I did not realize that FS9 detected landing gear damage. I took off in a Dash-7 (Canadian ice patrol version) and discovered the right landing gear would not retract.
Figuring it would collapse on landing, I lowered the gear, touched down very gently, keeping the stick slightly left and the rudder slightly right. Just before the plane came to a stop, the damaged gear collapsed.
I wonder if FS9 detects when the passenger restrooms in the 747 malfunction.
I found that out the hard way when the whole gear collapsed on my 744 Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow (EGLL) to Washington Dulles. It was a soft landing but the gear just collapsed and I crashed. Was not impressed
Not as bad as one version of Air Force One where the nose gear collapses just sitting on the runway. 😀
that happens to me alot especialy on the boeing 777-400 i was landing in SALT LAKE INTERNATIONAL and BOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!! the front nose gear colllapsed and that was the end of my plane
I remember one time, late at night, I took off in a 747, I forgot to bring the gear up, 😂 and when I crossed 300 KIAS, it said, gear damaged. In order to land I had to switch 747s in mid-air. 😳
thats one thing i like is being able to switch aircraft in mid air