British Airways B772 over Atlantic on Jul 14th 2019, fumes on board

Last Update: July 14, 2019 / 21:25:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2201

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-YMMD performing flight BA-2201 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Cancun (Mexico) with 237 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 700nm westsouthwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew donned their oxygen masks reporting fumes on board, several people on board needed medical attention. The crew decided to turn around and divert to Shannon, descended to FL290 and landed safely on Shannon's runway 24 about 1:45 hours after turning around. Eight people were assessed by paramedics at the airport.

The passengers were taken to hotels until a replacement aircraft arrives. The continuation of the flight was postponed to the next day.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 14, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-2201

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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