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A plane crashed at Sandown airport in July, when its left landing gear failed.

Shortly after touchdown, G-ULSY’s left landing gear assembly failed and the aircraft veered left.

It came to rest in long grass adjacent to the runway.

No-one was injured in the incident says the Air Accident Investigation Brach report published yesterday (Thursday).

The AAIB says,

“While other aircraft types, such as the Pietenpol Air Camper, have experienced issues with undercarriage rod end bearing failures, this was the first such Ikarus C42 incident notified to the aircraft type’s CAMO. The CAMO would continue to monitor component failure trends and would take action should rod end reliability become a cause for concern.”