Alpi Aviation SRL Pioneer 400, G-CGAJ
After the aircraft had taken off from a private strip, the pilot was unable to retract the landing gear or, subsequently, obtain down-and-locked indications. Anticipating that the gear was not fully locked down, he continued to his destination where the left main and nose landing gear legs collapsed following the touchdown. It is thought that maladjustment of the landing gear mechanism had caused failure of a main gear screwjack during the takeoff.
Alpi Aviation SRL Pioneer 400 G-CGAJ 06-13.pdf (101.17 kb)
Date of occurrence: 17 December 2012