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Safety Action


The aircraft operator reported that:

  1. quick release fittings for the universal couplings on the ball screw assemblies have been ordered,
  2. in the interim, a hammer and chisel have been included in each of the L382 aircraft tool kits to enable the crew, if required, to hammer off the bolts that secure the ball screw universal couplings in the event of a landing gear emergency,
  3. the L-382 crew training now includes practical training in emergency landing gear procedures using aircraft that are undergoing hangar checks,
  4. a notice has been issued to L-382 crews that provides further guidance on actions required following landing gear malfunctions, and
  5. the L-382 aircraft have been fitted with satellite capable telephones to allow easier communication with the maintenance organisation.

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