Baltic B735 at Amsterdam on Dec 24th 2018, could not retract landing gear

Last Update: December 24, 2018 / 22:23:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-BBE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

An Air Baltic Boeing 737-500, registration YL-BBE performing positioning flight BT-9802 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Riga (Latvia), was climbing out of Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew stopped the climb at FL060 reporting they were unable to retract the landing gear. The crew returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 36R about 25 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 12 hours after landing back. The aircraft had arrived in Amsterdam as flight BT-609 from Vilnius (Lithuania) of Dec 23rd 2018, the return flight BT-610 was cancelled and the aircraft remained on the ground until departing for the positioning flight to Riga the following day.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-BBE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

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