TUIFly B738 near Belgrade on Aug 20th 2016, gear indication problem

Last Update: August 21, 2016 / 20:54:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
TUIFly

Flight number
X3-4806

Destination
Kos, Greece

Aircraft Registration
D-ATUK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A TUIFly Boeing 737-800, registration D-ATUK performing flight X3-4806 from Munich (Germany) to Kos (Greece), was enroute at FL350 about 80nm south of Belgrade (Serbia) when the crew decided to return to Munich advising of a problem with the landing gear. The aircraft descended to FL340 for the way back, on approach to Munich the crew clarified there was no technical problem, just an indication problem, all appeared to be working fine. As a precaution the crew intended to lower the gear early on a 10nm final to make sure everything was in place indeed. The aircraft landed safely on Munich's runway 26L about 2:20 hours after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration D-ATUF departed about 8.5 hours after landing very early the following morning and reached Kos with a delay of 10.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
TUIFly

Flight number
X3-4806

Destination
Kos, Greece

Aircraft Registration
D-ATUK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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