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Austrian reports fault with landing gear display

28th February 2008 Print
An aircraft of the type Dash 8-400 took off from Nuremberg for Vienna at 07.45 on Monday 25th February carrying 67 passengers. As the aircraft was approaching Vienna, the pilot became aware of a fault with the main display, which shows the full extent to which the landing gear has lowered and locked into position, but that the alternative display showed it was still functioning correctly.

The pilot subsequently decided to climb again rather than touch down, entered a holding pattern in the northern section of the runway in Vienna and immediately made contact with the Technical Department. The main display had since begun to function normally again and show the full extent to which the landing gear was lowered and locked into place.

Since safety is the utmost priority, however, passengers were asked to prepare for an emergency landing. The aircraft landed safely and without any problems in Vienna at 10.20.

In line with the valid regulations, security forces and fire officers were on the spot as the aircraft landed. The passengers disembarked on the taxiway, and their needs attended to. The aircraft will now undergo a thorough technical examination.

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