Swiss A333 at Montreal on Oct 16th 2019, gear retract problem

Last Update: November 12, 2019 / 18:01:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-87

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HB-JHE performing flight LX-87 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Zurich (Switzerland) with 206 passengers and 12 crew, was in the initial climb out of Montreal's runway 24L when the crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet reporting a gear problem. The crew requested delay vectors to work their checklists, then declared PAN PAN advising they could not retract their landing gear, they could not dump fuel technically and expected hot brakes on landing, hence emergency services were requested as precaution. The aircraft landed safely on runway 24L about 35 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights the following day.

The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground in Montreal about 47 hours after landing.

On Nov 12th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported the crew received a "L/G R LENGTHENING FAULT" message on their ECAM, declared PAN PAN and returned to Montreal. Maintenance observed the hydraulic cylinder of the right main gear was damaged.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-JHE
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS S.A.S.
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-343
ICAO Aircraft Type
A333
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-87

Aircraft Registration
HB-JHE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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