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AAIB releases final report into Boeing 777 fuel leak serious incident
Last updated: 26 May 2016

published: 16 MAR 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

The AAIB UK has released the investigation report regarding a fuel leak incident on June 10, 2004. After takeoff from London Heathrow Airport, a vapour trail was seen streaming aft of the Boeing 777. An emergency return to Heathrow was made. The fuel leak was caused by fuel escaping through an open purge door inside the left main landing gear bay, on the rear spar of the centre wing tank. The purge door had been removed during base maintenance and had not been refitted prior to return to service. (AAIB)

» AAIB Report No: 2/2007