Glasair RG, G-BKHW, 26 April 2009
Glasair RG, G-BKHW
The aircraft developed a pilot-induced yaw oscillation during the takeoff roll. Shortly after becoming airborne the left wheel touched the ground and the right wheel reportedly struck a runway edge light. The right landing gear was damaged and became jammed in the wheel well during gear retraction. A hydraulic fitting on the right landing gear also failed, causing further difficulties in lowering the landing gear. Following an attempted free-fall emergency extension of the landing gear, the right gear remained jammed in the wheel well and the nose gear failed to lock down and collapsed on landing. Both occupants were uninjured.
Glasair RG, G-BKHW 02-10.pdf (305.39 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 26 April 2009