Kalitta 827


#1

Just saw something that I thought was a bit odd. I saw Kallita 827 fly over head, not far from 47n with wheels down. After seeing this, I listened to the flight on LiveATC and it landed on runway 4R. There was no mention of a problem. Here’s the flight:

flightaware.com/live/flight/CKS8 … /KLCK/KEWR

Is it normal for the landing gear to be down that far out of the airport for a B742? Last time I remember seeing a heavy overhead with wheels down was a few years ago when a Continental 777 was dumping fuel before making an emergency landing.

Any insight is appreciated.


#2

It would be helpful to know how far 47N is from Newark.


#3

About 25 miles SW of KEWR.


#4

25…wow. I suppose if the flight spoilers were inoperative they could have extended the gear to add drag thus increasing the descent rate. or the crew thought they might have a problem with the gear extension so they started the abnormal procedure early to give themselves plenty of time.step 1 in the abnormal checklist is; gear handle down and lo and behold it came down. You don’t want to bring perfectly good gear up if you suspect a problem so they just continued to the airport. Or the Captain needs new glasses, thought the DME said 2.5 instead of 25.


#5

Thanks for the input.


#6

Personal story you care to share?


#7

Nope, I have new glasses.
Lol