The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a landing gear indication involving a Boeing 787, VH-ZNH, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on 21 June 2021.
During climb, the main landing gear did not retract and the crew received a gear disagree EICAS message. The crew returned the aircraft to Sydney for an uneventful landing. The engineering inspection revealed that the forward gear pins on the left and right main landing gear were not removed prior to the flight.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include a review and examination of maintenance records and the gathering of any other relevant evidence.
A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||21 June 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||11:00 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Sydney Airport||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Landing gear/indication|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Operator||Qantas Airways Ltd|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|