Baltic BCS3 at Dusseldorf on Jan 29th 2023, nose gear oleo leak
Last Update: February 2, 2023 / 18:44:39 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft subsequently departed for the return flight BT-234 with 119 passengers on schedule, but needed to stop the climb at FL170 and return to Dusseldorf due to smoke in the nose gear wheel well. The aircraft landed safely back on Dusseldorf's runway 23L about 45 minutes after departure.
The airline stated: "Nose landing gear (NLG) shock strut hydraulic leak occurred during taxing or take-off. As landing gear retraction was conducted with a partly depleted NLG shock strut, the wheels which were still spinning touched NLG shock, deflated, stopper bar and emitted smoke in NLG wheel bay. ... After landing back in Dusseldorf airport, the aircraft was examined as per required industry standards. The aircraft returned back to airBaltics base in Riga on January 31 and since February 1 is fully back in service, performing scheduled operations."
The aircraft upon touchdown of flight BT-233 (Photo: Ingo Grüttner):
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