Azul AT72 at Barreiras and Brasilia on Apr 9th 2021, unsafe gear
Last Update: April 15, 2021 / 19:56:39 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Brasilia for "unscheduled maintenance". All necessary assistance as required was provided to the passengers.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 17 hours, then positioned to Sao Paulo Viracopos,SP (Brazil) as flight AD-9800, reaching a maximum FL110 and about 180 knots over ground (rather than 260 knots over ground as the previous day during normal operation).
On Apr 15th 2021 Brazil's CENIPA reported the crew received indication that the landing gear was not down. The crew decided to divert to Brasilia without declaring emergency or requesting priority, performed the relevant checklist procedures and landed without further incident. The occurrence was rated an incident.
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