Jabiru UL, G-BZEN
As the aircraft touched down after completing a training flight the left landing gear leg collapsed and, despite the pilot’s attempts to maintain heading, the aircraft veered off the runway onto the grass. It came to rest with its left landing cantilever spring leg partially detached from the surrounding structure, twisted forwards and underneath the fuselage. This was caused by the failure of its three mounting bolts. It was found that the aircraft was fitted with the original design 5/16 inch diameter landing gear mounting bolts rather than the recommended 3/8 inch diameter bolts detailed in Jabiru Service Bulletin (JSB) 008-1.
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