British Airways A388 near Paris on Mar 19th 2018, hot air leak in wing

Last Update: March 19, 2018 / 23:49:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-57

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEC performing flight BA-57 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was enroute at FL350 about 120nm southwest of Paris (France) when the crew decided to return to London Heathrow due to hot air leak in one of the wings. The crew advised on approach to London that the affected system had been isolated, a normal landing and taxi would occur. The aircraft entered a hold at FL080 to dump fuel and is estimated to land on Heathrow's runway 09R in about 30 minutes.

The flight has been postponed to the next day to depart with a delay of about 20 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-57

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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