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Iran Air F-100 Lands, Wheel Missing From Nose Gear

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:07 pm

An Iran Air Fokker F-100 (reg EP-CFE) lost one of the two nose gear wheels during takeoff at Tehran Mehrabad at the start of flight IR 208 to Ahwaz in Khuzestan. After circling to burn off fuel, they returned to Mehrabad for a safe landing. The brown substance seen spraying up from the main gear is not dirt (I was wondering at first why a nose gear fault would necessitate an off field landing!), it is actually brown-coloured foam and the landing was on the runway. In the video, even the touchdown on the mains is very carefully done. Nose is held off the runway as long as possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGeUgAuRvhk

Another example of good airmanship from Iran Air pilots. I wonder to what extent the Fokkers are affected by sanctions. Of course the devaluing of the Iranian Rial due to actiosn to freeze the Islamic Republic out of the banking system has caused imports to double in price, but are Fokker (or their corporate successor/s who handle after-sales service) allowed to trade with Iran? I am pretty sure they can.

Anyway well done to Iran Air for a successful outcome to a challenging malfunction.
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RE: Iran Air F-100 Lands, Wheel Missing From Nose Gear

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:47 pm

Reminds me of a Ron White story......
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RE: Iran Air F-100 Lands, Wheel Missing From Nose Gear

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:53 pm

I guess the axle is still present.....Looks like a typical axle nut not properly torqued/old nut on a reworked axle type of problem.
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RE: Iran Air F-100 Lands, Wheel Missing From Nose Gear

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Thread starter):
An Iran Air Fokker F-100

Fokker 100, not F-100. Don't think Fokker used that terminology (technically the Fokker 100 is an F-28-0100).

When I saw F-100 in the subject the following type immediately came to mind (first U.S. fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight), not that Iran Air ever operated any of those.  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rUHyHq68ak0/SZg7KR5j7wI/AAAAAAAAf_8/tSbNaTmW9Jk/s1600/F100(17).jpg
 
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RE: Iran Air F-100 Lands, Wheel Missing From Nose Gear

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:11 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Thread starter):
I am pretty sure they can.

No they can not.
http://www.fokker.com/Statement-Fokk...n-dialogue-with-the-US-authorities

Quoting cedarjet (Thread starter):
Anyway well done to Iran Air for a successful outcome to a challenging malfunction.

A wheel falling off is usually not related to a malfunction  
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Looks like a typical axle nut not properly torqued/old nut on a reworked axle type of problem.

Sounds a lot more plausible  
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