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

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A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N926DH performing flight DL-1412 from Atlanta,GA to Cincinnati,KY (USA), was climbing out of Atlanta's runway 26L when the crew stopped the climb at 14000 feet advising ATC they were working on a problem. The crew subsequently advised they needed to return to Atlanta due to a landing gear problem. The aircraft landed safely on runway 26R about 45 minutes after departure.

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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