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British Airways Emergency Landing And Evac At IAH  
User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 17051 times:

A British Airways jet was forced to return to Bush Intercontinental Airport Wednesday afternoon when the pilot detected engine trouble.

Approximately 15 minutes after takeoff, the smell of fumes forced the pilot to return the plane to Bush Airport.

According to British Airways, the control tower reported they saw smoke as the plane landed.

The Boeing 777 landed safely and all the passengers were evacuated at which time they discovered a fire in the jet's engine area.

The fire was extinguished by emergency personnel. No injuries were reported.

A portion of the airport was closed down because the passengers were evacuated onto the tarmac.

Airport officials say they were at least 130 people aboard the flight.

Mechanics are inspecting the 777 and arrangements are being made for the passengers.

Does anyone have any other info???? Seems very weierd for a new 777. WHat kind of engine were they?



CAL........Continental Airlines....... Work Hard, Fly Right
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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 16817 times:

"Weird for a new 777"

Why?..... not to mention they have no "New" 777's, it could be upto 7 years old. Engines are RR or GE.


User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1243 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 16766 times:

BA runs some with GE90's and some with RR Trent892's. I someone can get the Reg# i could tell you which engines.

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16672 times:

BA's 777's have been having issues lately. Let's just hope no fires on the 777 that's carrying the bags back to pax. Holy poop that would be funny. Well not really just a very very odd happening.

  • Fuel Hatch left open

  • Engine Fire

  • ******ISSUES WITH THE BAGGAGE T7******


  • The 777 is a great a/c and will have no issues. Quick fix (maybe a new engine?) and she'll be back in the air!

    Thanks again!

    UA777222



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    User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16635 times:

    Well i saw her parked on the North Ramp accross from Term D in IAH. Hope she will be ok. I am trying to find out the registration for you. Im just glad that all the passengers were evacuated ok.


    CAL........Continental Airlines....... Work Hard, Fly Right
    User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16634 times:

    BA had a close call with a 772ER in DEN a few years back. Fuel truck pulled away while it was still pumping causing a serious wing fire, killing a member of the ground crew. I'm hoping this wasn't as serious

    Why?..... not to mention they have no "New" 777's, it could be upto 7 years old. Engines are RR or GE.

    The newest 777 that BA opperates was delivered October 30, 2001 if my info is correct. Not brand-new, but broken-in none the less.

    [Edited 2004-08-12 05:19:08]

    User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16621 times:

    Does it seem like there are many 777's having emergency problems? Seems like we here UA having them often...now this BA....does anyone else see a pattern going on with the 777's?


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    User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3964 posts, RR: 7
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16585 times:
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    User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 16535 times:

    Does it seem like there are many 777's having emergency problems? Seems like we here UA having them often...now this BA....does anyone else see a pattern going on with the 777's?

    Hmmm, it's one of the few modern aircraft without a fatal accident... yeah, I definitely see a pattern!



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    User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 16480 times:

    All a/c will have F&@#%@'s here and there it's how they handle a situation that counts. Sure any a/c can have an engine fire during take off but how many 2 haulers can continue the take off while at the same time shutting down the engine in question.

    Any more info on that BA flight that killed a guy?

    Thanks again!

    UA777222



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    User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16325 times:

    Sure any a/c can have an engine fire during take off but how many 2 haulers can continue the take off while at the same time shutting down the engine in question.

    How about all of them?

    It's a FAR requirement. (And by that I mean Federal Aviation Regulations, not Fargo like this site thinks I mean!)



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    User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16247 times:

    I meant like can proceed as if nothing were wrong so that the flight crew could deal wiht the issue and not so much on the basic's of the a/c.

    Thanks.

    UA777222



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    User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 16116 times:

    UA777222 IF you were talking about the ground personnel who was killed by fire in Denver... If I remember right the tanker took off with the hose still attached and it sparked and caught fire....Talking to the Denver Paramedic's who were on scene the Denver Fire Department did such a good job putting the fire out with compressed foam that it covered the body..... Only after the Paramedic's left and they started clean up did they discover the body.... At least after all that time they still called for an Air Medical Helicopter to transport the patient....(it was 30-45 min after the incident had started)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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    User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 15980 times:

    Recent 777 engine incidents like

    AF 773ER,
    CO (March 17 '03,
    UA (March 17, 2003, Jan6 Kev)
    and now BA

    didn't make any victims luckely and every AD is improving safety but

    these can't be good for achieving ETOPS240 or more I guess.

    The FAA is doing it's statistics ...



    User currently offlineJMO-777 From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 501 posts, RR: 17
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 15946 times:

    Keesje,
    you have a link to the AF773ER engine trouble???
    Th@nxZ a lot!

