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Qantas grounds four DHC-8-400Q’s due to cracks in landing gear component
22 August 2010

Qantas grounds four DHC-8-400Q’s due to cracks in landing gear component

22 August 2010

Qantas reported that five De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 aircraft operated by its regional airline QantasLink had been temporarily removed from service following an inspection by the airline of a main landing gear component. During these inspections cracks were discovered in a major component of a landing gear fitting in five of its 21 […]

Report: fatigue cracking caused gear failure of Swedish DHC-6 Twin Otter

21 June 2010

A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damage in a landing gear failure in Sweden in June 2009. The Swedish accident investigators concluded that the gear fractured as the result of a fatigue crack. The pilot intended to take off with 21 parachutists on board the aircraft. He did not notice anything abnormal, […]