TRANSAVIA BOEING LANDS WITH LOCKED WHEELS
AMSTERDAM - A Boeing 737-800 from Transavia blocked the Buitenveldertbaan at Schiphol for a short time after landing due to a safety pin that was still in the landing gear. After the landing, the Transavia technical department pulled out the pin, which should have been removed before Ivalo, Finland.
According to Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, the Buitenveldertbaan was kept free for a device with technical problems and other incoming air traffic was sent to the Zwanenburgbaan. A spokeswoman for Transavia confirms to Aviation News media partner NH News that it is a Boeing of them and that the HV706 has been able to make a safe landing. After removing the safety pin, the device was taxed to the gate on its own.
Why the safety pin, which is inserted into the front wheels of the landing gear at airports in order to be able to tow the aircraft, was still in the Boeing, must be investigated.
It is not clear how it is possible that the Boeing 737-800 could use a safety pin to taxi to the runway in Ivalo. Such a pin ensures that the pilots cannot accidentally steer the device to the left or right while towing. "That too is included in the research," said the Transavia spokeswoman.
How, I mean how is this possible? Like the article says, it taxi-ed out in Finland, and it can't taxi to the stand at its home? And I thought these pins are quite obvious to spot in the alk around.
I am sure one of you of our little community, can shet some light on this incident.