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Why So Many Landing Gear Problems With Fokkers?  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6376 posts, RR: 21
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

Another F100 incident today in Germany. These Aircraft have a history of landing gear problems over the years, anyone know why ?

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User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5553 times:


Seems there have been a handful of F100 incidents - these airplanes are getting a little old now, production ended in 1997, so the latest airplanes have been flying for 12 years.
Also, I assume they're predominantly used on short commuter hops with quick turnaround due to the fairly short 1700 mile range, that probably puts alot of cycles on the airframe and gear and subsequently more wear and tear perhaps?

Incidentally though, I only count a few landing gear problems - there was one in Dallas where the RH main gear failed at the torque link, then one belly landing in Campinas, Brazil.
The gear collapsed in another incident after runway overrun because of snow in Tehran so that one doesn't count.
This latest incident in Germany makes a count of three 'catastrophic gear failures' for the F100 - not exactly a plague, still not ideal though.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29497 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5479 times:

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 1):
This latest incident in Germany makes a count of three 'catastrophic gear failures' for the F100 - not exactly a plague, still not ideal though.

Not sure what you consider "catastrophic" but there have been far more F100 gear collapses etc. than that. Following are 10 F100 gear-related events I was able to find. In 2 cases the gear couldn't be lowered. The other 8 involve main gear collapses (7 of the 8 involving the right gear). The first one was during the test program. The KLM F100 involved in the right gear collapse at GVA in 1989 (2nd item below) was only 2 months old.

User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

Anyone knows which company produces their landing gear?


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4225 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Even one of the F100 prototypes had a landing gear collapse at AMS during the test programme. I remember pilots being quoted by newspapers at that time as saying that the aicraft didn't have strong-looking legs, for what that's worth. Perhaps the F28 landing gear was left unchanged and could have done with some strengthening?

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