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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
MSN: 1510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
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.


BFU EX002-14


Photo of G-EUPZ courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
16 July 2021; (c) Stephen Rendle

Revision history:

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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