AAIB investigation to Glasair RG, G-TRUK

Wheels up landing, Fairoaks Airport, 3 September 2015.

Summary:

After selecting the landing gear to DOWN, the right main landing gear failed to extend. After several further attempts, the pilot returned to Fairoaks and performed an intentional wheels up landing. Subsequent examination identified that the right main landing gear wheel well aperture was slightly undersized and as a result of a slight bend in the right main landing gear oleo and a displacement of the gear attachment bracket this caused the gear to become jammed in the wheel well.

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Glasair RG G-TRUK, 01-16

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Published 14 January 2016