The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that Cessna develop an inspection procedure for identifying cracks in the main retractable landing gear systems of Cessna 172RGs and 182RGs, following a non-fatal incident involving an American East Airways four-seat 172RG last August. The NTSB urges the Federal Aviation Administration to set inspection intervals in the main landing gear actuator housings until the issue is resolved. The Cessna piston single landed with the nose and right main landing gear retracted and the left main landing gear jammed in an intermediate position. The gear's actuator body had cracked due to fatigue, resulting in the jam.

Source: Flight International