A very minor incident in the scheme of things, but worth tracking now that there has been another main gear failure in a XL/FG. On landing Andy got a bad vibration that he thought was a nose wheel shimmy, so he applied very hard braking. As it turns out, the torsional wrap on the main gear bow had let go, and the hard braking only made it worse, dragging the front of the main gear pants on the runway. No incident report, but you can follow the gear replacement here, starting at picture 2301.
Posted By: Brett FerrellMonday April 14th, 2014 at 7:32 AM