Alpi Pioneer 400, G-CGVO, 29 August 2011

Alpi Pioneer 400, G-CGVO


As the aircraft rotated during takeoff, the left-hand door suddenly opened and became detached. The aircraft landed heavily on its nose landing gear on the runway, resulting in the nosewheel breaking off and consequent damage to the propeller tips. The aircraft featured doors of a ‘gull-wing’ design and it is likely that there was insufficient engagement of the latching bolts with the door frame. The latching mechanism has subsequently been redesigned.

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