AAIB investigation to Reims Cessna F172N Skyhawk, G-DUVL

Failure of the right landing gear leg, White Waltham Airfield, Berkshire, 20 December 2016.


Shortly after landing, the right mainwheel assembly detached from the landing gear leg. The failure occurred as a result of a fatigue crack in the landing gear leg that initiated at the position where a screw in the wheel fairing had made contact with the leg.

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Published 11 May 2017