Jetstar A320 at Sydney on Aug 1st 2019, landing gear trouble after departure

Last Update: August 5, 2019 / 14:09:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JQ-420

Aircraft Registration
VH-VFN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Jetstar Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VFN performing flight JQ-420 from Sydney,NS to Coolangatta,QL (Australia), departed Sydney's runway 34L and was climbing out when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to a problem with the landing gear, metallic debris (unclear which parts of the departing aircraft) was found on the runway prompting all approaches to runway 34L swing over to runway 34R. The occurrence aircraft returned to Sydney for a safe landing on runway 34L about 30 minutes after departure.

Emergency services the metallic debris looked like a "locking pin".

The airline reported the aircraft was unable to retract the landing gear.

A replacement A320-200 registration VH-VQL reached Coolangatta with a delay of 3:45 hours.

On Aug 5th 2019 the ATSB reported the left main gear torque damper pin sheared, the gear could not be retracted. The pin was found on the runway. After return to Sydney a post flight inspection revealed three hydraulic lines were damaged. The occurrence was rated an incident, a short investigation estimated to conclude in 4th quarter 2019 has been opened.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
JQ-420

Aircraft Registration
VH-VFN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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