British Airways B744 at London on Nov 29th 2018, could not retract landing gear

Last Update: November 29, 2018 / 22:18:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-65

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVN performing flight BA-65 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Nairobi (Kenya), was climbing out of Heathrow's runway 27L when the crew stopped the climb at 6500 feet due to being unable to retract the landing gear. After working the checklists the crew decided to return to Heathrow, climbed the aircraft to FL080 to dump fuel over the British Channel and returned to HEathrow for a safe landing on runway 27L about 100 minutes after departure. Emergency services reported a leak at the right body gear.

Several witnesses on the ground reported they observed the aircraft with all (nose, main, body) gear down while climbing out of Heathrow and entering a holding pattern.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Heathrow for a normal landing.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration G-CIVL is estimated to reach Nairobi with a delay of 6:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-65

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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