ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145091
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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Date:16-APR-2012
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343X
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic Airways
Registration: G-VSXY
C/n / msn: 1195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 312
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:London-Gatwick (LGW) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Gatwick (LGW)
Destination airport:Orlando, FL (MCO)
Narrative:
A Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-300, G-VSXY, was involved in an emergency landing at London-Gatwick Airport (LGW), U.K.

Virgin flight VS027 departed LGW on a scheduled flight to Orlando, FL (MCO). It was climbing through an altitude of about FL220 when the crew decided to return to LGW. The emergency return was initiated because of a report of smoke in the cabin.
The airplane was evacuated on the runway.

First report of the cause of the incident reports techincal problem casued a spurious fire warning. There was no fire & no smoke on board.

Sources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17730154
http://www.flightradar24.com/2012-04-16/11:09/VIR27X
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17788627

G-VSXY

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2012 06:54 saf7670 Added
16-Apr-2012 07:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
16-Apr-2012 07:15 193.176.225.6 Updated [Narrative]
16-Apr-2012 09:06 krasatpi Updated [Time, Total fatalities]
21-Apr-2012 12:46 sharla Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2012 16:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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