Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee Arrow III, G-BYYO
The pilot reported that on arrival back at Stapleford she selected the landing gear to ‘down’ but only two green lights illuminated. She flew past the radio operator and was advised that the right main landing gear was not extended. The pilot decided to leave the circuit to troubleshoot the problem, and reports that she selected the gear emergency extension lever to ‘down’, yawed the aircraft and pulled some ‘g’, all without effect. With the right main gear still retracted, she elected to land on the grass runway 22. During the landing the aircraft yawed to the right, however the landing had been well executed and the only damage to the aircraft was to the step behind the right wing. The aircraft was jacked up and the right main landing then gear extended and locked down without difficulty. The Chief Engineer advised that the aircraft was towed to a hangar and repeated checks of the normal and emergency extension systems were made without any malfunction of the gear being observed. The aircraft was returned to service and has since flown in excess of 200 hours without recurrence.
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