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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146982
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:12:24 UTC
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-BOAC
MSN: 100-004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Atlantic Ocean, at position 50'44"N, 03'52"W -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK)
The British Airways Concorde, operating as BA1 to New York (JFK), was westbound at position 50'44"N 03'52"W when the pilot declared a PAN PAN. He advised that he had an engine out and was executing NAT contingency procedures, descending from FL510 to FL280, and returning to London-Heathrow. There was NAT traffic at intermediate altitudes during the descent. The aircraft was cleared back to Heathrow at FL280.

According to a contemporary press report:

"British Airways was today investigating an incident in which part of the rudder fell off a Concorde during a flight from London to New York. The plane, carrying 96 passengers and nine crew, landed safely in New York last Wednesday. An inspection found that part of the lower of four rudders on the tail fin was missing.

It was the fifth time since 1989 in which a BA Concorde has experienced rudder problems.

Experts today said that that the plane was controllable, despite the loss of the rudder part. However, air accidents investigation branch officials also looking into the incident could call for safety modifications once their inquiry is concluded.

A BA spokeswoman said: "A small part of one of the lower rudders became detached during the flight. The aircraft flew safely throughout the flight and landed safely.

"The missing part did not affect the safety of the aircraft and at no stage during the flight were the passengers or aircraft in any danger."


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Oct 1998 G-BOAC British Airways 0 North Atlantic, at approx. 47°N, 50°W, off Newfoundland min
4 Oct 2003 G-BOAC British Airways 0 near London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex min

Revision history:

26-Jul-2012 07:21 harro Added
09-Dec-2015 22:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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