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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171155
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Aerolease Ltd
Registration: G-GCCL
C/n / msn: ME-322
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Cambridge Airport, Teversham, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Peterborough Conington Airport (EGSF)
Destination airport:Cambridge Airport (EGSC)
Nose wheel failed to lower on gear down selection. Safe landing made without nose gear causing damage to nose cone.

UPDATE: The following is an extract from the official AAIB report into the accident...

"After selecting the landing gear lever to DOWN, the nose landing gear failed to extend. After several further attempts, an approach to Cambridge Airport was made with the nose landing gear retracted. The aircraft touched down and the nose was held up for as long as possible before it descended and contacted the runway surface.

Neither flight crew sustained any injuries. The reason for the failure of the gear to extend could not be established at the time of this report. Previous events have identified reasons why the nose gear may not extend and that this aircraft type requires accurate rigging and vigilant maintenance of the nose landing gear".


1. Operator

Revision history:

10-Nov-2014 20:05 HOG Added
12-Nov-2014 02:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
19-Apr-2015 16:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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