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717 Port Main Gear Door: Delay Closing?  
User currently offlineAlohajock From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Was out at HNL 8R (Reef Runway) and observed all 5 departing HA 717's port main gear doors closing a few seconds after the right side, upon gear retraction. Is this a standard design feature by Boeing/MD?

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Just curious! Thanks.

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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

After years of spotting in Norway where SAS is the dominant airline and I cannot count how many times I have seen DC-9 and MD-90 take-off, I can tell you that this is quite normal for the type. Not sure why though. Maybe the gears needs to be locked before the gear door closes so that if the hydraulic fails, it is still possible to retract the gears? Just a taught.

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