Nordstar B738 at Moscow on Oct 9th 2016, unsafe gear, crack found in gear leg

Last Update: October 11, 2016 / 00:01:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 9, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
Y7-7750

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Nordstar Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BDZ performing flight Y7-7750 from Heraklion (Greece) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) with 178 people on board, was on approach to Domodedovo Airport's runway 14R when the crew went around due to an unsafe left main gear indication. The aircraft entered a hold at 5000 feet for about 10 minutes, the crew managed to lower and lock the gear, and landed safely on Domodedovo's runway 14L about 30 minutes after the go-around.

It emerged the following day, that a crack in the left main gear strut was found.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow about 35 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 9, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
Y7-7750

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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