The QantasLink Q400 had climbed past 10,000 ft when flight attendants contacted the flight crew to ask if it was “normal” that the landing gear was still extended. By the time the pilots confirmed that the gear was, in fact, extended and then retracted the gear, the airplane had climbed above the 15,000-ft limit for flight with gear extended, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said.
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Inattention to a Detail
While focused on aircraft performance, the Q400 crew forgot to retract the landing gear, the ATSB says.