Zenair CH250 Zenith, G-RAYS, 25 May 2012

Zenair CH250 Zenith, G-RAYS


The aircraft was landing on Runway 03L, which has a concrete surface, at Sywell Aerodrome. The weather was fine but with a fresh easterly surface wind of 15 kt. The pilot reported encountering a gust of wind close to touchdown and that the aircraft landed first on the left main wheel. The left main landing gear collapsed and, as the aircraft slewed to the left onto the adjacent grass, the nose landing gear also collapsed. The pilot and his passenger were both wearing lap straps and diagonal shoulder harnesses. Neither was injured and both vacated the aircraft in the normal manner.

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