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Sea Vixen undercarriage collapse

The Sea Vixen suffered a nose-wheel collapse when landing at Bournemouth Airport on Thursday 5th April 2012.

The pilot walked away uninjured after the front undercarriage of his historic jet fighter collapsed on landing at Bournemouth Airport.

The Sea Vixen - the only flying Vixen in the country - is at the Bournemouth Flying Club end of the runway and appears to have swerved on landing.

Some of the nose wheel and undercarriage appear to have collapsed and the plane is tilted on its side.

Ten firefighters arrived at the scene.

An instructor from Bournemouth Flying Club (BFC) said the plane did a 50ft high pass shortly before landing so the control tower could inspect the undercarriage.

Dorset Police said the undercarriage collapsed on landing and that the Air Accident Investigations Branch was investigating.

Bournemouth Echo.

BBC News.



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