Transat A313 at Saskatoon on Feb 2nd 2013, unsafe gear

Last Update: February 4, 2013 / 21:31:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 2, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TS-729

Aircraft Registration
C-GPAT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A310-300

ICAO Type Designator
A313

An Air Transat Airbus A310-300, registration C-GPAT performing flight TS-729 from Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) to Saskatoon,SK (Canada) with 249 people on board, was on approach to Saskatoon when the crew selected the gear down but received an unsafe indication for the nose gear. The crew actioned the relevant checklists and after performing the alternate gear extension received a gear down and locked indication for all gear struts. The crew declared emergency, advised they would have no nose gear steering after landing, and continued for a safe landing at Saskatoon. The aircraft was towed off the runway.

The Canadian TSB reported that the aircraft was subsequently flown to Montreal,QC with the landing gear down all the way. The nose gear telescopic strut was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 2, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TS-729

Aircraft Registration
C-GPAT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A310-300

ICAO Type Designator
A313

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