Cessna R182 Skylane RG, G-BOWO
The aircraft landed with the left main landing gear not fully down. Metallurgical examination showed that this was due to the separation of the landing gear pivot assembly which had resulted from a cyclic fatigue mechanism. There is a history of similar failures on the R182 and the 172RG which share a similar, but not identical, design of the pivot assembly to that on G-BOWO.
Cessna R182 Skylane RG, G-BOWO 08-08.pdf (445.74 kb)
Date of occurrence: 6 October 2007