Emergency Landing

This just in from the Buenos Aires Herald…

Thas a British Airways craft has made an emergency landing at Ezeiza airport.

“A British Airways aircraft today managed to make an emergency landing at Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires after presumably running out of fuel.
The crew onboard requested to land in Ezeiza and all passengers were guided outside the plane safely.”

Following the emergency landing of British Airways flight 762 at Heathrow in May, a number of passengers are now taking the matter to court.

The flight between London & Oslo had 75 passengers onboard and had to return to Heathrow after engine failure. An interim report from AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) found that the cowels which cover the engines had not been securely fastened and had come off shortly after take-off.

Although the AAIB has not published its full report, all the evidence thus far points to faulty maintenance by a British Airways engineer as having been the root cause of the problem. This being the case, it is somewhat surprising to hear that the 9 litigants are preparing a legal case against Airbus, manufacturer of the affected aircraft, together with International Aero Engines whose engines were involved.

Law firm Stewarts Law LLP, who are representing the passengers, claim that there have been more than 30 similar cases and that the problem is therefore integral to the aircraft / engine.

There were no injuries resulting from the emergency landing so the claims being made are for psychological trauma.

british airways side of plane



A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing to Heathrow this morning after smoke was seen billowing from one of its engines.

At around 9am this morning, British Airways 762, en-route from Heathrow to Oslo, was forced to return to Heathrow for an emergency landing. The Airbus A319 had some 75 passengers on-board and, having successfully returned to Heathrow and de-planed, there are no reports of any injuries.

It is of course too early to know what the exact problem was although, in such circumstances, bird-strikes are one possible explanation.

A witness: – Chris Cooke described a major change in the sound of the plane as it went over head and then described how he could see that the right engine was on fire. At that point, he said, there wasn’t much smoke. He described the change in engine tone as a dramatic change in tone, almost like a blow-out.

Passengers planning to use Heathrow today have been advised to expect long delays.