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BA 777 Emergency Landing Today  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13144 times:

At 7:36am today G-ZZZA, Boeing 777 made an emergency landing at LHR on runway 27L , I watched it approach with no problems and 8 fire engines followed it to Terminal 4


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Does anyone have any info on this??


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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12883 times:

BA seems to keep having problems with their aircraft, this must be the 5th incident for BA this summer if I'm right


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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12798 times:

Remember that the fire trucks will turn out for something as mundane as a blown bulb in the undercarriage position lights. It's always better safe than sorry.

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12758 times:

A319

Its seem BA is not the only one having problems with the 777. UA has had their share in the last few months too.



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 12515 times:

As a person who declares an occupation of

Airside Maintainence with British Airways

It seems surprising that you haven't been able to find an answer yourself in 14 hours . . .

Your self-declared comments about an emergency landing, with absolutely no confirmation, tends to verge on remarkable vagueness and imagination.

Boeing 777 made an emergency landing at LHR on runway 27L , I watched it approach with no problems

The above statement appears to be a contradiction of information.






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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5294 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 12482 times:

This seems like a problem for BA and for the 777. Both have had a lot of problems lately.. Why?

KL911


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 12416 times:

Maybe the plane is a lemon!  Laugh out loud

Big777jet




User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 12189 times:

Funny how this stuff starts to occur when threats of strikes abound and other factors like understaffing serve to undermine the operations of a good airline.


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 12146 times:

This seems like a problem for BA and for the 777. Both have had a lot of problems lately.. Why?

No one knows yet if this WAS a problem. Stuff like this happens all the time.


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11948 times:

Seems like the 777 is trying not to maintain a picture-perfect safety record.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Seems like the 777 is trying not to maintain a picture-perfect safety record.

And people wonder why I don't post much on A.net anymore... Insane

Ridiculous.



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User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11615 times:

Seems like the 777 is trying not to maintain a picture-perfect safety record.

Think about what you are saying before you post. That is a very ignorant statement and I am not even going to bother discussing it.


User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10761 times:

I would take a look at the airline NOT the a/c. UA's 777's have been having issues b/c their pilots need to go back and get re-certified to taxi the damn a/c.

UA-
1)777 vs. AirJamaka 340
2)777 vs. Jetbridge at LAX
3)777 vs. 744 at LAX
4)Engine failure and divert to YellowKnife while enroute FRA-SFO (but this is expected of any airline)

BA-
1)Fuel hatch left open and not screwed in my mataince, returns to LHR
2)Engine fire, returns to IAH
3)Fire on wing during/after refueling process, kills one ground crew member at IAH(????)

These are all airline issues. So all this a vs. b stuff is stupid. Do you think the a/c wants to run into another a/c? Do you think the a/c wants to leave it's own fuel hatch open??? The 777 is still one of if not THE safest airliner in the world.

Thanks again and hope that all is well for the passengers.

UA777222

(And how long are these a/c out of service????)

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User currently offlineAviationhack From United States of America, joined May 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10756 times:

WOW,

That 777 seems to be an unsafe aircraft, guess I better not fly on it unless it has a livery I approve of  Smile


User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10612 times:

Did BA cut maintenance staff or did the tweak with their scheduled maintenance? BAs problems seem like they come from lake of consentration and pride in ones job-that can come when employees are mad at management hence striking. Just my angle.
SR



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10611 times:

3)Fire on wing during/after refueling process, kills one ground crew member at IAH(????)

It was DEN... about two years ago

What's important to remember is that there is no trends in the 777's recent incidents. Most of the recent incidents at UA have been human error, and of the in-flight engine issues this year, no two of the three (that I count) in-flight problems occured on the same engine type, or even airframe type. The people that maintain, design, and opperate aircraft are human... so hey, it happens...


User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10591 times:

Way to go Aviationhack!

No better way to sturr up the pot with a good ole A vs. B business. Talk about a great way to start out your history with a.net. I know it's supposed to be humorous but you have to remember that a lot of the members have had their funny bones removed, for good, as in will never find that to be funny. I don't care about the statement and don't find it all too funny but it will start some $hit with other members.

Thanks again.

UA777222



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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10158 times:

Boy, it never fails. One aircraft makes an emergency landing and suddenly the A.net is filled with experts on aviation who claim that an aircraft is unsafe or useless. Last I can recall, the 777 has an excellent safety record. All these so called problems that the 777 is having seems to be a mystery since I haven't seen any of them being documented. People, before you put your two cents in, before you make a foolish response, get a source for your story. Nowadays, a possible terrorist threat or misbehaving passengers will dictate an emergency landing with typically an armada of emergency veichles following the aircraft after touch down. Much has also been spoken about the A346 yet nothing has come to fruition regarding all those rumors that Virgin was unhappy with them or CX, or SA, blah, blah, blah......All rumors!

