British Airways B772 over Atlantic on Nov 4th 2019, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: November 5, 2019 / 21:55:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 4, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-253

Destination
Nassau, Bahamas

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-YMMU performing flight BA-253 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Nassau (Bahamas) with 235 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL360 over the Atlantic Ocean about 700nm south of St. John's,NL (Canada) when the crew suspected a fuel leak at the left hand engine and decided to divert to St. John's. The aircraft descended to FL250 for the diversion and landed safely on St. John's runway 29 about 100 minutes later. The crew requested emergency services to check their left hand engine for any leaks.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration G-YMMA positioned from London Heathrow to St. John's the following day, resumed the flight and is estimated to reach Nassau with a delay of 30 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in St. John's about 30 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 4, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-253

Destination
Nassau, Bahamas

Aircraft Registration
G-YMMU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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