British AIrways B789 near Riga on Aug 6th 2018, generator problem

Last Update: August 6, 2018 / 22:12:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-233

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKA

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A British Airways Boeing 787-900, registration G-ZBKA performing flight BA-233 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia), was enroute at FL390 about 30nm southeast of Riga (Latvia) when the crew decided to return to London due to a generator (Trent 1000) engine problem, that would have grounded the aircraft in Moscow. The aircraft climbed to FL400 and returned to London for a safe landing about 2:40 hours later.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration G-EUXI reached Moscow with a delay of 7:20 hours.

The airline reported a minor technical problem prompted the return to London.

A passenger reported the crew announced a generator issue that would have grounded the aircraft in Moscow prompted them to return to Heathrow.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-233

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKA

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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