AAIB investigation to Beech BE99, VQ-THL
Aircraft landed with the nose gear locked in the up position, at Providenciales, 7 December 2014.
During a flight from Providenciales to Grand Turk, the crew were unable to extend the nose landing gear either by the normal or emergency procedures. The aircraft eventually landed with the nose gear locked in the UP position. It was subsequently found that a chain in the nose gear linkage had failed following the failure of the master link. The design of the system was such that the chain failure effectively isolated the nose gear from the operating mechanism.
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Published: 9 July 2015
Date of occurrence: 7 December 2014