From: "R.Schmidt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 11 Oct 96 19:44:54 References: 1
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>I was catching up on my backlog of magazines at the weekend, and in >one of them was a short news piece about a 747 that was getting wheeled >out of BA's Cardiff maintenance facility, when someone inadvertently >retracted the undercarriage. The result was $1million repair charge. ... >Does anyone know more about this incident in particular, and this kind >of scenario in general. Late June, 1995 Team Aer Lingus' Fokker 50, EI-FKA, c/n 20118, endured maintenane. During the test of the NLG, a mechanic forgot to lock the so called 'ground-lock-pin' of the MLG. Result: the NLG and the LH MLG were retracted at the same moment and the plane badly damaged! Source: 'Airnieuws', Holland.