KLM F100 at Dusseldorf on Oct 21st 2012, gear problem

Last Update: October 24, 2012 / 13:36:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WA-1857

Aircraft Registration
PH-OFO

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

A KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100, registration PH-OFO performing flight WA-1857/KL-857 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was on final approach to Dusseldorf's runway 23L descending through about 1300 feet MSL in safe landing configuration when a preceding departure, a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-AAV performing flight PC-304 from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey), rejected takeoff from runway 23L at low speed and rolled along the runway to vacate the runway via taxiway L4 about 850 meters/2800 feet down the runway. As a result WA-1857 needed to go around, retracted the gear completely and positioned for another approach to runway 23L. While on final approach the crew lowered the gear again, the gear doors however remained open. The aircraft continued for a safe landing about 12 minutes after aborting the first approach though the open gear doors contacted the runway surface.

Ground observer Kevin Korbmacher reported, emergency services had not been called out for the landing, the Fokker subsequently vacated the runway via high speed turn off L7 about 2000 meters/6500 feet down the runway, but then stopped and was evacuated via the onboard left forward stairs.

The return flight WA-1858 was cancelled.

TC-AAV departed 10 minutes after rejecting takeoff and reached Istanbul with a delay of 15 minutes.

The incident Fokker positioned to Amsterdam the following day after 25 hours on the ground and resumed service on Oct 24th about 70 hours after the incident.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 21, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WA-1857

Aircraft Registration
PH-OFO

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

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