ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft C99 Commuter C-FJMF Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB (YWG)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Saturday 19 March 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99 Commuter
Operator:Courtesy Air
Registration: C-FJMF
MSN: U-180
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB (YWG) (   Canada)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
Destination airport:Portage La Prarie Airport, MB (YPG/CYPG), Canada
The Courtesy Air Beech C99, registration C-FJMF, operating as MC505 was en route from Winnipeg to Portage La Prairie, Canada. The crew initially selected flaps 30% for the approach and then selected the landing gear down. The landing gear was reportedly slow to extend, however a 3-green gear down indication was eventually displayed. When the flaps were selected to 100% prior to landing, the gear unsafe aural warning sounded and the crew executed a missed approach. On the overshoot the gear was selected up, the 3 green indication remained and the landing gear unsafe light was illuminated. The crew chose to divert to Winnipeg where maintenance was available. While en route back to Winnipeg, the crew accomplished the relevant abnormal checklist (Landing with Landing Gear Unsafe), and declared an emergency. At no time did the 3 green indication extinguish. On arrival in Winnipeg after gear extension, the crew requested a fly-by, where ground personnel advised that the gear appeared to be down. The landing was accomplished successfully, however the aircraft was stopped on runway 36, in order to accomplish a visual inspection. At this time a crew member noticed that the nose gear was not fully extended, and attempted to move the gear into the locked position by pushing on it. The nose gear did move; however, the left main gear collapsed. Runway 36 was closed for about 5 hours while the aircraft was removed.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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Distance from Winnipeg-James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB to Portage La Prarie Airport, MB as the crow flies is 74 km (46 miles).

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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