UPS B748 at Cologne on Sep 16th 2021, gear problem on departure

Last Update: September 20, 2021 / 21:01:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-224

Aircraft Registration
N614UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 747-8 freighter, registration N614UP performing flight 5X-224 from Cologne (Germany) to Louisville,KY (USA), was climbing out of Cologne's runway 32R when the crew stopped the climb at FL140, entered a hold and returned to Cologne for a safe landing on runway 32R about 60 minutes after departure.

A ground observer reported the nose gear doors had remained open.

The aircraft suffered the same problem two days (45 hours) earlier, see Incident: UPS B748 at Cologne on Sep 14th 2021, gear problem on departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Cologne (standing Sep 20th 2021).
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N614UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-8F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B748
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-224

Aircraft Registration
N614UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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