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On arrival at Dubbo, the landing gear failed to extend when the normal down selection was made. The crew completed the checklist requirements and after consultation with their company, elected to return to Sydney. A Pan call was made to ATC as the aircraft approached Sydney. The landing gear was successfully extended via the alternate selection procedure and the aircraft arrived without further incident. Subsequent tests of the landing gear retract and extension system revealed an intermittent fault in a control relay.
 
General details
Date: 19 October 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 17:15 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Release date: 13 September 1994 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Canada 
Aircraft model: DHC-8-102 
Aircraft registration: VH-TQP 
Sector: Turboprop 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Dubbo NSW
 
 
 
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