Luscombe 8A Silvaire, G-BSNT
The pilot carried out the pre-flight power checks and commenced his takeoff run. He was not happy with the engine performance and after the second bounce he aborted the takeoff. The aircraft landed heavily and the left stub-axle sheared off. The stub axle was found to have failed near the weld. There was evidence of corrosion and a crack that appeared to have been present for some time.
Published 10 December 2014