Qantas Airbus A330 Returns To Melbourne Due To Sticky Landing Gear

A Qantas Airbus operating a flight to Singapore returned to Melbourne on the weekend after its landing gear failed to retract.

Landing gear would not retract

The A330-200 (VH-EBS Swan Valley) had departed Melbourne as QF37 on Sunday, 26 January 2020. QF37 is the daily 17:20 service up to Singapore, an eight-hour hop away.

The flight pushed back on-time and took off at 17:37. According to The Aviation Herald, after departing from Melbourne’s runway 16, the crew halted the climb at 8,000 feet because they couldn’t raise the landing gear.

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