JBLUA320
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Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 3:22 am

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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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:54 am

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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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 8:00 am

"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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JBLUA320
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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 12:42 pm

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.

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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 5:23 pm

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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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 8:26 pm


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
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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 9:03 pm

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.

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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 11:54 pm

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..

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RE: Continental 737-800 Problem @ EWR?

Sun May 30, 2004 11:58 pm

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