Hard landing Incident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan G-BEOL, Sunday 27 July 2008
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Date:Sunday 27 July 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan
Owner/operator:Invicta Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BEOL
MSN: SH1954
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Honeywell TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Oxford Airport, Kidlington, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Manston Airport, Kent (MSE/EGMH)
Destination airport:Weston-on-the-Green
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reports that he was making an approach to Weston-on-the-Green after a flight from Manston. The aircraft developed a rapid rate of sink in the final stages and this resulted in a heavy landing. The aircraft then veered abruptly to the right and the pilot executed a "go-around". Believing that the aircraft may have been damaged in the heavy landing, the pilot performed a "flyby" inspection at Weston and it was confirmed that the aircraft had sustained heavy damage to the right main landing gear, which was now folded aft.

The pilot then diverted to Oxford Airport, where a Full Emergency was declared and the aircraft was held from landing until the emergency crews had deployed into position. The aircraft then landed on Runway 21, which has a 900 metre grass surface, and the pilot was able to maintain reasonable directional control during the touchdown on the folded right main landing gear. There was no fire and no injury.

Examination showed that the right gear shock absorber had separated from the main landing gear and the retaining nut showed no evidence of having been correctly wire locked at maintenance, probably some years previously.

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Right main landing gear collapsed. Damage to right wing strut, lower fuselage and nose wheel strut attachment structure"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/C2008/07/08
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f0c0ed915d1371000309/Shorts_SC.7_Skyvan__G-BEOL_07-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BEOL
3. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/2410524.Plane_makes_emergency_landing/?ref=arc
4. http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/2410758.emergency_at_airport/


Revision history:

25-Jul-2009 12:44 harro Added
10-Dec-2014 03:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Dec-2014 03:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
26-Oct-2016 15:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2016 15:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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