Air Canada A321 at Vancouver on Sep 29th 2012, gear fault upon retraction

Last Update: October 3, 2012 / 19:42:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-162

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GITU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Air Canada Airbus A321-200, registration C-GITU performing flight AC-162 (dep Sep 28th) from Vancouver,BC to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Vancouver when after gear retraction the crew received a "'L/G LGCIU 1 Fault" message. After consultation with dispatch and maintenance it was decided to continue the flight to Toronto. On final approach to Toronto's runway 06L, upon selecting the gear down, the left main gear indicated unsafe, the crew went around and selected the gear up and down for three times, the unsafe indication however persisted. The crew subsequently performed a gravity extension of the gear, but the indication still persisted and the crew declared PAN. The aircraft landed safely on runway 33R with emergency services in stand by and stopped on the runway, where gear pins were installed. The aircraft subsequently taxied to the gate.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance identified the left main gear uplock sensor's cannon plug had disconnected. The plug was cleaned and reconnected, subsequently the gear system tested functional.
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-GITU
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Canada
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Aircraft Model / Type
A321-211
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A321
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 29, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-162

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GITU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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