MaksFly wrote:Humn, on a serious note now that I am looking at it...
Does it even look like the nose hit the ground?
Or is the plane resting on the engines which took the biggest hit?
Newbiepilot wrote:Did someone forget to pin the gear? If they forgot to put the pin in the nose gear, eventually the hydraulic pressure will be gone and well this could happen.
KarelXWB wrote:A quite strange sight for plane spotters as a 787 suffered a nose gear collapse at Grant County International Airport.
flightsimer wrote:Newbiepilot wrote:Did someone forget to pin the gear? If they forgot to put the pin in the nose gear, eventually the hydraulic pressure will be gone and well this could happen.
Unless Boeing does something completely different. That's not how it works...
There are "Over Center" down locks that prevent a gear from just collapsing. Considering the position of the plane up against the building, my guess is maintenance was being performed on the landing gear system which included the gear being selected up and the nose gear was not pinned properly or the pin failed allowing the gear to retract.
seabosdca wrote:Looks like someone's insurance company gets to buy some new nacelles.
This aircraft belongs to the South Korean government and has been in outfitting for quite a while. I wonder if they were testing systems in preparation for a test flight?
Or maybe it's all Kim Jong Un's dastardly handiwork.
Skybillie wrote:Sooner787 wrote:the AOG team will get some good practice fixing that
What makes you think they need practice?
Its not the first time this has happened.
Spacepope wrote:The airframe in question, according to Skyliner,has been ferried to SBD for Lufthansa Technik. Good to see it airborne again, but is this for another step of the conversion process?
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