TAP A320 at Lisbon on Dec 8th 2015, sensor problem
Last Update: December 11, 2015 / 20:17:20 GMT/Zulu time
The airline reported a sensor indication prompted the crew to return to Lisbon.
On Dec 10th 2015 a passenger reported that there was a loud bang in flight and the aircraft started to violently shake for some brief time, the airspeed dropped sharply during that time, a sound similiar to air rushing around an extended landing gear was heard until landing. About a minute later the crew initiated the return to Lisbon. The crew made an announcement about a sensor problem. The passenger believed that the landing gear extended uncommandedly when the loud bang occurred. Later on the aircraft positioned for a low approach to Lisbon to have the landing gear inspected from the ground, landed safely and taxied to a hangar, where they disembarked. The passenger stated, there was more to this occurrence than just a sensor problem, after landing he observed a good number of mechanics surrounding the right main gear.
A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration CS-TNV reached Paris with a delay of 2 hours.
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