Delta A320 at Minneapolis on May 27th 2021, landing gear issues, brakes not working

Last Update: June 13, 2021 / 19:46:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1205

Aircraft Registration
N342NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N342NW performing flight DL-1205 from Minneapolis,MN to Baltimore,MD (USA) with 142 people on board, was climbing out of Minneapolis' runway 12L when the crew requested to level off at 4000 feet indicating they may have a mechanical issue and needed some time to troubleshoot A few minutes later the crew declared emergency reporting they had a landing gear shock absorber fault, the landing gear did not retract, several of their brakes weren't working, reversers were not working and normal braking was not working, they needed the longest runway available. Runway 04 was not available due to construction work, the crew thus opted for runway 12R. The crew landed safely on runway 12R about 55 minutes after departure. The crew advised they wanted emergency services to check their brakes and needed to stay on the runway until a tug towed them off.

A replacement A321-200 registration N301DV departed Minneapolis the following morning about 11 hours after landing and reached Baltimore with a delay of 13 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 23 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1205

Aircraft Registration
N342NW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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