Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
2010-05-31: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: After inspection the upper drag link was found to be broken and had become lodged on to the strut assembly preventing the nose gear from collapsed on landing. All of the PA44 fleet has been inspected and all check serviceable. This component will be added to the inspection schedule (500hr) to be inspected for cracks.
2010-06-10: UPDATE TSB:A10A0047: The instructor and student of C-GMFC, a Moncton Flight College Piper PA44 Seminole, had concluded a local training flight and was retuning to Moncton. The aircraft landed hard, a rejected landing was conducted and the pilot attempted to retract the landing gear unsucessfully. The pilot noted in the gear mirror on the cowling that the nose gear did not appear to be in the correct extended position. After a visual check of the position of the gear by another aircraft the pilot of C-GMFC declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely with ARFF standing by. The aircraft was towed to the operator's facility. Maintenance inspection revealed that the upper drag brace for the nose landing gear had failed. Inspection revealed there was a pre-existing crack at the attachment point. The drag brace had failed as to prevent the nose gear from retracting any further on the landing. The drag brace failure had not affected the down and locked indication therefore, the pilot received an indication that all three landing gear were extended and locked.
2010-05-11: UPDATE TSB: Inspection of the nose gear revealed that there was a broken drag brace.
2010-05-11: C-GMFC, Piper PA44 180, on approach to Moncton (CYQM), reported being unable lower and lock the nose gear. The aircraft landed safely with Emergency Response Services (ERS) on standby. There was minimum operational impact. TSB Case Closed.
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