Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

Ethiopian Airlines 787 nose gear collapse

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

Ethiopian Airlines 787 nose gear collapse

Old 6th Mar 2016, 04:33
  #21 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rockytop, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 5,899
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Airbubba
Was it the improperly pinned nosegear on a maintenance test perhaps?

I saw this impressive demo years ago on a B-742 in SIN.
Originally Posted by iskyfly
While troubleshooting a fault message someone was not following procedure and accidentally retracted the gear.
That's probably the most familiar story with these inadvertent widebody gear retractions prior to taxi. In the 747 incident I saw an Airbus pin was used to secure a Boeing nosegear. And, as a locally made modification, a handle was welded to the pin to snag on something when the gear doors started to open. Out went the pin and up went the nosegear. The gear doors were being cycled to check the rigging or check for leaks according to the ground engineers.

Here's another more recent incident in SIN:

A Singapore Airlines Airbus plane collapsed on its nose on Sunday morning at Changi Airport.

The nose gear of an Airbus A330-300 "retracted while the aircraft was undergoing a landing gear system check," the airline said in a statement.

"There were no passengers or crew on board at the time," Singapore Airlines said, according to the Associated Press.
Singapore Airlines plane collapses on nose at Changi Airport - NY Daily News
Airbubba is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.