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Old 29th Aug 2008, 11:13
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bonatti
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: uk
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July 26th the airplane was taken back to maintenance area while taxiing to t/o from Palma de Mallorca because the pilot felt the front landing gear was making more noise than usual. Mechanics checked for 36min and didn't find anything wrong. The pilots and technicians agreed it was probably caused because the gear was too new (I guess it had recently been replaced/overhauled). Flight continued without incidents to Copenhagen. (Maybe the valve/sensor that feels the weight to indicate "ground mode" was involved?)
This could be relevent if the nose gear was incorrectly serviced causing it to be over extended, especially if coupled with a poor weight distribution with more weight down the back than usual. An over extended nose gear could mean that the nose gear WOW (weight on wheel) sensors were detecting a weight OFF wheels situation. I am not familiar with this type but have experienced this on other aircraft.
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