    GreetZ,
    Jan



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    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15859 times:

    ******ISSUES WITH THE BAGGAGE T7******
    There was nothing connected about the luggage and the 777, but the 777 was merely selected to deliver the luggage.

     Smile
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15810 times:

    If it was BA 2024 back to LGW it was Reg: G-VIID. I was at IAH yesterday Afternoon. Here is a pic of BA 2025. We had three BA flights arrive into IAH yesterday.

    http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?244697


    User currently offlineRkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15054 times:


    According to this news article, the "pilots smelled smoke in the cockpit".

    Just how would smoke from an engine fire get into the cockpit where the pilots could smell it?




    User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14964 times:

    According to this news article, the "pilots smelled smoke in the cockpit".
    Just how would smoke from an engine fire get into the cockpit where the pilots could smell it?


    Via the airco (air tapped from the engine).


    User currently offline7of9 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14956 times:

    Actually the flight was 30 mins out of Houston not 15mins when this incident happened had just seen my sister off on that flight and was just hanging around when i saw the a/c come back trailing smoke. Some pax. were transferred to other flight going LWG.
    My sis. decided to stay an extra day. I don't blame her


    User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 14863 times:

    Apparently the fire couldn't be stopped by aircraft crew/systems itself.

    That is serious IMO.


    User currently offlineSaigonhouston From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14482 times:

    Only 130 pax onboard for triple 7? is that number correct? Seems like an empty flight to LGW.

    User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14444 times:



    Aircraft equiped with GE90s



    User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14231 times:

    Was anyone injured in the evacuation? I thought that there were always some injuries when an aircraft with a cabin as high as the 777 is evacuated. Any info?

    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14171 times:

    Was anyone injured in the evacuation? I thought that there were always some injuries when an aircraft with a cabin as high as the 777 is evacuated. Any info?
    An article said that all of the passengers were safely evacuated. While minor injuries are not that uncommon during an emergency evacuation, the height of the slides rarely has anything to do with injuries, as the pressure of the slides can cause sprained-ankles, one of the more common injuries, I believe.

