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Undercarriage malfunction on Fokker 100 at Stuttgart.
« on: September 16, 2009, 06:22:18 AM »
Contact Air Flight 288

 On 14 September 2009, flight 288 executed an emergency landing at Stuttgart Airport after the main gear did not fully deploy.

The aircraft involved was a Fokker 100 D-AFKE, c/n 114505. The aircraft was delivered to TAM Linhas AĆ©reas on 20 December 1995. It was sold to Contact Air, entering service with them on 1 September 2009.


AT 10:49 local time the aircraft made an emergency landing at Stuttgart Airport with the main wheels not fully deployed. A foam carpet had been laid in preparation for the landing. No one was seriously injured although several passengers were treated for shock and a flight attendant was admitted to hospital for observation. The crew tried unsuccessfully several times to deploy the landing gear.



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Re: Undercarriage malfunction on Fokker 100 at Stuttgart.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 04:19:06 PM »
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Re: Undercarriage malfunction on Fokker 100 at Stuttgart.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 10:40:32 PM »
There was a hell of a lot of heat present there. When I see such photos it makes me wonder at how the fuel tanks must be heat shielded from such a trauma. They are right there just above the heat.

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Re: Undercarriage malfunction on Fokker 100 at Stuttgart.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 02:15:33 AM »
Yeah, saw it in the news, Franz Muentefering, chairman of the Social Democratic Party was onboard, he praised the pilot. Before the blaming game starts, I think it's also important to state that although Fokker may have gone out of business a long time ago, Fokker Services still exists as a Stork company, servicing and overhauling many Fokker 100s, but even without it, many Fokker 100s are still in operation.
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