Grob G115E Tutor, G-BYWH

Report name:
Grob G115E Tutor, G-BYWH
Grob G115E Tutor
RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Date of occurrence:
12 September 2009
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
During the rollout from a three aircraft ‘stream’ landing, the pilot and passenger of the rear aircraft had to apply full brake pressure to avoid a collision with the aircraft in front. Although the aircraft did not collide, the resulting loads experienced by the wing structure supporting the landing gear, caused it to fail in overload. Subsequent analysis of the failed structure identified possible manufacturing issues, which may have contributed to the failure. The accident was also subject to an RAF Unit Inquiry. Five safety recommendations have been made.
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