Baltic DH8D at Riga on Dec 28th 2016, unsafe gear

Last Update: December 29, 2016 / 20:21:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-136

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-BBT

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

An Air Baltic de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration YL-BBT performing flight BT-136 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Riga (Latvia) with 64 passengers and 4 crew, was on final approach to Riga's runway 36 when the crew initiated a go-around reporting a gear indication. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew was working the checklists successfully extending and locking all gear. The aircraft landed safely on runway 36 about 45 minutes after the go-around.

Latvia's accident and incident investigation reported a computer malfunction prevented the gear from being released. Using the backup it was possible to extend the landing gear. The computer is being replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Baltic

Flight number
BT-136

Destination
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
YL-BBT

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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