Iberia A320 near Porto on Oct 2nd 2021, gear problem on departure

Last Update: October 3, 2021 / 13:33:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB539

Departure
Vigo, Spain

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LXQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LPPR

An Iberia Airbus A320-200, registration EC-LXQ performing flight IB539 from Vigo,SP (Spain) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 110 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Vigo when the crew declared Mayday Mayday reporting they could not retract the landing gear, had a very high fuel burn and needed to land as soon as possible, however, would not need assistance on the ground. The aircraft stopped the climb at FL100 and diverted to Porto (Portugal). At that time Porto was just about to implement low visibility procedures and had a number of aircraft in the holds. Approach queried the A320 crew whether they could accept a CAT I ILS approach with just 200 feet ceiling, the crew accepted. The aircraft landed safely on Porto's runway 17 about 25 minutes after departure from Vigo.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 16 hours after landing in Porto.

Metars:
LPPR 022330Z 19019KT 8000 SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1008=
LPPR 022300Z 20019KT 6000 -RADZ SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1008=
LPPR 022230Z 20018KT 4500 -RADZ SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1009=
LPPR 022200Z 20017KT 6000 -RADZ SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1010=
LPPR 022130Z 20017KT 7000 -RADZ SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1010=
LPPR 022100Z 19018KT 3500 -RADZ BR SCT001 BKN002 18/18 Q1010=
LPPR 022030Z 19016KT 9999 FEW001 BKN002 18/18 Q1011=
LPPR 022000Z 19017KT 8000 -DZRA SCT001 BKN003 18/18 Q1011=
LPPR 021930Z 19017KT 7000 -RADZ FEW001 OVC003 18/18 Q1011=
LPPR 021900Z 19017KT 6000 -RADZ BKN002 BKN004 18/18 Q1011=
LPPR 021830Z 19016KT 9999 FEW003 BKN005 OVC012 18/18 Q1011=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB539

Departure
Vigo, Spain

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-LXQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LPPR

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