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Fri May 24, 2013 8:05 am

Sky News reports LHR closed due to BA aircraft indicent on landing . Smoke reported.

News.sky.com
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:09 am

You can see all the holdings in progress on http://www.flightradar24.com/ but how all runways closed ?
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:11 am

Seems it took off and smoke poured from rear of aircraft.

Pic here :

 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:13 am

Accrding to http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-0...ys-shut-after-plane-loses-engine/, it says an aircraft lost an engine on takeoff, and landed with the second engine on fire! Pax evacuated on the runway.

[Edited 2013-05-24 01:18:48]
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 am

BA A319 G-EUOE is the aircraft involved.

Corrected Reg typo

[Edited 2013-05-24 01:20:13]
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 am

Apparently BA plan made an emergency landing, landed on 'northern runway'...all passengers safely evacuated.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:16 am

You can watch the holding aircraft on
http://www.rb24.com

Hope everyone is safe.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:16 am

I am directly under the 27R flightpath and saw the aircraft going overhead Parsons Green, London, with the right engine on fire! This was at 08.40 and the reg. is G-EUOE, not as reported above, which I think was just a typo!

[Edited 2013-05-24 01:18:48]
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:17 am

It's the BA762 OSL.....am hearing it was a major bird strike....in the BA Crew Report area currently...will report further if I get any info.
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:19 am

Good news by the looks of it, plane down safe in one piece and all pax and crew safe.

Well done to the crew and ATC for getting her down so quickly.
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:21 am

Diverting to STN, LTN, LGW, BRS, and BHX in progress   and Shannon Control is advising all the inbounds from NAT about the airport closure and coordinating diversions  Wink

[Edited 2013-05-24 01:25:06]
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:26 am

Another picture of the plane trailing smoke on the sky new website

http://news.sky.com/story/1095039/heathrow-closed-smoke-seen-on-plane
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:27 am

You can see the plane's short flight path on FlightAware: http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW762
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:28 am

It seems like it's open again. Three flights just departed...
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:31 am

It's funny the way sometimes they report, Plane of fire ?? comeon.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 am

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 14):
It seems like it's open again. Three flights just departed...

South Runway at least. Makes sense.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 am

BA264 BA188 landing now..followed by AA 104
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:38 am

Picture of the evacuation:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLA9u9dCIAAF8_Q.jpg:large

Full credit: http://twitter.com/TBoneGallagher/status/337837849028206593/photo/1

[Edited 2013-05-24 01:40:43]
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:47 am

Great to see all on board evacuated safely. Was this a ex-BMI aircraft as I'm not educated on the BA/BMI A319 fleet registrations.

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Fri May 24, 2013 8:48 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 19):
Was this a ex-BMI aircraft as I'm not educated on the BA/BMI A319 fleet registrations.

No.

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Fri May 24, 2013 8:48 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 19):
Great to see all on board evacuated safely. Was this a ex-BMI aircraft as I'm not educated on the BA/BMI A319 fleet registrations.

No - it is BA a/c.
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:49 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 19):
Was this a ex-BMI aircraft as I'm not educated on the BA/BMI A319 fleet registrations.

- No original BA machine, though I don't think that makes a difference.
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:53 am

It's possible looking at the damage to the cowling on the port engine that these passengers may well be extremely lucky that they got back to LHR - maybe today is a good day for them to do the lottery!

Congratulations to the crew for the safe outcome.
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:58 am

Please to hear the plane landed safely and everyone is OK...

What a mess that causes to UK airspace, when one runway closes!

There are some aircraft circling over south Wales, Herefordshire and the North Sea but the bulk seem to be queuing Buckinghamshire... Circling around the Aylesbury and High Wycombe area at around 15,000ft...

The only diversions I can see to Luton, are a BA flight from Oslo and a VS flight from Edinburgh.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 8:59 am

Quoting a380heavy (Reply 23):
It's possible looking at the damage to the cowling on the port engine that these passengers may well be extremely lucky that they got back to LHR

- Not as bad as it looks really, there are numerous pictures on-line showing these having come off during flight.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:01 am

But damage to the left engine cowling... However it was the right engine that was on fire/smoking!
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:01 am

What is interesting to me is that there is a missing cowling on the port engine probably as a result of a bird strike, and yet it was the starboard engine that I saw on fire as I reported earlier. So is it possible that both engines were involved in the bird strike?
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:04 am

Reports saying LH engine lost fan cowls, and was shut down followed by surge on RH engine - hence the smoke as it was not shut down.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:04 am

Is it just me or are both cowlings missing? Images on BBC News appear to show the aircraft from the other side of the runway with a cowling missing from the right engine with no overwing chute deployed on that side. The images above show a chute deployed from the side with a cowling missing....
 
