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Report on Boeing 787 Ground fire Heathrow July 12, 2013

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By George Hatcher

This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into a ground fire on an unoccupied Boeing 787-8, registration ET-AOP, at London Heathrow Airport on 12 July 2013. It follows the publication of Special Bulletin S5/2013 on 18 July 2013. The AAIB are assisted in the investigation by Accredited Representatives from the... »

United Airlines Emergency Landing

Monday, August 19, 2013
By George Hatcher

United Airlines flight UA131 en route from Heathrow to Washington made an emergency landing in Dublin. According to pilots, the Boeing 757-200 developed possible engine trouble. There was also smoke in the cockpit. Dublin Airport Fire and Rescue Service, dozens of firefighters and Dublin Airport Police responded to the scene. The flight departed from... »

Ethiopian Airlines Fire at Heathrow

Saturday, July 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Fire at Heathrow

photographer Josh May An Ethiopian Airlines’ Queen of Sheba, a Boeing 787 #ET-AOP which had been sitting empty for eight hours caught fire and shut down Heathrow Airport for an hour Friday. The fire seems to have started in the upper fuselage, far from the 787’s lithium-ion batteries. A battery fire would have been... »

Beckham Flight Returns to London

Monday, August 9, 2010
By George Hatcher
Beckham Flight Returns to London

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alasdair Mulhern What: British Airways Boeing 747-400 en route from London to Los Angeles Where: over Scotland When: Aug 7th 2010 Why: While en route, the British Airways plane developed a problem with the fuel system, dumped the fuel while at sea and returned... »

Singapore Airlines Airbus Indicator Delays Flight

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
By George Hatcher
Singapore Airlines Airbus Indicator Delays Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Marco Toso What: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from London Heathrow to Singapore Where: London When: Aug 8th 2009 Who: 363 passengers Why: After takeoff, control panel indicated a problem on the plane that led to returning to the airport of origin. After... »

BMI Airbus Grounded by Mystery Smoke

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
By George Hatcher
BMI Airbus Grounded by Mystery Smoke

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Rui Miguel What: BMI British Midland Airbus A319-100 en route from London Heathrow to Edinburgh Where: London When: Jun 21st 2009 Who: 126 passengers, Why: After the scent of smoke was detected in the cabin, the plane returned to London. The plane was replaced,... »

Airbus Engine Shuts Down on Singapore-London flight

Thursday, May 28, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from Singapore to London Heathrow Where: Heathrow Airport When: May 25th 2009 Why: One of the plane’s four engines shut down causing an hour’s delay. The plane was taken out of service, and the return flight was delayed until the Airbus was back in service. George’s Point... »

Depressurized Airbus Lands in London

Saturday, April 18, 2009
By George Hatcher
Depressurized Airbus Lands in London

Contact photographer Bruce Leibowitz What: Turkish Airlines Airbus A340-300, en route from New York JFK,NY to Istanbul Ataturk Where: divert to London Heathrow When: Apr 16th 2009 6:30 local Who: 185 passengers and 15 crew Why: The cabin depressurized en route, and the flight was diverted to Heathrow for a safe landing. Although passengers... »

Emergency Landing at Heathrow

Thursday, October 16, 2008
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing at Heathrow

What: British Airways Flight BA 341 Boeing 757, en route from France Where: priority landing at Heathrow airport When: British Summer Time (BST) 063 Sunday Who: 137 passengers Why: Fumes were detected in the passenger cabin, instigating an emergency landing. There were no injuries. Download article as PDF »

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