Stobart AT72 at Groningen on Dec 19th 2018, stubborn landing gear

Last Update: December 19, 2018 / 22:43:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BE-6031

Aircraft Registration
EI-FMK

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Stobart Air Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Flybe, registration EI-FMK performing flight BE-6031 from Groningen (Netherlands) to Southend,EN (UK), was climbing out of Groningen's runway 23 when the crew requested to stop the climb at 3000 feet due to a problem with the landing gear. The crew subsequently reported they couldn't retract the landing gear, it remained down and locked all the time. They needed to return to Groningen but expected a normal landing. The crew positioned for ILS approach to runway 23, just upon intercepting the localizer the crew indicated they had just managed to retract the landing gear and lowered it again, a normal landing back would occur. The aircraft landed safely on Groningen's runway 23 about 20 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The aircraft was able to return to service after about 7.5 hours on the ground.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BE-6031

Aircraft Registration
EI-FMK

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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