Aviation safety investigations & reports

Stoddard Hamilton Glasair SH-2, VH-HRG, Northam WA, 1 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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As the aircraft touched down, the pilot felt the left maingear leg give way. He applied power, but the aircraft did not climb away and the pilot was unable to maintain directional control. To avoid colliding with trees outside the airfield boundary the pilot closed the throttle and landed the aircraft. The left maingear leg collapsed and the right wing was damaged when it struck a small bush. An inspection of the landing gear revealed that the aircraft had suffered a heavy landing. It was also found that the nut on the gear upper retaining bolt had been stripped. This nut was not the type specified by the Glasair Construction Manual.

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General details
Date: 01 February 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1650    
Location: Northam    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 13 May 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft Inc  
Aircraft model Glasair II  
Aircraft registration VH-HRG  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Northam WA  
Departure time 1650  
Destination Northam WA