The A-26 Invader “Silver Dragon” suffered a nose gear collapse on landing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The crew had already executed a go around after hearing a pop while cycling the gear, and orbited to troubleshoot the problem. Eventually the decision was made to land on runway 36.
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During the first touchdown, you can clearly see the nosewheel bounce back after which the nose of the plane hits the runway. Nobody was hurt during the landing and the damage to the airplane has yet to be evaluated.As the wheels touched down, the nose gear failed and the aircraft slid down the runway on its nose and main gear.
As soon as it stopped the crew and passengers evacuated and emergency vehicles reached the scene. To the best of our knowledge no one was injured.Well done by the crew as well as the emergency workers who responded to the incident!
The Douglas A-26 Invader is a twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft that was built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II. It was a fast aircraft capable of carrying twice its specified bomb load. A range of guns could be fitted to produce a formidable ground-attack aircraft.