Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftan, VQ-TAC
The aircraft had arrived at Providenciales when the pilot noticed that the left Main Landing Gear (MLG) oleo strut was leaking oil. After consultation with his employer, it was decided to ferry the aircraft back to its base for rectification. However, upon arrival the MLG could not be extended and a successful wheels-up landing was made. It was found that the left MLG torque link was fouling the bay interior because the oleo had not extended fully.
Published 10 December 2014