British Airways A320 at London on Apr 17th 2016, drone impacts aircraft

Last Update: April 17, 2016 / 18:43:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-727

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYP performing flight BA-727 from Geneva (Switzerland) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 132 passengers and 5 crew, was on final approach to Heathrow's runway 27L when the crew reported a drone had impacted the aircraft. The A320 continued for a safe landing on runway 27L and taxied to the apron.

The airline reported the aircraft received minor damage, when an object impacted the nose section of the aircraft. The aircraft was fully examined and has already been cleared to depart for its next flight.

London Police reported an object believed to be a drone impacted the nose of the aircraft. No arrests have been made so far, the investigation is ongoing.

The occurrence aircraft was able to resume service 2 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-727

Aircraft Registration
G-EUYP

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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