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  • Buffalo Commando down and out:-(

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...line-1.3244335

    No injuries but the Commando is done....

    A Buffalo Airways C-46 Commando airplane crashed while making an emergency landing in Deline, N.W.T., just before noon today.

    Four crew members were on board at the time. An official at the Deline airport told CBC that nobody was injured in the incident.

    The cargo flight was on its way from Yellowknife to Norman Wells, said Chris Krepski with the Transportation Safety Board, when it experienced engine failure and diverted to Deline.

    Krepski said the aircraft landed without its landing gear down.

    The TSB is not at the scene but is gathering information.

    "In any case when there's an occurrence we gather some initial information and we might ask if the first responders might have any information to share," Krepski said. "We use that and then assess the information and we proceed to determine what the next steps will be."

    Buffalo Airways said it is not commenting.

    The N.W.T. Department of Transportation is also aware of the incident.
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

    Erwin


  • #2
    I have watched the TV show.

    It was neat seeing all the antiques in action...

    ...rickety antiques, so much so that this does not surprise me.

    Glad every one is ok.

    Time for Joe to get the Electra out.
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wikipedia
      On 28 August 2002, a Douglas C-54, C-GQIC, landed short of the runway at Diavik Airport. The right wing came off the aircraft, which travelled 1,000 ft (300 m) down the runway. The aircraft caught fire and was a write-off. The two crew escaped with minor injuries.[31][32]
      On 1 or 2 August 2003, a Douglas C-54, C-GBSK, touched down short of the destination runway. The landing gear collapsed and the wings came apart from the fuselage. The wings then caught fire. The four crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was written off.[33][34]
      On 5 or 6 January 2006, a Douglas C-54, C-GXKN, had departed Norman Wells Airport when the number 2 engine caught fire and stopped. The crew attempted to put out the fire but were not successful. While feathering the number 2 propeller, number 1 also began to feather, leaving them with only two engines. They returned to Norman Wells and performed an emergency landing, but the aircraft left the runway and ploughed through the snow. The four crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was written off and the nose was later used to repair another C-54.[35][36]
      On 5 March 2012, a Lockheed Electra was forced to land gear-up at Yellowknife's airport after its right main gear failed to extend after over an hour of circling and attempting to lower it manually. The aircraft skidded off the runway, coming to rest safely in an open field, damaging both right engines and shearing off the number 4 propeller. Both pilots and four passengers were unhurt; one of the passengers was a cameraman for Ice Pilots NWT, the reality show based on the airline's operation.[37]
      On 19 August 2013, a Douglas DC-3C, C-GWIR, performing flight BFL168, crashed on return to Yellowknife Airport, Northwest Territories after suffering an engine fire. The aircraft was on a passenger flight from Yellowknife Airport to Hay River Airport. There were 24 people on board the aircraft, of whom three were crew. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written off.[38][39] The subsequent investigation determined the cause to be an engine cylinder fatigue crack, propeller feathering pump failure, and overloading of the aircraft.[40]
      On 25 September 2015, a Curtiss C-46 Commando, C-GTXW, performed an emergency gear-up landing on a dirt road near Deline, Northwest Territories following a single engine failure enroute from Yellowknife to Norman Wells. Four crew were aboard; none were injured.[41]
      Trends?

      We need more procedures and regulations!
      Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 3WE View Post
        Trends?

        We need more procedures and regulations!
        There is a fruit salad of airplane types and accident types in there!
        That is the Wikipedia article on what? "Random accident in some vintage planes"?

        --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
        --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gabriel View Post
          There is a fruit salad of airplane types and accident types in there!
          That is the Wikipedia article on what? "Random accident in some vintage planes"?
          The accident section of the Wiki article on Buffalo Airways...

          AND I REPEAT...A TREND for Douglas-related engine and gear failure, a bigger trend for old, worn-out airplanes to break, and as as Evan points out below, a strong trend for people to survive when a big, sturdy, slow, armored- tank crashes...but very bad economics to repair the old beasts.
          Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 3WE View Post
            Originally Posted by Wikipedia
            On 28 August 2002, a Douglas C-54, C-GQIC, landed short of the runway at Diavik Airport. The right wing came off the aircraft, which travelled 1,000 ft (300 m) down the runway. The aircraft caught fire and was a write-off. The two crew escaped with minor injuries.[31][32]
            On 1 or 2 August 2003, a Douglas C-54, C-GBSK, touched down short of the destination runway. The landing gear collapsed and the wings came apart from the fuselage. The wings then caught fire. The four crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was written off.[33][34]
            On 5 or 6 January 2006, a Douglas C-54, C-GXKN, had departed Norman Wells Airport when the number 2 engine caught fire and stopped. The crew attempted to put out the fire but were not successful. While feathering the number 2 propeller, number 1 also began to feather, leaving them with only two engines. They returned to Norman Wells and performed an emergency landing, but the aircraft left the runway and ploughed through the snow. The four crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was written off and the nose was later used to repair another C-54.[35][36]
            On 5 March 2012, a Lockheed Electra was forced to land gear-up at Yellowknife's airport after its right main gear failed to extend after over an hour of circling and attempting to lower it manually. The aircraft skidded off the runway, coming to rest safely in an open field, damaging both right engines and shearing off the number 4 propeller. Both pilots and four passengers were unhurt; one of the passengers was a cameraman for Ice Pilots NWT, the reality show based on the airline's operation.[37]
            On 19 August 2013, a Douglas DC-3C, C-GWIR, performing flight BFL168, crashed on return to Yellowknife Airport, Northwest Territories after suffering an engine fire. The aircraft was on a passenger flight from Yellowknife Airport to Hay River Airport. There were 24 people on board the aircraft, of whom three were crew. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written off.[38][39] The subsequent investigation determined the cause to be an engine cylinder fatigue crack, propeller feathering pump failure, and overloading of the aircraft.[40]
            On 25 September 2015, a Curtiss C-46 Commando, C-GTXW, performed an emergency gear-up landing on a dirt road near Deline, Northwest Territories following a single engine failure enroute from Yellowknife to Norman Wells. Four crew were aboard; none were injured.[41]
            Any landing you can walk away from..

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