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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.

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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
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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.
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