User currently offlineJamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9850 times:

Sorry, but what was that incident involving the 777 vs the A340 from Air Jamaica?

Thx UA777222

James



User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

Here we are, just 24 hours after the sighting in the initial post, and still none the wiser on the facts!





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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9240 times:

what was that incident involving the 777 vs the A340 from Air Jamaica?

While queuing for take off at LHR on 27L (I think), the wing of a UA 777 clipped the wing of an Air Jamaica A340. But again this was human error misjudging the distance between the aircraft, nothing to do with the 777's performance.



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User currently offlineGlideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

carduelie wrote:

"Here we are, just 24 hours after the sighting in the initial post, and still none the wiser on the facts!"


Ya gotta love A.Net. When nothing of interest is on the Comedy Channel, I log on here!  Smile



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User currently offlineBacxboys From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7592 times:

This type of event is common at LHR.

An example last Monday A340-300 B-HXI yes an ex SQ model!!! Flying CX 253 HKG/LHR, Suffered hydraulic problems and centre under carriage failed so Fire engines and airport put on full emergency as we were at CX.

However it landed safely and all was well.

Aircraft did have to nightstop and I spent night in hotel with the passengers, Good old BA fixed it for us and the aircraft left the following day although as an empty ferry flight back to HKG.

The 777 of BA was probably in similar situation.

Brgrds Justin


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7455 times:

Glideslope - Agree with you, but it's like so many of the 'breaking news' threads we see here on a.net. The thread poster whets our appetite, and now after over 20 posts, there is absolutely nothing to substantiate it.

Assuming the incident happened, and I have no evidence to the contrary, I find it absolutely amazing that so many irrelevant responses can be written about all sorts of other 'experiences'!

I asked the question of the poster, who gives his occupation as Airside Maintenance with British Airways, why he hadn't been able to answer his own question due to working 'on the scene' at Heathrow.

I have no reason to doubt the posting, but my style of response is the same now as it was earlier - we are now 30 hours after the sighting, and still no definite news of the reason or the outcome!

Yes, Glideslope! Why are we wasting our time looking at all this stuff? After nearly forty years in aviation, covering a wide variety of relevant departments, spanning a very broad spectrum of the industry, I prefer to make positive factual postings, but so many other aspiring CEOs prefer to waffle on about dreams! Each to his own!

Bon Voyages!




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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

I think this is a fire brigade problem - they just sit around at LHR all day looking for any excuse to drive around in their big shiny trucks.  Nuts

Seriously, nobody has come up with anything constructive about this alleged incident so how this becomes a 777 safety issue beats me.


25 Aa61hvy : I remember the 777 having similar problems when it first rolled out into commercial service. I'm 100% confident that the 777 has got to be one of the
26 NORTHSEATIGER : A bulb out on the undercarriage position lights is by no means "mundane" how does the pilot know it's just a bulb or that infact part of his gear is'n
27 Post contains images Arsenal@LHR : A bulb out on the undercarriage position lights is by no means "mundane" how does the pilot know it's just a bulb or that infact part of his gear is'n
28 Post contains images Aviationhack : Ua777222, I'm not pro B or A, just pro aviation. If a statement meant as a joke ends up stirring up animosity, remind me to never attend any spotting
29 Njoizflyin : I am taking a BA777 YYZ - LHR enroute to Rome in November, I hope these issues whatever they may be, are cleared up soon for everyone's sake. My first
30 Whitehatter : A bulb out on the undercarriage position lights is by no means "mundane" how does the pilot know it's just a bulb or that infact part of his gear is'n
31 Post contains links and images Ua777222 : Unless Air Jamaica too is having taxing issues I beleave this is the a/c that was HIT, as in the 777 smacked it, at LHR. View Large View MediumPhoto &
32 Flybynight : Is there actually someone who would not consider flying on a 777? For the almost ten years the plane has been flying, not one has had a major incident
33 NORTHSEATIGER : I thaught that was the bulb you were talking about i.e one of the 3 greens indicating down and locked, I have personally had 3 or 4 experiences within
34 Radelow : There is nothing to be afraid of. This aircraft is perfectly safe. I have been through the worst turbulence in my life in a BA 777 (people screaming,
35 Post contains images Dazultra : Ah G-ZZZA... Last time I saw her she was performing a go around right over my head at LHR 27L threshold
36 EZYAirbus : Yes my occupation is Airside Maintenance, but nothing to do with aircraft, I work with the ground fleet vehicles, i.e tugs, gpu's etc. If I found out
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