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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249615
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TEXA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fly Synthesis Texan Top
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Whangarei -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
In September 2020, a Fly Synthesis Texan Top microlight experienced a flat tyre on landing at Whangarei. The aircraft veered off the seal runway causing significant damage to the nose gear assembly. The aircraft came to a rest on its nose. There were no injuries. The PIC advised that, on touching down at Whangarei on the seal runway, there was a muffled bang and loud rumbling noise under the front of the aircraft. The PIC suspected a tyre had blown out. They were able to keep the aircraft travelling in a straight line for approximately 80-100 metres but as the airspeed reduced, the rudder was not effective enough to maintain directional control. The aircraft then veered off the runway hitting a runway edge light and coming to a stop on its nose. The pilot was not injured and the aircraft was subsequently removed to a local hangar.


Revision history:

10-Apr-2021 14:37 harro Added

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