ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269020
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Narrative:On Wednesday afternoon, 2 June 2021, an instructor and a student pilot on-board a Tecnam P92 Echo with registration marking ZU-BJY took off from Runway 17 at Grand Central Airport (FAGC) on a circuit-and-landing training flight. After the sixth circuit and after touch down, the aircraft veered off to the left of the runway. The instructor took over control and applied right rudder, but the aircraft continued to veer off to the left. The aircraft exited the runway and came to a stop on the grass-covered surface on the left-side of Runway 17. The left landing gear was substantially damaged during landing, and both occupants on-board the aircraft were not injured.
Tecnam P92 Echo
|Owner/operator:||Appelo Aviation |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC) -
|Departure airport:||Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)|
|Destination airport:||Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)|
|Investigating agency: ||CAA SouthAfrica|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Following the accident, it was discovered that the two main left landing gear attachment bolts had failed, likely caused by the lack of proper inspection as per the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM).
During the landing roll, the aircraft veered off to the left of Runway 17 as a result of the failure of two left gear attachment bolts and nuts. The failure of the bolts and nuts was most likely caused by the lack of proper inspection as stated in the aircraft maintenance manual.
1. Lack of proper inspection when inspecting the bolts for cracks as required by the AMM.
2 Manufacturer requiring only a visual check when inspecting the attachment bolts and nuts instead of a non-destructive test (NDT).
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|Investigating agency: ||CAA SouthAfrica |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||4 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Category]|
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