British Airways B772 near Savannah on Nov 3rd 2018, brakes problem

Last Update: November 4, 2018 / 22:40:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-9601

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIR performing flight BA-9601 from Orlando,FL (USA) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was enroute at FL370 about 70nm southeast of Savannah,GA (USA) when the crew received a high brakes temperature indication, descended the aircraft to FL200 and lowered the gear. The crew subsequently set course to return to Orlando, but re-decided to divert to New York's JFK Airport. The aircraft landed safely on New York's runway 31L about 2 hours after leaving FL370. The crew stopped on the runway and requested emergency services to check the brakes, in particular of the #3 wheel.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to JFK due to a minor technical problem.

The aircraft had arrived in Orlando on Nov 1st 2018 as flight BA-2037, but did not depart for the return flight BA-2036. About 32 hours after landing in Orlando the aircraft departed for London Gatwick as flight BA-9601.

The aircraft remained on the ground in JFK for about 20 hours, then departed for Gatwick as flight BA-2272 and reached London about 6 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-9601

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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