Rossiya B744 at Cambridge on Jan 31st 2017, could not retract gear

Last Update: January 31, 2017 / 20:59:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Rossiya

Aircraft Registration
EI-XLG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Rossiya Boeing 747-400, registration EI-XLG performing positioning flight FV-5418 from Cambridge,EN (UK) to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia), was climbing out of Cambridge's runway 23 when the landing gear did not move after being selected up. The aircraft stopped the climb at 4500 feet and returned to Cambridge for a safe landing on runway 23 about 22 minutes after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Cambridge 7.5 hours after landing back.

Cambridge Airport features a runway 05/23 of 1965 meters/6450 feet length and 45 meters/150 feet width.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-XLG
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 747-446
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Rossiya

Aircraft Registration
EI-XLG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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