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EK 216, Dec 30th - returns to LAX after gear fails to retract

EK 216, Dec 30th - returns to LAX after gear fails to retract

Old Dec 30, 15, 6:41 pm
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EK 216, Dec 30th - returns to LAX after gear fails to retract

Anyone on this flight? Going to be a pricey one for Emirates...had to circle around Catalina for an hour or two to dump fuel, landed safely back at LAX without a whole bunch of fanfare.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 6:51 pm
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I expect that at this time of year, there were probably quite a few people on the flight
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Old Dec 30, 15, 6:52 pm
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Here are a few pictures (as I was on Dockweiler beach watching planes tonight...)


About 4-5 miles out of LAX:



Circling over Catalina:

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Old Jan 3, 16, 3:45 am
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Cancelled one of SEA departures to pick up pax from LAX

Looks like EK positioned 773 (A6-ECQ) from SEA to LAX on 12/31 to pick up pax which could not be accommodated on next day's EK216.
http://www.flightradar24.com/reg/a6-ecq

A6-ECQ was originally scheduled to fly as EK230 SEA-DXB on 12/31. Instead of canceling EK230, EK cancelled morning departure EK228 and had 772 from EK228 fly as EK230 in the evening.
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