British Airways – BA762 incident

(Photo: @TBone Gallagher via Independent.co.uk)

DATE: 24.05.2013 LOCAL TIME: 07:40 LOCATION: London-Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), England COUNTRY: United Kingdom
AIRLINE: British Airways TYPE: Airbus A319 REGISTRATION: G-EUOE PHOTO C/N: 1574 AGE: 11 y + 9 m
OPERATION: ISP FLIGHT No.: BA 762 FROM: London-LHR TO: Oslo VIA: –
OCCUPANTS:
PAX: – CREW: –
FATALITIES:
PAX: 0 CREW: 0 OTHER: 0
INJURIES:
PAX: 0 CREW: 0 OTHER: 0
DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT: minor
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The aircraft returned to land at Heathrow for an emergency landing on runway 27R following a problem with engine #2 about 10 minutes after departure. The A319 came to a safe stop on the runway where it was evacuated via emergency slides. Airport fire services sprayed foam on the right engine. There were no reports about any serious injuries. Before landing ground observers spotted the right engine #2 trailing black smoke. The runway 27R was closed resulting in lot of delays at the airport throughout the day. It appears that both enigne cowlings opened in flight and were ripped off their attachments.

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