Dyn’Aero MCR-01 ULC, G-BZXG
The pilot and his passenger, who each owned a half-share in the aircraft, were making a short flight between two airfields about 4 nm apart. As the aircraft joined the circuit to land, at a height of around 800 ft, there was a ‘bang’ as the tailplane separated and fell to the ground. The aircraft became uncontrollable and descended into trees. The occupants survived the impact but both received serious injuries. The tailplane attachment lugs had failed in upload; the metallurgical evidence showed that a stress corrosion mechanism had been present. Two Safety Recommendations are made.
Published 10 December 2014