Ellin B733 at Thessaloniki on Aug 5th 2016, could not fully retract nose gear

Last Update: August 7, 2016 / 18:10:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ellinair

Flight number
EL-904

Aircraft Registration
LY-LGC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

An Ellinair Boeing 737-300, registration LY-LGC performing flight EL-904 from Thessaloniki (Greece) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 147 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Thessaloniki's runway 34 when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to an indication, that the nose gear had not fully retracted. The aircraft entered a hold for 80 minutes to burn off fuel, performed a low approach to runway 34, positioned for another approach and landed safely on runway 34 about 100 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-400 registration LY-CGC reached Moscow with a delay of 7 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ellinair

Flight number
EL-904

Aircraft Registration
LY-LGC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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