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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183545
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Date:14-JAN-2016
Time:12:14 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:Reconnaissance Ventures Ltd
Registration: G-MAPP
C/n / msn: 402B-0583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:East Midlands (EMA/EGNX)
Destination airport:East Midlands (EMA/EGNX)
Narrative:
The left hand main landing gear collapsed on landing during a training flight. No reported injuries.

During the landing roll the aircraft’s left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft departed the left side of the paved runway. The damaged sustained by the left landing gear components was consistent with the side brace folding as weight was transferred onto the landing gear during the landing. The cause of the landing gear collapse was most probably the incorrect fitment of a set screw in the downlock link. One Safety Recommendation is made:

Safety Recommendation 2016-049 It is recommended that Textron Aviation informs operators of Cessna 300 and 400-series aircraft of the actions required to ensure that the set screw, which retains the main gear downlock pin, is properly installed in the side brace downlock link and, in addition, amends the aircraft maintenance manuals to include this information.

Sources:

1. https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Aircraft-crashes-runway-landing-gear-fails-East/story-28528778-detail/story.html
2. http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/east-midlands-airport-shut-after-crash-landing-1-7675506
3. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/East-Midlands-Airport-incident/story-28528729-detail/story.html
4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-leicestershire-35266955
5. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7827300
6. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=MAPP
7. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-cessna-402b-g-mapp

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2016-049 issued 4 August 2016 by AAIB to Textron Aviation


Images:

Photo of G-MAPP courtesy AirHistory.net


Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)
3 June 2006; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2016 13:58 gerard57 Added
14-Jan-2016 14:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
14-Jan-2016 16:12 Geno Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2016 16:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Jan-2016 17:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jul-2016 15:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Oct-2016 13:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
04-Jan-2018 17:01 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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