British Airways B744 enroute on Jan 12th 2016, crack in wing upper surface
Last Update: February 12, 2016 / 17:17:17 GMT/Zulu time
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".
This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.
Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.
A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLV performing flight BA-59 (dep Jan 25th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Cape Town (South…
A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-BNLV performing flight BA-85 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Vancouver,BC (Canada), was enroute at…
A British Airways Airbus A380-800, registration G-XLEF performing flight BA-462 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was on approach to…
A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYO performing flight BA-2678 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Dubrovnik (Croatia), was climbing…
A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-DBCF performing flight BA-1441 from Edinburgh,SC to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was just about to…
The aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 (G-ZBJB), was being loaded with cargo in preparation for a flight to Frankfurt, and whilst carrying out a Dispatch…
A British Airways Airbus A320-200N, registration G-TTNF performing flight BA-621 from Larnaca (Cyprus) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was descending…
A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIUM performing flight LH-1429 from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was accelerating for…
A Red Wings Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89138 performing flight WZ-1279 from Chelyabinsk to Norilsk (Russia) with 81 passengers…
Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.Pick your plan and subscribe
A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.
Train yourself online in VR with the special course for aviation: "Crisis Communications: Airlines". Find out more.
Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 4844 existing subscribers.
Popular aircraftAirbus A320
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlinesAmerican Airlines