British Airways A388 near Johannesburg on Nov 15th 2015, weather radar failure

Last Update: November 16, 2015 / 13:53:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-56

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEH performing flight BA-56 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), had just levelled off at initial cruise level 340 when the crew decided to return to Johannesburg due to a failed weather radar. The aircraft descended to FL200, dumped fuel and landed safely back in Johannesburg about 2.5 hours after departure.

The flight was cancelled.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-56

Aircraft Registration
G-XLEH

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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