vikinga346
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Just looking at flight radar and appears BAW 183 LHR-JFKhas just made a u turn over the Atlantic and descended FL200. Anyone know what's going on?
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EZYAirbus
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Im watching the same flight, staying at FL200 we can rule out pressurisation problems
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:31 pm

Maybe a medical emergency?
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:33 pm

Guessing MX problems, if medical im sure it would of dropped into Cardiff or somewhere closer thats able to take a 747-400, im guessing it will be dumping fuel too to get weight down for landing
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vikinga346
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:35 pm

I reckon engine failure followed by drift down hence FL200
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:18 pm

Sounded faster than a normal landing.
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:30 pm

You would think CWL would be the ideal place to take a MX issue... :p
 
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:16 am

Quoting hotplane (Reply 5):
Sounded faster than a normal landing.

It looked perfectly normal, last arrival on 27R of the day, parked on 546.

Quoting KD5MDK (Reply 6):
You would think CWL would be the ideal place to take a MX issue... :p

Why? BA have six B744 size hangars at the Number One base and one in the Cathedral Hangar. The main BA maintenance facility is Heathrow not Cardiff.
 
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BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:25 am

So does anyone know what actually happened?
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RE: BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Engine failure followed by diversion to LHR.
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RE: BA183 LHR-JFK U-Turn Over Atlantic

Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:54 pm

Well how about that VikingA346. Thank you for contributing to this wonderful blog. Your experience and knowledge are unparalleled. You are worthy of a Gold Star in my book.

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