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On 4 Oct 2016 at 04:55z, an ASL Airlines (in TNT Express livery), 737-400F, OE-IAG, 25168/2210, suffered a partial right hand main landing-gear failure, following what appeared to be a normal approach and landing on Runway 25 in Belfast (EGAA) in benign weather conditions.

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Unconfirmed reports suggest that it was a failure of the RH MLG torque link on landing which lead to aggressive shimmy and rotated the RH MLG by 45 degrees. The aircraft remained on the runway throughout the event and there were no injuries.

The UK AAIB are investigating the incident.

This is another in a series of 737 Classic MLG failures:

  • 4 Oct 2016 - OE-IAG, ASL Airlines, Belfast
  • 12 Sep 2016 - 737-300SF, PK-YSY, Trigana Air Service MLG collapse on landing at WAVV, Wamena, Indonesia.
  • 26 Nov 2015 - XA-UNM 737-300 Gear collapse on landing at Mexico City-Benito Juárez
  • 22 Nov 2015 - EX-37005 737-300 Gear collapse on landing at Osh
  • 26 Oct 2015 - ZS-OAA, 737-400, Comair, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 24 Oct 2015 - Peruvian Airlines 737-300 OB-2040-P MLG collapse on landing at Cusco
  • 28 Aug 2015 - 737-300CF, PK-BBY Cardig Air, MLG collapse in a landing accident at Wamena Airport (WMX), Indonesia.
  • 29 Apr 2014 - EI-STD, Air Contractors B737-400 MLG failure on landing at East Midlands
  • 7 Nov 2014 - Ariana Boeing 737-400, YA-PIE right MLG failure on landing.
  • 26 Jan 2014 - ZK-TLC, 737-300SF, Pacific Air Express, MLG collapse on landing at Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 11 Feb 2013, AP-BEH, 737-300, Pakistan International Airlines, Muscat-Seeb, Oman
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