AAIB investigation to Pioneer 300, G-CEIX
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 March 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 6 September 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Pioneer 300
- Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Warwickshire
Landing gear did not indicate down and locked and subsequently collapsed, Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Warwickshire, 6 September 2016.
The pilot reported a “jolt” during the takeoff roll and was subsequently unable to obtain a safe landing gear configuration when he arrived at his destination. He diverted to an airfield with a grass runway and emergency services and the landing gear collapsed on touchdown. Examination of the right main landing gear identified a structural failure and there was evidence that a crack had been progressing for some time.
The Light Aircraft Association is reviewing the landing gear maintenance procedures and inspection requirements for this aircraft type.
Download glossary of abbreviations:
Published: 9 March 2017
Date of occurrence: 6 September 2016