Dan Gray of Sault Online reports that an air tanker made a wheels-up landing at Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Ontario, Canada at about 12:30 p.m. on May 2.
Water bomber 274, a Canadair water scooper, is pictured on the ground with the wheels up, leaning over onto the right side float.
From Mr. Gray’s article:
After reviewing audio on LiveATC.net someone on board the water bomber stated “There was a failure on the landing gear, we are going to need assistance to move the aircraft off the runway.”
A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) called it a “hard landing” after a test flight. There were no reported injuries.
The aircraft, C-GOGH manufactured in 1998, is listed as a CL-215-6B11 (Series CL-415) registered to the Province Of Ontario, MNRF.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Eric.