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Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?  
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4349 times:
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Hey guys

At about 7:35am, a Continental 737-800 took off from EWR's 04L and made, what looked to me, like a no-flap climb out. About 3 minutes later, it came circling over, and landed on RWY11 without any flaps, and a VERY late gear retraction. It had to do a nose-down approach to make sure it didnt miss the runway.

Any info?

JBLU

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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4149 times:

My guess is that there was some sort of problem with the wings and/or landing gear and they had to land it to replace the aircraft. Just guessing, don't take this for fact.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2462 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

"Hey guys

At about 7:35am, a Continental 737-800 took off from EWR's 04L and made, what looked to me, like a no-flap climb out. About 3 minutes later, it came circling over, and landed on RWY11 without any flaps, and a VERY late gear retraction. It had to do a nose-down approach to make sure it didnt miss the runway. Any info? JBLU"


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JBLU,

You say a very late gear retraction on landing- do you mean a gear extension/ gear down when landing on 11? I suspect if there was a major problem a partial circle to 11 would be quicker than a downwind to land on 04R. Let us know if you hear anything else.



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
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Oooops your right sorry-- it shoudl have read late gear extension. So far I havent heard anything... I just saw it while the NJT became a parking lot.

Ben


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

It might have had a hydraulic system problem, luckly they were able to land. But if the flaps were not down prior to take off, why in the hell did they take off anyway?? Thats kinda dumb to do.


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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3513 times:


Maybe Gordon's so proud of the 738's that he just wanted to see how great these things were taking off without using flaps  Laugh out loud
Regards



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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Are you sure that it was the same 738 that took off and landed. According to the flight logs, the only mainline flight that landed within about 20 min of 7.35am was not an air return.

J


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3256 times:
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I'm positive. All the expressjets were coming in on 04R (there was like 6 of them in a row) but a CO738 took off, and what appeared to be the same one flew over the airport and swooped out over the turnpike (and THEN extended the gear) and landed on the cross runway. It did not appear to have any flaps out either. I noticed that when the 738 took off, it was a very shallow climb out..

JBLU


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Did you follow it all the way around or do you just think that it was the same aircraft


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