Landing gear issue?

Old Apr 23, 19, 6:13 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 312
Landing gear issue?

I have just seen a BA 787-9 at around 4,000 ft over my house in West London with its front landing gear still down after take off. Flightradar24 shows itís the BA281 to LAX. Any ideas from people in the know?
kaizenflying is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 6:15 am
  #2  
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cumbria
Programs: BAEC GGL/CCR, Hilton Diamond, Starbucks Gold
Posts: 4,434
Possibly just hot brakes so leaving them down to cool off before retracting.
757FO likes this.
madfish is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 6:16 am
  #3  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Programs: BA Silver, Mucci
Posts: 8,605
I believe they sometimes leave the wheels down for a bit to cool down if the wheels/brakes/tyres are hot perhaps from a long taxi, waiting for take off, not long in from another long haul etc. However, I'm no pilot but I have read that before here somewhere, perhaps buried in the Ask The Staffer

ETA

Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
I think that if a brake is locked out on the 787 then the gear has to stay down until the wheels can be guaranteed to have stopped spinning as the normal brakes won’t stop them.

So it’s an entirely normal procedure and not a landing gear issue.
BA 787 take off - gear down ??
KARFA likes this.
PETER01 is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 6:23 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 312
Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
I believe they sometimes leave the wheels down for a bit to cool down if the wheels/brakes/tyres are hot perhaps from a long taxi, waiting for take off, not long in from another long haul etc. However, I'm no pilot but I have read that before here somewhere, perhaps buried in the Ask The Staffer

ETA



BA 787 take off - gear down ??
fair point
kaizenflying is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 7:07 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BKK
Programs: SK EBG for Life (*G), BA Gold, HH DIA, IC Platinum Ambassador, Hertz President's Circle, Sixt Plat
Posts: 953
Originally Posted by madfish View Post
Possibly just hot brakes so leaving them down to cool off before retracting.
Happy to stand corrected, but I presume this could not be the case if it was only the nose gear, right? - the OP said "with its front landing gear still down".
SKT-DK is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 7:55 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK - South Coast
Programs: Mucci de Guardian des Celliers des Grands Crus 1e Classť, plus BAEC.
Posts: 1,024
Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
Happy to stand corrected, but I presume this could not be the case if it was only the nose gear, right? - the OP said "with its front landing gear still down".
Are landing gear individually controllable? I would have thought not. Perhaps OP can clarify the Ďfrontí description.
krispy84 is offline  
Old Apr 23, 19, 8:20 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 15
Yes, if it was just the front gear down that does sound odd.
bastoj is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: