From: firstname.lastname@example.org (TriStar500) Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Date: 14 Apr 94 12:34:00 PDT References: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.1132@orchard.Chicago.COM>, email@example.com (Robert Dorsett) writes: --- >However, the 737 nose gear is actuated by System A, which is >provided by engine-driven pumps... The 737-200 has a "Ground Interconnect" valve which allows you to operate the A hydraulic system using the B electric hydraulic pumps. The 737-300 and greater have an electric and engine-driven pump for the A and B systems. There is no need for the interconnect valve on these models of the 737. --- >USAir spokeswoman Andrea Butler said airline mechanics have determined that >the collapse was not due to mechanical failure. >Yeah, right! and >Sounds to me like maintenance left the gear lever in off, and the crew hadn't >done the safety check yet. Let's not jump to conclusions. The L/1011 has a history of the nose gear retracting all by itself. This was found to be a mechanical failure of a spring in the control valve. This happened last year in STR. Let's not try to figure out the cause by the statements of the media or a couple of mechanics that were standing around the nose gear.