Austrian A321 at Vienna on Nov 11th 2016, could not retract landing gear

Last Update: November 11, 2016 / 19:47:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-121

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A321-100, registration OE-LBA performing flight OS-121 from Vienna (Austria) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), departed Vienna's runway 29 but stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 16 about 12 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported the captain announced the landing gear could not be retracted due to a mechanical defect, they were returning to Vienna. Passengers to the United States were rebooked onto OS-65 from Vienna to Chicago, however, that aircraft suffered problems with the fueling and was already almost 3 hours late when the crew indicated that fueling was now in progress. Editorial remark: The Boeing 767-300 registration OE-LAE departed Vienna for OS-65 with a delay of 3 hours and is estimated to reach Chicago with a delay of 2:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 11, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-121

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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