AAIB investigation to Spitfire Mk 26 (80% scale replica), G-CENI

Wheels-up landing following landing gear system failure, Peterborough Sibson Airport, 18 July 2015.


While preparing for landing, the pilot was unable to extend the left landing gear. After a number of attempts to rectify the situation, the pilot made a successful ‘wheels-up’ landing. Investigation indicated that the difficulty in extending the gear had been due to a combination of a stuck microswitch and a slightly bent gear leg.

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Spitfire Mk 26 (80% scale replica), G-CENI 02-16

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