View Full Version : Tracing an incident (BCS6411)
3rd Aug 2012, 13:31
I was woken up the early hours of Wednesday morning by a very loud, seemingly very low airplane. It sounded like an engine was "surging", at least it was making funny noises. I remembered the time was shortly before 4am so I went to Plane Finder ? Flight Radar | Aircraft Tracker | Live Flight Tracking (http://www.planefinder.net) and saw what was around at that time.
Flight BCS6411, Heathrow to Leipzig was around at that time. At 03:40 (ish) it makes a 180 degree turn back from Aleysbury heading to London Luton and lands there. I reckon I heard it in trouble, any way to check what happened? Google didn't help me much!
Thanks in advance,
3rd Aug 2012, 13:49
Flightradar24 shows this as being inbound to Luton from Leipzig and making a normal approach from over Ipswich going west and possibly turning for an easterly landing at Luton.A300 Freighter of DHL.
3rd Aug 2012, 15:02
If you want to know what aircraft flew over your head, giving your location as "North East" isn't a lot of help.
Notwithstanding what PlaneFinder or FlightRadar24 might say, BCS6411 made a straight-in approach to 26 at Luton, landing at 0348 local yesterday morning.
So whatever you saw or heard performing strange manoeuvres, it wasn't that.
5th Aug 2012, 15:15
"If you want to know what aircraft flew over your head, giving your location as "North East" isn't a lot of help." - You're not wrong. It's an old account I forgot I had registered and the location details where correct when the account was created, I currently live in Luton.
"Notwithstanding what PlaneFinder or FlightRadar24 might say, BCS6411 made a straight-in approach to 26 at Luton, landing at 0348 local yesterday morning." - The origination and destination data threw me, coupled with the tight turn from the FlightRadar site and the fact I was woken up by noise..... I was putting things together.
"So whatever you saw or heard performing strange manoeuvres, it wasn't that." Thanks.
To crispey, thanks.
Mr Angry from Purley
5th Aug 2012, 17:52
A freighter coming into / out of LHR at 0340 is unlikely also due to the Night Jet Ban. The 6411 is a standard LEJ-LTN routing:\
5th Aug 2012, 17:59
How refreshing to see a post like that Steve.
Compared to some you see on here.
And Luton is the North east if you live in The Azores!
6th Aug 2012, 17:51
51N - 0.3W.
6th Aug 2012, 20:56
A freighter coming into / out of LHR at 0340 is unlikely also due to the Night Jet Ban.
Well yes and no.
It's a misconception that there is a "Night Jet Ban" at LHR. Instead, there is a night quota which allows for, on average, 15-16 movements per night, and the airlines that have grandfather rights to that quota tend to use the allowance for early-morning (0430-0600) arrivals, so freight flights don't get a look in during the night period.
7th Aug 2012, 01:46
Could it be one of these??
Plane Finder ? Flight Radar | Aircraft Tracker | Live Flight Tracking (http://planefinder.net/flight/00000000)
7th Aug 2012, 22:30
065 degrees is NW?
7th Aug 2012, 23:37
More like ENE or thereabouts.
8th Aug 2012, 09:12
Looks like I need new charts DXW!
But I prefer that way in my Cherokee rather than NW
.Now,where to refuel?
Mr Angry from Purley
9th Aug 2012, 17:41
Thanks for the correction, anyway if they went over Purley at 0340 i'd get so angry i'd throw the phone down :\