2016-07-12 Air Georgian Beech 1900 nosegear collapse at Calgary
The aircraft was damaged when its nosegear collapsed on landing. All on board remained unhurt.
The Beech 1900 departed Lethbridge in the morning at 05:33L on a scheduled regional commuter flight on behalf of Air Canada Express as flight AC 7212.
About 05:58L when the aircraft was descending below 10000 ft., the pilots redioed they experienced problems extending the nosegear.
A fly-by at low altitude to allow a visual inspection of the gear status confirmed the apprehensions when the nosegear was observed not fully down.
At about 07:05L the flight discontinued the holding and made an approach to runway 35R with airport fire service on standby.
The aircraft made a normal touchdown but as the nose was lowered, the nosegear gave way and dropped to the ground scraping the runway surface, trailing smoke until it came to a stop abeam taxyway „Delta 4“.
All on board remained unhurt and were able to evacuate via the normal passenger exit.
Damage to the aircraft is expected to be significant.
NOTE: another Air Canada Exress Beech 1900 suffered nosegear collapse at Gander in April 2016 [LINK]
METAR Calgary Airport (CYYC):
METAR CYYC 121300Z 31008KT 30SM FEW025TCU SCT100 SCT210 BKN240 15/08 A2987 RMK TCU1AC3CI1CS2 TCU TR CI TR SH SE+W / TCU E-SE SLP119 DENSITY ALT 4400FT=
METAR CYYC 121400Z 33012KT 30SM FEW100 SCT200 BKN300 15/09 A2987 RMK ACC1CC2CI4 SLP125 DENSITY ALT 4500FT=
Date: 2016-07-12 Time: 07:20
Location: CYYC YYC Calgary
Flight phase: APR – Initial Approach (IFR), Final Approach, all Circuit Patterns, Missed Approach/Go-Around
Damage to a/c: substantial
Flight no.: AS7212
From: CYQL/YQL: Lethbridge To: CYYC/YYC: Calgary
Operator: Air Georgian
Leased from: Air Canada Express
Type: Beech 1900
Age a/c: 17.8 years
Constr. No.: 330
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- 144th safety occurence of type (A319)
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- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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