Beech A36 Bonanza, G-CDJV
When the landing gear was selected DOWN a loud mechanical noise was heard and no green landing gear ‘down and locked’ lights illuminated. The pilot recycled the landing gear twice and the nose and right landing gear ‘down and locked’ lights illuminated, but not the light for the left landing gear. After two low flights past ATC the pilot was told that all three landing gear legs looked correctly extended but towards the end of the landing roll the left landing gear collapsed. Components in the left landing gear system were found to be seized and restricted in movement and a similar accident, to a Beech 58 Baron, G-OSDI, is also published in this Bulletin.
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