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It looks like an uncontained failure judging by the cowling?
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:05 am

You've got to laugh..

BBC news reporter saying this reminds her of BA flight from Beijing that crash landed due to problems with "undercarriage".

eh? Wtf?
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:09 am

Quoting liquidair (Reply 31):
BBC news reporter saying this reminds her of BA flight from Beijing that crash landed due to problems with "undercarriage".

Well yeah the undercarriage separated from the fuselage - that's a pretty serious undercarriage problem   
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:13 am

Quoting upperdeck (Reply 32):

Have I missed something?

Undercarriage separation was a consequence, not a cause?

as a side note... Wherever those cowlings came off..ouch.

How much damage could they do falling from height?

[Edited 2013-05-24 02:14:51]
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:13 am

What's with BA202 ? can anyone see it's at 1400ft alt and landing in cardiff??
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:15 am

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 34):
Undercarriage separation was a consequence, not a cause?

Clearly my smiley wasn't sarcastic enough.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:17 am

Winds are slightly right of centerline at the moment in LHR, great airmanship to handle the tech issue and point the aircraft into the wind to minimise the fire risk.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:17 am

Looking at the pictures the damage to the left engine looks really consistent with the cowling latching problems that have plagued the IAE V2500. Doesn't explain the right engine - maybe the off chance it has malfunctioned.

No surprise for me personally that's its G-EUOE, been on that bird twice now with it giving me 90 minute delays both times!

EDIT: Reports saying the right hand engine cowling is missing as well. Wonder I this aircraft was fresh out of maintenance.

[Edited 2013-05-24 02:30:40]
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:20 am

Quoting upperdeck (Reply 35):

Whoops, my bad!
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:29 am

Quite serious damage by the looks of it.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b315/eugeclio172/ScreenShot2013-05-24at102612_zps4c3f7b89.png
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:31 am

There are quite consistent reports now that one of the engines was, at one point, on fire. It is amazing from how many angles and how quickly we get to see incidents these days!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22652718
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:34 am

Glad everyone is safe. Compared to the evacuation the other day, here we can see someone was smart enough to not evacuate where the fire was.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:35 am

Both engine covers clearly detached. Is that normal during a bird strike?

Any possibility they were not latched correctly in the first place causing the problem? Seems odd that both detached.

Glad it ended well.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:36 am

I just haven't a clue why the plane went back to LHR. Apparently it flew over Essex before returning. Surely disruption and risk to urban areas (if the plane had crashed) would have been minimised if it had landed at SEN or STN?

Glad to hear everyone was evacuated ok!
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:37 am

What I was hinting at in my earlier reply (23) was the possibility that the starboard engine became inoperative due to the bird strike and subsequent fire, and maybe the port engine was ALSO damaged by a bird strike but still able to provide at least SOME thrust.

I'm assuming that the starboard engine was shut down following the fire and the aircraft limped home on the port engine. This would make earlier suggestions of an uncontained failure of the port engine unlikely.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:40 am

You always go to the main airport when possible, more fire trucks, more equipment, better runways, more ambulances, more hospitals. Disruption to the airspace is someone else problem.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:40 am

There must be something else caused this other than Bird Strike. Looks more serious than just bird strike to me.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:49 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 45):
You always go to the main airport when possible, more fire trucks, more equipment, better runways, more ambulances, more hospitals. Disruption to the airspace is someone else problem.

Well STN has more than enough emergency coverage. It also has a very long runway.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 46):
There must be something else caused this other than Bird Strike. Looks more serious than just bird strike to me.

Well a birdstrike brought the US A320 flight down in the Hudson... That was pretty serious IIRC.
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:51 am

Quoting a380heavy (Reply 44):
I'm assuming that the starboard engine was shut down following the fire and the aircraft limped home on the port engine. This would make earlier suggestions of an uncontained failure of the port engine unlikely.

The video footage seems to show the aircraft was continuing to fly with the engine on fire. To me that suggests a failure in the port engine that was then shut down. Subsequently the starboard engine caught fire, and they had no choice but to continue with the engine on fire.

your theory does not explain the damage to the port engine.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013 9:52 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 45):

I'm not sure flying back over London is such a good idea. Even with the river.
contingency plans couldn't possibly allow it... I hope. I live in London.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 46):

Big Bird strike?

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