British Airways B744 at Riyadh on Aug 8th 2013, could not fully retract flaps

Last Update: August 10, 2013 / 18:53:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-262Y

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLN performing flight BA-262Y from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Riyadh's runway 33R when the crew levelled off at FL100 due to problems with the flaps, dumped fuel and returned to Riyadh for a safe landing on runway 33L about 70 minutes after departure.

The aircraft was resuming flight BA-262 scheduled to depart on Aug 7th after it had returned on Aug 7th due to the same problem, see Incident: British Airways B744 at Riyadh on Aug 7th 2013, could not fully retract flaps.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration G-CIVD was dispatched to Riyadh and reached London as flight BA-262Y with a delay of 52 hours.

The incident aircraft positioned back to London on Aug 10th as flight BA-9177 with a delay of 72 hours but has not yet resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-262Y

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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