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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232702
Last updated: 1 February 2020
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Date:15-SEP-2019
Time:10:40 UTC
Type:Skyranger Swift 912S
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-SKSW
C/n / msn: BMAA/HB/553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:High Cross airstrip, near Ware, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Clacton-on-Sea Airport (EGSQ)
Destination airport:High Cross airstrip, Ware, Hertfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
During a normal landing roll the nose landing gear of a Skyranger Swift 912S (G-SKSW) failed. This caused the aircraft to pitch over and come to a rest inverted.

It is probable that the landing gear fork was damaged during a recent, but unidentified, landing or taxiing event that weakened the fork to the extent that it subsequently failed during the accident flight. There were no injuries.

The investigation established that the most likely cause of the failure of the nose landing gear leg was a crack emanating from damage that occurred prior to the accident flight. The fixed nosewheel fairing would have constrained the pilotís inspection of the damaged area during the pre-flight inspection.

Sources:

1. AAIB final report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e270fb8e5274a6c3be72245/Skyranger_Swift_912S_1___G-SKSW.pdf
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clacton_Airport
3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-51309467

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2020 15:39 harro Added
01-Feb-2020 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]

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