AAIB investigation to Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, G-ARLB
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 January 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 1 October 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Piper PA-24-250 Comanche
- Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire
Gear-up landing due to electrical failure, Turweston Aerodrome, 1 October 2014.
The pilot took off from Blackbushe to position the aircraft to Turweston for maintenance. During the climb-out, whilst retracting the landing gear, the aircraft lost electrical power. The pilot was unable to restore power and elected to return to Blackbushe. He then found that the landing gear could not be lowered manually and so he decided, as originally planned, to fly to Turweston where the aircraft’s maintenance organisation was based. The aircraft made a gear-up landing at Turweston and the pilot, who was uninjured, exited the aircraft normally.
Published: 9 January 2015
Date of occurrence: 1 October 2014