The Nordstar’s airplane Boeing 737-800 suffered crack in the left main gear strut during landing at Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russia. The aircraft was performing a flight Y7-7750 from Heraklion, Greece to Russia with 178 passengers on board. The airplane Boeing 737-800 approached runway 14R of Domodedovo airport, when crew received indication for unsafe left main gear and abandoned from landing. The airplane returned at 5000 feet for about 10 minutes, where the crew managed to lower and lock the gear. Later the airplane landed successfully at Domodedovo’s runway 14L with 30 minutes delay.
The safety inspectors made a special survey of the airplane at the ground and estimated that there is a crack in the left main gear strut. Luckily the gear withstand during the landing and did not cause serious accident. There were no injured people and no panic during the landing.
The airplane Boeing 737-800 is part from the Boeing 737 Next Generation series. They are short- to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners. The Boeing 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout, or 189 in one class. The airplane has length of 39.50 m, height of 12.50 m and wing span of 35.70 m. Boeing 737-800 is driven by two 27,300 lbf (121.4 kN) CFM 56-7B27 turbofans.