Socata TB10, G-BNRA
This accident was the subject of AAIB Special Bulletin S2/2006. A propeller blade detached during a touch and go landing, leading to loss of the propeller and partial separation of the engine from the aircraft. An existing Manufacturer’s Service Bulletin was identified as being relevant to the failure. Three Safety Recommendations were made, to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Air Safety Agency (EASA). Subsequent metallurgical analysis confirmed the cause as a fatigue failure. Since publication of the Special Bulletin, the CAA has issued a Letter to Operators on the subject and the FAA have produced an appropriate Airworthiness Directive.
Socata TB10, G-BNRA 12-06.pdf (403.85 kb)