Yak-52, G-STNR, 23 August 2013
The aircraft was inbound to Swansea Airport when the oil chip light illuminated. During the expedited approach the pilot selected the landing gear and flaps however the aircraft settled on the runway on its fuselage and trailing edge of the flaps damaging the windmilling propeller. When the aircraft was subsequently lifted using slings, the three gear legs lowered and then locked in position.
The pilot considered that he selected the flaps and the gear just before touchdown and at the same time placing a heavy demand on the air system. This resulted in there being insufficient time for the gear to lock down. A small washer and metallic particles were later found in the oil chip detector filter.
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