British Airways B773 at London on Jul 7th 2016, 12 hours flight covers 0nm

Last Update: July 9, 2016 / 16:08:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-7

Aircraft Registration
G-STBH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A British Airways Boeing 777-300, registration G-STBH performing flight BA-7 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Tokyo Haneda (Japan), had initially tracked on a northnortheasterly heading through Norway on a near polar track, but then turned east, flew a hold pattern over Finland and then tracked a significantly more southerly track than obviously planned. The aircraft thus was enroute at FL350 about 100nm southwest of Igarka (Russia) 6:03 hours into the flight when the crew turned the aircraft around, descended to FL340 and returned to London for a safe landing at Heathrow's runway 27R 11:45 hours after departure.

A passenger reported the crew announced a wrong flight plan had been filed.

The airline reported a minor technical fault prompted the return.

The passengers were taken to hotels and rebooked onto the next day's flight BA-7, which did reach Tokyo on schedule.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 12 hours then departed to San Francisco for its next flight.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-7

Aircraft Registration
G-STBH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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