LGW Walter DH8D at Venice on Jun 25th 2017, unsafe gear
Last Update: June 26, 2017 / 22:09:42 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported that the aircraft began to hold above Venice, cabin crew performed another safety briefing and began to prepare the cabin for a possible emergency landing, the passengers were reseated as close as possible to aircraft exits, all bags were stowed away. It finally emerged that the flight crew was unable to affirm the landing gear was down and locked, the main landing gear appeared down and in its normal position however. The passengers were instructed to put their life vests on. The aircraft landed normally with emergency services in attendance and was subsequently towed to the apron.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 14 hours, then positioned back to Dusseldorf but has not yet resumed service about 24 hours after landing.
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