Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 returns to Brussels Airport: it couldn’t retract landing gear


On 1 August, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFC) departed Brussels Airport for flight SN255 towards Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Just after take-off, however, the pilots weren’t able to retract the landing gear due to a hydraulic problem. They stopped the climb at 7,000 feet and entered a holding pattern above Antwerp. Around one hour after its initial take-off, the aircraft safely landed back at Brussels Airport. 

Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Maaike Andries confirmed to that the aircraft’s landing gear couldn’t be retracted due to a problem with the hydraulic system. The airline is now taking care of the 280 passengers to bring them to Burkina Faso – and Abidjan, Ivory Coast – as soon as possible. 

OO-SFC minutes before landing back at Brussels Airport © Ivan Coninx



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