British Airways B744 at Chicago on Sep 3rd 2017, engine failure

Last Update: September 4, 2017 / 21:21:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-294

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLY performing flight BA-294 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Chicago's runway 28R when the left inboard engine (RB211) emitted a series of bangs prompting the crew to stop the climb at 15,000 feet and return to Chicago reporting a #2 engine exceedance, the engine was experiencing vibrations. The aircraft entered a hold over Lake Michigan and landed safely back on O'Hare's runway 28C about 2 hours after departure.

A ground observer reported there were about 5 to 7 loud bangs that caused a lot of people on the ground to look up, streaks of flame could be seen from the inboard left engine.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the engine suffered a number of surges.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 19 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-294

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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