British Airways B773 at London on Jun 23rd 2015, bird strike

Last Update: June 27, 2015 / 20:48:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-297

Aircraft Registration
G-STBC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A British Airways Boeing 777-300, registration G-STBC performing flight BA-297 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 75nm northeast of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew requested to return to London Heathrow, dumping fuel for about 13 minutes along, reporting they had received damage to the right hand engine (GE90) on departure from London Heathrow, the engineers wanted to check the engine out. The aircraft descended to FL290 on the way back, dumped fuel, and landed safely on Heathrow's runway 27R about 100 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

A passenger reported the aircraft received a bird strike on departure from Heathrow and returned to Heathrow. They arrived in Chicago one day later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-297

Aircraft Registration
G-STBC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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