Rans S6-116 Coyote II, G-BUTM
Whilst on an instructional sortie, the student flared too high on landing and the aircraft landed heavily, fracturing the left main landing gear. Some evidence of metal fatigue was noted in the fracture face, but is not considered to have advanced enough to significantly affect the strut’s ultimate strength.
Rans S6-116 Coyote II, G-BUTM 12-08.pdf (302.45 kb)
Date of occurrence: 7 May 2008