Piedmont E145 at Richlands on Dec 13th 2023, gear problem on departure

Last Update: December 14, 2023 / 12:44:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5977

Aircraft Registration
N637AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N637AE performing flight AA-5977 from Richlands,NC to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 53 people on board, was climbing out of Richlands' runway 05 when tower instead of handing the aircraft off to departure advised the crew, that it appeared the right hand main gear had not retracted. The crew confirmed they had a gear problem, levelled off at about 2500 feet and was vectored around the airport while the crew worked the checklists. The crew managed to received three greens again, tower advised that it appeared all gear was down, and the aircraft returned to Richlands for a safe landing on runway 05 about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-145 registration N653AE reached Charlotte with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Richlands for about 5 hours, then positioned to Richmond,VA (USA) and is currently still on the ground in Richmond about 10.5 hours after landing there.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N637AE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
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
Dec 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5977

Aircraft Registration
N637AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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