Topic Author
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:49 am

United Express Flight Returns To FNT (Gear Issue)

Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:44 am


United Express flight 4820, a DH8B returns to field after departing with the gear pins in.

[Edited 2013-09-27 17:46:36]
319 320 321 722 732 733 734 735 737 738 739 752 753 763 772 CR2 CR7 CR9 DHA D8B D8C D95 145 170 175 190 M82 M88 M90 S340
Posts: 815
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:51 pm

RE: United Express Flight Returns To FNT (Gear Issue)

Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:51 pm

I do not see this segment on Flightaware, what day did it happen? Nice catch
NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
Posts: 7800
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

RE: United Express Flight Returns To FNT (Gear Issue)

Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:38 pm

Along with the pre-flight walk around when they should have confirmed the main gear pins were out, they should have also confirmed that they were stowed in the holder in the cockpit. My guess would be they were installed by the mechanic when they changed the tire at which point they should have made a log book entry. The nose gear on a Dash-8 does not have a gear pin, but a lock out button near the radome on the left side.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos