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4th Oct 2006, 14:05
BA457 (B757) just landed EGLL 27R after suspected smoke in cockpit.

Currently holding off runway with fire appliances in attendance.

(should have realised it was smoke in cockpit - their RT sounded strangely garbled - no wonder if they were wearing masks!).

4th Oct 2006, 15:54
yes, G-CPET

fly bhoy
4th Oct 2006, 22:01
It was smoke in the cockpit. Aircraft landed safely. Good job well done by all involved.


4th Oct 2006, 23:36
Pretty straight forward, this one. 15 mile gap ahead and 8nm behind; one aircraft broken off the approach and two others repositioned.

Point 4

Max Angle
4th Oct 2006, 23:40
Don't suppose it felt quite as straight forward in the flightdeck.

5th Oct 2006, 09:12
Max Angle

No, I 'm sure you're right. The threat of fire on an airborne aircraft must be really quite stressfull for the aircrew. One thinks of the Swiss MD11.

Daycemal fower

5th Oct 2006, 09:32
Pretty straight forward, this one. 15 mile gap ahead and 8nm behind; one aircraft broken off the approach and two others repositioned.

Surely that has no relevance to the incident itself, but shows that atc did their side of things correctly.

Thats like saying the airframe broke up on touchdown but it was ok because all other I/Bs landed on 27L. :confused:

5th Oct 2006, 09:45

Yes, I think that is fair, but in the past we have been criticised for our handling of some emergencies - especially when forced to vector them over London, as is inevitable with a westerly wind. This was handled well, with a minimum of fuss.

Localiser Green
5th Oct 2006, 10:16
yes, G-CPET

It was smoke in the cockpit

Possible link to unexplained odour on G-CPET in March?


5th Oct 2006, 12:47
Anyone know where the flight was inbound from? Also do we know what the problem was?

I fly the LHR-MADRID route most weeks and nearly always on a BA 757...


6th Oct 2006, 18:25
Looking at this report this could be cause for concern with regard to Toxic Air Syndrome..... its a B757 which have been noted in the past as being associated with this phenomenon... www.aopis.org (http://www.aopis.org)....

Boeing 757-236, G-CPET

Report name:
Boeing 757-236, G-CPET
Boeing 757-236
London Heathrow Airport
Date of occurrence:
10 March 2006
Public transport - Fixed Wing
After engine start, the crew were aware of an unusual odour in the cockpit and both started to feel unwell. Investigation suggested that a suspect oil leakage in the left engine may have been responsible for the smell.

26th Oct 2006, 09:45
Just coming back to this, and the Thomson 757 at STN, are they similar faults ??Is the 757 more prone to this type of issue? Not a professional which is why I am asking.

I saw CPET at LHR yesterday, was she out of service at all after this incident ?