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.

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Published 10 December 2014