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Captain Peter Burkill - Where Is He Now?  
User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 21491 times:

Title says it all: the captain who brought down the BA 777 at LHR, Peter Burkill.

Where is he now?
Is he still with BA because there was a lot after the incident about him getting bad press from BA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpRFDtAYbz4&feature=channel_page

[Edited 2009-02-14 09:05:54]

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12565 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 21297 times:

As far as I am aware, he is still a captain with BA; indeed, all three flight crewmembers are still flying with BA.

User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 21267 times:

According to the BA Intranet he's still down as a 777 Captain.


"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 21267 times:



Quoting Bochora (Thread starter):
Title says it all: the captain who brought down the BA 777 at LHR

Makes it sound like it was deliberate. But I get your drift.



The nice thing about a mistake is the pleasure it gives others.
User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 21071 times:



Quoting Threepoint (Reply 3):
Makes it sound like it was deliberate. But I get your drift.

Sorry, who brought the plane down safely.


User currently offlineBellerophon From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 584 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 21045 times:

Bochora


...Where is he now?...

Still on the B777 fleet with BA.


...there was a lot after the incident about him getting bad press from BA....

He did not receive any bad press from BA (as a company) rather the reverse.

A few ill-informed individuals, within and outside BA, made a few stupid comments, mainly anonymously, whilst gossiping amongst themselves, some of which the tabloid newspapers picked up on. He was not (by virtue of his contract with BA) allowed to respond publicly, which I would imagine irritated him!

He remains a highly regarded B777 Captain.

Regards

Bellerophon


User currently offlineTlynch From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 18477 times:



Quoting Bochora (Thread starter):
captain who brought down the BA 777 at LHR, Peter Burkill.

I thought it was the First Officer who was pilot flying when they landed at LHR ?


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 17923 times:



Quoting Tlynch (Reply 6):
I thought it was the First Officer who was pilot flying when they landed at LHR ?

It was I think but I was just interested in Capt Burkill.


User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16360 times:



Quoting Tlynch (Reply 6):
I thought it was the First Officer who was pilot flying when they landed at LHR ?

Yes, but I seem to recall that the investigation pointed out that he (Burkill) made a crucial flap setting seconds before touchdown that most likely resulted in them clearing the perimeter fence.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16237 times:

Thankyou Bellerphon from preventing me from posting an angry tirade!

Well almost, so Air Netter's please disregard anything you have read in the British tabloid press, the worst, most malignant, being the Daily Mail .
Who have added BA to the (vast) list of people, organizations they hate. Almost a badge of honour for BA from that rag.


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16200 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 9):
Well almost, so Air Netter's please disregard anything you have read in the British tabloid press, the worst, most malignant, being the Daily Mail .
Who have added BA to the (vast) list of people, organizations they hate. Almost a badge of honour for BA from that rag.

Completely agree


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12851 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15930 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 2):
According to the BA Intranet he's still down as a 777 Captain.

With Glider Endorsement, of course!  Smile



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 970 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 15881 times:

I wonder after any crash, if the crew carry usual service, they should get like a small break off.


seemyseems
User currently offlineModel299 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 15837 times:



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 12):
I wonder after any crash, if the crew carry usual service, they should get like a small break off.

You would certainly think so. In last week's 60 minutes interview of the Us flight 1549 crew, the FA at the rear of the plane, a Ms Welsh, had yet to put her uniform back on. Understandable, as she was the most seriously injured.


User currently offlinePP705 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15546 times:



Quoting Bochora (Reply 7):
It was I think but I was just interested in Capt Burkill.

What's on your mind?  Confused


User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15281 times:

Yeh he is still walking around T5 Report Centre with a massive title on his head saying
'yes everyone, it's me'
I wonder if he ever flies over where he 'crashed' his plane on 27L and says 'I Did That' lol

 Big grin



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