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Date:17-NOV-2002
Time:11:56UTC
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: 100-012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:over Atlantic Ocean, at 50'78" N, 15'38" W -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK)
Narrative:
On November 17, 2002, at 1156 universal coordinated time, a British Aircraft Corporation, Ltd. Concorde, G-BOAE, operating as British Airways flight BA0001, lost a section of rudder over the northern Atlantic Ocean. The 10 crew members and 96 passengers were not injured, and there was no additional damage to the airplane. The flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan between London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), London, United Kingdom, and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK/KJFK), Jamaica, New York.

According to an inspector from the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), the flight departed Heathrow about 11:10. The airplane was climbing through 45,500 feet, at 50 degrees, 78 minutes north latitude, 15 degrees, 38 minutes west longitude, heading 271 degrees magnetic, and accelerating through Mach 1.817 with auto throttle and auto pilot engaged, when the crew heard what they thought was an engine-related "pop surge." The crew activated the flight recorder event marker, and the flight continued to New York.

The remainder of the flight was uneventful, except for a continuous light vibration while decelerating from Mach 1.4 to Mach 0.89. After landing, a post-flight examination revealed that a section of the lower rudder was missing.

The incident took place over international waters. Per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13, paragraph 5.3, the state of registry (the UK) assumed responsibility for the investigation

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: IAD03WA020 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20021204X05563&ntsbno=IAD03WA020&akey=1_
2. http://www.concordesst.com/accident/past.html
3. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2012 07:21 harro Added
10-Dec-2015 01:09 Dr.John Smith Updated

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