Safair B734 at East London on Mar 30th 2022, slat problem on departure
Last Update: April 1, 2022 / 14:10:03 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the captain announced a problem with the right hand slats, that did not retract, and they were diverting to Port Elizabeth as they would need more fuel than planned to reach Cape Town. They would land at a reduced flaps settings. After the go around the captain announced that the indication had cleared itself, they went around to configure for a normal landing at normal speeds. The aircraft touched down safely with full landing flaps.
The airline reported the aircraft diverted due to a false cockpit indication. After maintenance checks and a reset the aircraft was able to continue to Cape Town.
The occurrence aircraft departed Port Elizabeth after about 90 minutes on the ground and reached Cape Town with a delay of about 2 hours.
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