Squawk Box

March 2013 Issue

Multiple Failures

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

The landing gear would not retract after takeoff, or extend when gear down was selected. The emergency gear extension handle was pulled, but it broke off in the pilot’s hand. The aircraft was landed gear-up. Troubleshooting revealed that the cable broke at the base of the handle.

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