Alitalia A330 Landing Gear Never Retracts on Take-Off Boston Logan 8-16-2012

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  • Diverted to JFK after take off, I watched this plane until it was out of sight as you will see in the footage the landing gear never went up. Thank you Leliel98 who let me know the plane was diverted, so it may have been an mechanical issue with the landing gear. Shortly after the take off, I did see some fire engine activity and heard the tower talking about Alitalia - (iphone app). Unfortunately, liveatc has been down since yesterday so I was unable to find more information. I apologize for the shaky filming - I filmed this on the fly as I was not set up yet! Also, liveatc.net is back up and running, yay!!! :) Also, thank you airliners. net for the post. They have a fascinating thread on this aircraft and incident today, here is the link: www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5541908/ and also see the AVHerald just posted additional information too (thank you avherald!). Currently (it is now Saturday morning 10:15am Eastern time) the aircraft is still on the ground at JFK. Here is the aviation herald link: avherald.com/h?article=45476403&opt=6144
    UPDATE: Sunday morning August 19th, AVHerald is now reporting that a rod fractured in the actuator mechanism of the right main landing gear. There are some great photos posted of the break in the link above as well as a comment by someone who had a family member on the flight.

Comments • 74

  • Benjamin Purdue
    Benjamin Purdue 2 years ago

    I actually saw an Alitalia A330 have the same issue earlier today at O'hare while I was heading to my car. I watched it take off and started wondering why the gear never went up. But it just kept on going east and climbing until it started to fade, gear still down. They must've gotten it up as it's now heading out over the Atlantic and flying at normal speed. I'm not sure if it was some mechanical/electrical issue that they worked out, or if they somehow forgot to raise the gear. I'm guessing it was an issue though.

  • HamburgAirport
    HamburgAirport 5 years ago

    I have recently seen another landing gear retraction incident, this time it was the Emirates 777.

  • CDG Spotter
    CDG Spotter 6 years ago

    I saw the same thing in Paris with Turkish Airlines!! I just uploaded the video!

  • Ramy Fares
    Ramy Fares 6 years ago

    I know A330s r so cute. Also A340s r cute. My favorite aircraft is the A330-343X

  • jenf777
    jenf777  6 years ago

    and I just linked it!!! :)

  • HamburgAirport
    HamburgAirport 6 years ago

    Thanks! I just uploaded it. :-)

  • jenf777
    jenf777  6 years ago

    Oh wow - yes, please I'll link it right away!!! :)

  • HamburgAirport
    HamburgAirport 6 years ago

    I saw a similar incident with an A332 today, can I send you the video response?

  • Nicolò Tomasini
    Nicolò Tomasini 6 years ago

    Forgot the gear because pilots forgot to say positive rate gear up!! xD

  • MrDenizD
    MrDenizD 7 years ago

    Ok, so how would the pilots know the wheels stopped spinning in order to retract them????? The 330 is a new type for alitalia. The pilots probably rode the brakes too long during taxi and overheated the discs. The cool air will cure that during takeoff climbout. Temps can be monitored on the ECAM

  • Purich Kulkosa
    Purich Kulkosa 7 years ago

    There are some situations which pilots have to remain gears unretracted at least 2 mins after airborne. Ex. one of main wheel tachometer malfunction so that the autobrake system is lost. All main wheels will keep spinning after lift off (Normally Autobrake sys. will automatically stop the wheels). Thus pilots have to wait until the wheels spin down, the retracted them.

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago +1

    Hi - thank you! I did not know this but you and several people mentioned it, thank you! However, on this particular flight, what happened is that a rod fractured in the actuator mechanism of the right main landing gear so they had to make an emergency landing in New York. There are some very good pictures of the break on the AV Herald site in my description above! :)

  • Ba Co
    Ba Co 7 years ago

    Great video! Never seen this before. :P

  • Barcelona - El Prat Int'l ✈

    Pilots do this because brakes temperature is too high and they have to cool them.
    I'm not scared watching this video because I know the reason :P
    By the way , is a very good video man!!I love how the a330 rotations!! :P

  • lilly alia
    lilly alia 7 years ago

    i just checked it out..thank you..we didn't really know what is going on ..they said we supposed to go back to Boston right away but we didn't...we were in a air for 3.5 hours..some people were panicking badly..Unfortunately i had 2 connections with them and had to come back with them ..Was little anxious after..

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Hi! Wow, how scary, I am so glad the plane landed safely and everyone was okay. It must be surreal watching the video - when you are on the plane, probably wondering just what is going on! Thank you for commenting! On the AV Herald site there are some comments by other passengers too ... :)

  • lilly alia
    lilly alia 7 years ago

    Thanks for posting a video!!! i was on that plane..i don't know how to describe a feeling i feel now..

  • Hugh Martin
    Hugh Martin 7 years ago +1

    lol

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you. You know, some times it seems that way! Love your channel :)

  • Marco Gismondi
    Marco Gismondi 7 years ago

    compliments for this fantastic video friend ;) i remember one similar scene like this in Rome..
    greetings ;)

  • Jetter711
    Jetter711 7 years ago

    @namovola the reason is because they went to JFK was to accommodate the passengers on other flight since that's the only flight a day and I think to shed some fuel

  • Scott Malkinson
    Scott Malkinson 7 years ago

    damn thats scary thats the day i came into boston from rome....

  • bartusekspotter
    bartusekspotter 7 years ago

    I saw the same situation on EPWA Warsaw - A320 Wizzair has take off

  • Tim F
    Tim F 7 years ago

    WOW...

  • Sterling
    Sterling 7 years ago

    Great capture, Jen!

