British Airways B772 near Shannon on Mar 17th 2016, fumes on the flight deck

Last Update: March 17, 2016 / 23:04:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2153

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIU performing flight BA-2153 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Bridgetown (Barbados), was enroute at FL380 about 200nm southsouthwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew advised ATC "we would like to declare PAN, please" and reported they had fumes on the flight deck, would divert to Shannon and needed to dump fuel. The aircraft turned north towards Shannon, descended to FL320 and dumped fuel on the way to Shannon for about 10 minutes. The crew requested emergency services to do an outside check of the aircraft after landing, they would stop on the runway, there had been fumes on the flight deck, not so much in the cabin. The aircraft maintained high speed during the approach and landed safely on Shannon's runway 06 about 35 minutes after declaring PAN. The aircraft stopped on the runway with park brake set and engines running, emergency services performed an outside visual inspection reporting they did have fumes and smell of smoke but no signs of fire or smoke on the flight deck. Emergency services reported seeing nothing out of the ordinary, the aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron.

The flight is currently estimated to reach Bridgetown with a delay of 20.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2153

Aircraft Registration
G-VIIU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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