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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146956
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:05-MAY-1996
Time:11:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale / BAC Concorde 102
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-BOAE
C/n / msn: 212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:North Atlantic, at approximately 18 degrees West -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK),
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from London Heathrow Airport to New York John F. Kennedy Airport and had reached 18 degrees West at FL 490 and a speed of Mach 1.97 when the crew felt a rumble on the flight deck. The Master Warning Light for fuel then illuminated followed by the No 1 engine accumulator and fuel low pressure lights.

The No 1 fuel low pressure magnetic indicator was seen to indicate open and the fuel scavenge pump had commenced operating. The No 1 fuel tank contents decreased rapidly to 450 kg suggesting that a fuel leak of some kind had occurred.

The crew commenced a turn back towards London maintaining FL 490 and made a PAN call to Prestwick Oceanic Control on the HF radio. They then decelerated the aircraft to subsonic speed and carried out a precautionary shut down of the No 1 engine.

When instructed by ATC, the crew selected the emergency code on the secondary radar transponder and were given a direct track to the Ockham VOR beacon. They were then cleared without delay to Heathrow where they carried out a "fuel saving" landing;this is an approved heavy-weight landing procedure.

After the aircraft had taxied clear of the runway, it was inspected by the fire service who confirmed that there was no visible external fuel leak.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/542303f2ed915d1371000c73/dft_avsafety_pdf_501137.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BOAE

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-BOAE courtesy AirHistory.net


Edinburgh (EGPH / EDI)
24 October 2003; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2012 07:21 harro Added
12-Jun-2016 21:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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