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Landing gear problem prompts JAL 787 to return to Moscow

Kyodo

A Japan Airlines passenger aircraft, a Boeing 787 service bound for Tokyo, returned to a Moscow airport and made an emergency landing Monday just after taking off because of a landing gear problem, RIA Novosti news agency said.

Japan Airlines said no one was hurt on the aircraft carrying 89 passengers and 12 crew members.

The plane took off at 5:16 p.m. from Domodedovo airport but returned after the crew reported 8 minutes later that the landing gear was not retracted.

The plane landed about 30 minutes after leaving the airport, according to the report.

Japan Airlines operates four round-trip flights per week between Domodedovo, serving Moscow, and Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture.

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