Investigation number
199101704
Occurrence date
Location
Tanilba Bay
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Loss of control
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

After several touch and go circuits the pilot noticed the right landing gear was broken and swinging free. A landing was made directly into wind on the remaining wheel but on touchdown the aircraft swerved to the right before coming to rest on its nose, breaking the propeller and damaging the right wing. The pilot said the landing gear had suffered a fatigue failure at the upper weld area adjacent to the rubber bungee attachment and this was a known problem on the aircraft type. The manufacturer subsequently issued a service bulletin to install additional landing gear restraint cables to preclude fatigue failures of this type.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Tanilba Bay NSW
Destination
Tanilba Bay NSW
Model
CA21
Serial number
3
Registration
55-0609
Operation type
Sports Aviation
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Skyfox Aviation Ltd
Departure time
1210