The pilot was returning after a formation flight that involved nine aircraft flying over Stonehenge. D-EZOZ was number four in the formation and was briefed to land fourth. During the landing the point the right main landing gear leg broke and began to dig into the grass. This caused the aircraft to yaw to the right and slide to a rapid stop. During the slide the left main landing gear was also damaged. All of the propeller blades had suffered impact damage and the engine was shock-loaded. The repair agency stated that the maintenance schedule requires routine visual inspection of the landing gear, but no routine load testing. Thus, there was the possibility of a pre-existing weakness in the main landing gear.
Extra EA300, D-EZOZ.pdf (177.46 kb)
Published 10 December 2014