During the landing roll the right mainwheel assembly detached from its axle. Examination revealed that the four fasteners securing the right axle to the landing gear had failed as a result of the nuts having been pulled from the four attachment bolts. The investigation could not determine the cause of the failure. It was noted that the threads on the attachment bolts can be damaged when the axles are removed from the landing gear. One Safety Recommendation was made to the aircraft manufacturer that new nuts and bolts should be used when the axles are replaced or refitted to the landing gear.
Extra EA 300, G-SIII 10-10.pdf (455.35 kb)
Published 10 December 2014