ASN Aircraft accident Saunders ST-27 C-FCNT St. John's Airport, NL (YYT)
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Date:Monday 28 May 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic st27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saunders ST-27
Operator:Labrador Airways
Registration: C-FCNT
MSN: 007
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:St. Anthony Airport, NL (YAY/CYAY), Canada
Destination airport:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
The left main gear failed to lock down and collapsed during the landing roll. The damper lever jack, the main jack, and the lever stay link of the left gear assembly had failed in overload before the emergency landing. The cause of the failure could not be determined.

The ST-27 was converted from a Royal Air Force Queen´s Flight de Havilland Heron CC.Mk4 (c/n 14141), serial XR391.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

» The Calgary Herald - May 29, 1984


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Distance from St. Anthony Airport, NL to St. John's Airport, NL as the crow flies is 480 km (300 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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