AAIB investigation to Pietenpol Air Camper, G-OHAL

Heavy landing leading to landing gear collapse, Shenington Airfield, 25 July 2014.

Summary:

During the final stages of the approach to land, despite the pilot’s actions, the aircraft did not enter the flare which resulted in a heavy landing and caused the landing gear to collapse. This was probably the result of a combination of a higher than normal rate of descent, low airspeed and a lack of elevator effectiveness as the aircraft was operating at its forward Centre of Gravity (C of G) limit.

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Pietenpol Air Camper, G-OHAL

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