British Airways B789 over Germany on Feb 18th 2016, door seal issues

Last Update: February 19, 2016 / 16:12:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-33

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKD

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A British Airways Boeing 787-900, registration G-ZBKD performing flight BA-33 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was enroute at FL350 about 30nm southwest of Cologne (Germany) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL330, then further to FL310 and again to FL290 while continuing in the general direction of Kuala Lumpur. About 20 minutes later, about 30nm north of Nuremberg (Germany), the crew decided to return to London Heathrow due to a problem with one of the door seals and difficulty to maintain cabin pressure, turned the aircraft and descended to FL250. The aircraft dumped fuel over the British Channel/North Sea, advising Amsterdam Area Control that they had neither declared Mayday nor PAN and were just returning, and landed safely back on Heathrow's runway 27R about 150 minutes after departure.

The flight was postponed to the next day.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 18 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-33

Aircraft Registration
G-ZBKD

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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