Maldivian DH8C at Kaadedhdhoo on Mar 12th 2019, unsafe gear

Last Update: March 12, 2019 / 23:12:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Mar 12, 2019


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A Maldivian de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration performing flight Q2-118 from Male to Kaadedhdhoo (Maldives) with 44 people on board, was on approach to Kaadedhdhoo when the crew did not receive indication all gear was down and locked. The crew went around and entered a hold at 3000 feet for about 30 minutes, performed a low approach to have the gear inspected from the ground, which confirmed the nose gear had not extended, gear doors were closed. The crew performed an alternate gear extension, flew another low approach and subsequently positioned for a full stop landing. The aircraft landed safely on Kaadedhdhoo's runway 10.

The passengers praised the crew for the smooth landing.

The airline reported the crew performed an alternate gear extension, there was only 50% chance that the gear would hold on landing.
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Mar 12, 2019


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