Budapest E120 at Savonlinna on Nov 21st 2017, could not retract landing gear

Last Update: November 21, 2017 / 21:11:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 21, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
W2-5650

Aircraft Registration
HA-FAI

ICAO Type Designator
E120

A Budapest Air Service Embraer EMB-120 on behalf of FlexFlight, registration HA-FAI performing flight W2-5650 from Savonlinna to Helsinki (Finland) with 13 passengers, was climbing out of Savonlinna when the crew could not retract the landing gear, stopped the climb and returned to Savonlinna for a safe landing.

The rotation W2-5650/W2-5651 to Helsinki and back was cancelled.

The airline reported the aircraft needed to return being unable to retract the landing gear. Some of the passengers were taken to Helsinki by taxis, others decided not to continue the journey. The gear locking mechanism did not release the landing gear, so that it could not be retracted, and was replaced.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Savonlinna for about 8 hours, then was able to depart for the afternoon rotation to Helsinki.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 21, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
W2-5650

Aircraft Registration
HA-FAI

ICAO Type Designator
E120

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