Lufthansa Cargo B772 near Toronto on Aug 31st 2014, landing gear indication issues and blown tyres

Last Update: September 10, 2014 / 22:48:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GEC-8164

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
D-ALFA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration D-ALFA performing flight GEC-8164 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 3 crew, was descending towards Toronto when the crew declared emergency reporting gear indication issues and possibly blown main tyres. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Toronto's runway 23 about 20 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance determined the pressure was low on two of the six tyres and a proximity sensor unit had failed. One wheel assembly was replaced, one wheel assembly swapped with another one from the main landing gear. The proximity sensor unit was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GEC-8164

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
D-ALFA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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