Aviation Photo #1768879 Boeing 767-336/ER - British Airways

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This BA got my attention because he landed on the mainly departure runway. Nothing special so far until he came closer to me and noticed his main gear doors were still open. My first thought was a hydraulic failure. Something which I never expected was a few seconds after touchdown. Some very big smoke clouds came from one of the maingears. The fire department was quickly at the incident. Result of all was a blocked runway for about 30 minutes and a very large growing queue for departure. (Photo taken through glass)
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    Bastiaan Smeets
    British Airways
    Boeing 767-336/ER
    Boeing 767-300
    Boeing 767-300
    Boeing
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    G-BNWU
    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    August 27, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
My flight was delayed 2 hours due to this. It was BA, and the pilot said it was weather issues!
Anonymous
7 years ago
As you said, hydraulic problem and the fluid leaked on the brakes.

P.S. Hope you mean '"She" came closer', how can a lovely bird like this be a "he" :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Weather issues so not to scare people of course. I was also delayed by this, but we where not told why. great photo allowing em to see the real cause of my delay
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was delayed by this incident too - although sitting on board a Virgin 747-400 our captain was more honest and pointed out exactly what was happening and that the gear doors were down! You could hear the annoyance in his voice...

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