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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town  
User currently offlineSpitfire2500 From South Africa, joined Dec 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17993 times:

According to local newspapers a Emirates flight bound for Dubai turned back for an Emergency landing at Cape Town's International Airport.No further details are available.I saw an Emirates A340 in Cape Town last week.I know they fly to O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg with A380 and 777-300 ER.Waiting for more news

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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3626 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17932 times:

Here are your details:

http://avherald.com/h?article=448bdaee&opt=0

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A340-500, registration A6-ERA performing flight EK-773 from Cape Town (South Africa) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 243 passengers, was climbing out of Cape Town's runway 01 when all gear doors remained open following main gear retraction.



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User currently offlineSpitfire2500 From South Africa, joined Dec 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17819 times:

Thanks airportugal310. Unfortunatly here in SA we are all kept in the dark when incidents happen.I normally have to
seek long and hard to find any details.Compliments of the season to all Airline.netters.


User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1317 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17306 times:
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Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 1):
An Emirates Airlines Airbus A340-500, registration A6-ERA performing flight EK-773 from Cape Town (South Africa) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 243 passengers, was climbing out of Cape Town's runway 01 when all gear doors remained open following main gear retraction.

Is gear doors open really an emergency, or a technical. I don't know the clearances, does having the gear doors open cause changes in the landing procedures. I know in the Cessna 210 I flew - manual gear extension left the doors open and that could be a problem in a hard landing (doors hit the ground).



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User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17141 times:

That´s not an emergency landing.... it´s just a minor technical issue.... maybe they have to dump some fuel and return.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9617 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16586 times:

The industry term would be an air turnback or return to field and likely no emergency was declared. The airplane can't fly to DXB with gear doors open, but it isn't an emergency unless there was another gear fault. I don't know about the logic on the landing gear doors, but it could be anything from an actuator fault, electrical fault, or even a forgotten rig pin (most common reason for gear not to retract). I wonder if there was an orange streamer hanging down from the landing gear when it landed...


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User currently offlineliftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 11920 times:

We really can't get all the details from media, we know ow reliable they are..   

It's possible that there was also a fault with the bulbs in the cockpit ala Eastern 401? We may never even know to be honest, but any gear faults would have probably really shocked the PAX.



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User currently offlineoldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 11603 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
I wonder if there was an orange streamer hanging down from the landing gear when it landed...

If you read the AVherald report it stated geardoors remained open after gear retraction so no orange streamer or bulb faults by the looks of it.



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User currently offlinemac3xx From France, joined Mar 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 10548 times:

As mentioned in the Herald article seems that only the body gear did not retract Called the CLG (center landing gear on 345/6), To be retracted, the CLG needs to be in correct attitude controled by a pitch trim actuator, if not in correct attitude the CLG will remain extended. As on all Airbus A/C the sequence for gears extension/retraction is DOORS/GEAR/DOORS, if gear remains down sequence is stooped and doors remain open.


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