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LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:31 am

 
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:51 am

That does look quite bent up. Is this the first major landing gear damage on a 787? I don't recall reading of others.
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:55 am

I thought hard landings in the 787 were difficult to do, so yeah haven’t seen that yet. 787 were some of the smoothest landings for me.
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:58 am

Looks like an axle failure. Here is a picture from a 777 when an axle failed

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=212714

A hard landing can cause an axle to fail, but so can stress corrosion cracking. If there is improper maintenance (such as an incorrect solvent being used on the axle) or a manufacturing defect, it can lead to a premature failure.
 
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:03 am

ClipperYankee wrote:
That does look quite bent up. Is this the first major landing gear damage on a 787? I don't recall reading of others.


I haven’t seen an axle failure in a 787 before, but have seen it on other airplanes. Here is a thread with an example of it happening on an A320 at the gate

viewtopic.php?t=1362391


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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:42 am

Of course, you do realize the tire standing on its own is a replacement? So, take that out of the picture and I wouldn't say there was damage at all, certainly not "mangled"!
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:06 am

Did you guys read the report? A tire blew. No catastrophic failure, no cracks, no bad maintenance.
 
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:35 am

VMCA787 wrote:
Of course, you do realize the tire standing on its own is a replacement? So, take that out of the picture and I wouldn't say there was damage at all, certainly not "mangled"!

That was my first thought. MTC will often lean the replacement tire against the gear during a tire change.
 
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:38 am

JohanTally wrote:
That was my first thought. MTC will often lean the replacement tire against the gear during a tire change.


Where I work they are kept in the transport cage until needed.
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Re: LATAM B787 Dreamliner Suffers Gear Damage In Santiago International Airport

Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:18 pm

zeke wrote:
JohanTally wrote:
That was my first thought. MTC will often lean the replacement tire against the gear during a tire change.


Where I work they are kept in the transport cage until needed.

Although not SOP it is quite common practice

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