Maintenance Matters

June 2018 Issue

Hard-Landing Damage: Firewall, Gear Repairs

Hard landings happen, but major damage to the airframe can go unnoticed. Look closely for firewall, landing gear and wheel damage when shopping used airplanes.

Sooner or later your used aircraft search will find an airplane thatís suffered a so-called hard landing. While thatís the sugarcoated word for damage history, in some circumstances this is hardly a deal breaker. Other times, itís best to walk away, especially if the damage has gone unnoticed or left unrepaired.

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