  • Filippo Fortuna
    Filippo Fortuna 7 years ago

    high quality video. It seems to has been made with a cellphone. If it is, wich one ? thanks
    filmail@gmx.com

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Oh how cool, thank you so much for letting me know - and for checking the video out!! :)

  • DavidVercettiMovies
    DavidVercettiMovies 7 years ago +1

    better never retracted, than never ejectded.....
    Italians do it better! LOL

  • robthesocial
    robthesocial 7 years ago

    congratulations Jenf, the news had been reported yesterday by italian newspaper and your video has been linked

  • trainfart
    trainfart 7 years ago

    Not bad! ;)

  • justkiddin08
    justkiddin08 7 years ago

    Wow cool catch!!

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you so much and thank you for watching, for all your cool comments and your great aviation channel too! :)

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Oh ya, well 20 thumbs up to TBird for making my day and always making me laugh out loud!!! :)

  • tbird209
    tbird209 7 years ago

    OH MY FLURGING GOD!!! Jen, you catch the most interesting videos!! 18.75 thumbs up!

  • RyDon85 HD Aviation
    RyDon85 HD Aviation 7 years ago

    Congrats Jen on making A.net .. what a spectactular capture by you .. good to hear Alitalia landed safely into Kennedy .. incredible rare sight .. italian crew must of had quite the discussion during climbout - positive rate - gear up .. wtf three green .. three green .. still green .. aye!!

  • danpend
    danpend 7 years ago

    Yes, look at .43 and 44 seconds there are two birds flying by the right engine exhaust. Could have been ingested as well.

  • signature1990
    signature1990 7 years ago

    anet is a dull site, photos are second rate to Flickr and posted by vain spotters worried only about the number of views they get. this is a good video though

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    hehe, I like that - a lot!!! :)

  • n787mx
    n787mx 7 years ago

    How about like if you have been a subscriber to her for a while now... ;)

  • Alf340
    Alf340 7 years ago

    According to that thread, this very same aircraft suffered an engine failure at this same airport 2 years ago...

  • Davenbeach
    Davenbeach 7 years ago

    Looks like MAYBE a bird strike might have been involved...at the 0:40 mark some objects near the plane ...might be birds?

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank so so much airliners. net!!! And, for all who are interested, there is a fascinating and great thread on anet right now regarding this plane and this incident - really excellent information from some very knowledgeable aviation experts! :)

  • 1MRos
    1MRos 7 years ago

    If it would be out of sight for you, and if it wouldn't return, you could say they had a disabled brake, causing the wheels to spin for themself, till they stop moving.

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Interesting! Thank you very much for the additional information!! I will definitely keep and eye out on avherald to see if more info pops up! :)

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Oh - thank you!!!

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you Gene!! :)

  • Eugene H Delaney Jr
    Eugene H Delaney Jr 7 years ago

    Great catch Jen!!!
    Gene

  • Jack Martin
    Jack Martin 7 years ago

    Thumbs up if A.net sent you here!

  • QuickBurn70
    QuickBurn70 7 years ago

    Flight 615 to Rome...On Flightaware, looks like they circled a couple times NW of Logan before heading to JFK. I don't see anything about it yet on avherald...

  • Patrick Weiss
    Patrick Weiss 7 years ago

    that's an interesting catch...well done again

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you and how are you? Yes, it has been really nice lately - hope the weather has improved for you too!! :)

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you so much! You'll get some great footage too when you spot here!! :)

  • MrOpaty1
    MrOpaty1 7 years ago

    Great video jen..looks like you are having better weather now :P

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Hi! The Winthrop/East Boston side of the airport - you can get great views like this around Bayswater Street.

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thanks Chris! So true - I was thinking if it needed to, it would just circle back and land here - but I guess not! :)

  • BostonAirborne
    BostonAirborne 7 years ago

    Nice catch Jen! Heavies often divert from JFK to BOS but few ever divert BOS to JFK.

  • Eyal Chelouche
    Eyal Chelouche 7 years ago

    Did it mention the reason for that?

  • Jay’s O'Hare Aviation & HD Plane Spotting

    I've seen this happen with aircraft at O'Hare too. Except it wasn't a mechanical issue. Great job!!

  • Jetter711
    Jetter711 7 years ago

    @leliel98 I saw that was wondering why..... Thanks jenf777

  • krunchee22
    krunchee22 7 years ago

    nice capture jenf you don't see that to often

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you - very interesting!! Thank you so much for the info!

  • leliel98
    leliel98 7 years ago

    According to flightaware it was diverted to JFK.

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Oh, I would have been very scared! Glad they were able to land and fix it right away!

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you so much Marco! So cool to hear from you - you are doing amazing work on your channels!!!

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you so much for the tip!! :)

  • HDAviation NE
    HDAviation NE 7 years ago

    Thats very odd... and if you followed livatc on twitter they gave you a link so you could still listen to atc

  • crashtest50
    crashtest50 7 years ago

    it's always the way never there when u need it , ah so the shot is cool good work

  • Marco Gismondi
    Marco Gismondi 7 years ago

    great video friend! :) many greetings from Rome

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Wow! That seems kind of scary. Did you have to land right away for the crew to fix the problem?

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Interesting - thank you! It looked like a normal taxi, but I am definitely not the best judge of this either!! :)

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    Thank you! I have missed so many interesting or beautiful shots, this was an unusual one I did have the camera handy for - although definitely not my best footage!

  • AlexS3800
    AlexS3800 7 years ago

    Did they have a long but fast taxi to the take off?
    Was probably done in order to cool down heated brakes before retracting them.

  • crashtest50
    crashtest50 7 years ago

    well spotted

  • jenf777
    jenf777  7 years ago

    I know! I have never seen that before so really wonder what happened ...