Ryanair B738 at Malta on Oct 17th 2014, problem with nose gear

Last Update: October 20, 2014 / 14:12:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-6696

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-EPC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EPC performing flight FR-6696 from Malta (Malta) to Edinburgh,SC (UK), was climbing out of Malta's runway 13 when the crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet reporting a problem with the nose gear. The aircraft entered a hold to troubleshoot the issue and burn off fuel, then returned to Malta for a safe landing on runway 13 about 70 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-EVN reached Edinburgh as flight FR-6699 with a delay of 4 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EPC
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-6696

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-EPC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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