Easyjet A319 at Prague on Jul 23rd 2017, unsafe gear

Last Update: July 24, 2017 / 22:00:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2581

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZDX performing flight U2-2581 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Prague (Czech Republic), was on final approach to runway 24 when the crew went around from about 2500 feet MSL reporting a landing gear problem. The crew requested to enter a hold to troubleshoot the landing gear, climbed to 4000 feet and subsequently declared PAN. ATC sent all other arriving aircraft into holds advising them that fire brigades will need to check the landing gear of the emergency aircraft after landing, a delay of 15 minutes was estimated. The Easyjet crew performed an alternate landing gear extension, advised ATC that they would stop on the runway for a check by emergency services to make sure there was no fire because the landing gear doors would remain open. The A319 landed safely on runway 24 about 30 minutes after aborting the first approach. Emergency services reported no smoke and nothing unusual on the landing gear. The aircraft taxied off the runway. The other arriving aircraft landed shortly afterwards.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Prague about 8.5 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2581

Aircraft Registration
G-EZDX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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