Safair B738 at Durban on May 15th 2021, indication of park brakes applied in flight
Last Update: May 17, 2021 / 17:21:39 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported there had been a brief concern about a mechanical issue, the crew received indication the parking brakes might have engaged, however, sensitive equipment sometimes may give false indications. The aircraft landed safely however, the passengers disembarked normally.
A passenger reported the captain indicated one of the wheels may have locked up, they were now taking precautions for an emergency landing. Cabin crew subsequently rehearsed the emergency procedures and brace positions. During the descent towards Durban the aircraft was flying around the airport, mainly over the Ocean, before the aircraft commenced for the final approach with the passengers in the brace positions. Upon touchdown there was no unusual thud, the aircraft just rolled out as usual.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 90 minutes, then departed for the return flight and landed safely on Johannesburg, then remained on the ground in Johanensburg for about 21 hours.
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