AAIB investigation to Diamond DA 42 M Twin Star, G-DOSB

Landed with gear up, Bournemouth Airport, Dorset, 6 April 2018.


Whilst downwind to land, the student pilot and his instructor were distracted while ensuring they had visual contact with an aircraft flying ahead of them in the circuit. Then, on base leg, when the student believed that he had lowered the landing gear, the instructor noticed the parking brake had been inadvertently applied and, although they rectified this, the instructor continued to consider the issue. He then realised they were on final approach, and overlooked a check of the aircraft’s landing configuration, while coaching the student towards the runway. After touchdown it became apparent that the landing gear was up and damage was incurred as the aircraft slid to a halt on the runway.

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Diamond DA 42 M Twin Star, G-DOSB 07-18

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Published 12 July 2018