Central Mountain DH8A at Ft. McMurray on Dec 21st 2022, nose gear stuck in half retracted/extended position

Last Update: January 2, 2023 / 11:02:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9M-9476

Destination
Edmonton, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FVRJ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

A Central Mountain Air de Havilland Dash 8-100, registration C-FVRJ performing flight 9M-9476 from Fort McMurray,AB to Edmonton,AB (Canada), was climbing out of Fort McMurray when the crew received an unsafe indication for the nose gear, that remained stuck halfway between extended and retracted position. The crew attempted to retract the landing gear, the nose gear did not move however. The related checklist was worked including a manual gear extension, the nose gear however remained in its stuck position. The crew declared emergency and returned to Fort McMurray. During landing the nose gear did not collapse keeping the nose clear of contact with the runway. The aircraft stopped on the runway and was shut down.

The Canadian TSB reported there were no injuries to the passengers and crew, the aircraft also did not receive any damage. The company maintenance will follow up to the TSB with their findings.
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-FVRJ
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Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-102
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8A
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 21, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9M-9476

Destination
Edmonton, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FVRJ

ICAO Type Designator
DH8A

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