Increasing Aircrafts' Nose landing gear accidents..
All of us heared recently about Biritch Airways B787 Dreamliner nose-gear accident caused by LAE fault.
Briefly the Investigators found out that the NLG downlock pin had inadvertently been installed in the wrong place, instead of placing it in the downlock pin hole, the maintenance team placed it in the downlock link assembly apex pin bore.
The accident happened when the LAE raised the gear level to the 'up' position during his working to address three fault messages.
This is not the first time we heared about NLG accidents, in recent years, there has been an increase in the incidence of significant structural damage to commercial airplanes from hard nosegear touchdowns.
In most cases, the main gear touchdowns were relatively normal.
The damage resulted from high nose-down pitch rates generated
by full or nearly full forward control column application before
Flight crews need to be aware of the potential for significant structural damage from hard nosegear contact and know which actions to take to prevent such incidents.
Maintenance teams, need to be aware of the importance of following maintenance procedures for NLG, and MLG.
Myanmar pilot lands plane on its nose after MLG failed to deploy.