Diamond Aircraft Industries DA42 Twin Star, G-SLCT
Despite cycling the landing gear several times, the right main gear remained in the retracted position and the pilot landed the aircraft on the nose and left main landing gear. The pilot and passenger were uninjured, but the aircraft was extensively damaged. The investigation established that the right landing gear jammed in the wheel well as a result of the failure of a trunnion, which connected the landing gear damper to the wheel trailing arm. The failure was caused by stress corrosion cracking. Three safety recommendations were made to the aircraft manufacturer.
Date of occurrence: 3 June 2010