KLM B738 near Amsterdam on Jun 28th 2012, unsafe gear after departure

Last Update: June 28, 2012 / 23:26:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1431

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A KLM Boeing 737-800, registration PH-BXD performing flight KL-1431 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Birmingham,EN (UK), had just reached the top of climb at FL340 about 100nm westsouthwest of Amsterdam about 20 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam reporting they could not fully retract the gear. The aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18R about 30 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PH-BGC reached Birmingham with a delay of 3:15 hours.

A passenger reported that about 20 minutes into the flight the captain announced they would cycle the gear due to the lack of a right main gear uplock indication. The gear was cycled, the captain subsequently announced the situation had not been solved and they were returning to Amsterdam. The aircraft taxied to a gate, the passengers were told to stay in the aircraft. About 30 minutes later another Boeing 737-800 pulled up at the next gate, the passengers "were walked over to the aircraft by airport staff", which departed about 2.5 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BXD
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
737-800
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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Engine Type
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1431

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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