Vans RV-8, G-XSEA, 7 November 2009
Vans RV-8, G-XSEA
Whilst performing an aerobatic manoeuvre, the shuttle valve in the engine oil system became stuck in the inverted position causing a reduction in the engine oil pressure. During the subsequent precautionary landing, the left landing gear ran off the grass strip and sunk into a cultivated field, resulting in the left wingtip and propeller striking the ground.
Vans RV-8, G-XSEA 02-10.pdf (307.88 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 7 November 2009