Final Report DH8C (C-FPAE) Stephenville NL Canada 15 Nov 2018

Final Report DH8C (C-FPAE) Stephenville NL Canada 15 Nov 2018

Publication info
Author
TSB Canada
Category
Airworthiness Human Factors Loss of Control
Date of publication
20/07/2020
Date for review
02/02/2023

On 15 November 2018, a Bombardier DHC8-300 made a main gear only touchdown at Stephenville with only minor damage after diverting there when the nose landing gear only partially extended when routinely selected on approach at the originally intended destination. The Investigation found that the cause was incorrect nose gear assembly which had allowed hydraulic fluid to leak and eventually led to it jamming. There was some concern at the way the flight was conducted following the problem which involved continuous smartphone communications with the operator and an overspeed which it was considered constituted an avoidable risk to safety.

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