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Perimeter Flight Had Earlier Trouble with Landing Gear

March 4, 2009 9:03 AM | News

Perimeter Plane Landing

The Perimeter Aviation Metroliner that belly landed at Richardson International Airport on Tuesday had previously experienced problems with its landing gear.

Just 24 hours earlier, the flight crew had noted trouble in an incident report, said Transportation Safety Board of Canada spokesman Peter Hildebrand

“Pilots reported that one of the landing gear did not function correctly,” said Hildebrand. “Maintenance did test the aircraft but was unable to find the conclusive reason for that.”

All 10 passengers and crew on board were not injured during the emergency landing at around 12:15 p.m. The Perimeter Flight 640 was flying in from St. Theresa Point, 500 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

Capt. Kristen McCallum, 26, and her first officer, pilot Marie-Eve Robichaud, 25, have been credited with making a textbook landing given the circumstances on Tuesday.

— With files from The Canadian Press
Image credit: Winnipeg Free Press

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