Pietenpol Air Camper, G-PIET
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.
Pietenpol Air Camper, G-PIET 09-13.pdf (177.79 kb)
Date of occurrence: 11 September 2011