NTSB Identification: MIA82IA102
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of EASTERN AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Tuesday, April 20, 1982 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/20/1983
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L-1011, registration: N333EA
Injuries: 152 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

EASTERN AIRLINES FLIGHT 29, A LOCKHEED L-1011, SCHEDULED FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK LANDED AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE CREW NOTICED A RED WARNING LIGHT ON THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT COMPLETED THE LANDING ROLL AT WHICH TIME PROVISIONS WERE MADE TO DEPLANE. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT LANDING GEAR SHOWED A COMPLETE FRACTURE OF THE MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUT CYLINDER ORGINATING FROM THE BORE OF THE INBOARD RETRACT ACTUATOR. EXAMINATION OF THE CRACKS REVEALED EVIDENCE OF STRESS CORROSION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUT..CORRODED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUT..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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