Event Details

Title:Landing gear failure, Boeing 737-204ADV (EI-CJC), Dublin, Ireland, June 8, 2004
Micro summary:The undercarriage failed to retract on this Boeing 737-200, so the flight returned to the airport of departure.
Event Time:2004-06-08 at 0945 UTC
File Name:2004-06-08-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2006/007
Diversion Airport:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Site of event:Dublin Airport
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-204ADV
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:Unknown
Other Injuries:Unknown
Diverted to:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Executive Summary:Shortly after take off, the undercarriage failed to retract and the aircraft returned to the airport of departure where it landed safely. On arrival on stand, an inspection was initiated, during which it was discovered that the left hand (LH) main landing gear (MLG) trunnion pin had sheared.

The crack propagation mode, which led to the fracture, was due to Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC).
Learning Keywords:Operations - Maintenance
Systems - Landing Gear
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