British Airways B789 at London on Sep 7th 2020, flaps problem

Last Update: September 7, 2020 / 17:59:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-269

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKO

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A British Airways Boeing 787-9, registration G-ZBKO performing flight BA-269 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was climbing out of London's runway 27R when the crew stopped the climb at FL110 due to problems with the flaps. The aircraft entered a hold over the North Sea to dump fuel and returned to London. On approach the crew advised they needed to maintain high speed, would attempt to deploy the flaps early to see whether they came out normally. The aircraft subsequently landed safely on runway 27R at a higher than normal speed (174 knots over ground) about 90 minutes after departure.

A passenger reported it appeared there was an issue with the flaps.

Metars:
EGLL 071750Z AUTO 24013KT 9999 SCT024 BKN037 OVC044 18/13 Q1023 TEMPO BKN014=
EGLL 071720Z AUTO 25013KT 9999 BKN033 18/13 Q1023 NOSIG=
EGLL 071650Z AUTO 25011KT 9999 BKN034 19/13 Q1022 NOSIG=
EGLL 071620Z AUTO 25012KT 9999 BKN034 19/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
EGLL 071550Z AUTO 25013KT 9999 SCT040 20/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
EGLL 071520Z AUTO 25012KT 9999 FEW040 20/12 Q1023 NOSIG=
EGLL 071450Z AUTO 25012KT 9999 FEW040 21/12 Q1023 NOSIG=
EGLL 071420Z AUTO 25013KT 9999 NCD 21/11 Q1023 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-269

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKO

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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