Incident Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain C-GYYK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83040
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Date:Tuesday 8 January 2002
Time:16:47 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Owner/operator:Northway Aviation Ltd.
Registration: C-GYYK
MSN: 31-7752029
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Avco Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Norway House Airport, Manitoba -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Poplar River Airport, Poplar River, Manitoba (XPP/CZNG)
Destination airport:Norway House Airport, Manitoba (YNE/CYNE)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot of Flight NAL 851, a Piper Navajo, received an airport advisory from Winnipeg FSS for Norway House. The a/c had been on a VFR flight from Poplar River with 3 people on board. The pilot reported final for Runway 23 but did not report down as expected. FSS called the weather office at Norway House to determine the status of the a/c and was informed the a/c had landed on the runway and the gear appeared to have collapsed. There were no injuries to the three occupants. Damage to the a/c is unknown at this time. The airport was NOTAMed closed for about 2 hours until the a/c could be removed. The airport was re-opened at 1841Z. TSB will be looking into the occurrence.

UPDATE TSB reported that the Piper PA-31-350 was inbound to Norway House from Poplar River. The aircraft landed with gear retracted and came to a stop on the runway. The pilot and two passengers were not injured and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The runway was closed and a NOTAM was issued. There were no anomalies found with the landing gear system.


1. CADORS 2002C0023
2. TSB Occurrence No: A02C0005

Revision history:

30-Nov-2010 20:45 slowkid Added
05-May-2015 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2015 01:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
17-Oct-2017 12:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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