The pilot reduced power and depressed the down lock
override (contrary to NATOPS), removing the mechanical stop.
Once the aircraft and tractor were attached to the tow bar, I ensured all the down lock
safety devices were installed correctly.
He then engaged the down lock
, assuring the safety of the landing gear, aircraft, and maintenance team members, preserving a $330M E-3 AWACS.
A glance down Lock
Inn's racing record reveals very little to get enthusiastic about, so he is fortunate that owner Paul Leavy thinks so much of him.
Parker broke through three Vale defenders and when he was finally hauled down lock
Brent Cockbain was in support to force his way over for a try converted by Little.
But Irish needed a penalty try to guarantee themselves both points, with Quins being punished by referee Ed Morrison for hauling down lock
Malcolm O'Kelly when they had not retreated from a quick penalty barely five metres out.
After referring to the technical order, Maj Schaare used the down lock
override feature to lower the gear handle.
When the lead pilot retracted his landing gear, a bolt linking the left inboard-gear door and left main-gear down lock
sheared because of stress fatigue.
Found nose gear down lock
pin (p/n D6032337000) not rolling and worn.
After completing the landing gear alternate extension checklist with the same indications, the crew decided to leave the nose gear down lock
handle installed and pinned the nose gear down.
The landing gear attachment points and actuator were destroyed by fire but the down lock
hook was found in the locked position.
"During an investigation," states an FAA inspector, "it was discovered that the right main landing gear upper drag link assembly (p/n 1619000) had failed at the attach point for the main landing gear down lock