Accident to the Jodel D140 C Mousquetaire registered F-BMBX occured on 10/08/2016 at Salles-d’Argelès mountain landing area (Hautes-Pyrénées)

Investigation progression Closed
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Cat. 2 investigation report: simplified-format report, adapted to the circumstances of the occurrence and the investigation stakes.

During landing, after touchdown, the left wing failed without the touchdown being violent. The following factors may have contributed to this failure:

  • shock absorbers in poor condition leading to the insufficient shock absorption property of the main landing gear, resulting in the transmission of abnormally high stresses to the wing spar;
  • one or more firm or hard landings, which could not be dated.