AAIB investigation to Eurofox 912(LS), G-ODGC

Right landing gear attachment bolt failure, Eyres Field, Wareham, Dorset, 15 October 2016.

Summary:

Whilst carrying out glider-towing flights the forward attachment bolt of the right landing gear failed, which allowed the landing gear to hang from the aircraft. The mounting bolt had failed due to the presence of a fatigue crack. The manufacturer has since introduced a mandatory life to the landing gear mounting bolts.

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Eurofox 912(LS), G-ODGC 03-17

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Published 13 April 2017