Whilst at LHR
yesterday afternoon, G-VHOT (a VS
744) taxied (it was not connected to a tug) to a stand not connected to an airbridge and close to terminal 2’s car park. The aircraft was greeted by some maintainence people, who immediately opened its number 1 engine and began to work on it.
After about 1.5 hours, it was pushed back and subsequently taxied to 09R for departure.
10 or so minutes later, it departed.
I presume that this aircraft was loaded with passengers and taxied out for departure but then realised something was wrong with its engine, hence getting it fixed.
Where was –VHOT flying to?
Does anyone else have any info on this?
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