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
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.