XL France A332 at Fort de France on Sep 15th 2018, unsafe gear

Last Update: September 16, 2018 / 19:25:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SE-1670

Aircraft Registration
F-GRSQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An XL Airways France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GRSQ performing flight SE-1670 from Pointe a Pitre (Guadeloupe) to Fort de France (Martinique) with 250 people on board, was on final approach to Fort de France's runway 10 when the crew initiated a go around from about 1700 feet MSL due to an unsafe gear indication. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet and entered a hold for about 20 minutes while the crew were working the related checklists. The crew was finally able to lock the landing gear down and landed safely on Fort de France's runway 10 about 35 minutes after the go around.

The airport reported the aircraft could not lower the landing gear, emergency services deployed and prepared for a possible (partial) gear up landing. The aircraft remained in a hold near the airport for a long time until the crew was able to solve the issue.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Fort de France about 15 hours after landing.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport currently estimates the aircraft will arrive with a delay of about 20 hours completing the final leg of rotation SE-1670 (CDG-PTP-FDF-CDG) from Fort de France to Paris CDG.

The airline reported the flight from Fort de France to Paris is being delayed due to a technical fault on a hydraulic system on the flight fro Pointe a Pitre to Fort de France, which prompted the captain to apply the operational procedures and tests as required by Airbus. The aircraft landed safely and was towed to the apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SE-1670

Aircraft Registration
F-GRSQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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