Incident The Airplane Factory Sling 2 LSA , Wednesday 21 February 2018
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Date:Wednesday 21 February 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2 LSA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Caloundra Airport (YCDR), Caloundra, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Standing
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Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Composite main undercarriage leg heat damage was found while carrying out a 100-hour inspection. The damaged area was adjacent to, and very close to the left-hand brake disc. The disc had very little clearance from the leg, and even though there was a fabric heat shield fitted to the leg, the epoxy resin in the leg construction was softened and was bubbling to the point where the weight of the aircraft had deformed the leg and the wheel was noticeably leaning in towards the fuselage on the top edge, rather than out away from the leg.


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