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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146956
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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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
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.


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-BOAE courtesy

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

Revision history:

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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