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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hpn|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 254|
flight time total : 5632
flight time type : 3652
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On may 1988 I was captain of an small transport commuter flight en route from providence, ri, to newark, nj. Prior to landing, the primary electric-hydraulic system failed to properly extend the right main landing gear; and it could not be reset to recycle the gear. We eventually landed safely utilizing the manual, backup system. About 3 minutes later while the aircraft was being taxied to parking, the right main landing gear collapsed. None of the 19 passengers (or crew of 2) were injured, but the right propeller and landing gear activator had to be replaced before the aircraft could be flown back to base for inspection and repair. FAA investigators on the scene that day could not say if they would eventually classify this as an incident or an accident. I'm enclosing copies of 2 statements which I believe will meet your requirements for a narrative description. The suspect actuator has (again) been returned to the manufacturer for inspection. It is my hope a full examination/understanding of this incident will result in design or procedure changes that might help prevent another incident of this type. Please contact me if NASA has any questions about this, or if you wish me to forward new information as may become available.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LTT LANDED WITH RIGHT MAIN GEAR UNSAFE INDICATION. RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED WHILE TAXIING TO THE RAMP.
Narrative: ON MAY 1988 I WAS CAPT OF AN SMT COMMUTER FLT ENRTE FROM PROVIDENCE, RI, TO NEWARK, NJ. PRIOR TO LNDG, THE PRIMARY ELECTRIC-HYDRAULIC SYS FAILED TO PROPERLY EXTEND THE RIGHT MAIN LNDG GEAR; AND IT COULD NOT BE RESET TO RECYCLE THE GEAR. WE EVENTUALLY LANDED SAFELY UTILIZING THE MANUAL, BACKUP SYS. ABOUT 3 MINUTES LATER WHILE THE ACFT WAS BEING TAXIED TO PARKING, THE RIGHT MAIN LNDG GEAR COLLAPSED. NONE OF THE 19 PAXS (OR CREW OF 2) WERE INJURED, BUT THE RIGHT PROPELLER AND LNDG GEAR ACTIVATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED BEFORE THE ACFT COULD BE FLOWN BACK TO BASE FOR INSPECTION AND REPAIR. FAA INVESTIGATORS ON THE SCENE THAT DAY COULD NOT SAY IF THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY CLASSIFY THIS AS AN INCIDENT OR AN ACCIDENT. I'M ENCLOSING COPIES OF 2 STATEMENTS WHICH I BELIEVE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION. THE SUSPECT ACTUATOR HAS (AGAIN) BEEN RETURNED TO THE MANUFACTURER FOR INSPECTION. IT IS MY HOPE A FULL EXAMINATION/UNDERSTANDING OF THIS INCIDENT WILL RESULT IN DESIGN OR PROC CHANGES THAT MIGHT HELP PREVENT ANOTHER INCIDENT OF THIS TYPE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF NASA HAS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS, OR IF YOU WISH ME TO FORWARD NEW INFO AS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.