- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 August 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 13 March 2017
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Savannah VG Jabiru(1)
- In flight from Swanwick to Swansea Airport
Lift strut found to be distorted after flight in turbulence, In flight from Swanwick to Swansea Airport, 13 March 2017.
Whilst moving the aircraft out of the hangar, the pilot noted that the right rear lift strut attachment was distorted. He had curtailed his last flight two days previously because of “violent turbulence” and was concerned that this might have caused the damage. Subsequent examination, however, concluded that the damage was pre-existing and unrelated to the flight.
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Published: 10 August 2017
Date of occurrence: 13 March 2017