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LOT Dash 8-400 suffers hydraulic system failure, declares emergency

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After a hydraulic system failure in flight, a LOT Polish Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400 flight reported an emergency.

A LOT Polish Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprop-powered regional airplane was flying domestic daily flight LO-3835 from Warsaw to Gdansk in Poland when the incident happened on January 15, 2022.

The jet, registered as OY-YBY, took off from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and was expected to land at Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN) an hour later, according to Flightradar24.com data. However, when climbing out of the departure airport, the flight crew observed a hydraulic system malfunction.

Because the pilots were unable to fully retract the landing gear after takeoff, they stopped the climb and declared an emergency at a flight altitude of 4,000 feet. One of the hydraulic systems had been lost to the flight crew. As a result, the plane was forced to return to Warsaw.

Fortunately, the Havilland Dash 8-400, which carried 29 passengers and four crew members, landed safely at WAW airport 34 minutes after taking off. There were no further events reported.

 

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