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BA 787 Nosewheel collapse @ LHR

Old 18th Jun 2021, 08:22
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BA 787 Nosewheel collapse @ LHR

Looks like G-ZBJB has had an incident this morning whilst (thankfully) on stand at LHR...
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 08:28
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Bit more than a 'nose wheel'!
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 08:37
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Can safely say that aircraft is AOG (Aircraft on GROUND)
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 08:50
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I really hope no one was under it.
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Aircraft arrived from Domodedovo last night, but was departing from a different stand this morning, so had been towed in the meantime ...
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I wonder if this was during a maintenance procedure.
Remember seeing this at Gatwick with a Northwest 747 when the ground lock pin sheared.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 10:43
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Looks a lot from the kit parked on the right that they were doing some maintenance on the nose gear.
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AAIB Go team on its way.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 12:15
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It seems more likely that the Engineering presence was a consequence rather than a cause of the collapse. Looks like there may be some engine cowl damage, too.
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That bit of kit you refer to is, I think, the FEGP (ground power) basket.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 12:21
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I think the open cabin door has been badly damaged by the stairs as the nose dropped.
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It's the new upward-opening version.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 12:57
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Downlock pin in the wrong hole? FAA has something about this for the 787 there is a risk of placing the pin in the wrong place
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 14:03
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Am I correct in surmising that because the 787 is made out of mostly composite materials, it will be more challenging to repair the hull, nose wheel assembly housing and door assembly ?
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Even more so with the 787 due to the barrel method of construction, can’t just replace a panel. Although it is possible to do full thickness (hole) flush repairs, but they are fairly expensive.
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Very good friend of mine was the dispatcher on board at the time. She just came by after medical checks and initial debriefing. She was standing in the forward cabin talking to the Captain about a departure delay as engineering were still doing something (she wasn't sure what), F/O was (seated?) in the flight deck. No warning of collapse and they were thrown to the floor. Fortunately it seems no persons underneath or loose cargo pallets moved. Door is severely damaged and possible engine damage due ground contact.
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Perhaps this:

https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...pany-airplanes

The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the nose landing gear (NLG) retracted while the airplane was on the ground with weight on wheels, due to the installation of a NLG downlock pin in an incorrect location. This proposed AD would require installing an insert to prevent installation of the pin in the incorrect location.
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news reports suggesting a freighter flight? Freight on a new ish 787?
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 15:23
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Passenger aircraft used as freighters throughout the covid period. Got to keep that revenue stream flowing what with the horrendous capital costs and banks chasing at their heels.
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