Corrosion that led to fatigue cracking caused the landing gear collapse on a FedEx MD-10-10F freighter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Oct. 28, 2016, according to the NTSB final accident report released Aug. 23. Investigators determined the landing gear failed as a result of a metal fatigue crack that started at a corrosion “pit,” or cavity, within the gear. According to the report, a required, protective cadmium coating was absent where the corrosion ...

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