British Airways A388 at Johannesburg on Sep 26th 2022, bird strike

Last Update: September 27, 2022 / 18:35:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-55

Aircraft Registration
G-XLED

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLED performing flight BA-55 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Johannesburg (South Africa), landed on Johannesburg's runway 03R maintaining routine communication and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight however and is still on the ground in Johannesburg about 36 hours after landing.

A passenger booked onto the return flight BA-56 reported they were ready to embark the aircraft when they were told very late the aircraft had received a bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-55

Aircraft Registration
G-XLED

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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