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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169603
Last updated: 26 May 2019
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Date:11-APR-2014
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-131
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-EUPZ
C/n / msn: 1510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
An Airbus A319 operated by British Airways took off from runway 18 at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF) on a flight to London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL). Shortly after takeoff the crew of flight BA909 reported smoke in the cockpit. The crew put on the oxygen masks, declared PAN, PAN, PAN and returned with radar guidance to Frankfurt. The aircraft landed without further problems on runway 07C.
After landing, it was established that the cause was a defective fan in avionics bay, which was replaced.

The airplane operated on a ferry flight on April 13 and was back in service by April 17, 2014.

Sources:

BFU EX002-14
ACARS


Images:

Photo of G-EUPZ courtesy AirHistory.net


Düsseldorf - International (EDDL / DUS)
21 October 2017; (c) Georg Noack

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2014 20:34 harro Added
07-Sep-2014 20:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 04:17 Anon. Updated [Location]

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