AAIB investigation to Piel CP301B Emeraude, G-AZGY
Left landing gear collapse, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, 16 April 2016.
The left landing gear collapsed while the aircraft was taxiing on a grass taxiway. Subsequent examination revealed that the landing gear leg had failed as a result of a thread failure on one of the landing gear attachment bolts. The pilot considered that the poor construction of the bolt was the primary cause of the failure.
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Published: 10 November 2016
Date of occurrence: 16 April 2016