British Airways B744 enroute on Jan 12th 2016, crack in wing upper surface

Last Update: February 12, 2016 / 17:17:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-289

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLV performing flight BA-289 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was enroute when a passenger noticed a crack on the right hand wing's upper surface. The flight crew continued the flight to Phoenix for a safe landing.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Phoenix until Jan 20th 2016, then positioned back to the UK and resumed service another 2 days later on Jan 22nd 2016.

The airline told The Aviation Herald: "Safety and security is always our highest priority and we would not operate a flight if we believed there was a safety risk. There was no structural damage to the aircraft wing and it is, as you note, back in operation following maintenance by our highly skilled engineers."

The NTSB reported they are not investigating this occurrence rated a "maintenance issue".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
BA-289

Aircraft Registration
G-BNLV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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