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Landing Gear Collapses on Air Canada Express Dash-8 Aircraft in Edmonton

On November 6, 2014 on a routine flight from Calgary, Alberta (YYC) to Grande Prairie, Alberta (CYQU), a Air Canada owned Dash-8 blew a tire on takeoff from YYC.

Due to unfavourable landing conditions at YYC, presumably strong crosswinds, the pilots announced they would divert to Edmonton International and carry out an emergency landing.

Upon touchdown the right landing gear collapsed sending the propeller into the tarmac, destroying it, then the prop broke off and cut into the fuselage of the airplane and injuring a passenger that was seated in that row.

Four passengers were injured in the incident. Of the four passengers admitted to the hospital for treatment, one remains in medical care for observation.

The aircraft sustained serious damage. The De Havilland Canada Dash-8 aircraft registered C-GGBF, manufactured by Bombardier, first flew in 2013.   Officials say the aircraft will likely return to service in a few months.

Image Courtesy of CTV News Edmonton
Image Courtesy of CTV News Edmonton

There were 71 passengers onboard the Air Canada Express flight.

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