The elephant in the room for such a remarkable utility airplane is the huge proportion of runway loss of control accidents (RLOC), almost always on landing and often following a wheel landing
Presolicitation: Wheel landing
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30am it experienced a suspected failure of the nose wheel landing
gear and veered off the runway onto the grass.
The crew of a US Airways Express Bombardier DHC-8 Dash-8 that was forced to land at the Philadelphia International Airport with its nose wheel landing
gear retracted on the morning of 16 November had earlier heard a "creaking and grinding noise" when taxiing out of the Lehigh Valley International Airport, say US National Transportation Safety Board investigators.
Debris from the car was flung towards surrounding houses, hitting windows and doors, with a wheel landing
150 feet away in a garden.
Debris from the car was flung toward surrounding houses hitting windows and doors with one wheel landing
nearly 100ft away in a neighbour's garden.
Local housewife Margarete Lenz found a wing and the smouldering six wheel landing
gear of the Russian plane in her neighbour's yard.
A wheel landing
is any landing where the touchdown is on the mains only--even if the tail is only an inch above the runway--and the first part of the rollout is on the mains.
A wing and the six wheel landing
gear of the Tupolev landed in her neighbour's back garden.
While performing a crosswind landing in a J-3 for example, in addition to employing a sideslip, a wheel landing
Overly aggressive braking on a nose-heavy or tailwheel aircraft can flip the plane tail-over-nose, such as when a tailwheel pilot attempts a wheel landing
with aggressive braking.
I never do a wheel landing
in strong, gusty crosswind: You can plant the airplane on the ground with enough speed to make a straight path down the runway, but you have to let the tail down sooner or later.