British Airways 787 London-Delhi Declares Emergency

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.
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In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

G-ZBJG is the aircraft operating this flight.

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Emergency: British Airways BA143 London-Delhi…


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2 weeks ago11/06/24

Welcome!

Welcome to our live coverage of this emergency. Updates will follow in the next few minutes.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

About to Enter UK Airspace…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 is about to re-enter UK airspace, with Heathrow confirmed as the supposed “diversion field”.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

About G-ZBJG – The British Airways Boeing 787 Involved in the Emergency…

G-ZBJG is the aircraft involved in the emergency onboard British Airways flight BA143.

As per Planespotters, G-ZBJG is a 10.0 year old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline in July 2014.

Furthermore, of the 787-8 variant, BA has 12 of them in the fleet.

Of that 12, all but one are in active service, with an average fleet age of 9.0 years.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

Descent Commenced…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 has commenced it’s descent back into LHR. It is still unclear what the nature of the emergency is at this time.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

Squawk Changed…

BA143 has changed it’s squawk code from 7700 to 7233, but is still continuing for a return into Heathrow.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

British Airways Emergency Tracking Over Southend…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

British Airways flight BA143 London-Delhi is tracking over Southend at FL160. It is unclear whether any holds will be needed to burn fuel or not.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

Entering a Hold…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 appears to be entering a hold, either for fuel burn or due to congestion at LHR.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

Hold Exited…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 has exited it’s hold and is continuing on for it’s approach into LHR.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

On The Base Leg…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 is on the base leg into LHR. Landing is expected in the next few moments.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

On Final Approach…

In the last few moments, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Delhi has declared an emergency and is returning to London.

BA143 is now on final approach for the 27s at LHR.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! British Airways flight BA143, originally bound for Delhi, has appeared to have touched down safely back into London Heathrow after declaring an emergency over European airspace.

Furthermore, AviationSource has approached the airline for a comment on the incident.

As soon as we have further information, we will update you accordingly.

For now, this continues to remain a developing story pending additional updates.

2 weeks ago11/06/24

British Airways Releases Statement…

British Airways have responded to our queries, and they have said the following on the incident:

“The flight returned to London Heathrow as a precaution due to a minor technical issue. It landed safely and customers disembarked as normal.”

“We’ve apologised to our customers for the disruption and our expert teams are working hard to get our customers’ journeys back on track.”

“Safety is our most important priority and we would never operate a flight unless it was safe to do so.”

2 weeks ago11/06/24

Minor Technical Issue = Engine Surge…

@FlightEmergency on X is reporting that the cause of the emergency was due to an engine surge.

The replacement BA143 service is enroute to Delhi now.

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