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Virgin landing gear incident LGW!

Old 20th Oct 2015, 04:48
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Report is Out

Follow the link below for the AAIB report.


https://assets.digital.cabinet-offic...VROM_10-15.pdf
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 11:14
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My compliments to the crew; that reads as an outstanding performance, text book from all angles.

I've certainly learned from their professionalism, I can admit that I might not have thought of the gentle manoeuvring and climbing and descending to free the gear and considering the time of sunset amongst other actions. It shows an immense amount of SA.

Tea and medals all around
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 14:20
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From the report:
The actuator was virtually
uniform in shape and colour, such that there was no obvious top or bottom to it. The
structural connections could be installed in either orientation and the use of flexible hoses
meant the hydraulic connections could be made to fit an incorrectly installed actuator.
Finally, the hydraulic port on the bottom of the actuator was labelled ‘UP’, with the one on
the top labelled ‘DN’,
Why do we build aircraft parts like this? I thought we banished Murphy from our industry.
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 14:32
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The actuator was virtually uniform in shape and colour, such that there was no obvious top or bottom to it. The structural connections could be installed in either orientation and the use of flexible hoses meant the hydraulic connections could be made to fit an incorrectly installed actuator.

Finally, the hydraulic port on the bottom of the actuator was labelled ‘UP’, with the one on the top labelled ‘DN’,
What is the likely outcome of manufacturing and labeling such a part?

Answers on a postcard please, to Mr Murphy @ Boeing.com.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 15:55
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A typical night shift scenario. Correct tooling unavailable, incomplete/confusing AMM, make do and mend, can-do attitude from the engineering team. On another day it would all go well and slapped backs and a beer all round.



Kudos to the flight/cabin crew for the good outcome.

Also, AAIB for a concise and informative report.

There for the grace of etc.
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Old 22nd Nov 2015, 14:15
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Kudos

Also, AAIB for a concise and informative report.
Seems AAIB disagreed with the CAA who in a previous case in 2006 (mentioned here) said: "The hazaard [sic] is adequately controlled by existing requirements, procedures and documentation".
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