Squawk Box

May 2013 Issue

Struts, Screws, Skins

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

Nose strut debonded at nose fork bearing spindle. Spindle and strut are bonded via a hot-bond agent while in autoclave. Suspect debonding occurred due to unreported hard landings and extreme stress due to improper ground handling.

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