DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 310, G-BZFP
Whilst taxiing after landing, the lower section of the nose landing gear, including the wheel, detached from the nose leg. This resulted from corrosion damage to the screw threads of a lock nut used to secure the wheel fork to the lower extremity of the sliding element of the oleo strut. As a result of this incident, the operator, has reviewed and amended their maintenance practices for the nose landing gear on the DHC-6.
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 310, G-BZFP 08-07.pdf (296.15 kb)