Cessna T303 Crusader, G-CYLS, 31 December 2007
Cessna T303 Crusader, G-CYLS
Shortly after touching down after a normal approach, the nose landing gear collapsed, causing substantial damage to the aircraft. It was established that the nose gear actuator locking lugs had failed, allowing the nose gear to unlock and collapse forward on touchdown. Evidence was found of pre-existing cracks in the locking lugs; however, it was not determined by what mechanism the cracks had propagated.
Cessna T303 Crusader, G-CYLS 08-08.pdf (381.68 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 31 December 2007