British Airways A320 near London on Jul 30th 2018, hydraulic failure

Last Update: August 1, 2018 / 19:45:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2552

Aircraft Registration
G-GATR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-GATR performing flight BA-2552 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Heraklion (Greece), was enroute at FL350 about 25nm southwest of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) about 45 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to London Gatwick due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft descended to FL340 for the return, entered a hold at FL150 to burn off fuel and landed safely on Gatwick's runway 26L with open gear doors about 4 hours after departure. The aircraft needed to be towed to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground at Gatwick Airport 50 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2552

Aircraft Registration
G-GATR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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