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Incident at Heathrow

Old 24th May 2013, 11:25
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"I also like how Sky News are saying that this is not terror-related."

I don't think that anyone can blame the media in this instance when -

The Metropolitan Police attended the emergency and tweeted: "Police at Heathrow assisted in the response to the emergency landing. It is not being treated as a terrorist incident at this time." [Quoted from the BBC website]
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:29
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:31
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... and it would appear that BA have cancelled all LHR short-haul flights until after 4:00pm today.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:35
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Thats sensible as most S/H flts are A320. They would not want a repeat incident
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:35
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Why did LHR close "both" runways?? or did hear wrong?
Takeoff 27L, have eng problem, (maybe) leave debris (birds / cowlings / turbine blades). Not good idea to leave RW open (AF Concorde)

Aircraft now needs 27R to land on, then parked there with half of London's emergency vehicles until AAIB permit it cleared and all sorted.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:35
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Single-engine landing always a challenge - so well done to the pilots, and judging by the attitude of the pax the cabin crew did a sterling job too - well done all
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:35
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Good to see no mention on any of the reports AFAIK of any injuries whatsoever - if the crew got 75 pax down the slides without so much as a sprained risk, more kudos to them.

And, unlike Vnukovo last week, not a piece of hand baggage in sight.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:36
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I assume the 16:00 blanket shorthaul cancellations highlights the problem of operating a single manufacturing fleet at LHR.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:39
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Missing cowling

I suppose if it turns out to be a maintenance issue BA will want to let the issue drop asap. If not, I suppose we can expect another nauseatingly smug press conference as happened after the 777 from PEK landed a bit sooner than intended.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:39
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Why both RWYs closed? Likely no fire cover as all in attendance at the incident

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Old 24th May 2013, 11:45
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Man from the ministry. The short haul cancellation is most likely a reaction to the no doubt through the roof delays. Pretty standard practice for BA to can the short haul when there is major disruption.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:46
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What I find odd about the pictures & reports is why the crew left the R Eng running when clearly it was on fire? Could it be that the L Eng had already been shut down or was producing abnormal readings. There was no fire after landing from the R Eng which suggests that it was then shut down by the crew after a safe arrival had been made??
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:46
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You assume incorrectly. It's done to free up landing slots to get the schedule back on track as quickly as possible. Another problem with LHR operating at maximum capacity.
I stand corrected if you know better, however my comment about a single type/family fleet could still apply.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:50
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Skynews and others are wrong in stating that smoke is coming from the right engine, that is fuel coming out. Which means a rupture in the fuel feed lines.

Feathers do not stay on top of an engine with airspeeds that high, so no, that`s not a feather on the left engine.

The right engine was not on fire when they landed, so the fire services did not put the fire out as stated in the media. They prevented it from setting alight.
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:51
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Good job by the crew. Just auto land with the good engine
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:53
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Interesting to see from the onboard video of the landing that they used the reverser on that damaged left engine. Do systems allow the flight crew to assess the risk of such deployment in this situation?
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:53
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Skynews and others are wrong in stating that smoke is coming from the right engine, that is fuel coming out. Which means a rupture in the fuel feed lines.
So let me get this right. A rupture in the fuel feed lines causes fuel to come out of the tailpipe
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:59
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L Eng TR deployed on landing, so I would speculate it was running.
R Eng behaviour due to continued fluid loss, even with windmill speed pumping; but which of fuel, oil or hydraulics
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Old 24th May 2013, 11:59
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Runways closed at Heathrow Airport after BA plane makes emergency landing | Mail Online

The sixth photo looks as though there has been a fire. Also, eye-witnesses on the ground report that there were flames coming from the right engine.

Edit;

On the BBC News a passenger on the flight has stated that they could see the flames from the right engine.

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Old 24th May 2013, 12:01
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Echos of Kegworth?
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