Lufthansa A343 at Cape Town on Aug 10th 2017, could not fully retract landing gear

Last Update: August 12, 2017 / 20:13:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-577

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGL performing flight LH-577 from Cape Town (South Africa) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was climbing out of Cape Town's runway 01 when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting they had a gear problem. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Cape Town for a safe landing on runway 01 about 90 minutes after departure.

The aircraft was repaired and was able to depart again after about 2:20 hours on the ground and reached Frankfurt with a delay of 3:20 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced a gear problem after departure, the aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Cape Town. Maintenance repaired the aircraft and they departed again.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-577

Aircraft Registration
D-AIGL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-300

ICAO Type Designator
A343

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