INCIDENT: ATR 72-201, EI-REI Dublin Airport, 30 March 2013: Report 2014-015

The aircraft was operating a scheduled passenger flight from Edinburgh (EGPH) to Dublin (EIDW).  Following a normal touchdown, a severe nose wheel shimmy was experienced as the aircraft decelerated below 40 kts.  Subsequent inspection of the nose leg assembly revealed that the nose landing gear (NLG) torque link apex pin assembly was missing.
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 30 March, 2014
Report Date: 
Thursday, 18 December, 2014