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22-DEC-2020. A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 (A333), performing flight DAL73 / DL73 from Amsterdam Schiphol international airport (Netherlands) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson international airport, GA (USA), after departure reported about problems with gear and requested a hold. Being in a hold the crew decided to return and to make an overweight landing.

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TOWER: DAL73, RW 24 cleared for take-off, 280 at 10 gusts 15.
DAL73: DAL73, cleared for take-off RW24.
DAL73: Departure, DAL73, is with you, passing 2000 for FL60.
DEPARTURE: DAL73, identified, climb to FL130.
DAL73: FL130, DAL73.
DAL73: Departure, DAL73.
DEPARTURE: Go ahead.
DAL73: Yes, ma’am, we… We’re working on a small problem that we have with our landing gear. We’d like to get a lower altitude and a place that we can just go into a holding till we can figure it out.
DEPARTURE: Climb to FL60, please.
DAL73: FL60 for now, DAL73.
DEPARTURE: DAL73, turn right heading 340.
DAL73: Right turn 340, DAL73.
DEPARTURE: DAL73, turn left heading 290.
DAL73: Left turn 290, DAL73.
DEPARTURE: DAL73, [keep radar informed] on 123.705.
DAL73: 123.075, DAL73.
DEPARTURE: Frequency is 123.705.
DAL73: 123.705.
DAL73: Amsterdam, DAL73, we’re on FL60, turning 290. We’re working with numbers. We have a gear problem.
RADAR: DAL73, that’s copied. And FL60 is sufficient?
DAL73: Yes, sufficient, sir. If we can do delay vectors or going to holding, your choice.
RADAR: Whatever you prefer, sir.
DAL73: We’d like prefer holding, we have time, DAL73.
RADAR: DAL73, roger, proceed to SUGOL (S, U, G, O, L) to pick up the hold.
DAL73: Cleared direct to SUGOL to hold, DAL73.
COMMENTS: DAL73 entered the holding pattern.
DAL73: Schiphol, DAL73.
RADAR: 73, go.
DAL73: Yes, sir, company advised that they would like us to return to Amsterdam. So when, when we’re able we’d like to start our return to Amsterdam.
RADAR: DAL73, that’s copied, give me a call. FL 60 is still sufficient.
DAL73: FL60 is good altitude for us and we’re ready to return to Amsterdam.
RADAR: DAL73, that’s copied. Stand by short for your approach.
RADAR: DAL73, turn right to SPL. You plan RW27.
DAL73: DAL73, turn right direct SPL for RW27.
RADAR: DAL73, do you need any assistance on the runway?
DAL73: Negative, sir. We just can’t get our landing gear to come up.
RADAR: Roger.
RADAR: DAL73, will it be an overweight landing?
DAL73: Affirmative.
RADAR: Roger.
RADAR: DAL73, contact Schiphol Approach 121.275, good day, sir.
DAL73: 121.205, good day.
COMMENTS: DAL73 contacted Approach. Unfortunately, a little part of recording is unavailable. Continue watching.
DAL73: …yes, sir, we’re gonna need to continue back to Amsterdam and get some gas.
APPROACH: DAL73, that’s understood, descend altitude 3000, QNH1010. And would you be ready for an approach after you lose some altitude?

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