2016-04-20 EVAS Beech 1900 damaged in hard landing at Gander
On landing in high winds, the aircraft sustained substantial damage when it hit the runway hard at Gander, Canada. Two of the 16 on board were hurt.
The aircraft was operating on behalf of Air Canda Express received major damage when it hit the runway nosegear first at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada.
On landing runway 03 in turbulent conditions the nosegear collapsed and the Beech 1900 slid on its nose describing a near 360°-circle until it came to a standstill on the runway.
Three of the 16 occupants were driven to hospital for minor injuries.
The nosecone seperated, and all but one propeller blades sheared off.
At the time of the landing it was dark and local weather conditions were unfavourable consisting of high winds paired with low visibility in blowing snow.
The aircraft was not removed until the following morning.
METAR Gander Airport (CYQX):
METAR CYQX 210000Z CCB 33036G52KT 1/2SM R03/2800V5000FT/N R13/3000V5500FT/N -SN BLSN OVC007 M03/M04 A2930 RMK BLSN6SF2 /S33/ SLP931=
SPECI CYQX 202342Z 33029G41KT 1/2SM R03/2400V4000FT/D R13/3000FT/N -SN BLSN OVC006 M03/M04 A2931 RMK BLSN6SF2 SLP935=
Date: 2016-04-20 Time: 21:30
Location: CYQX YQX Gander
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial
Flight no.: AC 7804
From: CYYR/YYR: Goose Bay To: CYQX/YQX: Gander
Operator: EVAS – Exploits Valley Air Svcs
On ops for: Air Canada Express
Gander Airport Diagram
Type: Beech 1900
Age a/c: 21.4 years
Constr. No.: 126
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 93rd safety occurence of type (B1900)
- 8th safety occurence at Gander Intl Airport
- XX safety occurence for aircraft in question
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