British Airways A320 at Alicante on Sep 18th 2018, could not retract gear

Last Update: September 18, 2018 / 20:34:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2631

Aircraft Registration
G-GATU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-GATU performing flight BA-2631 from Alicante,SP (Spain) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was climbing out of Alicante's runway 10 when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet due to problems retracting the landing gear. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew was working the related checklists and subsequently returned to Alicante for a safe landing on runway 10 about one hour after departure.

The Spanish Airport Operator AENA reported the aircraft returned to Alicante due to a malfunction in the landing gear. In the end the aircraft landed normally, no intervention by emergency services was needed. The aircraft is now being examined.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2631

Aircraft Registration
G-GATU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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