SunExpress 737 nose gear retracts at gate

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Image copyright: Antalya Yasam

Yesterday, a Sun Express Boeing 737-800 being preparing for a flight from Antalya,Turkey to Paderborn, Germany suffered a nose gear retraction on ground.  Passengers had not yet boarded the aircraft. The nose gear retracted while technicians were replacing a nose gear tyre. technicians were working to replace one of the nose gear tyres when the nose gear retracted. A technician suffered a minor head injury and two cabin crew suffered minor injuries, all were taken to a hospital.

 

A replacement aircraft was available at the time and the flight reached Paderborn 100 minutes later than the scheduled arrival time.

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