Alitalia A332 at Boston on Aug 16th 2012, could not retract the gear

Last Update: August 19, 2012 / 11:08:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-615

Aircraft Registration
EI-DIP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Alitalia Airbus A330-200, registration EI-DIP performing flight AZ-615 from Boston,MA (USA) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was in the initial climb out of Boston when the gear was not retracted. The crew levelled off at 4000 feet and entered a holding trying to resolve the issue. After the checklists were exhausted without success the crew decided in consultation with dispatch to divert to New York's JFK Airport where better connections were available for the passengers, the aircraft climbed to FL200 cruising at approximately gear extended maximum speed (about 310 knots above ground). The aircraft landed safely on JFK's runway 31L about 2 hours after departure.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

A photo submitted by a reader on Aug 19th shows a rod fractured in the actuator mechanism of the right main landing gear.

The incident aircraft has not yet departed New York again about 37 hours after landing in New York.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DIP
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-202
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-615

Aircraft Registration
EI-DIP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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