British Airways A319 at London on May 5th 2016, shrieking sounds during go-around

Last Update: May 6, 2016 / 19:48:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-1465

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUPB performing flight BA-1465 from Edinburgh,SC to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on final approach to Heathrow's runway 09L when the crew went around from about 1100 feet MSL. A shrieking sound occurred on board of the aircraft. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet and entered a hold for about 10 minutes, then commenced another approach for a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 09L about 20 minutes after the go-around with emergency services on stand by.

Passengers reported they were frightened by the shrieking noise, the aircraft climbed again, the lead flight attendants was called to the cockpit while the other flight attendants were looking for the source of the sound throughout the aft cabin. It subsequently emerged, that there was a problem with the landing gear on first approach, the second approach succeeded. The shrieking sounds occurred during gear retraction for the go-around.

The airline reported the crew detected a minor technical fault, emergency services received the flight as a precaution.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in London for 17 hours, then resumed service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-1465

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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