British Airways B744 at San Diego and Los Angeles on Jan 23rd 2020, flaps problem

Last Update: January 24, 2020 / 21:33:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-273

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVO performing flight BA-273 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to San Diego,CA (USA), was on approach to San Diego when the crew requested to stop the descent at 5000 feet and to enter a hold. The approach clearance was cancelled, the aircraft entered a hold at 5000 feet. About 5 minutes later the crew requested to divert to Los Angeles,CA (USA) reporting they had a flaps problem and declared minimum fuel at the same time. The aircraft climbed to 10,000 feet and landed on Los Angeles' runway 25L at a slightly higher than normal speed about 35 minutes after stopping the descent into San Diego and taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Los Angeles about 21 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-273

Aircraft Registration
G-CIVO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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