AAIB investigation to Reims Cessna F172N Skyhawk, G-DUVL

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

Summary:

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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Reims Cessna F172N Skyhawk, G-DUVL 05-17

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Published 11 May 2017