a hangar.

Inspection by the operator's maintenance identified that the right main landing gear down lock latch had experienced a structural failure. Several segments of the down lock were found on the runway. An SDR was submitted to Transport Canada.
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Re: Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

#2 Post by C.W.E. » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:43 pm

Excellent!!
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Re: Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

#3 Post by leftoftrack » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:55 am

Were they flying for the unsafe operator "WestWind" ?
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Re: Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

#4 Post by FlyGy » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:22 pm

Is this the one from October or was there another one recently?

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/c ... d2017C4981
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Re: Transwest Gear Failure - Job Well Done

#5 Post by J31 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:59 am

FlyGy wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Is this the one from October or was there another one recently?

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/c ... d2017C4981
Same incident. Beech King Air C-GFSG.
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