AAIB investigation to Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, G-BCCE

Nose landing gear failed to lock down, Shoreham Airport, Sussex, 30 June 2017.

Summary:

The pilot landed the aircraft with the nose landing gear partially extended after attempts to lower it were unsuccessful. Both occupants were uninjured and examination established that the nose landing gear upper drag link bolt and two of the attachment lugs were broken. This prevented the nose landing gear from extending into the locked position.

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Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, G-BCCE 11-17

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Published 9 November 2017