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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 21 October 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Transwest Air
Registration: C-GFSG
MSN: BB-671
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Prince Albert Airport, SK (YPA) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:La Ronge Airport, SK (YVC/CYVC), Canada
Destination airport:Prince Albert Airport, SK (YPA/CYPA), Canada
A Beech 200 aircraft operated by Transwest Air, was conducting medevac flight 911 from La Ronge, to Prince Albert, Canada with 7 persons on board. When the landing gear was selected down during the landing check at Prince Albert, 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.

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

» TSB A17C0126


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Distance from La Ronge Airport, SK to Prince Albert Airport, SK as the crow flies is 215 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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