Event Details

Title:Landing gear failure on takeoff, Airbus A300B4, EI-TLL, at Manchester International Airport, July 17, 1997
Micro summary:A landing gear failure occurred on takeoff.
Event Time:1997-07-17 at 1540 UTC
File Name:1997-07-17-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:1999/002
Site of event:Manchester International Airport, UK
Departure:Faro Airport, Portugal
Destination:Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands, England
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A300-B4
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):TransAer International Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:Approximately 90 minutes after an apparently normal take off from Faro Airport, Portugal, the Captain of EI-TLL was informed that a piece of landing gear bogie, identified as a brake unit anti-rotation bar from his aircraft, had been found on the runway at Faro. The flight was continued to Manchester where, following a 'fly-by' of the Control Tower it was reported that the landing gears appeared to be intact, although during the flight the crew noted that there had been some loss of yellow system hydraulic contents and No 6 brake anti-skid 'Release' light had not illuminated upon landing gear extension.

A Full Emergency was declared as the aircraft prepared to land and, upon touchdown, No 6 tyre burst and the remaining hydraulic fluid in yellow system was lost. The aircraft vacated the runway and came to a halt, where the left engine was shutdown to allow the fire service to approach. They reported that there was a lot of smoke from the left main landing gear but no signs of fire, so a bus and stairs were ordered to disembark the passengers. Subsequent inspection showed that, in addition to the burst No 6 tyre, No 1 brake anti-rotation bar was missing and the brake housing had rotated causing the inevitable damage to hydraulic lines and electrical wiring.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Electrical
Systems - Hydraulics
Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Tires
Close match:Tire tread loss, damage, Boeing 737-436, G-DOCV


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