posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 03:37 PM
There have been four incidents this year of Boeing 737s landing and suffering landing gear collapses. Three of the four have been older aircraft,
with the fourth being a 737-800.
The first incident was in April, when a Jet Airways 737-800 suffered a left main landing gear collapse while landing at Khajuraho. The left main
collapsed within 10 seconds of landing. There were 59 passengers and 8 crew on board, with no reported injuries.
The second was when a Peruvian 737-300 suffered a right main collapse in October, while landing at the Cuzco-Alejandro Velasco AStete Airport. The
aircraft had slowed and was preparing to taxi to the gate when the gear collapsed.
The third was also in October, when a Comair 737 suffered a left main collapse on landing in Johannesburg.
The most recent was in Mexico on November 26th. A charter flight operated by Magnicharter, operating from Cancun to Mexico City suffered a landing
gear collapse on landing. There were 139 passengers on board, with no injuries.
Prior to this year, there had been approximately 6 incidents on landing gear collapse, without a contributing factor such as a runway excursion since