Fiji B738 at Auckland on Jun 15th 2016, could not retract landing gear, forgotten gear pin

Last Update: June 15, 2016 / 21:39:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FJ-410

Destination
Nadi, Fiji

Aircraft Registration
DQ-FJG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800, registration DQ-FJG performing flight FJ-410 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Nadi (Fiji), was in the initial climb out of Auckland's runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet reporting they could not fully retract the landing gear. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Auckland for a safe landing on runway 23L about 90 minutes after departure.

The airline reported that a tyre had been changed prior to departure, the gear pin had not been removed prior to departure however. The gear pin was removed, and the aircraft departed again.

The aircraft, that had first departed with a delay of 80 minutes already, departed again after about 70 minutes on the ground and reached Nadi with a total delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FJ-410

Destination
Nadi, Fiji

Aircraft Registration
DQ-FJG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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