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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:30 pm

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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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:37 pm

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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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:47 pm

Thanks airportugal310. Unfortunatly here in SA we are all kept in the dark when incidents happen.I normally have to
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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:11 pm

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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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:27 pm

That´s not an emergency landing.... it´s just a minor technical issue.... maybe they have to dump some fuel and return.
 
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Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:38 pm

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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RE: Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:47 am

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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RE: Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:13 am

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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RE: Emirates A340 Makes Emergency Landing In Cape Town

Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:30 am

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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