Pietenpol Air Camper, G-PIET, 11 September 2011

Pietenpol Air Camper, G-PIET

Summary:

On landing on the grass Runway 11 at Panshangar Airfield, the right landing gear collapsed causing the propeller to strike the ground. The pilot reported that the approach was normal, with a “reasonably smooth” landing; however, as the aircraft slowed to taxiing speed the right landing gear collapsed. On a previous landing, the pilot reported that he had landed heavily, bounced and then carried out a go-around. He therefore attributed the collapse to possible overstressing of the landing gear during this previous heavy landing.

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