British Airways B744 near Shannon on Jan 14th 2020, technical issue affecting crosswind landing capabilities

Last Update: January 14, 2020 / 22:21:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVL performing flight BA-274 (dep Jan 13th) from Las Vegas,NV (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL390 about 150nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew diverted the aircraft to Shannon advising a technical problem that affected their crosswind landing capabilities and disabled them to land at Heathrow, no emergency was declared or priority requested. The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 24 about 30 minutes later.

A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration G-EUXC reached London with a delay of about 3:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 4.5 hours, then positioned to London.

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

Metars London (marked time landing in Shannon):
COR EGLL 141720Z AUTO 21022G35KT 190V260 4900 -RA SCT013 BKN019 OVC028 13/12 Q0993 TEMPO 6000 BKN013=
COR EGLL 141650Z AUTO 21019G30KT 6000 -RA SCT012 BKN018 OVC029 13/12 Q0993 TEMPO 4000 RA BKN012=
EGLL 141620Z AUTO 21021KT 6000 -RA BKN011 BKN017 BKN021 13/12 Q0993=
COR EGLL 141550Z AUTO 21018KT 170V240 4100 -RADZ BKN011/// OVC028/// //////TCU 13/12 Q0993 TEMPO RA BKN009=
COR EGLL 141520Z AUTO 21021G33KT 4100 -RADZ BKN010 OVC019 13/13 Q0993 TEMPO BKN009=
COR EGLL 141450Z AUTO 21019KT 4200 -RA BKN012 BKN019 OVC024 13/12 Q0992 RERA REDZ TEMPO RADZ=
COR EGLL 141420Z AUTO 21019G31KT 180V250 6000 -RA SCT012 BKN017 BKN021 13/12 Q0992 RERA REDZ TEMPO 4000 RA=
COR EGLL 141350Z 21020KT 5000 RADZ BKN012 BKN018 OVC029 13/12 Q0993 TEMPO 4000=
COR EGLL 141320Z AUTO 20019G29KT 6000 -RA BKN011 OVC035 12/11 Q0993 TEMPO RA=
COR EGLL 141250Z AUTO 19016KT 160V230 8000 -RA BKN009/// OVC030/// //////TCU 11/10 Q0994 RERA TEMPO RA=
COR EGLL 141220Z AUTO 19016KT 160V240 9000 -RA BKN011 OVC029 11/09 Q0995 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 141150Z AUTO 19018KT 170V230 9999 BKN015 10/09 Q0995 TEMPO RA=
EGLL 141120Z AUTO 20014KT 170V240 9999 -RA SCT017 BKN023 BKN033 10/08 Q0996=

Metars Shannon:
EINN 141530Z 23014KT 9999 -SHRA FEW012 SCT018CB 06/03 Q0983 NOSIG=
EINN 141500Z 22014KT 9999 FEW009 SCT018CB 06/03 Q0983 NOSIG=
EINN 141430Z 24011KT 9999 FEW006 SCT018CB BKN120 05/03 Q0982 NOSIG=
EINN 141400Z 24007KT 9999 -SHRA FEW009 SCT018CB BKN060 05/04 Q0982 TEMPO 5000 BKN008=
EINN 141330Z 23011KT 9999 FEW009 SCT012 BKN080 05/04 Q0982 TEMPO 5000 BKN008=
EINN 141300Z 23013KT 9999 -DZ SCT009 BKN012 05/04 Q0982 TEMPO 5000 BKN008=
EINN 141230Z 20007KT 9999 -DZ FEW009 SCT014 BKN021 05/04 Q0981 NOSIG=
EINN 141200Z 18006KT 9999 -RA FEW016 BKN040 BKN080 05/04 Q0981 NOSIG=
EINN 141130Z 18006KT 9999 -RA FEW012 BKN019 BKN034 05/04 Q0982 NOSIG=
EINN 141100Z 20005KT 9999 -RA FEW012 BKN019 BKN030 05/03 Q0982 NOSIG=
EINN 141030Z 19007KT 9999 -RA FEW012 BKN038 05/03 Q0982 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2020


Flight number

Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator

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