Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Socata MS880B, registration EI-BNU, at Navan Airfield, Co. Meath on 11 July 2022. Report No. 2023-015


During a crosswind landing on Runway 27 at Navan Airfield (EIHH), the trailing arm of the aircraft’s left main landing gear fractured. The aircraft veered to the left and its left main wheel entered longer grass to the side of the grass runway. As the aircraft decelerated, the left wing dropped, and its lower surface contacted the longer grass. The aircraft turned further to the left and came to rest adjacent to the left side of the runway. The Pilot and the one passenger on board exited the aircraft normally. There was no fire. No injuries were reported to the Investigation.

Occurrence Date: July 11, 2022
Report Date: December 22, 2023
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