EZYAirbus
Topic Author
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:00 am

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


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © ARN Photography - Joakim Ewenson



Does anyone have any info on this??


Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
A319114
Posts: 520
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:40 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:14 am

BA seems to keep having problems with their aircraft, this must be the 5th incident for BA this summer if I'm right
Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
 
whitehatter
Posts: 5180
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:52 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:28 am

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.
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
NWAFA
Posts: 1843
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:30 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:33 am

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.
THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
 
carduelis
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2001 8:24 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:34 am

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.



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
 
kl911
Posts: 3981
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:10 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:37 am

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

KL911
 
Big777jet
Posts: 2682
Joined: Mon May 01, 2000 10:52 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:52 am

Maybe the plane is a lemon!  Laugh out loud

Big777jet


 
StearmanNut
Posts: 344
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:54 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:25 am

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.
If wishes were horses, a Tail Dragger I would fly...
 
777236ER
Posts: 12213
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2001 7:10 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:37 am

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.
Your bone's got a little machine
 
Thrust
Posts: 2585
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:17 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:57 am

Seems like the 777 is trying not to maintain a picture-perfect safety record.
Fly one thing; Fly it well
 
JBirdAV8r
Posts: 3454
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:44 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:19 am

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.
I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
 
United4everDEN
Posts: 737
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:36 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:33 am

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.
 
ua777222
Posts: 2987
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:23 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:54 am

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????)

*****Spell Check not working currently for my system, sry for mistakes*****
"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
 
Aviationhack
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 10:52 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:54 am

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
 
ramerinianair
Posts: 1452
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:03 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:11 pm

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
W N = my Worst Nightmare!!!!!
 
DfwRevolution
Posts: 8590
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:31 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:12 pm

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...
 
ua777222
Posts: 2987
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:23 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:13 pm

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
"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
 
mark777300
Posts: 377
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:30 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:39 pm

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!
 
jamesvf84
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:18 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:58 pm

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

Thx UA777222

James

 
carduelis
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2001 8:24 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:39 pm

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


Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
 
LHR27C
Posts: 846
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:49 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:44 pm

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.
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
 
User avatar
glideslope
Posts: 1423
Joined: Sun May 30, 2004 8:06 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:10 pm

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
To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.” Sun Tzu
 
bacxboys
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:15 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:46 pm

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
 
carduelis
Posts: 1388
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2001 8:24 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:03 pm

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!

Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
 
willo
Posts: 1331
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:21 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:05 pm

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.
 
aa61hvy
Posts: 13021
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 1999 9:21 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:11 pm

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 safest planes out there right now.
Go big or go home
 
northseatiger
Posts: 426
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:29 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:12 pm

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'nt locked down.

T's And P's look good....Rotate
 
Arsenal@LHR
Posts: 7510
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 2:55 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:32 pm

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'nt locked down.

Quite simple, the pilot would know his gear is down because the landing gear light would illuminate when it's in position. Whether it's a faulty light bulb is a different matter ofcourse.  Smile

In Arsene we trust!!
 
Aviationhack
Posts: 105
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 10:52 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:33 pm

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 events put together on this site.  Smile

Chris
 
njoizflyin
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:05 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:39 pm

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 ride on a T7 was with BA LHR - YYZ four years ago and it was the nicest plane I had ever been on. I look forward to boarding the awesome aircraft again in a few months.
 
whitehatter
Posts: 5180
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:52 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:11 pm

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'nt locked down.


There are ways of checking this visually, but the fire trucks will turn out anyway on a just in case basis.

Most aircraft won't show a green unless locked, and that's when the red up light goes off. Both lights out is an indication of a blown green bulb, but rather than take the chance of it being both bulbs or the circuit faulty the trucks come out.
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
ua777222
Posts: 2987
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:23 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:23 pm

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 Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Harri Koskinen



And there seems to be no pictures of the Philippine Airlines 744 that was hit at LAX.

Hope this helps you Jamesvf84!

Thanks again.

UA777222
"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
 
User avatar
flybynight
Posts: 1133
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:58 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:00 am

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. I think that is pretty darn good.
Besides that, it is an incredible plane to fly on. It started the use of individual video screens through out the entire plane (I do, however, remember UA having some problems in the early stages).
I think it is a remarkable plane.
And standing near one of those engines is incredible.

In fact, from time to time I will see one of those 777 engines being transported on I-5 or I-405 here in the Seattle area, and it is amazing to see just how wide it is (wider than the entire lane).
Heia Norge!
 
northseatiger
Posts: 426
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:29 pm

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:16 am

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 my company of indication problems regarding the gear and in these incidences the a/c did a fly past of the tower or an airport vehicle with an engineer drove along side or some one met the a/c whilst in the hover to physically check the gear and in all these events the fire brigade, police and ambulances were on attendance.

Regards NORTHSEATIGER
T's And P's look good....Rotate
 
radelow
Posts: 415
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:07 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:24 am

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, kids crying, bins dropping, things flying up in the air, and me and my buddy in the last row drinking gin-tonics and TRYING to play cards...hahaha) and nothing happened. Until there is legitimate confirmation that something happened....well nothing happened.

Mark
 
dazultra
Posts: 683
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:39 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:32 am

Ah G-ZZZA... Last time I saw her she was performing a go around right over my head at LHR 27L threshold  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
EZYAirbus
Topic Author
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

RE: BA 777 Emergency Landing Today

Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:23 am

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 more I would of posted it, believe me there are hell of a lot more things that go on like this that the public dont usually know about!

Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com