Plane with wheel missing lands safely in Deer Lake

A Provincial Airlines plane landed safely in Deer Lake last month even though it was missing a wheel.

Problem with Provincial Airlines flight remained undetected until post-flight inspection

A Provincial Airlines turbo-prop is pictured in this 2011 file photo. A plane similar to this one landed safely in Deer Lake this week even though it was missing a wheel. (CBC )

Provincial Airlines is confirming one of it's planes safely landed in Deer Lake last month even though it was missing a wheel.

The landing took place August 19, 2012.

No one on the twin-engine turbo-prop knew anything about the problem until the crew did a post-flight inspection in Deer Lake.

That's when they discovered one of the four rear wheels was missing from its axle.

The plane had taken off from Happy Valley-Goose Bay 90 minutes earlier. The wheel was found there.

A replacement wheel was installed and the plane flew back to Labrador.

It's not clear how many people were aboard the flight.


  • A previous version of this story said the plane landed September 20, 2012 but in fact it landed AUgust 19, 2012.
    Oct 04, 2013 4:05 AM NT