Iceland B763 at Keflavik on May 21st 2016, could not retract gear

Last Update: May 21, 2016 / 22:48:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Icelandair

Flight number
FI-631

Aircraft Registration
TF-ISN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An Icelandair Boeing 767-300, registration TF-ISN performing flight FI-631 from Keflavik (Iceland) to Boston,MA (USA), was climbing out of Keflavik's runway 29 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and entered a hold for about one hour. The aircraft subsequently positioned for a safe landing on runway 01 about 90 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the crew announced they had a maintenance issue and were returning to Keflavik. However, during the climb he could not hear any gear sounds, and there were no gear sounds while preparing for landing. After landing maintenance folks inspected the landing gear, opened access panels and the main landing gear doors.

A replacement Boeing 757-200 registration TF-FIV departed 3 hours after landing back and is estimated to reach Boston with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 21, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Icelandair

Flight number
FI-631

Aircraft Registration
TF-ISN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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