Privilege B752 at Brussels on Jul 7th 2013, unsafe gear

Last Update: July 8, 2013 / 22:26:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FQ-7135

Aircraft Registration
EC-HDS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Privilege Style Boeing 757-200 on behalf of Thomas Cook Belgium, registration EC-HDS performing flight FQ-7135 from Marrakesh (Morocco) to Brussels (Belgium) with 146 people on board, was on approach to Brussels' runway 02 when the crew received an unsafe indication for the right hand main gear after selecting the gear down. The crew requested to perform a low approach instead of a full stop landing and asked tower to report whether he could see the right hand main gear. The aircraft continued for the low approach, tower reported the right hand main gear appeared in the fully down position. The aircraft entered a hold at 4500 feet to work the relevant checklists, then positioned for another low approach to runway 02, tower again confirmed the right hand main gear appeared in the full down position. The crew decided to position for another aproach to a full stop landing assuming the gear was down and locked but preparing the cabin for a possible gear collapse on landing. With the passengers instructed to brace for landing the aircraft touched down safely on runway 02 on the third approach about 50 minutes after aborting the first approach, rolled out, vacated the runway and taxied to the gate.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground in Belgium 33 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FQ-7135

Aircraft Registration
EC-HDS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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