Pioneer 300, G-EWES, 31 May 2011
Pioneer 300, G-EWES
The pilot selected the landing gear up after takeoff and then noticed that the circuit breaker for the gear had tripped, preventing the gear from retracting. He attempted to raise the gear using the hand operated system, but was unable to obtain a green light for the main gear. He returned to Charlton Mires and during the subsequent landing the aircraft veered to the left as it slowed down. The pilot exited the aircraft and was uninjured. The damage caused to the main gear during the landing made it difficult to determine why it had failed to fully retract. However, the tripping of the circuit breaker may have been indicative of a mechanical failure or jamming of the gear mechanism.
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