Red Wings A320 at Simferopol on Jul 25th 2019, could not retract gear

Last Update: July 26, 2019 / 19:49:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WZ-786

Aircraft Registration
VP-BWZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Red Wings Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration VP-BWZ performing flight WZ-786 from Simferopol (Ukraine) to St. Petersburg (Russia), was climbing out of Simferopol's runway 01 when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 due to being unable to retract the landing gear. The aircraft returned to Simferopol, performed a low approach and subsequently a safe landing on runway 01 about 45 minutes after departure.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration VP-BAN reached St. Petersburg with a delay of about 16.5 hours.

The status of Crimea and Simferopol is disputed. According to international law and United Nations the Crimea belong to the Ukraine although Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WZ-786

Aircraft Registration
VP-BWZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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