AAIB investigation to EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-CDNI
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 26 June 2014
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- EV-97 TeamEurostar UK
- Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire
Left main landing gear collapsed following hard landing, at Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire, on 26 June 2014.
The aircraft was landing on Runway 03, following a normal approach at 60 mph with two stages of flap selected. The pilot stated that the flare was high and resulted in a heavy landing, after which he slowed the aircraft to taxi speed, as normal. However, after taxiing down the runway for about 100 yds, the left main landing gear collapsed and the left wingtip contacted the surface. The aircraft came to rest on the edge of the runway, having swung through 90º. Its two occupants were uninjured.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 26 June 2014