     Smile
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    25 Bartond : I'm with Saigonhouston - was this the flight that heads to Chicago and picks up more pax on the way to LHR or were there only 130 pax on a nonstop fro
    26 Post contains images Kl911 : 130 pax not much. Question: Do the 'Oil' guys that travel on this route have to pay the fuel surcharge as well? That way they end up paying their own
    27 AirxLiban : If it was G-VIID it was indeed a GE-90 777. Luckily they were able to get the plane on the ground safely.
    28 Texdravid : 130 passengers...very interesting...looks like IAH has trouble filling their BA LGW flight just like DFW!! However, when other airports have trouble f
    29 Radelow : Can someone fact-check that the onboard fire system was unable to extinguish the fire in the engine. Because if that is the case and this plane was ov
    30 PanAm747 : Can we get a confirmation on those passenger numbers? If BA can turn a profit on a flight to London with 130 passengers, why couldn't they do the same
    31 Radelow : PANAM747 I doubt we'll see them back. Especially since they didn't come back for the summer (unfortunately). Mark
    32 Starlionblue : 130 passengers...very interesting...looks like IAH has trouble filling their BA LGW flight just like DFW!! You're drawing a conclusion from one datapo
    33 ChiGB1973 : IDENTIFICATION Regis#: GVLLD Make/Model: B777 Description: B-777 Date: 08/11/2004 Time: 2155 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Miss
    34 AT : Yes, 130 passengers is on the low side. But keep in mind that because of the four class configuration, with an emphasis on premium cabins, BA has one
    35 LTBEWR : There has been several incidents of engine fires or failures on 777's. Recall earlier this year the UA flight from to SFO that had to land at Yellowkn
    36 Whitehatter : Wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be an oil leak or fractured oil feeder pipe. There have been a number of bulletins concerning oil systems
    37 JeffDCA : you have a link to the AF773ER engine trouble??? A friend of mine was on that flight, it was from CDG-EZE. He said shortly after takeoff, there was a
    38 Radelow : I remember watching a video test of the GE115. They ran it at like 112% of rated power (something like 128k lbs. of thrust) for 60hours NON-STOP with
    39 Mu2 : Jet engines are always on fire
    40 Triley1057 : BA has 17 weekly flights between IAH and London and Continental has 14 weekly flights. This is obviously a very popular route, it could have just been
    41 Starlionblue : LOL Mu2! Radelow, it is true that they are typically without problems, but the test engine was probably new from the factory, while this one probably
    42 LHSebi : One thing that surprises me...3 crew on a 777? Even with "only" 130 pax...isn't that a little strange? Sebastian
    43 Post contains images SafetyDude : One thing that surprises me...3 crew on a 777? Even with "only" 130 pax...isn't that a little strange? There might have been a relief pilot (based on
    44 Post contains images LHSebi : I meant, 3 being very little! Don't cabin crew count as crew too? Sebastian
    45 Hz747300 : That three crew number is clearly an error. I would assume probably in the neighborhood of 10-12 total with the waitresses accounted for. I agree with
    46 Artsyman : I would assume probably in the neighborhood of 10-12 total with the waitresses accounted for. **** Ouch !!... waitresses..., see what you feel about t
    47 ConcordeBoy : Wow... so much baseless speculation on this thread Anywho, Point 1) ever stop to think that 130(-)pax might have just been a low day? Point 2) engine
    48 CALMSP : this was the flight to ORD (LHR). So i would say it was pretty good for the continuation.
    49 Post contains images Starlionblue : if you think about what a jet engine goes through, they are remarkably reliable. I just wish Ford could have such reliability in the engines it puts
    50 Jaxs170 : "It is clear that BA should cancel its 777 program and opt for A342/3's instead. You know what that over trans-Atlantic carrier says: Four engines, fo
    51 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : It is clear that BA should cancel its 777 program and opt for A342/3's instead. I haven't seen that much intentional baiting since shark-wrangling in
    52 UA777222 : The UA 777 that set down in Yellowkinfe was a flight from FRA to SFO. They were delayed by about 3 days if I recall correctly. It is clear that BA sho
    53 Post contains images SafetyDude : It is clear that BA should cancel its 777 program and opt for A342/3's. You know what that over trans-Atlantic carrier says For engines, four crew, fo
    54 Post contains images Starlionblue : UA777222, don't look now but you're baiting just as much
    55 Brons2 : It is clear that BA should cancel its 777 program and opt for A342/3's instead. You know what that over trans-Atlantic carrier says: Four engines, fo
    56 UA777222 : I'm not baiting I'm giving factual evidence. If Airbus made an a/c like the 777 I would take their side. My not liking Airbus has nothing to do with m
    57 Pbb152 : Supposedly, this was the BA flight to LHR with a stop in ORD. If so, 130 pax is a nice load considering their are 4 other nonstops from IAH to LGW on
    58 Speedbird2025 : Pete.. I am almost certain this was BA 2024 (Scheduled Departure 4pm) as it departed IAH at 4:45pm and BA 294 does not depart till 5:15pm. I am surpri
    59 Pbb152 : Hey Nathan, If so, then I stand corrected. We were talking about this at work last night and I'd been told it was the LHR flight. Oh well, I'm not wor
    60 Post contains images AZA330 : Was that the flight to LHR or LGW? I'm gonna be on the flight to LGW next Thursday...well...this just happened today, so I hope is not gonna happen ag
    61 Speedbirdheavy : The tail number on the report is wrong. There is no G-VLLD in the fleet. They mistook the II's for small L's. It was G-VIID.
    62 COfaninBOS : BA does well at IAH with 17 weekly flights. They do especially well with the premium services on connections via LHR. Here are the numbers for June 20
    63 Post contains images Radelow : Starlionblue: Sure it might have been a brand new motor but again it was run for 60 hours straight at well over rated power. I would contend that stre
    64 Texdravid : COfaninBos, Thanks for those numbers. How did you get those? Do you have a similar graphic for DFW? It would be interesting to see how far DFW is behi
    65 Thomasphoto60 : Man, I leave town just 1 hour before and all hell breaks loose. Thomas
    66 Speedbird2025 : Hey Nathan, If so, then I stand corrected. We were talking about this at work last night and I'd been told it was the LHR flight. Oh well, I'm not wor
    67 Pbb152 : Nate, I'm planning on going out there on Sunday. Weather should be pretty nice and I'd like to finally get some good pics of PK, F9, and the HP 757 in
    68 Airportugal310 : Next time keep your mouth shut. And only when you know it's a factual statement can you say it. Thanks. UA777222 Hey there UA777222. You should live b
    69 KL911 : '''Hey there UA777222. You should live by your own words. Most of your post is opinion, not fact. I dont give a shit if you are right for that matter.
    70 Airportugal310 : Happy Kl911? Good.
    71 CAL : Update: BA's 777 has been moved to Continental's Main IAH Hangar and is being serviced at this time by CO maintenance. When I saw it it still had all
    72 Rj777 : Is this the first time thatthe 777 slides have actually been deployed in commercial service?
    73 Post contains images Mrniji : I'm not baiting I'm giving factual evidence please UA77722, provide some facts and discuss with airline managers etc who have opted for the 340 instea
    74 CAL : Just an UPDATE on the BA 777 that had the Evac due to engine problems at IAH. The T7 has been moved out of the Continental Airlines hangar and is now
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