Qantas E190 at Darwin on Feb 10th 2023, could not fully retract gear

Last Update: February 11, 2023 / 12:58:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1960

Aircraft Registration
VH-UZH

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

A Qantas Embraer ERJ-190, registration VH-UZH performing flight QF-1960 from Darwin,NT to Alice Springs,NT (Australia), was climbing out of Darwin's runway 29 cleared to climb to FL180 when the crew reported they could not retract the gear and requested to stop climb at 3000 feet. The aircraft levelled off at 3000 feet, a few minutes later the crew reported they had gotten the gear up and wanted to continue climb enroute while in contact with the company of what to do. The aircraft climbed to FL130, then stopped the climb again and returned to Darwin for a safe landing on runway 29 about 90 minutes after departure.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-190 registration VH-XVM reached Alice Springs with a delay of about 2:45 hours.

The airline reported the aircraft returned due to an engineering issue.

A passenger reported the crew announced they could not automatically retract the landing gear, they were able to retract the gear manually, however, as no maintenance was possible in Alice Springs they would be returning to Darwin.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-UZH
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
EMBRAER - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE AERONAUTICA S.A.
Aircraft Model / Type
ERJ 190-100 IGW
ICAO Aircraft Type
E190
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-1960

Aircraft Registration
VH-UZH

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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