AAIB investigation to Socata TB20 Trinidad GT, G-SCIP
Emergency landing when nose landing gear failed to extend at Sleap Airfield on 21 January 2016.
The pilot was unable to extend the nose landing gear fully during the approach to land. He diverted to another airfield where he performed a successful landing despite the nose gear collapsing shortly after touchdown. The maintenance company which maintained the aircraft believed there was some form of hydraulic lock in the retraction jack, but were unable to determine the cause.
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Published: 12 May 2016
Date of occurrence: 21 January 2016