British Airways A388 over Atlantic on Apr 24th 2018, loss of lavatory pressure

Last Update: April 25, 2018 / 21:06:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-269

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEG performing flight BA-269 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 510nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to turn around and return to London Heathrow due to the failure of all lavatories. The aircraft maintained FL360 on the way back until reaching Ireland, then descended to FL280 to burn off more fuel and landed safely in London about 5 hours after departure.

Passengers reported the aircraft had been delayed for about two hours while maintenance was working on the lavatory systems. In flight all lavatories failed due to lack of water prompting the return to London. They were taken to hotels over night.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration G-XLEB departed with a delay of about 23.5 hours as flight BA-9608 and is currently enroute to Los Angeles.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 25 hours, then returned to service.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the water supply system lost pressure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-269

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
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