[Ref Flight International | 19-25 November 2019 P.12]
|Occurrence Date/Time||28 January 2019|
|Aircraft Type||Boeing 727-200 freighter (N720CK)|
|Flight / Operator||Kalitta Charters II|
On the day before 28 January 2019 (the accident)
On 28 January 2019, the captain called for a “flap 15” configuration and deployment of the landing-gear.
A dip from normal pressure, it says, the hydraulic
a gearwarning horn sounded and was acknowledged by the crew, multiple “sink rate” and “pull up” warnings came on as well.
But the captain appears to have ignored these warnings.
The flight engineer stated that he had recommended the gear be recycled, but that the captain declined, while the first officer stated that he recommended a goaround to troubleshoot the problems, which the captain also declined.
|Result||The 727 landed with its nose-gear retracted|
|Recommendation||Follow SOP, always! (my point of view)|
airline’s 727 operating manual contains a warning that simultaneous operation of the flaps and landing-gear causes a “large volume demand” on the hydraulic system, and that – with engines near idle – there may be a shortfall of system pressure.