Aircraft which crash landed at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport had similar problems two years ago

Doncaster Robin Hood Airport was closed after a LinksAir flight crashed on landing after the landing gear failed to come down on approach.

Doncaster Robin Hood Airport was closed after a LinksAir flight crashed on landing after the landing gear failed to come down on approach.

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The LinksAir aircraft that crash landed at Robin Hood Airport last month had a similar problem before, according to an air accident report.

In a special bulletin in to the incident on the evening of August 15, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that the left main landing gear of the BAE Systems Jetstream 31 plane collapsed after the aircraft landed.

Preliminary findings indicated that stress corrosion cracking at the top of the left landing gear leg had initiated the collapse.

 

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