British Airways B789 at London on Dec 2nd 2020, slat problem

Last Update: December 2, 2020 / 15:49:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-243

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKL

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A British Airways Boeing 787-9, registration G-ZBKL performing flight BA-243 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Mexico City (Mexico), was climbing out of Heathrow's runway 27R when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting a problem with their slats. The aircraft descended to FL080, positioned to the Bristol Channel to burn off fuel and positioned for the approach to Heathrow's runway 27R about 2 hours later. On approach the crew advised, they did have problems with their slats and needed to fly the approach at a higher than normal speed, their final approach speed would be around 185 KIAS. The aircraft landed safely on runway 27R at a higher than normal speed (about 180 knots over ground) about 2:10 hours after departure. The aircraft was checked by emergency services before emergency services were stood down and the aircraft taxied to the apron.

Metars:
COR EGLL 021520Z AUTO 26004KT 230V290 9999 OVC010 07/05 Q1015 TEMPO 7000 -RA BKN006=
COR EGLL 021450Z AUTO 25007KT 9999 BKN012 OVC026 07/05 Q1015 TEMPO SCT012=
EGLL 021420Z AUTO 24008KT 9999 SCT013 BKN018 OVC026 07/04 Q1015=
COR EGLL 021350Z AUTO 24007KT 210V270 9999 BKN013 OVC025 07/03 Q1015 TEMPO BKN015=
COR EGLL 021320Z AUTO 22005KT 9999 FEW018 OVC024 07/03 Q1016 NOSIG=
EGLL 021250Z AUTO 20004KT 140V250 9999 OVC030 06/03 Q1017=
COR EGLL 021220Z AUTO 22004KT 170V270 9999 BKN040 06/02 Q1017 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021150Z AUTO 24004KT 200V270 9999 FEW040 05/02 Q1018 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021120Z AUTO 25005KT 9999 BKN042 05/02 Q1018 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 2, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-243

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKL

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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