dagolden1
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BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:25 am

Anybody happen to know what's going on with this flight? I was sitting outside on my patio and happened to notice a 747 flying overhead (which is a rarity where I live) so I looked it up and figured out it was the daily BA 192 from to DFW-LHR.

I've watched it circle over my house 3 times in the last 20-30 minutes and now it seems to be heading north as of about 6:30 CST. Just curious why it might be doing this.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW192
 
spiritair97
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:31 am

Looks like it's headed to ORD now. Don't know hwat's going on, possibly picking up some passengers?
 
dagolden1
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:38 am

In between the time that I originally posted this and now it switched to ORD, it originally showed LHR. It shows a status of 'diverted ' now if you notice on the right.
 
Carfield
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:38 am

Here is what I got from Amadeus

Flight Note
ORD EA 2015 Estimated Time of Arrival
ORD DIV LHR ORD
ORD Damaged Aircraft - Ground Operations
ORD PX Passengers on Board (337)
ORD EA 2015 Estimated Time of Arrival

DFW 16:55 Estimated Time of Departure
DFW 16:57 Left the Gate
DFW 17:25 Took Off
DFW Delay Late Incoming Aircraft
DFW Delay Operational Reason
DFW SI Other Information Flight Diverted - Contact British Airways for Further Information

The plane looks like heading to Chicago and is spending the night in ORD.
 
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:39 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):

Looks like it's headed to ORD now. Don't know hwat's going on, possibly picking up some passengers?

A plane doesn't take off, immediately enter a holding pattern, then decide to fly to another random city to pick up passengers.

Something probably occurred on takeoff, maybe an engine lost, or some other issue that would prevent them from an ocean crossing. Rather than circle and dump fuel, they may have decided to fly up to ORD and be able to get some passengers on the later BA and AA flights this evening.
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Burner71
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:51 am

I caught site if this plane over Plano while finishing my jog.
It was very low and I saw the nose gear down but could not see any main gear.

Obviously cycling the gear but the nose wasn't budging.

I assume they are burning off fuel up to Chicago for a look at the gear.
 
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:30 am

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 4):

Was just a blind guess. Makes more sense that it was a mechanical problem since it is cruisingg at FL190
 
dagolden1
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RE: BA 192 DFW-LHR 11/05/12

Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:34 am

Quoting Carfield (Reply 3):
Here is what I got from Amadeus

Thanks for the info Carfield. Do you happen to see any further updates?

So I'm curious, in a situation such as this where it appears to be some sort of mechanical issue (possibly with the nose gear) would they continue on to another city along the way like they did here with that gear down the whole time? That would have to be a rather noisy flight I'd think.

Also, would this flight have needed to dump fuel at any point? Obviously it continued on to ORD and ended being airborne for about 3 hours but having been originally scheduled for a 8+ hour flight to LHR there's no way it burned off most of the fuel it intended on using. I was on a flight 4-5 years ago from HNL-DFW which took just fine but about an hour or so into the flight there was an issue with the A/C and they turned us back around to HNL. I don't recall the pilot mentioning any sort of fuel dump procedure but he did explain that since we landed overweight there was some rule that we had to sit there for several hours to allow the brakes to cool off before we could leave again. That ended up turning what should have been an 8 hour red eye flight into quite possibly the longest flight in all my travels.

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