The wheel that detached from a light aircraft, forcing an emergency landing, has been found near Mangalore Airport.DARREN LINTON February 6, 2013 4:39am
A wheel that fell off light aircraft, forcing a student pilot to make an emergency landing at Mangalore Airport last month, has been found and handed to crash investigators.
The Piper PA28 aircraft was on a routine training flight on January 7 when the wheel fell off shortly after take-off.
The trainee pilot, who was flying solo, circled the airport for more than four hours to burn off excess fuel before attempting a landing.
An initial incident report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said after take-off, the right main landing gear was observed to have separated and was hanging by the brake line.
On a second pass over the aerodrome, the assembly had detached.
During the emergency landing, the aircraft left the runway, but came to rest safely.
The pilot, 21, wasn’t injured.
An ATSB spokesman said the landing gear was found by a resident near the airport who contacted investigators.
‘‘It is being examined by specialists at our facility in Canberra,’’ he said.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is continuing.
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