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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146960
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Date:29-APR-1994
Time:21:00
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-BOAA
MSN: 100-006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The aircraft was being flown on a non-revenue earning flight following scheduled maintenance, and before being returned to public transport operations. During a cruise at FL 570 (57,000 feet amsl) and Mach 2.0, it was reported to the crew that the two outer window panels had shattered in the rear cabin on the port side. The damaged was confirmed by the Flight Engineer, and the aircraft's speed was reduced to Mach 1.9 in accordance with the aircraft standard safety checklists. There was no loss of cabin pressure

On return to London Heathrow Airport, it was discovered that a third window panel had failed in window No. 23 on the left hand side, immediately forward on the two previously reported failed window panels (Nos. 23 and 28 left). The failed window panel No.23 left was concealed behind a wardrobe and covered by an inner panel

In addition, the debris from the missing shattered window panels had caused extensive scratching and scoring of the fuselage area adjacent which required permanent repairs

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422ee71e5274a1314000201/Concorde_Type_1_Variant_102__G-BOAA_08-94.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 Jun 1995 G-BOAA British Airways 0 Over North Atlantic, estimated at approximately 22° W min
24 Aug 1999 G-BOAA British Airways 0 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) non
30 Jan 2000 G-BOAE British Airways 0 near London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex min


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2012 07:21 harro Added
09-Dec-2015 21:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Dec-2015 21:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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