Canada A333 at Vancouver on Apr 5th 2020, could not retract landing gear

Last Update: April 22, 2020 / 20:52:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-308

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFAJ performing flight AC-308 from Vancouver,BC to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 41 passengers and 10 crew, was climbing out of Vancouver's runway 26L when the crew could not retract the landing gear. A second attempt also failed prompting the crew to consult with maintenance and return to Vancouver for a safe landing on runway 26R about 35 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance found a spring was missing from inboard side of the left hand main gear uplock assembly. The uplock assembly was replaced and the landing gear tested serviceable.

The aircraft returned to service on Apr 8th 2020.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-308

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFAJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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