Accident Diamond DA42 Twin Star G-SLCT, Thursday 3 June 2010
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Date:Thursday 3 June 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Stapleford Flying Club Ltd
Registration: G-SLCT
MSN: 42.031
Year of manufacture:2005
Engine model:Thielert TAE 125-01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Stapleford Airport, Stapleford Tawney, Abridge, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Stapleford Tawney, Essex (EGSX)
Destination airport:Stapleford Tawney, Essex (EGSX)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Despite cycling the landing gear several times, the right main gear remained in the retracted position and the pilot landed the aircraft on the nose and left main landing gear. The pilot and passenger were uninjured, but the aircraft was extensively damaged. The investigation established that the right landing gear jammed in the wheel well as a result of the failure of a trunnion, which connected the landing gear damper to the wheel trailing arm. The failure was caused by stress corrosion cracking.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2010/06/03
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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4 March 2020 G-SLCT Stapleford Flying Club Ltd 0 Stapleford Airport, Abridge, Essex sub

Revision history:

24-Nov-2016 19:10 harro Added
19-Feb-2017 23:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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