Event Details

Title:Nosewheel control failure, BAe 146, EI-CPJ
Micro summary:Nosewheel control was lost during rollout for this BAe 146.
Event Time:2005-10-07 at 1823 UTC
File Name:2005-10-07-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2005/10/04
Site of event:Runway 10, landing roll
Destination:London City Airport, London, England
Airplane Type(s):BAe 146
Flight Phase:Landing
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the landing roll, after the nose wheel made contact with the runway, the nose wheel steering system was found to be ineffective and the nose landing gear began a violent shimmy, which continued until the aircraft came to rest. Initial examination revealed that the anti-torque links central pivot bolt was missing, although it was not determined whether this had been a consequence of, or had precipitated, the shimmy. Later examination revealed that the nose wheel steering/friction damper breakout torque was some 34-40% of the specified value and the oleo inflation pressure some 28% above its specified value.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Maintenance
Operations - Upset - Uncommanded or excessive Yaw
Systems - Landing Gear
Systems - Landing Gear - Nose wheel steering
Close match:Runway excursion, Douglas DC-8-62, Orlando, December 30, 1996


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