Squawk Box

September 2010 Issue

Broken And Cracked

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

Before a touch-and-go landing, the pilot noticed did not receive a gear-down light for the left main gear. A safe landing was made, with minor damage and no injuries. Upon examination, one of the left main landing gear actuator hydraulic fittings (p/n: MS20822) was found broken flush with the actuator housing. Examination of the gear well and the general layout of components show the flex hose may have been stress loaded while the gear was retracted.

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