Apparently another main gear failure in an XL/FG.  It seems the C reinforcements are not adequate, and the ‘sock’ type are required.

A local pilot escaped injury early Saturday when his Velocity XLFG, a kit-built fixed wing single engine aircraft, crash landed at Gilliam-McConnell Air Field in Carthage.

The plane’s owner and pilot Richard Harpster was uninjured. He was reportedly flying in for the monthly meeting of the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association when the craft’s landing gear apparently failed.

The aircraft was towed to safety using heavy equipment.

Those who saw the incident said it was a testament to Harpster’s flying skills to bring the plane safely to a stop.

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Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Categories: Accidents
Tags: 2014 Accident Carthage FG Harpster N585V NC Non-Fatal Velocity XL

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