Beech B200 Super King Air, OO-LET
The aircraft was returning to Cambridge Airport after completing an airborne communications relay task for the 2012 Olympic Games when it suffered a complete electrical failure. This necessitated the use of the manual landing gear extension procedure to lower the landing gear. The gear collapsed during the landing and the aircraft came to a halt on the runway.
The investigation was unable to determine the cause of the electrical failure and no fault was found with the landing gear system. It is possible that the crew did not operate the alternate extension system sufficiently to fully extend the landing gear prior to landing.
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