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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Date:Thursday 1 May 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340A
Operator:Prince Edward Air
Registration: C-GYQM
MSN: 19
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 General Electric CT7-5A2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT) (   Canada)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Deer Lake Airport, NL (YDF/CYDF), Canada
Destination airport:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
The aircraft departed Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, and upon selecting gear up, the hydraulic light and the annunciator came on. The captain immediately shut the hydraulic pump off as per memory checks. After completing the checklist it was determined that they had a hydraulic leak in the system. The main accumulator still had some fluid so they decided to bypass Gander and continue on to St. John's where the weather was better. Landing was normal. The captain had some steering and soft brakes. The captain decided to taxi the aircraft onto the ramp area. He feathered the propeller about 150 feet from the hangar. The forward thrust from the props going into feather gave the aircraft some forward momentum. With the slight downgrade the aircraft rolled until it hit Hangar 3. The captain had no brakes or steering. There is substantial damage to the nose cone area.
The hydraulic leak was caused by the failure of a hydraulic swivel in the right hand landing gear.


Damaged on the ground

» CADORS 2008A05282


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Deer Lake Airport, NL to St. John's Airport, NL as the crow flies is 383 km (239 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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