posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:10 AM
An A380 from London to Dubai on November 9th was approaching Dubai, when the crew received a hydraulic system overheat warning. Because of that
warning, the crew used the gravity backup to extend the wing and nose gear. During the procedure, the left wing gear failed to extend, forcing the
aircraft to land minus that truck, which is certified to do.
During post flight maintenance, it was found that three wires on both unlock circuits were broken near the iplock actuator. The damage was consistent
with wind stresses from repeated cycling. When the AAIS asked other operators, as many as half the airframes checked had damaged wiring.
Airbus has issued an AOT calling for a gravity extension check within 30 days, a wiring inspection, followed by a second extension check within 60