Delta MD90 at Atlanta on Aug 7th 2019, main landing gear did not retract
Last Update: August 11, 2019 / 20:13:20 GMT/Zulu time
A replacement MD-90 registration N915DN reached Cincinnati with a delay of 2.5 hours.
A passenger reported the originally assigned aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was unable to operate the flight, they were switched to a MD-90. After departure they could hear the landing gear retract and the gear doors close, however, it remained unusually noisy, the passenger attributed the noise to the old aircraft. About 15 minutes later they could hear the landing gear extend again and the noise increased substantially. About a minute later the captain announced a main gear strut had failed to retract, they had been working with maintenance but needed to return to Atlanta. Upon landing emergency services were attending to the aircraft.
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