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IE_flyer
7th Feb 2006, 04:25
Was a pax on BA184 EWR-LHR this evening which diverted to BOS after approx. 30 min with strong fumes and smoke in the cabin. Landed safely in BOS with an array of fire department vehicles waiting for us. Didn't get any real information on what the cause was; does anyone have any details?

By the way - BA crew were fantastic, did a really good job of reassuring the passengers on board, many of whom were terrified.

newjourno
7th Feb 2006, 07:18
Some copy on the story from the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies. I merely pass it on.....

BOSTON (AP) - A London-bound British Airways flight made
an emergency landing in Boston after smoke or some other
kind of fumes was reported in the cockpit.
Flight 184 left Monday from Newark, New Jersey, but was
diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport, where it
landed at 8:30 p.m. (0130 GMT), Massachusetts Port
Authority spokesman Phil Orlandella said. There were no
injuries, he said.
British Airways spokesman John Lampl said sensors onboard
detected some type of «fumes,» adding that it was not
clear if it was actually smoke. After the plane landed,
engineers could not immediately determine the type or
source of the fumes, Lampl said.
The Boeing 777 was bound for Heathrow Airport, with 141
passengers aboard, Federal Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Arlene Murray said.
The crew reported seeing the smoke in the cockpit when the
flight was about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Boston,
Murray said.
The cause of the smoke was not immediately known, Murray
and Orlandella said. The FAA will investigate, she said.
The problem appeared to be mechanical - not security
related. Transportation Security Agency spokeswoman Carrie
Harmon said the agency is not investigating.



LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A British Airways Plc BAY.L
flight bound for London from the United States was diverted to
Boston early Tuesday (GMT) following reports of smoke in the
cockpit, the airline said.
The plane carrying 130 passengers landed safely at 0130 GMT
and engineers were still investigating, the airline said.
"It looks as though there was an indicator in the cockpit
which said there was smoke but it not clear yet whether there
physically was smoke. The plane was diverted as a precautionary
measure," a BA spokeswoman said.
The Boeing 777 BA.N aircraft had been scheduled to fly
from Newark, New Jersey, to London's Heathrow Airport.

apaddyinuk
7th Feb 2006, 13:54
Hey IE Flyer, glad to hear you are all alright, the CSD from the flight has posted a message on the BA crew forum but I doubt we will have an outcome until an initial investigation has taken place.
I hope you had a few stiff ones in the hotel in BOS last night!!!

IE_flyer
7th Feb 2006, 14:21
I hope you had a few stiff ones in the hotel in BOS last night!!!
I've never seen 100+ people trying to beat each other to the front of a queue in a bar so fast before :)

The Greaser
7th Feb 2006, 23:17
Yeah but Im sure the Captain and FO won the race!!!

Tarq57
8th Feb 2006, 01:06
And I bet, or hope, that neither they nor the cabin crew had to pay for a single drink.:ok:

yachtno1
8th Feb 2006, 08:29
Did you actually see the smoke IE ?

Pilot Pete
8th Feb 2006, 08:32
And I bet, or hope, that neither they nor the cabin crew had to pay for a single drink.:ok: As crew, I would personally rather not be in the same hotel as the pax after any diversion. No matter how good a job you have done, there will always be someone who will want to hold you responsible for their delay....

PP

M.Mouse
8th Feb 2006, 09:10
And I bet, or hope, that neither they nor the cabin crew had to pay for a single drink.

Generally does not happen like that.

Alcohol is not allowed on BA premises, must not be consumed when wearing any item of uniform and from past experience any bar bill will be the sole responsibility of those drinking.

deeceethree
8th Feb 2006, 12:04
Phew, that was lucky. Had just operated that very airframe INTO Newark. Sorry it had to happen to you chaps - trust all is well?

apaddyinuk
8th Feb 2006, 12:09
Generally does not happen like that.
Alcohol is not allowed on BA premises, must not be consumed when wearing any item of uniform and from past experience any bar bill will be the sole responsibility of those drinking.

Consumption of alcohol is perhaps not permitted on BA premises but indeed alcohol is allowed...or else all those crew carrying their crew purchase and duty free would be in big trouble. I was also unaware that a hotel counted as BA Premises. As for not drinking in uniform, indeed but the privacy of a hotel room I think is excusable if it was a private affair, god knows I have many a time especially in similiar situations as scary diversions!!! :}
You must have had some very uninteresting trips or crews Mousey!!!

M.Mouse
8th Feb 2006, 13:05
Where did I imply that the hotel was BA premises?

I was demonstrating that BA is generally 'anti-alcohol' in anything connected with its business, therefore, the suggestion that BA would foot a bar bill is generally a non-starter although not unheard of.

Perhaps I should have been clearer.

Globaliser
8th Feb 2006, 14:27
... therefore, the suggestion that BA would foot a bar bill is generally a non-starter although not unheard of.I'd actually read markjoy's post as suggesting that the pax might have offered to buy drinks for the crew. If I'd found myself in the same hotel as them, I think I would have done.

Tarq57
9th Feb 2006, 20:46
Globaliser,

Yep.Thats what i meant, and what I would have offered in that situation, as a pass.